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Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost | October 20, 2013 | 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 10:30 AM

High Mass

5:00 PM

Evening Prayer

Blessed Sacrament Chapel

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The image on the front cover is a photograph of the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. 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. James’. 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 Mission begins in the heart of the Triune God and the love which binds together the Holy Trinity overflows to all humanity and creation. (2) Life in the Holy Spirit is the essence of mission, the core of why we do what we do, and how we live our lives. (3) All Christians, churches and congregations are called to be vibrant messengers of the gospel of Jesus Christ, which is the good news of salvation. Evangelism is a confident but humble sharing of our faith and conviction with other people. Such sharing is a gift to others which announces the love, grace and mercy of God in Christ. It is the inevitable fruit of genuine faith. Therefore, in each generation, the church must renew its commitment to evangelism as an essential part of the way we convey God’s love to the world. How can we proclaim God’s love and justice to a generation living in an individualized, secularized and materialized world? (8) Our encounter with the Triune God is inward, personal, and communal but also directs us outward in missionary endeavour. (26) Jesus has told us, “You cannot serve God and mammon” (Matthew 6:24, KJV). The policy of unlimited growth through the domination of the global free market is an ideology that claims to be without alternative, demanding an endless flow of sacrifices from the poor and from nature. “It makes the false promise that it can save the world through creation of wealth and prosperity, claiming sovereignty over life and demanding total allegiance which amounts to idolatry”. This is a global system of mammon that protects the unlimited growth of wealth of only the rich and powerful through endless exploitation. This tower of greed is threatening the whole household of God. The reign of God is in direct opposition to the empire of mammon. (31) Through Christ in the Holy Spirit, God indwells the church, empowering and energizing its members. Thus mission becomes for Christians an urgent inner compulsion (1 Corinthians 9:16), even a test and criterion for authentic life in Christ, rooted in the profound demands of Christ’s love, to invite others to share in the fullness of life Jesus came to bring. Participating in God’s mission, therefore, should be natural for all Christians and all churches, not only for particular individuals or specialized groups. (67) “Together Towards Life: Mission and Evangelism in Changing Landscapes” - A Proposal for a new World Council of Churches Affirmation on Mission and Evangelism (www.oikoumene.org)

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Notes

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Entrance Rite PRELUDE Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier (BWV 730/731) — J.S. Bach St. Anne — Healey Willan At the entrance of the clergy and servers all stand.

Stand

INTROIT I have called upon thee, O God, for thou shalt hear me: incline thine ear unto me and hearken unto my words: Keep me, O Lord, as the apple of any eye. Hide me under the shadow of thy wings. Psalm Hear the right, O Lord: consider my complaint. Glory be… Ego clamavi (Mode VI)

KYRIE ELEISON Kyrie eleison. Christe eleison. Kyrie eleison.

Lord, have mercy upon us. Christ, have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us. Setting: Missa Parvula — Peter Maxwell Davies

GLORIA IN EXCELSIS (See facing page) COLLECT OF THE DAY Celebrant All

The Lord be with you. And with thy spirit.

Celebrant

Let us pray. Almighty and everliving God, increase in us thy gift of faith, that forsaking what lies behind and reaching out to what is before, we may run the way of thy commandments and win the crown of everlasting joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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GLORIA IN EXCELSIS

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The Liturgy of the Word OLD TESTAMENT READING Reader

Be seated

A reading from the Book of Jeremiah. The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of humans and the seed of animals. And just as I have watched over them to pluck up and break down, to overthrow, destroy, and bring evil, so I will watch over them to build and to plant, says the Lord. In those days they shall no longer say: "The parents have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge." But all shall die for their own sins; the teeth of everyone who eats sour grapes shall be set on edge. The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. It will not be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt - a covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, says the Lord. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. No longer shall they teach one another, or say to each other, "Know the Lord," for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, says the Lord; for I will forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more. Jeremiah31:27-34

Reader Alll

The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

PSALM

A cantor sings the antiphon first; all repeat it thereafter.

Oh, how I love your law! all the day long it is in my mind. I restrain my feet from every evil way, that I may keep your word. Antiphon How sweet are your words to my taste! they are sweeter than honey to my mouth. Through your commandments I gain understanding; therefore I hate every lying way. Antiphon Psalm 119:97, 101, 103-104 8 | HIGH MASS


EPISTLE READING Sub-deacon

A reading from the second letter of Paul to Timothy. As for you, continue in what you have learned and firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it, and how from childhood you have known the sacred writings that are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that everyone who belongs to God may be proficieint, equipped for every good work. In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I solemnly urge you: proclaim the message; be persistent whether the time is favourable or unfavourable; convince, rebuke, and encourage, with the utmost patience in teaching. For the time is coming when people will not put up with sound doctrine, but having itching ears, they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own desires, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander away to myths. As for you, always be sober, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, carry out your ministry fully. 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5

Sub-deacon Alll

The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

ALLELUIA

A cantor begins the alleluia; all repeat it thereafter.

Stand

Alleluia. Praise the Lord, O my soul: while I live will I praise the Lord; yea, as long as I have any being, I will sing praises unto my God. Alleluia. Lauda, anima mea (Mode V)

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HOLY GOSPEL

All stand and turn to face the book of the Gospels

Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart. He said, "In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor had respect for people. In that city there was a widow who kept coming to him and saying, 'Grant me justice against my opponent.' For a while he refused; but later he said to himself, 'Though I have no fear of God and no respect for anyone, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will grant her justice, so that she may not wear me out by continually coming.'" And the Lord said, "Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God grant justice to his chosen ones who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long in helping them? I tell you, he will quickly grant justice to them. And yet, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?" Luke 18:1-8

SERMON

Be Seated Canon Douglas Williams (At the conclusion of the sermon, silence is kept)

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NICENE CREED

Stand

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PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE Celebrant

In peace, let us pray to the Lord.

All

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.

Stand


CONFESSION & ABSOLUTION Deacon

Let us humbly confess our sins to almighty God. Kneel

All

Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things and judge of all people: We acknowledge and confess our manifold sins and wickedness, Which we from time to time most grievously have committed, By thought, word, and deed, Against thy divine majesty. We do earnestly repent, and are heartily sorry for these our misdoings. Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; For thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, Forgive us all that is past; And grant that we may ever hereafter Serve and please thee In newness of life, To the honour and glory of thy name; Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Celebrant

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who of his great mercy hath promised forgiveness of sins to all them that with hearty repentance and true faith turn unto him: have mercy upon you; + pardon and deliver you from all your sins; confirm and strengthen you in all goodness; and bring you to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

All

PEACE

Stand

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. HIGH MASS | 13


The Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist OFFERTORY & PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS

Be Seated

My delight shall be in thy commandments, which I have loved; my hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved. Meditabor (Mode I)

OFFERTORY HYMN

Stand

The People sing the hymn while the People’s gifts of bread, wine and money are brought forward. 427 Green Hymn Book (New English Hymnal) – O Praise Ye the Lord

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. 14 | HIGH MASS

Stand


Who by water and the Holy Spirit hast made us a holy people in Jesus Christ our Lord; thou dost renew that mystery in bread and wine and nourish us, to show forth thy glory in all the world. 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 coeli et terra Gloria tua. Hosanna in excelsis. + Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini. Hosanna in excelsis. Setting: Missa Parvula — Peter Maxwell Davies

THE PRAYER OF CONSECRATION Celebrant

Kneel

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.” +

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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.

Alll

Celebrant

Alll

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And we most humbly beseech thee, O merciful Father, to hear us, and, with thy Word and Holy Spirit, to bless and sanctify these gifts of bread and wine, that they may be unto us the body and blood of thy dearly-beloved Son Jesus Christ. We praise thee, we bless thee, we thank thee and we pray to thee, Lord our God. And we earnestly desire thy fatherly goodness to accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, whereby we offer and present unto thee, O Lord, ourselves, our souls and bodies. Grant, we beseech thee, that all who partake of this holy communion may worthily receive the most precious body and blood of thy Son Jesus Christ, and be filled with thy grace + and heavenly benediction; and also that we and all thy whole Church may be made one body with him, that he may dwell in us, and we in him; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord; By whom, and with whom, and in whom, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all honour and glory be unto thee, O Father Almighty, world without end. Amen.


THE LORD’S PRAYER

Kneel

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 Parvula — Peter Maxwell Davies

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 O praise the Lord, all ye heathen, praise him all ye nations: for his merciful kindness is evermore and more towards us. And the truth of the Lord endureth for ever and ever. Amen. O praise the Lord (Psalm 117:1-2) — Adrian Batten

COMMUNION HYMN

Sit or kneel

275 Green Hymn Book (New English Hymnal) – Blessed Jesu, Mary’s Son

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Concluding Rite PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION Celebrant All

The Lord be with you. And with thy spirit.

Celebrant

Let us pray. God of peace, thou hast nourished us in this sacrament with the body and blood of Christ. May we who have taken holy things keep faith in our hearts and lives, in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen.

All

Stand

RITE OF ADMISSION: READERS AND INTERCESSORS GUILD Members of the Readers and Intercessors Guild stand at the altar rail. Celebrant

Candidates

Brothers and sisters in Christ, we are all baptized by the one Spirit into one body, and given gifts for a variety of ministries for the common good. Today we admit into the Guild of Readers and Intercessors these persons and ask God’s blessing upon the ministry they exercise in the service of Christ. N, you have been called to this ministry. Will you, as long as you are engaged in this work, undertake it with care, to the honour of God and the benefit of the Church? I will, with God’s help. The Priest addresses the People:

Celebrant People

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Celebrant

Candidates

Let us pray. Eternal God, who caused all holy scriptures to be written for our learning, grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life; and the blessing of God almighty, the + Father, Son and Holy Spirit be with you now and always. Amen. The newly admitted members of the Guild return to their seats.

BLESSING Celebrant

All

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.

THE DISMISSAL

Stand

HYMN The Hymn is sung before the Angelus. 505 Blue Hymn book (Common Praise) – Be Thou My Vision

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Be Seated


ANGELUS

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POSTLUDE Prelude in E flat (BWV 552a) — J. S. Bach

The flowers at the High Altar are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Sybil Ainsworth from Barrie & Margaret Vickers

Sybil Ainsworth, whose requiem mass we celebrated on Thursday, was a very talented flower arranger. Over thirty years ago, Sybil was a valued member of the Flower Guild, and even after she resigned, she continued to arrange flowers at the Lady Altar. For over thirty years, every Christmas and Easter and on any Feast Day dedicated to Our Lady, Sybil would faithfully bring and arrange the flowers, until the Christmas before last. Since then, her health has not allowed her to return. Today the High Altar flowers are dedicated to her memory, while a single lily stands at the Lady Altar because nobody can arrange flowers there as Sybil could.

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The Thurible RECTOR’S NOTES Welcome to a new look. Over the years this paper booklet has been described as a bulletin, a Mass Booklet, even a programme. During the Parish Review consultation, when I asked parishioners “How do you keep yourself informed about life at St. James’?” The most frequent response was the back pages of this booklet. So this new design is in response to feedback from parishioners. We all have a responsibility to keep ourselves informed about news, events and opportunities to serve in our home church – our Parish. I hope The Thurible will be an enhancement of this primary means of communication at St. James’. However, this presents us with a challenge. Since many parishioners do not yet attend Sunday Mass on a weekly, or fortnightly, basis currently their access to this source of weekly information is limited. So we are planning to release an electronic version of The Thurible as an email broadcast each Saturday. This will give a new opportunity for parishioners to keep informed about our common life at St. James’. So the Sunday Booklet will contain The Liturgy of the day in the first half and the second half will comprise The Thurible. The liturgy section includes all the music, prayers, readings and directions necessary to fully

participate in worship. At St. James’ we practice “liturgical evangelism”. That is to say, through the welcome we extend to newcomers (and indeed everyone) and this user-friendly resource, we are committed to equip everyone to present themselves to God through the liturgy and participate with ease. The liturgy is transformative because we meet God through Scripture, sacrament, prayer, music, sacred action and gathering as the body of Christ. The Liturgy is a rich resource and tool for ministry. Many visitors and newcomers express to me their thankfulness for this resource which enriches their experience of worship. As a parish we commit hours of staff time and production costs each week to The Liturgy because we know how powerfully God’s grace and mercy is given through our presence and participation in the liturgy of the Church. I give thanks to God for belonging to a parish which values and knows the generosity of God which is at work through the liturgy – the work of the people of God. And I give thanks for The Thurible which week by week will be committed to resourcing the people of God for action, outreach and service in our daily living and the world.

INSIDE: •

Today at St. James’

Growing in the Knowledge of God

Resourcing our Faith

Outreach to the World

Opportunities to Serve

Our Diocese

Dido’s “Did you know?”

Saints this Week

Bookings this Week

Mass this Week

Daily Lectionary

Fr. Mark Greenaway-Robbins

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TODAY AT ST. JAMES’ WE WELCOME TODAY AT HIGH MAS . . . Students from Vanguard College – a theological college of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (www.vanguardcollege.com). They will be meeting with Fr. Mark during coffee hour to discuss ministry and the Church. Please pray for these guests in our midst and all who study with them at Vanguard College in Edmonton. SOLEMN EVENSONG: ST. JAMES’ IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OCULUS CHAMBER CHOIR We are delighted to announce a new partnership in the offering of the Liturgy. Sunday October 20th 4.00 pm. St. James’ Church. Prepare for a feast of music, scripture and prayer.

GROWING IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD THE LIFE OF CHRIST IN THE CHRISTIAN IMAGINATION OCTOBER 20 AND 27TH: EVERYMAN One way in which the life of Christ has been imagined is in English dramatic works. In the English morality plays that emerge in the late Middle Ages, Christ’s life is set as an example for His followers. The fifteenth-century morality play, Everyman, presents an allegory of the moral struggle all Christians face as 24 | THE THURIBLE

their own qualities, good and bad, push and pull them toward Heaven or Hell. When Death summons Everyman to come and give account of his life in this world, Everyman asks Fellowship, Goods, and Knowledge, along with Strength, Beauty, and Discretion, to accompany him into the grave; all abandon him except Good Deeds. Everyman is us, we learn, as we listen to this didactic play. Over the next two Sundays we will rehearse Everyman in preparation for its dramatic reading at the Heart of the City Festival on November 2nd (3.00pm). ST. JAMES' HOME STUDY Amelia and Sean Birch host a Bible study in their home every other week, reading through the Gospel of Luke. Next meeting is Tuesday, October 29th, from 7:30–9:00pm. Join us! #207 - 707 East 20th Ave (corner of Fraser St) 778-628-1909. WORKING TOWARD A SUSTAINABLE EMERGING EARTH COMMUNITY: Facilitated by Cecilia Hudec SC In this series of DVD's, Mary Evelyn Tucker dialogues with creative thinkers who are drawing upon the story of the Universe to re-envision and create sustainable and mutually enhancing human-Earth relations. Eco-Cities, Permaculture, Ecological Economics, Sustainable Energy, Healing and Revisioning and Arts and Justice are topics we will discuss. Date: 6 Mondays, Oct 21 – Nov 25; Time: 7 – 9 pm; Cost: $110 or $20 drop in (scholarships are available); Location: Holy Name Parish, 4925 Cambie St. at 33rd, Vancouver. For more information contact Sister Cecilia Hudec at hudec@telus.net


RESOURCING

OUTREACH TO

OUR FAITH

THE WORLD

PARISH REVIEW (7) The findings from the consultation at Parish Council have now been collated and are available for review. Please pick up a hard copy in the Narthex, or contact the Office for a hard, or soft, copy. WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES “Proposal for a new WCC Affirmation on Mission and Evangelism” This document is available in the narthex in hard copy and from the Parish Office upon request. The web link to it is: http://www.oikoumene.org/en/resources/ documents/wcc-commissions/mission-andevangelism/together-towards-life-mission-andevangelism-in-changing-landscapes This significant text was quoted from during the sermon on Outreach Sunday. SERMON NOTES Copies of the sermon given last week on “Thanksgiving” are available as hard copy in the Narthex and upon request from the Parish Office. PARISH COUNCIL MINUTES . . . Are now available for review in the Narthex and upon request from the Parish Office.

THE P.W.R.D.F. AND REFUGEE DIOCESAN UNITS INVITE YOU TO HEAR RAPHAEL NYABALA Camp Coordinator Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya Tuesday October 29, 2013 7:00-8:30 P.M. Trendell Lounge, St. John’s Shaughnessy Church 1490 Nanton Avenue, Vancouver, V6H 2E2 Raphael is a staff member of the National Council of Churches of Kenya’s Refugee Service Project. As camp coordinator of Kakuma Refugee Camp he oversees programming for one of the largest of Kenya’s camps with a population of at least 100,000. Raphael will give a presentation on his work in the camp and the issues facing its residents as well as a more global perspective on issues facing refugees elsewhere in Kenya and East Africa. The National Council of Churches of Kenya is Primate’s World Relief and Development program partner and P.W.R.D.F. funds Integrated Reproductive Health Care support to refugees living in the camp and in Nairobi. Raphael’s visit is especially significant at this time when the Anglican Church of Canada through P.W.R.D.F has joined the Canadian Council of Refugees’ campaign ‘Proud to Protect Refugees’. The diocesan units are grateful to St.John’s Shaughnessy for hosting this very special event. For more information on Raphael Nyabala go to: http:// www.vancouver.anglican.ca/Portals/0/October% 202013/Bio-Raph-2-PWRDF.pdf

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OPPORTUNITIES

OUR

TO SERVE

DIOCESE

FALL BARGAIN SALE The Women’s Guild invites you to join them in sorting sale goods on Tuesday, October 22nd from 9:00 am onwards, and then to help sell on Friday, October 25th. Friday Schedule: refreshments at 10:00; sale 11:00 am to 12:30; clean up 12:30 to 1:30.For more information call Janis Waller 604 646 0513 or Pamela Jeacocke 604 321 2213.Your donations of items for sale are still welcome and may be left at the lack of the upper hall, marked RUMMAGE. Thank you. Janis Waller and Pamela Jeacocke

INDUCTION OF MOTHER EMILIE SMITH Wednesday, October 30, 7:00 pm St. Barnabas Church 1010 5th Avenue, New Westminster Mother Emilie welcomes everyone to come and support her as she is inducted as the new Rector of St. Barnabas Church.

WITH THANKSGIVING: Food contributions Many donations of food were received on Harvest Thanksgiving Sunday. These gifts have now been given to The Door is Open (www.thedoorisopen.ca) - a drop in centre which is located with us on the 300 block of East Cordova. Thank you to everyone for supporting this vital ministry in our neighbourhood. Please remember this good work in your prayers.

ORDINATION TO THE DIACONATE: JOYCE LOCHT Congratulations to Joyce who has been recommended for ordination to the diaconate. It is anticipated that the ordination will take place on Sunday December 8th. Please uphold Joyce and Randy in your prayers and mark your diaries.

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DIDO’S “DID YOU KNOW?” In response to parishioner’s feedback on the column “Ask Bear” in PAX, Dido the other resident canine in the Parish, now offers her insights in The Thurible.

The Mass Booklet is the primary means of communication at St. James’ according to respondents in the Parish Review.

“Liturgical evangelism” is practiced at St. James’. We are committed to making the liturgy accessible and user-friendly. We have high confidence in the grace of God at work through the liturgy.

“Evangelism”, according to a new document going before the Assembly of the World Council of Churches, “is a confident but humble sharing of our faith and conviction with other people…It is the inevitable fruit of genuine faith.”

Each email broadcast from the Parish Office is opened by approximately 150 parishioners and friends. Take every opportunity to forward emails to family and friends.

Word of mouth communications was described as the second most important means of being informed about life in the Parish, according to the Parish Review. So spread the news about who we are and what we do.

SAINTS THIS WEEK Alfred the Great is commemorated on Saturday (26th) of this week.

In his later years, Alfred sought to repair the damage that the Viking invasions had inflicted on culture and learning, especially among the parish clergy. With the help of scholars from Wales and the Continent, he supervised translations into English of important classics of theology and history, including works of Pope Gregory the Great, Augustine of Hippo, and the Venerable Bede. In one of them he commented: “He seemed to me a very foolish man, and very wretched, who will not increase his understanding while he is in the world, and ever wish long to reach that endless life where all shall be made clear.”

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ST. JAMES’ BARGAIN SALE Friday October 25, 11am – 12:30pm Eagerly anticipated throughout the year, the St. James' Women's Guild Bargain Sale is the gold mine event to catch. Don't miss this hour and a half opportunity in bargain sale heaven to pick up household items, gifts, electronics, clothes and other items, for cheap, cheap, cheap prices. Everyone welcome. ALL SAINTS’ DAY MASS Friday, November 1, 6:30 pm A glorious celebration of the gifts and love of God present in those now living among us and in all those who have gone before us. This is a wonderful time to gather in thanksgiving. If you haven't visited St. James' before, this is a great time to come by. Everyone is welcome to the Mass and to the community pot-luck supper which will follow immediately afterward. ALL SOULS’ DAY MASS Saturday, November 2, 10:30 am The St. James' Choir sings a special Requiem Mass at this spiritual gathering to give thanks for all the departed, no matter who they were, or what they believed. Pray for all, especially for those who may not have had anyone to pray for them. You are welcome to come and remember all of your beloved ones who have moved on from this life. If you have names of the departed you would like read aloud during the prayers, please contact the church office by Monday October, 28 at 604-685-2532. Everyone is welcome. OPEN HOUSE: ST. JAMES’ ANGLICAN CHURCH Saturday, November 2, 12:00 – 4:00 pm At 12:20 pm students from the Saint James Music Academy together with the City Opera Vancouver will give an entertaining half-hour performance. At 1:15 join the long-term parishioner Allan Duncan for a guided tour of this unique church during which he will describe its architecture and the personalities who were involved in its construction in the 1930s. During the afternoon, view a display by the St. James’ Sanctuary Guild — “The Treasures of St. James’”. It features elaborate embroidered vestments, altar linens of hand-made lace, chalices, patens, burses, and thuribles. At 3:00 listen to a dramatic reading of the medieval morality play, Everyman. Notables in the cast are UBC English professors Dr. Paul Stanwood and Dr. Leslie Arnovick, and actress Sheila Paterson. The fifteenthcentury morality play, Everyman, presents an allegory of the moral struggle all Christians face as their own qualities, good and bad, push and pull them toward Heaven or Hell. Come hear what happens when Everyman finally encounters “Death”!

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BOOKINGS THIS WEEK OCTOBER 21 Mon

8:00 AM

Bargain Sale Prep, Parish Hall, Upstairs Hall, Stage & Kitchen

21 Mon

2:00 AM

SJMA, Bishops’ Room, Chapel, Crypt, Hall, MG Room, Stage

21 Mon

6:300 PM

Oculus Choir, Crypt

21 Mon

7:00 PM

Latino AA, May Gutteridge Room

21 Mon

7:00 PM

Mindfulness Practice, Bishops’ Room

22 Tues

8:00 AM

Bargain Sale Prep, Parish Hall, Upstairs Hall, Stage & Kitchen

22 Tues

2:00 AM

SJMA, Bishops’ Room, Chapel, Crypt, Hall, MG Room, Stage

22 Tues

7:00 PM

Latino AA, May Gutteridge Room

23 Wed

8:00 AM

Bargain Sale Prep, Parish Hall, Upstairs Hall, Stage & Kitchen

23 Wed

2:00 AM

SJMA, Bishops’ Room, Chapel, Crypt, Hall, MG Room, Stage

24 Thur

8:00 AM

Bargain Sale Prep, Parish Hall, Upstairs Hall, Stage & Kitchen

24 Thur

2:00 AM

SJMA, Bishops’ Room, Chapel, Crypt, Hall, MG Room, Stage

24 Thur

6:30 PM

Choir Practice, Crypt

24 Thur

7:30 PM

NA Group, May Gutteridge Room

25 Fri

8:00 AM

Women’s Guild, Bishops’ Room

25 Fri

9:00 AM

Latino Lunch Group, Crypt & Kitchen

25 Fri

11: 00 AM

Bargain Sale, Parish Hall, Upstairs Stage & Kitchen

26 Sat

8:00 AM

Latino Lunch & Mothers’ Group, Crypt

26 Sat

9:00 AM

Sanctuary Guild, Parish Hall

26 Sat

7:00 PM

Latino AA, May Gutteridge Room

27 Sun

7:00 PM

NA Group, May Gutteridge Room

Please take this booklet away with you to aid in your own reflection,

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MASS THIS WEEK 2013

MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS

MON. OCTOBER 21

12:10 pm in the Lady Chapel

Feria

For the ministry of “The Door is Open”.

TUES. OCTOBER 22

9:30 am in the Lady Chapel

Feria

For the direction of the Holy Spirit as we seek a new Bishop.

WED. OCTOBER 23

12:10 pm in the Lady Chapel

St. James of Jerusalem

For all the Christians of Jerusalem and the Holy Land.

THU. OCTOBER 24

9:30 am in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel

Feria

For those in any kind of need.

FRI. OCTOBER 25

12:10 pm in the Lady Chapel

St. Cedd, Bp of the East Saxons, 664

For the establishment of new Churches to the Glory of God.

SAT. OCTOBER 26 Alfred the Great, King of the West Saxons, 899 SUN. OCTOBER 27 Pentecost 23

For an increase in the virtues among Christians.

8:00 am 8:30 am 10:30 am 5:00 pm

Morning Prayer Low Mass with anointing High Mass with anointing Evening Prayer

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DAILY LECTIONARY DATE

DAILY MASS

MORNING PRAYER 9:00 AM

MON. OCTOBER 21

ROM 4:13, 19-25 PS 89:19-29 LK 12:13-21

PS 25 JER 44:1-14 1 COR 15:30-41

PS 9, 15 SIR 4:20 – 5:7 MT 11:16-24

TUES. OCTOBER 22

ROM 5:6-21 PS 40:8-11 LK 12:35-38

PS 26, 28 LAM 1:1-5, 10-12 1 COR 15:41-50

PS 36, 39 SIR 6:5-17 MT 11:25-30

WED. OCTOBER 23

ACTS 15:12-22A PS 1 MT 13:53-58

PS 38 LAM 2:8-15 1 COR 15:51-58

PS 119:25-48 SIR 7:4-14 MT 12:1-14

THU. OCTOBER 24

ROM 6:19-23 PS 1 LK 12:49-53

PS 37:1-18 EZRA 1:1-11 1 COR 16:1-9

PS 37:19-42 SIR 10:1-18 MT 12:15-21

FRI. OCTOBER 25

ROM 7:18-25A PS 119:33-40 LK 12:54-59

PS 31 EZRA 3:1-13 1 COR 16:10-24

PS 35 SIR 11:2-20 MT 12:22-32

WIS 6:1-3, 9-12, 24-25 PS 21:1-7 LK 6:43-49

Ps 30, 32 Ezra 4:7, 11-24 Philem 1 - 25

PS 42, 43 SIR 15:9-20 MT 12:33-42

JOEL 2:23-32 PS 65 2 TIM 4:6-8, 16-18 LK 18:9-14

PS 63:1-8; 98 HAG 1:1 – 2:9 ACTS 18:24 – 19:7

PS 103 SIR 18:19-33 LK 10:25-37

SAT. OCTOBER 26

SUN. OCTOBER 27

EVENING PRAYER 5:00PM

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THE CLERGY Rector:

Father Mark Greenaway-Robbins rector@stjames.bc.ca

Days off: Friday, Saturday Street Outreach: Father Matthew Johnson streetoutreachinitiative@gmail.com 604-685-7522 (non-emergency #)

PARISH STAFF Office Managers: Linda Adams Mon - Wed Deanna Ferguson Thu - Sat

9:00 AM-4:00 PM 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Building Manager & Assistant: Art Cuthbertson Mon-Fri 2:00 PM

9:00 AM-

Darren Campbell Sat

604-329-7567 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Honorary Assistants: Mother Alexis Saunders, Priest Sister Mary Christian Cross, Deacon

Organist & Choirmaster Assistant Organist

Gerald Harder Bruce McKenzie

Any of the clergy may be contacted through the Parish Office: 604-685-2532

Rector’s Warden: Brian Rocksborough-Smith 604-291-9852 People’s Warden:Reece Wrightman 604-872-4129 Associate Warden:Betty Carlson 604-522-4412 EMAIL: wardens@stjames.bc.ca

Days off: Monday, Saturday

CLERGY AVAILABILITY 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

PARISH OFFICERS

Trustee: Trustee: Trustee: Treasurer:

Envelope Secretary: Philip Green Parish Privacy Officer & Vestry Clerk: Linda Adams

an opportunity for a pastoral appointment. For pastoral care and support you may also contact our Pastoral Care Ministry Coordinator :

Leslie Arnovick Graham Murchie Paul Stanwood Angela Van Luven

PARISH COUNCIL Chair: Secretary:

Jane Turner Erin Kenny

joyce.locht@gmail.com Joyce Locht: 604-614-9915 (cell)

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: office@stjames.bc.ca | Web: www.stjames.bc.ca Parish office hours: Mon-Sat 9:00 am-4:00pm


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