St. Barnabas (Chester) Anglican Church The Church in the Marketplace Embracing the Community 10:30 AM Second Sunday in Lent March 4, 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 PreludeThe Gathering of God’s PeopleOpening Hymn 7 “New every morning is the love”Exhortation p. 4Confession p. 5Pronouncement of ForgivenessMerciful Lord, grant to your faithful people pardon andpeace, that we may be cleansed from all our sins and serveyou with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ our Lord, whois alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, One God,now and for ever. Amen.The Lord’s Prayer p. 6Venite (vv. 1-7) p. 7Childrens FocusPSALM 22: 22–30 (sung) (Tone VIII.3) Praise the LORD you that fear him; *stand in awe of him O offspring of Israel / all you ofJacob’s line give glory.
For he does not despise nor abhor the poor in theirpoverty / neither does he hide his face from them; *but when they cry to him he hears them.My praise is of him in the great assembly; *I will perform my vows in the presence of those whoworship him.The poor shall eat and be satisfied / and those who seekthe LORD shall praise him: *“May your heart live for ever!”All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to theLORD, *and all the families of the nations shall bow before him.For kingship belongs to the LORD; *he rules over the nations.To him alone all who sleep in the earth bow down inworship; *all who go down to the dust fall before him.My soul shall live for him / my descendants shall servehim; *they shall be known as the LORD’S for ever.They shall come and make known to a people yet unborn *the saving deeds that he has done.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.First ReadingA READING FROM THE BOOK OF GENESIS 17: 1-7, 15-16 read by Winston DottinWhen Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lordappeared to Abram, and said to him, “I am GodAlmighty; walk before me, and be blameless.And I will make my covenant between me and
you, and will make you exceedingly numerous.”Then Abram fell on his face; and God said tohim, “As for me, this is my covenant with you:You shall be the ancestor of a multitude ofnations. No longer shall your name be Abram,but your name shall be Abraham; for I havemade you the ancestor of a multitude of nations.I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I willmake nations of you, and kings shall come fromyou. I will establish my covenant between meand you, and your offspring after you throughouttheir generations, for an everlasting covenant, tobe God to you and to your offspring after you. Asfor Sarai your wife, you shall not call her Sarai,but Sarah shall be her name. I will bless her, andmoreover I will give you a son by her. I will blessher, and she shall give rise to nations; kings ofpeoples shall come from her.”Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People:Thanks be to God.Hymn 542 “Out of thedepths” (Sandon)Second ReadingA READING FROM THE GOSPEL OF MARK 8: 31-38 read by Esma BrathwiteJesus began to teach his disciples that the Son ofMan must undergo great suffering, and berejected by the elders, the chief priests, and thescribes, and be killed, and after three days riseagain. He said all this quite openly. And Petertook him aside and began to rebuke him. Butturning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked
Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For youare setting your mind not on divine things but onhuman things.” He called the crowd with hisdisciples, and said to them, “If any want tobecome my followers, let them deny themselvesand take up their cross and follow me. For thosewho want to save their life will lose it, and thosewho lose their life for my sake, and for the sakeof the gospel, will save it. For what will it proﬁtthem to gain the whole world and forfeit theirlife? Indeed, what can they give in return for theirlife? Those who are ashamed of me and of mywords in this adulterous and sinful generation,of them the Son of Man will also be ashamedwhen he comes in the glory of his Father withthe holy angels.”Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People:Thanks be to God.Benedictus p. 10Creed, Versicles & Responses p. 11Collect for the Day: Almighty God, whose Son wasrevealed in majesty before he suffered deathupon the cross, give us faith to perceive hisglory, that being strengthened by his gracewe may be changed into his likeness, fromglory to glory; who lives and reigns with youand the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.Collect for Peace p. 13Collect for Grace p. 13
AnthemHomilyOffertory Hymn 532 “What a friend we have in Jesus”(Friendship)Closing Prayers beginning p. 15The GraceAnnouncementsRecessional Hymn 537 “In the cross of Christ” (Cross of Jesus)Organ Postlude 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.Today’s Liturgical TeamOfficiant & Homilist: The Rev. Grace Caldwell-HillChildren’s Focus: Emma ConnellOrganist and Choir Director: Neil HoultonSidespeople: (Team 2): Neville Reid – Captain;Millie Lowe, Lyn Inniss, Barbara Parks, Darryl NakamotoChancel Guild: Teresa JohnsonToday we remember in our Prayers:
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, Street Outreach Services,(LOFT Community Services)Parish Cycle of Prayer, Our Communion Ministers LIFE AND MINISTRY OF THE COMMUNITYLenten Study Series - Ethical Decision-Making and theHebrew Bible Work sessions will be held in the sidechapel following the 10:30 service. A light lunch will be
available in Rev. Shepherd’s study. Everyone is welcome.Today’s topic: Amos and Social Justice.Monday Night Bible studyBible study with Grace in the rector’s study will continueon March 5th at 7:00 PM. All are welcome.A Screening in Faith training seminar will be held onSaturday, March 10, 2012, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Allpeople who exercise ministries that have been classified asbeing either medium or high risk must attend training onceevery three years. If you need the training, pleased leaveyour name and contact information with the church office,indicating whether or not you can attend. A make-upsession will be organized for any who are unable to attendon that day.For LentPlease join us for a Lenten quiet day onSaturday, 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 theDivine will lead the days reﬂection on the themeof The Seven Last Words of Christ. Please bring your own lunch. All are welcome.A concert at St. BarnabasOn Sunday. March 25th, at 3 PM, there will be aconcert – Music for Saxophone and Organ withEvan Mounce and Neil Houlton – followed by aglass of something to warm you before headinghome. It is pay what you can with a suggesteddonation of $10.00 per person. WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK?
Monday, March 5th 7:00 PM Bible Study with Grace In the rector’s study Wednesday, March 7th 10:30 AM St. Barnabas Book Club in the rector’s study WORSHIP SCHEDULE Thursday, March 8th 12 noon Holy Eucharist In the Chancel Sunday, March 11th Lent 3 Services with Anointing 9:00 AM Contemplative Eucharist 10:30 AM Choral Eucharist Readings: Exodus 20: 1-17; Psalm 19 1 Corinthians 1: 18-25; John 2: 13-22 CLERGY The Rev. Dr. Harold ShepherdHONORARY ASSISTANT Fr. David Hoopes, OHCLEADERSHIP TEAM Gary Davenport, Jane Smith Lyn Inniss, Everod Miller, Jan BookerORGANIST & CHOIRMASTER Neil HoultonPARISH ADMINISTRATOR Mary Roycroft RanniORGANIST EMERITUS Dr. EugeneGates