St. Barnabas (Chester) Anglican Church The Church in the Marketplace Embracing the Community 10:30 AM September 2, 2012 Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost 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) Welcome to St. Barnabas (Chester) Anglican Church. The Church in the Marketplace Embracing the Community 10:30 AM HOLY EUCHARIST Our 10:30 AM Worship Service begins on page 185 of the green Book of Alternative Services.Organ Prelude 15 Pieces Founded on Antiphons: Antiphon III – Marcel Dupré, 1886 - 1971The Gathering of God’s PeopleOpening Hymn 439 “Blest are the pure in heart” (Franconia)GreetingCollect for Purity p. 185The Gloria p.186Collect of the Day: Author and Giver of all good things, graftin our hearts the love of your name, increase in us truereligion, nourish us in all goodness, and of your great mercykeep us in the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord, wholives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, nowand for ever. Amen.The Story of God’s PeopleA READING FROM THE SONG OF SOLOMON 2: 8-13 Read by Sue Ann EliteThe voice of my beloved! Look, he comes, leaping upon themountains, bounding over the hills. My beloved is like a gazelleor a young stag. Look, there he stands behind our wall, gazingin at the windows, looking through the lattice. My belovedspeaks and says to me: “Arise, my love, my fair one, and come
away; for now the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. Theflowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, andthe voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. The fig tree putsforth its figs, and the vines are in blossom; they give forthfragrance. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.”Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People:Thanks be to God.PSALM 45:1–2, 7–10 (Said) (Please remain seated.)My heart is stirring with a noble song;let me recite what I have fashioned for the king; my tongue shall be the pen of a skilled writer.You are the fairest of men; grace flows from your lips, because God has blessed you for ever.Your throne, O God, endures for ever and ever, a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of your kingdom; you love righteousness and hate iniquity.Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows.All your garments are fragrant with myrrh, aloes, and cassia, and the music of strings from ivory palaces makes you glad.Kings’ daughters stand among the ladies of the court; on your right hand is the queen, adorned with the gold of Ophir.Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost;As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.
A READING FROM THE LETTER OF JAMES 1:17–27 read by Joyce ConnellEvery generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is fromabove, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom thereis no variation or shadow due to change. In fulfilment of hisown purpose he gave us birth by the word of truth, so that wewould become a kind of first fruits of his creatures. You mustunderstand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen,slow to speak, slow to anger; for your anger does not produceGod’s righteousness. Therefore rid yourselves of all sordidnessand rank growth of wickedness, and welcome with meeknessthe implanted word that has the power to save your souls. Butbe doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceivethemselves. For if any are hearers of the word and not doers,they are like those who look at themselves in a mirror; for theylook at themselves and, on going away, immediately forget whatthey were like. But those who look into the perfect law, the lawof liberty, and persevere, being not hearers who forget but doerswho act—they will be blessed in their doing. If any think theyare religious, and do not bridle their tongues but deceive theirhearts, their religion is worthless. Religion that is pure andundefiled before God, the Father, is this: to care for orphans andwidows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by theworld.Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People:Thanks be to God.The GospelThe Lord be with you: And also with you.The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according toMark 7: 1-8, 14-15, 21-23.Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.
Now when the Pharisees and some of the scribes who had comefrom Jerusalem gathered around Jesus, they noticed that someof his disciples were eating with defiled hands, that is, withoutwashing them. (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, do not eatunless they thoroughly wash their hands, thus observing thetradition of the elders; and they do not eat anything from themarket unless they wash it; and there are also many othertraditions that they observe, the washing of cups, pots, andbronze kettles.) So the Pharisees and the scribes asked him,“Why do your disciples not live according to the tradition of theelders, but eat with defiled hands?” He said to them, “Isaiahprophesied rightly about you hypocrites, as it is written, ‘Thispeople honours me with their lips, but their hearts are far fromme; in vain do they worship me, teaching human precepts asdoctrines.’ You abandon the commandment of God and hold tohuman tradition.” Then he called the crowd again and said tothem, “Listen to me, all of you, and understand: there is nothingoutside a person that by going in can defile, but the things thatcome out are what defile. For it is from within, from the humanheart, that evil intentions come: fornication, theft, murder,adultery, avarice, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, envy,slander, pride, folly. All these evil things come from within, andthey defile a person.”The Gospel of Christ. Praise be to thee, O Christ.HomilyAffirmation of Faith – The Apostles’ Creed p. 189Prayers of the People led by Joyce ConnellConfession & Absolution p. 191Sharing Christ’s Peace
We Offer Our Gifts to GodOffertory Hymn 619 “Fairest Lord Jesus” (Crusaders’ Hymn)Prayer over the Gifts: Merciful God, receive all we offer youthis day. Give us grace to love one another that your lovemay be made perfect in us. We ask this in the name of JesusChrist our Lord. Amen.The Eucharist: God’s Spirit Transforms Our GiftsEucharistic Prayer 1 p. 191The Lord’s Prayer p. 211The Breaking of the BreadCelebrant: “I am the bread of life,” says the Lord. “Whoever comes to me will never be hungry; whoever believes in me will never thirst.”.All: Taste and see that the Lord is good; Happy are they who trust in him! “People of all ages and denominations who are baptized into Christare invited and encouraged to share in communion. If you will not be receiving bread and wine, we would be pleased if you would join us at the Lord’s Table for a blessing.”Prayer after Communion: Almighty God, you renew us atyour table with the bread of life. May your holy foodstrengthen us in love and help us to serve you in each other.We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.Sharing God’s Love in the WorldDoxology p. 214AnnouncementsFinal Hymn 393 “Immortal, invisible, God only wise” ` (St.Denio)
DismissalOrgan Postlude Le Tombeau de Titelouze: VIII. Veni Creator Spiritus – Marcel Dupré, 1886 - 1971 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 Phyllis Godwin. Today’s Liturgical Team:Celebrant & Homilist: The Rev. Dr. Harold ShepherdDeacon: The Rev. Grace Caldwell-HillOrganist: Peter DunphyCommunion Minister: Eleanor MorganSidespeople: Team 1 – Captain: Eleanor Morgan;Everod Miller, Vivian Rodney, Grantley Hinkson,Sheila Lightfoot, Lori Lightfoot, Tracey FergusonChancel Guild: Muriel BeardToday we remember in our Prayers:Anglican Cycle of Prayer, The Episcopal Church of theSudan, The Most Rev. Daniel Deng Bul Yak.Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, Volunteer workers in
Diocesan ministryDeanery Cycle of Prayer, St. Luke’sParish Cycle of Prayer, Our Music ministrySJ Cycle of Prayer, St. Michael & All Angels, Toronto &St. Michael the Archangel, Scarborough LIFE AND MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITYNeil returns next SundayNeil Houlton will return to the organ at the 10:30 service onSeptember 9th.No Bible Study this weekThere will be no Monday night Bible study this week becauseof the Labour Day long weekend. It will resume at 7:00 PM onMonday, September 10th in the rector’s study. All arewelcome.Book Club this weekThe St. Barnabas Book Club will meet this Wednesday,September 5th, at 10:30 AM in the rector’s study to discuss TheSeven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton. All are welcome.
No Thursday Eucharist this weekThere will be no Thursday eucharist this week as Fr. David willbe out of town. There will, however, be a service next week onSeptember 13th.Who are you going to invite?Back to Church Sunday is coming up soon: on September30th! Start thinking now about who you’d like to invite.The Childrens CornerChildren are always welcome at our services. We have a smallarea, especially designed for the younger saints, which islocated at the back of the church where you will find a numberof toys, books and craft supplies. Please make yourself at home!Sunday school during the 10:30 service will resume in the fall.WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE HYMNS?Over the next few weeks I’ll be working on the choosing ofmusic (hymns, anthems, organ music, etc.) for the September toChristmas period, and would appreciate your input, especiallyhymn recommendations. Do you have favourites that wehaven’t sung for a while? Please let me know. There’s a sheetat the back of the church on which you can write them down(anonymously if you prefer), and I’ll do my best to incorporatethem into a service this fall/early winter. Selecting hymns for services isn’t just a process ofplucking them out of the air (although sometimes in desperationthis is the case!). I try, as far as possible, to link them to thegospel and other readings of the day. To choose them inadvance for a period of 3 or 4 months is a task that takes manyhours of reading the lessons, ruminating, researching and
juggling so that there is a good balance of old and new, familiarand unfamiliar, and so on. Over the past couple of years we’vebeen introduced to several hymns new to St. Barnabas’congregation, and this will continue. Eventually, these newhymns often become old favourites! Your help in this will beappreciated.Neil WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK? Wednesday, September 5th 10:30 AM St. Barnabas Book Club In the Rector’s study WORSHIP SCHEDULE Sunday, September 9th Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost 9:00 AM Holy Eucharist 10:30 AM Sung Eucharist Readings: Proverbs 22: 1-2, 8-9, 22-23; Psalm 125
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