Multicultural Celebration March 1, 2020

Multicultural Celebration
The First Sunday In Lent
The Holy Eucharist
March 1, 2020
The Order of Service

The Gathering of the Community Page 1
We acknowledge that the land on which we are meeting is the traditional, unceded territory of the Prince Edward Island Mi’kmaq. We acknowledge, with respect, the history, culture, and spirituality of the Mi’kmaq people, who have lived on this island for over 15,000 years.

Opening Prayer
Grace and peace to you from God.
      God fill you with truth and joy.
The Lord be with you.
      The Lord bless you.
This is the day which the Lord has made.
      Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
God, Creator of variety and difference, Creator of hearts, minds, and bodies, you have called us into relationship with each other so we can know you more fully. Help us see you in our neighbours, in those who are familiar and in those who are not yet familiar. Creator of wholeness, help us learn to do more than celebrate difference. Help us be transformed by the gifts of diversity to become the blessed community. Amen.

Hymn: Part of the Family

Collect Page 1
Let us pray,
Almighty God, whose Son fasted forty days in the wilderness, and was tempted as we are but did not sin, give us grace to discipline ourselves in submission to your Spirit, that as you know our weakness, so we may know your power to save; 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
·        First Reading: Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7 (Amanda Gallant: French)
·        Psalm 32: (Biju Matthew (India)
·        Second Reading: Romans 5:12-19 Nathan MacLeod: German

Anthem: Come to the Water

·        The Holy Gospel: Matthew 4:1-11 (Ragil Joshua (Punjab)

- Archdeacon John Clarke (North Dartmouth)
- Masiel Flemming (Dominican Republic)

The Strong Woman’s Song:
- Julie Pellissier-Lush (Mi’kmaq)
- Britany Lush  (Mi’kmaq)

Prayer of the People Page 4
- Julie Pellissier-Lush (Mi’kmaq)
- Rhys Storr (Bahamas);
- Zhenqi Cao (China).

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


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: Siyahamba (We Are Marching)

The Celebration of the Eucharist
Prayer Over the Gifts Page 6
Let us pray,
God our refuge and our strength, receive all we offer you this day, and through the death and resurrection of your Son transform us to his likeness. We ask this in his name. Amen.

Eucharistic Prayer Two *

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.

The Breaking of the Bread
We break this bread
to share in the body of Christ.
We who are many are one body,
for we all share the one bread.
The Gifts of God for the people of God
      Thanks be to God

Lamb of God

Eucharistic Ministers:
- Gloria Wondodi (Nigeria)
- Mark Nicole (Newfoundland and Labrador)

- 500: Servant Song
- 588: Come Now, O Prince of Peace
- 418: Draw the Circle Wide

Hymn: The Church Is Wherever God’s People

The Sending Forth of the Community
Prayer After Communion Page 8 & Slides
Let us pray,
Faithful God, in this holy bread you increase our faith and hope and love. Lead us in the path of Christ who is your Word of life. We ask this in his name. Amen.

We are different parts of God’s beautiful,
diverse creation.
May we come to know God more deeply through God’s beautiful, diverse creation in our daily lives.
Beloved, realize who we are called to be.
We are called by God to live in peace, love and with full participation in community together.
We are commissioned to live in community
with one another.

May the God of mercy transform you by his grace, and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always. Amen.

Hymn 572: Let There Be Light

The Scattering
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
Thanks be to God.