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Readings and prayers for Sunday 3 September and the following week: 

We pray for Anna, our bishop, and Allen, our rector.  In our diocesan cycle of prayer, we pray for the people of St Michael and All Angels, Royal Oak and their incumbent, John Perris;  in our ecclesiastical province, we pray for the clergy and people  of the Diocese of Kootenay and Archbishop Lynne McNaughton, particularly at a time when so many in the diocese are directly affected by devastating wildfires.

In the Anglican Church of Canada cycle of prayer, we pray for the theological colleges and training programs within the Ecclesiastical Province of  Rupert’s Land: Arthur Turner Training School, the Centre for Christian Studies, the  College of Emmanuel and St. Chad, Henry Budd College for Ministry, Saint John’s  College, Dr. William Winter School for Ministry, James Settee College for Ministry.

 During this Season of Creation we pray for a renewed commitment to a healthy relationship with  the Earth.

In the Anglican Council of Indigenous People cycle of prayer, we pray for Indigenous Archbishop Chris Harper and for Indigenous Peoples in the Diocese of Montreal.

In the Anglican Communion cycle of prayer, we pray for The Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean.

Collect:   God of restless fire and urgent river’s flow: unsettle the false peace which hides our divisions; unfold our hearts to sense your presence; unloose your kingdom and make us one in Jesus Christ, the first of many brothers and sisters.    (Season of Creation week 1 )

Anglican Communion Cycle of Prayer for the week:

  • Mon Sept 4 The Diocese of Eastern Zambia – The Church of the Province of Central Africa
  • Tues Sept 5 The Diocese of Northern Zambia – The Church of the Province of Central Africa
  • Wed Sept 6 The Diocese of Zanzibar – The Anglican Church of Tanzania
  • Thurs Sept 7 The Diocese of Zaria – The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) (Kaduna Province)
  • Fri Sept 8 The Diocese of Central Zimbabwe – The Church of the Province of Central Africa
  • Sat Sept 9 The Diocese of Zonkwa – The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) (Abuja Province)

BIBLE READINGS FOR THE WEEK - click links for full text of readings for that day

Sunday September 3rd 2023 , Pentecost 14 (Proper 22)  Exodus 3:1-15 and Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45b  •   Romans 12:9-21  •  Matthew 16:21-28

"After Pentecost during Ordinary Time, there are two sets of Hebrew Bible readings. One set progresses semi-continuously through the Patriarchal/Exodus narratives (Year A), the Monarchial narratives (Year B), and the Prophets (Year C). The other set is related thematically, or is complementary, to the gospel lections for those dates. The Hebrew Bible lections during the rest of the year are thematically related to the gospel lections, which are in turn connected to the seasons of the Church Year. Additional readings are provided for special feast days." Daily readings below are from the Complementary thread, related to the weekly Sunday Gospel lection and sermonSource