Please join us here on Sunday morning when the service becomes 'live'.
Please pray for the family and friends of Duncan Mathieson, who passed away this week.
Rest eternal grant unto him, O Lord, and may light perpetual shine upon him.
This Week's Photo Diary: Simply Organic with David Storm (2011); Hawaiian Heritage Sunday (2012).
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS to Chas Belknap (Mar 17), John Metzger (Mar 18), and David Southwell (Mar 18).
O God, our times are in your hand:
Look with favour, we pray, on your servants Chas, John, and David 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 Fred Waugh, who died 10 years ago on March 15 at age 88.
The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. [Deut. 33.27]
SERMONS by the Rev Gyllian Davies may be found here.
COLLECT OF THE DAY
Brooding Spirit, beneath your wings there is creation and life: accompany us on the difficult path with the disappeared, the broken and the fearful, so that we find the way to the city of our peace where we are all accepted as your beloved; through the cross of Jesus Christ, our only Lord. 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 15:1-12, 17-18
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
The LORD upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down. (Psalm 145:14)
Let us pray for the church throughout the world, that she may shine God’s light in the darkness and always speak the truth in love.
Please respond with Hear our Prayer
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: We pray for the Anglican Church of Melanesia
In the Anglican Church of Canada: We pray for our Primate, Linda Nicholls, and our National Indigenous Archbishop Mark MacDonald. We also pray for the Rt. Rev. Bruce Myers, Bishop, and the people and clergy of the Diocese of Quebec
In our Ecclesiastical Province: We pray for the Diocese of Kootenay and their Archbishop, Lynne McNaughton
In our Diocese: We pray for Anna, our Bishop and also for St Columba, Port Hardy and St John, Port Alice, and Christine Muise, their priest
On our Island: We pray for SSI United and Burgoyne Historic churches and Rev. Faye Greer, their minister.
In our Parish, We pray for Gyllian our priest, for the Altar Guild and for the Flower Guild and we give thanks for their work among us. We pray for the households of Marjorie Pearcy, Andrew Peat, Louis and Ruth Pepin, Emma Phillips, Dave Phillips and Debbie Osmanich and Claire Pickering and we give thanks for their lives among us. God of Love, hear our prayer
God of love hear the cry of those who yearn for love; for those from fractured families and broken homes; for those who are homeless, neglected, unwanted, and alone. God of love ALL: hear our prayer
God of justice hear the cry of those who yearn for justice; for those who are persecuted and oppressed, exploited, ill-treated and broken. At this time we pray for all refugees around the world who have fled their countries, who have lost their homes and who are separated from their loved ones. May they receive the care they need in transition and opportunities to start life over again. God of justice ALL: hear our prayer
God of peace hear the cry of those who yearn for peace in their lives; for those in battle zones and broken states who are frightened, fearful and anxious. We bring to mind citizens of Syria, Myanmar, Yemen, the Congo and Ukraine. At this time we especially pray for the people and the leaders of Ukraine as they defend their homeland. We pray for the leaders of all the nations working together at this time to restore peace. We pray for the people in Russia who are protesting their country’s unjust and unprovoked aggression, and we pray for their leaders to bring an end to this suffering…………….. God of peace ALL: hear our prayer
God of Life, creator and sustainer of this universe and our planet earth, hear the confession of your people. We have not fulfilled your trust in us to manage the earth in a healthy and sustainable way. Please forgive us. Move in our hearts and in the hearts of all leaders of all nations that we might make the changes in our countries and in our own lives that would bring healing to our planet, so that life in all its forms may live in harmony within the systems that you have created……………….God of Life Hear our prayer
God of healing hear the cry of those who yearn for healing; physical and spiritual hurting, weakened, depressed. In our parish we especially pray for Kathy Darling, Mark Fraser, Mark MacDonald and Virginia Sha Lynn, Don MacDougall, Duncan Mathieson, Josep Roch, father of Carles; Betty Rothwell, Ros & Mike Woolley, and Connie & Bob Wray.
We give thanks for all those who have died in the love of Christ. And we pray for those who grieve for them. I invite you all to name those who are on your hearts……………… God of healing ALL: hear our prayer
God of mercy, Hear the cry of those who yearn for mercy; convicted, in need of your Grace, contrite, humble, bowed down. God of mercy ALL: hear our prayer
Let us love the LORD, for he has heard our voices; he has heard our cries for mercy. He has turned his ear towards us. Let us call on him as long as we shall live. 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.
The love of the faithful Creator, the peace of the wounded Healer, the joy of the challenging Spirit, The hope of the three in One surround and encourage you on your sacred journey, today, tonight and forevermore. - adapted from the Pattern of Days ed. by Kathy Galloway