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Choral Eucharist | January 23, 2022
The Rev. Alisdair Smith
The Rev. Alisdair Smith
Sunday, January 23, 2022
Service Notes
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Join us in prayer this Sunday. 

The Rev. Clare Morgan presides and the Rev. Alisdair Smith preaches. 

You can download a pdf version of the service booklet here. A text-only version is posted below. Continue scrolling to follow along. 

Order of Service 

Gathering of the Community

Introit            Teach Me, O Lord             Setting: William Byrd

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 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.

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  Arise, Your Light Is Come!

Collect of the Day
Presider Let us Pray.

Silence is kept

Presider God of freedom,
All make us impatient to greet the time fulfilled, the poor lifted
up, the oppressed set free and your love made manifest
in Jesus Christ, the Anointed Servant. Amen.

Proclamation of the Word
First Reading
A reading from Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10

Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.
All Thanks be to God.

Psalm  Psalm 119    Setting: Rupert Lang

Give life to my soul that I may praise you.
Let your decrees give me help.
I am a lost sheep; seek your servant,
for I remember your command.
I yearn for your saving help;
I hope in your word.
My eyes yearn to see your promise;
When will you console me? Antiphon

Let my pleading help come before you;
save me by your promise.
Let me lips proclaim your praise
because you teach me your statutes.
Let my tongue sing your promise,
for your commands are just.
Let your hand be ready to help me,
since I have chosen your precepts. Antiphon

Let your love be ready to console me
by your promise to your servant.
Let your love come and I shall live,
for your law is my delight. Antiphon

Second Reading    A reading from 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a

Reader Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.
All Thanks be to God.

Sequence Hymn Live into Hope

Deacon The Lord be with you.
All And also with you.

Deacon The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke,
All Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Gospel Luke 4:14-21

Deacon The Gospel of Christ
All Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Sermon The Rev. Alidair Smith

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 Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui.
In the Anglican-Lutheran Cycle of Prayer we pray for the dean, council, and congregations of the
Atlantic and Montreal Areas 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, Bontoc, Philippines and the Very Rev. Padi Luc.; St. Agnes, North Vancouver - The Venerable Stephen Muir, St. Paul, Vancouver; the Advocacy Office - The Revd Philip Cochrane, The Rev. José Luis Aranda Moyano; St. Titus, Oakridge The Rev. Marion Wong; St. Timothy, Brentwood - The Rev. James Duckett.

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 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, 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 We are the body of Christ. In the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body.
Let us then pursue all that makes for peace and builds up our common life.
The peace of the Lord be always with you.
All And also with you.

All may exchange a 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 going to 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 Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendour (CP 84)

Prayer over the Gifts
Presider God of all creation,
All all you have made is good,
and your love endures forever.
You bring forth bread from the earth
and fruit from the vine.
Nourish us with these gifts,
so that we might be for the world
signs of your gracious presence in Jesus Christ,
our Saviour 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 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     Missa Brevis          Andrea Gabrieli

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

Cantor   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, 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 Benedictus & Agnus Dei       Missa Brevis           Andrea Gabrieli

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
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 God, Whose Almighty Word CP 560

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

Postlude God, Whose Almighty Word (Verse 4)