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Readings and prayers for Sunday 10 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 Paul, Nanaimo, and their incumbent, Clara Plamondon;  in our ecclesiastical province, we pray for the clergy and people  of the Diocese of New Westminster and Bishop John Stephens.

In the Anglican Church of Canada cycle of prayer, we pray for The Most Rev. Lynne McNaughton, Metropolitan, and the clergy and people of our own  Ecclesiastical Province of British Columbia and Yukon.

 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 former students of residential schools as they seek healing, hope, and recovery from abuses.

In the Anglican Communion cycle of prayer, we pray for The Church of Ireland.

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 11 The Diocese of Zululand – The Anglican Church of Southern Africa
  • Tues Sept 12 The Diocese of Aba – The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)
  • Wed Sept 13 The Diocese of Aba Ngwa North – The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)
  • Thurs Sept 14 The Diocese of Abakaliki – The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)
  • Fri Sept 15 The Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney – The Scottish Episcopal Church
  • Sat Sept 16 The Diocese of Abuja – The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)

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

Sunday September 10th 2023 , Pentecost 15 (Proper 23)  Exodus 12:1-14 and Psalm 149  •  Romans 13:8-14  •  Matthew 18:15-20

"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