St. Barnabas (Chester) Anglican Church The Church in the Marketplace Embracing the Community 10:30 AM Epiphany 1 Sunday, January 13, 2013 361 Danforth Ave., Toronto M4K 1P1 416-463-1344 www.stbarnabas-toronto.comLet 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)
LESSONS, READINGS AND CAROLS FOR EPIPHANYMusic for Harp (Veronique Drozdz, harpist)ResponsoryPlease stand as the choir and clergy enter.Arise, shine, for your light has come:the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.Arise, shine, for your light has come:the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.The Lord will arise upon you:and his glory will be seen over you.The glory of the Lord has risen upon you.Nations shall come to your light:and kings to your dawning brightness.The glory of the Lord has risen upon you.Your gates will always be open,shut neither by day nor by night.The glory of the Lord has risen upon you.The Lord will be your everlasting light:your God will be your glory.The glory of the Lord has risen upon you.Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.Arise, shine, for your light has come:the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.Entrance Hymn (Divinum mysterium)Of eternal love begotten,Ere the worlds began to be,He is Alpha and Omega,He the source, the ending he,Of the things that are and have been,
And that future years shall see,Evermore and evermore.At his Word the worlds were framed.He commanded, it was done:Heaven and earth and depths of oceanIn their threefold order one;All that grows beneath the shiningOf the moon and burning sun,Evermore and evermore.O that birth for ever bless-ed,When the virgin, full of grace,By the Holy Ghost conceiving.Bare the saviour of our race,And the babe, the world’s redeemer,First revealed his sacred face,Evermore and evermore.Christ to thee, with God the Father,And, O Holy Ghost, to thee,Hymn and chant and high thanksgiving,And unwearied praises be;Honour, glory, and dominionAnd eternal victory,Evermore and evermore. Please be seated.Reading: A First Coming (Madeleine L’Engle) read by Sue Ann EliteChoir: Jesus Christ the Apple Tree(Words: Anonymous; Music: Elizabeth Poston 1905-1987)Reading: Matthew 2: 1-6 The Wise Men seek the Christ child
read by Ken BarkIn the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem ofJudea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking,“Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For weobserved his star at its rising, and have come to pay himhomage.” When King Herod heard this, he was frightened, andall Jerusalem with him; and calling together all the chief priestsand scribes of the people, he inquired of them where theMessiah was to be born. They told him, “In Bethlehem ofJudea; for so it has been written by the prophet: ‘And you,Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least amongthe rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who is toshepherd my people Israel.’ The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.Responsory Please stand.This day a star leads the wise men to the manger.Arise, shine; for your light has comeAnd the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.Nations shall come to your lightAnd kings to the brightness of your rising.They shall bring gold and frankincenseAnd proclaim the praise of the Lord.Your gates will lie open continuallyShut neither by day nor by night.No more will the sun give you daylightNor moonlight shine upon you.But the Lord will be your everlasting lightYour God will be your splendour.Hymn (Puer nobis nascitur)
From east to west, from shore to shore,Let every heart awake and singThe holy child whom Mary bore,The Christ, the everlasting King.Behold! The world’s creator wearsThe form and fashion of a slave;Our very flesh our Maker shares,His fallen creature now to save.For this how wondrously he wrought!A maiden, in her lowly place,Became, in ways beyond all thought,The chosen vessel of his grace.Assenting to the angel’s word,She chose what God the Spirit willed,And suddenly the promised LordThat pure and hallowed temple filled.He shrank not from the oxen’s stall,He lay within the manger bed,And he whose bounty feeds us allAt Mary’s breast himself was fed.And while the angels in the skySang praise above the silent field,To shepherds poor the Lord most high,The one great Shepherd, was revealed.All glory for this bless-ed mornTo God, the source of all, is due;All praise to you, O virgin-born;All praise, O Holy Ghost, to you.
Bidding PrayerIn the name of Christ, who called us out of darkness into hismarvellous light, to be a kingdom of priests to our God, wewelcome you. Grace to you and peace. As we rejoice in theWord made flesh, who comes among us to reveal God’s glory,so we pray that his kingly reign may be acknowledgedthroughout the world. And so we pray for the unity and missionof Christ’s Church, for the ministers of the gospel of Christ, andfor all for whom we bear witness. We pray for this world, whichis already Christ’s, that we may have reverence for the naturalorder and respect for every person, made in the image andlikeness of God. And we pray for those who stand in need, forthe lonely, the fearful, the anxious, for the sick and thebereaved, and all who have no one to pray for them. May Godour Father take us and use us in his service; may he open oureyes to see his glory, and equip us to bless his people, now andat all times. Amen.And so we say together the prayer Jesus himself taught us:Our Father, who art in heaven,hallowed be thy name.Thy kingdom come.Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.Give us this day our daily bread.And forgive us our trespasses,as we forgive those who trespass against us.And lead us not into temptation;but deliver us from evil:for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory,for ever and ever. Amen.Please be seated.
Reading: Matthew 2: 7-12 The Wise Men present their gifts read by Darryl NakamotoThen Herod secretly called for the wise men and learned fromthem the exact time when the star had appeared. Then he sentthem to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for thechild; and when you have found him, bring me word so that Imay also go and pay him homage.” When they had heard theking, they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star thatthey had seen at its rising, until it stopped over the place wherethe child was. When they saw that the star had stopped, theywere overwhelmed with joy. On entering the house, they sawthe child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paidhim homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offeredhim gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. And having beenwarned in a dream not to return to Herod, they left for their owncountry by another road. The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.Hymn (Greensleeves) Please stand.What child is this, who, laid to restOn Mary’s lap is sleeping?Whom angels greet with anthems sweet,While shepherds watch are keeping?This, this is Christ the King,Whom shepherds worship and angels sing:Haste, haste to bring him praiseThe Babe, the son of Mary.Why lies he in such mean estate,Where ox and ass are feeding?Come, have no fear, God’s son is here,His love all loves exceeding:
Nails, spear, shall pierce him through,The cross be borne for me, for you:Hail, hail, the Saviour comes,The Babe, the son of Mary.So bring him incense, gold and myrrh,All tongues and peoples own him,The King of kings salvation brings,Let every heart enthrone him:Raise, raise your song on highWhile Mary sings a lullaby,Joy, joy, for Christ is born,The Babe, the son of Mary.Please be seated.Choir: When to the temple Mary went – Johann Eccard(1553-1611)Reading: Luke 2: 22-33 Jesus is Presented in the Temple andacclaimed the light of the world read by Helen TaylorWhen the time came for their purification according to the lawof Moses, Jesus’ parents brought him up to Jerusalem to presenthim to the Lord (as it is written in the law of the Lord, “Everyfirstborn male shall be designated as holy to the Lord”), andthey offered a sacrifice according to what is stated in the law ofthe Lord, “a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons.” Nowthere was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; thisman was righteous and devout, looking forward to theconsolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit rested on him. It hadbeen revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not seedeath before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. Guided by theSpirit, Simeon came into the temple; and when the parents
brought in the child Jesus, to do for him what was customaryunder the law, Simeon took him in his arms and praised God,saying, “Master, now you are dismissing your servant in peace,according to your word; for my eyes have seen your salvation,which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, a lightfor revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your peopleIsrael.” And the child’s father and mother were amazed at whatwas being said about him. The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.Choir: Nunc dimittis (from the Service in C) - Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)Reading : A Song for Simeon (T. S. Eliot) read by Dr. Stephen ShubertChoir: The Three Kings Ross Hewitt (baritone)(Words: Peter Cornelius; Music: Peter Cornelius, arr. IvorAtkins)Reading: The Gift of the Magi – O. Henry read by Dr. Neville ReidHarp Solo Jesu, joy of mans desiring - J.S. Bach (Veronique Drozdz, harpist) Offerings of the People Please stand.Hymn (Adeste fidelis)O come, all ye faithful,Joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem;Come and behold himBorn the King of Angels:O come, let us adore him,O come, let us adore him,O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.Lo! star-led chieftains,Magi, Christ adoring,Offer him incense, gold, and myrrh;We to the Christ ChildBring our hearts’ oblations:O come, let us adore him,O come, let us adore him,O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.Yea, Lord, we greet thee,Born on Christmas morning,Jesu, to thee be glory given;Word of the Father,Now in flesh appearing:O come, let us adore him,O come, let us adore him,O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.Please remain standing Presentation of the giftsPlease stand.At the offering of gold:Blessed are you, Lord our God, King of the Universe: to you bepraise and glory for ever! As gold in the furnace is tried and
purified seven times in the fire, so purify our hearts and mindsthat we may be a royal priesthood acceptable in the service ofyour kingdom.Blessed be God for ever!At the offering of the incense:Blessed are you, Lord our God, King of the Universe: to you bepraise and glory for ever! As our prayer rises up in yourpresence as incense, so may we be presented before you withpenitent hearts and uplifted hands to offer ourselves in yourpriestly service.Blessed be God for ever!At the offering of the myrrh:Blessed are you, Lord our God, King of the Universe: to you bepraise and glory for ever! As you give medicine to heal oursickness and the leaves of the tree of life for the healing of thenations, so anoint us with your healing power that we may bethe first-fruits of your new creation.Blessed be God for ever!Prayer over the gifts of the people:God of life and freedom, we celebrate the revelation of Jesus asthe Christ who makes all creation new. Accept all we offer youthis day and make us new in him, who is the Lord for ever andever.Blessed be God for ever!Please sit or kneel in silence.
Hymn (Cradle Song)Away in a manger, no crib for a bedThe little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head;The stars in the bright sky looked down where he lay,The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.The cattle are lowing, the Baby awakes,But little Lord Jesus, no crying he makes.I love thee, Lord Jesus! look down from the sky,And stay by my side until morning is nigh.Be near me, Lord Jesus: I ask thee to stayClose by me for ever, and watch me, I pray;Bless all the dear children in thy tender care,And fit us for heaven to live with thee there. Please stand and remain standing for the remainder of the service.ResponsoryLet us adore the living God:He was born of the VirginRevealed in his glory,Worshipped by angels,Proclaimed among the nations,Believed in throughout the world,Exalted to the highest heavens.Blessed be God, our strength and our salvation,Now and for ever. Amen.Collect for the EpiphanyEternal God, who by a star led wise men to the worship of yourSon. Guide by your light the nations of the earth, that the whole
world may know your glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord,who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God,now and for ever.AmenThe BlessingMay God the Father, who led the wise men by the shining of astar to find the Christ, the Light from Light, lead you in yourpilgrimage to find the Lord. Amen.May God who has delivered us from the dominion of darkness,give us a place with the saints in light in the kingdom of hisbeloved Son. Amen.May the light of the glorious gospel of Christ shine in yourhearts and fill your lives with his joy and peace. Amen.And the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and theHoly Spirit, be upon you and remain with you always. Amen.Recessional Hymn (Irby)In the darkness shines the splendorOf the Word who took our flesh,Welcoming, in love’s surrender,Death’s dark shadow at his crèche,Bearing every human story,Word made flesh reveals his glory.Light of nations, veiled in history,Born of woman’s flesh and blood,Calling to the depths of mysteryRestless hearts that seek the good.Healing every human story,Word made flesh reveals his glory.All God’s people, sing in jubilation
Of the birth that sets us free,Telling of the revelation:Jesus, God’s epiphany.Celebrate the human story!Word made flesh reveals our glory.DismissalLet us go forth in peace.In the name of the Lord. Amen.Music for Harp (Veronique Drozdz, harpist) 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.Today’s Liturgical Team:Officiant: The Rev. Dr. Harold ShepherdDeacon: The Rev. Grace Caldwell-HillOrganist: Neil HoultonSidespeople: Team 5: Janet Booker - Captain; Jan Booker,Joyce Connell, Winston Dottin, Irving StouteChancel Guild: Grace Caldwell-hill, Lyn InnissToday we remember in our Prayers:Anglican Cycle, The Mission & Justice Relationships Staff ofthe Anglican Church of Canada
Diocesan Cycle: Christ the King (Etobicoke)Deanery Cycle: Patrick Yu, Our Area BishopParish Cycle: Our ReadersOutreach & Advocacy Cycle, Christchurch, St. James &Christchurch, Stouffville LIFE AND MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITYA special letterPlease pick up your introductory letter from Fr. Jonathan Eayrsfrom the back of the church today.Sunday schoolMara Harris will be taking the Sunday school class today.Midweek service January 17th!The midweek Eucharist with Fr. David takes place thisThursday at 12 noon.Did you pick up your envelopes?Some parishioners still haven’t picked up their envelopes for2013 from the back of the church. Please check and see if yoursare there. If you don’t have envelopes and would like a set for2013, please speak to a member of the Leadership Team.
Bible StudyThere will be no Monday night Bible study on January 14th. Itwill resume in the rector’s study at 7:00 PM on January 21st.All are welcome.No 10:30 Eucharist on February 3rdPlease take note that on Sunday, February 3rd, there will be aSaid Eucharist at 9 AM and then, at 4 PM, the Service ofNew Ministry and Sung Eucharist with our new Incumbent,Fr Jonathan Eayrs, and our Area Bishop, Patrick Yu.Vestry meetingOur annual Vestry meeting will take place following the 10:30service on Sunday, February 24th. The list of those who areeligible to vote at this very important meeting is posted at theback of the church. If yours isn’t there and you think it shouldbe, please speak to a member of the Leadership Team.Vestry reports due soonThe deadline for turning your report in to Mary in thechurch office is Tuesday, February 5th. You can email it to herin Word at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Or, you can bring it in to the officeyourself or give it to a member of the team on a Sunday. WHATS ON THIS WEEK
Thursday, January 17th 7:45 PM Choir Practice In the downstairs choir room WORSHIP SCHEDULE Thursday, January 17th 12 noon Holy Eucharist In the chancel Sunday, January 20th 2nd Sunday after Epiphany 9:00 AM Quiet Communion 10:30 AM Holy Eucharist* (Service with Anointing) 7:00 PM Taizé Readings: Isaiah 62: 1-5; Psalm 36: 5-10 1 Corinthians 12: 1-11; John 2: 1-11 CLERGY The Rev. Dr. Harold ShepherdHONORARY 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