St. Barnabas (Chester) Anglican Church The Church in the Marketplace Embracing the Community 10:30 AM Third Sunday after Epiphany Sunday, January 27, 2013 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. (Stand as you are able.)Organ Prelude Adagio (from Concerto in B flat) – Johann WaltherThe Gathering of God’s PeopleOpening Hymn 474 “Jesus, where’er thy people meet”Service Music: New Plainsong – David HurdGreetingCollect for Purity p. 185The Gloria p. 186Collect of the Day: Almighty God, by grace alone you call usand accept us in your service. Strengthen us by your Spirit,and make us worthy of your call; through Jesus Christ ourLord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, oneGod, now and for ever. Amen.Children’s Focus The Rev. Dr. Harold ShepherdThe Story of God’s PeopleA READING FROM THE BOOK OF NEHEMIAH 8:1–3, 5–6, 8–10 read by Jan BookerAll the people gathered together into the square before theWater Gate. They told the scribe Ezra to bring the book of thelaw of Moses, which the Lord had given to Israel. Accordingly,the priest Ezra brought the law before the assembly, both men
and women and all who could hear with understanding. Thiswas on the first day of the seventh month. He read from itfacing the square before the Water Gate from early morninguntil midday, in the presence of the men and the women andthose who could understand; and the ears of all the people wereattentive to the book of the law. And Ezra opened the book inthe sight of all the people, for he was standing above all thepeople; and when he opened it, all the people stood up. ThenEzra blessed the Lord, the great God, and all the peopleanswered, “Amen, Amen,” lifting up their hands. Then theybowed their heads and worshipped the Lord with their faces tothe ground. So they read from the book, from the law of God,with interpretation. They gave the sense, so that the peopleunderstood the reading. And Nehemiah, who was the governor,and Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught thepeople said to all the people, “This day is holy to the Lord yourGod; do not mourn or weep.” For all the people wept when theyheard the words of the law. Then he said to them, “Go your way,eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions of them tothose for whom nothing is prepared, for this day is holy to ourLord; and do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is yourstrength.”Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People:Thanks be to God.PSALM 19 (Tone III.4) The heavens declare the glo-ry of God, *and the firmament shows his hand-i-work.One day tells its tale to a-no-ther, *and one night imparts knowledge to a-no-ther.Although they have no words or lan-guage, *and their voices are not heard,
Their sound has gone out in-to all lands, *and their message to the ends of the world.In the deep has he set a pa-vi-lion for the sun; *it comes forth like a bridegroom out of his chamber / it rejoiceslike a champion to run its course.It goes forth from the uttermost edge of the heavens andruns about to the end of it a-gain; *nothing is hidden from its burn-ing heat.The law of the LORD is perfect and re-vives the soul; *the testimony of the LORD is sure and gives wisdom to the in-no-cent.The statutes of the LORD are just and re-joice the heart; *the commandment of the LORD is clear and gives light to theeyes.The fear of the LORD is clean and en-dures for e-ver; *the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous al-to-ge-ther.More to be desired are they than gold / more than much finegold, *sweeter far than honey / than ho-ney in the comb.By them also is your ser-vant en-light-ened, *and in keeping them there is great re-ward.Who can tell how of-ten he of-fends? *cleanse me from my se-cret faults.Above all keep your servant from presumptuous sins / let themnot get do-mi-nion o-ver me; *then shall I be whole and sound and innocent of a great of-fense.Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heartbe ac-cept-a-ble in your sight, *O LORD, my strength and my re-dee-mer. Glory be to the Fa-ther and to the Son,and to the Ho-ly Spi-rit.
As it was in the beginning is now and e-ver shall be,world without end Amen.A READING FROM THE FIRST LETTER OF PAUL TO THECORINTHIANS 12: 12–31A read by Joyce ConnellJust as the body is one and has many members, and all themembers of the body, though many, are one body, so it is withChrist. For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and we were all made todrink of one Spirit. Indeed, the body does not consist of onemember but of many. If the foot would say, “Because I am not ahand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it anyless a part of the body. And if the ear would say, “Because I amnot an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make itany less a part of the body. If the whole body were an eye,where would the hearing be? If the whole body were hearing,where would the sense of smell be? But as it is, God arrangedthe members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. If allwere a single member, where would the body be? As it is, thereare many members, yet one body. The eye cannot say to thehand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “Ihave no need of you.” On the contrary, the members of the bodythat seem to be weaker are indispensable, and those members ofthe body that we think less honourable we clothe with greaterhonour, and our less respectable members are treated withgreater respect; whereas our more respectable members do notneed this. But God has so arranged the body, giving the greaterhonour to the inferior member, that there may be no dissensionwithin the body, but the members may have the same care forone another. If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; ifone member is honoured, all rejoice together with it. Now youare the body of Christ and individually members of it. And Godhas appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third
teachers; then deeds of power, then gifts of healing, forms ofassistance, forms of leadership, various kinds of tongues. Are allapostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all workmiracles? Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all speak intongues? Do all interpret? But strive for the greater gifts.Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People:Thanks be to God.Gospel AlleluiaChoir: Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.All: Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.Cantor: Let the nations know that thy name is Jehovah: Thou alone art the most high over all the earth.All: Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.Gospeller: The Lord be with you.All: And also with you.Gospeller: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke 4: 14-21.All: Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned toGalilee, and a report about him spread through all thesurrounding country. He began to teach in their synagogues andwas praised by everyone. When he came to Nazareth, where hehad been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbathday, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll ofthe prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll andfound the place where it was written: “The Spirit of the Lord isupon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to thepoor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives andrecovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to
proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.” And he rolled up thescroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes ofall in the synagogue were fixed on him. Then he began to say tothem, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”The Gospel of Christ. Praise be to thee, O Christ.HomilyAnthem: “Every star shall sing a carol” – Sydney CarterPrayers of the People led by Sue Ann EliteConfession & Absolution p. 191Sharing Christ’s PeaceWe Offer Our Gifts to GodOffertory Hymn 162 “Sing of God made manifest”Prayer over the Gifts: Loving God, before the world beganyou called us. Make holy all we offer you this day, andstrengthen us in that calling. We ask this in the name ofJesus Christ the Lord. Amen. “People of all ages and denominations who are baptized into Christ are invited and encouraged to share in communion. Ifyou will not be receiving bread and wine, we would be pleased if you would join us at the Lord’s Table for a blessing.”Eucharistic Prayer 3 p. 198The Lord’s Prayer (said) p. 211The Breaking of the BreadCelebrant: We break the bread of life, and that life is the light of the world.All: Happy are those who are called
to the supper of the Lamb.Communion Hymns 480 “Lord, be thy word my guide” 635 “Like the murmur of the dove’s song”Prayer after Communion: Gracious God, our hands havetaken holy things; our lives have been nourished by thebody of your Son. May we who have eaten at this holy tablebe strengthened for service in your world. We ask this inthe name of Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen.Sharing God’s Love in the WorldDoxology p. 214Concluding Hymn 306 “O for a thousand tongues to sing”DismissalOrgan Postlude Allegro (from Concerto in B flat) – Johann WaltherWe 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: Eleanor MorganSunday School: Sheila CramServer: Ben HarrisSidespeople: Team 2: Neville Reid- Captain;
Grace Caldwell-Hill, Millie Lowe, Lyn Inniss, Barbara Parks,Darryl NakamotoChancel Guild: Teresa JohnsonToday we remember in our Prayers:Anglican Cycle, The Archbishop, People & Clergy of theEcclesiastical Province of CanadaDiocesan Cycle, Canadian Friends to West Indian ChristiansDeanery Cycle, St. Aidan’sParish Cycle, Our Communion MinistersOutreach & Advocacy, All Saints, Collingwood & All Saints,Sherbourne Street LIFE AND MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITYFare thee wellPlease stay after the service today for coffee and cake and achance to wish Rev. Shepherd farewell as he moves on to newendeavours.Sunday school todaySheila Cram will be taking the children for Sunday schoolfollowing the Children’s Focus this morning.A new server today
Please note that Ben Harris will be joining us as the new servertoday.Did you pick up your envelopes?Some parishioners still haven’t picked up their envelopes for2013 from the back of the church. Please check and see if yoursare there. If you don’t have envelopes and would like a set for2013, please speak to a member of the Leadership Team.Bible Study this weekMonday night Bible study in the rector’s office continues at7:00 PM on January 28th. All are welcome.Midweek service January 31stThe midweek Eucharist with Fr. David continues this Thursdayat 12 noon.No 10:30 Eucharist on February 3rdOn Sunday, February 3rd, there will be a Said Eucharist at 9AM and then, at 4 PM, the Service of New Ministry and SungEucharist with our new Incumbent, Fr Jonathan Eayrs, and ourArea Bishop, Patrick Yu.Reception following Induction next Sunday afternoonThere will be a reception following the Induction service nextSunday. Donations of “nibblies” are sought and will begratefully gobbled after the service.
Pancake SupperYes, we’re having a Pancake Supper on Shrove Tuesday,February 12th. Stay tuned for details.Vestry coming up soonOur annual Vestry meeting will take place following the 10:30service on Sunday, February 24th in the Upper Hall. Plan toattend. A list of those who are entitled to vote at Vestry is postedat the back of the church. If you think your name should be onthis list and isn’t, please speak to a member of the LeadershipTeam.Vestry reports due February 5thEmail submissions in Word to firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com would be greatly appreciated.Otherwise, please hand your report in to Mary in the churchoffice. WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK Thursday, January 31st 7:45 PM Choir Practice In the downstairs choir room WORSHIP SCHEDULE
Thursday, January 31st Holy Eucharist In the Chancel Sunday, February 3rd Epiphany 4 9:00 AM Quiet Communion4:00 PM Service of New Ministry & Sung Eucharist
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