June 28, 2020: The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost – Rev. C. Earl Mahan

Bible Text: Matthew 10:40-42Series: Pentecost |

Old Testament:

Jeremiah 28:5-9

5 Then the prophet Jeremiah spoke to the prophet Hananiah in the presence of the priests and all the people who were standing in the house of the Lord; 6and the prophet Jeremiah said, ‘Amen! May the Lord do so; may the Lord fulfil the words that you have prophesied, and bring back to this place from Babylon the vessels of the house of the Lord, and all the exiles. 7But listen now to this word that I speak in your hearing and in the hearing of all the people. 8The prophets who preceded you and me from ancient times prophesied war, famine, and pestilence against many countries and great kingdoms. 9As for the prophet who prophesies peace, when the word of that prophet comes true, then it will be known that the Lord has truly sent the prophet.’

Psalm:
Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18

1 Your love, O Lord, for ever will I sing; *
from age to age my mouth will proclaim your faithfulness.
2 For I am persuaded that your love is established for ever; *
you have set your faithfulness firmly in the heavens.
3 “I have made a covenant with my chosen one; *
I have sworn an oath to David my servant:
4 ‘I will establish your line for ever, *
and preserve your throne for all generations.'”
15 Happy are the people who know the festal shout! *
they walk, O Lord, in the light of your presence.
16 They rejoice daily in your Name; *
they are jubilant in your righteousness.
17 For you are the glory of their strength, *
and by your favor our might is exalted.
18 Truly, the Lord is our ruler; *
the Holy One of Israel is our King.

Epistle:
Romans 6:12-23

12 Therefore, do not let sin exercise dominion in your mortal bodies, to make you obey their passions. 13No longer present your members to sin as instruments of wickedness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and present your members to God as instruments of righteousness. 14For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.

15 What then? Should we sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! 16Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? 17But thanks be to God that you, having once been slaves of sin, have become obedient from the heart to the form of teaching to which you were entrusted, 18and that you, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness. 19I am speaking in human terms because of your natural limitations. For just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to greater and greater iniquity, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness for sanctification.

20 When you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. 21So what advantage did you then get from the things of which you now are ashamed? The end of those things is death. 22But now that you have been freed from sin and enslaved to God, the advantage you get is sanctification. The end is eternal life. 23For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Gospel:
Matthew 10:40-42

40 ‘Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. 41Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous; 42and whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple—truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward.’

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June 24,2020: Third Sunday after Pentecost – Rev. Dr. Pamela Stuerke

Bible Text: Matthew 10:24-39 | Preacher: Rev. Dr. Pamela Stuerke | Series: Pentecost | The First Lesson:
Jeremiah 20:7-13

O Lord, you have enticed me,
and I was enticed;
you have overpowered me,
and you have prevailed.
I have become a laughingstock all day long;
everyone mocks me.
For whenever I speak, I must cry out,
I must shout, “Violence and destruction!”
For the word of the Lord has become for me
a reproach and derision all day long.
If I say, “I will not mention him,
or speak any more in his name,”
then within me there is something like a burning fire
shut up in my bones;
I am weary with holding it in,
and I cannot.
For I hear many whispering:
“Terror is all around!
Denounce him! Let us denounce him!”
All my close friends
are watching for me to stumble.
“Perhaps he can be enticed,
and we can prevail against him,
and take our revenge on him.”
But the Lord is with me like a dread warrior;
therefore my persecutors will stumble,
and they will not prevail.
They will be greatly shamed,
for they will not succeed.
Their eternal dishonor
will never be forgotten.
O Lord of hosts, you test the righteous,
you see the heart and the mind;
let me see your retribution upon them,
for to you I have committed my cause.
Sing to the Lord;
praise the Lord!
For he has delivered the life of the needy
from the hands of evildoers.

The Psalm:
Psalm 69: 8-11, (12-17), 18-20
Salvum me fac

8 Surely, for your sake have I suffered reproach, *
and shame has covered my face.
9 I have become a stranger to my own kindred, *
an alien to my mother’s children.
10 Zeal for your house has eaten me up; *
the scorn of those who scorn you has fallen upon me.
11 I humbled myself with fasting, *
but that was turned to my reproach.
[12 I put on sack-cloth also, *
and became a byword among them.
13 Those who sit at the gate murmur against me, *
and the drunkards make songs about me.
14 But as for me, this is my prayer to you, *
at the time you have set, O Lord:
15 “In your great mercy, O God, *
answer me with your unfailing help.
16 Save me from the mire; do not let me sink; *
let me be rescued from those who hate me
and out of the deep waters.
17 Let not the torrent of waters wash over me,
neither let the deep swallow me up; *
do not let the Pit shut its mouth upon me.]
18 Answer me, O Lord, for your love is kind; *
in your great compassion, turn to me.’
19 “Hide not your face from your servant; *
be swift and answer me, for I am in distress.
20 Draw near to me and redeem me; *
because of my enemies deliver me.

The Second Lesson:
Romans 6:1b-11

Should we continue in sin in order that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin go on living in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.
For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be destroyed, and we might no longer be enslaved to sin. For whoever has died is freed from sin. But if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. The death he died, he died to sin, once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.

The Gospel:
Matthew 10:24-39

Jesus said to the twelve disciples, “A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a slave above the master; it is enough for the disciple to be like the teacher, and the slave like the master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household!
“So have no fear of them; for nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered, proclaim from the housetops. Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. And even the hairs of your head are all counted. So do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows.
“Everyone therefore who acknowledges me before others, I also will acknowledge before my Father in heaven; but whoever denies me before others, I also will deny before my Father in heaven.
“Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.
For I have come to set a man against his father,
and a daughter against her mother,
and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;
and one’s foes will be members of one’s own household.
Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever does not take up the cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it.”

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June 7, 2020: First Sunday after Pentecost/Feast of the Holy Trinity – Rev. C. Earl Mahan

Bible Text: Matthew 28:16-20 | Preacher: Rev. C. Earl Mahan | Series: Pentecost |

16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted. 18And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’

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May 31, 2020: Pentecost – Rev. Dr. Pamela Stuerke

Preacher: Rev. Dr. Pamela Stuerke | Series: Pentecost |
Download the Liturgy for Pentecost Season Order of Service 2020, or follow the readings below:

First Lesson:
Acts 2:1-21

1 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. 4All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.

5 Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. 6And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. 7Amazed and astonished, they asked, ‘Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? 9Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11Cretans and Arabs—in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.’ 12All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, ‘What does this mean?’ 13But others sneered and said, ‘They are filled with new wine.’

14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them: ‘Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. 15Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. 16No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:
17 “In the last days it will be, God declares,
that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh,
and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
and your young men shall see visions,
and your old men shall dream dreams.
18 Even upon my slaves, both men and women,
in those days I will pour out my Spirit;
and they shall prophesy.
19 And I will show portents in the heaven above
and signs on the earth below,
blood, and fire, and smoky mist.
20 The sun shall be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood,
before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day.
21 Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

 

Gospel:
John 20:19-23 or John 7:37-39

19 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ 20After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 21Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’ 22When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. 23If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.’

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May 24, 2020: Seventh Sunday of Easter – Rev. C. Earl Mahan, Rev. Dr. Pamela Stuerke

Bible Text: John 17:1-11 | Preacher: Rev. C. Earl Mahan, Rev. Dr. Pamela Stuerke | Series: Easter | Follow along below or download the Morning Prayer Easter 7 2020

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Church of the Good Shepherd
The Seventh Sunday of Easter May 24, 2020
Daily Morning Prayer, Rite Two
Alleluia! Christ is risen.
The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!
Officiant Lord, open our lips.
People And our mouth shall proclaim your praise.
Officiant and People: Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as
it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. Alleluia

The Invitatory
The Lord is risen indeed: Come let us adore him. Alleluia.

Christ our Passover Pascha nostrum
Alleluia.
Christ our Passover has been sacrificed for us; *
therefore let us keep the feast,
Not with old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, *
but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. Alleluia.
Christ being raised from the dead will never die again; *
death no longer has dominion over him.
The death that he died, he died to sin, once for all; *
but the life he lives, he lives to God.
So also consider yourselves dead to sin, *
and alive to God in Jesus Christ our Lord. Alleluia.
Christ has been raised from the dead, *
the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.
For since by a man came death, *
by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead.
For as in Adam all die, *
so in Christ shall all be made alive. Alleluia.
The Lord is risen indeed: Come let us adore him. Alleluia.

Psalm 68:1-10, 33-36 Exsurgat Deus
1 Let God arise, and let his enemies be scattered; *
let those who hate him flee before him.
2 Let them vanish like smoke when the wind drives it away; *
as the wax melts at the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
3 But let the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; *
let them also be merry and joyful.
4 Sing to God, sing praises to his Name;
exalt him who rides upon the heavens; *
YAHWEH is his Name, rejoice before him!
5 Father of orphans, defender of widows, *
God in his holy habitation!
6 God gives the solitary a home and brings forth prisoners into freedom; *
but the rebels shall live in dry places.
7 O God, when you went forth before your people, *
when you marched through the wilderness,
8 The earth shook, and the skies poured down rain,
at the presence of God, the God of Sinai, *
at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
9 You sent a gracious rain, O God, upon your inheritance; *
you refreshed the land when it was weary.
10 Your people found their home in it; *
in your goodness, O God, you have made provision for the poor.
33 Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth; *
sing praises to the Lord.
34 He rides in the heavens, the ancient heavens; *
he sends forth his voice, his mighty voice.
35 Ascribe power to God; *
his majesty is over Israel;
his strength is in the skies.
36 How wonderful is God in his holy places! *
the God of Israel giving strength and power to his people!
Blessed be God!
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 1:6-14)
When the apostles had come together, they asked Jesus, “Lord, is this the time when you
will restore the kingdom to Israel?” He replied, “It is not for you to know the times or
periods that the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the
Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and
Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” When he had said this, as they were watching, he
was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. While he was going and they were
gazing up toward heaven, suddenly two men in white robes stood by them. They said, “Men
of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken up
from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”
Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a
sabbath day’s journey away. When they had entered the city, they went to the room upstairs
where they were staying, Peter, and John, and James, and Andrew, Philip and Thomas,
Bartholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus, and Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of
James. All these were constantly devoting themselves to prayer, together with certain
women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, as well as his brothers.
Reader Here ends the reading.

Canticle 13: A Song of Praise
Glory to you, Lord God of our fathers; *
you are worthy of praise; glory to you.
Glory to you for the radiance of your holy Name; *
we will praise you and highly exalt you for ever.
Glory to you in the splendor of your temple; *
on the throne of your majesty, glory to you.
Glory to you, seated between the Cherubim; *
we will praise you and highly exalt you for ever.
Glory to you, beholding the depths; *
in the high vault of heaven, glory to you.
Glory to you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; *
we will praise you and highly exalt you for ever.

A reading from the Gospel according to John (John 17:1-11)
Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the
Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all people, to give eternal life
to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only
true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth by finishing the
work that you gave me to do. So now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the
glory that I had in your presence before the world existed.
”I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were
yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that
everything you have given me is from you; for the words that you gave to me I have given
to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they
have believed that you sent me. I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the
world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, because they are yours. All mine are
yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them. And now I am no longer in the
world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your
name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one.”
Reader Here ends the reading

Homily
The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth;
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

The Prayers
Officiant The Lord be with you.
People And also with you.
Officiant Let us pray.
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

Suffrages B
V. Save your people, Lord, and bless your inheritance;
R. Govern and uphold them, now and always.
V. Day by day we bless you;
R. We praise your name for ever.
V. Lord, keep us from all sin today;
R. Have mercy upon us, Lord, have mercy.
V. Lord, show us your love and mercy;
R. For we put our trust in you.
V. In you, Lord, is our hope;
R. And we shall never hope in vain.

The Collect of the Day
O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph
to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to
strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before; who lives
and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

A Collect for Sundays
O God, you make us glad with the weekly remembrance of the glorious resurrection of your Son
our Lord: Give us this day such blessing through our worship of you, that the week to come may
be spent in your favor; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Collect for Guidance
Heavenly Father, in you we live and move and have our being: We humbly pray you so to guide
and govern us by your Holy Spirit, that in all the cares and occupations of our life we may not
forget you, but may remember that we are ever walking in your sight; through Jesus Christ our
Lord. Amen.

Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of your faithful people is
governed and sanctified: Receive our supplications and prayers which we offer before you for all
members of your holy Church, that in their vocation and ministry they may truly and devoutly
serve you; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
Authorized intercessions and thanksgivings may follow.

A Prayer of St. Chrysostom
Almighty God, you have given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common
supplication to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or
three are gathered together in his Name you will be in the midst of them: Fulfill now, O Lord,
our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth,
and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.
Let us bless the Lord. Alleluia, alleluia
Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be
with us all evermore. Amen. 2 Corinthians 13:14

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May 21, 2020: Ascension Day – Rev. Earl C. Mahan, Rev. Dr. Pamela Stuerke

Preacher: Rev. C. Earl Mahan, Rev. Dr. Pamela Stuerke | Series: Easter | Follow along below or download the Evening Prayer Ascension Day 2020 EOW

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Church of the Good Shepherd
Ascension Day May 21, 2020

Daily Evening Prayer, Rite Two

Let my prayer be set forth in your sight as incense, the lifting up of my hands as the evening
sacrifice. Psalms 141:2

Officiant Hear our cry, O God.
People And listen to our prayer.
Officiant and People: Praise to the holy and undivided Trinity, one God: as it was in the
beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. Alleluia

O Gracious Light Phos hilaron
Light of the world, in grace and beauty,
Mirror of God’s eternal face,
Transparent flame of love’s free duty,
You bring salvation to our race.
Now, as we see the lights of evening,
We raise our voice in hymns of praise;
Worthy are you of endless blessing,
Sun of our night, lamp of our days.

Psalm 47 Omnes gentes, plaudite
1 Clap your hands, all you peoples; *
shout to God with a cry of joy.
2 For the LORD Most High is to be feared; *
he is the great King over all the earth.
3 He subdues the peoples under us, *
and the nations under our feet.
4 He chooses our inheritance for us, *
the pride of Jacob whom he loves.
5 God has gone up with a shout, *
the LORD with the sound of the ram’s-horn.
6 Sing praises to God, sing praises; *
sing praises to our King, sing praises.
7 For God is King of all the earth; *
sing praises with all your skill.
8 God reigns over the nations; *
God sits upon his holy throne.
9 The nobles of the peoples have gathered together *
with the people of the God of Abraham.
10 The rulers of the earth belong to God, *
and he is highly exalted.
Praise to the holy and undivided Trinity, one God: as it was in the beginning, is now, and will
be for ever. Amen.

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 1:1-11)
In the first book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus did and taught from the beginning
until the day when he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy
Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. After his suffering he presented himself alive to
them by many convincing proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about
the kingdom of God. While staying with them, he ordered them not to leave Jerusalem, but
to wait there for the promise of the Father. “This,” he said, “is what you have heard from
me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many
days from now.”
So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, is this the time when you will
restore the kingdom to Israel?” He replied, “It is not for you to know the times or periods
that the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy
Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and
Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” When he had said this, as they were watching, he
was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. While he was going and they were
gazing up toward heaven, suddenly two men in white robes stood by them. They said, “Men
of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken up
from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”

Reader Here ends the reading.

The Song of Mary Magnificat
Luke 1:46-55
My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in you, O God my Savior, *
for you have looked with favor on your lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed: *
you, the Almighty, have done great things for me,
and holy is your name.
You have mercy on those who fear you *
from generation to generation.
You have shown strength with your arm *
and scattered the proud in their conceit,
Casting down the mighty from their thrones *
and lifting up the lowly.
You have filled the hungry with good things *
and sent the rich away empty.
You have come to the help of your servant Israel, *
for you have remembered your promise of mercy,
The promise made to our forebears, *
to Abraham and his children for ever.
Praise to the holy and undivided Trinity, one God:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

A reading from the Gospel according to Luke (Luke 24:44-53)
Jesus said to his disciples, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with
you– that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms
must be fulfilled.” Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to
them, “Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third
day, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all
nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And see, I am
sending upon you what my Father promised; so stay here in the city until you have been
clothed with power from on high.”
Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and, lifting up his hands, he blessed them. While he
was blessing them, he withdrew from them and was carried up into heaven. And they
worshiped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy; and they were continually in the
temple blessing God.
Reader Here ends the reading

The Song of Simeon Nunc dimittis
Luke 2:29-32
Lord, you now have set your servant free *
to go in peace as you have promised;
For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, *
whom you have prepared for all the world to see:
A Light to enlighten the nations, *
and the glory of your people Israel.
Praise to the holy and undivided Trinity, one God:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Homily
The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again,
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

The Prayers
Officiant Hear our cry, O God.
People And listen to our prayer.
Officiant Let us pray.
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

Suffrages B
That this evening may be holy, good, and peaceful,
We entreat you, O Lord.
That your holy angels may lead us in paths of peace and goodwill,
We entreat you, O Lord.
That we may be pardoned and forgiven for our sins and offenses,
We entreat you, O Lord.
That there may be peace to your Church and to the whole world,
We entreat you, O Lord.
That we may depart this life in your faith and fear, and not be condemned before the great
judgment seat of Christ,
We entreat you, O Lord.
That we may be bound together by your Holy Spirit in the communion of all your saints,
entrusting one another and all our life to Christ,
We entreat you, O Lord.

The Collect of the Day
Almighty God, whose blessed Son our Savior Jesus Christ ascended far above all heavens
that he might fill all things: Mercifully give us faith to perceive that, according to his
promise, he abides with his Church on earth, even to the end of the ages; through Jesus
Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory
everlasting. Amen.

A Collect for the Presence of Christ
Lord Jesus, stay with us, for evening is at hand and the day is past; be our companion in the way,
kindle our hearts, and awaken hope, that we may know you as you are revealed in Scripture and
the breaking of bread. Grant this for the sake of your love. Amen.
Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels
charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying,
soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love’s sake. Amen.
Authorized intercessions and thanksgivings may follow.

A Prayer of St. Chrysostom
Almighty God, you have given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common
supplication to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or
three are gathered together in his Name you will be in the midst of them: Fulfill now, O Lord,
our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth,
and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.
Let us bless the Lord. Alleluia, alleluia
Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be
with us all evermore. Amen. 2 Corinthians 13:14

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May 17, 2020: Sixth Sunday of Easter – Rev. C. Earl Mahan, Rev. Dr. Pamela Stuerke

Bible Text: John 14:14-21 | Preacher: Rev. C. Earl Mahan, Rev. Dr. Pamela Stuerke | Series: Easter | Follow along below or download the Morning Prayer Easter 6 2020

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Church of the Good Shepherd
The Sixth Sunday of Easter May 17, 2020

Daily Morning Prayer, Rite Two

Alleluia! Christ is risen.
The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!
Officiant Lord, open our lips.
People And our mouth shall proclaim your praise.
Officiant and People: Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as
it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. Alleluia

The Invitatory
The Lord is risen indeed: Come let us adore him. Alleluia.
Christ our Passover Pascha nostrum
Alleluia.
Christ our Passover has been sacrificed for us; *
therefore let us keep the feast,
Not with old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, *
but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. Alleluia.
Christ being raised from the dead will never die again; *
death no longer has dominion over him.
The death that he died, he died to sin, once for all; *
but the life he lives, he lives to God.
So also consider yourselves dead to sin, *
and alive to God in Jesus Christ our Lord. Alleluia.
Christ has been raised from the dead, *
the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.
For since by a man came death, *
by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead.
For as in Adam all die, *
so in Christ shall all be made alive. Alleluia.
The Lord is risen indeed: Come let us adore him. Alleluia.

Psalm 66:7-18 Jubilate Deo
7 Bless our God, you peoples; *
make the voice of his praise to be heard;
8 Who holds our souls in life, *
and will not allow our feet to slip.
9 For you, O God, have proved us; *
you have tried us just as silver is tried.
10 You brought us into the snare; *
you laid heavy burdens upon our backs.
11 You let enemies ride over our heads;
we went through fire and water; *
but you brought us out into a place of refreshment.
12 I will enter your house with burnt-offerings
and will pay you my vows, *
which I promised with my lips
and spoke with my mouth when I was in trouble.
13 I will offer you sacrifices of fat beasts
with the smoke of rams; *
I will give you oxen and goats.
14 Come and listen, all you who fear God, *
and I will tell you what he has done for me.
15 I called out to him with my mouth, *
and his praise was on my tongue.
16 If I had found evil in my heart, *
the Lord would not have heard me;
17 But in truth God has heard me; *
he has attended to the voice of my prayer.
18 Blessed be God, who has not rejected my prayer, *
nor withheld his love from me.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 17:22-31)
Paul stood in front of the Areopagus and said, “Athenians, I see how extremely religious
you are in every way. For as I went through the city and looked carefully at the objects of
your worship, I found among them an altar with the inscription, ‘To an unknown god.’
What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you. The God who made the
world and everything in it, he who is Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in shrines
made by human hands, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything,
since he himself gives to all mortals life and breath and all things. From one ancestor he

made all nations to inhabit the whole earth, and he allotted the times of their existence and
the boundaries of the places where they would live, so that they would search for God and
perhaps grope for him and find him—though indeed he is not far from each one of us. For
‘In him we live and move and have our being’; as even some of your own poets have said,
‘For we too are his offspring.’
Since we are God’s offspring, we ought not to think that the deity is like gold, or silver, or
stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of mortals. While God has overlooked
the times of human ignorance, now he commands all people everywhere to repent, because
he has fixed a day on which he will have the world judged in righteousness by a man whom
he has appointed, and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.”
Reader Here ends the reading.

Canticle 13: A Song of Praise
Glory to you, Lord God of our fathers; *
you are worthy of praise; glory to you.
Glory to you for the radiance of your holy Name; *
we will praise you and highly exalt you for ever.
Glory to you in the splendor of your temple; *
on the throne of your majesty, glory to you.
Glory to you, seated between the Cherubim; *
we will praise you and highly exalt you for ever.
Glory to you, beholding the depths; *
in the high vault of heaven, glory to you.
Glory to you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; *
we will praise you and highly exalt you for ever.

A reading from the Gospel according to John (John 14:14-21)
Jesus said, ”If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father,
and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. This is the Spirit of truth,
whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him,
because he abides with you, and he will be in you.
”I will not leave you orphaned; I am coming to you. In a little while the world will no
longer see me, but you will see me; because I live, you also will live. On that day you will
know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. They who have my
commandments and keep them are those who love me; and those who love me will be loved
by my Father, and I will love them and reveal myself to them.”
Reader Here ends the reading

Homily
The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth;
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

The Prayers
Officiant The Lord be with you.
People And also with you.
Officiant Let us pray.
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

Suffrages B
V. Save your people, Lord, and bless your inheritance;
R. Govern and uphold them, now and always.
V. Day by day we bless you;
R. We praise your name for ever.
V. Lord, keep us from all sin today;
R. Have mercy upon us, Lord, have mercy.
V. Lord, show us your love and mercy;
R. For we put our trust in you.
V. In you, Lord, is our hope;
R. And we shall never hope in vain.

The Collect of the Day
O God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as surpass our
understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things
and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God,
for ever and ever. Amen.

A Collect for Sundays
O God, you make us glad with the weekly remembrance of the glorious resurrection of your Son
our Lord: Give us this day such blessing through our worship of you, that the week to come may
be spent in your favor; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Collect for Guidance
Heavenly Father, in you we live and move and have our being: We humbly pray you so to guide
and govern us by your Holy Spirit, that in all the cares and occupations of our life we may not
forget you, but may remember that we are ever walking in your sight; through Jesus Christ our
Lord. Amen.
Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of your faithful people is
governed and sanctified: Receive our supplications and prayers which we offer before you for all
members of your holy Church, that in their vocation and ministry they may truly and devoutly
serve you; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
Authorized intercessions and thanksgivings may follow.

A Prayer of St. Chrysostom
Almighty God, you have given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common
supplication to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or
three are gathered together in his Name you will be in the midst of them: Fulfill now, O Lord,

our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth,
and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.
Let us bless the Lord. Alleluia, alleluia
Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be
with us all evermore. Amen. 2 Corinthians 13:14

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May 10, 2020: Fifth Sunday of Easter – Rev. C. Earl Mahan, Rev. Dr. Pamela Stuerke

Bible Text: John 14:1-4 | Preacher: Rev. C. Earl Mahan, Rev. Dr. Pamela Stuerke | Series: Easter | Follow along below, or download the text for Morning Prayer Easter 5 2020

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Church of the Good Shepherd
The Fifth Sunday of Easter May 10, 2020
Daily Morning Prayer, Rite Two

Alleluia! Christ is risen.

The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!

Officiant Lord, open our lips.
People And our mouth shall proclaim your praise.
Officiant and People: Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as
it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. Alleluia

The Invitatory
The Lord is risen indeed: Come let us adore him. Alleluia.

Christ our Passover Pascha nostrum
Alleluia.
Christ our Passover has been sacrificed for us; *
therefore let us keep the feast,
Not with old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, *
but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. Alleluia.
Christ being raised from the dead will never die again; *
death no longer has dominion over him.
The death that he died, he died to sin, once for all; *
but the life he lives, he lives to God.
So also consider yourselves dead to sin, *
and alive to God in Jesus Christ our Lord. Alleluia.
Christ has been raised from the dead, *
the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.
For since by a man came death, *
by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead.
For as in Adam all die, *
so in Christ shall all be made alive. Alleluia.
The Lord is risen indeed: Come let us adore him. Alleluia.

Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 In te, Domine, speravi
1 In you, O LORD, have I taken refuge;
let me never be put to shame; *
deliver me in your righteousness.
2 Incline your ear to me; *
make haste to deliver me.
3 Be my strong rock, a castle to keep me safe,
for you are my crag and my stronghold; *
for the sake of your Name, lead me and guide me.
4 Take me out of the net that they have secretly set for me, *
for you are my tower of strength.
5 Into your hands I commend my spirit, *
for you have redeemed me,
O LORD, O God of truth.
15 My times are in your hand; *
rescue me from the hand of my enemies,
and from those who persecute me.
16 Make your face to shine upon your servant, *
and in your loving-kindness save me.”
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 7:55-60)
Filled with the Holy Spirit, Stephen gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus
standing at the right hand of God. “Look,” he said, “I see the heavens opened and the Son of
Man standing at the right hand of God!” But they covered their ears, and with a loud shout all
rushed together against him. Then they dragged him out of the city and began to stone him; and
the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul. While they were stoning
Stephen, he prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” Then he knelt down and cried out in a loud
voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” When he had said this, he died.

Reader Here ends the reading.

Canticle 13: A Song of Praise
Glory to you, Lord God of our fathers; *
you are worthy of praise; glory to you.
Glory to you for the radiance of your holy Name; *
we will praise you and highly exalt you for ever.
Glory to you in the splendor of your temple; *
on the throne of your majesty, glory to you.
Glory to you, seated between the Cherubim; *
we will praise you and highly exalt you for ever.
Glory to you, beholding the depths; *
in the high vault of heaven, glory to you.
Glory to you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; *
we will praise you and highly exalt you for ever.

A reading from the Gospel according to John (John 14:1-14)
Jesus said, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my
Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I
go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and
will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also. And you know the way
to the place where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are
going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the
life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you know me, you will know my
Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.”
Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.” Jesus said to him,
“Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know me? Whoever has
seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Do you not believe
that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on
my own; but the Father who dwells in me does his works. Believe me that I am in the Father
and the Father is in me; but if you do not, then believe me because of the works themselves.
Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in
fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. I will do whatever
you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If in my name you ask
me for anything, I will do it.”

Reader Here ends the reading

Homily
The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth;
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

The Prayers
Officiant The Lord be with you.
People And also with you.
Officiant Let us pray.
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

Suffrages B
V. Save your people, Lord, and bless your inheritance;
R. Govern and uphold them, now and always.
V. Day by day we bless you;
R. We praise your name for ever.
V. Lord, keep us from all sin today;
R. Have mercy upon us, Lord, have mercy.
V. Lord, show us your love and mercy;
R. For we put our trust in you.
V. In you, Lord, is our hope;
R. And we shall never hope in vain.

The Collect of the Day
Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your
Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his
steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives
and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

A Collect for Sundays
O God, you make us glad with the weekly remembrance of the glorious resurrection of your Son
our Lord: Give us this day such blessing through our worship of you, that the week to come may
be spent in your favor; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Collect for Guidance
Heavenly Father, in you we live and move and have our being: We humbly pray you so to guide
and govern us by your Holy Spirit, that in all the cares and occupations of our life we may not
forget you, but may remember that we are ever walking in your sight; through Jesus Christ our
Lord. Amen.

Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of your faithful people is
governed and sanctified: Receive our supplications and prayers which we offer before you for all
members of your holy Church, that in their vocation and ministry they may truly and devoutly
serve you; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen..
Authorized intercessions and thanksgivings may follow.

A Prayer of St. Chrysostom
Almighty God, you have given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common
supplication to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or
three are gathered together in his Name you will be in the midst of them: Fulfill now, O Lord,
our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth,
and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.
Let us bless the Lord. Alleluia, alleluia
Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be
with us all evermore. Amen. 2 Corinthians 13:14

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May 3, 2020: Fourth Sunday after Easter – Rev. C. Earl Mahan, Rev. Dr. Pamela Stuerke

Bible Text: John 10:1-10 | Preacher: Rev. C. Earl Mahan, Rev. Dr. Pamela Stuerke | Series: Easter | Follow along below, or download the text for Morning Prayer Easter 4 2020

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Church of the Good Shepherd
The Fourth Sunday of Easter May 3, 2020

Daily Morning Prayer, Rite Two
Alleluia! Christ is risen.
The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!

Officiant: Lord, open our lips.
People: And our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

Officiant and People: Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as
it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. Alleluia

The Invitatory
The Lord is risen indeed: Come let us adore him. Alleluia.

Christ our Passover Pascha nostrum
Alleluia.

Christ our Passover has been sacrificed for us; *
therefore let us keep the feast,
Not with old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, *
but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. Alleluia.
Christ being raised from the dead will never die again; *
death no longer has dominion over him.
The death that he died, he died to sin, once for all; *
but the life he lives, he lives to God.
So also consider yourselves dead to sin, *
and alive to God in Jesus Christ our Lord. Alleluia.
Christ has been raised from the dead, *
the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.
For since by a man came death, *
by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead.
For as in Adam all die, *
so in Christ shall all be made alive. Alleluia.
The Lord is risen indeed: Come let us adore him. Alleluia.

Psalm 23 Dominus regit me
1 The LORD is my shepherd; *
I shall not be in want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures *
and leads me beside still waters.
3 He revives my soul *
and guides me along right pathways for his Name’s sake.
4 Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I shall fear no evil; *
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
5 You spread a table before me in the presence of those who trouble me; *
you have anointed my head with oil,
and my cup is running over.
6 Surely your goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, *
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 2:42-47)
Those who had been baptized devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship,
to the breaking of bread and the prayers.
Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the
apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell
their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need. Day by day,
as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food
with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. And
day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.

Reader The word of the Lord.
People Thanks be to God.

Canticle 13: A Song of Praise
Glory to you, Lord God of our fathers; *
you are worthy of praise; glory to you.
Glory to you for the radiance of your holy Name; *
we will praise you and highly exalt you for ever.
Glory to you in the splendor of your temple; *
on the throne of your majesty, glory to you.
Glory to you, seated between the Cherubim; *
we will praise you and highly exalt you for ever.
Glory to you, beholding the depths; *
in the high vault of heaven, glory to you.
Glory to you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; *
we will praise you and highly exalt you for ever.

1 Peter 2:19-25

It is a credit to you if, being aware of God, you endure pain while suffering unjustly. If you
endure when you are beaten for doing wrong, what credit is that? But if you endure when
you do right and suffer for it, you have God’s approval. For to this you have been called,
because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you should follow in
his steps.
“He committed no sin,
and no deceit was found in his mouth.”
When he was abused, he did not return abuse; when he suffered, he did not threaten; but he
entrusted himself to the one who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the
cross, so that, free from sins, we might live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been
healed. For you were going astray like sheep, but now you have returned to the shepherd
and guardian of your souls.

Canticle M: A Song of Faith

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, *
by divine mercy we have a new birth into a living hope;
Through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, *
we have an inheritance that is imperishable in heaven.
The ransom that was paid to free us *
was not paid in silver or gold,
But in the precious blood of Christ, *
the Lamb without spot or stain.
God raised Jesus from the dead and gave him glory *
so that we might have faith and hope in God.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

A reading from the Gospel according to John (John 10:1-10)

Jesus said, “Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but
climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit. The one who enters by the gate is the
shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice.
He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own,
he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. They will
not follow a stranger, but they will run from him because they do not know the voice of
strangers.” Jesus used this figure of speech with them, but they did not understand what he
was saying to them.
So again Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who
came before me are thieves and bandits; but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the gate.
Whoever enters by me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture. The
thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it
abundantly.”

Reader The word of the Lord.
People Thanks be to God.

Homily

The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth;
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

The Prayers

Officiant The Lord be with you.
People And also with you.
Officiant Let us pray.
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

Suffrages B
V. Save your people, Lord, and bless your inheritance;
R. Govern and uphold them, now and always.
V. Day by day we bless you;
R. We praise your name for ever.
V. Lord, keep us from all sin today;
R. Have mercy upon us, Lord, have mercy.
V. Lord, show us your love and mercy;
R. For we put our trust in you.
V. In you, Lord, is our hope;
R. And we shall never hope in vain.

The Collect of the Day

O God, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of your people: Grant that when we hear his
voice we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with
you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

A Collect for Sundays

O God, you make us glad with the weekly remembrance of the glorious resurrection of your Son
our Lord: Give us this day such blessing through our worship of you, that the week to come may
be spent in your favor; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Collect for Guidance
Heavenly Father, in you we live and move and have our being: We humbly pray you so to guide
and govern us by your Holy Spirit, that in all the cares and occupations of our life we may not
forget you, but may remember that we are ever walking in your sight; through Jesus Christ our
Lord. Amen.

Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of your faithful people is
governed and sanctified: Receive our supplications and prayers which we offer before you for all
members of your holy Church, that in their vocation and ministry they may truly and devoutly
serve you; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

(Authorized intercessions and thanksgivings may follow.)

A Prayer of St. Chrysostom
Almighty God, you have given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common
supplication to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or
three are gathered together in his Name you will be in the midst of them: Fulfill now, O Lord,
our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth,
and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.

Let us bless the Lord. Alleluia, alleluia
Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be
with us all evermore. Amen. 2 Corinthians 13:14

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