This Sunday in the Parish of Blandford

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

August 02

The Parish of Blandford Worshiping at Saint Barnabas – Holy Eucharist

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Parish of Blandford

Aspotogan Peninsula, Municipality of Chester, Nova Scotia

Striving to be a Christian Community

of Worship, Welcome and Care.

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Contact Information: Telephone: (902)228-2761, Email: ministry@parishofblandford.ca, Website: parishofblandford.ca

Rector: Reverend Louis Quennelle, Rector, Phone: (902)521-5169, E-mail: louisq@eastlink.ca

Our Wardens: All Saints: Malcolm Boutilier (902)228-2961, St. Cuthbert: Ken Miller, (902)204-1000, Saint Barnabas: Claudia Zinck (902)228-2091

Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island

Anglican Church of Canada

Diocesan Prayer Partner: King’s College Chapel

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Retired Clergy of Fort Sackville Region: The Reverend Arthur Cuzner, The Reverend James Greene and Linda, The Reverend Tom Kerr and Aileen, The Reverend Judy Lafford and Arthur, The Reverend John Mills and Marsha, The Reverend Marilyn Hamlin and Gordon, Clergy Widows: Mrs. Judy Appleton, Mrs. Barbara Corbin, Mrs. Marion Andrews, Mrs. Greta Moore, Mrs. Beverley Dellapinna

Anglican/Lutheran Cycle of Prayer: ACC – Bishops Lydia Mamakwa, Larry Beardy, and Morris Fidler; the clergy and people of the Spiritual Ministry of Mishamikoweesh; ELCIC – The dean, council, and congregations of the Southern Area of the Synod of Alberta and the Territories

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost – Holy Eucharist

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

May his grace and peace be with you. May he fill our hearts with joy.

Almighty God, All to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and 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.

Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth. Lord God, heavenly king, almighty God and Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory. Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us; you are seated at the right hand of the Father: receive our prayer. For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

Collect: God beyond all seeing and knowing,we meet you in the night of change and crisisand wrestle with you in darkness and doubt.Give us the will and spirit to live faithfullyand to love as we are loved,through Jesus Christ, your Son. Amen. Revised Common Lectionary Prayers(2002) alt.

First Reading: A READING FROM THE BOOK OF GENESIS. The same night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two maids, and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. He took them and sent them across the stream, and likewise everything that he had. Jacob was left alone; and a man wrestled with him until daybreak. When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he struck him on the hip socket; and Jacob’s hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him. Then he said, “Let me go, for the day is breaking.” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go, unless you bless me.” So he said to him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Jacob.” Then the man said, “You shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with humans, and have prevailed.” Then Jacob asked him, “Please tell me your name.” But he said, “Why is it that you ask my name?” And there he blessed him. So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, “For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life is preserved.” The sun rose upon him as he passed Penuel, limping because of his hip. The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God. GENESIS 32:22-31

Psalm Refrain: Show me your marvellous loving-kindness, O Saviour, of those who take refuge at your right hand.

Hear my plea of innocence, O Lord; give heed to my cry; listen to my prayer, which does not come from lying lips. Let my vindication come forth from your presence; let your eyes be fixed on justice. R

Weigh my heart, summon me by night, melt me down; you will find no impurity in me. I give no offence with my mouth as others do; I have heeded the words of your lips. R

My footsteps hold fast to the ways of your law; in your paths my feet shall not stumble. I call upon you, O God, for you will answer me; incline your ear to me and hear my words. R

Show me your marvellous loving-kindness, O Saviour of those who take refuge at your right hand from those who rise up against them. But at my vindication I shall see your face; when I awake, I shall be satisfied, beholding your likeness. R PSALM 17:1-7, 16

Second Reading: A READING FROM THE LETTER OF PAUL TO THE ROMANS. I am speaking the truth in Christ – I am not lying; my conscience confirms it by the Holy Spirit – I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my own people, my kindred according to the flesh. They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises; to them belong the patriarchs, and from them, according to the flesh, comes the Messiah, who is over all, God blessed forever. Amen. The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God. ROMANS 9:1-5

Gospel: THE HOLY GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST ACCORDING TO MATTHEW. Glory to you Lord Jesus Christ. Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. When he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them and cured their sick. When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a deserted place, and the hour is now late; send the crowds away so that they may go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” Jesus said to them, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” They replied, “We have nothing here but five loaves and two fish.” And he said, “Bring them here to me.” Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. And all ate and were filled; and they took up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full. And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children. The Gospel of Christ. Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ. MATTHEW 14:13-21

Apostle’s 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.

We pray for our needs and the needs of the world.

Prayers of the People: Let us offer our prayers in the Name of Jesus who had compassion on the multitude, and whose bounty feeds us all, saying: Hear us, O Holy One.

For the Church: especially for The Rev. Canon Gordon Redden, The Very Rev. Paul Smith and The Rev. Lori Ramsey, who yesterday began their work as interim Diocesan Administrators. May all Christians share the Bread of Life with those who hunger for meaning and purpose in life. Hear us, O Holy One.

For this family of the parish of Blandford, that we may recognize the generosity of God who abundantly fills all our needs. May we share this bounty with all in need. Hear us, O Holy One.

For true peace in our world, our country, our communities and in our own hearts, that Holy Spirit of God may guide us, especially those in authority, to work for violence to end. May understanding grow and justice flourish throughout the world, especially in areas of conflict. Hear us, O Holy One.

For all who work to feed the hungry: in refugee camps, in food aid organizations, in soup kitchens, in food banks and all similar organizations, that their efforts may show the love and compassion of God to those who are in need. For those who hunger, that with our help, they may find ways to feed themselves, Hear us, O Holy One.

For farmers, and all those who bring food to our tables, we pray Hear us, O Holy One.

For all who are ill in body, mind or spirit, that God will relieve their pain, restore them to wholeness, and strengthen all those who are caring for them. We pray in particular for those with Covid-19 throughout the world and their caregivers. May those who search for treatment and vaccines be inspired and upheld in their work, Hear us, O Holy One.

In thanksgiving for all who have died, we rejoice that they feast with delight at the heavenly banquet table, let us pray to the Lord. Hear us, O Holy One.

Loving God you nurture and nourish us, hear our prayers and fill us with the abundance of your grace, that all people may know and feel the goodness of your presence, in the power of the Holy Spirit, through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.

Most merciful God,

All: 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 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, t 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 of the Lord be always with you. And also with you.

Prayer over the Gifts: God of compassion:your heart goes out to the hungry and destitute; you take what we have and transform it into much; give us the bread that satisfies, the food without price, so that our lives may show forth your overflowing love. Accept all we offer you this day,and feed us continually with that bread which satisfies all hunger, through Jesus Christ, the breaker of bread. Amen. (Adapted from BAS & Prayers for an Inclusive Church, 2009)

Eucharistic Prayer 1

The Lord be with you. And also with you.

Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give our thanks and praise.

It is indeed right that we should praise you, gracious God, for you created all things. You formed us in your own image: male and female you created us. When we turned away from you in sin, you did not cease to care for us, but opened a path of salvation for all people. You made a covenant with Israel, and through your servants Abraham and Sarah gave the promise of a blessing to all nations. Through Moses you led your people from bondage into freedom; through the prophets you renewed your promise of salvation. Therefore, with them, and with all your saints who have served you in every age, we give thanks and raise our voices to proclaim the glory of your name.

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

Holy God, source of life and goodness, all creation rightly gives you praise. In the fullness of time, you sent your Son Jesus Christ, to share our human nature, to live and die as one of us, to reconcile us to you, the God and Father of all. He healed the sick and ate and drank with outcasts and sinners; he opened the eyes of the blind and proclaimed the good news of your kingdom to the poor and to those in need. In all things he fulfilled your gracious will.

On the night he freely gave himself to death, our Lord Jesus Christ took bread, and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, and said,

Take, eat: this is my body which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.”

After supper he took the cup of wine; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and said,

Drink this, all of you: this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.”

Gracious God, his perfect sacrifice destroys the power of sin and death; by raising him to life you give us life for evermore. Therefore we proclaim the mystery of faith.

Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.

Recalling his death, proclaiming his resurrection, and looking for his coming again in glory, we offer you, Father, this bread and this cup. Send your Holy Spirit upon us and upon these gifts, that all who eat and drink at this table may be one body and one holy people, a living sacrifice in Jesus Christ, our Lord. Through Christ, with Christ, and in Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory is yours, almighty Father, now and for ever. Amen.

And now, as our Saviour Christ has taught us, we are bold to say, 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.

The Breaking of the Bread: I am the bread of life,” says the Lord. “Whoever comes to me will never be hungry; whoever believes in me will never thirst.” Taste and see that the Lord is good; happy are they who trust in him!

The gifts of God for the People of God. Thanks be to God

(All who wish, then partake in the communion of the Body & Blood of Christ by receiving the bread.)

Prayer After Communion: 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. 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.

May Almighty God Father, the Son & Holy Spirit Bless you now and Evermore. AMEN.

Let go in peace to love and serve the Lord. Thanks be to God! Alleluia!

Our Life Continues in the Parish of Blandford

Diocesan Administrators: Archbishop Ron Cutler is retired as of July 31. Diocesan Council has appointed The Rev. Canon Gordon Redden, The Very Rev. Paul Smith and The Rev. Lori Ramsey as Administrators for the diocese. until the election of a new bishop. They began their duties on August 01 and will continue until the election of a new bishop at our Electoral Synod, continuing on September 12, 2020.

Continued Parish Contact During COVID 19 Restrictions: Many of you do not have internet and so do not always get notification of news and changes with regard to our Parish community. We recognize this and are trying to correct it. Thank-you to Diane Langley & Hanni Taylor for agreeing to organize a Telephone tree which will specifically call to let people know of any news which is sent out by email or on our website during this time of restricted personal contact. A list of the people who we know do not have internet access has been compiled. If you know of anyone who should be on that list, please call Diane. If their name is not on the list, it will be added on.

Bible Study & Reflection: Next Sunday’s Readings: GENESIS 37:1-4, 12-28; PSALM 105:1-6, 16-22, 45C; ROMANS 10:5-15; MATTHEW 14:22-33

Pastoral Presence during Uncertain Times: Rev. Louis will be on leave for the remainder of the month of August. In case of Pastoral emergency please contact one of our Wardens (Malcolm Boutilier (902)228-2961, Ken Miller (902)204-1000, Claudia Zinck (902)228-2091) or go to our Website (parishofblandford.ca) for information to contact a priest.

Food Bank Donations: Starting next Sunday July 19 a small donation box will be available at the service for Monetary Donations ONLY to the Chester Food Bank. No food donations will be accepted at this time. If you wish to make food donations, please do so as you have done since March.