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Prayers of the People, February 23

Lector: Eternal God, we give thanks for the leaders of your church, especially Michael, Greg, Berto and Hugh may they help us to be attentive to your teachings as to a lamp shining in a dark place so we may be your faithful servants. Happy are we as we take refuge in you. Eternal God, […]

Prayers of the People, February 16

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Great Love-         We sing and pray in gratitude for your Presence among and within us.  Your light shines in the darkness, and in the eyes of our dear priests, Berto and Hugh. We thank you for bringing them to us and keeping them safe. And we thank you and ask additional blessings for our Bishop […]

Prayers of the People, February 9

by Prayers of the People Team

Lector:  Dear God, we pray with gratitude for the constant light of your love.  We pray for the whole world, in these times of turmoil and violence: for an end to tyranny and terrorism, for the fleeing refugees from many unsafe nations, for the homeless families, the hungry and suffering children. These struggles are difficult for us to comprehend. We pray […]

Prayers of the People, February 2

by Prayers of the People Team

Dearest Lord, our hearts rejoice in the living God. Consider with compassion our injured world and our anxious hearts. Bless us with the grace and glory of your spirit, that we might find peace in our times. Happy are those who put their trust in you. Dearest Lord, happy are the people whose strength is […]

Prayers of the People, January 26

by Prayers of the People Team

Lector:Eternal God, before we knew you, we walked in darkness, now that we have seen a great light, bless Michael and Greg, the leaders of your church, as well as our priests, Berto and Hugh, to help us to discern its meaning so we may be your faithful servants in this temporal world. The LORD […]

Prayers of the People, January 19

by Prayers of the People Team

Lector: Beloved Great Mystery—We praise you and thank you  for all the goodness you bring us:  our community, our friends, our comforts.  Our hearts reach in gratitude for all those who serve your intentions with mindful kindness here on this earth:  we mention especially our bishop, our archbishop, our priests—Michael , Gregory, Berto and Hugh—our visiting pastor, Nancy, and all […]

Prayers of the People, January 12

by Prayers of the People Team

Dear God, maker of Heaven and Earth, and everything in it.  We come to you in prayer, each in our own way, with hearts open to your love. We are grateful for this beautiful house of worship, Emmanuel, on this rock by your waters of the Salish Sea. Dear God, maker of Heaven and Earth, […]

Prayers of the People, January 5, 2020

by Prayers of the People Team

Lector:   Precious Lord, we pray for the restored dignity of human nature, so that once again, young women shall rejoice in the dance, and the young men and old shall be merry. Lord, with the eyes of our hearts enlightened, we pray for peace in 2020. Precious Lord, happy are the people whose strength […]

Prayers of the People, December 29

by Prayers of the People Team

Lector: Eternal God, we pray for your church and especially our presiding bishop Michael, our bishop Greg and our priests Berto and Hugh, may they show us the grace and truth that came through Jesus Christ so we may be faithful servants to fulfil your mission. We believe in your name, give us power to […]

Prayers of the People, December 23

by Prayers of the People Team

Lector:  Oh Holy Creator—the dark days of winter hang heavily and yet we look upward in wonder at the new star coming over the stable, where amongst the poor and lowly, and  gentle animals, you will soon grace this land. As the light returns we recall the story of how you came to us as a newborn […]