St. Barnabas (Chester) Anglican Church The Church in the Marketplace Embracing the Community Pentecost 25 Sunday, November 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 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: 1. Prélude à l’Introït - 3. Élévation –4. Communion - Charles Tournemire (1870-1939) (played by Peter Dunphy)The Gathering of God’s PeopleOpening Hymn 434 “The love of Jesus calls us”Service Music: John MerbeckeGreetingCollect for Purity p. 230The Summary of the Law p. 231The Gloria p. 231Collect for the Day: Almighty God, you sent your SonJesus Christ to be the light of the world. Free usfrom all that darkens and ensnares us, and bringus to eternal light and joy; through the power ofhim who is alive and reigns with you and theHoly Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.Children’s Focus led by Mara HarrisThe Story of God’s PeopleA READING FROM THE FIRST BOOK OF SAMUEL 1: 4-20
Read by Dr. Neville ReidOn the day when Elkanah sacrificed, he would give portions tohis wife Peninnah and to all her sons and daughters; but toHannah he gave a double portion, because he loved her, thoughthe Lord had closed her womb. Her rival used to provoke herseverely, to irritate her, because the Lord had closed her womb.So it went on year by year; as often as she went up to the houseof the Lord, she used to provoke her. Therefore Hannah weptand would not eat. Her husband Elkanah said to her, “Hannah,why do you weep? Why do you not eat? Why is your heart sad?Am I not more to you than ten sons?” After they had eaten anddrunk at Shiloh, Hannah rose and presented herself before theLord. Now Eli the priest was sitting on the seat beside thedoorpost of the temple of the Lord. She was deeply distressedand prayed to the Lord, and wept bitterly. She made this vow:“O Lord of hosts, if only you will look on the misery of yourservant, and remember me, and not forget your servant, but willgive to your servant a male child, then I will set him before youas a nazirite until the day of his death. He shall drink neitherwine nor intoxicants, and no razor shall touch his head.” As shecontinued praying before the Lord, Eli observed her mouth.Hannah was praying silently; only her lips moved, but her voicewas not heard; therefore Eli thought she was drunk. So Eli saidto her, “How long will you make a drunken spectacle ofyourself? Put away your wine.” But Hannah answered, “No, mylord, I am a woman deeply troubled; I have drunk neither winenor strong drink, but I have been pouring out my soul before theLord. Do not regard your servant as a worthless woman, for Ihave been speaking out of my great anxiety and vexation all thistime.” Then Eli answered, “Go in peace; the God of Israel grantthe petition you have made to him.” And she said, “Let yourservant find favour in your sight.” Then the woman went to herquarters, ate and drank with her husband, and her countenance
was sad no longer. They rose early in the morning andworshipped before the Lord; then they went back to their houseat Ramah. Elkanah knew his wife Hannah, and the Lordremembered her. In due time Hannah conceived and bore a son.She named him Samuel, for she said, “I have asked him of theLord.”Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People:Thanks be to God.A READING FROM THE FIRST BOOK OF SAMUEL 2: 1-10 (readresponsively)1 Then Hannah prayed and said: "My heart rejoices in theLORD; in the LORD my horn is lifted high. My mouth boastsover my enemies, for I delight in your deliverance. 2 "There isno one holy like the LORD; there is no one besides you;there is no Rock like our God. 3 "Do not keep talking soproudly or let your mouth speak such arrogance, for the LORDis a God who knows, and by him deeds are weighed.4 "Thebows of the warriors are broken, but those who stumbledare armed with strength.5 Those who were full hirethemselves out for food, but those who were hungry hunger nomore. She who was barren has borne seven children, but shewho has had many sons pines away. 6 "The LORD bringsdeath and makes alive; he brings down to the grave andraises up.7 The LORD sends poverty and wealth; he humblesand he exalts.8 He raises the poor from the dust and lifts theneedy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes and hasthem inherit a throne of honor. "For the foundations of theearth are the LORDs; upon them he has set the world. 9 Hewill guard the feet of his saints, but the wicked will be silencedin darkness. "It is not by strength that one prevails; 10 thosewho oppose the LORD will be shattered. He will thunderagainst them from heaven; the LORD will judge the ends ofthe earth. "He will give strength to his king and exalt the
horn of his anointed."Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People:Thanks be to God.A READING FROM THE BOOK OF HEBREWS 10: 11-14,19-25 Read by JennyReidAnd every priest stands day after day at his service,offering again and again the same sacriﬁces that cannever take away sins. But when Christ had offeredfor all time a single sacriﬁce for sins, “he sat down atthe right hand of God,” and since then has beenwaiting “until his enemies would be made a footstoolfor his feet.” For by a single offering he hasperfected for all time those who are sanctiﬁed.Therefore, my friends, since we have conﬁdence toenter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus, by thenew and living way that he opened for us throughthe curtain (that is, through his ﬂesh), and since wehave a great priest over the house of God, let usapproach with a true heart in full assurance of faith,with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evilconscience and our bodies washed with pure water.Let us hold fast to the confession of our hopewithout wavering, for he who has promised isfaithful. And let us consider how to provoke oneanother to love and good deeds, not neglecting tomeet together, as is the habit of some, butencouraging one another, and all the more as yousee the Day approaching.Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People:Thanks be to God.
Gospel AlleluiaChoir: Alleluia Alleluia AlleluiaAll: Alleluia Alleluia AlleluiaCantor: There is no one holy like the LORD there is no one be-sides you; there is no rock like our God.All: Alleluia Alleluia AlleluiaGospeller: The Lord be with you.All: And with thy spirit.Gospeller: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark 13: 1-8.All: Glory be to thee, O Lord.As Jesus came out of the temple, one of his disciplessaid to him, “Look, Teacher, what large stones andwhat large buildings!” Then Jesus asked him, “Doyou see these great buildings? Not one stone will beleft here upon another; all will be thrown down.”When he was sitting on the Mount of Olives oppositethe temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew askedhim privately, “Tell us, when will this be, and whatwill be the sign that all these things are about to beaccomplished?” Then Jesus began to say to them,“Beware that no one leads you astray. Many willcome in my name and say, ‘I am he!’ and they willlead many astray. When you hear of wars andrumours of wars, do not be alarmed; this must takeplace, but the end is still to come. For nation willrise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom;there will be earthquakes in various places; there willbe famines. This is but the beginning of the birthpangs.”
The Gospel of Christ. Praise be to thee, O Christ.HomilySolo I will sing of thy great mercies, O Lord (from St. Paul)- Felix Mendelssohn (Virginia Wright, mezzo soprano)Affirmation of Faith p. 234Prayers of the People led by Joyce ConnellConfession & Absolution p. 238Sharing Christ’s PeaceWe Offer Our Gifts to GodOffertory Hymn 529 “God, my hope on you is founded”Prayer over the Gifts: Holy God, in this eucharist werenew our baptismal covenant. Help us, throughour offering this day, to renounce all things thatdraw us from your love. This we ask in the nameof Jesus Christ 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 (said) p. 245The 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. “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 49 “Draw nigh and take”Prayer after Communion: Gracious God, in thissacrament we have shared the body and blood ofChrist. May we who have been nourished by holythings bear witness to his light, and share in hiseternal priesthood; for he is Lord for ever andever. Amen.Sharing God’s Love in the WorldDoxology p. 247The BlessingAnnouncementsFinal Hymn 491 “The head that once was crowned with thorns”DismissalOrgan Postlude The Prince of Denmark’s March – Jeremiah ClarkeWe 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 loving memory of Norma Ketchen,
a gift from the estate of her husband Bill. Today’s Liturgical Team:Celebrant & Homilist: The Rev. Dr. Harold ShepherdOrganist & Choirmaster: Neil HoultonCommunion Minister: Teresa JohnsonServer: Annie StrainChancel Guild: The Rev. Grace Caldwell-Hill, Lyn InnissSidesteam: Team 2: Neville Reid - (Captain);Grace Caldwell-Hill, Lyn Inniss, Millie Lowe,Barbara Parks, Darryl NakamotoToday we remember in our Prayers:Anglican Cycle of Prayer, The Reformed Episcopal Church ofSpain, The Rt Revd Carlos López-LozanoDiocesan Cycle, ROC Women’s Emergency Transition Centre(FaithWorks)Deanery Cycle, St. David’s, DonlandsParish Cycle, Our Prayer Chain & Prayer GroupsSJAC Cycle, Trinity East (Little Trinity). Toronto & CanadianTruth & Reconciliation Commission
Music NotesBorn at Bordeaux, France, Charles Tournemire served as theorganiste titulaire at the Basilique Ste-Clotilde, Paris from 1898to 1939. Gregorian chant exerted a substantial influence onTournemire’s compositional output, most notably L’OrgueMystique, a collection of 51 five-movement Offices or suites.Each of these Offices contains five pieces to be used for the fivemoments at which, before Vatican II, the liturgical organistintervened in the mass: namely, Introit, Offertory, Elevation,Communion, and Recessional. The first four pieces are untitledand brief so they can be inserted during the mass withouthindering its progress. L’Orgue Mystique, composed between1927 and 1932, is arranged by liturgical seasons: Christmas,Easter and Pentecost, including principal feast days.
LIFE AND MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITYRememberingLast Sundays Remembrance Day concert was a resoundingsuccess, due to the hard work of many people and the support ofparishioners. A heartfelt thank you to everyone! The concertnetted $700, which will be given to the Organ RestorationFund. Also, last Sunday the choir was asked to sing at the endof the East Toronto Evangelical Lutheran Latviancongregation’s service, at which time we were presented with acheque for $1,000, which is to be contributed to the OrganRestoration Fund. This very generous donation from ourLatvian friends is greatly appreciated.Sunday schoolOur Sunday school is slowly coming back to life. Mara Harris,a parishioner with three kids of her own, has volunteered to takecare of the Sunday School and do the children’s focus once amonth. Following the children’s focus, she will meet with thekids at the back of the church for crafts and a lesson.FaithWorksOur annual FaithWorks campaign is now underway. Please pickup a copy of the Diocesan information package at the back ofthe church today.Chancel Guild meetingThere will be a short meeting of the Chancel Guild followingthe 10:30 service today.
Taizé tonightFor a time of quiet meditation and gentle music, come to thecandlelit Taizé worship this evening and bring a friend. Doorsopen at 6:30; service starts at 7:00 PM.Bible study this weekMonday night Bible study will resume this week on November19th at 7:00 PM in the rector’s study.Memorial ServiceA memorial service for long-time parishioner Nancy McIntoshwill be held on Thursday, November 22nd at 2 PM at St.Hildas Church, 2339 Dufferin Street (southeast corner ofDufferin and Eglinton).Would you like to join?Please find below a list of areas where our ministries are lackingin strength. If you are interested in joining ANY OF THESEMINISTRIES, please see Rev. Dr. Harold Shepherd or anymember of the Leadership Team. We would love to direct you tothe appropriate ministry chairs of any of the following: theChancel Guild , the Outreach Program, the Sunday School,the Day Care Board, the Sides Teams, the Coffee Hour, theLay Visitors, the Readers and the Choir.Advent Study GroupPlease join us on Sundays during the first three weeks in Adventfrom 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. as we prepare our hearts tocelebrate Jesus birth. This years theme will be the HolyEucharist, divided as follows. December 2: Judaism, Jesusand the Eucharist. December 9: The Eucharist in the Early
Church. December 16: Scholastic, Reformation and AnglicanApproaches to the Eucharist. WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK? Thursday, November 22nd 7:45 PM Choir Practice In downstairs choir room WORSHIP SCHEDULE Thursday, November 22nd 12 noon Holy Eucharist In the Chancel Sunday, November 25th The Reign of Christ 9 AM Quiet Eucharist 10:30 AM Choral Eucharist Guest Speaker: Joy Connelly Readings: Acts 3: 12-19; Psalm 4 1 John 3: 1-7; Luke 24: 36b-48 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