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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
Sunday Propers

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 August 2nd, 2020:
  • Sunday, August 2nd: The Eighth 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, August 6th: The Transfiguration of Our Lord
    • 5:00pm Evening Prayer and Low Mass (streamed)
  • Friday
    • 12:15pm Deacon's Liturgy (streamed)
    • 5:00pm Evening Prayer (streamed)
  • Saturday
    • 12:15pm Low Mass

    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 Eighth Sunday after Trinity, August 2nd, 2020

    Psalm 119. V. Legem pone.

    TEACH me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes, * and I shall keep it unto the end.
    34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; * yea, I shall keep it with my whole heart.
    35 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; * for therein is my desire.
    36 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, * and not to covetousness.
    37 O turn away mine eyes, lest they behold vanity; * and quicken thou me in thy way.
    38 O stablish thy word in thy servant, * that I may fear thee.
    39 Take away the rebuke that I am afraid of; * for thy judgments are good.
    40 Behold, my delight is in thy commandments; * O quicken me in thy righteousness.

    VI. Et veniat super me.

    LET thy loving mercy come also unto me, O LORD, * even thy salvation, according unto thy word.
    42 So shall I make answer unto my blasphemers; * for my trust is in thy word.
    43 O take not the word of thy truth utterly out of my mouth; * for my hope is in thy judgments.
    44 So shall I alway keep thy law; * yea, for ever and ever.
    45 And I will walk at liberty; * for I seek thy commandments.
    46 I will speak of thy testimonies also, even before kings, * and will not be ashamed
    47 And my delight shall be in thy commandments, * which I have loved.
    48 My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; * and my study shall be in thy statutes.

    First Lesson - Ecclesiasticus 1: 18 - 27

    The fear of the Lord is a crown of wisdom, making peace and perfect health to flourish; both which are the gifts of God: and it enlargeth their rejoicing that love him. Wisdom raineth down skill and knowledge of understanding standing, and exalteth them to honour that hold her fast. The root of wisdom is to fear the Lord, and the branches thereof are long life. The fear of the Lord driveth away sins: and where it is present, it turneth away wrath. A furious man cannot be justified; for the sway of his fury shall be his destruction. A patient man will tear for a time, and afterward joy shall spring up unto him. He will hide his words for a time, and the lips of many shall declare his wisdom. The parables of knowledge are in the treasures of wisdom: but godliness is an abomination to a sinner. If thou desire wisdom, keep the commandments, and the Lord shall give her unto thee. For the fear of the Lord is wisdom and instruction: and faith and meekness are his delight.

    Second Lesson - John 7: 14 - 24

    Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught. And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned? Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself. He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him. Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me? The people answered and said, Thou hast a devil: who goeth about to kill thee? Jesus answered and said unto them, I have done one work, and ye all marvel. Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision; (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers;) and ye on the sabbath day circumcise a man. If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, that the law of Moses should not be broken; are ye angry at me, because I have made a man every whit whole on the sabbath day? Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.


    Epistle and Gospel for The Eighth Sunday after Trinity, July 26th, 2020

    Collect for The Eighth Sunday after Trinity

    O GOD, whose never-failing providence ordereth all things both in heaven and earth: we humbly beseech thee to put away from us all hurtful things, and to give us those things which are profitable for us. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Who livest and reignest with the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

    Epistle Romans 8:12

    Brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit himself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

    Gospel St. Matthew 7:15

    At that time; Jesus said to his disciples: Beware of false prophets which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

    Commentary:

    The Gospel for this Sunday is from Matthew's Gospel, Chapter Seven starting at the Fifteenth verse, which begins, "Beware of false prophets". Keep in mind that a prophet is someone who speaks for God, or, in this case, someone claiming to speak for God. Whenever someone claims that God wants us to do this or God hates that, they are claiming to speak for God.

    The Gospel goes on to tell us how to know who is speaking for God and who is using God's name for their own gain. We will know real prophets from false prophets by their works. So, it is their works that we are to look to, what they do, not just what they say, because even when we try to hide our true motives or even convince ourselves we other then we are, how we act will give us away. If we say we love our neighbor, but in truth we do not, we will be short, disinterested, or, worse, take pleasure in their misfortune. How people talk about others, how they act around them, how they react to their tribulation shows what is real in their heart.

    The Epistle reminds us we are called to a greater witness. We are called to be the children of God, a brother or sister of Jesus. Jesus, who is both God and man, perfectly obeyed the Father and is therefore a perfectly example of the life we are called to live. Jesus taught us to love our neighbors, to love our enemies, to pray for our persecutors. He taught to not be concerned with the things of this world but to put our trust in God. So, when someone claiming to speak for God tells us to distrust or hate "that" group of people or worry about someone taking your property, they are not speaking for God but are seeking their own self-interest. To speak for God, to be a prophet, is to be like Jesus but we are not perfect as he is. Can any of us, then, speak for God?

    It is true that the church speaks for God, from the scriptures and through the consistent teaching of the Church from the time of the Apostles. It is only through the Old and New Testaments together viewed through Christ that we dare to speak in God's name. Are any one of us perfect? No, but the Church is the body of Christ, which we are a part of, and therefore are being brought into Christ perfection. So when we speak we must speak with the teaching of the Church and when we hear those words come out of our mouths we must examine if that is also what is in our hearts.

    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 August 2nd through 8th

    Sunday, August 2nd - Psalm 25

    Monday, August 3rd - Psalm 116

    Wednesday, August 5th - Psalms 97, 99

    Friday, August 7th - Psalms 138, 146


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    Updated 07/31/2020