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Second Sunday After Pentecost 

June 14, 2020 


Hymn 401 

Officiant Thus says the high and lofty One who inhabits 
eternity, whose name is Holy, "I dwell in the high and holy place 
and also with the one who has a contrite and humble spirit, to 
revive the spirit of the humble and to revive the heart of the 
contrite." Isaiah 57:15 

The Invitatory and Psalter 

Officiant Lord, open our lips. 

People And our mouth shall proclaim your praise. 

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: os it 
was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. Alleluial 

The Morning Psalm: Psalm 67:1-5 Deus misereatur 

O God, be merciful to us and bless us, * 

show us the light of your countenance and come to us. 

Let your ways be known upon earth, * 
your saving health among all nations. 

Let the peoples praise you, O God; * 



let all the peoples praise you. 

Let the notions be glad and sing for joy, * 
for you judge the peoples with eguity 
and guide all the nations upon earth. 

Let the peoples praise you, O God; * 
let all the peoples praise you. 

The Psalm Appointed 

Psalm 100 Jubilate Deo 

1 Be joyful in the Lord, all you lands; * 
serve the Lord with gladness 

and come before his presence with a song. 

2 Know this: The Lord himself is God; * 
he himself has made us, and we are his; 

we are his people and the sheep of his pasture. 

3 Enter his gates with thanksgiving; 
go into his courts with praise; * 

give thanks to him and call upon his Name. 

4 For the Lord is good; 
his mercy is everlasting; * 

and his faithfulness endures from age to age. 

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. Alleluial 

The Lessons 

Exodus 19:2-8a 

The Israelites had journeyed from Rephidim, entered the 
wilderness of Sinai, and camped in the wilderness; Israel camped 
there in front of the mountain. Then Moses went up to God; the 
Lord called to him from the mountain, saying, "Thus you shall say 
to the house of Jacob, and tell the Israelites: You have seen what I 
did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles' wings and 



brought you to myself. Now therefore, if you obey my voice and 
keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession out of all 
the peoples. Indeed, the whole earth is mine, but you shall be for 
me a priestly kingdom and a holy nation. These are the words that 
you shall speak to the Israelites." So Moses came, summoned the 
elders of the people, and set before them all these words that the 
Lord had commanded him. The people all answered as one: 
"Everything that the Lord has spoken we will do." 

Here ends the Reading. 

The Canticle is prayed aloud together 

Canticle A A Song of Wisdom Sapientia liberavit 

Wisdom 10:15-19,20b-21 

Wisdom freed from a nation of oppressors * 
a holy people and a blameless race. 

She entered the soul of a servant of the Lord, * 
withstood dread rulers with wonders and signs. 

To the saints she gave the reward of their labors, * 
and led them by a marvelous way; 

She was their shelter by day * 
and a blaze of stars by night. 

She brought them across the Red Sea, * 
she led them through mighty waters; 

But their enemies she swallowed in the waves * 
and spewed them out from the depths of the abyss. 

And then. Lord, the righteous song hymns to your Name, * 
and praised with one voice your protecting hand; 

For Wisdom opened the mouths of the mute, * 
and gave speech to the tongues of a new-born people. 

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Fioiy Spirit: * 
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. 
Alleluia! 



Matthew 9:35-10:8 

Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their 
synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and 
curing every disease and every sickness. When he saw the crowds, 
he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and 
helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his 
disciples, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; 
therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his 
harvest." Then Jesus summoned his twelve disciples and gave them 
authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to cure every 
disease and every sickness. These are the names of the twelve 
apostles: first, Simon, also known as Peter, and his brother Andrew; 
James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; Philip and 
Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son 
of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Cananaean, and Judas 
Iscariot, the one who betrayed him. These twelve Jesus sent out 
with the following instructions: "Go nowhere among the Gentiles, 
and enter no town of the Samaritans, but go rather to the lost 
sheep of the house of Israel. As you go, proclaim the good news, 
'The kingdom of heaven has come near.' Cure the sick, raise the 
dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. You received without 
payment; give without payment. 

Here ends the reading. 

Homily 

Hymn 528 

The Apostles' Creed 

Officiant and People together, 

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. 

Officiant and People 

The Lord's Prayer 

A 

V. Show us your mercy, O Lord; 

R. And grant us your salvation. 

V. Clothe your ministers with righteousness; 

R. Let your people sing with joy. 

V. Give peace, O Lord, in all the world; 

R. For only in you con we live in safety. 

V. Lord, keep this nation under your care; 

R. And guide us in the way of justice and truth. 



V. Let your way be known upon earth; 

R. Your saving health among all notions. 

V. Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten; 

R. Nor the hope of the poor be taken away. 

V. Create in us clean hearts, O God; 

R. And sustain us with your Holy Spirit. 

We pray especially this day for those who are sick or suffering: 
Maria, Zoma, Clint, Peter, Kevin, Kerri, Rich, Janet, Nancy, Frank, 
George, Caroline, Mary, Zen, and all whom we mention now either 
silently or aloud. 

We commend to you all who have died especially all whom we 
mention now either silently or aloud. 

The Officiant then says the following Collects 

Keep, O Lord, your household the Church in your steadfast faith 
and love, that through your grace we may proclaim your truth with 
boldness, and minister your justice with compassion; for the sake 
of our Savior Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the 
Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. 

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. 

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. 


Hymn 549 



The General Thanksgiving 


Officiant and People 

Almighty God, Father of all mercies, 
we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks 
for all your goodness and loving-kindness 
to us and to all whom you have made. 

We bless you for our creation, preservation, 

and all the blessings of this life; 

but above all for your immeasurable love 

in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; 

for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. 

And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies, 

that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise, 

not only with our lips, but in our lives, 

by giving up our selves to your service, 

and by walking before you 

in holiness and righteousness all our days; 

through Jesus Christ our Lord, 

to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, 

be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen. 

Let us bless the Lord. 

Thanks be to God. 

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 Amen. 


Hymn 550 



Announcements 


Home Groups: We are bringing back a wonderful ministry even 
now, as we are all staying safely apart. Once known as Coventry 
Groups, using Zoom or Google hangout, St. Mark's is beginning 
informal gatherings for prayer and conversation. There are 
openings for Tuesday at noon, and Thursday at 7PM on the first 
and third weeks of each month. The first gatherings are the week 
of June 14. Call or email the office with your preference and we 
will match you up with a group. Check your email for more details... 


Show and Tell: Each of us has something to offer as a member of 
this wonderful community. As we gather on line, our Wednesday 
evening program will be shifting to an opportunity to share what 
we have been up to spiritually. Beginning Wednesday, June 10, 
show and tell will be available to us all. Just open your email 
invitation and join in. Three presenters will be selected in advance 
to share something: a book, movie, poem, experience that has 
helped them grow spiritually. Then we all get a chance to discuss. 
Our first three guests are lined up and ready to go so please join us 
for show and tell for an hour at 7PM Wednesdays!