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Choral Eucharist | Fourth Sunday of Easter
The Rev. Jonathan Pinkney
The Rev. Jonathan Pinkney
Sunday, April 25, 2021
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The presider and preacher is the Rev. Jonathan Pinkney

The Rev. Alisdair Smith serves as deacon 

Kely Banadyga is the MC 

Kathy Sheir is our reader 

Lisz Kellean is the ASL interpreter and 

music is provided by Lucy Smith, Heather Pynn, Byron Hanson and Jake Gramit under the direction of Rupert Lang. 


The flowers in the church today were given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Denis Popple, from Anne Popple. 

Gathering of the Community
Cathedral Parish Announcements
Introit The Lord is My Shepherd Bobby McFerrin

Presider Alleluia Christ is risen!
All Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia.
Presider May his grace and peace be with you.
All May he fill our hearts with joy.
Presider As we gather on the unceded and ancestral lands of Coast Salish nations, let us pray that Christ’s grace and peace will be with us. May we be ministers of the reconciling love of the Risen Christ.
All May our hearts be filled with joy. Alleluia!

Gloria Glory to God on High (CP 365)
Text: Glory to God (Gloria in excelsis, Greek hymn, 200?); para. Paul Gibson (1932 –);
Music: John Darwall (1731 –1789); Darwall

Presider Let us pray (silence)
O God of peace,
who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ,
that great shepherd of the sheep,
by the blood of the eternal covenant,
make us perfect in every good work to do your will,
and work in us that which is well-pleasing in your sight;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
All Amen.

Proclamation of the Word
First Reading A reading from Acts 4:5-12
Reader The word of the Lord.
All Thanks be to God.
Canticle Christ our Passover
Text: 1 Corinthians 5:7; Romans 6:9; 1 Corinthians 15:20; Music: Paul Halley

Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us;
Therefore let us keep the feast.
Not with the old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and evil,
but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
Christ being raised from the dead will never die again;
death no longer has dominion over Him.
The death that Christ died, He died to sin, once for all;
But the life Jesus lives, He lives to God.
So also consider yourselves dead to sin,
And alive to God in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Christ is risen from the dead,
the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.
For since by Jesus came death;
came also the resurrection of the dead.
For as in Adam all die,
so also in Christ, shall all be made alive!

Second Reading A reading from 1 John 3:16-24
Reader The word of the Lord.
All Thanks be to God.

Sequence Alleluias

Cantor O God, you are my shepherd, nothing needful shall I lack or want.
Choir Your presence is my rod and staff, my comfort and my guide.
All Alleluias

Deacon The Lord be with you.
All And also with you.
Deacon The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John.
Before the Gospel Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.
Gospel John 10:11-18
Deacon The Gospel of Christ.
After the Gospel Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.
All Repeat Alleluias

Sermon The Rev. Jonathan Pinkney
Silence for Reflection

The Nicene Creed
Presider Let us confess our faith, as we say,
All We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again in accordance with the scriptures;
he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end. 
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father. With the Father and the Son
he is worshipped and glorified. He has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Prayers of the People

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer we pray for the Nippon Sei Ko Kai. In the joint Anglican & Evangelical Lu-
theran Churches in Canada Cycle of Prayer we pray for the Rt. Rev. Todd Townshend, Bishop, and the clergy
and people of the Diocese of Huron; and the dean, council, and congregations of the Manitoba West
Area of the Manitoba-Northwestern Ontario Synod.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer we pray for John Stephens our Bishop; Linda Nicholls our Primate; Lynne McNaughton our Metropolitan; Susan Johnson the National Lutheran Bishop in Canada; Mark MacDonald the National Indigenous Anglican Archbishop; Gregory Mohr the Evangelical Lutheran Bishop in British Columbia; Justin Welby the Archbishop of Canterbury; our companion diocese, the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Philippines and the Rt. Rev. Brent Alawas; our companion parish, All Saints Cathedral, Bontac, Philippines and the Very Rev. Padi Luc; and St. Mark (Ocean Park), St. Philip (Vancouver), and the Archdeaconry of Capilano. In our Parish we pray for Healing Touch and Healing Prayer.

If you have a special intention for which you wish to receive prayers, please email your prayer request to the
Rev. Helen Dunn at

The Peace
Presider The risen Christ came and stood among his disciples and said, “Peace be with you.”
Then were they glad when they saw the Lord. Alleluia.
All Alleluia.
Presider The peace of the risen Christ be always with you.
All And also with you. Alleluia.

All may exchange a sign of peace, greeting one another with these words:
"Christ is risen"

Celebration of the Eucharist
The Offertory
You are invited to make a financial offering to further God’s mission through the work of the church by texting “Give” to 639.739.0843 and following the instructions; or by clicking on this link Tax receipts are issued annually for gifts totalling $20 or more. Your financial gifts matter and together with the bread and wine they are presented in spirit at the Altar as a sign of thanksgiving to God from whom all blessings flow.
If you are participating in this worship from another church please give generously to your local parish.

Offertory Hymn He is Risen!
Text: Cecil Frances Alexander (1818 –1895);
Music: Unser Herrscher, Joachim Neander (1650 –1680); final verse arr. Paul Halley

Prayer over the Gifts
Presider God of loving care,
All you spread before us the table of life,
and give us the cup of salvation to drink.
Keep us always in the fold of your Son Jesus Christ,
our Saviour and our shepherd. Amen.

The Great Thanksgiving
Presider The Lord be with you.
All And also with you.
Presider Lift up your hearts.
All We lift them to the Lord.
Presider Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
All It is right to give our thanks and praise.
Presider Eternal God, Source of all being, we give you thanks and praise for your faithful love.
You call us into friendship with you and one another to be your holy people,
a sign of your presence in the world.
When those we trust betray us, unfailingly you remain with us.
When we injure others, you confront us in your love
and call us to the paths of righteousness.
You stand with the weak, and those, broken and alone,
whom you have always welcomed home, making the first last, and the last first.
Therefore we raise our voices with angels and archangels,
forever praising you and singing:

Sanctus Easter Sanctus.  Trad. 15th cent. French carol; Text & Music: adapt. Rupert Lang

Presider Blessed are you, O Holy One: when Hagar was driven into the wilderness you followed her and gave her hope. When Joseph was sold into bondage, you turned malice to your people’s good.
When you called Israel out of slavery, you brought them through the wilderness into the promised land.
When your people were taken into exile you wept with them by the river of Babylon and carried them home.
All Restore us, O God, let your face shine!

Presider At the right time you sent your Anointed One
to stand with the poor, the outcast, and the oppressed.
Jesus touched lepers, and the sick, and healed them.
He accepted water from a woman of Samaria and offered her the water of new life.
Christ knew the desolation of the cross and opened the way for all humanity
into the redemption of your reconciling love.
On the night he was betrayed, Jesus, at supper with his friends,
took bread, gave you thanks, broke the bread, gave it to them, and said,
“Take and eat: this is my body which is given for you.
Do this for the remembrance of me.”

After supper he took the cup of wine, and when he had given thanks,
he gave it to them, and said, “Drink this, all of you:
this is my blood of the new covenant which is shed for you
and for many for the forgiveness of sins.
Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.”
Loving and Holy One, recalling Christ’s death and resurrection, we offer you these gifts,
longing for the bread of tomorrow and the wine of the age to come.
Therefore we proclaim our hope.
All Dying you destroyed our death,
rising you restored our life.
Lord Jesus, come in glory.

Presider Pour out your Spirit on these gifts that through them
you may sustain us in our hunger for your peace.
We hold before you all whose lives are marked by suffering, our sisters and brothers.
When we are broken and cast aside, embrace us in your love.
All Restore us, O God, let your face shine!
Presider Through Christ, with Christ, and in Christ in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all honour and glory are yours, O Source of all life, now and for ever.
All Amen.

The Lord's Prayer Sung by cantor 

Easter Acclamation 

Share the Gifts
If you know the brokenness of life, its fractures within and its division without, then you have
participated in the broken body of Christ and you are invited to share in Communion.
If you are not physically receiving Communion, then offer this prayer:

In union, O God, with all your faithful people
gathered wherever the eucharist is celebrated this day,
I offer you praise and thanksgiving for creation and all the blessings of this life,
for the redemption given to us through the life, death and resurrection of Christ,
and for the means of grace and the hope of glory.
I pray you come into my heart, my soul and my mind.
Let nothing separate me from you.
May I serve you in this life until, by your grace,
I come to your promised reign of justice and peace;
through Christ and in the unity of the Spirit. Amen.

During Communion Rise up my Love  Healey Willan

Sending Out of the Disciples
Prayer after Communion
Presider God of steadfast love,
All watch over the Church redeemed by the blood of your Son.
May we who share in these holy mysteries
come safely to your eternal kingdom,
where there is one flock and one shepherd.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the risen Lord. Amen.

Presider 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
Presider God the Father,
by whose glory Christ was raised from the dead,
strengthen you to walk with him in his risen life;
and the blessing...
All Amen.

Closing Hymn Good Christians All, Rejoice and Sing (CP 211)
Text: Cyril Argentine Alington (1872–1955), alt.; Music: Melody Melchior Vulpius (1570? –1615);
harm. Ernest Campbell MacMillan (1893 –1973); Vulpius (Gelobt sei Gott)

Deacon Alleluia! Alleluia!
Go in peace to love and serve the Risen Lord.
All Thanks be to God. Alleluia! Alleluia!

Choir Easter Alleluias. trad. Gregorian

The service of the Church into the World — begins again this week.