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Sunday August 22, 2021 - 13th Sunday after Pentecost


Prelude Pachelbel’s Canon of Peace - Pachelbel & Liebergen

Anne Lane on Flute


Welcome & Announcements


Opening Hymn – We the Lord’s People - CP# 10


1. We the Lord’s people,

heart and voice uniting,

praise him who called us

out of sin and darkness

into his own light,

that he might anoint us

a royal priesthood.


2. This is the Lord’s house,

home of all his people,

school for the faithful,

refuge for the sinner,

rest for the pilgrim,

haven for the weary;

all find a welcome.









3. This is the Lord’s day,

day of God’s own making,

day of creation,

day of resurrection,

day of the Spirit,

sign of heaven’s banquet,

day for rejoicing.


Celebrant The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of

God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all. And also with you.


Collect for Purity


Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hidden.  Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy name; through Christ our Lord.  Amen.


Collect for the Day


Almighty God, we are taught by your word that all our doings without love are nothing.  Send your Holy Spirit and pour into our hearts the most excellent gift of love, the true bond of peace and of all virtue; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen. 


The Readings


1 Kings 8:22-30, 41-43


Psalm 84 - Hymn: How Lovely, Lord, How Lovely. CCLI # 1884009


1.  How lovely, Lord, How lovely

is your abiding place;

my soul is longing, fainting,

to feast upon your grace.

The sparrow finds a shelter,

a place to build her nest,

and so your temple calls us

within its walls to rest.


2.  In your blest courts to worship,

O God, a single day

is better than a thousand

if I from you should stray.

I’d rather keep the entrance

and claim you as my Lord

than revel in the riches

the ways of sin afford.



3.  A sun and shield forever

are you, O Lord Most High;

you shower us with blessings;

no good will you deny.

The saints, your grace receiving,

from strength to strength shall go,

and from their life shall rivers

of blessings overflow.    


Ephesians 6:10-20

John 6:56-69


Homily - The Reverend Canon Ruthanne Ward


Affirmation of Faith – Hear, O Israel (BAS Pg. 53)


Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart,

with all your soul, with all your mind,

and with all your strength.


This is the first and the great commandment.

The second is like it: Love your neighbour as yourself.

There is no commandment greater than these.


The Prayers of the People



Confession and Absolution (BAS Pg. 191)

Celebrant      Dear friends in Christ, let us bring before God the truth of our ways by making our confession to the One who forgives us.


Silence is kept.


Most merciful God,  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.


Celebrant 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. Amen.


The Peace


(Please turn to your neighbours and offer peace by way of a peace sign or slight bow)


May the Peace of the Lord be always with you.  And also with you.


Offertory Hymn – In Christ Alone -  CCLI #1884009


1. In Christ alone my hope is found,
He is my light, my strength, my song;
This Cornerstone, this solid Ground,
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My Comforter, my All in All,
Here in the love of Christ I stand.


3. There in the ground His body lay,
Light of the world by darkness slain:
Then bursting forth in glorious day
Up from the grave He rose again!
And as He stands in victory
Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me,
For I am His and He is mine –
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

4. No guilt in life, no fear in death,
This is the power of Christ in me;
From life’s first cry to final breath,
Jesus commands my destiny.
No power of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand:
Till He returns or calls me home,
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand.


Prayer over the Gifts (BAS Pg. 270)

God of glory, receive all we offer this day as a symbol of our love, and increase in us that true and perfect gift.  We ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


The Eucharist

Celebrant The Lord be with you.

All And also with you.

Celebrant Lift up your hearts.

All We lift them to the Lord.

Celebrant Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

All It is right to give our thanks and praise.

We give you thanks and offer our praise, almighty and ever living God.  You comforted your people with the promise of the Redeemer, through whom you will also make all things new in the day when he comes again to judge the world with mercy and justice.  And so, with the Church throughout the ages and with the hosts of heaven, we praise your name with our unending song:


All Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory.  Hosanna in the highest.


Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord.  Hosanna in the highest.


Holy God, the Beginning and the End, our Salvation and our Hope, we praise you for creating a world of order and beauty.


When we brought on chaos, cruelty and despair, you sent your prophets to proclaim justice and mercy.


At the end of the ages your Son Jesus came to bring us your love and to heal all the suffering world.


In the night in which he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus took bread, and gave thanks; broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying: Take and eat; this is my body, given for you.  Do this for the remembrance of me.

Again, after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it for all to drink, saying: This cup is the new covenant in my blood, shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin.  Do this for the remembrance of me.


Remembering, therefore,  his life, his death, and resurrection,

we await his coming again in righteousness and peace.

Send your Spirit on us and on this bread and this wine we share: strengthen our faith, increase our hope, and bring to birth the justice and joy of your Son.


Through him all glory and honour is yours, Creator God, with the Sustaining Spirit, in your Holy Church, both now and forever, Amen.


The Lord’s Prayer


Celebrant As our Saviour Christ has taught us, let us pray.

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 for ever.  Amen.


The Breaking of the Bread


Celebrant “I am the Bread of Life”, says the Lord. “Whoever comes to me will never be hungry; whoever believes in me will never thirst.”  Taste and see that the Lord is good; happy are they who trust in him.


Celebrant The gifts of God for the people of God.Thanks be to God.


Prayer after Communion (BAS Pg. 270)


Living God, increase in us the healing power of your love.  Guide and direct us that we may please you in all things, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.




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.





Closing Hymn - Go to the World - CP #598


Go to the world! Go into all the earth.

Go preach the cross where Christ renews life's worth,

baptizing as the sign of our rebirth.



Go to the world! Go into every place.

Go live the Word of God's redeeming grace.

Go seek God's presence in each time and space.



Go to the world! Go struggle, bless and pray;

the nights of tears give way to joyous day.

As servant Church, you follow Christ's own way.



Go to the world! Go as the ones I send,

for I am with you 'til the age shall end,

when all the hosts of glory cry 'Amen!'



Dismissal & Postlude