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 Church of Canada

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Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
July 15, 2018

We are blessed to have participating in the service Archbishop Deb, Chancellor Janet, Archdeacon Liz and Revs Philip, Pat and Charlene.

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

Celebrant Almighty God...

All 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.

Celebrant Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbour.

All: Most merciful God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word and deed. 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. We ask for your forgiveness and your unlimited mercy to embrace us and restore us with your grace. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen

Celebrant May the God of love and power 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.

Collect of the Day 

Almighty God, you have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they find rest in you. May we find peace in your service, and in the world to come, see you face to face; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen

The Readings

First reading 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19  Rev. Philip

 A reading from the Second Book of Samuel chapter 6 beginning at the 1 st verse 6:1 David again gathered all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand. 6:2 David and all the people with him set out and went from Baale-judah, to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by the name of the LORD of hosts who is enthroned on the cherubim. 6:3 They carried the ark of God on a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill. Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, were driving the new cart 6:4 with the ark of God; and Ahio went in front of the ark. 6:5 David and all the house of Israel were dancing before the LORD with all their might, with songs and lyres and harps and tambourines and castanets and cymbals. 6:12b So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom to the city of David with rejoicing; 6:13 and when those who bore the ark of the LORD had gone six paces, he sacrificed an ox and a fatling. 6:14 David danced before the LORD with all his might; David was girded with a linen ephod. 6:15 So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the LORD with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet. 6:16 As the ark of the LORD came into the city of David, Michal daughter of Saul looked out of the window, and saw King David leaping and dancing before the LORD; and she despised him in her heart. 6:17 They brought in the ark of the LORD, and set it in its place, inside the tent that David had pitched for it; and David offered burnt offerings and offerings of well-being before the LORD. 6:18 When David had finished offering the burnt offerings and the offerings of well-being, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD of hosts, 6:19 and distributed food among all the people, the whole multitude of Israel, both men and women, to each a cake of bread, a portion of meat, and a cake of raisins. Then all the people went back to their homes. This is the Word of the Lord All: Thanks be to God.

This is the Word of the Lord
All: Thanks be to God.

Psalm 24  Rev Patricia
24:1 The earth is the Lord's and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it;
24:2 for he has founded it on the seas, and established it on the rivers.
24:3 Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD? And who shall stand in his holy place?
24:4 Those who have clean hands and pure hearts, who do not lift up their souls to what is false, and do not swear deceitfully.
24:5 They will receive blessing from the LORD, and vindication from the God of their salvation.
24:6 Such is the company of those who seek him, who seek the face of the God of Jacob. Selah
24:7 Lift up your heads, O gates! and be lifted up, O ancient doors! that the King of glory may come in.
24:8 Who is the King of glory? The LORD, strong and mighty, the LORD, mighty in battle.
24:9 Lift up your heads, O gates! and be lifted up, O ancient doors! that the King of glory may come in. 24:10 Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah 

Second reading  Ephesians 1:3-14- Rev Charlene

A  Reading from the letter to the Ephesians Chapter 1 beginning at the 3 rd verse 

1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, 1:4 just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love. 1:5 He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will, 1:6 to the praise of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. 1:7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace 1:8 that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and insight 1:9 he has made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure that he set forth in Christ, 1:10 as a plan for the fullness of time, to gather up all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. 1:11 In Christ we have also obtained an inheritance, having been destined according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to his counsel and will, 1:12 so that we, who were the first to set our hope on Christ, might live for the praise of his glory. 1:13 In him you also, when you had heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and had believed in him, were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit; 1:14 this is the pledge of our inheritance toward redemption as God's own people, to the praise of his glory. This is the Word of the Lord. All: Thanks be to God.

A Reading from Romans
5:1 Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
5:2 through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God.
5:3 And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,
5:4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,
5:5 and hope does not disappoint us, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.
5:6 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.
5:7 Indeed, rarely will anyone die for a righteous person--though perhaps for a good person someone might actually dare to die.
5:8 But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us.

 This is the Word of the Lord.
All: Thanks be to God.

The Holy Gospel -  Mark 6:14-29 Archdeacon Liz Lobbezoo

Reader: The Lord be with you
R: And also with you
Reader: The holy gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew
R: Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

 6:14 King Herod heard of it, for Jesus' name had become known. Some were saying, "John the baptizer has been raised from the dead; and for this reason these powers are at work in him." 6:15 But others said, "It is Elijah." And others said, "It is a prophet, like one of the prophets of old." 6:16 But when Herod heard of it, he said, "John, whom I beheaded, has been raised." 6:17 For Herod himself had sent men who arrested John, bound him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife, because Herod had married her. 6:18 For John had been telling Herod, "It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife."
6:19 And Herodias had a grudge against him, and wanted to kill him. But she could not, 6:20 for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he protected him. When he heard him, he was greatly perplexed; and yet he liked to listen to him.
6:21 But an opportunity came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his courtiers and officers and for the leaders of Galilee. 6:22 When his daughter Herodias came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests; and the king said to the girl, "Ask me for whatever you wish, and I will give it." 6:23 And he solemnly swore to her, "Whatever you ask me, I will give you, even half of my kingdom." 6:24 She went out and said to her mother, "What should I ask for?" She replied, "The head of John the baptizer."
6:25 Immediately she rushed back to the king and requested, "I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter." 6:26 The king was deeply grieved; yet out of regard for his oaths and for the guests, he did not want to refuse her. 6:27 Immediately the king sent a soldier of the guard with orders to bring John's head. He went and beheaded him in the prison, 6:28 brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the girl. Then the girl gave it to her mother.
6:29 When his disciples heard about it, they came and took his body, and laid it in a tomb. 

This is the Gospel of Christ
All: Praise be to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Homily -  Archdeacon Liz Lobbezoo

A time of intercessory prayer  

The Lord’s Prayer
And now, as our Saviour Christ has taught us, we are bold to say,

Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed by thy Name,
thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread. Forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those Who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom the power and the glory
For ever and ever. Amen

Concluding prayers and comments (Archbishop Deb)

Linked by spirit, voice, and intention, we are wrapped in the love of God, all one in spirit, beyond the limits of time and space.  Around the world at this very moment countless prayers are being lifted, songs of praise are being offered, bread and wine is being blessed to nurture Creator’s dear children. United in Christ, we lift our prayers and praise to God and give thanks that we too are spiritually fed in this time of worship.

Lord Jesus, you call us to follow you. We love you above all things and we give thanks that you transform our hearts with your Love. Embrace each of us now. Unite us to you in this time of worship and each moment of the day.

We give thanks that we are all fashioned by your Love; gifted by your Grace; and upheld by your loving Presence. May the blessings that we receive in this sacred connection move us to be blessings in the world.

All: May we be the hands of Christ assisting one another. 

May we be the voice of Christ, speaking up against injustice and unloving actions.
May we be the heart of Christ, reaching out with compassion and healing.

May we have the understanding of Christ, and see all as our brother and sister, and this planet as a sacred and holy world.  And, may the Holy Spirit guide us and empower us this day to accomplish our purpose with Love and abundant joy. Amen.

The peace of God ,which passes all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his son, Jesus Christ our Lord.  And may the blessing of God Almighty, Creator, Redeemer and Sanctifier be with us this day and forevermore. Alleluia. Amen

Go forth in the world rejoicing in the power of the Spirit!
All: Thanks be to God! Alleluia!

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