Monday, June 27, 2016

An Ordo for Canada Day

On Sunday, 3 July 2016, Saint Faith's will dedicate its eucharist to a celebration of the 149th anniversary of Confederation.

The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Canada Day Weekend

3 July 2016

The Gathering of the Community

Gathering Music


The Opening Hymn

The Presider asks the Community to stand and sing

‘God Save Our Gracious Queen’  Common Praise #660

The Introductory Litany

The Presider begins the Introductory Litany and processes to the Sanctuary.

Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
whose glory fills all the earth.
For the natural majesty and beauty of this country,
we praise and thank you, O Lord.
For the many resources of this nation,
we praise and thank you, O Lord.
For the women and men in this and every generation
who have made this country strong,
we praise and thank you, O Lord.
For the freedoms we enjoy,
we praise and thank you, O Lord.
For the gifts of the First Nations
and for the settler cultures and peoples who followed
who have woven and are weaving a rich tapestry,
we praise and thank you, O Lord.
For faith that renews and sustains us,
we praise and thank you, O Lord. [i]

The Hymn of Praise

‘O Canada’  Common Praise #659 vv. 1, 3, 4

The Collect of the Day

Let us pray.

Almighty God,
whose wisdom and whose love are over all,
accept the prayers we offer for our nation.
Give integrity to its citizens
and wisdom to those in authority,
so that harmony and justice may be secured
in obedience to your will;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.  Amen. [ii]

The Proclamation of the Word

The First Reading

A reading from the prophet Isaiah (32.1-5, 16-18).

            32.1 See, a king will reign in righteousness, and princes will rule with justice.  2 Each will be like a hiding place from the wind, a covert from the tempest, like streams of water in a dry place, like the shade of a great rock in a weary land.  3 Then the eyes of those who have sight will not be closed, and the ears of those who have hearing will listen.  4 The minds of the rash will have good judgement, and the tongues of stammerers will speak readily and distinctly.  5 A fool will no longer be called noble, nor a villain said to be honourable.

            16 Then justice will dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness abide in the fruitful field.  17 The effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever.  18 My people will abide in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places.

Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church.
Thanks be to God.

The Psalm

‘All People That on Earth Do Dwell’  Common Praise #349

The Second Reading

A reading from the letter to the Colossians (3.12-17).

            3.12 As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.  13 Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.  14 Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.   15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful.  16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God.  17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church.
Thanks be to God.

The Hymn before the Gospel

‘Let All the World in Every Corner Sing’  Common Praise #357 v. 1

The Gospel

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John (15.12-17).
Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

            15.12 [Jesus said to his disciples,] “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.  13 No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.  14 You are my friends if you do what I command you.  15 I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father.  16 You did not choose me but I chose you.  And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name.  17 I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another.”

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

The Hymn after the Gospel

‘Let All the World in Every Corner Sing’  Common Praise #357 v. 2

The Sermon

An Affirmation of Faith

Let us declare our faith in God.

We believe in God the Creator,
from whom every family
in heaven and on earth has its being.

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

We believe in God the Spirit of counsel and wisdom,
who strengthens us
with power from on high.

We believe in one God,
the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,
now and until the ages of ages.  Amen. [iii]

The Prayers of the Community

Intercessions, Petitions and Thanksgivings

Confession and Absolution

Come, let us return to the Lord and say:

God of compassion and mercy,
in our sin we have avoided your call.
Our love for you is like a morning cloud,
like the dew that goes away early.
Have mercy on us;
deliver us from judgement;
bind up our wounds and revive us;
in Jesus Christ our Redeemer.  Amen. [iv]

May the God of love
forgive you and free you from your sins,
heal and strengthen you by the Holy Spirit,
and raise you to new life in Christ our Lord.  Amen. [v]

The Exchange of the Peace

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

The Holy Communion

The Offertory Hymn

‘You Call Us, Lord, to Be’  Common Praise #450

Prayer over the Gifts

Let us pray.

Judge eternal,
accept all we offer you this day,
and grant to our nation unity and peace.
This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord.  Amen. [vi]

The Thanksgiving at the Table

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.

It is indeed right that we should praise you, gracious God,
for you created all things. 
You formed us in your own image: 
male and female you created us. 
When we turned away from you in sin,
you did not cease to care for us,
but opened a path of salvation for all people. 
You made a covenant with Israel,
and through your servants Abraham and Sarah
gave the promise of a blessing to all nations. 
Through Moses you led your people from bondage into freedom;
through the prophets you renewed your promise of salvation. 
Therefore, with them, and with all your saints
who have served you in every age,
we give thanks and raise our voices
to proclaim the glory of your name.

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.

Holy God, source of life and goodness,
all creation rightly gives you praise. 
In the fullness of time, you sent your Son Jesus Christ,
to share our human nature,
to live and die as one of us, to reconcile us to you,
the God and Creator of all. 
He healed the sick
and ate and drank with outcasts and sinners;
he opened the eyes of the blind
and proclaimed the good news of your kingdom
to the poor and to those in need. 
In all things he fulfilled your gracious will.

On the night he freely gave himself to death,
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 all people for the forgiveness of sins. 
Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.”

Gracious God,
his perfect sacrifice destroys the power of sin and death;
by raising him to life you give us life for evermore. 

Therefore we proclaim the mystery of faith. 
Christ has died.  Christ is risen.  Christ will comes again.

Recalling his death,
proclaiming his resurrection,
and looking for his coming again in glory,
we offer you, O Holy One of Israel, this bread and this cup. 
Send your Holy Spirit upon us and upon these gifts,
so that all who eat and drink at this table
may be one body and one holy people,
a living sacrifice in Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Through Christ, with Christ, and in Christ,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory is yours, Source of all life, now and for ever.  Amen. [vii]

The Lord’s Prayer

As our Saviour taught us, let us pray,
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 for ever.  Amen.

The Breaking of the Bread

‘I am the bread of life,’ says the Lord.
‘Whoever comes to me will never be hungry;
whoever believes in me will never thirst.’
Taste and see that the Lord is good;
happy are they who trust in him!

These are the gifts of God for the people of God.
Thanks be to God.

The Communion of the Community

The Hymn after Communion

‘Can I See Another’s Woe’  Common Praise #544

The Sending Forth of the Community

Prayer after Communion

Let us pray.

God of love,
may we who have taken holy things
grow in unity and peace.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord.  Amen. [viii]

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.  Amen.

The Blessing

May the Spirit of truth lead you into all truth,
giving you grace to confess that Jesus Christ is Lord
and to proclaim the wonderful works of God:
and the blessing of God the Lover,
God the Beloved and God the Love,
be among you and remain with you always.  Amen.

The Closing Hymn

‘Let Streams of Living Justice’  Common Praise #575

The Dismissal

Let us go forth in the name of the living God.
Thanks be to God.

[i] Introductory Litany prepared by Richard Geoffrey Leggett and Paula Porter Leggett for Saint Faith’s Anglican Church.

[ii] The Book of Alternative Services (1985), 413 alt.

[iii] Common Worship (2000), 148 alt.

[iv] Common Worship (2000), 128 alt.

[v] Common Worship (2000), 135 alt.

[vi] The Book of Alternative Services (1985), 413.

[vii] The Book of Alternative Services (1985), 193-195 alt.

[viii] The Book of Alternative Services (1985), 413.

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