St. Barnabas (Chester) Anglican Church The Church in the Marketplace Embracing the Community 10:30 AM Last Sunday after Epiphany Sunday, February 10, 2013 361 Danforth Ave., Toronto M4K 1P1 416-463-1344 www.stbarnabas-toronto.com
Let us faithfully witness to the Risen Jesus, giving generously ofour lives and substance for the relief of the poor and the sharing of the Gospel, bringing encouragement to all. (From the COLLECT for ST. BARNABAS) Welcome to St. Barnabas Anglican Church The Church in the Marketplace Embracing the CommunityOur 10:30 AM Worship Service begins on page 185 of the green Book of Alternative Services.Organ Prelude Air – Herbert HowellsThe Gathering of God’s PeopleEntrance Hymn 30 “O Praise ye the Lord”Service Music: New Plainsong – David HurdGreeting and Collect for Purity p. 185Glory to God p. 186Collect for the Day: Merciful Lord, grant to your faithfulpeople pardon and peace, that we may be cleansed from allour sins and serve you with a quiet mind; through JesusChrist our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and theHoly Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.Children’s Focus led by Teresa JohnsonA READING FROM THE BOOK OF ISAIAH 6: 1–13 read by Rueben RussouwIn the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on athrone, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple.Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: withtwo they covered their faces, and with two they covered theirfeet, and with two they flew. And one called to another and said:
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full ofhis glory.” The pivots on the thresholds shook at the voices ofthose who called, and the house filled with smoke. And I said:“Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I liveamong a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen theKing, the Lord of hosts!” Then one of the seraphs flew to me,holding a live coal that had been taken from the altar with a pairof tongs. The seraph touched my mouth with it and said: “Nowthat this has touched your lips, your guilt has departed and yoursin is blotted out.” Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying,“Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” And I said, “Heream I; send me!” And he said, “Go and say to this people: ‘Keeplistening, but do not comprehend; keep looking, but do notunderstand.’ Make the mind of this people dull, and stop theirears, and shut their eyes, so that they may not look with theireyes, and listen with their ears, and comprehend with theirminds, and turn and be healed.”Then I said, “How long, O Lord?” And he said: “Until cities liewaste without inhabitant, and houses without people, and theland is utterly desolate; until the Lord sends everyone far away,and vast is the emptiness in the midst of the land. Even if atenth part remain in it, it will be burned again, like a terebinth oran oak whose stump remains standing when it is felled.” Theholy seed is its stump.The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.PSALM 138 (Tone II.1)I will give thanks to you O LORD with my whole heart; * before the gods I will sing your praise.2 I will bow down toward your holy templeand praise your Name, * because of your love and faith-ful-ness.
3 For you have glorified your Name * and your word a-bove all things.4 When I called you an-swer’d me; * you increased my strength with-in me.5 All the kings of the earth will praise you O LORD, * when they have heard the words of your mouth.6 They will sing of the ways of the LORD, * that great is the glory of the LORD.7 Though the LORD be high he cares for the low-ly; * he perceives the haughty from a-far.8 Though I walk in the midst of trouble you keep me safe; * you stretch forth your hand against the fury of my enemies / your right hand shall save me.9 The LORD will make good his purpose for me; * O LORD your love endures for ever / do not abandon the works of your hands.Glory be to the Father and to the Son: and to the Ho-ly Spi-rit.As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be: world without end A-men.A READING FROM THE FIRST LETTER OF PAUL TO THECORINTHIANS 15: 1–11 read by Jenny ReidNow I would remind you, brothers and sisters, of the good newsthat I proclaimed to you, which you in turn received, in whichalso you stand, through which also you are being saved, if youhold firmly to the message that I proclaimed to you—unless you
have come to believe in vain. For I handed on to you as of firstimportance what I in turn had received: that Christ died for oursins in accordance with the scriptures, and that he was buried,and that he was raised on the third day in accordance with thescriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers and sistersat one time, most of whom are still alive, though some havedied. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last ofall, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me. For I amthe least of the apostles, unfit to be called an apostle, because Ipersecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I amwhat I am, and his grace toward me has not been in vain. On thecontrary, I worked harder than any of them—though it was notI, but the grace of God that is with me. Whether then it was I orthey, so we proclaim and so you have come to believe.The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.Cantor: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!All: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!Cantor: Proclaim the greatness of the Lord and worship him upon his holy hill; For the Lord our God is the Holy One.All: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!Gospeller: The Lord be with you.All: And also with you.Gospeller: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke 5: 1–11.All: Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret,and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God,he saw two boats there at the shore of the lake; the fishermenhad gone out of them and were washing their nets. He got into
one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him toput out a little way from the shore. Then he sat down and taughtthe crowds from the boat. When he had finished speaking, hesaid to Simon, “Put out into the deep water and let down yournets for a catch.” Simon answered, “Master, we have worked allnight long but have caught nothing. Yet if you say so, I will letdown the nets.” When they had done this, they caught so manyfish that their nets were beginning to break. So they signalledtheir partners in the other boat to come and help them. And theycame and filled both boats, so that they began to sink. But whenSimon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Goaway from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!” For he and all whowere with him were amazed at the catch of fish that they hadtaken; and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, whowere partners with Simon. Then Jesus said to Simon, “Do notbe afraid; from now on you will be catching people.” Whenthey had brought their boats to shore, they left everything andfollowed him.The Gospel of Christ: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.HomilyApostles’ Creed p. 189Prayers of the People led by Rhonda BoyceConfession and Absolution p. 191We Share the Peace of ChristWe Offer Our Gifts to GodOffertory Hymn 374 “Alleluia! Sing to Jesus”Prayer over the Gifts: God of compassion and forgiveness,receive our offering this day, and make us one with him whois our peace, Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.
Anthem Alleluia – Dietrich BuxtehudeThe Eucharist: God’s Spirit Transforms Our GiftsWe invite those who wish to receive the Sacrament of Anointing to proceed to the chapel and then to come up to receive communion.Eucharistic Prayer 1 p. 193The Lord’s Prayer (said) p. 211The Breaking of the Bread p. 584Celebrant: We break this bread to share in the body of Christ.All: We, being many, are one body, for we all share in one bread. “People of all ages and denominations who are baptized into Christ are invited and encouraged to share in communion. Ifyou will not be receiving bread and wine, we would be pleased if you would join us at the Lord’s Table for a blessing.”Communion Hymn 64 “Author of life divine”Prayer after Communion: Eternal God, in you we find peacebeyond all telling. May we who share in this heavenlybanquet be instruments of your peace on earth, in the nameof Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen.Sharing God’s Love in the WorldThe Doxology p. 214AnnouncementsConcluding Hymn “Sing alleluia forth in duteous praise” Choir alone verses 1 and 2
Sing alleluia forth in duteous praise, ye citizens of heaven, O sweetly raise an endless alleluia. Ye powers who stand before the eternal Light, in hymning choirs re-echo to the height an endless alleluia. Everyone join in verse 3 The holy city shall take up your strain, and with glad songs resounding wake again an endless alleluia. In blissful antiphons ye thus rejoice to render to the Lord with thankful voice an endless alleluia. There, in one grand acclaim, for ever ring, the strains which tell the honor of your King, an endless alleluia. While thee, by whom were all things made, we praise for ever, and tell out in sweetest lays an endless alleluia. Almighty Christ, to thee our voices sing glory for evermore; to thee we bring an endless alleluia.DismissalOrgan Postlude: Epilogue – Healey Willan
We welcome all who are new or visiting today. If we can serveyou or you wish to know more about the church, please fill out a visitors envelope, available in pews or at back of church. The flowers at the altar are dedicated to the Glory of God in loving memory of Mabel, Henry and John Morgan, a gift of Eleanor Morgan. Today’s Liturgical Team:Presider & Homilist: Fr. Jonathan EayrsDeacon: The Rev. Grace Caldwell-HillOrganist & Choirmaster: Neil HoultonCommunion Minister: Janet BookerSidespeople: (Team 4) Captain – Art Lowe;Gary Davenport, Harold Sanders, Janis Clennett,Marina Russouw, Rueben Russouw, John HarrisChancel Guild: Joyce Connell, Winnifred DottinToday we remember in our Prayers:Anglican Cycle of Prayer, The Bishop, People &Clergy of Central Newfoundland & LabradorDiocesan Cycle, St. Ninian, ScarboroughDeanery Cycle, St. Barnabas, ChesterParish Cycle, Our Lay AnointersOutreach & Advocacy Cycle, Grace Church,Markham & Grace-Church-on-the-Hill
Music Notes:“And lo, the angel of the Lord appeared unto Beatrice theorganist and delivered unto her a new hymn from the Lord Godand bade her play it on Sunday. But Beatrice sighed andexplained that the congregation would rise up as one and smiteher with pew cushions if she were to assault their ears with anunfamiliar sound. And the angel went sorrowing away.”Well, there’s a new hymn this week at St. Barnabas’ andBeatrice is prepared for the onslaught! The text is anonymous,5th Century (Alleluia piis edite laudibus in the original),translated from Latin to English by John Ellerton in TheChurchman’s Family Magazine, 1865; but it is a fittingconclusion to the last Sunday of the Epiphany season and thelast before the beginning of Lent (remembered by many of us asQuinquagesima), a final opportunity to utter the word ‘alleluia’word before Easter (and there are many opportunities thismorning!). The simple music, recently written, is dedicated toall of the terrific people of St. Barnabas’ (Chester). To give youa chance to assimilate the tune, we’ve asked the choir to singthe first 2 verses of the hymn and for the congregation to join inverse 3. Danish born and German raised, Dietrich Buxtehude(c1637-1709) wrote more than 125 works for choir, althoughthese have long been overshadowed by those of his youngercontemporary, J.S. Bach. But Buxtehude was a major influenceon Bach, both as performer and composer. This morning’santhem “Alleluia” is from one of his cantatas, and is adelightfully quirky and exuberant piece of music. Herbert Howells wrote two “airs” for clarinet and piano,probably for a music festival competition, both of which havebeen transcribed for organ. Healey Willan composed
‘Epilogue’ prior to his emigration to Canada in 1913, apparentlyfor an event at St Alban’s Cathedral. It is not one of his mostperformed pieces, but deserves to be heard more often than it is. LIFE AND MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITYSunday school todaySheila Cram will take the Sunday school class today.Monday Night Bible study continues this weekBible study continues at 7 PM on February 11th. All arewelcome.Pancake Supper this weekThe Pancake Supper takes place this Tuesday, February 12th,from 5 to 7 PM. Adults: $5; children $3 – and still the bestmeal deal on the Danforth. If you can help, please let EleanorMorgan or Helen Taylor know.***Please note that the Advisory Board will also meet thisevening, at 7 PM in the rector’s study. Eat… then meet!***Ash WednesdayThe Ash Wednesday Penitential Service with Imposition ofAshes takes place at 7:30 PM on February 13th.Lenten study programme“Inheritors through Hope: The Letter to the Hebrews”
Beginning next Sunday, February 17th – noon to 1 PM in theStudy. Topic: Scripture, Patience and Comfort of the LivingWord.Vestry coming up soonOur annual Vestry meeting will take place following the 10:30service on Sunday, February 24th in the Upper Hall. Plan toattend. A list of those who are entitled to vote at Vestry is postedat the back of the church. If you think your name should be onthis list and isn’t, please speak to a member of the LeadershipTeam.A Bursary is available to first-year studentsThe York-Scarborough Area Council offers bursaries to studentsgoing into their first year of post-secondary education. If youknow a young person who is planning on attending post-secondary school in any course of study at a recognized collegeor university, you might draw this to their attention and contactthe church office for more information and an application form.The deadline for receipt of the application is May 15, 2013. WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK? Monday, February 11th 7 PM Bible Study In the rector’s study Tuesday, February 12th 5 – 7 PM Pancake Supper In the Upper Hall Wednesday, February 13th 7:30 PM Penitential Service and Imposition of Ashes
Wednesday, February 13th Choir Practice In the downstairs choir room following the Ash Wednesday service Thursday, February 14th 12 noon Holy Eucharist In the Chancel WORSHIP SCHEDULE Wednesday, February 13th 7:30 PM Penitential Service and Imposition of Ashes Thursday, February 14th 12 noon Holy Eucharist In the Chancel Sunday, February 17th First Sunday in Lent 9:00 AM Said Eucharist 10:30 AM Choral Eucharist* 7:00 PM Taizé Readings: Deuteronomy 26: 1-11; Psalm 91: 1-2, 9-16 Romans 10: 8b-13; Luke 4: 1-13 CLERGY Fr. Jonathan EayrsHONORARY ASSISTANT Fr. David Hoopes, OHCDEACON The Rev. Grace Caldwell-HillLEADERSHIP TEAM Gary Davenport, Jane Smith Lyn Inniss, Everod Miller, Jan BookerORGANIST & CHOIRMASTER Neil HoultonPARISH ADMINISTRATOR Mary Roycroft RanniORGANIST EMERITUS Dr. Eugene Gates