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June 27 | Choral Eucharist
The Rev. Marnie Peterson
The Rev. Marnie Peterson
Sunday, June 27, 2021
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Join us in prayer this Sunday.

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The Rev. Marnie Peterson presides & preaches

The Rev. Alisdair Smith is Deacon

Kely Banadyga is the MC 

Carol Cook is the reader 

Teagan Smith is the intercessor 

Music is provided by Kim Hardy, Margaret Ferguson, Ray Horst, Byron Hanson, Elliott Polsky (percussion) and Laurence Mollerup (bass) under the direction of Rupert Lang. 

Lisz Keallan is the ASL interpreter

Order of Service 

Cathedral Parish Announcements I

Introit 10:30am | Kyrie (A Little Jazz Mass) Bob Chilcott 

Presider In this time and place, We gather on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations.

All From many places and peoples we come to this house of prayer.

Presider In this time and place, We meet in the presence of the living God.

All The living God who creates us and all that is.

Presider In this time and place, The risen Christ stands in our midst.

All The risen Christ who accompanies us and all people.

Presider In this time and place, God’s Holy Spirit breathes in and through us.

All The Holy Spirit who transforms us and all life.

Presider In this time and place, Together, one people of God.

All In the name of God, Source of all being, Eternal Word and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Opening Hymn For all Your Blessings (CP 440)

Text: Alan Luff (1928 –), alt.; Music: Melody Gaelic trad.; arr. C. Richard Hunt (1930 –); Bunessan

1. For all your blessings, Jesus, we praise you, gracious in mercy, strong to console. You to our need bring comfort and healing, love and forgiveness, making us whole.

2. Daily around us, pain and confusion crumble our feeble faith into dust. Yet still we find your love in the darkness, changing our anxious thoughts into trust.

3, We carry with us into your presence prisoners of sickness, sadness and fear; grant them to know your peace in their sufferings and new life flowing, for you are near.

4. Grant us, your servants, grace to work with you, that in your loving task we may share mind’s understanding, hands skilled for healing, hearts of compassion, join in love’s care.


Presider Let us pray (silence) Almighty God,

All you have taught us through your Son that love fulfils the law. May we love you with all our heart, all our soul, all our mind, and all our strength, and may we love our neighbour as ourselves; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Proclamation of the Word

First Reading A reading from 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27

Reader Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.

All Thanks be to God.

Canticle/Psalm 10:30am | Gloria (A Little Jazz Mass) Bob Chilcott

Second Reading A reading from 2 Corinthians 8:7-15

Reader Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.

All Thanks be to God. Sequence Hymn God, You Have Caused to Be Written (CP 476)
Text: Herbert O’Driscoll (1928 –); Music: F.R.C. Clarke (1931–); Causa Divina

Deacon The Lord be with you.

All And also with you.

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

Before the Gospel Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Gospel Mark 5:21-43

Deacon The Gospel of Christ.

After the Gospel Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Sermon | The Rev. Marnie Peterson

The Apostles’ Creed

Presider Let us confess the faith of our baptism, as we say,

All I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living 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.

Prayers of the People

Presider Dear friends in Christ, God is steadfast in love and infinite in mercy; welcoming sinners and inviting us to this table. Let us confess our sins, confident in God’s forgiveness. Silence is kept Presider Most merciful God,

All We confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbours as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us, that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your name. Amen.

Presider Almighty God, have mercy upon you, pardon and deliver you from all your sins, confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, and keep you in eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

All Amen. The Peace

Presider The peace of the Lord be always with you. 

All And also with you.

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 Healing River of the Spirit Text: Ruth C. Duck (1947–);Music: Beach Spring

1. Healing river of the Spirit, bathe the wounds that living brings. Plunge our pain, our sin, our sadness deep beneath your sacred springs. Weary from the restless searching that has lured us from your side, we discover in your presence peace the world cannot provide.

2. Wellspring of the healing Spirit, stream that flows to bring release, as we gain our selves, our senses, may our lives reflect your peace. Grateful for the flood that heals us, may your Church live out your grace. As we meet both friend and stranger, may we see our Saviour’s face.

3. Living stream that heals the nations, make us channels of your power. All the world is torn by conflict; wars are raging at this hour. Saving Spirit, move among us, guide our winding human course, till we find our way together, flowing homeward to our Source.

Prayer over the Gifts

Presider God of wisdom,

All receive all we offer you this day. Enrich our lives with the gifts of your Spirit, that we may follow the way of our Lord Jesus Christ, and serve one another in freedom. We ask this in his name. 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 We give you thanks and praise, almighty God, through your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Redeemer. He is your living Word, through whom you have created all things. By the power of the Holy Spirit he took flesh of the Virgin Mary and shared our human nature. He lived and died as one of us, to reconcile us to you, the God and Father of all. In fulfilment of your will he stretched out his hands in suffering, to bring release to those who place their hope in you; and so he won for you a holy people. He chose to bear our griefs and sorrows, and to give up his life on the cross, that he might shatter the chains of evil and death, and banish the darkness of sin and despair. By his resurrection he brings us into the light of your presence. Now with all creation we raise our voices to proclaim the glory of your name.

Sanctus A Little Jazz Mass Bob Chilcott

Presider Holy and gracious God, accept our praise, through your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ; who on the night he was handed over to suffering and death, took bread and gave you thanks, saying, “Take, and eat: this is my body which is broken for you.” In the same way he took the cup, saying, “This is my blood which is shed for you. When you do this, you do it in memory of me.” 

Remembering, therefore, his death and resurrection, we offer you this bread and this cup, giving thanks that you have made us worthy to stand in your presence and serve you. We ask you to send your Holy Spirit upon the offering of your holy Church. Gather into one all who share in these sacred mysteries, filling them with the Holy Spirit and confirming their faith in the truth, that together we may praise you and give you glory through your Servant, Jesus Christ. All glory and honour are yours, Father and Son, with the Holy Spirit in the holy Church, now and for ever.

The Lord’s Prayer Sung

The Breaking of the Bread

Presider We break this bread to share in the body of Christ. All We being many, are one body, for we all share in the one bread. Presider The gifts of God for the people of God.

All Thanks be to God. 

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 10:30am | Benedictus (A Little Jazz Mass) Bob Chilcott

Sending Out of the Disciples

Prayer after Communion

Presider God of power,

All we are nourished by the riches of your grace. Raise us to new life in your Son Jesus Christ and fit us for his eternal kingdom, that all the world may call him Lord. We ask this in his name. Amen.

Doxology 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.

Closing Hymn  Here, Lord, We Take the Broken Bread (CP 65) Text: Charles Venn Pilcher (1879 –1961); Music: Melody Irish; adapt. & harm. Chrles Villiers Stanford (1852 –1924); fl. desc. Melva Treffinger Graham (1947 –); St. Columba

1. Here, Lord, we took the bread and drank the wine, believing that by your life our souls are fed, thy parting gifts receiving.

2. As thou hast given, so we would give ourselves for others’ healing: as thou hast lived, so we would live, the Father’s love revealing.

Dismissal Go forth in the name of Christ.

All Thanks be to God.

Postlude Agnus Dei (A Little Jazz Mass) Bob Chilcott