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July 24, 2022 - Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

A Joint Worship Service between St. Paul’s Anglican and Fort Garry UC. Join us in person at St. Paul's or live-streamed at 10:15AM or find our recorded service at your convenience. Additional details on our Worship page.

How to join online:


This service will be live streamed from to St. Paul’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/St-Pauls-Fort-Garry-Anglican-Church-163274787036804/ ). The video will open in your internet browser (no need to have a Facebook account). The video can also be viewed on the same Facebook page at any time after the live stream.


The worship video will also be uploaded to St. Paul’s YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1PjLywZrpISPEHLiyTEiVQ) later in the afternoon, where the video can be viewed at any time.


Welcome to St. Paul’s Fort Garry

July 24, 2022


Acknowledgement

Welcome


Processional Hymn All Are Welcome

Author: Marty Haugen Copyright: 1994 GIA Publications

Let us build a house where love can dwell and all can safely live.

A place where saints and children tell how hearts learn to forgive.

Built of hopes and dreams and visions, rock of faith and vault of grace;

Here the love of Christ shall end divisions;


CHORUS: All are welcome, all are welcome,

All are welcome in this place.


Let us build a house where prophets speak, and words are strong and true.

Where all God's children dare to seek to dream God's reign anew.

Here the cross shall stand as witness and a symbol of God's grace;

Here as one we claim the faith of Jesus: CHORUS


Let us build a house where love is found in water, wine and wheat:

A banquet hall on holy ground, where peace and justice meet.

Here the love of God, through Jesus, is revealed in time and space;

As we share in Christ the feast that frees us: CHORUS


Let us build a house where hands will reach beyond the wood and stone.

To heal and strengthen, serve and teach, and live the word they’ve known.

Here the outcast and the stranger bear the image of God’s face

Let us bring an end to fear and danger; CHORUS


Let us build a house where all are named, their songs and visions heard.

And loved and treasured, taught and claimed as words within the Word.

Built of tears and cries and laughter, prayers of faith and songs of grace.

Let this house proclaim from floor to rafter; CHORUS


Gathering of the Community (based on Psalm 138)

We will praise you with all our hearts, O God! You are loving and you are faithful When we called, you answered us; You made us bold and unafraid. Let all the leaders praise you O Lord Even though the Lord is very great, he sees us! The Lord will save us, and finish what he started,

Your love O Lord endures forever!

Prayer of the Day

When the disciples asked Jesus, he offered them this model of prayer, and so we offer these words now to you, loving God: uphold the holiness of your name. Bring in your kingdom. Give us the bread we need for today. Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who has wronged us. And don’t lead us into temptation. Remind us, O God, to keep our prayers simple and true, and to offer the honesty of our hearts to you always. Amen


Glory to God (Tune: Woodlands)

Glory to God, we give you thanks and praise;

Of heav’nly joy and earthly peace we sing.

We worship you, to you our hearts we raise,

Lord God almighty Father, heav’nly king.


Lord Jesus Christ, the Father’s only Son,

You bore for us the load of this world’s sin.

O Lamb of God, your glorious vict’ry won,

Receive our prayer, grant us your peace within.


Alone O Christ, you only are the Lord,

At God’s right hand in majesty most high:

Who with the Spirit worshipped and adored:

With all the heav’nly host we glorify.


Collect of the Day

O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy, increase and multiply upon us your mercy, that with you as our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we lose not the things eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen


Proclamation of the Word


A Reading from the book, Genesis (18:20-32)

Then the Lord said, ‘How great is the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah and how very grave their sin! I must go down and see whether they have done altogether according to the outcry that has come to me; and if not, I will know.’ So the men turned from there, and went towards Sodom, while Abraham remained standing before the Lord. Then Abraham came near and said, ‘Will you indeed sweep away the righteous with the wicked? Suppose there are fifty righteous within the city; will you then sweep away the place and not forgive it for the fifty righteous who are in it? Far be it from you to do such a thing, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous fare as the wicked! Far be that from you! Shall not the Judge of all the earth do what is just?’ And the Lord said, ‘If I find at Sodom fifty righteous in the city, I will forgive the whole place for their sake.’ Abraham answered, ‘Let me take it upon myself to speak to the Lord, I who am but dust and ashes. Suppose five of the fifty righteous are lacking? Will you destroy the whole city for lack of five?’ And he said, ‘I will not destroy it if I find forty-five there.’ Again he spoke to him, ‘Suppose forty are found there.’ He answered, ‘For the sake of forty I will not do it.’ Then he said, ‘Oh do not let the Lord be angry if I speak. Suppose thirty are found there.’ He answered, ‘I will not do it, if I find thirty there.’ He said, ‘Let me take it upon myself to speak to the Lord. Suppose twenty are found there.’ He answered, ‘For the sake of twenty I will not destroy it.’ Then he said, ‘Oh do not let the Lord be angry if I speak just once more. Suppose ten are found there.’ He answered, ‘For the sake of ten I will not destroy it.’

The Word of the Lord Thanks be to God


Psalm 138 Your loving-kindness, O Lord, endures for ever.

I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; I bow down towards your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness; for you have exalted your name and your word above everything. On the day I called, you answered me, you increased my strength of soul.

Your loving-kindness, O Lord, endures for ever.

All the kings of the earth shall praise you, O Lord, for they have heard the words of your mouth. They shall sing of the ways of the Lord, for great is the glory of the Lord. For though the Lord is high, he regards the lowly; but the haughty he perceives from far away.

Your loving-kindness, O Lord, endures for ever.

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve me against the wrath of my enemies; you stretch out your hand, and your right hand delivers me. The Lord will fulfil his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures for ever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.

Your loving-kindness, O Lord, endures for ever.


A Reading from the letter of Paul to the Colossians (2:6–15)

As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.

See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the universe, and not according to Christ. For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have come to fullness in him, who is the head of every ruler and authority. In him also you were circumcised with a spiritual circumcision, by putting off the body of the flesh in the circumcision of Christ; when you were buried with him in baptism, you were also raised with him through faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead. And when you were dead in trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive together with him, when he forgave us all our trespasses, erasing the record that stood against us with its legal demands. He set this aside, nailing it to the cross. He disarmed the rulers and authorities and made a public example of them, triumphing over them in it.

The Word of the Lord Thanks be to God


Gradual Hymn Ask the complicated questions Text: David Bjorlin, b.1984; © 2018 GIA Publications, Inc. Tune: Restoration


Ask the complicated questions, do not fear to be found out; for our God makes strong our weakness, forging faith in fires of doubt.


Seek the disconcerting answers, follow where the Spirit blows; test competing truths for wisdom, for in tension new life grows.


Knock on doors of new ideas, test assumptions long grown stale; for Christ calls from shores of wonder, daring us to try and fail.


For in struggle we discover truth both simple and profound; in the knocking, asking, seeking, we are opened, answered, found.


The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to St. Luke (11:1–13)

Glory to you Lord Jesus Christ

Jesus was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.’ He said to them, ‘When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us.

And do not bring us to the time of trial.’ And he said to them, ‘Suppose one of you has a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say to him, “Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; for a friend of mine has arrived, and I have nothing to set before him.” And he answers from within, “Do not bother me; the door has already been locked, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything.” I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, at least because of his persistence he will get up and give him whatever he needs. ‘So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find;

knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for a fish, will give a snake instead of a fish? Or if the child asks for an egg, will give a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!’

The Gospel of Christ Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ


The Homily Archdeacon Joseph Osueni


Affirmation of Faith

We believe in God the Father, maker of all things. We believe in his Son Jesus Christ, Lord and Saviour of the world. We believe in the Holy Spirit, giver of life and light. We belong to the Church, God's family everywhere. Amen.


Prayers of the People

God our loving Parent, hallowed be your name: You have promised that everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches, finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened: Hear the prayers of your people and give your Holy Spirit to your children who ask, as we say:

Show us your mercy, O God, and grant us your salvation.


The Church has been buried with Christ in baptism and God has made us alive together with Christ: Empower all who minister in your Name, O Gracious One, that we may continue to live our lives in Christ, rooted and built up in him, established in the faith, and abounding in thanksgiving.

Show us your mercy, O God, and grant us your salvation.


In Christ, God has disarmed the rulers and authorities and made a public example of them, triumphing over them in the resurrection: Let mercy and truth meet together, Almighty One, and let righteousness and peace kiss each other; that truth may spring up from the earth and righteousness look down from heaven. Show us your mercy, O God, and grant us your salvation.


You give good gifts to everyone on earth: Listen, O Loving One, to those who ask, seek and knock from many nations, tongues and faiths, and supply their needs from the kindness of your heart. Show us your mercy, O God, and grant us your salvation.


Your kingdom come in our community, Blessed One, to inspire among us such charity and grace, that all may receive their daily bread and forgive one another even as you have forgiven us.

Show us your mercy, O God, and grant us your salvation.


Speak peace to your faithful people and to those who turn their hearts to you as we pray for those who are in need, especially ___. We have received life in Christ Jesus the Lord and we have come to fullness in him. Hear our prayers of thanksgiving and praise. God has raised Christ from the dead and made us alive in him. Receive into the fullness of your divine life those who have died. Show us your mercy, O God, and grant us your salvation.


We offer our prayers to Christ the head, from whom the whole body, nourished and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows with a growth that is from God: Honor the energy and persistence of your children with your promised generosity, O Father, and give us the gift of your Holy Spirit, through our Savior Jesus Christ, for to you we give praise and glory, now and forever. Amen.


Confession and Absolution

Dear friends in Christ, God is steadfast in love and infinite in mercy; he welcomes sinners and invites them to his table.

Let us confess our sins, confident in God’s forgiveness.

Silence is kept.

Most merciful God,

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.

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. Amen.


The Peace

We are the body of Christ. In the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body. Let us then pursue all that makes for peace and builds up our common life.

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

And also with you.


Offertory Hymn 458 Seek Ye First


Seek ye first the kingdom of God and God’s righteousness,

and all these things shall be added unto you.

Allelu, alleluia.


Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Allelu, alleluia.

We shall not live by bread alone but by every word

That proceeds from the mouth of God

Allelu Alleluia


Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Allelu, alleluia.


Ask and it shall be given unto you; seek and you shall find;

knock and the door shall be opened unto you.

Allelu, alleluia.


Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Allelu, alleluia.


The Celebration of the Eucharist

The Prayer over the Gifts

God of grace, accept all we offer you this day, as we look toward the glory you have promised.

This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen


The Great Thanksgiving (Church of Nigeria)

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; it is our duty and joy

at all times and in all places to give You thanks and praise

Holy Father, heavenly king,

Almighty and eternal God

through Jesus Christ Your only Son our Lord,

for he is your living Word;

through him you have created all things from the beginning,

and formed us in Your own image.

Through Jesus you have freed us from the slavery of sin,

giving Jesus to be born as a human and to die upon the cross;


You raised him from the dead and exalted him to Your right hand on high,

through him You have sent upon us your holy and life-giving Spirit,

and made us a people for Your own possession.


And now because today

You have gathered us together at this Eucharistic feast

so that we may be renewed in love joy and peace.

Therefore, with angels and archangels

and with all the company of heaven,

we proclaim Your great and glorious name,

forever praising you and saying


Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,

heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

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

Hosanna in the highest.


Accept our praises heavenly Father, through

Your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ;

and as we follow his example and obey his command,

grant that by the power of Your Holy Spirit

these gifts of bread and wine may be to us His body and blood;

who in the same night that he was betrayed,

took bread and gave you thanks;

He broke it and gave it to his disciples saying:

“Take eat; this is my body which is given for you;

do this in remembrance of me,”

in the same way, after supper, he took the cup and gave You thanks,

he gave it to them, saying:

“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.

Do this as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”


Therefore, we proclaim the mystery of faith.

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


Therefore, heavenly Father,

we remember his offering of Himself

made once for all upon the cross;

and proclaim his mighty resurrection and glorious ascension.

As we look for his coming in glory,

we celebrate with this bread and this cup

his one perfect sacrifice.


Accept through him, our great high Priest,

this our sacrifice of thanks and praise:

and as we eat and drink these holy gifts

in the presence of your divine majesty,

renew us by Your Spirit, inspire us with Your love,

and unite us in the body of Your son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Through Him and with Him and in Him,

by the power of the Holy Spirit

with all who stand before you on earth and in heaven,

we worship You, Father Almighty, in songs of everlasting praise.

Blessing and honour and glory and power be Yours for ever and ever. Amen


The Lord’s Prayer


The Breaking of the Bread

Creator of all, you gave us golden fields of wheat, whose many grains we have gathered and made into this one bread.

So may your Church be gathered from the ends of the earth into your

kingdom.


The Communion


Prayer after Communion

God of grace, we have received the memorial of the death and resurrection of your Son. May your love, poured into us, bring us to your promises. We ask this in the name of our Redeemer Jesus Christ. Amen


The Doxology

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


Announcements


Closing Hymn As a fire is meant for Burning

Ruth Duck copyright GIA publications Inc. Tune: Beachspring


As a fire is meant for burning with a bright and warming flame, so the church is meant for mission, giving glory to God’s name.

Not to preach our creeds or customs, but to build a bridge of care, we join hands across the nations, finding neighbors everywhere.


We are learners; we are teachers; we are pilgrims on the way. We are seekers; we are givers; we are vessels made of clay. By our gentle loving actions, we would show that Christ is light. in a humble, listening spirit, we would live to God’s delight.


As a green bud in the springtime is a sign of life renewed, so may we be signs of oneness mid earth’s peoples many hued. As a rainbow lights the heavens when a storm is past and gone, may our lives reflect the radiance of God’s new and glorious dawn.

The Dismissal

Go into the world to blossom and grow the way God wants.

We go to serve our God!

Thanks be to God! Amen. Alleluia!