Invitation to  Worship

Come, let us sing to  Adonai, let us praise the God of all creation!


O Holy One,+ open my lips.

~And my mouth will proclaim your praise.


Let everything that lives and that breathes-

~give praise to Adonai, alleluia!


Sunday Morning Hymn

On this day, the first days,

God our Abba’s Name we praise;

Who creation’s Source and Spring

Did the world from darkness bring.


On this day th’ eternal Son

over death his triumph won;

On this day the Spirit  came

with those gifts of living flame.


God, you made woman and man

Godlike in your loving plan,

Fill us with that love divine

that like stars we too may shine.


Word-Made-Flesh, all praises be!

You from sin have set us free;

And with you we die and rise

Unto God in sacrifice.


Holy Spirit you impart

Gifts of love to ev’ry heart

Give us light and grace, we pray,

Fill our hearts this holy day.


God, O Blessed Three in One

May your holy will be done;

In your word our souls are free,

As we praise the Trinity.  Amen.

Text:  LeMans Breviary, 1748; Melody: GOTT SEI DANK




With all my heart I long for you in the night, Adonai;

I seek you eagerly when morning breaks.

Psalm 62/63

O God, you are my God, for you I long for you my soul is thirsting.

My body pines for you like a dry weary land without water;

So I gaze on you in your holy place to see your strength and your glory.


For your love is better than life, my lips will speak your praise.

So I will bless you all my life, in your name I will lift up my hands.

My soul shall be filled as with a banquet, my mouth shall praise you with joy.


On my bed I remember you.  On you I muse through the night,

for you have been my help; in the shadow of your wings I rejoice.

My soul clings to you; your right hand holds me fast.


Glory to the ABBA and to the WORD

and to the BREATH of Love.

As always before, 

so now and evermore. Amen.

With all my heart I long for you in the night, Adonai;

I seek you eagerly when morning breaks.


 READING   Isaiah 45:1, 5-6

Thus says Adonai to the anointed, Cyrus.
For the sake of Jacob, my servant, of Israel, my chosen one,
I have called you by your name, giving you a title, though you knew me not.
I am ADONAI and there is no other, there is no God besides me.
It is I who arm you, though you know me not,

so that toward the rising and the setting of the sun
people may know that there is none besides me.
I am ADONAI, there is no other.


R. May our hearts be wholly with Adonai, *that we may keep the Torah and follow its commandments.  V. May God be with us, as God was with our ancestors, *that we may keep the Torah and follow its commandments. V. Glory to the Abba and to the Word and to the Holy Breath of Love.

Canticle of Zachariah


Render unto Caesar what belongs to Caesar;

And give to God whatever belongs to God. Alleluia!


Blessed + be Adonai, the God of Israel,

Who visits this people to set us free

Raising for us a sign of salvation

In the house and family of David.


God promised throughout past ages

In words of holy prophets

To save us from our enemies,

And from the control of our oppressors.


Adonai favored our ancestors

And remembered the sacred covenant.

The pledge to Abraham and Sarah

Is now renewed for us;


That freed from the grip of our foes

We might worship without fear

And be both just and holy

For the rest of our days.


And you, child, called “prophet of the Most High,”

Will go ahead to prepare the way,

By teaching this people of salvation

Through forgiveness of their sins.


For the loving compassion of the Holy One

As the Rising Sun will shine upon us

To illumine the darkness and dispel death’s shadow

To guide our feet on the way of peace.


Glory to the ONE and to the WORD

And to the BREATH of Love!

As always before,

so now and evermore.  Amen

Render unto Caesar what belongs to Caesar;

And give to God whatever belongs to God. Alleluia!




Litany of Intercession

Creator of the stars, we thank you for your gift, the first rays of the dawn,
– and we commemorate your resurrection.



May your Holy Spirit teach us to do your will today,
– and may your Wisdom guide us always.



Each Sunday give us the joy of gathering as your people
– around the table of the Word and the table of the Eucharist



From our hearts we thank you,
– for your countless blessings. 



Prayer of Jesus

Our Father…



Closing Prayer & Blessing

God of Day and God of Darkness, the harmony and balance of creation reveal the mystery of your love.  Through the change of seasons you enable Mother Earth to give birth to a wondrous diversity of landscapes and life, winds and weather, creatures and crops.  Help us to recognize and honor the holiness of each earthly being and the communion among all things so that our ways of living and loving may lead to the freedom, flourishing and fullness of life for all creation.  For yours is the power and the glory of love, now and forever. ~Amen.


May the God who blesses creation with times and seasons + bless us with reverence and love for all people and all Earthkind.  ~Amen 


Let us bless Adonai.     ~Thanks be to God.