Holy Trinity Church, Thornhill Established in 1830 140 Brooke Street, Thornhill, ON L4J 1Y9 Phone: 905 889 5931 ● Fax: 905 889 5632 www.holytrinity-thornhill.ca ● email@example.com “Something good is happening here!!”
The 18th Sunday after Pentecost (National Thanksgiving)
October 13, 2019
OUR RULE OF LIFE As members of Holy Trinity Anglican Church, we will try to LIVE for God, our Church, and others STUDY a passage of Scripture every day and ask “what is God calling me to be or to do today?” PRAY at least twice a day GIVE regularly to support the life and ministry of our Church
WELCOME TO HTC We extend a warm welcome to all visitors and newcomers. Be sure to sign our guest book. All baptised members of the Christian Church are invited to share in the sacrament of Holy Communion or to receive a blessing. All services are found in The Book of Alternative Services (BAS) and may be found on our website. Follow the service on your smartphone or tablet. Go to the “Worship” link on the side www.HolyTrinity-Thornhill.ca and select “Order of Services”. Wifi connection - HTC-Guest with the password: 9058895931 TODAY’S COLLECT, READINGS & MINISTERS The Collect of The Day 1st Reading Psalm 2nd Reading Gospel Celebrant & Preacher Officiant Lay Assistants/Lectors Servers Sidespersons
pg 385 Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 Psalm 66:1-11 2 Timothy 2:8-15 Luke 17:11-19 Canon Stephen Fields (10:00) Glenville Simpson (8:00) Dianne Rimmer, Robin Parravano (Eucharistic Minister) (10:00) Ron Tolhurst, Marlee Tolhurst Alec Beckstead, Cassandra Culpepper, Morris Ovia (8:00) Peter Paterson (10:00) Peter Paterson, Dave Bezant, Delores Thomas PARISH STAFF
Incumbent Honorary Assistant Lay Pastor Parish Nurse Office Administrator Director of Music Church School Coordinator Custodian
The Rev. Canon Stephen Fields The Rev. Canon Stephen Crowther Christine Ivy Vacant Swan Li Rachel Yoon Judith Sophie Sinclair Jesús Cruz Arángo
ext 23 ext 25 ext 29 ext 21 ext 30 ext 24
OUR SERVICE SCHEDULE Sunday Wednesday 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist & Homily 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist 10:00 a.m. Sung Eucharist & Sermon 1st Sunday - Sung Eucharist (with a twist)& Sermon 2nd Sunday - Choral Mattins & Sermon 3rd Sunday - Sung Eucharist, Sermon & Prayers for Healing 4th Sunday - “ACTION” - A Non-Eucharistic Service (Quarterly) 5th Sunday - Sung Eucharist & Sermon
8:00 a.m. - The Holy Eucharist & Homily
Seasonal Sentence Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5.18 The Gathering of The Community (Page 230) Celebrant: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. All: And with thy spirit.
Celebrant: Let us pray. All: Almighty God, unto whom all hearts be open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid: cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love thee, and worthily magnify thy holy name; through Christ our Lord. Amen. The Summary of the Law Celebrant: Our Lord Jesus Christ said: hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord; and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it: thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. All: Lord, have mercy upon us, and write both these thy laws in our hearts, we beseech thee. Lord, have mercy upon us. Christ have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us. The Gloria Glory be to God on high, and in earth peace, good will towards men. We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee for thy great glory, O Lord God, heavenly king, God the Father almighty. O Lord, the only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takest away the sin of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sin of the world, receive our prayer. Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us. For thou only art holy; thou only art the Lord; thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
The Collect (Page 385) Celebrant: Let us pray Almighty God, in our baptism you adopted us for your own. Quicken, we pray, your Spirit within us, that we, being renewed both in body and mind, may worship you in sincerity and truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. All: Amen. The First Reading: Jeremiah 29:1,4-7 These are the words of the letter that the prophet Jeremiah sent from Jerusalem to the remaining elders among the exiles, and to the priests, the prophets, and all the people, whom Nebuchadnezzar had taken into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon. Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat what they produce. Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply there, and do not decrease. But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. Reader: The Word of the Lord. All: Thanks be to God. Psalm 66:1-11 (Page 786) 1 Be joyful in God, all you lands; * sing the glory of his name; sing the glory of his praise. 2 Say to God, â€?How awesome are your deeds! * because of your great strength your enemies cringe before you. 3 All the earth bows down before you, * sings to you, sings out your nameâ€? 4 Come now and see the works of God, * how wonderful he is in his doing toward all people. 5 He turned the sea into dry land, so that they went through the water on foot, * and there we rejoiced in him. 6 In his might he rules for ever; his eyes keep watch over the nations; * let no rebel rise up against him. 7 Bless our God, you peoples; * make the voice of his praise to be heard; 8 Who holds our souls in life, * and will not allow our feet to slip. 9 For you, O God, have proved us; * you have tried us just as silver is tried. 10 You brought us into the snare; * you laid heavy burdens upon our backs.
11 You let enemies ride over our heads; we went through fire and water; * but you brought us out into a place of refreshment. God of power and might, you bring your people out of darkness and slavery into light and freedom through the waters of salvation. Receive our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, and keep us always in your steadfast love, through Jesus Christ our Lord . Amen The Second Reading: 2 Timothy 2:8-15 Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendant of David - that is my gospel, for which I suffer hardship, even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But the word of God is not chained. Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, so that they may also obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory. The saying is sure: If we have died with him, we will also live with him; if we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he will also deny us; if we are faithless, he remains faithful - for he cannot deny himself. Remind them of this, and warn them before God that they are to avoid wrangling over words, which does no good but only ruins those who are listening. Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved by him, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly explaining the word of truth. Reader: The Word of the Lord. All: Thanks be to God. The Gospel Reader: The Lord be with you. All: And with thy spirit. Reader: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke (17:11-19) All: Glory be to thee, O Lord. On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, they called out, saying, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!" When he saw them, he said to them, "Go and show yourselves to the priests." And as they went, they were made clean. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. He prostrated himself at Jesus' feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus asked, "Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they? Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?" Then he said to him, "Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well."
Reader: The Gospel of Christ. All: Praise be to thee, O Christ. Homily The Nicene Creed (Page 234) All: I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible; And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds, God, of God; Light, of Light; very God, of very God; begotten, not made; being of one substance with the Father; through whom all things were made: who for us and for our salvation came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, and was made man, and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried, and the third day he rose again according to the scriptures, and ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of the Father. And he shall come again with glory to judge both the quick and the dead: whose kingdom shall have no end.
And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceedeth from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified, who spake by the prophets. And I believe one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins. And I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen. The Prayers Of The People Bishops and Clergy…Justin, Archbishop of Canterbury, Linda, our Primate, Anne, our Metropolitan, Andrew, our Bishop, Peter, our area Bishop, Canon Stephen & Canon Stephen Crowther, our clergy, Anglican Communion… The Church of the Province. of West Africa, Archbishop Daniel Sarfo, Primate & Metropolitan, Archbishop of the Internal province of Ghana and Bishop of Kumasi Diocese… Foodbanks and food sharing ministries Deanery… St. Stephen’s, Maple, Rev. Jeff Potter, Rev. Mary Pataki Parish Staff: Christine (Lay Pastor), Swan (Office Administrator), Rachel, (Director of Music), Jesús (Custodian), Judith (Church School Coordinator) Nation and Leaders: Julie, our Governor General, Justin, our Prime Minister, Doug, our Premier, Maurizio, Frank, David, John, our Mayors 6
Parish… Margaret Cubitt, Cassandra, Léandra & Achebe Culpepper, Nancy & Tom Cutler, Madeleine & Don Daly, Nola Darlington The Residents & staff of Glynnwood, Oakridges & Delmanor Retirement Homes The Children & Youth of our Community The Sick… Jane Campbell, Jack Denning, Ray Downer, Carol Drieberg, Sandra Kirk, Doreen Kirwan, Larry Knight, Janet Marambio, Cleo Simpson, Eve Spafford, Joan Watson, Bill & Fran White Our Parish Friends: Stephen Baker, Vernal Bertie, Carolyn Brooks, Brenda Cory, Joan Davis, Donna Dhyma, Alicia Downes, Richard Erdman, Katherine Kennedy, Kendall Mobley, Cam Pfanner, Kervin Rolle, Audrey Stratton, Matthew Veitch, Kaiden Wilson, Canons Austin Carrington and John Anderson. The Confession & Absolution (Page 238) Celebrant: Hear what comfortable words our Saviour Christ saith unto all that truly turn to him. Come unto me all that labour and are heavy laden, and I will refresh you. Matthew 1.28
God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, to the end that all that believe in him should not perish, but have eternal life. John 3.16 Hear also what Saint Paul saith. This is a true saying, and worthy of all to be received, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. 1 Timothy 1.15 Hear also what Saint John saith. If anyone sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. 1 John 2.1,2
Let us humbly confess our sins to almighty God. All: Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things and judge of all people: we acknowledge and confess our manifold sins and wickedness, which we from time to time most grievously have committed, by thought, word and deed, against thy divine majesty. We do earnestly repent, and are heartily sorry for these our misdoings. Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; for thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, forgive us all that is past; and grant that we may ever hereafter serve and please thee in newness of life, to the honour and glory of thy name; Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Celebrant: Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who of his great mercy hath promised forgiveness of sins to all them that with hearty repentance and true faith turn unto him: have mercy upon you; pardon and deliver you from all your sins; confirm and strengthen you in all goodness; and bring you to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. All: Amen. The Peace Celebrant: The Peace of the Lord be always with you. All: And with thy spirit. Please greet one another with a sign of peace. Offertory Interlude Prayer over The Gifts (Page 386) Celebrant: Let us pray. Celebrant: God of constant love, in this eucharist you renew the covenant made once with us in baptism. As you are faithful in all things may we, in our offering, be faithful to our calling. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. All: Amen. Eucharistic Prayer A (Page 241) Celebrant: The Lord be with you. People: And with thy spirit. Celebrant: Lift up your hearts. People: We lift them up unto the Lord. Celebrant: Let us give thanks unto our Lord God. People: It is meet and right so to do. It is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto thee, O Lord, holy Father, almighty, everlasting God, creator and preserver of all things. Therefore with angels and archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious name; evermore praising thee and saying: All: Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Hosts, heaven and earth are full of thy glory. Glory be to thee, O Lord most high. Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest. Please kneel or sit as you are able.
Celebrant: Blessing and glory and thanksgiving be unto thee, almighty God, our heavenly Father, who of thy tender mercy didst give thine only Son Jesus Christ to take our nature upon him, and to suffer death upon the cross for our redemption; who made there, by his one oblation of himself once offered, a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, oblation, and satisfaction, for the sins of the whole world; and did institute, and in his holy Gospel command us to continue, a perpetual memorial of that his precious death, until his coming again. Hear us, O merciful Father, we most humbly beseech thee; and grant that we receiving these thy creatures of bread and wine, according to thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ’s holy institution, in remembrance of his death and passion, may be partakers of his most blessed body and blood; who, in the same night that he was betrayed, took bread; and, when he had given thanks, he brake it; and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you: Do this in remembrance of me.” Likewise after supper he took the cup; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink ye all, of this; for this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the remission of sins: Do this, as oft as ye shall drink it, in remembrance of me.” Wherefore, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, we thy humble servants, with all thy holy Church, remembering the precious death of thy beloved Son, his mighty resurrection, and glorious ascension, and looking for his coming again in glory, do make before thee, in this sacrament of the holy bread of eternal life and the cup of everlasting salvation, the memorial which he hath commanded: All: We praise thee, we bless thee, we thank thee, and we pray to thee, Lord our God . And we entirely desire thy fatherly goodness mercifully to accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, most humbly beseeching thee to grant, that by the merits and death of thy Son Jesus Christ, and through faith in his blood, we and all thy whole Church may obtain remission of our sins, and all other benefits of his passion; And we pray that by the power of thy Holy Spirit, all we who are Holy Eucharist (1962) 243 partakers of this holy communion may be fulfilled with thy grace and heavenly benediction; through Jesus Christ our Lord, by whom and with whom, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honour and glory be unto thee, O Father Almighty, world without end. Amen. The Lord’s Prayer Celebrant: And now, as our Saviour Christ hath taught us, we are bold to say, 9
People: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen. The Breaking of the Bread People: We do not presume to come to this thy table, O merciful Lord, Trusting in our own righteousness, But in thy manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy So much as to gather up the crumbs under thy table. But thou art the same Lord, Whose property is always to have mercy: Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, So to eat the flesh of thy dear Son Jesus Christ, And to drink his blood, That we may evermore dwell in him, And he in us. Amen. O Lamb of God, that takest away the sin of the world: have mercy upon us. O Lamb of God, that takest away the sin of the world: have mercy upon us. O Lamb of God, that takest away the sin of the world: grant us thy peace. Celebrant: The Gifts of God for the People of God. All: Thanks be to God. Communion Interlude Prayer after Communion (Page 386) Celebrant: Let us pray Faithful God, in baptism and eucharist we are made one with you. May we who have shared in holy things always bear witness to your covenant, in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord. All: Amen Celebrant: Glory to God, All: whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine. Glory to God from generation to generation, in the Church and in Christ Jesus, for ever and ever. Amen. The Blessing Announcements Lay Minister: This act of worship is ended! Our service in the world continues! Let us go in peace, to love and serve the Lord. All: Thanks be to God. Postlude 10
10:00 a.m. - Morning Prayer & Sermon
For the Beauty, arr. by D. Paxton
Opening Sentence I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD. Psalm 122. 1. Hymn 263 Praise to God, Immortal Praise Praise to God, immortal praise, for the love that crowns our days; Bounteous Source of every joy, let thy praise our tongues employ. For the blessings of the fields, for the stores the garden yields, Flocks that whiten all the plain, yellow sheaves of ripened grain. All that spring with bounteous hand scatters o’er the smiling land, All that liberal autumn pours from her rich o’er flowing stores. These to thee, O God, we owe, source whence all our blessings flow; And for these our souls shall raise grateful vows and solemn praise.
Welcome Minister: O Lord, open thou our lips; People: And our mouth shall show forth thy praise. Minister: O God, make speed to save us; People: O Lord, make haste to help us. Minister: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; People: As it was in the beginning, is no, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Minister: Praise ye the Lord; People: The Lord’s name be praised. Venite, Exultemus Domino (Psalm 95, Page 6) O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and show ourselves glad in him with psalms. For the Lord is a great God, / and a great King above all gods.
In his hand are all the corners of the earth: and the strength of the hills is his also. The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands prepared the dry land. O come, let us worship, and fall down, and kneel before the Lord our Maker. For he is the Lord our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Psalm 66:1-11 (Page 408) 1. O be joyful in God, all ye lands; / sing praises unto the honour of his Name; make his praise to be glorious. 2 Say unto God, â€˜O how wonderful are thy works! / because of the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies feign obedience unto thee. 3 All the world shall worship thee, / sing of thee, and praise thy Name.â€™ 4 O come hither, and behold the works of God: / how wonderful he is in his doing toward the children of men. 5 He turned the sea into dry land, / so that they went through the water on foot; there did we rejoice in him. 6 He ruleth with his power for ever; his eyes keep watch upon the nations: / let not such as be rebellious exalt themselves. 7 O PRAISE our God, ye peoples,/ and make the voice of his praise to be heard; 8 Who holdeth our soul in life, / and suffereth not our feet to slip. 9 For thou, O God, hast proved us: / thou also hast tried us, like as silver is tried. 10 Thou didst bring us into the snare, / and didst lay trouble upon our loins. 11 Thou didst suffer men to ride over our heads: / we went through fire and water, but thou didst bring us out into a place of freedom. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. The First Reading: Jeremiah 29:1,4-7 These are the words of the letter that the prophet Jeremiah sent from Jerusalem to the remaining elders among the exiles, and to the priests, the prophets, and all the people, whom Nebuchadnezzar had taken into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon. Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat what they produce. Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply there, and do not decrease. But 12
seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. Reader: Here ends the reading. Te Deum (Parts 1 & 2, page 7) We praise thee, O God; we acknowledge thee to be the Lord. All earth doth worship thee, the Father everlasting. To thee all Angels cry aloud, the Heavens and all the Powers therein. To thee Cherubim and Seraphim continually do cry, Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of hosts; Heaven and earth are full of the Majesty of thy glory. The glorious company of the Apostles praise thee; The goodly fellowship of the Prophets praise thee; The noble army of Martyrs praise thee; The holy Church throughout all the world doth acknowledge thee, The Father, of an infinite Majesty; Thine honourable, true, and only Son; Also the Holy Ghost, the Comforter. Thou art the King of Glory, O Christ. Thou art the everlasting Son of the Father. When thou tookest upon thee to deliver man, thou didst not abhor the Virginâ€™s womb. When thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death, thou didst open the kingdom of heaven to all believers. Thou sittest at the right hand of God, in the glory of the Father. We believe that thou shalt come to be our Judge. We therefore pray thee, help thy servants, whom thou hast redeemed with thy precious blood. Make them to be numbered with thy Saints, in glory everlasting. The Second Reading: Luke 17:11-19 On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, they called out, saying, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!" When he saw them, he said to them, "Go and show yourselves to the priests." And as they went, they were made clean. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. He prostrated himself at Jesus' feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus asked, "Were
not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they? Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?" Then he said to him, "Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well." Reader: Here ends the reading. The Benedictus (St Luke 1. 68, page 9) Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited, and redeemed his people; And hath raised up a mighty salvation for us, in the house of his servant David; As he spake by the mouth of his holy Prophets, which have been since the world began; That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hands of all that hate us; To perform the mercy promised to our forefathers, and to remember his holy covenant; To perform the oath which he sware to our forefather Abraham, that he would grant us That we being delivered out of the hands of our enemies might serve him without fear, In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life. And thou, child, shalt be called the Prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways; To give knowledge of salvation unto his people for the remission of their sins; Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the day-spring from on high hath visited us; To give light to them that sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death, and to guide our feet into the way of peace. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. The Apostlesâ€™ Creed All: I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth: And in Jesus Christ his only our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, Suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried: He descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come again to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit; the holy Catholic Church; The Communion of Saints, The Forgiveness of sins; The Resurrection of the body, and the Life everlasting. Amen. 14
After the Creed, the Minister continues Minister: The Lord be with you; People: And with thy spirit. Minister: Let us pray. (all kneel) Lord, have mercy upon us. People: Christ, have mercy upon us. Minister: Lord, have mercy upon us. Our Father, People: who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen. Minister: O Lord, show thy mercy upon us; People: And grant us thy salvation. Minister: O Lord, save the Queen; People: And mercifully hear us when we call upon thee. Minister: Endue thy Ministers with righteousness; People: And make thy chosen people joyful. Minister: O Lord, save thy people; People: And bless thine inheritance. Minister: Give peace in our time, O Lord; People: And evermore mightily defend us; Minister: O God, make clean our hearts within us; People: And take not thy Holy Spirit from us. The Collect of the Day (Page 244) Lord, we pray thee that thy grace may always aprevent and follow us, and make us continually to be given to all good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord. People: Amen. The Collect for Peace O God, who art the author of peace and lover of concord, in knowledge of whom standeth our eternal life, whose service is perfect freedom: Defend us thy humble servants in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in thy defence, may not fear the power of any adversaries; through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. People: Amen 15
The Collect for Grace O Lord our heavenly Father, Almighty and everlasting God, who hast safely brought us to the beginning of this day: Defend us in the same with thy mighty power; and grant that this day we fall into no sin, neither run into any kind of danger; but that all our doings may be ordered by thy governance, to do always that is righteous in thy sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. People: Amen. Other Intercessions Let us pray for Justin, Archbishop of Canterbury, Linda, our Primate, Anne, our Metropolitan, Andrew, our Bishop, Peter, our area Bishop, Canon Stephen & Canon Stephen Crowther, our clergy, Anglican Communion… The Church of the Province. of West Africa, Archbishop Daniel Sarfo, Primate & Metropolitan, Archbishop of the Internal province of Ghana and Bishop of Kumasi Diocese… Foodbanks and food sharing ministries Deanery… St. Stephen’s, Maple, Rev. Jeff Potter, Rev. Mary Pataki Parish Staff: Christine (Lay Pastor), Swan (Office Administrator), Rachel, (Director of Music), Jesús (Custodian), Judith (Church School Coordinator) Nation and Leaders: Julie, our Governor General, Justin, our Prime Minister, Doug, our Premier, Maurizio, Frank, David, John, our Mayors Parish… Margaret Cubitt, Cassandra, Léandra & Achebe Culpepper, Nancy & Tom Cutler, Madeleine & Don Daly, Nola Darlington The Residents & staff of Glynnwood, Oakridges & Delmanor Retirement Homes The Children & Youth of our Community The Sick… Jane Campbell, Jack Denning, Ray Downer, Carol Drieberg, Sandra Kirk, Doreen Kirwan, Larry Knight, Janet Marambio, Cleo Simpson, Eve Spafford, Joan Watson, Bill & Fran White Our Parish Friends: Stephen Baker, Vernal Bertie, Carolyn Brooks, Brenda Cory, Joan Davis, Donna Dhyma, Alicia Downes, Richard Erdman, Katherine Kennedy, Kendall Mobley, Cam Pfanner, Kervin Rolle, Audrey Stratton, Matthew Veitch, Kaiden Wilson, Canons Austin Carrington and John Anderson. (please name those for whom you wish to pray) A Prayer for all Conditions of Humanity O God, the Creator and Preserver of all humankind, we humbly beseech thee for all sorts and conditions of humanity; that thou wouldest be pleased to make thy ways known unto them, thy saving health unto all nations. More especially we pray for the good estate of the Catholic Church; that it may be so guided and 16
governed by thy good Spirit, that all who profess and call themselves Christians may be led into the way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of spirit, in the bond of peace, and in righteousness of life. Finally we commend to thy fatherly goodness all those, who are any ways afflicted or distressed in mind, body, or estate; that it may please thee to comfort and relieve them, according to their several necessities, giving them patience under their sufferings, and a happy issue out of all their afflictions. And this we beg for Jesus Christ his sake. All: Amen.
A General Thanksgiving Almighty God, Father of all mercies, We thine unworthy servants do give thee most humble and hearty thanks For all thy goodness and loving-kindness To us and to all people. We bless thee for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; But above all for thine inestimable love In the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; For the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. And we beseech thee, give us that due sense of all thy mercies, that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful, and that we show forth thy praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives; by giving up ourselves to thy service, and by walking before thee in holiness and righteousness all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, world without end. All: Amen. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen. Hymn 414 God of the Sparrow (vv. 1-4 only) God of the sparrow God of the whale God of the swirling stars How does the creature say Awe How does the creature say Praise God of the earthquake God of the storm God of the trumpet blast How does the creature cry Woe How does the creature cry Save God of the rainbow God of the cross God of the empty grave How does the creature say Grace How does the creature say Thanks God of the hungry God of the sick God of the prodigal How does the creature say Care How does the creature say Life. ď —ď€ Homily 17
Offertory Hymn 601 God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending God, whose giving knows no ending, from your rich and endless store— Nature's wonder, Jesus' wisdom, costly cross, grave's shattered door— Gifted by you, we turn to you, offering up ourselves in praise; Thankful song shall rise forever, gracious Donor of our days. Skills and time are ours for pressing toward the goals of Christ, your Son: All at peace in health and freedom, races joined, the Church made one. Now direct our daily labor, lest we strive for self alone. Born with talents, make us servants fit to answer at your throne. Treasure, too, you have entrusted, gain through powers your grace conferred, Ours to use for home and kindred, and to spread the gospel word. Open wide our hands in sharing, as we heed Christ's ageless call, Healing, teaching, and reclaiming, serving you by loving all. Prayer Over The Gifts Priest: All things come from you, O Lord, and of thine own we give you. Blessed be God for ever and ever. God of constant love, who is faithful in all things may we, in our offering, be faithful to our calling. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. People: Amen. A Prayer of Saint Chrysostom (page 15) Almighty God, who hast given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplications unto thee; and dost promise that when two or three are gathered together in thy Name thou wilt grant their requests: Fulfil now, O Lord, the desires and petitions of thy servants, as may be most expedient for them; granting us in this world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come life everlasting. All: Amen. The Blessing Announcements O Canada (National Anthem) O Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all of us command. With glowing hearts we see thee rise, the true north strong and free. From far and wide, O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. God keep our land glorious and free! O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. 18
Recessional Hymn 384 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (vv. 1,2,3,6) Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation! O my soul, praise him, for he is thy health and salvation! All ye who hear, brothers and sisters draw near; Praise him in glad adoration! Praise to the Lord, who oâ€™er all things so wondrously reigneth, Shelters thee under his wings, yea, so gently sustaineth! Hast thou not seen how thy entreaties have been Granted in what he ordaineth? Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy work and defend thee; Surely His goodness and mercy here daily attend thee. Ponder anew what the Almighty can do If with his love He befriend thee. Praise to the Lord! O let all that is in me adore him! All that hath life and breath come now with praises before him! Let the Amen sound from his people again: Gladly for aye we adore him. ď — Minister: This act of worship is ended! Our service in the world continues! Let us go in peace, to love and serve the Lord. Alleluia! All: Thanks be to God. Alleluia, Alleluia! Postlude
Now Thank We All Our God, arr. by L. Smith