WEEK I Tuesday

 IMG_0535 frosty grass



 We light the Evening Candle and say or sing:

Light and Peace in Jesus Christ our Lord!

~Thanks be to God!


Stay with us Lord for it is evening,

~And the day is almost over.



Christ, when for us you were baptized,

God’s Spirit on you came,

As peaceful as a dove and yet

As urgent as a flame.


God called you the Beloved Son,

Named you the Servant true,

Sent you the Kin-dom to proclaim,

God’s holy will to do.


Straightway and steadfast until death

You listened for God’s call

Freely as Human One to serve

And live your life for all.


Baptize us with your Spirit now

Your cross on us be signed,

That, likewise in God’s service we

May perfect freedom find.

Text: F. Bland Tucker (1895-1984), alt. Tune: Morning Hymn CM





Let the Earth and all she bears rejoice;

All the trees of the woods and orchards shout for joy!

Psalm 64/65

To You our praise is due

O God in Zion

To You do we commit our lives,

for you are the One who hears our prayer.


To you do we come 

when we have gone astray.

When our transgressions weigh us down

You are the One who sets us free.


Blessed are those you invite

and welcome to your dwelling.

You fill us with the bounty of your house,

and the holiness of your temple.


You keep your promise with wonders,

O Adonai, our savior,

You are the hope of all on Earth

even the most distant isles.


Clothed in power and strength

You uphold and steady the mountains;

You still the roaring of the seas

(restless waves and raging nations).



You fill them from east to west with your joy.

You tend and water the land,

and it yields a great harvest.

You fill your springs,

ready the seeds, and prepare the grain.


You soak the furrows and level the ridges;

With softening rain you bless its growth.

You crown the year with your goodness,

All you touch comes alive:

Abundance flows in your steps,

In fields and meadows it flows.


The hills are dressed with joy,

the pastures covered with flocks.

the valleys wrap themselves in grain,

They shout for joy and break into song:


Glory to the ONE and to the WORD

And to the BREATH of Love;

as always before,

so now and evermore. Amen.

Let the Earth and all she bears rejoice;

All the trees of the woods and orchards shout for joy!

Reading   Hebrews 2:10-12

For it was fitting that God,
for whom and through whom all things exist,
in bringing many children to glory,
should make the leader to their salvation perfect through suffering.
The one who consecrates
and those who are being consecrated all have one origin.
Therefore, Christ is not ashamed to call them “brothers & sisters” saying:

I will proclaim your name to my siblings,
in the midst of the assembly I will praise you.



R. The fullness of the Godhead dwells embodied in Christ * He is the head of every Sovereignty and Power.   V. In baptism we were buried with him, in baptism also raised to life with him * He is the head of every Sovereignty and Power.  V. Glory to the ONE, to the WORD, and to the Holy BREATH of Love.

Gospel Canticle of Mary


Jesus taught as one with authority

and his fame spread everywhere, alleluia!

It is customary to make the sign of the cross at the beginning of the Gospel Canticle.

My heart + is radiant with Adonai,

My whole being delights in God my Savior.


All people now will call me blessed

For God has loved this humble handmaid. 

The Almighty has shown me great favor 

Holy is the NAME,


Whose mercy embraces the faithful,

From one generation to the next.

The mighty arm of God,

Scatters the proud in their own conceit,


Pulls tyrants from their thrones 

While lifting up the lowly: 

Fills the famished with bounty, 

And reveals the emptiness of riches.


Rescues lowly Israel,

Sharing such loving kindness,

As promised to our ancestors

To Abraham and Sarah, and their descendants forever.


Glory to the ONE and to  WORD 

And to the BREATH of Love! 

As always before, 

so now and evermore.  Amen

Jesus taught as one with authority

and his fame spread everywhere, alleluia!


Litany of Intercession

O Jesus, God from God and Light from Light, through whom all things were made,

~ Be our light and our salvation.


O Jesus, source of life and holiness, ~ Be our light and our salvation.


O Jesus, faithful preacher and guardian of the Gospel, ~ Be our light and our salvation.


O Jesus, salt of the earth and light of the world, ~ Be our light and our salvation.


O Jesus, the beginning and the end, the first and the last, ~ Be our light and our salvation.


O Jesus, you taught us to pray…

Prayer of Jesus

Our Father …


Closing Prayer & Blessing

Creator God, we stand in wonder and awe before Mother Earth, whom you invited to join you in the on-going work of Creation; and now each peak, valley, field and pond pours forth its poetry of gratitude and praise.   As we celebrate  the appearance of dry land and the birth of plants and vegetation on this third day of the week, give us the wisdom and will to care for and conserve the Earth and the many life forms to which she has given birth.  May we join the trees in clapping our hands and join all your saints in singing your praise, for yours is the love, the power and the glory now and forever.  Amen.


May the God of all creation +   bless us with a hunger and thirst for justice.   Amen.


Let us bless Adonai!    ~And give thanks to God.



Those who wish may end evening prayer with the Marian Antiphon for this season.
Marian Antiphon 



Loving Mother of our Savior, holding open heaven’s only hope, Star for steerage in this vastness, rise to help us, save the sinking.  Nature’s greatest  Wonder: you have borne your own true Maker, giving human life to him. Virgin ever, before and after, that Good News from Gabriel, Word of Life for living, tell it now: mercy to all people!


The angel of the Lord brought the message to Mary. ~ And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.


Let us pray. O Holy One, as you have already blessed humankind through the fruitful virginity of  Blessed Mary, grant that we may further enjoy the fruit of the prayers of her, through whom we are related to the very Author of Life, Jesus our Emmanuel.  Amen.