St. Barnabas (Chester) Anglican Church The Church in the Marketplace Embracing the Community EASTER SUNDAY April 8, 2012 361 Danforth Ave., Toronto, Ont. M4K 1P1 416-463-1344 www.stbarnabas-toronto.com Let us faithfully witness to the Risen Jesus, giving generouslyof 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 185 of the green Book of Alternative Services.Organ Prelude Prelude on ‘The Easter Hymn’ - Sir Charles Villiers StanfordThe Gathering of God’s PeopleSaid from the side of the church. Please stand.Celebrant: Why are we here? Whom do you seek?All: We seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified.Celebrant: He is not here; he is risen. Behold he goes before you.Processional Hymn 203 “Jesus Christ is Risen Today” (Easter Hymn)Celebrant: Alleluia! Christ is risen.All: The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!Celebrant: May his grace and peace be with you.All: May he fill our hearts with joy.Collect for Purity p. 185Glory to God p. 186Collect for the Day: Lord of life and power, through the mightyresurrection of your Son, you have overcome the old order ofsin and death and have made all things new in him. May we,being dead to sin and alive to you in Jesus Christ, reign withhim in glory, who with you and the Holy Spirit is alive, oneGod, now and forever. Amen.
Children’s Focus led by Emma ConnellThe Story of God’s PeopleA READING FROM THE BOOK OF ACTS: 10: 34-43 Read by Dr. Steven ShubertThen Peter began to speak to them: “I truly understandthat God shows no partiality, but in every nationanyone who fears him and does what is right isacceptable to him. You know the message he sent tothe people of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ—he is Lord of all. That message spread throughoutJudea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that Johnannounced: how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth withthe Holy Spirit and with power; how he went aboutdoing good and healing all who were oppressed by thedevil, for God was with him. We are witnesses to allthat he did both in Judea and in Jerusalem. They puthim to death by hanging him on a tree; but God raisedhim on the third day and allowed him to appear, not toall the people but to us who were chosen by God aswitnesses, and who ate and drank with him after herose from the dead. He commanded us to preach to thepeople and to testify that he is the one ordained byGod as judge of the living and the dead. All theprophets testify about him that everyone who believesin him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People:Thanks be to God.PSALM 118: 1-2, 14-24Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; * his mercy en-dures for e-ver.
Let Israel now pro-claim, * “His mercy en-dures for e-ver.” The LORD is my strength and my song, * and he has become my sal-va-tion. There is a sound of exultation and vic’-try * in the tents of the righ-teous: “The right hand of the LORD has tri-umph’d * the right hand of the LORD is exalted / the right hand of the LORD has tri-umph’d!” I shall not die but live, * and declare the works of the LORD. The LORD has punished me sore-ly, * but he did not hand me o-ver to death. Open for me the gates of righ-teous-ness; * I will enter them / I will offer thanks to the LORD. “This is the gate of the LORD; * he who is righ-teous may en-ter.” I will give thanks to you, for you an-swer‘d me * and have become my sal-va-tion. The same stone which the builders re-ject-ed * has become the chief cor-ner-stone. This is the LORD’S do-ing, * and it is mar-ve-lous in our eyes. On this day the LORD has act-ed; * we will rejoice and be glad in it.Glory be 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 FIRST THE LETTER OF PAUL TO THE CORINTHIANS15: 1-11 Read by Maureen Willie
Now I should remind you, brothers and sisters, of the good newsthat I proclaimed to you, which you in turn received, in which alsoyou stand, through which also you are being saved, if you holdfirmly to the message that I proclaimed to you—unless you havecome to believe in vain. For I handed on to you as of firstimportance what I in turn had received: that Christ died for our sinsin accordance with the scriptures, and that he was buried, and thathe was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures,and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then heappeared to more than five hundred brothers and sisters at onetime, most of whom are still alive, though some have died. Then heappeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as tosomeone untimely born, he appeared also to me. For I am the leastof the apostles, unfit to be called an apostle, because I persecutedthe church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and hisgrace towards me has not been in vain. On the contrary, I workedharder than any of them—though it was not I, but the grace of Godthat is with me. Whether then it was I or they, so we proclaim andso you have come to believe.Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People:Thanks be to God.Gospel Fanfare and AlleluiaCantor: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!All: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!Cantor: Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us: therefore, let us keep the feast.All: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!GospelCelebrant: The Lord be with you.All: And also with you.
Celebrant: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark 16: 1-8.All: Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Marythe mother of James, and Salome bought spices, sothat they might go and anoint him. And very early onthe ﬁrst day of the week, when the sun had risen, theywent to the tomb. They had been saying to oneanother, “Who will roll away the stone for us from theentrance to the tomb?” When they looked up, they sawthat the stone, which was very large, had already beenrolled back. As they entered the tomb, they saw ayoung man, dressed in a white robe, sitting on theright side; and they were alarmed. But he said to them,“Do not be alarmed; you are looking for Jesus ofNazareth, who was cruciﬁed. He has been raised; he isnot here. Look, there is the place they laid him. But go,tell his disciples and Peter that he is going ahead ofyou to Galilee; there you will see him, just as he toldyou.” So they went out and ﬂed from the tomb, forterror and amazement had seized them; and they saidnothing to anyone, for they were afraid.Celebrant: The Gospel of Christ.All: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.HomilyAnthem Alleluia (from cantata “Der Herr is mit mir” – God is with me) – Dietrich BuxtehudeAffirmation of Faith p. 188Prayers of the People led by Joyce Connell
Confession & Absolution p. 191Sharing Christ’s Peace p. 192We Offer Our Gifts to GodOffertory Hymn 231 “That Eastertide with joy was bright” (Lasst unserfreuen)Prayer Over the Gifts: God our strength and salvation, receiveall we offer you this day, and grant that we who have confessedyour name, and received new life in baptism, may live in thejoy of the resurrection, through Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen.The Eucharist: God’s Spirit Transforms Our Gifts“People of all ages and denominations who are baptized into Christ are 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. 193The Lord’s Prayer p. 211The Breaking of the Bread p. 213Celebrant: Lord, we died with you on the cross.All: Now we are raised to new life.Celebrant: We were buried in your tomb.All: Now we share in your resurrection.Celebrant: Live in us, that we may live in you.Communion Hymns 84 “Lord enthroned in heavenly splendour” (St. Osmund) 569 “Come, my way, my truth, my life” (The Call)
Prayer after Communion: God of life, bring us to the glory of theresurrection promised in this Easter sacrament. We ask this inthe name of Jesus Christ the risen Lord. Amen.Sharing God’s Love in the WorldDoxology p. 214Recessional Hymn 216 “Ye choirs of New Jerusalem” (St. Fulbert)Dismissal May the God who shakes heaven and earth, whom death could not contain, who lives to disturb and heal us, bless you with power to go forth and proclaim the Gospel.All: Thanks be to God.Organ Postlude Toccata - Johann PachelbelWe 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 on the altar are dedicated to the Glory of God in loving memory of Charles and Alice Miller, a gift of son Lester and grandson Michael; in loving memory of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Green,
a gift of the family; and in loving memory of Norma Ketchen, a gift from the estate of husband Bill. Today’s Liturgical Team:Celebrant & Homilist: The Rev. Dr. Harold ShepherdOrganist & Choirmaster: Neil HoultonDeacon: The Rev. Grace Caldwell-HillCommunion Minister: Teresa JohnsonServer: Anne StrainChancel Guild: The Rev. Grace Caldwell-Hill & Lyn InnissSidespeople: Wardens and ex-wardensToday we remember in our Prayers:Diocesan Cycle, Candidates for Baptism & ConfirmationDeanery Cycle, Retired Clergy of the DeaneryParish Cycle, Our Lay pastoral VisitorsSJAC Cycle, Mental Health & Justice Initiative (LOFT) &Mission to Seafarers (Toronto) LIFE AND MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITYWelcome
Welcome to all who may be joining us for the first time. Althoughit is our tradition to stand for our hymns and kneel for theprayers, please only do so if you are able. We are glad you havejoined us. Please make yourself at home.No Bible study until May 14thThere will be no Monday night Bible study with Grace on April 9thbecause it’s Easter Monday. Then, Grace will be out of the countryon vacation. Bible study will resume on Monday, May 14th.Screening in Faith next SundayPlease join us after the 10:30 AM service on April 15th for aScreening in Faith workshop. Although this is required fordesignated ministries, all are welcome.Taizé next SundayOur monthly Taizé service is next Sunday (April 15th). Our doorsopen at 6:30 PM and the service begins at 7 PM. Taizé is ameditative form of worship by candlelight. Everyone is welcome!Advisory Board postponed until next weekOur next Advisory Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, April17th at 7:30 PM in the rector’s study. Everyone is 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.
WORSHIP SCHEDULEThursday, April 12th 12 noon Holy Eucharist In the Chancel April 15th Second Sunday of Easter 9:00 AM Said Eucharist 10:30 AM Choral Eucharist 7:00 PM Taizé Readings: Acts 4: 32-35; Psalm 133 1 John 1: 1 - 2: 2; John 20: 19-31
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