Sunday, October 8, 2017 8:15 a.m.
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 – Exodus 32.1-14 (pg 77 in the pew Bible)
Psalm 106.1-6, 19-23 849
Second Reading– Philippians 4.1-9 (pg 1073 in the pew Bible)
The Gospel – Matthew 22.1-14 (pg 902 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, “Creator God”, please respond with “Hear our prayer”.
God of Creation, God of Wonder, hear this offering of prayer and praise as a gift from our thankful hearts. We thank you for the wonders all around us. For grains of sand, the smell of rain falling on dry ground, for the shifting of the seasons and the sound of laughter. We thank you God for one another – for the joys and struggles of relationships that nurture us and help us to grow. Creator God, hear our prayer.
God, we thank you for your eternal presence in our midst and for the good news of your deep abiding love for all of creation. Creator God, hear our prayer.
Even as we give thanks, we lift up the concerns that burden us this day. We ask your peace and blessing on all those we have named in this place today and all whose names and circumstances remain in the safe sanctuary of your Spirit’s care.
Creator God, hear our prayer.
We pray for all who are suffering in body, mind or spirit and for all who provide care for the needs of others. We pray for the lonely and the despairing…for those who struggle with addiction…for those who feel trapped in situations of abuse…for those who are making difficult decisions in life…
Murray, Marion, Derek, Ivy,
Wendy, Gail, Nadia, Lynne, Helen, George, Rob, Bill….
Creator God, hear our prayer.
God, we pray for your church and its mission in the world. Bless all your children God, and pour your Spirit upon us, bringing healing, comfort and strength wherever it is needed. All this we ask in the name of the One who calls us forward in faith, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Creator God, hear our prayer. Amen.
Confession and Absolution 191
The Peace 192
THE CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST
Prayer over the Gifts
The Great Thanksgiving – Eucharistic Prayer #1 193
The Lord’s Prayer –said, traditional 211
The Breaking of the Bread #2 212
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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