Greetings! Below are the readings for tonight’s Evening Prayer. It will be on Facebook Live at 7pm. Hope to "see" you there!
Psalm 94 O Lord God of vengeance, * O God of vengeance, show yourself. Rise up, O Judge of the world:* give the arrogant their just deserts. How long shall the wicked, O Lord, * how long shall the wicked triumph? They bluster in their insolence: * all evildoers are full of boasting. They crush your people, O Lord, * and afflict your chosen nation. They murder the widow and the stranger * and put the orphans to death. Yet they say, “The Lord does not see,* the God of Jacob takes no notice.” Consider well, you dullards among the people; * when will you fools understand? He that planted the ear, does he not hear? * he that formed the eye, does he not see? He who admonishes the nations, will he not punish? * he who teaches all the world, has he no knowledge? The Lord knows our human thoughts: * how like a puff of wind they are. Happy are they whom you instruct, O Lord! * whom you teach out of your law; To give them rest in evil days, * until a pit is dug for the wicked. For judgment will again be just, * and all the true of heart will follow it. Who rose up for me against the wicked? * who took my part against the evildoers? If the Lord had not come to my help, * I should soon have dwelt in the land of silence. As often as I said, “My foot has slipped,” * your love, O Lord, upheld me. When many cares fill my mind, * your consolations cheer my soul. Can a corrupt tribunal have any part with you, * one which frames evil into law? They conspire against the life of the just * and condemn the innocent to death. But the Lord has become my stronghold, * and my God the rock of my trust. He will turn their wickedness back upon them and destroy them in their own malice, * The Lord our God will destroy them. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be fore ever. Amen.
1 Corinthians 1:8-22 We do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, of the affliction we experienced in Asia; for we were so utterly, unbearably crushed that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death so that we would rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead He who rescued us from so deadly a peril will continue to rescue us; on him we have set our hope that he will rescue us again, as you also join in helping us by your prayers, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted to us through the prayers of many. Indeed, this is our boast, the testimony of our conscience: we have behaved in the world with frankness and godly sincerity, not by earthly wisdom but by the grace of God—and all the more towards you. For we write to you nothing other than what you can read and also understand; I hope you will understand until the end— as you have already understood us in part—that on the day of the Lord Jesus we are your boast even as you are our boast. Since I was sure of this, I wanted to come to you first, so that you might have a double favor; I wanted to visit you on my way to Macedonia, and to come back to you from Macedonia and have you send me on to Judea. Was I vacillating when I wanted to do this? Do I make my plans according to ordinary human standards, ready to say ‘Yes, yes’ and ‘No, no’ at the same time? As surely as God is faithful, our word to you has not been ‘Yes and No.’ For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, whom we proclaimed among you, Silvanus and Timothy and I, was not ‘Yes and No’; but in him it is always ‘Yes.’ For in him every one of God’s promises is a ‘Yes.’ For this reason it is through him that we say the ‘Amen’, to the glory of God. But it is God who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us, by putting his seal on us and giving us his Spirit in our hearts as a first installment.
The Collect of the Day O God, who by the passion of your blessed Son you made an instrument of shameful death to be for us the means of life: Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ, that we may gladly suffer shame and loss for the sake of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. ... See MoreSee Less
Shall we have another? As long as we can safely do so, we’ll have another hymn sing next Monday! If you’d like to submit a request ahead of time, use the link: form.jotform.com/200968004539053 (see pictures for blue book contents and Easter hymns) ... See MoreSee Less