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Choral Eucharist | October 24, 2021
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Sunday, October 24, 2021
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Join us in prayer this Sunday. 

The Rev. Stuart Mennigke presides and the Rev. Armand Mercier preaches.

A pdf version 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 

Introit       Kyrie (Missa Brevis for Three Voices)    Stephanie Martin

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.

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 We Bless You, God of Israel (CP 12)

Collect of the Day
Presider Let us pray (silence)

O Jesus Christ,

All teacher and healer, you heard the cry of the blind beggar when others would have silenced him. Teach us to be attentive to the voices others ignore, and, by the power of the Spirit, respond in your name to heal the afflicted and welcome the abandoned; for your sake and the sake of the gospel. Amen.

Proclamation of the Word
First Reading A reading from Job 42:1-6, 10-17

Reader Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.

All Thanks be to God.

Psalm Psalm 37: 30-31 (Os Justi)   Setting: Eleanor Daley

But those who act with justice now,
will settle in the land.
These just and good speak truthfully,
and all their words are wise.

Second Reading A reading from Hebrews 7:23-28

Reader Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.

All Thanks be to God.

Sequence Hymn Your Hands, O Lord (CP 293)

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 10:46-52

Deacon The Gospel of Christ

After the Gospel Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Sermon The Rev. Armand Mercier

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 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
In the Anglican Church of Canada Cycle of Prayer we pray for The Rt. Rev. John Stephens, Bishop, and the clergy and people of the diocese of New Westminster. In the ECLCIC Cycle of Prayer we pray for an end to gender-based
violence and human trafficking. In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer we pray for The Rev. Heidi Brear, and the people of St. Margaret, Cedar College, The Rev. Karin Fulcher, The Rev. Neil Gray, and the chaplains to the retired clergy.

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 and can be renewed.

New Parish Staff Blessing 

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.

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 O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing (CP 306)

Prayer over the Gifts

Presider God of mercy and grace, All the eyes of all wait upon you, and you open your hand in blessing.
Fill us with good things at your table, so that we may come to the help of all in need, through Jesus Christ, our redeemer and 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 Holy God, Lover of creation, we give you thanks and praise for in the ocean of your steadfast love you bear us and place the song of your Spirit in our hearts. When we turn from your love and defile the earth, you do not abandon us. Your Spirit speaks through Huldah and Micah, through prophets, sages, and saints in every age,
to confront our sin and reveal the vision of your new creation.

Joining in the song of the universe we proclaim your glory saying:

Sanctus (Missa Brevis for Three Voices) Stephanie Martin

Presider Gracious God, in the fullness of time you sent Jesus the Christ to share our fragile humanity.
Through Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection you open the path from brokenness to health, from fear to trust, from pride and conceit to reverence for you. Rejected by a world that could not bear the Gospel of life, Jesus knew death was near.
His head anointed for burial by an unknown woman; Jesus gathered together those who loved him.

He took bread, gave thanks to you, broke it and gave it to his friends, saying, “Take and eat: this is my body which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.”

After supper, Jesus took the cup of wine, gave you thanks, and said “Drink this all of you, this is my blood of the new covenant which is shed for you and for many. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.”

And now we gather at this table in response to his commandment, to share the bread and cup of Christ’s undying love, and to proclaim our faith.

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

Presider Breathe your Holy Spirit, the wisdom of the universe,upon these gifts that we bring to you: this bread, this cup, ourselves, our souls and bodies, that we may be signs of your love for all the world and ministers of your transforming purpose.

Through Christ, with Christ, and in Christ in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory is yours, Creator
of all, and we bless your holy name 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 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.

During Communion  Agnus Dei (Missa Brevis for Three Voices) Stephanie Martin.

                                    O Word of God, a Light Come Down     Words: Sister Rosemary Anne, S.S.J.D.
                                                                                                     Music: COMPASSIO CHRISTI, Sister Thelma-Anne,                                                                                                              S.S.J.D

Sending Out of the Disciples
Prayer after Communion

Presider O God,

All we give you thanks that you have set before us this feast, the body and blood of your Son. By your Spirit strengthen us to serve all in need and to give ourselves away as bread for the hungry, through Jesus Christ our 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. 

The Blessing
Closing Hymn God, Whose Almighty Word (CP 560)

Dismissal Go forth in the name of Christ.

All Thanks be to God.

Learn more about this week's music. Music Notes by Rupert Lang are available here