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Choral Eucharist | September 19
The Rev. Jonathan Pinkney
The Rev. Jonathan Pinkney
Sunday, September 19, 2021
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Join us in prayer this Sunday morning. 

The Rev. Jonathan Pinkney presides and preaches. The Cathedral choir, under the direction of Rupert Lang provides music. 

A pdf copy of the service bulletin is available for download here

A text-only version of the order of service is posted below. Continue scrolling to follow along. 

Order of Service 

Gathering of the Community
Cathedral Parish Announcements

Introit Cast Thy Burden Upon the Lord Felix Mendelssohn

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 Who Comes from God (CP 392)

The Collect of the Day

Presider Let us pray (silence)
Almighty God,

All you have created the heavens and the earth, and ourselves in your image.
Teach us to discern your hand in all your works and to serve you with reverence and thanksgiving;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The Proclamation of the Word
First Reading A reading from Proverbs 31:10-31

Reader Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.

All Thanks be to God.

Psalm Psalm 1

Happy are they who have not walked in the counsel of the wicked, nor
lingered in the way of sinners, nor sat in the seats of the scornful! Their delight
is in the law of the Lord, and they meditate on his laws day and night. R

They are like trees planted by streams of water, bearing fruit in due season,
with leaves that do not wither; everything they do shall prosper. It is not so
with the wicked; they are like chaff which the wind blows away. R

Therefore the wicked shall not stand upright when judgement comes, nor the
sinner in the council of the righteous.For the Lord knows the way of the
righteous, but the way of the wicked is doomed. R

Second Reading A reading from James 3:13 — 4:3, 7-8a

Reader Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.

All Thanks be to God.

Sequence Hymn Lord, whose Love in Humble Service (CP 585)

1. Lord, whose love in humble service
Bore the weight of human need,
Who upon the cross, forsaken,
Worked Your mercy’s perfect deed:
We, Your servants, bring the worship
Not of voice alone, but heart;
Consecrating to Your purpose
Every gift which You impart.

2. Still Your children wander homeless;
Still the hungry cry for bread;
Still the captives long for freedom;
Still in grief we mourn our dead.
As you, Lord, in deep compassion
Healed the sick and freed the soul,
By Your Spirit send Your power
To our world to make it whole.

3. As we worship, grant us vision,
Till your love’s revealing light
In its height and depth and greatness
Dawns upon our quickened sight,
Making known the needs and burdens
Your compassion bids us bear,
Stirring us to ardent service,
Your abundant life to share.

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 9:30-37

Deacon The Gospel of Christ.

After the Gospel Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Sermon The Rev. Jonathan Pinkney

Silence for Reflection

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
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
the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life
everlasting. Amen.

The Prayers of the People
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer the Anglican Church of the Province of Uganda. In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer we pray for The Reverend Allen Doerksen, St. Matthew, Abbotsford, The Reverend Timothy Morgan, Christ Church, Hope. In our Parish, we offer thanksgiving for the life of the Rev. Lawrence Cheung, Mathew McShane, Joyce Beatrice Campkin, Alan “Bruce” Cameron

If you have a special intention for which you wish to receive prayers, please email your prayer request to Your intention will be included in the Prayer Link for three weeks.

Confession and Absolution
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. 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 of ering 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  annuallyfor 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 For All the Children Text & Music: David

Prayer over the Gifts
Presider God of power,

All the glory of your works fills us with wonder and awe.
Accept our offering this day,
and help us to live in peace and harmony
with all your creation,
for the sake of Jesus Christ our 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 (Heilig, Heilig) Felix Mendelssohn

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 Samariaand 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.

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 forever.

All Amen.

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.

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 Psalm 43 Richte mich, Gott Felix Mendelssohn
Judge me O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation;
O deliver me from deceitful and unjust people.
You are the God of my strength; O why have you cast me away?
Wherefore, I mourn because the enemy sorely oppresses me.
Send out your light and truth O Lord: O let them lead me,
and bring me unto your holy hill and to your dwelling place.
Then I will go to the altar of God, the God of my joy and gladness:
I will praise you upon the harp, O my God.
O my soul, why are you so cast down? And why are you so disquieted within
Hope in the Lord, O my soul; for I will praise him,
who is the health of my countenance and my God.

Sending Out of the Disciples
Prayer after Communion

Presider Eternal God,
All Ruler of the universe,all creation yearns for its fulfilment in your Son.
May we who have shared in holy things grow into maturity in him.This
we ask in the name of the same 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 Lord of All Hopefulness (CP 506)
1. Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy,
Whose trust, ever child-like, no cares can destroy,
Be there at our waking, and give us, we pray,
Your bliss in our hearts, Lord, at the break of the day.
2. Lord of all eagerness, Lord of all faith,
Whose strong hands were skilled at the plane and the lathe,
Be there at our labors, and give us, we pray,
Your strength in our hearts, Lord, at the noon of the day.
3. Lord of all kindliness, Lord of all grace,
Your hands swift to welcome, your arms to embrace,
Be there at our homing, and give us, we pray,
Your love in our hearts, Lord, at the eve of the day.
4. Lord of all gentleness, Lord of all calm,
Whose voice is contentment, whose presence is balm,
Be there at our sleeping, and give us, we pray,
Your peace in our hearts, Lord, at the end of the day.

Text: Jan Struther (1901 – 1953);
Music: Melody Irish trad.;
arr. Martin Shaw (1875 – 1958), alt.;SLANE

Dismissal Go forth in the name of Christ.

All Thanks be to God.

Postlude Richte Mich Gott (Concluding Allegro) Felix Mendelssohn