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MONDAY MORNING
The Holy Trinity
 

OPENING RESPONSES

O Lord, open my lips.
 And my mouth shall declare your praise.

You created the day and the night, O God,
you set the sun and the moon in their places;
you set the limits of the earth;
you made summer and winter.

Psalm 74. 16, 17
The night has passed and the day lies open before us;
so let us pray with one heart and mind:

All may bow.

Glory be to God - Maker, Christ and Holy Spirit -
as in the beginning, so now, and for ever,
world without end.  Amen.

CHANT

laudate Dominum
laudate Dominum
omnes gentes
alleluia.

Together in Song 73

SCRIPTURE READING(S) OF THE DAY

Silent reflection.

Either this Morning Canticle or the Benedictus  is said or sung:

CANTICLE OF CREATION

O most high, almighty, and good Lord God,
to you belong praise, glory, honour, and all blessing:

For our brother the sun, who is our day and who brings us the light,
who is fair, and radiant with a very great splendour;
praise be to our God!

For our sister the moon, and for the stars,
which you have set clear and lovely in the heavens;
praise be to our God!

For our brother the wind,
and for air and clouds, calms and all weather;
 praise be to our God!

For our sister water,
who serves us and is humble and precious and chaste;
praise be to our God!

For our brother fire, by whom you light up the night,
and who is fair and merry, and very mighty and strong;
praise be to our God!

For our mother the earth, who sustains and keeps us,
and brings forth fruit, and flowers of many colours, and grass;
 praise be to our God!

For all who pardon one another for your love's sake,
and who bear weakness and tribulation;
praise be to our God!

Blessed are they who endure peaceably,
walking by your most holy word;
for you, God Most High, shall give them a crown ;
 praise be to our God!
Praise, bless, and give thanks to God,
serve the Lord with all humility;
praise be to our God!

St. Francis of Assisi  (1181-1226)


The Psalms, Readings and Canticles conclude with the Gloria Patri:

Glory be to God - Maker, Christ and Holy Spirit -
as in the beginning, so now, and for ever,
world without end.  Amen.

PRAYERS

All may kneel.

Lord, have mercy
 Christ, have mercy
Lord, have mercy.

The Lord's Prayer  may be said or sung.

Eternal God,
your touch makes this world holy.
Open our eyes to see your hand at work
in the splendour of creation,
and in the beauty of human life.
Help us to cherish the gifts that surround us,
to share your blessings with our sisters and brothers,
and to experience the joy of life in your presence.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Prayers of thanksgiving and intercession may be offered.

The prayers are concluded with the Morning Collect.

BLESSING

Let us bless the Lord:
God's name be praised!

Acknowledgements:

laudate Dominum by Jacques Berthier of the Taize Community
(translation: Praise, bless and sing to God, peoples, nations), from:
Together in Song.  Australian Hymn Book II,
 Melbourne: HarperCollinsReligious, 1999.

The collect for Monday morning from
The Book of Common Worship of the Presbyterian Church (USA),
Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster/John Knox, 1993.



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MONDAY EVENING
The Holy Trinity
 

OPENING RESPONSES

O God, make speed to save us.
O Lord, make haste to help us.

You are worthy, our Lord and God,
to receive glory and honour and power,
for you created all things,
and by your will they existed and were created.

Revelation 4. 11
The day is now past and the night is at hand;
so let us pray with one heart and mind:

All may bow.

Glory be to God - Maker, Christ and Holy Spirit -
as in the beginning, so now, and for ever,
world without end.  Amen.

CHANT

Father we adore you
Lay our lives before you
How we love you.

Jesus we adore you...

Spirit we adore you...

Together in Song 716

SCRIPTURE READING(S) OF THE DAY

Silent reflection.

Either this Evening Canticle or the Magnificat  is said or sung:

CANTICLE OF GLORY TO GOD   Gloria in excelsis

Glory to God in the highest,
 and peace to God's people on earth.
Lord God, heavenly king,
 almighty God and Father,
we worship you, we give you thanks,
we praise you for your glory.
Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,
Lord God, Lamb of God,
you take away the sin of the world:
have mercy on us;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father:
 receive our prayer.

For you alone are the holy one,
 you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the most high,
Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father.  Amen.

The Psalms, Readings and Canticles conclude with the Gloria Patri:

Glory be to God - Maker, Christ and Holy Spirit -
as in the beginning, so now, and for ever,
world without end.  Amen.

PRAYERS

All may kneel.

Lord, have mercy
 Christ, have mercy
Lord, have mercy.

The Lord's Prayer is said or sung.

Prayers of thanksgiving and intercession may be offered.

The prayers are concluded with this Evening Collect:

O creator God,
may the waters that covered us at birth
once again remind us of our creation in you.
Remind us that we are vessels of the waters of hope
and that your outpourings have power to heal our broken world.
Let the living waters
of creation, womb, baptism and Spirit,
encircle our days
that we may remember we are yours and be thankful.
Amen.

BLESSING

Let us bless the Lord:
God's name be praised!





Acknowledgements:

Maker we Adore You by Terrye Coelho, adapted from:
 Together in Song :  Australian Hymn Book II,
 Melbourne: HarperCollinsReligious, 1999.

The collect for Monday evening adapted from
 The United Methodist Book of Worship,
Nashville: United Methodist Publishing House, 1992.



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