Saturday, January 16, 2021

Worship Online with us on Sunday, January 17th, 2021

 


Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.   Philippians 4:8


Dear beloved parishioners,


Whatever is pure, pleasing, commendable...think on these things. 


In the midst of a spiking pandemic, with an almost unimaginable number of deaths every day, and in the midst of an incredibly divisive time in our nation’s history we are offered the gift of God’s presence, and God’s love, even in these times.  More than ever, we are in need of prayer, of grace, and love.  I hope and I know that the days ahead will be better, and even with the challenges to come, we will get through this time.  Continue to pray for one another, to pray for our country, to reach out to those in need, and to rest in the deep knowledge that God is with us, and God’s grace is pouring out upon us.  


May the Lord bless and keep you,


In Christ’s Love, 





Join us for Sunday Worship Online ~ 17 January 2021

10 am ~ Online Worship ~ Holy Eucharist on the 2nd Sunday after Epiphany

With sermon and music.  Click HERE for the service on YouTube 


For the music only, organ played by Jonathan Stark, click HERE


For the sermon only, preached by the Rev. Peter M. Click HERE


For more information on upcoming programs from the Diocese, and resources for study, prayer, and connection please go to our website at: www.stmaryscathedralrd.com 


For Sound Government

Book of Common Prayer, page 821


O Lord our Governor, bless the leaders of our land, that we may be a people at peace among ourselves and a blessing to other nations of the earth.

Lord, keep this nation under your care.


To the President and members of the Cabinet, to Governors of States, Mayors of Cities, and to all in administrative authority, grant wisdom and grace in the exercise of their duties.

Give grace to your servants, O Lord.


To Senators and Representatives, and those who make our laws in States, Cities, and Towns, give courage, wisdom, and foresight to provide for the needs of all our people, and to fulfill our obligations in the community of nations.

Give grace to your servants, O Lord.


To the Judges and officers of our Courts give understanding and integrity, that human rights may be safeguarded and justice served.

Give grace to your servants, O Lord.


And finally, teach our people to rely on your strength and to accept their responsibilities to their fellow citizens, that they may elect trustworthy leaders and make wise decisions for the well-being of our society; that we may serve you faithfully in our generation and honor your holy Name.

For yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all. Amen.


For the Future of the Human Race


O God our heavenly Father, you have blessed us and given us dominion over all the earth: Increase our reverence before the mystery of life; and give us new insight into your purpose for the human race, and new wisdom and determination in making provision for its future in accordance with your will;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


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