Twenty-first Sunday After Pentecost

Prelude: Musette in G Major – G.F. Handel


Territorial Land Acknowledgement
As we begin this service, we acknowledge that we are gathered 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.

Processional Hymn: 374 – Alleluia! Sing to Jesus

Gathering Sentences
Celebrant:         The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit with us all, evermore. Amen.

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.

Collect of the Day

Most glorious God, in Jesus you call your people to true humility and servanthood. Grant to us the boldness to desire a place in your kingdom, the courage to drink the cup of suffering, and the grace to find in service the glory you promise; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


First Reading – Job 38.1-7, 34-41

Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind: “Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?  Gird up your loins like a man, I will question you, and you shall declare to me.

“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?  Tell me, if you have understanding.  Who determined its measurements – surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone when the morning stars sang together and all the heavenly beings shouted for joy?”
‘Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, so that a flood of waters may cover you? Can you send forth lightnings, so that they may go and say to you, “Here we are”? Who has put wisdom in the inward parts, or given understanding to the mind? Who has the wisdom to number the clouds? Or who can tilt the waterskins of the heavens, when the dust runs into a mass and the clods cling together?
‘Can you hunt the prey for the lion, or satisfy the appetite of the young lions, when they crouch in their dens, or lie in wait in their covert? Who provides for the raven its prey, when its young ones cry to God, and wander about for lack of food?

Psalm 104.1-9, 24, 37b   Response: Lord, how manifold are your works! In wisdom you have made them all.

  1. Bless the Lord, O my soul; *
           O Lord my God, how excellent is your greatness! you are clothed with majesty and splendour.
  1. You wrap yourself with light as with a cloak *
          and spread out the heavens like a curtain.
  1. You lay the beams of your chambers in the waters above; *
          you make the clouds your chariot; you ride on the wings of the wind.
  1. You make the winds your messengers *
    and flames of fire your servants.
  1. You have set the earth upon its foundations,  *
           so that it never shall move at any time.
  1. You covered it with the deep as with a mantle;  *
           the waters stood higher than the mountains.

7.   At your rebuke they fled; *
at the voice of your thunder they hastened away.

  1. They went up into the hills and down to the valleys beneath, *
    to the places you had appointed for them.
  1. You set the limits that they should not pass; *
    they shall not again cover the earth.

    25. O Lord, how manifold are your works!
    in wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.

O God of eternal light, heaven and earth are the work of your hands, and all creation sings your praise and beauty.  As in the beginning, by your Spirit, you gave life and order to all that is, so by the same Spirit redeem us and all things, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Gradual: 338 – Adoremus Te Jesu Christe

     The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to . . .
      Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.  

The Gospel – Mark 10.35-45

James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to Jesus and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” And he said to them, “What is it you want me to do for you?” And they said to him, “Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.” But Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?” They replied, “We are able.” Then Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you will drink; and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized; but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.” When the ten heard this, they began to be angry with James and John. So Jesus called them and said to them, “You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.”

      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

We are invited to serve the needs of all, but we require God’s assistance. Let us turn our hearts to God, asking for help in our need, saying: Lord, have mercy.

That leaders of the church will freely serve the faithful, without preference to rank or authority, we pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.

That among the peoples of the world service will take precedence over authority, we pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.

That the many peoples of the world will serve the needs of others, and will comfort the anxieties of all, we pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.

That the victims of oppression, abuse, or neglect will discover the peace of God through others’ assistance, prayer, and presence, we pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.

That all who suffer, especially:

Judy, Randy, John,
Lynn, Pat, Yvonne, Kathleen, Bonnie, Barbara, Michelle, Garth, Paul, Dave, Debbie, Maggie, George, Mary-Anne, Jane, Melodi, Doug, Peter, …

and those known to you alone, will know the power of God, we pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.

That the community gathered here will nourish others, sustained by the nourishment of the word and the table of the Lord, we pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.

For the work of our siblings in Christ:
The Church in the Province of the West Indies and their clergy;
St. Luke’s, Ottawa, and The Reverend Victoria Scott;
For Hospital and Nursing Home ministries throughout our Diocese;
And for all clergy under the jurisdiction of the Bishop of Ottawa, we pray to the Lord.  Lord, have mercy.

God of justice, Lord of love, send your Spirit to dwell within us, sustaining our efforts of service; we ask this in Jesus’ name, who lives forever and ever. 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 our sins, confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, and keep you in eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Peace
Celebrant: The peace of the Lord be always with you.
                  And also with you. 


                                               Offertory Hymn: Bless the Lord, O My Soul

Prayer over the Gifts

The Great Thanksgiving – Eucharistic Prayer #2 (BAS page 196)

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 #1 (BAS page 212)

Agnus Dei
Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us. (x2)
Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world: grant us peace.

The Communion

   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.
  • The wine, if desired, may be taken from individual cups provided. (container to your right for recycle of empty cup). If you do not wish to receive the wine, please know you 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: 80 – We Hail Thee Now, O Jesus

Prayer after Communion

God of peace, you have nourished us in this sacrament with the body and blood of Christ. May we who have taken holy things keep faith in our hearts and lives, 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. 

The Blessing

Recessional Hymn: 500 – Sister, Let Me Be Your Servant


Postlude: Allegro in C Major – Christoph Graupner

♦   ♦   ♦   ♦   ♦   ♦