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)

Monday, March 11, 2013

Lent 5c

L       Thus says the LORD, Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old. I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert that the people whom I formed for myself might declare my praise. (Isaiah 43:18-19,21)

Silence is kept for confession and reflection

L       Let us proclaim the new thing that God has done.
C       I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection that I may be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own, but one that comes through faith. (Philippians 3:8,9,10)

L       When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then it was said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them." Forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, let us press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus. (Isaiah 43:1-2; Philippians 3:13-14)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Lent 4 C

L: While I kept silence, my body wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. Then I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not hide my iniquity; (Psalm 32:3-5)

Silence is kept for confession and reflection

L: Most Merciful God…

L: Happy are those whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Happy are those to whom the LORD imputes no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart.  (Psalm 32:1,2,11)

Monday, February 25, 2013

Lent 3 C

L     Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Seek the Lord while he may be found. Call upon him when he is near. (Isaiah 55:2,6) Let us confess the ways we fail to seek the Lord.

silence is kept for confession and reflection

L     O God you are my God
C     Eagerly I seek you. My soul thirsts for you and my flesh faints for you, for your steadfast love is better than life. (Psalm 63:1,3)

L     Forsake wicked ways and unrighteous thoughts. Return to the Lord that he may have mercy, to our God who abundantly pardon. (Isaiah 55:&)


Monday, February 18, 2013

Lent 2 C

L         Brothers and sisters (do not) live as enemies of the cross of Christ (whose) end is destruction; whose god is the belly; who glory in their shame and set their minds on earthly things. (Philippians 3:17, 19) Let us confess the ways we set our minds on earthly things.

Silence is kept for confession and reflection

L       Forsake me not, O God of my salvation;
C      Teach me your way, O Lord; lead me on a level path. Hear my voice when I call; have mercy on me and answer me. (Psalm 27:7,9,)

L       …our citizenship is in heaven, and it is from there that we are expecting a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ who will transform the body of our humiliation that it may be conformed to the body of his glory, by the power that also enables him to make all things subject to himself.
(Philippians 3:20-21)

Monday, February 11, 2013

Lent 1 C

L       …if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved. (Romans 10:9-10) Let us confess the ways in which we do not trust God nor proclaim Jesus as Lord.

Silence is kept for confession and reflection

L        Most merciful God…
C       Create in me a clean heart, O God and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence and do not take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and uphold me with a willing spirit. (Psalm 51:10-12)

L       Hear the word of the Lord. When you call to me, I will answer you; I will be with you in trouble and will rescue you and honor you. I will show you my salvation. (Psalm 91:15-16)

Monday, February 4, 2013

Transfiguration Year C

L        Since it is by God's mercy that we are engaged in this ministry, we do not lose heart. We have renounced the shameful things that one hides; we refuse to practice cunning or to falsify God's word; but by the open statement of the truth we commend ourselves to the conscience of everyone in the sight of God.  (2 Corinthians 4:1-3)
Silence is kept for confession and reflection
L        Holy is the Lord.

L        Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another... (2 Corinthians 3:17-18)

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Epiphany 4 C

L       If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels but do not have love I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. (1 Corinthians 13:1) Let us confess the ways we fail to speak the language of love.

Silence is kept for confession and reflection

L        Love is…
C        patient and kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. it does not rejoice in wrongdoing but rejoices in the truth. (1 Corinthians 13:4,6)

L       And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13:13)

Epiphany 3 C

L       The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes. By them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward. (Psalm 19:7-8, 11) Let us confess the ways we fail to keep the commands of the Lord.

Silence is kept for confession and reflection

L       Most merciful God,
C       Forgive me my hidden faults. Keep me also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then I will be blameless and innocent of great transgression. (Psalm 19:12b-14)

L       The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever. The ordinances of the LORD are sure and altogether righteous. They are more precious than gold and sweeter than honey from the comb. (Psalm 19:9-10) 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Epiphany 2 C

L       For Zion's sake I will not keep silent and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until her vindication shines out like the dawn, and her salvation like a burning torch. (Isaiah 62:1) Let us confess the ways we do not speak up for others and fail to follow the ways of God.

Silence is kept for confession and reflection

L       O Lord,
C       Your love reaches to the heavens and your faithfulness to the clouds for with you is the well of life and in your light we see light. (Psalm 36:5, 9)

L         How priceless is your love, O God! Your righteousness is like the strong mountains, your justice like the great deep… (Psalm 36:6-7)

Monday, January 7, 2013

The Baptism of Our Lord Year C

L        Ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due God's name; Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. (Psalm 29:1-2) Let us confess the ways we fail to worship the Lord with all our heart, mind and soul.

Time for confession and refection

L       Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness
C       O Lord, give strength to your people; give us, O Lord, the blessings of peace.  (Psalm 29:11)

L         But now thus says the Lord, the One who created and formed you: Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. (Isaiah 43:1)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Epiphany Year C

L         Arise, shine, for your light has come. Give (us) your justice and your righteousness, O God that we may defend the needy and rescue the poor... (Isaiah 60:1; Psalm 72:1, 4)  Let us confess the ways we fail to care for the poor and defend the needy.

Silence is kept for confession and reflection

          L       Arise, shine, for your light has come… (Isaiah 60:1)
C        May the righteous flourish and let there be an abundance of peace that the Lord’s compassion might shine on the lowly and the poor. (Psalm 72:7, 15)

L       Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. Then you shall see and be radiant and your heart shall thrill and rejoice when the Lord delivers those who have no helper. (Isaiah 60:1, 5; Psalm 72:12)