Eighth Sunday after the Epiphany | March 2, 2014 | 10:30 AM
Welcome We acknowledge our presence on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples.
Welcome to St. James’, especially if you are a newcomer or visitor. Children of all ages are fully welcome at every liturgy. We hope that you will enjoy your visit here with us. Please help us to get to know you by introducing yourself to one of the clergy. VISION STATEMENT Discovering the beauty of holiness in our lives and neighbourhood, by living a Christ-centred sacramental life rooted in the Anglo-Catholic tradition. MISSION OBJECTIVES To be a beacon for all as a neighbourhood and destination church where we invite and welcome friends, family and strangers into our midst; To deepen our life of prayer and formation in Christ; To develop relationships and fellowship in open, honest and spiritual ways among parishioners, with our neighbours, and those in need; To pursue and practice justice and mercy for the imparting of the Kingdom of God within and beyond the Parish; To maintain financial equilibrium, develop our reserves and optimize the use of our assets to ensure the preservation of our sacred space and ministry from generation to generation, to the everlasting glory of God. TODAY 9:30 AM 9:45 AM 10:30 AM 12:15 PM 12:15 PM 5:00 PM
No Formation Session Rosary Prayers, Lady Chapel High Mass No Confirmation session today. Fellowship Sunday, Parish Hall (lunch provided) Evening Prayer, Blessed Sacrament Chapel
The image of the church on the front cover was taken by Dallas Bittle, 2010.
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Before Mass If you require assistance at any time, please speak to one of the welcomers at the Church entrance (narthex). As a friendly reminder, please turn off all electronic devices that might disrupt worship. In the interest of security, please keep purses and other valuables with you at all times. Wireless hearing amplifiers are available. Washrooms can be accessed through the doors on the left hand side at the back of the church on the opposite side to the entrance. Your family is welcome at St. Jamesâ€™. Children may remain in the Church during the service: there is a play area with toys and colouring books in the back of the church. The sacrament of reconciliation (confession) is available. Speak with a priest to make an appointment. The Mass booklet contains all the prayers and information required to participate in the Mass. The directions given in this booklet to stand, sit and kneel are offered as guidelines to those who are able. The symbol + indicates when to make the sign of the cross. It is also customary to make a discreet bow at the name of Jesus.
You are encouraged to take the opportunity before Mass for silence, stillness and prayer. Please refrain from talking before Mass begins. We adore you, most Holy Lord Jesus Christ here and in all your churches throughout all the world; and we bless you because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world. St. Francis of Assisi
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A Reflection Dear friends in Christ, every year at the time of the Christian Passover we celebrate our redemption through the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Lent is a time to prepare for this celebration and to renew our life in the paschal mystery. We begin this holy season by remembering our need for repentance, and for the mercy and forgiveness proclaimed in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We begin our journey to Easter with the sign of ashes, an ancient sign, speaking of the frailty and uncertainty of human life, and marking the penitence of the community as a whole. I invite you therefore, in the name of the Lord, to observe a holy Lent by self-examination, penitence, prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, and by reading and meditating on the word of God. Let us kneel before our Creator and Redeemer.
Book of Alternative Services, pp. 281-282
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Entrance Rite PRELUDE Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr — Johann Pachelbel At the entrance of the clergy and servers all stand.
INTROIT You speak within my heart and say, “Seek my face.” Your face, O Lord, will I seek; hide not your face from me. Psalm The Lord is my light and my salvation: whom, then, shall I fear. Tibi dixit (Mode III)
KYRIE ELEISON Lord, have mercy upon us. Christ, have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us.
Kyrie eleison. Christe eleison. Kyrie eleison. Missa Brevis No. 8 — Eleanor Daley
GLORIA IN EXCELSIS
(See facing page)
COLLECT OF THE DAY
The Lord be with you. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray. Almighty God, on the holy mount thou didst reveal to chosen witnesses thy well-beloved 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 liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.
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GLORIA IN EXCELSIS
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The Liturgy of the Word OLD TESTAMENT READING
A reading from the Book of Exodus. The LORD said to Moses, ‘Come up to me on the mountain, and wait there; and I will give you the tablets of stone, with the law and the commandment, which I have written for their instruction.’ So Moses set out with his assistant Joshua, and Moses went up into the mountain of God. To the elders he had said, ‘Wait here for us, until we come to you again; for Aaron and Hur are with you; whoever has a dispute may go to them.’ Then Moses went up on the mountain, and the cloud covered the mountain. The glory of the LORD settled on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it for six days; on the seventh day he called to Moses out of the cloud. Now the appearance of the glory of the LORD was like a devouring fire on the top of the mountain in the sight of the people of Israel. Moses entered the cloud, and went up on the mountain. Moses was on the mountain for forty days and forty nights. Exodus 24:12-18
The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
A cantor sings the antiphon first; the people repeat it thereafter.
The Lord is king; let the people tremble; he is enthroned upon the Cherubim; let the earth shake. The Lord is great in Zion; he is high above all peoples. Antiphon He spoke to them out of the pillar of cloud; they kept his testimonies and the decree that he gave them. Proclaim the greatness of the Lord our God and worship him upon his holy hill; for the Lord our God is the Holy One. Antiphon Psalm 99:1-2, 7, 9 8 | HIGH MASS
EPISTLE READING Sub-deacon
A reading from the Second Letter of Peter. For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we had been eyewitnesses of his majesty. For he received honour and glory from God the Father when that voice was conveyed to him by the Majestic Glory, saying, ‘This is my Son, my Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.’ We ourselves heard this voice come from heaven, while we were with him on the holy mountain. So we have the prophetic message more fully confirmed. You will do well to be attentive to this as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. First of all you must understand this, that no prophecy of scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, because no prophecy ever came by human will, but men and women moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God. 2 Peter 1:16-21
The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
A cantor begins the alleluia; all repeat it thereafter
Alleluia. He is the brightness of the everlasting light, the unspotted mirror of the power of God, and the image of his goodness. Alleluia. Candor est (Mode V)
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All stand and turn to face the book of the Gospels
Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white. Suddenly there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. Then Peter said to Jesus, ‘Lord, it is good for us to be here; if you wish, I will make three dwellings here, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.’ While he was still speaking, suddenly a bright cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud a voice said, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved; with him I am well pleased; listen to him!’ When the disciples heard this, they fell to the ground and were overcome by fear. But Jesus came and touched them, saying, ‘Get up and do not be afraid.’ And when they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus himself alone. As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus ordered them, ‘Tell no one about the vision until after the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.’ Matthew 17:1-9
Be Seated Sister Mary Christian Cross (At the conclusion of the sermon, silence is kept)
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PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
In peace let us pray to the Lord.
After each petition this response is said: Lord in thy mercy. Hear our prayer.
After the petition for the departed: + Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord. And may light perpetual shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen. The celebrant concludes the prayers with a collect.
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CONFESSION & ABSOLUTION Deacon
Let us humbly confess our sins to almighty God. Kneel
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.
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. Amen.
The ministers and people may greet one another in the name of the Lord in the customary way. You may choose not to shake hands at the Peace. A simple exchange of “Peace be with you” with eye contact and a nod, or a bow, is a good substitute.
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The Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist OFFERTORY & PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS
You adorn him with glory and honour; you have given him mastery over the works of your hands, O Lord. Glória et honóre (Mode I)
Stand The People sing the hymn while the People’s gifts of bread, wine and money are brought forward. 176 Green Hymn Book (New English Hymnal) – O Vision Blest of Heavenly Light
SURSUM CORDA & PROPER PREFACE
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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 on this first day of the week overcame death and the grave, and by his glorious resurrection opened to us the way of everlasting life. Therefore with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious name; evermore praising thee and saying:
SANCTUS & BENEDICTUS
Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus Dominus Deus Sabaoth. Pleni sunt cĂŚli et terra Gloria tua. Hosanna in excelsis. Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini: Hosanna in excelsis.
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. Missa Brevis No. 8 â€” Eleanor Daley
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PRAYER OF CONSECRATION 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 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.
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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. 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
THE BREAKING OF THE BREAD
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AGNUS DEI Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi: miserere nobis. Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi: miserere nobis Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi: dona nobis pacem.
Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world : have mercy upon us. Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world: have mercy upon us. Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world: grant us thy peace.
Missa Brevis No. 8 — Eleanor Daley
All who are baptized and believe Christ present in this sacrament are invited to come forward for communion. Those who are unable to receive communion, or do not yet receive, are invited to come forward for a blessing. To indicate you wish a blessing, fold your arms rather than holding out your hand for the Sacrament. When coming forward to receive, please approach from the centre aisle only and follow the directions of the attendant standing at the head of the aisle. Please return to your seat via the side aisles. When you receive the Holy Bread please consume it immediately. It is no longer permissible to intinct the Holy Bread in the Holy Wine. You may choose not to receive the Holy Wine from the chalice at this time. If so, once you have received the Holy Bread please remain kneeling and fold your arms to indicate that you do not wish to receive from the chalice.
MOTET O Jesus, born light of light, redeemer of the world, mercifully deem worthy and accept the praises and prayers of your supplicants. Thou who once deigned to be clothed in flesh for the sake of the lost, grant us to be made members of your holy body. O nata lux — Thomas Tallis
Sit or kneel 5 Blue Hymn Book (Common Praise ) – Christ Whose Glory Fills the Skies
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Concluding Rite PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
The Lord be with you. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray. Holy God, we see thy glory in the face of Jesus Christ. May we who are partakers of his table reflect his life in word and deed, that all the world may know his power to change and save. We ask this in his name. Amen.
BLESSING FOR THE INDUCTION OF PARISH OFFICERS Officers will come forward to the altar rail. Rector
Having been appointed by me, or elected by the Vestry at its last Annual Meeting to your office in the Parish, or elected by your Guild, will you faithfully and reverently execute the duties of your office to the best of your ability to build up the family of God? I will, the Lord being my helper. The Rector will take each officer by the right hand and say: I admit you to the Office of: Rector’s Warden People’s Warden Associate Warden Treasurer Trustees Vestry Clerk Envelope Secretary/Bookkeeper Delegates to Synod Alternate Delegates to Synod HIGH MASS | 19
Heads of Guilds, Committees Chair of Parish Council Secretary of Parish Council in the Parish of St Jamesâ€™ in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
I invite you to servant leadership in the Parish of St. Jamesâ€™, in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
The Lord be with you And with thy spirit. Let us pray.
O Eternal God, the foundation of all wisdom and the source of all courage: Enlighten with your grace the Wardens, Trustees, Delegates and Officers of Your Church, and so rule their minds and guide their counsels, that in all things they may seek Your glory and promote the mission of Your holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord: And the blessing of God Almighty, the +Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you and remain with you always. Amen.
Notices and announcements may be given here. The Mass has ended. Go in peace to love and serve the Lord. Thanks be to God.
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Notices and announcements may be given.
ANGELUS (see overleaf)
372 Blue Hymn Book (Common Praise) — Praise to the Holiest in the Height
POSTLUDE Fantasia in G minor (BWV 542) – J. S. Bach During the postlude you are encouraged to remain quietly in the nave, or to move to the Bishops’ Room to enjoy coffee hour conversation. For prayer requests please contact the Church Office or speak to one of the clergy. Please notify the Parish Office (604-685-2532) when a parishioner/friend/family member is hospitalized or housebound. The Office will arrange visitation, Holy Communion or Anointing. If entering hospital, please inform the hospital on arrival that you (or the patient you are with) are Anglican and ask for the hospital’s Anglican chaplain.
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The Thurible RECTOR’S NOTES Sub-Saharan desert – in Morocco – was my first wilderness experience. In my mind’s eye, I can still see the stars when lying in the sand at night. How the temperature plummeted as dusk became nightfall. And I remember my fear of unintentional cohabitation with an opportunistic scorpion. Later, I spent time in the wilderness of Sinai and lived on the edge of the Judean desert. The brutal and strange beauty of the desert beguiles me to this day. Always on the first Sunday of Lent – in the three year cycle of readings – the Gospel proclamation speaks of Jesus fasting and being tempted in the desert. The Church is reminded that our observance of Lent leads us into a desert of the Spirit with Jesus. In my experience, there are remarkable similarities between the physical experience of being in the desert and the spiritual wilderness we enter during the season of Lent. When traversing a desert one is quickly forced to focus on priorities. Do I have enough water for the journey? What shelter will I have from the heat? Will I have sufficient food? The essentials of life are starkly evident. Our experience of Lent can be the same. What are
God’s priorities in my life? Upon what and whom does my life and well-being truly depend? Extreme conditions in a wilderness environment are clarifying. The physical world is starkly and terrifyingly beautiful in the heat of the sun. The fall of a shadow, an heroic grasp for life by vegetation, or the path of an abandoned watercourse, each has its own beauty. Likewise, during Lent we can experience a new clarity about our lives and relationships. Curiously, the desert can be a remarkably noisy place. In the midst of silence we are forced to listen to ourselves: some memories and conversations seem stuck on repeat, waiting to be processed and freed. Sometimes feelings and thoughts, previously buried by the business of life, emerge and challenge us: so likewise when we observe Lent. Lent is the springtime of the soul. It is a season of grace. Springtime in the desert has a wild and fragile beauty that is brief and wild with abandon. Fr. Mark Greenaway-Robbins
Inform. Inspire. Invite. INSIDE:
Today at St. James’
Liturgy Formation on Sunday Growing in the
Knowledge of God Opportunities to Serve Our Diocese
Relationships & Fellowships
Our Parish Justice & Mercy
Resourcing Our Faith
Quote of this Week
Dido’s “Did You Know?” Saints This Week
Daily Lectionary Mass this Week
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TODAY AT ST. JAMES’ MORNING PRAYER 8:00 am in the Church. LOW MASS 8:30 am in the Church. FORMATION SESSION No Formation Session today ROSARY PRAYERS – THE JOYFUL MYSTERIES 9:45 am in the Lady Chapel. HIGH MASS 10:30 am in the Church. FELLOWSHIP LUNCH & JAM SALE 12:00 pm in the Parish Hall SOLEMN EVENSONG & BENEDICTION 5:00 pm Evening Prayer, Blessed Sacrament Chapel
LITURGY ASH WEDNESDAY March 5 7:30 am Low Mass with Blessing and Imposition of Ashes in the Lady Chapel 12:10 pm Low Mass with Blessing and Imposition of Ashes in the Church 6:30 pm High Mass with Blessing and Imposition of Ashes in the Church STATIONS OF THE CROSS ON FRIDAYS 12:45 pm Stations of the cross will be prayed on Fridays in Lent. 24 | THE THURIBLE
LENTEN QUIET DAY Saturday, March 8 10 am – 3 pm "In the commonplace and the unexpected: story, song, and scripture for Lenten reflection."
Story, song, and scripture will serve as prompts or departure points for reflection. The day will include group sessions as well as quiet time. Exploration of relevant themes will include, among others, stillness, repentance, and the discovery of meaning. Full text and auxiliary resources will be provided. We will be invited to use our Bibles and Bible concordances to follow up with passages that may be rich or fruitful for each of us. For more information, contact Tim Firth: email@example.com or call the Office 604 685 2532 Bring your Bible, pen and paper, a warm sweater or wrap, and lunch Snacks and beverages provided (use Gore Street entrance on the day) All welcome. Free.
FORMATION ON SUNDAY FORMATION ON SUNDAY: Mar. 2: No Formation FORMATION DURING LENT: CLASSIC DEVOTIONAL WORKS 9 March Leslie Arnovick on the Cloud of Unknowing 16 March Sr. Mary on St. Theresa of Avila 23 March Tim Firth on Jean Pierre de Caussade 30 March Fr. Mark on the Philokalia 6 April Fr. Fr. Matthew on Christopher Smart's Jubilate Agno
GROWING IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD SESSIONS FOR CONFIRMATION / RE-AFFIRMATION / RECEPTION TODAY Sessions will resume on March 9,12:15 pm approx. after High Mass in the May Gutteridge Room All welcome. Come and explore what’s on offer. Ask Fr. Mark for more information.
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE WOMEN’S GUILD MARMALADE & JAM SALE SUNDAY MARCH 2ND Freshly made marmalade and jam will be available for purchase today in the Parish Hall following the 10:30 am Mass. WOMEN’S GUILD SPRING BARGAIN SALE The Guild welcomes your donations for their Spring Bargain Sale on Friday, March 28th. All household items are welcome, including dishes, kitchen utensils, and small appliances (vacuum cleaners in good working order), bedding, and towels, clean used clothing and footwear for all ages, books, CDs, jewelry, and other treasures. Please note: the Guild does not accept TVs or other electronics. Donated items marked RUMMAGE may be left at the back of the upper hall at any time. Pamela Jeacocke & Mary Ann Currie
SANCTUARY GUILD St. James' Sanctuary Guild is looking for someone who is skilled in fine cotton crochet work. If you are experienced in this art, or if you know of someone who is, please contact Eleanor Beckett at 604 684 9796 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAKE A MOTHER’S DAY This year the Mothers’ Union Make a Mother’s Day Campaign is to be held during Lent, starting this Sunday, March 2 and finishing on Mothering Sunday, March 30. This timing brings it in line with the UK Mothers’ Union campaign, where Mother’s Day has traditionally been celebrated on Mothering Sunday, unlike the North American celebration in May. The Mothers’ Union already recognizes Mothering Sunday by the giving of flowers to mothers and simnel cake to parishioners, so it seems a natural progression to extend it to the Make a Mother’s day campaign.
In years gone by it was a tradition at St. James to make an offering daily by filling up a Lenten card. We no longer do this but this year Mothers’ Union hopes parishioners will think about giving a sacrificial Lenten offering to help a family in need. All but two of the gifts are under $30. You will notice on the catalogue that there are two gifts designated to the Parenting Program in Canada’s North. Now that we have two Trainers of Facilitators in Canada, we are working towards taking the Parenting Program to the Diocese of the Arctic. You will find the catalogues in a holder in the Narthex. You may send in your own order form to the address given in Nova Scotia, or give it to me personally. Tax receipts will be issued in due course. Celia Dodds, St. James’ MU Secretary
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OUR DIOCESE NOMINATION FOR ORDER OF THE DIOCESE OF NEW WESTMINSTER Nominations for this year’s order are being accepted by the Rector and Wardens, send to: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to the Office. Nomination forms are available on line from the Diocese; www.vancouver.anglica.ca. Copies are in the Narthex. Who is Eligible? Any lay member of any parish in the Diocese. Typically nominees will have served in an outstanding manner, without remuneration for a period of not less than ten years. Deadline Nominations must be approved by the Rector and received by the Bishop no later than April 30 2014. To allow the Rector and Wardens time to review the nominations, please submit any nominations by April 15 2014 Nominees Nominees must give approval to have their names put forward. Submissions must include a brief biography, a summary of the nominee’s service, justification for “outstanding service” and can be submitted by any member of the parish. Presentation The presentation of the award is made by the Bishop at a Diocesan Celebration service to be held at Christ Church Cathedral on Sunday November 2, 2014 at 4pm
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CELEBRATE WITH CANON DOUGLAS WILLIAMS Tuesday, March 11th, 7 p.m. Rev. Canon Douglas Williams will celebrate Mass in Christ Church Cathedral, on the eve of the fiftieth anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood, with a reception following in the Park Room. Parishioners and friends are invited to join in this celebration. Parking will be available in the Park Place Parkade. (http://www.cathedral.vancouver.bc.ca/parking/, or visit the cathedral office, for a free parking pass.) If you plan to stay for the reception, please email email@example.com, or call 604-408-4776, so that they can make adequate plans for the evening.
RELATIONSHIPS & FELLOWSHIP FELLOWSHIP SUNDAY: TODAY Sunday March 2nd after High Mass, approximately 12:00pm Parish Hall We are seeking members to join an organizing group to help coordinate these Sundays during the year, and we also need volunteers to help coordinate the food arrangements. Please let the Office, or one of the clergy, know if you are interested. The scheduled dates for the 2014 "Fellowship Sundays" are: March 2 / May 4 / June 15 / July 27 / September 28 / October 26 and November 23. This will be a fun and exciting new opportunity in keeping with our third mission objective which is to develop Relationships and Fellowship. The Sunday Formation session and the Coffee Hour will not be held on "Fellowship Sundays." Coffee hour will also be cancelled on those Sundays.
JUSTICE & MERCY
ANNUAL VESTRY ELECTIONS & APPOINTMENTS
CARING FOR ALL CREATION: LAND, WATER, AND OUR NATURAL COMMUNITY Tuesdays, March 4 – May 13, 2014, 6-9pm Spirit of Life Lutheran Church 375 W. 10th, Vancouver, BC The Caring for All Creation is in part sponsored by the Eco-Justice Group of the Diocese of New Westminster in partnership with the St. James Social Justice Group. It is a weekly gathering of diverse peoples who care about our lands, waters, and communities in different ways. We gather (or listen online) to reflect about the various aspects caring for our Earth implies. Each gathering begins with a shared meal, followed by facilitated dialogue, guest speakers, and reflection around a central theme. It addresses the head, the heart, and our hands. For more information: http:// spiritoftheland.ca/caring-for-all-creation/
At the Annual Vestry Meeting on February 23, the following people were elected to hold office in 2014: People’s Warden—Reece Wrightman Associate Warden—Betty Carlson Delegate to Synod and Trustee—Leslie Arnovick, Graham Murchie & Pat McSherry Alternate Delegates to Synod—Elizabeth Davies, Barrie Vickers, Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe Youth Delegate to Synod—Elisha May Walker Alternate Youth Delegate to Synod—Vacant Parish Council President—Jenny Scott Parish Council Secretary—Tracy Russell At the Annual Vestry Meeting on February 23, the Rector made the following appointments: Rector’s Warden—Brian Rocksborough-Smith Treasurer—Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe Envelope Secretary—Philip Green Vestry Clerk—Linda Adams Pastoral Care Ministry Coordinator—Joyce Locht Honorary Assistants—Mother Alexis Saunders, Sister Mary Christian Cross Those licensed to administer Holy Communion— Amy Chai, John Clark, Corey Kussey, Jenny Scott, Irene Vandas, Brian Rocksborough-Smith, Tim Firth, Philip Green, Paul Stanwood, Barrington Thieman, and James McKenzie. (Fr. Mark will ask the Bishop for permission to renew their annual license to administer Holy Communion.) Sexual Misconduct Policy Coordinator—Ruth Greenaway-Robbins Guardian of the Columbarium—Paul Stanwood Archivist—Paul Stanwood
HIDDEN LEGACIES Wednesday March 12, 7:00 pm SFU - Harbour Centre, Rooms 1420/30, 555 W. Hasting Street, Vancouver - unceded Coast Salish Territory Hidden Legacies is a short documentary, by Anishinaabe filmmaker Lisa Jackson, profiling young people whose parents and grandparents attended government-initiated, church-run, Indian Residential Schools. Vancouver film launch features: Moderated panel with Rupert Richardson, Charlene Linklater, Yvonne Rigsby-Jones, and director Lisa Jackson. Special performances by hip-hop artist Ronnie Dean Harris and Cellist Cris Derksen. The film was sparked by the Interfaith Institute and Indian Residential School Survivors Society multimedia event Ignite the Light: Generational Expressions of Colonization, Social Justice and the Legacy of Indian Residential Schools (2011).
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RESOURCING OUR FAITH SERMON NOTES: Copies of recent sermons are available in the Narthex and online, at www.stjames.bc.ca. SERMONS ON VIDEO Don’t forget to check out videos of our sermons online, at www.stjames.bc.ca.
QUOTE OF THIS WEEK Wherever human beings live with reverence and receive all things with gratitude and thanksgiving, all things are sanctified . . . Not only are problems solved, but even the suffering of trials are transformed into the power of life and a reason for giving glory. When this occurs with our soul, when we find peace and salvation by committing all things to Christ our God, then our mind is illumined. We come to know ourselves and the whole world. We have faith in the One who alone is powerful. This in itself strengthens the faithful. Then, by means of an invisible radiance, it is transmitted as support to all those who hunger and thirst for the truth. Ecumenical Patriarch Batholomew Catechetical Homily of His All-Holiness for Holy and Great Lent, 2012 http://www.patriarchate.org/documents/2012greatlent
DIDO’S “DID YOU KNOW?” The observance of Lent may comprise, “self-examination, penitence, prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, and by reading and meditating on the Word of God,” (BAS ,. 282) Lent is a good time of year to review, or start, a rule of life, which is a tool from the Tradition of the Church for our daily conversation to Jesus Christ. Here is a point of departure: “Every Christian man or woman should from time to time frame for her/himself a RULE OF LIFE in accordance with the precepts of the Gospel and the faith and order of the Church; wherein he/she may consider the following: The regularity of his/her attendance at public worship and especially at the holy Communion. The practice of private prayer, Bible reading and selfdiscipline. The boldness of his/her spoken witness to his/her faith in Christ. His/her personal service to the Church and the community. The offering of money according to her/his means for the support of the work of the Church at home and overseas.” (Book of Common Prayer (1962), p.555 – from “ A Supplementary Instruction to The Catechism”).
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SAINTS THIS WEEK John and Charles Wesley Priests and Evangelists, 1791, 1788 — Commemoration March 3
Perpetua and Her Companions Martyrs at Carthage, 202 — Memorial March 7
Today we honour John and Charles Wesley, who launched the Methodist revival in the eighteenth century Church of England. Brought up in a strict Anglican parsonage, the two brothers both became priests with a demanding sense of purpose. In the year 1738, they each experienced “conversion of the heart” and went forth to help others know the same assurance of God’s love. In one of their later writings they described themselves “as messengers of God to those who are Christians in name but heathens in heart, to call them back. . . to real, genuine Christianity.” Wherever they went their mission drew immense crowds, who often responded with uncontrollable fervour. But the Wesleys did more than preach to the crowds; they also developed a network of support-groups in order to sustain the revival. Hymnsinging became a prominent feature of these Methodist meetings, because the Wesleys understood the power of good hymns to teach sound doctrine and heartfelt religion. Charles alone wrote nearly 6,000, and a good many are still cherished by all English-speaking Christians — for instance, “Hark, the herald angels sing,” “Christ, whose glory fills the skies,” and “Love divine, all loves excelling.” In time, much to the grief of the Wesley brothers, a large section of the Methodist movement separated from the Church of England and organized its own family of churches. But the brothers’ work also endured in Anglicanism itself and gave it a new vitality, so that our whole tradition is in debt to their evangelical witness.
We honour the memory of Perpetua, a young woman of Carthage who was martyred for the faith on this date in the year 202. We also remember four other Christians who suffered with her — a slave-woman named Felicitas, a priest, Saturus, a man named Saturninus, and a slave, Revocatus. These people were denounced to the pagan Roman authorities and condemned to death. When the appointed day came, they were led into the public arena and a number of wild animals were loosed upon them. All managed to survive this ordeal — as it was intended they should. After a short interval they were again led into the arena, so that the crowd could see them dispatched with the sword. Perpetua and her companions exchanged the kiss of peace, then mounted the platform one by one to die. Perpetua herself was the last to be executed. Soon afterwards a Christian eyewitness wrote an account of their sufferings, and this document captured the imagination of the whole Church, so that Perpetua and her companions came to be venerated throughout the Christian world. For all the Saints, Prayers and Readings for Saints’ Days, ABC, 1994
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DAILY LECTIONARY DATE
MORNING PRAYER 9:00 AM
EVENING PRAYER 5:00 PM
MON. MARCH 3
Hosea 6:1-6 Ps 103:1-5 Lk 10:17-20, 23-24
Ps 25 Pr 27:1-6, 10-12 Phil 2:1-13
Ps 9, 15 Dt 6:10-15 Jn 18:15-18, 15-27
TUES. MARCH 4
1 Pet 1:101-6 Ps 98 Mk 10:28-31
Ps 26, 28 Pr 30:1-4, 24-33 Phil 3:1-11
Ps 36, 39 Dt 6:16-25 Jn 18:28-38
WED. MARCH 5
Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 Ps 103:8-18 2 Cor 5:20b-6:10 Mt 6:1-6, 16-21
Ps 95, 32, 143 Am 5:6-15 Heb 12:1-14
Ps 102, 130 Jon 3:1 â€“ 4:11 Lk 18:9-14
THU. MARCH 6
Dt 30:15-20 Ps 1 Lk 9:18-25
Ps 37:1-18 Dt 7:6-11 Jn 17:1-8
Ps 37:19-42 Dt 7:6-11 Jn 17:1-8
FRI. MARCH 7
2 Esdras 16:68-75 Ps 124 Mt 24:9-14
Ps 95, 31 Ezek 18:1-4, 25-32 Phil 4:1-9
Ps 35 Dt 7:12-16 Jn 17:9-19
Ezek 34:11-16 Ps 111:1-4, 9-10 Mt 5:13-16
Ps 95, 31 Ezek 18:1-4, 25-32 Phil 4:1-9
Ps 35 Dt 7:12-16 Jn 17:9-19
Gen 2:15-17; 3:1-7 Ps 32 Rom 5:12-19 Mt 4:1-11
Ps 63:1-8, 98 Dan 9:3-10 Heb 2:10-18
Ps 103 Dt 8:1-10 Jn 12:44-50
SAT. MARCH 8
SUN. MARCH 9
Public prayer is offered Monday - Saturday in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel which is accessed on East Cordova Street through the Chapel Walkway: Morning Prayer 9.00 am. Evening Prayer 5.00 pm. Please be on time since the gate may be closed once prayers have begun. On Sundays: Morning Prayer 8.00 am. in the Church. Evening Prayer: 5.00 pm. in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, please check the weekly bulletin for exceptions. 30 | THE THURIBLE
MASS THIS WEEK 2014
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS
MON. MARCH 3
12:10 pm in the Lady Chapel
John & Charles Wesley, Priests & Evangelists, 1791, 1788
For the witness and ministry of the Methodist Church throughout the world
TUES. MARCH 4
9:30 am in the Lady Chapel
For the residents of Victory House
WED. MARCH 5
12:10 pm in the Lady Chapel
For our faithful observance of Lent
THU. MARCH 6
9:30 am in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
For the residents of Cooper Place
FRI. MARCH 7
12:10 pm in the Lady Chapel
St. Perpetua & her Companions, Martyrs at Carthage, 202
For the protection of all in adversity
SAT. MARCH 8 Edward King, Bp of Lincoln, Educator & Pastor, 1910
For the pastoral ministry of the Church
SUN. MARCH 9
8:00 am 8:30 am 10:30 am 5:00 pm
Morning Prayer Low Mass High Mass Evening Prayer
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Published on Mar 1, 2014