6/27/17

The Gathering of the Community
The Apostolic Greeting (see booklet)
Hymn 381: Praise, My Soul
The Collect of the Day
A Prayer for Canada
Hymn: O Canada
The Proclamation of the Word
The Readings: Genesis 22:1-14/Psalm 13/Romans 6:12-23
Hymn 592: Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life
The Gospel: Matthew 10:40-42
Sermon:
The Baptism (see booklet)
Presentation and Examination
Prayers for the Candidates
The Celebration of Baptism
The Baptismal Covenant
The Baptism
The Peace
Announcements
Hymn (offertory): Joy, Joy, Joy
The Celebration of the Eucharist (see BAS)
The Prayer over the Gifts
- Prayers of the People
Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer
The Breaking of the Bread & the Invitation
Lamb of God
Hymns-during-Communion:
- 354: Come Thou Fount
- Freely, Freely (P263)
- Hear, O Lord (P46 )
Healing Station
The Scattering (Mark 4:20)
Hymn 438: O Jesus, I Have Promised
Prayer after Communion
The Doxology & the Blessing
Hymn 482: Come and Journey
The Scattering


6/20/17

June 25, 2017

The Gathering of the Community
The Apostolic Greeting       Pg. 185
Hymn 468: To Abraham and Sarah
The Collect of the Day

The Proclamation of the Word

First Reading: Genesis 18:1-15
Psalm 116:1, 10-17
Second Reading: Romans 5:1-8
Anthem: I Will Sing Unto the Lord
The Gospel: Matthew 9:35-10:8
The Creed Pg. 189
Sunday School Appreciation
The Prayers of the Community
The Prayers of the People
Confession & Absolution Pg. 191
The Peace
Announcements

The Celebration of the Holy Eucharist
Hymn (offertory): Jesus Put This Song Into Our Hearts
Prayer over the Gifts
Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer Pg. 211
The Breaking of the Bread
Lamb of God
Hymns-during-communion:
- 352: Amazing Grace
- Thy Word (P143)
- Jesus, Your are Changing Me (P120)

The Sending Forth of the Community
Hymn 433: Lord, You Give the Great Commission (V1, 2 & 5)
Prayer after Communion
the doxology
Blessing
Hymn 602: Lift High the Cross
The Scattering (Mark 4:20)


6/14/17

June 18, 2017

The Gathering of the Community
The Apostolic Greeting      Pg. 185
Hymn 468: To Abraham and Sarah
The Collect of the Day 

The Proclamation of the Word

First Reading: Genesis 18:1-15
Psalm 116:1, 10-17
Second Reading: Romans 5:1-8
Anthem: I Will Sing Unto the Lord
The Gospel: Matthew 9:35-10:8
The Creed Pg. 189
Sunday School Appreciation

The Prayers of the Community
The Prayers of the People
Confession & Absolution Pg. 191
The Peace
Announcements

The Celebration of the Holy Eucharist
Hymn (offertory): Jesus Put This Song Into Our Hearts
Prayer over the Gifts
Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer Pg. 211
The Breaking of the Bread
Lamb of God
Hymns-during-communion:
- 352: Amazing Grace
- Thy Word (P143)
- Jesus, Your are Changing Me (P120)

The Sending Forth of the Community
Hymn 433: Lord, You Give the Great Commission (V1, 2 & 5)
Prayer after Communion
the doxology
Blessing
Hymn 602: Lift High the Cross
The Scattering (Mark 4:20)


6/7/17

June 11, 2017 - Trinity Sunday

The Gathering of the Community
The Apostolic Greeting      Pg. 185
Hymn 355: All Creatures of Our God and King (V 1-4 & 7)
The Collect of the Day

The Proclamation of the Word

First Reading: Genesis 1:1-2:4a
Psalm 8
Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 13:11-13
Hymn 416: All Things Bright and Beautiful (refrain, v 1-4, refrain )
The Gospel: Matthew 28:16-20
Dramatic Reading: A Motley Crew
The Creed Pg. 189
The Prayers of the Community
The Prayers of the People
Confession & Absolution Pg. 191
The Peace
Announcements & Transitions

The Celebration of the Holy Eucharist
Hymn (offertory): How Majestic is Your Name (P2)
Prayer over the Gifts
Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer Pg. 211
The Breaking of the Bread
Lamb of God
Hymns-during-communion:
- 414: God of the Sparrow
- Holy, Holy (P3)
- Where the Spirit of the Lord Is (P115)

The Sending Forth of the Community
Hymn 428: God Who Gives to Life Its Goodness
Prayer after Communion
the doxology
Blessing
Hymn 572: Let There Be Light
The Scattering (Mark 4:20)


5/30/17

June 4, 2017 - the Day of Pentecost

The Gathering of the Community
Alleluia! Christ is risen.
      The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!
May his grace and peace be with you.
      May he fill our hearts with joy.

Jesus Christ, whom we worship, is our crucified, risen and ascended Lord and we have walked with him through his journey of love. We have faced the agony of his suffering and death on a cross. We have rejoiced at his bursting free from the bonds of death. We have enjoyed his risen presence with us and his revelation of himself through the breaking of bread. We have seen his return to the throne before which every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that this Jesus is Lord. And now, with the followers of his own time, we await the coming of the promised Holy Spirit, his gift to his people, through whom we make Christ known to the world.

As we wait in silence,
fill us with your Spirit.
As we listen to your word,
fill us with your Spirit.
As we worship you in majesty,
fill us with your Spirit.
As we long for your refreshing,
fill us with your Spirit.
As we long for your renewing,
fill us with your Spirit.
As we long for your equipping,
fill us with your Spirit.
As we long for your empowering,
fill us with your Spirit.

Hymn 249: Wind Who Makes All Winds

The Collect of the Day
Let us pray.
Almighty and everliving God, who fulfilled the promises of Easter by sending us your Holy Spirit and opening to every race and nation the way of life eternal, keep us in the unity of your Spirit, that every tongue may tell of your glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The Proclamation of the Word
A Reading from The Book of Acts
When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability. Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. Amazed and astonished, they asked, "Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs - in our own languages we hear them speaking about God's deeds of power." All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, "What does this mean?" But others sneered and said, "They are filled with new wine." But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, "Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o'clock in the morning. No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel: 'In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. Even upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy. And I will show portents in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and smoky mist. The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the coming of the Lord's great and glorious day. Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.'" 2:1-21
Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church
Thanks be to God

Anthem: Time of Dryness

The Holy Gospel
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ
according to John
Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.
On the last day of the festival, the great day, while Jesus was standing there, he cried out, "Let anyone who is thirsty come to me, and let the one who believes in me drink. As the scripture has said, 'Out of the believer's heart shall flow rivers of living water.'" Now he said this about the Spirit, which believers in him were to receive; for as yet there was no Spirit, because Jesus was not yet glorified. 7:37-39
The Gospel of Christ.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Sermon

Prayer for Personal Renewal
and Anointing
Oil of Chrism is brought forward,
the bearer saying
Oil for the renewal of God’s people.

The presider says
Be with us, Spirit of God;
nothing can separate us from your love.
Breathe on us, breath of God;
fill us with your saving power.
Speak in us, wisdom of God;
bring strength, healing, and peace.
Blessed are you, sovereign God and eternal Father. Daily your Spirit renews the face of the earth, bringing strength out of weakness, hope out of despair and life out of death. By the power of your Spirit, may your blessing rest upon those anointed with this oil in your name. Let it be for them a sign of your acceptance and adoption, your equipping and empowering. Form in them the likeness of Christ, that they may be witnesses of your astonishing love, and fill them afresh with life in all its fullness. Blessed be God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Blessed be God for ever.

Those who wish to receive this ministry of prayer
may come forward.
Appropriate hymns and songs may be used.
- 313: Laudate Dominum (Latin & English)
- 549: Our Darkness is Never Darkness (Eng)
- 402: Confitemini Domino (Latin & English)
- 338: Adoremus Te Jesu Christe (English)
- 360: Bless the Lord, My Soul

When the prayer is ended the president says
Let us bless the Father,
and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Let us praise and bless God for ever.

An Affirmation of Faith (Colossians 3.10-16)
We affirm our faith in a compassionate God,
We clothe ourselves with the new self,
according to the image of God our creator.
We clothe ourselves without distinction
of race, Creed or colour,
we are one humanity;
but Christ is all and in all!
We clothe ourselves with compassion,
kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. 
We clothe ourselves with forgiveness;
just as the Lord has forgiven us,
so we also will be forgiven.
We clothe ourselves with love,
which binds everything together
in perfect harmony.
We clothe ourselves
with the peace of Christ in our hearts.
We clothe ourselves with gratitude
for all wisdom and praise. Amen.

The Prayers of the People
We pray for God to fill us with his Spirit. Generous God, we thank you for the power of your Holy Spirit. We ask that we may be strengthened to serve you better. Lord, come to bless us
and fill us with your Spirit.

We thank you for the wisdom of your Holy Spirit. We ask you to make us wise to understand your will. Lord, come to bless us
and fill us with your Spirit.

We thank you for the peace of your Holy Spirit. We ask you to keep us confident of your love wherever you call us. Lord, come to bless us
and fill us with your Spirit.

We thank you for the healing of your Holy Spirit. We ask you to bring reconciliation and wholeness where there is division, sickness and sorrow. Lord, come to bless us
and fill us with your Spirit.

We thank you for the gifts of your Holy Spirit. We ask you to equip us for the work which you have given us. Lord, come to bless us
and fill us with your Spirit.

We thank you for the fruit of your Holy Spirit. We ask you to reveal in our lives the love of Jesus. Lord, come to bless us
and fill us with your Spirit.

We thank you for the breath of your Holy Spirit, given us by the risen Lord. We ask you to keep the whole Church, living and departed, in the joy of eternal life. Lord, come to bless us
and fill us with your Spirit.

Cycle-of-Prayer

Generous God, you sent your Holy Spirit upon your Messiah at the river Jordan, and upon the disciples in the upper room: in your mercy fill us with your Spirit,
hear our prayer, and make us one in heart and mind to serve you with joy for ever. Amen.

Confession and Absolution
Let us confess our sins,
confident in God’s forgiveness.

Silence is kept.
Most merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbours as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us, that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your name. Amen.

Almighty God have mercy upon you, pardon and deliver you from all your sins, confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, and keep you in eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Peace
The peace of the Lord be always with you.
And also with you.

Hymn: Children of the Light

The Celebration of the Eucharist
The Prayer over the Gifts
Let us pray,
Giver of life, receive all we offer you this day. Let the Spirit you bestow on your Church continue to work in the world through the hearts of all who believe. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen

The Great Thanksgiving – Eucharistic Prayer 3
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.
Blessed are you, gracious God, creator of heaven and earth; we give you thanks and praise through Jesus Christ our Lord. In fulfilment of your promise you pour forth your Spirit upon us, filling us with gifts and leading us into all truth. You give us power to proclaim your gospel to all nations and to serve you as a royal priesthood. Therefore we join our voices with angels and archangels, and with all those in whom the Spirit dwells, to proclaim the glory of your name.

Holy, holy, holy Lord,
God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he
who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.

We give thanks to you, Lord our God, for the goodness and love you have made known to us in creation; in calling Israel to be your people; in your Word spoken through the prophets; and above all in the Word made flesh, Jesus your Son. For in these last days you sent him to be incarnate from the Virgin Mary, to be the Saviour and Redeemer of the world. In him, you have delivered us from evil, and made us worthy to stand before you. In him, you have brought us out of error into truth, out of sin into righteousness, out of death into life.
On the night he was handed over to suffering and death, a death he freely accepted, our Lord Jesus Christ took bread; and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, and said, “ Take, eat: this is my body which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.”
After supper he took the cup of wine; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and said, “Drink this, all of you: this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.”
Therefore, Father, according to his command,
we remember his death,
we proclaim his resurrection,
we await his coming in glory;
and we offer our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving to you, Lord of all; presenting to you, from your creation, this bread and this wine.
We pray you, gracious God, to send your Holy Spirit upon these gifts, that they may be the sacrament of the body of Christ and his blood of the new covenant. Unite us to your Son in his sacrifice, that we, made acceptable in him, may be sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
In the fullness of time, reconcile all things in Christ, and make them new, and bring us to that city of light where you dwell with all your sons and daughters; through Jesus Christ our Lord, the firstborn of all creation, the head of the Church, and the author of our salvation;
by whom, and with whom, and in whom, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honour and glory are yours, almighty Father, now and for ever. Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer
As our Saviour taught us, let us pray,
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial, and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and for ever. Amen.

Silence

The Breaking of the Bread
We break this bread
to share in the body of Christ.
We, being many, are one body,
for we all share in the one bread.

The Communion
The gifts of God for the People of God.
Thanks be to God.

Anthem: Lamb of God
Lamb of God you take away the sin of the world
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God you take away the sin of the world
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God you take away the sin of the world
grant us your peace.

Hymns-during-Communion
- 637: Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire
- Holy Spirit We Welcome You (P42)
- He Is Lord (P87)

The Sending Forth of the Community
Hymn: Spirit Song (P218)

Prayer after Communion
All your works praise you, O Lord.
And your faithful servants bless you. Gracious God we thank you for feeding us with the body and blood of your Son Jesus Christ. May we, who share his body, live his risen life; we, who drink his cup, bring life to others; we, whom the Spirit lights, give light to the world. Keep us firm in the hope you have set before us, so that we and all your children shall be free, and the whole earth live to praise your name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Blessing

Hymn 658: Filled With the Spirit’s Power

Dismissal
Alleluia, alleluia! Filled with the Spirit’s power,
go in the light and peace of Christ.
Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia.