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Order of Worship


St. Saviour's Anglican Church, Penticton BC

Lent I - February 18, 2024

The bell toll leads us into silence as we begin our worship.

Opening Sentence

We shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. ~ Matthew 4.4

Opening Hymn

O Love, How Deep How Broad (CP 628)

O love, how deep, how broad, how high!
It fills the heart with ecstasy,
that God, the Son of God, should take
our mortal form for mortals’ sake.

God sent no angel to our race
of higher or of lower place,
but wore the robe of human frame
for us, and to this lost world came.

For us he was baptized, and bore
his holy fast, and hungered sore;
for us temptations sharp he knew;
for us the tempter overthrew.

For us he prayed, for us he taught,
for us his daily works he wrought,
by words and signs, and actions, thus
still seeking not himself but us.

For us by wickedness betrayed,
scourged, mocked, in purple robe arrayed,
he bore the shameful cross and death;
for us at length gave up his breath.

 For us he rose from death again,
for us he went on high to reign,
for us he sent his Spirit here
to guide, to strengthen, and to cheer.

To God whose boundless love has won
salvation for us through the Son,
to God the Father, glory be
both now and through eternity.


The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, And the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be always with you.   And also with you.


We acknowledge that our community gathers within the ancestral, traditional, and unceded territory of the Syilx People of the Okanagan Nation and we commit ourselves to the ongoing work of reconciliation.


The 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.


Gloria                                                                                                             Light

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 sins of the world, have mercy on us.

You are seated on 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.


Kyrie                                                                                                                 Tai

Kyrie, Kyrie, Eleison / Christe, Christe, Eleison / Kyrie, Kyrie, Eleison

Collect of the Day

Almighty God, whose Son fasted forty days in the wilderness, and was tempted as we are but did not sin, give us grace to discipline ourselves in submission to your Spirit, that as you know our weakness, so we may know your power to save; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

First Reading     Genesis 9.8–17

Psalm  Psalm 25.1-9

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul; my God, I put my trust in you; * let me not be humiliated, nor let my enemies triumph over me.

      Let none who look to you be put to shame; * let the treacherous be disappointed in their schemes.

Show me your ways, O Lord, * and teach me your paths.

      Lead me in your truth and teach me, * for you are the God of my salvation; in you have I trusted all the day        long.

Remember, O Lord, your compassion and love, * for they are from everlasting.

      Remember not the sins of my youth and my transgressions; * remember me according to your love and for        the sake of your goodness, O Lord.

Gracious and upright is the Lord; * therefore he teaches sinners in his way.

      He guides the humble in doing right * and teaches his way to the lowly.

All the paths of the Lord are love and faithfulness * to those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.

Second Reading     1 Peter 3.18–22

Gospel Acclamation

Return to God, with all your heart, the source of Grace and Mercy;

Come seek the tender faithfulness of God.

Gospel Reading     Mark 1.9–15


The Apostles’ Creed

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.

Prayers of the People

Ailli, Alice, Allison, Andrew, Belva, Beth, Brenda, Callie, Carol, Coral & Rachel, Cyril, Deneen, Dave & Bev, David, Dylan, Effie, Emily, Erika, Gabe, Gavin, Gene & Ken, George & Annette, Heather, Ian, Jack, Jackie , Janessa, Janet, Jim, Judy, Kim, Kristina & Family, Larry & Deb, Lee, Lynda, Llan, Lori, Luke, Nyalah & family, Margreta, Nathan & Chloe, Peter, Phoebe, Sheri, Simone, Spencer & Diana, Sue, Terry Mc. Sr., Zoë.


Dear friends in Christ, God is steadfast in love and infinite in mercy;

God welcomes sinners and invites us to His table.

Let us confess our sin in the presence of God.

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.


The peace of Christ be always with you.   And also with you.

Offertory Hymn 

By the Holy Spirit Sent (CP 176) 

By the Holy Spirit sent,

Jesus to the desert went

That he might his children show

How sin’s power to overthrow.

With a word he could have made

Bread from stones around him laid;

Yet till forty days were past,

Still he kept a holy fast.

When the devil at his side

Tried to make him sin through pride,

He would give no outward sign

That he was God’s son divine.

Calmly he refused to win

By a single act of sin

Of the whole wide world will bring

He would worship God alone.

Since our loving Saviour thus

Kept a sacred Lent for us,

We, through him, can conquer sin

And a royal victory win.


Prayer Over the Gifts

God our refuge and our strength, receive all we offer you this day, and through the death and resurrection of your Son transform us to his likeness. We ask this in his name. Amen.

Eucharistic Prayer

The Lord be with you. And also with you.

Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give our thanks and praise.


 Gordon Light

Holy, holy, holy Lord, Lord God of power and might,

Heav’n and earth are full, full of your glory.

Glory to you, O Lord Most High.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord,

Hosanna in the highest. Hosanna in the highest.

Lord’s Prayer

                                                                                                                                             Gordon Light

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. 

The Breaking of the Bread

We break this bread to share in the body of Christ.

We, being many, are one body, for we all share in the one bread.

Agnus Dei                                                                                   Gordon Light

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: Have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world: Grant us your peace.

Communion Hymns

Tree of Life and Awesome Mystery (CP 179) 

Tree of life and awesome mystery,
In your death we are reborn,
Though you die in all of history,
Still you rise with every morn,
Still you rise with every morn.

Seed that dies to rise in glory,
May we see ourselves in you,
If we learn to live your story,
We may die to rise anew,
We may die to rise anew.

We remember truth one spoken,
Love passed on through act and word,
Every person, lost and broken
Wears the body of our Lord,
Wears the body of our Lord.

Gentle Jesus, mighty Spirit,
Come inflame our hearts anew,
We may all your joy inherit,
If we bear the cross with you,
If we bear the cross with you.

Christ you lead and we shall follow,
Stumbling though our steps may be,
One with you in joy and sorrow,
We the river you the sea,
We the river you the sea.

Now The Silence (CP 53) 

Now the silence Now the peace
Now the empty hands uplifted
Now the kneeling Now the plea
Now the Father's arms in welcome
Now the hearing Now the power
Now the vessel brimmed for pouring
Now the body Now the blood
Now the joyful celebration
Now the wedding Now the songs
Now the heart forgiven leaping
Now the Spirit's visitation
Now the Son's epiphany
Now the Father's blessing
Now Now Now.

Prayer After Communion

Faithful God, in this holy bread you increase our faith and hope and love. Lead us in the path of Christ who is your Word of life. We ask this in his name. Amen.

Doxology                                                                                                                                      Tadman

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,

for ever and ever. Amen.  x 2

Call To Action & Announcements


The blessing of God almighty, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, be with you and guard your hearts, from this time forth, and forevermore.


         Go in peace to love and serve the Lord. Thanks be to God.

Sending Hymn     

Worship the Lord in the Beauty (CP385)

Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness,
bow down before him, his glory proclaim;
gold of obedience and incense of lowliness
bring and adore him: the Lord is his name!

Low at his feet lay your burden of carefulness,
high on his heart he will bear it for thee,
comfort your sorrows, and answer your prayerfulness,
guiding your steps in the way best for you.

Fear not to enter his courts in the slenderness
of the poor wealth thou canst reckon as thine:
truth in its beauty and love in its tenderness,
these are the offerings to lay to his shrine.

These, though we bring them in trembling and fearfulness,
he will accept for the name that is dear,
mornings of joy give for evenings of tearfulness,
trust for our trembling and hope for our fear.

Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness,
bow down before him, his glory proclaim;
gold of obedience and incense of lowliness,
bring, and adore him: the Lord is his name.

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