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Choral Eucharist | November 14
The Very Rev. Christopher A. Pappas
The Very Rev. Christopher A. Pappas
Sunday, November 14, 2021
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Join us in prayer this Sunday. 

The Very Rev. Christopher A. Pappas presides and preaches. 

A pdf version of the bulletin is available to downloa here. A text-only version of the Order of Service is posted below. Continue scrolling to follow along. 

Order of Service 

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ntroit: Ave Maria - Ivor Stravinsky

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 God, Our Help In Ages Past (CP 528)

Text: Psalm 90, paraphrased by Isaac Watts (1674-1748) music: ST. ANNE William Croft (1678-1727); descant Alan Gray


Presider The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Love of God and the Communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

All And also with you. Collect of the Day

Presider Let us pray (silence) Almighty God,

All you sent your Son Jesus Christ to be the light of the world. Free us from all that darkens and ensnares us, and bring us to eternal light and joy; through the power of him who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Proclamation of the Word

First Reading A reading from Daniel 12:1-3

Reader Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.

All Thanks be to God.

Canticle Wie liegt die Stadt so wüst - Rudolf Mauersberger


Second Reading A reading from Hebrews 10:11-25

Reader Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.

All Thanks be to God

Sequence Hymn Let There be Light (CP 572)

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 13:1-8

Deacon The Gospel of Christ

After the Gospel Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.


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 Anglican Church of Australia. In the ECLCIC Cycle of Prayer we pray for The members of the National Church Council. In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer we pray for Christ Church Cathedral.

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. 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 For the Healing of the Nations (CP 576) Text: Fred Kaan (1929 - ) Music: WESTMINSTER ABBEY Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

Prayer over the Gifts

Presider Holy God,

All in this eucharist we renew our baptismal covenant. Help us, through our offering this day, to renounce all things that draw us from your love. This we ask in the name 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 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 Maria Magdalene - Alfonso Lobo

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

Presider And now, as our Saviour Christ has taught us, we are bold to say,

All Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and Ever, 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. A reminder to make use of hand sanitizer before receiving 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 Litany of Reconciliation Stephen Wright Text: from Coventry Cathedral

Sending Out of the Disciples

Prayer after Communion

Presider Gracious God,

All in this sacrament we have shared the body and blood of Christ.  May we who have been nourished by holy things bear witness to his light, and share in his eternal priesthood; for he is Lord for ever and ever. 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 I Vow To Thee My Country Text: Sir Cecil Spring Rice (1918); Music: Gustav Holst (1921)

Dismissal Go forth in the name of Christ.

All Thanks be to God.

Postlude Prayer of St. Gregory - Alan Hovhaness