Service Bulletin

Sunday, August 20, 2017                                                                                                 10:00 a.m.

11th Sunday After Pentecost

Prelude: Andantino – S. Wesley


Processional Hymn: 7 – New Every Morning Is the Love
                                                                                                                             BAS Page

Gathering Sentences                                                                                                             185  

Gloria    (Hymn #702)

Collect of the Day


First Reading – Genesis 45.1-15 (pg 41 in the pew Bible)            

Psalm 133                                                                                                                       890
 Response: How good it is for all to live together in unity.

Second Reading – Romans 11.1-2a, 29-32 (pg 1034 in the pew Bible) 

     Gradual Hymn: #338 – Adoremus To Jesu Christe

The Gospel – Matthew 15.21-28 (pg 895 in the pew Bible)

Sermon –   The Reverend Andrea Thomas

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.

Heavenly Father, you have promised to hear when we pray in the name of your Son.

Therefore, with confidence and trust we pray for the church.  We pray for the Episcopal Church in Rochester USA and for The Arab Evangelical Episcopal School, Ramallah, Palestine.  In our own diocese we pray for St Stephen’s, Ottawa and St. John’s, Lutheran Church.   Redeeming God, enliven the Church for its mission that we may be salt of the earth and light to the world.  Breathe fresh life into your people; give us power to reveal Christ in word and action.
Lord, in your mercy; hear our prayer.

Creator of all, lead us and every people into ways of justice and peace that we may respect one another in freedom and truth.  Awaken in us a sense of wonder for the earth and all that is in it.  Teach us to care creatively for its resources.
Lord, in your mercy; hear our prayer.

God of truth, inspire with your wisdom those whose decisions affect the lives of others, that all may act with integrity and courage.  Give grace to all whose lives are linked with ours. May we serve Christ in one another, and love as he loves us.
Lord, in your mercy; hear our prayer.

We pray for those in need, particularly remembering…

Darren, Ethel, Marilyn, Murray, Linda & Randy, Priscilla, Marion, Derek
 Wendy, Gail, Nadia, Lynne, Helen and George ….

We pray for Peter and for all those fighting the B.C. forest fires.

We give thanks for the life of Jonni Johnson-McEachron: rest eternal grant to her,
O Lord; and let light perpetual shine upon her.  Be with her daughter, Donna and her family in this time of loss.

God of hope, comfort and restore all who suffer in body, mind or spirit.   May they know the power of your healing love.  Make us willing agents of your compassion. Strengthen us as we share in making people whole.  Lord, in your mercy; hear our prayer.

We remember with thanksgiving those who have died in the faith of Christ, and those whose faith is known to you alone.  Eternal God, into your hands we commend them. Give comfort to those who mourn; bring them peace in their time of loss.
Lord, in your mercy; hear our prayer.

Your word, O God, word is a lamp for our feet. In darkness and in light, in trouble and in joy, help us to trust your love, to serve your purpose and to praise your name, through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Lord, in your mercy;  hear our prayer.  Amen.

Confession & Absolution                                                                                                     191

The Peace                                                                                                                               192


The Preparation of the Gifts

                               Offertory Hymn:  430 – Will You Come and Follow Me

Prayer over the Gifts

                                                                                                                                   BAS page
The Great Thanksgiving – Eucharistic Prayer #2                                            196

The Lord’s Prayer   (said)                                                                                                211

Breaking of the Bread #4                                                                                             212

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 & Anointing
(Anointing is available during communion at the prayer desk.)

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 Music:  Chanson Triste – V. Kalinnikov
                                   River flows in you – Yiruma
                                       292 – We Cannot Measure How You Heal

Prayer after Communion

Doxology                                                                                                                       214


The Blessing

Recessional Hymn:  423 – How Great Thou Art


Postlude: Sonata in E Minor: Allegretto – C.P.E. Bach

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