O ALMIGHTY God, who hast knit together thine elect in one communion and fellowship, in the mystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord: Grant us grace so to follow thy blessed Saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those unspeakable joys, which thou hast prepared for them that unfeignedly love thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
O Almighty and most merciful God, of thy bountiful goodness keep us, we beseech thee, from all things that may hurt us; that we, being ready both in body and soul, may cheerfully accomplish those things that thou wouldest have done; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Opening Hymn: # 380 O Worship the King
O GOD, forasmuch as without thee we are not able to please thee; Mercifully grant, that thy Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
MORNING PRAYER AT TEN THIRTY
(Book of Common Prayer ~ Common Praise)
Thank you to Beth for officiating and for preaching today in the Rector’s absence.
O LORD, we beseech thee, let thy continual pity cleanse and defend thy Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without thy succour, preserve it evermore by thy help and goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prelude: Fugue in F Minor by W.F. Bach
Opening Hymn: #387 All Praise to Thee
Old Testament: Exodus 17:1—7
Psalm: 78:1—4, 12-16
The Epistle: Philippians 2:1-13
Hymn: #478 Almighty God, Thy Word Is Cast
Gospel: Matthew 21:23-32
Offertory Hymn: #321 All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name
Communion Hymn: # 84 Lord, Enthroned 1n’ Heavenly Splendour
Closing Hymn: # 375 At the Name of Jesus
Postlude: Flute Piece by William Hine
This Week at St Mary’s
Wednesday 10:30 am Mom and Tots Group
Thursday 9:30 am Woman’s Time Out Bible Study
Next Sunday 10:00 am Morning Prayer
10:30 am Holy Communion + Harvest Thanksgiving Lunch
Readings for next Sunday are as follows: Joel 2:21-27, Psalm126, 1 Timothy 2:1-7, Matthew 6:25—33
Parish Life Notes
Correction to last Sundays baby news- Johanna, daughter to Starr and Andrew, was born on September 10th.
Join us for intercessory prayer for the parish, Wednesday, October 4 at 2:00 in the sanctuary. “Call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.” Jer. 29:12
Harvest Thanksgiving Lunch next Sunday Oct. 8th following the Worship Service. For the lunch every family is invited to bring a salad to share.
Donations needed. Please feel free to bring veggies to decorate the church for Harvest Thanksgiving, and please have them at the church by 10:00 am on Saturday Oct 7th. For any question contact Gwyn.
From the organizers of the “Music to My Ears” evening, a hearty thank you to all who stepped up and worked so hard to produce a most memorable evening of music and fellowship in our beautiful worship home! Of course we are indebted as well to Eden Care companies, the RSO chamber players and Valerie Hall for choosing to bringtheir music to St. Mary’s and allowing us to enjoy it. Thank you everyone!
Worship Service at Wascana Rehabiliation Centre – will take place this Sunday, Oct. 1, at 1:30 pm. in the chapel. A team from St. Mary’s leads the service and porters residents to the chapel. We invite you to share in this outreach. Please call Rem for more information.
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, give unto us the increase of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain that which thou dost promise, make us to love that which thou dost command; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Parish Life Notes
Condolences to Paula M whose mother Laura passed away on Thursday. Memorial service for Laura will take place at St. Mary’s at a later date. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.
COURAGEOUS GRANDPARENTING SMALL GROUP STUDY at St. Mary’s
Grandparents are an important spiritual influence for the next generation. Through a five session study we invite you to learn more about living out your Biblical role as grandparents. We will look into such topics as: Passing on your legacy; Understanding the culture our grandchildren are growing up in; The importance of the spoken blessing over your family; Untangling the digital world; and Stepping into all that God has for you as a grandparent.
Bring your bag lunch and join us in the lower church hall beginning Sunday, October @ 12 noon. Sessions will be held every other Sunday.
Women’s Time Out every Thursday morning from 9:30am -11:30am.We will be picking up where we left off in the spring on chapter 8 in the book “Becoming a Woman of Grace”. We explore the many ways God’s grace has already enriched our lives and how we can know His grace more fully and extend it to others we meet in our day to day lives. Any ladies are always welcome to join us. We are currently looking for someone who would be willing to babysit for us. For more information please contact Brenda G.
Breakfast and Community Clean- up The Cathedral Area Community Association will hold their Annual Community Clean-up Saturday, September 23 from 8:30 am until noon. They will pick up any items discarded in the back alleys in the area. St. Mary’s will show hospitality to people from the cathedral area and from St. Mary’s by serving breakfast starting at 8:30 am in the lower hall at St. Mary’s. Volunteers are needed to help prepare and serve breakfast. If you would like to come for breakfast or volunteer to help with breakfast please sign the sign-up sheet on the landing or contact Sandra D.
Have you kept the date free? THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 28th.
Where: ST. MARY’S ANGLICAN CHURCH Time: 7.00 p.m. For: MUSIC TO MY EARS – Together with EDEN CARE COMMUNITIES THE RSO CHAMBER PLAYERS, AND VALERIE HALL, ORGANIST Meet and Greet afterward in the Upper Hall– Donations to St. Mary’s gratefully accepted