St. Barnabas (Chester) Anglican Church The Church in the Marketplace Embracing the Community 10:30 AM Pentecost 17 Sunday, September 23, 2012 361 Danforth Ave., Toronto M4K 1P1 416-463-1344 www.stbarnabas-toronto.com Let us faithfully witness to the Risen Jesus, givinggenerously 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 MORNING PRAYER The 10:30 AM service begins on page 4 of the grey Morning Prayer booklet. The hymns can be found in the blue book of Common Praise.Organ Prelude Adagio (from Sonata 3) - Alexandre GuilmantThe Gathering of God’s PeopleOpening Hymn 577 “God of grace and God of glory”Exhortation p. 4Confession and Absolution p. 5The Lord’s Prayer p. 6Venite (vv. 1-7) p. 7PSALM 11 Happy are they who have not walked in the counsel ofthe wick-ed, *nor lingered in the way of sinners / nor sat in the seatsof the scorn-ful!2 Their delight is in the law of the LORD, *and on his law they med-i-tate day and night.3 They are like trees planted by streams of water / bearingfruit in due season, with leaves that do not wi-ther;*everything they do shall pros-per.
4 It is not so with the wick-ed; *they are like chaff which the wind blows a-way.5 Therefore the wicked shall not stand upright when judg-ment comes, *nor the sinner in the council of the righ-teous.6 For the LORD knows the way of the righ-teous, *but the way of the wick-ed is doom’d.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 with-out end A-men.First ReadingA READING FROM THE LETTER OF JAMES 3: 13—4: 3, 7–8A read by Esma BrathwaiteWho is wise and understanding among you? Show by yourgood life that your works are done with gentleness born ofwisdom. But if you have bitter envy and selﬁsh ambition inyour hearts, do not be boastful and false to the truth. Suchwisdom does not come down from above, but is earthly,unspiritual, devilish. For where there is envy and selﬁshambition, there will also be disorder and wickedness ofevery kind. But the wisdom from above is ﬁrst pure, thenpeaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and goodfruits, without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy. And aharvest of righteousness is sown in peace for those whomake peace. Those conﬂicts and disputes among you,where do they come from? Do they not come from yourcravings that are at war within you? You want somethingand do not have it; so you commit murder. And you covetsomething and cannot obtain it; so you engage in disputesand conﬂicts. You do not have, because you do not ask. Youask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, in orderto spend what you get on your pleasures. Submit yourselvestherefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will ﬂee fromyou. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.
Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People:Thanks be to God.Jubilate Deo p. 11Second ReadingA READING FROM THE GOSPEL OF MARK 9: 30-37 read by the Rev. Grace-Caldwell-HillThey went on from there and passed through Galilee. Jesusdid not want anyone to know it; for he was teaching hisdisciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is to bebetrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, andthree days after being killed, he will rise again.” But theydid not understand what he was saying and were afraid toask him. Then they came to Capernaum; and when he wasin the house he asked them, “What were you arguing abouton the way?” But they were silent, for on the way they hadargued with one another who was the greatest. He satdown, called the twelve, and said to them, “Whoever wantsto be ﬁrst must be last of all and servant of all.” Then hetook a little child and put it among them; and taking it inhis arms, he said to them, “Whoever welcomes one suchchild in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomesme welcomes not me but the one who sent me.”Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People.Thanks be to God.Benedictus p. 10Creed, Versicles & Responses p. 11Collect for the Day: Almighty God, you have created theheavens and the earth, and ourselves in your image.Teach us to discern your hand in all your works and toserve you with reverence and thanksgiving; through
Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with youand the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.Collect for Peace p. 13Collect for Grace p. 13Offertory Hymn 184 “My song is love unknown”HomilySolo O Praise the Lord - Maurice Greene (Fiona Strachan, soprano) Closing Prayers led by the Rev. Grace Caldwell-HillThe GraceAnnouncementsFinal Hymn 500 “Sister, let me be your servant” (Stuttgart#158)Organ Postlude Sketch in D flat – Robert Schumann(1810-1856) We welcome all who are new or visiting today. If we canserve you or you wish to find out more about the church, please fill out a visitor envelope, available in the pews or at the back of the church. The flowers at the altar are dedicated to the Glory of God in loving memory of Phyllis Sanders, a gift of her husband Harold.
Today’s Liturgical TeamOfficiant & Homilist: The Rev. Dr. Harold ShepherdDeacon: Grace Caldwell-HillOrganist and Choir Director: Neil HoultonSidespeople: (Team 4): Art Lowe – Captain;Gary Davenport, Harold Sanders, Janis Clennett,Marina Russouw, Rueben RussouwChancel Guild: Grace Caldwell-Hill, Lyn InnissToday we remember in our Prayers:Anglican Cycle of Prayer, The Episcopal Church inthe USA, The Most Revd Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori,Presiding Bishop of TECDiocesan Cycle of Prayer, Tecumseth DeaneryDeanery Cycle of Prayer, Church of the ResurrectionParish Cycle of Prayer, Our ReadersSJAC, St. Peter, Erindale & St. Peter, Oshawa
Music NotesAlexandre Guilmant (1837-1911) was a French organistwho was famous internationally as a concert artist in thelatter part of the 19th and early 20th centuries. He played nofewer than 40 recitals during the St. Louis Exposition of1904 on the instrument that is now located in theWanamaker store in Philadelphia, and for 30 years wasorganist of the Paris church known as La Trinité. Guilmantcomposed mainly organ music, including 8 sonatas whichare still performed regularly.The 18th century English musician Maurice Greene(1696-1755) was organist at St. Paul’s Cathedral and theChapel Royal in London and later professor at CambridgeUniversity. He composed a great deal of both sacred andsecular music, but his best known work is the wonderfulanthem “Lord, let me know mine end” which the St.Barnabas’ Choir has sung often.
Robert Schumann (1810-1856) is not remembered fororgan music, but mainly for his songs (lieder) andorchestral/other instrumental works. In fact, the fourSketches were composed in 1845 for pedal-piano, aninstrument (a piano with foot pedals like the organ) that hasa curious sound to modern ears, though it resembles theorgan with its sustaining sonorities. The Sketches are mostoften played now on the organ. LIFE AND MINISTRY OF THE COMMUNITYThanksgiving LettersPlease pick up your Thanksgiving Letter from the back ofthe church today.Monday Night Bible study this weekBible study will continue on September 24th at 7:00 PM Inthe rector’s study. All are welcome.Please come – this Saturday!
You are invited to attend our annual Thanksgiving TeaParty in the Upper Hall on Saturday, September 29th,between 2 and 4 PM.Thank youThanks to all for your support of the choir’s Bake Saleyesterday. Over the course of the summer we have raisedover $1,000 from these sales which will be given to theOrgan Restoration Fund. One more “big” sale is plannedfor early December and for that one we would like to solicitdonations of Christmas baked goods from the entirecongregation; but, more on that in due course!For ThanksgivingFresh vegetables and fruits are needed, with which todecorate the church for the Thanksgiving services.Donations can be dropped off at the church onSat.urday, October 6th between 10:30 and 11:30 AM.After Thanksgiving, the vegetables and fruits will bedonated to Street Haven at the Crossroads.An important meetingA Special Vestry Meeting has been called for Sunday,October 7th, by the Church Wardens as part of the processof finding a new Incumbent. The purpose of this SpecialVestry Meeting is to formally approve the proposedmembers of the Selection Committee. The meeting will beheld immediately following the 10:30 AM Sunday serviceand should take only 15 minutes. Please plan to attend."
Speaking of JesusFor one night: How to begin talking naturally about yourfaith. John Bowen will conduct a seminar on October 17that 7:30 PM at St. Timothy’s Anglican Church, 100 OldOrchard Blvd., Toronto M5M 2E2 http://sttimothy.ca/bowen.What are we reading?The St. Barnabas Book Club has chosen the followingtwo books to discuss this fall: Cat’s Table by MichaelOndaatje (Oct. 3rd) and Water for Elephants by SarahGruen (Nov. 7th).The Childrens CornerChildren are always welcome at our services. We have asmall area, especially designed for the younger saints,which is located at the back of the church where you willfind a number of toys, books and craft supplies.Please make yourself at home! Sunday school during the10:30 service will resume later in the fall. WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK? Monday, September 24th 7:00 PM Bible Study In the rector’s study Thursday, September 27th 12 noon Holy Eucharist In the Chancel
Thursday, September 27th 7:45 PM Choir Practice In the downstairs choir room Saturday, September 29th 2 – 4 PM Thanksgiving Tea Party In the Upper Hall WORSHIP SCHEDULEThursday, September 27th 12 noon Holy Eucharist In the Chancel Sunday, September 30th Back to Church Sunday 9:00 AM Quiet Communion 10:30 AM Choral EucharistReadings: Esther 7: 1-6, 9-10, 9: 20-22; Psalm 124 James 5: 13-20; Mark 9: 38-50
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