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The Revd Philip Cochrane
The Revd Philip Cochrane
Sunday, November 21, 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. 

GATHERING THE COMMUNITY

PRELUDE 

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

A moment of silence is kept.

HYMN    “Crown Him with Many Crowns”                                                                        CP 378

    Crown him with many crowns,
    the Lamb upon his throne.
    Hark! How the heavenly anthem drowns
    all music but its own!
    Awake, my soul, and sing 
    of him who died for thee,
    and hail him as thy matchless King
    through all eternity.

    Crown him the Lord of life,
    who triumphed o’er the grave,
    and rose victorious in the strife
    for those he came to save.
    His glories now we sing,
    who died, and rose on high,
    who died eternal life to bring,
    and lives that death may die.

    Crown him the Lord of peace,
    whose power a scepter sways
    from pole to pole, that wars may cease,
    absorbed in prayer and praise.
    His reign shall know no end,
    and round his pierced feet
    fair flowers of paradise extend
    their fragrance ever sweet.

    Crown him the Lord of love,
    behold his hands and side,
    rich wounds, yet visible above,
    in beauty glorified.
    All hail, Redeemer, hail!
    For thou has died for me;
    thy praise shall never, never fail
    throughout eternity. 

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

COLLECT OF THE DAY

Celebrant        Almighty and everlasting God,
    whose will it is to restore all things
    in your well-beloved Son, our Lord and King,
    grant that the peoples of the earth,
    now divided and enslaved by sin,
    may be freed and brought together
    under his gentle and loving rule;
    who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and for ever. 
All               And also with you. 


THE LITURGY OF THE WORD

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.


Please be seated

FIRST READING                                                                                            Jack Wood          

Reader    A READING FROM THE BOOK OF DANIEL

As I watched,     thrones were set in place, and an Ancient One took his throne;     his clothing was white as snow, and the hair of his head like pure wool;     his throne was fiery flames, and its wheels were burning fire.     A stream of fire issued and flowed out from his presence. 

A thousand served him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood attending him. The court sat in judgement, and the books were opened. As I watched in the night visions. I saw one like a human being coming with the clouds of heaven.     And he came to the Ancient One and was presented before him. To him was given dominion and glory and kingship, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him. His dominion is an  everlasting dominion that shall not pass away,     and his kingship is one that shall never be destroyed.                                   DANIEL 7:9-10, 13-14

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

Musical Interlude.

SECOND READING                                                                                      Jack Wood             

Reader    A READING FROM THE REVELATION TO JOHN

Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and freed us from our sins by his blood, and made us to be a kingdom, priests serving his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. Look! He is coming with the clouds; every eye will see him, even those who pierced him; and on his account all the tribes of the earth will wail. So it is to be. Amen. "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty. REVELATION 1:4B-8 


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

Musical Interlude. At the conclusion, please stand as you are able for….

THE GOSPEL                                                                                               Jack Wood

Reader    The Lord be with you. 
All        And also with you.

Reader    +The Holy Gospel of Jesus the Christ according to John.
All        Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ. 

Then Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" Jesus answered, "Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?" Pilate replied, "I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests have handed you over to me. What have you done?" Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my kingdom is not from here." Pilate asked him, "So you are a king?" Jesus answered, "You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice."                                                                 JOHN 18:33-37 

Reader    The Gospel of Christ.
All    Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ

SERMON                                                                                                       
   
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                                                             Maria Denholme

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

The celebrant may use some appropriate introductory words.

Celebrant    To crown all things there must be love,
    to bind all together and complete the whole.
    
    The peace of Christ be always with you.
All        And also with you.

The Deacon will informally give directions to share the Peace.

CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST

The deacon prepares the table.

PRAYER OVER THE GIFTS

Celebrant            Let us pray

The community prays in silence.

Celebrant    Eternal God,
    by your grace you have raised us up
    and enthroned us with Christ in the heavenly realms.
    Receive all we offer you this day,
    and lead us in those good works
    for which you have created us.
    We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord. 
All    Amen.

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    Blessed are you, gracious God,
    creator of heaven and earth;
    we give you thanks and praise
    through Jesus Christ our Lord.
    You exalted him as Lord of all creation
    that he might present to you
    an eternal and universal kingdom:
    a kingdom of truth and life,
    a kingdom of holiness and grace,
    a kingdom of justice, love, and peace.
    Therefore at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow
    as heaven and earth proclaim the glory of your name.


SANCTUS                                                                               
    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 give thanks to you, Lord our God,
    for the goodness and love
    you have made known to us in creation;
    in calling Israel to be your people;
    in your Word spoken through the prophets; 
    and above all in the Word made flesh,
    Jesus your Son.
    
    For in these last days you sent him
    to be incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
    to be the Saviour and Redeemer of the world. 
    In him, you have delivered us from evil, 
    and made us worthy to stand before you. 
    In him, you have brought us out of error into truth,
    out of sin into righteousness,     out of death into life.

    On the night he was handed over
    to suffering and death,     a death he freely accepted,
    our Lord Jesus Christ took bread;
    and when he had given thanks to you,
    he broke it, and gave it to his disciples,
    and said, “ Take, 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.”
    Therefore, Father, according to his command,
All     we remember his death,
    we proclaim his resurrection,
    we await his coming in glory;

Celebrant     and we offer our sacrifice
    of praise and thanksgiving
    to you, Lord of all;
    presenting to you, from your creation, this bread and this wine.
    
    We pray you, gracious God,
    to send your Holy Spirit upon these gifts, 
    that they may be the sacrament
    of the body of Christ
    and his blood of the new covenant. 
    Unite us to your Son in his sacrifice, 
    that we, made acceptable in him,
    may be sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
    In the fullness of time,
    reconcile all things in Christ,
    and make them new,
    and bring us to that city of light
    where you dwell with all your children; 
    through Jesus Christ our Lord,
    the firstborn of all creation,
    the head of the Church,
    and the author of our salvation;

    by whom, and with whom, and in whom,
    in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
    all honour and glory are yours, almighty Father, 
    now and for ever.
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.  Communion is shared according to local COVID-19 protocols.

THE CONCLUDING RITE

PRAYER  AFTER COMMUNION

Celebrant    Let us pray. 

The community prays in silence. 

Celebrant     Almighty God,
All    you have made us a royal priesthood
    in the kingdom of your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ.
    Make known his victory through us, we pray,
    that all the world may see his light.
    We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the 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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THE BLESSING

Celebrant        Christ our King make you faithful and strong to do his will,     
    that you may reign with him in glory; 
    And may the blessing of God     the Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer
    rest on and remain with you     now and always.
All        Amen.

 HYMN    “At the Name of Jesus”                                                                          CP 375                                            
    At the name of Jesus every knee shall bow,
    every tongue confess him King of glory now;
    'Tis the Father's pleasure we should call him Lord,
    who from the beginning was the mighty Word.

    Humbled for a season, to receive a name
    from the lips of sinners unto whom he came,
    faithfully he bore it spotless to the last,
    brought it back victorious, when from death he passed:

    Name him, Christians, name him,
    with love strong as death,
    but with awe and wonder, and with bated breath:
    he is God the Saviour, he is Christ the Lord,
    ever to be worshipped, trusted, and adored.

    In your hearts enthrone him; there let him subdue
    all that is not holy, all that is not true:
    crown him as your Saviour in temptation's hour;
    let his will enfold you in its light and power.
    
    Christians, this Lord Jesus shall return again,
    with his Father's glory, with his angel train;
    for all wreaths of empire meet upon his brow,
    and our hearts confess him King of glory now.     

THE DISMISSAL    

Deacon         Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
All    in the name of Christ. Amen.

POSTLUDE


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