Monday, November 4, 2013

Lectionary 32

L       Examine my heart, melt me down; and find no impurity in me. Do not let me regard what others do and keep me from the ways of the wicked that my footsteps will hold fast to your well-worn path… (Psalm 17:3-5) Let us confess the ways we resist the Lord’s instruction.

Silence is kept for confession and refection

L       I will call upon you, O God, for you will answer me;
C           Show me your marvelous loving kindness and keep me as the apple of your eye. (Psalm 17:8)

L       May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and through grace gave us eternal comfort and good hope, comfort your hearts and strengthen them in every good work and word. (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17)

Monday, October 14, 2013

Lectionary 29

L         But as for you, continue in what you have learned and firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it, and how from childhood you have known the sacred writings that are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. (2 Timothy 3:14-15

Silence is kept for confession and reflection
L          I lift up my eyes to the hills; from where is my help to come?
C         My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth. (Psalm 119:1-2)

L       The Lord will preserve you from all evil and will keep your life. The Lord will watch over your going out and your coming in from this time forth forevermore. (Psalm 119:7-8)

Monday, October 7, 2013

Lectionary 28

L     Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved by him, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly explaining the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15)

Silence is kept for confession and reflection

L       Hallelujah. Give thanks to the Lord.
C       The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who practice this have a good understanding. God's praise endures forever.   (Psalm 111:1,10)

L       “The saying is sure: If we have died with him, we will also live with him; if we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he will also deny us; if we are faithless, he remains faithful – for he cannot deny himself.” (2 Timothy 2:11-13) 

Monday, September 30, 2013

Lectionary 27

L            Refrain from anger, leave rage alone; do not be provoked; it leads only to evil. Put your trust in the Lord and do good… (Psalm 37: 3a, 8) Let us confess our lack of trust in the Lord and the good we fail to do.

 Silence is kept for confession and refection

 L       Be still before the Lord

C       I will “take delight in the Lord and commit my way to God who grants me my heart’s desire.” (Psalm 37:5)

 L       Wait patiently before the Lord, (for) you have been called with a holy calling, not according to our works but according to (the) grace given to us in Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. (Psalm 37:7; 1 Timothy 2:8, 10)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Proper 20 C

L         “…I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, for kings and all who are in high positions, so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and dignity.” (1 Timothy 2:1, 2) Let us confess our reluctance to pray for all people.
Silence is kept for confession and reflection
L         Praise the Lord  
C        The Lord takes up the weak out |of the dust and lifts up the poor from the ashes, enthroning them with the rulers of the people. Let the name of the Lord be blessed, from this time forth forevermore.

L         “God our Savior, desires everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God; there is also one mediator between God and humankind, Christ Jesus, himself human, who gave himself a ransom for all…” 1 Timothy 2:3-6

Monday, May 13, 2013

Easter 4 C

L       Jesus said, “My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one will snatch them out of my hand. (John 10:27-28)

Silence is kept for reflection & confession

L       The Lord is my shepherd,

L       After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could   count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb… They will hunger no more, and thirst no more; the sun will not strike them, nor any scorching heat; for the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of the water of life, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’ (Revelation 7:9,16-17

Monday, April 8, 2013

Easter 3c

L To you, O LORD, I cried, and to the LORD I made supplication: "What profit is there in my death, if I go down to the Pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it tell of your faithfulness? Hear, O LORD, and be gracious to me! O LORD, be my helper!" (Psalm 30:8-10)

Silence is kept for confession and reflection

L  O LORD my God,

L  Sing praises to the LORD, O you his faithful ones, and give thanks to his holy name. For his anger is but for a moment; his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning. (Psalm 30:4-5)