Service Bulletin

Sunday, May 21, 2017                                                                                                 10:00 a.m.

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Prelude:

THE GATHERING OF THE COMMUNITY

Processional Hymn: 397 – Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness
(No Kids’ Club)

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Gathering Sentences                                                                                                         185  

Gloria    (Hymn #702)

Collect of the Day

     THE PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD AND PRAYER

First Reading – Acts 17.22-31 (pg 1012 in the pew Bible)            

Psalm 66.7-18
 Response: Be Joyful in God, all you lands

Second Reading – 1 Peter 3.13-22 (pg 1107 in the pew Bible) 

      Choir Anthem: Morning Song – David Haas

Gradual Hymn: #232 – Jesus Is Risen from the Grave (Verses 1 & 5)

The Gospel – John 14.15-21 (pg 985 in the pew Bible)

Sermon –   The Venerable Ross Hammond

The Apostles’ Creed                                                                                                             189

Prayers of the People

Center us now, O God, on your presence in this place among your people, as we lift our hearts desires, our soul’s deep needs, our hungers, fears and failures.
Gracious and loving God, hear our prayer.

We come to you with hearts that need to be opened to your word and your love. There is so much around us that tears at us and causes us to tremble. Keep us ever mindful of your presence and the hope that you have given us in your Son Jesus Christ.
Gracious and loving God, hear our prayer.

Guide us, we pray, as your church, struggling to spread the good news. Keep us focused on the mission and ministry to which you have called us and lead us forward.
Gracious and loving God, hear our prayer.

Hear our prayers for all who need your tender touch of healing in their lives—those we name before you each day, and those who are known only to you in the depths of our hearts.  We remember …

Darren, Ethel, Marilyn, Murray, Terais, Wendy, Gail

….and others whose names we pray silently or aloud.

We remember with gratitude the lives of Barry, Donald and Aileen, in whose memory the flowers are given.

We give thanks for the lives of Norm and Tim: rest eternal grant to them, O Lord; and let light perpetual shine upon them.  Be with and all who mourn them especially Norm’s family and Tim’s wife, Sandy and their children, giving them the comfort of your presence in this time of loss.
Gracious and loving God, hear our prayer.

We pray for all your creation. Guide our leaders and those of other nations that this world might truly be as you created it to be—a world of peace, hope and love.

We pray for the broader church especially Ngbo in Enugu, Nigeria.
We pray for our Diocese of Ottawa as we remember the parishes of St Alban’s Maberly, St Paul’s Lanark, St John’s Balderson, St Stephen’s Bathurst; the Director of Mission, The Venerable Dr. Peter John Hobbs; and the Diocesan Youth Conference.
In our Companion Diocese of Jerusalem, we pray for St Paul’s and St Peter’s Episcopal Church – The Mission for the Seafarers – Aqaba.
Gracious and loving God, hear our prayer.

These are our prayers, together with those that lie on the hearts of all your faithful people, which we offer to you in the spirit of our Lord Jesus Christ who said, “not my will, but thine be done.”  Gracious and loving God, hear our prayer.  Amen

Confession & Absolution                                                                                                     191

The Peace                                                                                                                               192

THE CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST 

The Preparation of the Gifts

                               Offertory Hymn: 637 – Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire

Prayer over the Gifts

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The Great Thanksgiving – Eucharistic Prayer #4                                         201

The Lord’s Prayer   (sung- Fleming)                                                                    

Breaking of the Bread #8                                                                                         213

Agnus Dei
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 peace.

The Communion 
 
This is the Lord’s Table, not just an Anglican table.

  • The bread/wafer is received in the open palm. Gluten-free wafers are available – just ask the priest.
  • The wine, if desired, may be taken from the common cup by drinking (placing your hand gently at the base of the chalice to guide it).
                                      Please do not dip the wafer into the wine.
    If you do not wish to drink from the cup, simply hold the base of the chalice when it is presented to you while the administrator says the words of offering.
  • If you do not wish to receive the bread and wine, but would like a blessing, please indicate this preference by crossing your arms across your chest.

Communion Hymns: 56 – I Am the Bread, the Bread of Life
48 – Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

Prayer after Communion

Doxology                                                                                                                         214

THE BLESSING AND DISMISSAL 

The Blessing

Recessional Hymn: 527 (tune of 393) – How Firm a Foundation

Dismissal

Postlude:  Sonata in A Minor – D. Scarlatti

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