St. Barnabas on the Danforth The Church in the Marketplace Embracing the Community 10:30 a.m. Fifth Sunday in Lent March 17, 2013 361 Danforth Ave., Toronto 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 CommunityOur 10:30 AM Worship Service begins on page 230 of the green Book of Alternative Services. Organ Prelude Voluntary in F minor - Maurice Greene The Gathering of God’s PeopleOpening Hymn 432 “Jesus calls us! O’er the tumult”Service Music: Missa L’Hora Passa – Ludovico daViadanaThe Penitential RiteThe sacrifice of God is a broken and contrite heart. O God, youwill 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 havedone 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 you, pardon and deliver youfrom all your sins, confirm and strengthen you in all goodness,
and keep you in eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.Amen.Kyrie eleisonChriste eleisonKyrie eleisonCollect of the Day: Most merciful God, by the death andresurrection of your Son Jesus Christ, you created humanityanew. May the power of his victorious cross transform thosewho turn in faith to him who lives and reigns with youand the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.Children’s Focus Teresa Johnson The Proclamation of the WordA READING FROM THE BOOK OF ISAIAH 43: 16-21 Read by Teresa JohnsonThus says the Lord, who makes a way in the sea, a path in themighty waters, who brings out chariot and horse, army andwarrior; they lie down, they cannot rise, they are extinguished,quenched like a wick: Do not remember the former things, orconsider the things of old. I am about to do a new thing; now itsprings forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in thewilderness and rivers in the desert. The wild animals willhonour me, the jackals and the ostriches; for I give water in thewilderness, rivers in the desert, to give drink to my chosenpeople, the people whom I formed for myself so that they mightdeclare my praise.The word of the Lord.Thanks be to God.PSALM 126
When the LORD restored the for-tunes of Zi-on, *then were we like those who dream.Then was our mouth fill’d with laugh-ter, *and our tongue with shouts of joy.Then they said a-mong the na-tions, *“The LORD has done great things for them.”The LORD has done great things for us, *and we are glad in-deed.Restore our for-tunes, O LORD, *like the watercourses of the Ne-gev.Those who sow’d with tears *will reap with songs of joy.Those who go out weeping, carry-ing the seed, *will come again with joy should-er-ing their sheaves. Glory be to the Father and to the Son:and to the Holy Spi-rit.As it was in the beginning is now and e-ver shall be:world without end A-men.A READING FROM THE LETTER OF PAUL TO THEPHILIPPIANS 3: 4b-14 Read by Helen TaylorIf anyone else has reason to be confident in the flesh, I havemore: circumcised on the eighth day, a member of the people ofIsrael, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew born of Hebrews;as to the law, a Pharisee, as to zeal, a persecutor of the church;as to righteousness under the law, blameless. Yet whatever gainsI had, these I have come to regard as loss because of Christ.More than that, I regard everything as loss because of thesurpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sakeI have suffered the loss of all things, and I regard them asrubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not
having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, butone that comes through faith in Christ, the righteousnessfrom God based on faith. I want to know Christ and the powerof his resurrection and the sharing of his sufferings by becominglike him in his death, if somehow I may attain the resurrectionfrom the dead. Not that I have already obtained this or havealready reached the goal; but I press on to make it my own,because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Beloved, I do notconsider that I have made it my own; but this one thing I do:forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what liesahead. I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenlycall of God in Christ Jesus.The word of the Lord.Thanks be to God. Gospel Acclamation: Choir: Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory. Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternalglory.All: Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory. Praise to you, O Christ, King ofeternal glory.Choir: Seek good and not evil that you may live, and the Lord God of hosts may truly bewith you. All: Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory. Praise to you, O Christ, King ofeternal glory. Gospeller: The Lord be with you.
All: And also with you.Gospeller: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John 12: 1-8.All: Glory be to thee, O Lord.Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the homeof Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. There they gavea dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of thoseat the table with him. Mary took a pound of costly perfumemade of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them withher hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (the one who was aboutto betray him), said, “Why was this perfume not sold for threehundred denarii and the money given to the poor?” (He said thisnot because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief;he kept the common purse and used to steal what was put intoit.) Jesus said, “Leave her alone. She bought it so that she mightkeep it for the day of my burial. You always have the poor withyou, but you do not always have me.”Gospeller: The Gospel of Christ:All: Praise be to thee, O Christ.Homily Fr Jonathan EayrsAffirmation of Faith (Please stand as able.)The Nicene Creed p. 234Prayers of the People led by Rhonda Boyce(Please kneel, as able, for the Prayers of the People)Sharing Christ’s Peace The Celebration of the Eucharist All who are baptized into Christ with water in the Name of the Holy Trinity are welcome to receive Holy Communion. If you will not be
receiving, you are invited to come to the Communion rail for a blessing. Please indicate this by crossing your arms over your chestOffertory HymnI cannot tell why He, whom angels worship,Should set His love upon the sons of men,Or why, as Shepherd, He should seek the wand’rers,To bring them back, they know not how or when.But this I know, that He was born of Mary,When Bethl’hem’s manger was His only home,And that He lived at Nazareth and labored,And so the Savior, Savior of the world, is come.I cannot tell how silently He suffered,As with His peace He graced this place of tears,Or how His heart upon the Cross was broken,The crown of pain to three and thirty years.But this I know, He heals the broken-hearted,And stays our sin, and calms our lurking fear,And lifts the burden from the heavy laden,For yet the Savior, Savior of the world, is here.Anthem: Lord, let me know mine end – Maurice Greene (pleasesee text in Music Notes)Prayer over the Gifts: Eternal God, your only Son suffereddeath upon the cross to bring the world salvation. Acceptthe praise and thanksgiving we offer you this day, in thename of Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen.Eucharistic Prayer A p. 241The Lord’s Prayer p. 245The Breaking of the BreadCelebrant: We break this bread,
All: Communion in Christ’s body once brokenCelebrant: Let your Church be the wheat which bears its fruit in dyingAll: If we have died with him, we shall live with him; if we hold firm, we shall reign with him.Communion Hymns 65 “Here, Lord, we take the broken bread” The Lenten ProsePrayer after Communion: Merciful God, you have called usto your table and fed us with the bread of life. Draw us andall people to your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.The Doxology p. 247The BlessingAnnouncementsClosing Hymn 505 “Be thou my vision”Dismissal Deacon Grace Caldwell-HillOrgan Postlude Chorale Prelude on “St. Columba” - Charles Villiers StanfordWe 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:Presider & Homilist: Fr. Jonathan EayrsDeacon: The Rev. Grace Caldwell-HillOrganist: Neil HoultonCommunion Minister: Eleanor MorganSidespeople: (Team 4 ) Captain – Art Lowe;Gary Davenport, Harold Sanders, Janis Clennett,
Marina Russouw, Rueben Russouw, Dr. John HarrisChancel Guild: Grace Caldwell-Hill, Lyn InnissToday we remember in our Prayers:Anglican Cycle of Prayer, The Bishop, People & Clergyof the Diocese of QuebecDiocesan Cycle of Prayer, St Mark, WarsawDeanery Cycle of Prayer, St. Matthew’sParish Cycle of Prayer, Our Book Club MinistryOutreach & Advocacy Cycle, St. Aidan’s, Toronto &St. Andrew-by-the-Lake Music Notes:In honour of St. Patrick all of this morning’s hymn texts ortunes are of Irish origin.One of the most prolific hymn writers of the 19th century wasCecil Frances Humphreys Alexander (1818-1895). Alexander’shusband was William Alexander, bishop of Derry and Raphoe,and later the Anglican primate for Ireland. Cecil and her sisterfounded a school for the deaf, and she set up the Girls’ FriendlySociety in Londonderry. Cecil Alexander wrote about 400hymns in her lifetime, including ‘Once in royal David’s city’,‘All things bright and beautiful’, ‘There is a green hill faraway’ and ‘Jesus calls us o’er the tumult’.Although written by an English-born Canadian professor(Wycliffe College) and later an Australian bishop, Charles VennPilcher (who, incidentally, also played bass clarinet in theToronto Symphony from 1909 to 1918), the text of “Here, Lord,we take the broken bread” is set to a traditional Irish tune (St.Columba) which was arranged by the Irish-born composer, SirCharles Stanford.
Perhaps the most famous Irish hymn is “Be Thou My Vision”.The words are attributed to Dallan Forgaill from the 8th Centuryand versed by Eleanor H. Hull in 1912. The melody is ‘Slane’,of Irish folk origin. Its named after Slane Hill where in 433 ADSt. Patrick lit a fire in honor of Easter and in defiance of HighKing Logaires decree that no-one should light fires before hispagan holiday was celebrated. Logaire was so impressed byPatrick’s devotion that, despite his defiance (or perhaps becauseof it), he let him continue his missionary work.“Lord, let me know mine end” is arguably the best anthemwritten in 18th century England. The text is taken from Psalm39 in which the psalmist recognises the brevity and uncertaintyof life, the sinfulness of man and the need to live a life pleasingto God, as this is his only hope. This beautiful and sincereanthem by Maurice Greene (1696-1755) contains expressiveand effective contrapuntal vocal parts over an organaccompaniment, a rarity in its day. The duet for soprano andalto in the middle of the anthem finds the two voices interlacingand changing position as they consider the futility of mansdesires. Lord, let me know mine end and the number of my days, That I may be certified how long I have to live. Behold, Thou hast made my days as it were a span long; And mine age is as nothing in respect of Thee, And verily, evry man living is altogether vanity, For man walketh in a vain shadow And disquieteth himself in vain, He heapeth up riches and cannot tell who shall gather them. And now, Lord, what is my hope? Truly my hope is even in Thee. Hear my prayr, O Lord And with Thy ears consider my calling, Hold not Thy peace at my tears!
O spare me a little, that I may recover my strength before I go hence And be no more seen. LIFE AND MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITYPick up your letter!Please pick up your Holy Week letter from Fr Jonathan from theback of the church today.Sunday schoolThe children will go to the Study for Sunday school followingthe Children’s Focus this morning.Palm Sunday/Good Friday PracticesToday at 11:45 AM there will be a brief run through for readerstaking part in next Sunday’s Passion readings.Lenten Study Concludes Today!Please note that today will be the concluding session of ourStudy of Hebrews. This will enable the rehearsal of the GoodFriday presentation to take place next Sunday. Thank you foryour understanding. Fr JTaizé tonightThe Taizé candlelight service takes place at 7:00 this evening;doors open at 6:30. Bring a friend and relax in this time ofmeditation, chant and prayer.
Bible study this weekMonday night Bible study in the rector’s study continues onMarch 18th at 7:00 PM. All are welcome.Good Friday RehearsalFollowing next Sunday’s 10:30 service (March 24) there will bea rehearsal for all those taking part in the Good Fridaypresentation. Please speak with Fr Jonathan if you cannot makethis important practice. An alternate time can be arranged forthose requiring it.30 March Holy Saturday Cleaning Bee at St B’sFrom 10 AM onwards. An invitation to do some springcleaning, polishing, dusting at St. Barnabas. Refreshments willbe available. WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK?
Thursday, March 21st 12 noon Holy Eucharist In the Chancel Thursday, March 21st 8:00 PM Choir Practice In the downstairs choir room WORSHIP SCHEDULE Thursday, March 21st 12 noon Holy Eucharist In the Chancel Sunday, March 24th Palm Sunday 9:00 AM Said Eucharist 10:30 AM Choral Eucharist Readings this week: Isaiah 50: 4–9A; Psalm 31: 9–16 Philippians 2:5–11; Luke 23:1–49 CLERGY Fr. Jonathan EayrsHONORARY 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