St. Barnabas (Chester) Anglican Church The Church in the Marketplace Embracing the Community 10:30 AM The Day of Pentecost Sunday, May 27, 2012 361 Danforth Ave., Toronto, Ont. M4K 1P1 416-463-1344 www.stbarnabas-toronto.com Let us faithfully witness to the Risen Jesus, giving generously 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 HOLY EUCHARIST Our 10:30 AM Worship Service begins on page 230 of the green Book of Alternative Services.Organ Prelude Komm Gott, Heiliger Geist (Come, Holy Spirit) - J. S.BachThe Gathering of God’s PeopleProcessional Hymn 653 “Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost”(Capetown)Introit: (Music by Healey Willan)The Spirit of the Lord filleth the world. Alleluia!Let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God;yea, let them exceedingly rejoice. Alleluia!Let God arise; let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hateHim flee before Him. Glory be to the Father .........GreetingCollect for Purity p. 230The Gloria p. 231Collect for the Day: Almighty and ever living God, whofulfilled the promises of Easter by sending us your HolySpirit and opening to every race and nation the way of lifeeternal, keep us in the unity of your Spirit, that every tonguemay tell of your glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, wholives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, nowand for ever. Amen.
Children’s Focus led by Teresa JohnsonThe Story of God’s PeopleA READING FROM THE BOOK OF ACTS 2: 1-27Verses 1-13 read in Latin and German by Dr. StevenShubert; vv. 4-21 read in Spanish and French by FionaStrachan; vv. 22-27 read in Greek and English by JohnTabakosWhen the day of Pentecost had come, the apostles were alltogether in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came asound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entirehouse where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire,appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. Allof them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak inother languages, as the Spirit gave them ability. Now there weredevout Jews from every nation under heaven living inJerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and wasbewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the nativelanguage of each. Amazed and astonished, they asked, “Are notall these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that wehear, each of us, in our own native language? Parthians, Medes,Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia,Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts ofLibya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jewsand proselytes, Cretans and Arabs—in our own languages wehear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.” All wereamazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does thismean?” But others sneered and said, “They are filled with newwine.” But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice andaddressed them, “Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem,let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. Indeed, theseare not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the
morning. No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:‘In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out mySpirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shallprophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your oldmen shall dream dreams. Even upon my slaves, both men andwomen, in those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they shallprophesy. And I will show portents in the heaven above andsigns on the earth below, blood, and fire, and smoky mist. Thesun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, beforethe coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day. Then everyonewho calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’” ‘You that are Israelites,* listen to what I have to say:Jesus of Nazareth,* a man attested to you by God with deeds ofpower, wonders, and signs that God did through him amongyou, as you yourselves know— this man, handed over to youaccording to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, youcrucified and killed by the hands of those outside the law. ButGod raised him up, having freed him from death,* because itwas impossible for him to be held in its power. For David saysconcerning him,‘I saw the Lord always before me, for he is at my right hand so that I will not be shaken; therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; moreover, my flesh will live in hope. For you will not abandon my soul to Hades, or let your Holy One experience corruption.’Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People:Thanks be to God.PSALM 104: 25-35 O LORD, how manifold are your works! *
in wisdom you have made them all / the earth is full of your creatures.Yonder is the great and wide sea with its living things toomany to number, * creatures both small and great. There move the ships and there is that Leviathan, * which you have made for the sport of it. All of them look to you * to give them their food in due season. You give it to them they gather it; * you open your hand and they are filled with good things. You hide your face and they are terrified; * you take away their breath and they die and return to their dust. You send forth your Spirit and they are created; * and so you renew the face of the earth. May the glory of the LORD endure for ever; * may the LORD rejoice in all his works. He looks at the earth and it trembles; * he touches the mountains and they smoke. I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; * I will praise my God while I have my being. May these words of mine please him; * I will rejoice in the LORD.Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.A READING FROM PAUL’S LETTER TO THE ROMANS 8: 22-27 read by EsmaBrathwaiteThis reading is part of Paul’s description of life in the Spirit.
We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labourpains until now; and not only the creation, but we ourselves,who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while wewait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. For in hope wewere saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopesfor what is seen? But if we hope for what we do not see, wewait for it with patience. Likewise the Spirit helps us in ourweakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but thatvery Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. And God,who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit,because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the willof God.Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People:Thanks be to God.Gospel AlleluiaChoir: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!All: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!Cantor: Thou sendest forth thy Spirit/they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.All: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!Gospeller: The Lord be with you.All: And with thy spirit.Gospeller: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John 15: 26-27; 16: 4b-15.All: Glory be to thee, O Lord.Jesus said to the disciples, “When the Advocate comes, whom Iwill send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comesfrom the Father, he will testify on my behalf. You also are totestify because you have been with me from the beginning. I didnot say these things to you from the beginning, because I waswith you. But now I am going to him who sent me; yet none of
you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ But because I have saidthese things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts. Nevertheless Itell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if Ido not go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, Iwill send him to you. And when he comes, he will prove theworld wrong about sin and righteousness and judgement: aboutsin, because they do not believe in me; about righteousness,because I am going to the Father and you will see me no longer;about judgement, because the ruler of this world has beencondemned. I still have many things to say to you, but youcannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he willguide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own,but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you thethings that are to come. He will glorify me, because he will takewhat is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has ismine. For this reason I said that he will take what is mine anddeclare it to you.”The Gospel of Christ. Praise be to thee, O Christ.HomilyAnthem Alleluia - Dietrich BuxtehudeAffirmation of Faith p. 234Prayers of the People led by Sue Ann EliteConfession & Absolution p. 238Sharing Christ’s PeaceWe Offer Our Gifts to GodOffertory Hymn 645 “Come down O love divine”(Down Ampney)
Prayer over the Gifts: Giver of life, receive all we offer youthis day. Let the Spirit you bestow on your Church continueto work in the world through the hearts of all who believe.We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord. 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 atthe Lord’s Table for a blessing.”Eucharistic Prayer A p. 241Proper Preface for Pentecost p. 222The Lord’s Prayer (said) p. 245The Breaking of the BreadCelebrant: We break this bread to share in the body of Christ.All: We, being many, are one body, for we all share in the one breadCommunion Hymn 649 “Breathe on me, breath of God” (Trentham)Motet O Lord, give thy holy spirit” - Thomas TallisPrayer after Communion: Father, may we who have receivedthis eucharist live in the unity of your Holy Spirit, that wemay show forth his gifts to all the world. We ask this in thename of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.Sharing God’s Love in the WorldDoxology p. 247AnnouncementsRecessional Hymn 655 “Holy Spirit, ever dwelling” (In Babilone)
The Blessing & DismissalOrgan Postlude Prelude on ‘Old 104th’ - C.H.H. ParryWe 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 Marie Black, a gift of daughter Barb Fox. Today’s Liturgical Team:Celebrant & Homilist: The Rev. Dr. Harold ShepherdDeacon: The Rev. Grace Caldwell-HillOrganist & Choirmaster: Neil HoultonCommunion Minister: Eleanor MorganServer: Manning WhitbySidesteam: Team 1: Michael Miller - (Captain);Bill Strain, Doug Inniss, Lester Miller, Jane SmithChancel Guild: Teresa Johnson
Today we remember in our Prayers:Diocesan Cycle, St. George House (LOFT)Deanery Cycle of Prayer: St. John the Baptist, NorwayParish Cycle, Our Sides Team MinistrySJAC, St. Bartholomew, Toronto & St. Chad, Toronto LIFE AND MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITYParish profile availableThe parish profile put together by the discernment committee isdone and there are some copies at the back of the church forthose who are interested to pick up.Bible study this week
Monday Night Bible study with Grace resumes this week onMay 28th at 7:00 PM in the rector’s study. All are welcome.Bake Sale on SaturdayNext Saturday, June 2nd, from 10 AM to 1 PM in the back ofthe church, the choir will be sponsoring a bake sale. If you areable to contribute baked goods, please bring them to the churchbefore 11 AM (the church will be open from AM). And come tosupport us by treating yourself to delicious home-bakedgoodies!Book Club meets June 6thThe Book Club will resume in the rector’s study on June 6thwhen we will be discussing Rowan’s Rule by Rupert Shortt.(The book for July 4th will be Girls Fall Down by MaggieHelwig.)Don’t forgetSt. Barnabas Day will be celebrated on Sunday, June 10th thisyear with just the one service at 10:30 AM. WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK? Thursday, May 31st 12 noon Holy Eucharist In the Chancel Thursday, May 31st 7:45 – 9:15 PM Choir Practice
In the Choir RoomSaturday, June 2nd 10 AM – 1 PM Bake Sale At the back of the church WORSHIP SCHEDULEThursday, May 31st 12 noon Holy Eucharist In the Chancel Sunday, June 3rd Trinity Sunday 9 AM Quiet Communion 10:30 AM Choral Eucharist Readings: Isaiah 6: 1-8; Romans 8: 12-17 Psalm 29; John 3: 1-17
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