St. Barnabas on the Danforth The Church in the Marketplace Embracing the Community Second Sunday in Lent February 24, 2013 361 Danforth Ave., Toronto M4K 1P1 416-463-1344 www.stbarnabas-toronto.comLet 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 CommunityOur 10:30 AM Worship Service begins on page 185 of the green Book of Alternative Services. The hymns can be found in the blue Book of Common Praise.Organ O man, bewail thy grievous sin (O mensch bewein) - J. S. Bach The Gathering of the CommunityEntrance Hymn 537 “In the cross of Christ I glory”Service Music: New Plainsong – David HurdThe Penitential RiteThe sacrifice of God is a broken and contrite heart. O God, youwill not despise.Dear friends in Christ, as we prepare to worship almighty God,let us with penitent and obedient hearts confess our sins, that wemay obtain forgiveness by God’s infinite goodness and mercy.SilenceAll: Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinnedagainst you in thought, word and deed, by what we havedone and by what we have left undone. We have not lovedyou with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighboursas ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us andforgive us, that we may delight in your will, and walk inyour ways to the glory of your name. Amen.
The AbsolutionPresider: Almighty God, have mercy upon you, pardon anddeliver you from all your sins, confirm and strengthen you in allgoodness, and keep you in eternal life; through Jesus Christ ourLord. Amen.Kyrie eleison Lord, have mercyChriste eleison Christ, Have mercyKyrie eleison Lord, have mercyCollect for the Day: Almighty God, whose Son was revealedin majesty before he suffered death upon the cross, give usfaith to perceive his glory, that being strengthened by hisgrace we may be changed into his likeness, from glory toglory; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,one God, now and for ever. Amen.Children’s Focus led by Mara HarrisA READING FROM THE BOOK OF GENESIS 15:1–12, 17–18 Read by Sue Ann EliteAfter these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in avision, “Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield; your rewardshall be very great.” But Abram said, “O Lord God, what willyou give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of my houseis Eliezer of Damascus?” And Abram said, “You have given meno offspring, and so a slave born in my house is to be my heir.”But the word of the Lord came to him, “This man shall not beyour heir; no one but your very own issue shall be your heir.”He brought him outside and said, “Look toward heaven andcount the stars, if you are able to count them.” Then he said to
him, “So shall your descendants be.” And he believed the Lord;and the Lord reckoned it to him as righteousness. Then he saidto him, “I am the Lord who brought you from Ur of theChaldeans, to give you this land to possess.” But he said, “OLord God, how am I to know that I shall possess it?” He said tohim, “Bring me a heifer three years old, a female goat threeyears old, a ram three years old, a turtledove, and a youngpigeon.” He brought him all these and cut them in two, layingeach half over against the other; but he did not cut the birds intwo. Anwhen birds of prey came down on the carcasses,Abram drove them away. As the sun was going down, a deepsleep fell upon Abram, and a deep and terrifying darknessdescended upon him. When the sun had gone down and it wasdark, a smoking fire pot and a flaming torch passed betweenthese pieces. On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram,saying, “To your descendants I give this land, from the river ofEgypt to the great river, the river Euphrates.”The word of the Lord: Thanks be to God.PSALM 27 (sung) The LORD is my light and my salvation / whom then shall Ifear? *the LORD is the strength of my life / of whom then shall I be a-fraid?When evildoers came upon me to eat up my flesh, *it was they my foes and my adversaries who stum-bled andfell.Though an army should encamp a-gainst me, *yet my heart shall not be a-fraid;And though war should rise up a-gainst me, *yet will I put my trust in him.One thing have I asked of the LORD / one thing I seek; *
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of mylife;To behold the fair beauty of the LORD *and to seek him in his tem-ple.For in the day of trouble he shall keep me safe in his shel-ter;*he shall hide me in the secrecy of his dwelling and set me high u-pon a rock.Even now he lifts up my head *above my enemies round a-bout me. Therefore I will offer in his dwelling an oblation with soundsof great glad-ness; *I will sing and make mu-sic to the LORD.Hearken to my voice O LORD when I call; *have mercy on me and an-swer me.You speak in my heart and say “Seek my face.” *Your face LORD will I seek.Hide not your face from me, *nor turn away your servant in dis-plea-sure.You have been my helper cast me not a-way; *do not forsake me O God of my sal-va-tion.Though my father and my mother for-sake me, *the LORD will sus-tain me.Show me your way O LORD; *lead me on a level path because of my e-ne-mies.Deliver me not into the hand of my ad-ver-sar-ies, *for false witnesses have risen up against me and also thosewho speak ma-lice.What if I had not believe that I should see the goodness of theLORD *in the land of the li-ving!O tarry and await the LORD’S pleasure / be strong and heshall comfort your heart; *
wait pa-tient-ly for the LORD. 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.A READING FROM THE LETTER OF PAUL TO THEPHILIPPIANS 3:17—4:1 read by Darryl NakamotoBrothers and sisters, join in imitating me, and observe thosewho live according to the example you have in us. For manylive as enemies of the cross of Christ; I have often told you ofthem, and now I tell you even with tears. Theiend is destruction;their god is the belly; and their glory is in their shame; theirminds are set on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven,and it is from there that we are expecting a Saviour, the LordJesus Christ. He will transform the body of our humiliation thatit may be conformed to the body of his glory, by the power thatalso enables him to make all things subject to himself.Therefore, my brothers and sisters, whom I love and long for,my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, mybeloved.The word of the Lord: Thanks be to God.Gospel AcclamationChoir: Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal gloryAll: Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal gloryChoir: From the bright cloud, the Father’s voice was heard: ‘This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him.All: Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal gloryGospeller: The Lord be with you.
All: And also with you.Gospeller: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke 9:28–36.All: Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.Now about eight days after these sayings Jesus took with himPeter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray.And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed,and his clothes became dazzling white. Suddenly they saw twomen, Moses and Elijah, talking to him. They appeared in gloryand were speaking of his departure, which he was about toaccomplish at Jerusalem. Now Peter and his companions wereweighed down with sleep; but since they had stayed awake,they saw his glory and the two men who stood with him. Just asthey were leaving him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is goodfor us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, onefor Moses, and one for Elijah”—not knowing what he said.While he was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowedthem; and they were terrified as they entered the cloud. Thenfrom the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my Son, myChosen; listen to him!” When the voice had spoken, Jesus wasfound alone. And they kept silent and in those days told no oneany of the things they had seen.Gospeller: The Gospel of Christ:All: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.Homily: Fr JonathanAffirmation of Faith: The Apostles’ Creed p. 189Prayers of the People led by Sue Ann EliteWe Share the Peace of ChristWe Offer Our Gifts to God
Offertory Hymn 526 “God is our fortress and our rock”Prayer over the Gifts: God of wisdom, may the light of theeternal Word, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, guide usto your glory. We ask this in his name. Amen. The Celebration of the Eucharist All who are baptized into Christ with water in the Name of the Holy Trinity are welcome to receive Holy Communion. If you will not be receiving, you are invited to come to the Communion rail for a blessing. Please indicate this by crossing your arms over your chest.Eucharistic Prayer 3 p. 198The Lord’s Prayer (said) p. 211The Breaking of the BreadCelebrant: We break this bread,All: Communion in Christ’s body once brokenCelebrant: Let your Church be the wheat which bears its fruit in dyingAll: If we have died with him, we shall live with him; if we hold firm, we shall reign with him.Communion Hymn 620 “How sweet the name of Jesus sounds”Communion Motet: Hide not thou thy face from us - Richard FarrantThe text of the motet is taken from this morning’s psalm 27: 12, but inthe Coverdale translation as in the Book of Common PrayerPresider: All your works praise you, O Lord.All: And your faithful people bless you. Gracious God
we thank you for feeding us with the body and blood of your Son Jesus Christ. May we, who share his body, live his risen life; we, who drink his cup, bring life to others; we, whom the Spirit lights, give light to the world. Keep us firm in the hope you have set before us, so that we and all your children shall be free, and the whole earth live to praise your name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.The BlessingAnnouncementsClosing Hymn 577 “God of grace and God of glory”Dismissal: Deacon GraceOrgan Postlude O man, bewail thy grievous sin (O mensch bewein) - PachelbelWe 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:Presider & Homilist: Fr. Jonathan EayrsDeacon: The Rev. Grace Caldwell-HillCommunion Minister: Marina RussouwOrganist & Choirmaster: Neil HoultonSidespeople: (Team 1) Captain – Eleanor Morgan;Everod Miller, Vivian Rodney, Grantley Hinkson,
Sheila Lightfoot, Lori Lightfoot, Tracey FergusonChancel Guild: Grace Caldwell-Hill, Lyn InnissToday we remember in our Prayers:Anglican Cycle of Prayer, The Bishop, People & Clergyof the Diocese of FrederictonDiocesan Cycle, Christ Church, OmemeeDeanery Cycle, St. David’s, DonlandsParish Cycle, Our Outreach ministriesOutreach & Advocacy Cycle, Holy Trinity, Trinity Square&The Church of the IncarnationMusic Notes O man, thy grievous sin bemoan, For which Christ left His Fathers throne, From highest heaven descending. Of Virgin pure and undefiled He here was born, our Saviour mild, For sin to make atonement. The dead He raised to life again. The sick He freed from grief and pain. Until the time appointed That He for us should give His Blood, Should bear our sins oerwhelming load, The shameful Cross enduring.This text, written originally in German around 1525, inspiredJ.S. Bach (1685-1750) to create what the great French organist/composer Charles-Marie Widor called the greatest piece ofinstrumental music ever composed. While others would disputethat claim, it is a sublime work of genius, based on the originaltune for this Lutheran hymn and perfectly reflecting the words.At the end of this morning’s service is another ‘treatment’ ofthis hymn by Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706). Although it was
thought to have been written by Bach, some clever musicologistfigured out that it was not, and attributed it to the composer ofthe famous “Pachelbel’s Canon”.“Richard Farrant (1530-1580) was Gentleman of the RoyalChapels to King Edward VI, and Queen Elizabeth, and in 1564was appointed Organist of St. Georges Chapel, Windsor, andMaster of the Choristers there. In 1580 he resignd his Place inthe Royal Chapels, and died in 1585. His Compositions for theChurch Service were peculiarly solemn, and well adapted forthat Purpose.” (a note from Cathedral Music by William Boyce) LIFE AND MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITYVestry meeting todayPlease take the time to attend our annual Vestry meeting todayin the Upper hall following the services. The list of thoseeligible to vote at the meeting is posted at the back of thechurch. There will be refreshments to sustain you. Copies of theVestry report are available at the back of the church for thosewho haven’t yet got one.Monday Night Bible studyBible study will resume on Monday, February 25th at 7:00PM. All are welcome.Sunday school todayMara Harris will be taking the Sunday school today.A Lenten Quiet Day this SaturdayFr Jonathan will be leading a Lenten Quiet Day in the ParishHall at St. Thomass Church (383 Huron St., one block southof Bloor St.) on Saturday, March 2nd.
The day is sponsored by the Prayer Book Society, and FrJonathan will be speaking about the Letter to the Hebrews. Theprogram will run from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM, with breaks forquiet time, snacks and lunch. There is no cost, but a donation of$10.00 is being suggested to cover the cost of food.You do not have to be a member of the Prayer Book Society toattend; all are welcome. Those who wish to attendshould register with Diana Verseghy at 416-739-4422 firstname.lastname@example.orgLenten study next SundayThe Lenten Study will resume in the Study following theservice next Sunday, March 3rd. LENTEN STUDY PROGRAMME “Inheritors through Hope: The Letter to the Hebrews” Resumes next Sunday – 12 Noon to 1 PM in the Study Sunday, March 3rd: Sacrifice and Communion Sunday, March 10th: Paths of Faith Sunday, March 17th: Suffering and Hope Sunday, March 24th: Charity and Holiness WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK? Thursday, February 28th 12 noon Holy Eucharist In the Chancel
Thursday, February 28th 8:00 PM Choir Practice In the downstairs choir room WORSHIP SCHEDULE Thursday, February 28th Holy Eucharist In the Chancel Sunday, March 3rd Third Sunday in Lent 9:00 AM Said Eucharist 10:30 AM Choral Eucharist Readings for this week: Isaiah 55:1–9; Psalm 63:1–8; 1 Corinthians 10:1–13; Luke 13:1–9 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