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Choral Eucharist | August 20
The Rev. Marnie Peterson
The Rev. Marnie Peterson
Sunday, August 29, 2021
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Join us in prayer this Sunday. 

The Rev. Marnie Peterson presides & preaches. 

This Sunday we say farewell to The Rev. Dixie Black who is retiring from ministry. 

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Order of Service

Cathedral Parish Announcements

Introit Kyrie - Missa Superba Johann Kasper Kerll (1627-1693)

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 O Holy Spirit, Enter In CP (648) Trnsl: Catherine Winkworth; Text: Michael Schirmer (1650) Tune: Wie Schön Leuchtet


Presider O God,

All whose word burns like a fire within us: grant us a bold and faithf ul spirit, so that, inyour strength, we may be unafraid to speak your word and followwhere you lead; through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever andever. Amen

Proclamation of the Word

First Reading A reading from the Song of Solomon 2:8-13

Reader Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.

All Thanks be to God.

The Psalm Nicht uns, Herr (Ps. 115)

Second Reading A reading from James 1:17-27

Reader Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.

All Thanks be to God.

Sequence Hymn Blessed Jesus at your Word (CP 559)

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 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

Deacon The Gospel of Christ.

After the Gospel Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Sermon The Rev. Marnie Peterson

Music for Reflection.  Ach Jesu, meiner Seele Wonne Sophie Elisabeth, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1613-1676)

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 Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan. In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer we pray for The children and youth of our church, and those ministries by and for them: The Diocesan Youth Movement – Lauren Odile Pinkney, Chair, and parish youth leaders, and the British Columbia & Yukon Anglican Youth Movement. 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.

All may exchange a non-contact sign of peace .

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 Rejoice today with one accord (CP 318)

Prayer over the Gifts

Presider Merciful God All receive all we offer you this day. Give us grace to love one another that your love may be made perfect in us. 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 Sanctus - Missa Superba J. K. Kerll

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 Benedictus - Missa Superba J.K. Kerll

                                                      Agnus Dei - Missa Superba J.K. Kerll

Sending Out of the Disciples

Prayer after Communion

Presider Almighty God,

All you renew us at your table with the bread of life. May your holy food strengthen us in love and help us to serve you in each other. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. 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.

A Note of thanks

The Blessing

Closing Hymn Now thank we all our God (CP 399)

Dismissal Go forth in the name of Christ. 

All Thanks be to God.

Virtual Coffee Hour will take part about 10 minutes after the service. Click here to join in.

Music led by Cathedral Choir. Jacob Gramit, Artistic Director, Summer Festival of Sacred Music Violins: Chloé Myers, Jiten Bearisto, Gamba: Natalie Mackie Trombones: Ellen Marple, Alex Fisher, Jeremy Berkman, Nathan Wilkes Organ: Christina Hutten