St. Barnabas (Chester) Anglican Church The Church in the Marketplace Embracing the Community Epiphany 5 February 5, 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 185 of the green Book of Alternative Services. The hymns can be found in the blue Book of Common Praise.Organ Prelude Intermezzo - Healey WillanThe 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: Merciful Lord, grant to yourfaithful people pardon and peace, that we may becleansed from all our sins and serve you with aquiet mind; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who isalive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, oneGod, now and for ever. Amen.Children’s FocusA READING FROM THE BOOK OF ISAIAH 40: 21-31 read by Rueben RussouwHave you not known? Have you not heard? Has it notbeen told you from the beginning? Have you notunderstood from the foundations of the earth? It ishe who sits above the circle of the earth, and its
inhabitants are like grasshoppers; who stretches outthe heavens like a curtain, and spreads them like atent tolive in; who brings princes to naught, and makes therulers of the earth as nothing. Scarcely are theyplanted, scarcely sown,scarcely has their stem taken root in the earth, whenhe blows upon them, and they wither, and thetempest carries them off like stubble. To whom thenwill you compare me, or who is myequal? says the Holy One. Lift up your eyes on highand see: Who created these? He who brings out theirhost and numbers them, calling them all by name;because he is great in strength, mighty in power, notone is missing. Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak,O Israel, “My way is hidden from the Lord, and myright is disregarded by my God”? Have you notknown? Have you not heard? The Lord is theeverlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.He does not faint or grow weary; hisunderstanding is unsearchable. He gives power tothe faint, and strengthens the powerless. Evenyouths will faint and be weary, and the young will fallexhausted; but those who wait for the Lord shallrenew their strength, they shall mount up with wingslike eagles, they shall run and not be weary, theyshall walk and not faint.Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People.Thanks be to God.PSALM 147: 1-12, 21 (sung) (Tone VIII.1)
How good it is to sing praises to our God: how pleasant it is to hon-our him with praise.The Lord rebuilds Jer-u-sa-lem: he gathers the ex-iles of Israel.He heals the bro-ken-heart-ed: and binds up their wounds.He counts the number of the stars: and calls them all by their names.Great is our Lord and mighty in pow-er: there is no limit to his wisdom.The Lord lifts up the low-ly: but casts the wick-ed to the ground.Sing to the Lord with thanks-giv-ing: make music to our God upon the harp. He covers the heavens with clouds * and pre-pares rain for the earth;He makes grass to grow upon the moun-tains * and green plants to serve man-kind.He provides food for flocks and herds * and for the young ra-vens when they cry.He is not impressed by the might of a horse; * he has no pleasure in the strength of a man;But the Lord has pleasure in those who fear him,* in those who await his gra-cious fav-our.He has not done so to any other na-tion;* to them he has not re-veal’d his judge-ments.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 PAUL TO THE
CORINTHIANS 9: 16-23 read by MarinaRussouwIf I proclaim the gospel, this gives me no ground forboasting, for an obligation is laid on me, and woe tome if I do not proclaim the gospel! For if I do this ofmy own will, I havea reward; but if not of my own will, I am entrustedwith a commission. What then is my reward? Justthis: that in my proclamation I may make the gospelfree of charge, so as not to make full use of myrights in the gospel. For though I am free withrespect to all, I have made myself a slave to all, sothat I might win more of them. To the Jews I becameas a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under thelaw I became as one under the law (though I myselfam not under the law) so that I might win thoseunder the law. To those outside the law I became asone outside the law (though I am not free from God’slaw but am under Christ’s law) so that I might winthose outside the law. To the weak I became weak,so that I might win the weak. I have become allthings to all people, that I might by all means savesome. I do it all for the sake of the gospel, so that Imay share in its blessings.Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People.Thanks be to God.Choir: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!All: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!Choir: God is to be feared in his holy place He is the Lord Israel’s God: He gives strength and power to his people bless-ed be GodAll: 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 Mark 1: 29-39.All: Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.As soon as they left the synagogue, they entered thehouse of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever,and they told Jesusabout her at once. He came and took her by thehand and lifted her up. Then the fever left her, andshe began to serve them. That evening, at sundown,they brought to him all who were sick or possessedwith demons. And the whole city was gatheredaround the door. And he cured many who were sickwith various diseases, and cast out many demons;and he would not permit the demons to speak,because they knew him. In the morning, while it wasstill very dark, he got up and went out to adeserted place and there he prayed. And Simon andhis companions hunted for him. When they foundhim, they said to him, “Everyone is searching foryou.” He answered, “Let us go on to theneighbouring towns, so that I may proclaim themessage there also; for that is what I came out todo.” And he went throughout Galilee, proclaimingthe message in their synagogues and casting outdemons.Gospeller: The Gospel of ChristAll: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.
HomilyAnthem God be in my head - Andrew Carter God be in my head, and in my understanding; God be in mine eyes, and in my looking; God be in my mouth, and in my speaking; God be in my heart, and in my thinking; God be at mine end, and at my departing.Prayers of the People led by Rhonda BoyceConfession and Absolution p. 191We Share the Peace of ChristWe Offer Our Gifts to GodOffertory Hymn 384 “Praise to the Lord, the almighty” (Lobe den Herren)Prayer over the Gifts: God of compassion andforgiveness, receive our offering this day, andmake us one with him who is our peace, JesusChrist our Saviour. 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 1 p. 193The Lord’s Prayer (said) p. 211The 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 bread.
Communion Hymn 48 “Let all mortal flesh” (Picardy)Prayer after Communion: Eternal God, in you we ﬁndpeace beyond all telling. May we who share inthis heavenly banquet be instruments of yourpeace on earth, in the name of Jesus Christ theLord. Amen.Sharing God’s Love in the WorldThe Doxology p. 214AnnouncementsRecessional Hymn 577 “God of grace and God of glory” (Cwm Rhondda)DismissalOrgan Postlude Sabbath Joy - NormanWarrenWe 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 ShepherdHonorary Assistant: Fr. David HoopesDeacon: The Rev. Grace Caldwell-HillCommunion Minister: Marina RussouwChildren’s Focus: Teresa JohnsonOrganist & Choirmaster: Neil HoultonServer: Anne StrainSidespeople: (Team 3) Captain – Michael Miller;Bill Strain, Doug Inniss, Lester Miller, Jane Smith
Chancel Guild: Teresa JohnsonToday we remember in our Prayers:Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, Continuing Indaba ProcessDeanery Cycle of Prayer, St. Barnabas (Chester)Parish Cycle of Prayer, Our Children’s MinistryMusic Notes:Healey Willan (1880-1968) was in his lifetime the ‘dean ofCanadian composers’, having produced a prodigious amount ofmusic not only for the church and organ but also chamber andorchestral music as well as an opera. He was also responsiblefor teaching many of the next generation’s composers at theRoyal Conservatory of Music in addition to his work at theChurch of St. Mary Magdalene. Today’s prelude, “Intermezzo”,is from a suite of five pieces that Dr. Willan composed to showoff the organ at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church in Ottawa.Andrew Carter (born 1939), who wrote today’s anthem, is aprolific English composer whose style is similar to that of thebetter-known (and even more prolific) John Rutter. The text ofthe anthem is an ancient one, from a publication called theSarum Primer, originally published in England in 1514.Norman Warren (born 1934) was educated at Dulwich College,Corpus Christi College, and Ridley Hall Theological College inCambridge, and was ordained in the Church of England in 1961.He served as vicar of St. Pauls Church, Leamington Spa(1963-1977), rector of Morden (1977-1989), and since 1989 hasbeen archdeacon of Rochester. Warren was a member of theJubilate Group committees that published Psalm Praise (1973)and Hymns for Todays Church (1982). He has composed overone hundred hymn tunes as well as this morning’s postlude,“Sabbath Joy”.
LIFE AND MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITYWelcomeThis morning we welcome the Rev. Dr. Harold Shepherd asour new Interim Priest-in-Charge.No Monday Night Bible study this weekThere will be no Monday night Bible study this week. It willresume at 7 PM in the rector’s study on Monday, February13th when the Parable of the Talents and Rewards will bediscussed. The lesson will be Matthew 25: 14-30. All arewelcome.Vestry in two weeksOur annual Vestry meeting will take place following the 10:30service on February 19th. Please plan to attend. The reports willbe available to take home and read next Sunday.You are invited to our ANNUAL PANCAKE SUPPER!We invite you to our Pancake Supper on Tuesday, February 21stat St. Barnabas Church in the Upper Hall. Entrance is offHampton Ave. We will be serving sausages, juice, coffee andtea along with our fluffy light pancakes. Dinner will be servedbetween 5 and 7 PM. Adults $5.00; children $3.00.
WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK?Thursday, February 9th 11 AM – 1 PM Doors Open for Prayer Thursday, February 9th 12 noon Choir Practice In the downstairs choir room WORSHIP SCHEDULE Thursday, February 9th 12 noon Holy Eucharist In the Chancel Sunday, February 12th Sixth Sunday after Epiphany 9:00 AM Said Eucharist 10:30 AM Choral Eucharist 7:00 PM Taizé Readings: 2 Kings 5: 1-14; Psalm 30 1 Corinthians 9: 24-27; Mark 1: 40-45
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