St. Barnabas (Chester) Anglican Church The Church in the Marketplace Embracing the Community 10:30 AM Harvest Thanksgiving October 7, 2012 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 Before the Image of a Saint - Siegfried Karg-ElertThe Gathering of God’s PeopleOpening Hymn 262 “Come, ye thankful people, come”Service Music: David HurdGreetingCollect for Purity p. 185The Gloria p. 186Collect of the Day: Creator of the fruitful earth, you made usstewards of all things. Give us grateful hearts for allgoodness, and steadfast wills to use your bounty well, thatthe whole human family, today and in generations to come,may with us give thanks for the riches of your creation. Weask this in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen.Children’s Focus The Rev. Dr. Harold Shepherd The Story of God’s PeopleA READING FROM THE BOOK OF JOEL 2: 21-27
Read by Dr. Neville ReidDo not fear, O soil; be glad and rejoice, for the Lord has donegreat things! Do not fear, you animals of the field, for thepastures of the wilderness are green; the tree bears its fruit, thefig tree and vine give their full yield. O children of Zion, beglad and rejoice in the Lord your God; for he has given the earlyrain for your vindication, he has poured down for you abundantrain, the early and the later rain, as before. The threshing floorsshall be full of grain, the vats shall overflow with wine and oil.I will repay you for the years that the swarming locust haseaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my great army,which I sent against you. You shall eat in plenty and besatisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, who hasdealt wondrously with you. And my people shall never again beput to shame. You shall know that I am in the midst of Israel,and that I, the Lord, am your God and there is no other. And mypeople shall never again be put to shame.Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People:Thanks be to God.PSALM 26 (sung) Give judgment for me O LORDfor I have lived with in-teg-ri-ty; *I have trusted in the Lord and have not falt-ered.Test me O LORD and try me; *For your love is before my eyes; *I have walked faith-full-y with you.I have not sat with the worth-less, *nor do I consort with the de-ceit-ful.I have hated the company of e-vil-do-ers; *I will not sit down with the wick-ed.
I will wash my hands in innocence O LORD, *that I may go in procession round your al-tar,Singing aloud a song of thanks-gi-ving *and recounting all your won-der-ful deeds.LORD I love the house in which you dwell *and the place where your glo-ry a-bides.Do not sweep me away with sin-ners, *nor my life with those who thirst for blood,Whose hands are full of e-vil plots, * and their right hand full of bribes.As for me, I will live with in-teg-ri-ty; *redeem me O LORD and have pi-ty on me.My foot stands on le-vel ground; *in the full assembly I will bless the LORD.Glory be to the Father and to the Sonand 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 TOTIMOTHY 2: 1-7 read by Jenny ReidFirst of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers,intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, forkings and all who are in high positions, so that we may lead aquiet and peaceable life in all Godliness and dignity. This isright and is acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour, whodesires everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge ofthe truth. For there is one God; there is also one mediatorbetween God and humankind, Christ Jesus, himself human, whogave himself a ransom for all—this was attested at the righttime. For this I was appointed a herald and an apostle (I amtelling the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles infaith and truth.
Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People:Thanks be to God.Gospel AcclamationCantor: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!All: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!Cantor: The heavens declare the Glory of God, and the firmament shows his handiwork.All: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!Gospeller: The Lord be with you.All: And with thy spirit.Gospeller: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew 6: 25-33.All: Glory be to thee, O Lord.Jesus said, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life,what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body,what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the bodymore than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neithersow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenlyFather feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Andcan any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span oflife? And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the liliesof the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tellyou, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one ofthese. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alivetoday and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not muchmore clothe you—you of little faith? Therefore do not worry,saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘Whatwill we wear?’ For it is the Gentiles who strive for all thesethings; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you needall these things. But strive first for the kingdom of God and hisrighteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
The Gospel of Christ. Praise be to thee, O Christ.HomilyAnthem Achieved is the glorious work (from ‘TheCreation’) - Franz JosefHaydnAffirmation of Faith – The Apostles’ Creed p. 189Prayers of the People led by Fiona StrachanConfession & 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.)We Offer Our Gifts to GodOffertory Hymn 330 “O Praise ye the Lord”Prayer over the Gifts: Source of all life, the heaven and earthare yours, yet you have given us dominion over all things.Receive the symbols of our labour and love which we offeryou this day, in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.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 be receiving bread and wine, we would be pleased if you would join us at the Lord’s Table for a blessing.”Eucharistic Prayer 1 p. 193
The Lord’s Prayer (said) p. 211The 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.Communion Hymn 259 “For the fruit of all creation”Prayer after Communion: God of our hope, in this eucharistwe find the source of all your blessings. Nourished in theseholy mysteries may we, with our lives, give you continualthanks and praise. This we ask in the name of Jesus Christour Lord. Amen.Sharing God’s Love in the WorldDoxology p. 214AnnouncementsFinal Hymn 399 “Now thank we all our God”DismissalOrgan Postlude Chorale Prelude on “Now thank we all our God” - Siegfried Karg-ElertWe 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 Dolly Robinson, a gift of the family.
Today’s Liturgical TeamOfficiant & Homilist: The Rev. Dr. Harold ShepherdDeacon: The Rev. Grace Caldwell-HillOrganist and Choir Director: Neil HoultonCommunion Minister: Teresa JohnsonServer: Annie StrainSidespeople: (Team 1): Eleanor Morgan – Captain;Everod Miller, Vivian Rodney, Grantley Hinkson,Sheila Lightfoot, Lori Lightfoot, Tracey FergusonChancel Guild: Joyce Connell, Winnifred DottinToday we remember in our Prayers:Anglican Cycle of Prayer, The Church of the Province of
West Africa & The Most Revd Dr. Justice Akrofi, Archbishop ofWest Africa & Bishop of AccraDiocesan Cycle of Prayer, Evangelical Lutheran Churchof CanadaDeanery Cycle of Prayer, Bishop Patrick YuParish Cycle of Prayer, Communion MinistersSJAC, St. Simon the Apostle, St. Stephen’s, DownsviewCommunity Ministries Music Notes:Considered by many to be his masterpiece, The Creation wascomposed by Franz Josef Haydn (1732-1809) over a 2-yearperiod beginning in 1796. It’s an oratorio in three parts thatdepicts and celebrates the creation of the world as described inthe Book of Genesis and in “Paradise Lost” (John Milton). Thechorus “Achieved is the glorious work” is an acknowledgementthat, on the sixth day, God completed his work.Siegfried Karg-Elert (1877-1933) was a German composer ofconsiderable fame in the early twentieth century, best known for
his compositions for organ. Among his many compositions are66 ‘chorale improvisations’, or preludes on hymn tunes. Bornin Denmark, Karg-Elert moved to Germany as a child and spentall of his life there, composing and teaching. Although hismusic was greatly admired in the UK and USA, it was generallyignored in his adopted country.“REMEMBERING”The choir is planning a special Remembrance Day concert onSunday 11 November at 4 p.m. It will feature our choir andlead singers with special guest Rob Crabtree, a Juno-nominatedbagpiper, all performing a variety of both sacred and secularmusic (Scottish, Welsh, English and Canadian) that is associatedwith both World Wars - and maybe a sing-along or two! Aprogramme is posted on various bulletin boards around thechurch. It would be a wonderful thing to fill the church for thisconcert, so please tell your friends and relatives. Advancetickets at $8 ($10 at the door) are now available from choirmembers and the church office. The money raised will be usedto support the Organ Restoration Fund. LIFE AND MINISTRY OF THE COMMUNITYA beautiful ThanksgivingMany thanks to the folks who provided the fruits and vegetableswith which to decorate the chancel for Thanksgiving, and to theladies of the Chancel Guild who have made everything look solovely. We are grateful, also, to Children’s Circle Daycare for
their gift of canned goods for our Deacon’s Cupboard. Theproduce donated will go to Street Haven for Women.An important meeting todayA Special Vestry Meeting has been called for today, October7th, by the Church Wardens as part of the process of finding anew Incumbent. The purpose of this Special Vestry Meeting isto formally approve the proposed members of the SelectionCommittee. The meeting will be held immediately following the10:30 AM Sunday service and should take only 15 minutes.Please plan to attend."No Monday Night Bible study for a few weeksThere will be no Bible study for the rest of October. It willresume on November 5th at 7:00 PM in the rector’s study. Allare welcome.No Thursday Eucharist this weekPlease note that there will be no midweek Eucharist on October11th as Fr. David will be out of the country. Thursdaycommunion will resume on October 18th.What are we reading for next month?The St. Barnabas Book Club is reading Water for Elephantsby Sarah Gruen for the November 7th meeting.Riverdale Art 2012The 24th Annual St. Barnabas Art Show will take place onFriday, October 19, 2012, from 6 to 8 PM (Artists Reception)
and on Saturday, October 20th, from 10.30 AM to 5.00 PM.Come along on either day (or both) and bring your friends.How can you contribute?Our annual Christmas Bazaar is coming up soon on Saturday,November 3rd. Volunteers and donations are being sought. Staytuned!The Childrens CornerChildren are always welcome at our services. We have a smallarea, especially designed for the younger saints, which islocated at the back of the church where you will find a numberof toys, books and craft supplies. Please make yourself at home! WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK?
Tuesday, October 9th 7:30 PM Advisory Board meeting In the rector’s study Thursday, October 11th 7:45 PM Choir Practice In the downstairs choir room WORSHIP SCHEDULE Services with Anointing Sunday, October 14th Pentecost 20 9:00 AM Quiet Communion 10:30 AM Choral Eucharist Readings: Job 23: 1-9, 16-17; Psalm 22: 1-15 Hebrews 4: 12-16; Mark 10: 17-31 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