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Opening Hymn:  CP #505. Be Thou My Vision

1 Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;

naught be all else to me, save that thou art.

Thou my best thought, by day or by night,

waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.


2 Be thou my wisdom, be thou my true word;

I ever with thee, and thou with me, Lord.

Born of thy love, thy child may I be, 

thou in me dwelling and I one with thee.


3 Riches I heed not, nor vain empty praise;

thou mine inheritance, now and always.

Thou and thou only, first in my heart,

Ruler of heaven, my treasure thou art.


4 True Light of heaven, when vict’ry is won

may I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heav’n’s Sun!

Heart of my heart, whatever befall,

still be my vision, O Ruler of all.


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


Eternal God, the heavens declare your glory, even as Wisdom proclaims your precepts to all people.  Set our minds on the wisdom of your Spirit, that when the journey becomes hard, we may have the courage to follow you to the end.  In the name of the One who walked with wisdom on earth, Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen


The Readings


Proverbs 1:20-33; Psalm 19; James 3:1-12; Mark 8:27-38


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 & don’t forget to wave at the camera and offer peace to those joining us virtually)


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





Offertory Hymn – CP# How Clear Is Our Vocation, Lord


How clear is our vocation, Lord,

When once we heed your call:

To live according to your word,

And daily learn, refreshed, restored,

That you are Lord of all,

and will not let us fall.


But if, forgetful, we should find

Your yoke is hard to bear;

If worldly pressures fray the mind,

and love itself cannot unwind

Its tangled skein of care:

Our inward life repair.


We marvel how your saints become

In hindrances more sure;

Whose joyful virtues put to shame

The casual way we wear your name,

And by our faults obscure

Your power to cleanse and cure.


In what you give us, Lord, to do,

Together or along,

In old routines and ventures new,

May we not cease to look to you,

The cross you hung upon -

All you endeavored done.









Prayer over the Gifts


Glorious God, your teachings are more to be desired than fine gold and precious silver; your blessings are more to be sought than all the jewels of the earth.  May the gifts we bring before you today share your blessings with those in need.  In Jesus name we pray, 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 peace, in this eucharist we have been reconciled to you and to our neighbours.  May we who have been nourished by holy things always have courage to forgive.  We ask 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:  CP #602. Lift High the Cross


Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim

till all the world adore his glorious name!


Come, Christian people, sing your praises, shout!

if we are silent, even stones cry out.



Jesus, you wept to see our human strife,

teach us compassion for each human life.



Peace was your plea, and peace your loving theme,

let peace be our passport, peace a living dream.



Great is the cost of walking on this road,

to follow and suffer with the Son of God.



Worlds to be born and children yet to be

come, take up this song into eternity.





Dismissal & Postlude