4th Sunday after Pentecost - June 28, 2020

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

Please join us here at 10:00am Sunday morning when the service becomes 'live'.
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.)

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

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS to Gyllian Davies (June 27) and Terri Manuck (July 1).
O God, our times are in your hand:
Look with favour, we pray, on your servants Gyllian and Terri 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 Dean Douglas Darling who died 31 years ago on July 1 at the age of 97.
The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.
[Deut. 33.27]

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SERVICE BULLETIN:

Welcome & Acknowledgement

Gathering of the Community
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and the love of God,
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit
be with you all.
And also with you.

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
that we may perfectly love you
and worthily magnify your love
through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Collect of the Day - from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers (2002) alt.
Ruler of the universe,
you call us to a loyalty
beyond all earthly claims;
grant us strength to offer ourselves to you
as a people who have been raised from death to life;
through Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever. 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:
Genesis 22:1-14
Psalm 13
Romans 6:12-23
Matthew 10:40-42

Solo: Agnus Dei from the Coronation Mass by Mozart
Soloist: Alison McManus
Translation: Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis.
                  Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

Pentecost. Prayers of the People: (4th Sunday after Pentecost)
Intercessor: Let us pray…
                            Lord God, friend of those in need,
                            your Son Jesus has untied our burdens
                            and healed our spirits.
                            We lift up the prayers of our hearts for those still burdened,
                            those seeking healing,
                            those in need within the church and the world.

People:           Come, Holy Spirit, come:
Intercessor: Enter our lives. Free us from all fear. Give us strength to carry on.
                            Give us hope and joy sufficient for each day.

People:           Come, Holy Spirit, come: Give us power to be the church.
Intercessor: Impart your many gifts to our members, that we may be the body of Christ's
                            presence in the world.

                            In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the people of the United Church
                            of North India, and Prem Chand Singh, their bishop.
                            In the Anglican Church of Canada, we pray for our Primate, Linda Nicholls,
                            for our Indigenous Archbishop, Mark MacDonald, and for the clergy and people
                            of the Diocese of the Arctic and their bishops, David Parsons, Joey Royal,
                            Annie Ittoshat, and Lucy Netser.
                            In our Ecclesiastical Province, we pray for the people of the Diocese of
                            Yukon and Larry Robertson, their bishop.
                            In our Diocese, we pray for Logan, our Bishop, Ansley, our diocesan
                            administrator, and for the people of Trinity Anglican & Lutheran Church in
                            Port Alberni, and Brenda Nestegaard Paul, their priest.
                            And on our Island, we pray for the people of Our Lady of Grace and
                            St Paul’s Historic churches, and Father Scott Whittemore, their priest.
                            In our own Parish, we pray this week for the households of Jordan Soames,
                            David & Joanna Southwell, Margaret Spencer, Dovene Steele, Gary Traer and
                            Wanda, Rikilyn & Malorey Stewart.
                            Free us from all fear and renew our life together.

People:           Come, Holy Spirit, come: Bind us close together.
Intercessor: May we rejoice with one another’s joys and weep with one another’s sorrows.
                            We lift up to you Gale Hingston and her family, Michael Overholt and his family,
                            Brian & Marjie Radford, Tony & Pam Brentnall, Letitia Lane, Bob & Connie Wray,
                            Betty Rothwell, Joan & Jim Warren, Al & Rita Robertson, Margaret Niven,
                            and any others known to you. [Silence for praying]

                            Bind us together, not only with the sheep of this fold, but all of Christ’s people
                            around this city and world. Forgive the pride, prejudice, and self-righteousness
                            which separate us from one another.

People:           Come, Holy Spirit, come:
Intercessor: That all may be one in Christ, Source of all true unity, who is with us today and
                            always, even to the end of time. Amen.
                            From Flames of the Spirit, Ruth C. Duck, The Pilgrim Press, 1985, p. 47.

 

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, Healer, Bright Flame of Life 
Be with you and remain with you always. Amen.

Dismissal  
Go proclaim the love of our Triune God
Father, Son and Holy Spirit!
Thanks be to God.