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St. Barnabas (Chester) Anglican Church The Church in the Marketplace Embracing the Community 10:30 AM Easter 4 Sunday, April 29, 2012 361 Danforth Ave., Toronto M4K 1P1 416-463-1344 www.stbarnabas-toronto.com Let us faithfully witness to the Risen Jesus, givinggenerously of our 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 MORNING PRAYER The 10:30 AM service begins on page 4 of the grey Morning Prayer booklet. The hymns can be found in the blue book of Common Praise.Organ Prelude Prelude founded on an Old Irish Church Melody - Charles VilliersStanfordThe Gathering of God’s PeopleProcessional Hymn 224 “Awake, arise, lift up yourvoice” (Richmond)Childrens Focus led by Teresa JohnsonExhortation p. 4Confession and Absolution p. 5The Lord’s Prayer (said) p. 6Venite (vv. 1-7) p. 7PSALM 23 (Hymn 519 – Crimond)First ReadingA READING FROM THE FIRST LETTER OF JOHN 3:16–24 read by Joyce ConnellWe know love by this, that he laid down his life for us—and we ought to lay down our lives for one another. Howdoes God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods
and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help?Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but intruth and action. And by this we will know that we are fromthe truth and will reassure our hearts before him wheneverour hearts condemn us; for God is greater than our hearts,and he knows everything. Beloved, if our hearts do notcondemn us, we have boldness before God; and we receivefrom him whatever we ask, because we obey hiscommandments and do what pleases him. And this is hiscommandment, that we should believe in the name of hisSon Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he hascommanded us. All who obey his commandments abide inhim, and he abides in them. And by this we know that heabides in us, by the Spirit that he has given us.Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People:Thanks be to God.Jubilate Deo p. 11Second ReadingA READING FROM THE GOSPEL OF JOHN 10: 11-18 Read by Jane SmithJesus said, “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherdlays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand, who is notthe shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolfcoming and leaves the sheep and runs away—and the wolfsnatches them and scatters them. The hired hand runs awaybecause a hired hand does not care for the sheep. I am thegood shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, justas the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I laydown my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that do notbelong to this fold. I must bring them also, and they willlisten to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my
life in order to take it up again. No one takes it from me,but I lay it down of my own accord. I have power to lay itdown, and I have power to take it up again. I have receivedthis command from my Father.”Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People.Thanks be to God.Benedictus p. 10Creed, Versicles & Responses p. 11Collect for the Day: O God of peace, who brought againfrom the dead our Lord Jesus Christ, that greatshepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternalcovenant, make us perfect in every good work to doyour will, and work in us that which is well-pleasing inyour sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.Collect for Peace p. 13Collect for Grace p. 13Offertory Hymn 375 “At the Name of Jesus” (King’s Weston)HomilySolo Sheep may safely graze - J. S. Bach (Fiona Strachan – soprano) Sheep may safely graze serenely Where a shepherd guards them well. So the nation ruled in wisdom Knows and shares the many blessings Which both peace and plenty bring. Closing PrayersThe GraceAnnouncements
Recessional Hymn 325 “Angel voices, ever singing” (AngelVoices)Organ Postlude Prelude on St. Columba - Healey Willan We welcome all who are new or visiting today. If we canserve you or you wish to find out more about the church, please fill out a visitor envelope, available in the pews or at the back of the church. The flowers at the altar are dedicated to the Glory of God in loving memory of John & Rita Cole, a gift of daughter Claire Cole. Today’s Liturgical TeamOfficiant & Homilist: The Rev. Dr. Harold ShepherdOrganist and Choir Director: Neil HoultonSidespeople: (Team 4): Art Lowe – Captain;Gary Davenport, Harold Sanders, Janis Clennett,Marina Russouw, Rueben RussouwChancel Guild: Teresa JohnsonToday we remember in our Prayers:Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, Social Justice &Advocacy Dept.Deanery Cycle of Prayer, St. Andrew’sParish Cycle of Prayer, Parish AdministratorSJAC, Raphael Centre & Church of the Redeemer
LIFE AND MINISTRY OF THE COMMUNITYNo Monday Night Bible study this weekBible study will resume on May 14th at 7:00 PM In therector’s study. All are welcome.No Book Club this monthThe Book Club will not meet in May. It will resume in therector’s study at 10:30 AM on June 6th when we will bediscussing Rowan’s Rule by Rupert Shortt. (The book forJuly 4th will be Girls Fall Down by Maggie Helwig.)Appreciative Enquiry meeting – we need you there!A chance for you to voice your opinions and suggestionsfor the future of our parish and help in choosing our newpriest – next Sunday, May 6th, following the 10:30service, there will be a meeting in the Upper Hall to hearyour views on what you would like to see in our future. Alight lunch will be served. We encourage all members ofthe Parish to set aside roughly three hours to attend thisvery important meeting led by Bishop Yu’s facilitator, BillBenson. If you are unable to attend the meeting, you areinvited to send instead a letter or some notes on what youhope for in our new incumbent. The information gatheredwill be crucial to the decision of the DiscernmentCommittee – we need your help! Please note: There willonly be ONE service on May 6th – at 10:30 AM!
Date change for St. Barnabas DayPlease note that we will be celebrating St. Barnabas Day onSunday, June 10th this year, not on June 17th as was notedin our worship schedule. WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK? Thursday, May 3rd 12 noon Holy Eucharist In the Chancel Thursday, May 3rd 7:45 PM Choir Practice In the downstairs choir room WORSHIP SCHEDULE Thursday, May 3rd 12 noon Holy Eucharist In the Chancel Sunday, May 6th Easter 5 10:30 AM Choral Eucharist Appreciative Enquiry meeting following the service Readings: Acts 8: 26-40; Psalm 22: 24-30 1 John 4: 7-21; John 15: 1-8 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