St. Barnabas (Chester) Anglican Church The Church in the Marketplace Embracing the Community 10:30 AM Pentecost 21 Sunday, October 21, 2012 361 Danforth Ave., Toronto, Ont. M4K 1P1 416-463-1344 www.stbarnabas-toronto.com Let us faithfully witness to the Risen Jesus, giving generously of our 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 230 of the green Book of Alternative Services.Organ Prelude Andante (from Sonata in C minor) – Josef RheinburgerThe Gathering of God’s PeopleOpening Hymn 436 “I bind unto myself today”Service Music: John MerbeckeGreetingCollect for Purity p. 230The Gloria p. 231Collect for the Day: Almighty and everliving God,increase in us your gift of faith, that forsakingwhat lies behind and reaching out to what isbefore, we may run the way of yourcommandments and win the crown of everlastingjoy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives andreigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, nowand for ever. Amen.Children’s Focus led by the Rev. Dr. Harold ShepherdThe Story of God’s PeopleA READING FROM THE BOOK OF JOB 38: 1-7 Read by Everod Miller
Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind:“Who is this that darkens counsel by words withoutknowledge? Gird up your loins like a man, I willquestion you, and you shall declare to me. Wherewere you when I laid the foundation of the earth?Tell me, if you have understanding. Who determinedits measurements—surely you know! Or who stretched the lineupon it? On what were its bases sunk, or who laid itscornerstone when the morning stars sang together and all theheavenly beings shouted for joy?”Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People:Thanks be to God. PSALM 104: 1-9, 25, 37 (sung)Bless the LORD O my soul; *O LORD my God how excellent is your greatness / you areclothed with ma-jes-ty and splen-dour.You wrap yourself with light as with a cloak *and spread out the heavens like a cur-tain.You lay the beams of your chambers in the wa-ters a-bove; *you make the clouds your chariot / you ride on the wings of thewind.You make the winds your mes-sen-gers *and flames of fire your ser-vants.You have set the earth upon its foun-da-tions, *so that it never shall move at a-ny time.You covered it with the Deep as with a man-tle; *the waters stood higher than the moun-tains.At your rebuke they fled; *at the voice of your thunder they has-ten’d a-way.
They went up into the hills and down to the val-leysbeneath, *to the places you had ap-point-ed for them.You set the limits that they should not pass; * they shall not again co-ver the earth.O LORD how man-i-fold are your works *in wisdom you have made them all / the earth is full of yourcrea-tures.Bless the LORD O my soul. *Hal-le-lu-jah!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 e-ver shall be: world with-out end A-men.A READING FROM THE BOOK OF HEBREWS 5:1-10 Read byHelen TaylorEvery high priest chosen from among mortals is putin charge of things pertaining to God on their behalf,to offer gifts and sacriﬁces for sins. He is able todeal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since hehimself is subject to weakness; and because of thishe must offer sacriﬁce for his own sins as well as forthose of the people. And one does not presume totakethis honour, but takes it only when called by God,just as Aaron was. So also Christ did not glorifyhimself in becoming a high priest, but wasappointed by the one who said to him, “Youare my Son, today I have begotten you”; as he saysalso in another place, “You are a priest forever,
according to the order of Melchizedek.” In the daysof his ﬂesh, Jesus offered up prayers andsupplications, with loud cries and tears, to the onewho was able to save him from death, and he washeard because of his reverent submission. Althoughhe was a Son, he learnedobedience through what he suffered; and havingbeen made perfect, he became the source of eternalsalvation for all who obey him, having beendesignated by God a high priest according to theorder of Mel-chizedek.Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People:Thanks be to God.Gospel AlleluiaChoir: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!All: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!Cantor: You make the winds your messengers, And flames of fire your servantsAll: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!Gospeller: The Lord be with you.All: And with thy spirit.Gospeller: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark 10: 35-45.All: Glory be to thee, O Lord.James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forwardto Jesus and said to him, “Teacher, we want you todo for us whatever we ask of you.” And he said tothem, “What is it you want meto do for you?” And they said to him, “Grant us tosit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in
your glory.” But Jesus said to them, “You do notknow what you are asking. Are youable to drink the cup that I drink, or be baptizedwith the baptism that I am baptized with?” Theyreplied, “We are able.” Then Jesus said to them, “Thecup that I drink you will drink;and with the baptism with which I am baptized, youwill be baptized; but to sit at my right hand or at myleft is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whomit has been prepared.” Whenthe ten heard this, they began to be angry withJames and John. So Jesus called them and said tothem, “You know that among the Gentiles thosewhom they recognize as their rulers lordit over them, and their great ones are tyrants overthem. But it is not so among you; but whoeverwishes to become great among you must be yourservant, and whoever wishes to be ﬁrst among youmust be slave of all. For the Son of Man came not tobe served but to serve, and to give his life a ransomfor many.”The Gospel of Christ. Praise be to thee, O Christ.HomilySolo “Draw near, all ye people” (from ‘Elijah’) - Felix Mendelssohn (Ross Hewitt, baritone)Affirmation of Faith p. 234Prayers of the People led by Joyce ConnellConfession & Absolution p. 238Sharing Christ’s Peace
We Offer Our Gifts to GodOffertory Hymn 645 “Come down, O love divine”Prayer over the Gifts: Eternal God, your word inspiresour faith. May we who offer you our praise trustyou in all things. We ask this in the name of JesusChrist the Lord. Amen.The Eucharist: God’s Spirit Transforms Our Gifts“People of all ages and denominations who are baptized into Christare invited and encouraged to share in communion. If you will not bereceiving bread and wine, we would be pleased if you would join us atthe Lord’s Table for a blessing.”Eucharistic Prayer A p. 241The Lord’s Prayer (said) p. 245The Breaking of the BreadCelebrant: We break this bread to share in the body of Christ.All: We, being many, are one body, for we all share in the one breadCommunion Hymn 65 “Here, Lord, we take the brokenbread”Communion Motet: “Lord, for thy tender mercies’ sake” - Richard FarrantPrayer after Communion: God of peace, you havenourished us in this sacrament with the body andblood of Christ. May we who have taken holythings keep faith in our hearts and lives, in thename of Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen.
Sharing God’s Love in the WorldDoxology p. 247AnnouncementsFinal Hymn 356 “Ye boundless realms of joy” (Darwall#365)The Blessing & DismissalOrgan Postlude Te deum laudamus - DietrichBuxtehudeWe 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 Gordon Davenport & June Brown, a gift of the family.
Today’s Liturgical Team:Celebrant & Homilist: The Rev. Dr, Harold ShepherdOrganist & Choirmaster: Neil HoultonCommunion Minister: Eleanor Morgan, Teresa JohnsonServer: Annie StrainSidesteam: Team 3: Michael Miller - (Captain); Bill Strain,Doug Inniss, Lester Miller, Jane SmithChancel Guild: Lyn InnissToday we remember in our Prayers:Anglican Cycle, The Church of Ceylon (E-P to the Archbishopof Canterbury)Diocesan Cycle, Flemingdon Park Ministry, FaithWorksDeanery Cycle, St. Aidan’sParish Cycle, Our Lay AnointersOutreach & Advocacy Cycle, St. Thomas, Brooklin& St. Thomas, Huron Street Music NotesBagpiper ROB CRABTREE is the special guest at“Remembering”, our November 11 concert. He’s aninternationally known artist and teacher, having won severalcompetitions, including the Gold Medal in 1998 at Braemar,Scotland. In 1999, his first recording, “The Piper’s Legacy,”was nominated for a Juno award, and he has since released threeother albums. Rob Crabtree will join with our choir and soloiststo present a varied programme of music associated with
Remembrance Day, including some ‘sing-along’ pieces such as‘The Maple Leaf Forever’ and “It’s a Long Way to Tipperary.”We hope you’ll join us, and invite your friends and familymembers to come and enjoy an hour or so of music and a glassof sherry after the concert. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10at the door and are available from choir members followingthis morning’s service. LIFE AND MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITYNo Bible study this week – Grace is awayMonday Night Bible study will resume on November 5th at7:00 PM in the rector’s study. All are welcome.Taizé this evening – restore your soul!Come (and bring a friend) for a quiet time of prayer, meditationand gentle music. Doors open at 6:30 PM; service starts at 7:00PM.Would you like to join?Please find below a list of areas where our Ministries arelacking in strength. If you are interested in joining ANY OFTHESE MINISTRIES, please see Rev. Dr. Harold Shepherd orany member of the Leadership Team. We would love to directyou to the appropriate Ministry Chairs of any of the following:the Chancel Guild , the Outreach Program, the SundaySchool, the Day Care Board, the Sides Teams, the CoffeeHour, the Lay Visitors, the Readers and the Choir.What are we reading for next month?The St. Barnabas Book Club is reading Water for Elephantsby Sarah Gruen for the November 7th meeting.Donations welcome
Our annual Christmas Bazaar is coming up soon on Saturday,November 3rd. Barney’s Diner, a very popular part of ourBazaar, is looking for monetary donations so we can purchaseand prepare the food for it ourselves. We are also looking foryour gently used books, DVDs, CDs, jewellery, timelesstreasures and household items. Drop your contributions offwhen you come for church on Sunday or call the church officeto arrange a time to bring them by during the week. WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK? Thursday, October 25th 7:45 PM Choir Practice In the downstairs choir room WORSHIP SCHEDULE Thursday, October 25th 12 noon Holy Eucharist In the chancel Sunday, October 28th Pentecost 22 9:00 AM Quiet Communion 10:30 AM Choral Eucharist Readings: Job 42; 1-6, 10-17; Psalm 34: 1-8 Hebrews 7: 23-28; Mark 10: 46-52
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