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St Barnabas 11 March 2012

  1. 1. St. Barnabas (Chester) Anglican Church The Church in the Marketplace Embracing the Community 10:30 AM Third Sunday in Lent March 11, 2012 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 CommunityOur 10:30 AM Worship Service begins on page 185 of the green Book of Alternative Services.Organ Prelude Ich ruf zu dir (I call to Thee, Lord Jesus Christ) J. S. BachThe Gathering of God’s PeopleProcessional Hymn 629 “Jesus, thy blood and righteousness” (Walton)The Penitential RiteThe sacrifice of God is a broken and contrite heart. O God, youwill not despise.Dear friends in Christ, as we prepare to worship almighty God,let us with penitent and obedient hearts confess our sins, that wemay obtain forgiveness by God’s infinite goodness and mercy.SilenceAll: Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinnedagainst you in thought, word and deed, by what we havedone and by what we have left undone. We have not lovedyou with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighboursas ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us andforgive us, that we may delight in your will, and walk inyour ways to the glory of your name. Amen.
  3. 3. Almighty God, have mercy upon us, pardon and deliver us fromall our sins, confirm and strengthen us in all goodness, and keepus in eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.Kyrie EleisonKyrie eleison Lord, have mercyChriste eleison Christ, Have mercyKyrie eleison Lord, have mercyCollect for the Day: Father of mercy, alone we haveno power in ourselves to help ourselves. Whenwe are discouraged by our weakness, strengthenus to follow Christ, our pattern and our hope;who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,one God, now and for ever. Amen.Children’s FocusA READING FROM THE BOOK OF EXODUS 20: 1-17 read by Dr. Neville ReidGod spoke all these words: I am the Lord your God,who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of thehouse of slavery; you shall have no other godsbefore me. You shall not make for yourself an idol,whether in the form of anything that is in heavenabove, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is inthe water under the earth. You shall not bow downto them or worship them; for I the Lord your God ama jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity ofparents, to the third and the fourth generation ofthose who reject me, but showing steadfast love tothe thousandth generation of those who love me andkeep my commandments. You shall not make
  4. 4. wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God, forthe Lord will not acquit anyone who misuses hisname. Remember the sabbath day, and keep it holy.Six days you shall labour and do all your work. Butthe seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God;you shall not do any work—you, your son or yourdaughter, your male or female slave, your livestock,or the alien resident in your towns. For in six daysthe Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and allthat is in them, but rested the seventh day; thereforethe Lord blessed the sabbath day and consecrated it.Honour your father and your mother, so that yourdays may be long in the land that the Lord your Godis giving you. You shall not murder. You shall notcommit adultery. You shall not steal. You shall notbear false witness against your neighbour. You shallnot covet your neighbour’s house; you shall notcovet your neighbour’s wife, or male or female slave,or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to yourneighbour.Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People.Thanks be to God.Psalm 19 (Tone III.4) The heavens declare the glo-ry of God, *and the firmament shows his hand-i-work.One day tells its tale to a-no-ther, *and one night imparts knowledge to a-no-ther.Although they have no words or lan-guage, *and their voices are not heard,Their sound has gone out in-to all lands, *and their message to the ends of the world.
  5. 5. In the deep has he set a pa-vi-lion for the sun; *it comes forth like a bridegroom out of his chamber / it rejoiceslike a champion to run its course.It goes forth from the uttermost edge of the heavens andruns about to the end of it a-gain; *nothing is hidden from its burn-ing heat.The law of the LORD is perfect and re-vives the soul; *the testimony of the LORD is sure and gives wisdom to the in-no-cent.The statutes of the LORD are just and re-joice the heart; *the commandment of the LORD is clear and gives light to theeyes.The fear of the LORD is clean and en-dures for e-ver; *the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous al-to-ge-ther.More to be desired are they than gold / more than much finegold, *sweeter far than honey / than ho-ney in the comb.By them also is your ser-vant en-light-ened, *and in keeping them there is great re-ward.Who can tell how of-ten he of-fends? *cleanse me from my se-cret faults.Above all keep your servant from presumptuous sins / let themnot get do-mi-nion o-ver me; *then shall I be whole and sound and innocent of a great of-fense.Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heartbe ac-cept-a-ble in your sight,O LORD, my strength and my re-dee-mer.Glory be to the Fa-ther and to the Son,and to the Ho-ly Spi-rit.As it was in the beginning is now and e-ver shall be,world without end Amen.
  6. 6. A READING FROM THE FIRST LETTER OF PAUL TOTHE CORINTHIANS 1: 18-25 read by Joyce ConnellThe message about the cross is foolishness to thosewho are perishing, but to us who are being saved itis the power of God. For it is written, “I will destroythe wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of thediscerning I will thwart.” Where is the one who iswise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater ofthis age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom ofthe world? For since, in the wisdom of God, theworld did not know God through wisdom, Goddecided, through the foolishness of ourproclamation, to save those who believe. For Jewsdemand signs and Greeks desire wisdom, but weproclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jewsand foolishness to Gentiles, but to those who are thecalled, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power ofGod and the wisdom of God. For God’s foolishnessis wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness isstronger than human strength.Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People.Thanks be to God.Gospel AcclamationChoir: Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal gloryAll: Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal gloryChoir: I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me will never die, says the LordAll: Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory
  7. 7. Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal gloryGospeller: The Lord be with you.All: And also with you.Gospeller: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John 2: 13-22.All: Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus wentup to Jerusalem. In the temple he found peopleselling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the moneychangers seated at their tables. Making a whip ofcords, he drove all of them out of the temple, boththe sheep and the cattle. He also poured out thecoins of the money changers and overturned theirtables. He told those who were selling the doves,“Take these things out of here! Stop making myFather’s house a marketplace!” His disciplesremembered that it was written, “Zeal for your housewillconsume me.” The Jews then said to him, “What signcan you show us for doing this?” Jesus answeredthem, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I willraise it up.” The Jews then said, “This temple hasbeen under construction for forty-six years, and willyou raise it up in three days?” But he was speakingof the temple of his body. After he was raised hisdisciples remembered that he had said this; and theybelieved the scripture and the word that Jesus hadspoken.Gospeller: The Gospel of Christ:All: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.
  8. 8. HomilyAffirmation of Faith p. 189Prayers of the People led by Rhonda BoyceWe Share the Peace of ChristWe Offer Our Gifts to GodOffertory Hymn 603 “Holy Spirit, storm of love” (Arfon Minor)Prayer over the Gifts: Gracious God, we know your power totriumph over weakness. May we who ask forgiveness beready to forgive one another, in the name of Jesus the Lord.Amen.The Eucharist: God’s Spirit Transforms Our GiftsWe invite those who wish to receive the Sacrament of Anointing to proceed to the chapel and then come up to receive communion.Eucharistic Prayer 2 p. 196The Lord’s Prayer p. 211The Breaking of the BreadCelebrant: We break this bread,All: Communion in Christ’s body once brokenCelebrant: Let your Church be the wheat which bears its fruit in dyingAll: If we have died with him, we shall live with him; if we hold firm, we shall reign with him. “People of all ages and denominations who are baptized into Christare invited and encouraged to share in communion. If you will not be
  9. 9. receiving bread and wine, we would be pleased if you would join us at the Lord’s Table for a blessing.”Communion Hymn 479 “O Christ, the master carpenter” (Albano)Communion Motet Ave verum corpus - Sir Edward Elgar Hail, true body born of the Virgin Mary, Who truly suffered, sacrificed on the Cross for man, Whose pierced side overflowed with water and blood, Be for us a foretaste In the test of death.Prayer after Communion: God of mercy and forgiveness, maywe who share this sacrament live together in unity andpeace, in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen.Sharing God’s Love in the WorldThe Doxology p. 214AnnouncementsRecessional Hymn 306 “O for a thousand tongues”(Richmond)DismissalOrgan Postlude Prelude on ‘Rhosymedre’ - Ralph Vaughan Williams   
  10. 10. 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.Today we remember in our Prayers:Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, The Rt. Rev. George Elliott, AreaBishop of York-SimcoeParish Cycle of Prayer, Our ServersToday’s Liturgical Team:Celebrant & Homilist: The Rev. Dr. Harold ShepherdDeacon: The Rev. Grace Caldwell-HillChildren’s Focus: The Rev. Dr. Harold ShepherdOrganist: Neil HoultonCommunion Minister: Dr. Neville ReidServer: Ottley WhitbySidespeople: (Team 3) Captain –Michael Miller; Bill Strain,Doug Inniss, Lester Miller, Jane SmithChancel Guild: Grace Caldwell-Hill, Lyn Inniss   Music Notes:Both quintessential British composers who contributedsignificantly to the music of the church, Edward Elgar(1857-1934) and Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) werevery different men. Elgar was a devout Roman Catholic whowas a parish organist early in his career, writing several choralpieces for that church and later in life composing large-scaleoratorios for choir, soloists and orchestra (i.e., “The Dream ofGerontius” to a text by Cardinal Newman). Vaughan Williams,the son of a priest, was described by his second wife, Ursula, as"an atheist ... [who] later drifted into a cheerful agnosticism."One of RVW’s most significant contributions to the Church ofEngland was his editorship of the English Hymnal in 1904, and
  11. 11. throughout his career he composed several choral works, hymntunes (the one we use for “For all the saints” is one example),and a smattering of pieces for solo organ.    LIFE AND MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITYLenten Study Series - Ethical Decision-Making and theHebrew Bible Work sessions will be held in the side chapelfollowing the 10:30 service. A light lunch will be available inRev. Shepherd’s study. Everyone is welcome. Today’s topic:Jonah, the Reluctant Prophet.Monday Night Bible studyBible study with Grace in the rector’s study will continue onMarch 12th at 7:00 PM. The topic of discussion will be TheUnrighteous Steward. (Luke 16: 1-13) All are welcome.For LentPlease join us for a Lenten quiet day at St. Barnabason Saturday, March 24, 2012, from 10:00 AM until3:00 PM.  Registration and coffee start at 9:30AM. Sister Jessica of the Sisters of St. John the Divinewill lead the days reflection on the theme of TheSeven Last Words of Christ.  Please bring your ownlunch.  All are welcome.A concert at St. Barnabas
  12. 12. On Sunday. March 25th, at 3 PM, there will be aconcert – Music for Saxophone and Organ withEvan Mounce and Neil Houlton – followed by a glassof something to warm you before heading home. Itis pay what you can with a suggested donation of$10.00 per person.Loving the BibleWithout losing your mind! – A Holy Week Mission led byBishop Patrick Yu. This 3-evening discussion series will explorecritical issues regarding scripture and using the Biblebeneficially. Attend as many evenings as you are able andplease note that no prior experience is necessary. All arewelcome to come to this free event. Monday, April 2nd,Tuesday, April 3rd and Wednesday, April 4th – 6:45 to 8:30PM. Church of St. Luke, 904 Coxwell Ave. 416-421-6878    WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK? Tuesday, March 13th 7:30 PM Advisory Board meeting In the rector’s study Thursday, March 15th 7:45 PM Choir Practice WORSHIP SCHEDULE
  13. 13. Thursday, March 15th 12 noon Holy Eucharist In the Chancel Sunday, March 18th Lent 4 9:00 AM Said Eucharist 10:30 AM Choral Eucharist 7:00 PM TaizéReadings: Numbers 21: 4-9; Psalm 1-7: 1-3, 17-22 Ephesians 2: 1-10; John 3: 14-21   
  14. 14. 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