Confession of Sin
|Officiant||Let us humbly confess our sins to Almighty God.|
Almighty and most merciful Father,
we have erred and strayed from your ways like lost sheep.
we have followed too much the deceits and desires of our own hearts.
we have offended against your holy laws.
we have left undone those things which we ought to have done,
and we have done those things which we ought not to have done;
and apart from your grace, there is no health in us.
O Lord, have mercy upon us.
Spare all those who confess their faults.
Restore all those who are penitent, according to your promises declared to all people in Christ Jesus our Lord;
And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake,
that we may now live a godly, righteous, and sober life,
to the glory of your holy Name. Amen.
|A brief silence is kept|
|Officiant||Grant your faithful people, merciful Lord, pardon and peace; that we may be cleansed from all our sins, and serve you with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.|
|Officiant||O Lord, open our lips;|
|All||And our mouth shall proclaim your praise.|
|Officiant||O God, make speed to save us.|
|All||O Lord, make haste to help us.|
|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.|
|Officiant||Praise the Lord.|
|All||The Lord's name be praised.|
|Everyone shall join in the following:|
O Gladsome Light
O gladsome light
Now as we come to the setting of the sun,
You are worthy at all times to be praised by happy voices,
The Psalm or Psalms AppointedThe appointed Psalm is read together
82:1 God has taken his place in the divine council;
83:1 O God, do not keep silence;
How lovely is your dwelling place, *
O LORD Almighty!
My soul longs, yes, even faints *
for the courts of the LORD;
My heart and flesh cry out *
for the living God.
Even the sparrow has found a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself, *
where she may lay her young,
at your altars, O LORD of hosts,
my King and my God.
Blessed are those who dwell in your house, *
they are ever singing your praise!
Blessed are those whose strength is in you, *
whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
As they pass through the Valley of Weeping
they make it a place of springs; *
yes, the early rain also covers it with pools.
They go from strength to strength; *
and the God of gods will be seen in Zion.
O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer; *
give ear, O God of Jacob!
Behold our shield, O God; *
look upon the face of your anointed!
For one day in your courts *
is better than a thousand elsewhere.
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God *
than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
For the LORD God is a sun and shield; *
the LORD bestows favor and honor.
No good thing does he withhold *
from those who walk uprightly.
O LORD of hosts, *
blessed is the one who trusts in you!Composite
You have been favorable to our land, O LORD; *
you have restored the fortunes of Jacob.
You have forgiven the iniquity of your people *
and covered all their sin.
You have withdrawn all your fury *
and turned away from your burning anger.
Restore us again, O God of our salvation, *
and put away your anger toward us!
Will you be angry with us forever? *
Will you prolong your anger to all generations?
Will you not revive us again, *
that your people may rejoice in you?
Show us your faithful love, O LORD, *
and grant us your salvation.
Let me hear what God the LORD is saying, *
for he will speak peace to his people, his saints;
but let them not turn back to folly.
Surely his salvation is near to those who fear him; *
that glory may dwell in our land.
Steadfast love and faithfulness meet together; *
righteousness and peace kiss each other.
Faithfulness springs up from the ground, *
and righteousness looks down from heaven.
Indeed, the LORD will give what is good, *
and our land will yield its increase.
Righteousness goes before him *
and will make his footsteps into our pathway.Composite
|All||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.|
The LessonsA reading of the appointed lessons
32:1 So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. 2 Then Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram, burned with anger. He burned with anger at Job because he justified himself rather than God. 3 He burned with anger also at Job's three friends because they had found no answer, although they had declared Job to be in the wrong. 4 Now Elihu had waited to speak to Job because they were older than he. 5 And when Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, he burned with anger.
6 And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said:
“I am young in years,
|The Word of the Lord|
|All||Thanks be to God|
Please pause the service if you would like more time.
My soul magnifies the Lord,
From behold, from now on.,
13:1 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. 2 And great crowds gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat down. And the whole crowd stood on the beach. 3 And he told them many things in parables, saying: “A sower went out to sow. 4 And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them. 5 Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth of soil, 6 but when the sun rose they were scorched. And since they had no root, they withered away. 7 Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. 8 Other seeds fell on good soil and produced grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. 9 He who has ears, let him hear.”
10 Then the disciples came and said to him, “Why do you speak to them in parables?” 11 And he answered them, “To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. 12 For to the one who has, more will be given, and he will have an abundance, but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. 13 This is why I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. 14 Indeed, in their case the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled that says:
“‘“You will indeed hear but never understand,
16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear. 17 For truly, I say to you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.
18 “Hear then the parable of the sower: 19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is what was sown along the path. 20 As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy, 21 yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while, and when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately he falls away. 22 As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful. 23 As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it. He indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.”ESV
|The Word of the Lord|
|All||Thanks be to God|
Lord, now let your servant depart in peace*
The Apostles' CreedEveryone shall join in proclaiming the Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
|Officiant||The Lord be with you|
|People||And with your spirit.|
|Officiant||Let us pray.|
|Officiant||Lord, have mercy|
|All||Christ, have mercy|
|Lord, have mercy|
|All||Our Father, who art in heaven,|
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come, thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.
|Officiant||O Lord, show your mercy upon us;|
|All||And grant us your salvation.|
|Officiant||O Lord, guide those who govern us;|
|All||And lead us in the way of justice and truth.|
|Officiant||Clothe your ministers with righteousness;|
|All||And let your people sing with joy.|
|Officiant||O Lord, save your people;|
|All||And bless your inheritance.|
|Officiant||Give peace in our time, O Lord;|
|All||And defend us by your mighty power.|
|Officiant||Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten;|
|All||Nor the hope of the poor be taken away.|
|Officiant||Create in us clean hearts, O God;|
|All||And take not your Holy Spirit from us.|
|Collect||Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve: Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Savior; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.|
|Collect||Be our light in the darkness, O Lord, and in your great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of your only Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.|
|Collect||O God, you manifest in your servants the signs of your presence: Send forth upon us the Spirit of love, that in companionship with one another your abounding grace may increase among us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.|
|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.
|A Prayer of St. Chrysostom||Almighty God, you have given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplication to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name you will be in the midst of them: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.|
|Officiant||Let us bless the Lord.|
|All||Thanks be to God.|
|Officiant||The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen. |
2 Corinthians 13:14
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