Join us in prayer this Sunday.
The Rev. Stuart Mennigke presides and the Rev. Melanie Calabrigo preaches.
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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 email@example.com. 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,
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
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Offertory Anthem Freedom Trilogy (Part I and II) Paul Halley
Kyrie (Trad. Gregorian)
South African chant
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.
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.
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…
Closing Hymn Amazing Grace (CP 352)
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