St. Barnabas (Chester) Anglican Church The Church in the Marketplace Embracing the Community 10:30 AM Sunday, June 17, 2012 Pentecost 3 361 Danforth Ave., Toronto, Ont. M4K 1P1 416-463-1344Let 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 24 Pièces en style libre: 15. Arabesque - Louis Vierne, 1870-1937The Gathering of God’s PeopleOpening Hymn 478 “Almighty God, thy word is cast” (Albano)GreetingCollect for Purity p. 230The Summary of the Law p. 231The Gloria p. 231Collect for the Day Almighty God, without you we are notable to please you. Mercifully grant that your Holy Spiritmay in all things direct and rule our hearts; through JesusChrist our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and theHoly Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.The Story of God’s PeopleA READING FROM THE FIRST BOOK OF SAMUEL 15: 34–16: 13 read by Dr. Steven ShubertThen Samuel went to Ramah; and Saul went up to his house inGibeah of Saul. Samuel did not see Saul again until the day ofhis death, but Samuel grieved over Saul. And the Lord wassorry that he had made Saul king over Israel. The Lord said toSamuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul? I have rejected
him from being king over Israel. Fill your horn with oil and setout; I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I haveprovided for myself a king among his sons.” Samuel said, “Howcan I go? If Saul hears of it, he will kill me.” And the Lord said,“Take a heifer with you, and say, ‘I have come to sacrifice to theLord.’ Invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you whatyou shall do; and you shall anoint for me the one whom I nameto you.” Samuel did what the Lord commanded, and came toBethlehem. The elders of the city came to meet him trembling,and said, “Do you come peaceably?” He said, “Peaceably; Ihave come to sacrifice to the Lord; sanctify yourselves andcome with me to the sacrifice.” And he sanctified Jesse and hissons and invited them to the sacrifice. When they came, helooked on Eliab and thought, “Surely the Lord’s anointed is nowbefore the Lord.” But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look onhis appearance or on the height of his stature, because I haverejected him; for the Lord does not see as mortals see; they lookon the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel.He said, “Neither has the Lord chosen this one.” Then Jessemade Shammah pass by. And he said, “Neither has the Lordchosen this one.” Jesse made seven of his sons pass beforeSamuel, and Samuel said to Jesse, “The Lord has not chosenany of these.” Samuel said to Jesse, “Are all your sons here?”And he said, “There remains yet the youngest, but he is keepingthe sheep.” And Samuel said to Jesse, “Send and bring him; forwe will not sit down until he comes here.” He sent and broughthim in. Now he was ruddy, and had beautiful eyes, and washandsome. The Lord said, “Rise and anoint him; for this is theone.” Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in thepresence of his brothers; and the spirit of the Lord camemightily upon David from that day forward. Samuel then set outand went to Ramah.
Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People:Thanks be to God.PSALM 20May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble, the Name of the God of Jacob defend you;Send you help from his holy place and strengthen you out of Zion;Remember all your offerings and accept your burnt sacrifice;Grant you your heart’s desire and prosper all your planWe will shout for joy at your victory and triumph in the name of our God; may the Lord grant all your requests.Now I know that the Lord gives victory to his anointed; he will answer him out of his holy heaven, with the victorious strength of his right hand.Some put their trust in chariots and some in horses, but we will call upon the name of the Lord our God.They collapse and fall down, but we will arise and stand upright.O Lord, give victory to the king and answer us when we call.Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.A READING FROM THE SECOND LETTER OF PAUL TO
THE CORINTHIANS 5: 6-10, 14-17 read by Joyce ConnellWe are always confident; even though we know that while weare at home in the body we are away from the Lord—for wewalk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we do have confidence, and wewould rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim toplease him. For all of us must appear before the judgment seatof Christ, so that each may receive recompense for what hasbeen done in the body, whether good or evil. For the love ofChrist urges us on, because we are convinced that one has diedfor all; therefore all have died. And he died for all, so that thosewho live might live no longer for themselves, but for him whodied and was raised for them. From now on, therefore, weregard no one from a human point of view; even though weonce knew Christ from a human point of view, we know him nolonger in that way. So if anyone is in Christ, there is a newcreation: everything old has passed away; see, everything hasbecome new!Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People:Thanks be to God.The GospelThe Lord be with you. And with thy spirit.The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according toMark 4: 26-34Glory be to thee, O Lord.Jesus said, “The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatterseed on the ground, and would sleep and rise night and day, andthe seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. Theearth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then thefull grain in the head. But when the grain is ripe, at once hegoes in with his sickle, because the harvest has come.” He also
said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or whatparable will we use for it? It is like a mustard seed, which, whensown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth;yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of allshrubs, and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the aircan make nests in its shade.” With many such parables he spokethe word to them, as they were able to hear it; he did not speakto them except in parables, but he explained everything inprivate to his disciples.The Gospel of Christ. Praise be to thee, O Christ.HomilyAffirmation of Faith p. 234Prayers of the People led by The Rev. Grace Caldwell-HillConfession & Absolution p. 238Sharing Christ’s PeaceWe Offer Our Gifts to GodOffertory Hymn 577 “God of grace and God of glory” (Cwm Rhondda)Prayer Over the Gifts: God of reconciliation and forgiveness,the saving work of Christ has made our peace with you.May that work grow toward its perfection in all we offeryou this day. We ask this in his name. Amen.The Eucharist: God’s Spirit Transforms Our Gifts We invite those who wish to receive the Sacrament of Anointing to proceed to the chapel and then come up to receive communion.Eucharistic Prayer A p. 241The Lord’s Prayer p. 245Celebrant: 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 into Christare 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.”Prayer after Communion: Holy and blessed God, as you giveus the body and blood of your Son, guide us with your HolySpirit, that we may honour you not only with our lips butalso in our lives. This we ask in the name of Jesus Christour Lord. Amen.Sharing God’s Love in the WorldDoxology p. 247The BlessingAnnouncementsClosing Hymn 379 “Rejoice, the Lord is King” (Darwall)DismissalOrgan Postlude Fugue in G minor (“The Little”), BWV 578 - J. S. Bach, 1685-1750 The flowers at the altar are dedicated to the Glory of God, in loving memory of Leonard Moore, a gift of wife Mary. 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.
Today’s Liturgical Team:Celebrant & Homilist: The Rev. Dr. Harold ShepherdDeacon: The Rev. Grace Caldwell-HillOrganist: Peter DunphyCommunion Minister: Marina RussouwSidesteam: Team 5: Janet Booker - (Captain); Jan Booker,Muriel Beard, Joyce Connell, Winston Dottin, Irving StouteChancel Guild: Joyce Connell, Winnifred DottinToday we remember in our Prayers:Diocesan Cycle, Toronto East DeaneryDeanery Cycle, Church of the ResurrectionParish Cycle, Our ServersSJAC, St. George Memorial, Oshawa & St. George on the Hill LIFE AND MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITYThanks, PeterWe’re pleased to welcome Peter Dunphy as our guest organisttoday as Neil is taking a short break. Neil will return to theorgan next Sunday, June 24th.Monday Night Bible studyBible study in the rector’s study continues on June 18th at 7:00PM. All are welcome.This summer … music & baking!Mark Saturday, July 7th on your calendars .... a bake sale,along with the first of the Saturday Summer Music concerts.The money raised will be used in support of the OrganRestoration Fund.
Kids always welcome!Sunday school will resume in the fall. Meanwhile, children areinvited to make use of the quiet play area at the back of thechurch.Book Club in JulyThe Book Club will continue in the rector’s study on July 3rdwhen we will be discussing Girls Fall Down by MaggieHelwig. Following that, for Wednesday, August 1st, we’ll bereading Death Comes to Pemberley, by P.D. James, and then onSeptember 5th, The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton.Community Forum-Responding to Hunger in Toronto on Tuesday, June 26th inMetro Hall, Room 308 from 1:30 to 4:00 PM. At thiscommunity forum, individuals from the University of Toronto,the City of Toronto and the Daily Bread Food Bank will reflecton findings from a study of food assistance in 5 Canadian cities,with a focus on Toronto.A discussion following today’s serviceThe Latvian Lutheran Church that meets here has extendedan invitation to anyone at St. Barnabas who is interested to jointhem in the reception room following the 10:30 service on June17th for an informal discussion of Scott Peck’s book The RoadLess Travelled. SUMMER SMILESActual answers to questions in Sister Constance’s bible classquizzes ....
1. IN THE FIRST BOOK OF THE BIBLE, GUINESSIS. GODGOT TIRED OF CREATING THE WORLD SO HE TOOKTHE SABBATH OFF.2. ADAM AND EVE WERE CREATED FROM AN APPLETREE. NOAHS WIFE WAS JOAN OF ARK. NOAH BUILTAND ARK AND THE ANIMALS CAME ON IN PEARS.3. LOTS WIFE WAS A PILLAR OF SALT DURING THEDAY, BUT A BALL OF FIRE DURING THE NIGHT.4. THE JEWS WERE A PROUD PEOPLE ANDTHROUGHOUT HISTORY THEY HAD TROUBLE WITHUNSYMPATHETIC GENITALS.5. SAMPSON WAS A STRONGMAN WHO LET HIMSELFBE LED ASTRAY BY A JEZEBEL LIKE DELILAH.6. SAMSON SLAYED THE PHILISTINES WITH THE AXEOF THE APOSTLES.7. MOSES LED THE JEWS TO THE RED SEA WHERETHEY MADE UNLEAVENED BREAD, WHICH IS BREADWITHOUT ANY INGREDIENTS.8. THE EGYPTIANS WERE ALL DROWNED IN THEDESSERT. AFTERWARDS, MOSES WENT UP TOMOUNTCYANIDE TO GET THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.9. THE FIRST COMMANDMENT WAS WHEN EVE TOLDADAM TO EAT THE APPLE.
10. THE SEVENTH COMMANDMENT IS THOU SHALTNOT ADMIT ADULTERY.----------------------------------------------------------------------------- WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK? Monday, June 18th 7:00 PM Bible study In the rector’s study WORSHIP SCHEDULE Thursday, June 21st 12 noon Holy Eucharist
In the ChancelSunday, June 24th The Birth of St. John the Baptist 9:00 AM Said Eucharist 10:30 AM Sung Eucharist Readings: Isaiah 40: 1-11; Psalm 85: 7-13 Acts 13: 4b-26; Luke 1: 57-80
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