Self-guided worship: August 16th (Ante-communion)

Ante-communion according to the Book of Common Prayer

All hymns are from Common Praise (CP) unless otherwise indicated, and all hymn videos are courtesy of our organist Sam Tak Ho. We also thank all our readers (Hyacinth Harvey and Bill Wilkins) and Leonora Benjamin for reading the Prayers of the People. A big thank you to Pastor Pam and Deacon Jacquie for officiating the service. And a Happy 73rd Wedding Anniversary to Rev. Roy and Audrey Shepherd!

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Opening Message:

Happy 73rd Wedding Anniversary,

Roy & Audrey! 

Opening Hymn: God, Whose Almighty Word v .1, 2, 4 (CP 560)

God, whose almighty Word

Chaos and darkness heard,

And took their flight;

Hear us, we humbly pray,

And where the gospel day

Sheds not its glorious ray,

Let there be light!

 

Saviour, who came to bring

On your redeeming wing,

Healing and sight;

Health to the sick in mind,

Sight to the inly blind;

Now for all humankind

Let there be light!

 

Gracious and holy Three,

Glorious Trinity,

Wisdom, love, might,

Boundless as ocean’s tide,

Rolling in fullest pride;

Through the world far and wide

Let there be light!

Collect for Purity, Two-Fold Commandment & Collect of the Day: (Rev. Pam Trondson)

Collect for Purity

Pastor Pam and people:

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.

Two-Fold Commandment

Pastor Pam:

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.

People: 

Lord, have mercy upon us, and write both these thy laws in ours hearts, we beseech thee.

Pastor Pam:             Lord, have mercy upon us.

People:                      Christ, have mercy upon us.

Pastor Pam:             Lord, have mercy upon us.

Pastor Pam:              The Lord be with you;

People:                      And with thy spirit.

Pastor Pam:             Let us pray.

Collect of the Day

Pastor Pam and people:

Almighty God, you have broken the tyranny of sin and sent into our hearts the Spirit of your Son. Give us grace to dedicate our freedom to your service, that all people may know the glorious liberty of the children of God; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. AMEN.

A Reading from the Prophet Isaiah: (read by Hyacinth Harvey)

Isaiah 56:1,6-8read by Hyacinth Harvey
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Isaiah 56:1, 6-8

Thus says the Lord: Maintain justice, and do what is right, for soon my salvation will come, and my deliverance be revealed. And the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord, to minister to him, to love the name of the Lord, and to be his servants, all who keep the sabbath, and do not profane it, and hold fast my covenant— these I will bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer; their burnt-offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples. Thus says the Lord God, who gathers the outcasts of Israel, I will gather others to them besides those already gathered.

The Word of the Lord.                              

Thanks be to God.

Psalm 67: (read by Bill Wilkins)

Psalm 67read by Bill Wilkins
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Psalm 67

May God be merciful to us and bless us, show us the light of his countenance and come to us.

Let your ways be known upon earth, your saving health among all nations.

Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you.

Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge the peoples with equity

and guide all the nations upon earth.

Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you.

The earth has brought forth her increase; may God, our own God, give us his blessing.

May God give us his blessing, and may all the ends of the earth stand in awe of him.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost,

As it was in the beginning, is now and will be forever. AMEN.

Hymn: Lord the Light of your Love is Shining (CP 460)

Lord, the light of your love is shining,

In the midst of the darkness shining;

Jesus, Light of the World, shine upon us;

Set us free by the truth you now bring us,

Shine on me, shine on me.

 

Shine, Jesus, shine; fill this land with the Father’s glory,

Blaze, Spirit, blaze; set our hearts on fire.

Flow, river, flow; flood the nations with grace and mercy;

Send forth your word, Lord and let there be light.

 

Lord, I come to your awesome presence,

From the shadows into your radiance;

By the blood I may enter your brightness;

Search me, try me, consume all my darkness;

Shine on me, shine on me.

 

Shine, Jesus, shine; fill this land with the Father’s glory,

Blaze, Spirit, blaze; set our hearts on fire.

Flow, river, flow; flood the nations with grace and mercy;

Send forth your word, Lord and let there be light.

 

As we gaze on your kingly brightness

So our faces display your likeness;

Ever changing from glory to glory,

Mirrored here may our lives tell your story,

Shine on me, shine on me.

 

Shine, Jesus, shine; fill this land with the Father’s glory,

Blaze, Spirit, blaze; set our hearts on fire.

Flow, river, flow; flood the nations with grace and mercy;

Send forth your word, Lord and let there be light.

Gospel:  Matthew 15:10-20 (read by Rev. Canon Jacquie Bouthéon)

Matthew 15:10-20Rev. Canon Jacquie Bouthéon
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Deacon           The Lord be with you.

People             And also with you.

Deacon           The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew.

People             Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Then Jesus called the crowd to him and said to them, "Listen and understand: it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but it is what comes out of the mouth that defiles." Then the disciples approached and said to him, "Do you know that the Pharisees took offence when they heard what you said?" He answered, "Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted. Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind. And if one blind person guides another, both will fall into a pit." But Peter said to him, "Explain this parable to us." Then he said, "Are you also still without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into the mouth enters the stomach, and goes out into the sewer? But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this is what defiles. For out of the heart come evil intentions, murder, adultery, fornication, theft, false witness, slander. These are what defile a person, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile."

Deacon            The Gospel of Christ.

People             Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Sermon: Rev. Pam Trondson

Hymn: Spirit of the Living God (CP 647)

Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me;

Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me;

Break me, melt me, mould me, fill me;

Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me;

 

Spirit of the living God, move among us all;

Make us one in heart and mind, make us one in love:

Humble, caring, selfless, sharing,

Spirit of the living God, fill our lives with love!

 

Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me;

Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me;

Break me, melt me, mould me, fill me;

Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me;

Nicene Creed: (Rev. Pam Trondson)

Celebrant          

Let us confess the faith of our baptism:

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 men 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.

Prayers of the People: (read by Leonora Benjamin)

 

 

In the name of our compassionate God, who cares for all people, without difference or distinction, let us offer our prayers for the church, and for the world,  and all who are in need,for all who seek to bring peace, reconciliation and safety, for all who seek to bring food and medical aid to the suffering, the hungry, the displaced and the refugee. To the bidding “We pray to you Lord”, the response is Lord, hear our prayer

 

We pray for our church, our Bishops, Linda, Andrew and Kevin, and our clergy, Pam, Roy and Jacquie, for the people of God in every place and for those who lead them, remembering especially those who are willing and prepared to suffer and die rather than deny their faith, we pray to you Lord.

Lord, hear our prayer.

 

For all peoples, races, tribes, and clans, in thanksgiving for the diverse gifts God gives to us all, and for the grace to rejoice in the lives of those whom we consider as "different from ourselves, we pray to you Lord.                        

Lord, hear our prayer.

 

You call the nations to be glad and sing for joy. Let your way be known among all the nations of the world, now divided by competing interests, contending alliances, and consumed by enormous worry, or natural and unnatural disasters. We pray particularly for our friends and neighbours in the United States as they work through the process to elect a new President and government; for our own leaders and governments, for the people of Beirut and Belarus. Bless us and make your face shine upon us all.  We pray to you Lord.  Lord, hear our prayer.

 

For those who work to feed the world, remembering especially those places where the available food is not properly shared among those who need it, we remember especially all who through circumstance need to use food banks, and for all who work to meet these needs, we pray to you Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.

 

For all who make decisions for the education of students, and for all teachers, that God will guide them, help them make the right decisions, so that all can teach, learn, be kept safe, and find the resources they need to assist them in the coming months. We pray to you Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.

 

LORD Jesus Christ, you traveled through towns and villages curing every disease and illness; and at your command, the sick were made well. Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of COVID 19, that we may experience your healing love. Heal those who are sick with the virus, may they regain their strength and health through quality medical care. Heal us from our fear, which prevents nations from working together and neighbors from helping one another, and keep us ever mindful of those among us who are particularly vulnerable.  We pray to you Lord. Lord, hear our prayer

 

For the sick and the suffering, remembering especially those near and dear to us (NAMES), we pray to you Lord.  Lord, hear our prayer.

 

For all who are dying, that they may be treated with dignity and consideration and helped to find peace, for those who have gone before us in the faith, and all who mourn, we pray to you Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.

 

For our own individual concerns, which we bring before you in the silence of our hearts (SILENCE), we pray to you Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.

 

O loving God, in you we live and move and have our being. Grant us grace to find our lives refreshed in you, for your eternal promises are more than we could ever imagine. In the certain hope that nothing can ever separate us from your love, receive the prayers we offer this day through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayers of Peopleread by Leonora Benjamin
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Confession & Absolution: (Rev. Pam Trondson)

Confession

Pastor Pam:

Ye that do truly and earnestly repent you of your sins, and are in love and charity with your neighbours, and intend to lead the new life, following the commandments of God, and walking from henceforth in his holy ways: Draw near with faith, and take this holy Sacrament to your comfort; and make your humble confession to Almighty God.

Pastor Pam and people:

Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things,

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.

Absolution

Pastor Pam

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. Amen.

Comfortable Words and Thanksgiving: (read by Rev. Canon Jacquie Bouthéon)

Comfortable words and thanksgivingRev. Canon Jacquie Bouthéon
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Deacon:

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.

St. Matthew 11:28.

 

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.

St. 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. 1 St. John 2: 1, 2

 

Deacon:

Let us give thanks to God for all our blessings:

  

Deacon and people:

BLESSED be thou, LORD God of Israel, for ever and ever.

All that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine.

All things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee.

Lord's Prayer, Gloria, Blessing & Announcements: (Rev. Pam Trondson)

Pastor Pam: 

The peace of the Lord be always with you;

People: And also with you.

Lord's Prayer

Pastor Pam:

Let us pray.

Pastor Pam and 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 them that 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.

And here we offer and present unto thee, O Lord, ourselves, our souls and bodies, to be a reasonable, holy, and living sacrifice unto thee. And although we are unworthy, yet we beseech thee to accept this our bounden duty and service, not weighing our merits, but pardoning our offences; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.  

Gloria

Pastor Pam and people:

Glory be to God on high, and in earth peace, good will towards all. 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, Jesu 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.

Blessing

The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord: And the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you and remain with you always. Amen.

Announcements

Closing Hymn: Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee (CP 425)

Joyful, joyful we adore thee,

God of glory, Lord of love;

Hearts unfold like flowers before thee,

Opening to the sun above.

Melt the clouds of sin and sadness,

Drive the dark of doubt away;

Giver of immortal gladness,

Fill us with the light of day.

 

All thy works with joy surround thee,

Earth and heaven reflect thy rays;

Stars and angels sing around thee,

Center of unbroken praise.

Field and forest, vale and mountain,

Flowery meadow flashing sea,

Chanting bird and flowing fountain,

Call us to rejoice in thee.

 

Thou art giving and forgiving,

Ever blessing, ever blest,

Well-spring of the joy of living,

Ocean depth of happy rest!

Thou our Father, Christ our Brother,

All who live in love are thine;

Teach us how to love each other,

Lift us to the joy divine.

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