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Worship Service for July 26th 2020

Opening Hymn Jesus Shall Reign Where'er the Sun Link to Hymn

Gathering of the Community

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of us, now and evermore. Amen

Glory to God

Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth.

Lord God, heavenly king, almighty God and Father,

we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory.  

Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God,

you take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us;

you are seated at the right hand of the Father:  receive our prayer.

For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord,

you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit,

in the glory of God the Father. Amen.


Let us pray.

Scandalous God, sewing weeds among the crop, raising bread with impure yeast, offering treasure beyond price, casting a net that catches good and bad: throw down our mean idols of purity and possession and let the Son of man show us your inclusive, provocative love; through Jesus Christ, the stumbling block. Amen.

The Readings

1 Kings 3:5-12 Psalm 119:129-136, Romans 8:26-39, Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

Click on File below to listen to the readings – “Readings for July 26th Audio file .m4a”    

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The Sermon           

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Hymn – Draw the Circle Wide  Link to Hymn

An Affirmation of Faith

Our Lord Jesus Christ said: Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord, and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind and with all your strength. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: you shall love your neighbour as yourself

The Prayers of the People        

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The Offertory Prayer

God of grace, accept all we offer you this day, as we look toward the glory you have promised. This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord.

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name,

thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, For ever and forever. Amen.

Closing Hymn - Crown Him with Many Crowns  Link to Hymn


Glory to God, whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we could ask or imagine. Glory to God, from generation to generation, in the Church and in Christ Jesus, for ever and ever. Amen


The Light of God surrounds you.

The Love of God enfolds you.

The power of God protects you.

The presence of God watches over you.

For wherever you are, God is.

And may the blessing of God Almighty,

the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit

Be amongst us and remain with us always. Amen.


We are grateful to Paul Arculus for sharing this week's readings and Rhonda O’Grady for the Prayers of the People.  

Reverend Ruthanne continues on her summer vacation. Please bring any questions, concerns or pastoral matters to Reverend Phil this week. He is best reached by phone at 705 607 4546.

Please note that this week Priest on the Lawn will be Wednesday July 29th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am (weather permitting). Drop by for a visit, to say hello and enjoy some time in community.