St. Barnabas (Chester) Anglican Church The Church in the Marketplace Embracing the Community Trinity Sunday June 3, 2012 361 Danforth Ave., Toronto M4K 1P1 416-463-1344 www.stbarnabas-toronto.com
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 Benedictus - Alec RowleyThe Gathering of God’s PeopleProcessional Hymn 1 “Holy, holy, holy” (Nicaea)Greeting and Collect for Purity p. 185The Gloria p. 186Collect of the Day: Father, we praise you: through yourWord and Holy Spirit you created all things. You revealyour salvation in all the world by sending to us Jesus Christ,the Word made flesh. Through your Holy Spirit you give usa share in your life and love. Fill us with the vision of yourglory, that we may always serve and praise you, Father, Son,and Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.Children’s Focus led by Emma ConnellA READING FROM THE BOOK OF ISAIAH 6: 1–8 read by Sue Ann EliteIn the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on athrone, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple.Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: withtwo they covered their faces, and with two they covered their
feet, and with two they flew. And one called to another and said:“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full ofhis glory.” The pivots on the thresholds shook at the voices ofthose who called, and the house filled with smoke. And I said:“Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I liveamong a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen theKing, the Lord of hosts!” Then one of the seraphs flew to me,holding a live coal that had been taken from the altar with a pairof tongs. The seraph touched my mouth with it and said: “Nowthat this has touched your lips, your guilt has departed and yoursin is blotted out.” Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying,“Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” And I said, “Heream I; send me!”Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People:Thanks be to God.PSALM 29 (sung) Ascribe to the LORD, you gods, *ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his Name; *worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness. The voice of the LORD is upon the waters / the God of glorythunders; *the LORD is upon the mighty waters. The voice of the LORD is a powerful voice; *the voice of the LORD is a voice of splendor. The voice of the LORD breaks the cedar trees; *the LORD breaks the cedars of Lebanon; He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, *and Mount Hermon like a young wild ox.
The voice of the LORD splits the flames of fire / the voice ofthe LORD shakes the wilderness; *the LORD shakes the wilderness of Kadesh. The voice of the LORD makes the oak trees writhe *and strips the forests bare. And in the temple of the LORD *all are crying, “Glory!” The LORD sits enthroned above the flood; *the LORD sits enthroned as King for evermore. The LORD shall give strength to his people; *the LORD shall give his people the blessing of peace. 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 PAUL’S LETTER TO THE ROMANS 8:12–17 Read by Darryl NakamotoSo then, brothers and sisters, we are debtors, not to the flesh, tolive according to the flesh—for if you live according to theflesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death thedeeds of the body, you will live. For all who are led by theSpirit of God are children of God. For you did not receive aspirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received aspirit of adoption. When we cry, “Abba! Father!” it is that verySpirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children ofGod, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirswith Christ—if, in fact, we suffer with him so that we may alsobe glorified with him.Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People.Thanks be to God.
Gospel AlleluiaChoir: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!All: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!Cantor: The Lord shall give strength to his people: the Lord shall give his people the blessing of peace.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 John 3: 1-17.All: Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of theJews. He came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, weknow that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no onecan do these signs that you do apart from the presence of God.”Jesus answered him, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can see thekingdom of God without being born from above.” Nicodemussaid to him, “How can anyone be born after having grown old?Can one enter a second time into the mother’s womb and beborn?” Jesus answered, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can enterthe kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit.What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spiritis spirit. Do not be astonished that I said to you, ‘You must beborn from above.’ The wind blows where it chooses, and youhear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes fromor where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of theSpirit.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can these things be?”Jesus answered him, “Are you a teacher of Israel, and yet youdo not understand these things? Very truly, I tell you, we speakof what we know and testify to what we have seen; yet you donot receive our testimony. If I have told you about earthly thingsand you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you aboutheavenly things? No one has ascended into heaven except the
one who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. And just asMoses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Sonof Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may haveeternal life. For God so loved the world that he gave his onlySon, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish butmay have eternal life. Indeed, God did not send the Son into theworld to condemn the world, but in order that the world mightbe saved through him.”Gospeller: The Gospel of ChristAll: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.HomilySolo Simple Song (from “Mass”) – Leonard Bernstein (Ed Wiens, tenor)Affirmation of Faith p. 189Prayers of the People led by Joyce ConnellConfession and Absolution p. 191We Share the Peace of ChristWe Offer Our Gifts to GodOffertory Hymn 445 “God the creator” (Bunessan)Prayer over the Gifts: Living God, receive all we offer youthis day. Grant that hearing your word and responding toyour Spirit, we may share in your divine life. We ask this inthe name of Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen.The Eucharist: God’s Spirit Transforms Our GiftsEucharistic Prayer 3 p. 198The Lord’s Prayer (said) p. 211
The Breaking of the BreadCelebrant: We break this bread to share in the body of Christ.All: We, being many, are one body, for we all share in the one bread. “People of all ages and denominations who are baptized intoChrist are invited and encouraged to share in communion. Ifyou will not be receiving bread and wine, we would be pleasedif you would join us at the Lord’s Table for a blessing.” Communion Hymn 6 “This day at thy creating word” (Rushton)Motet Hymn to the Trinity – Peter Ilyich TchaikovskyThe text can be found at Hymn #1 “Holy, holy, holy”Prayer after Communion: Almighty and eternal God,may we who have received this eucharist worship you in allwe do, and proclaim the glory of your majesty. We ask thisin the name of Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen.Sharing God’s Love in the WorldThe Doxology p. 214AnnouncementsRecessional Hymn 326 “Bright the vision that delighted” (Redhead)DismissalOrgan Postlude Fugue in E flat (St. Anne) - 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 ShepherdDeacon: The Rev. Grace Caldwell-HillCommunion Minister: Teresa JohnsonOrganist & Choirmaster: Neil HoultonSidespeople: (Team 4) Captain – Art Lowe;Gary Davenport, Harold Sanders, Janis Clennett,Marina Russouw, Rueben RussouwChancel Guild: Grace Caldwell-Hill, Lyn Inniss
Today we remember in our Prayers:Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, St. James CathedralDeanery Cycle of Prayer, St. Luke’sParish Cycle of Prayer, Our ReadersSJAC, St. Clement, Eglinton & St. Columbaand All Hallows, Scarborough LIFE AND MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITYHow sweet of you!Thanks to everyone who baked or bought at yesterday’s bakesale, a fundraiser for our Organ Campaign.A letter for you
Don’t forget to pick up your St. Barnabas Day letter from theback of the church today.Monday Night Bible studyBible study in the rector’s study continues on June 4th at 7:00PM. All are welcome.A short recitalIf you happen to be in the Kensington Market area onWednesday, June 6th, Neil Houlton will be playing a shortorgan recital on the historic organ in St. Stephen-in-the-FieldsChurch (College at Bellwoods), beginning at 12:35 PM.Book Club meets June 6thThe Book Club will resume in the rector’s study on June 6thwhen we will be discussing Rowan’s Rule by Rupert Shortt.(The book for July 4th will be Girls Fall Down by MaggieHelwig.)Worshiping all together on St. Barnabas DaySt. Barnabas Day will be celebrated on Sunday, June 10th thisyear with just the one service at 10:30 AM.Summer music!Please take note that our own Summer Saturday Series returnsagain this year. Each Saturday from 12:30 PM, a variety ofmusicians will entertain you for approximately 30 minutes,beginning on July 7th. More details forthcoming. WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK? Thursday, June 7th 7:45 PM Choir Practice In the choir room
WORSHIP SCHEDULE Sunday, June 10th St. Barnabas Day 10:30 AM Choral EucharistReadings: Isaiah 42: 5-12; Acts 11: 19-30, 13: 1-3 Psalm 112; Matthew 10: 7-16
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 Booker
ORGANIST & CHOIRMASTER Neil HoultonPARISH ADMINISTRATOR Mary Roycroft RanniORGANIST EMERITUS Dr. Eugene Gates