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Choral Eucharist | August 22, 2021
The Rev. Jeffrey Preiss
The Rev. Jeffrey Preiss
Sunday, August 22, 2021
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Join us in prayer this Sunday, as the Summer Festival of Sacred Music continues. 

The Rev. Stuart Mennigke presides and the Rev. Jeffrey Preiss preaches. 

A pd version of the bulletin is available to download here. A text-only version of the bulletin is posted below. Conitnue scrolling to follow along. 

Order of Service

Cathedral Parish Announcements

Introit Kyrie - Missa Brevis (Tongues of Fire) Cecilia McDowall (b. 1951)

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 Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise CP (393)
                           Text: Walter Chalmers Smith (1824 -1908), alt.
                           Music: Melody Welsh trad; adapt.
                           John Roberts of Henllan (1808-1876). St. Denio.

Presider Gracious God,

All    although we once were strangers, you receive us as friends
and draw us home to you. Set your living bread before us,
so that we may be strengthened to continue the work
your Son has commissioned us to do. Amen.

Proclamation of the Word
First Reading A reading from Kings 8:1, 6, 10, 11, 22-30, 41-43

Reader Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.

All Thanks be to God.

The Psalm Psalm 42:1

As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.
Sicut Cervus - Stephanie Martin (b. 1962)

Second Reading A reading from Ephesians 6:10-20

Reader Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.

All Thanks be to God.

Sequence Hymn Lord Enthroned in Heavenly Splendour CP (84)
                            Text: George Hugh Bourne (1840-1925)
                            Music: St. Osmund, Healey Willan (1880-1968)

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 6:56-69

Deacon The Gospel of Christ.

After the Gospel Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Sermon The Rev. Jeffrey Preiss

Music for Reflection    O Sacrum Convivium - S. Martin
                                        (Text: St. Thomas Aquinas)

O sacred feast, in which Christ is partaken:
recalling the memory of his suffering,
our minds are filled with gratitude
and a pledge of future glory to us is given.

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 roseagain.
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 thebody,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

Prayers of the People
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer we pray for the Anglican Church of South America.In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer
we pray for the Reverend Stephen Bailey at St. Aidan & St. Bartholomew, Gibsons and the
Archdeaconry of Lougheed, and for The Venerable Allan Carson, the Regional Archdeacon. In our
Parish, we offer thanksgiving for the life of the Rev. Lawrence Cheung, Mathew McShane, Joyce Beatrice Campkin.

If you have a special intention for which you wish to receive prayers, please email your prayer request to

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.

Offertory Hymn Sing of a God in Majestic Divinity
                             Text: Herbert O'Driscoll
                             Music: Patrick Wedd - GODWIN

Prayer over the Gifts
Presider God of glory,

All  Receive all we offer this day as a symbol of ourlove and increase in us that true and perfect gift.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

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 It is indeed right to thank you and praise you, holy and gracious God, creator of all things, ruler of heaven and earth, sustainer of life, for you are the source of all goodness, rich in mercy and abounding in love; you are faithful to your people in every generation, and your word endures for ever.

Therefore with angels and archangels, with the fellowship of saints and the company of heaven, we glorify your holy name, evermore praising you and singing,

Sanctus Missa Brevis (Tongues of Fire) C. McDowall

Presider We praise you, merciful God, not as we ought, but as we are able,
because in your tender love you gave the world your only Son,
in order that the world might be saved through him.

He made you known by taking the form of a servant, healing the sick,
liberating the oppressed, reaching out to the lost.

Betrayed, reviled, and nailed to the cross,
he confronted the power of sin and disarmed it for ever.
In his offering of himself, he became the perfect
and sufficient sacrifice for the sins of the whole world.
Redeemed by Christ, we have been adopted as your children;
by your pardon you have made us worthy to praise you.

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 which is shed for you and for many
for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.”

In obedience to him and with grateful hearts we approach your holy table,
remembering our Saviour’s sacrifice, and rejoicing in his victory.
Confident in his sovereign purpose, we declare our faith.

All  Christ has died,
       Christ is risen,
       Christ will come again.

Presider Send your Holy Spirit on us that as we receive this bread and this cup
we may partake of the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and feed on him in our hearts by faith with thanksgiving.

May we be renewed in his risen life, filled with love, and strengthened in our will to serve others;
and make of our lives, we pray, a pure and holy sacrifice, acceptable to you,
knitting us together as one in your Son Jesus Christ, to whom,
with you and the Holy Spirit, be all honour and glory, now and for ever.

All  Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer
Presider As our Saviour taught us, let us pray

All  Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial, and deliver us fromevil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours,
now and forever. Amen.

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.

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  Agnus Dei - Missa Brevis (Tongues of Fire)  C. McDowall

First Hymn Holy is God (from Three Hymns from The Fall Into Light)
                     R. Murray Schafer (1933-2021)

Holy is God, who is before the first beginning.
Holy is God, the all-powerful.
Holy is God, who wills to be known.
Holy is God, who created all life.
Holy is God, who is beyond all aeons.
Holy is God, whose strength is above all dominion.
Holy is God, who surpasses all praise.

Sending Out of the Disciples
Prayer after Communion

Presider Living God,

All grant increase in us the healing power of your love.
Guide and direct us that we may please you in allthings,
for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.

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
Closing Hymn Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
                         (CP 48) Text: Liturgy of St. James; tr. Gerard Moultrie (1829-1885)
                         Music: French Carol (17th Cent.)

Dismissal Go forth in the name of Christ.

All Thanks be to God.

Postlude From Gloria - Missa Brevis (Tongues of Fire) C. McDowall

For you only are holy, only you are Lord Jesus Christ,
to the glory of God the Father. Amen.