Compline for Tuesday of Holy Week 2020

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Collect for Tuesday of Holy Week

O God, by the passion of your blessed Son you made an instrument of shameful death to be for us the means of life: Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ, that we may gladly suffer shame and loss for the sake of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Psalm 71:1-14 – BCP Pg. 683

1 In you, O Lord, have I taken refuge; *

let me never be ashamed.

2 In your righteousness, deliver me and set me free; *

incline your ear to me and save me.

3 Be my strong rock, a castle to keep me safe; *

you are my crag and my stronghold.

4 Deliver me, my God, from the hand of the wicked, *

from the clutches of the evildoer and the oppressor.

5 For you are my hope, O Lord God, *

my confidence since I was young.

6 I have been sustained by you ever since I was born;

from my mother’s womb you have been my strength; *

my praise shall be always of you.

7 I have become a portent to many; *

but you are my refuge and my strength.

8 Let my mouth be full of your praise *

and your glory all the day long.

9 Do not cast me off in my old age; *

forsake me not when my strength fails.

10 For my enemies are talking against me, *

and those who lie in wait for my life take counsel together.

11 They say, “God has forsaken him;

go after him and seize him; *

because there is none who will save.”

12 O God, be not far from me; *

come quickly to help me, O my God.

13 Let those who set themselves against me be put to shame and be disgraced; *

let those who seek to do me evil be covered with scorn and reproach.

14 But I shall always wait in patience, *

and shall praise you more and more. 

John 12:20-36

Among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there will my servant be also. Whoever serves me, the Father will honor.

“Now my soul is troubled. And what should I say– `Father, save me from this hour’? No, it is for this reason that I have come to this hour. Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.” The crowd standing there heard it and said that it was thunder. Others said, “An angel has spoken to him.” Jesus answered, “This voice has come for your sake, not for mine. Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be driven out. And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” He said this to indicate the kind of death he was to die. The crowd answered him, “We have heard from the law that the Messiah remains forever. How can you say that the Son of Man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man?” Jesus said to them, “The light is with you for a little longer. Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you. If you walk in the darkness, you do not know where you are going. While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of light.”

After Jesus had said this, he departed and hid from them.

Compline for Monday of Holy Week 2020

Starting today, I will be posting special versions of Compline for Monday through Thursday of Holy Week. I will be utilizing the readings assigned for Holy Week.

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Collect for Monday of Holy Week

Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Psalm 36:5-11 – BCP Pg. 632

5  Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, *

and your faithfulness to the clouds.

6 Your righteousness is like the strong mountains,

your justice like the great deep; *

you save both man and beast, O Lord.

7 How priceless is your love, O God! *

your people take refuge under the shadow of your wings.

8 They feast upon the abundance of your house; *

you give them drink from the river of your delights.

9 For with you is the well of life, *

and in your light we see light.

10 Continue your loving-kindness to those who know you, *

and your favor to those who are true of heart.

11 Let not the foot of the proud come near me, *

nor the hand of the wicked push me aside. 

John 12:1-11

Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (the one who was about to betray him), said, “Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii and the money given to the poor?” (He said this not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief; he kept the common purse and used to steal what was put into it.) Jesus said, “Leave her alone. She bought it so that she might keep it for the day of my burial. You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me.” When the great crowd of the Jews learned that he was there, they came not only because of Jesus but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. So, the chief priests planned to put Lazarus to death as well, since it was on account of him that many of the Jews were deserting and were believing in Jesus.

Palm Sunday 2020

Please note: Palms blessed during this service will be available to members once we resume public worship.

Morning Prayer: Rite II

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Palm Sunday – Third Sunday of the Quarantine 

The Liturgy of the Palms                   BCP 270

Reading: Matthew 21:1 -11

Blessing of the Palms                         BCP 271

Collect                                            BCP 272

Opening Sentence                            BCP 76

Confession of Sin and Absolution       BCP 79

Invitatory and Psalter                        BCP 80

Venite                                             BCP 82

Psalm 31: 9 – 16                                BCP 623

First Reading: Isaiah 50:4 – 9a

Canticle 14 – A Song of Penitence      BCP 90

Gospel – Matthew 26: 14 – 27:66 (read in parts) 

Time for Reflection

The Apostles Creed                          BCP 96

The Prayers                                     BCP 97

Suffrages B                                      BCP 98

Collect of the Day                            BCP 219

Collect(s)                                         BCP 99

Prayer for Mission                            BCP 100

Invitation for Prayers                        BCP 101

General Thanksgiving                       BCP 101

A Prayer of St. Chrysostom                BCP 102

Closing                                            BCP 102

Morning Prayer for 3/29/2020

Morning Prayer: Rite II

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 10 am (Mountain Time)

Observing the Fifth Sunday of Lent – Second Sunday of the Quarantine 

Opening Sentence                            BCP 76

Confession of Sin and Absolution       BCP 79

Invitatory and Psalter                        BCP 80

Jubilate                                           BCP 82

Psalm 130                                        BCP 784

Canticle 17 – The Song of Simeon     BCP 93

Gospel – John 11:1 – 45 

Homily

The Apostles Creed                          BCP 96

The Prayers                                     BCP 97

Suffrages A                                      BCP 97

Collect of the Day                            BCP 219

Collect(s)                                         BCP 99

Prayer for Mission                            BCP 100

Invitation for Prayers                        BCP 101

General Thanksgiving                       BCP 101

A Prayer of St. Chrysostom                BCP 102

Closing                                            BCP 102

Evening Prayer for 3/28/2020

Evening Prayer: Rite I

Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 5 pm (Mountain Time)

Observing the Fifth Sunday of Lent – Second Sunday of the Quarantine 

Opening Sentence(s)                         BCP 61

Confession of Sin and Absolution       BCP 62

Invitatory and Psalter                        BCP 63

Psalm 130                                        BCP 784

Gospel – John 11:1 – 45 

Homily

The Apostles Creed                          BCP 66

The Prayers                                     BCP 67

Suffrages B                                      BCP 68

Collect of the Day                            BCP 167

Collect(s)                                         BCP 69

Prayer for Mission                            BCP 70

Invitation for Prayers                        BCP 71

General Thanksgiving                       BCP 71

A Prayer of St. Chrysostom                BCP 72

Closing                                           BCP 73

Readings for the Fifth Sunday of Lent – 2020

“The Raising of Lazarus” by by John August Swanson

The Fifth Sunday of Lent

The Second Sunday of the Coronavirus Lockdown

Psalm 130

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.

John 11:1-45

Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. Mary was the one who anointed the Lord with perfume and wiped his feet with her hair; her brother Lazarus was ill. So the sisters sent a message to Jesus, “Lord, he whom you love is ill.” But when Jesus heard it, he said, “This illness does not lead to death; rather it is for God’s glory, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” Accordingly, though Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus, after having heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed two days longer in the place where he was. 

Then after this he said to the disciples, “Let us go to Judea again.” The disciples said to him, “Rabbi, the Jews were just now trying to stone you, and are you going there again?” Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours of daylight? Those who walk during the day do not stumble, because they see the light of this world. But those who walk at night stumble, because the light is not in them.” After saying this, he told them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I am going there to awaken him.” The disciples said to him, “Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will be all right.” Jesus, however, had been speaking about his death, but they thought that he was referring merely to sleep. Then Jesus told them plainly, “Lazarus is dead. For your sake I am glad I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.” Thomas, who was called the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with him.”

When Jesus arrived, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb four days. Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, some two miles away, and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them about their brother. When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, while Mary stayed at home. Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that God will give you whatever you ask of him.” Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.” Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” She said to him, “Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one coming into the world.” 

When she had said this, she went back and called her sister Mary, and told her privately, “The Teacher is here and is calling for you.” And when she heard it, she got up quickly and went to him. Now Jesus had not yet come to the village, but was still at the place where Martha had met him. The Jews who were with her in the house, consoling her, saw Mary get up quickly and go out. They followed her because they thought that she was going to the tomb to weep there. When Mary came where Jesus was and saw him, she knelt at his feet and said to him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also weeping, he was greatly disturbed in spirit and deeply moved. He said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to him, “Lord, come and see.” Jesus began to weep. So the Jews said, “See how he loved him!” But some of them said, “Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man have kept this man from dying?” 

Then Jesus, again greatly disturbed, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone was lying against it. Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, “Lord, already there is a stench because he has been dead four days.” Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?” So they took away the stone. And Jesus looked upward and said, “Father, I thank you for having heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I have said this for the sake of the crowd standing here, so that they may believe that you sent me.” When he had said this, he cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” The dead man came out, his hands and feet bound with strips of cloth, and his face wrapped in a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Unbind him, and let him go.”

Many of the Jews therefore, who had come with Mary and had seen what Jesus did, believed in him.