Week Three
Saturday Morning



We delight in you, O God. Our joy is in our God who saves.

Sing a new song, you faithful,
praise God in the assembly.
Israel, rejoice in your maker,
Zion, in your king.
Dance in the Lord’s name,
sounding harp and tambourine.

The Lord delights
in saving a helpless people.
Revel in God’s glory,
join in clan by clan.

Shout praise from your throat,
sword flashing in hand
to discipline nations
and punish the wicked,
to shackle their kings
and chain their leaders,
and execute God’s sentence.
You faithful, this is your glory!


READING: Philippians 2:2-4,14-16

Make my joy complete: be of the same mind,
having the same love, being in full accord and of
one mind. Do nothing from selfless ambition or
conceit, but in humility regard others as better
than yourselves. Let each of you look not to
your own interests, but to the interests of others,
Do all things without murmuring and
arguing, so that you may be blameless and
innocent, children of God without blemish in
the midst of a crooked and perverse generation,
in which you shine like stars in the world. It
is by your holding fast to the word of life that
I can boast on the day of Christ that I did not
run in vain or labor in vain.


May I see your people through the prism of your love, O God.

Praise the Lord, the God of Israel,
who shepherds the people and sets them free.

God raises from David’s house
a child with power to save.
Through the holy prophets
God promised in ages past
to save us from enemy hands,
from the grip of all who hate us.

The Lord favored our ancestors
recalling the sacred covenant,
the pledge to our ancestor Abraham,
to free us from our enemies,
so we might worship without fear
and be holy and just all our days.

And you child, will be called
Prophet of the Most High,
for you will come to prepare
a pathway for the Lord
by teaching the people salvation
through forgiveness of their sin.

Out of God’s deepest mercy
a dawn will come from on high,
light for those shadowed by death,
a guide for our feet on the way to peace.


O God, your mother Mary is the model for all who are called to holiness. Through her intercession we pray for women everywhere who reveal the feminine dimension of your love:
- O God, help us to respond to your call.

~ For mothers, grandmothers, aunts and godmothers who call us to relationship, we pray:
~ For painters and potters, weavers and writers, artists and musicians, who call us to beauty, we pray:
~ For scientists, mathematicians, astronomers and astronauts, who call us to new discoveries, we pray:
~ For nurses, physicians, psychologists and other health care professionals, who call us to wholeness and healing, we pray:
~ For women who visit the sick, the elderly and the imprisoned, and who call us to compassion, we pray:



Faithful God, your labors of love delight us and
your marvelous deeds move us to song. Make
us eager to labor for the good of our neighbor
and to witness to your care by our compassionate
presence. We ask this in the name of Jesus
and through the power of your Spirit. 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.