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9AM Sunday Service
The Revd Philip Cochrane
The Revd Philip Cochrane
Sunday, May 15, 2022
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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 celebrant welcomes the gathering informally. Participants are invited to take part in various roles in the worship.


The celebrant makes the Territorial Acknowledgement.

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    Almighty God,
        your Son Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life. Give us grace to love one another and walk in the way of his commandments, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
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.



Now the apostles and the believers who were in Judea heard that the Gentiles had also accepted the word of God. 2So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him, 3saying, ‘Why did you go to uncircumcised men and eat with them?’ 4Then Peter began to explain it to them, step by step, saying, 5‘I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision. There was something like a large sheet coming down from heaven, being lowered by its four corners; and it came close to me. 6As I looked at it closely I saw four-footed animals, beasts of prey, reptiles, and birds of the air. 7I also heard a voice saying to me, “Get up, Peter; kill and eat.” 8But I replied, “By no means, Lord; for nothing profane or unclean has ever entered my mouth.” 9But a second time the voice answered from heaven, “What God has made clean, you must not call profane.” 10This happened three times; then everything was pulled up again to heaven. 

11At that very moment three men, sent to me from Caesarea, arrived at the house where we were. 12The Spirit told me to go with them and not to make a distinction between them and us. These six brothers also accompanied me, and we entered the man’s house. 13He told us how he had seen the angel standing in his house and saying, “Send to Joppa and bring Simon, who is called Peter; 14he will give you a message by which you and your entire household will be saved.” 15And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them just as it had upon us at the beginning. 16And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said, “John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” 17If then God gave them the same gift that he gave us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could hinder God?’ 18When they heard this, they were silenced. And they praised God, saying, ‘Then God has given even to the Gentiles the repentance that leads to life.’                                                                                Acts 11:1-18

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

Second Reading


Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. 2And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying,

‘See, the home of God is among mortals.
He will dwell with them;
they will be his peoples,
and God himself will be with them;
4 he will wipe every tear from their eyes.
Death will be+ no more;
mourning and crying and pain will be no more,
for the first things have passed away.’

5 And the one who was seated on the throne said, ‘See, I am making all things new.’ Also he said, ‘Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.’ 6Then he said to me, ‘It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give water as a gift from the spring of the water of life.                              Revelation 21:1-6 

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


All        Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

31 When he had gone out, Jesus said, ‘Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. 32If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once. 33Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for me; and as I said to the Jews so now I say to you, “Where I am going, you cannot come.” 34I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. 35By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.’                                          John 13.31-35

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



Celebrant     Let us declare our faith in God.
All         We believe in God the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named.

        We believe in God the Son, who lives in our hearts through faith, and fills us with his love.    

        We believe in God the Holy Spirit, who strengthens us with power from on high.

        We believe in one God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Amen.


At this time, we have a structure around which we will gather our prayers – there will be  space to make your own requests or thanksgivings

Leader        Our Lord is a God of tenderness and compassion, slow to anger and rich in mercy, generous and forgiving to all who cry for grace. With confidence let us turn to God in prayer.

         Gracious God, we pray for people throughout the world who are suffering from drought or flood, famine or poverty, violence or war.
        Silence is kept / open prayers

        Let us pray to the Lord,
All         Lord have mercy.

Leader         We pray for the church throughout the world, that we may be effective agents of social transformation and messengers of hope.

        Silence is kept / open prayers

        Let us pray to the Lord,
All         Lord have mercy.

Leader         We pray for Canada, that its wealth and power may be a force for justice and peace throughout the world.

        Silence is kept / open prayers

        Let us pray to the Lord,
All         Lord have mercy.

Leader        We pray for our community, especially those who find neither hope nor purpose in life, the ill, and those in any need or trouble.

        Silence is kept / open prayers

        Let us pray to the Lord,
All         Lord have mercy.

Leader         We pray for ourselves, that we may have the grace to rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep, and always to be slow to anger and quick to forgive.

        Silence is kept / open prayers

        Let us pray to the Lord,
All         Lord have mercy.

Leader         We pray for those who have died, that their souls may rest in your loving  embrace.

        Silence is kept / open prayers

        Let us pray to the Lord,
All         Lord have mercy.

Leader         Lord God, in your presence none of us can boast, and all must ask for mercy. Grant us the grace to see what needs to be done and the wisdom and resources to do it, through Christ our Lord.
All         Amen.


Celebrant     Let us confess our sins and our failure to make God’s will our priority

We keep a moment of quiet for reflection.

Celebrant     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.


Celebrant     The risen Christ came and stood among his disciples and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ Then were they glad when they saw the Lord.  Alleluia.       John 20.19, 20 

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

Celebrant     Let us offer one another a sign of peace.

The Celebrant will informally give directions. After exchanging the peace, please be seated.


The table is prepared.


Celebrant     Let us pray

The community prays in silence.

Celebrant     Gracious God,
        you show us your way and give us your divine life. May everything we do be directed by the knowledge of your truth. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the risen Lord.

All         Amen.


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     Holy God, Lover of creation, we give you thanks and praise for in the ocean of your steadfast love you bear us and place the song of your Spirit in our hearts. When we turn from your love and defile the earth, you do not abandon us.Your Spirit speaks through N and N through prophets, sages, and saints in every age, to confront our sin  and reveal the vision of your new creation. Joining in the song of the universe we proclaim your glory singing:

SANCTUS (sung)

        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     Gracious God,
      in the fullness of time you sent Jesus the Christ to share our fragile humanity.Through Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection you open the path from brokenness to health, from fear to trust, from pride and conceit to reverence for you. Rejected by a world that could not bear the Gospel of life, Jesus knew death was near. His head anointed for burial by an unknown woman, Jesus gathered together those who loved him.He took bread, gave thanks to you, broke it and gave it to his friends, saying, “Take and eat:  this is my body which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.”

      After supper, Jesus took the cup of wine, gave you thanks, and said “Drink this all of you, this is my blood of the new covenant which is shed for you and for many. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.”

       And now we gather at this table in response to his commandment, to share the bread and cup of Christ’s undying love, and to proclaim our faith.

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

Celebrant     Breathe your Holy Spirit,  the wisdom of the universe, upon these gifts that we bring to you:  this bread, this cup,  ourselves, our souls and bodies,  that we may be signs of your love for all the world and ministers of your transforming purpose. Through Christ, with Christ, and in Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory is yours, Creator of all, and we bless your holy name for ever.
All         Amen.


Celebrant     Now, as our Saviour Christ has taught us, and each in the language in which you pray, we are bold to say,
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 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.


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.


Everyone is invited to share in the communion through receiving the bread (and wine which is optional and provided in a common cup) or, if preferred, a prayer of blessing. 



Celebrant     Let us pray.

The community prays in silence.

Celebrant     God of love,
All         in this eucharist we have heard your truth  and shared in your life. May we always walk in your way,  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.


The Blessing

Celebrant     May you be a new creation, Christ for those to whom Christ shall send you and the blessing of God our Creator, Redeemer and Giver of life be with you always.
All         Amen.


Celebrant     He is not here. He is risen. Go in the peace of Christ.  Alleluia,  Alleluia.
All         Thanks be to God. Alleluia,  Alleluia.