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St. Columba's Sunday Service
Rev. Christine Muise
Rev. Christine Muise
Sunday, October 10, 2021
Order of Service and Hymns

PO Box 1260, Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0
Office Phone: 250-949-6247
Minister: Rev. Christine Muise
Indigenous Ministry Liaison: Gloria Walkus
Music Ministry: Roldan Yuipco,
Wardens: Robert Fyles & Priscilla O’Neil
Treasurer: Judy Fyles
Video: Ammie Yuipco
20th Sunday after Pentecost
Harvest Thanksgiving: October 10, 2021
Holy Communion

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.

Strive first for the kingdom of God and God’s righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. (Matthew 6:33)

Welcome and Announcements

Land Acknowledgement


The grace of Jesus the Christ, and the love of God,
and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.
And also with you.

Almighty God,
to you all hearts are open, all desires known,
From you no secrets are hidden.
Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts
By the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,
That we may perfectly love you,
And worthily magnify your holy name;
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Hymn: VU 245 Praise the Lord with the Sound of Trumpet

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 any time 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 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 everywhere in every way!

Words and music: Natalie Sleeth



Hebrew Scripture: Joel 2: 21-27

Psalm 126 VU 850
Refrain 2: We praise the One who gave the growth, with voices full and strong.
When God brought Zion's captives home, it seemed to us like a dream.
But then our mouths were full of laughter, and our tongues uttered shouts of joy.
Then they said among the nations: 'God has done great things for them.’
Truly God has done great things for us, and therefore we rejoice.
R2: We praise the One who gave the growth, with voices full and strong.

Restore our fortunes, O God, as streams refresh the Negev.
Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy.
Those who go out weeping, carrying seed for sowing,
shall come home with songs of joy, bringing in their sheaves.
R2: We praise the One who gave the growth, with voices full and strong.

Words and Music: Walker’s Southern Harmony; Harmony: Erik Routley

Hymn: VU 356 Seek Ye First the Kingdom

Seek ye first the kingdom of God
and God’s righteousness,
and all these things shall be added unto you.
Hal-le-lu, hal-le-lu-jah.

Ask and it shall be given unto you;
seek and you shall find;
knock and the door shall be opened unto you.
Hal-le-lu, hal-le-lu-jah.

We do not live by bread alone,
but by every word
that proceeds from the mouth of God.
Hal-le-lu, hal-le-lu-jah.

Words and Music: Karen Lafferty 1972

One: The Lord be with you
All: And also with you

One: The Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Matthew.
All: Glory to you Lord Jesus Christ

The Gospel: Matthew 6:25-33

One: This is the Gospel of Christ
All: Praise to you Lord Jesus 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.

Prayers of the People
In our Shared Ministry Church Cycles of Prayer We pray for Anna, our bishop, the congregation of St. Dunstan, Gordon Head and the Rev. Jeremy Carr. We also offer heartfelt thanks on this Thanksgiving Sunday.

(Let us pray with confidence to the Lord, saying, “Lord hear our prayer.”)

O Lord, guard and direct your Church in the way of unity, service, and praise.
Lord, hear our prayer.

Give to all nations an awareness of the unity of the human family.
Lord, hear our prayer.

Cleanse our hearts of prejudice and selfishness, and inspire us to hunger and thirst for what is right.
Lord, hear our prayer.

We give thanks to you for the abundance of your Creation in this season of harvest. Teach us to use your creation for your greater praise, that all may share the good things you provide.
Lord, hear our prayer.

Strengthen all who give their energy or skill for the healing of those who are sick in body or in mind.
Lord, hear our prayer.

Set free all who are bound by fear and despair.
Lord, hear our prayer.

Grant a peaceful end and eternal rest to all who are dying, and your comfort to those who mourn.
Lord, hear our prayer.

Confession and Absolution
Dear friends in Christ, God is steadfast in love and infinite in mercy; he welcomes sinners and invites them to his table.
Let us confess our sins, confident in God’s forgiveness.

Silence is kept.

Most merciful God,
We confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done, and by what we have left undone.

We have not loved you with our whole heart;
we have not loved our neighbours as ourselves.
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.

For the sake of your Son Jesus the Christ,
have mercy on us and forgive us,
that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways,
to the glory of your name. Amen.

Almighty God have mercy upon you, pardon and deliver you from all your sins, confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, and keep you in eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Peace
The peace of the Lord be always with you.
And also with you.
(we share the peace in A physically distant but socially cohesive way)

Hymn: 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.

Words: Katherine K. Davis, alt. Music: Welsh folk melody; desc. Katherine K. Davis.

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.

Words: William Walsham How; Music: Johann Balthasar König; adapted William Henry Havergal.

Prayer over the Gifts

The following prayer is from the West Coast Liturgy of the Diocese of Islands and Inlets (BC)

God is here.
The Spirit is with us.
Lift up your hearts and minds.
We lift them to God.
Let us give thanks to God the Creator.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.

Great Creator, with wit and wisdom you formed the universe. ... Therefore, together with our ancestors in faith and with your beloved creation we sing:

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.

We praise you, Source of all, for the living Word: Jesus Born in poverty; a child refugee, a worker with his hands. ... Whenever you drink it, do this to remember me. Entering into the mystery of faith we call:

Come Source of life. Come, transforming Word. Come, Creator Spirit.

With his sacred presence unbounded by space and time, ... Glory and honour to you Triune God, dynamic of love, complete and perfect unity, now, and in all ages.

The Lord's Prayer
Now as our Saviour Christ has taught us, we are bold to sing:
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 Breaking of the Bread
We break this bread to share in the body of Christ.
We, being many, are one body, for we all share in the one bread.
The gifts of God for the people of God.
Thanks be to God

The Communion
(All are welcome to share in communion. Only bread will be served.)

Prayer After Communion
God of our hope, in this eucharist we find the source of all your blessings. Nourished in these holy mysteries may we, with our lives, give you continual gratitude. This we ask in the name of Jesus the Christ. Amen.

Glory to God,
whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine. Glory to God from generation to generation, in the Church and in Christ Jesus, for ever and ever. Amen.

Hymn: VU 624 Give To Us Laughter

Give to us laughter, O Source of our life.
Laughter can banish so much of our strife.
Laughter and love give us wholeness and health.
Laughter and love are the coin of true wealth.

Give to us laughter as sign of deep joy;
let us in laughing find Christian employ,
joining with stars and with bright northern lights,
laughing and praising and sharing delights.

Why do we worry that we will lose face?
Why act like king for the whole human race?
Often in family, and often with friend,
laughing at pride causes anguish to end.

Even in sorrow and hours of grief,
laughter with tears brings most healing relief.
God, give us laughter, and God, give us peace,
joys of your presence among us increase.

Words: Walter Farquharson, Music: Ron Klusmeier

The Blessing

Go, respecting and serving all that God has created.
For God created all and saw that it was good!
Carry out into the world the love of God in Christ.
Loved, forgiven, and redeemed, we go forth!

Three-fold Amen


  • Safety reminders
  • Bible Study Tuesdays at 5 PM
  • Celtic (Iona Prayer) Thursdays at 4 PM
  • Please remember to bring in canned or dry goods for our community cupboard and blessing box. Fresh items are also suitable for the blessing box until the weather is too cold.
  • Mission focus for October is the Gazette Christmas Hamper Fund

Communion Liturgy for the Islands, 2018 (The Anglican Diocese of Islands and Inlets-BC) additional prayers from “The Book of Alternative Services 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.

VU 245 Praise the Lord with the Sound of Trumpet Words and music: Natalie Sleeth 1975. Words and music copyright © 1976 Hinshaw Music, Inc. All rights reserved. Reprinted under License #A-720359 (#24936).

Psalm 126 Refrain 2 Words: Public Domain. Music: Walker’s Southern Harmony 1835, Public Domain. Harmony: Erik Routley © 1976 Hinshaw Music, Inc. All rights reserved. Reprinted under License #A-720359 (#93367).

VU 356 Seek Ye First the Kingdom Words and Music: Karen Lafferty 1972. Words, Music, Descant: © 1972 Maranatha! Music (now copyright held by CCCM Music, Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.). All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Used by permission. Reprinted under CCLI License # 11033010 (1352).

VU 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). All rights reserved. Reprinted under CCLI License # 11033010 (4445649), and License #A-720359 (#06098).

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

VU 624 Give To Us Laughter Words: Walter Farquharson, 1974; Music: Ron Klusmeier, 1974, 1995. Words copyright © 1974 Walter Farquharson Musiklus. Music copyright © 1974 Ron Klusmeier, Musiklus (now administered by Hope Publishing Company). All rights reserved. Reprinted under CCLI License # 11033010 (299171) and License #A-720359 (#80370).