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Morning Song - Friday - First Friday of Lent

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Morning Song - Friday - First Friday of Lent

Service Date: Friday, February 19, 2021



Invitation



Friday - Lent Invitation


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If we say we have no sin, we de-ceive our-selves,
and the truth is not in us;
but if we con-fess our sins, God who is faithful and just,
will for-give and cleanse us from all un-righteous-ness.

Rend your hearts and not your gar-ments.
Re-turn to/the Lord your God,
for he is gracious and merci-ful, slow to an-ger
and a-bounding in steadfast love, and re-pents of e-vil.

I will rise and go to my fa-ther,
and say to him, Fa-ther, I have sinned
a-gainst heaven, and be-fore you;
I am no longer worthy to be called your son.

To the Lord be-long mercy and for-give-ness,
be-cause we have re-belled a-gainst him
and have not o Lord
by follow-ing his laws which he set be-fore us.

Je-sus said, If any-one will come af-ter me,
let him de-ny him-self, take up his cross, and follow me.
Lord, o-pen our lips.
And our mouth shall pro-claim your praise.

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.


Friday - Venite


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Come, let's sing to/the Lord;
let's shout for joy to/the Rock of our sal-va-tion.
Let's come be-fore his presence with thanks-giv-ing
and raise a loud shout to him with psalms.

For the Lord is/a great God,
and a great King a-bove all gods.
In his hand are the caverns of/the earth,
and the heights of/the hills are his al-so.

The sea is his, for he made it,
and his hands have molded the dry land.
Come, let's bow down, and bend the knee,
and kneel be-fore the Lord our Mak-er.

For he is our God,
and we are the people of his pas-ture
and the sheep of his hand.
Oh, that to-day you would hearken to his voice!


Psalms



Psalm 95


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Come! Let's sing for joy to/the Lord!
Let's shout out praises to our pro-tector who de-livers us!
Let's enter his presence with thanks-giv-ing!
Let's shout out to him in cele-bra-tion!

For the Lord is/a great God,
a great king who is su-peri-or to all gods.
The depths of/the earth are in his hand,
and the mountain peaks be-long to him.

The sea is his, for he made it.
His hands formed the dry land.
Come! Let's bow down and wor-ship!
Let's kneel be-fore the Lord, our Cre-a-tor!

For he is our God;
and we are the people of his pas-ture,
the sheep he owns.
To-day, if only you would o-bey him!

He says, Don't be stubborn like they were at Mer-i-bah,
like they were that day at Mas-sah in/the wil-der-ness,
where your an-cestors chal-lenged my au-thori-ty,
and tried my pa-tience, even though they had seen my works.

For forty years I was con-tin-ual-ly dis-gusted with that gener-a-tion,
and I said, These people de-sire to go a-stray;
they do not o-bey my com-mands.
So I made a vow in my an-ger,

They will never enter into the rest-ing place,
the place I had set/a-side for them.
Don't be stubborn like they were at Mer-i-bah,
like they were that day at Mas-sah in/the wil-der-ness.

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 31


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In you, O Lord, I have taken shel-ter!
Never let me be hu-mili-at-ed!
Vindi-cate me by res-cu-ing me!
List-en to me! Quickly de-liver me!

Be my pro-tec-tor and ref-uge,
a strong-hold where I can be safe!
For you are my high ridge and my strong-hold;
for the sake of your own repu-ta-tion

You lead me and guide me.
You will free me from/the net they hid for me,
for you are my place of ref-uge.
Into your hand I en-trust my life;

you will res-cue me,
O Lord, _ the faithful God.
I hate those who serve worth-less i-dols,
but _ I trust in/the Lord.

I will be happy and re-joice in your faithful-ness,
be-cause you no-tice my pain
and you are a-ware of how dis-tressed I am.
You do not de-liver me over to/the power of/the ene-my;

you en-able me to stand in a wide o-pen place.
Have mer-cy on me, Lord, for I am in dis-tress!
My eyes grow dim from suffer-ing.
I have lost all my strength.

For my life nears its end in pain;
my years draw to a close as I groan.
My strength fails me be-cause of my sin,
and my bones be-come brit-tle.

Be-cause of all my ene-m1es, people dis-dain me;
my neigh-bors are ap-palled by my suffer-ing
those who know me are horri-fied by my con-di-tion;
those who see me in/the street run a-way from me.

I am for-got-ten,
like a dead man no one thinks a-bout;
I am re-garded as worth-less,
I am like a bro-ken jar.

For I hear what so many are say-ing,
the terri-fy-ing news that comes from every di-rec-tion.
When they plot to-gether a-gainst me,
they figure out how they can take my life.

But I trust in you, O Lord!
I de-clare, You are my God!
You de-ter-mine my des-ti-ny!
Res-cue me from/the power of my ene-mies

and from those who chase me.
Smile on your loyal serv-ant!
De-liver me be-cause of your faithful-ness!
O Lord, do not let me be hu-mili-at-ed,

for I call out to you, my God!
May evil men be hu-mili-at-ed!
May they go wail-ing to/the grave!
May ly-ing lips be si-lenced;

lips that speak de-fiant-ly a-gainst the inno-cent
with arro-gance and con-tempt!
How great is your fa-vor,
which you store up for your peo-ple!

In plain sight of every-one
you be-stow it on those who take shelter in you.
You hide them with you,
where they are safe from/the at-tacks of men;

you con-ceal them in a shel-ter,
where they are safe from slander-ous at-tacks.
The Lord de-serves praise
for he demon-strat-ed his a-mazing faithful-ness to me

when I was be-sieged by ene-mies.
I jumped to con-clu-sions and said,
I am cut off from your pres-ence!
But you heard my plea for mer-cy

when I cried out to you for help.
Love the Lord, all you faithful follow-ers of his!
The Lord pro-tects those who have in-tegri-ty,
but he pays back in full the one who acts arro-gant-ly.

Be strong and con-fi-dent,
all you who wait on/the Lord!
In you, O Lord, I have taken shel-ter!
Never let me be hu-mili-at-ed!

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 Deuteronomy 7:12-16


If you obey these ordinances and are careful to do them, the Lord your God will faithfully keep covenant with you as he promised your ancestors. He will love and bless you, and make you numerous. He will bless you with many children, with the produce of your soil, your grain, your new wine, your olive oil, the offspring of your oxen, and the young of your flocks in the land that he promised your ancestors to give you. You will be blessed beyond all peoples; there will be no barrenness among you or your livestock. The Lord will protect you from all sickness, and you will not experience any of the terrible diseases that you knew in Egypt; instead he will inflict them on all those who hate you.

You must destroy all the people whom the Lord your God is about to deliver over to you; you must not pity them or worship their gods, for that will be a snare to you.

Here ends the reading.
Thanks be to God!

Friday - You are God


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You are God: we praise you;
You are the Lord; we ac-claim you;
You are the e-ter-nal Fath-er:
All cre-a-tion wor-ships you.

To you all an-gels, all the powers of heav-en,
Cher-u-bim and Ser-a-phim, sing in end-less praise:
Holy, ho-ly, holy Lord, God of power and might,
heav-en and earth are full of your glo-ry.

The glori-ous compan-y of a-postles praises you.
The no-ble fellow-ship of proph-ets praises you.
The white-robed army of mar-tyrs praises you.
Through-out the world the holy Church ac-claims you;

Fath-er, of majes-ty un-bound-ed,
your true and only Son, worthy of all wor-ship,
and the Ho-ly Spi-rit, advo-cate and guide.
Three in one, we praise you for ev-er.

You, Christ, are the king of glo-ry,
the e-ter-nal Son of/the Fath-er.
When you be-came man to set us free
you did not shun the Vir-gin's womb.

You over-came the sting of death
and o-pened the kingdom of heaven to all be-liev-ers.
You are seated at God's right hand in glo-ry.
We be-lieve that you will come and be our judge.

Come then, Lord, and help your peo-ple,
bought with/the price of your own blood,
and bring us with your saints
to glo-ry ever-last-ing.


A reading from John 1:35-42


Again the next day John was standing there with two of his disciples. Gazing at Jesus as he walked by, he said, “Look, the Lamb of God!” When John’s two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus. Jesus turned around and saw them following and said to them, “What do you want?” So they said to him, “Rabbi” (which is translated Teacher), “where are you staying?” Jesus answered, “Come and you will see.” So they came and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day. Now it was about four o’clock in the afternoon.

Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two disciples who heard what John said and followed Jesus. He first found his own brother Simon and told him, “We have found the Messiah!” (which is translated Christ). Andrew brought Simon to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon, the son of John. You will be called Cephas” (which is translated Peter).

Here ends the reading.
Thanks be to God!

Friday - First Song of Isaiah


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Sure-ly, it is God who saves me;
I will trust in him and not be a-fraid.
For the Lord is my stronghold and my sure de-fense,
and he will be my Sav-ior.

There-fore you shall draw water with re-joic-ing
from the springs of sal-va-tion.
And on that day you shall say,
Give thanks to/the Lord and call up-on his Name;

Make his deeds known a-mong the peo-ples;
see that they re-member that his Name is ex-alt-ed.
Sing the praises of/the Lord,
for he has done great things,

And this is known in all the world.
Cry a-loud, in-habit-ants of Zi-on, ring out your joy,
for the great one in/the midst of you
is the Ho-ly One of Is-ra-el.

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



Friday 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.




Friday - 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.




Friday - Morning Suffrages B


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Save your peo-ple, Lord,
and bless your in-herit-ance;
Gov-ern and guide them, Lord
and up-hold them, now and al-ways.

Day by day we bless you;
We praise your name for-ever.
Lord, keep us from all sin to-day;
Have mer-cy on us, Lord, have mer-cy.

Lord, show us your love and mer-cy;
For we put our trust in you.
In you, Lord, is our hope;
And we shall never hope in vain.




Collects of the Day


O God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as surpass our understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; 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 Fridays

Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Prayer for Mission

Lord Jesus Christ, you stretched out your arms of love on the hard wood of the cross that everyone might come within the reach of your saving embrace: So clothe us in your Spirit that we, reaching forth our hands in love, may bring those who do not know you to the knowledge and love of you; for the honor of your Name.

Amen.





General Thanksgiving


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Al-might-y God, Fa-ther of all mer-cies,
we your un-worthy serv-ants give you hum-ble thanks
for all your good-ness and loving kind-ness
to us and to all whom you have made.

We bless you for our cre-a-tion, pres-er-va-tion,
and all the blessings of this life;
but above all for your im-measur-able love
in\the re-demp-tion of\the world by our Lord Je-sus Christ;

for\the means of grace, and for\the hope of glory.
And, we pray, give\us such\an a-ware-ness of your mer-cy,
that with truly thank-ful hearts
we may show forth your praise,

not only with our lips, but in our lives,
by giving up our selves to your ser-vice,
and by walking be-fore you
in holi-ness and righteous-ness all our days;

through Je-sus Christ our Lord,
to whom, with you and the Ho-ly Spi-rit,
be hon-or and glo-ry
through-out all the ag-es. A-men.


Friday - Closing Blessings


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The grace of our Lord Je-sus Christ,
and the love of God our Fath-er,
and the fellow-ship of/the Ho-ly Spi-rit,
be with us all ever-more. A-men.

Thanks be to God!
May the God of hope fill us
with all joy and peace in be-liev-ing
through the power of/the Ho-ly Spi-rit. A-men.


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.< br />
Scriptures from the New English Translation(NET) Bible, used with permission.

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