Sunday, July 2, 2017 8:15 a.m.
Fourth Sunday After Pentecost
THE GATHERING OF THE COMMUNITY
Welcome & Announcements
Gathering Sentences 185
Glory to God 186
Collect of the Day
THE PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD
First Reading – Isaiah 32.1-5, 16-18 (pg 646 in the pew Bible)
Psalm 85.7-13 819
Second Reading– Colossians 3.12-17 (pg 1076 in the pew Bible)
The Gospel – John 15.12-17 (pg 991 in the pew Bible)
Sermon – The Venerable Ross Hammond
The Apostles’ Creed 189
Prayers of the People
Let us pray.
When you hear the phrase, “Lord, in your mercy” please respond with “hear our prayer.
Let us offer our prayers to the source of all love and all life.
Merciful Lord, we pray for all who call themselves Christians: that we may become a royal priesthood, a holy nation, to the praise of Christ Jesus our Saviour. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
We pray for John our bishop, and for all bishops and other ministers: that they may remain faithful to their calling and rightly proclaim the word of truth.
Today we especially pray for the church in Lokoja and Owerri, Nigeria and The Home for the Elderly, Amman, Jordan, in the Diocese of Jerusalem.
In our own diocese we pray for , St Bede’s, Nolan’s Corners and St Bartholomew’s, Ottawa. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
We pray for the leaders of the nations and all in authority: that your people may lead quiet and peaceable lives. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
We pray for our country as we have just marked the 150th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada. We remember and give thanks for the people who have been stewards of this land since time immemorial, and commit ourselves to the work of justice, healing and reconciliation; and we dream of the country we hope to become, a country where all are free to be their best selves. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
We pray for those who are in distress or suffering in any way, remembering especially: Darren, Ethel, Marilyn, Murray, Terais, Wendy, Gail, Nadia, Lynne and the Almadi family….
May they, and those who minister to them, be filled with your healing presence.
Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
We give thanks for all who have gone before and we pray that we too may be counted among your faithful witnesses. As your faithful people, may the values of peacemaking, compassion, hospitality, generosity, fairness, and kindness be lived day by day in our lives and extended to everyone in this land. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Hear our prayers that we may love you with our whole being and willingly share the concerns of our neighbours. Amen.
Confession and Absolution 191
The Peace 192
THE CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST
Prayer over the Gifts
The Great Thanksgiving – Eucharistic Prayer #7
The Lord’s Prayer –said, traditional 211
The Breaking of the Bread #1 212
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.
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.
Prayer after Communion
The Blessing and Dismissal
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