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Choral Eucharist | July 17, 2022
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Sunday, July 17, 2022
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Join us in prayer this Sunday. 

The Rev. Stuart Mennigke presides and the Rev. Melanie Calabrigo 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 

Cathedral Parish Announcements 10:25

Gathering of the Community

 Introit    Kyrie (Missa de Angelis)     Trad. Gregorian                                       

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 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  Children of God


Presider   Ever-faithful God,

All   whose being is perfect righteousness: you reconcile us in your Son

with the helpless and the needy, with those we would ignore or oppress

and with those we call our enemies, so that we, as your hands of love, may serve all people

and sit at the feet of those who need our compassionate care. Amen.

Proclamation of the Word

First Reading  Amos 8:1-12

Reader   Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church. 

All    Thanks be to God.

Canticle  The Rain Is Over And Gone       Text and music: Paul Halley
           (Based on “Song of Songs”)

The rain is over and gone, the winter is passing by,

the clouds have parted from the sky.

Arise, my love, and come away, for lo! the winter is past, 

the rain is over and gone, my love. Come away, my fair one.

We will rise and go to the city, the city without any walls,

where we can live in freedom, to the new Jerusalem we’re called.

Arise my love…

Sing of Life and love and laughter,

sing of freedom to live in peace, 

and there shall be no more crying,

only joys that never cease.

For lo! the winter is gone, 

the flowers appear on the earth again,

the time of singing has come.

Sing of life…

Second Reading Colossians 1:15-28

Reader   Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church  

All    Thanks be to God.

Sequence Chant     Goodness is Stronger Than Evil    Text: Desmond Tutu; music: John Bell

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 10:38-42

Deacon   The Gospel of Christ.

All   Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Sermon   The Rev. Melanie Calabrigo

The Apostle’s Creed 

Presider   Let us confess our faith, as we say,

All   I believe in God, the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God's only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the virgin Mary,

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,

he is seated at the right hand of the Father,

and he will come 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 Communion Cycle of Prayer we pray for the Episcopal Church. In the Anglican Church of Canada Cycle of Prayer we pray for the the Most Rev. Greg Kerr-Wilson, Archbishop and the clergy and people of the Diocese of Calgary. In the Anglican-Lutheran Cycle of Prayer we pray for the assistant to the bishop and the staff of the Synod of Alberta and the Territories. 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 Anglican 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 Right Rev. Brent Alawas; our companion parish, All Saints Cathedral, Bontoc, Philippines; St. Mary, Kerrisdale, the Rev. Lindsay Hills, the Rev. Christine Rowe;St. Mary Magdalene, Vancouver, the Rev. Tasha Carrothers. In our parish we pray for Children, Youth & Family programs and the staff that support these programs.

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.

The 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.

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 Anthem        Freedom Trilogy (Part I and II)    Paul Halley

Kyrie (Trad. Gregorian)

South African chant 

Amazing Grace 

Please stand for the Doxology


Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

Praise God, all creatures high and low.

Praise God, in Jesus fully known:

Creator, Word, and Spirit one. Amen.

Prayer over the Gifts

Presider   Holy God, gracious and merciful,

All   you bring forth food from the earth

and nourish your whole creation.

Turn our hearts toward those

who hunger in any way,

so that all may know your care;

and prepare for us now to feast on the bread of life,

Jesus Christ our Saviour and Lord. Amen.

The Great Thanksgiving

Presider   May God be with you.

All   And also with you.

Presider  Lift up your hearts.

All   We lift them up to God.

Presider  Let us give thanks to God our Creator.

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 singing:

Sanctus  (CP 735)        Franz Schubert

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  As our Saviour taught us, let us pray,

All    Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come,

your will be done,

on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins

as we forgive those who sin against us.

Save us from the time of trial,

and deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power,

and the glory are yours,

now and forever. Amen.


Breaking of the Bread 

Presider   Creator of all,

you gave us golden fields of wheat,

whose many grains we have gathered

and made into this one bread.

All    So may your Church be gathered

from the ends of the earth

into your kingdom.

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.

During Communion  Ukuthula - A call & answer song    Transcribed by Sue Cook 
         As sung by Cape Town Youth Choir

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 The Peace of God, which passes all understanding, 

 keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God and God’s Son   Jesus Christ our Lord,

 And the blessing of God almighty…

All Amen.

Closing Hymn  Amazing Grace (CP 352) 

The Dismissal

Deacon   Go forth into the world rejoicing in the power of the Spirit.

All    Thanks be to God!

Postlude  Freedom Trilogy (Part III)     Paul Halley