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Announcements 30 Sept 2012

  1. 1. St. Barnabas (Chester) Anglican Church The Church in the Marketplace Embracing the Community Back to Church Sunday September 30, 2012 Eighteenth 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. (Stand as you are able.)Organ Prelude Air and Gavotte - Samuel WesleyThe Gathering of God’s PeopleOpening Hymn380 “O worship the King”Service Music: David HurdGreetingCollect for Purity p. 185The Gloria p. 186Collect of the Day: Grant, O merciful God, that yourChurch, being gathered by your Holy Spirit into one, mayshow forth your power among all peoples, to the glory ofyour name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives andreigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.The Story of God’s PeopleA READING FROM THE BOOK OF ESTHER 7: 1-6, 9-10; 9: 20-22 Read by Sue Ann EliteSo the king and Haman went in to feast with Queen Esther. Onthe second day, as they were drinking wine, the king again saidto Esther, “What is your petition, Queen Esther? It shall begranted you. And what is your request? Even to the half of mykingdom, it shall be fulfilled.” Then Queen Esther answered, “If
  3. 3. I have won your favour, O king, and if it pleases the king, letmy life be given me—that is my petition—and the lives of mypeople—that is my request. For we have been sold, I and mypeople, to be destroyed, to be killed, and to be annihilated.If we had been sold merely as slaves, men and women, I wouldhave held my peace; but no enemy can compensate for thisdamage to the king.” Then King Ahasuerus said to QueenEsther, “Who is he, and where is he, who has presumed to dothis?” Esther said, “A foe and enemy, this wicked Haman!”Then Haman was terrified before the king and the queen. ThenHarbona, one of the eunuchs in attendance on the king, said,“Look, the very gallows that Haman has prepared for Mordecai,whose word saved the king, stands at Haman’s house, fiftycubits high.” And the king said, “Hang him on that.” So theyhanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared forMordecai. Then the anger of the king abated. Mordecairecorded these things, and sent letters to all the Jews who werein all the provinces of King Ahasuerus, both near and far,enjoining them that they should keep the fourteenth day of themonth Adar and also the fifteenth day of the same month, yearby year, as the days on which the Jews gained relief from theirenemies, and as the month that had been turned for them fromsorrow into gladness and from mourning into a holiday; thatthey should make them days of feasting and gladness, days forsending gifts of food to one another and presents to the poor.Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People:Thanks be to God.PSALM 124 (sung) (Tone II.1)1 If the LORD had not been on our side, *let Is-ra-el now say;
  4. 4. 2 If the LORD had not been on our side, *when enemies rose up a-gainst us;3 Then would they have swallowed us up a-live *in their fierce anger to-ward us;4 Then would the waters have o-ver-whelm’d usand the torrent gone o-ver us;5 Then would the raging wa-ters *have gone right o-ver us.6 Blessed be the LORD! *he has not given us over to be a prey for their teeth.7 We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fow-ler; *the snare is broken and we have e-scaped.8 Our help is in the Name of the LORD, *the maker of hea-ven and earth.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 without end A-men.A READING FROM THE LETTER OF JAMES 5:13-20 read byJan BookerAre any among you suffering? They should pray. Are anycheerful? They should sing songs of praise. Are any among yousick? They should call for the elders of the church and havethem pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of theLord. The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord willraise them up; and anyone who has committed sins will beforgiven. Therefore confess your sins to one another, and prayfor one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of therighteous is powerful and effective. Elijah was a human beinglike us, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and forthree years and six months it did not rain on the earth. Then he
  5. 5. prayed again, and the heaven gave rain and the earth yielded itsharvest. My brothers and sisters, if anyone among you wandersfrom the truth and is brought back by another, you should knowthat whoever brings back a sinner from wandering will save thesinner’s soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People:Thanks be to God.Gospel AcclamationCantor: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!All: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!Cantor: Our help is in the Name of the Lord the maker of heaven and earth.All: 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 9: 38-50.All: Glory be to thee, O Lord.John said to Jesus, “Teacher, we saw someone casting outdemons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he wasnot following us.” But Jesus said, “Do not stop him; for no onewho does a deed of power in my name will be able soonafterward to speak evil of me. Whoever is not against us is forus. For truly I tell you, whoever gives you a cup of water todrink because you bear the name of Christ will by no meanslose the reward. If any of you put a stumbling block before oneof these little ones who believe in me, it would be better foryou if a great millstone were hung around your neck and youwere thrown into the sea. If your hand causes you to stumble,cut it off; it is better for you to enter life maimed than to havetwo hands and to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire. And if
  6. 6. your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you toenter life lame than to have two feet and to be thrown into hell.And if your eye causes you to stumble, tear it out; it is better foryou to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have twoeyes and to be thrown into hell, where their worm never dies,and the fire is never quenched. For everyone will be salted withfire. Salt is good; but if salt has lost its saltiness, how can youseason it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with oneanother.”The Gospel of Christ. Praise be to thee, O Christ.HomilyAnthem Jesu, joy of man’s desiring - J. S. Bach Jesu, joy of man’s desiring, Holy wisdom, love most bright; Drawn by Thee, our souls aspiring Soar to uncreated light. Word of God, our flesh that fashioned, With the fire of life impassioned, Striving still to truth unknown, Soaring, dying round Thy throne.Affirmation of Faith – The Apostles’ Creed p. 189Prayers of the People led by The Rev. Grace Caldwell-HillConfession & 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.)
  7. 7. We Offer Our Gifts to GodOffertory Hymn 384 “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”Prayer over the Gifts: Eternal God, in Jesus Christ we beholdyour glory. Receive the offering of your people gatheredbefore you, and open our hearts and mouths to praise yourgreat salvation, the same Jesus Christ our 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 610 “Before I take the body of my Lord”Communion Motet: If ye love me - Thomas Tallis If ye love me, keep my commandments, and I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another comforter, that he may bide with you forever, even the spirit of truth.Prayer after Communion: Father in heaven, strengthen theunity of your Church, so that we who have been fed withholy things may fulfill your will in the world. We ask this inthe name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.Sharing God’s Love in the WorldDoxology p. 214
  8. 8. AnnouncementsFinal Hymn 325 “Angel voices, ever singing”DismissalOrgan Postlude Toccata in D minor - J. S. Bach   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 theGlory of God in loving memory of Colonel & Mrs. McIntosh, a gift of their daughter Nancy.   Music Notes:Samuel Wesley (1766-1837) was something of a black sheep inthe Wesley family. He was the son of Charles Wesley, thefamous Methodist hymn writer and the nephew of John Wesley,founder of the Methodist church. In 1784, he converted toRoman Catholicism (surely not a popular choice amongst hisfamily!); and even worse, perhaps, he fathered several childrenout of wedlock (he did marry the first mother of his child, butlater left her and became involved with another woman withwhom he had 4 children). In spite of all this, many of his bestcompositions were written for the church. Johann SebastianBach (1685-1750) composed well over 200 cantatas which were
  9. 9. sung as part of services throughout the Lutheran church year.“Jesu, joy of man’s desiring” is a movement from the 147thcantata, composed for the Visitation of Mary. The mostinstantly recognizable piece of organ music is Bach’s “Toccataand Fugue in D minor”, popularized by Leopold Stokowski’sarrangement for orchestra which was an international best sellerwhen he recorded it in 1927, and in 1940 when he used it in thescore to the Disney film “Fantasia” (and not forgetting its use inPhantom of the Opera!). Thomas Tallis composed “If ye loveme, keep my commandments” to a text from John 14: 15-17.Tallis (c1505 to 1585) is one of England’s greatest earlycomposers who became organist of Canterbury Cathedral andlater the Chapel Royal. He performed and wrote music for fourmonarchs – King Henry VIII, Edward VI, Queen Mary andQueen Elizabeth I.Today’s Liturgical TeamOfficiant & Homilist: The Rev. Dr. Harold ShepherdDeacon: The Rev. Grace Caldwell-HillOrganist and Choir Director: Neil HoultonSidespeople: (Team 5): Janet Booker– Captain; Jan Booker,Joyce Connell, Winston Dottin, Irving StouteChancel Guild: Lyn Inniss, Grace Caldwell-HillToday we remember in our Prayers:Anglican Cycle of Prayer, The Church in Wales,The Most Revd Dr. Barry Morgan, Archbishop of Wales &Bishop of LlandaffDiocesan Cycle of Prayer, The Ecclesiastical Province ofOntarioDeanery Cycle of Prayer, St. Saviour’sParish Cycle of Prayer, Our Intercessors
  10. 10. SJAC, St. Peter, CarltonSt. & St. Philip, Etobicoke    LIFE AND MINISTRY OF THE COMMUNITYMeeting todayThere will be a Bazaar-planning meeting in the rector’s studyfollowing the 10:30 service today. If you are or wish to beinvolved with the Bazaar, please come!Monday Night Bible study this weekBible study will continue on October 1st at 7:00 PM In therector’s study. All are welcome.No Thursday Eucharist this week or nextPlease note that there will be no midweek Eucharist on October4th and 11th as Fr. David will be out of the country. Thursdaycommunion will resume on October 18th.For ThanksgivingFresh vegetables and fruits are needed, with which to decoratethe church for the Thanksgiving services. Donations can bedropped off at the church on Sat.urday, October 6th between10:30 and 11:30 AM. After Thanksgiving, the vegetables andfruits will be donated to Street Haven at the Crossroads.An important meeting next SundayA Special Vestry Meeting has been called for Sunday,October 7th, by the Church Wardens as part of the process offinding a new Incumbent. The purpose of this Special VestryMeeting is to formally approve the proposed members of theSelection Committee. The meeting will be held immediately
  11. 11. following the 10:30 AM Sunday service and should take only15 minutes. Please plan to attend."Speaking of JesusFor one night: How to begin talking naturally about your faith.John Bowen will conduct a seminar on October 17th at 7:30PM at St. Timothy’s Anglican Church, 100 Old Orchard Blvd.,Toronto M5M 2E2 are we reading?The St. Barnabas Book Club has chosen the following twobooks to discuss this fall: Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje(Oct. 3rd) and Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen (Nov. 7th).Riverdale Art 2012The 24th Annual St. Barnabas Art Show will take place onFriday, October 19, 2012, from 6 to 8 PM (Artists Reception)and on Saturday, October 20th, from 10.30 AM to 5.00 PM.Come along on either day (or both) and bring your friends.ADVANCE NOTICEThe choir is planning a special Remembrance Day concert onSunday 11 November at 4 pm. It will feature our choir, our leadsingers and special guest Rob Crabtree, a Juno nominatedbagpiper all performing a variety of both sacred and secularmusic (Scottish, Welsh, English and Canadian) that is associatedwith both World Wars - and maybe a sing-along or two! Itwould be a wonderful thing to fill the church for this concert, soplease tell your friends and relatives. Tickets at $10 will soon
  12. 12. be available, and the money raised will be in support of theOrgan Restoration Fund.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 later in thefall.    WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK? Monday, October 1st 7:00 PM Bible Study In the rector’s study Wednesday, October 3rd 10:30 AM St. Barnabas Book Club
  13. 13. In the rector’s study Thursday, October 4th 7:45 PM Choir Practice In the downstairs choir room WORSHIP SCHEDULE Sunday, October 7th Harvest Thanksgiving 9:00 AM Quiet Communion 10:30 AM Choral Eucharist Readings: Job 1: 1, 2: 1-10; Psalm 26 Hebrews 1: 1-4, 2: 5-12; Mark 10: 2-16   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