St Georges Day Virtual Service

St George’s Day Morning Prayer Service

Captain the Reverend Gord Barrett is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: St George’s Day Morning Prayer Service
Time: Apr 26, 2020 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Morning Prayer

Officiant: Lord, open thou our lips,
People: And our mouth shall proclaim your praise.
Officiant: O God, make speed to save us.
People: O Lord, make haste to help us.

All

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.  Alleluia!

Invitation to Morning Prayer

Officiant: Alleluia! The Lord is risen indeed: O come, let us worship.

All: Alleluia! Christ our Passover has been sacrificed for us; * therefore let us keep the feast, Not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, * but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. Alleluia! Christ being raised from the dead will never die again; * death no longer has dominion over him.The death that he died, he died to sin, once for all; * but the life he lives, he lives to God.So also consider yourselves dead to sin, * and alive to God in Jesus Christ our Lord. Alleluia!Christ has been raised from the dead, * the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.For since by a man came death, * by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead.For as in Adam all die, * so also in Christ shall all be made alive.

Alleluia!

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now and will be for ever. Amen.

The Proclamation of the Word

The First Reading

Acts 2: 14a, 36-41

Reader: A reading from The Acts of the Apostles:

But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them: ‘Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say.
Therefore, let the entire house of Israel know with certainty that God has made him both Lord and Messiah, this Jesus whom you crucified.’

Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and to the other apostles, ‘Brothers, what should we do?’ Peter said to them, ‘Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you, for your children, and for all who are far away, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to him.’ And he testified with many other arguments and exhorted them, saying, ‘Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.’ So those who welcomed his message were baptized, and that day about three thousand persons were added.

Reader: The word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

The Psalm

Psalm 116
Thanksgiving for Recovery from Illness

Reader: I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my supplications.

Congregation: Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.

Reader: The snares of death encompassed me; the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me; I suffered distress and anguish.

Congregation: Then I called on the name of the Lord: ‘O Lord, I pray, save my life!’

Reader: What shall I return to the Lord for all his bounty to me?

Congregation: I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord,

Reader: I will pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people.

Congregation: Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful ones.

Reader: O Lord, I am your servant;

Congregation: I am your servant, the child of your serving-maid.

 Reader: You have loosed my bonds.

Congregation: I will offer to you a thanksgiving sacrifice and call on the name of the Lord.

Reader: I will pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people, in the courts of the house of the Lord, in your midst, O Jerusalem.

All: Praise the Lord!

The Second Reading

1Peter 1: 17-23

Reader: A reading from St Peter

If you invoke as Father the one who judges all people impartially according to their deeds, live in reverent fear during the time of your exile. You know that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your ancestors, not with perishable things like silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without defect or blemish. He was destined before the foundation of the world, but was revealed at the end of the ages for your sake. Through him you have come to trust in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are set on God.

Now that you have purified your souls by your obedience to the truth so that you have genuine mutual love, love one another deeply from the heart. You have been born anew, not of perishable but of imperishable seed, through the living and enduring word of God.

Reader: The word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God. 

Gradual Prayer

Jubilate Deo:

Psalm 100

All: Be joyful in the Lord, all you lands; * serve the Lord with gladness and come before his presence with a song.

Know this: The Lord himself is God; * he himself has made us, and we are his; we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise; * give thanks to him and call upon his name.

For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; * and his faithfulness endures from age to age. 

The Holy Gospel

Luke 24: 13-35

Deacon: The Lord be with you

People: And with thy spirit

Deacon: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to St Luke

People: Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, but their eyes were kept from recognizing him. And he said to them, ‘What are you discussing with each other while you walk along?’ They stood still, looking sad. Then one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answered him, ‘Are you the only stranger in Jerusalem who does not know the things that have taken place there in these days?’ He asked them, ‘What things?’ They replied, ‘The things about Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, and how our chief priests and leaders handed him over to be condemned to death and crucified him. But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things took place. Moreover, some women of our group astounded us. They were at the tomb early this morning, and when they did not find his body there, they came back and told us that they had indeed seen a vision of angels who said that he was alive. Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said; but they did not see him.’ Then he said to them, ‘Oh, how foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have declared! Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer these things and then enter into his glory?’ Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them the things about himself in all the scriptures.

As they came near the village to which they were going, he walked ahead as if he were going on. But they urged him strongly, saying, ‘Stay with us, because it is almost evening and the day is now nearly over.’ So he went in to stay with them. When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. They said to each other, ‘Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?’ That same hour they got up and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven and their companions gathered together. They were saying, ‘The Lord has risen indeed, and he has appeared to Simon!’ Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread.

Deacon: The Gospel of Christ.

People: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ 

Sermon/Reflection 

Affirmation of Faith

All: The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. 

Intercessions and Thanksgivings

Reader: Let us pray responding to, “Lord in you Mercy”, with Hear our Prayer 

The Collect for Easter 3

Officiant: O God, your Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread. Open the eyes of our faith, that we may see him in his redeeming work, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever, Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer

Officiant: Gathering our prayers and praises into one, let us pray as our Saviour taught us, in the language of our hearts

All

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.

Blessing

Officiant: May the blessing of Almighty God, The Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit, bless, hold and keep you, and the ones you love, from this day forever more.

People: Amen

Dismissal

Deacon: Go forth into the world in the name of Jesus Christ to love and serve the Lord.

All:

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia