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Traditional Chant by Jeffrey Johnson
Welcome and Collect of the Day
Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 130; Romans 8:6-11; John 11:1-45
(A link to the scriptures for today)
Today’s Readers: Eve Beglarian, Kate Rutherford, The Rev. Deacon Meredith Ward
1 Out of the depths have I called to you, O LORD;
LORD, hear my voice; *
let your ears consider well the voice of my supplication.
2 If you, LORD, were to note what is done amiss, *
O LORD, who could stand?
3 For there is forgiveness with you; *
therefore you shall be feared.
4 I wait for the LORD; my soul waits for him; *
in his word is my hope.
5 My soul waits for the LORD,
more than watchmen for the morning, *
more than watchmen for the morning.
6 O Israel, wait for the LORD, *
for with the LORD there is mercy;
7 With him there is plenteous redemption, *
and he shall redeem Israel from all their sins.
The Rev. Edwin Chinery
Steal Away, Traditional African-American Spiritual
The Prayers of the People – Form II
The Leader and People pray responsively
In the course of the silence after each bidding, the People offer their own prayers, either silently or aloud.
Leader I ask your prayers for God’s people throughout the world; for our Presiding Bishop Michael, for our own bishops Andrew, Allen, and Mary; for this gathering; and for all ministers and people; in the Anglican Cycle of Prayer we join in the Primates’ Task Group’s call for a period of prayer and repentance in the Anglican Communion; in the Parish Cycle of Prayer we pray for the Vestry and Wardens of the Church of the Ascension. Pray for the Church.
Leader I ask your prayers for peace; for goodwill among nations; for the well-being of all people; for this fragile earth, and for the will, wisdom and courage to care for and live sustainably with all creation. We pray for Donald our president, Andrew our governor, and Bill our mayor, and for all charged with making decisions responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. We pray for all working to end sexual violence and discrimination, and for the safety and flourishing of women and girls around the world. Pray for justice and peace.
Leader I ask your prayers for the poor, the sick, the hungry, the oppressed, and those in prison. We remember especially Robert, Ed, Janet, Mary and Tom, Ellen, Joseph, Brielle, Lucas, Holly, Allejandro and Jesus, Jorge, Nancy, Barbara, Dorothy, Stewart, Amy, Patricia, Judith, Marco, Tina, Hannah, Jurek, Michael, Alice, Stacey, Michael, Jonathan, Pearl, George, Will, Christopher, Felix, Roy, Jimmy and Kyle, Egbert and family, Betsy and Mort, Margaret and Anthony, and the Kaplanov-Borgman family. Pray for those in any need or trouble.
Leader I ask your prayers especially for all affected by the Corona virus: for those who are sick or afraid; for caregivers, for healthcare workers especially Scarlett, and those who make public health and emergency policy. Pray for the safety, healing, resilience and mutual care of all our communities.
Leader I ask your prayers for all who seek God, or a deeper knowledge of God, especially John and all preparing for baptism. Pray that they may find and be found by God.
Leader I ask your prayers for the departed, especially Ellen Daley, Naia Coleman, Bishop Barbara Harris, and Miles Kallman. Pray for those who have died.
Leader I ask for your other prayers and thanksgivings.
Leader Praise God for those in every generation in whom Christ has been honored. Pray that we may have grace to glorify Christ in our own day.
The Celebrant adds a concluding Collect.
Confession and Absolution
Priest Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.
(All say together)
Most merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned against you
in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done,
and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved you with our whole heart;
we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,
have mercy on us and forgive us;
that we may delight in your will,
and walk in your ways,
to the glory of your Name. Amen.
(The priest says the absolution)
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.
Concluding Lenten Collect
Look with compassion, O Lord, upon this your people; that, rightly observing this holy season, they may learn to know you more fully, and to serve you with a more perfect will; through Christ our Lord. Amen
Hymn (#680), St. Anne
O God Our Help in Ages Past
O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home.
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