St. Barnabas (Chester) Anglican Church The Church in the Marketplace Embracing the Community 10:30 AM August 5, 2012 Tenth 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.
(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 Sonata in G - AnonymousThe Gathering of God’s PeopleOpening Hymn 370 “Songs of praise the angels sang”(Culbach)GreetingCollect for Purity p. 185The Gloria p.186Collect of the Day: Almighty God, your Son JesusChrist fed the hungry with the bread of his lifeand the word of his kingdom. Renew your peoplewith your heavenly grace,and in all our weakness sustain us by your trueand living bread, who lives and reigns with youand the Holy Spirit,one God, now and for ever. Amen.The Story of God’s PeopleA READING FROM THE SECOND BOOK OFSAMUEL 11: 26 - 12: 13a read by Esma BrathwaiteWhen the wife of Uriah heard that her husband wasdead, she made lamentation for him. When themourning was over, David sent and brought her to
his house, and she became his wife, and bore him ason. But the thing that David had done displeasedthe Lord, 1and the Lord sent Nathan to David. Hecame to him, and said to him, “There were two menin a certain city, the one rich and the other poor. Therich man had very many ﬂocks and herds; but thepoor man had nothing but one little ewe lamb, whichhe had bought. He brought it up, and it grew upwith him and with his children; it used to eat of hismeagre fare, anddrink from his cup, and lie in his bosom, and it waslike a daughter to him. Now there came a traveller tothe rich man, and he was loath to take one of hisown ﬂock or herd to prepare for the wayfarer whohad come to him, but he took the poor man’s lamb,and prepared that for the guest who had come tohim.” Then David’s anger was greatly kindledagainst the man. He said to Nathan, “As the Lordlives, the man who has done this deserves to die; heshall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did thisthing, and because he had no pity.” Nathan said toDavid, “You are the man! Thus says the Lord, theGod of Israel: I anointed you king over Israel, and Irescued you from the hand of Saul; I gave you yourmaster’s house, and your master’s wives into yourbosom, and gave you the house of Israel and ofJudah; and if that had been too little, I would haveadded as much more. Why have you despised theword of the Lord, to do what is evil in his sight? Youhave struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword,and have taken his wife to be your wife, andhave killed him with the sword of the Ammonites.Now therefore the sword shall never depart from
your house, for you have despised me, and havetaken the wife of Uriahthe Hittite to be your wife. Thus says the Lord: I willraise up trouble against you from within your ownhouse; and I will take your wives before your eyes,and give them to your neighbour, and he shall liewith your wives in the sight of this very sun. For youdid it secretly; but I will do this thing before allIsrael,and before the sun.” David said to Nathan, “I havesinned against the Lord.”Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People:Thanks be to God.PSALM 51:1-13 (Please remain seated.)Have mercy on me, O God, according to your loving-kindness; in your great compassion blot out myoffences.Wash me through and through from mywickedness and cleanse me from my sin.For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.Against you only have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight.And so you are justiﬁed when you speak and upright in your judgement.Indeed, I have been wicked from my birth, a sinner from my mother’s womb.For behold, you look for truth deep within me, and will make me understand wisdom secretly.Purge me from my sin, and I shall be pure;
wash me, and I shall be clean indeed.Make me hear of joy and gladness, that the body you have broken may rejoice.Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquities.Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.Cast me not away from your presence and take not your holy Spirit from me.Give me the joy of your saving help again and sustain me with your bountiful Spirit.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 4:1-16 read by Teresa JohnsonI therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to leada life worthy of the calling to which you have beencalled, with all humility and gentleness, withpatience, bearing with one another in love, makingevery effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in thebond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, justas you were called to the one hope of your calling,one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God andFather of all, who is above all and through all and inall. But each of us was given grace according to themeasure of Christ’s gift. Therefore it is said, “Whenhe ascended on high he made captivity itself acaptive; he gave gifts to his people.” (When it says,“He ascended,” what does it mean but that he had
also descended into the lower parts of the earth? Hewho descended is the same one who ascended farabove all the heavens, so that he might ﬁll allthings.) The gifts he gave were that some would beapostles, some prophets, some evangelists, somepastors and teachers, to equip the saints for thework of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,until all of us come to the unity of the faith and ofthe knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to themeasure of the full stature of Christ. We must nolonger be children, tossed to and fro and blownabout by every wind of doctrine, by people’strickery, by their craftiness in deceitful scheming.But speaking the truth in love, we must grow up inevery way into him who is the head, into Christ, fromwhom the whole body, joined and knit together byevery ligament with which it is equipped, as eachpart is workingproperly, promotes the body’s growth in buildingitself up in love.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: 24-35.Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.When the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor hisdisciples were there, they themselves got into theboats and went to Capernaum looking for Jesus.
When they found him on the other side of the sea,they said to him, “Rabbi, whendid you come here?” Jesus answered them, “Verytruly, I tell you, you are looking for me, not becauseyou saw signs, but because you ate your ﬁll of theloaves. Do not work for the foodthat perishes, but for the food that endures foreternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For itis on him that God the Father has set his seal.” Thenthey said to him, “What must wedo to perform the works of God?” Jesus answeredthem, “This is the work of God, that you believe inhim whom he has sent.” So they said to him, “Whatsign are you going to give us then, so that we maysee it and believe you? What work are youperforming? Our ancestors ate the manna in thewilderness; as it is written, ‘He gave them breadfrom heaven to eat.’” Then Jesus said to them, “Verytruly, I tell you, it was not Moses who gave you thebread from heaven, but it is my Father who givesyou the true bread from heaven. For the bread ofGod is that which comes down from heaven andgives life to the world.” They said to him, “Sir, giveus this bread always.” Jesus said to them, “I am thebread of life. Whoever comes to me will never behungry, and whoever believes in me will never bethirsty.”The Gospel of Christ. Praise be to thee, O Christ.Homily
Affirmation of Faith – The Apostles’ Creed p. 189Prayers of the People led by Fiona StrachanConfession & Absolution p. 191Sharing Christ’s PeaceWe Offer Our Gifts to GodOffertory Hymn 451 “King of love, O Christ, we crown you” (Hermon)Prayer over the Gifts: God our sustainer, accept all weoffer you this day, and feed us continually withthat bread which satisﬁes all hunger, your Sonour Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.The Eucharist: God’s Spirit Transforms Our GiftsEucharistic Prayer 1 p. 191The Lord’s Prayer p. 211Celebrant: 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. “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.”Prayer after Communion: God of grace, we haveshared in the mystery of the body and blood ofChrist. May we who have tasted the bread of lifelive with you for ever. We ask this in the name ofJesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Sharing God’s Love in the WorldDoxology p. 214AnnouncementsFinal Hymn 467 “Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go”(Warrington #474)DismissalOrgan Postlude Tu es petrus (Thou art the rock) – Jeanne Demessieux 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 loving memory of William Maynard, a gift of his wife Claire. Today’s Liturgical Team:Celebrant & Homilist: The Rev. Dr. Harold ShepherdDeacon: The Rev. Grace Caldwell-HillOrganist: Neil HoultonCommunion Minister: Eleanor MorganSidespeople: Team 2: Neville Reid - Captain;Grace Caldwell-Hill, Millie Lowe, Lyn Inniss,Barbara Parks. Darryl NakamotoChancel Guild: Muriel Beard
Today we remember in our Prayers:Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, St. Anne’s Place (LOFT)Deanery Cycle of Prayer, St. BarnabasParish Cycle of Prayer, Our Book Club MinistrySJ Cycle of Prayer, San Lorenzo, Toronto & St. Margaret, NewToronto LIFE AND MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITYSunday afternoon concert at 3 PM todayMusic for voice and piano by Francis Poulenc. A $5 donation isrequested. This concert has been organized by AnastasiaTchernikova, our upstairs tenant, who will be playing the piano.No Bible Study this weekThere will be no Bible study this week - it will resume at 7:00PM on Monday, August 13th in the rector’s study. All arewelcome.The Childrens CornerWe welcome children at our services. We have a small area,especially designed for the younger saints, which is located atthe back of the church where you will find a number of toys,books and craft supplies. Please make yourself at home!
Taste of the Danforth next weekendOur doors will be open for visitors from 10 AM to 4 PM onSaturday, August 11th. Please stop by so you can help towelcome visitors.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, familiarand 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!NeilSUMMER SATURDAYSThe Saturday concert series continues next week (August 11th)with jazz pianist Kevin Henkel and percussionist Sidnei Santos.It begins at 12:30 PM and lasts about 45 minutes.
The final concert in the series will feature our own FionaStrachan on August 18th at 12:30 PM.There will also be a bake sale on August 18th.There will be no concert on Saturday August 25th.The OrganWe’re very excited that phase one of the planned organrestoration has begun. The work will take approximately threemore weeks and will involve major repairs and cleaning(something that hasn’t been done in several decades). Weshould be able to use at least part of the instrument during thisperiod; if not, the piano will be brought into action. So please,bear with us for the next few weeks or so. Neil is happy to answer any questions you might have(if he can!). Feel free to speak to him following the service, oryou can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK? Saturday, August 11th 10 AM to 4 PM Doors Open Taste of the Danforth Saturday, August 11th 12:30 PM Summer Saturdayswith jazz pianist Kevin Henkel and percussionist Sidnei Santos WORSHIP SCHEDULE Thursday, August 9th 12 noon Holy Eucharist
In the ChancelSunday, August 12h Tenth Sunday after Pentecost 9:00 AM Holy Eucharist 10:30 AM Sung EucharistReadings: 2 Samuel 18: 5-9, 15, 31-33; Psalm 130 Ephesians 4: 25 – 5: 2; John 6: 35, 41-51
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