Week Two
Sunday Evening II

Greeting and Doxology

The Lord has remembered us and will bless us.

Not to us, Lord,
not to us,
but to your
name give glory,
of your love,
of your truth.

Why do the
nations say,
is their God?”
Our God is
in the heavens
and an
swers to no one.

Their gods are craf
ted by hand,
mere sil
ver and gold,
with mouths
that are mute
and eyes that are blind,
with ears that are deaf
and noses that
cannot smell.

Their hands
cannot feel,
their feet
cannot walk,
throats are silent.
Their makers, their worshipers
will be
just like them.

Let Israel trust God,
help and shield.
Let the house of Aaron trust God,
help and shield.
Let all belie
vers trust God,
help and shield.

The Lord has remembered us
and will bless us,
will bless the house of Israel,
will bless the
house of Aaron.
God will bless
all believers,
the small
and the great.

May God bless you
more and more,
all your children.
May you tru
ly be blessed
by the maker of heav
en and earth.

To the Lord belong the heavens,
to us the
earth below!
The dead sing no Hallelujah,
nor do those in the
silent ground.
But we will
bless you, Lord,
and for ever.


READING 2 Thessalonians 2:13-14
We must always give thanks to God for you, brothers and sisters beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the first fruits for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and through belief in the truth. For this purpose God called you through our proclamation of the good news, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Mighty One has done great things for me.

I acclaim the greatness of the Lord,
I delight in God my savior,
who regarded my humble state.
Truly from this day on All ages will call me blest.

For God, wonderful in power,
has used that strength for me.
Holy the name of the Lord!
Whose mercy embraces the faithful,
one generation to the next.

The mighty arm of God
scatters the proud in their conceit,
Pulls tyrants from their thrones,
and raises up the humble.
The Lord fills the starving
And lets the rich go hungry.

God rescues lowly Israel,
recalling the promise of mercy,
the promise made to our ancestors,
to Abraham’s heirs for ever.

Spirit of love, hear our prayers this evening,
May our petitions rise like incense before you; may our hearts burn like an evening fire.

For all ministers in the church:
~ May they be willing to speak the truth of your gospel, we pray.
For all legislators:
~ May they make education, health care, housing and the needs of the young priorities in their lawmaking, we pray.
For all those working in human services:
~ May they serve with justice and compassion, we pray.
For all those who have an abundance of the world’s resources:
~ May they share generously with the poor, we pray.
For ourselves:
~ May we grow in love of you an each other through personal and communal prayer, we pray.



You, O God, have done great things for us.
You give us all that we need for life, and you sustain us on the path of Mercy to which you have called us. May we always perceive your guiding hand; may we welcome and encourage the companions you have given us for our journey. In the end, may we be welcomed into your embrace by all the members of our families and communities who have gone before us. We ask this in the name of Jesus who walks with us. Amen.

May God’s blessing be upon us. Amen
May God’s light lead us in the way of Righteousness. Amen.
May our lives be patterned on Christ Jesus. Amen.