Fourth Sunday in Lent | March 11, 2018 | 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 strive 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 8:00 am Morning Prayer, Blessed Sacrament Chapel 8:30 am Low Mass, Lady Chapel 9:15 am Coffee Hour, Bishops’ Room 10:30 am High Mass, Church 12:00 pm Coffee Hour, Bishops’ Room 12:30 pm Study Group 4:00 pm Silent Prayer, Blessed Sacrament Chapel 5:00 pm Evening Prayer & Benediction, Blessed Sacrament Chapel ______________________________________________________________________ 2 | HIGH MASS
Before Mass Photographs: please respect peopleâ€™s privacy by refraining from taking photographs or videos of the service without explicit permission. 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. 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€™. There is a play area with toys and colouring books at 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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Reflection A SONG OF ANSELM Jesus, like a mother you gather your people to you; you are gentle with us as a mother with her children. Often you weep over our sins and our pride, tenderly you draw us from hatred and judgement. You comfort us in sorrow and bind up our wounds, in sickness you nurse us, and with pure milk you feed us. Jesus, by your dying we are born to new life; by your anguish and labour we come forth in joy. Despair turns to hope through your sweet goodness; through your gentleness we find comfort in fear. Your warmth gives life to the dead, your touch makes sinners righteous. Lord Jesus, in your mercy heal us; in your love and tenderness remake us. In your compassion bring grace and forgiveness, for the beauty of heaven may your love prepare us. from Anselm of Canterbury Common Worship: Daily Prayer ÂŠ Archbishopsâ€™ Council of the Church of England 2005
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Entrance Rite PRELUDE O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß (BWV 622) — J. S. Bach At the entrance of the clergy and servers all stand. HYMN 350 Blue Hymn Book (Common Praise) — Stand Up and Bless the Lord Stand up and bless the Lord, you people of God's choice; stand up and bless the Lord of hosts with heart and soul and voice. Though high above all praise, above all blessing high, who would not fear God's holy name, and laud and magnify! O for the living flame from God's own altar brought, to touch our lips, our minds inspire, and wing to heaven our thought! God is our strength and song, who makes salvation ours; then be God's love in Christ proclaimed with all our ransomed powers. Stand up and bless the Lord; the Lord your God adore; stand up and bless the glorious name henceforth for evermore.
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KYRIE ELEISON Kyrie eleison. Christe eleison. Kyrie eleison.
Lord, have mercy upon us. Christ, have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us. Missa brevis â€” Kenneth Leighton
COLLECT OF THE DAY Celebrant All
The Lord be with you. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray. Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came from heaven to be the true bread which giveth life to the world, evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him, 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 Numbers. From Mount Hor they set out by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom; but the people became impatient on the way. The people spoke against God and against Moses, "Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and we detest this miserable food." Then the Lord sent poisonous serpents among the people, and they bit the people, so that many Israelites died. The people came to Moses and said, "We have sinned by speaking against the Lord and against you; pray to the Lord to take away the serpents from us." So Moses prayed for the people. And the Lord said to Moses, "Make a poisonous serpent, and set it on a pole; and everyone who is bitten shall look at it and live." So Moses made a serpent of bronze, and put it upon a pole; and whenever a serpent bit someone, that person would look at the serpent of bronze and live. Numbers 21:4-9
The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
A cantor sings the antiphon first; all repeat it thereafter.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, and his mercy endures for ever. Let all those whom the Lord has redeemed proclaim that he redeemed them from the hand of the foe. He gathered them out of the lands; from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south. Antiphon
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Some were fools and took to rebellious ways; they were afflicted because of their sins. They abhorred all manner of food and drew near to death's door. Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. Antiphon He sent forth his word and healed them and saved them from the grave. Let them give thanks to the Lord for his mercy and the wonders he does for his children. Let them offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving and tell of his acts with shouts of joy. Antiphon Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22
EPISTLE READING Sub-deacon
A reading from the Letter of Paul to the Ephesians. You were dead through the trespasses and sins in which you once lived, following the course of this world, following the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work among those who are disobedient. All of us once lived among them in the passions of our flesh, following the desires of flesh and senses, and we were by nature children of wrath, like everyone else. But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ - by grace you have been saved - and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God - not the result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life. Ephesians 2: 1-10
The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
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Stand Those who trust in the Lord are like mount Zion which cannot be moved, but stands fast forever. Qui confĂdunt (Mode VIII)
HOLY GOSPEL Deacon People Deacon People
All stand and turn to face the book of the Gospels The Lord be with you. And with thy spirit. The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John. Glory be to thee, O Lord. Jesus said, "Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Those who believe in him are not condemned; but those who do not believe are condemned already, because they have not believed in the name of the only Son of God. And this is the judgement, that the light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. For all who do evil hate the light and do not come to the light, so that their deeds may not be exposed. But those who do what is true come to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that their deeds have been done in God." John 3:14-21
The Gospel of Christ. Praise be to thee, O Christ.
Juanita Clark (At the conclusion of the sermon, silence is kept)
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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.
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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.
CONFESSION & ABSOLUTION Deacon
Ye that do truly and earnestly repent you of your sins, and are in love and charity with your neighbours, and intend to lead the new life, following the commandments of God, and walking from henceforth in his holy ways: draw near with faith, and take this holy sacrament to your comfort; and make your humble confession 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 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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ENROLMENT OF MEMBERS OF THE MOTHERS’ UNION Leader
Will the members of the Mothers’ Union come forward.
Membership of the worldwide Mothers’ Union is open to all who have been baptised in the name of the Holy Trinity and who declare support for the Aim and Objects of the Mothers’ Union. I ask both new and present members to join in affirming their commitment to the Mothers’ Union. Do you reaffirm your baptism promises?
I do, with God’s help.
Will you try to uphold and support the Aim and Objects of the Mothers’ Union?
I will, with God’s help.
Will you continue to plan your life to include prayer and Bible reading and worship in Church?
I will, with God’s help.
(Name) _____________, I admit you to membership of the Mothers’ Union, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. The Leader greets each new member and presents the membership card and badge.
Members of the Mothers’ Union, will you welcome, support, and pray for each other?
We will in the power of the Spirit.
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.) 14 | HIGH MASS
The Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist OFFERTORY & PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS
Praise the Lord, for he is good: sing praises to his Name, for it is lovely. The Lord does whatever pleases him, in heaven and on earth. Laudate Dominum (Mode II)
Stand The People sing the hymn while the Peopleâ€™s gifts of bread, wine and money are brought forward. 602 Blue Hymn Book (Common Praise) â€” Lift High the Cross
Refrain: Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim till all the world adore his sacred name! Come, Christian people, sing your praises, shout! If we are silent, even stones cry out. Refrain Jesus, you wept to see our human strife: teach us compassion for each human life. Refrain Peace was your plea, and peace your loving theme: let peace be our passport, peace a living dream. Refrain Great is the cost of walking on this road, to follow and suffer with the Son of God. Refrain
Worlds to be born and children yet to be, come, take up this song into eternity. Refrain
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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. Who hast bidden us thy faithful people to cleanse our hearts and to prepare with joy for the paschal feast; that reborn through the waters of baptism, and renewed in the Eucharistic mystery, we may be more fervent in prayer and more generous in works of love. 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. Missa brevis â€” Kenneth Leighton 16 | HIGH MASS
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 | 17
THE LORDâ€™S PRAYER
BREAKING OF THE BREAD
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PRAYER OF HUMBLE ACCESS All
We do not presume to come to this thy table, O merciful Lord, Trusting in our own righteousness, But in thy manifold and great mercies. we are not worthy So much as to gather up the crumbs under thy table. But thou art the same Lord, Whose property is always to have mercy: Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, So to eat the flesh of thy dear Son Jesus Christ, And to drink his blood, That we may evermore dwell in him, And he in us. Amen.
AGNUS DEI 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 — Kenneth Leighton
INVITATION TO COMMUNION 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. MOTET
Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt, daß er seinen eingebornen Sohn gab, auf daß alle, die an ihn glauben, nicht verloren werden, sondern das ewige Leben haben.
God so loved the world that he sent his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
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Sit or kneel 300 Green Hymn Book (New English Hymnal) â€” O Food of Men Wayfaring O Food of men wayfaring, the bread of angels sharing, O Manna from on high! We hunger; Lord, supply us, nor thy delights deny us, whose hearts to thee draw nigh. O stream of love past telling, O purest fountain, welling from out the Saviour's side! We faint with thirst; revive us, of thine abundance give us, and all we need provide. O Jesu, by thee bidden, we here adore thee, hidden 'neath forms of bread and wine. Grant when the veil is riven, we may behold, in heaven, thy countenance divine.
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BLESSING OF THE FLOWERS ON MOTHERING SUNDAY The Celebrant invites the children and all who would like to honour their mothers or carers with a flower to come forward. Celebrant All Celebrant All
Our help is in the name of the Lord. Who hath made heaven and earth. The Lord be with you. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray. Loving Creator, on this Mothering Sunday we thank you for the loving care of mothers and carers. We thank you for Mary, the Mother of Jesus, who prays for us. We thank you for our Mother the Church, who supports us as we travel through this life to our heavenly home. As your Son Jesus admired the lilies of the field and taught us to imitate them by trusting in your love, + bless these flowers. Accept them as a sweet fragrance, and fill the hearts of those who receive them with your love. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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Concluding Rite PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION Celebrant All
The Lord be with you. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray. Giver of life, you enlighten all who come into the world. Fill our hearts with the splendour of thy grace, that we may perfectly love thee and worthily praise thy holy name, through Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen.
SOLEMN PRAYER OVER THE PEOPLE AND BLESSING Deacon
Bow down before the Lord.
Christ give you grace to grow in holiness, to deny yourselves, take up your cross, and follow him;
And the blessing of God almighty, the + Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit be amongst you and remain with you always. Amen. Notices and announcements may be given.
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HYMN 486 Blue Hymn Book (Common Praise) — Love Divine, All Loves Excelling Love divine, all loves excelling, joy of heaven, to earth come down; fix in us thy humble dwelling; all thy faithful mercies crown! Jesus, thou art all compassion, pure, unbounded love thou art; visit us with thy salvation; enter every trembling heart. Come, Almighty to deliver, let us all thy grace receive; suddenly return and never, nevermore thy temples leave. Thee we would be always blessing, serve thee as thy hosts above, pray and praise thee without ceasing, glory in thy perfect love. Finish, then, thy new creation; pure and spotless let us be. Let us see thy great salvation perfectly restored in thee; changed from glory into glory, till in heaven we take our place, till we cast our crowns before thee, lost in wonder, love, and praise.
POSTLUDE Cortège et Litanie (Op. 19, No. 2) – Marcel Dupré During the postlude you are encouraged to remain quietly in the nave, or to move to the Bishop’s Room to enjoy coffee hour conversation.
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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.
ABOUT TODAY’S POSTLUDE Marcel Dupré (1886-1971) was born into a musical family and at an early age he demonstrated an extraordinary musical talent. He was the titular organist at Saint-Sulpice in Paris for nearly 40 years, an active recitalist, and a prolific composer. His organ works include le chemin de la croix (the stations of the cross), the Préludes et Fugues, and the Cortège et Litanie — the latter a composition especially appropriate for Lent as we reflect on Christ’s redeeming work to take away death’s sting. Originally written for a small orchestra in 1922, the Cortège et Litanie was subsequently published by the composer for piano, and at the request of his publisher, Marcel Dupré created two further arrangements : one for grand orgue, and one for organ & orchestra in 1923 and 1925 respectively. The Cortège (a procession) opens with a chorale-like theme, and the attentive listener will be able to discern the tolling of a bell to call attention that funeral prayers are to be said. The theme of the Litanie is a quasi-plainchant motif, which repeats but at the same time is ever-changing in its supplication. The intensity of the prayer builds as the texture gradually thickens and the motif appears in canon. The piece reaches its apotheosis when in a majestic denouement the Cortège and Litanie themes are combined. It concludes with a glorious and triumphant coda, suggestive of an exultant pealing of bells — a foreshadowing of the joy of the resurrection.
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The flowers on the High Altar are donated by the Mothersâ€™ Union
in memory of deceased members: Hannah Brookfield, Irene Clark, Josephine Cutler, Mary Davie, Gwladys Dunstan, Rita MacLean, Alison Marais, Lillian Morgan, Winnifred Nahanee, Agnes Retter, Edna Smallman, and Betty Tickell.
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The Thurible NOTES FROM THE CLERGY The Mothers’ Union is one of the strongest organisations across the Anglican Communion. It is especially vibrant in Africa, where members, who often wear uniform, take a prominent role in worship, teaching, pastoral care and practical service of those in need. We are fortunate to have an MU branch here at St James’, albeit small in number, and it is with joy that three new members, including myself, will be enrolled at High Mass on this Mothering Sunday. The Mothers’ Union vision is of a world where God's love is shown through loving, respectful and flourishing relationships. Fr Kevin Mission Statement The Mothers’ Union is a Christian organization which promotes the well-being of families worldwide. We achieve this by: • developing prayer and spiritual growth in families • studying and reflecting on family life and marriage and its place in society • resourcing our members to take practical action to improve conditions for families, both nationally and in the communities in which they live.
Aim Our aim and purpose is to demonstrate the Christian Faith in action by the transformation of communities worldwide through the nurture of the family in its many forms. Mothers’ Union members do this by working toward five objectives: • promoting and supporting marriage • encouraging parents in their role to develop the faith of their children • maintaining a worldwide fellowship of Christians united in prayer, worship and service • promoting conditions in society favourable to stable family life and the protection of children • helping those whose family life has met with adversity Beliefs • We believe in the value of each individual and their unique qualities. • We believe in the value of relationships. • We believe in the value of the family in its many forms as a source of love and support for individuals and the basis for a caring community.
Inform. Inspire. Invite.
Today at St. James’
Our Parish Daily Lectionary
Mass this Week
Mothers' Union unites Christians of all ages across the world. Through prayer, campaigning and volunteering, members strengthen marriage and family life and bring about positive changes in their communities.
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TODAY AT ST. JAMES’ FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT MORNING PRAYER 8:00 am in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
LOW MASS 8:30 am in the Lady Chapel COFFEE HOUR After Low Mass in the Bishops’ Room HIGH MASS 10:30 am in the Church COFFEE HOUR After High Mass in the Bishops’ Room STUDY GROUP 12:30 pm in the Bishops’ Room SILENT PRAYER 4 pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel EVENING PRAYER & BENEDICTION 5 pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
OUR PARISH TODAY: MOTHERING SUNDAY The Mothers’ Union are delighted to be enrolling three new members today, Mothering Sunday, during High Mass: Fr. Kevin, Matena Graffos and Louisa Farrell. We will also be distributing carnations to female members of our congregation and the traditional simnel cake to everyone during coffee hour. Our next meeting is on Wed, Mar. 14, at 7:00 pm in the Bishops’ Room. Celia Dodds (Secretary) 28 | THE THURIBLE
TODAY: LENTEN STUDY - MEETING JESUS IN THE GOSPEL OF JOHN Participants are invited to draw close to the God revealed in and through Jesus by meditating on the words of a daily verse from John. Sessions are on Sundays after High Mass (the Thursdays 6:00 pm-8:00 pm is full). To subscribe to the daily prayer email and video visit this link and sign up: http:// meetingjesusinjohn.org/ TODAY: SMILE! There will be a photographer in church on Mothering Sunday, Mar. 11, during the High Mass and coffee hour. This is to keep our social media and website images up to date. FLOWER DEDICATIONS FOR EASTER We are rapidly approaching Easter, the festival where we fill the church with flowers in joyous recognition of Jesus’ resurrection. We depend on dedications from parishioners in order to be able to fulfill this tradition. If you are planning to donate flowers this Easter please phone in to the church office your dedication and the amount of your donation by March 14, 2018. You will not be able to designate a particular altar but just say Easter flowers. Many thanks, Celia Dodds, Flower Guild President FRIDAYS IN LENT Stations of the Cross after noon Mass LENT QUIET DAY Sat. Mar 17, 10 am to 2 pm “Desert Spirituality in the Rainforest” led by Dr. Jason Brown. Please register with the office.
PALM CROSS MAKING You are invited to the Annual Palm Cross Making on Fri. Mar. 23 at 9:30 am in the Bishop's Room. Thank you, Janis Waller, President, Women's Guild
OFFICE HOURS The office will be closed Mon. Mar. 12 and Sat. Mar. 17 due to staff holiday scheduling. CHRISM MASS The Bishop invites everyone to Christ Church Cathedral for the Chrism Mass, followed by a light lunch. For catering purposes please RSVP by the diocesan website. CHOIR HOSTS Michelle Herrewynen, St. James’ Music Series Organizer, is looking for several Vancouver hosts to accommodate choir members from The Royal Holloway Choir (University of London) on the evening of Wed, April 11, as they perform at St. James’ that evening for their first Vancouver performance. We are looking for hosts that: - Can provide a room or pull-out bed for at least one choir member (up to three members) - Could offer a light breakfast on the morning of April 12 - Ideally live near St. James’ (within the city of Vancouver) and/or live near accessible transit routes (or offer a ride to/from St. James’ at the end of the concert) Please email Michelle: email@example.com by Fri., Mar. 16. Hosts will receive a free ticket to the Wed. evening performance! For more details on the choir and the concert, visit: ukchoir.stjames.bc.ca
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Holy Week PALM SUNDAY 8:30 am 9:45 am 10:30 am 4:00 pm 5:00 pm
MARCH 25 Low Mass with the Blessing of Palms Confessions High Mass with the Blessing of Palms and neighbourhood procession Silent Prayer Evening Prayer & Benediction
HOLY MONDAY 12:10 pm
MARCH 26 Mass
HOLY TUESDAY 12:10 pm 5:30 pm
MARCH 27 Chrism Mass at Christ Church Cathedral Mass
HOLY WEDNESDAY 12:10 pm 7:30 pm
MARCH 28 Mass Sung Office of Tenebrae
at St. James’ MAUNDY THURSDAY MARCH 29 7:00 pm Solemn Mass of the Institution of the Lord’s Supper, followed by the Watch before the Altar of Repose until midnight GOOD FRIDAY 1:30 pm 3:00 pm
MARCH 30 Stations of the Cross Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday
HOLY SATURDAY 9:00 pm
MARCH 31 The Great Vigil and First Mass of Easter with Holy Baptism
EASTER DAY 8:30 am 10:30 am 5:00 pm
APRIL 1 Low Mass of the Resurrection High Mass of the Resurrection with Procession Evening Prayer & Benediction in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
DAILY LECTIONARY DATE
MORNING PRAYER 9:00 AM
EVENING PRAYER 5:00 PM
MON. MARCH 12 Feria
Is 65:17-21 Ps 30 Jn 4:43-54
Ps 89:1-18 Gen 49:1-28 1 Cor 10:14 – 11:1
Ps 89:19-52 Jer 16:10-21 Mk 7:24-37
TUES. MARCH 13 Feria
Ezek 47:1-9, 12 Ps 46 Jn 5:1-18
Ps 97, 99 Gen 49:29 – 50:14 1 Cor 11:17-34
Ps 94 Jer 17:19-27 Mk 8:1-10
WED. MARCH 14 Feria
Is 49:8-15 Ps 145:8-15 Jn 5:19-30
Ps 101; 109:1-4, 2030 Gen 50:15-26 1 Cor 12:1-11
Ps 119:121-144 Jer 18:1-11 Mk 8:11-26
THU. MARCH 15 Feria
Ex 32:7-14 Ps 103:1-12 Jn 5:31-47
Ps 69:1-23, 31-38 Ex 1:6-22 1 Cor 12:12-26
Ps 73 Jer 22:13-23 Mk 8:27 – 9:1
FRI. MARCH 16 Ordination of Simon Gibbons, 1st priest from the Inuit, 1878
Wis 2:1a, 12-22 Ps 34:15-22 Jn 7:1-2, 10, 25-30
Ps 95, 102 Ex 2:1-22 1 Cor 12:27 – 13:3 Mk 9:2-13
Ps 107:1-32 Jer 23:1-8 Mk 9:2-13
SAT. MARCH 17 St. Patrick, Missionary, Bishop in, and Patron of Ireland, 461
2 Cor 12:14-16, 19 Ps 131 Mt 5:43-48
Ps 107:33-43; 108:1-6 Ex 2:23 – 3:15 1 Cor 13:1-13
Ps 33 Jer 23:9-15 Mk 9:14-29
SUN. MARCH 18 Fifth Sunday in Lent
Jer 31:31-34 Ps 119:9-16 Heb 5:5-10 Jn 12:20-33
Ps 118 Ex 3:16 – 4:12 Rom 12:1-21
Ps 145 Jer 23:16-32 Jn 8:46-59
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MON. MARCH 12 Feria
12:10 pm Mass in the Lady Chapel
TUES. MARCH 13 Feria
5:30 pm Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
WED. MARCH 14 Feria
12:10 pm in the Lady Chapel
THU. MARCH 15 Feria
9:30 am in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
FRI. MARCH 16 Ordination of Simon Gibbons, 1st priest from the Inuit, 1878
12:10 pm in the Lady Chapel
SAT. MARCH 17 St. Patrick, Missionary, Bishop in, and Patron of Ireland, 461 SUN. MARCH 18 Fifth Sunday in Lent
8:00 am 8:30 am 10:30 am 5:00 pm
Morning Prayer Low Mass High Mass Evening Prayer
Public prayer is offered Monday - Saturday in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel 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 Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Evening Prayer: 5.00 pm. in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, please check the weekly bulletin for exceptions.
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Rector: Father Kevin Hunt firstname.lastname@example.org 778-984-3208 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
Curate: Mother Lucy Price email@example.com 604-362-9959 Days off: Friday & Saturday Street Outreach: Father Matthew Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org 604-685-7522 (non-emergency #) Days off: Monday & Saturday Deacon: The Revd Joyce Locht email@example.com 604-614-9915 Honorary Assistant: Sister Mary Christian Cross, Deacon
CLERGY AVAILABILITY Clergy may be contacted through the Office: 604-685-2532. Parish Office hours are: Mon. to Sat. 9 am to 4 pm. 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
Organist & Choirmaster: Gerald Harder Assistant Organist: PJ Janson Music Program Administrator: Michelle Herrewynen email@example.com Volunteer Coordinator: Audrey Guay firstname.lastname@example.org Custodial Staff: Building Manager, Art Cuthbertson: Mon-Fri, 9:00 am-2:00 pm | 604-329-7567 Darren Campbell: Sat, 7:00 am-1:00 pm, Sun, 7-10 am
PARISH COUNCIL Chair: Annie Grant Secretary: Reece Wrightman
PARISH OFFICERS Rector’s Warden: Andrew Campbell, 604-669-1539 email@example.com, Warden: Doug Ibbott, 604-527-8100 firstname.lastname@example.org Warden: Pat McSherry, 604-687-6844 email@example.com
Trustee: Kelvin Bee Trustee: Justin Berger Trustee: PJ Janson Treasurer: Christopher Orr Envelope Secretary: Philip Green Parish Privacy Officer & Vestry Clerk: Linda Adams Archivist: Paul Stanwood St. James’ Anglican Church Diocese of New Westminster Anglican Church of Canada 303 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 1L4 T: 604-685-2532 E: firstname.lastname@example.org | Web: www.stjames.bc.ca