St. Barnabas (Chester) Anglican Church The Church in the Marketplace Embracing the Community Fourth Sunday in Lent March 18, 2012 361 Danforth Ave., Toronto M4K 1P1 416-463-1344 www.stbarnabas-toronto.com
Let 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 230 of the green Book of Alternative Services. The hymns can be found in the blue Book of Common Praise.Organ Preludes Psalm Prelude Set 1 No. 1 Herbert HowellsThe Gathering of God’s PeopleProcessional Hymn 607 “ Come, let us to the Lord our God” (St. Bernard)Service Music: Missa L’Hora Passa – Ludovico da Viadana (This morning the choir will sing this special setting of the Kyrie, Sanctus and Benedictus for choir alone.)The Penitential RiteThe sacrifice of God is a broken spirit: a broken and contriteheart. O God, you will 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 have
done 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 of the Day: Gracious Father, whose blessedSon Jesus Christ came from heaven to be the truebread which gives life to the world, evermore giveus this bread, that he may live in us, and we inhim, who lives and reigns with you and the HolySpirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.Children’s Focus led by Teresa JohnsonThe Story of God’s PeopleA READING FROM THE BOOK OF NUMBERS 21: 4–9 Read by Ken BarkFrom Mount Hor they set out by the way to the RedSea, to go around the land of Edom; but the peoplebecame impatient on the way. The people spokeagainst God and against Moses, “Why have youbrought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness?For there is no food and no water, and we detest thismiserable food.” Then the Lord sent poisonous
serpents among the people, and they bit the people,so that many Israelites died. The people came toMoses and said, “We have sinned by speakingagainst the Lord and against you; pray to the Lord totake away the serpents from us.” So Moses prayedfor the people. And the Lord said to Moses, “Make apoisonous serpent, and set it on a pole; andeveryone who is bitten shall look at it and live.” SoMoses made a serpent of bronze, and put it upon apole; and whenever a serpent bit someone, thatperson would look at the serpent of bronze and live. Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People: Thanksbe to God.PSALM 107: 1-3, 17-22 (Tone VI)Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, *and his mercy en-dures for ever.Let all those whom the LORD has redeemed pro-claim *that he redeemed them from the hand of the foe.He gathered them out of the lands; *from the east and from the west / from the north and from thesouth. Some were fools and took to re-bel-lious ways; *they were afflicted be-cause of their sins.They abhorred all manner of food *and drew near to death’s door.Then they cried to the LORD in their trou-ble, *and he delivered them from their distress.He sent forth his word and heal’d them *and saved them from the grave.Let them give thanks to the LORD for his mer-cy *and the wonders he does for his chil-dren.
Let them offer a sacrifice of thanks-gi-ving *and tell of his acts with shouts of joy.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 LETTER OF PAUL TO THE EPHESIANS 2: 1–10 Read by Muriel BeardYou were dead through the trespasses and sins inwhich you once lived, following the course of thisworld, following the ruler of the power of the air, thespirit that is now at work among those who aredisobedient. All of us once lived among them in thepassions of our ﬂesh, following the desires of ﬂeshand senses, and we were by nature children of wrath,like everyone else. But God, who is rich in mercy,out of the great love with which he loved us evenwhen we were dead through our trespasses, made usalive together with Christ—by grace you have beensaved—and raised us up with him and seated us withhim in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that inthe ages to come he might show the immeasurableriches of his grace in kindness toward us in ChristJesus. For by grace you have been saved throughfaith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift ofGod—not the result of works, so that no one mayboast. For we are what he has made us, created inChrist Jesus for good works, which God preparedbeforehand to be our way of life.Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People: Thanks be toGod.
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: God so loved the world that he gave his only Son: everyone who believes in him has eternal life.All: Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory 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 3: 14-21.All: Glory be to thee, O Lord.Jesus said, “Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in thewilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, thatwhoever believes in him may have eternal life. ForGod so loved the world that he gave his only Son, sothat everyone who believes in him may not perishbut may have eternal life. Indeed, God did not sendthe Son into the world to condemn the world, but inorder that the world might be saved through him.Those who believe in him are not condemned; butthose who do not believe are condemned already,because they have not believed in the name of theonly Son of God. And this is the judgement, that thelight has come into the world, and people loveddarkness rather than light because their deeds wereevil. For all who do evil hate the light and do notcome to the light, so that their deeds may not be
exposed. But those who do what is true come to thelight, so that it may be clearly seen that their deedshave been done in God.”Gospeller: The Gospel of Christ.All: Praise be to thee, O Christ.HomilySolo Jesus, Savior, I am Thine (from ‘St. Matthew Passion’) - J. S. Bach (Virginia Wright, mezzo-soprano) - Jesus, Savior, I am Thine Come and dwell my heart within. All things else I count but loss, And I glory in thy cross. Dearer than the world beside Is the Savior who hath died.Affirmation of Faith p. 234Prayers of the People led by Sue Ann EliteSharing Christ’s PeaceCelebrant: The Peace of the Lord be always with you.All: And also with you.We Offer Our Gifts to GodOffertory Hymn 551 “My faith looks up to thee” (Olivet)The Eucharist: God’s Spirit Transforms Our GiftsPrayer Over the Gifts: God of mercy and compassion, yourWord calls us home to faith and love. Accept all we offer youthis day, in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen.Eucharistic Prayer A p. 241The Lord’s Prayer (said) p. 245The Breaking of the Bread
Celebrant: We break this bread,All: Communion in Christ’s body once brokenCelebrant: Let your Church be the wheat which bears its fruit in dying.All: 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 receiving bread and wine, we would be pleased if you would join us at the Lord’s Table for a blessing.”Communion Hymn 72 “Bread of Heaven” (Jesu, meine Zuversicht)Communion Motet Schaffe in mir, Gott, ein rein Herz - Brahms Create in me, O God, a pure heart, And grant anew a right spirit within me.Prayer after Communion: (Please stand.) Giver of life, youenlighten all who come into the world. Fill our hearts withthe splendour of your grace, that we may perfectly love youand worthily praise your holy name, through Jesus Christthe Lord. Amen.Doxology p. 247The BlessingAnnouncementsRecessional Hymn 398 “Let us with a gladsome mind” (Monkland)DismissalOrgan Postlude Divertimento - Frederick Karam
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’s Liturgical Team:Celebrant & Homilist: The Rev. Dr. Harold ShepherdDeacon: The Rev. Grace Caldwell-HillCommunion Minister: Marina RussouwOrganist & Choirmaster: Neil HoultonServer: Anne StrainSidespeople: (Team 4) Captain – Art Lowe;Gary Davenport, Harold Sanders, Janis Clennett,Marina Russouw, Rueben RussouwChancel Guild: Muriel BeardToday we remember in our Prayers:Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, Crosslinks Housing & SupportServices (LOFT)Parish Cycle of Prayer, Our Lay Anointers LIFE AND MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITYLenten Study Series: Ethical Decision-Making and theHebrew Bible - Work sessions will be held in the side chapel
following the 10:30 service. A light lunch will be available inRev. Shepherd’s study. Everyone is welcome. This week: Elijahand the Strategic RetreatTaizé tonightFor a time of quiet contemplation, gentle music and prayer,come to the Taizé service here this evening and bring a friend.Doors open at 6:30; service starts at 7:00 PM.Monday Night Bible studyBible study with Grace’s will continue Monday, March 19that 7:00 PM in the rector’s study. The topic will be “The Healingof Jairus’ Daughter.” All are welcome.Next week’s guest speakerChris Miller is an activist theologian in the Anglican tradition.Chris has studied theology at St Paul University in Ottawa andat the Toronto School of Theology and works for the StudentChristian Movement as an organizer, trainer, and fundraiser, andfor Real Food for Real Kids as the Elementary School LunchClub Coordinator. Chris is active in community education andaction on issues ranging from anti-poverty, and youth work topeace and nonviolence.Concert postponedWe regret that the Music for Saxophone and Organ concertscheduled for next Sunday has had to be postponed until a laterdate.For Lent
Please 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.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 and pleasenote that no prior experience is necessary. All are welcome tocome to this free event. Monday, April 2nd, Tuesday, April 3rdand Wednesday, April 4th – 6:45 to 8:30 PM. Church of St.Luke, 904 Coxwell Ave. 416-421-6878Book Club hosts author next monthThe St. Barnabas Book Club will be hosting a reading byAndrew Borokowski on Wednesday, April 4th at 10:30 AM inthe rector’s study. The book under discussion is his CopernicusAvenue.
WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK?Thursday, March 22nd 11 AM–1 PM Doors Open for Prayer Thursday, March 22nd 12 noon Holy Eucharist In the Chancel Sunday, March 25th 12:30 PM Lenten Series In the Chapel WORSHIP SCHEDULE Thursday, March 22nd 12 noon Holy Eucharist In the Chancel Sunday, March 25th Fifth Sunday in Lent 9:00 AM Said Eucharist 10:30 AM Choral Eucharist Guest Speaker: Chris Miller Readings: Jeremiah 31: 31-34; Psalm 119: 9-16 Hebrews 5: 5-10; John 12: 20-33
ReflectionCLERGY The Rev. Dr. Harold ShepherdHONORARY ASSISTANT Fr. David Hoopes, OHCDEACON The Rev. Grace Caldwell-Hill
LEADERSHIP TEAM Gary Davenport, Jane Smith Lyn Inniss, Everod Miller, Jan BookerORGANIST & CHOIRMASTER Neil HoultonPARISH ADMINISTRATOR Mary Roycroft RanniORGANIST EMERITUS Dr. Eugene Gates