Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 22, 2022

In person service held each Sunday morning at All Saints by-the-Sea.  All are welcome.

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS to Ron Dyck (May 22).
O God, our times are in your hand:
Look with favour, we pray, on your servant Ron as he begins another year.
Grant that he 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.

CONGRATULATIONS to Jim & Joan Warren in celebrating their 65th Wedding Anniversary this week (May 25)!
By the power of your Holy Spirit, pour out the abundance of your blessing upon this man and this woman. Defend them from every enemy. Lead them into all peace. Let their love for each other be a seal upon their hearts, a mantle about their shoulders, and a crown upon their foreheads. Bless them in their work and in their companionship; in their sleeping and in their waking; in their joys and in their sorrows; in their life and in their death. Finally, in your mercy, bring them to that table where your saints feast for ever in your heavenly home; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

WE REMEMBER the late Devin Metcalfe, who died six years ago on May 27, 2016 at age 91.
The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. [Deut. 33.27]

PRIEST'S SERMON, SERVICE BULLETIN & PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS 
see dowloads below
Please let us know if you have any announcements by Wednesday noon of the Sunday before
(email 
info@saltspringanglican.ca) Thanks!

SERMONS by the Rev Gyllian Davies.
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COLLECT OF THE DAY
Risen Christ, for whom no door is locked, no entrance barred:  open the doors of our hearts, so that we may seek the good of others and walk the joyful road of sacrifice and peace, to the praise of God, the Source of all life. 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:
1st Acts 5:27-32
2nd Revelation 1:4-8
3rd John 20:19-31

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE 
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer:
Pray for the Diocese of Calcutta - The (united) Church of North India
In the Anglican Church of Canada:
Pray for our Primate, Linda Nicholls, and
Interim National Indigenous Bishop Sidney Black.
Also, the Rt. Rev. Shane Parker, Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Michael Bird, Assisting Bishop and the people & clergy of the Diocese of Ottawa
In our Ecclesiastical Province:
Pray for the Diocese of Kootenay, Archbishop Lynne McNaughton
In the Diocese: Anna, our Bishop
Also, S. Columba, Tofina - Jeanne Forte
On the Island: SSI Baptist Church - Pastor Chris Saffel
In our Parish, we pray for the Gardeners, and for these five households: Noreen Davies, Heleni Davison, Barbara de Burgh, Pat & Nigel Desbottes, and Bill & Lolla Devindisch. 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.  

BLESSING
  Light looked down and saw darkness “I will go there,” said light. Peace looked down and saw war. “I will go there,” said peace. Love looked down and saw hatred. “I will go there.” said love. So he, the Lord of Light, the Prince of Peace, the King of love, came down and crept in beside us. And the blessing of God.... 

DISMISSAL
Go in peace; Christ is with you.
Thanks be to God.