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HCAP for January 19, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=613ZnMWixy4

TUESDAY (January 19, 2021)
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Gospel Sentence
“You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” (1 Corinthians 6:19–20)

Reading
““All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be dominated by anything. “Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food”—and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power.” (1 Corinthians 6:12–15)

Meditation
Sin destroys both body and soul. God calls us to be His. He calls us to live out our lives in the freedom of the Gospel—not to use the Gospel as an excuse to do whatever we want. Yes, we are forgiven sinners. And, yes, we are called to live out this life reflecting our identity as those who are redeemed, forgiven, restored. Our actions affect not only ourselves, but have a ripple effect through the whole body, the Church.

Silence

Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Lord Jesus Christ, be with Wanda this week. Give her your grace and teach her to learn more of your mercy with each passing day. Amen.

Prayer of the Week (from Sunday)
Almighty and everlasting God, who governs all things in heaven and on earth, mercifully hear the prayers of Your people and grant us Your peace through all our days; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Lord’s Prayer

HCAP for January 18, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KewAun10q1k

MONDAY (January 18, 2021)
The Confession of St. Peter
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Gospel Sentence
“You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” (1 Corinthians 6:19–20)

Reading
“And the LORD called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” Then Eli perceived that the LORD was calling the boy. Therefore Eli said to Samuel, “Go, lie down, and if he calls you, you shall say, ‘Speak, LORD, for your servant hears.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place. And the LORD came and stood, calling as at other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant hears.”” (1 Samuel 3:7–10)

Meditation
Like Mary, Hannah has her own prayer of exultation for what God has done for her. (I Samuel 2:1-10). Like Mary, the idea of Hannah getting pregnant (she was barren), seemed impossible. Like Mary, Hannah gives over her son to the Lord’s presence. Samuel is now hearing the voice of the Lord, although he does not know it at first. Finally, Samuel replies, “Speak , for your servant hears.””

Silence

Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Heavenly Father, bless Karla with faith in you and fervent love toward all those who cross her path this day. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Prayer for The Confession of St. Peter
Heavenly Father, You revealed to the apostle Peter the blessed truth that Your Son Jesus is the Christ. Strengthen us by the proclamation of this truth that we too may joyfully confess that there is salvation in no one else; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Lord’s Prayer

HCAP for January 17, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjZokN7yR_E

SUNDAY (January 17, 2021)
Second Sunday after the Epiphany
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Gospel Sentence
“You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” (1 Corinthians 6:19–20)

Reading
“Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the LORD in the presence of Eli. And the word of the LORD was rare in those days; there was no frequent vision. At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see, was lying down in his own place. The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple of the LORD, where the ark of God was. Then the LORD called Samuel, and he said, “Here I am!” and ran to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call; lie down again.” So he went and lay down. And the LORD called again, “Samuel!” and Samuel arose and went to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call, my son; lie down again.” Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, and the word of the LORD had not yet been revealed to him.” (1 Samuel 3:1–7)

Meditation
Hannah named her son Samuel, which means, “His name is El (God).” Out of gratitude for opening her barren womb, Hannah returns Samuel to God for service. Samuel’s life is one of service to God, even if he doesn’t fully understand it yet.

Silence

Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Let your grace be upon Linda, O Lord, and teach her to hope in the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Prayer of the Week
Almighty and everlasting God, who governs all things in heaven and on earth, mercifully hear the prayers of Your people and grant us Your peace through all our days; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Lord’s Prayer

HCAP for January 16, 2021

SATURDAY (January 16, 2021)
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Gospel Sentence
“And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”” (Mark 1:11)

Reading
“And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”” (Mark 1:10–11)

Meditation
Jesus opens the way for us sinners as he steps into the Jordan River. As He comes out of the baptismal waters, The Father declares Jesus as His Son and the Holy Spirit descends upon Him. Baptism claims us—it marks us as one redeemed by Christ. The Father’s voice comes and declares us beloved—we are now a part of the family. We are kin. The Holy Spirit descends upon us to create faith that is to be cared for and nurtured within the family of God, His Church.

Silence

Prayer for Holy Cross Member
O Lord, in Holy Baptism you put your Name upon Zebadiah. Bless him now with the forgiveness of sins and a firm trust in you. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Prayer of the Week (from Sunday)
Father in heaven, at the Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River You proclaimed Him Your beloved Son and anointed Him with the Holy Spirit. Make all who are baptized in His name faithful in their calling as Your children and inheritors with Him of everlasting life; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Lord’s Prayer

HCAP for January 15, 2021

FRIDAY (January 15, 2021)
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Gospel Sentence
“And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”” (Mark 1:11)

Reading
“In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.” (Mark 1:9)

Meditation
Jesus, the Messiah, the long-awaited One who was to come, now stands in humility and poverty waiting to be baptized by John. Jesus does not need the forgiveness of sins. He does not need to be renewed, yet he submits to this baptism by John in order to stand among us sinners. He who knew no sin became sin for us in order that we might have life eternal through His name.

Silence

Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Father, we lift up Suzanne before you this day, asking that You would give her your mercy all the days of her life. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Prayer of the Week (from Sunday)
Father in heaven, at the Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River You proclaimed Him Your beloved Son and anointed Him with the Holy Spirit. Make all who are baptized in His name faithful in their calling as Your children and inheritors with Him of everlasting life; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Lord’s Prayer

HCAP for January 14, 2021

THURSDAY (January 14, 2021)
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Gospel Sentence
“And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”” (Mark 1:11)

Reading
“John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And all the country of Judea and all Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Now John was clothed with camel’s hair and wore a leather belt around his waist and ate locusts and wild honey. And he preached, saying, “After me comes he who is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”” (Mark 1:4–8)

Meditation
John the Baptist fulfills Isaiah’s prophecy:
“Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way, the voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight”. John knows who he is. He is the one who readies the way for Jesus. John knows his place—one of humility and poverty. And yet, God has perfectly placed him in this place and in this time to usher in the kingdom of God in Christ.

Silence

Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Show your grace to Christian this day, as he goes about the callings you have given to him. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Prayer of the Week (from Sunday)
Father in heaven, at the Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River You proclaimed Him Your beloved Son and anointed Him with the Holy Spirit. Make all who are baptized in His name faithful in their calling as Your children and inheritors with Him of everlasting life; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Lord’s Prayer

HCAP for January 13, 2021

WEDNESDAY (January 13, 2021)
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Gospel Sentence
“And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”” (Mark 1:11)

Reading
“For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. For one who has died has been set free from sin. Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.” (Romans 6:4–11)

Meditation
In Baptism we get death over with. We enter into the now and the not yet—eternal time. Our bodies may get sick, wear out and even die, but we who bear the mark of Jesus on our bodies will live forever. This is a mystery, but God’s promises are sure.

Silence

Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Be with Craig this day, O Lord, and show him your great love throughout all the days of his life. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Prayer of the Week (from Sunday)
Father in heaven, at the Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River You proclaimed Him Your beloved Son and anointed Him with the Holy Spirit. Make all who are baptized in His name faithful in their calling as Your children and inheritors with Him of everlasting life; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Lord’s Prayer

HCAP for January 12, 2021

TUESDAY (January 12, 2021)
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Gospel Sentence
“And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”” (Mark 1:11)

Reading
“What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.” (Romans 6:1–4)

Meditation
Baptism is not limited to a one time event, bound by space and time. Baptism is an ongoing, present reality. Yes, there was that one day when the water was poured over our heads, and the words, “I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, were spoken by the pastor. But our baptismal life continues. It is a life marked by Christ’s suffering, death and resurrection. It is a life marked by grace and the newness of life in Christ.

Silence

Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Lord Jesus Christ, be with Nancy this week. Give her your grace and teach her to learn more of your mercy with each passing day. Amen.

Prayer of the Week (from Sunday)
Father in heaven, at the Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River You proclaimed Him Your beloved Son and anointed Him with the Holy Spirit. Make all who are baptized in His name faithful in their calling as Your children and inheritors with Him of everlasting life; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Lord’s Prayer

HCAP for January 11, 2021

MONDAY (January 11, 2021)
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Gospel Sentence
“And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”” (Mark 1:11)

Reading
“And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.” (Genesis 1:2–5)

Meditation
Images of light and dark come forth in creation and flow through scriptures. There is a rhythm to this light and dark—a creation of day and evening. A marking of time from the One who is outside time and space. We sing in Evening Prayer,

Jesus Christ is the light of the world. The light no darkness can overcome.
Stay with us, Lord, for it is evening, and the day is almost over.
Let Your light scatter the darkness and illumine Your Church.

Silence

Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Heavenly Father, bless Susie with faith in you and fervent love toward all those who cross her path this day. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Prayer of the Week (from Sunday)
Father in heaven, at the Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River You proclaimed Him Your beloved Son and anointed Him with the Holy Spirit. Make all who are baptized in His name faithful in their calling as Your children and inheritors with Him of everlasting life; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Lord’s Prayer

HCAP for January 10, 2021

SUNDAY (January 10, 2021)
The Baptism of Our Lord
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Gospel Sentence
“And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”” (Mark 1:11)

Reading
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.” (Genesis 1:1–2)

Meditation
Jesus the creator, comes to His creation to restore it. He takes on flesh and blood—He who was there with the Spirit hovering over the face of the waters. This same Jesus now enters the waters of the River Jordan to stand in solidarity with sinners. This same Jesus submits to a baptism by John and the voice of God is heard, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”

Silence

Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Let your grace be upon Carolyn, O Lord, and teach her to hope in the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Prayer for The Baptism of Our Lord
Father in heaven, at the Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River You proclaimed Him Your beloved Son and anointed Him with the Holy Spirit. Make all who are baptized in His name faithful in their calling as Your children and inheritors with Him of everlasting life; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Lord’s Prayer

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