Psalm 125, James 2:1-10, 14-17, Mark 7:24-37
Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

This Sunday, we’re exploring the meaning of the famous statement in the above image. To help us do this, we’re blessed to have Deacon Bob with us to preach the Sermon. We’re blessed to have our Virtual Choir lead us in 6 hymns, and our in-person Paul accompany Fergus in another. And we’re blessed to have John L. on tape, giving the First Reading, and Dinah in-person to share the Prayers of the People. These Prayers include a special Labour Day Litany honouring the dignity of all work in all its kinds, with which we bless God’s world by using for our society and the world the gifts and skills God has bestowed upon us. We’re also beginning the first of a new series of Prayers for Social Justice, sharing a Prayer for the Elimination of Racism, penned by the Sisters of Mercy. And we’re sharing a Prayer in Response to COVID-19 penned by the Anglican Fellowship of Prayer that includes lifting up the return to schools.

Today’s Service of Holy Eucharist will be livestreamed on our main Facebook page ( 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. To watch this service in full screen mode, please click on the “Watch on YouTube” button in the lower left-hand corner of the video.   Please download the Order of Service in the Sermon Notes above if you would like to follow along. If you are sharing this Service online and don’t have Reserved Sacrament, you are invited to say the Prayer for Communion for those receiving Spiritual Communion also available above.  

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