Isaiah 1:1, 10-20, Psalm 50:1-8, 23-24, Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16, Luke 12:32-40
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
We're celebrating Heritage Sunday this week, and the theme for our Service is the awesomeness of our God whose grace and love made it so that, “from one person, descendants were born, "as many as the stars of heaven and as the innumerable grains of sand by the seashore" (Hebrews 11:12). We celebrate our heritage: the fellowship of loving connection with our Lord and all our brothers and sisters throughout this wonderful world! To mark Heritage Sunday, our Prayers of the People include a Prayer Celebrating Diversity. And to mark the conclusion of the Lambeth Conference, they include the prayer of the Archbishop of Canterbury for it to be used by God to reinvigorate the Communion (most fitting for Heritage Sunday, as we remember that our heritage as Anglicans is to be part of a Communion itself having great diversity from the 165 countries in which it is present).
As the Service is a Holy Eucharist, we’re most blessed to share Holy Communion together, physically or spiritually, feeding by faith with thanksgiving on the One who laid down his life for us, so that we may have his life within us always.
When our Liturgy ends, the service begins, with a “Sending” forth into our beautiful Country and the whole wide world to share, in word and in deed, the love of God with joy, in the power of the Holy Spirit, in word and in deed.
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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