St. Barnabas (Chester) Anglican Church The Church in the Marketplace Embracing the Community 10:30 AM August 19, 2012 Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost 361 Danforth Ave., Toronto M4K 1P1 416-463-1344 www.stbarnabas-toronto.comLet 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 Community 10:30 AM HOLY EUCHARIST Our 10:30 AM Worship Service begins on page 185 of the green Book of Alternative Services.Organ Prelude Herr Christ, der einig Gottes Sohn BuxWV 192 – Dietrich Buxtehude, c. 1637 – 1707The Gathering of God’s PeopleOpening Hymn 8 “Awake my soul, and with the sun” (MorningHymn)GreetingCollect for Purity p. 185The Gloria p.186Collect of the Day: Almighty God, you have broken thetyranny of sin and sent into our hearts the Spirit of yourSon. Give us grace to dedicate our freedom to your service,that all people may know the glorious liberty of the childrenof God; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reignswith you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.Amen.The Story of God’s PeopleA READING FROM THE FIRST BOOK OF KINGS 2:10–12; 3:3–14 read by Sue Ann Elite Then David slept with his ancestors, and was buried in the city10of David. 11The time that David reigned over Israel was fortyyears; he reigned seven years in Hebron, and thirty-three years
in Jerusalem. 12So Solomon sat on the throne of his fatherDavid; and his kingdom was firmly established. 3Solomon lovedthe Lord, walking in the statutes of his father David; only, hesacrificed and offered incense at the high places. 4The king wentto Gibeon to sacrifice there, for that was the principal highplace; Solomon used to offer a thousand burntofferings on that altar. 5At Gibeon the Lord appeared toSolomon in a dream by night; and God said, “Ask what I shouldgive you.” 6And Solomon said, “You have shown great andsteadfast love to your servant my father David, because hewalked before you in faithfulness, in righteousness, and inuprightness of heart toward you; and you have kept for him thisgreat and steadfast love, and have given him a son to sit on histhrone today. 7And now, O Lord my God, you have made yourservant king in place of my father David, although I am only alittle child; I do not know how to go out or come in. 8And yourservant is in the midst of the people whom you have chosen, agreat people, so numerous they cannot be numbered or counted.9Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to governyour people, able to discern between good and evil; for who cangovern this your great people?” 10It pleased the Lord thatSolomon had asked this. 11God said to him, “Because you haveasked this, and have not asked for yourself long life or riches, orfor the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourselfunderstanding to discern what is right, 12I now do according toyour word. Indeed I give you a wise and discerning mind; noone like you has been before you and no one like you shall ariseafter you. 13I give you also what you have not asked, both richesand honour all your life; no other king shall compare with you.14If you will walk in my ways, keeping my statutes and mycommandments, as your father David walked, then I willlengthen your life.”
Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People:Thanks be to God.PSALM 111 (said) (Please remain seated.)1Hallelujah!I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, in the congregation.2Great are the deeds of the Lord! they are studied by all who delight in them.3His work is full of majesty and splendour, and his righteousness endures for ever.4He makes his marvelous works to be remembered; the Lord is gracious and full of compassion.5He gives food to those who fear him; he is ever mindful of his covenant.6He has shown his people the power of his works in giving them the lands of the nations.7The works of his hands are faithfulness and justice; all his commandments are sure.8They stand fast for ever and ever, because they are done in truth and equity.9He sent redemption to his people;he commanded his covenant for ever; holy and awesome is his name.10The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; those who act accordingly have a good understanding; his praise endures for ever.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 THE EPHESIANS 5:15–20 read by Fiona Strachan15Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but aswise, 16making the most of the time, because the days are evil.17So do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lordis. 18Do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but befilled with the Spirit, 19as you sing psalms and hymns andspiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melodyto the Lord in your hearts, 20giving thanks to God the Father atall times and for everything in the name of our Lord JesusChrist.Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People:Thanks be to God.The GospelThe Lord be with you: And also with you.The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according toJohn 6: 51-58.Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.Jesus said to the people, 51“I am the living bread that camedown from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever;and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is myflesh.” 52The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying,“How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” 53So Jesus said tothem, “Very truly, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Sonof Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54Thosewho eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and Iwill raise them up on the last day; 55for my flesh is true food andmy blood is true drink. 56Those who eat my flesh and drink myblood abide in me, and I in them. 57Just as the living Father sentme, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will
live because of me. 58This is the bread that came down fromheaven, not like that which your ancestors ate, and they died.But the one who eats this bread will live forever.”The Gospel of Christ. Praise be to thee, O Christ.HomilyAffirmation of Faith – The Apostles’ Creed p. 189Prayers of the People led by Fiona StrachanConfession & Absolution p. 191Sharing Christ’s PeaceWe Offer Our Gifts to GodOffertory Hymn 431 “Take up your cross” (Breslau)Prayer over the Gifts: Loving God and Father, you haveadopted us to be your heirs. Accept all we offer you this dayand give us grace to live as faithful children. We ask this inthe name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.The Eucharist: God’s Spirit Transforms Our GiftsEucharistic Prayer 1 p. 191The Lord’s Prayer p. 211Celebrant: “I am the bread of life,” says the Lord. “Whoever comes to me will never be hungry; whoever believes in me will never thirst.”.All: Taste and see that the Lord is good; Happy are they who trust in 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.”Prayer after Communion: Eternal God, we have received atoken of your promise. May we who have been nourished byholy things live as faithful heirs of your promised kingdom,in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.Sharing God’s Love in the WorldDoxology p. 214AnnouncementsFinal Hymn 343 “When all thy mercies, O my God” ` (St.Stephen)DismissalOrgan Postlude Suite du Deuxième Ton: VII. Caprice sur lesGrandes Jeux – Louis-Nicolas Clérambault, 1676 - 1749 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. The flowers at the altar are dedicated to the Glory of God in loving memory of Mr. & Mrs. W. R. Haswell, parents of Liz Goring. Today’s Liturgical Team:Celebrant & Homilist: The Rev. Dr. Harold ShepherdDeacon: The Rev. Grace Caldwell-Hill0Organist: Peter Dunphy
Communion Minister: Marina RussouwSidespeople: Team 4: Art Lowe - Captain;Gary Davenport, Harold Sanders, Janis Clennett,Marina Russouw, Rueben RoussowChancel Guild: Teresa JohnsonToday we remember in our Prayers:Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, Mental Health & JusticeInitiative (LOFT)Deanery Cycle of Prayer, St. David’sParish Cycle of Prayer, The Leadership MinistrySJ Cycle of Prayer, St. Mary, Richmond Hill& St. Mary Magdalene 0LIFE AND MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITYNeil is on VacationWe welcome Peter Dunphy as guest organist today and on thenext two Sundays. Neil Houlton will return on September 9th.Bible Study this weekMonday night Bible study will take place at 7:00 PM onMonday, August 20th in the rector’s study. All are welcome.Summer Saturday concertsA thousand thanks to those who were so supportive of theSaturday concert series. Fionas performance yesterday broughtthe series to a very successful conclusion, and we thank her aswell as all the other performers who contributed their time andtalents. As always, if you have comments or suggestions wereeager to hear them so that we can do better next year.
A special speakerWe look forward to having former parishioner Hilda Bell as ourguest speaker at the 10:30 service next Sunday, August 26th.The Childrens CornerWe welcome children at our services. We have a small area,especially designed for the younger saints, which is located atthe back of the church where you will find a number of toys,books and craft supplies. Please make yourself at home!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
Top 10 Reasons to be an Episcopalian(from the comedian Robin Williams, who is anEpiscopalian, on a recent HBO special)10. No snake handling.9. You can believe in dinosaurs.8. Male and female God created them; male and female weordain them.7. You dont have to check your brains at the door.6. Pew aerobics.5. Church year is color-coded.4. Free wine on Sunday.
3. All of the pageantry - none of the guilt.2. You dont have to know how to swim to get baptized.And the Number One reason to be an Episcopalian:1. No matter what you believe, theres bound to be at least oneother Episcopalian who agrees with you. WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK? Monday, August 20th 7 PM Bible Study In the rector’s study WORSHIP SCHEDULE Thursday, August 23rd 12 noon Holy Eucharist In the Chancel Sunday, August 26th Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost 9:00 AM Holy Eucharist 10:30 AM Sung Eucharist Guest speaker: Hilda Robinson
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