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Weekly Schedule of Services

Prayers to be Said Daily

Service of Spiritual Communion

Psalms and Lessons
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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 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 July 12th, 2020:
  • Sunday, July 12th: The Fifth Sunday after Trinity
    • 8:00am Communion from Reserve Host
    • 9:00am Morning Prayer
    • 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 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 Fifth Sunday after Trinity, July 12th, 2020

    Psalm 62. Nonne Deo?

    MY soul truly waiteth still upon God; * for of him cometh my salvation.
    2 He verily is my strength and my salvation; * he is my defence, so that I shall not greatly fall.
    3 How long will ye imagine mischief against every man? * Ye shall be slain all the sort of you; yea, as a tottering wall shall ye be, and like a broken hedge.
    4 Their device is only how to put him out whom God will exalt; * their delight is in lies; they give good words with their mouth, but curse with their heart.
    5 Nevertheless, my soul, wait thou still upon God; * for my hope is in him.
    6 He truly is my strength and my salvation; * he is my defence, so that I shall not fall.
    7 In God is my health and my glory; * the rock of my might; and in God is my trust.
    8 O put your trust in him alway, ye people; * pour out your hearts before him, for God is our hope.
    9 As for the children of men, they are but vanity; the children of men are deceitful; * upon the weights they are altogether lighter than vanity itself.
    10 O trust not in wrong and robbery; give not yourselves unto vanity: * if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.
    11 God spake once, and twice I have also heard the same, * that power belongeth unto God;
    12 And that thou, Lord, art merciful; * for thou rewardest every man according to his work.

    Psalm 63. Deus, Deus meus.

    O GOD, thou art my God; * early will I seek thee.
    2 My soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh also longeth after thee, * in a barren and dry land where no water is.
    3 Thus have I looked for thee in the sanctuary, * that I might behold thy power and glory.
    4 For thy loving-kindness is better than the life itself: * my lips shall praise thee.
    5 As long as I live will I magnify thee in1 this manner, * and lift up my hands in thy Name
    6 My soul shall be satisfied, even as it were with marrow and fatness, * when my mouth praiseth thee with joyful lips.
    7 Have I not remembered thee in my bed, * and thought upon thee when I was waking?
    8 Because thou hast been my helper; * therefore under the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.
    9 My soul hangeth upon thee; * thy right hand hath upholden me.
    10 These also that seek the hurt of my soul, * they shall go under the earth.
    11 Let them fall upon the edge of the sword, * that they may be a portion for foxes.
    12 But the King shall rejoice in God; all they also that swear by him shall be commended; * for the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.

    First Lesson - Ecclesiastes 2: 1 - 11, 18 - 23

    I said in mine heart, Go to now, I will prove thee with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this also is vanity. I said of laughter, It is mad: and of mirth, What doeth it? I sought in mine heart to give myself unto wine, yet acquainting mine heart with wisdom; and to lay hold on folly, till I might see what was that good for the sons of men, which they should do under the heaven all the days of their life. I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me vineyards: I made me gardens and orchards, and I planted trees in them of all kind of fruits: I made me pools of water, to water therewith the wood that bringeth forth trees: I got me servants and maidens, and had servants born in my house; also I had great possessions of great and small cattle above all that were in Jerusalem before me: I gathered me also silver and gold, and the peculiar treasure of kings and of the provinces: I gat me men singers and women singers, and the delights of the sons of men, as musical instruments, and that of all sorts. So I was great, and increased more than all that were before me in Jerusalem: also my wisdom remained with me. And whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from them, I withheld not my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour: and this was my portion of all my labour. Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun. Yea, I hated all my labour which I had taken under the sun: because I should leave it unto the man that shall be after me. And who knoweth whether he shall be a wise man or a fool? yet shall he have rule over all my labour wherein I have laboured, and wherein I have shewed myself wise under the sun. This is also vanity. Therefore I went about to cause my heart to despair of all the labour which I took under the sun. For there is a man whose labour is in wisdom, and in knowledge, and in equity; yet to a man that hath not laboured therein shall he leave it for his portion. This also is vanity and a great evil. For what hath man of all his labour, and of the vexation of his heart, wherein he hath laboured under the sun? For all his days are sorrows, and his travail grief; yea, his heart taketh not rest in the night. This is also vanity.

    Second Lesson - Matthew 19: 16

    And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet? Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions. Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved? But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore? And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life. But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.


    Epistle and Gospel for The Fifth Sunday after Trinity, July 5th, 2020

    Collect for The Fifth Sunday after Trinity

    Grant, O Lord, we beseech thee: that the course of this world may be so peaceably ordered by thy governance; that thy Church may joyfully serve thee in all godly quietness. 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 I Peter 3:8

    Dearly beloved: Be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good? But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts.

    Gospel St. Luke 5:1

    At that time: It came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret, and saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets. And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship. Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake. And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink. When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord. For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken: and so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men. And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.

    Commentary:

    I know this has been hard on you all, and that it is easy to become discouraged or impatient, but we need to put our trust in God and trust in his care. This is difficult, but we must continue to put the welfare and health of others before our own comfort, and to see life and health as the gifts from God and be good stewards. We believe in the communion of the saints. We know that in difficult times when it is dangerous for us to be together physically, we are always still together in the Spirit. We are all part of the one body that is Christ, joined in one Holy Spirit. As Saint Peter puts it in the Epistle, “For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers.” We can trust that God is listening to our prayers, at church and in our homes, and is holding us all in His strength.

    When difficulties come, our loving God does not remove them from us but instead gives us the strength to persevere, and the way to that strength is through trust and self-sacrifice. At the end of the Gospel for this Sunday, we read that Peter, Andrew, James, and John left their business, their families, and the biggest catch of their career to follow Jesus. They sacrificed their immediate short-term gain for a deeper connection with God and their lives were profoundly changed. When they walked away from what was easy and took on so much more, the strength that they needed to follow Christ and to go and preach the Gospel was given to them. They were faithful followers of Christ for the rest of their lives, and in the end all of them except for John were martyred for their faith. That same strength is what can have now when we put our trust in God

    So be of good courage. Continue to pray for one another, encourage one another, call friends, family, and your fellow parishioners. We are all in this together, and we are also all together in spirit, called to love one another because we know God loves 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 July 12th through July 18th

    Sunday, July 12th - Psalm 66

    Monday, July 13th - Psalms 8 & 19

    Wednesday, July 15th - Psalm 27

    Friday, July 17th - Psalms 32 & 36:5


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    Updated 07/03/2020