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St. Columba's Sunday Service
Rev. Christine Muise
Rev. Christine Muise
Sunday, January 22, 2023
Order of Service and Hymns

PO Box 1260, Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0
Office Phone: 250-949-6247
Wardens: Robert Fyles and Priscilla O’Neil
Treasurer: Judy Fyles
Ministers: Rev. Christine Muise
Rev. Sheila Cook
Community Partner: Cathie Wilson
Music Ministry: Roldan Yuipco and Judy Fyles;
Video: Ammie Yuipco

Third Sunday after the Epiphany
January 22, 2023
Anglican Service of the Word from the Iona Community
Mission Statement
As followers of Jesus 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.

Leader: regular font ~ All: bold font ~ Sung words: bold italics ~ Asterix* stand as you are able

Welcome and Announcements
Land Acknowledgement


Call to Worship
The world belongs to God,
The earth and all its people.
How good it is, how wonderful,
To live together in unity.
Love and faith come together,
Justice and peace join hands.
If Christ’s disciples keep silent
These stones would shout aloud.
Open our lips, O God,
And our mouths shall proclaim your praise.

VU 220 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, who rules all creation;
O my soul, praise him, at all times your health and salvation.
Come, all who hear, brothers and sisters draw near,
joining in glad adoration.

Praise to the Lord, above all things so mightily reigning,
keeping us safe at his side, and so gently sustaining.
Have you not seen, how all you needed has been
met by God's gracious ordaining?

Praise to the Lord, who will prosper our work and defend us;
surely his goodness and mercy shall daily attend us:
ponder anew what the Almighty can do
who out of love will befriend us.

Praise to the Lord! O let all that is in me adore him!
All that has life and breath come now with praises before him!
Let the Amen sound from God's people again:
gladly with praise we adore him.

Collect prayer

Holy God, Maker of all
Have mercy on us.
Jesus Christ, Servant of the poor
Have mercy on us.
Holy Spirit, Breath of life
Have mercy on us.
Let us in silence confess our faults and admit our frailty.
Before God, with the people of God, I confess to my brokenness: to the ways I wound my life, the life of others, and the life of the world.
May God forgive you, Christ renew you, and the Spirit enable you to grow in love. Amen.

Before God, with the people of God we confess to our brokenness: to the ways we wound our lives, the lives of others, and the life of the world.
May God forgive you, Christ renew you, and the Spirit enable you to grow in love. Amen.

With the whole church
we affirm that we are made in God’s image, befriended by Christ, empowered by the Spirit.
With people everywhere
we affirm God’s goodness at the heart of humanity, planted more deeply than all that is wrong.
With all creation
we celebrate the miracle and wonder of life;
The unfolding purposes of God,
Forever at work in ourselves and the world.

Hutłilala's! Listen deeply as Scripture is read.

Hebrew Scripture: Isaiah 9: 1-4

Psalm 27: 1, 5-13 VU 754

Refrain: God is my light and saving health, I shall not be afraid.
God is my light and my salvation, whom then shall I fear?
God is the stronghold of my life, of whom shall I be afraid?
One thing I have asked of God, for which I long: that I may dwell in God’s house all the days of my life,
to gaze on your beauty, O God, and to seek you in your temple.
For in the time of trouble you will give me shelter;
you will hide me under the cover of your tent, you will set me high upon a rock.
And now you have raised my head above my enemies round about me.
Therefore I will offer in your dwelling a sacrifice with great gladness.
R: God is my light and saving health, I shall not be afraid.

Hear my voice, O God, when I call; have mercy and answer me. Your face, O God, I seek.
Do not hide your face from me; do not reject your servant in anger, you who have been my helper.
Do not cast me off, or forsake me, O God my saviour.
Though my father and mother forsake me, my God will take me up.
R: God is my light and saving health, I shall not be afraid.

Epistle 1 Corinthians 1: 10-18

MV 161 I Have Called You By Your Name

I have called you by your name, you are mine;
I have gifted you and ask you now to shine.
I will not abandon you; all my promises are true.
You are gifted, called and chosen; you are mine.

I will help you learn my name as you go;
read it written in my people, help them grow.
Pour the water in my name, speak the word your soul can claim,
offer Jesus’ body given long ago.

I know you will need my touch as you go;
feel it pulsing in creation’s ebb and flow.
Like the woman reaching out, choosing faith in spite of doubt,
hold the hem of Jesus’ robe, then let it go.

I have given you a name, it is mine;
I have given you my Spirit as a sign.
With my wonder in your soul, make my wounded children whole;
go and tell my precious people they are mine.

 God be with you.
And also with you. 
The Good News of Jesus according to Matthew
Glory to you, Jesus the Christ.
*The Gospel:  Matthew 4: 12-23
The Gospel of Christ
Praise to you, Jesus the Christ. 

Sermon Reflection

Prayers of the People
Minute for Mission
Prayer response:
Gracious God, hear and have mercy.

*The Lord’s Prayer

And now as our Saviour has taught us let us pray:
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. 

The Peace
The peace of Christ be always with you.
And also with you.
(We share the peace in physically distant yet socially cohesive ways).

VU 242 Let All Things Now Living

Let all things now living
a song of thanksgiving
to God our Creator triumphantly raise;
who fashioned and made us,
protected and stayed us,
by guiding us on to the end of our days.
God's banners are o'er us,
pure 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.

By law God enforces,
the stars in their courses
and sun in its orbit obediently shine;
the hills and the mountains,
the rivers and fountains,
the depths of the ocean proclaim God divine.
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.

VU 540 Grant Us, God, The Grace

Grant us, God, the grace of giving,
with a spirit large and free,
that ourselves and all our living
we may offer faithfully.

*Prayer over the Gifts

VU 679 Let There Be Light

Let there be light,
let there be understanding,
let all the nations gather,
let them be face to face;

open our lips,
open our minds to ponder,
open the way to concord
opening into grace;

perish the sword,
perish the angry judgement,
perish the bombs and hunger,
perish the fight for gain;

hallow our love,
hallow the deaths of martyrs,
hallow their holy freedom,
hallowed be your name;

your kingdom come,
your spirit turn to language,
your people speak together,
your spirit never fade;

let there be light,
open our hearts to wonder,
perish the way of terror,
hallow the world God made.

*Closing Responses:

This is the day that God has made.
We will rejoice and be glad in it.
We will not offer to God
offerings that cost us nothing.
Go in peace to love and to serve;
We will seek peace and pursue it.
In the name of the Trinity of Love,
God in community, Holy and One.
Amen. Gilakas’la

Three-fold Amen


  • Annual meeting will be in February 19 after church.
  • Focus: Every Day Sanctuary
  • Donations of canned and dried food are always appreciated.

Liturgical resources from:
Iona Abbey Worship Book compilation ©2001 The Iona Community. Published by Wild Goose Publications, Iona Community.

The Book of Alternative Services (BAS). Copyright © 1985 by the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada. All rights reserved. Reproduced under license from ABC Publishing, Anglican Book Centre, a ministry of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada, from Anglican Liturgical Library. Further copying is prohibited.

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

Voices United 220 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty Words: Joachim Neander 1860, English translation Catherine Winkworth, 1863; Music: Stralsund Gesangbuch 1665. Words, English Translation, Music: Copyright, public domain.

Voices United Psalm 27 refrain Words and music Jeremiah Clarke. Copyright, public domain.

More Voices 161 I Have Called You by Your Name Words and music: Daniel Charles Damon. Words and music copyright © 1995 Hope Publishing Company. Reprinted with permission under ONE LICENSE #A-720359 (#04090). All rights reserved.

Voices United 242 Let All Things Now Living Words: Katherine K. Davis, 1939, alt. Music: Welsh folk melody; desc. Katherine K. Davis, 1938. Words and descant copyright © 1939, 1966 E.C. Schirmer Music Company (Admin. by ECS Publishing Corporation). Reprinted with permission under CCLI License # 11033010 (4445649), and ONE LICENSE #A-720359 (#06098). All rights reserved.

Voices United 540 Grant Us, God, the Grace Words: anonymous; Music: attributed Christian F. Witt, P, Psalmodia Sacra, 1715; adaptation Henry John Gauntlett, 1861. Words, music and adaptation: copyright, public domain.

Voices United 679 Let There Be Light Words: Frances Wheeler Davis, 1968, alt. Music: Robert J.B. Fleming, 1967. Words copyright © 1970 Frances Wheeler Davis. Music Robert Fleming (1921-1976) copyright © Margaret Fleming (d. 2018). All rights reserved.