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Weekly Schedule of Services

Prayers to be Said Daily

Service of Spiritual Communion

Psalms and Lessons
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Sunday Collect, Epistle
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Commentary on
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Psalms for Streamed
Evening Prayer

 

In response to the coronavirus pandemic and in consideration of the safety of our parishioners and the community, the Parish of Saint Mark has temporarily suspended public worship services.

A reduced Mass and Prayer Office schedule will be maintained, and the services specified below will be live-streamed online as well as being viewable for the week following each service.


Service Schedule for the Week of October 18th, 2020:
  • Sunday, October 18th: The Feast of Saint Luke the Evangelist, (comm. The Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity)
    • 8:00am Communion from Reserve Host
    • 9:00am Morning Prayer (streamed)
    • 10:00am High Mass (streamed)
    • 5:00pm Evening Prayer (streamed)
  • Monday
    • 12:15pm Low Mass
    • 5:00pm Evening Prayer (streamed)
  • Tuesday
    • 12:15pm Low Mass
  • Wednesday
    • 5:00pm Evening Prayer and Low Mass (streamed)
  • Thursday
    • 12:15pm Low Mass
  • Friday
    • 12:15pm Deacon's Liturgy (streamed)
    • 5:00pm Evening Prayer (streamed)
  • Saturday
    • 12:15pm Deacon's Liturgy

    Prayers to be Said Daily

    Parishioners are encouraged to say the following prayers daily during this challenging time:

    For Christian Service

    O LORD our heavenly Father, whose blessed Son came not to be ministered unto, but to minister; We beseech thee to bless all who, following in his steps, give themselves to the service of their fellow men. Endue them with wisdom, patience, and courage, that they may strengthen the weak and raise up those who fall; and, being inspired by thy love, may worthily minister in thy Name to the suffering, the friendless, and the needy; for the sake of him who laid down his life for us, the same thy Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.

    In Time of Calamity

    O GOD, merciful and compassionate, who art ever ready to hear the prayers of those who put their trust in thee; Graciously hearken to us who call upon thee, and grant us thy help in this our need; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

    In Time of Great Sickness and Mortality

    O MOST mighty and merciful God, in this time of grievous sickness, we flee unto thee for succour. Deliver us, we beseech thee, from our peril; give strength and skill to all those who minister to the sick; prosper the means made use of for their cure; and grant that, perceiving how frail and uncertain our life is, we may apply our hearts unto that heavenly wisdom which leadeth to eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

    A Prayer for the Clergy and People

    ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, from whom cometh every good and perfect gift; Send down upon our Bishops, and other Clergy, and upon the Congregations committed to their charge, the healthful Spirit of thy grace; and, that they may truly please thee, pour upon them the continual dew of thy blessing. Grant this, O Lord, for the honour of our Advocate and Mediator, Jesus Christ. Amen.


    Morning Prayer and Service of Spiritual Communion

    Parishioners are encouraged to say the Office of Daily Morning Prayer and the following service on Sunday mornings. The Collects, Psalms and readings for this coming Sunday will be displayed below the services.


    Spiritual Communion

    when unable to attend Mass

    In the Name of the ✠ Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

    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.

    Collect

    Let the Power of the Holy Spirt come upon me, O Lord, I beseech thee: that he may both mercifully cleanse my heart and defend me from all adversities. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

    The Epistle appointed for the day, or Revelation 3:20

    Behold. I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

    The Gospel appointed for the day, or St. John 15:5

    I am the vine, ye are the branches. He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

    Act of Contrition

    O God, I am very sorry that I have sinned against thee who art so good. Forgive me for Jesus' sake, and I will try to sin no more.

    Act of Reception

    In Union, dear Lord, with the faithful at every altar of thy Church where thy blessed Body and Blood are being offered to the Father, I desire to offer thee praise and thanksgiving. I believe that thou art truly present in the Holy Sacrament. And since I cannot now receive thee sacramentally, I beseech thee to come spiritually into my heart. I unite myself unto thee, and embrace thee with all the affections of my soul. Let me never be separated from thee. Let me live and die in thy love. Amen.

    Come Lord Jesus, dwell in thy servant in the fulness of thy strength, in the perfection of thy ways, and in the holiness of thy spirit, and rule over every hostile power in the might of thy Spirit, and to the glory of the Father. Amen.

    May the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ preserve my body and Soul unto everlasting life. Amen

    Act of Praise and Thanksgiving

    Blessed, praised, and adored be Jesus Christ on his throne of glory in Heaven, and in the most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Amen.


    Psalms and Lessons for Morning Prayer for The Feast of Saint Luke the Evangelist, October 18th, 2020

    Psalm 67. Deus misereatur.

    GOD be merciful unto us, and bless us, * and show us the light of his countenance, and be merciful unto us;
    2 That thy way may be known upon earth, * thy saving health among all nations.
    3 Let the peoples praise thee, O God; * yea, let all the peoples praise thee.
    4 O let the nations rejoice and be glad; * for thou shalt judge the folk righteously, and govern the nations upon earth.
    5 Let the peoples praise thee, O God; * yea, let all the peoples praise thee.
    6 Then shall the earth bring forth her increase; * and God, even our own God, shall give us his blessing.
    7 God shall bless us; * and all the ends of the world shall fear him.

    Psalm 96. Cantate Domino.

    O SING unto the LORD a new song; * sing unto the LORD, all the whole earth.
    2 Sing unto the LORD, and praise his Name; * be telling of his salvation from day to day.
    3 Declare his honour unto the heathen, * and his wonders unto all peoples.
    4 For the LORD is great, and cannot worthily be praised; * he is more to be feared than all gods.
    5 As for all the gods of the heathen, they are but idols; * but it is the LORD that made the heavens.
    6 Glory and worship are before him; * power and honour are in his sanctuary.
    7 Ascribe unto the LORD, O ye kindreds of the peoples, * ascribe unto the LORD worship and power.
    8 Ascribe unto the LORD the honour due unto his Name; * bring presents, and come into his courts.
    9 O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness; * let the whole earth stand in awe of him.
    10 Tell it out among the heathen, that the LORD is King, and that it is he who hath made the round world so fast that it cannot be moved; * and how that he shall judge the peoples1 righteously.
    11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; * let the sea make a noise, and all that therein is.
    12 Let the field be joyful, and all that is in it; * then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice before the LORD.
    13 For he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth; * and with righteousness to judge the world, and the peoples with his truth.

    First Lesson - Isaiah 52: 7-10

    How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth! Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the LORD shall bring again Zion. Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem: for the LORD hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem. The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.

    Second Lesson - Acts 1: 1-8

    The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen: To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God: And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.


    Epistle and Gospel for The The Feast of Saint Luke the Evangelist, October 18th, 2020

    Collect for St. Luke the Evangelist

    ALMIGHTY God, who didst inspire thy servant Saint Luke the Physician, to set forth in the Gospel the love and healing power of thy Son; Manifest in thy Church the like power and love, to the healing of our bodies and our souls; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

    Collect for The Nineteenth Sunday After Trinity

    O GOD, forasmuch as without thee we are not able to please thee; Mercifully grant that thy Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

    Epistle 2 Timothy 4:5

    Dearly beloved; Watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me: for Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia. Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry. And Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus. The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments. Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works: of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood our words.

    Gospel Luke 10:1

    At that time: The Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come. Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest. Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves. Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way. And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house. And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again. And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire.

    Commentary

    St. Luke, the writer of one of the Gospels and of the book of the Acts of the Apostles, was a Gentile from Antioch and a physician. He was a convert of St. Paul and traveled with Paul in his missionary journeys, acting as his scribe. We can find St. Luke mentioned in Colossians 4:14, II Timothy 4:11, and Philemon 24.

    St. Luke’s Gospel is like Acts in that it is addressed to an individual. The books were written to Theophilus, a Gentile and new believer, as the time of the Apostles was ending and the teaching of the faith was being transferred to their successors. Luke wrote to reassure Theophilus that God was still at work in the Christian community that had been founded by Jesus.

    In the Epistle, Paul speaks of the end of his ministry and says, “I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is a hand.” He is referring to himself like a drink offering, poured over a sacrifice at the end of the ceremony. Paul is showing his own life and that of the other Apostles are being poured out onto the sacrifice of Christ, becoming mingled with it as one offering. This is the calling of the Church - to be brought into the one, perfect sacrifice of our Lord. But Paul did not see the end of the Apostles’ lives as the end of the Church. He is giving his work to the next generation, those called to it like Timothy, Luke and Mark were.

    As in the Gospels we see the Apostles called, and then our Lord appointed the seventy to go and preach to the same Gospel of peace, so Apostles went to preach the Gospel and then the men they appointed continued that work, right down to today. Now we are called like St. Paul, St. Luke, St. Timothy, and St. Mark to make an offering of our lives to Christ to be poured out upon his sacrifice that saves us.

    I wish you all the best. You are all in my prayers.

    God bless you all. Your servant,

    Fr. Lillegard


    Psalms for Evening Prayer for the Week of October 18th through October 24th

    Sunday, October 18th - Psalm 147 (Saint Luke)

    Monday, October 19th - Psalm 92

    Wednesday, October 21st - Psalms 113 & 114

    Friday, October 23rd - Psalms 119:v161-176 & 117


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