Seventh Sunday of Easter | June 1, 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 9:45 AM Rosary Prayers, Lady Chapel 10:30 AM High Mass 12:00 PM Coffee Hour, Parish Hall 12:30 PM Conformation/Re-affirmation/Reception, May Gutteridge Room 4:00 PM Evening Prayer, Blessed Sacrament Chapel 5:00 PM Wedding, Church ______________________________________________________________________ The cover image depicts the Ascension. This booklet is printed on recycled paper. Discarded copies will be recycled. 2 | HIGH MASS
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 6. It is our profound conviction that the future of the human family depends also on how we safeguard â€“ both prudently and compassionately, with justice and fairness â€“ the gift of creation that our Creator has entrusted to us. Therefore, we acknowledge in repentance the wrongful mistreatment of our planet, which is tantamount to sin before the eyes of God. We reaffirm our responsibility and obligation to foster a sense of humility and moderation so that all may feel the need to respect creation and to safeguard it with care. Together, we pledge our commitment to raising awareness about the stewardship of creation; we appeal to all people of goodwill to consider ways of living less wastefully and more frugally, manifesting less greed and more generosity for the protection of God's world and the benefit of His people. 7. There is likewise an urgent need for effective and committed cooperation of Christians in order to safeguard everywhere the right to express publicly one's faith and to be treated fairly when promoting that which Christianity continues to offer to contemporary society and culture. In this regard, we invite all Christians to promote an authentic dialogue with Judaism, Islam and other religious traditions. Indifference and mutual ignorance can only lead to mistrust and unfortunately even conflict. 8. From this holy city of Jerusalem, we express our shared profound concern for the situation of Christians in the Middle East and for their right to remain full citizens of their homelands. In trust we turn to the almighty and merciful God in a prayer for peace in the Holy Land and in the Middle East in general. We especially pray for the Churches in Egypt, Syria, and Iraq, which have suffered most grievously due to recent events. We encourage all parties regardless of their religious convictions to continue to work for reconciliation and for the just recognition of peoples' rights. We are persuaded that it is not arms, but dialogue, pardon and reconciliation that are the only possible means to achieve peace. Joint Declaration by Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew (25 May, 2014) http://www.apostolicpilgrimage.org/joint-declaration
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Rite of Sprinkling With Holy Water PRELUDE Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir – J. G. Walther At the entrance of the clergy and servers all stand.
The Rite of Sprinkling with Holy Water is a ceremony that traditionally takes place before the beginning of High Mass on Sundays. This ceremony goes back to at least the 9th century, but was for the most part done away with during the reforms of the liturgy in the 1960s. We have revived it here at St. James’ for the Easter season as a remembrance of our baptism. As the Altar Party and the Sacred Ministers enter, the antiphon proper to the Easter season for this ceremony, the “Vidi Aquam” (from the Latin, “I beheld water”) taken from Ezekiel 47.1-2, 12, is sung. The Altar is first sprinkled, then the clergy and servers, and then the Celebrant goes throughout the Church sprinkling all the people with the holy water. The ceremony is concluded back at the Altar with versicles and responses, and a prayer, as follows below. It is customary to bow to the Celebrant as they come near you and to sign yourself with the the cross as you are sprinkled with the Holy Water.
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O Lord, show thy mercy upon us, alleluia. And grant us thy salvation, alleluia. O Lord, hear my prayer. And let my cry come unto thee. The Lord be with you. And with thy spirit. Let us pray. Graciously hear us, O Lord Holy, Father Almighty, Everlasting God, and vouchsafe to send thy holy Angel from heaven, to guard and cherish, protect and visit, and evermore defend all that dwell in this dwelling-place. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
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Entrance Rite GREETING
INTROIT Hearken, O Lord, to my voice, when I call upon you, alleluia. You speak within my heart and say, “Seek my face.” Your face, O Lord, will I seek; hide not your face from me, alleluia, alleluia. Exaudi, Domine (Mode I)
Lord, have mercy upon us. Christ, have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us.
Kyrie eleison. Christe eleison. Kyrie eleison. Messe basse — Gabriel Fauré
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GLORIA IN EXCELSIS
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COLLECT OF THE DAY
The Lord be with you. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray. Almighty God, thou hast exalted thine only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to thy kingdom in heaven. Mercifully give us faith to know that, as he promised, he abides with us on earth to the end of time; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
The Liturgy of the Word FIRST READING Reader
Be seated A reading from the Book of Acts. So when they had come together, the apostles asked Jesus, "Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?" He replied, "It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." When he had said this, as they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. While he was going and they were gazing up toward heaven, suddenly two men in white robes stood by them. They said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven." Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath day's journey away. When they had entered the city,
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they went to the room upstairs where they were staying, Peter, and John, and James, and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus, and Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James. All these were constantly devoting themselves to prayer, together with certain women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, as well as his brothers. Acts 1:6-14
The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
A cantor sings the antiphon first; the people repeat it thereafter.
Let God arise, and let his enemies be scattered; let those who hate him flee before him. Let them vanish like smoke when the wind drives it away; as the wax melts at the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God. Antiphon But let the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; let them also be merry and joyful. Sing to God, sing praises to his name; exalt him who rides upon the heavens; YAHWEH is his name, rejoice before him! Antiphon Psalm 68:1-4
EPISTLE READING Sub-deacon
A reading from the First Letter of Peter. Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you are sharing Christ's sufferings, so that you may also be glad and shout for joy when his glory is revealed. If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the spirit of glory, which is the Spirit of God, is resting on you. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time. Cast all your HIGH MASS | 11
anxiety on him, because he cares for you. Discipline yourselves, keep alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour. Resist him, steadfast in your faith, for you know that your brothers and sisters in all the world are undergoing the same kinds of suffering. And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, support, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the power forever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 4:12-14: 5:6-11
The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
A cantor begins the alleluia; all repeat it thereafter. Stand Alleluia. God reigneth over the heathen; God sitteth upon his holy seat. Alleluia. I will not leave you comfortless: I go away and come again unto you, and your heart shall rejoice. Alleluia.
Regnavit Dominus (Mode V)
All stand and turn to face the book of the Gospels
After Jesus had spoken these words, he looked up to heaven and said, "Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all people, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth by finishing the work that you gave me to do. So now, 12 | HIGH MASS
Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had in your presence before the world existed. I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, because they are yours. All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them. And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one." John 17:1-11
Be Seated Sister Mary Christian Cross (At the conclusion of the sermon, silence is kept)
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PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
To Christ, the Lamb who was slain, and who now lives in the glory of the Father, with joy and hope let us raise the voice of prayer. Let us pray.
After each petition this response is said: Let us pray to the Lord. Hear us, Lord of Glory! 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 | 15
The Celebrant concludes the prayers with a collect. CONFESSION & ABSOLUTION Deacon
Let us humbly confess our sins to almighty God.
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 Christâ€™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.
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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.
The Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist OFFERTORY & PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS
God has gone up with a shout: the Lord with the sound of the ram’s horn, alleluia. Ascendit Deus (Mode I)
Stand 338 Green Hymn Book (New English Hymnal) – At the Name of Jesus The People sing the hymn while the People’s gifts of bread, wine and money are brought forward.
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SURSUM CORDA & PROPER PREFACE
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 thy most dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who after his most glorious resurrection manifestly appeared to all his apostles, and in their sight ascended up into heaven to prepare a place for us; that where he is, thither we might also ascend, and reign with him in glory. Therefore with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious name; evermore praising thee and saying:
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SANCTUS & BENEDICTUS 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.
Stand 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. Messe basse — Gabriel Fauré
PRAYER OF CONSECRATION 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.
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.
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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.
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. Messe basse — Gabriel Fauré
ECCE, AGNUS DEI & DOMINE, NON SUM DIGNUS Celebrant All
+Behold the Lamb of God, behold him that taketh away the sins of the world. O Lord I am not worthy that thou shouldst come under my roof, but speak the word only and my soul shall be healed. 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.
ANTIPHON Hail the true body, born of the Virgin Mary: You who truly suffered and were sacrificed on the cross for the sake of man. From whose pierced flank flowed water and blood: Be a foretaste for us in the trial of death. O sweet, O merciful, O Jesus, Son of Mary. Have mercy on me. Amen. Ave verum corpus — Gabriel Fauré
Sit or kneel 57 Blue Hymn Book (Common Praise) – Thou, Who at Thy First Eucharist
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Concluding Rite PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
The Lord be with you. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray. Eternal God, may we who share Christ's banquet be one with him as he is one with you. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, the risen and ascended Lord. Amen.
COMMISSIONING FOR LAY MINISTRY Brothers and sisters in Christ, we are all baptized by one Spirit into one body, and given gifts for a variety of ministries for the common good. Our purpose today is to recognize and affirm the ministry of Youth Worker to which Jenny has been appointed.
Is it your will that Jenny Scott fulfil this ministry? It is.
Jenny, you have been called to this ministry. Will you, as long as you are engaged in this work, perform it with care, to the honour of God and benefit of the Church? I will.
Will you uphold her in this service? We will.
Let us pray. Blessed are you, gracious God, our creator and redeemer. In every age you call people to minister in your name. May the work of this your servant so build up your church, that we may faithfully serve you and show your love in all the world. Blessed are you, O God, now and for ever. Amen. HIGH MASS | 23
Kneel May the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of his eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in you that which is pleasing in his sight: 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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Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia! For the Lord has risen indeed, alleluia! Let us pray. O God, by the resurrection of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, you have brought joy to the whole world: grant that, with the help of his mother the Virgin Mary, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Stand 322 Blue Hymn Book (Common Praise) – All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name
POSTLUDE Heut triumphieret Gottes Sohn (BWV 630) — J. S. Bach During the postlude you are invited to remain quietly in the nave, or move to the Bishop’s Room for Coffee Hour refreshments. 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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The flowers on the High Altar are given to the Glory of God and dedicated by Celia & Eric Dodds in loving memory of their parents.
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The Thurible RECTOR’S NOTES If there was one word I had the power to ban from the vocabulary of Christians it would be “spirituality”. (I wonder what word you would choose?) As a former bishop used to lament to me, the term spirituality is twice removed from “spirit” (spirituality – spiritual – spirit) and therefore our life in the Holy Spirit. Twenty years ago I wandered into the Chapel of the Ascension on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. Early Christians had built a place of worship on that spot by the fourth century in honour of the Ascension. At the time the Ascension meant nothing to me other than being a curious episode described in the New Testament. Two decades later, I found myself standing beside the grave of a parishioner last week and rejoicing in the mystery of the Ascension. No family, nor parishioners, were present. Once the committal was given I stood for some time as the grave was filled with earth. I did so on behalf of the Parish and all who knew and loved the deceased person. The Ascension is the guarantee of the Incarnation! In essence, the Church teaches and I believe with all my being these things. Firstly, the Ascension marks the historical
conclusion of the resurrection appearances by Jesus to the disciples. Secondly, the full humanity of Jesus Christ was received into the life of God. The destiny of Jesus is a sign and promise of our destiny. We too have the hope of our humanity being destined for incorporation into the life of the Holy Trinity. Because of the birth, life, death, resurrection and especially the ascension of Jesus, we have this hope. As I stood at the graveside I pondered these things. Everything that we are in the fullness of our humanity – our physicality, affective nature, sensual experiences, emotions and intellect – is destined for the divine life. The liturgy gives intimations of this hope when the thurifer censes us at Mass and when each seat of senses is anointed during extreme unction. Christianity has always been so much more than a “spirituality”. We are called to worship and serve God with all our physicality, sensuality, intellect, intuition and emotion. Because of the Incarnation (guaranteed by the Ascension) we can lay claim to this promise. Now that is something to hope for.
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TODAY AT ST. JAMES’ MORNING PRAYER 8:00 am in the Church LOW MASS 8:30 am in the Church ROSARY PRAYERS – THE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES 9:45 in the Lady Chapel HIGH MASS 10:30 am in the Church COFFEE HOUR 12:00 pm in the Parish Hall CONFIRMATION/RE-AFFIRMATION/RECEPTION 12:30 pm in the May Gutteridge Room EVENING PRAYER 4:00 pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel WEDDING 5:00 pm in the Church
GROWING IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD SESSIONS FOR CONFIRMATION / RE-AFFIRMATION / RECEPTION 12:30 pm in the May Gutteridge Room All welcome. Come and explore what's on offer. Ask Fr. Mark for more information. The liturgy will be held on June 22nd at 4 pm, at Christ Church Cathedral.
LITURGY VIGIL OF THE GOSPELS ON THE EVE OF PENTECOST On the Eve of Pentecost, Saturday June 7, at 3:30 p.m. (after Evening Prayer at 3:00 p.m.) we will be keeping a Vigil of the Gospels. The four Gospels will be read aloud continuously before the Blessed Sacrament. This is a special opportunity to experience the power of the Gospel narrative when read without interruption. On the Eve of Pentecost and before the Blessed Sacrament we can ask for the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit for ourselves, our Parish, the Church and the World. You are welcome to come and go during the vigil, or attend it in full. You may wish to bring a cushion and / or a blanket. Readers will be asked to read for a period up to half an hour each.
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Please contact Ruth Greenaway-Robbins email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to read at the vigil. A continuous reading aloud of the Gospels is approximately eight and a half hours in duration. "With friends at University we kept a vigil of the Gospels. It was a remarkable and blessed experience. It was amazing to hear the entire Gospel narrative without interruption. It was a full immersion experience in the witness of the Gospels! Something we cannot experience when snippets of the Gospels are read at a liturgy. To this day I remember moments of the vigil vividly. It was as if I had met Jesus and his disciples in a new way. Being at the Vigil was to experience the Gospels in a wholly new and powerful way." Fr. Mark
RESOURCING OUR FAITH PAX: FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST 2014 The PAX editorial team would like to thank all parishioners who have contributed to the most recent issue, whether through image, word, or financial support. We are now accepting submissions for the upcoming issue, set to be released on June 29th (following the Feast of St. John the Baptist on June 24th). The theme for the upcoming issue is "The person and presence of the Holy Spirit in our life and in the life of the Church." This theme relates both to the Feast of Pentecost (June 8) and to the Holy Trinity (Trinity Sunday, June 15). The connection between the life of the Holy Spirit in our own Parish and in the wider Church, or the gifts of the Holy Spirit, might also be explored. While we give priority to submissions related to the theme, submissions on any topic are most welcome. The deadline for submissions is Monday, June 2nd. All items, whether articles (500 words max.), poetry, photographs, or other images can be emailed to email@example.com or left in the PAX slot outside the Church Office.
OUR PARISH FIFTY YEARS A PRIEST— BR. JOHN BLYTH The Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saturday May 31, is the fiftieth anniversary of Br. John Blyth to the Holy Order of Priests. On that date in 1964 at the parish of Christ the King, Port Edward, BC, in the Diocese of Caledonia, Br. John was ordained a priest. We give thanks to God for the ministry of Br. John and especially for his long association with St. James' which has greatly enriched our common life over the years. A presentation will be made to Br. John during the coffee hour after High Mass. YOUTH SUPPORT WORKER APPOINTMENT Following a seven-month search and selection process, Fr. Mark last week announced the appointment of St. James’ parishioner, Jenny Scott to a first year term (of a possible two years) as our new St. James’ Youth Support Worker (YSW). Studying at Regent College in her second year of a Master of Divinity program, Jenny brings to this new part-time position extensive experience living and working with Christian intentional community groups here in Vancouver (for the past four years) and formerly in Auckland, New Zealand and Kolkata, THE THURIBLE | 29
India (including organizing and leading a week-long trip to the Himalayas with 50 women and their families! She also has worked successfully with all ages of youth and young adults leading weekly missions and summer programs in Allentown and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. During this year Jenny will work with and be supported in her YSW role by a soon to formed St. James’ Youth Support Team. She was officially introduced as YSW to the parish at yesterday's Parish Council meeting, where she also began her new role as PC Chair.
THANK YOU A big “Thank You” to everyone who attended, contributed to, and participated in Sacred & Sassy II, our Choir’s concert and silent auction extravaganza! The music was delightful, the silent auction items were a hit, and “Marky”, our Sassy host, was suitably cheeky. Between ticket sales, donations, and the silent auction, we raised approximately $2,300 for the work of our Choir and the Saint James’ Music Academy. ST. JAMES’ RUNNING TEAM “The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.―John Bingham
Special thanks are extended to the St. James’ parishioners past and present who have so generously donated toward our goal of funding this YSW position for a two-year period. Thanks and recognition also go out to the following parishioners who served so faithfully over the last seven months on our YSW Search and Selection Committee: Betty Carlson, Anna Scott, Elisha Walker, Reece Wrightman, Brian Rocksborough-Smith and Fr. Mark. At both masses today we celebrate and ask for God's blessing for this new youth ministry at St James and upon Jenny in her new YSW role. MUSIC IS IN THE AIR After a season of hard work and much enjoyment, the children of Saint James Music Academy are ready to share their talents with you. Come for an evening of music, food, and celebration. Come hear Gerald Harder play along with the SJMA Senior Orchestra! Arrive early for good seating. Friday, June 6 @ 6:30pm.
For both of us, Ruth Greenaway-Robbins and Jenny Scott, running has been a tool to bring positive change to our lives. Running provides a continual challenge and with discipline and hard work we have found the way to do what we once thought impossible. While often hard, running is also a means to joy and we would like to invite you to share in this joy as we form a St. James’ running/walking team to participate in Vancouver’s Eastside 10k Run. Saturday, September 13 will be the second annual race, which runs through the Strathcona, DTES, and Gastown. We are looking for individuals and families of all abilities to join us for this event as we form a St. James’ running/ walking team. If you would like to train together for the 10k we will meet every Sunday at 12:45pm (soft start) and Thursday at 5:30pm after Evening Prayer starting Sunday,
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June 8.You say you’ve never run before or can’t imagine walking that far? Do not fear, for we will provide all participants with a training plan that will help you slowly increase your strength and endurance along with your confidence. Trust me, if we can do it, so can you! If you would like to support the team but are not interested or able to run/walk in the event, there are a variety of other ways to help, including light snacks, financial support, cheer squads and also volunteers at the event. For more information talk to Ruth or Jenny or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. "Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us" Hebrews 12:1. Keep your eye out for a new Facebook group page for the team. SOUP SALE There will be a Soup Sale on Sunday, June 1. Please see Mary Brown in the Bishops’ Room after High Mass to make your purchases. MOTHERS’ UNION EDWARDIAN STRAWBERRY TEA The Mothers’ Union Edwardian Strawberry Tea will be held Sunday, June 15, 2014, after High Mass in the Parish Hall. The tea will replace the normal coffee hour and also the designated Fellowship Sunday scheduled for that day. We will offer a variety of home-made sandwiches, strawberry shortcake with freshly picked BC strawberries and whipping cream, tea and coffee. There will be musical entertainment. We will be particularly remembering the 100th Anniversary of the start of World War 1. It is hoped that parishioners will get into the spirit of Edwardian England by wearing a fancy hat or fascinator for the women; bowtie, cravat, waistcoat and/or boater for the men.
If you have holiday plans for that weekend and know you will be away, but would like to purchase a ticket for someone who cannot afford the $10 charge, this would be most appreciated. Last year we were able to give away several tickets. Children under 8 are free. The proceeds will be donated to the MU Northern Clergy Families’ Fund, our primary national fundraiser, and also the Parenting Program in Canada.
FINANCIAL EQUILIBRIUM A MESSAGE FROM THE TREASURER The Treasurer's duty is to be both the voice of caution and clarion of hope! Today I am in appeal mode. We are approaching the traditional summer decline in the Sunday collection, and longer term we confront the potential for a shortfall in our budgeted income from congregation giving (possibly amounting to some thousands of dollars). Please consider giving on a regular basis (weekly is best) to support the marvellous worship and vital services of St. James’. If at all possible, could you make your regular donation via credit card or direct debit, and help my clarion call be one of success. For information on the “Three Ways of Giving” pick up the blue pamphlet in the Narthex. Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe
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OUTREACH TO THE WORLD WARM HEARTS INITIATIVE Amelia Birch will be traveling to Malawi for 10 days in June, from the 9th-20th. She will be traveling with two other Canadians involved with "Warm Heart Initiatives," a small Canadian non-profit that she has helped found. They will be spending time networking with partners in Malawi, encouraging, equipping, and empowering them. We are also looking for small financial donations to help buy supplies for the pre-school education program and women's empowerment program while we are on site. If you are interested in being involved, feel free to contact Amelia at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the non-profit, and to follow our trip blog, you can visit: warmheartinitiatives.com
QUOTE OF THIS WEEK We acknowledge that hunger, poverty, illiteracy, the inequitable distribution of resources must constantly be addressed. It is our duty to seek to build together a just and humane society in which no-one feels excluded or marginalized. Common Declaration signed by Pope Francis and the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew (no. 5) http://www.news.va/en/news/common-declarationsigned-by-pope-francis-and-the
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DIDO’S “DID YOU KNOW?” His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and His Holiness Pope Francis celebrated a fifty-year milestone today (May 25), continuing the legacy of their predecessors Pope Paul VI and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras. Meeting at the Apostolic Delegation in the Old City of Jerusalem, the worldwide heads of the Roman Catholic and the Orthodox Churches signed a Joint Declaration affirming their commitment to and anticipation of full sacramental unity in obedience to the commandment of Jesus Christ that his "disciples may be one." They also expressed their profound concern for the plight of Christians in the Middle East and reaffirmed their fervent commitment to respect and protect God's creation. Finally, they underlined the importance of dialogue among the world's religions. His All-Holiness Bartholomew is the Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and the Ecumenical Patriarch. He is the 269th successor to the First-Called Apostle Andrew, the founder of the 2,000-year old local Christian Church of Constantinople. The Ecumenical Patriarch is a living witness to the world of Orthodoxy's painful and redemptive struggle for religious freedom and to the innate dignity of humankind. As a citizen of Turkey, His All-Holiness' personal experience provides him a unique perspective on the continuing dialogue among the Christian, Islamic and Jewish worlds. He is known throughout the world as the "Green Patriarch" for his groundbreaking environmental initiatives and ecological theology. For his inspiring efforts on behalf of religious freedom and
human rights, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew was heralded as a Bridge Builder and Peacemaker and awarded the Congressional Gold Medal by the U.S. Congress in 1997. Additional information about the visit of the Ecumenical Patriarch and the Pope of may be found at: http://www.apostolicpilgrimage.org Additional information about the Ecumenical Patriarchate and His All-Holiness maybe found at: http://www.patriarchate.org http://www.apostolicpilgrimage.org/-/may-25-2014ecumenical-patriarch-bartholomew-and-pope-francispray-together-at-holy-sepulcher
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COMMEMORATION Bl. John XXIII (Angelo Guiseppe Roncalli) Pope, Reformer, 1963 June 4
John XXIII convened the second Vatican Council in 1962 and thereby launched Roman Catholics into the modern renewal of their Church… Born as Angelo Roncalli in 1885, he entered seminary at the age of ten. Ordained priest in 1904, he spent the next decade as secretary to the bishop of Bergamo, one of the most enlightened prelates of his time and place. After the end of the First World War, Roncalli’s career in the Church developed rapidly. In 1934 he was appointed Apostolic Delegate in Turkey and Greece. His predecessors in the post had confined their dealings with the Orthodox to official business; Roncalli went out of his way to develop cordial relations with the Oecumenical Patriarch himself. During the Second World War, Roncalli used his office as Apostolic Delegate to help Jews escape from German control, and towards the end of the war he arranged relief supplies for the starving Greeks. In 1944 he was appointed Papal Nuncio to the newly liberated France, and nine years later was made Patriarch of Venice. Roncalli was elected Pope in 1958, and took the name John XXIII. At the age of seventy-three, he had been chosen as a “caretaker” Pope. But John quickly made it clear that he did not intend to doze in the Chair of Peter. He inaugurated a series of administrative reforms and established the Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity. Then, on October 11, 1962, he opened the Second Vatican Council. At about this time John was told that he had an inoperable cancer. He replied: “Don’t worry about me, because my bags are packed. I’m ready to go.” Undeterred by his illness, he spent the last months of his life mediating between American and Soviet leaders in order to broaden the scope of their nuclear-disarmament talks. He died in early June, 1963. For All the Saints, Prayers and Readings for Saint’s Days, ABC, 1994
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COMMEMORATION St. Boniface (Wynfrith) Archbishop of Mainz, Missionary, Martyr 754 June 5
Boniface was an English monk who went to the continent of Europe in the year 716 and spent the next four decades preaching the Gospel and building up the Church among the tribes who inhabited the Black Forest and the valley of the Rhine. He enjoyed the generous and wise support of Pope Gregory II; and from his native land he received a steady stream of English monks, the best and brightest of their generation, who joined in his missionary pilgrimage. He founded a network of monasteries throughout southern Germany and was careful to equip them with good libraries. These monasteries ensured the continuing evangelization of the people, and with their libraries the monks themselves had the resources to make their German converts true sharers in the heritage of Christian culture. Boniface was made archbishop of Mainz in the year 732, but spent the better part of the next two decades away from the mission field supervising a programme of reform in the Frankish church. Frustrated by the opposition of vested interests, he decided to resume his work as a missionary and set out for the Low Countries in order to evangelize the Frisians, who were a militantly pagan people. He seems to have expected martyrdom, and this is indeed what happened on June fifth in the year 754. His company was ambushed by pagan warriors, and Boniface perished under their swords. For All the Saints, Prayers and Readings for Saintâ€™s Days, ABC, 1994
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DAILY LECTIONARY DAILY MASS
MORNING PRAYER 9:00 AM
EVENING PRAYER 5:00 PM
MON. JUNE 2
2 Macc 7:1-14 Ps 61:1-5 Mt 16:24-27
Ps 89:1-18 Jos 1:1-9 Eph 3:1-13
Ps 89:19-52 Ezek 4:1-17 Mt 8:5-17
TUES. JUNE 3
Heb 10:32-39 Ps 116:10-17 Mt 24:9-14
Ps 97, 99 1 Sam 16:1-13a Eph 3:14-21
Ps 94 Ezek 7:10-15, 23b-27 Mt 8:18-27
WED. JUNE 4
Gal 2:1-10 Ps 122 Jn 17:9b-11, 14-19
Ps 101, 109:1-4, 2030 Is 4:2-6 Eph 4:1-16
Ps 119:121-144 Ezek 11:14-25 Mt 8:28-34
THU. JUNE 5
Acts 20:17-28 Ps 94:12-19 Mt 28:16-20
Ps 105:1-22 Zech 4:1-14 Eph 4:17-32
Ps 105:23-45 Ezek 18:1-4, 19-32 Mt 9:1-8
FRI. JUNE 6
Eph 3:14-21 Ps 112:1-6 Mt 7:24-29
Ps 102 Jer 31:27-34 Eph 5:1-20
Ps 107:1-32 Ezek 34:17-31 Mt 9:9-17
SAT. JUNE 7
Acts 28:16-20, 30-31 Ps 11 Jn 21:20-25
Ps 107:33-43; 108:16 Ezek 36:22-27 Eph 6:10-24 Mt 9:18-26
Ps 33 Ex 19:3-8a, 16-20 1 Peter 2:4-10
SUN. JUNE 8
Acts 2:1-21 Ps 104:25-35, 37 1 Cor 12:3b-13 Jn 20:19-23
Ps 118 Dt 16:9-12 Acts 4:18-21, 23-33
Ps 145 Is 11:1-9 Jn 4:19-26
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MASS THIS WEEK 2014
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS
MON. JUNE 2
12:10 pm in the Lady Chapel
Martyrs of Lyons, 177
For all those suffering from poverty, lack of housing and chemical abuse in the Downtown Eastside 9:30 am in the Lady Chapel
TUES. JUNE 3 Martyrs of Uganda, 1886
For the life and witness of the Martyrs of Uganda, for the Church in Uganda, and for all those suffering persecution in that country
WED. JUNE 4
12:10 pm in the Lady Chapel
St. John XXIII, Pope, Reformer, 1963
For the work of Vatican II, and for the courage and witness of those called to be reformers in their respective churches
THU. JUNE 5
9:30 am in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
St. Boniface, Archbishop of Mainz, Martyr, 754
For all Christian educators, and for the present day churches in Germany
Fri. JUNE 6
12:10 pm in the Lady Chapel
William Grant Broughton, Bishop in Australia, 1853
For all philanthropists and for the Church in Australia
SAT. JUNE 7 Feria
SUN. JUNE 8 Pentecost
8:00 am 8:30 am 10:30 am 5:00 pm
Morning Prayer Low Mass High Mass with Baptism Evening Prayer
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Rector: Father Mark Greenaway-Robbins email@example.com / 778-316-7941 Days off: Friday & Saturday
Office Managers: Linda Adams: Mon – Wed, 9:00 am-4:00 pm Deanna Ferguson: Thu – Sat, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Deacon: Mother Joyce Locht firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Worker: Jenny Scott
Street Outreach: Father Matthew Johnson email@example.com
Custodial Staff: Art Cuthbertson: Mon-Thu, 9:00 am-2:00 pm 604-329-7567 Darren Campbell: Sat, 7:00 am-1:00 pm, Sun, 7-10 am
604-685-7522 (non-emergency #) Days off: Monday & Saturday Honorary Assistants: Mother Alexis Saunders, Priest Sister Mary Christian Cross, Deacon
Organist & Choirmaster: Gerald Harder Assistant Organist: Bruce McKenzie
Clergy may be contacted through the Office: 604-685-2532 For immediate contact or within a few hours please contact the Rector on his cell phone at: Father Mark Greenaway-Robbins: 778-316-7941 You may need to leave a message if we are engaged in a pastoral matter and we will promptly return urgent calls. We seek to be available to all in any circumstances and encourage you to contact us and request an opportunity for a pastoral appointment. For pastoral care and support you may also contact our Pastoral Care Ministry Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org | Joyce Locht 604-614-9915
Rector’s Warden: Brian Rocksborough-Smith 604-291-9852 email@example.com People’s Warden: Reece Wrightman 604-872-4129 firstname.lastname@example.org Associate Warden: Betty Carlson 604-522-4412 email@example.com
Trustee: Leslie Arnovick Trustee: Graham Murchie Trustee: Pat McSherry Treasurer: Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe Envelope Secretary: Philip Green Parish Privacy Officer & Vestry Clerk: Linda Adams Archivist: Paul Stanwood PARISH COUNCIL Chair: Jenny Scott Secretary: Tracy Russell
Diocese of New Westminster Anglican Church of Canada 303 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 1L4 T: 604-685-2532 | Fax: 604-685-7605 E: firstname.lastname@example.org | Web: www.stjames.bc.ca Parish Office hours: Mon-Sat 9:00 am-4:00pm