St. Barnabas (Chester) Anglican Church The Church in the Marketplace Embracing the Community 10:30 AM Sunday, December 9, 2012 Advent 2 361 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 Lo, how a rose e’er blooming - Johannes BrahmsThe Gathering of God’s PeopleOpening Hymn 88 “Come, thou long-expected Jesus”GreetingCollect for Purity p. 185The Kyrie p. 186Collect of the Day: Almighty God, who sent your servantJohn the Baptist to prepare your people to welcome theMessiah, inspire us, the ministers and stewards of yourtruth, to turn our disobedient hearts to you, that when theChrist shall come again to be our judge, we may stand withconfidence before his glory; who is alive and reigns with youand the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.Children’s Focus led by Teresa JohnsonLighting of the Advent WreathLast Sunday we lit the first candle of our Advent wreath, theCandle of Hope. We light it again as we remember that Christ,who was born in Bethlehem, will come again to fulfill all ofGods promises to us. The second candle of Advent is the
Candle of Peace. Peace is a word that we hear a lot. It is one ofthe things that we hope for. Christ brought peace when he firstcame to us and he will bring everlasting peace when he comesagain. Peace is like a light shining in a dark place. As we look atthis candle we celebrate the peace we find in Jesus Christ.Let us pray: Thank you, God, for the peace you give us. We askthat as we wait for all your promises to come true, and forChrist to come again, that you would remain present to us. Helpus to share your peace with each other. AmenThe lighting of the second candle – the Candle of PeaceThe Story of God’s PeopleA READING FROM THE BOOK OF BARUCH 5: 1-9 Read by Esma BrathwaiteTake off the garment of your sorrow and affliction, OJerusalem, and put on forever the beauty of the glory from God.Put on the robe of the righteousness that comes from God; puton your head the diadem of the glory of the Everlasting; forGod will show your splendour everywhere under heaven. ForGod will give you evermore the name, Righteous Peace, GodlyGlory.” Arise, O Jerusalem, stand upon the height; look towardthe east, and see your children gathered from west and east atthe word of the Holy One, rejoicing that God has rememberedthem. For they went out from you on foot, led away by theirenemies; but God will bring them back to you, carried in glory,as on a royal throne. For God has ordered that every highmountain and the everlasting hills be made low and the valleysfilled up, to make level ground, so that Israel may walk safely inthe glory of God. The woods and every fragrant tree haveshaded Israel at God’s command. For God will lead Israel withjoy, in the light of his glory, with the mercy and righteousnessthat come from him.
Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People:Thanks be to God.Benedictus (sung to Anglican chant)Blessed be the Lord God of Israel : for he hath visited, andredeemed his people;And hath raised up a mighty salvation for us : in the house ofhis servant David;As he spoke by the mouth of his holy Prophets : which havebeen since the world began;That we should be saved from our enemies : and from the handsof all that hate us;To perform the mercy promised to our forefathers : and toremember his holy Covenant;To perform the oath which he sware to our forefather Abraham :that he would give us;That we being delivered out of the hands of our enemies : mightserve him without fear;In holiness and righteousness before him : all the days of ourlife.And thou, Child, shalt be called the Prophet of the Highest : forthou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;To give knowledge of salvation unto his people : for theremission of their sins,Through the tender mercy of our God : whereby the day-springfrom on high hath visited us;To give light to them that sit in darkness, and in the shadow ofdeath : and to guide our feet in the way ofpeace.A READING FROM THE LETTER OF PAUL TO THE PHILIPPIANS 1: 3–11
Read by Elizabeth FowlerI thank my God every time I remember you, constantly prayingwith joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, because ofyour sharing in the gospel from the first day until now. 6I amconfident of this, that the one who began a good work amongyou will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ. It isright for me to think this way about all of you, because you holdme in your heart, for all of you share in God’s grace with me,both in my imprisonment and in the defence and confirmationof the gospel. For God is my witness, how I long for all of youwith the compassion of Christ Jesus. And this is my prayer, thatyour love may overflow more and more with knowledge andfull insight to help you to determine what is best, so that in theday of Christ you may be pure and blameless, having producedthe harvest of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ forthe glory and praise of God.Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People:Thanks be to God.Gospel AcclamationCantor: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!All: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!Cantor: Behold, our Lord will come with power: and will enlighten the eyes of his servants.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 Luke 3: 1-6.All: Glory be to thee, O Lord.In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, whenPontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was ruler ofGalilee, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the
wilderness. He went into all the region around the Jordan,proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins,as it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah,“The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare theway of the Lord, make his paths straight. Every valley shall befilled, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and thecrooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways madesmooth; and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.’”The Gospel of Christ. Praise be to thee, O Christ.HomilyAffirmation of Faith – The Nicene Creed p. 188Prayers of the People led by The Rev. Grace Caldwell-HillConfession & 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 GodWe invite those who wish to receive the Sacrament of Anointing toproceed to the chapel and then come up to receive communion.Offertory Hymn 106 “There’s a voice in the wilderness”Prayer over the Gifts: God our strength, we are nothingwithout you. Receive all we offer you this day as you sustainus with your mercy; in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.Amen.
Eucharistic Prayer 3 p. 198The Lord’s Prayer (said) p. 211The 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. “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 52 “O God, unseen yet ever near”Communion Motet Lo, how a rose - Michael PraetoriousThe text of this motet can be found, in a slightly different translation,at Hymn 117.Prayer after Communion: Faithful God, we thank you forfeeding us with this heavenly banquet. Help us always tohear the prophet’s call to turn our hearts to you; in thename of Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen.Sharing God’s Love in the WorldDoxology p. 214AnnouncementsFinal Hymn 103 “On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry”DismissalOrgan Postlude “Deck thyself my soul with gladness” - Johannes Brahms
We welcome all who are new or visiting today. If we can serveSt. Barnabas ChurchApr 11, 07, 11:58 AM you or you wish to know more about the church, please fill outFormatted: 12 point a visitors’ envelope, available in pews or at back of church. Today’s Liturgical Team: Celebrant & Homilist: The Rev. Dr. Harold Shepherd Organist: Neil Houlton 0St. Barnabas ChurchMay 22, 07, 3:31 PM Children’s Focus: Teresa JohnsonDeleted: Student Associate: Communion Minister: Janet Booker & Eleanor MorganLarry Baguley4 Sidespeople: Team 5: Janet Booker - Captain; Jan Booker, Joyce Connell, Winston Dottin, Irving Stoute Chancel Guild: Teresa Johnson Today we remember in our Prayers: Anglican Cycle of Prayer, The Primate & Staff of the Primate’s Office of the Anglican Church of Canada Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, The Work of the ACW Deanery Cycle of Prayer, St. Matthew’s Parish Cycle of Prayer, The Leadership Team Outreach & Advocacy Cycle, All Saints, King City & All Saints, Kingsway
LIFE AND MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITY 0St. Barnabas ChurchMay 22, 07, 3:13 PMDeleted: 4 4 4 4 4 4 Envelopes for 2013 Please pick up your envelopes for 2013 at the back of the church today. For those who do not have envelopes and wish to be issued a set, please talk to member of the Leadership Team. Sunday school Sheila Cram has volunteered to join the teaching pool, starting this morning, so now we will have Sunday school twice a month. Mara Harris will teach the class next Sunday, December 16th. Advent Study Group following the service today The Advent study group will meet in the rector’s study from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. as we prepare our hearts to celebrate Jesus birth. This years theme will be the Holy Eucharist. Today’s topic - The Eucharist in the Early Church. Then, on December 16 - Scholastic, Reformation and Anglican Approaches to the Eucharist. No Bible Study until the New Year Monday night Bible study will resume in the rector’s study at 7:00 PM on January 21, 2012. All are welcome. Advisory Board meets this week There will be an Important meeting of the Advisory Board on Tuesday, December 11th at 7:30 PM in the rector’s study. New members welcome.
Only 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 again until the first Thursday inthe New Year, January 3rd.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.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 EucharistVestry reportsIt isn’t too soon to start planning and writing your report forVestry. The meeting always comes up so soon in the New Year,and a lot of work must get done before it can happen!
WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK? Tuesday, December 11th 7:30 PM Advisory Board meeting In the rector’s study Thursday, December 13th 7:45 PM Choir Practice In the downstairs choir room Sunday, December 16th 12 noon Advent Study Group In the rector’s study WORSHIP SCHEDULE Thursday, December 13th 12 noon Holy Eucharist In the Chancel Sun. Dec. 16th Advent 3 9:00 AM Said Eucharist 10:30 AM Choral Eucharist* Readings: Zephaniah 3: 14-20; Canticle 3 Philippians 4: 4-7; Luke 3: 7-18 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