2nd Sunday after Pentecost - June 14, 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.)

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

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS to Nancy Wright (June 14) and Wanda Stewart (June 16).
O God, our times are in your hand:
Look with favour, we pray, on your servants Nancy and Wanda 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 the late Marjorie Lomas who died seven years ago on June 12 at the age of 96.
The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.
[Deut. 33.27]

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SERVICE BULLETIN:

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  
God of Love,
as Abraham welcomed the strangers
So you welcome us.
You, O God, greet us with joy and say, “rest here for awhile.”
You, O God bring out water to wash our dusty feet.
You prepare a meal to nourish our weary spirits.
Open our hearts to receive your gracious hospitality.
Teach us to rest in this holy place where there is shade and water, food and laughter.
Amen.

Readings
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 18:1-15, (21:1-7)
Psalm 116:1, 10-17
Romans 5:1-8
Matthew 9:35-10:8, (9-23)

 

Pentecost. Prayers of the People:
Intercessor: Let us pray… People: Come, Holy Spirit, come: Intercessor: Enter our lives. Free us from all fear. Give us strength to carry on. Give us hope and joy sufficient for each day.
People: Come, Holy Spirit, come: Give us power to be the church.

Intercessor: Impart your many gifts to our members, that we may be the body of Christ’s presence in the world. In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the people of the Church of the Province of Myanmar and Stephen Than Myint Oo, their Archbishop.

In the Anglican Church of Canada , we pray for our Primate, Linda Nicholls, for our Indigenous Archbishop, Mark MacDonald, and for the clergy and people of the Province of Rupert’s Land and Gregory Kerr-Wilson, their Archbishop.
In our Ecclesiastical Province , we pray for the people of the Diocese of Kootenay and Lynne McNaughton, their bishop.
In our Diocese , we pray for Logan, our Bishop, Ansley, our diocesan administrator, and for the people of St Philip-by-the-Sea in Lantzville, and David Chillman, their priest.
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 Brian & Marjorie Radford, Alan & Rita Robertson, Ken Rootham, Betty Rothwell, and Jaqualine Roussin. .
Free us from all fear and renew our life together.
People: Come, Holy Spirit, come: Bind us close together.

Intercessor: May we rejoice with one another’s joys and weep with one another’s sorrows.
We lift up to you Gale Hingston and her family, Michael Overholt and his family, Brian & Marjie Radford, Tony & Pam Brentnall, Letitia Lane, Bob & Connie Wray, Betty Rothwell, and Joan & Jim Warren. [Silence for praying] We give thanks for the life of Linda Overholt. Rest eternal grant to her, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon her. [pause – as this may be the first people hear of this, give them a moment to take it in and pray for her]
Bind us together, not only with the sheep of this fold, but all of Christ’s people around this city and world. Forgive the pride, prejudice, and self-righteousness which separate us from one another.
People: Come, Holy Spirit, come:

Intercessor: 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.
From Flames of the Spirit, Ruth C. Duck, The Pilgrim Press, 1985, p. 47.

Doxology
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  
The Lord bless you and keep you; 
The Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace;
And the Blessing of God – Creator, Healer, Breather of Life… 
Be with you and remain with you always. Amen.

Dismissal  
Go forth into the world
Rejoicing in the power of the Spirit.
Thanks be to God.