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St. Columba's Port Hardy Sunday Service
Robert Fyles
Robert Fyles
Sunday, October 2, 2022
Order of Service and Hymns

PO Box 1260, Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0
Office Phone: 250-949-6247
Minister: Rev. Christine Muise
Deacon to the Mid-North Island:
Rev. Sheila Cook
Wardens: Robert Fyles & Priscilla O’Neil
Treasurer: Judy Fyles
Music Ministry: Roldan Yuipco
Video: Ammie Yuipco
Community Partner: Cathie Wilson

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
October 2, 2022
Anglican Service of the Word
Worship leader: Robert Fyles

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.

Welcome and Announcements
Land Acknowledgement


Lord, open our lips,
And our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

O God, make speed to save us.
O Lord, make haste to help us.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. Alleluia!

The Lord is in his holy temple:
O come, let us worship.

MV 12 Come Touch Our Hearts

Come touch our hearts that we may know compassion,
from failing embers build a blazing fire;
love strong enough to overturn injustice,
to seek a life more gracious, come touch and bless our hearts.

Come touch our souls that we may know and love you,
your quiet presence all our fears dispel;
create a space for spirit to grow in us,
let life and beauty fill us, come touch and bless our souls.

Come touch our minds and teach us how to reason,
set free our thoughts to wonder and to dream;
help us to open doors of understanding,
to welcome truth and wisdom, come touch and bless our minds.

Come touch us in the moments we are fragile,
and in our weakness your great strength reveal;
that we may rise to follow and to serve,
steady now our nerve, come touch and bless our wills.

Come touch us now, this people who are gathered,
to break the bread and share the cup of peace;
that we may love you with our heart, our soul,
our mind, our strength, our all, come touch us with your grace.

Words and music: Gordon Light

The Collect of the Day

Listen as God’s Word is proclaimed!
Hebrew Scripture: Lamentations 1:1-6

Psalm 137 v 1-6 BAS p 895

By the waters of Babylon we sat down and wept, *
when we remembered you, O Zion.
As for our harps, we hung them up *
on the trees in the midst of that land.
For those who led us away captive asked us for a song, and our oppressors called for mirth: *
“Sing us one of the songs of Zion.”
How shall we sing the Lord’s song *
upon an alien soil?
If I forget you, O Jerusalem, *
let my right hand forget its skill.
Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth if I do not remember you, *
if I do not set Jerusalem above my highest joy.

God of courage and compassion, comfort the exiled and oppressed, strengthen the faith of your people, and bring us all to our true home, the kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen

VU 288 Great is Thy Faithfulness

Great is thy faithfulness, God our Creator,
there is no shadow of turning with thee;
thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not;
as thou has been thou forever wilt be.

Great is thy faithfulness!
Great is thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
all I have needed thy hand hath provided –
great is thy faithfulness, ever to me!

Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
sun, moon, and stars in their courses above
join with all nature in manifold witness
to thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

Great is thy faithfulness!
Great is thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
all I have needed thy hand hath provided –
great is thy faithfulness, ever to me!

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide,
strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow –
wondrous the portion thy blessings provide.

Great is thy faithfulness!
Great is thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
all I have needed thy hand hath provided –
great is thy faithfulness, ever to me!

Words: Thomas O. Chisholm, Music: William M Runyan.

God be with you.
And also with you.
The Good News of Jesus according to Luke
Glory to you, Jesus the Christ.
Gospel: Luke 17: 5-10
The Gospel of Christ
Praise to you, Jesus the Christ.

Sermon Reflection

Affirmation of Faith:
Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul,
with all your mind, and with all your strength.
This is the first and the great commandment.
The second is like it: Love your neighbour as yourself.
There is no commandment greater than these.

Intercessions and Thanksgivings

Mission and Service/PWRDF

(Let us pray to the Lord, saying, “Lord, have mercy.”)

The Peace
The peace of Christ be always with you.
And also with you.

Offertory Hymn:
VU 535 For the Music of Creation
(Tune VU 374)

For the music of creation,
for the song your Spirit sings,
for your sound's divine expression,
burst of joy in living things:
God, our God, the world's composer,
hear us, echoes of your voice —
music is your art, your glory,
let the human heart rejoice!

Psalms and symphonies exalt you,
drum and trumpet, string and reed,
simple melodies acclaim you,
tunes that rise from deepest need,
hymns of longing and belonging,
carols from a cheerful throat,
lilt of lullaby and love-song
catching heaven in a note.

All the voices of the ages
in transcendent chorus meet,
worship lifting up the senses,
hands that praise and dancing feet;
over discord and division
music speaks your joy and peace,
harmony of earth and heaven,
song of God that cannot cease!

Words: Shirley Erena Murray Music: Benjamin Franklin White.

VU 542 We Give You But Your Own

We give you but your own,
what e’er the gift may be;
all that we have is yours alone,
We give it gratefully.

Prayer over the Gifts

And now as our Saviour has taught us:
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.

MV 215 Peace Be with You

Peace be with you, peace forever,
Peace be with you, my friends.
Till we meet again, may God be with you.
Peace, peace, peace.
(Repeat; there’s actions too)

Words and music: Alison L Wesley (Slaats)


Three-fold AMEN

Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.


  • Loaves and Fishes Depot is in Port Hardy on Wednesday October 12 and 26 from 1-2 PM.
  • Guides and Pathfinders will be using their room and the hall Wednesday evening and one other evening.
  • Christine is on medical leave until at least Nov 1, 2022. Please direct any church related inquiries to Rev. Sheila Cook (church or her cell 250-230-7433); or the wardens, Robert Fyles and Priscilla O’Neil. Sheila will be working Wednesday to Sunday.

Prayers from the Anglican Book of Alternative Services. Copyright © 1985 by the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada

Words for hymns reprinted and podcast with permission under ONE LICENSE #A-720359 and CCLI License # 11033010. All rights reserved.

More Voices 12 Come Touch Our Hearts Words and music: Gordon Light, 2002. Words and music copyright © 2002 Common Cup Company. All rights reserved. Used with permission. Reprinted under License #A-720359 Words and music (#118062). Arrangement copyright © 2002 by Andrew Donaldson. (#109452).

Voices United 288 Great Is Thy Faithfulness Words: Thomas O. Chisholm, 1923, alt. Music: William M Runyan, 1923; desc. Joachim Segger, 1995. Words and music copyright © 1923, renewal 1951 Hope Publishing Company. Descant copyright © 1995 Hope Publishing Company. All rights reserved. Reprinted under CCLI License # 11033010 (18723) and License #A-720359 (#01658) Descant (#95006) but decant never player or sung.

Voices United 535 For the Music of Creation Words: Shirley Erena Murray 1988 alternate tune: attrib. Benjamin Franklin White, 1844 Harmony Ronald A Nelson, 1978. BEACH SPRING. Music: Public domain. Words copyright © 1992 Hope Publishing Company. Harmony copyright © 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship, used by permission of Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Reprinted under License #A-720359 Words (#18045) harmony (#10266).

Voices United 542 We Give You But Your Own Words: William Walsham How, 1858; Music: Johann Balthasar König, 1738; adapted William Henry Havergal, 1847 Public domain.

More Voices 215 Peace Be with You Words and music: Alison L Wesley (Slaats), 2000. Words and music copyright © 2000 Alison L Slaats, Permission to copy on file via email.