Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost,
October 24, 2021

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

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

Rest in Peace
This past week we have lost a beloved former member of our parish. Our hearts ache for our loss and at the same time are filled with a quiet thankfulness for his release.

We give thanks for the life of Mike Stacey. May he be surrounded in light as he rests into God’s eternally loving arms.

This week's photo diary: The late Rt. Rev. Ron Shepherd & our own House of Bishops (with Barry Valentine) in 2007! The late Mike Stacey (centre) helping to build the celtic cross at Purdy Cunningham (with Al Robertson & Eddy Jang) in 2002.

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 Hind Al-Abassi (Oct 28).
O God, our times are in your hand:
Look with favour, we pray, on your servant, Hind, as she begins another year. Grant that she may grow in wisdom and grace, and strengthen her trust in your goodness all the days of her life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

WE REMEMBER the late Rt Rev'd Ronald Shepherd who died 9 years ago on Oct 24 at age 86.
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 
O Jesus Christ, teacher and healer, you heard the cry of the blind beggar
when others would have silenced him.
Teach us to be attentive to the voices others ignore,
and, by the power of the Spirit,
respond in your name to heal the afflicted and welcome the abandoned;
for your sake and the sake of the gospel. 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 42:1-6, 10-17
Psalm 34:1-8
Hebrews 7:23-28
Mark 10:46-52 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the people of The Extra-Provincial Churches.
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 New Westminster and John Stephens, their bishop.
In our Ecclesiastical Province, we pray for the people of the Diocese of Kootenay and Lynne McNaughton, their bishop and archbishop of our Ecclesiastical Province.
In our Diocese, we pray for Anna, our bishop, and for the people of St. Peter in Campbell River & St. Saviour by-the-Sea on Cortes Island and Catherine Dafoe Hall, their priest.
And on our Island, we pray for the people of Salt Spring Island United Church and Faye Greer, their minister.
In our own Parish, we pray for Gyllian, our priest, and this week we pray for our Music Director, David Storm, all the choir, and the work of the Worship Committee. We also pray for the households of Al & Rita Robertson, Ken Rootham, Betty Rothwell, Jaqualine Roussin, and Chris & Carole Scott.

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
May the blessing of light shine within you                      
May the blessing of true vision open the eyes of your heart,
May the blessing of joy lead you forward, and
The blessing of the Triune God,
Creator, Word, and Bright Breath of the Spirit
Be with you and remain with you always. 

DISMISSAL
Go and live in the light with your eyes open!
Thanks be to God.