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Choral Eucharist | August 14, 2022
The Rev. Adam Dawkins
The Rev. Adam Dawkins
Sunday, August 14, 2022
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Join us in Prayer This Sunday. 

The Very Rev. Christopher A. Pappas presides and the Rev. Adam Dawkins preaches. 

You can download a pdf version of the service booklet here, or continue scrolling to follow along with a text-only version. 

Order of Service 

Cathedral Parish Announcements    10:25am
Gathering of the Community

Introit             Hail Holy Queen, Enthroned Above  (Salve Regina Caelitum)                     trad. German 1736
            Refrain:  Triumph all ye cherubim! 
                           Sing with us ye seraphim!
                           Heaven and earth resound the hymn!
                           Salve, salve, salve, Regina!

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  Heavenly Message (CP 269) 


Presider      Let us pray 

Silence is kept

                    O God,

All               you have taken to yourself the blessed Virgin Mary, mother of your incarnate Son.

                   May we who have been redeemed by his blood, share with her the glory of your eternal kingdom;

                   through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

                   one God, now and forever.

Proclamation of the Word

First Reading  Isaiah 7:10-15

Reader   Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church. 

All    Thanks be to God.

Canticle  Ave Maria        Setting: Franz Schubert    

 Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum.

Benedicta tu in mulieribus,

et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus.

Sancta Maria, Mater Dei,

ora pro nobis peccatoribus,

nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.


Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.

Blessed art thou among women,

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

pray for us sinners,

now and in the hour of our death. Amen.

Second Reading Galatians 4:4-7

Reader              Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church  

All    Thanks be to God.

Sequence Hymn When Out of Poverty Is Born

Text: Kathryn Galloway (b. 1952)

Music: melody from English Country Songs 1893; harm. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) KINGSFOLD


1. When out of poverty is born

a dream that will not die,

and landless, early folk find strength

to stand with heads held high.

it’s then we learn from those who wait

to greet the promised day,

‘The Lord is coming; don’t lose heart.

Be blest; prepare the way!’


2. When people wander far from God,

forget to share their bread,

they find their wealth an empty thing,

their spirits are not fed.

For only just and tender love

the hungry soul will stay.

And so God’s prophets echo still

‘Be blest; prepare the way!’


3. When God took flesh and came to earth,

the world turned upside down,

and in the strength of woman’s fait

the Word of life was born.

She knew that God would raise the low,

it pleased her to obey.

Rejoice with Mary in the call,

‘Be blest; prepare the way!’

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 1:46-55

Deacon   The Gospel of Christ.

All   Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Sermon   The Rev. Adam Dawkins

Silence for Reflection 

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 Extra-Provincial Churches. In the Anglican Church of Canada Cycle of Prayer we pray for the Right Rev. Geoff Woodcroft, Bishop, and the clergy and people of the Diocese of Rupert’s Land. In the Anglican-Lutheran Cycle of Prayer we pray for the dean, council, and congregations of the West 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; the Vancouver School of Theology, and the Rev. Richard Topping, Principal, the Rev. Rob James, the Rev. Liz Ruder-Celiz, the faculty, staff and students. In our parish we pray for the Healing Touch and Healing Prayer ministries.

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

             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 Hymn  The God Whom Earth and Sea and Sky (CP 267)

Text: Venantius Fortunatus (540?-609?); tr. J.M. Neale (1818-1866)

Music: Mechlin Plainsong, mode viii; harm. Healey Willan (1880-1968) VENI CREATOR SPIRITUS 


1 The God whom earth and sea and sky

adore and laud and magnify,

whose might they own, whose praise they swell,

in Mary's womb vouchsafed to dwell.


2 The Lord whom sun and moon obey,

whom all things serve from day to day,

was borne upon a maiden's breast

who fullest heavenly grace possessed.


3 How blest that mother, in whose shrine

the world's Creator, Lord divine,

whose hand contains the earth and sky,

vouchsafed, as in his ark, to lie;


4 blest in the message Gabriel brought,

blest by the work the Spirit wrought;

from whom the great Desire of earth,

took human flesh and human birth.


5 O Lord, the virgin-born, to thee

eternal praise and glory be,

whom in the Godhead we adore,

forever and for evermore. Amen.


Prayer over the Gifts

Presider   God of all creation,

All   all you have made is good,

        and your love endures forever.

       You bring forth bread from the earth

        and fruit from the vine.

        Nourish us with these gifts,

        so that we might be for the world

signs of your gracious presence in 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             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   Ave Maria      Vladimir Vavilov (1925-1973)

Sending Out of the Disciples

Prayer after Communion

Presider  We give you thanks, almighty God,

All   that you have refreshed us

through the healing power of this gift of life.

In your mercy, strengthen us through this gift,

in faith toward you and in fervent love toward one another;

for the sake 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.