Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost,
October 17, 2021

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

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

Please join us for a virtual coffee meeting on Zoom on Sunday the 17th of October at noon
With some of us gathering at the church and others worshipping on-line, we have moved the 3rd Sunday virtual coffee hour to noon, so that those attending in person can get home in time to join.  We maybe separated by our worship venue for now, but we are one is the spirit, so let us meet each other on Zoom to stay connected against the day we can all be back.  

As before, we will all gather and then be sent into break-out groups of about 5 people so that we have a chance to have a real conversation.  Breakout groups will last about 7 minutes and then you will have a chance to be in another to meet a largely different set of fellow parishioners.  We will plan for two breakout sessions, but we can schedule a third if there is interest.  You can check out when you need to.  

If you have joined us for the e-service and haven’t been someone who attended in-person services in the past or if you are someone joining us from off Salt Spring, we’d love to meet you.  Please join us for our virtual coffee meeting.  We will make you welcome.  

You are invited to a scheduled Zoom meeting.  
Topic: Parish Zoom gathering after Service Time: Oct 17, 2021 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)  

Join Zoom Meeting click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84484489404   

This week's photo diary: Barry Valentine memorial flowers 2010.

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.

Financial Update from the Wardens and Finance Committee (click here).

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

BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS to Wilma Haig (Oct 17), Mikaela Stolz (Oct 19), Joan Warren (Oct 19), Lolla Devindisch (Oct 21), and Michael Woolley (Oct 22).
O God, our times are in your hand:
Look with favour, we pray, on your servants, Wilma, Mikaela, Joan, Lolla, and Michael, 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.

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   -  Opening Prayers (1997) alt., Trial Use Collects
Most glorious God,
in Jesus you call your people to true humility and servanthood.
Grant to us the boldness to desire a place in your kingdom,
the courage to drink the cup of suffering,
and the grace to find in service the glory you promise;
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. 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:
Job 38:1-7, (34-41)
Psalm 104:1-9, 25, 37b
Hebrews 5:1-10
Mark 10:35-45 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Let us pray with confidence to the Lord, saying, “Creator of all, hear our prayer.

O Creator, guard and direct your Church in the way of unity, service, and praise. Creator of all, hear our prayer.

Give to all nations an awareness of the unity of the human family. Especially in Yemen, Afghanistan, Ethiopia and Sudan. Creator of all, hear our prayer.

Cleanse our hearts of prejudice and selfishness, and inspire us to hunger and thirst for what is right. We pray for true reconciliation Lord, with those that came before us. Creator of all, hear our prayer.

Teach us to use your creation for your greater praise, that all may share the good things you provide. We pray for those that manage our economy. That need not be eclipsed by greed. Creator of all, hear our prayer.

Strengthen all who give their energy or skill for the healing of those who are sick in body or in mind. We pray for those fighting the Covid war, and the cancer war and the drug war. Creator of all, hear our prayer.

Set free all who are bound by fear and despair. We pray for the imprisoned, for refugees for the homeless. Creator of all, hear our prayer.

Grant a peaceful end and eternal rest to all who are dying, and your comfort to those who mourn. Creator of all, hear our prayer.  Amen.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the people of The Church in the Province of the West Indies and Howard Gregory , their primate.

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 Kootenay and Lynne McNaughton, their bishop.

In our Ecclesiastical Province, we pray for the people of the Diocese of Caledonia and David Lehmann, their bishop.

In our Diocese, we pray for Anna, our bishop, and for the people of Christ Church on Gabriola Island and Karen Hollis, 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.

We pray for this Parish, for all those individuals that we minister to here, Lord you know their needs, help us to fill them. We pray for Gyllian our priest. Give her wisdom, discernment and encouragement as she provides leadership during these difficult times of the pandemic. Among the ministries of this parish we pray for Dale Storm and Eva Lam, our administrative staff.

We also pray for the households of Ruth & Louis Pepin; Dave Phillips, Debbie Osmanich & Emma Phillips; Claire Pickering; Michael Pidgeon & Rev Canon Richard Stetson; and Marjie & Brian Radford.

We pray especially for Kathy Darling, Sam and Mary Balden, Tony and Pam Brentnall, Nancy Holcroft, Colin James, son of Joyce; Mark MacDonald and Virginia Sha Lynn, Andrew Raszewski (pronounced Ra-chev-skee), brother-in-law of Gyllian; Al and Rita Robertson, Josep Roch (pronounced Roche), father of Carles; Tina Tau, friend of Gyllian; and Julian Wake.

We praise your abiding guidance, O God,
for you sent us Jesus, our Teacher and Messiah,
to model for us the way of love for the whole universe.
We offer these prayers of love
on behalf of ourselves and our neighbors,
on behalf of your creation and our fellow creatures.  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
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, Word, and Breath of Life
Be with you and remain with you always. 

DISMISSAL
Go in peace to love and be serve like Jesus.
Thanks be to God!