St. Barnabas (Chester) Anglican Church The Church in the Marketplace Embracing the Community 10:30 AM Palm Sunday April 1, 2012 361 Danforth Ave., Toronto, Ont. M4K 1P1 416-463-1344 www.stbarnabas-toronto.comLet 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 10:30 AM HOLY EUCHARIST Our 10:30 AM service begins on page 297 of the green Book of Alternative Services. A Choral Introduction to Palm Sunday Procession of Palms – Malcolm Williamson (please see note) The Liturgy of the Palms (page 297) Let us go forth in peace. In the name of Christ. Amen.Processional Hymn 181 “All Glory, Laud and honor” (St. Theodulph) If you wish and are able, you are invited to join our Palm Sunday procession. Please join the procession after the choir.Collect of the DayLet us pray. Almighty and everliving God, in tender lovefor all our human race you sent your Son our Saviour JesusChrist to take our flesh and suffer death upon a cruel cross.May we follow the example of his great humility, and sharein the glory of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ ourLord, who is alive and reigns 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 ISAIAH 50: 4–9a read by Darryl NakamotoIn this servant poem from Isaiah, the writer mayhave been thinking of an individual or of the nationas a whole or of the coming Messiah,. But NewTestament writers saw in the words a description ofthe Lord’s passion.The Lord God has given me the tongue of a teacher,that I may know how to sustain the weary with aword. Morning by morning he wakens—wakens myear to listen as those who are taught. The Lord Godhas opened my ear, and I was not rebellious, I didnot turn backward. I gave my back to those whostruck me, and my cheeks to those who pulled outthe beard; I did not hide my face from insult andspitting. The Lord God helps me; therefore I havenot been disgraced; therefore I have set my face likeﬂint, and I know that I shall not be put to shame; hewho vindicates me is near. Who will contend withme? Let us stand up together. Who are myadversaries? Let them confront me. It is the LordGod who helps me; who will declare me guilty?Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People:Thanks be to God.PSALM 31: 9-16Have mercy on me O LORD for I am in trou-ble; *
my eye is consumed with sorrow / and also my throat and my bel-ly. For my life is wasted with grief and my years with sigh- ing; *my strength fails me because of affliction and my bones are con-sum’d. I have become a reproach to all my enemies and even to myneighbors /a dismay to those of my ac-quain-tance; * when they see me in the street they a-void me. I am forgotten like a dead man, out of mind; * I am as useless as a bro-ken pot. For I have heard the whispering of the crowd / fear is all a-round; * they put their heads together against me / they plot to take my life. But as for me I have trusted in you O LORD. * I have said “You are my God. My times are in your hand; * rescue me from the hand of my enemies / and from those who per-se-cute me. Make your face to shine upon your ser-vant, * and in your lovingkind-ness save me.”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 LETTER OF PAUL TO THE PHILIPPIANS 2: 5–11 read by Helen TaylorIn this passage, Paul sums up his belief in JesusChrist.
Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus,who, though he was in the form of God, did notregard equality with God as something to beexploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of aslave, being born in human likeness. And beingfound in human form, he humbled himself andbecame obedient to the point of death—even deathon a cross. Therefore God also highly exalted himand gave him the name that is above every name, sothat at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, inheaven and on earth and under the earth, and everytongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, tothe glory of God the Father.Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People:Thanks be to God."The readers are invited to come forward during the singing ofthe Gospel Acclamation."Gospel AcclamationChoir: Praise to you O Christ, King of eternal glory. Praise to you O Christ, King of eternal glory. All: Praise to you O Christ, King of eternal glory. Praise to you O Christ, King of eternal glory. Choir: Christ was humbler yet, even to accepting death, death on a cross. But God raised him high and gave him the name which is above all names. All: Praise to you O Christ, King of eternal glory. Praise to you O Christ, King of eternal glory.
Gospeller: The Lord be with you.All: And also with you.Gospeller: The Reading of the Passion according to Mark 14: 1–15: 47. (See enclosed booklet.)Affirmation of Faith p. 188Prayers of the People led by Rhonda BoyceConfession and Absolution p. 191Sharing Christ’s PeaceCelebrant: The Peace of the Lord be always with you.All: And also with you.We Offer Our Gifts to GodOffertory Hymn 184 “My Song is Love Unknown” (Love Unknown)Prayer over the Gifts: Gracious God, the suffering and deathof Jesus, your only Son, makes us pleasing in your sight.Alone we can do nothing, but through his sacrifice, may wereceive your love and mercy. Amen.Eucharistic Prayer 5 p. 204The Lord’s Prayer (said) p. 211The Breaking of the Bread 7 p. 213Celebrant: We break this bread,All: Communion in Christ’s body once brokenCelebrant: Let your Church be the wheat which bears its fruit in dyingAll: If we have died with him, we shall live with him; if we hold firm, we shall reign with him.
“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.”Communion Hymns 202 “There is a green hill” (Horsley) 56 “I am the Bread” (Picket Wood)Prayer after Communion: (Please stand as you are able.) Godour help and strength, you have satisfied our hunger withthis Eucharistic food. Strengthen our faith, that through thedeath and resurrection of your Son, we may be led tosalvation, for he is Lord now and for ever. Amen.Sharing God’s Love in the WorldCelebrant: All your works praise you, O LordAll: And your faithful servants bless you.Gracious God, we thank you for feeding us with the bodyand blood of your Son Jesus Christ. May we who share hisbody, live his risen life; we, who drink his cup, bring life toothers; we, whom the Spirit lights, give light to the world.Keep us in the hope you have set before us, so that we andall your children shall be free, and the whole earth live topraise your name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.AnnouncementsRecessional Hymn 187 “As royal banners” (Gonfalon Royal)Dismissal To emphasize the transition from the triumphal entry of Jesusinto Jerusalem to the solemnity of Holy Week, there is no organ
postlude. Please take a minute in silence to ponder and pray about the events of the week ahead. We 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 and in loving memory of former members of the Friendship Circle. Today’s Liturgical Team:Celebrant & Homilist: The Rev. Dr. Harold ShepherdDeacon: The Rev. Grace Caldwell-HillOrganist: Neil HoultonCommunion Minister: Janet BookerSidesteam: Team 1: Eleanor Morgan – Capt.; Everod Miller,Vivian Rodney, Grantley Hinkson, Sheila Lightfoot,Lori Lightfoot, Tracey Ferguson
Chancel Guild: Teresa JohnsonToday we remember in our Prayers:Diocesan Cycle, Diocesan Conference of the Manitoba-Northwestern Ontario SynodDeanery Cycle, St. Saviour’sParish Cycle, Outreach MinistrySJAC Cycle, Land Program, Grahamstown, South Africa& McEwan Housing & Support PROCESSION OF PALMS – MALCOLM WILLIAMSONIn the late 1960s I was introduced to Procession of Palms by myorgan teacher who had the confidence to ask me to accompanyhis choir in a Palm Sunday service. Since that time I’veincorporated it into several Palm Sunday services in different
ways, the most effective being at the start of the service in placeof an organ prelude and preceding the traditional procession.The work is a bit longer than the usual anthem, being in 5sections and using words familiar to us all. It begins with acontemporary musical setting of “Ride on, ride on in majesty”,followed by a jaunty “All glory, laud and honour”. Then comesa more somber setting of the text “O Saviour of the world, whoby thy cross and precious blood …..”, sung by 2 soloists. Abeautiful “Benedictus qui venit” (Blessed is he who comes inthe name of the Lord) follows, and the work ends with rousingshouts of “Hosanna” from the choir.Malcolm Williamson (1931-2003) was Australian born butspent his working life in the UK where he was Master of theQueen’s Musick from 1975 until his death. He composedProcession of Palms in 1961.Neil Houlton LIFE AND MINISTRY OF THE COMMUNITYMonday Night Bible study
This Monday, April 2nd, the group will be attending the Bishop’sHoly Week Mission at St. Luke’s, rather than meeting at St.Barnabas. (See below.)Loving the BibleWithout losing your mind! – A Holy Week Mission led byBishop Patrick Yu. This 3-evening discussion series will explorecritical issues regarding scripture and using the Biblebeneficially. Attend as many evenings as you are able andplease note that no prior experience is necessary. All arewelcome to come to this free event. Monday, April 2nd,Tuesday, April 3rd and Wednesday, April 4th – 6:45 to 8:30PM. Church of St. Luke, 904 Coxwell Ave. 416-421-6878Guest author this weekOn Wednesday, April 4th, St. Barnabas’ Book Club will behosting a reading by Toronto author, Andrew Borokowski,whose book of short stories, Copernicus Avenue, we will bediscussing.Screening in FaithPlease join us after the 10:30 AM service on April 15 for aScreening in Faith workshop. Although this is required fordesignated ministries, all are welcome.A Conference at WycliffeMutual Responsibility and Interdependence: Covenant,Communion, and the Future of Global Anglicanism – Thursday,May 10th and Friday, May 11th. For full conference details visitwww.wycliffecollege.ca/covenant. There are several applicationforms at the back of the church.
HOLY WEEK AT ST. BARNABAS Thursday, April 5th Maundy Thursday 12 noon Contemporary service in the chancel 7:00 PM Sung Eucharist & Stripping of the Altar Friday, April 6th Good Friday10:00 AM Danforth Ecumenical Good Friday Walk, starting at Holy Name Roman Catholic Church 2:00 PM Service of the Stations of the Cross April 8th Easter Sunday Service with Anointing 10:30 AM Easter Celebration Readings: Acts 10: 34-43; Psalm 118: 1-2, 14-24 1 Corinthians 15: 1-11; Mark 16: 1-8
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 Ranni