Posted on: October 11th, 2021 by St. Stephens Downsview

Readings
JOB 38:1-7 (34-41); PSALM 104:1-9, 25, 37B; HEBREWS 5:1-10; MARK 10:35-45

Now That the Daylight Fills the Sky

Now that the daylight fills the sky,
We lift our hearts to God on high,
That he in all we do or say
May keep us free from harm today.

O guard our hearts and tongues from strife,
From anger’s din preserve our life,
From sights unworthy turn our eyes,
And close our ears from vanities.

Keep thou our inmost conscience pure,
Our thoughts from foolishness secure,
And help us check the pride of sense
By self-restraining abstinence.

So we, when this new day is gone
And night in turn is drawing on.
With conscience by the hours unstained.
Shall praise thy name for victory gained.

All praise to God the Father be,
All praise, eternal Son, to thee,
Whom with the Spirit we adore,
One God both now and evermore.



Collect
Almighty and everliving God,
increase in us your gift of faith,
that forsaking what lies behind
and reaching out to what is before,
we may run the way of your commandments
and win the crown of everlasting joy;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

First Reading
A READING FROM THE BOOK OF JOB
Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind: “Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? Gird up your loins like a man, I will question you, and you shall declare to me. Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding. Who determined its measurements – surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone when the morning stars sang together and all the heavenly beings shouted for joy?”

[“Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, so that a flood of waters may cover you? Can you send forth lightnings, so that they may go and say to you, ‘Here we are’? Who has put wisdom in the inward parts, or given understanding to the mind? Who has the wisdom to number the clouds? Or who can tilt the waterskins of the heavens, when the dust runs into a mass and the clods cling together? Can you hunt the prey for the lion, or satisfy the appetite of the young lions, when they crouch in their dens, or lie in wait in their covert? Who provides for the raven its prey, when its young ones cry to God, and wander about for lack of food?”]
JOB 38:1-7 (34-41)

Psalm
PSALM
REFRAIN Lord, how manifold are your works! in wisdom you have made them all.

Bless the Lord, O my soul; O Lord my God, how excellent is your greatness! you are clothed with majesty and splendour.

You wrap yourself with light as with a cloak and spread out the heavens like a curtain. R

You lay the beams of your chambers in the waters above; you make the clouds your chariot; you ride on the wings of the wind.

You make the winds your messengers and flames of fire your servants.

You have set the earth upon its foundations, so that it never shall move at any time.

You covered it with the deep as with a mantle; the waters stood higher than the mountains. R

At your rebuke they fled; at the voice of your thunder they hastened away.

They went up into the hills and down to the valleys beneath, to the places you had appointed for them.

You set the limits that they should not pass; they shall not again cover the earth. R

O Lord, how manifold are your works! in wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.

Hallelujah! R
PSALM 104:1-9, 25, 37B

Second Reading
A READING FROM THE LETTER TO THE HEBREWS
Every high priest chosen from among mortals is put in charge of things pertaining to God on their behalf, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. He is able to deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself is subject to weakness; and because of this he must offer sacrifice for his own sins as well as for those of the people. And one does not presume to take this honour, but takes it only when called by God, just as Aaron was. So also Christ did not glorify himself in becoming a high priest, but was appointed by the one who said to him, “You are my Son, today I have begotten you”; as he says also in another place, “You are a priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek.” In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the one who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered; and having been made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him, having been designated by God a high priest according to the order of Mel-chizedek.
HEBREWS 5:1-10

O Jesus I Have Promised

Verse 1

O Jesus I have promised
To serve Thee to the end
Be Thou forever near me
Master and my Friend

Verse 2

I shall not fear the battle
If Thou art by my side
Nor wander from the pathway
If Thou wilt be My guide

Verse 3

O let me feel Thee near me
The world is ever near
I see the sights that dazzle
The tempting sounds I hear

Verse 4

My foes are ever near me
Around me and within
But Jesus draw Thou nearer
And shield my soul from sin

Verse 5

O let me hear Thee speaking
In accents clear and still,
Above the storms of passion,
The murmurs of self-will.

Verse 6

O speak to reassure me,
To hasten or control;
O speak, and make me listen,
Thou guardian of my soul.

Verse 7

O Jesus Thou hast promised
To all who follow Thee
That where Thou art in glory
There shall Thy servant be

Verse 8

And Jesus I have promised
To see Thee to the end
O give me grace to follow
My Master and my Friend



Gospel
THE HOLY GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST ACCORDING TO MARK
James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to Jesus and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” And he said to them, “What is it you want me to do for you?” And they said to him, “Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.” But Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?” They replied, “We are able.” Then Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you will drink; and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized; but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.” When the ten heard this, they began to be angry with James and John. So Jesus called them and said to them, “You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.”
MARK 10:35-45

Our God Reigns

Verse 1

How lovely on the mountains
Are the feet of Him
Who brings good news good news
Announcing peace
Proclaiming news of happiness
Our God reigns our God reigns

Chorus

Our God reigns our God reigns
Our God reigns our God reigns

Verse 2

He had no stately form
He had no majesty
That we should be drawn to Him
He was despised
And we took no account of Him
Yet now He reigns with the Most High

Verse 3

Out of the tomb He came with grace and majesty;
He is alive, He is alive.
God loves us so see here His hands, His feet, His side.
Yes, we know He is alive.



Prayer over the Gifts
Eternal God,
your word inspires our faith.
May we who offer you our praise
trust you in all things.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord.

Just As I Am

Verse 1

Just as I am without one plea
But that Thy Blood was shed for me
And that Thou bidd’st me come to Thee
O Lamb of God I come I come

Verse 2

Just as I am and waiting not
To rid my soul of one dark blot
To Thee Whose Blood can cleanse each spot
O Lamb of God I come I come

Verse 3

Just as I am, though tossed about
With many a conflict, many a doubt,
Fightings and fears within, without,
O Lamb of God, I come! I come!

Verse 4

Just as I am Thou wilt receive
Wilt welcome pardon cleanse relieve
Because Thy Promise I believe
O Lamb of God I come I come



Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

Chorus

Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in His wonderful face
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace

Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in His wonderful face
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace



Prayer After Communion
God of peace,
you have nourished us in this sacrament
with the body and blood of Christ.
May we who have taken holy things
keep faith in our hearts and lives,
in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord.

And Can It Be

Chorus

Amazing love how can it be
That Thou my God shouldst die for me
Amazing love how can it be
That Thou my God shouldst die for me

Verse 1

And can it be that I should gain
An interest in the Savior’s blood
Died He for me who caused His pain
For me who Him to death pursued
Amazing love how can it be
That Thou my God shouldst die for me
Amazing love how can it be
That Thou my God shouldst die for me

Verse 2

He left His Father’s throne above
So free so infinite His grace
Emptied Himself of all but love
And bled for Adam’s helpless race
‘Tis mercy all immense and free
For O my God it found out me
‘Tis mercy all immense and free
For O my God it found out me

Verse 3

Long my imprisoned spirit lay
Fast bound in sin and nature’s night
Thine eye diffused a quickening ray
I woke the dungeon flamed with light
My chains fell off my heart was free
I rose went forth and followed Thee
My chains fell off my heart was free
I rose went forth and followed Thee

Verse 4

No condemnation now I dread
Jesus and all in Him is mine
Alive in Him my living Head
And clothed in righteousness divine
Bold I approach th’eternal throne
And claim the crown through Christ my own
Bold I approach th’eternal throne
And claim the crown through Christ my own