St. Barnabas (Chester) Anglican Church The Church in the Marketplace Embracing the Community 10:30 AM ADVENT ONE Sunday, December 2, 2012 361 Danforth Ave., Toronto, Ont. 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 Our 10:30 AM Worship Service begins on page 185 of the green Book of Alternative Services. (Stand as you are able.)Organ Prelude Nun komm der heiden Heiland - J. S. Bach Come now, Saviour of the Gentiles, recognised as the child of the Virgin, so that all the world is amazed God ordained such a birth for him.The Gathering of God’s PeopleOpening Hymn 89 “O come, O come, Emmanuel”The Blessing of the Advent WreathBy day and by night, and through every season, you watch overus, God Most High. We praise you for this Advent wreath. It isthe evergreen crown of your royal people, and it shines with thepromise of eternal victory.By the light of the wreath we shall keep watch for your Son, ourLord Jesus Christ, who will comfort our fears and bring hope toour waiting world.All glory be yours, now and forever. Amen.The Lighting of the Advent WreathCelebrant: We will light the first candle of the Advent wreaththis morning, and a new candle each Sunday throughout Adventto remind us of the journey we are about to take. The increase inlight reminds us of the light that is coming into the world toenlighten every person.
Today is the first Sunday of Advent, the Sunday of Hope. Ourhope is in God, and his son Jesus Christ. He is the one throughwhom God has promised to save and redeem his people. Welight this candle today to remind us that Jesus is our hope andthe hope of the world. We thank God for the promises he hasmade for us and for the light God has brought into the world.The lighting of the first candle – the Candle of HopeGreetingCollect for Purity p. 185The Kyrie p. 186Collect of the Day: Almighty and everlasting God, whosewill it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, ourLord and King, grant that the peoples of the earth, nowdivided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and broughttogether under his gentle and loving rule; who lives andreigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.Children’s Focus led by The Rev. Dr. Harold ShepherdThe Story of God’s PeopleA READING FROM THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH 33: 14-16 Read by Everod Miller14The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfilthe promise I made to the house of Israel and the house ofJudah. 15In those days and at that time I will cause a righteousBranch to spring up for David; and he shall execute justice andrighteousness in the land. 16In those days Judah will be savedand Jerusalem will live in safety. And this is the name by whichit will be called: “The Lord is our righteousness.”
.Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People:Thanks be to God.PSALM 25: 1-9To you O LORD I lift up my soul / my God I put my trust in you;*let me not be humiliated nor let my enemies tri-umph o-verme.Let none who look to you be put to shame; *let the treacherous be dis-ap-point-ed in their schemes.Show me your ways O LORD, *and teach me your paths.Lead me in your truth and teach me, *for you are the God of my salvation / in you have I trustedall the day long.Remember O LORD your compassion and love, *for they are from e-ver-last-ing. Remember not the sins of my youth and my trans-gres- sions; * remember me according to your love / and for the sake of your good-ness O LORD.Gracious and upright is the LORD; *therefore he teaches sin-ners in his way.He guides the humble in do-ing right *and teaches his way to the low-ly.All the paths of the LORD are love and faith-ful-ness *to those who keep his covenant and his test-i-mo-nies.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 THETHESSALONIANS 3: 9-13 Read by Sheila Cram9How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joythat we feel before our God because of you? 10Night and day wepray most earnestly that we may see you face to face and restorewhatever is lacking in your faith. 11Now may our God andFather himself and our Lord Jesus direct our way to you. 12Andmay the Lord make you increase and abound in love for oneanother and for all, just as we abound in love for you. 13Andmay he so strengthen your hearts in holiness that you may beblameless before our God and Father God and Father at thecoming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People:Thanks be to God.Gospel AcclamationChoir: Alleluia Alleluia AlleluiaAll: Alleluia Alleluia AlleluiaCantor: Shout with a loud voice joyful messenger to Je-ru-sa-lem: Here is the Lord God co-ming with po-wer.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 Luke 21: 25-36.All: Glory be to thee, O Lord.Jesus said, 25“There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and thestars, and on the earth distress among nations confused by theroaring of the sea and the waves. 26People will faint from
fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the world, for thepowers of the heavens will be shaken. 27Then they will see ‘theSon of Man coming in a cloud’ with power and great glory.28Now when these things begin to take place, stand up and raiseyour heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” 29Thenhe told them a parable: “Look at the fig tree and all the trees;30as soon as they sprout leaves you can see for yourselves andknow that summer is already near. 31So also, when you see thesethings taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near.32Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until allthings have taken place. 33Heaven and earth will pass away, butmy words will not pass away. 34Be on guard so that your heartsare not weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and theworries of this life, and that day catch you unexpectedly, 35like atrap. For it will come upon all who live on the face of the wholeearth. 36Be alert at all times, praying that you may have thestrength to escape all these things that will take place, and tostand before the Son of Man.”The Gospel of Christ. Praise be to thee, O Christ.HomilyAnthem “People, look east” – French carol arr. by Martin ShawAffirmation of Faith – The Apostles’ Creed p. 189Prayers of the People led by Rhonda BoyceConfession & Absolution p. 191Sharing Christ’s Peace(All stand)Celebrant: The peace of the Lord be always with you.All: And also with you.
(The members of the community, ministers and people, maygreet one another in the name of the Lord.Offertory Hymn 114 “Lo, he comes with clouds descending”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.”Prayer Over the Gifts: God of love and power, your word stirswithin us the expectation of the coming of your Son. Acceptall we offer you this day, and sustain us with your promise ofeternal life. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ ourLord. Amen.Eucharistic Prayer1 page 193The Lord’s PrayerThe Breaking of the BreadCelebrant: God of promise, you prepare a banquet for us in your kingdom.All: Happy are those who are called to the supper of the Lamb.Communion Hymn 92 “O day of God, draw nigh”Sharing God’s Love in the WorldPrayer after Communion: God for whom we wait, you havefed us with the bread of eternal life. Keep us ever watchful,that we may be ready to stand before the Son of man. Weask this in the name of Christ the Lord. Amen.Doxology Page 214
AnnouncementsClosing Hymn 97 “Jesus came, the heavens adoring”Organ Postlude Wachet auf! (Sleepers, wake!) - J. S. BachWe 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 visitor’s 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: The Rev. Grace Caldwell-HillSidespeople: (Team 4) Captain – Art Lowe; Gary Davenport,Harold Sanders, Janis ClennettChancel Guild: Joyce Connell, Winifred DottinToday we remember in our Prayers:Anglican Cycle of Prayer, The Members of the AnglicanChurch of CanadaDiocesan Cycle, Samaritan House Community Ministries,Barrie (FaithWorks)Deanery Cycle, St. Luke’sParish Cycle, Our Parish Administrator
Outreach & Advocacy Cycle, All Saints, Collingwood & AllSaints, Sherbourne St. LIFE AND MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITYNo Bible study until the New YearMonday Night Bible study will resume in the New Year onJanuary 21, 2013 at 7 PM. All are welcome.Advent Study Group following the service todayPlease 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. Today’s topic - Judaism, Jesus and the Eucharist.Next Sunday, December 9 - The Eucharist in the Early Church.
Then, on December 16 - Scholastic, Reformation and AnglicanApproaches to the Eucharist.The Brothers of Holy Cross Priory invite you to join them forA Time of Quiet Reflection for Advent on Saturday,December 8th at St. John’s Anglican Church, West Toronto, 288Humberside Ave. from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Theme:Meditations from the writings of George Herbert, priest & poet(1593-1633).Meditation Leader: The Rev. Susan Bell.No charge. Bring your own lunch. R.S.V.P Holy Cross Priory,416-767-9081 ext. 24.Advisory BoardAdvisory Board will meet one week from Tuesday onDecember 11th at 7:30 PM in the rector’s study.Would you like to join?Please find below a list of areas where our Ministries arelacking in strength. If you are interested in joining ANY OFTHESE MINISTRIES, please see Rev. Dr. Harold Shepherd orany member of the Leadership Team. We would love to directyou to the appropriate Ministry Chairs of any of the following:the Chancel Guild , the Outreach Program, the SundaySchool, the Day Care Board, the Sides Teams, the CoffeeHour, the Lay Visitors, the Readers and the Choir.
One Midweek Eucharist in DecemberBecause Fr. David has to be away a lot in December there willonly be one Thursday Eucharist this month. He WILL be hereon December 13th and then not until the first Thursday in theNew Year, January 3rd.Christmas is comingOur special Christmas services will be as follows:Monday, December 24th 4 PM Family Eucharist & CarolsMonday, December 24th 10:30 PM Carols & EucharistTuesday, December 25th 10:30 AM Said Eucharist WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK? Thursday, December 6th 7:45 PM Choir Practice In the downstairs choir room Sunday, December 9th 12 noon Advent Study Group
In the rector’s study WORSHIP SCHEDULE Sun. Dec. 9th Advent 2 Services with Anointing 9:00 AM Said Eucharist 10:30 AM Choral Eucharist 2:30 PM Nisbet LodgeReadings: Baruch 5: 1-9; Benedictus Philippians 1: 3-11; Luke 3: 1-6
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