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Choral Eucharist | July 24, 2022
The Rev. Areeta Bridgemohan
The Rev. Areeta Bridgemohan
Sunday, July 24, 2022
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Join us in prayer this Sunday. The Rev. Matthew Senf presides and the Rev. Areeta Bridgemohan 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

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 Most Holy God, the Lord of Heaven (CP 27)

Presider Lord of gifts,
All share with us a hunger for the bread of
your kingdom and give to us a yearning impatience with
injustice; through Jesus Christ, our Jubilee. Amen.

Proclamation of the Word

First Reading Hosea 1:2-10

Reader Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church.

All Thanks be to God.

Psalm       Psalm 8   Setting: Rupert Lang 

Second Reading Colossians 2:6-19

Reader Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church

All Thanks be to God.

Sequence Hymn Creating God, Your Fingers Trace
Words: Jeffery Rowthorn (1934 -); Music: William Gardiner (1770-1853) FULDA

1 Creating God, your fingers trace
the bold designs of farthest space;
let sun and moon and stars and light
and what lies hidden praise your might.

2 Sustaining God, your hands uphold
earth’s myst'ries known or yet untold;
let water’s fragile blend with air,
enabling life, proclaim your care.
3 Redeeming God, your arms embrace
all now despised for creed or race;
let peace, descending like a dove,
make known on earth your healing love.
4 Indwelling God, your gospel claims
one fam’ly with a billion names;
let ev’ry life be touched by grace,
until we praise you face to face.

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 11:1-13

Deacon The Gospel of Christ.

All Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Sermon The Rev. Areeta Bridgemohan


Affirmation of Faith Mass for Many Nations

Words: Frances Somerville; Music: Rupert Lang, adapted from a Prayer Song by Chief Dan George

Prayers of the People

In the Anglican Communion Cycle of Prayer we pray for the Church in Wales. In the Anglican Church of Canada Cycle of Prayer we pray for the Right Rev. Stephen London, Bishop, and the clergy and people of the Diocese of Edmonton. In the Anglican-Lutheran Cycle of Prayer we pray for the dean, council, and congregations of the East Central Area 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. Anne, Steveston and the Rev. Marnie Peterson; the Diocesan Refugee Unit, and Shannon Muir, Chair; Shakuntala Soden and Jibril Mohamad, the
Diocesan Refugee Administrators; 127 Society for Housing and Joan Seidl, President. In our parish we pray for Welcoming Team Members and Narthex Greeters.

Thanksgivings and Intercessions

Intercessor Make your ways known upon earth, O God,

All your saving power among all peoples.

Intercessor Renew your Church in holiness,

All and help us to serve you with joy.

Intercessor Guide the leaders of this and every nation,

All that justice may prevail throughout the world.

Intercessor Let not the needy, O God, be forgotten,

All nor the hope of the poor be taken away.

Intercessor Make us instruments of your peace,

All and let your glory be over all the earth.

Intercessor Creator and Redeemer, as we approach you in prayer, make us walk in beauty and
balance, make us open our hearts and minds, make us speak the truth. We pray first for
your Community, the Church, The Body of Christ. We pray for all our relatives in the
circle of life throughout all Creation; for those chosen to be our leaders and teachers.
In peace, we pray to you, Lord God, We call upon the earth, our Mother and
home, with its beautiful depths, soaring heights and deep waters, its vitality and
abundance of life, and together we ask that itAll teach us and show us the way.
Intercessor We call upon the mountains and tundra, the high green valleys and prairies filled
with wild flowers, the snows, the summits of intense silence, and we ask that they:

All teach us and show us the way.

Intercessor We call upon upon the land which grows our food, the nurturing soil, the fertile
fields, the abundant gardens and orchards, and we ask that they:

All teach us and show us the way.

Intercessor We call upon the forests, the great trees reaching strongly to the sky with earth in
their roots and the heavens in their branches, the fir and the pine, the cedar and
the maple, we ask them to:

All teach us and show us the way.

Intercessor We call upon the creatures of the fields and forests and the waters, our brothers
and sisters the wolves and deer, the eagle and bear, the great whales and the fish.
We ask them to:

All teach us and show us the way.

Intercessor We call upon all those who have lived on this earth, our ancestors and our friends,
who dreamed the best for future generations, and upon whose lives our lives are
built, and with thanksgiving, we call upon them to:

All teach us and show us the way.

Intercessor Creator, you made the world and declared it to be good: the beauty of the trees,
the softness of the air, the fragrance of the grass speaks to us; the summit of the
mountains, the thunder of the sky, the rhythm of the waters speak to us; the
faintness of the stars, the freshness of the morning, the dewdrops on the flower
speak to us. But above all, our heart soars, for you speak to us in Jesus the Christ,
in whose name we offer these prayers.

Concluding Response: Kyrie - (choir and congregation) Missa Terra Nova Rupert Lang

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.

Please be seated for the singing of the Offertory Hymn
Offertory Hymn For the Fruit of all Creation
Words: F. Pratt Green (1903-2000); Music: DAHL, Rupert Lang

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 us now to feast on the bread of life, Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord. Amen.

Celebrant The Lord be with you.
People And also with you.

Celebrant Lift up your hearts.
People We lift them to the Lord.

Celebrant Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
People It is right to give our thanks and praise.

Celebrant It is right to give you thanks and praise,
O Lord, our God, sustainer of the universe,
you are worthy of glory and praise.
People Glory to you for ever and ever.

Celebrant At your command all things came to be:
the vast expanse of interstellar space,
galaxies, suns, the planets in their courses,
and this fragile earth, our island home;
by your will they were created and have their being.
People Glory to you for ever and ever.

Celebrant From the primal elements
you brought forth the human race,
and blessed us with memory, reason, and skill;
you made us the stewards of creation.
People Glory to you for ever and ever.

Celebrant But we turn against you, and betray your trust; and we turn against one another.
Again and again you call us to return.
Through the prophets and sages
you reveal your righteous law.
In the fullness of time you sent your Son,
born of a woman, to be our Saviour.
He was wounded for our transgressions,
and bruised for our iniquities.
By his death he opened to us
the way of freedom and peace.
People Glory to you for ever and ever.

Celebrant Therefore we praise you,
joining with the heavenly chorus,
with prophets, apostles, and martyrs,
and with those in every generation
who have looked to you in hope,
to proclaim with them your glory,
in their unending hymn:

Sanctus        Missa Terra Nova       Rupert Lang

Celebrant Blessed are you, Lord our God,
for sending us Jesus, the Christ,
who on the night he was handed over
to suffering and death,
took bread, said the blessing,
broke the bread, gave it to his friends,
and said, “Take this, and eat it:
this is my body which is given for you.
Do this for the remembrance of me.”
In the same way, after supper,
he took the cup of wine;
he 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
for the forgiveness of sins.
Whenever you drink it,
do this for the remembrance of me.”
People Glory to you for ever and ever.

Celebrant Gracious God,we recall the death of your Son Jesus Christ,
we proclaim his resurrection and ascension,
and we look with expectation for his coming
as Lord of all the nations.
We who have been redeemed by him,
and made a new people by water and the Spirit,
now bring you these gifts.
Send your Holy Spirit upon us
and upon this offering of your Church,
that we who eat and drink at this holy table
may share the divine life of Christ our Lord.

People Glory to you for ever and ever.

Celebrant Pour out your Spirit upon the whole earth
and make it your new creation.
Gather your Church together
from the ends of the earth into your kingdom,
where peace and justice are revealed,
that we, with all your people,
of every language, race, and nation,
may share the banquet you have promised;
through Christ, with Christ, and in Christ,
all honour and glory are yours,
creator of all.

People Glory to you for ever and ever. Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer Sung Missa Terra Nova

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 Earth Teach me Words: Prayer from the UTE Nation; Music: by Rupert Lang

Sending Out of the Disciples

Prayer after Communion

Presider God of abundance,

All with this bread of life and cup of salvation you have united us with Christ, making us one with all your people. Now send us forth in the power of your Spirit, so that we may proclaim your redeeming love to the world and continue forever in the risen life of 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 For the Beauty of the Earth

The Dismissal

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

All Thanks be to God!