The Spirit informed me to go along with them and to not make a distinction between them and us.

Prisoners on the St. Bernard Parish Jail put down extra sandbags Thursday as Tropical Storm Barry loomed off New Orleans and South Louisiana. The town, barely above sea stage, lies close to the mouth of the large Mississippi River, so it’s anticipated to get water from the north, storm surge from the south – and as much as 25 inches from the sky. (Matthew Hinton/AP)

The hour is coming, and now could be, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and reality, for such the Father seeks to worship him. John 4:23


Lord, open our lips.
And our mouth shall proclaim your reward.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
because it was at first, is now, and will probably be for ever. Amen. Alleluia.

Psalm 95:1-7

Come, allow us to sing to the Lord;
allow us to shout for pleasure to the Rock of our salvation.
Allow us to come earlier than God’s presence with thanksgiving;
and lift to the Lord a shout with psalms.
For you’re a nice God;
you might be nice above all gods.
In your hand are the caverns of the earth;
and the heights of the hills are yours additionally.
The ocean is yours, for you made it,
and your arms have molded the dry land.
Come, allow us to bow down and bend the knee,
and kneel earlier than the Lord our Maker.
For you might be our God,
and we’re the folks of your pasture, and the sheep of your hand.
Oh, that right now we’d be all ears to your voice!

Psalm 20

1 Could the LORD reply you within the day of bother, *
the Identify of the God of Jacob defend you;
2 From God’s holy place could you obtain assist; *
could God strengthen you out of Zion.
Three Could God keep in mind all of your choices *
and settle for your burnt sacrifice;
Four Grant you your coronary heart’s want *
and prosper all of your plans.
5 We’ll shout for pleasure at your victory
and triumph within the Identify of our God; *
could the LORD grant all of your requests.
6 Now I do know that the LORD provides victory to the anointed one; *
out of God’s holy heaven will come a solution;
the appropriate hand of the LORD works victorious power.
7 Some put their belief in chariots and a few in horses, *
however we are going to name upon the Identify of the LORD our God.
eight They collapse and fall down, *
however we are going to come up and stand upright.
9 O LORD, give victory to the king *
and reply us once we name.

Psalm 21:1-7

1 The king rejoices in your power, O LORD; *
how vastly he exults in your victory!
2 You might have given him his coronary heart’s want; *
you haven’t denied him the request of his lips.
Three For you meet him with blessings of prosperity, *
and set a crown of effective gold upon his head.
Four He requested you for all times, and also you gave it to him: *
size of days, without end.
5 His honor is nice, due to your victory; *
splendor and majesty have you ever bestowed upon him.
6 For you’ll give him eternal felicity *
and can make him glad with the enjoyment of your presence.
7 For the king places his belief within the LORD; *
due to the loving-kindness of the Most Excessive, he won’t fall.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
because it was at first, is now, and will probably be for ever. Amen.

David after the defeat of Goliath. (artist unknown)

1 Samuel 17:31-49 (NRSV)

When the phrases that David spoke had been heard, they repeated them earlier than Saul; and he despatched for him. David mentioned to Saul, “Let nobody’s coronary heart fail due to him; your servant will go and struggle with this Philistine.” Saul mentioned to David, “You aren’t in a position to go in opposition to this Philistine to struggle with him; for you might be only a boy, and he has been a warrior from his youth.” However David mentioned to Saul, “Your servant used to maintain sheep for his father; and at any time when a lion or a bear got here, and took a lamb from the flock, I went after it and struck it down, rescuing the lamb from its mouth; and if it turned in opposition to me, I might catch it by the jaw, strike it down, and kill it. Your servant has killed each lions and bears; and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be like one in all them, since he has defied the armies of the residing God.” David mentioned, “The LORD, who saved me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, will save me from the hand of this Philistine.” So Saul mentioned to David, “Go, and should the LORD be with you!”

Saul clothed David along with his armor; he put a bronze helmet on his head and clothed him with a coat of mail. David strapped Saul’s sword over the armor, and he tried in useless to stroll, for he was not used to them. Then David mentioned to Saul, “I can not stroll with these; for I’m not used to them.” So David eliminated them. Then he took his employees in his hand, and selected 5 easy stones from the wadi, and put them in his shepherd’s bag, within the pouch; his sling was in his hand, and he drew close to to the Philistine.

The Philistine got here on and drew close to to David, along with his shield-bearer in entrance of him. When the Philistine regarded and noticed David, he disdained him, for he was solely a youth, ruddy and good-looking in look. The Philistine mentioned to David, “Am I a canine, that you just come to me with sticks?” And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. The Philistine mentioned to David, “Come to me, and I’ll give your flesh to the birds of the air and to the wild animals of the sphere.” However David mentioned to the Philistine, “You come to me with sword and spear and javelin; however I come to you within the title of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you will have defied. This very day the LORD will ship you into my hand, and I’ll strike you down and minimize off your head; and I’ll give the useless our bodies of the Philistine military this very day to the birds of the air and to the wild animals of the earth, so that each one the earth could know that there’s a God in Israel, and that each one this meeting could know that the LORD doesn’t save by sword and spear; for the battle is the LORD’s and he will provide you with into our hand.”

When the Philistine drew nearer to satisfy David, David ran shortly towards the battle line to satisfy the Philistine. David put his hand in his bag, took out a stone, slung it, and struck the Philistine on his brow; the stone sank into his brow, and he fell face down on the bottom.

Canticle: A Track of Creation
Track of the Three Younger Males, 35-65


Glorify the Lord, all you works of the Lord, *
sing reward and provides honor for ever.
Within the excessive vault of heaven, glorify the Lord, *
sing reward and provides honor for ever.

I The Cosmic Order

Glorify the Lord, you angels and all powers of the Lord, *
O heavens and all waters above the heavens.
Solar and moon and stars of the sky, glorify the Lord, *
sing reward and provides honor for ever.
Glorify the Lord, each bathe of rain and fall of dew, *
all winds and hearth and warmth.
Winter and Summer season, glorify the Lord, *
sing reward and provides honor for ever.
Glorify the Lord, O chill and chilly, *
drops of dew and flakes of snow.
Frost and chilly, ice and sleet, glorify the Lord, *
sing reward and provides honor for ever.
Glorify the Lord, O nights and days, *
O shining mild and enfolding darkish.
Storm clouds and thunderbolts, glorify the Lord, *
sing reward and provides honor for ever.

The Ohio River, largest tributary of the Mississippi, seen from The Level in Hanover, Indiana, the one place the place you possibly can see the river bend thrice. (Wikipedia)

II The Earth and its Creatures

Let the earth glorify the Lord, *
sing reward and provides honor for ever.
Glorify the Lord, O mountains and hills,
and all that grows upon the earth, *
sing reward and provides honor for ever.
Glorify the Lord, O springs of water, seas, and streams, *
O whales and all that transfer within the waters.
All birds of the air, glorify the Lord, *
sing reward and provides honor for ever.
Glorify the Lord, O beasts of the wild, *
and all you flocks and herds.
O women and men in all places, glorify the Lord, *
sing reward and provides honor for ever.

III The Individuals of God

Let the folks of God glorify the Lord, *
sing reward and provides honor for ever.
Glorify the Lord, O clergymen and servants of the Lord, *
sing reward and provides honor for ever.
Glorify the Lord, O spirits and souls of the righteous, *
sing reward and provides honor for ever.
You which might be holy and humble of coronary heart, glorify the Lord, *
sing reward and provides honor for ever.


Allow us to glorify the Lord: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; *
sing reward and provides honor for ever.
Within the excessive vault of heaven, glorify the Lord, *
sing reward and provides honor for ever.

Cornelius reverences Peter. (bongodogblog)

Acts 11:1-18 (NRSV)

Now the apostles and the believers who had been in Judea heard that the Gentiles had additionally accepted the phrase of God. So when Peter went as much as Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him, saying, “Why did you go to uncircumcised males and eat with them?” Then Peter started to elucidate it to them, step-by-step, saying, “I used to be within the metropolis of Joppa praying, and in a trance I noticed a imaginative and prescient. There was one thing like a big sheet coming down from heaven, being lowered by its 4 corners; and it got here near me. As I checked out it carefully I noticed four-footed animals, beasts of prey, reptiles, and birds of the air. I additionally heard a voice saying to me, ‘Stand up, Peter; kill and eat.’ However I replied, ‘On no account, Lord; for nothing profane or unclean has ever entered my mouth.’ However a second time the voice answered from heaven, ‘What God has made clear, you should not name profane.’ This occurred thrice; then all the pieces was pulled up once more to heaven. At that very second three males, despatched to me from Caesarea, arrived on the home the place we had been. The Spirit informed me to go along with them and to not make a distinction between them and us. These six brothers additionally accompanied me, and we entered the person’s home. He informed us how he had seen the angel standing in his home and saying, ‘Ship to Joppa and convey Simon, who is known as Peter; he will provide you with a message by which you and your total family will probably be saved.’ And as I started to talk, the Holy Spirit fell upon them simply because it had upon us at the start. And I remembered the phrase of the Lord, how he had mentioned, ‘John baptized with water, however you may be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ If then God gave them the identical reward that he gave us once we believed within the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I may hinder God?” After they heard this, they had been silenced. They usually praised God, saying, “Then God has given even to the Gentiles the repentance that results in life.”

Canticle: Track of the Redeemed
Revelation 15:3-4

O ruler of the universe, Lord God,
nice deeds are they that you’ve got executed, *
surpassing human understanding.
Your methods are methods of righteousness and reality, *
O King of all of the ages.

Who can fail to do you homage, Lord
and sing the praises of your Identify? *
for you solely are the Holy One.
All nations will draw close to and fall down earlier than you *
as a result of your simply and holy works have been revealed.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
because it was at first, is now, and will probably be for ever. Amen.

Duccio di Buoninsegna, 1311: Jesus Calls Peter and Andrew (Nationwide Gallery of Artwork, Washington)

Mark 1:14-28 (NRSV)

Now after John was arrested, Jesus got here to Galilee, proclaiming the excellent news of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the dominion of God has come close to; repent, and imagine in the excellent news.”

As Jesus handed alongside the Sea of Galilee, he noticed Simon and his brother Andrew casting a internet into the ocean—for they had been fishermen. And Jesus mentioned to them, “Comply with me and I’ll make you fish for folks.” And instantly they left their nets and adopted him. As he went a little bit farther, he noticed James son of Zebedee and his brother John, who had been of their boat mending the nets. Instantly he referred to as them; they usually left their father Zebedee within the boat with the employed males, and adopted him.

They went to Capernaum; and when the sabbath got here, he entered the synagogue and taught. They had been astounded at his instructing, for he taught them as one having authority, and never because the scribes. Simply then there was of their synagogue a person with an unclean spirit, and he cried out, “What have you ever to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you ever come to destroy us? I do know who you might be, the Holy One in every of God.” However Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent, and are available out of him!” And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying with a loud voice, got here out of him. They had been all amazed, they usually saved on asking each other, “What is that this? A brand new instructing—with authority! He instructions even the unclean spirits, they usually obey him.” Without delay his fame started to unfold all through the encompassing area of Galilee.


I imagine in God,
the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I imagine in Jesus Christ,
God’s solely son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the ability of the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered beneath Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the useless.
On the third day he rose once more;
he ascended into heaven,
he’s seated on the proper hand of the Father,
and he’ll come once more to guage the residing and the useless.
I imagine within the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the physique,
and the life eternal. Amen.


Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your Identify,
your kingdom come, your will probably be executed, on earth as in heaven.
Give us right now our day by day bread.
Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those that sin in opposition to us.
Save us from the time of trial, and ship us from evil.
For the dominion, the ability, and the glory are yours, now and for ever. Amen.

V. Save your folks, Lord, and bless your inheritance;
R. Govern and uphold them, now and at all times.
V. Day-to-day we bless you;
R. We reward your Identify for ever.
V. Lord, hold us from all sin right now;
R. Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy.
V. Lord, present us your love and mercy;
R. For we put our belief in you.
V. In you, Lord, is our hope;
R. And we will by no means hope in useless.

Like a number of American colonists, Conrad Weiser took many roles and made cash nevertheless he may. He emigrated from Germany, settled in Berks County, Pennsylvania, was troubled by violence between the settlers and Native Individuals, and served as a diplomat and peacemaker, in addition to adviser to William Penn and Benjamin Franklin. Of Lutheran descent, he joined the Seventh-Day Baptist motion and took up residence for a time at Ephrata Cloister, the Dunkers’ double monastery. He was additionally buddies with Nicolaus von Zinzendorf, the nice Moravian bishop, who visited the world. Weiser’s son-in-law Henry M. Muhlenberg is taken into account the patriarch of American Lutherans. Weiser is honored by monuments, parks and faculties throughout southeast Pennsylvania.

Accumulate of the Day: Conrad Weiser, Witness to Peace and Reconciliation, 1760

Almighty God, of your grace you gave Conrad Weiser the reward of diplomacy, the perception to know two totally different cultures and interpret every to the opposite with readability and honesty: As we attempt to be trustworthy to our vocation to commend your kingdom, assist us to proclaim the Gospel to the numerous cultures round us, that by your Holy Spirit we could also be efficient ambassadors for our Savior Jesus Christ; who with you and the identical Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

A Accumulate for Saturdays

Almighty God, who after the creation of the world rested from all of your works and sanctified a day of relaxation for all of your creatures: Grant that we, placing away all earthly anxieties, could also be duly ready for the service of your sanctuary, and that our relaxation right here upon earth could also be a preparation for the everlasting relaxation promised to your folks in heaven; by means of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Saturday Morning Prayer Listing

For These In search of God’s Will
Scotty, ongoing path
Diocesan Commissions on Ministry

For Non secular Orders
Holy Identify Neighborhood, Zimbabwe
Malling Abbey, UK
The Melanesian Brotherhood
Mucknell Abbey, UK
Order of Julian of Norwich, Wisconsin

Please add your individual prayers right here.

For Mission

Lord Jesus Christ, you stretched out your arms of affection on the exhausting wooden of the cross that everybody would possibly come inside the attain of your saving embrace: So dress us in your Spirit that we, reaching forth our arms in love, could carry those that have no idea you to the information and love of you; for the distinction of your Identify. Amen.

A Prayer of St. Chrysostom

Almighty God, you will have given us grace at the moment with one accord to make our frequent supplications to you; and you’ve got promised by means of your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered collectively in his Identify you may be within the midst of them: Fulfil now, O Lord, our needs and petitions as could also be finest for us; granting us on this world information of your reality, and within the age to return life eternal. Amen.

Allow us to bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen. 2 Corinthians 13:14++

VIDEO: Many and nice, O God, are thy works (#385, Laquiparle, Native American melody; Joseph R. Renville, tr. Philip Frazier) – First-Plymouth UCC, Lincoln, Nebraska, 2014