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St. Alban’s Anglican Church

Pray         •        Love        •        Remember

7260 St. Alban’s Road Richmond B.C.  V6Y 2K3   Phone:  604-278-2770   Fax:  604-278-3384

e-mail address:  office@stalbansrichmond.org   web Site:  www.stalbansrichmond.org

 

 

Transfiguration Sunday

                                     March 3rd, 2019

Sunday Services 8:30am & 10:00 am

St. Alban’s

an Anglican parish

in the heart of Richmond

Pray • Love • Remember

 

 

St. Alban’s Anglican Church is an

inclusive community of disciples

of Jesus Christ serving God in

the heart of Richmond through

worship, ministry and outreach.

There has been a parish of St.

Alban’s in Richmond since 1893.

Since 1953 people have met here

on this site to worship God and

witness to Christ’s love for the

world. We are strengthened

and enriched by the diversity of

our community. It is a place of

caring, service and outreach, and

a place that welcomes all.

 

 

After the 10:00am Service: Please

join us in the Parish Hall for Coffee

and Tea.

 

If you are worshipping with us

today for the first time…and are

interested in learning more about

us, or becoming a member, please

fill out a visitor’s form in the pew,

or speak with one of the greeters

following the service.

 

www.stalbansrichmond.org

 

 

 

 

 

8:30 A.M. HOLY COMMUNION

THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER (BCP)

Welcome                                                                           Pg. 3

Greeting

Summary of the Law                                                        BCP 69

Collect of the Day:  Holy God, mighty and immortal,

you are beyond our knowing, yet

we see your glory in the face of Jesus                                  Christ. Transform us into the likeness of                               your Son, who renewed our  humanity so                     that we may share in his divinity, we ask                            through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who                                       lives and reigns with you and the Holy                                 Spirit, One God, now and forever.Amen

First Reading          Exodus 34:29-35                               Response                      Thanks be to God.                                                                     Psalm 99                                                                                               Second Reading      2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2                                                    Response         Thanks be to God.                                         Gospel                               Luke 9:28-36, (37-43a)

Sermon                                           The Reverend Paula Porter Leggett

Nicene Creed                                                                             BCP 71

Offertory Sentence

The Prayers of the People

Thanksgiving and Consecration                                                 BCP 78

The Communion

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                       BCP 85

Prayer after Communion                                                                                Gloria In Excelsis                              BCP 86

Blessing

Dismissal

Go in the light of Christ!

Thanks be to God.
10:00 A.M. CHORAL EUCHARIST

From The Book of Alternative Services                                                                      and other sources

The Gathering of the Community

Opening Hymn                     Sing of God made Manifest                                                           CP 162

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

 

Collect for Purity                                   Almighty God,

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

 

Gloria                                                     Glory to God on High                                                                        CP 365

 

Collect                                    Holy God,

mighty and immortal, you are beyond our knowing,

yet we see your glory in the face of Jesus Christ.

Transform us into the likeness of your Son,

who renewed our  humanity so that we may share

in his divinity, we ask through Jesus Christ, our Lord,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, One God,

now and forever. Amen

 

TODAY

 

St. Alban’s is hosting “Pancake Sunday “after the 10am service!!!

 

The Proclamation of the Word

 

 

The First Reading                  Exodus 34:29-35

 

Moses came down from Mount Sinai. As he came down from the mountain with the two tablets of the covenant in his hand, Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because he had been talking with God. When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, the skin of his face was shining, and they were afraid to come near him. But Moses called to them; and Aaron and all the leaders of the congregation returned to him, and Moses spoke with them. Afterward all the Israelites came near, and he gave them in commandment all that the LORD had spoken with him on Mount Sinai. When Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a veil on his face; but whenever Moses went in before the LORD to speak with him, he would take the veil off, until he came out; and when he came out, and told the Israelites what he had been commanded, the Israelites would see the face of Moses, that the skin of his face was shining; and Moses would put the veil on his face again, until he went in to speak with him.

 

Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s people.                                                                                                                              Thanks be to God.

 

The Psalm is recited as follows. The refrain is sung at the beginning by the choir, then repeated by the people. The leader reads the regular text, the people read the bolded text. The refrain is sung where indicated by the “R.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Second Reading                            2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2

 

Since, then, we have such a hope, we act with great boldness, not like Moses, who put a veil over his face to keep the people of Israel from gazing at the end of the glory that was being set aside. But their minds were hardened. Indeed, to this very day, when they hear the reading of the old covenant, that same veil is still there, since only in Christ is it set aside. Indeed, to this very day whenever Moses is read, a veil lies over their minds; but when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord, the Spirit. Therefore, since it is by God’s mercy that we are engaged in this ministry, we do not lose heart.

 

We have renounced the shameful things that one hides; we refuse to practice cunning or to falsify God’s word; but by the open statement of the truth we commend ourselves to the conscience of everyone in the sight of God.

 

Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s people.                                                                                                                              Thanks be to God.

 

Gradual                                   Celtic Alleluia                                                                                 CP 715

Refrain, v.3, refrain

 

 

The Gospel

 

May God be with you.

And also with you.

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke.

Glory to you, O Jesus Christ.

 

Now about eight days after these sayings Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white. Suddenly they saw two men, Moses and Elijah, talking to him. They appeared in glory and were speaking of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. Now Peter and his companions were weighed down with sleep; but since they had stayed awake, they saw his glory and the two men who stood with him. Just as they were leaving him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah” — not knowing what he said. While he was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were terrified as they entered the cloud. Then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him!” When the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent and in those days told no one any of the things they had seen. Luke 9:28-36

 

The Gospel of Christ.                                                                                                                                                                           Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

 

 

The Sermon                                                                                                       Reverend Paula Porter Leggett

 

 

The Prayers of the People

 

 

Confession & Absolution

 

Celebrant                                              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.

 

Celebrant                                              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.

 

Celebrant                                              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.

People                                                   Amen

 

 

 

The Exchange of the Peace                                                                                                                                                 The peace of Christ be always with you.                                                                        And also with you.

The Holy Communion

Offering                                 During the singing of the hymn, we gratefully receive your gifts of thankfulness for what God has given you to be used for the work of the Church. Our gifts of bread and wine symbolize the offering of ourselves and of the whole creation to God.  Tax receipts will be issued for identified gifts.

 

 

The Offering Hymn            Alleluia! Glory to God                                                                                       CP 457

 

 

Prayer over the Gifts

Let us pray

Holy God,                                                                                                        receive all we offer you this day,                                                                                   and bring us to that radiant glory                                                                    which we see in the transfigured face                                                                   of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

Eucharistic Prayer 3                       May God be with you.

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them up to God.

Let us give thanks to God our Creator.

It is right to offer thanks and praise.

 

Blessed are you, gracious God,

creator of heaven and earth;                                                                                                                                                                            because in the mystery of the Word made flesh                                                                           you have caused a new light to shine in our hearts,                                                                                                                             to give knowledge of salvation                                                                                                                in the face of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

Now, with angels and archangels,

and the whole company of heaven,

we lift our voices to proclaim the glory of your name.

 

 

 

 

 

Sanctus                                  Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might.                               CP 719                                                                                                heav-en 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, hosanna in the highest.

 

 

We give thanks to you, Lord our God,

for the goodness and love

you have made known to us in creation;

in calling Israel to be your people;

in your Word spoken through the prophets;

and above all in the Word made flesh,

Jesus your Son.

For in these last days you sent him

to be incarnate from the Virgin Mary,

to be the Saviour and Redeemer of the world.

 

In him, you have delivered us from evil,

and made us worthy to stand before you.

In him, you have brought us

out of error into truth,

out of sin into righteousness,

out of death into life.

 

On the night he was handed over

to suffering and death,

a death he freely accepted,

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.”

 

Therefore, Father, according to his command,

we remember his death,

we proclaim his resurrection,

we await his coming in glory;

 

and we offer our sacrifice

of praise and thanksgiving

to you, Lord of all;

presenting to you, from your creation,

this bread and this wine.

We pray you, gracious God,

to send your Holy Spirit upon these gifts,

that they may be the sacrament

of the body of Christ

and his blood of the new covenant.

Unite us to your Son in his sacrifice,

that we, made acceptable in him,

may be sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

 

In the fullness of time,

reconcile all things in Christ,

and make them new,

and bring us to that city of light

where you dwell with all your sons and daughters;

through Jesus Christ our Lord,

the firstborn of all creation,

the head of the Church,

and the author of our salvation;

 

by whom, and with whom, and in whom,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

all honour and glory are yours, almighty Father,

now and for ever. Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lord’s Prayer  As our Saviour taught us, let us pray,                                                                                                                               Our Father in heaven,                                                                                                                                  hallowed be your name,                                                                                                                                    your kingdom come,                                                                                                                                           your will be done,                                                                                                                                               on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.                                                                          Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.                                              Save us from the time of trial,                                                                                          and deliver us from evil.                                                                                                    For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours,                                     now and for ever.  Amen.

 

Fraction                                 All Who Are Thirsty (sing x 2)                                                                  VU 4

 

 

Guidelines for receiving Holy Communion

 

All baptized persons of any age are warmly welcomed to Christ’s table at St. Alban’s. The bread is received in your open palm. To receive regular bread, extend both hands. For the wafer, extend one hand only, so to indicate your preference.  For taking the wine, if you have a wafer, dip it partway into the cup.  If you have regular bread, do not dip into the cup as pieces of bread break off, and float in the cup. You may take a sip from the cup. If you do not wish to receive communion, at all, you are welcome to come forward for a blessing, please place you hand over your heart. If you find these instructions confusing, speak to the priest or communion minister.

 

 

Hymn during Communion         Will You Come and Follow Me                                            CP 430

 

 

The Sending Forth of the Community

 

The Prayer after Communion

Holy God,                                                                                                     we see your glory in the face of Jesus Christ.                                                          May we who are partakers of his table                                                                 reflect his life in word and deed,                                                                          that all the world may know                                                                                     his power to change and save.                                                                            We ask this in his name.  Amen

 

Doxology                                      (Please stand as you are able.)

 

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

 

Blessing

 

 

Closing Hymn                           Rise Up, O Saints of God                                               CP 586 to SGP 47

 

The Dismissal                               Go in the light of Christ!

Thanks be to God.

 

___________________________________________________________________________________                                                                 About The Readings

 

August 6th is the calendar date for the Feast of the Transfiguration. In many Anglican churches the Gospel of the Transfiguration is read on the last Sunday of Epiphany. There is an echoing of the words spoken at Jesus’ baptism in the Transfiguration story that ‘book-ends’ the Epiphany cycle.  The Transfiguration is also the point where we turn from Jesus’ ministry around the Sea of Galilee and begin the journey toward Jerusalem, where he will be confronted by his religious opponents, and turned over to the Romans for crucifixion.  So we move down the mountainside with him and the disciples, celebrating Ash Wednesday in a few days and entering into the season of Lent.

 

The readings have been selected to partner the Gospel.  In Exodus we hear the story of how, after spending time in Gd’s presence, Moses’ face would shine so that he couldn’t be looked at straight on.  The Psalm praises Gd and also names Moses.  The reading from 2nd Corinthians also references Moses and uses the veil he would put over his face to hide its shining as a metaphor for how the teachings of Moses have been hidden from the Jews until Jesus came to give illumination.  Those who follow Jesus are being transformed and the glory of Gd is shining out of their faces, a dim reflection of the Holy One to whom we draw near in Jesus.

 

The Transfiguration probably occurred during the Festival of Sukkot, a feast on the Jewish liturgical calendar where the time of wandering in the desert was remembered.  It was customary to camp out during these holy days.  So Jesus took Peter, John and James up to camp with him.  But they are met by Moses and Elijah, the two prophets who were believed to have been taken directly into heaven without first dying.  They also represent the Law and the Prophets.

Seeing Elijah would also fulfill the expectation that Elijah would come again before the Messiah, an affirmation of Peter’s confession of Jesus as Messiah given eight days before, (though we also have John the Baptist seen “as it were” as Elijah. ) The number eight is the number of the new creation in terms of Hebrew numerology, a subtle message in the story telling.  In Jesus’ teachings we find the teaching of the Law and the Prophets fulfilled, and in the words of Gd his position is made clear:  Moses and Elijah were faithful men of Gd, but Jesus is “my Son, my chosen,” and his words carry the authority of the Holy One as theirs could not.

 

 

Please Include The Following In Your Prayers Today And Throughout The Week.

We Pray For the Wider Church In the Anglican Church of Canada Cycle of Prayer: Primate Fred Hiltz: Bishop John Organ, Clergy, and people of the Diocese of Western Newfoundland. Lutheran Cycle of Prayer: The dean, council, and congregations of the Georgian, Huronia and Bay Areas of the Eastern Synod. Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Melissa, our Archbishop and Metropolitan, Sorrento Retreat and Conference Centre, Education for Ministry, The Reverend Paula Porter Leggett (Diocesan Coordinator). Companion Diocese: Bishop Brent Alawas, and the Clergy and People of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Philippines, and in particular for our Companion Parish, Holy Innocents, Bebe, and priest, Padi Eugene Bayonos.  We Pray For Our Parish For all who are part of our community of faith, for their health and well-being, for their prayers and concerns, and their knowledge of God’s love for them.  In our Parish Prayer we pray especially for members Gladys Allard and Muriel Basham.                       And for the ministry of St. Alban’s Buildings & Grounds Facilitator, Larry Scherban.  For those with serious health concerns, awaiting diagnosis or treatment, those facing or recovering from surgery, especially this week for June Seow and Janet Person also our homebound, our elders, the disabled, and others unable to attend services. For those who have died that they may rest in peace. We Pray For the World For all refugees and displaced people, those living in the midst of war or natural disaster, for those suffering ethnic cleansing, civil unrest and persecution, and the millions who suffer because of the greed of others. We Pray For Those Who Govern For Elizabeth our Queen, for the Prime Minister of this country, Justin Trudeau, our Premier, John Horgan and our Mayor Malcolm Brodie. We pray for all who govern the nations that they may strive for justice and peace.

 

 

 

TODAY

 

St. Alban’s is hosting “Pancake Sunday “after the 10am service!!!

 

 

Keeping a Holy Lent: Ash Wednesday

Starting our Lenten Pilgrimage

Wednesday, 6 March

7 pm

Service for Ash Wednesday including

imposition of ashes and Holy Eucharist

(with music)

 

Tradition & Inspiration

Simple Songs & Quiet

Room for All

Justice, Peace and Compassion

 

 

 

Awake! Arise!

the winter is past and a new day is come!

 

Three special services to encourage growth in compassion,

peace and justice this Lent.

 

“Let Streams of Living Water Flow” for Justice                    13 March, 7 pm.

a service of readings and songs in the Gospel song tradition

 

“Make us Your Channels” for Peace                                                        27 March, 7 pm.

a Taize-style Evensong with readings, prayer and song

 

“Pilgrim Mass for Lent” for Compassion                                                10 April, 6 pm.

Beginning with a simple soup supper and then moving through worship to the Jesus’ Table. See sign-up documents in Office foyer  (to RSVP and to volunteer soup, cheese or bread)

 

 

St. Alban’s Anglican Church, 7260 St. Alban’s Road, Richmond

office@stalbansrichmond.org

 

 

 

Ministering Through the Liturgy

 

Celebrant & Preacher:               The Reverend Paula Porter Leggett

Server:                                         Pat Houston

Readers: 8:30 am:                      Vishan Hettiarachchi, Bill Paul, Gladys Jarvie

Readers 10:00am                        Katherine Yeo, Stan O’Keeffe, Nick Wilson

Lay Administrators:

Intercessor:                                  Pam Hiensch

Sidespersons:                               Stan and Thelma O’Keeffe

Bread Maker:                               Gillian Cellura

Music:                                           Cathy Bayley and St. Alban’s Choir

Altar Guild:                                  Anne Denis, Stephanie Christie, Pauline Jones

Flowers:                                       The flowers in the sanctuary are dedicated to the glory of

God from June Svensson, in loving memory of her husband Len                                                                  Svensson.

 

St. Alban’s Directory

 

The Right Reverend Melissa Skelton                            Larry Scherban, Buildings and Grounds

archbishop@vancouver.anglican.ca                                larry@cameraonephoto.com

The Reverend Paula Porter Leggett                                Grace Turner, Cook: Shelter & Comm Meal

604-278-2770 ext 101                                                       graceturner46@hotmail.com

2rev2pl@gmail.com                                                            Synod Delegate, Gail Montague

Jennifer Kirk Office Administrator                                    Synod Delegate, Stan O’Keeffe

604-278-2770 ext. 106                                                   Trustee, Gillian Cellura

office@stalbansrichmond.org                                         Trustee, Gail Montague

Larry Scherban, Vicar’s Warden                                      Member-at-Large, Allison Shaw

larry@cameraonephoto.com                                            Dianne Woodhouse & Hugh Freiberg

Dale Yamada, People’s Warden                                        Outreach & Advocacy

Email to come

Stephanie Christie, Associate Warden

garychristie@telus.net

Anne Denis, Altar Guild

annedenis@shaw.ca

Sandy Scherban, Treasurer

sandy_scherban@shaw.ca

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Jennifer Kirk

Parish Office Administrator

Office hours 9am to 2pm, Tuesday to Friday

St. Alban Anglican Church

7260 St. Albans Road

Richmond, BC  V6Y 2K3

Ph:  604.278.2770 (106)  Fx:  604.278.3384

office@stalbansrichmond.org

 

St. Alban’s Anglican Church
Pray • Love • Remember
7260 St. Alban’s Road Richmond B.C. V6Y 2K3 Phone: 604-278-2770 Fax: 604-278-3384
e-mail address: office@stalbansrichmond.org web Site: www.stalbansrichmond.org
7th after Epiphany
February 24th, 2019
Sunday Services 8:30am & 10:00 am
St. Alban’s
an Anglican parish
in the heart of Richmond
Pray • Love • Remember
St. Alban’s Anglican Church is an
inclusive community of disciples
of Jesus Christ serving God in
the heart of Richmond through
worship, ministry and outreach.
There has been a parish of St.
Alban’s in Richmond since 1893.
Since 1953 people have met here
on this site to worship God and
witness to Christ’s love for the
world. We are strengthened
and enriched by the diversity of
our community. It is a place of
caring, service and outreach, and
a place that welcomes all.
After the 10:00am Service: Please
join us in the Parish Hall for Coffee
and Tea.

If you are worshipping with us
today for the first time…and are
interested in learning more about
us, or becoming a member, please
fill out a visitor’s form in the pew,
or speak with one of the greeters
following the service.

www.stalbansrichmond.org

8:30 A.M. HOLY COMMUNION
THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER (BCP)
Welcome Pg. 3
Greeting
Summary of the Law BCP 69
Collect of the Day: Almighty God, your Son revealed in signs and miracles the wonder of your saving love. Renew your people with your heavenly grace, and in all our weakness sustain us by your mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen
First Reading Genesis 45:3-11, 15 Response Thanks be to God. Psalm 37:1-11, 39-40 Second Reading 1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50 Response Thanks be to God. Gospel Luke 6:27-38
Sermon The Reverend Paula Porter Leggett
Nicene Creed BCP 71
Offertory Sentence
The Prayers of the People
Thanksgiving and Consecration BCP 78
The Communion
The Lord’s Prayer BCP 85
Prayer after Communion Gloria In Excelsis BCP 86
Blessing
Dismissal
Go in the light of Christ!
Thanks be to God.

10:00 A.M. CHORAL EUCHARIST
From The Book of Alternative Services and other sources
The Gathering of the Community

Opening Hymn There’s Wideness in God’s Mercy CP 606

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

Collect for Purity Almighty God,
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
Hymn of Praise Splendour and Honour CP 364

Collect Almighty God, your Son revealed in signs and miracles the wonder of your saving love. Renew your people with your heavenly grace, and in all our weakness sustain us by your mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen
The Proclamation of the Word
The First Reading Genesis 45:3-11, 15

Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph. Is my father still alive?” But his brothers could not answer him, so dismayed were they at his presence. Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Come closer to me.” And they came closer. He said, “I am your brother, Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt. And now do not be distressed, or angry with yourselves, because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life. For the famine has been in the land these two years; and there are five more years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvest. God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant on earth, and to keep alive for you many survivors. So it was not you who sent me here, but God; he has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house and ruler over all the land of Egypt. Hurry and go up to my father and say to him, ‘Thus says your son Joseph, God has made me lord of all Egypt; come down to me, do not delay. You shall settle in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near me, you and your children and your children’s children, as well as your flocks, your herds, and all that you have. I will provide for you there–since there are five more years of famine to come–so that you and your household, and all that you have, will not come to poverty.’ And he kissed all his brothers and wept upon them; and after that his brothers talked with him.
Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s people. Thanks be to God.
The Psalm is recited as follows. The refrain is sung at the beginning by the choir, then repeated by the people. The leader reads the regular text, the people read the bolded text. The refrain is sung where indicated by the “R.”

Vs. 1-11,39-40
Do not fret because of the wicked, or envy those who do evil.
For they soon wither like grass and fade away like the green leaf.
Trust in God and do good,
dwell in the land and there find safe pasture.
Find your delight in God,
who will grant the desires of your heart. R

God will make your vindication shine like the light,
the justice of your case like the noonday sun.
Be still before God and wait patiently,
do not fret because some prosper in evil schemes.
Let go of anger and abandon wrath.
Do not fret – it can only do harm, R

Those who do evil shall be cut off,
but those who look to God shall inherit the earth.
In a little while the wicked will be no more,
you will look where they were and their place will be empty.
But the meek shall inherit the earth,
they shall enjoy fullness of peace.
Salvation for the righteous comes from God, their refuge in time of trouble.
God helps and delivers,
and rescues from the wicked those who seek shelter. R

The Second Reading 1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50

But someone will ask, “How are the dead raised? With what kind of body do they come?” Fool! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies. And as for what you sow, you do not sow the body that is to be, but a bare seed, perhaps of wheat or of some other grain. But God gives it a body as he has chosen, and to each kind of seed its own body. So it is with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable, what is raised is imperishable. It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power. It is sown a physical body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a physical body, there is also a spiritual body. Thus it is written, “The first man, Adam, became a living being”; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit. But it is not the spiritual that is first, but the physical, and then the spiritual. The first man was from the earth, a man of dust; the second man is from heaven.?As was the man of dust, so are those who are of the dust; and as is the man of heaven, so are those who are of heaven. Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we will also bear the image of the man of heaven. What I am saying, brothers and sisters, is this: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.

Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s people. Thanks be to God.

Gradual O Lord of Life v. 1 & 2 CP 298

The Gospel

May God be with you.
And also with you.
The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke.
Glory to you, O Jesus Christ.

“But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from anyone who takes away your coat do not withhold even your shirt. Give to everyone who begs from you; and if anyone takes away your goods, do not ask for them again.
Do to others as you would have them do to you. “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. If you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love your enemies, do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return. Your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. “Do not judge, and you will not be judged; do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven; give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.”” Luke 6:27-38

The Gospel of Christ.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.
The Sermon Reverend Paula Porter Leggett

Apostles Creed BAS 189
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 cath-
olic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen

The Prayers of the People

Confession & Absolution

Celebrant 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.

Celebrant 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.

Celebrant 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.
People Amen
The Exchange of the Peace The peace of Christ be always with you. And also with you.
The Holy Communion
Offering During the singing of the hymn, we gratefully receive your gifts of thankfulness for what God has given you to be used for the work of the Church. Our gifts of bread and wine symbolize the offering of ourselves and of the whole creation to God. Tax receipts will be issued for identified gifts.
The Offering Hymn Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive CP 614

Prayer over the Gifts Let us pray
Merciful God, accept all we offer you this day. Lead us to love you with all our heart, and to love all people with your perfect love.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen.

Eucharistic Prayer 2
May God be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to God.
Let us give thanks to God our Creator.
It is right to offer thanks and praise.

We give you thanks and praise, almighty God,
through your beloved Son, Jesus Christ,
our Saviour and Redeemer.
He is your living Word,
through whom you have created all things.
By the power of the Holy Spirit
he took flesh of the Virgin Mary
and shared our human nature.
He lived and died as one of us,
to reconcile us to you,
the God and Father of all.
In fulfilment of your will
he stretched out his hands in suffering,
to bring release to those who place their hope in you;
and so he won for you a holy people.
He chose to bear our griefs and sorrows,
and to give up his life on the cross,
that he might shatter the chains of evil and death,
and banish the darkness of sin and despair.

By his resurrection
he brings us into the light of your presence.
Now with all creation we raise our voices
to proclaim the glory of your name.

Sanctus Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might. CP 735 heav-en and earth are full, full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest, hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest, hosanna in the highest.

Holy and gracious God,
accept our praise,
through your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ;
who on the night he was handed over
to suffering and death,
took bread and gave you thanks,
saying, “Take, and eat:
this is my body which is broken for you.”

In the same way he took the cup,
saying, “This is my blood which is shed for you.
When you do this, you do it in memory of me.”

Remembering, therefore, his death and resurrection,
we offer you this bread and this cup,
giving thanks that you have made us worthy
to stand in your presence and serve you.
We ask you to send your Holy Spirit
upon the offering of your holy Church.

Gather into one
all who share in these sacred mysteries,
filling them with the Holy Spirit
and confirming their faith in the truth,
that together we may praise you
and give you glory
through your Servant, Jesus Christ.

All glory and honour are yours,
Father and Son,
with the Holy Spirit
in the holy Church,
now and for ever. Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer As our Saviour taught us, let us pray, Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial, and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and for ever. Amen.
Fraction Lamb of God CP 745
Guidelines for receiving Holy Communion

All baptized persons of any age are warmly welcomed to Christ’s table at St. Alban’s. The bread is received in your open palm. To receive regular bread, extend both hands. For the wafer, extend one hand only, so to indicate your preference. For taking the wine, if you have a wafer, dip it partway into the cup. If you have regular bread, do not dip into the cup as pieces of bread break off, and float in the cup. You may take a sip from the cup. If you do not wish to receive communion, at all, you are welcome to come forward for a blessing, please place you hand over your heart. If you find these instructions confusing, speak to the priest or communion minister.

Hymn during Communion Make Me a Channel of Your Peace VU 684

The Prayer after Communion
Gracious God, in the eucharist we celebrate your love for us and for all people. Grant that strengthened by these holy gifts, we may show your love in our lives, and know its fulfillment in your presence. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen

Doxology (Please stand as you are able.)

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
The Sending Forth of the Community

Blessing

Closing Hymn The Church of Christ in Every Age CP 584
The Dismissal Go in the light of Christ!
Thanks be to God.

Epiphany 7. Yr. C. About the Readings

In Genesis this morning we hear the climax of the story of Joseph and his brothers. It has been a story of family jealousies and betrayals. Joseph has set his brothers up to appear to be thieves and forced them to give as hostage the youngest brother, most beloved of their old father, Jacob. They have not recognized this great vizier of Egypt as their brother. But in this reading he reveals himself, and invites them to see that, through it all Gd has been at work for greater good, that through Joseph, Jacob’s starving family, and all who will join them in Egypt, will be saved from the great famine. And Jacob forgives them.

The portions of Psalm 37 echo the affirmation that Gd is still working for the good of those Gd loves even when we see only bad things happening. The psalmist calls for trust and faithful living when times are tough.

Continuing in chapter 15 of the 1st letter to the Corinthians we hear Paul’s description of how he understands the resurrection of the body to work. He does not expect the mortal body to be resuscitated or regenerated. He expects it to be the seed of an immortal body. In his thinking we will continue to be unique persons to Gd. It is helpful to remember that the common understanding of heaven in Paul’s day was a greater more glorious “kingdom” and “courtroom” which the realities on earth are but lesser shadows of. (In light of quantum physics it is amazing how useful his metaphor remains in the sense that nothing is lost but takes new form.)

Today’s reading in Luke continues Jesus’ teaching to the disciples. His radical expectation is that his followers will love with the mercy of Gd towards those for whom love is not the response expected, one’s enemies, and those who hurt us. The words “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Do not judge, and you will not be judged; do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven; give and it will be given to you” give us the core of how Jesus expects his followers to live. Worth remembering when we offer the Litany of Repentance on Ash Wednesday.

Please Include The Following In Your Prayers Today And Throughout The Week.
We Pray For the Wider Church In the Anglican Church of Canada Cycle of Prayer: Primate Fred Hiltz: Bishop David Edwards, clergy, and people of the Diocese of Fredericton. Lutheran Cycle of Prayer: The dean, council, and congregations of the Grand River and Thames Areas of the Eastern Synod. Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Melissa, our Archbishop and Metropolitan, St. David, Delta, St. Chad, Vancouver. Companion Diocese: Bishop Brent Alawas, and the Clergy and People of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Philippines, and in particular for our Companion Parish, Holy Innocents, Bebe, and priest, Padi Eugene Bayonos. We Pray For Our Parish For all who are part of our community of faith, for their health and well-being, for their prayers and concerns, and their knowledge of God’s love for them. In our Parish Prayer we pray especially for members Larry and Sandy Scherban. And for the ministry of St. Alban’s Hospitality Group. For those with serious health concerns, awaiting diagnosis or treatment, those facing or recovering from surgery, especially this week for Janet Person also our homebound, our elders, the disabled, and others unable to attend services. For those who have died Chorynn Elton that they may rest in peace. We Pray For the World For all refugees and displaced people, those living in the midst of war or natural disaster, for those suffering ethnic cleansing, civil unrest and persecution, and the millions who suffer because of the greed of others. We Pray For Those Who Govern For Elizabeth our Queen, for the Prime Minister of this country, Justin Trudeau, our Premier, John Horgan and our Mayor Malcolm Brodie. We pray for all who govern the nations that they may strive for justice and peace.

Fri March 1st, 2019
World Day of Prayer Service
@ South Arm United Church 1:00 PM

St. Alban’s is hosting a “Pancake Sunday” following the 10am service on Sunday, March 3, 2019. All are welcome. Please join us!
Please pick up a free ticket from Pam or Stephanie, or from the church office.

Keeping a Holy Lent: Ash Wednesday
Starting our Lenten Pilgrimage
Wednesday, 6 March
7 pm
Service for Ash Wednesday including
imposition of ashes and Holy Eucharist
(with music)

Tradition & Inspiration
Simple Songs & Quiet
Room for All

Justice, Peace and Compassion
Awake! Arise!
the winter is past and a new day is come!

Three special services to encourage growth in compassion,
peace and justice this Lent.

“Let Streams of Living Water Flow” for Justice 13 March, 7 pm.
a service of readings and songs in the Gospel song tradition

“Make us Your Channels” for Peace 27 March, 7 pm.
a Taize-style Evensong with readings, prayer and song

“Pilgrim Mass for Lent” for Compassion 10 April, 6 pm.
Beginning with a simple soup supper and then moving through worship to the Jesus’ Table. See sign-up documents in Office foyer (to RSVP and to volunteer soup, cheese or bread)
St. Alban’s Anglican Church, 7260 St. Alban’s Road, Richmond
office@stalbansrichmond.org

Ministering Through the Liturgy

Celebrant & Preacher: The Reverend Paula Porter Leggett
Server: Pat Houston
Readers: 8:30 am: David Kimpton, Leslie Kemp, Gladys Jarvie
Readers 10:00am: Natalie Stewart, Sue Robertson, Rev Paula Porter Leggett
Lay Administrators: Jim Denis
Intercessor: Nick Wilson
Sidespersons: Betty Freeman and Gail Montague
Bread Maker: Hermine Scrubb
Music: Rod Asher and St. Alban’s Choir
Altar Guild: Anne Denis, Stephanie Christie, Pauline Jones
Flowers: The flowers in the sanctuary are dedicated to the glory of
God from Muna Hamlin, William and David, in loving memory of Frank Hamlin.

St. Alban’s Directory

The Right Reverend Melissa Skelton Larry Scherban, Buildings and Grounds
archbishop@vancouver.anglican.ca larry@cameraonephoto.com
The Reverend Paula Porter Leggett Grace Turner, Cook: Shelter & Comm Meal
604-278-2770 ext 101 graceturner46@hotmail.com
2rev2pl@gmail.com Synod Delegate, Gail Montague
Jennifer Kirk Office Administrator Synod Delegate, Stan O’Keeffe
604-278-2770 ext. 106 Trustee, Gillian Cellura
office@stalbansrichmond.org Trustee, Gail Montague
Larry Scherban, Vicar’s Warden Member-at-Large, Allison Shaw
larry@cameraonephoto.com Dianne Woodhouse & Hugh Freiberg
Dale Yamada, People’s Warden Outreach & Advocacy
yamadadale@gmail.com
Stephanie Christie, Associate Warden
garychristie@telus.net
Anne Denis, Altar Guild
annedenis@shaw.ca
Sandy Scherban, Treasurer
sandy_scherban@shaw.ca
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