St. Barnabas (Chester) Anglican Church The Church in the Marketplace Embracing the Community Easter 5 Sunday, May 6, 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. The hymns can be found in the blue Book of Common Praise.Organ Prelude Two Dutch Folksongs arranged by Jan ZwartThe Gathering of God’s PeopleProcessional Hymn 40 “O Spirit of the living God” (Wareham)Greeting and Collect for Purity p. 185The Gloria p. 186Collect of the Day: Almighty God, your Son Jesus Christ isthe way, the truth, and the life. Give us grace to love oneanother and walk in the way of his commandments, wholives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, nowand for ever. Amen.Children’s Focus led by Teresa JohnsonA READING FROM THE BOOK OF ACTS 8: 26–40 read by Winston DottinThen an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Get up and go towardthe south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem toGaza.” (This is a wilderness road.) So he got up and went. Nowthere was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court ofﬁcial of the Candace,queen of the Ethiopians, in charge of her entire treasury. He hadcome to Jerusalem to worship and was returning home; seatedin his chariot, he was reading the prophet Isaiah. Then the Spirit
said to Philip, “Go over to this chariot and join it.” So Philip ranup to it and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah. He asked,“Do you understand what you are reading?” He replied, “Howcan I, unless someone guides me?” And he invited Philip to getin and sit beside him. Now the passage of the scripture that hewas reading was this: “Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter,and like a lamb silent before its shearer, so he does not open hismouth. In his humiliation justice was denied him. Who candescribe his generation? For his life is taken away from theearth.” The eunuch asked Philip, “About whom, may I ask you,does the prophet say this, about himself or about someoneelse?” Then Philip began to speak, and starting with thisscripture, he proclaimed to him the good news about Jesus. Asthey were going along the road, they came to some water; andthe eunuch said, “Look, here is water! What is to prevent mefrom being baptized?” He commanded the chariot to stop, andboth of them, Philip and the eunuch, went down into the water,and Philip baptized him. When they came up out of the water,the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away; the eunuch saw himno more, and went on his way rejoicing. But Philip foundhimself at Azotus, and as he was passing through the region, heproclaimed the good news to all the towns until he came toCaesarea.Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People: Thanks be toGod.PSALM 22: 24–30 (sung)My praise is of him in the great as-sem-bly; *I will perform my vows in the presence of those who wor-shiphim.The poor shall eat and be satisfied / and those who seek theLORD shall praise him: *“May your heart live for e-ver!”
All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the LORD, *and all the families of the nations shall bow be-fore him.For kingship belongs to the LORD; *he rules o-ver the na-tions.To him alone all who sleep in the earth bow down in wor-ship;*all who go down to the dust fall be-fore him.My soul shall live for him / my descendants shall serve him;*they shall be known as the LORD’S for e-ver.They shall come and make known to a people yet un-born *the saving deeds that he has done.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 ever shall be,world with-out end A-men.A READING FROM THE FIRST LETTER OF JOHN 4: 7–21 read by Esma BrathwaiteBeloved, let us love one another, because love is from God;everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoeverdoes not love does not know God, for God is love. God’s lovewas revealed among us in this way: God sent his only Son intothe world so that we might live through him. In this is love, notthat we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to bethe atoning sacriﬁce for our sins. Beloved, since God loved usso much, we also ought to love one another. No one has everseen God; if we love one another, God lives in us, and his loveis perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in him and hein us, because he has given us of his Spirit. And we have seenand do testify that the Father has sent his Son as the Saviour ofthe world. God abides in those who confess that Jesus is the Sonof God, and they abide in God. So we have known and believe
the love that God has for us. God is love, and those who abidein love abide in God, and God abides in them. Love has beenperfected among us in this: that we may have boldness on theday of judgement, because as he is, so are we in this world.There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; for fearhas to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not reachedperfection in love. We love because he ﬁrst loved us. Those whosay, “I love God,” and hate their brothers or sisters, are liars; forthose who do not love a brother or sister whom they have seen,cannot love God whom they have not seen. The commandmentwe have from him is this: those who love God must love theirbrothers and sisters also.Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s people.Thanks be to God.Gospel AlleluiaChoir: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!All: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!Cantor: Christ who hath redeemed us with his blood: is risen and hath appeared unto us.All: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!Gospeller: The Lord be with you.All: And also with you.Gospeller: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John 15: 1-8.All: Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.Jesus said, “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit.Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear morefruit. You have already been cleansed by the word that I havespoken to you. Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branchcannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neithercan you unless you abide in me. I am the vine, you are the
branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit,because apart from me you can do nothing. Whoever does notabide in me is thrown away like a branch and withers; suchbranches are gathered, thrown into the ﬁre, and burned. If youabide in me, and my words abide in you, ask for whatever youwish, and it will be done for you. My Father is gloriﬁed by this,that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.Gospeller: The Gospel of ChristAll: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.HomilyAffirmation of Faith p. 189Prayers of the People led by Sue Ann EliteConfession and Absolution p. 191We Share the Peace of ChristWe Offer Our Gifts to GodOffertory Hymn 451 “King of love, O Christ, we crown you” (Hermon)Prayer over the Gifts: Gracious God, you show us your wayand give us your divine life. May everything we do bedirected by the knowledge of your truth. We ask this in thename of Jesus Christ the risen Lord. Amen.The Eucharist: God’s Spirit Transforms Our Gifts “People of all ages and denominations who are baptized into Christ are invited and encouraged to share in communion. If you will not be receiving bread and wine, we would be pleased if you would join us at the Lord’s Table for a blessing.”
Eucharistic Prayer 1 p. 193The Lord’s Prayer (said)) p. 211The Breaking of the BreadCelebrant: Lord, we died with you on the crossAll: Now we are raised to new life.Celebrant: We were buried in your tomb.All: Now we share in your resurrection.Celebrant: Live in us, that we may live in you.Communion Hymns 52 “O God unseen yet ever near” (St. Flavian) 487 “Where charity and love prevail” (Primrose)Motet If ye love me, keep my commandments - Thomas TallisPrayer after Communion: God of love, in this eucharist wehave heard your truth and shared in your life. May wealways walk in your way, in the name of Jesus Christ theLord. Amen.Sharing God’s Love in the WorldThe Doxology p. 214AnnouncementsRecessional Hymn 343 “When all thy mercies” (St. Stephen)DismissalOrgan Postlude Impetuoso - Albert deKlerkWe 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 memory of George & Mae Biggs, a gift of daughter Susannah; and in loving memory of Pearl LaBrash, a gift of Lynda & Gary Davenport. Today’s Liturgical Team:Celebrant & Homilist: The Rev. Dr. Harold ShepherdDeacon: The Rev. Grace Caldwell-HillCommunion Minister: Marina RussouwOrganist & Choirmaster: Neil HoultonSidespeople: (Team 5) Captain – Janet Booker;Jan Booker, Muriel Beard, Joyce Connell,Winston Dottin, Irving StouteChancel Guild: Joyce Connell, Winifred DottinToday we remember in our Prayers:Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, Ingles House (LOFT)Deanery Cycle of Prayer, St. BarnabasParish Cycle of Prayer, Leadership Ministry TeamSJAC, Rural Outreach Committee of St. Andrew, ScarboroughMusic Notes:On May 4th each year the Dutch honour all members of themilitary and civilians who have died in war situations orpeacekeeping missions since the outbreak of World War 2; and
on May 5 there is a celebration of the 1945 capitulation ofGerman forces in the Second World War. In acknowledgementof these special days and of our country’s friendship with TheNetherlands, today’s organ music is by Dutch composers – JanZwart (1877-1937) and Albert de Klerk (1917-1998). LIFE AND MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITYNo Monday Night Bible study tomorrowBible study with the Rev. Grace Caldwell-Hill resumes in therector’s study at 7:00 PM on May 14th. All are welcome.WelcomeWe welcome the folks who usually attend the 9AM service butwho are joining us at 10:30 this morning and plan to attend theAppreciative Enquiry meeting afterwards.Please stay for the Appreciative Enquiry meeting today…a chance for you to voice your opinions and suggestions for thefuture of our parish and help in choosing our new priest!Following this morning’s service, there will be a meeting inthe Upper Hall to hear your views on what you would like tosee in our future. A light lunch will be served. We encourage allmembers of the parish to set aside roughly three hours to attend
this very important meeting led by Bishop Yu’s facilitator, BillBenson. If you are unable to attend the meeting, you are invitedto submit a letter or some notes on what you hope for in ournew incumbent. The information gathered will be crucial to thedecision of the Discernment Committee – we need your help!Advisory Board meets this weekOur Advisory Board will meet this Tuesday, May 8th, at 7:30PM in the rector’s study. All are welcome.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 noted inthe blue worship schedule. WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK? Tuesday, May 8th 7:30 PM Advisory Board meeting In the rector’s study Thursday, May 10th 12 noon Holy Eucharist In the Chancel WORSHIP SCHEDULE Thursday, May 10th 12 noon Holy Eucharist In the Chancel Sunday, May 13th Easter 6 9:00 AM Said Eucharist
10:30 AM Choral Eucharist Services with AnointingReadings: Acts 10: 44-48; Psalm 8 1 John 5: 1-6; John 15: 9-17
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