In today's Service for the Second Sunday after Epiphany, our focus will be on the call to intimate relationship with God and sharing with others, as we see it in our First Reading (the invitation to the boy Samuel to “come and hear” God speaking to him in our Old Testament Reading, his response, “Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening,” then his speaking forth truth to power with integrity) and Gospel (Philip’s sharing the Good News about Jesus with Nathaniel, and inviting him “come and see” Jesus – and come and see through Jesus – himself). Our worship throughout the Service is an expression of this “yes” to receiving and sharing the light of the Lord. We’re blessed to have Deacon Bob with us to preach the Homily; our Virtual Choir leading us in 4 Hymns, including the Offertory; also on video, Dinah is giving the First Reading, and on audio, Doreen is leading us in a special Litany picking up on themes in the First Reading, and a Prayer in Response to COVID-19 adapted from the Catholic Health Association of the US. We're continuing our “yes” to the Lord by the intimacy of receiving him into our hearts by faith with thanksgiving as we share Spiritual Communion together. Then, our Liturgy ends, and the service begins, as we go forth to share the Good New, spreading the light of love wherever there is darkness through what we say and do.
Today’s Service of Holy Eucharist will be livestreamed on our main Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/stpaulscalgary) at 9:30 am. Following the service, the video will be posted on our YouTube Channel, and a link to the service will be added here. Please download the Order of Service if you would like to follow along.
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