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Opening Hymn – Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise - CP # 393


1 Immortal, invisible, God only wise,

in light inaccessible, hid from our eyes,

most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,

almighty, victorious, thy great name we praise.


2 Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,

nor wanting, nor wasting, thou rulest in might,

thy justice like mountains high soaring above

thy clouds, which are fountains of goodness and love.


3 To all, life thou givest, to both great and small.

In all life thou livest, the true life of all.

We blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree,

and wither and perish, but naught changeth thee.


4 Great God of all glory, great God of all light,

thine angels adore thee, all veiling their sight.

All praise we would render; O help us to see

‘tis only the splendour of light hideth thee.



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

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

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


God of unclean hands, touching those rejected by the world, despised by the religious: guide us from false purity which hides misshapen hearts; lead us to the joyful feast in which all are renewed; through Jesus Christ, the beauty of God’s face.  Amen.


The Readings


Song of Solomon 2:8-13; Psalm 45: 1, 2, 6-9; James 1:17-27;

Mark 7:1-8, 14, 15, 21-23


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 – Just As I Am - CP #615


1 Just as I am, without one plea,

but that thy blood was shed for me,

and that thou bidd'st me come to thee,

O Lamb of God, I come, I come.


3 Just as I am, though tossed about

with many a conflict, many a doubt,

fightings and fears within, without,

O Lamb of God, I come, I come.


4 Just as I am, and waiting not to rid

my soul of one dark blot,

To thee, whose blood can cleanse each spot

O Lamb of God, I come, I come. 


5 Just as I am, thy love unknown

Has broken every barrier down

Now to be thine, yea, thine alone,

O Lamb of God, I come, I come.



Prayer over the Gifts

God of light, every generous act of giving and every perfect gift comes from you.  May the offering we bring before you this day testify to who we are and whose we are.  And may the gifts of our hands reflect the bounty of your harvest in our lives.  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.”

All   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.

All Thanks be to God.


Prayer after Communion (BAS Pg. 270)


God of love, you renew us at your table with the bread of life. May your holy food strengthen us in love and help us to serve you in each other.  WE ask this in the name 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 - Fairest Lord Jesus - CP #619


1 Fairest Lord Jesus, 

ruler of all nature, 

O thou of God and man the Son, 

Thee will I cherish, 

Thee will I honor, 

thou, my soul's glory, joy, and crown.


3 Fair is the sunshine, 

fairer still the moonlight, 

and all the twinkling starry host: 

Jesus shines brighter, 

Jesus shines purer 

than all the angels heaven can boast.


4 Beautiful Saviour! 

Lord of all the nations! 

Son of God and Son of Man! 

Glory and honour, 

praise, adoration, 

now and forevermore be thine.


Dismissal & Postlude