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Choral Eucharist | July 31, 2022
The Rev Clare Morgan
The Rev Clare Morgan
Sunday, July 31, 2022
Service Notes
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Join us in prayer this Sunday. The Rev. Melanie Calabrigo presides and the Rev. Clare Morgan preaches.

Portions of this liturgy taken from the “All Are Welcome” Liturgical Resources © 2018, 2019 and used with the permission of Bishop John Stephens. 

You can download a pdf version of the Order of 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.

Presider  God is with us, in our midst and always, the love at our beginning and without end.

All   Amen. 

Opening Hymn  God of Many Faces    


Presider Loving God, 

 You made humanity in your likeness. Each and every human identity, 

 in all our sexual and gender diversity, in all our racial and cultural diversity – 

 we bear Your sacred image. Press us, compel us, inspire us to fully live the  power and beauty of this truth every day. In the name of the extravagantly  loving, table turning One we call Jesus, we pray. Amen.

 (Collect from Proud Anglicans of Huron, a queer advocacy group in the Diocese of Huron in Ontario, )

Proclamation of the Word

First Reading  Hosea 11:1-11

Reader   Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church. 

All    Thanks be to God.

Solo    The House You Live in     Gordon Lightfoot               

Second Reading Colossians 3:1-11

Reader   Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church.  

All    Thanks be to God.

Sequence Hymn  A Hymn for Self-Acceptance 

Deacon   May God 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 12:13-21

Deacon   The Gospel of Christ.

All   Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Sermon   The Rev. Clare Morgan

Music for Reflection  Down the River to Pray    Attributed to: George H. Allan

Affirmation of Faith    

Presider  You are invited to join in an affirmation of faith.

You, O God, are Creator of all,  by whom every being in heaven and earth is fashioned, named, and sustained. 
 You call us each by name.

 You, O God, are Living Word, who came and pitched your tent with us, lived and died and rose again.                                      You speak to us now through faith.

  You, O God, are Holy Spirit, who comforts, strengthens, and inspires, sending us forth to share your love.                                 You are the breath of grace.

 You, O God, are Trinity:  Creator, Word, Spirit; artist, healer, friend.       
 You are holy mystery.                                                                                      
  We worship you. Amen. 

Prayers of the People 

In the Anglican Communion Cycle of Prayer we pray for the Church of the Province of West Africa. In the Anglican Church of Canada Cycle of Prayer we pray for the Right Revs. Lydia Mamakwa, Larry Beardy, and Morris Fidler, Bishops, and the clergy and people of the Spiritual Ministry of Mishamikoweesh. In the Anglican-Lutheran Cycle of Prayer we pray for the Dean, council, and congregations of the Southern 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. Stephen the Martyr, Burnaby, the Rev. Ruth Monette; St. Stephen, West Vancouver, the Rev. Ken Vinal; St. Oswald, Port Kells, the Rev. Miranda Sutherland; the Archdeaconry of Fraser, the Venerable Luisito Engnan, Regional Archdeacon. In our parish we pray for Coffee Hour Servers and the Cookie Ministry.

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                    Let us pray.
All            Holy One, we long for you.
You know our wounding and our broken-heartedness.
You know how others have hurt us,
and how we have hurt others.
You alone have the healing we need.
Yours is the love that changes everything. Amen.

Pause for reflection.

Presider         Giver of life, have mercy on us; pardon and deliver, revive and strengthen,
and keep us in eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
All            Amen.

The Peace

Presider         May the peace of God 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 Solo      Let me See                        Willy Miles-Grenzberg

Prayer over the Gifts

Presider      Source Eternal, we bring our offerings to you. We thank you for this bread and wine, gifts of your creation. We thank you for Jesus: God with us. 
All    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         Creator, you made our world, beautiful and good.
You made us to live in right relationship with you and all creation.
You sent Jesus to live among us and show us what you are like.
We give all thanks and praise to you, our true and loving God.
You laid the foundations of the earth and enclosed the seas.
You brought forth all creatures and gave breath to humankind.
Wondrous are you, Holy One.  All you create is a sign of hope for our journey. 
And so, we join with the heavenly beings
and all of creation as we sing:


Presider        Glory and honour are yours, Creator of all,
your Word has never been silent.
Of your grace, you sent Jesus  to be human, to share our life,
to proclaim the coming of your holy reign,
and to give himself for us.
Through Jesus Christ you have reconciled us to you
and restored the glory you intended for us.
 On the night before he died, Jesus ate supper with his friends.
He took bread, gave thanks, broke it, and gave it to them, saying:
“Take and eat. This is my very self given for you.
Do this for the remembrance of me.”
Then he took the cup of wine, again he gave thanks,
and gave it to them, saying:

“Drink it all of you. This cup is a new covenant
poured out for you and all people.
Do this for the remembrance of me.”
And so, we remember:
the cross, the tomb, the resurrection and ascension,
and, longing for Christ’s coming again in glory,
we present these gifts to you.
Send your Holy Spirit upon us and upon these gifts,
so that we who share this bread and wine
may be a people of hope, justice and love.
Draw us together in Christ,
and, in the fullness of time, gather us with all your people
into the joy of your eternal home.
Through Christ and with Christ and in Christ,
by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,
we worship you our God and Creator
and give you our unending praise.  

The Lord’s Prayer
Presider        In the spirit of Jesus’ teaching, let us pray.
All             Abba, God in heaven,
holy is your name,
may your kingdom come,
may your will be done,
here on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us what we need for today.
Forgive us as we forgive others.
Save us from times of trial,
and deliver us from all evil.
For all authority and power and glory are yours,
now and forever.  Amen
Breaking of the Bread 

Presider         We break this bread to share in the life of Christ. 
All            We, though many, are one, for we share this one bread. 

Presider         This is the bread of life given in love for us. This is the cup of restored relationship with God.
            These are the gifts of God for all God’s people. 
All            Thanks be to God.

Share the Gifts

All who know the struggles of life, its fractures within and its division without, and who seek fellowship with Christ, are invited to share in Communion.  

During Communion                
Solo             Great Spirit, Mother Nature                Willy Miles-Grenzberg

Sending Out of the Disciples
Prayer after Communion

Presider        Let us pray.
                    As we have shared this bread and wine,
All              we share new life in Christ.
Presider     Send us out in the power of your spirit, 
All              to stand with you in your world and share your love. Amen.

Presider        A Blessing…

Closing Hymn  For All The Children

The Dismissal

Deacon   Go in peace and share the good news of God’s love. 

All    Thanks be to God!

Postlude        Born This Way                      Lady Gaga