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Sheila Cook
Sheila Cook
Sunday, May 22, 2022
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ST. COLUMBA
ANGLICAN-UNITED CHURCH
PO Box 1260, Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0
Office Phone: 250-949-6247
E-mail: admin@stcolumbaporthardy.ca
Minister: Rev. Christine Muise
E-mail: cmuise@bc.anglican.ca
Wardens: Robert Fyles and Priscilla O’Neil
Treasurer: Judy Fyles
Music Ministry: Roldan Yuipco
Video: Ammie Yuipco
Community Partner: Cathie Wilson
O'man’s Nam’a
LeaderShift Team Member: Sheila Cook
www.stcolumbaporthardy.ca

Sixth Sunday in Easter
May 22, 2022
Sunday Morning Gathering
Presider: Sheila Cook
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Mission Statement
As followers of Jesus the Christ, our church is a community called to love, honour, worship, and serve God. We invite others to share our Christian journey as we grow in faith and engage in ministry in our town and mission in our world.

The Community Gathers
Announcements
Land Acknowledgement

Call to Worship
Come, listen to stories of faith from long ago.
Come, celebrate Christ with us in the here and now.
Come, help create holy possibilities for the future.
Come, drink fresh waters from the river of life.
Come, join generation upon generation in worshipping God.

Opening Prayer
The song of God’s love spreads abroad in all the earth – to every race and nation. It dances through barriers of history and prejudice.
Let all the peoples praise you!
The song rises among the silenced and rejected, the suffering and the longing ones.
Let all the peoples praise you!
The song can be heard on the road of life waiting to offer hospitality.
Let all the peoples praise you!
The song brings melodies of delight within the Body of Christ here.
Let all the peoples praise you!
All creation is gathered close to the heart of its Maker.
Amen! Alleluia!

Hymn: MV 144 Like a Healing Stream

Like a healing stream in a barren desert,
Spirit water bringing life to dusty earth,
God is trickling through our lives as in a dream unfolding,
promising revival and rebirth…
like a healing stream.

Like a gentle rain on a thirsty garden,
Spirit water come to nourish tiny seed,
God is bubbling through the soil to coax a new creation,
yearning for an end to want and need…
like a gentle rain.

Like a river strong with a restless current,
Spirit water rushing on to distant shore,
God is carving out a channel in a new direction,
calling for an end to hate and war…
like a river strong.

Like a mighty sea reaching far horizons,
Spirit water with a love both deep and wide,
God is working in our hearts to shape a new tomorrow:
God will always challenge and provide!
Like a mighty sea, like a river strong,
like a gentle rain, like a healing stream.

Words and music: Bruce Harding.

Collect

Readings
Hutłilala's! Listen deeply as scripture is read and the word proclaimed.

Acts of the Apostles: Acts 16: 9-15

Psalm 67 VU 786
Refrain: Let the peoples praise you, God, let the nations shout their joy.
Be gracious unto us,, O God, and bless us; and let the light of your face shine upon us.
that your ways may be known upon earth, your saving power among all nations.
Let the nations be glad, and sing for joy,
for you judge the peoples righteously and guide the nations of the earth.
The earth has yielded its harvest, and you, our God, have blessed us.
Your blessing, O God, be upon us. May all the ends of the earth revere you.
R: Let the peoples praise you, God, let the nations shout their joy.

Refrain words and music: Henry Thomas Smart.

Book of Revelation Rev. 21: 10, 22—22:5

Hymn: MV 79 Spirit Open My Heart

Spirit, open my heart
to the joy and pain of living.
As you love may I love,
in receiving and in giving,
Spirit, open my heart.

God, replace my stony heart
with a heart that’s kind and tender.
All my coldness and fear
to your grace I now surrender.

Spirit, open my heart
to the joy and pain of living.
As you love may I love,
in receiving and in giving,
Spirit, open my heart.

Write your love upon my heart
as my law, my goal, my story.
In each thought, word, and deed,
may my living bring you glory.

Spirit, open my heart
to the joy and pain of living.
As you love may I love,
in receiving and in giving,
Spirit, open my heart.

May I weep with those who weep,
share the joy of sister, brother.
In the welcome of Christ,
may we welcome one another.

Spirit, open my heart
to the joy and pain of living.
As you love may I love,
in receiving and in giving,
Spirit, open my heart.

Words: Ruth Duck; Music: traditional melody, Ireland; arr. Arthur G. Clyde.

One: God be with you.
All: And also with you.
One: The Good News of Jesus according to John
All: Glory to you, Jesus the Christ.

Reading of the Gospel John 14: 23-29

One: The Gospel of Christ
All: Praise to you, Jesus the Christ.

Sermon / Reflection

Prayers of the People
In our Shared Ministry Church Cycles of prayer we pray for...

We pray for all in authority...

Loving God, you gave to John of Patmos a wonderful vision of a river of life. We pray today for that image to come to reality throughout our world. ...

Peace
May the peace and love of Christ be with you always!
And also with you!
(We greet one another in physically distant yet socially cohesive ways)

Offertory Hymn: VU 401 Worship the Lord v 1,2,3,5

Worship the Lord (worship the Lord)
worship the Father, the Spirit, the Son,
raising our hands (raising our hands)
in devotion to God who is one!

Raising our hands as a sign of rejoicing,
and with our lips our togetherness voicing,
giving ourselves to a life of creativeness,
worship and work must be one!

Worship the Lord (worship the Lord)
worship the Father, the Spirit, the Son,
raising our hands (raising our hands)
in devotion to God who is one!

Praying and training that we be a blessing,
and by our workmanship daily confessing:
we are committed to serving humanity,
worship and work must be one!

Worship the Lord (worship the Lord)
worship the Father, the Spirit, the Son,
raising our hands (raising our hands)
in devotion to God who is one!

Called to be partners with God in creation,
honouring Christ as the Lord of the nation,
we must be ready for risk and for sacrifice,
worship and work must be one!

Worship the Lord (worship the Lord)
worship the Father, the Spirit, the Son,
raising our hands (raising our hands)
in devotion to God who is one!

Now in response to the life you are giving,
help us, O Father, to offer our living,
seeking a just and a healing society,
worship and work must be one!

Worship the Lord (worship the Lord)
worship the Father, the Spirit, the Son,
raising our hands (raising our hands)
in devotion to God who is one!

Words: Fred Kaan, Music: Ron Klusmeier

Response: VU 581 When We Are Living vs. 2

Through all our living, we our fruits must give.
Good works of service are for offering.
When we are giving, or when receiving,
we belong to God; we belong to God.

English translations v. 2 George Lockwood, Music: harmony Carlton R. Young

Prayer over the Gifts

The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And 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, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

Hymn: VU 509 I the Lord of Sea and Sky

I, the Lord of sea and sky,
I have heard my people cry.
All who dwell in dark and sin
my hand will save.
I, who made the stars of night,
I will make their darkness bright.
Who will bear my light to them?
Whom shall I send?

Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord?
I have heard you calling in the night.
I will go, Lord, if you lead me.
I will hold your people in my heart.

I, the Lord of snow and rain,
I have borne my people’s pain,
I have wept for love of them;
they turn away.
I will break their hearts of stone,
give them hearts for love alone.
I will speak my words to them.
Whom shall I send?

Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord?
I have heard you calling in the night.
I will go, Lord, if you lead me.
I will hold your people in my heart.

I, the Lord of wind and flame,
I will tend the poor and lame,
I will set a feast for them;
my hand will save.
Finest bread I will provide
till their hearts be satisfied.
I will give my life to them.
Whom shall I send?

Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord?
I have heard you calling in the night.
I will go, Lord, if you lead me.
I will hold your people in my heart.

Words and Music: Daniel L Schutte.

Blessing
May the river of God’s grace refresh us each day, the light of Christ shine among the shadows and the Holy Spirit be found within friend and stranger.
Thanks be to God! Gilakas’la! Alleluia! Amen!

Threefold Amen

Announcements

  • Covid protocols continuing: masks must be worn, especially when singing; practice physical distancing
  • Coffee following the service!
  • Monthly focus is Naramata Centre and Sorrento Centre
  • Church Council May 25 at 6:30 PM
  • Reminder: No power May 29th, dress warmly, coffee will be served after the service, somehow!

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Voices United 786 Psalm 67 Refrain Words and music: Henry Thomas Smart, 1867. Public Domain.

More Voices 79 Spirit, Open My Heart Words: Ruth Duck, 1994 Music: traditional melody, Ireland; arr. Arthur G. Clyde, 1997. Words copyright © 1996 and arrangement copyright © 1997 The Pilgrim Press. All rights reserved. Used with permission. OneLicense.net License #A- 720359 words (#20093) and arrangement (#198291).

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Voices United 581 When We Are Living English translations v. 1 Elsie S. Eslinger and vv. 2-4 George Lockwood 1987. Music: harmony Carlton R. Young © 1989 The United Methodist Publishing House. All rights reserved. Reprinted under CCLI License # 11033010 (4968810) or OneLicense.net License #A-720359 Harmony (#00901) and translations (#22687) and (#15060).

Voices United 509 I, the Lord of Sea and Sky Words and Music: Daniel L Schutte, 1981. Words, Music, Harmony: © 1981 Daniel L Schutte and New Dawn Music administered by Oregon Catholic Press. All rights reserved. Used with permission. Reprinted under OneLicense.net License #A-720359 (#80670).