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Sunday July 11 2021 - Pentecost 7
Rev.  Alastair Hunting
Rev. Alastair Hunting
Sunday, July 11, 2021
Order of Service with Hymns

NOTE: Page numbers refer to the Book of Alternative Services

“The word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart, so that you can do it.”  Deuteronomy 30:14

The Gathering of the Community 

Opening Hymn: # 465 Here in This Place New Light

Here in this place new light is streaming
   now is the darkness vanished away
See in this space our fears and our dreamings
   brought here to you in the light of this day
Gather us in, the lost and forsaken
   Gather us in, the blind and the lame
call to us now and we shall awaken
   we shall arise at the sound of our name

We are the young, our lives are a mystery
   we are the old who yearn for your face
We have been sung throughout all of history
   called to be light to the whole human race
Gather us in, the rich and the haughty
   gather us in, the proud and the strong
Give us a heart so meek and so lowly
    give us the courage to enter the song

Here we will take the wine and the water
   here we will take the bread of new birth
Here you shall call your sons and your daughters
   call us anew to be salt for the earth
Give us to drink the wine of compassion
   give us to eat the bread that is you
nourish us well and teach us to fashion
   lives that are holy and hearts that are true.

Not in the dark of buildings confining
   not in some heaven light years away
but here in this place the new light is shining
   now is the kingdom, now is the day
Gather us in and hold us forever
   gather us in and make us your own
gather us in, all peoples together
   fire of love in our flesh and our bones

Welcome & Acknowledgment of Land (Service begins on p. 185)

Glory to God p. 186

A Prayer for Justice and Healing
When you seem deaf to our prayers and far from us Lord, lead us on
When you invade our private worlds and we feel you walking with us Lord, lead us on
From where we are, to where you need us to be Lord, lead us on
From the security of what we know to the adventure of what you will reveal  Lord, lead us on
To refashion the fabric of our country and this world to the shape of your kingdom  Lord, lead us on. Amen   
(Amos Trust: Words of Hope, 116)

Kyrie Eleison 

The Collect of the Day

The Proclamation of the Word (Lynn Gray)
1st Lesson:    2 SAMUEL 6:1-5, 12B-19
Psalm 24    REFRAIN: The King of glory shall come in.
2nd Lesson:    EPHESIANS 1:3-14

Gospel Hymn:  #309 Praise the Lord with the Sound

Praise the Lord with the sound of trumpet,
praise the Lord with the harp and lute,
praise the Lord with the gentle sounding flute.
Praise the Lord in the field and forest,
praise the Lord in the city square,
praise the Lord anytime and anywhere.
praise the Lord in the wind and sunshine,
praise the Lord in the dark of night,
praise the Lord in the rain or snow 
   or in the morning light.
Praise the Lord in the deepest valley,
praise the Lord  on the highest hill,
praise the Lord, never let your voice be still.

Praise the Lord with the crashing cymbal,
praise the Lord with the pipe and string,
praise the Lord with the joyful songs you sing.
Praise the Lord on a weekday morning,
praise the Lord on a Sunday noon,
praise the Lord by the light of sun or moon.
Praise the Lord in the time of sorrow,
praise the Lord in the time of joy,
praise the Lord in the every moment,
   nothing let your praise destroy.
Praise the Lord in the peace and quiet,
praise the Lord in your work or play,
praise the Lord every where in every way!

The Gospel:    MARK 6:14-29

Homily: “Symbols of God’s Presence: A Reflection on 2 Samuel 6”

Affirmation of Faith: The Apostles’ Creed     p. 189

Prayers of the People (Marion Edmondson)    p. 190

Confession and Absolution    p. 191

The Peace (a nod or bow is permitted)    p. 192

The Celebration of the Eucharist 

Offertory Hymn: #56  I Am the Bread, the Bread of Life

I am the Bread, the Bread of Life;
who comes to me will never hunger.
I am the Bread, the Bread of heaven;
who feeds on me will never die.
And as you eat, remember me,
my body broken on the tree:
my life was given to set you free,
and I'm alive for evermore.

I am the Vine, the living vine;
apart from me you can do nothing.
I am the vine, the real vine:
abide in me and I in you.
And as you drink, remember me,
my blood was shed upon the tree:
my life was given to set you free,
and I'm alive for evermore.

So eat this bread and drink this wine,
and as you do, receive this life of mine.
All that I am, I give to you,
that you may live for evermore.

Offertory Prayer God of reconciliation and forgiveness, the saving work of Christ has made our peace with you. May that work grow toward its perfection in all we offer you this day. We ask this in his name. Amen

The Great Thanksgiving (Eucharistic Prayer 1, p. 193-195)

The Lord’s Prayer    p. 211

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

The Communion (all are welcome to receive communion)    p. 213

Prayer after Communion    p. 214

Closing Hymn: #403 Let all things Now Living

   Let all things now living 
   a song of thanksgiving
To God the creator triumphantly raise.
   who fashioned and made us,
    protected and stayed us,
who still guides us on to the end of our days.
   Love’s banners are o'er us, 
   God’s light goes before us,
a pillar of fire shining forth in the night.
   till shadows have vanished 
   and darkness is banished
as forward we travel from light into light.

God’s law still enforces, 
the stars in their courses
and causes the sun in its splendour to shine;
   the hills and the mountains, 
   the rivers and fountains,
The deeps of the ocean in praises combine
   We too should be voicing
   our love and rejoicing;
with glad adoration a song let us raise
   till all things now living 
   unite in thanksgiving:
"To God in the highest, hosanna and praise!" 

The Blessing (Rev. Alastair)

The Dismissal (Marion Edmondson)     p. 215