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Morning Prayer as Chanting and Taize
May 12th,  2022
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The Rev. Canon Bahman Kalantari

Every Tuesday,  at 3 p.m. we are holding a new  worship opportunity.  

which consists of Taize music and includes the Holy Eucharist as

well as prayers for healing.  This is a beautiful opportunity for

those who feel more comfortable gathering in a smaller,

more intimate setting to return to worship.

At the beginning of the service, you are invited to light a candle – to affirm a personal vow, to pray for someone or a particular situation, to invite the light of Christ to shed light on your path, and to receive illumination. 


The Invitatory

We cast our burdens

upon you, O Lord,

and you will sustain us.

Create in us clean hearts, O God,

and renew a right spirit within us.

Cast us not away from your presence

and take not your Holy Spirit from us.

Give us the joy of your saving help again

and sustain us by your bountiful Spirit.

Blessed are you, O Holy One,

the God of our salvation who bears our burdens.



 We will now sing Holy Spirit come to us:


Psalm 133 

How good and pleasant it is

    when God’s people live together in unity!

It is like precious oil poured on the head,

    running down on the beard,

running down on Aaron’s beard,

    down on the collar of his robe.

It is as if the dew of Hermon

    were falling on Mount Zion.

For there the Lord bestows his blessing,

    even life forevermore.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost,

as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.



Let us now sing The Kingdom of God:



Prayer for Illumination

Mighty God, send your Holy Spirit to speak peace,         

that the good news of this age may be proclaimed

through your word, which stands forever. Amen.


We will now sing In the Lord:


The Gospel

Matthew 12:15-21

God’s Chosen Servant

Aware of this, Jesus withdrew from that place. A large crowd followed him,

and he healed all who were ill. He warned them not to tell others about him.

This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah:

“Here is my servant whom I have chosen,

    the one I love, in whom I delight;

I will put my Spirit on him,

    and he will proclaim justice to the nations.

He will not quarrel or cry out;

    no one will hear his voice in the streets.

A bruised reed he will not break,

    and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out,

till he has brought justice through to victory.

    In his name the nations will put their hope.”

The Word of the Lord


Statement of faith: Colossians 1:15-20

The Son is the image of the invisible God,

        the one who is first over all creation,

Because all things were created by him:

        both in the heavens and on the earth,

        the things that are visible and the things that are invisible.

            Whether they are thrones or powers,

            or rulers or authorities,

        all things were created through him and for him.

He existed before all things,

        and all things are held together in him.

He is the head of the body, the church,

who is the beginning,

        the one who is firstborn from among the dead

        so that he might occupy the first place in everything.

Because all the fullness of God was pleased to live in him,

        and he reconciled all things to himself through him—

        whether things on earth or in the heavens.

            He brought peace through the blood of his cross.



We will now sing God is Forgiveness: 



Household Prayer

The sunlight of the morning

shows us that darkness cannot prevail

and that everything hidden

is seen by the eyes of our God.

Remind us this day

that you see our needs and our deeds.

Let us now sing O Lord Hear My Prayer    




The sunlight of the morning

shows us that darkness cannot prevail

and that everything hidden

is seen by the eyes of our God.

Remind us this day

that you see our needs and our deeds.


We will now sing Bless the Lord my Soul.


The Lord's Prayer

And now, as our Saviour Christ has taught us, we are bold to say,

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, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.



Let us now sing Jesus, Remember me: 


Closing Prayer

May the grace of Christ,            

the love of Abba,

and the Spirit’s joy surround us

as we walk in the light of the Lord. Amen