The Gathering Of The Community
Hymn: Blue #508 I Heard The Voice Of Jesus Say
Leader: Lord, open our lips,
People: And our mouth shall proclaim your praise
Leader: O God, make speed to save us
People: O Lord, make haste to help us.
All: 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.
Leader: God rules over all the earth: O come, let us worship
The Proclamation of the Word
First Reading: 2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a
Second Reading: Ephesians 4:1-16
Sermon – The Rev. Dr. Jeff Boldt (Guest Preacher)
The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
The Prayers of the People
As we stand in God’s presence, let us pray to the Lord, saying, “Lord, have mercy.”
For the whole People of God, that each one may be a true and faithful servant of Christ, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.
For those drawing near to the light of faith, that the Lord will bring them to true knowledge of himself, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.
For our families and friends, that the Lord will give them joy and satisfaction in all that they do, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.
For those who are lonely, sick, hungry, persecuted, or ignored, that the Lord will comfort and sustain them, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.
For our country, that the Lord will help us to contribute to its true growth and well-being, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.
For the whole human family, that we may live together in justice and peace, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.
We pray to you also for the forgiveness of our sins
Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father. In your compassion forgive us our sins, known and unknown, things done and left undone, and so uphold us by your Spirit that we may live and serve you in newness of life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Hymn: Blue #615 Just As I Am
Leader: The Lord be with you.
All: And with thy spirit
Leader: Let us pray
All: 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.
Leader: O Lord, show thy mercy upon us;
People: And grant us thy salvation
Leader: Endue thy ministers with righteousness;
People: And make thy chosen people joyful
Leader: Give peace, O Lord, in all the world;
People: For only in thee can we live in safety
Leader: Lord keep this nation under they care
People: And guide us in the way of justice and truth.
Leader: Let thy way be known upon earth
People: Thy saving health among all nations
Leader: Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten;
People: Nor the hope of the poor be taken away
Leader: Create in us clean hearts, O God;
People: And sustain us with thy Holy Spirit.
Collect of the Day
Leader: Almighty God, your Son Jesus Christ fed the hungry with the bread of his life and the word of his kingdom. Renew your people with your heavenly grace, and in all our weakness sustain us by your true and living bread, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
A Collect For Sunday
Leader: O God, who makest us glad with the weekly remembrance of the glorious resurrection of thy Son our Lord: Grant us this day such blessing through our worship of thee, that the days to come may be spent in thy favor; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
A Collect For Grace
Leader: O Lord our heavenly Father, Almighty and everlasting God, who hast safely brought us to the beginning of this day: Defend us in the same with thy mighty power; and grant that this day we fall into no sin, neither run into any kind of danger; but that all our doings may be ordered by thy governance, to do always that is righteous in thy sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The General Thanksgiving
All: Almighty God, Father of all mercies, we thine unworthy servants do give thee most humble and hearty thanks for all thy goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all men. We bless thee for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for thine inestimable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. And, we beseech thee, give us that due sense of all thy mercies, that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful; and that we show forth thy praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up our selves to thy service, and by walking before thee in holiness and righteousness all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Spirit, be all honor and glory, world without end. Amen
A Prayer of St Chrysostom
Leader: Almighty God, who hast given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplications unto thee; and dost promise that when two or three are gathered together in thy Name thou wilt grant their requests: Fulfil now, O Lord, the desires and petitions of they servants, as may be most expedient for them; granting us in this world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come life everlasting. Amen.
Leader: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen.
Leader: God of grace, we have shared in the mystery of the body and blood of Christ. May we who have tasted the bread of life live with you for ever. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Hymn: Blue #656 Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah
Leader: Let us bless the Lord.
All: Thanks be to God.
We pray for: W M Curfoot Mollington; Chuck and Laura Vanhuizen
Many thanks to our preacher today, The Rev. Dr. Jeff Boldt. Jeff is a dear friend of St. Matthew’s; he and his family have joined us for worship over the summer. He has a doctorate in historical theology from Wycliffe College and has served as an Associate at the Anglican parish of Trinity, Streetsville.
Summer Services in August
August 1: Morning Prayer, online only
August 8: Holy Eucharist, online and in person, 10:30 a.m. at St. Matthew’s
August 15: Morning Prayer, online only
August 22: Holy Eucharist, online and in person, 10:30 a.m. at St. Matthew’s
Find all online services at stmatthewsriverdale.org/blog
St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, Riverdale,
135 First Avenue, Toronto ON, M4M 1W9
The Rev Dr Catherine Sider-Hamilton – Priest-in-charge: 416-463-9720
The Rev Dr Ephraim Radner – Honorary Assistant
Please direct all enquiries to Peter Oakes, Peoples’ Warden or Audrey Chan, Rector’s Warden