St. Barnabas (Chester) Anglican Church The Church in the Marketplace Embracing the Community “Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” - John 6: 35 10:30 AM Sunday, August 12, 2012 Pentecost 11 361 Danforth Ave., Toronto, Ont. M4K 1P1 416-463-1344 www.stbarnabas-toronto.comLet 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 Canon - Nadia BoulangerThe Gathering of God’s PeopleOpening Hymn 85 “Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless” (St. Agnes)GreetingCollect for Purity p. 230The Summary of the Law p. 231The Gloria p. 231Collect for the Day Almighty God, you sent your Holy Spiritto be the life and light of your Church. Open our hearts tothe riches of your grace, that we may bring forth the fruit ofthe Spirit in love, joy, and peace; through Jesus Christ ourLord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,one God, now and for ever. Amen.The Story of God’s PeopleA READING FROM THE SECOND BOOK OFSAMUEL 18: 5–9, 15, 31–33 read by Everod Miller5The king ordered Joab and Abishai and Ittai, saying, “Dealgently for my sake with the young man Absalom.” And all thepeople heard when the king gave orders to all the commandersconcerning Absalom. 6So the army went out into the fieldagainst Israel; and the battle was fought in the forest of
Ephraim. 7The men of Israel were defeated there by the servantsof David, and the slaughter there was great on that day, twentythousand men. 8The battle spread over the face of all thecountry; and the forest claimed more victims that day than thesword. 9Absalom happened to meet the servants of David.Absalom was riding on his mule, and the mule went under thethick branches of a great oak. His head caught fast in the oak,and he was left hanging between heaven and earth, while themule that was under him went on. 15And ten young men, Joab’sarmour-bearers, surrounded Absalom and struck him, and killedhim. 31Then the Cushite came; and the Cushite said, “Goodtidings for my lord the king! For the Lord has vindicated youthis day, delivering you.” 32The king said to the Cushite, “Is itwell with the young man Absalom?” The Cushite answered,“May the enemies of my lord the king, and all who rise up to doyou harm, be like that young man.” 33The king was deeplymoved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept;and as he went, he said, “O my son Absalom, my son, my sonAbsalom! Would I had died instead of you, O Absalom, my son,my son!”Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People:Thanks be to God.PSALM 1301Out of the depths have I called to you, O Lord;Lord, hear my voice; let your ears consider well the voice of my supplication.2If you, Lord, were to note what is done amiss, O Lord, who could stand?3For there is forgiveness with you; therefore you shall be feared.4I wait for the Lord; my soul waits for him;
in his word is my hope.5My soul waits for the Lord,more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning.6O Israel, wait for the Lord, for with the Lord there is mercy;7With him there is plenteous redemption, and he shall redeem Israel from all their sins.Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.A READING FROM THE LETTER OF PAUL TO THEEPHESIANS 4: 25—5: 2 read by Joyce Connell25So then, putting away falsehood, let all of us speak the truth toour neighbours, for we are members of one another. 26Be angrybut do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27anddo not make room for the devil. 28Thieves must give up stealing;rather let them labour and work honestly with their own hands,so as to have something to share with the needy. 29Let no eviltalk come out of your mouths, but only what is useful forbuilding up, as there is need, so that your words may give graceto those who hear. 30And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God,with which you were marked with a seal for the day ofredemption. 31Put away from you all bitterness and wrath andanger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice, 32andbe kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, asGod in Christ has forgiven you. 1Therefore be imitators of God,as beloved children, 2and live in love, as Christ loved us andgave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People:Thanks be to God.The GospelThe Lord be with you. And with thy spirit.The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according toJohn 6: 35, 41-51.Glory be to thee, O Lord.35Jesus said to the people, “I am the bread of life. Whoevercomes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in mewill never be thirsty.” 41Then the Jews began to complain abouthim because he said, “I am the bread that came down fromheaven.” 42They were saying, “Is not this Jesus, the son ofJoseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he nowsay, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” 43Jesus answered them,“Do not complain among yourselves. 44No one can come to meunless drawn by the Father who sent me; and I will raise thatperson up on the last day. 45It is written in the prophets, ‘Andthey shall all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard andlearned from the Father comes to me. 46Not that anyone has seenthe Father except the one who is from God; he has seen theFather. 47Very truly, I tell you, whoever believes has eternal life.48I am the bread of life. 49Your ancestors ate the manna in thewilderness, and they died. 50This is the bread that comes downfrom heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. 51I am theliving bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of thisbread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the lifeof the world is my flesh.”The Gospel of Christ. Praise be to thee, O Christ.Homily
Affirmation of Faith p. 234Prayers of the People led by Sue Ann EliteConfession & Absolution p. 238Sharing Christ’s PeaceWe Offer Our Gifts to GodOffertory Hymn 508 “I heard the voice of Jesus say” (Kingsfold)Prayer Over the Gifts: Father, receive all we offer you thisday, and grant that in this eucharist we may be enriched bythe gifts of the Spirit. We ask this in the name of JesusChrist our Lord. Amen.The Eucharist: God’s Spirit Transforms Our Gifts We invite those who wish to receive the Sacrament of Anointing to proceed to the chapel and then come up to receive communion.Eucharistic Prayer A p. 241The Lord’s Prayer p. 245Celebrant: 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. “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.”Prayer after Communion: Eternal God, grant to your Churchthe unity and peace that we have tasted in this eucharist, thefruit of your life-giving Spirit. We ask this in the name ofJesus Christ the Lord. Amen.
Sharing God’s Love in the WorldDoxology p. 247The BlessingAnnouncementsFinal Hymn 353 “My God, how endless is your love” (Wareham)DismissalOrgan Postlude Exultemus - June Nixon The flowers at the altar are dedicated to the Glory of God, in loving memory of Geoffrey Hill, a gift of Grace Caldwell-Hill. 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-HillOrganist: Neil HoultonCommunion Minister: Janet BookerSidesteam: Team 3: Michael Miller - (Captain); Bill Strain,Doug Inniss, Lester Miller, Jane SmithChancel Guild: Joyce Connell, Winnifred DottinToday we remember in our Prayers:Diocesan Cycle, Holland DeaneryDeanery Cycle, St. Columba & All Hallows
Parish Cycle, Mary, Our Parish AdministratorSJA, Cycle, St. Mark & Calvary, Toronto & St. Mark, Midland LIFE AND MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITYMonday Night Bible studyBible study in the rector’s study resumes on August 13th at 7:00PM. We will be studying The Parable Of The Rich Fool -Luke 12: 13 - 21. All are welcome.Final summer concertThe last concert in the Summer Saturday series happens thiscoming Saturday, August 18th at 12:30 PM. Fiona Strachanhas put together a programme that will appeal to everyone,songs as well as music for flute. Please join us and help bringthe series to a rousing finish. A donation of a toonie is all weask.Bake Sale in support of the Organ Restoration Fund .....Saturday, August 18th from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PMThe sale will precede Fiona Strachans concert which begins at12:30 PM. Please come and support us if you are able.
Neil on holiday for three weeksNeil will be away on holiday the next three Sundays, beginningnext week, and Peter Dunphy will be filling in.Mark this date on your calendarsFormer parishioner Hilda Bell will be visiting Toronto and willpreach at the 10:30 service on August 26th … she’s sure to beinteresting!Kids always welcome!Sunday school will resume in the fall. Meanwhile, children areinvited to make use of the quiet play area at the back of thechurch.Book Club in SeptemberThe next meeting of the St. Barnabas Book Club will take placein the rector’s study on September 5th, when The Seven StoreyMountain by Thomas Merton will be discussed.WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE HYMNS?Over the next few weeks I’ll be working on the choosing ofmusic (hymns, anthems, organ music, etc.) for the September toChristmas period, and would appreciate your input, especiallyhymn recommendations. Do you have favourites that wehaven’t sung for a while? Please let me know. There’s a sheetat the back of the church on which you can write them down(anonymously if you prefer), and I’ll do my best to incorporatethem into a service this fall/early winter.
Selecting hymns for services isn’t just a process ofplucking them out of the air (although sometimes in desperationthis is the case!). I try, as far as possible, to link them to thegospel and other readings of the day. To choose them inadvance for a period of 3 or 4 months is a task that takes manyhours of reading the lessons, ruminating, researching andjuggling so that there is a good balance of old and new, familiarand unfamiliar, and so on. Over the past couple of years we’vebeen introduced to several hymns new to St. Barnabas’congregation, and this will continue. Eventually, these newhymns often become old favourites! Your help in this will beappreciated!Neil WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK? Monday, August 13th 7:00 PM Bible study In the rector’s study Saturday, August 18th 11 AM - 12:30 PM Bake Sale At the back of the church in support of the organ restoration fund Saturday, August 18th 12:30 PM Summer Saturday concert Fiona Strachan, soprano & flute
WORSHIP SCHEDULEThursday, August 16th 12 noon Holy Eucharist In the Chancel Sunday, August 19th Pentecost 12 9:00 AM Quiet Communion 10:30 AM Sung EucharistReadings: 1 Kings 2: 10-12, 3: 3-14; Psalm 111 Ephesians 5: 15-20; John 6: 51-58
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