Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, June 27th, 2021

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

Please join us here on Sunday morning when the service becomes 'live'.

This week's photo diary: The late Margaret Niven, Audrey Wild's garden on Hedger (2010), the late Kenneth Byron Sr.

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.
Our first-quarter financial summary may be found here.

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

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS to Gyllian Davies (June 27), Terri Manuck (July 1), and Walter Stewart (July 2).
O God, our times are in your hand:
Look with favour, we pray, on your servants, Gyllian, Terri, and Walter, 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.

HAPPY 40TH ANNIVERSARY ON SALT SPRING to Lolla & Bill Devindisch, who will be celebrating, with gratitude, their anniversary as residents of Salt Spring Island on July 1.

WE REMEMBER the late Kenneth Byron Sr who died 7 years ago on July 2 at age 93, Dennis Seward who died 20 years ago on July 3 at age 75, and Margaret Niven who died last year on July 3 at age 80.
The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.  [Deut. 33.27]

PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS - click here

Please let us know if you wish any blessings or would like prayers for someone special to be added in the Prayers of the People for next Sunday by emailing info@saltspringanglican.ca. The deadline is Tuesday morning before the coming Sunday. Thanks!

Some sermons by The Rev. Gyllian Davies may be found here or by request.

SERVICE BULLETIN:

WELCOME & ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

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
by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,
that we may perfectly love you,
and worthily magnify your holy name;
through Christ our Lord. Amen.

COLLECT OF THE DAY  -  A Prayer Book for Australia (1995) alt.
O Christ for whom we search,
our help when help has failed:
give us courage to expose our need
and ask to be made whole,
so that, being touched by you,
we may be raised to new life
in the power of your name. 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:
Wisdom 1:13-15, 2:23-24
Psalm 30
2 Corinthians 8:7-15
Mark 5:21-43

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Creator God, you call us to love and serve you with body, mind, and spirit
through loving your creation and our sisters and brothers. Open our hearts in
compassion and receive these petitions on behalf of the needs of the church and
the world.  

As we pray together please respond to ‘Holy Spirit’ with the words Help Us.  

Loving God,
We ask for the gift of your Holy Spirit
to help us pray as we ought.
Holy Spirit: Help Us.  

We ask for the energy and vision of your Spirit
for those who are tiring in the battle against injustice and oppression:
for those exhausted by the struggle with poverty and hunger.
Holy Spirit: Help Us.  

We ask for the hope and comfort of your Spirit
for those whose lives are overshadowed by illness or pain;
for those whose lives are darkened by sorrow or bereavement.
Holy Spirit: Help Us.  

We ask for the peace and joy of your Spirit
for those living in the shadow of war and violence;
for those eaten up by guilt and anxiety
and whose Christian life has become hard and dry.
Holy Spirit: Help Us.  

We ask for the guidance and strength of your Spirit
for those uncertain how to use their time, talents and gifts;
for those tempted to do what is wrong.
Holy Spirit: Help Us.  

We ask for the love and courage of your Spirit,
for those reaching out to comfort the distressed,
for those reaching out to others with the Good News of Christ.
Holy Spirit: Help Us.  

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the people of the Church of Pakistan (United) and Humphrey Peters, moderator and bishop of Peshawar.  

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 the Arctic, David Parsons, their bishop, and Joey Royal, Annie Ittoshat, and Lucy Netser, their suffragan bishops.

In our Ecclesiastical Province, we pray for the people and clergy of the Territory of the People Anglican Church.  

In our Diocese, we pray for Anna, our bishop, and for the people of the Parish of Central Saanich and Lon Towstego, their priest.  

And on our Island, we pray for the people of Our Lady of Grace and St. Paul's Historic churches and Scott Whittemore, their priest.
Holy Spirit: Help Us.  

In our own Parish, we pray this week for the households of Judy and Mike Tyson, Elizabeth and Don Van Akker, Julian Wake, Colin Ward, and Joan and Jim Warren.
Holy Spirit: Help Us.  

This week we pray especially for: Pam and Tony Brentnall, Sharon, niece of Helen and Tony Bruce, Kathy Darling, Nancy Holcroft, Colin, son of Joyce James, Mark MacDonald and his wife Virginia Sha Lynn, Terri Manuck, Michael Overholt, Michael Pidgeon and Richard Stetson, Al and Rita Robertson, Malorey and Wanda Stewart, and Margaret Spencer.  

I invite you to pray for those in your life whom you hold dear.
Holy Spirit: Help Us.  

Loving God, We ask for the assurance of your Spirit to know your presence with us in our daily lives: in our relationships; in our work and service; in our worship; in our times of joy and pain.
Holy Spirit: Help Us.  

Holy One, hear our prayers and make us faithful stewards of the fragile bounty of this earth so that we may be entrusted with the riches of heaven. We ask all this through Jesus Christ our Lord as we pray in the words he taught us:  
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be your name,
Your kingdom come,
Your will be done,
On earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
As we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial
And deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours,
Now and forever. Amen. 

THE PRAYER FOR SPIRITUAL COMMUNION  -  Diocese of Islands and Inlets
Jesus, we believe that you are truly present in the eucharistic meal.
We love you above all else,
and long to receive you in the sharing of this sacrament.
Help us to be aware of your presence with us in spirit,
particularly at this time
when we are unable to receive you in this sacred meal.
We thank you for your promise that you are with us always,
and that with you at the centre we are united wholly
to you, each other, and the world in which we live.
We pray this in your holy name. Amen. 

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
Christ the Son of righteousness shine upon you
and scatter the darkness from before your path
and the blessing of God
Creator, Redeemer and Giver of life
be with you always. Amen.

DISMISSAL
Go in peace. God is loving you already and always.  
Thanks be to God.