10th Sunday after Pentecost - August 9, 2020

Welcome to our Service (click here for the service video)

Please join us here at 10:00am Sunday morning when the service becomes 'live'.
Many thanks 
to everyone who continues to donate through the Diocesan Electronic Collection Plate or Canada Helps (see more information on how to give here.) Please note that we can also receive cheques through the mail chute at All Saints.

Click here for instructions for making use of closed captioning with the service.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS to Noreen Davies (Aug 6), Marjorie Pearcy (Aug 6) and Carolyn Evans (Aug 8).
O God, our times are in your hand:
Look with favour, we pray, on your servants Noreen, Marjorie and Carolyn as they begin another year. Grant that they may grow in wisdom and grace, and strengthen their trust in your goodness all the days of their lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

WE REMEMBER ...  Gale Hingston who passed away last week on August 4th. Please keep Charles and the family in your hearts and prayers as they adjust to their lives without Gale.      
The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.
[Deut. 33.27]

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Welcome & Acknowledgement

Gathering of the Community
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and the love of God,
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit
be with you all.
And also with you.

Collect for Purity 
Almighty God,
to you all hearts are open
all desires known
and from you no secrets are hidden.
Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts
that we may perfectly love you
and worthily magnify your love
through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Collect of the Day - FWM Proposed Prayers alt.
Ever-faithful One,
you answer the cries of all who call upon your name.
Give us grace to trust in you,
so that we may walk faithfully amidst the storms of life;
through Jesus the Christ,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever. Amen.


Before watching the service, we invite you to read the lectionary first. The links below are the actual texts; you can use your favourite Bible or read the texts right here:
Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45c
Romans 10:5-15
Matthew 14:22-33


Prayers of the People (from the Presbyterian Church in Canada)
God who is full of kindness and love,
hear our prayers for the world, for one another, and for ourselves:

For this congregation and for the church around the world: that we may be faithful and courageous in the face of all challenges that arise day by day;
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the people of the Province de L'Eglise Anglicane au Rwanda and Laurent Mbanda, their Archbishop.
In the Anglican Church of Canada, we pray for our Primate, Linda Nicholls, for our National Indigenous Archbishop, Mark MacDonald, and for the clergy and people of the Diocese of Qu’Appelle and Robert Hardwick, their bishop.
In our Ecclesiastical Province, we pray for the people of the Territory of the People Anglican Church and Lincoln McKoen, their bishop-elect.
In our Diocese, we pray for Logan, our Bishop, Ansley, our diocesan administrator, and for the people of the congregation of St. Columba in Tofino.
And on our Island, we pray for the people of SSI Baptist Church and Chris Saffel, their pastor.
In our own Parish, we pray this week for the households of Bob & Connie Wray, Nancy Wright, Ken Affolder, Diane Armstrong and Revs Chas & Sarah Belknap.
Lord, have mercy. Hear our prayer.

For mercy, justice, understanding, and peace in relationships between nations: that in this time of anxiety about the future there will still be generosity for all in need.
Lord, have mercy. Hear our prayer.

For those who work in fields and forests, in mines and offices, in hospitals, schools and shops; and for those who cannot find work: that as the economy is reorganized, all who do work will be fairly treated and those seeking work will not lose hope.
Lord, have mercy. Hear our prayer.    

For those who travel by land, air and on water, and for those on vacation taking time to explore your creation: that as we recover from the pandemic we will remember to cherish the earth and treat it wisely.
Lord, have mercy. Hear our prayer.  

For those who are teachers and students, for schools, colleges and universities, who plan for a new season of learning in challenging times: that creativity and commitment will lead to discoveries about the world you love and the truth rooted in your wisdom.
Lord, have mercy. Hear our prayer.  

For all those in danger and need: for the sick and the dying, the poor and the oppressed, for those standing up against injustice, and for all still at risk from COVID-19. We lift up to you Charles Hingston & family, Michael Overholt and his family, Brian & Marjie Radford, Tony & Pam Brentnall, Bob & Connie Wray, Betty Rothwell, Al & Rita Robertson, Alan & Margaret Wooldridge and any others on our hearts.  
Lord, have mercy. Hear our prayer.  

For those who are closest to us, for friendships that have stood the test of many years, and for those who love us enough to tell us the truth about ourselves: that they may know our love and appreciation.
Lord, have mercy. Hear our prayer.  

That all may be one in Christ, Source of all true unity, who is with us today and always, even to the end of time. Amen. 

Glory to God,
whose power, working in us,
can do infinitely more
than we can ask or imagine.
Glory to God from generation to generation,
in the Church and in Christ Jesus,
for ever and ever. Amen. 

Blessing - Iona Community
Blessing and laughter and loving be your
the love of a great God 
who names you,
and holds you 
while the earth turns and the flowers grow
this day, this night,
and forever more.
And the blessing of God, Creator, Healer, and Bright Flame of Trust 
be with you now and always.

Go in peace to be a bright flame of generosity
and the heart of God’s love in the world.
Thanks be to God.