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St. Barnabas (Chester) Anglican Church The Church in the Marketplace Embracing the Community Easter 6 Sunday, May 13, 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 Music for Flute and Organ by Michel Blavet (1700-1768)The Gathering of God’s PeopleProcessional Hymn 70 “Jesus, the joy of loving hearts”(Maryton)Greeting and Collect for Purity p. 185The Gloria p. 186Collect of the Day: Merciful God, you have prepared forthose who love you riches beyond imagination. Pour intoour hearts such love toward you, that we, loving you aboveall things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all thatwe can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is aliveand reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now andfor ever. Amen.Children’s Focus led by the Rev. Dr. Harold ShepherdA READING FROM THE BOOK OF ACTS 10: 44-48 read by Ken Bark
While Peter was still speaking, the Holy Spirit fell upon all whoheard the word. The circumcised believers who had come withPeter were astounded that the gift of the Holy Spirit had beenpoured out even on the Gentiles, for they heard them speakingin tongues and extolling God. Then Peter said, “Can anyonewithhold the water for baptizing these people who havereceived the Holy Spirit just as we have?” So he ordered themto be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they invitedhim to stay for several days.Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People: Thanks be toGod.PSALM 98 (sung) Sing to the LORD a new song, * for he has done marvelous things. With his right hand and his holy arm * has he won for himself the victory.The LORD has made known his victory; * his righteousness has he openly shown in the sight of the nations.He remembers his mercy and faithfulness to the house ofIsrael, * and all the ends of the earth have seen the victory of our God.Shout with joy to the LORD all you lands; * lift up your voice rejoice and sing.Sing to the LORD with the harp, * with the harp and the voice of song.With trumpets and the sound of the horn * shout with joy before the King the LORD.Let the sea make a noise and all that is in it, * the lands and those who dwell therein.
Let the rivers clap their hands, * and let the hills ring out with joy before the LORD / when he comes to judge the earth.In righteousness shall he judge the world * and the peoples with equity.Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy SpiritAs it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.A READING FROM THE FIRST LETTER OF JOHN 5: 1-6 read by Winifred DottinEveryone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born ofGod, and everyone who loves the parent loves the child. By thiswe know that we love the children of God, when we love Godand obey his commandments. For the love of God is this, thatwe obey his commandments. And his commandments are notburdensome, for whatever is born of God conquers the world.And this is the victory that conquers the world, our faith. Whois it that conquers the world but the one who believes that Jesusis the Son of God? This is the one who came by water andblood, Jesus Christ, not with the water only but with the waterand the blood. And the Spirit is the one that testifies, for theSpirit is the truth.Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s people.Thanks be to God.Gospel AlleluiaChoir: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!All: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!Cantor: Make a joyful noise unto God all ye lands: sing forth the honour of his name make his praise glorious.
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 15: 9-17.All: Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.Jesus said, “As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you;abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you willabide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’scommandments and abide in his love. I have said these things toyou so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may becomplete. This is my commandment, that you love one anotheras I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to laydown one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you dowhat I command you. I do not call you servants any longer,because the servant does not know what the master is doing; butI have called you friends, because I have made known to youeverything that I have heard from my Father. You did notchoose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bearfruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give youwhatever you ask him in my name. I am giving you thesecommands so that you may love one another.”Gospeller: The Gospel of ChristAll: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.HomilyAnthem Cantique de Jean Racine - Gabriel FauréWord equal to the Most High, our only hope, eternal day of the earth and of the heavens, we break the silence of the quiet night. Divine Saviour, cast your glance on us.Pour the fire of your powerful mercy upon us, so that all of hell flees at the sound of your voice. Dispel the sleep of a languishing soul which was straying from your laws.
O Christ, be merciful to these faithful people, who are now gatheredto praise you. Receive the hymns which they offer to your immortal glory and to your gifts, so that they may return fulfilled.Affirmation of Faith p. 189Prayers of the People led by Fiona StrachanConfession and Absolution p. 191We Share the Peace of ChristWe Offer Our Gifts to GodOffertory Hymn 372 “Praise to the holiest in the height” (Gerontius)Prayer over the Gifts: God of glory, accept all we offer youthis day, and bring us to that eternal city of love and light,where Christ is King. We ask this in his name. 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 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.
We invite those who wish to receive the Sacrament of Anointing to proceed to the chapel and then come up to receive communion.Communion Hymn 481 “May the grace of Christ our Saviour” (HaltonHolgate)Prayer after Communion: Father, you restored us to life byraising your Son from death. May we who receive thissacrament always be strengthened to do your will, in thename of Jesus Christ the risen Lord. Amen.Sharing God’s Love in the WorldThe Doxology p. 214AnnouncementsRecessional Hymn 412 “O God, beyond all face and form” (Melita)DismissalOrgan Postlude Music for Flute and Organ by Michel Blavet 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. The flowers at the altar are dedicated to the Glory of God in memory of loved ones, a gift of Lyn & Doug Inniss.
Today’s Liturgical Team:Celebrant & Homilist: The Rev. Dr. Harold ShepherdDeacon: The Rev. Grace Caldwell-HillCommunion Minister: Janet BookerOrganist & Choirmaster: Neil HoultonSidespeople: (Team 1) Captain – Eleanor Morgan;Everod Miller, Vivian Rodney, Grantley Hinkson,Sheila Lightfoot, Lori Lightfoot, Tracey FergusonChancel Guild: Muriel BeardToday we remember in our Prayers:Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, York Central DeaneryDeanery Cycle of Prayer, St. Columba & All HallowsParish Cycle of Prayer, Advisory BoardSJAC, St. Andrew’s Japanese Congregation, Toronto andSt. Anne’s Place (LOFT) LIFE AND MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITYBible study this weekMonday night Bible study in the rector’s study with Grace willresume at 7:00 PM on May 14th. Next week, May 21st, therewill be no Bible study because of the holiday long weekend, butthe following Monday, May 28th, Bible study will resume atthe same time.A Workshop at St. Aidan’sStrengthening the Prayers of the People in a Time ofClimate Change – a workshop for those who * lead the Prayersof the People; * write prayers for worship; * care about the
earth; * want to learn more about prayer and the environmentalcrisis. Saturday, June 2nd from 9:00 AM to 12 noon at St.Aidan’s Anglican Church in the Beach (Queen St. E. & SilverBirch Ave.) Led by Canon John Hill & Dianne Marshall. Toregister, please email email@example.com or call 416-691-2222.Suggested donation: $20.00.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.) WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK? Thursday, May 17th 12 noon Holy Eucharist In the Chancel Thursday, May 17th 7:45 PM Choir Practice In the downstairs choir room WORSHIP SCHEDULE Thursday, May 17th 12 noon Holy Eucharist
In the Chancel Sunday, May 20th Easter 7 9:00 AM Quiet Eucharist 10:30 AM Contemporary Eucharist 7:00 PM TaizéReadings: Acts 1: 15-17, 21-26; Psalm 1 1 John 5: 9-13; John 17: 6-19
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