St. Barnabas (Chester) Anglican Church The Church in the Marketplace Embracing the Community 10:30 AM September 9, 2012 Fifteenth 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 Prelude on ‘Rhosymedre’ – Ralph Vaughan Williams(Please stand as the choir and clergy enter.)The Gathering of God’s PeopleOpening Hymn 484 “In Christ there is no east or west” (St. Bernard #607)Service Music: David HurdGreetingCollect for Purity p. 185The Gloria p.186Collect of the Day: Stir up, O Lord, the wills of your faithfulpeople, that richly bearing the fruit of good works, we mayby you be richly rewarded; through Jesus Christ our Lord,who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, oneGod, now and for ever. Amen.The Story of God’s PeopleA READING FROM THE BOOK OF PROVERBS 22:1–2, 8–9, 22–23 Read by Esma BrathwaiteA good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favouris better than silver or gold. The rich and the poor have this incommon: the Lord is the maker of them all. Whoever sowsinjustice will reap calamity, and the rod of anger will fail. Those
who are generous are blessed, for they share their bread with thepoor. Do not rob the poor because they are poor, or crush theafflicted at the gate; for the Lord pleads their cause and despoilsof life those who despoil them.Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People:Thanks be to God.PSALM 125 (To be said responsively.)Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but stands fast for ever.The hills stand about Jerusalem; so does the Lord stand round about his people, from this time forth for evermore.The sceptre of the wicked shall not hold sway over the land allotted to the just, so that the just shall not put their hands to evil.Show your goodness, O Lord, to those who are good and to those who are true of heart.As for those who turn aside to crooked ways,the Lord will lead them away with the evildoers; but peace be upon Israel.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 JAMES 2: 1-10, 14-17 Read by Dr. Steven ShubertMy brothers and sisters, do you with your acts of favouritismreally believe in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ? For if a personwith gold rings and in fine clothes comes into your assembly,
and if a poor person in dirty clothes also comes in, and if youtake notice of the one wearing the fine clothes and say, “Have aseat here, please,” while to the one who is poor you say, “Standthere,” or, “Sit at my feet,” have you not made distinctionsamong yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts?Listen, my beloved brothers and sisters. Has not God chosen thepoor in the world to be rich in faith and to be heirs of thekingdom that he has promised to those who love him? But youhave dishonoured the poor. Is it not the rich who oppress you?Is it not they who drag you into court? Is it not they whoblaspheme the excellent name that was invoked over you? Youdo well if you really fulfill the royal law according to thescripture, “You shall love your neighbour as yourself.” But ifyou show partiality, you commit sin and are convicted by thelaw as transgressors. For whoever keeps the whole law but failsin one point has become accountable for all of it. What good isit, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do nothave works? Can faith save you? If a brother or sister is nakedand lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace;keep warm and eat your fill,” and yet you do not supply theirbodily needs, what is the good of that? So faith by itself, if ithas no works, is dead.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 toMark 7: 24-37.Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.Jesus set out and went away to the region of Tyre. He entered ahouse and did not want anyone to know he was there. Yet he
could not escape notice, but a woman whose little daughter hadan unclean spirit immediately heard about him, and she cameand bowed down at his feet. Now the woman was a Gentile, ofSyrophoenician origin. She begged him to cast the demon out ofher daughter. He said to her, “Let the children be fed first, for itis not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.”But she answered him, “Sir, even the dogs under the table eatthe children’s crumbs.” Then he said to her, “For saying that,you may go—the demon has left your daughter.” So she wenthome, found the child lying on the bed, and the demon gone.Then he returned from the region of Tyre, and went by way ofSidon towards the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis.They brought to him a deaf man who had an impediment in hisspeech; and they begged him to lay his hand on him. He tookhim aside in private, away from the crowd, and put his fingersinto his ears, and he spat and touched his tongue. Then lookingup to heaven, he sighed and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is,“Be opened.” And immediately his ears were opened, his tonguewas released, and he spoke plainly. Then Jesus ordered them totell no one; but the more he ordered them, the more zealouslythey proclaimed it. They were astounded beyond measure,saying, “He has done everything well; he even makes the deafto hear and the mute to speak.”The Gospel of Christ. Praise be to thee, O Christ.HomilyAffirmation of Faith – The Apostles’ Creed p. 189Prayers of the People led by Sue Ann EliteConfession & Absolution p. 191Sharing Christ’s Peace
We Offer Our Gifts to GodOffertory Hymn 524 “O Christ the great foundation” (Aurelia)Prayer over the Gifts: Great and holy God, accept ouroffering of labour and love. May we bring you true andspiritual worship and be one with you. We ask this in thename of Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen.The Eucharist: God’s Spirit Transforms Our GiftsEucharistic Prayer 1 p. 191The Lord’s Prayer p. 211The Breaking of the BreadCelebrant: “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 at the Lord’s Table for a blessing.”Prayer after Communion: Father, your word and sacramentgive us food and life. May we who have shared in holy thingsbear fruit to your honour and glory, in the name of JesusChrist the Lord. Amen.Sharing God’s Love in the WorldDoxology p. 214
AnnouncementsFinal Hymn 576 “For the healing of the nations” (WestminsterAbbey)DismissalOrgan Postlude Prelude in F 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 the Glory of God in loving memory of Harry & Winnie Watson. Today’s Liturgical Team:Celebrant & Homilist: The Rev. Dr. Harold ShepherdDeacon: The Rev. Grace Caldwell-HillOrganist & Choirmaster: Neil HoultonCommunion Minister: Marina RussouwSidespeople: Team 2 – Captain: Neville Reid;Grace Caldwell-Hill, Millie Lowe, Lyn Inniss,Barbara Parks, Darryl NakamotoChancel Guild: Joyce Connell, Winnifred DottinToday we remember in our Prayers:Anglican Cycle of Prayer, The Anglican Church of Tanzania,The Most Reverend Valentino Mokiwa, Archbishop of Tanzania& Bishop of Dar-es-Salaam
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, The Bridge Prison Ministry,Brampton (LOFT)Deanery Cycle of Prayer, St. Matthew’sParish Cycle of Prayer, Our Children’s MinistrySJ Cycle of Prayer, St. Nicholas, Birchmount& St. Paul, Bloor Street Music Notes:As prolific a composer as he was, Ralph Vaughan Williams(1872-1958) did not write a lot of solo music for the organ. His‘Three Preludes on Welsh Tunes’ were written in 1920, and thesecond, Rhosymedre, is the most popular of the three. It is areserved work of great serenity and beauty, and is based uponthe tune by J.D. Edwards (1805 - 1885) which is sung to thismorning’s communion hymn, “You call us Lord to be”. Following the majesty of today’s final hymn is an equallymajestic Prelude in F minor by J.S. Bach (1685-1750). It is notone of his best-known works but is one that deserves a widerhearing. The ending is unusual for Bach in that there is a“cadenza” – an improvised or written out (in this case it iswritten out) flourish before the final cadence.We welcome the choir’s return to duty this morning after awell-earned summer vacation. Practices resume this week –on Thursday, September 13th at 7:45 PM in the downstairs
choir room. If you, or someone you know, might be interestedin joining us, please see Neil after the service, or call him at416-410-1504, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.The choir will be hosting another Bake Sale on Saturday,September 15th, beginning at 11 AM. We haveraised several hundred dollars towards the Organ RestorationFund so far, in the process slaking many a sweet tooth withdelicious home-baked treats. Please come out and support thisworthy project. LIFE AND MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITYBible Study this weekMonday night Bible study will resume at 7:00 PM on Monday,September 10th in the rector’s study. All are welcome.Meeting next SundayThere will be a Chancel Guild meeting following the 10:30service next Sunday, September 16th.No Advisory Board until OctoberThe Advisory Board will meet in the rector’s office at 7:30PM on Tuesday, October 9th. All are welcome - we’d love tosee some new people!
Our Faith – Our HopeGood news – the first parish rebate cheques have gone out andwe have received a cheque equal to 40 % of St. Barnabas’donations received so far by the campaign. Future instalmentswill be sent out every three months to reflect the rebate portionof all funds received from the last payment date.Who are you going to invite?Back to Church Sunday is coming up soon: on September30th! Start thinking now about who you’d like to invite.Diocesan Prayer ConferenceDr. Michael Knowles will be addressing the topic “Living thePayer that Jesus Taught” at the above conference at St.John’s, York Mills, on October 20th. For more info, contactCarol-Anne Foty at 416-767-0253 or email@example.com.Outreach ConferenceAlso on October 20th, the Outreach Networking conference,from 9 AM to 3:30 PM at Holy Trinity School in RichmondHill. For more info and to register visitwww.toronto.anglican.ca/outreach conference.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 http://sttimothy.ca/bowen.What 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).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’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK? Thursday, September 13th 7:45 PM Choir practice In the downstairs choir room Saturday, September 15th 11 AM Choir Bake Sale At the back of the church In support of the Organ Restoration Fund WORSHIP SCHEDULE Thursday, September 13th 12 noon Holy Eucharist
Sunday, September 16th Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost Services with Anointing 9:00 AM Holy Eucharist 10:30 AM Sung Eucharist Readings: Proverbs 1: 20-33; Psalm 19; James 3: 1-12; Mark 8: 27-38 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