Genesis 1:1-34, Matthew 11:25-30
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
This Sunday, we’re celebrating the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi! In keeping with St. Francis’ love of creation, it’s most appropriate that we’re sharing a Celtic Service. Norman is officiating and Fergus preaching. It’s a Sunday of 2 VERY SPECIAL firsts! Our dear brother Father Cyril is going to be assisting our in-person worship for the first time since the Pandemic closed in-person Worship in March 2020! We’re thrilled to have Cyril and Irma back sharing our in-person Services once again! Next, as the Facebook posting on Sep. 28 says, for possibly the first time ever at St. Paul’s, and certainly the first time this Millennium, we’re sharing together the Blessing of Animals! For details about this, please see that posting.
As it's 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 the 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.
Once again we had WiFi communication issues so today's posting is just most of Fergus' sermon, most of which has video.
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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