St. Barnabas (Chester) Anglican Church The Church in the Marketplace Embracing the Community Easter 2 Sunday, April 15, 2012 361 Danforth Ave., Toronto M4K 1P1 416-463-1344 www.stbarnabas-toronto.com
Let 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 Worship Service begins on page 230 of the green Book of Alternative Services.Organ Prelude Dolcezza - Percy WhitlockThe Gathering of God’s PeopleOpening Hymn 205 “The day of resurrection”GreetingCollect for Purity p. 230The Summary of the Law p. 231The Gloria p. 231Collect for the Day: Almighty and eternal God, the strengthof those who believe and the hope of those who doubt, maywe, who have not seen, have faith and receive the fullness ofChrist’s blessing, who is alive and reigns with you and theHoly Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.Children’s Focus led by Teresa Johnson
The Story of God’s PeopleA READING FROM THE BOOK OF ACTS 4: 32-35read by Everod MillerNow the whole group of those who believed were ofone heart and soul, and no one claimed privateownership of any possessions, but everything theyowned was held in common.With great power the apostles gave their testimonyto the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great gracewas upon them all. There was not a needy personamong them, for as many as owned lands or housessold them and brought the proceeds of what wassold. They laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it wasdistributed to each as any had need.Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People:Thanks be to God.PSALM 133 (said responsively) Oh, how good and pleasant it is, * when brethren live together in unity! It is like fine oil upon the head * that runs down upon the beard, Upon the beard of Aaron, * and runs down upon the collar of his robe. It is like the dew of Hermon * that falls upon the hills of Zion. For there the LORD has ordained the blessing: * life for evermore.Glory be to the Father and 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 FIRST BOOK OF JOHN 1: 1 – 2: 2 Read by Sue Ann EliteWe declare to you what was from the beginning, whatwe have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, whatwe have looked at and touched with our hands,concerning the word of life—this life was revealed,and we have seen it and testify to it, and declare toyou the eternal life that was with the Father and wasrevealed to us—we declare to you what we have seenand heard so that you also may have fellowship withus; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and withhis Son Jesus Christ. We are writing these things sothat our joy may be complete. This is the message wehave heard from him and proclaim to you, that God islight and in him there is no darkness at all. If we saythat we have fellowship with him while we are walkingin darkness, we lie and do not do what is true; but ifwe walk in the light as he himself is in the light, wehave fellowship with one another, and the blood ofJesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say thatwe have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth isnot in us. If we confess our sins, he who is faithful andjust will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from allunrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned,we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. My littlechildren, I am writing these things to you so that youmay not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have anadvocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous;and he is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not forours only but also for the sins of the whole world.Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People:Thanks be to God.
The GospelGospeller: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John 20: 19-31.All: Glory be to thee, O Lord.Gospeller: The Lord be with you.All: And also with you.When it was evening on that day, the ﬁrst day of theweek, and the doors of the house where thedisciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews,Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peacebe with you.” After he said this, he showed them hishands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced whenthey saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peacebe with you. As the Father has sent me, so I sendyou.” When he had said this, he breathed on themand said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If youforgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; ifyou retain the sins of any, they are retained.” ButThomas (who was called the Twin), one of thetwelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So theother disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.”But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of thenails in his hands, and put my ﬁnger in the mark ofthe nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.”A week later his disciples were again in the house,and Thomas was with them. Although the doorswere shut, Jesus came and stood among them andsaid, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas,“Put your ﬁnger here and see my hands. Reach outyour hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt butbelieve.” Thomas answered him, “My Lord and myGod!” Jesus said to him, “Have you believed becauseyou have seen me? Blessed are those who have not
seen and yet have come to believe.” Now Jesus didmany other signs in the presence of his disciples,which are not written in this book. But these arewritten so that you may come to believe that Jesus isthe Messiah, the Son of God, and that throughbelieving you may have life in his name.The Gospel of Christ. Praise be to thee, O Christ.HomilyAffirmation of Faith p. 234Prayers of the People led by Joyce ConnellConfession & Absolution p. 238Sharing Christ’s PeaceWe Offer Our Gifts to GodOffertory Hymn 378 “Crown him with many crowns”Prayer over the Gifts: God of grace, you have freed usfrom our sins and made us a kingdom in yourSon Jesus Christ our Lord. Accept all we offer youthis day, and strengthen us in the new life youhave given us, through 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 bereceiving bread and wine, we would be pleased if you would join us at the Lord’s Table for a blessing.”Eucharistic Prayer A p. 241
The Lord’s Prayer (said) p. 245The 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.We invite those who wish to receive the Sacrament of Anointing to proceed to the chapel.Organ Music During Communion: Air (From Orchestral Suite in D) - J. S. Bach Bist du bei mir (Be Thou with me) - J. S. BachPrayer after Communion: Father, we have seen withour eyes and touched with our hands the breadof life. Strengthen our faith that we may grow inlove for you and for each other; through JesusChrist the risen Lord. Amen.Sharing God’s Love in the WorldDoxology p. 247The BlessingAnnouncementsClosing Hymn 619 “Fairest Lord Jesus”DismissalOrgan Postlude “Heute triumphieret Gottes Sohn (Today the Son of God triumphs) - J. S. BachWe 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.
Today’s Liturgical Team:Celebrant & Homilist: The Rev. Dr. Harold ShepherdOrganist & Choirmaster: Neil HoultonCommunion Minister: Marina RussouwChancel Guild: Muriel BeardServer: Manning WhitbySidesteam: Team 2: Neville Reid - (Captain);Grace Caldwell-Hill, Lyn Inniss, Millie Lowe,Barbara Parks, Darryl NakamotoToday we remember in our Prayers:Diocesan Cycle, Humber DeaneryDeanery Cycle, St. Aidan’sParish Cycle, Our Prayer Chain & Prayer Chain MinistriesSJAC Cycle, Church of the Nativity (Malvern) & North HouseShelter, Beaverton Music NoteThis week the choir is enjoying a well-earned rest after workingvery hard during the extra Holy Week and Easter observances.They will return next Sunday with a special anthem to markEarth Day, a setting of “For the beauty of the earth” by AndrewCarter, a contemporary English composer.LIFE AND MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITY
Screening in FaithPlease join us after the 10:30 AM service today for a Screeningin Faith workshop. Although this is required for designatedministries, all are welcome.Taizé tonightFor a time of quiet meditation and gentle music, come to thecandlelit Taizé worship this evening and bring a friend. Doorsopen at 6:30; service starts at 7:00 PM.No Bible study this weekThere will be no Monday night Bible study this week becauseGrace will be on vacation It will resume at 7:00 PM in therector’s study on Monday, May 14th.Advisory Board this weekThe Advisory Board will meet this Tuesday, April 17th, at 7:30PM in the rector’s study. All are welcome.Guest Speaker for Earth Day next SundayNext Sunday, April 22nd, we celebrate Earth Sunday with aguest speaker, Stephen Bede Scharper, Associate Professor ofAnthropology and the Environment, U of T and Religion &Ethics Critic for the Toronto Star.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.
A very important meeting … and we need you to attend!The Discernment Committee has met recently with BishopPatrick Yu and Bill Benson to begin the process of making aChurch Profile to help us move closer to finding a new ParishPriest for St Barnabas. An important part of this processinvolves a meeting for the entire parish to discuss the wishesand dreams of all the people attending our church. It isimportant that everyone attend on May 6, 2012, from 12 noonto 3:30 PM after the 10:30 AM service to put a voice to theheart of this matter. Please mark your calendars and plan toattend. Lunch will be served. It is hoped that the 9:00 AMservice participants will join us so we have cancelled thatservice that day so they can attend the 10:30 service and stayafterward.
WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK? Tuesday, April 17th 7:30 PM Advisory Board meeting In the rector’s study Thursday, April 19th 7:45 PM Choir Practice In downstairs choir room WORSHIP SCHEDULE Thursday, April 19th 12 noon Holy Eucharist In the Chancel Sunday, April 22nd Easter 3 (Earth Sunday) 9 AM Quiet Eucharist 10:30 AM Choral Eucharist Guest Speaker: Stephen Bede Scharper Readings: Acts 3: 12-19; Psalm 4 1 John 3: 1-7; Luke 24: 36b-48 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