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Sunday, July 4, 2021 | Independence Day



Introduction to the Word and Liturgy for Worship


Great is the Lord, and most worthy to be praised; *

there is no end of his greatness. 

One generation shall praise your works to another, *

and shall declare your power.

-Psalm 145:3-4

The last of all the David psalms fittingly completes the tally, and at the same time is an equally fitting lead in to the five songs of praise that will bring the Psalter to a close. We cannot fail to be struck by the psalmist’s artistic skill, his breadth of vision, and the deceptive simplicity of his message. . . . Psalm 145 is a defiant song of praise in a world ridden by self-seeking and self-sufficiency.

-Michael Wilcock


The Collect of the Day


Lord God, by your providence our founders won their liberties of old: Grant that we and all the people of this land may have grace to exercise these liberties in righteousness and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


The Word:

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Psalm 145


1 I will magnify you, O God my King, *

and I will praise your Name for ever and ever.

2 Every day will I give thanks to you, *

and praise your Name for ever and ever.

3 Great is the Lord, and most worthy to be praised; *

there is no end of his greatness. 

4 One generation shall praise your works to another, *

and shall declare your power.

5 As for me, I will be talking of the glorious splendor of your majesty, *

and of all your wondrous works.

6 They shall speak of the might of your marvelous acts, *

and I also will tell of your greatness.

7 The remembrance of your abundant goodness shall they proclaim, *

and they shall sing of your righteousness.

8 The Lord is gracious and merciful, *

long-suffering, and of great kindness.

9 The Lord is loving to everyone, *

and his mercy is over all his works.

10 All your works praise you, O Lord, *

and your faithful servants give thanks to you.

11 They speak of the glory of your kingdom *

and talk of your power,

12 That your power may be known to the children of men, *

even the glorious splendor of your kingdom.

13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, *

and your dominion endures throughout all ages.

14 The Lord upholds all those who fall *

and lifts up all those who are bowed down.

15 The eyes of all wait upon you, O Lord, *

and you give them their food in due season.

16 You open wide your hand, *

and fill all things living with plenteousness.

17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways *

and merciful in all his works.

18 The Lord is near to all those who call upon him, *

to all who call upon him faithfully.

19 He will fulfill the desire of those who fear him; *

he also will hear their cry and will help them.

20 The Lord preserves all those who love him, *

but he will destroy all the ungodly.

21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord; *

and let all flesh give thanks unto his holy Name for ever and ever.


(from the New Coverdale Psalter as found in the 2019 Book of Common Prayer)


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