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Choral Eucharist | September 4, 2022
The Rev. Stuart Mennigke
The Rev. Stuart Mennigke
Sunday, September 4, 2022
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Join us in prayer today. The Very Rev. Christopher A. Pappas presides and the Rev. Stuart Menningke preaches. 

You can download a pdf version of the service booklet here, or follow along by scrolling down here

Order of Service 
Introit    Sinfonia (from Cantata 12 Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen)   J.S. Bach

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  We, the Lord's People (CP 10) 


Presider   Let us pray 

Silence is kept

               Almighty God,

All   you search us and know us: may we rely on you in strength and rest on you in weakness, 
now and in all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Proclamation of the Word

First Reading  Jeremiah 18:1-11

Reader   Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church. 

All    Thanks be to God.


Canticle  As with Rosy Steps, the Morn  (Theodora)     G.F. Handel 

   As with rosy steps the morn, advancing, 

Drives the shades of night,

So from virtuous toils well-borne,

Raise Thou our hopes of endless light.

Triumphant Saviour, Lord of day,

Thou art the life, the light, the way!

As with rosy steps. . . .


 Second Reading Philemon 1-21

Reader   Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church  

All    Thanks be to God.

Sequence Hymn Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service (CP 585)

   Text: Albert Frederick Bayly (1901-1984) 
   Music: Melody The Sacred Harp, Mason 1844 BEACH SPRING

1 Lord, whose love in humble service 

Bore the weight of human need, 

Who upon the cross, forsaken, 

Worked your mercy’s perfect deed: 

We, your servants, bring the worship 

Not of voice alone, but heart; 

Consecrating to your purpose 

Every gift which you impart. 

2 Still your children wander homeless; 

Still the hungry cry for bread; 

Still the captives long for freedom; 

Still in grief we mourn our dead. 

As you, Lord, in deep compassion 

Healed the sick and freed the soul, 

By your Spirit send your power 

To our world to make it whole. 

3 As we worship, grant us vision 

Till your love’s revealing light 

In its height and depth and greatness 

Dawns upon our quickened sight, 

Making known the needs and burdens 

Your compassion bids us bear, 

Stirring us to ardent service, 

Your abundant life to share. 

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 14:25-33

Deacon   The Gospel of Christ.

All   Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Sermon   The Rev. Stuart Mennigke 

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 Anglican Church of Australia. In the Anglican Church of Canada Cycle of Prayer we pray for the theological colleges and training programs within the Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert’s Land: Arthur Turner Training School, the Centre for Christian Studies, the College of Emmanuel and St. Chad, Henry Budd College for Ministry, Saint John’s College, Dr. William Winter School for Ministry, James Settee College for Ministry. In the Anglican-Lutheran Cycle of Prayer we pray for the Season of Creation and a renewed commitment to a healthy relationship with the Earth .  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. Hildegard’s Sanctuary, the Rev. Melanie Calabrigo; the Deanery of Golden Ears, the Rev. Laurel Dahill, Regional Dean. In our parish we pray for PWRDF, Partners in Mission, Care + Share.

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.

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  God of All Time, All Seasons of Our Living (CP 67)

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   The Lord be with you.

All   And also with you.


Presider   Lift up your hearts.

All    We lift them to the Lord.


Presider   Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

All    It is right to give our thanks and praise.

Presider   We give you thanks and praise, almighty God, through your beloved Son, Jesus Christ,

our Saviour and Redeemer. He is your living Word, through whom you have created all things.

By the power of the Holy Spirit he took flesh of the Virgin Mary and shared our human nature.

He lived and died as one of us, to reconcile us to you, the God and Father of all.

In fulfilment of your will he stretched out his hands in suffering, to bring release to those who place their hope in you;

and so he won for you a holy people.

He chose to bear our griefs and sorrows, and to give up his life on the cross, that he might shatter the chains of evil and 

death, and banish the darkness of sin and despair.

By his resurrection he brings us into the light of your presence.

Now with all creation we raise our voices to proclaim the glory of your name.

Sanctus  (CP 722)

Presider   Holy and gracious God, accept our praise, through your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ;

who on the night he was handed over to suffering and death, took bread and gave you thanks, saying,
“Take, and eat: this is my body which is broken for you.”

In the same way he took the cup, saying,
“This is my blood which is shed for you. When you do this, you do it in memory of me.”

Remembering, therefore, his death and resurrection, we offer you this bread and this cup,

giving thanks that you have made us worthy to stand in your presence and serve you.

We ask you to send your Holy Spirit upon the offering of your holy Church.

Gather into one all who share in these sacred mysteries, filling them with the Holy Spirit  and confirming their faith in the 

truth, that together we may praise you and give you glory through your Servant, Jesus Christ.

All glory and honour are yours, Father and Son, with the Holy Spirit in the Holy Church, now and 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   We break this bread to share in the body of Christ.

All    We, being many, are one body, for we all share in the one bread.

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  Aria: Kreuz und Krone sind verbunden     J.S. Bach 

        - Cantata 12 Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen 
        (Weeping, Lamenting, Worrying, Fearing)   


Cross and crown are connected; fight and gem are united. 

Christians have their torment and their enemy every hour,

But their consolation is in the wounds of Christ.


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  Go to the World! (CP 598)

The Dismissal

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

All    Thanks be to God! 

Postlude  Gabriel's Oboe (from The Mission)     Ennio Morricone