St. Barnabas (Chester) Anglican Church The Church in the Marketplace Embracing the Community 10:30 AM Fifth Sunday in Lent March 25, 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.
(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 Prelude in G - Felix MendelssohnThe Gathering of God’s PeopleProcessional Hymn 564 “Lead us, heavenly Father”(Mannheim)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.
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: Most merciful God, by the deathand resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ, youcreated humanity anew. May the power of hisvictorious cross transform those who turn infaith to him who lives and reigns with you andthe Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.Children’s Focus led by Teresa JohnsonA READING FROM THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH 31: 31–34 read by Jan BookerThe days are surely coming, says the Lord, when Iwill make a new covenant with the house of Israeland the house of Judah. It will not be like thecovenant that I made with their ancestors when Itook them by the hand to bring them out of the landof Egypt—a covenant that they broke, though I wastheir husband, says the Lord. But this is thecovenant that I will make with the house of Israelafter those days, says the Lord: I will put my lawwithin them, and I will write it on their hearts; and Iwill be their God, and they shall be my people. Nolonger shall they teach one another, or say to each
other, “Know the Lord,” for they shall all know me,from the least of them to the greatest, says the Lord;for I will forgive their iniquity, and remember theirsin no more.Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People.Thanks be to God.PSALM 119: 9-16 (Tone III.4) How shall a young man cleanse his way * By keeping to your words. With my whole heart I seek you; * let me not stray from your com-mand-ments. I treasure your pro-mise in my heart, * that I may not sin a-gainst you. Blessed are you O LORD; * instruct me in your sta-tutes. With my lips will I recite * all the judgments of your mouth. I have taken greater delight in the way of your decrees* than in all manner of ri-ches. I will meditate on your com-mand-ments * and give attention to your ways. My delight is in your sta-tutes; * I will not for-get your word.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 e-ver shall be world without end A-men.A READING FROM THE LETTER TO THE HEBREWS 5: 5–10 read by Teresa JohnsonChrist did not glorify himself in becoming a highpriest, but was appointed by the one who said tohim, “You are my Son, today I have begotten you”; ashe says also in another place, “You are a priestforever, according to the order of Melchizedek.” Inthe days of his ﬂesh, Jesus offered up prayers andsupplications, with loud cries and tears, to the onewho was able to save him from death, and he washeard because of his reverent submission. Althoughhe was a Son, he learned obedience through what hesuffered; and having been made perfect, he becamethe source of eternal salvation for all who obey him,having been designated by God a high priestaccording to the order of Melchizedek.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: If anyone serves me he must follow me; wherever I am, there must be my servant also, says the Lord.All: Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory
Gospeller: The Lord be with you.All: And also with you.Gospeller: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John 12: 20-33.All: Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.Now among those who went up to worship at thefestival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, whowas from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir,we wish to see Jesus.” Philip went and told Andrew;then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. Jesusanswered them, “The hour has come for the Son ofMan to be gloriﬁed. Very truly, I tell you, unless agrain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, itremains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bearsmuch fruit. Those who love their life lose it, andthose who hate their life in this world will keep it foreternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me, andwhere I am, there will my servant be also. Whoeverserves me, the Father will honour. Now my soul istroubled. And what should I say—‘Father, save mefrom this hour’? No, it is for this reason that I havecome to this hour. Father, glorify your name.” Thena voice came from heaven, “I have gloriﬁed it, and Iwill glorify it again.” The crowd standing there heardit and said that it was thunder. Others said, “Anangel has spoken to him.” Jesus answered, “Thisvoice has come for your sake, not for mine. Now isthe judgement of this world; now the ruler of thisworld will be driven out. And I, when I am lifted upfrom the earth, will draw all people to myself.” Hesaid this to indicate the kind of death he was to die.Gospeller: The Gospel of Christ:
All: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.HomilyAffirmation of Faith p. 189Prayers of the People led by Fiona StrachanWe Share the Peace of ChristWe Offer Our Gifts to GodOffertory Hymn 185 “Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle” (Oriel)Prayer over the Gifts: Eternal God, your only Sonsuffered death upon the cross to bring the worldsalvation. Accept the praise and thanksgiving weoffer you this day, in the name of Jesus Christ theLord. Amen.The Eucharist: God’s Spirit Transforms Our Gifts “People of all ages and denominations who are baptized into Christare invited and encouraged to share in communion. If you will not bereceiving bread and wine, we would be pleased if you would join us at the Lord’s Table for a blessing.”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.
Communion Hymn 49 “Draw near and take” (Song 46)Prayer after Communion: Merciful God, you have calledus to your table and fed us with the bread of life.Draw us and all people to your Son, our SaviourJesus Christ. Amen.Sharing God’s Love in the WorldThe Doxology p. 214AnnouncementsRecessional Hymn 438 “O Jesus, I have promised”(Wolvercote)DismissalOrgan Postlude Fugue in G - Felix Mendelssohn 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, Nottawasaga DeaneryDeanery Cycle, Church of the ResurrectionParish Cycle of Prayer, Our Chancel GuildSJAC Cycle, John Gibson House (LOFT) & Khariysa CentreToday’s Liturgical Team:Celebrant & Homilist: The Rev. Dr. Harold ShepherdGuest Speaker: Chris MillerDeacon: The Rev. Grace Caldwell-HillOrganist: Neil HoultonCommunion Minister: Eleanor MorganServer: Manning WhitbySidespeople: (Team 5) Captain – Janet Booker;Jan Booker, Muriel Beard, Joyce Connell,Winston Dottin, Irving StouteChancel Guild: Joyce Connell, Winifred Dottin Music Notes:Next Sunday (Palm Sunday) the choir is singing a longer-than-usual piece of music in an unusual place in the service. Insteadof an organ prelude, the service will begin with a wonderfulwork called "Procession of Palms" by Malcolm Williamson, anAustralian born, UK based composer who was Master of theQueens Musick until his death in 2003. It is a very fitting wayin which to begin the exuberance of Palm Sunday.
LIFE AND MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITYWelcome back, Chris!Today we once again welcome theologian and activist ChrisMiller as our guest speaker.Easter Letter today!Don’t forget to pick up your Easter letter from the back of thechurch today.Final Session today!Lenten 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:Jeremiah and the Right to Refuse dangerous Work.Today’s concert postponedUnfortunately the concert scheduled for this afternoon has hadto be postponed. Please pass this information on to anyone youknow from outside St. Barnabas who might have been planningto attend.Monday Night Bible studyBible study with Grace in the rector’s study will continue onMarch 26th at 7:00 PM. The topic of discussion will be TheParable of the Pharisee and the Publican. Luke 18: 9-14.
All are welcome. Next Monday, April 2nd, the group will beattending the Bishop’s Holy Week Mission at St. Luke’s, ratherthan meeting at St. Barnabas. (See below.)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. 416-421-6878St. Barnabas Book Club hosts authorOn Wednesday, April 4th, St. Barnabas’ Book Club will behosting a reading by Toronto author, Andrew Borokowski,whose book of short stories, Copernicus Avenue, we will bediscussing.A Conference at WycliffeMutual Responsibility and Interdependence: Covenant,Communion, and the Future of Global Anglicanism – Thursday,May 10th and Friday, May 11th. For full conference details visitwww.wycliffecollege.ca/covenant. There are several applicationforms at the back of the church.
WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK?Monday, March 26th 7:00 PM Monday Night Bible study In the rector’s study Thursday, March 29th 11 AM – 1 PM Doors Open for Prayer Thursday, March 29th 7:45 PM Choir Practice WORSHIP SCHEDULE Thursday, March 29th 12 noon Holy Eucharist In the Chancel Sunday, April 1st Palm Sunday 9:00 AM Said Eucharist 10:30 AM Choral Eucharist Readings: Isaiah 50: 4-9a; Psalm 31: 9-16 Philippians 2: 5-11; Mark 14: 1–15: 47
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