Join us in prayer this Sunday as we celebrate Epiphany.
The Rev. Stuart Mennigke presides and the Rev. Melanie Calabrigo preaches.
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Order of Service
Gathering of the Community
Introit Rise up and Shine! Your Light has Come
Text: The New Jerusalem (Is. 60:1-3, 11ab, 14cd, 18-19); para. Carl P. Daw Jr.
(1944 - ) Music: PETER’S BROOK Alfred V. Fedak (1953 – )
Choir Rise up and shine!
Your light has come; God‘s glory breaks like dawn.
For though the earth be cloaked in night and gloom shrouds everyone,
yet over you the Lord will rise, with glory gleaming clear,
till nations turn to seek your light and humbled kings draw near.
No more will you implore the sun to shed by day its light,
nor will you need the changeful moon to glisten through the night.
Your glory then will be your God, whose light will never cease.
Rise up and shine! Your light has come to give you joy and peace.
Presider In this time and place, We gather on the unceded ancestral 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 give thanks for the light of God that shines in the darkness.
All A light no darkness can quench.
Presider In this time and place, We give thanks for the light and peace of Jesus Christ the Word made flesh.
All The light of all people.
Presider In this time and place, We pray that the Spirit of God will be renewed in our hearts and minds.
All That we might be the light of God in the world.
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.
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.
Opening Hymn Angels from the Realms of Glory (CP 143)
Collect of the Day
Presider Creator of the heavens,
All who led the Magi by a star to worship the Christ-child:
guide and sustain us, so that we may find our journey’s end in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Proclamation of the Word
First Reading A reading from Isaiah 60:1-6
Reader Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.
All Thanks be to God.
Canticle The First Nowell (CP 139)
1. The First Nowell the angel did say
Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay,
In fields as they lay keeping their sheep,
On a cold winter's night that was so deep.
Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell,
Born is the King of Israel.
2. They lookèd up and saw a star,
Shining in the east beyond them far;
And to the earth it gave great light,
And so it continued both day and night. R
3. And by the light of that same star
Three wise men came from country far;
To seek for a king was their intent,
And to follow the star wherever it went.
4. This star drew nigh to the northwest;
O'er Bethlehem it took its rest,
And there it did both stop and stay,
Right over the place where Jesus lay. R
5. Then entered in those wise men three,
Full reverently upon their knee,
and offered there in his presence
Their gold, and myrrh, and frankincense. R
Second Reading A reading from Ephesians 3:1-12
Reader Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.
All Thanks be to God.
Sequence Hymn What Child is This? (CP 137)
Text: William Chatterton Dix (1837 – 1898); Music: Melody English trad.; arr. Christmas
Carols New & Old, 1871, alt; Greensleeves
1. What child is this, who, laid to rest,
on Mary’s lap is sleeping?
Whom angels greet with anthems sweet,
while shepherds watch are keeping?
Refrain: This, this is Christ the king,
whom shepherds guard and angels
sing; haste, haste to bring him laud,
the babe, the son of Mary.
2. Why lies he in such mean estate.
where ox and ass are feeding?
Good Christian, fear: for sinners here
the silent Word is pleading. Refrain
3. So bring him incense, gold, and myrrh;
come, peasant, king, to own him.
The King of kings salvation brings;
let loving hearts enthrone him.
Deacon The Lord be with you.
All And also with you.
Deacon The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke,
Before the Gospel Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.
Gospel Matthew 2: 1-12
Deacon The Gospel of Christ
After the Gospel Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.
Sermon The Rev. Melanie Calabrigo
Silence for Reflection
The Apostle’s 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 Province de L’Eglise Anglicane Du Congo. In the Anglican-Lutheran Cycle of Prayer we pray for Bishop Michael Pryse, the people and rostered ministers of the Eastern Synod. In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer we pray for John Stephens our Bishop; Linda Nicholls our Primate; Lynne McNaughton our Metropolitan;Susan Johnson the National Lutheran Bishop in Canada; Mark MacDonald the National Indigenous Anglican Archbishop, Gregory Mohr the Evangelical Lutheran Bishop in British Columbia; Justin Welby the Archbishop of Canterbury; our companion diocese, the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Philippines and the Rt. Rev. Brent Alawas; our companion parish, All Saints Cathedral, Bontac, Philippines and the Very Rev. Padi Luc.; Church of the Epiphany, Surrey - The Revd Stephen Rowe; Christ the Redeemer, Surrey – The Venerable Luisito Engnan.
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Confession and Absolution
Presider The grace of God has dawned upon the world through our Saviour Jesus Christ, who sacrificed himself for us to purify a people as his own. Let us confess our sins.
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 Christ is our peace. If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation. The old has passed away: behold, everything has become new.
All may exchange a sign of peace.
Celebration of the Eucharist
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presented in spirit at the Altar as a sign of thanksgiving to God from whom all blessings flow.
Offertory Hymn Earth Has Many a Noble City (CP 158)
Text: Aurelius Clemens Prudentius (348 – 413?); tr. Edward Caswall (1814 – 1878).
Music: STUTTGART; Melody Psalmodia Sacra, Gotha, 1715; adapt. Henry John
Gauntlett (1805 – 1876). Last Verse arr. David Willcocks.
1. Earth has many a noble city;
Bethlem, thou dost all excel;
Out of thee the Lord from heaven
Came to rule His Israel.
2. Fairer than the sun at morning
Was the star that told His birth,
To the world its God announcing
Seen in fleshly form on earth.
3. Eastern sages at His cradle
Make oblations rich and rare;
See them give, in deep devotion,
Gold and frankincense and myrrh.
Choir 4. Sacred gifts of mystic meaning:
Incense doth their God disclose,
Gold the King of kings proclaimeth,
Myrrh His sepulchre foreshows.
All 5. Jesus, whom the Gentiles worshipped
At thy glad Epiphany,
Unto Thee, with God the Father,
And the Spirit, glory be.
Prayer over the Gifts
Presider Let us with gladness present the offerings and oblations of our life and labor to the Lord.
Presider Gracious God,
All accept the offering of your Church, the hearts of your people joined in praise and thanksgiving, in the name of Jesus Christ the 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 Blessed are you, gracious God,
creator of heaven and earth;
you have revealed your eternal plan of salvation,
and have shown your Son Jesus Christ
to be the light of all peoples.
Therefore with angels and archangels
we raise our voices in joyful praise
to proclaim the glory of your name.
Sanctus Carol Mass Rupert Lang
Presider We give thanks to you, Lord our God,
for the goodness and love
you have made known to us in creation;
in calling Israel to be your people;
in your Word spoken through the prophets;
and above all in the Word made flesh, Jesus your Son.
For in these last days you sent him to be incarnate from the Virgin
Mary, to be the Saviour and Redeemer of the world.
In him, you have delivered us from evil, and made us worthy to
stand before you. In him, you have brought us out of error into
truth, out of sin into righteousness, out of death into life.
On the night he was handed over to suffering and death, a death
he freely accepted, our Lord Jesus Christ took bread; and when he
had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples,
and said, “Take, 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.” Therefore, Father, according to his command,
All We remember his death, we proclaim his resurrection, we await his coming in glory;
Presider and we offer our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving
to you, Lord of all; presenting to you, from your creation, this bread
and this wine.
We pray you, gracious God, to send your Holy Spirit upon these
gifts, that they may be the sacrament of the body of Christ and his
blood of the new covenant.
Unite us to your Son in his sacrifice, that we, made acceptable in
him, may be sanctified by the Holy Spirit. In the fullness of time,
reconcile all things in Christ, and make them new, and bring us to
that city of light where you dwell with all your sons and daughters;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, the firstborn of all creation, the head
of the Church, and the author of our salvation; by whom, and with
whom, and in whom, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honour and
glory are yours, almighty Father, now and forever.
The Lord's Prayer Sung
The Breaking of the Bread
Presider We break the bread of life, and that life is the light of the world.
All God here among us, light in the midst of us, bring us to light and life.
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 We Three Kings of Orient Are
Text and Music: John Henry Hopkins, Jr. ( 1820 - 1891)
from his Carols, Hymns and Songs collection of 1872
1. We three kings of Orient are,
Bearing gifts we traverse afar,
Field and fountain, moor and mountain,
Following yonder star.
Oh, star of wonder, star of night,
Star with royal beauty bright;
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect light!
2. Born a King on Bethlehem's plain,
Gold I bring to crown Him again,
King forever, ceasing never
Over us all to reign.
3. Frankincense to offer have I:
Incense owns a Deity nigh;
Prayer and praising, gladly raising,
Worship him, God most high.
4. Myrrh is mine, its bitter perfume
Breaths a life of gathering gloom;
Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding dying,
Sealed in the stone-cold tomb.
5.Glorious now behold him arise;
King and God and Sacrifice;
Heav'n sings alleluia:
Alleluia the earth replies: Refrain
Sending Out of the Disciples
Prayer after Communion
Presider God of glory,
All you nourish us with bread from heaven. Fill us with your Holy Spirit, that through us your light may shine in all the world. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ. 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.
Presider Christ the Son of God perfect in you the image of his glory and
gladden your hearts with the good news of his kingdom; and the
Closing Hymn As with Gladness Men of Old (CP 160)
1. As with gladness men of old
Did the guiding star behold,
As with joy they hailed its light,
Leading onward, beaming bright,
So, most gracious Lord, may we
Evermore be led by thee.
2. As with joyful steps they sped,
Saviour, to thy manger-bed,
There to bend the knee before
Thee, whom heav’n and earth adore,
So may we with willing feet
Ever seek thy mercy-seat.