Second Sunday of Advent | December 9, 2012 | 10:30 am
Welcome 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 ` 10:30 am
Formation: The Music of Advent Leader: The Right Reverend Michael Ingham, Bishop of New Westminster High Mass
On the cover is a photo from the 2013 Ordo Kalendar of Sister Mary Christian Cross and Amy Chai: Proclamation of the Gospel. - photo by Tracy Russell This booklet is printed on recycled paper. Discarded copies will be recycled.
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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 A reading from the Letter to Diognetus: This short anonymous treatise was probably written in Egypt around 200, and was dedicated to a cultured pagan called Diognetus, otherwise unknown. The text gives a remarkable insight into Christian life in a hostile pagan society. With goodness and kindness, like a king who sends his son, who is also King, God sent God, the Word, among us. He sent him to save us through persuasion rather than violence, for there is no violence in God. He sent him to call us rather than to accuse us; he sent him to love us rather than to judge us. No one has either seen God or made him known; it is God himself who has revealed himself. And he has manifested himself through faith, to which alone it is given to behold God. For God, the Lord and Creator of the universe, who made all things and arranged them in orderly fashion, has shown himself to be not only filled with love for us but also to be long-suffering in his dealings with us. Yes, he has always been, and will remain the same: kind, good, free from wrath, true, and the only one who is good; and he formed in his mind a great and ineffable plan which he communicated to his Son alone. He took on himself the burden of our iniquities, and he gave his own Son as a ransom for us, the holy one for transgressors, the blameless one for the wicked, the just one for the unjust, the incorruptible one for the corruptible, the immortal one or the mortal. Where except in the justice of God could we find that with which to cover our sins? By whom could we be justified â€“ we who are wicked and ungodly â€“ except by the only Son of God? What a wondrous exchange, operation, and unexpected benefits! The crime of so large number is covered over by the justice of a single just one. In the past, God first needed to convince our nature of its inability to obtain life for itself. Now God has shown us the Saviour capable of saving even what was impossible to save. In these two ways, he willed to lead us to trust in his goodness, to esteem him as our nourisher, Father, teacher, counsellor, healer, and our wisdom, light, honour, glory, power and life. Anonymous, Letter to Diognetus, 7-9, Sources Chretiennes, Paris, 1940 (33), pp. 66-74, English trans. by The Roman Catholic Liturgy of the Hours, 1974, American Edition.
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Entrance Rite PRELUDE Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (BWV 659) — J. S. Bach At the entrance of the clergy and servers all stand.
INTROIT People of Zion, look up! The Lord is near at hand to redeem the nations; and in the gladness of your hearts the Lord shall cause his glorious voice to be heard. Populus Sion (Mode VII)
KYRIE ELEISON Lord, have mercy upon us. Christ, have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us.
Kyrie eleison Christe eleison Kyrie eleison Setting: Missa l’hora passa — Ludovico da Viadana
THE COLLECT OF THE DAY Celebrant All
The Lord be with you. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray. Almighty God, who didst send thy servant John the Baptist to prepare thy people to welcome the Messiah, inspire us, the ministers and stewards of thy truth, to turn our disobedient hearts to thee, that when the Christ shall come again to be our judge, we may stand with confidence before his glory; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
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The Liturgy of the Word OLD TESTAMENT READING Reader
A reading from the Book of Malachi. See, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me, and the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple. The messenger of the covenant in whom you delight—indeed, he is coming, says the Lord of hosts. But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap; he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the descendants of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, until they present offerings to the Lord in righteousness. Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the Lord as in the days of old and as in former years. Malachi 3:1-4
The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
12 Blue Hymn Book (Common Praise) – We Bless You, God of Israel
THE EPISTLE READING Sub-deacon
A reading from the Letter of Paul to the Philippians. I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now. I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ. It is right for me to think this way about all of you, because you hold me in your heart, for all of you share in God's grace with me, both in my imprisonment and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel. For God is my witness, how I long for all of you with the compassion of Christ Jesus. And this is my prayer, that your love may overflow more and more with knowledge and full insight to help you to determine what is best, so that in the day of Christ you may be pure and blameless, having produced the harvest of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ for the glory and praise of God. Philippians 1:3-11 HIGH MASS | 7
The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
A cantor begins the alleluia; all repeat it thereafter.
Alleluia. I was glad when they said unto me: we will go into the house of the Lord. Alleluia. Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem. Alleluia. LĂŚtatus sum (Mode V)
THE HOLY GOSPEL
All stand and turn to face the book of the Gospels
In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was ruler of Galilee, and his brother Philip ruler of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias ruler of Abilene, during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness. He went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sinsâ€”as it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah, "The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: 'Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth; and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.'" gghh 8 | HIGH MASS
Be Seated The Right Reverend Michael Ingham, Bishop of New Westminster (At the conclusion of the sermon, silence is kept)
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THE NICENE CREED
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THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE Celebrant
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. HIGH MASS | 11
THE 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.
All THE PEACE
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. 12 | HIGH MASS
The Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist OFFERTORY & PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS
Will you not turn, O God, and give us life again, that your people may rejoice in you? Show us your mercy, O Lord, and grant us your salvation. Deus, tu convertens (Mode III)
The People sing the hymn while the People’s gifts of bread, wine and money are brought forward. 114 Blue Hymn Book (Common Praise) – Lo, he comes with clouds descending
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 in the fullness of time came among us in our flesh and opened to us the way of salvation. Now we watch for the day when he will come again in power and great triumph to judge this world; that we, without shame or fear, may rejoice to behold his appearing. 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 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. Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus Dominus Deus Sabaoth. Pleni sunt cæli et terra Gloria tua. Hosanna in excelsis. + Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini. Hosanna in excelsis. Setting: Missa l’hora passa — Ludovico da Viadana
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THE PRAYER OF CONSECRATION 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 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: 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. HIGH MASS | 15
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. Setting: Missa l’hora passa — Ludovico da Viadana
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 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.
COMMUNION MOTET There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light. The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world. Fuit homo missus a Deo — G. P. da Palestrina
Sit or kneel
303 Green Hymn Book (New English Hymnal) – O Word immortal of eternal God
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Concluding Rite PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION Celebrant All
The Lord be with you. And with thy spirit. Let us pray. Faithful God, we thank thee for feeding us with this heavenly banquet. Help us always to hear the prophet's call to turn our hearts to thee; in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen.
Kneel 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.
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FINAL HYMN 116 Blue Hymn Book (Common Praise) – Your kingdom come POSTLUDE Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland — Johann Pachelbel 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 office or speak to a member 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 with the Parish Clergy Team and Pastoral Care Ministry Coordinator. 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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Formation on Sundays Music of Advent Series Advent is a season that reflects upon and hopes for the final coming of Christ. This series focuses on the music of the Advent season. The musical tradition helps build the anticipation of the faithful and expresses their deepest longings for the second advent of Jesus. Simultaneously we look toward the celebration of the Incarnation, or the first advent. This year, Old Testament readings from the Mass come from the prophets. In our first talk, we examine the prophetic texts that inform Advent hymns. In the second, Bishop Michael will present a session further exploring the music of Advent. In the third week, we will explore the “Advent Prose” which is a moving text sung by the choir. This compilation of texts from the prophet Isaiah consists of lyrical laments which ask God to remember his people. It concludes with words of God’s comfort. The last session will treat the “O” antiphons. This series of seven pleas (e.g. “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”) is prayed from December 16th to the 23rd. Thus we explore how the music of Advent supports the liturgy of the season.
Dec 9 Advent Two: The Music of Advent Leader: The Right Reverend Michael Ingham, Bishop of New Westminster Dec 16 Advent Three: The Advent Prose Leader: Ruth Greenaway-Robbins Dec 23 Advent Four: The “O” Antiphons Leader: The Reverend Andrew Halladay
Sundays at 9:30am in the Bishops’ Room - all welcome
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Christmas at St. Jamesâ€™ Monday, December 24 5:00pm 5:30pm
First Evening Prayer of Christmas Vigil Mass of the Nativity - a family Liturgy in the Lady Chapel with carols and nativity costumes. Come dressed as a sheep, a king, a cow, a Mary, a Joseph, a star, an angel, even Herod! Musical Prelude Solemn High Mass of the Nativity with procession and blessing of the Creche.
Tuesday, December 25
8:00am Morning Prayer 8:30am Low Mass of the Dawn 10:30am Procession to the Creche & Solemn High Mass of the Day 3:00 pm Second Evening Prayer of Christmas (There will be no Tuesday 6pm Mass on Christmas Day)
Wednesday, December 26 St. Stephenâ€™s Day 9:00am 12:10pm 5:00pm
Morning Prayer in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Low Mass Evening Prayer in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
Sunday, January 6 The Epiphany 10:30 am
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Procession to the Creche with the Blessing of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh.
St. James’ News & Announcements JULIAN GATHERING TONIGHT Dec 9th, 5:00 – 7:30 pm We will begin at 5:00 pm with Evening Prayer, enjoy a potluck dinner together in the Bishops' Room, then enjoy a time of contemplative prayer, reading, and discussion. We will be led by Mother Alexis Saunders, Oblate of the Order of Julian of Norwich. All are welcome. For further information, please contact Mother Alexis at 778-882-3307.
MOTHERS UNION WORLDWIDE PARENTING COURSE TO BE OFFERED
NOMINATIONS FOR ANNUAL VESTRY
AT ST. JAMES’
MEETING ELECTION OF PARISH
The Mothers’ Union is offering a parenting course at St. James’ Church starting Wednesday, January 9, 2013, from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Two of our members have been trained as facilitators by the chief Worldwide Mothers Union trainer and are eager to share their skills. The course is called Parents Supporting Parents. The Course is not didactic but constructed on a sharing basis. It is beneficial to all carers of children, male or female, married or unmarried. It is not just for parents who are experiencing difficulties, but to all involved with children as grandparents, teachers, nurses, baby sitters, youth leaders etc. It is free of charge. The Mothers’ Union has developed its own resource manual which has been adapted to suit the cultural and societal requirements of the individual countries. It is strictly non-religious in content. The course is arranged in eight sessions, one session per week lasting approximately two hours. They cover a wide range of topics and issues relating to parenting, grand-parenting or childminding. Sessions use a variety of techniques and activities to highlight the material covered. Participants are encouraged to share their experiences and strategies. Pertinent handouts are available and a homework focus is suggested to
OFFICERS The Nominations Committee, consisting of Paul Stanwood, Eleanor Beckett, and Fr. Mark Greenaway-Robbins, has now posted a list of those who are willing to stand for office at the 2013 Annual Vestry Meeting elections. You will find the list, and some background information to help you get to know the candidates, on the landing outside the Bishops’ Room door. Please feel free to add further nominations, with the prior consent of the nominee. Print the person’s name, and beside it print and sign your own name. Please note that the 2013 Annual Vestry Meeting will be held on Sunday, February 24th, immediately following High Mass. COMING HOME SOCIETY NEWSLETTERS AVAILABLE THIS MORNING The Coming Home Society’s newsletter is available in the Narthex this morning. Please take a copy home and read how this program is changing the lives of young Aboriginal women and their children, who are homeless and at risk on the streets of our Parish.
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St. James’ News & Announcements practice new skills or ideas acquired from the session during the ensuing week. The first session will be in the May Gutteridge Room, and the rest of the sessions will be in the Bishops’ Room. Advertising leaflets, brochures and registration forms are available from Celia Dodds or the church office. The minimum number for a course to take place is eight and the maximum is twelve. It is required that participants pre-register for the course so that we will know how many to expect. Parents may bring new babies to the classes. If they have toddlers or young children whom they need to bring, childcare in another area will be provided. A light lunch of soup will be provided by the Mothers’ Union after each session.
STREET OUTREACH GIFT CARDS Again this Advent, Fr Matthew is receiving Gift Cards for distribution to disadvantaged members of our parish community. Favourite brands include: Tim Horton's, McDonalds, Army & Navy, and Subway. Suggested card amount is $10. This purchases a full meal and possibly a separate coffee, or for groceries at Army & Navy. Other amounts are most welcome. If possible, at time of purchase, request a receipt for each card. This provides a backup for the credit. Please drop off at Church Office, or directly to Fr Matthew on Sunday. LOST AND FOUND Found : A brown envelope containing a Canadian Church calendar and a package of Christmas cards, near the Soup Sale table after Mass last Sunday. If these are your purchases, you can claim them from Mary Brown after High Mass today. HOUSEHOLD ITEMS NEEDED BY
FIRST AID NEED AND TRAINING
Considering recent medical emergencies at St James’, there is a recognized need to try to have present at all services as much as possible, individuals currently trained in First Aid. Any parish member who holds current First Aid certification and is willing to be available to assist with First Aid emergencies (protected from liability under the Good Samaritan Act) when present at church services, is invited to please give her/his name to the office. Further, any parish member who would like to receive First Aid training in the near future with a group from St James’ so as to be available when attending church, to assist with First Aid emergencies, is also invited to give their name to the office.
She needs: a landline telephone to use for doorbell and entry purposes, lamps, cat tree, pots & pans, and a toaster oven. Please call Joyce Locht 604-614-9915.
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WARM SOCKS WANTED We would welcome donations of warm socks for the Mission to Seafarers to take to Seafarers in harbour over the Christmas holidays. Wrapping will take place on December 14th. St James’ Women’s Guild welcome help with packing all Diocesan donations. See Mary B or Janis Waller (about socks). Thanks, Mary
St. James’ News & Announcements FLOWERS AT CHRISTMASTIDE The Flower Guild is asking parishioners for donations towards the purchase of flowers to decorate the Church for Christmastide. Any amount is gratefully accepted. There will be no flowers in the church during Lent, but please consider making a dedication for Christmas flowers. Phone or email your dedication to the church office by Dec. 10th so that your dedication will appear in the Christmas bulletins (which are being printed on Dec. 11th). Also, we could use holly. Please cut with a long stem, and deliver to the Church on Friday, Dec. 21st(during office hours) or at 9am on Dec. 22nd. Thank you, Margaret Vickers WORKSHOP: RESPONDING WITH AN AGITATED PERSON Fr Matthew Johnson will offer a brief workshop after High Mass (just after noon) next Sunday, the 16th. We will meet in the worship space for about 40 minutes, and will review the Welcome and Encounter mandate that governs our hospitality. Participants will be familiarized with the terms of Rules of Conduct at St James’ Church. We will look at guidelines for Responding with an Agitated Person, and explore practical ways of responding effectively and respectfully if someone becomes seriously agitated or has a crisis during worship. This will be of interest to Steps Welcomers, Narthex Guild members, Coffee Hosts, and others who seek to support the hospitality and welcome dimension of the public liturgies offered daily here at St James.
photo by Sean Birch
2013 ST. JAMES’ ORDO KALENDARS NOW AVAILABLE - IN FULL COLOUR Ordo Kalendars may be purchased from Reece Wrightman today after mass for $16.50 each. The paper is very high-quality, and the photos are stunning. This year’s theme is Elements of the Eucharist, and all of the images used were taken inside the church. Thank you to everyone who took the time to take photos and submit them for this year’s publication. We are truly blessed to have so many talented photographers at St. James’! COOPER PLACE PARKING December 1, 2012-November 30, 2013. This is for everyone who has a Parking Fob for Cooper Place. Many of you have been asking when the money is due for the annual parking fee for Cooper Place parking. The answer is – now. The Trustees have set the Parking Rate as the same as last year - $125.00/year. As we took all HIGH MASS | 25
St. James’ News & Announcements your information last year, all you need do is to write a cheque for $125.00, payable to St. James Church – Parking, add your fob # that you find on the front of your key fob, and place it in the collection plate or hand it into to the office. Please do not include this amount with your regular donation. If you have a fob that you no longer require, you may turn it in to the office. If you have any questions about this parking service a director from St. Luke’s will be available for the next 2 Sundays to answer your questions. These directors are, David Agler, Reece Wrightman, Joyce Locht, Andrew Campbell and John Van Luven. OFFICE SCHEDULE OVER CHRISTMAS For your information, the following came out of the last staff meeting: Janet Hamilton will be away from December 16 and back at work on January 3rd. Linda Adams will be working on the following days: December 17 to 21. Office closed Saturday December 22. December 24. Office closed December 25 and 26. December 27 and 28. Office closed Saturday December 29. December 31. Office closed January 1. January 2. (Janet back at work on Thursday, January 3) COOPER PLACE RESIDENT REQUIRES ASSISTANCE TO HIGH MASS This parishioner is visually impaired, and would like some assistance to mass. Please contact the office for more information.
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HURRICANE SANDY – HOW CAN YOU HELP? PWRDF is working with The Cuban Council of Churches (CCC) and Lutheran World Relief (LWF) in Haiti as they recover from the significant damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. Donations can be made in the following ways: Online: http://pwrdf.org/donate Credit Card: 1-866-308-7973 Mail: Please make cheques payable to PWRDF, Hurricane Sandy Relief and send to The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund The Anglican Church of Canada 80 Hayden Street Toronto, Ontario M4Y 3G2 Anglicans in Canada are praying, acting and giving to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Please watch for updates on PWRDF’s response to the situation at www.pwrdf.org. PDC UPDATE #4 The work of the committee continues to move forward. Two of the three candidates for the position of Development Consultant have been interviewed and a third is scheduled for later this month. It is anticipated that a selection will be made by year end with work to begin early in the year. Donations for funding this process are still needed. They can be made payable to St. James’ Parish Foundation and are tax deductible. Questions can be directed to the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to the office. NO EFM MEETINGS IN DECEMBER The next meeting will be on Thursday, January 10th.
St. Jamesâ€™ News & Announcements PWRDF CHRISTMAS CARDS and ACW CALENDARS The ACW has Canadian Church Calendars for sale, with envelopes available, for $5.00. They have pictures of churches from across Canada. Some people like to send them overseas as gifts. We have two new Christmas card designs for 2012, sold in packages of 12 cards with envelopes for $15.00. Christian messages! Look for Mary Brown and Peter Goodwin in the Bishopsâ€™ Room after High Mass. Peter can also be reached at 604 929 6143. GUILDS & GROUPS: ANNUAL REPORTS Please have your annual reports, complete with the names of all members as well as the primary contact person, to the office by January 13th at the very latest. This will ensure that the Office has time to compile, print, and assemble them in time for the February Annual Vestry Meeting. With thanks in advance, Linda Adams Janet Hamilton
provided staff support for diocesan ministry and mission planning initiatives through all the instruments of the diocese, been staff support on numerous diocesan committees and working groups, and has been instrumental in developing new and exciting programs such as the Diocesan School for Leadership. Prior to March of 2011, Douglas was for nine years in the national office of The Episcopal Church in New York City finishing out his ministry February 28th, 2011, as Officer for Young Adult and Campus Ministries. Prior to 2002, Douglas served here in the Diocese of New Westminster, at St. Catherine, Port Coquitlam and St James. He was also the Chair of Interim Ministry. In his December 6th announcement Bishop Michael told staff that it takes three people to do the job of "bishop," the Bishop, the Administrative Assistant to the bishop, (currently the Rev. Eileen Nurse) and the Executive Archdeacon. Congratulations and best wishes to Douglas and please keep him in your thoughts and prayers as he embarks on this new phase of ministry.
NEW EXECUTIVE ARCHDEACON FOR THE DIOCESE APPOINTED The Rev. Douglas Fenton to succeed the Venerable Ronald Harrison January 1st, 2013. On Thursday afternoon, December 6th, 2012, Bishop Michael Ingham announced to Synod Staff that he has appointed current diocesan Director for Mission and Ministry, Rev. Douglas Fenton, Executive Archdeacon of the Diocese. Douglas will succeed the Ven. Ronald Harrison who retires on December 31st, 2012. Since March of 2011, Douglas has given oversight to the Ministry Assessment Process(MAP), HIGH MASS | 27
Funding our mission Three ways of regular giving 1.
If you wish to make regular donations by using St. James’ offering envelopes, please call the office, 604 685 2532, with your contact information. The Envelope Secretary, Philip Green, will be in touch with you.
If you wish to make regular pre-authorized donations by withdrawal from your bank account, please call the office, 604 685 2532, to request a Diocesan pre-authorized debit form.
If you wish to make regular pre-authorized donations with your credit card, please call the office, 604 685 2532, with your contact information. The Envelope Secretary, Philip Green, will be in touch with you.
Other arrangements, including additional donations from time to time (e.g. flowers & special offerings) may be requested in writing and given to the Envelope Secretary.
Special Donations If you wish to make a donation using on-line giving, please: •
Go to St. James’ website at www.stjames.bc.ca
Click on the “Donate Now” button on the front page
You will be sent to the CanadaHelps.org website
Follow the directions (you do not need to set up a CanadaHelps account in order to make a donation)
Your donation will be deposited into the St. James’ Anglican Church account, and an immediate electronic PDF receipt will be issued to you for income tax purposes. OUR VISION Discovering the beauty of holiness in our lives and neighbourhood, by living a Christ-centred sacramental life rooted in the Anglo-Catholic tradition. 28 | HIGH MASS
Meetings and Events at St. James’ December
9 Sun | 5:00 PM 9 Sun | 7:30 PM
Julian Gathering, Bishops’ Room Narcotics Anonymous, May Gutteridge Room
10 Mon | 2:00 PM
Saint James Music Academy
(use of all church space 2 to 6:30 pm, Mondays to Fridays) 10 Mon | 7:00 PM
Private Rental, Bishops’ Room
10 Mon | 7:00 PM
Latino AA, May Gutteridge Room
11 Tue | 10:30 AM
Pastoral Care Ministry Meeting, Bishops’ Room
11 Tue | 7:00 PM
Latino AA Group, May Gutteridge Room
11 Tue | 7:00 PM
SJMA, Bishops’ Room
12 Wed | 12:30 PM
PDC Meeting, Bishops’ Room
12 Wed | 6:30 PM
SJMA Meeting, May Gutteridge Room
12 Wed | 7:00 PM
Mothers’ Union Meeting, Bishops’ Room
13 Thu | 8:00 AM
Latino Lunch (lunch served at noon), Crypt
13 Thu | 6:30 PM
SJMA Meeting, Bishops’ Room
13 Thu | 7:30 PM
Narcotics Anonymous, May Gutteridge Room
15 Sat | 8:30 AM
Sanctuary Guild, Parish Hall
15 Sat | 7:00 PM
Latino AA Group, May Gutteridge Room
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Offices & Mass Times 2012 MON. DECEMBER 10TH
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS 12:10 pm in the Lady Chapel
Feria TUES. DECEMBER 11TH
For peace in Syria 6:00 pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Feria WED. DECEMBER 12TH
For health care professionals 12:10 pm in the Lady Chapel
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patron of the Americas, 1531
For the peoples of Central and South America
THU. DECEMBER 13TH
9:30 am in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
St. Lucy, Martyr of Syracuse, 304 FRI. DECEMBER 14TH
For the peoples of Scandinavia 12:10 pm in the Lady Chapel
St. John of the Cross, Msytic, Teacher 1591 SAT. DECEMBER 15TH
For all poets 5:30 pm in the Lady Chapel
Feria SUN. DECEMBER 16TH
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For all living with mental health conditions 8:00 am Morning Prayer 8:30 am Low Mass 10:30 am High Mass 5:00 pm Evening Prayer
Daily Lectionary for the Second Week of Advent DATE
MON. DECEMBER 10TH
IS 35:1-10 PS 85:8-13 LK 5:17-26 IS 40:1-11 PS 96 MT 18:12-14
TUES. DECEMBER 11TH
WED. DECEMBER 12TH
THU. DECEMBER 13TH
FRI. DECEMBER 14TH
SAT. DECEMBER 15TH
SUN. DECEMBER 16TH
ZECH 2:10-13 PS 132:6-10, 13-14 LUKE 1:39-47 SONG OF SOL 6:1-9 REV 19:5-8 PS 131 JOHN 1:9-13 SONG OF SOL 3:1-4 PS 121 JOHN 16:12-15, 25-28 ZEPH 3:14-20 IS 12:2-6 PHIL 4:4-7 LK 3:7-18 ZEPH 3:14-20 IS 12:2-6 PHIL 4:4-7 LK 3:7-18
MORNING PRAYER 9:00 AM PS 25 IS 5:8-12 1 TH 5:1-11 PS 26, 28 IS 5:13-17, 24-25 1 TH 5:12-28
EVENING PRAYER 5:00PM PS 9, 15 AM, 7:1-9 LK 21:20-28 PS 36, 39 AM 7:10-17 LK 21:29-38
PS 38 IS 6:1-13 2 TH 1:1-12 PS 37:1-18 IS 7:1-9 2 TH 2:1-12
PS 119:25-48 AM 8:1-14 JN 7:53 – 8:11 PS 37:19-42 AM 9:1-10 LK 22:1-13
PS 31 IS 7:10-25 2 TH 2:13 – 3:5 PS 30, 32 IS 8:1-15 2 TH 3:6-18
PS 35 HAG 1:1-15 LK 22:14-30 PS 42, 43 HAG 2:1-9 LK 22:31-38
PS 63:1-8, 98 IS 13:6-13 HEB 12:18-29
PS 103 AM 9:11-15 JN 3:22-30
Please take this booklet away with you to aid in your own reflection, prayers, and for your information.
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THE CLERGY Rector
Father Mark Greenaway-Robbins email@example.com
Assistant Priest Mother Jessica Schaap firstname.lastname@example.org Street Outreach Father Matthew Johnson 604-685-7522 (non-emergency number)
days off: Monday, Saturday Honorary Assistants Mother Alexis Saunders Brother John Blyth Sister Mary Christian Cross
Office Managers Linda Adams Mon - Wed 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Janet Hamilton Thu - Sat 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Business Manager
John Van Luven
Building Manager & Assistant Art Cuthbertson Mon-Thu 9:00 AM-2:00 PM Darren Campbell Sat 8:00 AM-12:00 PM Organist and Choirmaster Gerald Harder Assistant Organist Bruce McKenzie PARISH OFFICERS
Any of the clergy may be contacted through the Parish Office: 604-685-2532 CLERGY AVAILABILITY For immediate contact or within a few hours their cell numbers are: Father Mark Greenaway-Robbins 778-316-7941
days off: Friday, Saturday Mother Jessica Schaap 604-880-4938
days off: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday You may need to leave a message if we are
Brian Rocksborough-Smith 604-291-9852 Peopleâ€™s Warden Paul Stanwood 604-263-0138 Assoc. Warden Reece Wrightman 604-872-4129 EMAIL: email@example.com Building Project Communication EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Trustee Trustee Trustee Treasurer
Eleanor Beckett Jen Amundgaard Graham Murchie Angela Van Luven
Envelope Secretary Parish Privacy Officer
Philip Green Linda Adams
engaged in a pastoral matter and we will PARISH COUNCIL
promptly return urgent calls. We seek to be available to all in any circumstances and encourage you to contact us and request an
Jane Turner Erin Kenny
opportunity for a pastoral appointment. We aim to be available regularly. On Saturday, December 15 Father Mark is on-call for emergency situations. For pastoral care and support, you may also contact Pastoral Care Ministry Coordinator Joyce Locht 604-614-9915 (cell) EMAIL:
303 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC, v6a 1l4 telephone: 604-685-2532, fax: 604-685-7605 email: email@example.com web: www.stjames.bc.ca parish office hours: Mon-Sat 9:00 am-4:00pm