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Our New Bishop in Now Serving Alongside Us

September 29, 2012

It was our great joy today at the Cathedral to welcome and seat Gregory Kerr-Wilson as the ninth Bishop of Calgary. It was a truly wonderful occasion, full of hope and united commitment to serve Our Lord together in his mission to the world.

Embedded below are the prayers we offered at the Service for Bishop Greg, and a video of “St. Patrick’s Breastplate,” one of the hymns we sang. I invite all of us to share in what took place today by offering these prayers; and joining the congregation at the Cathedral, the congregation in the video, and all the hosts of Heaven, in this outpouring of praise; as together we step forth in faith into the future God has in store for us.

THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

Sisters and brothers in Christ, we are called to proclaim the story of God’s love and mercy and, above all, the Gospel of our Saviour Christ: I ask your prayers for Greg who has come among us to preach the word of God and to teach the faith.
Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.

(Silence)

We are called to be a sign and witness of God’s purpose for all the human family: I ask your prayers for Greg who has come among us to share our joys and sorrows, to counsel, reconcile, and comfort, to nurture our diocesan family.
Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.

(Silence)

I ask your prayers for the congregations and communities of this diocese, and for Greg, that he will encourage and support all the baptized in their gifts and ministries.
Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.

(Silence)

I ask your prayers for the committees and organizations of the diocese, and for Greg, that in wisdom and humility, in discernment and good humour, we may build up the Church of Christ.
Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.

(Silence)

I ask your prayers for us all, that together we may learn the ways of the kingdom, patterned in worship and practised in love. Following the example of our Saviour Jesus Christ may we welcome strangers, stand with outcasts, and support those who are broken.
Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.

(Silence)

Bishop:
Giver of all gifts, you have made us one body. Bring us to unity of faith and maturity of life that we may build one another up in Christ who, with you and the Holy Spirit, is one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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Our National Indigenous Bishop, the Rt. Rev’d Mark MacDonald shared the Good News powerfully in his sermon. He is also able to share the Word powerfully in song. Embedded below is a video of Bishop MacDonald singing “Amazing Grace” in Ojibwe.

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The latest issue of “The Sower” has an article entitled “Introducing Bishop Gregory Kerr-Wilson and His Family.” It can be accessed by clicking here

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