Week Three
Sunday Evening II

Greeting and Doxology

With my whole heart, I will praise God, for who can forget God’s wonders!

With my whole heart I praise the Lord
among the just.

Great are God’s works,
a delight to explore.
In splendor, in majesty, God’s justice will stand.

Who can forget God’s wonders!
a God, merciful and kind who nourished the faithful,
upheld the covenant,
and revealed mighty deeds,
giving them the land of pagans.

Faithful, just and true are all God’s decrees:
each law in its place, valid for ever.
The Lord redeems the faithful,
decrees a lasting covenant. Holy and awesome God’s name!

Fear of the Lord is wisdom’s crown,
wise are those who live by it. Praise the Lord for ever!

READING 1 Peter 1:3-7
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By God’s great mercy
we have been given a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ
for the dead, and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven
for you, who are being protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready
to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, even if now for a little while you have had to
suffer various trials, so that the genuineness of faith--being more precious than gold that, though
perishable, is tested by fire--may be found to result in praise and glory and honor
when Jesus Christ is revealed.

Let no breach of charity ever occur among us. Let the sun never go down on our anger.

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.

INTERCESSIONS We place before our loving god the fervent prayer of our community:
~Loving God, hear our prayer!
That leaders of all faith communities will pursue dialogue with courage and openness, let us pray: That those who accept the call to religious or political office will look to the example of Jesus as a guide for their actions, let us pray:
That those who are oppressed or persecuted for their faith will be set free by the Spirit of Jesus, let us pray: That all members of the Institute of Mercy will live in faith and service to the church and each other, let us pray:
That those who have died will enjoy the blessings of their eternal reward, let us pray:

PRAYER God, you are merciful and kind. You give us all that we need for life and holiness;
you fill our world with wonders. We will never forget you for we yearn to sing your praises.
t the close of this day we lift our hearts in gratitude to you who sustain us and call us to yourself. 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.