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Psalm 147

Hallelujah!
It’s a good thing to sing praise to our God;
    praise is beautiful, praise is fitting.

2-6 God’s the one who rebuilds Jerusalem,
    who regathers Israel’s scattered exiles.
He heals the heartbroken
    and bandages their wounds.
He counts the stars
    and assigns each a name.
Our Lord is great, with limitless strength;
    we’ll never comprehend what he knows and does.
God puts the fallen on their feet again
    and pushes the wicked into the ditch.

7-11 Sing to God a thanksgiving hymn,
    play music on your instruments to God,
Who fills the sky with clouds,
    preparing rain for the earth,
Then turning the mountains green with grass,
    feeding both cattle and crows.
He’s not impressed with horsepower;
    the size of our muscles means little to him.
Those who fear God get God’s attention;
    they can depend on his strength.

12-18 Jerusalem, worship God!
    Zion, praise your God!

Collect

Jesus,
you cared nothing for the high priest’s rank
nor for his questions.
We acclaim your devoted servant Catherine,
mystic, peacemaker, prophet,
who cared for no man,
whose passionate energy tamed the hardest sinner.
Grant that we may share
the encouragement she gave her generation.
Amen.

Thanksgiving

Thank Him for 3 things that happened today (Good or Not!)

Prayer

Our Father,
your kingdom come
on earth as in heaven.

God our judge and our teacher,
let us not waste time when the day is done in
guilt or self-reproach.
Give us rather the courage
to face whatever has been,
accept forgiveness, and move on to something better.
Amen

The Blessing

May the risen Christ grant us the joy of eternal life.
Amen

Let us bless the Lord. Alleluia! Alleluia!
Thanks be to God. Alleluia! Alleluia!