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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 these services will be live-streamed online as well as being viewable for the week following each service.


Service Schedule for the Week of May 31, 2020: (all services streamed)
  • Sunday, May 31: Whitsunday, The Feast of Pentecost
    • 8:00am Morning Prayer
    • 10:00am High Mass
    • 5:00pm Evening Prayer
  • Monday
    • 5:00pm Evening Prayer
  • Wednesday
    • 5:00pm Evening Prayer and Low Mass
  • Friday
    • 12:15pm Deacon's Liturgy
    • 5:00pm Evening Prayer

    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 Whitsunday, May 31, 2020

    Psalm 145. Exaltabo te, Deus.

    I WILL magnify thee, O God, my King; * and I will praise thy Name for ever and ever.
    2 Every day will I give thanks unto thee; * and praise thy Name for ever and ever.
    3 Great is the LORD, and marvellous worthy to be praised; * there is no end of his greatness.
    4 One generation shall praise thy works unto another, * and declare thy power.
    5 As for me, I will be talking of thy worship, * thy glory, thy praise, and wondrous works;
    6 So that men shall speak of the might of thy marvellous acts; * and I will also tell of thy greatness.
    7 The memorial of thine abundant kindness shall be showed; * and men shall sing of thy righteousness.
    8 The LORD is gracious and merciful; * long-suffering, and of great goodness.
    9 The LORD is loving unto every man; * and his mercy is over all his works.
    10 All thy works praise thee, O LORD; * and thy saints give thanks unto thee.
    11 They show the glory of thy kingdom, * and talk of thy power;
    12 That thy power, thy glory, and mightiness of thy kingdom, * might be known unto men.
    13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, * and thy dominion endureth throughout all ages.
    14 The LORD upholdeth all such as fall, * and lifteth up all those that are down.
    15 The eyes of all wait upon thee, O Lord; * and thou givest them their meat in due season.
    16 Thou openest thine hand, * and fillest all things living with plenteousness.
    17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways, * and holy in all his works.
    18 The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him; * yea, all such as call upon him faithfully.
    19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him; * he also will hear their cry, and will help them.
    20 The LORD preserveth all them that love him; * but scattereth abroad all the ungodly.
    21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD; * and let all flesh give thanks unto his holy Name for ever and ever

    First Lesson - Joel 2: 28

    And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.

    Second Lesson - Romans 8: 1-11

    There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.


    Epistle and Gospel for Whitsunday, May 31, 2020

    Collect for Whitsunday

    O God, who as at this time didst teach the hearts of thy faithful people, by sending to them the light of thy Holy Spirit: grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things, and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort. Through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the same Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.

    Epistle. Acts. 2:1

    When the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galileans? And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born? Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.

    Gospel. St. John 14:15

    At that time: Jesus said unto his disciples, If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words; and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me. These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you. But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I. And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe. Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me. But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do.

    Commentary:

    This coming Sunday is Whitsunday, or Pentecost, the feast that marks the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the Church. That is the gift that Christ's sacrifice prepared us to receive. The Holy Spirit is what truly unites us with all Christians -- those who have gone before us into the life to come, those who are alive today and praying together with us, and those who are yet to come and continue the life of prayer after us. We are surrounded by prayer and we are part of that witness. As we move into the coming longer season of Trinitytide after this, let us love our neighbor, pray without ceasing, and patiently wait for God to show us the way we are to walk in.

    God bless you all. Your servant,

    Fr. Lillegard


    Psalms for Evening Prayer for the Week of May 10th through May 16th

    Sunday, May 31st - Psalms 48, 122

    Monday, June 1st - Psalm 103

    Wednesday, June 3rd - Psalm 84

    Friday, June 5th - Psalm 43, 134


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    Updated 05/30/2020