St. Barnabas (Chester) Anglican Church The Church in the Marketplace Embracing the Community 10:30 AM Reign of Christ Sunday, November 25, 2012 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. (Stand as you are able.)Organ Prelude Capriccio - Johann Jacob FrobergerThe Gathering of God’s PeopleOpening Hymn 378 “Crown him with many crowns”Service Music: David HurdGreetingCollect for Purity p. 185The Gloria p. 186Collect of the Day: Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is torestore all things in your well-beloved Son, our Lord and King, grantthat the peoples of the earth, now divided and enslaved by sin, may befreed and brought together under his gentle and loving rule; who lives andreigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.Children’s Focus led by Teresa Johnson The Story of God’s PeopleA READING FROM THE SECOND BOOK OF SAMUEL 23: 1-7 read by Jan BookerNow these are the last words of David: The oracle of David, son of Jesse,the oracle of the man whom God exalted, the anointed of the God of
Jacob, the favourite of the Strong One of Israel: The spirit of the Lordspeaks through me, his word is upon my tongue. The God of Israel hasspoken, the Rock of Israel has said to me: One who rules over peoplejustly, ruling in the fear of God, is like the light of morning, like the sunrising on a cloudless morning, gleaming from the rain on the grassy land.Isnot my house like this with God? For he has made with me an everlastingcovenant, ordered in all things and secure. Will he not cause to prosper allmy help and my desire? But the godless are all like thorns that are thrownaway; for they cannot be picked up with the hand; to touch them one usesan iron bar or the shaft of a spear. And they are entirely consumed in fireon the spot. Amen.Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People:Thanks be to God.PSALM 132: 1-13 LORD, remember Da-vid, *and all the hard-ships he en-dured; How he swore an oath to the LORD *and vowed a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob: “I will not come under the roof of my house, *nor climb up in-to my bed; I will not allow my eyes to sleep, *nor let my eye-lids slumber; Until I find a place for the LORD, *a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob.” “The ark We heard it was in E-phra-tah; *we found it in the fields of Jea-rim. Let us go to God’s dwell-ing place; *let us fall upon our knees be-fore his foot-stool.” Arise O LORD into your rest-ing place, *you and the ark of your strength. Let your priests be clothed with right-eous-ness; *let your faithful peo-ple sing with joy.
For your servant David’s sake, *do not turn away the face of your a-noint-ed. The LORD has sworn an oath to Da-vid; *in truth, he will not break it: “A son the fruit of your bo-dy *will I set up-on your throne. If your children keep my covenant and my testimonies that Ishall teach them, *their children will sit upon your throne for e-ver-more.”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 REVELATION TO JOHN 1: 4b-8 read by Dr. Virginia WrightGrace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come,and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from JesusChrist, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of thekings of the earth. To him who loves us and freed us from our sins by hisblood, and made us to be akingdom, priests serving his God and Father, to him be glory anddominion forever and ever. Amen. Look! He is coming with the clouds;every eye will see him, even those who piercedhim; and on his account all the tribes of the earth will wail. So it is to be.Amen. “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, who is andwho was and who is to come, the Almighty.Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People:Thanks be to God.Gospel AlleluiaChoir: Alleluia Alleluia AlleluiaAll: Alleluia Alleluia Alleluia
Cantor: God the bless-ed and only Ru-ler: the King of kings and Lord of lords.All: Alleluia Alleluia AlleluiaGospeller: The Lord be with you.All: And with thy spirit.Gospeller: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John 18: 33-37.All: Glory be to thee, O Lord.Then Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and askedhim, “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus answered, “Do you ask this onyour own, or did others tell you about me?” Pilate replied, “I am not aJew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests have handed you over tome. What have you done?” Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not from thisworld. If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would befighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, mykingdom is not from here.” Pilate asked him, “So you are a king?” Jesusanswered, “You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this Icame into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to thetruth listens tomy voice.”The Gospel of Christ. Praise be to thee, O Christ.ReflectionAnthem O Sing Joyfully – Adrian BattenAffirmation of Faith – The Apostles’ Creed p. 189Prayers of the People led by Sue Ann EliteConfession & Absolution p. 191Sharing Christ’s Peace(All stand)Celebrant: The peace of the Lord be always with you.All: And also with you.
(The members of the community, ministers and people, maygreet one another in the name of the Lord.We Offer Our Gifts to GodOffertory Hymn 375 “At the name of Jesus”Prayer over the Gifts: Eternal God, by your grace you have raised usup and enthroned us with Christ in the heavenly realms. Receive all weoffer you this day, and lead us in those good works for which you havecreated us. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ 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 be receiving bread and wine, we would be pleased if you would join us at the Lord’s Table for a blessing.”Eucharistic Prayer 1 p. 193The Lord’s Prayer (said) p. 211The 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 bread.Communion Hymn 48 “Let all mortal flesh keep silence”Prayer after Communion: Almighty God, you have made us a royalpriesthood in the kingdom of your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Makeknown his victory through us, we pray,that all the world may see his light. We ask this in the name of JesusChrist the Lord. Amen.
Sharing God’s Love in the WorldDoxology p. 214AnnouncementsFinal Hymn 379 “Rejoice, the Lord is King”DismissalOrgan Postlude Exultate – June DixonWe 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 former members of the ACW. Today’s Liturgical TeamCelebrant: The Rev. Dr. Harold ShepherdGuest Speaker: Ms. Joy ConnellyDeacon: The Rev. Grace Caldwell-HillOrganist and Choir Director: Neil HoultonCommunion Minister: Eleanor MorganServer: Annie StrainSidespeople: (Team 3): Michael Miller – Captain;Bill Strain, Doug Inniss, Lester Miller, Jane SmithChancel Guild: Joyce Connell, Winifred DottinToday we remember in our Prayers:Anglican Cycle, Falkland IslandsDiocesan Cycle, Chaplaincy services of the Diocese
Deanery Cycle, St. John the Baptist, NorwayParish Cycle, Our Book Club ministryOutreach & Advocacy Cycle, Tshwaranang Northern RegionResource Centre, Grahamstown, South Africa & WilkinsonHousing Support Services, a LOFT ministryMusic NotesJohann Jakob Froberger (1616 – 1667) was a German Baroquecomposer, keyboard virtuoso, and organist. He was among themost famous composers of the era and influenced practicallyevery major composer in Europe by developing the genre ofkeyboard suite and contributing greatly to the exchange ofmusical traditions through his many travels. A cappriccio isdefined as a lively piece of music, short and free in form, like animprovisation.Adrian Batten (c. 1591 – c. 1637) was an English organist andAnglican church composer. He was active during an importantperiod of English church music, between the Reformation andthe Civil War in the 1640s. During this period the liturgicalmusic of the first generations of Anglicans began to divergesignificantly from music on the European continent. Althoughby no means comparable with the work of the greatest of hiscontemporary English church musicians (William Byrd andOrlando Gibbons, for example), Battens music possessescharms of its own. His music has been described as follows:“ .... there is one virtue in Battens sacred music which waspossessed by only a few composers, and that is his constantendeavour to think of music as the servant of divine worshipand not as the central figure of that service.”June Nixon is one of Australia’s best known musicians – anorganist, choir trainer and composer. She was appointedorganist of St. Paul’s Cathedral in Melbourne in 1973, and forher long and distinguished service to church music she was
awarded an honorary doctorate by the Archbishop ofCanterbury in 1999. LIFE AND MINISTRY OF THE COMMUNITYWelcomeThis morning, in keeping with National Housing Day this pastweek on November 22nd, we welcome as our guest speaker JoyConnelly, a member of the advocacy group dealing with theToronto Community Housing Committee.Monday Night Bible study this weekBible study will take place on November 26th at 7:00 PM inthe rector’s study. Then there will be a break and it will resumeon the third Monday in the New Year, January 21, 2013.Thursday Eucharist this weekThursday communion with Fr. David continues at 12 noon thisThursday, November 29th.Advent Study GroupPlease join us on Sundays during the first three weeks in Adventfrom 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. as we prepare our hearts tocelebrate Jesus birth. This years theme will be the HolyEucharist, divided as follows. December 2: Judaism, Jesusand the Eucharist. December 9: The Eucharist in the EarlyChurch. December 16: Scholastic, Reformation and AnglicanApproaches to the Eucharist.
The Brothers of Holy Cross Priory invite you to join them forA Time of Quiet Reflection for Advent on Saturday,December 8th at St. John’s Anglican Church, West Toronto, 288Humberside Ave. from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Theme:Meditations from the writings of George Herbert, priest & poet(1593-1633).Meditation Leader: The Rev. Susan Bell.No charge. Bring your own lunch. R.S.V.P Holy Cross Priory,416-767-9081 ext. 24.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.FaithWorksThe FaithWorks campaign continues today. There are stillcopies of the Diocesan FaithWorks information package at theback of the church, so please feel free to take one home andlearn about the good your donation can do.Advent letters at back of churchPlease pick up your Advent letter from the back of the churchtoday.
WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK? Monday , November 26th 7 PM Bible studyThursday, November 29th 7:45 PM Choir Practice In the downstairs choir roomSunday, December 2nd 12 noon Advent Study Group In the rector’s study WORSHIP SCHEDULEThursday, November 29th 12 noon Holy Eucharist In the chancel Sunday, December 2nd Advent 1 9:00 AM Quiet Communion 10:30 AM Choral Eucharist
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