St Barnabas Leaflet Bulletin - Earth Day/Easter 3 - 22 April 2012


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St Barnabas Leaflet Bulletin - Earth Day/Easter 3 - 22 April 2012

  1. 1. St. Barnabas (Chester) Anglican Church The Church in the Marketplace Embracing the Community 10:30 AM EARTH DAY Easter 3 Sunday, April 22, 2012 361 Danforth Ave., Toronto M4K 1P1 416-463-1344
  2. 2. Let 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 CommunityOur 10:30 AM Worship Service begins on page 185 of the green Book of Alternative Services. The hymns can be found in the blue Book of Common Praise.Organ Prelude In Springtime - Alfred HollinsThe Gathering of God’s PeopleProcessional Hymn 427 “All beautiful the march of days” (Forest Green)Greeting and Collect for Purity p. 185The Gloria p. 186Collect of the Day: O God, your Son made himself known tohis disciples in the breaking of bread. Open the eyes of ourfaith, that we may see him in his redeeming work, who isalive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, nowand for ever. Amen.Children’s FocusA READING FROM THE BOOK OF ACTS 3: 12–19 Read by Dr. Neville ReidPeter addressed the people, “You Israelites, why do you wonderat this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own poweror piety we had made this man walk? The God of Abraham, theGod of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our ancestors
  3. 3. has glorified his servant Jesus, whom you handed over andrejected in the presence of Pilate, though he had decided torelease him. But you rejected the Holy and Righteous One andasked to have a murderer given to you, and you killed theAuthor of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we arewitnesses. And by faith in his name, his name itself has madethis man strong, whom you see and know; and the faith that isthrough Jesus has given him this perfect health in the presenceof all of you. And now, friends, I know that you acted inignorance, as did also your rulers. In this way God fulfilled whathe had foretold through all the prophets, that his Messiah wouldsuffer. Repent therefore, and turn to God so that your sins maybe wiped out.”Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People.Thanks be to God.PSALM 4 (Tone II.1)Answer me when I call O God / defender of my cause; * you set me free when I am hardpressed / have mercy on me and hear my prayer.“You mortals how long will you dishonour my glory; * how long will you worship dumb idols and run after false gods?”Know that the LORD does wonders for the faithful; * when I call upon the LORD he will hear me.Tremble then and do not sin; * speak to your heart in silence upon your bed.Offer the appointed sacrifices * and put your trust in the LORD.Many are saying “Oh, that we might see better times!” * Lift up the light of your countenance upon us O LORD.You have put gladness in my heart, * more than when grain and wine and oil increase.
  4. 4. I lie down in peace / at once I fall asleep; * for only you LORD make me dwell in safety.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 FIRST LETTER OF JOHN 3: 1-7 Read by Jenny ReidSee what love the Father has given us, that we should be calledchildren of God; and that is what we are. The reason the worlddoes not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we areGod’s children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed.What we do know is this: when he is revealed, we will be likehim, for we will see him as he is. And all who have this hope inhim purify themselves, just as he is pure. Everyone whocommits sins is guilty of lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. Youknow that he was revealed to take away sins, and in him there isno sin. No one who abides in him sins; no one who sins haseither seen him or known him. Little children, let no one deceiveyou. Everyone who does what is right is righteous, just as he isrighteous.Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People.Thanks be to God.Gospel AlleluiaChoir: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!All: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!Choir: Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us: therefore, let us keep the feast.
  5. 5. All: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!Gospeller: The Lord be with you.All: And also with you.Gospeller: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke 24: 36b-48.All: Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.Jesus himself stood among the disciples and said to them,“Peace be with you.” They were startled and terrified, andthought that they were seeing a ghost. He said to them, “Whyare you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts?Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch meand see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you seethat I have.” And when he had said this, he showed them hishands and his feet. While in their joy they were disbelieving andstill wondering, he said to them, “Have you anything here toeat?” They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it andate in their presence. Then he said to them, “These are my wordsthat I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everythingwritten about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and thepsalms must be fulfilled.” Then he opened their minds tounderstand the scriptures, and he said to them, “Thus it iswritten, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead onthe third day, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to beproclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning fromJerusalem. You are witnesses of these things.”Gospeller: The Gospel of ChristAll: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.HomilyAnthem For the beauty of the earth - Andrew CarterAffirmation of Faith p. 188Prayers of the People led by Sue Ann Elite
  6. 6. Confession and Absolution p. 191We Share the Peace of ChristWe Offer Our Gifts to GodOffertory Hymn 428 “God who gives to life its goodness” (Abbot’s Leigh)Prayer over the Gifts: Creator of all, you wash away our sinsin water, you give us new birth by the Spirit, and redeem usin the blood of Christ. As we celebrate the resurrection,renew your gift of life within us. We ask this in the name ofJesus Christ the risen 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 receivingbread 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 (said) p. 211The Breaking of the BreadCelebrant: Lord, we died with you on the crossAll: 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 Hymn 409 “Before the earth had yet begun” (Craigleith)Prayer after Communion: Author of life divine, in the breakingof bread we know the risen Lord. Feed us always in thesemysteries, that we may show your glory to all the world. We askthis in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
  7. 7. Sharing God’s Love in the WorldThe Doxology p. 214AnnouncementsRecessional Hymn 387 “All praise to thee” (Sine nomine)DismissalOrgan Postlude Forest Music - G. F. HandelWe 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 in loving memory of Graham Bonnell, a gift of Kathleen Callaghan.   Today’s Liturgical Team:Celebrant: The Rev. Dr. Harold ShepherdGuest Speaker: Stephen ScharperCommunion Minister: Janet BookerChildren’s Focus: Emma ConnellOrganist & Choirmaster: Neil HoultonSidespeople: (Team 3) Captain – Michael Miller;Bill Strain, Doug Inniss, Jane Smith, Lester MillerChancel Guild: Joyce Connell, Winifred Dottin
  8. 8. Today we remember in our Prayers:Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, Huronia DeaneryDeanery Cycle of Prayer, St. Andrew’sParish Cycle of Prayer, Our Book Club MinistrySJAC, Philip Aziz Centre, Toronto & The Primates World Relief& Development Fund   Music NotesAlfred Hollins (1865-1942) was a blind-from-birth Yorkshireorganist and composer, although he lived in Scotland for most ofhis life. Late in the nineteenth century he became organist ofFree St. George’s Church in Edinburgh, whose foundingminister had virulently opposed the installation of the ‘kist ofwhistles’ into his church. He regarded it definitely as the thinedge of the wedge – to the sacramental system of popery and thework of the very devil himself! Fortunately, a more enlightenedassistant minister persuaded the elders to move with the timesand install an organ and appoint Alfred Hollins as organist.Hollins was a prolific composer. He wrote much for the organ –there are some fifty-five pieces, one of which is the verypastoral and evocative “In Springtime”, today’s organ prelude.Recognized as the best known and one of the most highlyregarded preachers in the Anglican Church, Herbert ODriscoll(born 1928) is a former Dean of Christ Church Cathedral inVancouver, and former Warden of the College of Preachers atWashington National Cathedral. He is the author of 30 books,including A Doorway in Time, a reflection of his own Celticspirituality,and Emmanuel, written during a visit to the HolyLand. ODriscoll is at once a brilliant scholar and mesmerizingIrish storyteller. He has also written several hymns, one of
  9. 9. which is our communion hymn this morning – “Before the earthhad yet begun”.In November 1741 Georg Frederic Handel (1685-1758) visitedDublin, Ireland where he had been asked by the Governors ofMercers Hospital, and of the Charitable Infirmary, to composesomething “special” in aid of the Dublin sick. That ‘somethingspecial’ was Messiah, which Handel composed in England injust three weeks and completed on September 14, 1741.Between November 1741 and April of 1742 when Messiahreceived its first performance, he participated in concerts ofseveral of his other works, and his Irish visit ended in June witha second Messiah performance. Handel was very taken withIreland and its folk music, and this influence can be heard inForest Music, composed in Ireland in 1742 for a German ladyfriend – it is this morning’s organ postlude.    LIFE AND MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITYWelcomeToday we are pleased to welcome as our guest speaker StephenBede Scharper, Associate Professor of Anthropology and theEnvironment, UofT. His research interests are environmentalethics, environmental worldviews, liberation theology andecology, religions and environmentalism and his currentResearch Project is Religion and Ecology: Exploring theInterconnection of Liberationist and Ecological Theologies. Theintegration of liberation theology and newer religious
  10. 10. approaches to environmental questions examine the newcosmology of Thomas Berry and the religious responses thattake issues of class, race, gender, poverty and justice seriously.Stephen is also a columnist at the Toronto Star.Meeting todayThe members of the Discernment Committee are asked toplease stay after the 10:30 service today for a meeting with BillBenson in the rector’s study.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.Appreciative Enquiry meetingA chance for you to voice your opinions and suggestions for thefuture of our parish and help in choosing our new priest -Sunday, May 6th, following the 10:30 service, there will be ameeting in the Upper Hall to hear your views on what youwould like to see in our future. A light lunch will be served. Weencourage all members of the Parish to set aside roughly threehours to attend this very important meeting led by Bishop Yu’s
  11. 11. facilitator, Bill Benson. The information gathered will becrucial to the decision of the Discernment Committee – weneed your help! Please note: There will only be ONE serviceon May 6th – at 10:30 AM!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 There are several applicationforms at the back of the church.Looking ahead - the Book ClubJust to remind you - the St. Barnabas Book Club will not bemeeting in May. This gives you more time to read the book thatwill be discussed on June 6th: Rowan’s Rule by Rupert Shortt.(The book for July 4th will be Girls Fall Down by MaggieHelwig.)Date change for St. Barnabas DayPlease note that we will be celebrating St. Barnabas Day onSunday, June 10th this year, not on June 17th as was noted inour worship schedule.    WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK? Thursday, April 26th 12 noon Holy Eucharist In the Chancel
  12. 12. Thursday, April 26th 7:45 PM Choir Practice In the downstairs choir room WORSHIP SCHEDULEThursday, April 26th 12 noon Holy Eucharist In the Chancel Sunday, April 29th Easter 4 9:00 AM Said Eucharist 10:30 AM Morning Prayer Readings: Acts 4: 5-12; Psalm 23 1 John 3: 16-24; John 10: 11-18   
  13. 13. 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