Prelude: Voluntary in F Major: Andante affettuoso – John Garth
THE GATHERING OF THE COMMUNITY
Territorial Land Acknowledgement
As we begin this service, we acknowledge that we gather on the unceded territory of the Algonquin people, the traditional territory of the Wendat and Haudenosaunee Confederacy. May we honour the Indigenous stewards of this land, and grow in right relationship with all Indigenous peoples.
We recognize that Creator God moves us forward together in healing, respect, and unity for future generations.
Opening Hymn: 457 – Alleluia! Glory to God
Celebrant: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.
People: And also with you.
Celebrant: Almighty God,
All: 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.
Glory to God
Celebrant: Glory to God in the highest,
All: 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.
God of the dirtied hands, the wandering feet: you seek out the lost before they ever turn to you. Take us with you into the abandoned places to find a new community outside our fortress walls; through Jesus Christ, the Searching One. Amen.
THE PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD
First Reading – Jeremiah 4.11-12, 22-28
At that time it will be said to this people and to Jerusalem: A hot wind comes from me out of the bare heights in the desert toward my poor people, not to winnow or cleanse — a wind too strong for that. Now it is I who speak in judgment against them. “For my people are foolish, they do not know me; they are stupid children, they have no understanding. They are skilled in doing evil, but do not know how to do good.” I looked on the earth, and lo, it was waste and void; and to the heavens, and they had no light. I looked on the mountains, and lo, they were quaking, and all the hills moved to and fro. I looked, and lo, there was no one at all, and all the birds of the air had fled. I looked, and lo, the fruitful land was a desert, and all its cities were laid in ruins before the Lord, before his fierce anger. For thus says the Lord: The whole land shall be a desolation; yet I will not make a full end. Because of this the earth shall mourn, and the heavens above grow black; for I have spoken, I have purposed; I have not relented nor will I turn back.
The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” *
All are corrupt and commit abominable acts; there is none who does any good.
The Lord looks down from heaven upon us all, *
to see if there is any who is wise, if there is one who seeks after God.
Every one has proved faithless; all alike have turned bad; *
there is none who does good; no, not one.
Have they no knowledge, all those evildoers who eat up my people like bread and do not call upon the Lord? See how they tremble with fear, *
because God is in the company of the righteous.
Their aim is to confound the plans of the afflicted, *
but the Lord is their refuge.
Oh, that Israel’s deliverance would come out of Zion! *
when the Lord restores the fortunes of his people, Jacob will rejoice and Israel be glad.
God of wisdom and love, without you neither truth nor holiness can survive.
Show your mighty presence among us, and make us glad in proclaiming your deliverance in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Second Reading – 1 Timothy 1.12-17
I am grateful to Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because he judged me faithful and appointed me to his service, even though I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and a man of violence. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners — of whom I am the foremost. But for that very reason I received mercy, so that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display the utmost patience, making me an example to those who would come to believe in him for eternal life. To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honour and glory forever and ever. Amen.
Anthem: Christ, Be Our Light – Bernadette Farrell
Gradual: #712, vs. 1
The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to . . .
Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.
The Gospel – Luke 15.1-10
Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to Jesus. And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.” So he told them this parable: “Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until he finds it? When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders and rejoices. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbours, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. Or what woman having ten silver coins, if she loses one of them, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it? When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbours, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.’ Just so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
The Gospel of Christ.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ
Sermon – The Reverend Kerri Brennan
The Apostles’ Creed
Celebrant: Let us confess the faith of our baptism, as we say,
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
Prayers of the People
Our God wraps us round in love and embraces us with mercy. There is nothing we need hide. Let us bring our needs and the needs of the whole human family to God’s loving care, saying: Lord, hear our prayer.
That the leaders of the church will be, like Moses, one with their people and outspoken on their behalf, we pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.
That the church will send itself in search of the lost of this world, the homeless, the addicted, the uneducated, the ill, the rejected, and that we will welcome them to our household, we pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.
That all who are far from home will live in safety, we pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.
For all who are alienated from us and who stay away from this table, that they may return home, and that we may be watching to greet them, we pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.
For the sick, the aged, the lonely, especially:
Judy, Randy, Dorothy, Spruce, Andrea, Doris,
Lynn, Pat, Kathleen, Garth, Dave, Debbie,
Doug, Paul, Ron, Charlotte and her family, Husam, Mark, …
…and any who cannot be with us today, that they may know our kindness and God’s mercy, we pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.
For the People of James Smith Cree and surrounding communities in Treaty 6, that healing may replace anguish and anger, that the victims of these senseless attacks be embraced by their Creator, and that the troubled and violent receive the help needed, we pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.
That peace and forgiveness will mark our lives together, we pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.
For the work of our siblings in Christ:
We pray for Shane, our Bishop; Anne, our Metropolitan; Linda, our Primate; as well as:
Our Community Ministries: · Anglican Day Programs: Centre 454; St Luke’s Table; The Well/La Source · Centre 105 (Cornwall) · Cornerstone Housing for Women · Ottawa Pastoral Counselling Centre · and Refugee Ministry;
St. Helen’s, Orleans, and The Venerable Rhonda Waters;
For Open Table Ministry to university students;
and for The Church of Bangladesh and their clergy, we pray to the Lord: Lord, hear our prayer.
God of promises, you have brought us a long way and have kept us safe in our journey to you. Hear us now, and answer our prayers with delight. Teach us to run to you for all we need. We ask this in the name of Jesus, the Lord. Amen.
Confession & Absolution
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.
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.
Celebrant: The peace of the Lord be always with you.
And also with you.
THE CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST
The Preparation of the Gifts
Offertory: 352 – Amazing Grace
Prayer over the Gifts
The Great Thanksgiving – Eucharistic Prayer #8
The Lord’s Prayer
Celebrant: And now, as our Saviour Christ has taught us, we are bold to say,
All: 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 ever. Amen.
The Breaking of the Bread
Celebrant: We break this bread to share in the body of Christ.
All: We, being many, are one body, for we all share in the one bread.
Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world: grant us peace.
This is the Lord’s Table, not just an Anglican table.
- The bread/wafer is received in the open palm. Gluten-free wafers are available – just ask the priest.
- We offer the wine by way of the Common Cup. Alternatively, you may receive the wine by crossing your arms on your chest, or gently touching the base of the cup. Please know that we are fully communicated by receiving only the bread.
- If you do not wish to receive the bread and wine, but would like a blessing, please indicate this preference by crossing your arms across your chest.
Communion Hymn: 520 – The King of Love My Shepherd Is
Prayer after Communion
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 the courage to forgive. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen.
Glory to God, 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: 393 – Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
Postlude: Immortal, Invisible – Arr. Larry Shackley
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