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St. Barnabas (Chester) Anglican Church The Church in the Marketplace Embracing the Community The Epiphany of the Lord Sunday, January 6, 2013 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 Wie schön leucht’t uns der Morgenstern(How brightly shines the morning star) – Gustav Adolf Schaper (1845-1906)The Gathering of God’s PeopleOpening Hymn 158 “Earth has many a noble city”GreetingCollect for Purity p. 185The Gloria p. 186Collect of the Day: Eternal God, who by a star ledwise men to the worship of your Son. Guide byyour light the nations of the earth, that the wholeworld may know your glory;through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives andreigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, nowand for ever. Amen.Children’s Focus The Rev. Dr. HaroldShepherdThe Story of God’s PeopleA READING FROM THE BOOK OF ISAIAH 60: 1-6 Read by Sue Ann Elite
1Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the gloryof the Lord has risen upon you. 2For darkness shallcover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; butthe Lord will arise upon you, and his glory willappear over you. 3Nations shall come to your light,and kings to the brightness of your dawn. 4Lift upyour eyes and look around; they all gather together,they come to you; your sons shall come from faraway, and your daughters shall be carried on theirnurses’ arms. 5Then you shall see and be radiant;your heart shall thrill and rejoice, because theabundance of the sea shall be brought to you, thewealth of the nations shall come to you. 6Amultitude of camels shall cover you, the youngcamels of Midian and Ephah; all those from Shebashall come. They shall bring gold and frankincense,and shall proclaim the praise of the Lord.Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People:Thanks be to God.PSALM 72: 1-7, 10-15 (sung) (Tone VIII.2) The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall pay tri-bute, *and the kings of Arabia and Sa-ba of-fer gifts. All kings shall bow down be-fore him, *and all the nations do him ser-vice. For he shall deliver the poor who cries out in di-stress, *and the oppressed who has no hel-per. He shall have pity on the lowly and poor; *he shall preserve the lives of the nee-dy. He shall redeem their lives from oppression and vi-o-lence, *and dear shall their blood be in his sight.
Long may he live / and may there be given to him goldfrom A-ra-bi-a; *may prayer be made for him always and may they bless himall the day long.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 THE EPHESIANS 3: 1-12 Read by Darryl Nakamoto1This is the reason that I Paul am a prisoner forChrist Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles— 2for surelyyou have already heard of the commission of God’sgrace that was given me for you, 3and how themystery was made known to me by revelation, as Iwrote above in a few words, 4a reading of which willenable you to perceive my understanding of themystery of Christ. 5In former generations thismystery was not made known to humankind, as ithas now been revealed to his holy apostles andprophets by the Spirit: 6that is, the Gentiles havebecome fellowheirs, members of the same body, and sharers in thepromise in Christ Jesus through the gospel. 7Of thisgospel I have become a servant according to the giftof God’s grace that was given me by the working ofhis power. 8Although I am the very least of all thesaints, this grace was given to me to bring to theGentiles
the news of the boundless riches of Christ, 9and tomake everyone see what is the plan of the mysteryhidden for ages in God who created all things; 10sothat through the church the wisdom of God in itsrich variety might now be made known to the rulersand authorities in the heavenly places. 11This was inaccordance with the eternal purpose that he hascarried out inChrist Jesus our Lord, 12in whom we have access toGod in boldness and conﬁdence through faith inhim.Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People:Thanks be to God.Gospel AlleluiaChoir: Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.All: Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.Cantor: We saw his star at its rising: and have come to do him homage.All: Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.Gospeller: The Lord be with you.All: And also with you.Gospeller: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew 2: 1-12.All: Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.1In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born inBethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came toJerusalem, 2asking, “Where is the child who has beenborn king of the Jews? For weobserved his star at its rising, and have come to payhim homage.” 3When King Herod heard this, he wasfrightened, and all Jerusalem with him; 4and callingtogether all the chief priests
and scribes of the people, he inquired of them wherethe Messiah was to be born. 5They told him, “InBethlehem of Judea; for so it has been written by theprophet: 6‘And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; forfrom you shall come a ruler who is to shepherd mypeople Israel.’”7Then Herod secretly called for thewise men and learned from them the exact timewhen the star had appeared. 8Then he sent them toBethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for thechild; and when you have found him, bring me wordso that I may also go and pay him homage.” 9Whenthey had heard the king, they set out; and there,ahead of them, went the star that they had seen atits rising, until it stopped over the place where thechild was. 10When they saw that the star hadstopped, they were overwhelmed with joy. 11Onentering the house, they saw the child with Mary hismother; and they knelt down and paid himhomage. Then, opening their treasure chests, theyoffered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.12And having been warned in a dream not to returnto Herod, they left for their own country by anotherroad.The Gospel of Christ. Praise be to thee, O Christ.HomilyAnthem “Tomorrow shall be my dancing day” – Traditional English CarolPrayers of the People led by Joyce Connell
Confession & Absolution p. 191Sharing Christ’s PeaceWe Offer Our Gifts to GodOffertory Hymn 159 “Brightest and best of the stars of the morning”Prayer over the Gifts: Gracious God, accept theoffering of your Church, the hearts of your peoplejoined in praise and thanksgiving, in the name ofJesus Christ the Lord. Amen. “People of all ages and denominations who are baptized into Christ are invited and encouraged to share in communion. Ifyou 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 3 p. 198The Lord’s Prayer (said) p. 211The Breaking of the BreadCelebrant: We break the bread of life, and that life is the light of the world.All: Happy are those who are called to the supper of the Lamb.Communion 156 “The people that in darkness sat”
Prayer after Communion: God of all the nations of theearth,guide us with your light. Help us to recognizeChrist as he comes to us in this eucharist and inour neighbours. May we welcome him with love,for he is Lord now and for ever. Amen.Sharing God’s Love in the WorldDoxology p. 214Concluding Hymn 160 “As with gladness men of old’DismissalOrgan Postlude “Cannonade” - Claude Balbastre (1724-1799)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 Albert & Henrietta Playter, a gift of Mary Moore.
Today’s Liturgical Team:Celebrant & Homilist: The Rev. Dr. Harold ShepherdDeacon: The Rev. Grace Caldwell-Hill0Organist: Neil HoultonCommunion Minister: Teresa JohnsonSunday School: Sheila CramSidespeople: Team 4: Art Lowe - Captain;Gary Davenport, Harold Sanders, Janis Clennett,Marina Russouw, Rueben RussouwChancel Guild: Teresa JohnsonToday we remember in our Prayers:Anglican Cycle, The National Indigenous Anglican Bishop &The Anglican Council of Indigenous PeopleDiocesan Cycle: St. Matthew the Apostle, OrioleDeanery Cycle: Retired ClergyParish Cycle: Our Sides TeamsOutreach & Advocacy, Christchurch, Campbellford &Christchurch, Deer Park
0LIFE AND MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITYMidweek service January 10th!The midweek Eucharist with Fr. David resumes this Thursday at12 noon.Did you pick up your envelopes?Some parishioners still haven’t picked up their envelopes for2013 from the back of the church. Please check and see if yoursare there. If you don’t have envelopes and would like a set for2013, please speak to a member of the Leadership Team.No Bible Study this weekThere will be no Monday night Bible study on January 7th. Itwill resume in the rector’s study at 7:00 PM on January 21,2013. All are welcome.A special service for Epiphany next SundayNext Sunday, January 13 at 10:30 AM there will be a specialEpiphany Carol Service. There will be readings, congregationalcarols and choral music as well as music by harpist VeroniqueDrozdz. Invite your friends to attend this unique service.Starting in February …
Our new Incumbent, The Rev. Jonathan Eayrs, will be joiningus on February 1, 2013. His induction will take place at 4 PMon Sunday, February 3, 2013.Vestry coming up soonOur annual Vestry meeting will take place following the 10:30service on Sunday, February 24th in the Upper Hall. Plan toattend.Vestry reportsPlease start preparing your annual report for Vestry. Emailsubmissions in Word to email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org would be greatly appreciated. Otherwise,please hand your report in to Mary in the church office.
WHAT’S ON THIS WEEKTuesday, January 8th 7:30 PM Advisory Board meeting In the rector’s study Thursday, January 10th 7:45 PM Choir Practice In the downstairs choir room WORSHIP SCHEDULE Thursday, January 10th Holy Eucharist In the Chancel Sunday, January 13th Epiphany 1 9:00 AM Quiet Communion 10:30 AM Lessons, Readings & Carols for Epiphany
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