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Choral Eucharist | April 24, 2022
The Rev. Matthew  Senf
The Rev. Matthew Senf
Sunday, April 24, 2022
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Join us in prayer this Sunday. The Rev. Matthew Senf presides and Lauren Pinkney - Children, Youth & Families minister - preaches. 

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

Order of Service 

Gathering of the Community

Cathedral Parish Announcements

Presider    Alleluia! Christ is Risen.

All              Christ is Risen Indeed. Alleluia!

Presider    May Christ's grace and peace be with you.

All              May our hearts be filled with joy. Alleluia!

Presider    We gather in this holy time of Easter, to be strengthened by the God who forgives all our sins.

                 We acknowledge with the respect that we worship on the traditional unceded territories of the Musqueam,                               Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations. Let us pray that we may live more deeply into the calls to action from                           Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

All           May the Risen Christ lead us all on pathways of reconciliation and peace.

Opening Hymn Come Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain (CP 215)

     Text: John of Damascus (675? – 749?); tr. John Mason Neale (1818 – 1866), alt.
     Music: Melody Johann Horn (? – 1547), Gesangbuch, 1544; AVE VIRGO VIRGINUM (GAUDEAMUS PARITER)

1. Come, ye faithful, raise the strain of triumphant gladness;

God hath ransomed Israel into joy from sadness;

loosed from Pharaoh’s bitter yoke Jacob’s sons and daughters;

led them with unmoistened foot through the Red Sea waters.

2. ‘Tis the spring of souls today: Christ hath burst his prison,

and from three days’ sleep in death as a sun hath risen.

All the winter of our sins, long and dark, is flying

from that Light, to whom we give laud and praise undying.

3. Now the queen of seasons, bright with the day of splendour,

with the royal feast of feasts, comes its joy to render;

comes to glad Jerusalem, who with true affection

welcomes in unwearied strains Jesus’ resurrection!

4. Neither might the gates of death, nor the tomb’s dark portal,

nor the watchers, nor the seal, hold thee as a mortal:

but today amidst the twelve thou dost stand, bestowing

that thy peace which evermore passeth human knowing.

5. Alleluia now we cry to our King immortal,

who triumphant burst the bars of the tomb’s dark portal;

alleluia, with the Son God the Father praising;

alleluia yet again to the Spirit raising.


Presider  Let us pray 

(Silence is kept) 

 O God,

All  our beginning and our end: accept our doubts,

heal our desire for certainty and, by your Spirit’s gentle touch,

make us a people forgiven and forgiving; through Jesus Christ, the Giver of Peace. 


Proclamation of the Word

First Reading  Acts 5:27-32

Reader   Word of God, Word of Life

All    Thanks be to God.

Psalm   118:14-17, 22-23    Peter Hallock 

Antiphon: On this day the Lord has acted, we will rejoice and be glad in it

The Lord is my strength and my song,
and has become my salvation. 

 There is a sound of exultation and victory
 in the tents of the righteous. Antiphon 

 “The right hand of the Lord has triumphed!

 The right hand of the Lord is exalted!
 The right hand has triumphed!” 

 I shall not die but live, 
 and declare the works of the Lord. Antiphon

 The same stone which the builders rejected 
  Has become the chief cornerstone.

 This is the Lord’s doing, 
 And it is marvelous in our eyes. Antiphon 

Second Reading Revelation 1:4-8 

Reader   Word of God, Word of Life.

All    Thanks be to God.

Sequence Alleluias        Taizé

Choir first time / Repeat all

Cantor  Have you believed Thomas, because you have seen me?

   Blessed are those who have not seen, and yet believe.

Deacon   The Lord be with you.

All    And also with you.

Deacon   The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John.

Before the Gospel Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Gospel   John 20:19-31

Deacon   The Gospel of Christ.

After the Gospel    Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Reprise Alleluias

Sermon   Lauren Odile Pinkney

Silence for Reflection

The Nicene Creed             

Presider   Let us confess our faith, 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 the Rt. Rev. Todd Townshend, Bishop, and the clergy and people of the Diocese of Huron. In the Anglican-Lutheran Cycle of Prayer we pray for the congregations of the Western Manitoba area of Manitoba of the Manitoba Northwestern Ontario 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; Sidney Black the Interim National Indigenous Bishop ; 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 Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea

The Peace

Presider  Alleluia, the risen Christ came and stood among his disciples and said, “Peace be with you.”

Then were they glad when they saw the Lord. Alleluia.

All   Alleluia.

Presider  The peace of the risen Christ 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 Christ’s mission through the work of the Cathedral by texting “Give” to 639.739.0843 and following the instructions; or 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. If you are participating in this worship from another church please give generously to your local parish.

Offertory Hymn  Alleluia! O Sons and Daughters (CP 228)

Prayer over the Gifts

Presider   God of grace,

All    you have freed us from our sins and made us a kingdom in your Son

Jesus Christ our Lord. Accept all we offer you this day, and strengthen us in the new life you have given us,

through 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  Eternal God, Source of all being, we give you thanks and praise  for your faithful love.

    You call us into friendship with you and one another to be your  holy people, a sign of your presence in the world.

    When those we trust betray us, unfailingly you remain with us.  When we injure others, you confront us in your love and

     call us to the paths of righteousness. You stand with the weak, and those, broken and alone, whom you have always

     welcomed home, making the first last, and the last first.

      Therefore we raise our voices with angels and archangels, forever praising you and singing:


Presider   Blessed are you, O Holy One: when Hagar was driven into the  wilderness you followed her and gave her hope.

When Joseph was sold into bondage, you turned malice to your people’s good. When you called Israel out of slavery, you

brought them through the wilderness into the promised land. When your people were  taken into exile you wept with them

by the river of Babylon and carried them home.

All    Restore us, O God, let your face shine!

Presider   At the right time you sent your Anointed One to stand with the poor, the outcast, and the oppressed.

Jesus touched lepers, and the sick, and healed them. He accepted water from a woman of Samaria and offered her the water

of new life. Christ knew the desolation of the cross and opened the way for all humanity into the redemption of your

reconciling love.

On the night he was betrayed, Jesus, at supper with his friends, took bread, gave you thanks, broke the bread, gave it to

them, and said,

“Take and 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.”

    Loving and Holy One, recalling Christ’s death and resurrection,  we offer you these gifts, longing for the bread of

   tomorrow and the wine of the age to come. Therefore we proclaim our hope.

All    Dying you destroyed our death,

        rising you restored our life.

       Lord Jesus, come in glory.

Presider   Pour out your Spirit on these gifts that through them you may sustain us in our hunger for your peace.

   We hold before you all whose lives are marked by suffering, our  sisters and brothers.  When we are broken and cast aside,

  embrace us in your love.

All    Restore us, O God, let your face shine!

Presider  Through Christ, with Christ, and in Christ in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honour and glory are yours, O Source

of all life, now and forever.

All    Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer   Sung

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


 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      Come My Way, My Truth, My Life  Ralph Vaughan Williams (from Five Mystical Songs)

Sending Out of the Disciples

Prayer after Communion

Presider   Father,

All    we have seen with our eyes and touched with our hands the bread of life. Strengthen our faith that we may grow

in love  for you and for each other; through Jesus Christ the risen 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   May Almighty God, who has redeemed us and made us God’s  children through the resurrection of God’s Son our

Lord, bestow upon you the riches of God’s blessing. 

All   Amen.

Presider  May God, who through the water of baptism has raised us from  sin into newness of life, make you holy and

worthy to be united with Christ for ever. 

All   Amen.

Presider  May God, who has brought us out of bondage to sin into true and  lasting freedom in the Redeemer, bring you to

your eternal inheritance. 

All   Amen.

Presider  And the blessing of God Almighty, the One, Holy and Undivided  Trinity, be upon you and remain with you


All   Amen.

Closing Hymn  Now the Green Blade Riseth  (CP 237)