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Announcements 26 August 2012

  1. 1. St. Barnabas (Chester) Anglican Church The Church in the Marketplace Embracing the Community 10:30 AM August 26, 2012 Thirteenth 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.
  2. 2. (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 Organ Book: VIII. Andantino – Jean Langlais, 1907 - 1991The Gathering of God’s PeopleOpening Hymn 350 “Stand up and bless the Lord” (St.Thomas)GreetingCollect for Purity p. 185The Gloria p.186Collect of the Day: Almighty God, we are taught by yourword that all our doings without love are worth nothing.Send your Holy Spirit and pour into our hearts that mostexcellent gift of love, the true bond of peace and of allvirtue; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reignswith you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.Amen.The Story of God’s PeopleA READING FROM THE FIRST BOOK OF KINGS 8: 22-30, 41-43 read by Darryl NakamotoThen Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord in the presenceof all the assembly of Israel, and spread out his hands to heaven.He said, “O Lord, God of Israel, there is no God like you in
  3. 3. heaven above or on earth beneath, keeping covenant andsteadfast love for your servants who walk before you with alltheir heart, the covenant that you kept for your servant myfather David as you declared to him; you promised with yourmouth and have this day fulfilled with your hand. Therefore, OLord, God of Israel, keep for your servant my father David thatwhich you promised him, saying, ‘There shall never fail you asuccessor before me to sit on the throne of Israel, if only yourchildren look to their way, to walk before me as you havewalked before me.’ Therefore, O God of Israel, let your word beconfirmed, which you promised to your servant my fatherDavid. But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Even heavenand the highest heaven cannot contain you, much less this housethat I have built! Regard your servant’s prayer and his plea, OLord my God, heeding the cry and the prayer that your servantprays to you today; that your eyes may be open night and daytoward this house, the place of which you said, ‘My name shallbe there,’ that you may heed the prayer that your servant praystoward this place. Hear the plea of your servant and of yourpeople Israel when they pray toward this place; O hear inheaven your dwelling place; heed and forgive. Likewise when aforeigner, who is not of your people Israel, comes from a distantland because of your name —for they shall hear of your greatname, your mighty hand, and your outstretched arm—when aforeigner comes and prays toward this house, then hear inheaven your dwelling place, and do according to all that theforeigner calls to you, so that all the peoples of the earth mayknow your name and fear you, as do your people Israel, and sothat they may know that your name has been invoked on thishouse that I have built.”
  4. 4. Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People:Thanks be to God.PSALM 84 (Said) (Please remain seated.)How dear to me is your dwelling, O Lord of hosts! My soul has a desire and longing for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh rejoice in the living God.The sparrow has found her a houseand the swallow a nest where she may lay her young; by the side of your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God.Happy are they who dwell in your house! they will always be praising you.Happy are the people whose strength is in you! whose hearts are set on the pilgrims’ way.Those who go through the desolate valley will find it a place of springs, for the early rains have covered it with pools of water.They will climb from height to height, and the God of gods will reveal himself in Zion.Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer; hearken, O God of Jacob.Behold our defender, O God; and look upon the face of your anointed.For one day in your courts is better than a thousand in my own room, and to stand at the threshold of the house of my God than to dwell in the tents of the wicked.For the Lord God is both sun and shield;
  5. 5. he will give grace and glory;No good thing will the Lord withhold from those who walk with integrity.O Lord of hosts, happy are they who put their trust in you!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 PAUL TO THE EPHESIANS 6:10-20 read by Helen TaylorFinally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power.Put on the whole armour of God, so that you may be able tostand against the wiles of the devil. For our struggle is notagainst enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers,against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this presentdarkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenlyplaces. Therefore take up the whole armour of God, so that youmay be able to withstand on that evil day, and having doneeverything, to stand firm. Stand therefore, and fasten the belt oftruth around your waist, and put on the breastplate ofrighteousness. As shoes for your feet put on whatever will makeyou ready to proclaim the gospel of peace. With all of these,take the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quenchall the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet ofsalvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.Pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and supplication.To that end keep alert and always persevere in supplication forall the saints. Pray also for me, so that when I speak, a messagemay be given to me to make known with boldness the mystery
  6. 6. of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray thatI may declare it boldly, as I must speak.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 toJohn 6: 56-69.Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.Jesus said, “Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abidein me, and I in them. Just as the living Father sent me, and I livebecause of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because ofme. This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like thatwhich your ancestors ate, and they died. But the one who eatsthis bread will live forever.” He said these things while he wasteaching in the synagogue at Capernaum. When many of hisdisciples heard it, they said, “This teaching is difficult; who canaccept it?” But Jesus, being aware that his disciples werecomplaining about it, said to them, “Does this offend you? Thenwhat if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where hewas before? It is the spirit that gives life; the flesh is useless.The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. Butamong you there are some who do not believe.” For Jesus knewfrom the first who were the ones that did not believe, and whowas the one that would betray him. And he said, “For thisreason I have told you that no one can come to me unless it isgranted by the Father.” Because of this many of his disciplesturned back and no longer went about with him. So Jesus askedthe twelve, “Do you also wish to go away?” Simon Peteranswered him, “Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words
  7. 7. of eternal life. We have come to believe and know that you arethe Holy One of God.”The Gospel of Christ. Praise be to thee, O Christ.HomilyAffirmation of Faith – The Apostles’ Creed p. 189Prayers of the People led by Rhonda BoyceConfession & Absolution p. 191Sharing Christ’s PeaceWe Offer Our Gifts to GodOffertory Hymn 526 “God is our fortress and ourrock” (Ein’ festeBurg)Prayer over the Gifts: God of glory, receive all we offer thisday as a symbol of our love, and increase in us that true andperfect gift. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ ourLord. Amen.The Eucharist: God’s Spirit Transforms Our GiftsEucharistic Prayer 1 p. 191The Lord’s Prayer p. 211Celebrant: “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
  8. 8. at the Lord’s Table for a blessing.”Prayer after Communion: Living God, increase in us thehealing power of your love. Guide and direct us that we mayplease you in all things, for the sake of Jesus Christ ourLord. Amen.Sharing God’s Love in the WorldDoxology p. 214AnnouncementsFinal Hymn 620 How sweet the name of Jesus sounds” ` (St.Peter)DismissalOrgan Postlude Organ Book: X. Pasticcio – Jean Langlais   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 memory of Mr. & Mrs. John Henry & loved ones, a gift of Kathleen Callaghan.   Today’s Liturgical Team:Celebrant: The Rev. Dr. Harold ShepherdGuest Speaker: Hilda BellDeacon: The Rev. Grace Caldwell-Hill
  9. 9. Organist: Peter DunphyCommunion Minister: Teresa JohnsonSidespeople: Team 5: Janet Booker - Captain;Jan Booker, Muriel Beard, Joyce Connell,Winston Dottin, Irving StouteChancel Guild: Grace Caldwell-Hill, Lyn InnissToday we remember in our Prayers:Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, Victoria & Haliburton DeaneryDeanery Cycle of Prayer, St. John the Baptist, NorwayParish Cycle of Prayer, Our Advisory BoardSJ Cycle of Prayer, St. Matthew, Islington &St. Matthew the Apostle, Oriole    LIFE AND MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITYWelcome, Hilda!This morning we welcome former parishioner Hilda (Robinson)Bell as our guest speaker.Neil is on Vacation
  10. 10. We welcome Peter Dunphy as our organist today and nextSunday. Neil Houlton will return on September 9th.Bible Study this weekMonday night Bible study will take place at 7:00 PM onMonday, August 27th in the rector’s study. All are welcome.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 andjuggling so that there is a good balance of old and new, familiar
  11. 11. and 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? Monday, August 27th 7 PM Bible Study
  12. 12. In the rector’s study WORSHIP SCHEDULE Thursday, August 30th 12 noon Holy Eucharist In the ChancelSunday, September 2nd Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost 9:00 AM Holy Eucharist 10:30 AM Sung EucharistReadings: Song of Solomon 2: 8-13; Psalm 45: 1-2, 7-10 James 1: 17-27; Mark 7: 1-8, 14-15, 21-23   
  13. 13. 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