Morning Prayer, March 29, 2020

To say Morning Prayer at home on Sunday, March 29, you can join Mother Georgia, Susan, and Laura with our Virtual Worship on Zoom using the printable bulletin or your prayer book (instructions follow), you can also do Morning Prayer on your own using your prayer book (instructions follow) or you can use other electronic sites (URL follows at bottom of page).

ACCESSING THE VIRTUAL WORSHIP SERVICE ON ZOOM You can join us for our Virtual Worship Service on Zoom by clicking HERE. Once the Zoom video comes up, just click play (the little arrow at the bottom left). You DO NOT need to download anything!

THE PRINTABLE BULLETIN
The bulletin contains the entire service including the lessons, minus the sermon so that you can follow the service easier. It is designed to be printed on regular 8½ x 11 paper. To view/print a copy, please click HERE.

USING YOUR PRAYER BOOK
Click HERE for the lessons
Click HEREfor the sermon
Opening sentences for Lent—choose one, page 76, middle of the page
Confession, page 79, middle of page. Use absolution, substituting “us” and “our”
Invitatory and Psalter, page 80. For Lent, do not use Alleluia
Lenten antiphon, page 81, near top
For invitatory psalm in time of trouble or danger, use Ps. 103, page 733 insteadof Venite or Benedictus es
Psalm 130
Old Testament Lesson: Ezekiel 37:1-4
New Testament Lesson: Romans 8:6-11
Canticle: Kyrie Pantocrator, A Song of Penitence, page 90
Gospel: John 11:1-45
The Apostle’s Creed, page 96
The Prayers:Lord’s Prayer, page 97; Suffrages A, page 97; the Collect of the Day, page 219, middle of the page; The Collect for Sundays, page 98;
other prayers may be added, including:Number 69, On Sunday, page 835; Number 59, For Quiet Confidence, page 832; Number 54, For Those We love, page 831; Number 44, For the Future of the Human Race, page 828; Number 18, For Our Country, page 820; Number 3, For the Human Family, page 815; A Collect for Mission, page 101, at the top
Intercessions for others
A Prayer of St. Chrysostom, page 102
Blessing, page 102
Conclude with The Supplication, page 154, to be used in time of war, national anxiety, or of disaster

USING ELECTRONIC RESOURCES
To say Morning Prayer with electronic resources, go to:
https://www.missionstclare.com/english/index.html and tap the icon for daily prayer, on Sunday, March 29

Morning Prayer, March 22, 2020

Morning Prayer at Home
Sunday, March 22nd

Click HERE for the lessons.
Click HERE for the sermon.
Click HERE for the children’s sermon.

You can use your prayer book (instructions follow) or electronic sites (URL follows at bottom).

USING YOUR PRAYER BOOK
Opening sentences for Lent—choose one, p.76, middle of the page.
Confession, middle of p.79. Use absolution, substituting “us” and “our.”
Invitatory and Psalter, p.80. For Lent, do not use Alleluia.
               Lenten antiphon, p.81, near top
For invitatory psalm in time of trouble or danger, use Ps. 103, p.733 instead of Venite or Benedictus es
Old Testament Lesson: 1 Samuel 16:1-13
Psalm 23
New Testament Lesson: Ephesians 5:8-14
Canticle: Kyrie Pantocrator, A Song of Penitence, p.90
Gospel: John 9:1-41
The Apostle’s Creed, p.96
The Prayers:
Lord’s Prayer, p.97
Suffrages A, p.97
The Collect of the Day, p.218
The Collect for Sundays, p.98
Collect for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, top of p.219
Other prayers may be added, including:
Number 69, On Sunday, p.835
Number 59, For Quiet Confidence, middle of p.832
Number 54, For Those We love, p.831
Number 44, For the Future of the Human Race, p.828
Number 18, For Our Country, p.820
Number 3, For the Human Family, p.815
A Collect for Mission, top of p.101
Intercessions for others
A Prayer of St. Chrysostom, p.102, Blessing, p.102
Conclude with The Supplication, p.154, to be used in time of war, national anxiety, or of disaster.

USING ELECTRONIC RESOURCES
To say Morning Prayer with electronic resources, go to:
https://www.missionstclare.com/english/index.html and tap the icon for daily prayer, on Sunday, March 22

Faithful Living in Time of Danger

Beloved Friends in the Body of Jesus Christ at Church of Our Redeemer:

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, AMEN.

We have the spiritual tools to live through dangerous times, faithfully. Right now, more than perhaps at any time in our lives, we must remember that the first and greatest commandment of our faith is to love God, and the second is to love our neighbor as ourselves. (There is nowhere in the Gospels a footnote that says, “…except when your neighbor is sick.”) There is no virus that can defeat our souls, united in Love.

We are protected spiritually by that love, and St. Paul tells us how to make that protection even stronger. “Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of his power. Put on the whole armor of God so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to withstand on that evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand, therefore, and fasten the belt of truth around your waist, and put on the breastplate of righteousness. As shoes for your feet put on whatever will make you able to proclaim the Gospel of peace. With all of these, take the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the flaming arrows of the enemy. Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Pray in the Spirit at all times, in every prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert and always persevere in supplication for all the saints.” Ephesians 6:10-

[We can visualize doing this great prayer of protection as we say it.]

“All the saints…”: that’s you and me and all the ones we love. Perfect love casts out fear, and praying for each other directs us toward perfection. Sometimes the best prayer is to simply name the person or people for whom one is praying, and to lift them up to the Lord in silence, just as we lift our hearts during the Eucharist. You can also say Morning and Evening Prayer; to use the regular Sunday form that begins on page 76 with the opening sentences for Lent, use the scriptures Laura Harrigan is sending you, and the link with specific instructions for this Sunday. I will be fasting on Fridays until this pandemic has subsided. You are welcome to join me if you wish. I will be praying for and with you. Don’t forget to use your Lenten resource materials daily. If you didn’t get Springs in the Desert, or the childrens’ book on Saints, please let Laura know. She will be working her usual hours at the church. There are now plenty of books.
My telephone number is 304-839-1124. You may call me at any time. I will be sending Laura a homily for the Sundays on which the church remains closed, and something for the children, as well. Be of good cheer, be kind to each other, and pray for each other, for the Church, and for the world. Peace be with you.

Love in Jesus Christ from Mother Georgia+