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A reminder that we have the honour of Bishop Andrew Asbil preaching during our virtual service this Sunday AND joining us for coffee hour at 11 am.

To watch the service, which is uploaded for 10 am Sunday morning, Click Here for YouTube Channel

To join us, via Zoom, at 11 am on Sunday morning, Click Here for Zoom Link

A word of gratitude to our very own Reverend Dr. Jack Roberts who presided this week.  Thank you Jack!


Order of Service for Sunday March 21, Lent 5






Opening Hymn - Take Up Your Cross, the Saviour Said - CP #431 

1. Take up your cross, the Saviour said,
if my disciple you would be;
deny yourself, the world forsake,
and humbly follow after me.

4. Take up your cross, then, in Christ's strength,
and every danger calmly brave;
'twill guide you to a heavenly home,
and lead to victory o'er the grave.

5. Take up your cross and follow Christ,
nor think till death to lay it down,
for only those who bear the cross
may hope to wear the glorious crown.


The Grace

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.


Kyrie Confession (from Common Worship)


You raise the dead to life in the Spirit:

Lord, have mercy. 

Lord, have mercy.


You bring pardon and peace to the broken in heart:

Christ, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.


You make one by your Spirit the torn and divided:

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.


A moment of silence for personal confession.




May the God of love and power

Forgive you and free you from your sins,

Heal and strengthen you by the Spirit,

And raise you to new life in Christ our Lord.  Amen.


Collect Prayer (from Prayers for an Inclusive Church)


Lord of the new covenant, in Christ you draw all people to yourself: may we die with him to the powers of hate and let him show us a world loved by you, through Jesus Christ, the fruitful grain.  Amen



Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-12; John 12:20-33


Homily - The Right Reverend Andrew Asbil


Meditation Hymn - He Comes to Us As One Unknown - CP #456 

He comes to us as one unknown,
a breath unseen, unheard;
as though within a heart of stone,
or shriveled seed in darkness sown,
a pulse of being stirred.

He comes when souls in silence lie
and thoughts of day depart;
half-seen upon the inward eye,
a falling star across the sky
of night within the heart.

He comes to us in sound of seas,
the ocean’s fume and foam;
yet small and still upon the breeze,
a wind that stirs the tops of trees,
a voice to call us home.

He comes in love as once he came
by flesh and blood and birth;
to bear within our mortal frame
a life, a death, a saving Name,
for every child of earth..

He comes in truth when faith is grown;
believed, obeyed, adored:
the Christ in all the Scriptures shown,
as yet unseen, but not unknown,
our Saviour and our Lord.

Prayers of the People


Lord’s Prayer


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.


Benediction & Blessing


Closing Hymn - Sister, Let Me Be Your Servant CP # 500 

1. Sister, let me be your servant;
let me be as Christ to you;
pray that I may have the grace to
let you be my servant too.

2. We are pilgrims on a journey,
and companions on the road;
we are here to help each other
walk the mile and bear the load.

3. I will hold the Christlight for you
in the nighttime of your fear;
I will hold my hand out to you,
speak the peace you long to hear.

4. I wil! weep when you are weeping;
when you laugh I'll laugh with you;
I will share your joy and sorrow,
till we've seen this journey through.

5. When we sing to God in heaven,
we shall find such harmony,
born of all we've known together
of Christ's love and agony.

6. Brother, let me be your servant;
let me be as Christ to you;
pray thatl may have the grace to
let you be my servant too.