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Taizé worship involves sung and chanted prayers, meditation, a period of silence, liturgical readings, and prayers for healing. The style of prayer practiced at Taizé has attracted many worshipers from around the globe and from many different denominations. 

Please join us the 4th Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.

(Due to Covid-19 restrictions  our church is now closed.

We will inform you when in-church Taize resumes)

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

 

Let the righteous be joyful!                                  

Let them rejoice before God.

Let us all be jubilant with joy!

Sing to God, all peoples of the world.

Sing praises to God most high.

From the sanctuary of heaven,

God gives life and renews the face of the earth.

Let the righteous be joyful!

Let them rejoice before God.

Let us all be jubilant with joy!

 

 

 

We will now sing The Lord is my light.
 

The Psalm

Lord, I praise you in the great meeting of your people;
   these worshipers will see me do what I promised.
Poor people will eat until they are full;
   those who look to the Lord will praise him.
   May your hearts live forever!
People everywhere will remember
   and will turn to the Lord.
All the families of the nations
   will worship him
because the Lord is King,
   and he rules the nations.

All the powerful people on earth will eat and worship.
   Everyone will bow down to him.
The people in the future will serve him;
   they will always be told about the Lord.
They will tell that he does what is right.
   People who are not yet born
   will hear what God has done.

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.

 

We will now sing:  Te Deum

Household Prayer

Gracious God, feed us with your holy Word and fill us with your Holy Spirit,

so that our lives may proclaim the mystery of faith in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

Let us now sing Nothing between us.

New Commandment

This is our new commandment:   

to love one another, as Jesus loves us. By this everyone will know that we are Christ’s disciples: that we love one another.

 

 

We will now sing Our Soul is Waiting.
 

The Gospel

Mark 5:21-43

When Jesus went in the boat back to the other side of the lake, a large crowd gathered around

him there. A leader of the synagogue, named Jairus, came there, saw Jesus, and fell at his feet.

He begged Jesus, saying again and again, “My daughter is dying. Please come and put your

hands on her so she will be healed and will live.” So Jesus went with him.

A large crowd followed Jesus and pushed very close around him. Among them was a woman

who had been bleeding for twelve years. She had suffered very much from many doctors and

had spent all the money she had, but instead of improving, she was getting worse.

When the woman heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched

his coat. She thought, “If I can just touch his clothes, I will be healed.” Instantly her bleeding

stopped, and she felt in her body that she was healed from her disease.

At once Jesus felt power go out from him. So he turned around in the crowd and asked,

“Who touched my clothes?”  His followers said, “Look at how many people are pushing

against you! And you ask, ‘Who touched me?’ ”

But Jesus continued looking around to see who had touched him. The woman, knowing that

she was healed, came and fell at Jesus’ feet. Shaking with fear, she told him the whole

truth. Jesus said to her, “Dear woman, you are made well because you believed.

Go in peace; be healed of your disease.”

While Jesus was still speaking, some people came from the house of the synagogue leader. They said, “Your daughter is dead. There is no need to bother the teacher anymore.”

But Jesus paid no attention to what they said. He told the synagogue leader,

“Don’t be afraid; just believe.”

Jesus let only Peter, James, and John the brother of James go with him. When they came to the house of the synagogue leader, Jesus found many people there making lots of noise and crying loudly. Jesus entered the house and said to them, “Why are you crying and making so much noise? The child is not dead, only asleep.” But they laughed at him. So, after throwing them out of the house, Jesus took the child’s father and mother and his three followers into the room where the child was. Taking hold of the girl’s hand, he said to her, “Talitha, koum!” (This means, “Young girl, I tell you to stand up!”) At once the girl stood right up and began walking. (She was twelve years old.) Everyone was completely amazed. Jesus gave them strict orders not to tell people about this. Then he told them to give the girl something to eat.

The Word of the Lord

 

 

Blessed Are You O Lord, teach me Thy statutes:

 

Prayer of 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.

 

Let us now sing Stay With Me:

 

 

The 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: 

 

 

Prayer for Illumination

Lord Jesus, your understanding of Scripture

astonished and humbled all around you.

Send your Spirit to illumine this Word that

our understanding and wisdom may be increased. Amen.

 

 

Let us now sing O Lord Hear My Prayer    

 

Prayers of Intercession

O Abba, we love you, for you have heard our cries.        

Therefore we will call on you as long as we live.

Loving Abba, liberate all who are captive or oppressed

and bring them to a place of abundant life.

Redeem us from sin and death

through Jesus Christ, our Passover.

As Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord                 

stooped down to wash his disciples’ feet,

teach us to love and serve one another

with Christlike compassion and humility.

As Christ the Lord has handed on to us            

the feast of grace, his body and blood,

help us to share with all who hunger

the gifts we have received from you.

O Lord, we love you, for you have heard our cries.

Therefore we will call on you as long as we live;

through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.

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 God who raised Jesus from the dead bless us

and by the power of the Holy Spirit raise us with

him in glory. Amen

 

 

 We will now sing Alleluia: