Emmanuel Anglican Church, Richmond Hill

905-881-8198 echurch@ca.inter.net



July 21, 2019

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Welcome to Church today


Celebrant:  The Rev. Canon John Wilton

Lay Reader: Elaine Pallister

Quiet Prayer – Blessed are they who hold the word fast in an honest and good heart, and bring forth fruit with patience.

Luke 8:15

 Processional Hymn  #350            All people that on earth do dwell

All people that on earth do dwell,

Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice.

Him serve with fear, His praise forth tell;

Come ye before Him and rejoice.


The Lord, ye know, is God indeed;

Without our aid He did us make;

We are His folk, He doth us feed,

And for His sheep He doth us take.


O enter then His gates with praise;

Approach with joy His courts unto;

Praise, laud, and bless His Name always,

For it is seemly so to do.


For why? the Lord our God is good;

His mercy is for ever sure;

His truth at all times firmly stood,

And shall from age to age endure.


To Father, Son and Holy Ghost,

The God Whom Heaven and earth adore,

From men and from the angel host

Be praise and glory evermore.


Greeting       The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.

 People           And also with you.

Celebrant      Almighty God,

People           to you all hearts are open,

All desires known,

And from you no secrets are hidden.

Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts

By the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,

That we may perfectly love you,

And worthily magnify your holy name;

Through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

The Collect of the Day                                                                                        

Celebrant      Almighty God,

People           your Son has opened for us a new and living way into your presence. Give us pure hearts and constant wills to worship you in spirit and in truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.          Amen

 Reading        AMOS 8:1-12

This is what the Lord God showed me – a basket of summer fruit. He said, “Amos, what do you see?” And I said, “A basket of summer fruit.” Then the Lord said to me, “The end has come upon my people Israel; I will never again pass them by. The songs of the temple shall become wailings in that day,” says the Lord God; “the dead bodies shall be many, cast out in every place. Be silent!” Hear this, you that trample on the needy, and bring to ruin the poor of the land, saying, “When will the new moon be over so that we may sell grain; and the sabbath, so that we may offer wheat for sale? We will make the ephah small and the shekel great, and practise deceit with false balances, buying the poor for silver and the needy for a pair of sandals, and selling the sweepings of the wheat.” The Lord has sworn by the pride of Jacob: Surely I will never forget any of their deeds. Shall not the land tremble on this account, and everyone mourn who lives in it, and all of it rise like the Nile, and be tossed about and sink again, like the Nile of Egypt? On that day, says the Lord God, I will make the sun go down at noon, and darken the earth in broad daylight. I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; I will bring sackcloth on all loins, and baldness on every head; I will make it like the mourning for an only son, and the end of it like a bitter day. The time is surely coming, says the Lord God, when I will send a famine on the land; not a famine of bread, or a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord. They shall wander from sea to sea, and from north to east; they shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the Lord, but they shall not find it.  This is the word of the Lord!

Thanks be to God.

Psalm 52

You tyrant, why do you boast of wickedness against the godly all day long?

You plot ruin; your tongue is like a sharpened razor, O worker of deception.

You love evil more than good and lying more than speaking the truth.

You love all words that hurt, O you deceitful tongue.

Oh, that God would demolish you utterly, topple you, and snatch you from your dwelling, and root you out of the land of the living!

The righteous shall see and tremble, and they shall laugh at him, saying, “This is the one who did not take God for a refuge, but trusted in great wealth and relied upon wickedness.”

But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God;

I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever. I will give you thanks for what you have done and declare the goodness of your Name in the presence of the godly.

Second Reading     Colossians 1:15-28

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers all things have been created through him and for him. He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might come to have first place in everything. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross. And you who were once estranged and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his fleshly body through death, so as to present you holy and blameless and irreproachable before him provided that you continue securely established and steadfast in the faith, without shifting from the hope promised by the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven. I, Paul, became a servant of this gospel. I am now rejoicing in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am completing what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church. I became its servant according to God’s commission that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known, the mystery that has been hidden throughout the ages and generations but has now been revealed to his saints. To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. It is he whom we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone in all wisdom, so that we may present everyone mature in Christ.  This is the word of the Lord!

Thanks be to God.
Children’s Spot         John Wilton

 The Gloria             Glory, glory to God in the highest,

and peace to his people on earth.

Lord God, heavenly King,

almighty God and Father.

We worship you, we give you thanks,

we praise you for your glory,

we praise you for your glory,

Lord, Lord Jesus Christ,

only son of the Father,

Lord God, Lamb of God

you take away the sin of the world,

have mercy on us,

You are seated at the right hand of the Father,

receive our prayer, receive our prayer

For you alone are the Holy one,

You alone are the Lord.

You alone are the Most High,

Jesus Christ,

with the Holy Spirit in the glory

of God the Father.

Amen.  Amen.

The Gospel                                                                                                                        

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke 10:38-42

Glory to you, O Lord.

Now as they went on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him and asked, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her.”

At the conclusion of the Gospel….

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Message John Wilton

 Nicene Creed         

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty,

maker of heaven and earth,

of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,

the only Son of God,

eternally begotten of the Father,

God from God; Light, from Light;

true God from true God;

begotten, not made;

of one being with the Father;

Through him all things were made:

For us and for our salvation

he came down from heaven:

By the power of the Holy Spirit

He became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,

and was made man,

For our sake  he was crucified under Pontius Pilate.

He suffered death and was buried,

On the third day he rose again in

accordance with the scriptures,

He ascended into heaven,

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead:

            and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,

who proceeds from the Father.

With the Father and the Son, He is worshipped and glorified,

He has spoken through the prophets.

We believe in one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church.

We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

We look for the resurrection of the dead,

and the life of the world to come.         Amen.           

 Prayers of the People

Joining our voices with God’s people around the world, let us offer our prayers for those in need.            A brief silence.

For the church, visible and invisible; for all servants of the gospel; for Linda Nicholls, newly-elected Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada; for Andrew our Bishop, for Peter our Area Bishop, and especially for his continued recovery from heart surgery; for Chris our pastor during his Sabbath leave; and for all the holy people of God, that we hear your word and share your supper, let us pray to the Lord.

Hear us, O God.

For favourable weather; for calm waters and seas; and for all creation, that it may become for us a reflection of God’s glory. For those affected by natural and man-made disasters, that they may be provided relief, let us pray to the Lord.

Hear us, O God.

For those who help make our communities safe: police officers and firefighters, military and international peacekeepers, local and national leaders; for those who are wounded by racism and bigotry; and that God’s peace and compassion may come also to us, let us pray to the Lord.

Hear us, O God.


For the sick, the hungry, the imprisoned, those living with HIV/ AIDS, those awaiting the birth of children, and all people in need (especially…), that Christ, our great physician, may care for all who are in distress, let us pray to the Lord.

Hear us, O God.

For those who are distracted by overwork and those who seek more adequate employment, that we may recognize God’s goodness in vocations of all kinds, let us pray to the Lord.

Hear us, O God.

In thanksgiving for those who have died and are now at peace, and for their lives that bear witness to the hope promised in the resurrection, let us pray to the Lord.

Hear us, O God.

Merciful God, you hear the prayers of your people even before they are spoken. We commend these and all our prayers to you, trusting in your abundant mercy; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.


Confession & Absolution


Dear friends in Christ, God is steadfast in love and infinite in mercy; God welcomes sinners and invites us to this Table.  Let us confess our sins, confident in God’s forgiveness.                   Silence is kept.

 Celebrant       Most merciful God,

All       We confess that we have sinned against you

in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done,

and by what we have left undone.

We have not loved you with our whole heart;

we have not loved our neighbours as ourselves.

We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.

For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,

have mercy on us and forgive us,

that we may delight in your will,

and walk in your ways,

to the glory of your name. Amen.

 Celebrant       Almighty God have mercy upon you, pardon and deliver you from all your sins, confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, and keep you in eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.      Amen.

 The Peace

Celebrant       The peace of the Lord be always with you.

People           And also with you.

 Hymn #396 – Hail to the Lord’s Anointed

Hail to the Lord’s Anointed,

great David’s greater Son!

Hail, in the time appointed,

his reign on earth begun!

He comes to break oppression,

to set the captive free,

to take away transgression,

and rule in equity.


Kings shall fall down before him,

and gold and incense bring;

all nations shall adore him,

his praise all people sing;

to him shall prayer unceasing

and daily vows ascend,

his kingdom still increasing,

a kingdom without end.


O’er every foe victorious,

he on his throne shall rest;

from age to age more glorious,

all-blessing and all-blest.

the tide of time shall never

his covenant remove;

his name shall stand for ever,

his changeless Name of love.


He shall come down like showers

upon the fruitful earth;

love, joy, and hope, like flowers,

spring in his path to birth;

before him, on the mountains,

shall peace the herald go;

from hill to vale in fountains,

o righteousnesso’erflow.


Prayer over the Gifts 

O God, accept our praise and thanksgiving. Help us in all we do to offer ourselves as a true and living sacrifice; through Jesus Christ the Lord.       Amen

Doxology      Praise God from whom all blessings flow

                        Praise God all creatures here below

                        Praise God above, ye heavenly host

                        Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

 Holy Eucharist

We give you thanks and praise, almighty God, through your beloved Son, Jesus  Christ, our Saviour and Redeemer. He is your living Word, through whom you have created all things.

It is indeed right that we should praise you, gracious God, for you created all things. You formed us in your own image: male and female you created us. When we turned away from you in sin, you did not cease to care for us, but opened a path of salvation for all people.

You made a covenant with Israel, and through your servants Abraham and Sarah gave the promise of a blessing to all nations. Through Moses you led your people from bondage into freedom; through the prophets you renewed your promise of salvation.

Therefore, with them, and with all your saints who have served you in every age, we give thanks and raise our voices to proclaim the glory of your name.

All                    Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,

                        heaven and earth are full, full of your glory.

                        Hosanna in the highest.  Hosanna in the highest.

                        Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

                        Hosanna in the highest.  Hosanna in the highest.

Holy God, source of life and goodness, all creation rightly gives you praise. In the fullness of time, you sent your Son Jesus Christ, to share our human nature, to live and die as one of us, to reconcile us to you, the God and Father of all.

He healed the sick and ate and drank with outcasts and sinners; he opened the eyes of the blind and proclaimed the good news of your kingdom to the poor and to those in need. In all things he fulfilled your gracious will.

On the night he freely gave himself to death, our Lord Jesus Christ took bread, and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, and said, “ Take, eat: this is my body which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.”

After supper he took the cup of wine; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and said, “ Drink this, all of you: this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.”

Gracious God, his perfect sacrifice destroys the power of sin and death; by raising him to life you give us life for evermore.

Therefore, we proclaim our hope.

Christ has died.

Christ is risen.

Christ will come again.

Recalling his death, proclaiming his resurrection, and looking for his coming again in glory, we offer you, Father, this bread and this cup.

Send your Holy Spirit upon us and upon these gifts, that all who eat and drink at this table may be one body and one holy people, a living sacrifice in Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Through Christ, with Christ, and in Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory is yours, almighty Father, now and forever.     Amen.

Celebrant      And now, as our Saviour Christ has taught us, we are bold to say,

All         Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name,

thy kingdom come,

thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom, the power, and

the glory, for ever and ever.  Amen.

The Breaking of the Bread

 Celebrant       We break this bread to share in the body of Christ.

All                   We, being many, are one body,

                        for we all share in the one bread.

 Celebrant      The gifts of God for the People of God.

All                   Thanks be to God.

Worship at Communion

Prayer After Communion                                                                                     

O God, as we are strengthened in these holy mysteries, may our lives be a continual offering, holy and acceptable in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

 All       Glory to God, whose power working in us can do infinitely more than             we can ask our imagine. Glory to God from generation to generation,               in the church and in Christ Jesus, for ever and ever.            Amen.




Blessing         May the God of infinite goodness scatter the darkness of sin

And brighten our hearts with holiness.


And the blessing …


Recessional Hymn #618  Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken              

Glorious things of thee are spoken,

Zion, city of our God!

He, Whose Word cannot be broken,

Formed thee for His own abode.

On the Rock of Ages founded,

What can shake thy sure repose?

With salvation’s walls surrounded,

Thou may’st smile at all thy foes.
See! the streams of living waters,

Springing from eternal love;

Well supply thy sons and daughters,

And all fear of want remove:

Who can faint while such a river

Ever flows their thirst to assuage?

Grace, which like the Lord, the Giver,

Round each habitation hovering,

See the cloud and fire appear!

For a glory and a covering

Showing that the Lord is near.

Thus they march, the pillar leading,

Light by night and shade by day;

Daily on the manna feeding

Which He gives them when they pray.

Savior, since of Zion’s city,

I through grace a member am,

Let the world deride or pity,

I will glory in Thy Name.

Fading is the world’s best pleasure,

All its boasted pomp and show;

Solid joys and lasting treasure

None but Zion’s children know

Never fails from age to age.



Leader            Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

All                   Thanks be to God.

What’s on this Week

 Bridge: 1pm to 3pm on Thursday in the CE building. 

 Bible Study (Delmanor) – Alternate Wednesdays at 2 pm in the private dining room on the ground floor or the York Lounge if the dining room is in other use. Everyone is welcome!  (Elgin Mills and Yonge, entrance is on Yorkland) See John Wilton or the church office for Bible Study dates until October.

Langstaff Square – First Wednesday of the month at 10:30 am


  • BBQ Lunch – Today! – Jessie Barbour invites everyone to gather in her back yard (112 Cascade Circle, Richmond Hill L4C 3H7) following the service for BBQ lunch and fellowship.  Everyone is welcome!
  • Food Bank Donations – urgently needed
  • Roast Beef Dinner – Saturday, September 21, 2019 – Chef Kenny Msi – $25

            Planning Meeting – Wednesday, July 24 at 2 pm in the CEC building

  • Tea and Bake Sale – Saturday, October 26thMark the date on your calendar and keep it free.
  • Weekday RetreatSacred in the City

15 MacKay Dr. Richmond Hill, ON  L4C 6N9

Church Office: (905) 881-8198

E-mail: echurch@ca.inter.net


Priest-in-Charge: Rev. Canon John Wilton

Office hours:  Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 am to 2:30 pm