Sunday, 1 October – 18 after Pentecost with special intention for Truth & Reconciliation

You can join the service, live or later, via YouTube. The stream begins at about 9:45 am, and the service begins at 10 am. You will also be able to watch or re-watch the stream on YouTube at any later time.

The order of service is available here. You might like to have it handy while joining the stream, as it includes the readings, all of the responses, and the words to the hymns–it makes it easier to join more fully into participating via the live-stream. It also includes particular prayers you might like to use while those physically present are receiving the Eucharist.

Today is the eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost. Sundays and Seasons offers this reflection on the readings:
Jesus’ parable about two sons who don’t do what they say reveals surprises in the reign of God. … Paul urges us to look to Christ as a model of humility, putting the interests of others above our own. Nourished by the broken bread and shared cup, we offer our lives for the sake of our needy world.

The hymn Paul quotes about following Christ and putting the well-being of all first fits with yesterday’s national holiday for Truth and Reconciliation with the First Peoples, Métis, and Inuit peoples of Turtle Island. Our honorary assistant, the Reverend Canon David Linn, will be preaching about truth & reconciliation.