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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 Last Sunday after Epiphany

February 11, 2018

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” Mon. Mark 9:2 Tue. Mark 9:5 Wed. John 10:1 Thur. John 10:3 Fri. John 10:10 Sat. John 10:11


WELCOME TO HTC 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 TODAY’S COLLECT, READINGS & MINISTERS The Collect of The Day (pg 418) 1st Reading 2 Kings 2:1-12 Psalm 50:1-6 2nd Reading 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 Gospel Mark 9:2-9 Celebrant & Preacher Canon Stephen Fields Officiant Glenville Simpson (10:00) Lay Assistants/Lectors (8:00) Ron Tolhurst, Robin Parravano (EM) 10:00) Ron Tolhurst, Malcolm Shiner, Cathy Walker-Pilgrim Sidespersons (8:00) Ken Miyata (10:00) Dave Bezant, Barbara Beale, Ray Burton, Dave Johnson, Peter Paterson

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

The Rev. Canon Stephen Fields The Rev. Canon Stephen Crowther Christine Ivy 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 This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him. Matthew 17.5 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 418) Celebrant: Let us pray. Almighty God, on the holy mount you revealed to chosen witnesses your wellbeloved Son, wonderfully transfigured: mercifully deliver us from the darkness of this world, and change us into his likeness from glory to glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. All: Amen. The First Reading: 2 Kings 2:1-12 When the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven by a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal. Elijah said to Elisha, "Stay here; for the Lord has sent me as far as Bethel." But Elisha said, "As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you." So they went down to Bethel. The company of prophets who were in Bethel came out to Elisha, and said to him, "Do you know that today the Lord will take your master away from you?" And he said, "Yes, I know; keep silent." Elijah said to him, "Elisha, stay here; for the Lord has sent me to Jericho." But he said, "As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you." So they came to Jericho. The company of prophets who were at Jericho drew near to Elisha, and said to him, "Do you know that today the Lord will take your master away from you?" And he answered, "Yes, I know; be silent." Then Elijah said to him, "Stay here; for the Lord has sent me to the Jordan." But he said, "As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you." So the two of them went on. Fifty men of the company of prophets also went, and stood at some distance from them, as they both were standing by the Jordan. Then Elijah took his mantle and rolled it up, and struck the water; the water was parted to the one side and to the other, until the two of them crossed on dry ground. When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, "Tell me what I may do for you, before I am taken from you." Elisha said, "Please let me inherit a double share of your spirit." He responded, "You have asked a hard thing; yet, if you see me as I am being taken from you, it will be granted you; if not, it will not." As they continued walking and talking, a chariot of fire and horses of fire separated the two of them, and Elijah ascended in a whirlwind into heaven. Elisha kept watching and crying out, "Father, father! The chariots of Israel and its horsemen!" But when he could no longer see him, he grasped his own clothes and tore them in two pieces. Reader: The Word of the Lord. All: Thanks be to God.

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PSALM 50:1-6 (Page 768) 1

The Lord, the God of gods, has spoken; * he has called the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting. 2 Out of Zion, perfect in its beauty, * God reveals himself in glory. 3 Our God will come and will not keep silence; * before him there is a consuming flame, and round about him a raging storm. 4 He calls the heavens and the earth from above * to witness the judgement of his people. 5 “Gather before me my loyal followers, * those who have made a covenant with me and sealed it with sacrifice.� 6 Let the heavens declare the rightness of his cause; * for God himself is judge. Blessed are you, God of glory; you call us to give up all our vain attempts to reach you, and to come before you in thanksgiving for your great salvation, shown to us in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 Even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For we do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus' sake. For it is the God who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. Reader: The Word of the Lord. All: Thanks be to God. The Gospel Reader: The Lord be with you. All: And with thy spirit. Reader: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark (9:2-9) All: Glory be to thee, O Lord. Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them. And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking with Jesus. Then Peter said to Jesus, "Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah." He did not know what

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to say, for they were terrified. Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, "This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!" Suddenly when they looked around, they saw no one with them any more, but only Jesus. As they were coming down the mountain, he ordered them to tell no one about what they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead. 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, 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, our clergy, Christine, our Lay Pastor Anglican Communion… Canada, Primate Frederick Hiltz Diocese… FaithWorks Deanery… L'Arche Daybreak, Liska Stefko, Chaplain Parish… Mona & Bob Haslett, Shirley Haughton, Nancy & Tom Hawkins, Brenda Headley, Ann Heath 6


The Residents & staff of Glynnwood, Oakridges & Delmanor Retirement Homes The Children & Youth of our Community The Sick...Marion Chambers, Carol Drieberg, Sandra Kirk, Joe Marshall, Ted McGuirl, Cleo Simpson, Bill & Fran White. Our Sick Parish Friends... Stephen Baker, Kelly Chung, Joan Davis, Heather George, Madelyn Ross, Carolyn Spina, Christopher Spina, Peter Tomkins, Colette Ugolini, Olabisi Williams (please name those for whom you wish to pray) 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 7


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 (Crown Him With Many Crowns) Prayer over The Gifts (Page 418) Celebrant: Holy God, receive all we offer you this day, and bring us to that radiant glory which we see in the transfigured face of Jesus Christ our Lord. All: Amen. Eucharistic Prayer B (Page 243) 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: All glory be to thee, O Lord our God, who didst make us in thine own image; and, of thy tender mercy, didst give thine only Son Jesus Christ to take 8


our nature upon him, and to suffer death upon the cross for our redemption. He made there a full and perfect sacrifice for the whole world; and did institute, and in his holy Gospel command us to continue, a perpetual memory of that his precious death and sacrifice, until his coming again; who, in the same night that he was betrayed, took bread; and when he had given thanks to thee, he broke 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 this, all of you; 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 Lord and heavenly Father, we thy people do celebrate and make, with these thy holy gifts which we now offer unto thee, the memorial thy Son hath commanded us to make; having in remembrance his blessed passion and precious death, his mighty resurrection and glorious ascension; and looking for his coming again with power and great glory. And we most humbly beseech thee, O merciful Father, to hear us, and, with thy Word and Holy Spirit, to bless and sanctify these gifts of bread and wine, that they may be unto us the body and blood of thy dearly-beloved Son Jesus Christ. All: We praise thee, we bless thee, we thank thee, and we pray to thee, Lord our God. And we earnestly desire thy fatherly goodness to accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, whereby we offer and present unto thee, O Lord, ourselves, our souls and bodies. Grant, we beseech thee, that all who partake of this holy communion may worthily receive the most precious body and blood of thy Son Jesus Christ, and be filled with thy grace and heavenly benediction; and also that we and all thy whole Church may be made one body with him, that he may dwell in us, and we in him; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord; By whom, and with whom, and in 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 9


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. Celebrant: The Gifts of God for the People of God. All: Thanks be to God. Communion (Lord Enthroned In Heavenly Splendour) Prayer after Communion (Page 248) Celebrant: Let us pray, All: We most heartily thank thee, almighty and everliving God, 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 we humbly beseech thee, O heavenly Father, so to assist us with thy grace, that we may continue in that holy fellowship, and do all such good works as thou hast prepared for us to walk in; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Spirit, be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.

The Blessing 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 (Jesus Shall Reign)

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10:00 a.m. - MORNING PRAYER & SERMON

Seasonal Sentence This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him. Matthew 17.5 Hymn 166 We Have Come At Christ’s Own Bidding We have come at Christ’s own bidding to this high and holy place, Where we wait with hope and longing for some token of God’s grace. Here we pray for new assurance that our faith is not in vain, Searching like those first disciples for a sign both clear and plain. Light breaks in upon our darkness; splendor bathes the flesh-joined Word; Moses and Elijah marvel as the heavenly voice is heard. Eyes and hearts behold with wonder how the Law and Prophets meet: Christ, with garments drenched in brightness, Stands transfigured and complete. Strengthened by this glimpse of glory, fearful lest our faith decline, We like Peter find it tempting to remain and build a shrine. But true worship gives us courage to proclaim what we profess, That our daily lives may prove us people of the God we bless.  Welcome Minister: Dearly beloved brethren, the Scripture moveth us in sundry places to acknowledge and confess our manifold sins and wickedness; and that we should not dissemble nor cloke them before the face of Almighty God our heavenly Father; but confess them with an humble, lowly, penitent, and obedient heart; to the end that we may obtain forgiveness of the same, by his infinite goodness and mercy. And although we ought at all times humbly to acknowledge our sins before God; yet ought we most chiefly so to do, when we assemble and meet together to render thanks for the great benefits that we have received at his hands, to set forth his most worthy praise, to hear his most holy Word, and to ask those things which are requisite and necessary, as well for the body as the soul. Wherefore I pray and beseech you, as many as are here present, to accompany me with a pure heart and humble voice unto the throne of the heavenly grace. People: Almighty and most merciful Father, We have erred and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep, We have followed too much the devices and desires of 11


our own hearts, We have offended against thy holy laws, We have left undone those things which we ought to have one, And we have done those things which we ought not to have done; And there is no health in us. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders. Spare thou them, O God, which confess their faults. Restore thou them that are penitent; According to thy promises declared unto mankind in Christ Jesu our Lord. And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake, That we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life, to the glory of thy holy Name. Amen.

Priest: God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who desireth not the death of a sinner, but rather that he may turn from his wickedness, and live, hath given power and commandment to his Ministers, to declare and pronounce to his people, being penitent, the Absolution and Remission of their sins. He pardoneth and absolveth all them that truly repent and unfeignedly believe his holy Gospel. Wherefore we beseech him to grant us true repentance and his Holy Spirit, that those things may please him which we do at this present, and that the rest of our life hereafter may be pure and holy; so that at the last we may come to his eternal joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. People: Amen. Minister: O Lord, open thou our lips; People: And our mouth shall show forth thy praise. Minister: O God, make speed to save us; People: O Lord, make haste to help us. Minister: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; People: As it was in the beginning, is no, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Minister: Praise ye the Lord; People: The Lord’s name be praised. Venite, Exultemus Domino (Psalm 95, Page 6) O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and show ourselves glad in him with psalms. For the Lord is a great God, / and a great King above all gods. In his hand are all the corners of the earth: and the strength of the hills is his also.

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The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands prepared the dry land. O come, let us worship, and fall down, and kneel before the Lord our Maker. For he is the Lord our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. 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. PSALM 50:1-6 (Page 392) 1 The Lord, even the Most Mighty God, hath spoken, / and called the world, from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof. 2 Out of Sion, the perfection of beauty, / God hath shined forth. 3 Our God cometh, and keepeth not silence; / there goeth before him a consuming fire, and a mighty tempest is stirred up round about him. 4 He calleth to the heavens from above, / and to the earth, that he may judge his people: 5 ‘Gather my saints together unto me: / those that have made a covenant with me with sacrifice.’ 6 And the heavens declare his righteousness; / for God is judge himself. 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. The First Reading: 2 Kings 2:1-12 When the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven by a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal. Elijah said to Elisha, "Stay here; for the Lord has sent me as far as Bethel." But Elisha said, "As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you." So they went down to Bethel. The company of prophets who were in Bethel came out to Elisha, and said to him, "Do you know that today the Lord will take your master away from you?" And he said, "Yes, I know; keep silent." Elijah said to him, "Elisha, stay here; for the Lord has sent me to Jericho." But he said, "As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you." So they came to Jericho. The company of prophets who were at Jericho drew near to Elisha, and said to him, "Do you know that today the Lord will take your master away from you?" And he answered, "Yes, I know; be silent." Then Elijah said to him, "Stay here; for the Lord has sent me to the Jordan." But he said, "As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you." So the two of them went on. Fifty men of the company of prophets also went, and stood at some distance from them, as they both were standing by the Jordan. Then Elijah took his mantle and rolled it up, and struck the water; the 13


water was parted to the one side and to the other, until the two of them crossed on dry ground. When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, "Tell me what I may do for you, before I am taken from you." Elisha said, "Please let me inherit a double share of your spirit." He responded, "You have asked a hard thing; yet, if you see me as I am being taken from you, it will be granted you; if not, it will not." As they continued walking and talking, a chariot of fire and horses of fire separated the two of them, and Elijah ascended in a whirlwind into heaven. Elisha kept watching and crying out, "Father, father! The chariots of Israel and its horsemen!" But when he could no longer see him, he grasped his own clothes and tore them in two pieces. Reader: Here ends the reading. Te Deum (Parts 1 & 2, page 7) We praise thee, O God; we acknowledge thee to be the Lord. All earth doth worship thee, the Father everlasting. To thee all Angels cry aloud, the Heavens and all the Powers therein. To thee Cherubim and Seraphim continually do cry, Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of hosts; Heaven and earth are full of the Majesty of thy glory. The glorious company of the Apostles praise thee; The goodly fellowship of the Prophets praise thee; The noble army of Martyrs praise thee; The holy Church throughout all the world doth acknowledge thee, The Father, of an infinite Majesty; Thine honourable, true, and only Son; Also the Holy Ghost, the Comforter. Thou art the King of Glory, O Christ. Thou art the everlasting Son of the Father. When thou tookest upon thee to deliver man, thou didst not abhor the Virgin’s womb. When thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death, thou didst open the kingdom of heaven to all believers. Thou sittest at the right hand of God, in the glory of the Father. We believe that thou shalt come to be our Judge. We therefore pray thee, help thy servants, whom thou hast redeemed with thy precious blood. Make them to be numbered with thy Saints, in glory everlasting.

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The Second Reading: Mark 9:2-9 The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, "Follow me." Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth." Nathanael said to him, "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" Philip said to him, "Come and see." When Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him, he said of him, "Here is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!" Nathanael asked him, "Where did you get to know me?" Jesus answered, "I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you." Nathanael replied, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!" Jesus answered, "Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these." And he said to him, "Very truly, I tell you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man." Reader: Here ends the reading. The Benedictus (St Luke 1. 68, page 9) Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited, and redeemed his people; And hath raised up a mighty salvation for us, in the house of his servant David; As he spake by the mouth of his holy Prophets, which have been since the world began; That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hands of all that hate us; To perform the mercy promised to our forefathers, and to remember his holy covenant; To perform the oath which he sware to our forefather Abraham, that he would grant us That we being delivered out of the hands of our enemies might serve him without fear, In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life. And thou, child, shalt be called the Prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways; To give knowledge of salvation unto his people for the remission of their sins; Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the day-spring from on high hath visited us; To give light to them that sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death, and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

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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. The Apostles’ Creed All: I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth: And in Jesus Christ his only our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, Suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried: He descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come again to judge the quick 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. After the Creed, the Minister continues Minister: The Lord be with you; People: And with thy spirit. Minister: Let us pray. (all kneel) People: Lord, have mercy upon us. Christ, have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us. 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 them that trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen. Minister: O Lord, show thy mercy upon us; People: And grant us thy salvation.

Minister: O Lord, save the Queen; People: And mercifully hear us when we call upon thee. Minister: Endue thy Ministers with righteousness; People: And make thy chosen people joyful. Minister: O Lord, save thy people; People: And bless thine inheritance. Minister: Give peace in our time, O Lord; People: And evermore mightily defend us; Minister: O God, make clean our hearts within us; People: And take not thy Holy Spirit from us. 16


The Collect of the Day (Page 136) O Lord, who hast taught us that all our doings without charity are nothing worth: Send thy Holy Spirit, and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of charity, the very bond of peace and of all virtues, without which whosoever liveth is counted dead before thee. Grant this for thine only Son Jesus Christ's sake. People: Amen. The Collect for Peace O God, who art the author of peace and lover of concord, in knowledge of whom standeth our eternal life, whose service is perfect freedom: Defend us thy humble servants in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in thy defence, may not fear the power of any adversaries; through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. People: Amen The Collect for Grace O Lord our heavenly Father, Almighty and everlasting God, who hast safely brought us to the beginning of this day: Defend us in the same with thy mighty power; and grant that this day we fall into no sin, neither run into any kind of danger; but that all our doings may be ordered by thy governance, to do always that is righteous in thy sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. People: Amen. Other Intercessions: We pray for: Our Leadership… Justin, Archbishop of Canterbury, Fred our Primate, Colin, Archbishop & Metropolitan, Peter, our area Bishop, Canon Stephen & Canon Stephen Crowther, our clergy, Christine, Lay Pastor Anglican Communion… Canada, Primate Frederick Hiltz Diocese… FaithWorks Deanery… L'Arche Daybreak, Liska Stefko, Chaplain Parish… Mona & Bob Haslett, Shirley Haughton, Nancy & Tom Hawkins, Brenda Headley, Ann Heath The Residents & staff of Glynnwood, Oakridges & Delmanor Retirement Homes The Children & Youth of our Community The Sick...Marion Chambers, Carol Drieberg, Sandra Kirk, Joe Marshall, Ted McGuirl, Cleo Simpson, Bill & Fran White. Our Sick Parish Friends... Stephen Baker, Kelly Chung, Joan Davis, Heather George, Madelyn Ross, Carolyn Spina, Christopher Spina, Peter Tomkins, Colette Ugolini, Olabisi Williams (please name those for whom you wish to pray)

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The General Thanksgiving (Page 14) All: Almighty God, Father of all mercies, We thine unworthy servants do give thee most humble and hearty thanks For all thy goodness and loving-kindness To us and to all persons; We bless thee for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; But above all for thine inestimable love In the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; For the means of grace, And for the hope of glory. And we beseech thee, give us that due sense of all thy mercies, That our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful, And that we show forth thy praise, Not only with our lips, but in our lives; By giving up ourselves to thy service, And by walking before thee in holiness and righteousness all our days; Through Jesus Christ our Lord, To whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, world without end. Lord. Amen. The Grace The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. People: Amen Anthem

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Hymn 619 Fairest Lord Jesus Fairest Lord Jesus; ruler of all nature, O Thou the Godhead’s human son: Thee will I cherish; Thee will I honour, Thou my soul’s glory, joy, and crown. Fair are the meadows; fairer still the woodlands, Robed in the blooming garb of spring; Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer, Who makes the troubled heart to sing. Fair is the sunshine; fairer still the moonlight, And fair the twinkling, starry host; Jesus shines brighter; Jesus shines purer Than all the angels heaven can boast. All fairest beauty, heavenly and earthly, Wondrously, Jesus, is found in thee; None can be nearer, fairer or dearer Than thou, my Saviour, art to me. 

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Homily Offertory Hymn 385 Worship The Lord In The Beauty of Holiness Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness; Bow down before him, his glory proclaim; Gold of obedience and incense of lowliness Bring, and adore him: the Lord is his name! Low at his feet lay burden of carefulness; High on his heart he will bear it for thee, Comfort thy sorrows, and answer thy prayerfulness, Guiding thy steps as may best for thee be. Fear not to enter his courts, in the slenderness Of the poor wealth thou canst reckon as thine; Truth in its beauty and love in its tenderness, These are the offerings to lay on his shrine. These though we bring them in trembling and fearfulness, He will accept for the Name that is dear, Mornings of joy give for evenings of tearfulness, Trust for our trembling, and hope for our fear. Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness; Bow down before him, his glory proclaim; Gold of obedience and incense of lowliness Bring, and adore him: the Lord is his name! ď — Prayer Over The Gifts Priest: All things come from you, O Lord, and of thine own we give you. Blessed be God for ever and ever. Holy God, receive all we offer you this day, and bring us to that radiant glory which we see in the transfigured face of Jesus Christ our Lord. People: Amen. The Blessing Announcements Recessional Hymn 369 Thy Strong Word Did Cleave The Darkness Thy strong word did cleave the darkness; at thy speaking it was done; For created light we thank thee while thine ordered seasons run: 19


Alleluia, alleluia! Praise to thee who light dost send! Alleluia, alleluia! Alleluia without end! Lo, on those who dwelt in darkness, dark as night and deep as death, Broke the light of thy salvation, breathed thine own live-giving breath: Alleluia, alleluia! Praise to thee who light dost send! Alleluia, alleluia! Alleluia without end! Thy strong word bespeaks us righteous; bright with thine own holiness, Glorious now, we press toward glory, and our lives our hopes confess: Alleluia, alleluia! Praise to thee who light dost send! Alleluia, alleluia! Alleluia without end! God the Father, Light-Creator, to thee laud and honor be; To thee, Light of Light begotten, praise be sung eternally; Holy Spirit, Light-Revealer, glory, glory be to thee; Mortals, angels, now and ever praise the Holy Trinity. ď — 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. *********************

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The Last Sunday after Epiphany (February 11, 2018)  
The Last Sunday after Epiphany (February 11, 2018)  
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