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St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Cobourg

Worship for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

September 12, 2021

Almighty God, Thy Word Is Cast

(CP 478 tune: Albano by Francis V. Novello, arranged. and performed by Roseanne Kydd)

Great is the Lord and worthy of all praise.

Praise and glory and wisdom, thanksgiving and honour, power and might, be to our God forever and ever!

OPENING MUSIC

WORDS OF GREETING

INVITATION TO WORSHIP

Amen.

Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving

let your requests be made known to God. O come, let us worship.

I WILL PRAISE YOU, MY GOD

(Psalm 145)
I will extol you, my God, O King. I will praise your name continually.
Every day I will praise you. I will praise your name continually.
The Lord is great and certainly worthy of praise.
No one can fathom the greatness of the Lord.
One generation will praise your deeds to another and tell about your mighty acts. I will focus on your honor and majestic splendor and your amazing deeds.

They will proclaim the power of your awesome acts.

I will declare your great deeds.

They will talk about the fame of your great kindness and sing about your justice.

The Lord is merciful and compassionate; the Lord is patient and demonstrates great loyal love.

The Lord is good to all and has compassion on all he has made.

All your works will give thanks to you, Lord.

Your loyal followers will praise you.

They will proclaim the splendor of your kingdom; they will tell about your power,

so that all people might acknowledge your mighty acts and the majestic splendor of your kingdom.

Your kingdom is an eternal kingdom and your dominion endures through all generations.

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The Lord supports all who fall and lifts up all who are bent over.

Everything looks to you in anticipation and you provide them with food on a regular basis.

You open your hand and fill every living thing with the food it desires.

The Lord is just in all his actions and exhibits love in all he does.

The Lord is near all who cry out to him, all who cry out to him sincerely.

The Lord satisfies the desire of his loyal followers; the Lord hears their cry for help and delivers them.

The Lord protects all those who love him.

My mouth will praise the Lord.

Let all who live praise his holy name forever.

The Lord is our light and our life:

O come, let us worship.

GOD’S WORD FOR GOD’S PEOPLE

THE PSALM
(A Psalm of David)

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The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of God’s hands.

Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.

They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them.

Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.

In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.

It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, like a champion rejoicing to run his course.

It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is deprived of its warmth.

The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul.

The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.

The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart.

The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes.

The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever.

The decrees of the Lord are firm and all of them are righteous.

They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold;

they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb.

By them your servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward.

But who can discern their own errors?

Forgive my hidden faults.

Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me.

Then I will be blameless, innocent of great transgression.

May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight,

Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Praise to God, Eternal Glory, Incarnate Word and Abiding Spirit.

As it was in the beginning, is now and will be forever.

Amen.

GOSPEL INTRODUCTION

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THE HOLY GOSPEL

A reading from the Gospel of page3image3066413168(8:27-38) Peter’s Declaration about Jesus

Jesus Foretells His Death and Resurrection

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Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” And they answered him, “John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” He asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Messiah.” And he sternly ordered them not to tell anyone about him.

Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. But turning and looking at his disciples, he

rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.”
He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life? Indeed, what can they give in return for their life? Those who are ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of them the Son of Man will also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

REFLECTION

HYMN

COMMON PRAISE 450 (tune: Rhosymedre by John David Edwards) YOU CALL US, LORD, TO BE

You call us, Lord, to be a people set apart,

to feel with thoughtful mind and think with tender heart.

Thus chosen, now, O Lord, we ask for faith in your unfailing grace to make us equal to the task.

You call us, Lord, to care for self and neighbor too, to take the risk, and dare to show what love can do.

Thus chosen, now, O Lord, we ask for faith in your unfailing grace to make us equal to the task.

You call us, Lord, to be good stewards of the earth; to tend to it as a place of blessedness and worth.

Thus chosen, now, O Lord, we ask for faith in your unfailing grace to make us equal to the task.

You call us, Lord, to serve: to die that we may live,

to know we best receive when joyfully we give.

Thus chosen, now, O Lord, we ask for faith in your unfailing grace to make us equal to the task.

PROCLAIMING OUR FAITH

(With thanks to Sharon L. Beckstead and Douglas Schalin of the United Church of Canada – modified)

Together, we proclaim our faith. (Silence is kept.)
We live in God’s world.
We are not alone; in life, in death, in life beyond death God is with us.

We believe and trust in God: who has created and is creating;
who has come in Jesus, the word made flesh, to reconcile and make new; who works in us and others by the Spirit.
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We are called to be the church:
to celebrate God’s presence; to live with respect in Creation; to love and serve others; to seek justice and resist evil; to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen, our life and our hope.

In life, in death, in life beyond death God is with us.

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OUR PRAYERS

In faith let us pray to God, Eternal Glory, Incarnate Word and Abiding Spirit, saying, “Lord, hear and have mercy.”
Lord, hear and have mercy.
For the Church of the living God throughout the world, let us ask the riches of God’s grace. Lord, hear and have mercy.

For all who proclaim the word of truth, let us ask the infinite wisdom of the Christ.

Lord, hear and have mercy.

For all who have consecrated their lives to the kingdom of God,
and for all struggling to follow the way of the Christ, let us ask the gifts of the Spirit.
Lord, hear and have mercy.
For scholars and research-workers, that their studies may benefit humanity, let us ask the light of the Lord. Lord, hear and have mercy.
For all who are facing trials and difficulties, for those who are sick and those who are dying:
let us ask the strength of God.
Lord, hear and have mercy.
For all who have passed from this life in faith and obedience, let us ask the peace of Christ.
Lord, hear and have mercy.

THE PRAYER FOR ST. PETER’S, COBOURG

Let us pray. Gracious God,

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we pray for this our parish church of St. Peter.
We thank you for the richness of our history
and all those who have served you through the years.
We thank you also for the future into which you are calling us. Give us faith to go forward with good courage into that future, not knowing where we go, but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

THE PRAYER OF THE DAY

Unite us, O God,

in acknowledging Jesus as your Christ.

Give us strength to follow him and courage to give our lives to the furthering of your kingdom. We ask this through your Christ.
Amen.

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THE PEACE OF THE CHRIST OF GOD

Welcome each other. Welcome the stranger. Welcome all you meet.

As Jesus welcomed everyone, no matter what their background, no matter what their social status, we will welcome all we meet.
Jesus welcomed enemies and friends, outcasts and leaders, foreigners and neighbors.
As did Jesus, we will open our hearts and lives to all others.

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The peace of the Christ of God is with you.

We have received the peace of Jesus the Christ and we will share that peace with the world. Amen.

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THE LORD’S PRAYER

As Jesus taught us, let us pray.

(Silence is kept.)

THE BLESSING

God, Eternal Glory, who raised the Christ from the dead, continually shows us loving kindness.

Amen.

God, the Incarnate Word, victor over sin and death, invites us to share in the joy of the resurrection.

Amen.

God, Abiding Spirit, giver of light and peace, renews our hearts in love.

Amen.

GOING INTO THE WORLD

Go into the world in the peace of the Christ.

We go into the world in the peace of the Christ to love and serve the Lord.

CLOSING MUSIC Toccata in G major

No 6 Allegro BWV 916 by J S Bach

The church of St. Peter’s, Cobourg respectfully acknowledges
that we are in the traditional and treaty territory of the Michi Saagiig (Mississauga) and Chippewa Nations, collectively known as the Williams Treaties First Nations, which include:
Curve Lake, Hiawatha, Alderville, Scugog Island, Rama, Beausoleil, and Georgina Island First Nations.

The people of St. Peter’s respectfully acknowledge that the Williams Treaties First Nations have been stewards and caretakers of these lands and waters,
and that today they remain vigilant over their health and integrity for future generations. We are all treaty people.

Have a blessed week.