|The Word of the Lord.|
|Thanks be to God.|
O Lord, open our lips
and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.
Create in me a clean heart, O God
And renew a right Spririt within me.
Cast me not away from your presence
And take not your Holy Spirit from me.
O give me the comfort of your help again
And sustain me with your willing Spirit.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness:
O come, let us sing unto the Lord; *
let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving*
and show ourselves glad in him with psalms.
For the Lord is a great God *
and a great King above all gods.
In his hand are all the depths of the earth, *
and the heights of the hills are his also.
The sea is his, for he made it, *
and his hands prepared the dry land.
O come, let us worship and fall down, *
and kneel before the Lord our Maker.
For he is our God, *
and we are the people of his pasture,
and the sheep of his hand.
Today, if you will hear his voice, harden not your hearts *
as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness,
When your fathers tested me, *
and put me to the proof, though they had seen my works.
for morning prayer:
The night has passed, and the day lies open before us;
let us pray with one heart and mind.
Silence is kept
As we rejoice in the gift of this new day, so may the light of your presence, O God, set our hearts on fire with love for you; now and for ever.
1 My song shall be always of the loving-kindness of the Lord;*
with my mouth will I ever be proclaiming your faithfulness, from one generation to another.
2 For I have said, "Mercy shall be built up for ever;*
your faithfulness shall be established in the heavens."
3 I have made a covenant with my chosen one;*
I have sworn to David my servant:
4 "Your seed will I establish for ever,*
and set up your throne from one generation to another."
5 O Lord, the heavens will praise your wondrous works*
and your faithfulness in the assembly of the saints.
6 For who in the clouds can be compared unto the Lord?*
And who among the gods is like unto the Lord?
7 God is greatly to be feared in the council of the saints,*
and to be held in reverence by all those who are round about him.
8 O Lord God of hosts, who is like you?*
Your faithfulness, most mighty Lord, is round about you.
9 You rule the raging of the sea;*
you still the waves when they arise.
10 You have subdued Rahab of the deep, and destroyed her;*
you have scattered your enemies with your mighty arm.
11 The heavens are yours; the earth also is yours;*
you laid the foundation of the world, and all that is in it.
12 You have made the north and the south;*
Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in your Name.
13 You have a mighty arm;*
strong is your hand, and high is your right hand.
14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne;*
mercy and truth shall go before your face.
15 Blessed are the people, O Lord, who rejoice in you;*
they shall walk in the light of your countenance.
16 Their delight shall be in your Name all the day long,*
and in your righteousness shall they make their boast.
17 For you are the glory of their strength,*
and by your favor you shall lift up our might.
18 For the Lord is our defense;*
the Holy One of Israel is our King.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
2 Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil workers, beware of those who mutilate the flesh! 3 For it is we who are the circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and boast in Christ Jesus and have no confidence in the flesh- 4 even though I, too, have reason for confidence in the flesh. If anyone else has reason to be confident in the flesh, I have more: 5 circumcised on the eighth day, a member of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew born of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee; 6 as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to righteousness under the law, blameless. 7 Yet whatever gains I had, these I have come to regard as loss because of Christ. 8 More than that, I regard everything as loss because of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things, and I regard them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but one that comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God based on faith. 10 I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the sharing of his sufferings by becoming like him in his death, 11 if somehow I may attain the resurrection from the dead. 12 Not that I have already obtained this or have already reached the goal; but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. 13 Beloved, I do not consider that I have made it my own; but this one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus. 15 Let those of us then who are mature be of the same mind; and if you think differently about anything, this too God will reveal to you. 16 Only let us hold fast to what we have attained.
|The Word of the Lord.|
|Thanks be to God.|
Almighty and merciful God, it is only by your grace that your faithful people offer you true and laudable service: Grant that we may run without stumbling to obtain your heavenly promises; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
O Lord, show your mercy upon us;
And grant us your salvation.
O Lord, guide those who govern us;
And lead us in the way of justice and truth.
Clothe your ministers with righteousness;
And let your people sing with joy.
O Lord, save your people;
And bless your inheritance.
Give peace in our time, O Lord;
And defend us by your mighty power.
Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten;
Nor the hope of the poor be taken away.
Create in us clean hearts, O God;
And take not your Holy Spirit from us.
thanksgivings and intercessions are offered including prayers for: Dcn. Mary & Rich Baker, Lee & Theresa Hoffner, and Megan Kim and Amy Kirk.
Hear our prayer.
Almighty God, Father of all mercies,
we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks
for all your goodness and loving-kindness
to us and to all whom you have made.
We bless you for our creation, preservation,
and all the blessings of this life;
but above all for your immeasurable love
in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ;
for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.
And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies,
that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise,
not only with our lips, but in our lives,
by giving up our selves to your service,
and by walking before you
in holiness and righteousness all our days;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord,
to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit,
be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen.
for morning prayer:
Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought us in safety to this new day: Preserve us with your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity; and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling of your purpose; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
for during the day:
Go before us, O Lord, in all our doings with your most gracious favor, and further us with your continual help; that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in you, we may glorify your holy Name, and finally, through your mercy, obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
for prayer in the evening
Be present, O merciful God, and protect us through the hours of this night, so that we who are wearied by the changes and chances of this life may rest in your eternal changelessness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.