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Holy Trinity Church, Thornhill Established in 1830 140 Brooke Street, Thornhill, ON L4J 1Y9 Phone: 905 889 5931 ● Fax: 905 889 5632 www.holytrinity-thornhill.ca ● info@holytrinity-thornhill.ca “Something good is happening here!!”

THE 2ND SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

January 15, 2017

OUR RULE OF LIFE As members of Holy Trinity Anglican Church, we will try to  LIVE for God, our Church, and others  STUDY a passage of Scripture every day and ask “what is God calling me to be or to do today?”  PRAY at least twice a day  GIVE regularly to support the life and ministry of our Church

This week’s Readings for our Rule of Life – “6 VERSES FOR 6 DAYS—Colossians Mon. 3:12 Tue. 3:13 Wed. 3:14 Thur. 3:15 Fri. 3:16 Sat. 3:17

We extend a warm welcome to all visitors and newcomers. Be sure to sign our guest book. All baptised members of the Christian Church are invited to share in the sacrament of Holy Communion or to receive a blessing. All services are found in The Book of Alternative Services (BAS) and may be found on our website. Follow the service on your smartphone or tablet. Go to the “Worship” link on the side www.HolyTrinity-Thornhill.ca and select “Order of Services”. Wifi connection - HTC-Guest with the password: 9058895931


Holy Trinity Church, Thornhill Established in 1830 140 Brooke Street, Thornhill, ON L4J 1Y9 Phone: 905 889 5931 ● Fax: 905 889 5632 www.holytrinity-thornhill.ca ● info@holytrinity-thornhill.ca “Something good is happening here!!”

TODAY’S COLLECT, READINGS & MINISTERS The Collect of the Day 1st Reading Psalm 2nd Reading Gospel Celebrant & Preacher Celebrant & Preacher Ministers Eucharistic Minister Sidespersons

pg 349 Isaiah 49:1-7 Bible pg 679 40:1-12 pg 755 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 Bible pg 165 John 1:29-42 Bible pg 92 (8:00) Canon Stephen Fields (10:00) Fr. Jeff Potter / Susan Rodgers (Short Address) (8:00) Pat Johnson, Edward Carter (10:00) Lisa des Vignes, Dianne Rimmer, Malcolm Shiner, Gloria Downey (8:00) Nancy Cutler (8:00) Peter Paterson (10:00) Peter Paterson, Ralph Addison, Shirley Haughton, Les Jempson

PARISH STAFF Incumbent Assistant Curate Honorary Assistant Parish Nurse Office Administrator Director of Music Church School Coordinator Custodian

The Rev. Canon Stephen Fields The Rev. Jeff Potter The Rev. Canon Stephen Crowther Susan Rodgers, R.N. Swan Li Rachel Yoon Judith Sophie Sinclair Jesús Cruz Arángo

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OUR SERVICE SCHEDULE Sunday Wednesday 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist & Homily 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist 10:00 a.m. Sung Eucharist & Sermon 1st Sunday - Sung Eucharist (with a twist)& Sermon 2nd Sunday - Choral Mattins & Sermon 3rd Sunday - Sung Eucharist, Sermon & Prayers for Healing 4th Sunday - “ACTION” - A Non-Eucharistic Service 5th Sunday - Sung Eucharist & Sermon

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8:00 a.m. - The Holy Eucharist & Homily Seasonal Sentence The Word of God became flesh and dwelt among us. To all who receive him, he gave power to become children of God. See John 1 The Gathering of The Community (Page 230) Celebrant: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. All: And with thy spirit. Celebrant: Let us pray. All: Almighty God, unto whom all hearts be open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid: cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love thee, and worthily magnify thy holy name; through Christ our Lord. Amen. The Summary of the Law Celebrant: Our Lord Jesus Christ said: hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord; and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it: thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. All: Lord, have mercy upon us, and write both these thy laws in our hearts, we beseech thee. Lord, have mercy upon us. Christ have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us. The Gloria Glory be to God on high, and in earth peace, good will towards men. We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee for thy great glory, O Lord God, heavenly king, God the Father almighty. O Lord, the only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takest away the sin of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sin of the world, receive our prayer. Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us. For thou only art holy; thou only art the Lord; thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

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The Collect (Page 349) Celebrant: Let us pray. Almighty God, your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ is the light of the world. May your people, illumined by your word and sacraments, shine with the radiance of his glory, that he may be known, worshipped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. All: Amen. The First Reading: ISAIAH 49:1-7 Listen to me, O coastlands, pay attention, you peoples from far away! The Lord called me before I was born, while I was in my mother's womb he named me. He made my mouth like a sharp sword, in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me a polished arrow, in his quiver he hid me away. And he said to me, "You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will be glorified." But I said, "I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity; yet surely my cause is with the Lord, and my reward with my God." And now the Lord says, who formed me in the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob back to him, and that Israel might be gathered to him, for I am honoured in the sight of the Lord, and my God has become my strength he says, "It is too light a thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the survivors of Israel; I will give you as a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth." Thus says the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel and his Holy One, to one deeply despised, abhorred by the nations, the slave of rulers, "Kings shall see and stand up, princes, and they shall prostrate themselves, because of the Lord, who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you." Reader: The Word of the Lord. All: Thanks be to God. PSALM 40:1-12 (Page 755) 1

I waited patiently upon the Lord; *he stooped to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the desolate pit, out of the mire and clay; *he set my feet upon a high cliff and made my footing sure. 3 He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; *many shall see, and stand in awe, and put their trust in the Lord. 4 Happy are they who trust in the Lord! *they do not resort to evil spirits or turn to false gods. 5 Great things are they that you have done, O Lord my God! how great your 2

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wonders and your plans for us! *there is none who can be compared with you. Oh, that I could make them known and tell them! *but they are more than I can count. 7 In sacrifice and offering you take no pleasure *(you have given me ears to hear you); 8 Burnt-offering and sin-offering you have not required, *and so I said, “Behold, I come. 9 In the roll of the book it is written concerning me: *‘I love to do your will, O my God; your law is deep in my heart.’” 10 I proclaimed righteousness in the great congregation; *behold, I did not restrain my lips; and that, O Lord, you know. 11 Your righteousness have I not hidden in my heart; I have spoken of your faithfulness and your deliverance; *I have not concealed your love and faithfulness from the great congregation. 12 You are the Lord; do not withhold your compassion from me; *let your love and your faithfulness keep me safe for ever. 6

God our saviour, hear our prayer for all who suffer at the hands of others, and especially for those who suffer for the sake of justice. Raise and comfort them, and lead us all in the paths of loving service. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen. The Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and our brother Sosthenes, To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, together with all those who in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that has been given you in Christ Jesus, for in every way you have been enriched in him, in speech and knowledge of every kind just as the testimony of Christ has been strengthened among you so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ. He will also strengthen you to the end, so that you may be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful; by him you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Reader: The Word of the Lord. All: Thanks be to God.

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The Gospel Reader: The Lord be with you. All: And with thy spirit. Reader: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John (1:29-42) All: Glory be to thee, O Lord. The next day John the Baptist saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, "Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! This is he of whom I said, 'After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me because he was before me.' I myself did not know him; but I came baptizing with water for this reason, that he might be revealed to Israel." And John testified, "I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water said to me, 'He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.' And I myself have seen and have testified that this is the Son of God." The next day John again was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, "Look, here is the Lamb of God!" The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. When Jesus turned and saw them following, he said to them, "What are you looking for?" They said to him, "Rabbi" (which translated means Teacher), "where are you staying?" He said to them, "Come and see." They came and saw where he was staying, and they remained with him that day. It was about four o'clock in the afternoon. One of the two who heard John speak and followed him was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. He first found his brother Simon and said to him, "We have found the Messiah" (which is translated Anointed). He brought Simon to Jesus, who looked at him and said, "You are Simon son of John. You are to be called Cephas" (which is translated Peter). Reader: The Gospel of Christ. All: Praise be to thee, O Christ. Homily The Nicene Creed (Page 234) All: I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible; And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds, God, of God; Light, of Light; very God, of very God; begotten, not made; being of one substance with the Father; through whom all things were made: who for us and for our salvation came down from heaven,

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and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, and was made man, and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried, and the third day he rose again according to the scriptures, and ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of the Father. And he shall come again with glory to judge both the quick and the dead: whose kingdom shall have no end. And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceedeth from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified, who spake by the prophets. And I believe one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins. And I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen. The Prayers Of The People….Today’s Cycle of Prayer Leadership… Justin, Archbishop of Canterbury, Fred our Primate, Colin, Archbishop & Metropolitan, Peter, our area Bishop, Canon Stephen & Canon Stephen Crowther, Rev. Jeff, our clergy Anglican Communion… Kyoto & Kyushu - Japan, Bishops Stephen Takashi Kochi & Luke Ken-ichi Muto Diocese… Victoria and Haliburton Deanery Deanery ...Christ Church, Stouffville, The Revs. Jason Prisley & Donald Beyers Parish… Blossom & Ian Cooper, Enid & Maurice Corbett, Jewell Coy, Bobbie Creber, Donna & Stephen Crowther The Residents and staff of Glynnwood & Oakridges Retirement Homes Our Students…. Nathan Ammell, Ashley Bent, Malcolm Carter, Mitchell Cheung, Cheyene Coy, Drake Drieberg, Jacqui Getfield, Leslie & Natalie Jones, Johann Kwan, Sydney Rowles. The Sick... Barb Caiger, Marion Chambers, ian Cooper, Carol Drieberg, Rob Hansford, Betty Payne, Arnott Richardson, Cleo Simpson, Bill & Fran White. Our Sick Parish Friends... Kelly Chung, Sue Connell, Cecily Coy, Jason Fisher, John Fraser, Gladys Lam, Simon Pudwell, Christopher Marcelle, Cam Pfanner, Kervin Rolle, Berta Sibbett, Rehana Sumar, Colette Ugolini, Carol & Don Wharton, Suzanne (please name those for whom you wish to pray) The Faithful Departed… Gig Ratcliffe, Joseph & Hilda Burnett and family members Gwen, Fergus, Mark, Marjorie, Matthew and David in whose memory today’s flowers are given.

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The Confession & Absolution (Page 238) Celebrant: Hear what comfortable words our Saviour Christ saith unto all that truly turn to him. Come unto me all that labour and are heavy laden, and I will refresh you. Matthew 1.28 God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, to the end that all that believe in him should not perish, but have eternal life. John 3.16 Hear also what Saint Paul saith. This is a true saying, and worthy of all to be received, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. 1 Timothy 1.15 Hear also what Saint John saith. If anyone sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. 1 John 2.1,2 Let us humbly confess our sins to almighty God. All: Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things and judge of all people: we acknowledge and confess our manifold sins and wickedness, which we from time to time most grievously have committed, by thought, word and deed, against thy divine majesty. We do earnestly repent, and are heartily sorry for these our misdoings. Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; for thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, forgive us all that is past; and grant that we may ever hereafter serve and please thee in newness of life, to the honour and glory of thy name; Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Celebrant: Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who of his great mercy hath promised forgiveness of sins to all them that with hearty repentance and true faith turn unto him: have mercy upon you; pardon and deliver you from all your sins; confirm and strengthen you in all goodness; and bring you to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. All: Amen. The Peace Celebrant: The Peace of the Lord be always with you. All: And with thy spirit. Please greet one another with a sign of peace. Offertory (Immortal, Invisible) 8


Prayer over The Gifts (Page 350) Living God, you have revealed your Son as the Messiah. May we hear his word and follow it, and live as children of light. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord. All: Amen. Eucharistic Prayer A (Page 241) Celebrant: The Lord be with you. People: And with thy spirit. Celebrant: Lift up your hearts. People: We lift them up unto the Lord. Celebrant: Let us give thanks unto our Lord God. People: It is meet and right so to do. It is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto thee, O Lord, holy Father, almighty, everlasting God, creator and preserver of all things. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who, in substance of our mortal flesh, manifested forth his glory, that he might bring us out of darkness into his own marvellous light. Therefore with angels and archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious name; evermore praising thee and saying: All: Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Hosts, heaven and earth are full of thy glory. Glory be to thee, O Lord most high. Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest. Please kneel or sit as you are able. Celebrant: Blessing and glory and thanksgiving be unto thee, almighty God, our heavenly Father, who of thy tender mercy didst give thine only Son Jesus Christ to take our nature upon him, and to suffer death upon the cross for our redemption; who made there, by his one oblation of himself once offered, a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, oblation, and satisfaction, for the sins of the whole world; and did institute, and in his holy Gospel command us to continue, a perpetual memorial of that his precious death, until his coming again. Hear us, O merciful Father, we most humbly beseech thee; and grant that we receiving these thy creatures of bread and wine, according to thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ’s holy institution, in remembrance of his death and passion, may be partakers of his most blessed body and blood; who, in the same night 9


that he was betrayed, took bread; and, when he had given thanks, he brake it; and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take, eat; this is my body which is Given for you: Do this in remembrance of me.” Likewise after supper he took the cup; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink ye all, of this; for this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the remission of sins: Do this, as oft as ye shall drink it, in remembrance of me.” Wherefore, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, we thy humble servants, with all thy holy Church, remembering the precious death of thy beloved Son, his mighty resurrection, and Glorious ascension, and looking for his coming again in glory, do make before thee, in this sacrament of the holy bread of eternal life and the cup of everlasting salvation, the memorial which he hath commanded: All: We praise thee, we bless thee, we thank thee, and we pray to thee, Lord our God. And we entirely desire thy fatherly goodness mercifully to accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, most humbly beseeching thee to grant, that by the merits and death of thy Son Jesus Christ, and through faith in his blood, we and all thy whole Church may obtain remission of our sins, and all other benefits of his passion; And we pray that by the power of thy Holy Spirit, all we who are partakers of this holy communion may be fulfilled with thy grace and heavenly benediction; through Jesus Christ our Lord, by whom and with whom, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honour and glory be unto thee, O Father Almighty, world without end. Amen. The Lord’s Prayer Celebrant: And now, as our Saviour Christ hath taught us, we are bold to say, People: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen. The Breaking of the Bread Celebrant: Alleluia! Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us; People: Therefore, let us keep the feast. Alleluia! O Lamb of God, that takest away the sin of the world: have mercy upon us. O Lamb of God, that takest away the sin of the world: have mercy upon us. O Lamb of God, that takest away the sin of the world: grant us thy peace. 10


Celebrant: The Gifts of God for the People of God. All: Thanks be to God. Communion (Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence) Prayer after Communion (Page 247) Celebrant: Let us pray, All: Almighty and everliving God, We most heartily thank thee That thou dost graciously feed us, in these holy mysteries, With the spiritual food of the most precious body and blood Of thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ; Assuring us thereby of thy favour and goodness towards us; And that we are living members of his mystical Body, Which is the blessed company of all faithful people; And are also heirs through hope of thy everlasting kingdom. And here we offer and present unto thee, O Lord, Ourselves, our souls and bodies, To be a reasonable, holy, and living sacrifice unto thee. And although we are unworthy, Yet we beseech thee to accept this our bounden duty and service, Not weighing our merits, but pardoning our offences; Through Jesus Christ our Lord, To whom, with thee and the Holy Spirit, be all honour and glory, World without end. Amen. The Blessing Celebrant: May the joy of the angels, the eagerness of the shepherds, the perseverance of the wise men, the obedience of Joseph and Mary, and the peace of the Christ-child be always yours; and the blessing of our gracious God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit be with you all. All: Amen. Lay Minister: This act of worship is ended! Our service in the world continues! Let us go in peace, to love and serve the Lord. All: Thanks be to God. Recessional (Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee)

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10:00 a.m. - The Holy Eucharist, Homily & Healing Preparation

Please use this time to listen to the musical offering

Seasonal Sentence The Word of God became flesh and dwelt among us. To all who receive him, he gave power to become children of God. See John 1 Hymn 341 God of Mercy, God of Grace God of mercy, God of grace, show the brightness of your face; Shine upon us, Savior, shine, fill your Church with light divine, And your saving health extend unto earth's remotest end. Let the people praise you, Lord; be by all that live adored; Let the nations shout and sing glory to their Savior King; At your feet their tribute pay, and your holy will obey. Let the people praise you, Lord; earth shall then its fruits afford, God to us all blessings give, we to God devoted live; All below, and all above, one in joy, and light, and love. ď — Celebrant: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. All: And also with you. Celebrant: Let us pray. Almighty God, All: to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hidden: cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy name; through Christ our Lord. Amen. Glory To God Celebrant: Glory to God in the highest, All: and peace to his people on earth. Lord God, heavenly king, almighty God and Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory. Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us; you are seated at the right hand of the Father: receive our prayer. For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen. 12


The Collect (Page 349) Celebrant: Let us pray. Almighty God, your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ is the light of the world. May your people, illumined by your word and sacraments, shine with the radiance of his glory, that he may be known, worshipped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. All: Amen. The First Reading: ISAIAH 49:1-7 Listen to me, O coastlands, pay attention, you peoples from far away! The Lord called me before I was born, while I was in my mother's womb he named me. He made my mouth like a sharp sword, in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me a polished arrow, in his quiver he hid me away. And he said to me, "You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will be glorified." But I said, "I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity; yet surely my cause is with the Lord, and my reward with my God." And now the Lord says, who formed me in the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob back to him, and that Israel might be gathered to him, for I am honoured in the sight of the Lord, and my God has become my strength he says, "It is too light a thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the survivors of Israel; I will give you as a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth." Thus says the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel and his Holy One, to one deeply despised, abhorred by the nations, the slave of rulers, "Kings shall see and stand up, princes, and they shall prostrate themselves, because of the Lord, who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you." Reader: The Word of the Lord. All: Thanks be to God. PSALM 40:1-12 (Page 755) Refrain Here I am, Lord; I come to do your will. 1

I waited patiently upon the Lord; *he stooped to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the desolate pit, out of the mire and clay; *he set my feet upon a high cliff and made my footing sure. 3 He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; *many shall see, and stand in awe, and put their trust in the Lord. 4 Happy are they who trust in the Lord! *they do not resort to evil spirits or turn to false gods. 2

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Great things are they that you have done, O Lord my God! how great your wonders and your plans for us! *there is none who can be compared with you. 6 Oh, that I could make them known and tell them! *but they are more than I can count. 7 In sacrifice and offering you take no pleasure *(you have given me ears to hear you); 8 Burnt-offering and sin-offering you have not required, *and so I said, “Behold, I come. 9 In the roll of the book it is written concerning me: *‘I love to do your will, O my God; your law is deep in my heart.’” 10 I proclaimed righteousness in the great congregation; *behold, I did not restrain my lips; and that, O Lord, you know. 11 Your righteousness have I not hidden in my heart; I have spoken of your faithfulness and your deliverance; *I have not concealed your love and faithfulness from the great congregation. 12 You are the Lord; do not withhold your compassion from me; *let your love and your faithfulness keep me safe for ever. The Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and our brother Sosthenes, To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, together with all those who in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that has been given you in Christ Jesus, for in every way you have been enriched in him, in speech and knowledge of every kind just as the testimony of Christ has been strengthened among you so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ. He will also strengthen you to the end, so that you may be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful; by him you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Reader: The Word of the Lord. All: Thanks be to God. Gradual Hymn 560 God, Whose Almighty Word God whose almighty word chaos and darkness heard, And took their flight: hear us, we humbly pray; And where the gospel day sheds not its glorious ray, let there be light.

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Saviour, who came to bring, on your redeeming wing, Healing and sight, health to the sick in mind, Sight to the inly blind, now for all humankind let there be light. Spirit of truth and love, life-giving, holy dove, Speed on your flight; move on the water’s face, Bearing the lamp of grace, and in earth’s darkest place let there be light. The Gospel Reader: The Lord be with you. All: And also with you. Reader: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John (1:29-42) All: Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ. The next day John the Baptist saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, "Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! This is he of whom I said, 'After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me because he was before me.' I myself did not know him; but I came baptizing with water for this reason, that he might be revealed to Israel." And John testified, "I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water said to me, 'He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.' And I myself have seen and have testified that this is the Son of God." The next day John again was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, "Look, here is the Lamb of God!" The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. When Jesus turned and saw them following, he said to them, "What are you looking for?" They said to him, "Rabbi" (which translated means Teacher), "where are you staying?" He said to them, "Come and see." They came and saw where he was staying, and they remained with him that day. It was about four o'clock in the afternoon. One of the two who heard John speak and followed him was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. He first found his brother Simon and said to him, "We have found the Messiah" (which is translated Anointed). He brought Simon to Jesus, who looked at him and said, "You are Simon son of John. You are to be called Cephas" (which is translated Peter). Reader: The Gospel of Christ. All: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ. Gracious and holy three, glorious Trinity, Wisdom, love, might, boundless as ocean’s tide Rolling in fullest pride, through the world far and wide let there be light.  15


Homily/Address The Apostles’ Creed (Page 189) Celebrant: Let us confess the faith of our baptism, as we say, All: I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. The Prayers Of The People….Today’s Cycle of Prayer Leadership… Justin, Archbishop of Canterbury, Fred our Primate, Colin, Archbishop & Metropolitan, Peter, our area Bishop, Canon Stephen & Canon Stephen Crowther, Rev. Jeff, our clergy Anglican Communion… Kyoto & Kyushu - Japan, Bishops Stephen Takashi Kochi & Luke Ken-ichi Muto Diocese… Victoria and Haliburton Deanery Deanery ...Christ Church, Stouffville, The Revs. Jason Prisley & Donald Beyers Parish… Blossom & Ian Cooper, Enid & Maurice Corbett, Jewell Coy, Bobbie Creber, Donna & Stephen Crowther The Residents and staff of Glynnwood & Oakridges Retirement Homes Our Students…. Nathan Ammell, Ashley Bent, Malcolm Carter, Mitchell Cheung, Cheyene Coy, Drake Drieberg, Jacqui Getfield, Leslie & Natalie Jones, Johann Kwan, Sydney Rowles. The Sick... Barb Caiger, Marion Chambers, ian Cooper, Carol Drieberg, Rob Hansford, Betty Payne, Arnott Richardson, Cleo Simpson, Bill & Fran White. Our Sick Parish Friends... Kelly Chung, Sue Connell, Cecily Coy, Jason Fisher, John Fraser, Gladys Lam, Simon Pudwell, Christopher Marcelle, Cam Pfanner, Kervin Rolle, Berta Sibbett, Rehana Sumar, Colette Ugolini, Carol & Don Wharton, Suzanne (please name those for whom you wish to pray) The Faithful Departed… Gig Ratcliffe, Joseph & Hilda Burnett and family members Gwen, Fergus, Mark, Marjorie, Matthew and David in whose memory today’s flowers are given.

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The Confession & Absolution (Page 191) Celebrant: Dear friends in Christ, God is steadfast in love and infinite in mercy; he welcomes sinners and invites them to his table. Let us confess our sins, confident in God’s forgiveness. Silence All: Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbours as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us, that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your name. Amen. Celebrant: Almighty God have mercy upon you, pardon and deliver you from all your sins, confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, and keep you in eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. All: Amen. The Peace Celebrant: The Peace of the Lord be always with you. All: And also with you. Please greet one another with a sign of peace. Offertory Hymn 352 Amazing Grace Amazing grace! how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me! I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see. 'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, and grace my fears relieved; How precious did that grace appear the hour I first believed! The Lord has promised good to me, his word my hope secures; He will my shield and portion be as long as life endures. Through many dangers, toils, and snares, I have already come; ‘Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home. When we've been there ten thousand years, bright shining as the sun, We've no less days to sing God's praise than when we'd first begun.  Prayer over The Gifts Celebrant: Let us pray. Living God, you have revealed your Son as the Messiah. May we hear his word and

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follow it, and live as children of light. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord. All: Amen. Eucharistic Prayer 1 (Page 193) Celebrant: The Lord is with you. People: And also with you. Celebrant: Lift up your hearts. People: We lift them to the Lord. Celebrant: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. People: It is right to give our thanks and praise. Celebrant: It is indeed right that we should praise you, gracious God, for you created all things. You formed us in your own image: male and female you created us. When we turned away from you in sin, you did not cease to care for us, but opened a path of salvation for all people. You made a covenant with Israel, and through your servants Abraham and Sarah gave the promise of a blessing to all nations. Through Moses you led your people from bondage into freedom; through the prophets you renewed your promise of salvation. Therefore, with them, and with all your saints who have served you in every age, we give thanks and raise our voices to proclaim the glory of your name. All: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might. Heaven and earth are full, full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest. Please kneel or sit as you are able. Holy God, source of life and goodness, all creation rightly gives you praise. In the fullness of time, you sent your Son Jesus Christ, to share our human nature, to live and die as one of us, to reconcile us to you, the God and Father of all. He healed the sick and ate and drank with outcasts and sinners; he opened the eyes of the blind and proclaimed the good news of your kingdom to the poor and to those in need. In all things he fulfilled your gracious will. On the night he freely gave himself to death, our Lord Jesus Christ took bread, and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, and said, “Take, eat: this is my body which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.” After supper he took the cup of wine; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and said, “Drink this, all of you: this is my blood of the new covenant, which

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is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.” Gracious God, his perfect sacrifice destroys the power of sin and death; by raising him to life you give us life for evermore. Therefore we proclaim the mystery of faith. All: Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again. Recalling his death, proclaiming his resurrection, and looking for his coming again in glory, we offer you, Father, this bread and this cup. Send your Holy Spirit upon us and upon these gifts, that all who eat and drink at this table may be one body and one holy people, a living sacrifice in Jesus Christ, our Lord. Through Christ, with Christ, and in Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory is yours, almighty Father, now and for ever. Amen. The Lord’s Prayer (Malotte) Celebrant: As our Saviour taught us, let us pray, All: Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. The Breaking of the Bread – 6 (page 213) Celebrant: We break the bread of life, and that life is the light of the world. People: God here among us, light in the midst of us, bring us to light and life. The Communion Celebrant: The Gifts of God for the People of God. All: Thanks be to God. Hymn For Healing 533 Jesus, Lover of My Soul vv 1,2 &4 (Tune: Martyn) Jesus, Lover of my soul, let me to thy bosom fly, While the nearer waters roll, while the tempest still is high: Hide me, O my Savior, hide, till the storm of life be past; Safe into the haven guide, O receive my soul at last. Other refuge have I none, hangs my helpless soul on thee; Leave, ah! leave me not alone, still support and comfort me! All my trust on thee is stayed; all my help from thee I bring; Cover my defenseless head with the shadow of thy wing. 19


Plenteous grace with thee is found, grace to cover all my sin; Let the healing streams abound, make and keep me pure within. Thou of life the fountain art, freely let me take of thee: Spring thou up within my heart, rise to all eternity.  Communion Hymn 512 I Want Jesus To Walk With Me I want Jesus to walk with me. I want Jesus to walk with me. All along my pilgrim journey, I want Jesus to walk with me. In my trials, Lord, walk with me. In my trials, Lord, walk with me. When my heart is almost breaking, Lord, I want Jesus to walk with me. When I’m in trouble, Lord walk with me. When I’m in trouble,, Lord walk with me. When my head is bowed in sorrow, Lord, I want Jesus to walk with me .  Anthem

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Prayer after Communion Celebrant: God of glory, you nourish us with bread from heaven. Fill us with your Holy Spirit, that through us your light may shine in all the world. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen. All: Amen Celebrant: Glory to God, All: whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine. Glory to God from generation to generation, in the Church and in Christ Jesus, for ever and ever. Amen. The Blessing Celebrant: Be steadfast in faith, joyful in hope, and untiring in love all the days of your life; and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always. All: Amen. Announcements Recessional Hymn 345 King of Glory, King of Peace King of glory, King of peace, I will love thee; And that love may never cease, I will move thee. Thou hast granted my request, thou hast heard me; Thou didst note my working breast, thou hast spared me. 20


Wherefore with my utmost art I will sing thee, And the cream of all my heart I will bring thee. Though my sins against me cried, thou didst clear me; And alone, when they replied, thou didst hear me. Seven whole days, not one in seven, I will praise thee; In my heart, though not in heaven, I can raise thee. Small it is, in this poor sort to enrol thee: E'en eternity's too short to extol thee. ď — Lay Assistant: This act of worship is ended! Our service in the world continues! Let us go in peace, to love and serve the Lord. All: Thanks be to God.

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The 2nd Sunday after The Epiphany - January 15, 2017