St. Barnabason the DanforthThe Church in the MarketplaceEmbracing the CommunityThe Nativity of St. John the BaptistSunday, June 23, 2013 – 9:00 and 10:30a.m.361 Danforth Ave., Toronto M4K 1P1416-463-1344www.stbarnabas-toronto.comSt. Barnabas on the DanforthWelcomes YouOur 9:00 AM Said Eucharist begins on page 230 of thegreen Book of Alternative Services.Greetings and Collect for Purity page 230The Summary of the Law page 231The Kyrie page 231The Gloria page 231Collect of the Day: Almighty God, you called John theBaptist to give witness to the coming of your Son and toprepare his way. Give your people the wisdom to see yourpurpose, and the openness to hear your will, that we toomay witness to Christ’s coming and so prepare his way;through your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives andreigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.Readings (as printed below)Affirmation of Faith: The Nicene Creed page 234Prayers of the People page 235Confession & Absolution page 238The Exchange of the PeacePrayer over the Gifts: God of our salvation, accept all weoffer you this day, and free us to worship you without fear,in holiness and righteousness of life; through Jesus Christour Lord. Amen.Eucharistic Prayer A page 241The Lord’s PrayerThe Breaking of the Bread page 213The CommunionPrayer after Communion page 247The BlessingThe Dismissal
Our 10:30 AM Sung Eucharist begins on page 185 of the greenBook of Alternative Services. The hymns can be found in theblue Book of Common Praise.Organ: Chorale Prelude, “Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier,”BWV 731 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750) - Peter Dunphy, organistThe Gathering of the CommunityGreeting and Collect for Purity p. 185The Kyrie p. 186Sung Metrical Gloria Hymn 365Collect of the Day: Almighty God, you called John theBaptist to give witness to the coming of your Son and toprepare his way. Give your people the wisdom to see yourpurpose, and the openness to hear your will, that we toomay witness to Christ’s coming and so prepare his way;through your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives andreigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.The Proclamation of the WordA READING FROM THE BOOK OF ISAIAH 40: 1-11Read by Dr. Steven ShubertComfort, O comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderlyto Jerusalem, and cry to her that she has served her term, thather penalty is paid, that she has received from the Lord’s handdouble for all her sins. A voice cries out: “In the wildernessprepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert ahighway for our God. Every valley shall be lifted up, and everymountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shallbecome level, and the rough places a plain. Then the glory ofthe Lord shall be revealed, and all people shall see it together,for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” A voice says, “Cry out!”And I said, “What shall I cry?” All people are grass, theirconstancy is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, theflower fades, when the breath of the Lord blows upon it; surelythe people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades; but theword of our God will stand forever. Get you up to a highmountain, O Zion, herald of good tidings; lift up your voicewith strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good tidings, lift it up, donot fear; say to the cities of Judah, “Here is your God!” See, theLord God comes with might, and his arm rules for him; hisreward is with him, and his recompense before him. He willfeed his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in hisarms, and carry them in his bosom, and gently lead the mothersheep.The word of the Lord: Thanks be to God.PSALM 85: 7–13 (said responsively)I will listen to what the Lord God is saying,for he is speaking peace to his faithful peopleand to those who turn their hearts to him.Truly, his salvation is very near to those who fear him,that his glory may dwell in our land.Mercy and truth have met together;righteousness and peace have kissed each other.Truth shall spring up from the earth,and righteousness shall look down from heaven.The Lord will indeed grant prosperity,and our land will yield its increase.Righteousness shall go before him,and peace shall be a pathway for his feet.Glory be to the Father and to the Son:and to the Holy Spirit.As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be:world without end Amen.
A READING FROM THE BOOK OF ACTS 13:14B–26Read by Joyce ConnellOn the sabbath day Paul and his company went into thesynagogue and sat down. After the reading of the law and theprophets, the officials of the synagogue sent them a message,saying, “Brothers, if you have any word of exhortation for thepeople, give it.” So Paul stood up and with a gesture began tospeak: “You Israelites, and others who fear God, listen. TheGod of this people Israel chose our ancestors and made thepeople great during their stay in the land of Egypt, and withuplifted arm he led them out of it. For about forty years he putup with them in the wilderness. After he had destroyed sevennations in the land of Canaan, he gave them their land as aninheritance for about four hundred fifty years. After that hegave them judges until the time of the prophet Samuel. Thenthey asked for a king; and God gave them Saul son of Kish, aman of the tribe of Benjamin, who reigned for forty years.When he had removed him, he made David their king. In histestimony about him he said, ‘I have found David, son of Jesse,to be a man after my heart, who will carry out all my wishes.’Of this man’s posterity God has brought to Israel a Saviour,Jesus, as he promised; before his coming John had alreadyproclaimed a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.And as John was finishing his work, he said, ‘What do yousuppose that I am? I am not he. No, but one is coming after me;I am not worthy to untie the thong of the sandals on his feet.’My brothers, you descendants of Abraham’s family, and otherswho fear God, to us the message of this salvation has beensent.”The word of the Lord: Thanks be to God.Hymn 103 “On Jordan’s bank, the Baptist’s cry”The GospelGospeller: The Lord be with you.All: And also with you.Gospeller: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christaccording to Luke 1: 57–80.All: Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.Now the time came for Elizabeth to give birth, and she bore ason. Her neighbours and relatives heard that the Lord had shownhis great mercy to her, and they rejoiced with her. On the eighthday they came to circumcise the child, and they were going toname him Zechariah after his father. But his mother said, “No;he is to be called John.” They said to her, “None of yourrelatives has this name.” Then they began motioning to hisfather to find out what name he wanted to give him. He askedfor a writing tablet and wrote, “His name is John.” And all ofthem were amazed. Immediately his mouth was opened and histongue freed, and he began to speak, praising God. Fear cameover all their neighbours, and all these things were talked aboutthroughout the entire hill country of Judea. All who heard thempondered them and said, “What then will this child become?”For, indeed, the hand of the Lord was with him. Then his fatherZechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke thisprophecy: “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has lookedfavourably on his people and redeemed them. He has raised up amighty saviour for us in the house of his servant David, as hespoke through the mouthof his holy prophets from of old, thatwe would be saved from our enemies and from the hand of allwho hate us. Thus he has shown the mercy promised to ourancestors, and has remembered his holy covenant, the oath thathe swore to our ancestor Abraham, to grant us that we, beingrescued from the hands of our enemies, might serve him withoutfear, in holiness and righteousness before him all our days. Andyou, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for youwill go before the Lord to prepare his ways, to give knowledgeof salvation to his people by the forgiveness of their sins. By thetender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will breakupon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in theshadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” The
child grew and became strong in spirit, and he was in thewilderness until the day he appeared publicly to Israel.Gospeller: The Gospel of Christ:All: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.Homily: Fr Jonathan EayrsAffirmation of Faith (Please stand as able.)Sung Metrical Creed Hymn 44Prayers of the People (as announced) led by Rhonda Boyce(Please kneel, as able, for the Prayers of the People)The Exchange of the Peace(We greet and exchange the Peace of Christ with our neighbours.)The Celebration of the EucharistAll who are baptized into Christ with water in the Name of theHoly Trinity are welcome to receive Holy Communion. If youwill not be receiving, you are invited to come to the Communionrail for a blessing. Please indicate this by crossing your arms.Offertory Hymn (Iste Confessor #364)Words: Paulus Diaconus, eighth century;trans. Richard Ellis Roberts, 1906(During this hymn the gifts of bread and wine are presented anda collection is taken up.)Let thine example, holy John, remind us,ere we can meetly sing thy deeds of wonder,hearts must be chastened, and the bonds that bind usbroken asunder!Lo! a swift Angel, from the skies descending,tells to thy father what shall be thy naming;all thy lifes greatness to its bitter endingduly proclaiming.But when he doubted what the Angel told him,came to him dumbness to confirm the story;at thine appearing, healed again behold him,chanting thy glory!Oh! what a splendor and a revelationcame to each mother, at thy joyful leaping,greeting thy Monarch, King of every nation,in the womb sleeping.Angels in orders everlasting praise thee,God, in thy triune majesty tremendous;hark to the prayers we, penitents, upraise thee:save and defend us.Prayer over the Gifts: God of our salvation, accept all weoffer you this day, and free us to worship you without fear,in holiness and righteousness of life; through Jesus Christour Lord. Amen.Eucharistic Prayer 3 p. 198The Lord’s Prayer (sung) McNeil RobinsonOur Father in heaven, hallowed be your Name,your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven.Give us today our daily bread.Forgive our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.Save us from the time of trial, and deliver us from evil,For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours, now and forever. Amen.The Breaking of the BreadPresider: “I am the bread,” 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!Doxology (All stand as able)
Presider: All your works praise you, O Lord.All: And your faithful people bless you.Gracious Godwe thank you for feeding uswith the body and blood of your SonJesus Christ.May we, who share his body,live his risen life; we, who drink his cup,bring life to others; we, whom the Spirit lights,give light to the world.Keep us firm in the hope you have set beforeus, so that we and all your children shall befree, and the whole earth live to praise yourname; through Christ our Lord. Amen.The BlessingAnnouncementsConcluding Hymn 106 “There’s a voice in the wildernesscalling”Dismissal: Deacon GraceOrgan Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 559 – J.S. Bach(Peter Dunphy, organist)V V VThe flowers at the altar are dedicated to theGlory of God in loving memory offamily and friends,a gift of Barbara.V V VWe welcome our new members, newcomers and visitors today.To help us know each other better and to provide ministry asneeded, please fill out the envelope available in the pews andat the entrance to the church.Today’s Liturgical Team:Presider & Homilist: Fr. Jonathan EayrsDeacon: The Rev. Grace Caldwell-HillCommunion Minister: Marina RussouwOrganist: Peter DunphyServer: Annie StrainChildren’s Focus: Teresa JohnsonSunday School: Sheila CramSidespeople: (Team 1 ) Captain – Eleanor Morgan;Everod Miller, Vivian Rodney, Grantley Hinkson,Sheila Lightfoot, Lori Lightfoot, Tracey FergusonChancel Guild: Teresa JohnsonToday we remember in our Prayers:Anglican Cycle of Prayer, The Provincial Synod of theEcclesiastical Province of Rupert’s LandDiocesan Cycle, St. Peter (Erindale)Deanery Cycle, St. Luke’sParish Cycle, Our Lay Pastoral VisitorsOutreach & Advocacy Cycle, St. John, the Evangelist,Peterborough & St. John, West TorontoV V V
LIFE AND MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITYWelcome, Peter!Today we welcome Peter Dunphy as our guest organist whileNeil is on a short but well-deserved vacation.Sunday SchoolOur church school members will be meeting with Sheila Cramin The Study (through the doors by the chapel and turn right).Members return at Communion to rejoin their families.Monday Night Bible StudyBible study will continue in The Study on Monday, June 24that 7:00 PM.Organ Swell CampaignWork begins this week on the restoration of the Swell Division.While portions of the instrument will be out of service, theorgan will remain in operation through the summer. Donationsto date have been encouraging. Opportunity (and need) forfurther gifts remains.Deacon’s Cupboard ContributionsMany thanks to all those who have recently donated items!There still is need for the following items in particular: peanutbutter, tinned meat, salmon & tuna, Kraft Dinner, pasta & pastasauce, hearty soups & stews and tinned fruit.Memorial FlowersSunday by Sunday the Altars and Church are made especiallybeautiful by the donation of flowers in thanksgiving and lovingmemory. A Flower donation for Sunday, June 30thwould bewelcomed. The requested donation is $50.00. Please speak toJenny Reid or one of the Wardens.Book ClubOur next book is Neil Turok’s The Universe Within, anaccessible survey of the ways the universe has beenscientifically understood and what this means for us today andinto the future. We will meet in The Study on Saturday, July 6that 4 PM, just in time for (iced) tea. Do join in.V V VWHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK?Monday, June 24th7:00 PM Bible StudyIn The StudyWORSHIP SCHEDULEThursday, June 27th12 noon Holy EucharistIn the ChancelSunday, June 30thSt. Peter & St. Paul9:00 AM Said Eucharist10:30 AM Sung EucharistReadings for this week: Ezekiel 34: 11-16; Psalm 872 Timothy 4: 1-8; John 21: 15-19V V VCLERGY Fr. Jonathan EayrsHONORARY ASSISTANT Fr. David Hoopes, OHCDEACON The Rev. Grace Caldwell-HillLEADERSHIP TEAM Gary Davenport, Jane SmithLyn Inniss, Everod Miller,Jan BookerORGANIST & CHOIRMASTER Neil HoultonPARISH ADMINISTRATOR Mary Roycroft RanniORGANIST EMERITUS Dr. Eugene Gates