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WORSHIP

Order of Worship

FOURTH Sunday after Pentecost

Eucharist - Ordinary Time

June 16, 2024

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

                                                                           

† THE GATHERING †

OPENING SENTENCES     

                        Quietly accept the message planted in your hearts; it can bring you salvation.

 

OPENING HYMN    This is the Day…                                                         Blue Book CP373

 

THE GRACE     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.

 

WELCOME AND TERRITORIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

 

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         Glory to God in the Highest                                               Blue Book          CP366

 

COLLECT OF THE DAY

            Almighty God, without you we are not able to please you. Mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

 

 

FIRST READING       1 Samuel 15:34-16:13

 

†  THE WORD  †

PSALM              Psalm 20

 

May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble, 

     the name of the God of Jacob defend you;

Send your help from his holy place

     and strengthen you out of Zion;

Remember all your offerings

      and accept your burnt sacrifice;

Grant you your heart’s desire

      and prosper all your plans.

We will shout for joy at your victory and triumph in the name of our God;

       may the Lord grant all your requests

Now I know that the Lord gives victory to God’s anointed;

God will answer him out of the holy heaven, with the victorious  strength of God’s right hand.

Some put their trust in chariots and some in horses, 

         but we will call upon the name of the Lord our God.

They collapse and fall down,

         but we will arise and stand upright.

O Lord, give victory to the king

                 and answer us when we call.

 

           

SECOND READING      2 Corinthians 5.6–10, (11–13), 14–17

 

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION      Alleluia                                                        Blue Book     CP405

 

GOSPEL READING    Mark 4:26-34

 

SERMON

 

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH

        Let us declare our faith in the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

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, Beryl, Brenda, Brynlee, Callie, Carol, Coral & Rachel, Deneen, Dave & Bev, Dave & Trish, Dylan, Effie, Emily, Gabe, Gavin, Gene & Ken, Annette, Heather, Ian, Jackie, Janessa,

Janet, Jim, Judy, Kim, Kristina & Family, Laura, Lee, Leslie, Llan, Lori, Luke, Nyalah & family, Margreta,

Nathan & Chloe, Peter, Phoebe, Shelagh, Simone, Spencer & Diana, Sue, Tom, Zoë.

CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION

Dear friends in Christ, God is steadfast in love and infinite in mercy; God welcomes sinners and invites us to this table. Let us confess our sins, confident in God’s forgiveness.

 

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.

 

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       

The peace of Christ be always with you.        

And also with you.

 

 

 

†  THE HOLY COMMUNION  †

 

 

OFFERTORY HYMN          You are the Salt for the…                                 Blue Book CP 502

 

PRAYER OVER THE GIFTS

God of reconciliation and forgiveness, the saving work of Christ has made our peace with you. May that work grow toward its perfection in all we offer you this day. We ask this in his name.

 

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

 

SANCTUS

            You are holy, you are whole, you are always ever more                                     Per Harlig

            Than we ever understand, you are always at hand.

            Blessed are you coming near, blessed are you coming here.

    To your church in wine and in the bread, raised from soil, raised from dead.

            You are holy, you are wholeness, you are present,

            Let the cosmos praise you lord!

            Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Our Lord!

 

 

LORD’S PRAYER

            Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,                                            Darryl Nixon

            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

“I am the bread of life,” says the Lord.            …OR…         We break this bread
“Whoever comes to me will never be hungry;                      to share in the body of Christ.

whoever believes in me will never thirst.”                             We, being many, are one body,

Taste and see that the Lord is good;                                      for we all share in the one Bread.

happy are they who trust in him!                                

                                 

 The gifts of God for the People of God.           Thanks be to God!

 

AGNUS DEI (Lamb of God)                                                                                      David Saint

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world:  Have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world:  Have mercy on us.

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

 

COMMUNION HYMNS    Draw Near and Take                                           Blue Book CP49

                                            Like the Murmur of…                                         Blue Book CP635

 

PRAYER AFTER COMUNION

 

Holy and blessed God, as you give us the body and blood of your Son, guide us with your Holy Spirit,

that we may honour you not only with our lips but also in our lives. This we ask in the name of Jesus

Christ our Lord.

 

DOXOLOGY             More Than We Can Ask or Imagine                            Blue Book     CP86   

 

– THE SENDING –

 

CALLS FOR JUSTICE AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

BLESSING

            The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you. The Lord look upon you with favour and grant you peace. And the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit be upon you and remain with you, this day and always. Amen.

 

RECESSIONAL HYMN         The Love of Jesus Calls Us                              Blue Book CP434

 

DISMISSAL              

 

Go from here rejoicing in the power of the Spirit! Thanks be to God.

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