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St. John's Anglican Church

Parish of Horton, Wolfville, Nova Scotia

We are a welcoming & affirming community to all persons.

July 12th, 6th Sunday after Pentecost / 5th Sunday after Trinity

Rector: The Rev’d Sandra Fyfe, 902-542-2464

Honourary Assistant: The Rev’d Dr. V. Bruce Matthews

Wardens: Camille Herbin, 902-670-7593; Jim Nelson, 902-542-9295

Music Director and Organist: Dr. Michelle Boyd

8:00am  Morning Prayer, The Book of Common Prayer, P. 6

Collect: Grant O Lord, we beseech thee, that the course of this world may be so peaceably ordered by thy governance, that thy Church may joyfully serve thee in all godly quietness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Reading:  Isaiah 55:10-13, Val Burtsell

Prayers of the People: Patsy Clothier    Usher - Camille Herbin

Greeter # 1 - John Patterson    Greeter # 2 - Anne-Marie Patterson


10:00 am  A Service of the Word

The Gathering of the Community

Prelude: Elevation in F (Alexandre Guilmant)

Welcome and Introduction, followed by the Grace

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

And also with you.


Collect for Purity

Almighty God, 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 Christ our Lord. Amen.


Musical Selection: The Gift to Be Simple

(Tune: “Simple Gifts,” arr. Dale Wood)

The Collect of the Day: Divine Sower, you scatter your seed generously: may we be rich soil and receive your gift so freely given, so that we may revel in love’s abundant, reckless growth; through Jesus Christ, the grain of life. Amen.


The Proclamation of the Word

Reading: Isaiah 55:10-13, Jim Fyfe

The Holy Gospel: Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23


Affirmation of Faith – Hear, O Israel

Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first and the great commandment. The second is like it: Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.

Prayers of the People: MaryEllen Finlay

A Prayer in a Time of Pandemic:

            Loving God, whose peace passes all our understanding;

as we face this present pandemic, and experience fear and anxiety, may we hear your voice, bringing calm to the storms of our time. Strengthen those who work to limit the spread of infection, and those who seek to care for the sick, and keep us mindful of those most vulnerable. May we shape our living to protect one another, and may our changing habits, practices and sacrifices, be for the greater love of our community and all your people. Amen.

(The Diocese of Niagara)

The Lord’s Prayer:

Let us gather our prayers in the words that Jesus taught us:

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.

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


A Blessing from the Fransciscan Community: Life is short, and we do not have much time to gladden the hearts of those who walk this way with us. So, be swift to love and make haste to be kind, and the blessing of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, be upon you and remain with you, now and always. Amen.


            Closing Music:  O Comforter, Draw Near

            (Tune: “Down Ampney,” arr. Kevin Uppercue)

The Dismissal

Our worship is ended; our service begins. Let us go in peace to love and serve the Lord and one another.

Thanks be to God. Alleluia!

Postlude: The Rejoicing (G.F. Handel; arr. Hal H. Hopson)


Greeter # 1 - Jim Nelson      Greeter # 2 - Judy Wilmot

Usher - Camille Herbin

Counters - Mary & Murray Phillips (later on Sunday)



8:00 am BCP Morning Prayer    10:00 am BAS Service of the Word

Cycle of Prayer

Please remember in your prayers…

  • The Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea along with the parishes of St. John’s, Bedford; Fall River; & French Village
  • Archbishop Ron Cutler as he prepares for retirement
  • All who have been nominated in the upcoming election for a new Diocesan Bishop: the Reverends Katherine Bourbonniere, Carl Fraser, Sandra Fyfe and Elliott Siteman
  • All who are in need of God’s healing grace: Brian (Della Harris’ brother), Florence McKee (Beverly’s Mum), Marlene & John Reid, Tom Shaw, Gloria, Connie, Heidi, Ann Watson, Kathleen, Rob Phillips, Don & Betty Little, Sylvia, Roger Harris, Vange, Tracey,