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St. Columba's Port Hardy Sunday Service
Rev. Christine Muise
Rev. Christine Muise
Sunday, March 20, 2022
Order of Service and Hymns

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

Third Sunday in Lent Year C
March 20, 2022 Service of the Word

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.

Welcome and Announcements

Land Acknowledgement


In this time and place
We gather on the ancestral territories of Kwakwaka'wakw, Nuu-chah-nulth and Coast Salish peoples.
From many places and peoples we come to this house in prayer.
In this time and place
We gather in the name of the living God.
We meet in the presence of Jesus Christ, risen and alive.
In this time and place
We gather with the community of faith around the globe and across the ages.
In this time and place heaven and earth are one.
In this time and place
We are not alone, but one in Christ.
Knit together in the unity of the Spirit.
In this time and place Hallowed, expectant, one people in God.
In the name of the Holy and Blessed One,
+Creator, Redeemer, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Centering Stillness
Let us hold this moment open to the Spirit of God. (silence)

MV #67 Kyrie Eleison

One: Kyrie eleison, All: Kyrie eleison.
One: Christe eleison. All: Christe eleison.
One: Kyrie eleison. All: Kyrie eleison.

Optional harmony:
Kyrie Christe, Christe, Kyrie eleison.

 Words: Traditional liturgical text; Music: John L. Bell 


Hymn: 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.

 Words: Joachim Neander, English translation Catherine Winkworth; Music: Stralsund Gesangbuch.



Listen to the word that God has spoken,
listen to the One who is close at hand,
listen to the voice that began creation;
listen even if you don’t understand!

Words and music: Anonymous

Hebrew Scripture Isaiah 55: 1-9

Psalm 63 VU 781
Refrain 2: My soul is thirsting for you, O God, my God.
You are my God, I long for you from early morning. My whole being desires you like a dry, worn, waterless land. My soul thirsts for you.
In the sanctuary let me see how mighty are your works; your constant love is better than life itself, and so I will praise you.
R 2: My soul is thirsting for you, O God, my God.

I will give thanks as long as I live; I raise my hands in prayer.
My soul will feast and be filled, and I will sing and praise you.
R 2: My soul is thirsting for you, O God, my God.

As I lie in bed, I remember you, O God; I think of you all night long, for you are my constant help.
In the shadow of your wings I sing for joy. I cling to you; your hand keeps me safe.
R 2: My soul is thirsting for you, O God, my God.

 Music: Michel Guimont. 

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 10: 1-13

HYMN: NWOW #58 The Thirsty Cry for Water, Lord

The thirsty cry for water, Lord;
The hungry plead for bread.
And many long to rise again
Where hope, cast down lies dead.

The cup of water poured in love
The pangs of thirst will still.
The bread of earth You bid us share,
The famished child can fill.

But help us also hear the cry
Of hung’ring, thirsting hearts
For living water, bread of life
You grace alone imparts.

And come to us, O risen Christ,
our restless souls relieve;
And satisfy our starving hearts
That we may rise and live.

 Text: Herman G. Stuempfle, Jr. Tune: Virginia Harmony; harmony Edwin O. Excell 

One: The Holy Gospel of our Lord, Jesus Christ according to Luke
All: Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

The Gospel: Luke 13: 1-9

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

Sermon/ Reflection

Intercessions and Thanksgivings

In our Shared Ministry Church Cycles of prayer,...

We pray for all in authority...

Minute for Mission / PWRDF

That Lent may bring a return to the covenant
in which we love God and our neighbour as Jesus teaches,
we passionately pray:
God, renew the face of the earth.
That Lent may be a time for truth, justice, and peace
in the decisions of state, national, and world governments,
we passionately pray:
God, renew the face of the earth.
That Lent may be a time for each household
to strengthen bonds of love and communication,
we passionately pray:
God, renew the face of the earth.
Hear our prayers, O God,
we join to them our promise to live Jesus’ way of love.

The Peace:
The Peace of Christ be always with you!
And also with you!

Offertory Hymn: VU 121 Tree of Life and Awesome Mystery
(verses 1,2,5, & 3rd Sunday of Lent)

Tree of Life and awesome mystery,
in your death we are reborn,
though you die in all of history,
still you rise with every morn,
still you rise with every morn.

Seed that dies to rise in glory,
may we see ourselves in you,
if we learn to live your story
we may die to rise anew,
we may die to rise anew.

Christ, you lead and we shall follow,
stumbling though our steps may be,
one with you in joy and sorrow,
we the river, you the sea,
we the river, you the sea.

Living Water of salvation,
be the fountain of each soul;
springing up in new creation,
flow in us and make us whole,
flow in us and make us whole.

 Words and music: Marty Haugen. 

Response: 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 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, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

Hymn: VU 678 For the Healing of the Nations

For the healing of the nations,
God we pray with one accord;
For a just and equal sharing
of the things that earth affords.
To a life of love in action,
help us rise and pledge our word.

Lead us forward into freedom,
from despair your world release;
That, redeemed from war and hatred,
all may come and go in peace.
Show us how through care and goodness,
fear will die and hope increase.

All that kills abundant living,
let it from the earth be banned:
Pride of status, race or schooling,
dogmas that obscure your plan.
In our common quest for justice,
may we hallow life`s brief span.

You, Creator God, have written
your great name on humankind;
for our growing in your likeness
bring the life of Christ to mind;
that, by our response and service,
earth its destiny may find.

Words: Fred Kaan, Music: Henry Purcell.

The Doxology, Blessing and Dismissal

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.

Carry out into the world the love of God in Christ.
Loved, forgiven and redeemed, we go forth!
Amen. Gilakas’la.

Three-fold Amen!


Safety reminders: Covid 19
Please remember to bring in canned or dry goods for our community cupboard and blessing box.
Book/ Bible Study Tuesday at 5
Celtic (Iona) Prayer Thursday at 4

Service from the West Coast Liturgy of Islands and Inlets (Diocese of British Columbia) Collect: Alternative Collects ACC; Celebrating God’s Presence UCC

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

More Voices 67 Kyrie Eleison (Bridget) Words: Traditional liturgical text. Music: John L. Bell. Music copyright © 1998 by WGRG Iona Community, Scotland, administered GIA Publications Inc., exclusive North American agent. All rights reserved. Reprinted under License #A-720359 (#04341).

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: Public Domain.

Listen to the Word that God has Spoken Anonymous Canadian original; adapted Church Hymnary, Fourth Edition, 2005. No name or copyright notice noted, and cannot be traced.

Voices United 781 Psalm 63 Refrain 2 Words: Public Domain. Music: © 1985 Michel Guimont. License #A-720359

New Wine in Old Wineskins 58 The Thirsty Cry for Water, Lord Text: Herman G. Stuempfle, Jr. 1923-2007 © 1997 GIA Publications, Inc. Tune: NEW BRITAIN, CM; Virginia Harmony, 1831; harmony Edwin O. Excell, 1851-1921. Words used by permission of GIA Publications, Inc. Words reprinted under License #A-720359 (#12530).

Voices United 121 Tree of Life and Awesome Mystery Words and music: Marty Haugen, 1984. Words and music copyright © 1984 G.I.A. Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Reprinted under License #A-720359 Words and music (#00169).

Voices United 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.

Voices United 678 For the Healing of the Nations Words: Fred Kaan, 1965; Music: Henry Purcell, ca. 1682. Words copyright © 1968 Hope Publishing Company. Music: Public Domain. Descant: © 1987 Songs for a Gospel People. All rights reserved. Reprinted under CCLI License # 11033010 (3200067, 2685803), and License #A-720359 (#16887).