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Sunday Service- Thanksgiving Sunday
The Revd Philip Cochrane
The Revd Philip Cochrane
Sunday, October 10, 2021
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We welcome all and especially newcomers and visitors, whoever you are and wherever you find yourself on the journey of faith. Whenever you see this sign, + before a word or text, you are invited to make the sign of the cross. 




The clergy will enter and kneel to pray. At this point, please move to your seats and conclude conventions quietly. 

The Celebrant then welcomes the gathering informally. 


The Greeting

Celebrant   We acknowledge with respect that we worship on the traditional and unceded  territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Let us pray that we may  live more deeply into the calls to action from Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. 

All   May the living Christ lead us all on the pathways of reconciliation and  peace.

A moment of silence is kept.

The Celebrant greets the community.

Celebrant  The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.

All            And also with you. 


Collect of the Day

Celebrant   Creator of the fruitful earth, you made us stewards of all things. Give us grateful hearts for all your goodness, and steadfast wills to use your bounty well, that the whole human family, today and in generations to come, may with us give thanks for the riches of your creation. 

We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord.

All   Amen.



Celebrant  Let us prepare ourselves for the Word of God  as it comes to us in the reading of Holy Scriptures. 

All   Our hearts and minds are open.


First Reading                                                                                           


Do not fear, O soil;
   be glad and rejoice,
   for the Lord has done great things!
Do not fear, you animals of the field,
   for the pastures of the wilderness are green;
the tree bears its fruit,
   the fig tree and vine give their full yield.

O children of Zion, be glad
   and rejoice in the Lord your God;
for he has given the early rain for your vindication,
   he has poured down for you abundant rain,
   the early and the later rain, as before.
The threshing-floors shall be full of grain,
   the vats shall overflow with wine and oil.

I will repay you for the years
   that the swarming locust has eaten,
the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter,
   my great army, which I sent against you.

You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied,
   and praise the name of the Lord your God,
   who has dealt wondrously with you. 

And my people shall never again be put to shame.
You shall know that I am in the midst of Israel,
   and that I, the Lord, am your God and there is no other.
And my people shall never again                                                   Joel 2:21-27

Reader   Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s people. 

All    Thanks be to God.


Musical Interlude


Second Reading                                                                                       


First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings should be made for everyone, for kings and all who are in high positions, so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and dignity. This is right and is acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour, who desires everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For 

there is one God;
   there is also one mediator between God and humankind,
Christ Jesus, himself human,
   who gave himself a ransom for all
—this was attested at the right time. For this I was appointed a herald and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.  

1 Timothy 2:1-7

Reader   Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s people. 

All    Thanks be to God.

Musical Interlude


The Gospel                                                                                                

Reader   The Lord be with you. 

All    And also with you.

Reader   +The Holy Gospel of Jesus the Christ according to Matthew.

All    Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ. 

‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 

Therefore do not worry, saying, “What will we eat?” or “What will we drink?” or “What will we wear?” For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.   Matthew 6:25-33

Reader   The Gospel of Christ.

All   Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ




Affirming Our Faith (The Apostles’ Creed)

Celebrant   Let us give voice to our convictions  and substance to our hopes.

All  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.


The Prayers of the People                                 


Confession and Absolution

Deacon   Let us confess our forgetfulness of the needs of the poor, and repent of the  ways in which we waste the resources of the world.

Silence is kept.

Deacon    Most merciful God,

All   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.

Celebrant  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.

All  Amen.


The Peace

Celebrant  The harvest of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,  patience, kindness, goodness,  faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.                               cf Galatians 5.22,23 

The peace of Christ be always with you.

All   And also with you.


Deacon will informally give directions.



The table is prepared.

Prayer over the Gifts

Celebrant   Let us pray

The community prays in silence.

Celebrant   Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation; you bring forth bread from the earth.

All   Blessed be God for ever.

Celebrant   Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation; you create the fruit of the vine.

All   Blessed be God for ever.


The Great Thanksgiving 


Celebrant   The Lord be with you.

All   And also with you.

Celebrant   Lift up your hearts.

All   We lift them to the Lord.

Celebrant   Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. 

All   It is right to give our thanks and praise.

Celebrant It is indeed right to thank you and praise you, holy and gracious God, creator of all things, ruler of heaven and earth, sustainer of life, for you are the source of all goodness, rich in mercy and abounding in love; you are faithful to your people in every generation, and your word endures for ever.

Therefore with angels and archangels, with the fellowship of saints and the company of heaven, we glorify your holy name, evermore praising you and singing,


 Holy, holy, holy, Lord,

 God of power and might,

 heaven and earth are full of your glory.

 Hosanna in the highest.

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

 Hosanna in the highest.

  Hosanna in the highest.


Celebrant   We praise you, merciful Father, not as we ought, but as we are able, because in your tender love you gave the world your only Son, in order that the world might be saved through him.

He made you known by taking the form of a servant, healing the sick, liberating the oppressed, reaching out to the lost.

Betrayed, reviled, and nailed to the cross, he confronted the power of sin and disarmed it for ever.

In his offering of himself, he became the perfect and sufficient sacrifice for the sins of the whole world.

Redeemed by Christ, we have been adopted as your children; by your pardon you have made us worthy to praise you.

On the night he was betrayed, Jesus, at supper with his friends, took bread, gave you thanks, broke the bread, gave it to them, and said, “Take and eat: this is my body which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.”

 After supper he took the cup of wine, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and said, “Drink this all of you: this is my blood of the new covenant which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.”

In obedience to him and with grateful hearts we approach your holy table, remembering our Saviour’s sacrifice, and rejoicing in his victory.

Confident in his sovereign purpose, we declare our faith.

All   Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again.

Celebrant   Send your Holy Spirit on us that as we receive this bread and this cup we may partake of the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, and feed on him in our hearts by faith with thanksgiving.

May we be renewed in his risen life, filled with love, and strengthened in our will to serve others; and make of our lives, we pray, a pure and holy sacrifice, acceptable to you, knitting us together as one in your Son Jesus Christ, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be all honour and glory, now and forever.

All        Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer (said) 
Please use the language/version which is most helpful to you.

Celebrant   As our Saviour taught us, let us  pray.

All  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  

The Celebrant breaks the consecrated bread. 

Celebrant  Be present, be present, Lord Jesus Christ, crucified and risen;

All            make yourself known in the breaking of bread.


The Invitation

Celebrant  This is the table, not of the righteous, but of the poor in spirit. It is made ready for those who love God and who want to love God more.

So come, you who have much faith and you who have little, You who have been here often and you who have not been for a long time or ever before, You who have tried to follow and all of us who have failed.

Come, not because the Church invites you; It is Christ who invites you to be known and fed here.

The gifts of God for the people of God 

All  Thanks be to God.


The Communion


Everyone is invited to share in the communion through receiving the bread or, if preferred,      a prayer of blessing. 




Prayer  After Communion

Deacon  Let us pray. 


The community prays in silence. 


Celebrant  God of our hope,

All  in this eucharist we find the source of all your blessings. 

Nourished in these holy mysteries may we, with our lives, give you continual thanks and praise.  This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Celebrant Glory to God,

All  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

Celebrant   God the Father, who created the world,  give you grace to be wise stewards of his creation.

All   Amen.

Celebrant  God the Son, who redeemed the world, inspire you to go out as labourers into his harvest.

All   Amen.

Celebrant  God the Holy Spirit, whose breath fills the whole of creation, help you to bear his fruits of love, joy and peace.

All   Amen.

Celebrant   And may the blessing of God  the Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer rest on and remain with you  now and always.

All   Amen.


The Dismissal 

Deacon  Freely you have received, freely give.  Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

All   in the name of Christ. Amen.












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