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Choral Eucharist | Baptism of the Lord
The Rev. Jonathan Pinkney
The Rev. Jonathan Pinkney
Sunday, January 9, 2022
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Join us in prayer as we celebrate the baptism of the Lord.

The Rev. Matthew Senf presides and the Rev. Jonathan Pinkney preaches.

You can download a PDF version of the bulletin here. A text only version is posted below continue scrolling to follow along.

Order of Service

Gathering of the Community


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 thank youmade 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.

Hymn of Praise    Sing of God Made Manifest (CP 162)

Collect of the Day

Presider Holy One of Israel,

All you anointed Jesus at his baptism with the Holy Spirit and revealed him as your beloved Son. Keep all who are born ofwater and Spirit faithful in your service so that we may rejoice to be called children of God, through Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord. Amen.

Proclamation of the Word

First Reading A reading from Isaiah 43:1-7

Reader Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.

All Thanks be to God

Psalm   Psalm 29 setting: Rupert Lang

Refrain: The Lord shall give his people the blessing of peace.

Ascribe to the Lord, you gods,

ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due God's name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.

The voice of the Lord is upon the waters; the God of glory thunders’

The voice of the Lord is a powerful voice; the voice of the Lord is a voice of splendour.

The Lord sits enthroned above the flood;

the Lord sits enthroned as king for evermore.

The Lord shall give strength to his people;

the Lord shall give his people the blessing of peace.

Second Reading A reading from Act 8:14-17

Reader  Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church

All Thanks be to God

Sequence Alleluias.    adapt. Lumen ad Revelationem Gentium, R. G. Lang

Deacon The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke,

Before the Gospel  Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Gospel Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

Deacon The Gospel of Christ

After the Gospel Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Sermon The Rev. Jonathan Pinkney

Silence for Reflection 

The Nicene Creed

Presider Let us confess the faith of our baptism, as we say,

All  We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one being with the Father. Through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried.

On the third day he rose again in accordance with the scriptures; he ascended into heaven 
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father.

With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified. He has spoken through the prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Prayers of the People

In the Anglican Church of Canada Cycle of Prayer we pray for Iglesia Anglicana de Chile (Anglican Church of Chile). In the Anglican-Lutheran Cycle of Prayer we pray for The Assistants to the Bishop and the staff 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, Kathy Martin 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.; The Archdeaconry of Westminster –The Ven Richard Leggett, Regional Archdeacon, Mother’s Union – Diocese of New Westminster Chapter, Diocesan Council, Officers and Members

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

Confession and Absolution

Presider The sun of righteousness has dawned with healing in his wings. Let us come to the light of Christ, confessing our sins in penitence and faith.

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 May God who loved the world so much that he sent his Son to be our Saviour forgive us our sins and make us holy to serve him in the world, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Peace

Presider Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to all in whom he delights.

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 O Worship the King (CP 380)

Prayer over the Gifts

Presider God of life and freedom,

All we celebrate the revelation of Jesus as the Christ who makes all creation new. Accept all we offer you this day and make us new in him, who is Lord for ever and ever. 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  Choir     Harold Darke

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.

All Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer Sung

The Breaking of the 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, you may 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  A Pure River of Water of Life

Text: Christina Rosetti (1830-1894) Music: Alan Ridout (1934-1996)

We know not a voice of that River, If vocal or silent be,

Where for ever and ever and ever It flows to the sea.

More deep than the seas is that River, More full than their manifold tides, Where for ever and ever and ever

It flows and abides.

Pure gold is the bed of that River, The gold of that land is the best, Where for ever and ever and ever It flows on at rest.

Oh goodly the banks of that River, Oh goodly the fruits that they bear, Where for ever and ever and ever

It flows and is fair. For lo! on each bank of that River The Tree of Life, life-giving grows, Where for ever and ever and ever The pure River flows. 

Sending Out of the Disciples

Prayer after Communion

Presider Gracious God, lover of all,

All by this sacrament you make us one family in Christ your Son,
one in the sharing of his body and blood, one in the communion of his Spirit.

Help us to grow in love for one another and come to the full maturity of the Body of Christ. We ask this in his name. 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

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 blessing ...

Closing Hymn Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah (CP 565)

Dismissal Go in peace to share the good news of God’s love.

All Thanks be to God.