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Holy Communion Sunday February 5 2023 - Epiphany 5
Rev.  Alastair Hunting
Rev. Alastair Hunting
Sunday, February 5, 2023
Order of Service with Hymns
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Note:  Pg #s refer to the BAS

I am the light of the world, says the Lord. Those who follow me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. ~John 8:12

Processional Hymn: #393 Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise


Welcome & Acknowledgment of Land

Outreach Focus: (Hollee Card from L’Arche Comox Valley)

Call to Worship (A Prayer of Gratitude)
O God, from you come all good desires and deeds; 
We thank you for your loving forgiveness of us, and for your presence embracing us even when we are unaware. 
Give to us, we pray, that peace which only you can give; help our hearts yearn to forgive others and to seek their forgiveness of us; help our hearts yearn to follow all your ways; and grant that we may live in true peace with you. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen
(Seasons of the Spirit)

Sunday School Dismissal  I have love like an ocean (in my soul) x6

(We prepare our hearts for worship in silence)

The Gathering of the Community (Service begins on p. 185)

Glory to God p. 186

Kyrie Eleison p. 186

Collect: Merciful Lord, grant to your faithful people pardon and peace, that we may be cleansed from all our sins and serve you with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

The Proclamation of the Word   (Led by Brock Lupton)
Hebrew Scripture:    ISAIAH 58:1-9 
PSALM 112:1-9:    R: Happy are they who have given to the poor.
The Epistle:        1 CORINTHIANS 2:1-12

Gospel Hymn: #5 Christ Whose Glory Fills the Skies 


The Gospel:        MATTHEW 5:13-20

Homily: “Frank it Up!: A Gospel Reflection”

Affirmation of Faith: The Apostles’ Creed     p. 189 (please stand as able)

Prayers of the People    (Led by Rev. Marion)

Confession and Absolution p. 191

The Peace    p. 192

Offertory Hymn:  # 645  Come Down, O Love Divine


Prayer over the Gifts: God of compassion and forgiveness, receive our offering this day, and make us one with him who is our peace, Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen 

The Celebration of the Eucharist 

The Great Thanksgiving 

The Lord’s Prayer (sung)        p. 211

The Breaking of the Bread (prayer # 2)     p. 212

Agnes Dei (sung) O Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us…        

The Communion (all are welcome to receive communion)

Communion Hymn: #73 One Bread, One Body, One Lord of All 


Prayer after Communion:  Eternal God, in you we find peace beyond all telling. May we who share in this heavenly banquet be instruments of your peace on earth, in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen

Poetry Reading by Pam Wilkinson

Doxology (Old 100th): Praise God from whom all blessings flow! 
Praise him all creatures here below! Praise him above ye heavenly hosts! Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost! Amen

The Blessing

Closing Hymn:   #502 You Are Salt for the Earth


The Dismissal    p. 215