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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 September 27th, 2020:
  • Sunday, September 27th: The Sixteenth 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 Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity, September 27th, 2020

    Psalm 116. Dilexi, quoniam.

    MY delight is in the LORD; * because he hath heard the voice of my prayer;
    2 Because he hath inclined his ear unto me; * therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.
    3 The snares of death compassed me round about, * and the pains of hell gat hold upon me.
    4 I found trouble and heaviness; then called I upon the Name of the LORD; * O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.
    5 Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; * yea, our God is merciful.
    6 The LORD preserveth the simple: * I was in misery, and he helped me
    7 Turn again then unto thy rest, O my soul; * for the LORD hath rewarded thee.
    8 And why? thou hast delivered my soul from death, * mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.
    9 I will walk before the LORD * in the land of the living.
    10 I believed, and therefore will I speak; but I was sore troubled: * I said in my haste, All men are liars.
    11 What reward shall I give unto the LORD * for all the benefits that he hath done unto me?
    12 I will receive the cup of salvation, * and call upon the Name of the LORD.
    13 I will pay my vows now in the presence of all his people: * right dear in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
    14 Behold, O LORD, how that I am thy servant; * I am thy servant, and the son of thine1 handmaid; thou hast broken my bonds in sunder.
    15 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, * and will call upon the Name of the LORD.
    16 I will pay my vows unto the LORD, in the sight of all his people, * in the courts of the LORD’S house; even in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise the LORD.

    First Lesson - Isaiah 12

    And in that day thou shalt say, O LORD, I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me. Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation. Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation. And in that day shall ye say, Praise the LORD, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted. Sing unto the LORD; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth. Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.

    Second Lesson - John 11: 21-44

    Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee. Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again. Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world. And when she had so said, she went her way, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Master is come, and calleth for thee. As soon as she heard that, she arose quickly, and came unto him. Now Jesus was not yet come into the town, but was in that place where Martha met him. The Jews then which were with her in the house, and comforted her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up hastily and went out, followed her, saying, She goeth unto the grave to weep there. Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled, And said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see. Jesus wept. Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him! And some of them said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died? Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it. Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days. Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God? Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me. And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.


    Epistle and Gospel for The Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity, September 27th, 2020

    Collect for The Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity

    O Lord, we beseech thee, let thy continual pity cleanse and defend thy Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without thy succour, preserve it evermore by thy help and goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

    Epistle Ephesians 3:13

    Brethren: I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory. For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

    Gospel St. Luke 7:11

    And it came to pass the day after, that Jesus went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people. Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother. And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people. And this rumour of him went forth throughout all Judaea, and throughout all the region round about.

    Commentary

    The Gospel this week is the raising back to life of the widow of Nain’s son. This is one of the more powerful Messianic signs of our Lord’s earthly ministry. The Prophets foretold that he would raise the dead, and this authority is what he shows in the raising of Lazarus, of the daughter of Jairus, and here, with the widow’s son. Ultimately, he shows this authority in his own death and resurrection. He has broken sin's curse and brought life to those doomed to death. We are brought into this new life in our baptism, where the old man is crucified with Christ and the new man raised with Christ to the life of the Spirit. With this Gospel, we have Paul in the Epistle speaking of the strength that comes from the connection to that same Spirit, supporting us so that we can not only endure our own trials in this life but also giving us the strength to stay with others as they go through theirs. Staying and supporting someone struggling with something we can’t fix is often harder than if we were going through it. We need the strength that comes from the Holy Spirit so that we can continue to be patient and calm, to offer assistance if possible and to offer our prayer. It is God that works in us to bring us to know Him and to support us, help us to support others, and finally to bring us to the life to come. As Jesus had compassion on the widow to restore to her only son, so He has compassion on us to restore us to the true life in God.

    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 September 27th through October 3rd

    Sunday, September 27th - Psalm 90

    Monday, September 28th - Psalm 104

    Wednesday, September 30th - Psalms 119:129-144, 117

    Friday, October 2nd - Psalm 139


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    Updated 09/25/2020