The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday -
April 10, 2022

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: Making palm crosses 2019; Palm Sunday 2018.
The late Alice Fraser and Mary Mollet.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS to Donna Bellavance (Apr 15) and Doreen Hewitt (Apr 15).
O God, our times are in your hand:
Look with favour, we pray, on your servants Donna and Doreen 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 Alice Fraser, who died 6 years ago on Apr 12 at age 97;
the late Mary Mollet, who died 6 years ago on Apr 14 at age 96.
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 have any announcements by Wednesday noon of the Sunday before (email info@saltspringanglican.ca) Thanks!

SERMONS by the Rev Gyllian Davies may be found here.

SERVICE BULLETIN

 LUKE 22:14-23:56  

COLLECT OF THE DAY
Holy and immortal God, as we enter into this holy week turn our hearts to Jerusalem, so that, united with Christ and all the faithful, we may enter the city not made with hands, your promised realm of justice and peace, eternal from age to age. 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:
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Philippians 2:5-11
Luke 22:14-23:56

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE 
 On this Passion Sunday with the Liturgy of the Palms, we raise our prayers to God.  In response to God of….  Please reply with Hear our Prayer  

Hosana! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord –     John 12:13  

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: We pray for the Church of North India

In the Anglican Church of Canada: We pray for our Primate, Linda Nicholls, and our National Indigenous Archbishop Mark MacDonald. We pray for the Provincial Synod of the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario.  

In our Ecclesiastical Province: We pray for the people and clergy of the Diocese of Caledonia and their bishop, David Lehman.  

In our diocese we pray for  Anna, our bishop and for the people of S. Peter, Campbell River & S. Saviour by-the-Sea, Cortes Island, and Catherine Dafoe Hall their priest.  

On Salt Spring we pray for the people of the Salt Spring and the Burgoyne Historic United Churches and Faye Green their minister.

In our Parish, we pray for the Treasurer, Envelope Secretary, and the Finance Committee and for these households: Tracy Teeple, Audrie Thiele, Ida Marie Threadkell, Debbi & Mark Toole, Lynda Turner, Judy & Mike Tyson and Don & Elizabeth Van Akker  

God of love hear the cry of those who yearn for love; fractured families, broken homes neglected, unwanted, alone. God of love ALL: hear our prayer  

God of justice hear the cry of those who yearn for justice; persecuted and oppressed, exploited, ill-treated, broken. God of justice ALL: hear our prayer  

God of peace hear the cry of those who yearn for peace; in battle zones and broken states, frightened, fearful, anxious We pray for the people and the leaders of Ukraine as they defend their homeland.  May the Resurrection of Jesus bring their peace soon – Slava Ukraini. We pray for all the people in Russia protesting their country’s unjust and unprovoked aggression. We pray for the leaders of all the nations working to restore peace in Europe and all around the world.   God of peace ALL: hear our prayer  

God of healing hear the cry of those who yearn for healing; physical and spiritual hurting, weakened, depressed We pray for Kathy Darling, Mark Fraser, Mary Gelpke, Colin Lawler & his family;  Mark MacDonald & Virginia Sha Lynn; Don MacDougall, Sarah Mathieson and her family;  Michael Pidgeon & Richard Stetson, Ruth Seltner and her family; Josep Roch, father of Carles; Simon Wheeler and his family, Ros & Mike Woolley, and Connie & Bob Wray.   We give thanks for all those who have died in the love of Christ.  Rest eternal grant unto them and may life perpetual shine upon them.   I invite you all to name those who are on your heart or whom you know to be in need of our prayers.   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  

Gracious God, in the Holy Week to come, as we move quietly through self-examination, repentance, and deep sorrow into expectation and then to great joy, be with us all as we prepare to be witnesses to the cruel death and the glorious resurrection of your son our Lord, Jesus Christ, Hosana, 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

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