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Choral Eucharist | Fifth Sunday of Easter
The Rev. Jeffrey Preiss
The Rev. Jeffrey Preiss
Sunday, May 2, 2021
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Join us in prayer for the fifth Sunday of Easter

The Rev. Marnie Peterson presides 

The Rev. Jeffrey Preiss is the deacon and preacher

Vincent Carey is the MC

Michael Harding is the reader 

and Music is provided by Kilian Benson, Bruce Hoffman, Michael Law, & Stephen Wright, under the direction of Rupert Lang 

If you wish to contact Cathedral clergy or staff, you can find their contact information here

If you enjoy praying with the daily readings during the week, you can find the list of weekday readings here

The service bulletin is available in two formats: the pdf version can be found here. A text only version is posted below in this box, continue scrolling to follow along. 


Order of Service

Gathering of the Community
Cathedral Parish Announcements

Introit If Ye Love Me  Thomas Tallis

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 be to God on High

Music: John Merbecke (1510? –1585?); arr. & organ acc. Healey Willan (1880 –1968) & Rupert Lang

Presider Let us pray (silence)
Almighty God,
your Son Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life.
Give us grace to love one another
and walk in the way of his commandments,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

All Amen.

Proclamation of the Word

First Reading A reading from Acts 8:26-40

Reader The word of the Lord.

All Thanks be to God

Psalm Psalm 22:24-30.   Setting: Rupert Lang

Second Reading A reading from 1 John 4:7-21

Reader The word of the Lord.

All Thanks be to God.

Sequence 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 15:1-8

Deacon The Gospel of Christ.
            After the Gospel Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

All Repeat Alleluias

Sermon The Rev. Jeffrey Preiss

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 Episcopal Church in Jerusalem & the Middle East. In the joint Anglican & Evangelical Lutheran Churches in Canada Cycle of Prayer we pray for the Most Rev. Anne Germond, Bishop and the Most Rev. Fred Hiltz, Assisting Bishop, and the clergy and people of the Missionary Area of Moosonee; and the dean, council, and congregations of the Winnipeg South 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. James (Vancouver) and the Standing Committee on Finance and Property. In our Parish we pray for Prayer Link.

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:
All 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 You are the Vine.  Text & Music: Patrick Wedd

Prayer over the Gifts

Presider Gracious God,

All you show us your way and give us your divine life. May everything we do
be directed by the knowledge of your truth. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the risen Lord. 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 Choir (Missa cum Jubilo) Maurice Duruflé

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 Cantor 

Easter Acclamation
Presider Lord, we died with you on the cross

All Now we are raised to new life.

Presider We were buried in your tomb.

All Now we share in your resurrection.

Presider Live in us, that we may live in you.

All Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Presider Alleluia. The gifts of God for the people of God.

All Thanks be to God. Alleluia!

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 Benedictus & Agnus Dei (Missa cum Jubilo) Maurice Duruflé

Sending Out of the Disciples
Prayer after Communion

Presider God of love,

All in this eucharist we have heard your truth and shared in your life.
May we always walk in your way, in the name of Jesus Christ the 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.

Presider God, who through the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ has given us the victory,
give you joy and peace in your faith.

The Blessing

Closing Hymn Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (CP 486)

Text: Charles Wesley (1707–1788); Music: William Penfro Rowlands (1860 –1937); Blaenwern

Dismissal 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.