5th Sunday after Pentecost - July 5, 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 Walter Stewart (July 2), Meg Hodges (July 4), Ros Woolley (July 6), and Betty Rothwell (July 7).
O God, our times are in your hand:
Look with favour, we pray, on your servants Walter, Meg, Ros and Betty 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 Margaret Niven who died on Friday (July 3rd) at age 80; 
Kenneth Byron Sr who died six years ago on July 2 at age 93;
Dennis Seward who died 19 years ago on July 3 at age 75; and,
John Parry Davies who died three years ago on July 4 at age 90.
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 
Almighty God, your son Jesus Christ
has taught us that what we do for
the least of your children, we do also for him.
Give us the will to serve others as he was
the servant of all who gave up his life and died for us,
yet lives and reigns with the Holy Spirit,
one God for ever and ever. 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:
Zechariah 9:9-12
Psalm 145:8-15
Romans 7:15-25a
Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

SPECIAL MUSIC: How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place by Josef Haydn
Duet by Connie Holmes & Anke Smeele

How lovely is Thy dwelling place, Thy dwelling place, O Lord of Hosts.
My heart crieth out for the living God, cries out for the living God.
O blessed are they that dwell with Thee. O blessed are they that dwell in Thy house,
for they will still be praising Thee, they will be praising Thee.
How lovely is Thy dwelling place, Thy dwelling place, O Lord of Hosts.
O Lord of Hosts, hear Thou my prayer, give ear to my prayer, I would dwell with Thee;
Be Thou my sun and shield, Be Thou my sun and shield.
How lovely is Thy dwelling place, Thy dwelling place, O Lord of Hosts.

Prayers of the People
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the people of the United Church of Pakistan and Humphrey Peters, their Bishop.
In the Anglican Church of Canada, we pray for our Primate, Linda Nicholls, for our Indigenous Archbishop, Mark MacDonald, and for the bishop, clergy, and people of the Diocese of Athabasca.
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 St. Mary of the Incarnation in Metchosin, and Aneeta Saroop, their priest.
And on our Island, we pray for the people of Salt Spring Island United Church and Faye Greer, their minister.
In our own Parish, we pray this week for the households of Jack, Joanne, Mikaela & Erica Stolz, Dale & David Storm, Gwyn Strike, Ken Strike, and Surge Taylor.

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. 

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, Bright Flame of Life 
Be with you and remain with you always. Amen.

Go proclaim the love of our Triune God
Father, Son and Holy Spirit!
Thanks be to God.