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Even Song - Thursday after Advent 1

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Even Song - Thursday after Advent 1

Service Date: Thursday, December 2, 2021



Invitation



Thursday - 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.


Thursday - 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 18:21-50


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For I have o-beyed the Lord's com-mand;
I have not re-belled a-gainst my God.
For I am a-ware of all his regu-la-tions,
and I do not re-ject his rules.

I was inno-cent be-fore him,
and kept my-self from sin-ning.
The Lord re-warded me for my god-ly deeds;
he took notice of my blameless be-hav-ior.

You prove to/be loyal to one who/is faith-ful;
you prove to/be trust-worthy to one who/is inno-cent.
You prove to/be re-lia-ble to one who/is blame-less,
but you prove to/be de-ceptive to one who/is per-verse.

For you de-liver op-pressed peo-ple,
but you bring down those who have/a proud look.
In-deed, you light my lamp, Lord.
My God il-lumin-ates the darkness a-round me.

In-deed, with your help
I can charge/a-gainst an ar-my;
by my God's power
I can jump over a wall.

The one true God acts in a faithful man-ner;
the Lord's promise is re-lia-ble.
He is a shield to all who take shelter in him.
In-deed, who is God be-sides the Lord?

Who is/a pro-tector be-sides our God?
The one true God gives me strength;
he re-moves the obsta-cles in my way.
He gives me the a-gili-ty of a deer;

he en-ables me to ne-goti-ate the rugged ter-rain.
He trains my hands for bat-tle;
my arms can bend even the strongest bow.
You give me your pro-tec-tive shield;

your right hand sup-ports me.
Your willing-ness to help en-ables me to pre-vail.
You widen my path; my feet do not slip.
I chase my ene-mies and catch them;

I do/not turn back un-til I wipe them out.
I beat them to death; they fall at/my feet.
You give me strength for bat-tle;
you make my foes kneel be-fore me.

You make my ene-mies re-treat;
I de-stroy those who hate me.
They cry out, but there/is none to help them;
they cry out to/the Lord, but he does not answer them.

I grind them as fine wind-blown dust;
I beat them under-foot like clay in/the street.
You res-cue me from a hostile ar-my.
You make me a leader of na-tions;

People over whom I had no au-thori-ty are now my sub-jects.
When they hear of my ex-ploits, they sub-mit to me.
Foreign-ers are power-less be-fore me.
Foreign-ers lose their cour-age;

they shake with fear as they leave their strong-holds.
The Lord is a-live! My Pro-tec-tor is praise-wor-thy.
The God who de-livers me is ex-alted as king.
The one true God com-pletely vindi-cates me;

he makes nations sub-mit to me.
He de-livers me from my ene-mies.
You snatch me a-way from those who at-tack me;
you res-cue me from vio-lent men.

So I will give you thanks be-fore the nations, O Lord.
I will sing praises to you.
He gives his king mag-nifi-cent vic-to-ry;
he is faithful to his chosen ruler, to Da-vid and his de-scendants 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.


Readings



A reading from 2 Peter 3:11-18


Since all these things are to be dissolved in this way, what sort of persons ought you to be in leading lives of holiness and godliness,waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set ablaze and dissolved, and the elements will melt with fire?But, in accordance with his promise, we wait for new heavens and a new earth, where righteousness is at home. Therefore, beloved, while you are waiting for these things, strive to be found by him at peace, without spot or blemish;and regard the patience of our Lord as salvation. So also our beloved brother Paul wrote to you according to the wisdom given him,speaking of this as he does in all his letters. There are some things in them hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other scriptures. You therefore, beloved, since you are forewarned, beware that you are not carried away with the error of the lawless and lose your own stability. But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

Here ends the reading.
Thanks be to God!

Thursday - Song of Moses


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I will sing to/the Lord,
for he is lofty and up-lift-ed;
the horse and its rid-er
has he hurled into the sea.

The Lord is my strength and my ref-uge;
the Lord has be-come my Sav-ior.
This is my God and I will praise him,
the God of my people and I will ex-alt him.

The Lord is a mighty war-ri-or;
Yah-weh is his holy Name.
The chari-ots of Phar-oah and his ar-my
has he hurled into the sea;

The finest of those who bear ar-mor
have been drowned in/the Red Sea.
The fathom-less deep has over-whelmed them;
they sank into the depths like a stone.

Your right hand, O Lord,
is glori-ous and might-y;
your right hand, O Lord,
has over-thrown the ene-my.

Who can be com-pared with you,
O Lord, a-mong the gods?
who is like you,
glori-ous in ho-li-ness,

Awe-some in re-nown,
and work-er of won-ders?
You stretched forth your right hand;
the earth swal-lowed them up.

With your con-stant love
you led the people you re-deemed;
with your might you brought them in safe-ty
to your holy dwell-ing place.

You will bring them in and plant them
on the mount of your pos-ses-sion,
In/the rest-ing place
you have made for your-self, O Lord,

In/the sanc-tu-ary, O Lord,
that your hand has es-tab-lished.
The Lord shall reign
for ever and for ever. A-men!

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.


A reading from Matthew 21:33-46


"Listen to another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a watchtower. Then he leased it to tenants and went to another country. When the harvest time had come, he sent his slaves to the tenants to collect his produce. But the tenants seized his slaves and beat one, killed another, and stoned another. Again he sent other slaves, more than the first; and they treated them in the same way. Finally he sent his son to them, saying, 'They will respect my son. 'But when the tenants saw the son, they said to themselves, 'This is the heir; come, let us kill him and get his inheritance. "So they seized him, threw him out of the vineyard, and killed him. Now when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?"They said to him, "He will put those wretches to a miserable death, and lease the vineyard to other tenants who will give him the produce at the harvest time. "Jesus said to them, "Have you never read in the scriptures: 'The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; this was the Lord's doing, and it is amazing in our eyes'?Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that produces the fruits of the kingdom. The one who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; and it will crush anyone on whom it falls. "When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they realized that he was speaking about them. They wanted to arrest him, but they feared the crowds, because they regarded him as a prophet.

Here ends the reading.
Thanks be to God!

Thursday - Song of Praise


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Glory to you, Lord God of our fath-ers;
you are worthy of praise; glory to you.
Glory to you for/the radi-ance of your holy Name;
we will praise you and highly ex-alt you for ev-er.

Glory to you in/the splen-dor of your tem-ple;
on the throne of your maj-es-ty, glory to you.
Glory to you, seated be-tween the Cher-u-bim;
we will praise you and highly ex-alt you for ev-er.

Glory to you, be-hold-ing the depths;
in the high vault of heav-en, glory to you.
Glory to you, Fath-er, Son, and Ho-ly Spi-rit;
we will praise you and highly ex-alt you for ev-er.


Prayers



Thursday 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.




Thursday - 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.




Thursday - 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


Almighty God, whose blessed Son our Savior Jesus Christ ascended far above all heavens that he might fill all things: Mercifully give us faith to perceive that, according to his promise, he abides with his Church on earth, even to the end of the ages; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting.

Amen.

A Collect for Guidance

Heavenly Father, in you we live and move and have our being: We humbly pray you so to guide and govern us by your Holy Spirit, that in all the cares and occupations of our life we may not forget you, but may remember that we are ever walking in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Prayer for Mission

O God, you have made of one blood all the peoples of the earth, and sent your blessed Son to preach peace to those who are far off and to those who are near: Grant that people everywhere may seek after you and find you; bring the nations into your fold; pour out your Spirit upon all flesh; and hasten the coming of your kingdom; 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.


Thursday - Closing Eph 3_20


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Let us bless the Lord. Alle-lu-ia, Alle-lu-ia!
Thanks be to God. Alle-lu-ia, Alle-lu-ia!
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. Alle-lu-ia, Alle-lu-ia!
Thanks be to God. Alle-lu-ia, Alle-lu-ia!


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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