Easter II – April 26, 2020

Morning Prayer

Call To Worship

Christ Jesus is risen from the dead. The Lord has risen indeed.
(Luke 24:34
)

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad it in.
(Psalm 118:24
)

Alleluia! Christ is risen!
The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia! 

Opening Hymn – Alleluia No. 1

Chorus
Alleluia alleluia
Give thanks to the Risen Lord
Alleluia alleluia
Give praise to His Name

1. Jesus is Lord of all the earth
He is the King of creation
Chorus

2. Spread the good news o’er all the earth
Jesus has died and has risen
Chorus

3. We have been crucified with Christ
Now we shall live forever
Chorus

4. Come let us praise the Living God
Joyfully sing to our Savior
Chorus

Confession

Let us humbly confess our sins to Almighty God.

Almighty and most merciful Father,
we have erred and strayed from your ways like lost sheep.
We have followed too much the evil intentions and desires of our own hearts.
We have broken your holy laws.
We have left undone the things that we ought to have done;
and we have done the things that we ought not to have done;
and there is no spiritual soundness within us.

Have mercy on us, pitiful sinners, O Lord.
Spare those who confess their sins.
Restore those who truly repent,
even as you have promised through Jesus Christ our Lord.
And grant, merciful Father, for his sake,
that we may live from this time forward a godly, righteous and holy life,
to the glory of your holy Name. Amen.

Absolution

Merciful God, grant to your faithful people pardon and peace;
that they may be cleansed from all their sins,
and serve you with a quiet mind;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be your Name,
Your kingdom come,
Your will be done,
On earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread;
And forgive us our sins,
As we forgive those who sin against us;
Lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For yours is the kingdom,
the power, and the glory,
forever and ever.  Amen.

Open our lips, O Lord.
And we shall declare your praise.

O God, make speed to save us.
O Lord, make haste to help us.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and shall be forever;
world without end. Amen.

Let us praise the Lord.
The Lord’s Name be praised.

The Venite

Psalm 135 (NIV)

Praise the Lord.

Praise the name of the Lord;
    praise him, you servants of the Lord,
you who minister in the house of the Lord,
    in the courts of the house of our God.

Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good;
    sing praise to his name, for that is pleasant.
For the Lord has chosen Jacob to be his own,
    Israel to be his treasured possession.

I know that the Lord is great,
    that our Lord is greater than all gods.
The Lord does whatever pleases him,
    in the heavens and on the earth,
    in the seas and all their depths.
He makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth;
    he sends lightning with the rain
    and brings out the wind from his storehouses.

He struck down the firstborn of Egypt,
    the firstborn of people and animals.
He sent his signs and wonders into your midst, Egypt,
    against Pharaoh and all his servants.
10 He struck down many nations
    and killed mighty kings—
11 Sihon king of the Amorites,
    Og king of Bashan,
    and all the kings of Canaan—
12 and he gave their land as an inheritance,
    an inheritance to his people Israel.

13 Your name, Lord, endures forever,
    your renown, Lord, through all generations.
14 For the Lord will vindicate his people
    and have compassion on his servants.

15 The idols of the nations are silver and gold,
    made by human hands.
16 They have mouths, but cannot speak,
    eyes, but cannot see.
17 They have ears, but cannot hear,
    nor is there breath in their mouths.
18 Those who make them will be like them,
    and so will all who trust in them.

19 All you Israelites, praise the Lord;
    house of Aaron, praise the Lord;
20 house of Levi, praise the Lord;
    you who fear him, praise the Lord.
21 Praise be to the Lord from Zion,
    to him who dwells in Jerusalem.

Praise the Lord.

Glory be to the Father, and the Son, and to the Holy Spirit
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen

The First Reading – Numbers 13:1, 2, 17-33 (NIV)

The first reading is from the thirteenth chapter of the book of Numbers, beginning at the first verse.

The Lord said to Moses, “Send some men to explore the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the Israelites. From each ancestral tribe send one of its leaders.”

17 When Moses sent them to explore Canaan, he said, “Go up through the Negevand on into the hill country. 18 See what the land is like and whether the people who live there are strong or weak, few or many. 19 What kind of land do they live in? Is it good or bad? What kind of towns do they live in? Are they unwalled or fortified? 20 How is the soil? Is it fertile or poor? Are there trees in it or not? Do your best to bring back some of the fruit of the land.” (It was the season for the first ripe grapes.)

21 So they went up and explored the land from the Desert of Zin as far as Rehob,toward Lebo Hamath. 22 They went up through the Negev and came to Hebron,where Ahiman, Sheshai and Talmai, the descendants of Anak, lived. (Hebron had been built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.) 23 When they reached the Valley of Eshkol, they cut off a branch bearing a single cluster of grapes. Two of them carried it on a pole between them, along with some pomegranates and figs.24 That place was called the Valley of Eshkol because of the cluster of grapes the Israelites cut off there. 25 At the end of forty days they returned from exploring the land.

26 They came back to Moses and Aaron and the whole Israelite community at Kadesh in the Desert of Paran. There they reported to them and to the whole assembly and showed them the fruit of the land. 27 They gave Moses this account: “We went into the land to which you sent us, and it does flow with milk and honey!Here is its fruit. 28 But the people who live there are powerful, and the cities are fortified and very large. We even saw descendants of Anak there. 29 The Amalekites live in the Negev; the Hittites, Jebusites and Amorites live in the hill country; and the Canaanites live near the sea and along the Jordan.”

30 Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, “We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it.”

31 But the men who had gone up with him said, “We can’t attack those people; they are stronger than we are.” 32 And they spread among the Israelites a bad report about the land they had explored. They said, “The land we explored devours those living in it. All the people we saw there are of great size. 33 We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.”

The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Te Deum

We praise you, O God; we acknowledge you to be the Lord.
All creation worships you; the everlasting Father.
To you all the angels and the powers of heaven loudy cry,
To you cherubim and seraphim continually sing,
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts;
Heaven and earth are full of the majesty of your glory.

The glorious company of the apostles praise you:
The noble fellowship of the prophets praise you.
The white-robed army of martyrs praise you.
The holy Church throughout all the world acclaims you;
The Father, of majesty unbounded;Your adorable, true and only Son;
And the Holy Spirit, the Counselor.

You are the King of glory, Lord Christ.
You are the everlasting Son of the Father.
When you became man to set us free, you humbled yourself to be born of a Virgin.
When you had overcome the sting of death, you opened the kingdom of heaven to all believers.
You sit at the right hand of God, in the glory of the Father.
We believe that you will come again to be our Judge.
Come then, Lord, we pray, and help your servants, whom you have redeemed with your precious blood.
Bring us to be united with your saints, in everlasting glory.

O Lord, save your people, and bless your inheritance.
Govern them, and uphold them now and always.
Day by day we glorify you;
And we worship your Name always, forever and ever.
O Lord, by your grace, keep us this day from all sin.
O Lord, have mercy on us, have mercy on us.
O Lord, let your mercy rest upon us, for we put our trust in you.
O Lord, I have trusted in you; let me not be abandoned at the last.

The Second Reading – Mark 5:21-43 (NIV)

The second reading is from the fifth chapter of the Gospel of Mark, beginning at the twenty-first verse.

When Jesus had again crossed over by boat to the other side of the lake, a large crowd gathered around him while he was by the lake. 22 Then one of the synagogue leaders, named Jairus, came, and when he saw Jesus, he fell at his feet. 23 He pleaded earnestly with him, “My little daughter is dying. Please come and put your hands on her so that she will be healed and live.” 24 So Jesus went with him.

A large crowd followed and pressed around him. 25 And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. 26 She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse. 27 When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, 28 because she thought, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.” 29 Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering.

30 At once Jesus realized that power had gone out from him. He turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who touched my clothes?”

31 “You see the people crowding against you,” his disciples answered, “and yet you can ask, ‘Who touched me?’ ”

32 But Jesus kept looking around to see who had done it. 33 Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell at his feet and, trembling with fear, told him the whole truth. 34 He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”

35 While Jesus was still speaking, some people came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue leader. “Your daughter is dead,” they said. “Why bother the teacher anymore?”

36 Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.”

37 He did not let anyone follow him except Peter, James and John the brother of James. 38 When they came to the home of the synagogue leader, Jesus saw a commotion, with people crying and wailing loudly. 39 He went in and said to them, “Why all this commotion and wailing? The child is not dead but asleep.” 40 But they laughed at him.

After he put them all out, he took the child’s father and mother and the disciples who were with him, and went in where the child was. 41 He took her by the handand said to her, “Talitha koum!” (which means “Little girl, I say to you, get up!”).42 Immediately the girl stood up and began to walk around (she was twelve years old). At this they were completely astonished. 43 He gave strict orders not to let anyone know about this, and told them to give her something to eat.

The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Benedictus

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 life everlasting. Amen.

The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.

Let us pray. 

O Lord, show us your mercy.
And grant us your salvation.

Endue your Ministers with righteousness.
And make your chosen people joyful.

O Lord, save your people.
And bless your inheritance.

Give peace in our time, Lord.
For you alone rule the world.

Cleanse our hearts, O Lord.
And revive us by your Holy Spirit.

The Collect for Easter II

Almighty God, who gave your only Son for us to be both a sacrifice for sin and an example of godly life, give us grace so that we may always receive with thankfulness the immeasurable benefit of his sacrifice, and try day by day to follow in the steps of his most holy life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.

The Collect for Peace

Lord God, the author of peace and lover of harmony, whom to know is eternal life and to serve is perfect freedom: Defend us your humble servants against all assaults of our enemies, that trusting in your defense, we may not fear the power of any adversaries; through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

The Collect for Grace

Heavenly Father, Almighty and Everlasting God, we thank you that you have brought us safely to the beginning of this day; defend us, your humble servants, with your mighty power, and grant that we neither fall into sin, nor run into any kind of danger; also grant that, being guided and governed by you, we may do what is right in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Reflection

Offertory Salutation

Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
Hebrews 13:16

Offertory Hymn – They’ll Know We Are Christians

1. We are one in the Spirit
We are one in the Lord
We are one in the Spirit
We are one in the Lord
And we pray that all unity
May one day be restored

Chorus
And they’ll know we are Christians
By our love by our love
Yes they’ll know we are Christians
By our love

2. We will walk with each other
We will walk hand in hand
We will walk with each other
We will walk hand in hand
And together we’ll spread the news
That God is in our land
Chorus

3. We will work with each other
We will work side by side
We will work with each other
We will work side by side
And we’ll guard each man’s dignity
And save each man’s pride
Chorus

4. All praise to the Father
From whom all things come
And all praise to Christ Jesus
His only Son
And all praise to the Spirit
Who makes us one
Chorus

Prayer Over The Gifts

Blessed be thou, Lord God of Israel, for ever and ever.
All that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine.

All things come of thee,
and of thine own have we given thee. Amen.

A Prayer For All In Civil Authority

Lord God, our Governor, whose glory is in all the world; we commend this nation to your merciful care, that being guided by your providence, we may dwell secure in your peace. We give thanks for: the people of Prince Albert, members of the City Council, and Greg, our Mayor. Fill them with the love of truth and righteousness; and make them always mindful of their calling to serve this city and people in reverence before you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

A Prayer For The Clergy and People

Almighty and everlasting God, from whom comes every good and perfect gift: Send down your Spirit of wisdom, truth and power upon +Michael and +Adam, our Bishops; Rick+ our pastor; our brothers and sisters in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Prince Albert, and Albert, their Bishop; as well as Salvation Army, Sr. Pastor: Matthew & Whitney Reid.  We pray for The Mission of Cumberland House: Good Shepherd, Cumberland House, The Revd Canon Park Buck, Priest-in-Charge, The Revd Lloyd Young; the world-wide Anglican Communion and the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem & The Middle East, The Most Revd Michael Lewis –Archbishop, Jerusalem & the Middle East & Bishop of Cyprus and the Gulf; our brothers and sisters in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Prince Albert, and Albert, their Bishop; for the Church throughout Prince Albert, and specifically for The Salvation Army, Sr. Pastor: Matthew & Whitney Reid; and persecuted Christians around the word, that an outpouring of repentance and revival may come upon our nations and our world. And we pray for broken families and those recovering from divorce. That they may truly please you, pour upon them the continuing refreshment of your blessing. Grant this, we pray, for the honor of our Advocate and Mediator, Jesus Christ. Amen

Prayers of the People

We pray for your holy, catholic Church that it may be guided and governed by your good Spirit, that all who profess and call themselves Christians may be led into the way of truth and hold the faith in unity of spirit, in the bond of peace, and in righteousness of life, and especially for Lois, Ken & Karel, Valerie, Craig & Jamilynn, and their children, Sorsha and Warwick, Merle, Arthur & Carole, and for our lay readers, Noreen, John, Mary, Julie, Merle, and Colleen.

And, we commend to your fatherly goodness all those who are in any way afflicted, or distressed, in mind, body, personal welfare or material circumstances especially Leah, Brent, Ward, Gary, Marilyn, Muriel, Jackie, Muriel, Eva, Joe, Liam, Geoff, Keaton, Ralph, Dorothy, Phil, Silas, Julia, Gay, Philip, Penny, Maria, Jean, Lucian and Nancy, and the family and friends of Sabine Kornmeyer. Be pleased, Holy Father, to comfort and relieve them according to their various needs; give them patience under their suffering, and a happy deliverance out of their afflictions; for Jesus Christ’s sake.

And we pray, Heavenly Father, especially for our Bishops, Clergy, Parish leaders, our congregations in the Diocese of Saskatchewan, and the same throughout the Anglican Church of Canada, that you would strengthen us all by the power of your Holy Spirit during this time of pandemic, that we may serve one another, our families, and our neighbours, as we are able, and that our faith may be renewed and strengthened in this time.

We pray for our communities, and our leaders here, and across the country, that you would give them wisdom and strength for this time. And may we have the faith to believe what your apostle Paul wrote in Romans 8:38-39: “Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  Amen.

A General Thanksgiving

Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all you have done for us.
We thank you for the splendour of the whole creation,
for the beauty of this world, for the wonder of life, and for the mystery of love.
We thank you for the blessing of family and friends,
and for the loving care which surrounds us on every side.
We thank you for setting us tasks which demand our best efforts,
and for leading us to accomplishments which satisfy and delight us.

We thank you also for those disappointments and failures
that lead us to acknowledge our dependence on you alone.
Above all, we thank you for your Son Jesus Christ;
for the truth of his word and the example of his life;
for his steadfast obedience,
by which he overcame temptation;
for his dying,
through which he overcame death,
for his rising to life again,
in which we are raised to the life of your kingdom.

Grant us the gift of your Spirit,
that we may know Christ and make him known;
and through him, at all times and in all places,
may give thanks to you in all things. Amen.

A Prayer Of Saint Chrysostom

Almighty God, you who have given us grace at this time to bring before you with one mind our common petitions, and have promised that when two or three are gathered together in your Name you will grant their requests: We humbly ask you to fulfill now the desires and petitions of your servants, in ways that are most suitable for them, granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the world to come everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

The Grace: 2 Corinthians 13:14

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and the love of God,
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit,
be with us all evermore. Amen.

Closing Song – How Great Thou Art

1. O Lord my God
When I in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds
Thy hands have made
I see the stars
I hear the rolling thunder
Thy pow’r thru’out
The universe displayed

Chorus
Then sings my soul
My Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art
How great Thou art
Then sings my soul
My Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art
How great Thou art

2. When Christ shall come
With shout of acclamation
And take me home
What joy shall fill my heart
Then I shall bow
In humble adoration
And there proclaim
My God how great Thou art
Chorus

3 thoughts on “Easter II – April 26, 2020

  1. Thanks, Rick for the uplifting message. Thinking and praying for you and your family at this time. Faye and Bishop Charlie

  2. Thank you for this and your sermon at the cathedral service. Your service is being sent to my best friend in Sudbury who wanted me to let you know she is enjoying them, especially the music selection.

  3. Thank you Rick, this reminds me that Jesus is always willing to help us in our time of need, regardless of what that might be. Right now with what is happening in our lives it is easy to lose sight of that.
    Love the music, it is always great.

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