Wednesday Worship/ Compline

Compline is an opportunity to give thanks for the joys and graces of the day before bed. In traditional monasteries, Monks pray at seven fixed times during the day. Compline is the last prayer time of the day and is often called "Night Prayer." Compline is a contemplative service that emphasizes spiritual peace.

We meet on Wednesdays over Zoom at 7pm.

All are welcome.

Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

September 28, 2022


An Order for Compline

The Officiant begins

The Lord Almighty grant us a peaceful night and a perfect
end. Amen.


      Our help is in the Name of the Lord;


      The maker of heaven and earth.


The Officiant may then say

Let us confess our sins to God.


Silence may be kept.


Officiant and People

Almighty God, our heavenly Father:
We have sinned against you,
through our own fault,
in thought, and word, and deed,
and in what we have left undone.
For the sake of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ,
forgive us all our offenses;
and grant that we may serve you
in newness of life,
to the glory of your Name. Amen.


May the Almighty God grant us forgiveness of all our sins,
and the grace and comfort of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

The Officiant then says


O God, make speed to save us.


O Lord, make haste to help us.


Psalm 101

1 I will sing of mercy and justice; *
to you, O LORD, will I sing praises.
2 I will strive to follow a blameless course;
oh, when will you come to me? *
I will walk with sincerity of heart within my house.

3 I will set no worthless thing before my eyes; *
I hate the doers of evil deeds;
they shall not remain with me.

4 A crooked heart shall be far from me; *
I will not know evil.
5 Those who in secret slander their neighbors I will destroy; *
those who have a haughty look and a proud heart I cannot abide.
6 My eyes are upon the faithful in the land, that they may dwell with me, *
and only those who lead a blameless life shall be my servants.
7 Those who act deceitfully shall not dwell in my house, *
and those who tell lies shall not continue in my sight.
8 I will soon destroy all the wicked in the land, *
that I may root out all evildoers from the city of the LORD.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as
it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.



A Reading from Luke 5:27-39 

After this Jesus went out and saw a tax collector named Levi, sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up, left everything, and followed him.

Then Levi gave a great banquet for him in his house; and there was a large crowd of tax collectors and others sitting at the table with them. The Pharisees and their scribes were complaining to his disciples, saying, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” Jesus answered, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick; I have come to call not the righteous but sinners to repentance.”

Then they said to him, “John’s disciples, like the disciples of the Pharisees, frequently fast and pray, but your disciples eat and drink.” Jesus said to them, “You cannot make wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them, can you? The days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast in those days.” He also told them a parable: “No one tears a piece from a new garment and sews it on an old garment; otherwise the new will be torn, and the piece from the new will not match the old. And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the new wine will burst the skins and will be spilled, and the skins will be destroyed. But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins. And no one after drinking old wine desires new wine, but says, ‘The old is good.'”

Leader      The Word of the Lord


Thanks be to God.


Then follows



Refrain: My Spirit rejoices in you, my God,*

for you have raised up for us a mighty Saviour.


The Spirit of God fills the whole earth;*

My Spirit rejoices in you, my God,*


Holy wisdom, herself unchanging, in Christ makes all things new. Alleluia!

My Spirit rejoices in you, my God,*  


My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord:

My Spirit rejoices in you, my God,*


2 for you Lord have looked with favour on your lowly servant:

and from this day all generations will call me blessèd.


3 You O Most Mighty have done great things for me: and holy is your name:

My Spirit rejoices in you, my God,*


4 You have mercy on those who fear you: from generation to generation:

My Spirit rejoices in you, my God,*


5 You have shown the strength of your arm: you have scattered the proud in their conceit:

My Spirit rejoices in you, my God,*


6 You have cast down the mighty from their thrones: and have lifted up the lowly:

My Spirit rejoices in you, my God,*


7 You have filled the hungry with good things: and the rich you have sent away empty:

My Spirit rejoices in you, my God,*


8 You have come to the help of your people: for you have remembered your promise of mercy: My Spirit rejoices in you, my God,*


9 the promise you made to our forebears: to Abraham and his children for ever:

My Spirit rejoices in you, my God,*


Glory to God: Source of all being, Eternal Word, and Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now, and shall be for ever. Amen.


Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.


Officiant and People

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.


Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.




Lord, hear our prayer;


And let our cry come to you.


Let us pray.


Joy in God’s Creation

O heavenly Father, you have filled the world with beauty: Open our eyes to behold your gracious hand in all your works; that, rejoicing in your whole creation, we may learn to serve you with gladness; for the sake of him through whom all things were made, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

One of the following prayers may be added

Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or
weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who
sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless
the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the
joyous; and all for your love's sake. Amen.




Intercessions and thanksgivings may be offered


The service concludes with the Song of Simeon with this Antiphon, which
is sung or said by all


Guide us waking, O Lord, and guard us sleeping; that awake
we may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace.


Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Lord, you now have set your servant free *
to go in peace as you have promised;

For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, *
whom you have prepared for all the world to see:

A Light to enlighten the nations, *
and the glory of your people Israel.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

All repeat the Antiphon

Guide us waking, O Lord, and guard us sleeping; that awake
we may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.


Let us bless the Lord.


Thanks be to God.


The Officiant concludes

The almighty and merciful Lord, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
bless us and keep us. Amen.