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Women of Valor Celebration
Sunday after Easter)
We invite you to maintain a spirit of silence as the prelude begins our service
APPROACH TO GOD
Introit "He Lives!” A. Ackley
to Worship: Liturgy of the Hours
This is the day that the Lord has made!
LET US REJOICE AND BE GLAD:
On the evening of the first day of the week, the disciples were
gathered together behind locked doors; suddenly Jesus stood among them
PEACE BE WITH YOU, ALLELUIA!
"The Day of Resurrection"
us be before our God in
JESUS, REDEEMER OF HUMANKIND,
JESUS, CONQUEROR OF SIN AND
JESUS, TRIUMPHANT OVER DEATH,
JESUS, THE HOLY AND THE JUST,
JESUS, THE RESURRECTION & THE LIFE,
JESUS, THE GIVER OF GRACE,
JESUS, THE JUDGE OF THE WORLD,
WHO DIDST LAY DOWN THY LIFE FOR THY SHEEP,
WHO DIDST RISE AGAIN THE THIRD DAY,
WHO DIDST MANIFEST THYSELF TO THY CHOSEN, VISITING THY BLESSED MOTHER,
APPEARING TO MAGDALEN WHILE SHE WEPT,
SENDING THY ANGELS TO THE HOLY WOMEN,
COMFORTING THE ELEVEN,
SAYING TO THEM, PEACE,
BREATHING ON THEM THE HOLY GHOST,
CONFIRMING THE FAITH OF THOMAS,
COMMITTING THY FLOCK TO PETER,
SPEAKING OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD,
HAVE MERCY ON US!
A Word of Assurance: Isaiah
Summary of God's
This is the
THE LORD OUR GOD,
THE LORD IS ONE!
THEREFORE YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD
WITH ALL YOUR HEART,
WITH ALL YOUR SOUL,
WITH ALL YOUR MIND,
AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.
This is the
YOU SHALL LOVE
YOUR NEIGHBOR AS
is no greater commandment
Anthem "The Lord's Prayer" A. Malotte
THE WORD OF
*Responsive Reading: T.S. Eliot
O Light invisible, we praise thee!
Too bright for mortal vision.
O Greater Light, we praise Thee for the less;
The eastern light our spires touch at morning,
The light that slants upon our western doors at evening,
The twilight over stagnant pools at batflight,
Moon light and star light, owl and moth light,
Glow-worm glowlight on a grassblade.
O Light invisible, we worship Thee!
We thank Thee for the lights that we have kindled,
The light of altar and of sanctuary;
Small lights of those who meditate at midnight
And lights directed through the coloured panes of windows
And light reflected from the polished stone,
The gilded carven wood, the colored fresco.
Our gaze is submarine, our eyes look upward
And see the light that fractures through unquiet water.
We see the light but see not whence it comes.
O Light Invisible, we glorify Thee!
In our rhythm of earthly life we tire of light. We are glad when the day ends, when the play ends; and ecstasy is too much pain.
We are children quickly tired: children who are up in the night and fall asleep as the rocket is fired; and the day is long for work or play.
We tire of distraction or concentration, we sleep and are glad to sleep,
Controlled by the rhythm of of blood and the day and the night and the seasons.
And we must extinguish the candle, put out the light and relight it;
Forever must quench, forever relight the flame.
Therefore we thank Thee for our little light, that is dappled with shadow.
We thank Thee who has moved us to building, to finding, to forming at the ends of our fingers and beams of our eyes.
And when we have built an altar to the invisible Light, we may set thereon the little lights for which our bodily vision is made.
And we thank Thee that darkness reminds us of light.
O Light Invisible, we give Thee thanks for Thy great glory!
Patri (Hymn No. 623)
TO THE FATHER
AND TO THE SON
AND TO THE HOLY GHOST.
AS IT WAS IN THE BEGINNING,
IS NOW AND EVER SHALL BE,
WORLD WITHOUT END,
Announcements and Children's Moment
First Reading: Acts
1:9-11a, 12-13, 17-19
The Presentation of the 2004 Women of Valor
Louise Fabiszak, Mary Shields, Esther Kim
RESPONSE TO GOD
*Hymn "Sing a Song of Women"
*Doxology (625) and Prayer
PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM
ALL BLESSINGS FLOW;
PRAISE GOD ALL CREATURES HERE BELOW;
PRAISE GOD ABOVE YE HEAVENLY HOSTS;
PRAISE FATHER (CREATOR), SON (CHRIST) AND HOLY GHOST. AMEN.
A Time of Giving Thanks & Praise
The Prayer of the People & the Lord’s Prayer
*Hymn BB 545 "Lord of the Dance"
*Response to the Benediction
*Please stand if you are able.
- 18th April 2004