Morning Prayer Summer Sundays

 

Opening Hymn:

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all.

 

Alleluia! Christ is risen.

The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!

 

Beloved church,

behold the victory of our God:

Jesus, our Lord, has conquered the grave.

Christ is risen! Alleluia!

Sin and death shall reign no more.

Christ is risen! Alleluia!

Let this place resound with joy.

Christ is risen! Alleluia!

Thanks be to God.

 

 

Let us now say the Gloria:

Glory to God on high, and peace to all on earth. We worship you, we give you thanks, our heavenly King. We give you praise, almighty God and Father blessed in glory bright. Our Saviour, Jesus Christ, the Father’s only Son, the sacrificial Lamb, who saves the world from sin, have mercy Lord. Beside the Father’s hand enthroned, now hear our prayer. You only are the Lord. You only are most high. You only are the holy one, Lord Jesus Christ. And now you reign with Father and with Spirit one in glorious light.

 

 

Let us pray:

Almighty God, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ you broke the power of death and opened the way to eternal life.

As the empty tomb stands witness to his triumph over death,

make your church to be a bold testimony to his enduring
victory in life, that all we do may proclaim to the world, “He is risen, indeed!” Through Christ, who lives with you and the Holy Spirit

now and forever. Amen.

The Proclamation of the Word

First Reading: Acts 1:15-17, 21-26

Introduction:

 

After Jesus’ departure, Peter tells the assembled believers of the necessity to replace Judas Iscariot, Jesus’ betrayer. Matthias is appointed as the twelfth apostle. It was vital that the one chosen had been a witness to Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. While it seems strange to us that the choice was made by casting lots, this was an ancient custom, honoured among the Jews who felt that the result was the work of God.

 

In those days Peter stood up among the believers (a group numbering about a hundred and twenty) and said, “Brothers and sisters, the Scripture had to be fulfilled in which the Holy Spirit spoke long ago through David concerning Judas, who served as guide for those who arrested Jesus. He was one of our number and shared in our ministry. Therefore it is necessary to choose one of the men who have been with us the whole time the Lord Jesus was living among us, beginning from John’s baptism to the time when Jesus was taken up from us. For one of these must become a witness with us of his resurrection.”

So they nominated two men: Joseph called Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and Matthias. Then they prayed, “Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen to take over this apostolic ministry, which Judas left to go where he belongs.” Then they cast lots, and the lot fell to Matthias; so he was added to the eleven apostles.

Holy Word, Holy Wisdom

 

 

 

Psalm 68

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Reading: 1 John 5:9-13

Introduction:

 

Through the life, death and resurrection of his Son, God has given to us eternal life. It is ours through faith in Christ. Eternal life is not to be thought of as only a future thing. It is about a transformed existence here and now.

Since we believe human testimony, surely we can believe the greater testimony that comes from God. And God has testified about his Son. All who believe in the Son of God know in their hearts that this testimony is true. Those who don’t believe this are actually calling God a liar because they don’t believe what God has testified about his Son. And this is what God has testified: He has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have God’s Son does not have life. I have written this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life.

Holy Word, Holy Wisdom

 

 

Hymn:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Gospel: John 17:6-19

Introduction: 

 

Jesus prays for his disciples who will be left behind after his ascension. He asks that they will be safe in spite of the hostility that they will encounter as they go about the mission on which he is sending them, taking God’s Good News into the world.

 

“I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me. I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours. All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them. I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one. While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled.

 

“I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them. I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.

The Gospel of Christ

 

 

Hymn:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God,

the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

he descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again;

he ascended into heaven,

he is seated at the right hand of the Father,

and he will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.

Confession & Absolution:

 

 

 

 

The Prayers of the People

We pray to you, Lord God: We pray for the people mentioned in today’s Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  St. John, Ridgemount, The Reverend Daniel Bennett, Rector and the people of that parish.

 

We pray for the sick of our parish and for our friends, family, and loved ones who are unwell: (Please add the names of those that you you know who are in need of healing in body, mind or spirit)

 

Prince of Peace, we pray for an end to violence and warfare, that your authority may continue to grow until there is endless peace in every land.

Hear us, O God; your mercy is great.

Lord of hosts, establish your holy realm with justice and righteousness, from this time on and forevermore.

Hear us, O God; your mercy is great.

Wonderful Counselor, we pray for wisdom for the world’s leaders, that they may use their power to lift burdens and break the bonds of oppression.

Hear us, O God; your mercy is great.

 

We pray for Linda our primate, Susan our bishop, and Bahman and Don our priests. We pray for Queen Elizabeth, the Governor General, and the Prime Minister.

Almighty God, lover of humankind, giver of every spiritual gift, hear the prayers of your people and give us the will and the courage to serve you throughout the world. We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life.  We will exalt you, O God our king.  Amen.

 

Hymn:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lord's Prayer

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.

 

 

Closing Hymn:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Doxology

Glory to God, whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine. Glory to God from generation to generation, in the Church and in Christ Jesus, for ever and ever, for ever and ever.  Amen.

 

 

The Blessing:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Postlude:

 

 

 

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