Thursday, February 25, 2021

Even Song - Saturday after Lent 2

Service Recording



Even Song - Saturday after Lent 2

Service Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021



Invitation



Saturday - Evensong Invitation


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Grace to you and peace from God our Fa-ther
and from/the Lord Je-sus Christ.
Wor-ship the Lord in/the beau-ty of his holi-ness;
let the whole earth trem-ble be-fore him.

Let my prayer be set forth in your sight as in-cense,
the lifting up of my hands as the eve-ning sacri-fice.
I will bless the Lord who gives me coun-sel;
my heart teaches me, night after night.

I have set the Lord al-ways be-fore me;
be-cause he is at my right hand, I shall not fall.
O God, make speed to save us.
O Lord, make haste to help us.

Glory to/the Fath-er, and to/the Son,
and to/the Ho-ly Spi-rit:
as it was in/the be-ginning, is now,
and will be for-ever A-men.


Saturday - O Gracious Light


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O gra-cious light, pure bright-ness
of the ever-liv-ing Fath-er in heav-en,
O Je-sus Christ, holy and bless-ed!
we sing your prais-es, O God!

Now as we come to/the setting of/the sun,
and our eyes be-hold the ves-per light,
we sing your prais-es, O God:
Fath-er, Son, and Ho-ly Spi-rit.

You are worthy at all times
to be praised by happy voic-es,
O Son of God, O Giver of life,
and to be glori-fied through all the worlds.


Psalms



Psalm 23


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The Lord is my shepherd, I lack noth-ing.
He takes me to lush pas-tures,
he leads me to re-freshing wat-ers.
And he re-stores my strength.

He leads me down the right paths
for the sake of his repu-ta-tion.
Even when I walk through the dark-est val-ley,
I fear no danger, for you are with me;

Your rod and your staff reas-sure me.
You pre-pare a feast be-fore me
in plain sight of my ene-mies.
You re-fresh my head with oil;

My cup is com-pletely full.
Sure-ly your good-ness and faithful-ness
will pur-sue me all my days,
and I will live in/the Lord's house for-ev-er.

Glory to/the Fath-er, and to/the Son
and to/the Ho-ly Spi-rit:
as it was in/the be-ginning, is now,
and will be for-ever A-men.


Psalm 27


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The Lord de-livers and vindi-cates me!
I fear no one! The Lord pro-tects my life!
I am a-fraid of no one!
When evil men at-tack me to de-vour my flesh,

When my ene-mies at-tack me, they stum-ble and fall.
When/an ar-my is de-ployed a-gainst me, I do not fear.
Even when war is immi-nent, I re-main con-fi-dent.
I have asked the Lord for one thing

This is what I de-sire!
I want to live in/the Lord's house
all the days of my life,
so I can gaze at/the splen-dor of/the Lord

and contem-plate in his tem-ple.
He will surely give me shelter in/the day of dan-ger;
he will hide me in his home;
he will place me on an inac-cessi]-ble rocky sum-mit.

Now I will triumph over my ene-mies who sur-round me!
I will offer sacri-fic-es in his tem-ple and shout for joy!
I will sing praises to/the Lord!
Hear me, O Lord, when I cry out!

Have mer-cy on me and an-swer me!
My heart tells me to pray to you,
and so I do pray to you,
O Lord, don't re-ject me!

Don't push your servant a-way in an-ger!
You are my de-liver-er!
Don't for-sake or a-bandon me,
O God who vindi-cates me!

Even if my parents a-ban-doned me,
the Lord would take me in.
Teach me how you want me to live, Lord;
lead me a-long a level path

Be-cause of those who wait to am-bush me!
Don't turn me over to my ene-mies,
for false wit-nesses testi-fy a-gainst me.
Where would I be if I did not be-lieve in God?

I will ex-pe-rience the Lord's favor in life.
Let us re-ly on/the Lord!
Be strong and con-fi-dent!
Let us re-ly on/the Lord!

Glory to/the Fath-er, and to/the Son
and to/the Ho-ly Spi-rit:
as it was in/the be-ginning, is now,
and will be for-ever A-men.


Readings



A reading from Romans 3:19-31


Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world may be held accountable to God. For no one is declared righteous before him by the works of the law, for through the law comes the knowledge of sin. But now apart from the law the righteousness of God (although it is attested by the law and the prophets) has been disclosed— namely, the righteousness of God through the faithfulness of Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. But they are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. God publicly displayed him at his death as the mercy seat accessible through faith. This was to demonstrate his righteousness because God in his forbearance had passed over the sins previously committed. This was also to demonstrate his righteousness in the present time, so that he would be just and the justifier of the one who lives because of Jesus’ faithfulness.

Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded! By what principle? Of works? No, but by the principle of faith! For we consider that a person is declared righteous by faith apart from the works of the law. Or is God the God of the Jews only? Is he not the God of the Gentiles too? Yes, of the Gentiles too! Since God is one, he will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith. Do we then nullify the law through faith? Absolutely not! Instead we uphold the law.

Here ends the reading.
Thanks be to God!

Song of Penitence


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O Lord and Ruler of/the hosts of heav-en,
God of Abra-ham, I-saac, and Ja-cob,
and of all their righteous off-spring:
You made the heavens and the earth,

with all their vast ar-ray.
All things quake with fear at your pres-ence;
they trem-ble be-cause of your power.
But your merci-ful promise is be-yond all meas-ure;

it sur-passes all that our minds can fath-om.
O Lord, you are full of com-pas-sion,
long-suffer-ing, and a-bounding in mer-cy.
You hold _ back your hand;

You do not punish as we de-serve.
In your great good-ness, Lord,
you have promised for-give-ness to sin-ners,
that they may re-pent of their sin and be saved.

And now, O Lord, I bend the knee of my heart,
and make my ap-peal, sure of your gracious good-ness.
I have sinned, O Lord, I have sinned,
and I know my wicked-ness only too well.

There-fore I make this prayer to you:
For-give me, Lord, for-give me.
Do not let me perish in my sin,
nor con-demn me to/the depths of/the earth.

For you, O Lord, are the God of those who re-pent,
and in me you will show forth your good-ness.
Un-worthy as I am, you will save me,
in ac-cordance with your great mer-cy,

and I will praise you without ceas-ing
all the days of my life.
For all the powers of heaven sing your praise,
and yours is the glory to ages of age. A-men.


A reading from John 7:1-13


After this Jesus traveled throughout Galilee. He stayed out of Judea because the Jewish leaders wanted to kill him. Now the Jewish Feast of Shelters was near. So Jesus’ brothers advised him, “Leave here and go to Judea so your disciples may see your miracles that you are performing. For no one who seeks to make a reputation for himself does anything in secret. If you are doing these things, show yourself to the world.” (For not even his own brothers believed in him.)

So Jesus replied, “My time has not yet arrived, but you are ready at any opportunity! The world cannot hate you, but it hates me, because I am testifying about it that its deeds are evil. You go up to the feast yourselves. I am not going up to this feast because my time has not yet fully arrived.” When he had said this, he remained in Galilee.

But when his brothers had gone up to the feast, then Jesus himself also went up, not openly but in secret. So the Jewish leaders were looking for him at the feast, asking, “Where is he?” There was a lot of grumbling about him among the crowds. Some were saying, “He is a good man,” but others, “He deceives the common people.” However, no one spoke openly about him for fear of the Jewish leaders.

Here ends the reading.
Thanks be to God!

Saturday - Second Song of Isaiah


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Seek the Lord while he wills to/be found;
call up-on him when he draws near.
Let the wicked for-sake their ways
and the evil ones their thoughts;

And let them turn to/the Lord,
and he will have com-passion,
Let then re-turn to our God,
for he will rich-ly par-don.

For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
nor your ways my ways, says the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways,

and my thoughts than your thoughts.
For as rain and snow fall from/the heav-ens
and re-turns not a-gain,
but wat-ers the whole earth,

Bring-ing forth life
and giving a-bun-dant growth
And seed for re-plan-ting
and bread and fruit for eat-ing,

So is my word that goes forth from my mouth;
it will not re-turn to me emp-ty;
But it will ac-com-plish that which I have pur-posed,
and prosper in that for which I sent it.

Glory to/the Fath-er, and to/the Son,
and to/the Ho-ly Spi-rit:
as it was in/the be-ginning, is now,
and will be for-ever A-men.


Prayers



Saturday Creed


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We be-lieve in God, the Fath-er al-might-y,
cre-a-tor of heaven and earth.
We be-lieve in Je-sus Christ,
his on-ly son, our Lord.

He was con-ceived by/the power of/the Ho-ly Spi-rit
and born of/the Vir-gin Mar-y.
He suffered under Pon-tius Pi-late,
was cruci-fied, died, and was bur-ied.

He de-scended to/the dead.
On the third day he rose a-gain.
He a-scended into heav-en,
and is seated at/the right hand of/the Fath-er.

He will come a-gain
to judge the living and the dead.
We be-lieve in/the Ho-ly Spi-rit,
the _ holy catho-lic Church,

the com-mun-ion of saints,
the for-give-ness of sins,
the resur-rec-tion of/the bod-y,
and the life ever-last-ing. A-men.




Saturday - Our Father


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The Lord be with you.
And al-so with _ you.
Our Fath-er in heav-en,
hal-low-ed be your Name.

Your king-dom come,
your will be done on earth
as it is in heav-en.
Give us to-day our dai-ly bread.

For-give us our sins
as we _ for-give those
who sin a-gainst us.
Save us from/the time of tri-al,

De-liver us from e-vil.
For the king-dom, the pow-er,
and the glory are yours,
now and for-ever A-men.




Saturday - Evening Suffrages A


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Show us your mer-cy, O Lord;
And grant us your sal-va-tion.
Clothe your minis-ters with righteous-ness;
Let your people sing with joy.

Give peace, O Lord, in all the world;
For only in you can we live in safe-ty.
Lord, keep this na-tion under your care;
And guide us in/the way of justice and truth.

Let your way be known up-on earth;
Your sav-ing health among all na-tions.
Let not the need-y, O Lord, be for-got-ten;
Nor the hope of/the poor be taken a-way.

Cre-ate in us clean hearts, O God;
And sus-tain us by your Ho-ly Spi-rit.
Show us your mer-cy, O Lord;
And grant us your sal-va-tion.




Collect of the Day


Father in heaven, by your grace the virgin mother of your incarnate Son was blessed in bearing him, but still more blessed in keeping your word: Grant us who honor the exaltation of her lowliness to follow the example of her devotion to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Amen.

A Collect for Saturdays

O God, the source of eternal light: Shed forth your unending day upon us who watch for you, that our lips may praise you, our lives may bless you, and our worship on the morrow give you glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Prayer for Mission

O God and Father of all, whom the whole heavens adore: Let the whole earth also worship you, all nations obey you, all tongues confess and bless you, and men and women everywhere love you and serve you in peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.





A Prayer of Saint Chrysostom


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Al-might-y God,
you have given us grace at this time
with one ac-cord
to make our common sup-pli-ca-tion to you;

and you have prom-ised
through your well-be-loved Son
that when two or three are gathered in his Name
you will be in/the midst of them:

Ful-fill now, O Lord, our de-sires and pe-ti-tions
as may be best for us;
granting us in this world knowl-edge of your truth,
and in/the age to come life ever-lasting. A-men.


Saturday - Lent Closing Eph 3_20


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Let us bless the Lord. who saves his peo-ple!
Thanks be to God who sets us free from our sins!
Glory to God whose power, working in us,
can do infi-nite-ly more than we can ask or im-ag-ine

Glory to him from gener-a-tion to gener-a-tion in/the Church,
and in Christ Je-sus for-ever and ever A-men.
Let us bless the Lord. who saves his peo-ple!
Thanks be to God who gives us new life!


Music from the Vox Barnabas Psalter, a collection of 60 Chant Scores
released to Public Domain March 30, 2020.
Hymns are taken from the Vox Barnabas Hymnal a collection arranged from Public Domain hymns
and also released to Public Domain for unrestricted Internet and Performance use.
Scriptures from the New English Translation(NET) Bible, used with permission.

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