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High Mass

Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost | November 18, 2012 | 10:30 am


Welcome Welcome to St. James’, especially if you are a newcomer or visitor. Children of all ages are fully welcome at every liturgy. We hope that you will enjoy your visit here with us. Please help us to get to know you by introducing yourself to one of the clergy. VISION STATEMENT Discovering the beauty of holiness in our lives and neighbourhood, by living a Christ-centred sacramental life rooted in the Anglo-Catholic tradition. MISSION OBJECTIVES •To be a beacon for all as a neighbourhood and destination church where we invite and welcome friends, family and strangers into our midst; • To deepen our life of prayer and formation in Christ; • To develop relationships and fellowship in open, honest and spiritual ways among parishioners, with our neighbours, and those in need; • To pursue and practice justice and mercy for the imparting of the Kingdom of God within and beyond the Parish; • To maintain financial equilibrium, develop our reserves and optimize the use of our assets to ensure the preservation of our sacred space and ministry from generation to generation, to the everlasting glory of God.

TODAY 9:30 am 10:30 am

No Formation Today High Mass

The St. James’ bells were installed for the opening of the church in 1936. The Rector of the day, Father Cooper, declared that they not be rung until the debt of the building was paid off. This occurred on Christmas Eve of the following year. Imagine how wonderful it must have been to hear the bells that Holy night. -photo by Reece Wrightman 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. 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 Prayer is the radical starting point of fundraising because in prayer we slowly experience reorientation of all our thoughts and feelings about ourselves and others. To pray is to desire and know more fully the truth that sets us free (see John 8:32). Prayer uncovers the hidden motives and unacknowledged wounds that shape our relationships. Prayer allows us to see ourselves and others as God sees us. Prayer is radical because it uncovers the deepest roots of our identity in God. In prayer we seek God’s voice and allow God’s word to penetrate our fear and resistance so that we can begin to hear what God wants us to know. And what God wants us to know is that before we think or do or accomplish anything, before we have much money or little money, the deepest truth of our human identity is this: “You are my beloved son. You are my beloved daughter. With you I am well pleased” (see Luke 3:22). When we can claim this truth as true for us, then we also see that it is true for all other people. God is well pleased with us, and so we are free to approach all people, the rich or the poor, in the freedom of God’s love. Whether people respond to our fundraising appeal with a “Yes,” a “No,” or a “Maybe” is less important than the knowledge that we all are gathered as one on the holy ground of God’s generous disposition toward us. In prayer, therefore, we learn to trust that God can work fruitfully through us no matter where we are or who we are with. As our prayer deepens into a constant awareness of God’s goodness, the spirit of gratitude grows within us. Gratitude flows from the recognition that who we are and what we have are gifts to be received and shared. Gratitude releases us from the bonds of obligation and prepares us to offer ourselves freely and fully for the work of the Kingdom. When we approach fundraising in a spirit of gratitude, we do so knowing that God has already given us what we most need for life in abundance. Therefore our confidence in our mission and vision, and our freedom to love the person to whom we are talking about donating money, do not depend on how that person responds. In this way, gratitude allows us to approach a fundraising meeting without grasping needlessly and to leave it without resentment or dejection. Coming and going, we can remain secure in God’s love with our hearts set joyfully on the Kingdom. Henri JM Nouwen, The Spirituality of Fund-Raising, Upper Room Ministries, Copyright 2004, Estate of Henri JM Nouwen, ISBN: 0-8358-9823-7, www.HenriNouwen.org

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Notes

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Entrance Rite PRELUDE Andante sostenuto (Symphonie gothique) — Charles-Marie Widor At the entrance of the clergy and servers all stand.

Stand

INTROIT Thus says the Lord: “I know the plans that I have for you, plans for peace and not for affliction. You will call upon me and I will hear you, and I will bring you back from every land where you have been held captive. Dicit Dominus (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 secunda — Hans Leo Hassler

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 God, thou hast sent thy Son Jesus Christ to be the light of the world. Free us from all that darkens and ensnares us, and bring us to eternal light and joy; through the power of him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

All

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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 Samuel. On the day when Elkanah sacrificed, he would give portions to his wife Peninnah and to all her sons and daughters; but to Hannah he gave a double portion, because he loved her, though the Lord had closed her womb. Her rival used to provoke her severely, to irritate her, because the Lord had closed her womb. So it went on year by year; as often as she went up to the house of the Lord, she used to provoke her. Therefore Hannah wept and would not eat. Her husband Elkanah said to her, "Hannah, why do you weep? Why do you not eat? Why is your heart sad? Am I not more to you than ten sons?" After they had eaten and drunk at Shiloh, Hannah rose and presented herself before the Lord. Now Eli the priest was sitting on the seat beside the doorpost of the temple of the Lord. She was deeply distressed and prayed to the Lord, and wept bitterly. She made this vow: "O Lord of hosts, if only you will look on the misery of your servant, and remember me, and not forget your servant, but will give to your servant a male child, then I will set him before you as a nazirite until the day of his death. He shall drink neither wine nor intoxicants, and no razor shall touch his head." As she continued praying before the Lord, Eli observed her mouth. Hannah was praying silently; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard; therefore Eli thought she was drunk. So Eli said to her, "How long will you make a drunken spectacle of yourself? Put away your wine." But Hannah answered, "No, my lord, I am a woman deeply troubled; I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but I have been pouring out my soul before the Lord. Do not regard your servant as a worthless woman, for I have been speaking out of my great anxiety and vexation all this time." Then Eli answered, "Go in peace; the God of Israel grant the petition you have made to him." And she said, "Let your servant find favour in your sight." Then the woman went to her quarters, ate and drank with her husband, and her countenance was sad no longer. They rose early in the morning and worshipped before the Lord; then they went back to their house at Ramah. Elkanah knew his wife Hannah, and the Lord remembered her. In due time Hannah conceived and bore a son. She named him Samuel, for she said, "I have asked him of the Lord." 1 Samuel 1:4-20

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The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.


CANTICLE My heart exults in the Lord, my strength is exalted in my God. My mouth derides my enemies, because I rejoice in your salvation. There is no Holy One like you, O Lord, nor any Rock like you, our God. For you are a God of knowledge and by you our actions are weighed. The bows of the mighty are broken, but the feeble gird on strength. Those who were full now search bread, but those who were hungry are well fed. The barren woman has borne sevenfold, but she who has many children is forlorn. Both the poor and the rich are of your making, you bring low and you also exalt. You raise up the poor from the dust, and lift the needy from the ash heap. You make them sit with the rulers, and inherit a place of honour. For the pillars of the earth are yours and on them you have set the world. 1 Samuel 2:1-8

THE EPISTLE READING Sub-deacon

A reading from the Letter to the Hebrews. And every priest stands day after day at his service, offering again and again the same sacrifices that can never take away sins. But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, "he sat down at the right hand of God," and since then has been waiting "until his enemies would be made a footstool for his feet." For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are sanctified. [And the Holy Spirit also testifies to us, for after saying, "This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord: I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds," he also adds, I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more." Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin.] Therefore, my friends, since we have confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain (that is, through his flesh), and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us approach with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who has promised is faithful. And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:11-14 (15-18), 19-25

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Sub-deacon Alll

The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

ALLELUIA

A cantor begins the alleluia; all repeat it thereafter.

Stand

Alleluia. Out of the deep have I called unto thee O Lord; Lord, hear my voice. Alleluia. Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications De profundis (Mode V)

HOLY GOSPEL

All stand and turn to face the book of the Gospels

As Jesus came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, "Look, Teacher, what large stones and what large buildings!" Then Jesus asked him, "Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be left here upon another; all will be thrown down." When he was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked him privately, "Tell us, when will this be, and what will be the sign that all these things are about to be accomplished?" Then Jesus began to say to them, "Beware that no one leads you astray. Many will come in my name and say, 'I am he!' and they will lead many astray. When you hear of wars and rumours of wars, do not be alarmed; this must take place, but the end is come. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes still to in various places; there will be famines. This is but the beginning of the birth pangs." Mark 13:1-8 10 | HIGH MASS


SERMON

Be seated Fr. Matthew Johnson (At the conclusion of the sermon, silence is kept)

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NICENE CREED

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Stand


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.

All All

Stand

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 | 13


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

THE 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. 14 | HIGH MASS


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

Be Seated

Out of the depths have I called to you, O Lord: Lord, hear my voice. Out of the depths have I called to you, O Lord. De profundis (Mode II)

OFFERTORY HYMN

Stand

The People sing the hymn while the People’s gifts of bread, wine and money are brought forward. 333 Green Hymn Book (New English Hymnal) – All My Hope on God Is Founded At the Offertory today and next Sunday, there will be a second collection for 2013 intention cards. These intention cards were recently sent to all parishioners. If you did not receive one, you may get one in the Narthex, fill it out, and drop it off next Sunday.

SURSUM CORDA & PROPER PREFACE

Stand

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It is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should at all times and in all places, give thanks unto thee: O Lord, holy Father, almighty, everlasting God: creator and preserver of all things. Who on this first day of the week overcame death and the grave, and by his glorious resurrection opened to us the way of everlasting life. Therefore with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious name; evermore praising thee and saying:

SANCTUS & BENEDICTUS 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 secunda — Hans Leo Hassler

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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.” + Likewise, after supper, he took the cup; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink this, all of you; for this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for you and for many, for the remission of sins: Do this, as oft as ye shall drink it, in remembrance of me.” + Wherefore, O Lord and heavenly Father, we thy people do celebrate and make, with these thy holy gifts which we now offer unto thee, the memorial thy Son hath commanded us to make; having in remembrance his blessed passion and precious death, his mighty resurrection and glorious ascension; and looking for his coming again with power and great glory.

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Celebrant

Alll

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. HIGH MASS | 17


THE LORD’S PRAYER

THE BREAKING OF THE BREAD

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Kneel


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 secunda — Hans Leo Hassler

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.

COMMUNION MOTET Thus I journey to Jesus Christ; I stretch out my arm. So I fall asleep and rest gently. No one can awaken me, for Jesus Christ, God's Son will open the gate of heaven, to lead me to eternal life. So fahr ich hin zu Jesu Christ — Heinrich Schütz

COMMUNION HYMN

Sit or kneel

49 Blue Hymn Book (Common Praise) – Draw Near and Take

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Concluding Rite PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION Celebrant All

The Lord be with you. And with thy spirit.

Celebrant

Let us pray. Gracious God, in this sacrament we have shared the body and blood of Christ. May we who have been nourished by holy things bear witness to his light, and share in his eternal priesthood; for he is Lord for ever and ever. Amen.

All

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

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Stand

Be Seated

Stand


ANGELUS

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FINAL HYMN 350 Blue Hymn Book (Common Praise) – Stand Up and Bless the Lord

POSTLUDE Prelude and fugue in E minor (BuxWV 143) — Dietrich Buxtehude During the postlude you are encouraged to remain quietly in the nave, or to move to the Bishops’ Room to enjoy coffee hour conversation. For prayer requests, please contact the office or speak to a member of the clergy. Please notify the Parish Office (604-685-2532) when a parishioner/friend/family member is hospitalized or housebound. The Office will arrange visitation, Holy Communion or Anointing with the Parish Clergy Team and Pastoral Care Ministry Coordinator. If entering hospital, please inform the hospital on arrival that you (or the patient you are with) are Anglican and ask for the hospital’s Anglican chaplain.

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The flowers at the High Altar are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Maureen Wilson

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Formation on Sundays The Mystic Tradition of the English Church The defining feature of mystical experience is its ineffability. Nevertheless, over the ages, those who have achieved mystical union with the divine have devoted themselves to communicating their experience to others. Many mystics have also sought to instruct others in the discipline of contemplation in the hopes that by God’s grace their readers may themselves know spiritual ecstasy. In this series we explore the rich English tradition of mystical writings. We began in the Middle Ages with three influential fourteenth-century mystics: Richard Rolle; the anonymous author of The Cloud of Unknowing; Walter Hilton; and St. Julian of Norwich. We continue with consideration of William Law, an eighteenth-century moral theologian and mystical author, who wrote such influential works as A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life as well as The Spirit of Prayer, and also The Spirit of Love. Finally, special emphasis will be given to St. Julian, and we will look at her writings in depth.

November 18: No Session Financial Vestry after High Mass November 25: Julian of Norwich Leader: Mother Alexis

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Advent at St. James' Lessons and Carols Enjoy a feast of scripture readings and song. Invite your friends to this beautiful, simple, candlelit service. The St. James' High Mass Choir will sing the lovely and moving carols of Advent. Date: Sunday, December 2 Time: 5:00pm

Christmas Boutique Get the perfect home-made jams, jellies, chutneys, baked goods, knitting, crafts and more. The ever-popular Christmas Boutique Sale is coming up December 2nd, and will be open after each Mass that day, as well as right after the Lessons and Carols service. Sponsored by the Women's Guild, the Boutique might also be a good way for your Guild or Ministry to raise some funds, and have fun doing so. To book a table (open to parish groups and parishioners) contact the office, or call Janis Waller at 604 646 0513, or Pamela Jeacocke at 604 321 2213, before November 29th. Date: Sunday, December 2 Time: 9:30am, 12:00pm, and 6:00pm

Advent Quiet Day: O Come, O Come Emmanuel In the midst of the busy weeks of Advent step into a time of readings, prayers, reflections, and silence to renew your hope in God. To begin our journey through Advent we will contemplate the words of a selection of hymns. Advent hymns are among the richest in the Christian tradition. How do these hymns prepare our hearts and minds for the coming of Christ? Bring your favourite hymn to share if you wish. There will be time for reading, sketching, silence, and writing, in a restful, relaxing environment. Date: Saturday, December 8 Time: 1:00pm - 4:30pm Led by Mother Jessica Schaap Please bring a bag lunch and a journal. Please contact the office if you can join us.

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St. James’ News & Announcements STEWARDSHIP 2013: GIVING THANKS FOR AN UNSHAKEABLE KINGDOM The Epistle to the Hebrews 12:28 - the theme for this year: “Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us give thanks, by which we offer to God an acceptable worship with reverence and awe.” May the message of constant faith and gratitude for the “kingdom that cannot be shaken” be reflected in the life and work of this church and the people who worship here. The importance of giving to the work of the church cannot be overstated. Our donations allow us to carry on the worship life of the church – prayer, study, sacramental participation – and the real benefits we see in our lives and the lives of others through pastoral care. The many “small” things that are carried out at St. James’ – neighbourhood funerals, one on one counselling as two examples, and the “big” things – the liturgies, formation, the observances of major feasts, the Street Outreach Initiative and the St. James’ Music Academy – are tangible examples of giving thanks by giving back. Two weeks ago a package was sent out to all members of St. James’. Among the material is an “Intention Card” which asks for a commitment to support the life and work of St. James’. On each of the next two Sundays parishioners will be asked to place their Intention Cards in a special offertory collection in order to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to participate in this annual campaign. We ask that each person prayerfully and carefully consider giving.

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If we inadvertently miss your name on our list, there will be extra Stewardship packages available in the Narthex in the following weeks. The Stewardship Group SPECIAL VESTRY MEETING TODAY SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 12:15 PM Directly following High Mass today there will be a Special Vestry Meeting to pass the budget for 2013. Fr. Mark and the Wardens PAX CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: CHRISTMAS 2012 The PAX editorial team welcomes submissions for the upcoming Christmas issue of PAX. The theme of this issue will be a continuation of our focus in the Michaelmas issue, as we now explore the second half of our Parish vision statement: Living a Christ-centred sacramental life rooted in the Anglo-Catholic tradition. We encourage any connections you wish to make with the traditional themes of Christmas - the Incarnation and Nativity. We also welcome other connections and ideas you wish to explore from this second part of our vision statement. Written submissions (maximum 500 words) as well as photos and artwork are most welcome. The submission deadline is November 26th. All submissions may be sent to tracylee.russell@gmail.com, or left in the PAX mail slot outside the office. COOPER PLACE RESIDENT REQUIRES ASSISTANCE TO HIGH MASS This parishioner is visually impaired, and would like some assistance to mass. Please contact the office for more information.


St. James’ & Community Announcements

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PWRDF CHRISTMAS CARDS and

A ST. JAMES’ HIGH MASS VIDEO

ACW CALENDARS

On Sunday, December 2nd, Chris Loh, a St. James’ parishioner, photographer, and videographer will be taking video of the St. James’ High Mass. This filming will result in a short 2-3 minute video to introduce and share the beauty of High Mass to newcomers and visitors. The video will be posted on the website and on Youtube.

The ACW has Canadian Church Calendars for sale, with envelopes available, for $5.00. They have pictures of churches from across Canada. Some people like to send them overseas as gifts. We have two new Christmas card designs for 2012 (see images above), sold in packages of 12 cards with envelopes for $15.00. Christian messages! Look for Mary Brown and Peter Goodwin in the Bishops’ Room after High Mass. Peter can also be reached at 604 929 6143.

SOUP SALE The next Soup Sale will be held on December 2nd, right after High Mass in the Bishops’ Room.

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St. James’ & Community Announcements WARM SOCKS WANTED We would welcome donations of warm socks for the Mission to Seafarers to take to Seafarers in harbour over the Christmas holidays. Wrapping will take place on December 14th. St James’ Women’s Guild welcome help with packing all Diocesan donations. See Mary B or Janis Waller (about socks). Thanks, Mary LIVING OUR COMMITMENT: WHAT DOES RECONCILIATION LOOK LIKE? (FALL EVENT) Saturday Nov 24, 9am - 3pm St. David of Wales, 2475 Franklin St., Vancouver. Join National Anglican Indigenous Bishop Mark MacDonald for a diocesan education day. A fantastic opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal Anglicans nationally and in the diocese. What is a National Indigenous Bishop? How do we get ready for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Vancouver? What are Indigenous Anglicans doing in our diocese? How do we build relationships built on trust? This event is open to all interested Anglicans and each worshipping community is asked to send a team of participants. This may include clergy, youth, parish council, outreach people, and others. Contact: Rev. Laurel Dykstra 604 488 1523, loraldyk@hotmail.com COOPER PLACE PARKING December 1, 2012-November 30, 2013. This is for everyone who has a Parking Fob for Cooper Place. Many of you have been asking when the money is due for the annual parking fee for Cooper Place parking. The answer is – now. 28 | HIGH MASS

The Trustees have set the Parking Rate as the same as last year - $125.00/year. As we took all your information last year, all you need do is to write a cheque for $125.00, payable to St. James Church – Parking, add your fob # that you find on the front of your key fob, and place it in the collection plate or hand it into to the office. Please do not include this amount with your regular donation. If you have a fob that you no longer require, you may turn it in to the office. If you have any questions about this parking service a director from St. Luke’s will be available for the next 4 Sundays to answer your questions. These directors are, David Agler, Reece Wrightman, Joyce Locht, Andrew Campbell and John Van Luven. COOPER PLACE RESIDENT REQUIRES ASSISTANCE TO HIGH MASS This parishioner is visually impaired, and would like some assistance to mass. If you are able to escort her, please contact the office for more information. THE WHITE RIBBON CAMPAIGN IN CANADA White Ribbon Day is November 25 and on this day it is hoped that men and women will take the pledge: I will never commit, condone, or remain silent about violence against women and girls. Primate Fred Hiltz took this pledge last year and at the ACW 2012 National Presidents Conference asked ACW and Mothers’ Union members to promote and encourage their parishioners to observe this campaign and wear a white ribbon on November 25, which this year falls on a Sunday. It is the intention of St. James’ clergy to include this observance as part of the mass on that day. White ribbons with the pledge attached will be available to pick up in the narthex at the start of the service. It is an excellent opportunity to continue to break the


St. James’ & Community Announcements silence about violence against women and girls, including trafficking. The White Ribbon campaign is linked with 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence which is an international campaign in which over 3,700 organizations in approximately 164 countries have participated since 1991.This 16 day period highlights the following dates: Nov 25: International Day Against Violence Against Women Nov 29: International Women Human Rights Defenders Day Dec 1: World AIDS Day Dec 6: Anniversary of the Montreal Massacre Dec 10: International Human Rights Day It is suggested you wear your white ribbon throughout the 16 days.

Online: http://pwrdf.org/donate Credit Card: 1-866-308-7973 Mail: Please make cheques payable to PWRDF, Hurricane Sandy Relief and send to The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund The Anglican Church of Canada 80 Hayden Street Toronto, Ontario M4Y 3G2 Anglicans in Canada are praying, acting and giving to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Please watch for updates on PWRDF’s response to the situation at www.pwrdf.org. PACIFICA SINGERS AT ST. JAMES’ TONIGHT! MPEG VESPERS

-Kevin Zakresky, Director

HURRICANE SANDY – HOW CAN YOU HELP? PWRDF is working with The Cuban Council of Churches (CCC) and Lutheran World Relief (LWF) in Haiti as they recover from the significant damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. CCC is providing food, water, bedding, hygiene kits and counsellors to speak with those affected. CCC is initially targeting 50,000 affected people in the provinces of Santiago de Cuba, Granma, Holguin and Las Tunas. LWF reports extensive damage in Haiti with hundreds of families homeless and living in temporary shelters. The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) is accepting donations for this emergency response. PWRDF contributed an initial grant of $20,000 to the ACT Alliance response in Cuba. Please support PWRDF’s response to this ongoing emergency! Donations can be made in the following ways:

William Byrd Anton Bruckner Gregorian Chant Live Video Projections Pacifica Singers teams up with local filmmaker Phil Jack for a multi-media collision of modern video and ancient sounds. November 18th, 2012, 7:00 pm Admission by Donation HIGH MASS | 29


Offices and Mass Times 2012 MON. NOVEMBER 19TH St. Elizabeth, Princess of Hungary TUES. NOVEMBER 20TH St. Edmund, K & M WED. NOVEMBER 21ST The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary THU. NOVEMBER 22ND St. Cecilia, M c.230 FRI. NOVEMBER 23RD St. Clement, Bp c.100 SAT. NOVEMBER 24TH St. Andre Dung Lac & Companions, M 1829 SUN. NOVEMBER 25TH

Reign of Christ the King

MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS 12:10 pm in the Lady Chapel For our hospitals and care facilities 6:00 pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel For the leaders of the Nations 12:10 pm in the Lady Chapel For vocations to the religious life 9:30 am in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel For those in need 12:10 pm in the Lady Chapel For the Bishop of Rome 5:30 pm in the Lady Chapel For the Church in Vietnam 8:00 am Morning Prayer 8:30 am Low Mass, with anointing 10:30 am High Mass, with anointing 5:00 pm Evening Prayer

Meetings and Events at St. James’ November

18 Sun | 12:00 PM 18 Sun | 7:00 PM

Special Vestry Meeting, Parish Hall Pacifica Singers Concert, Church

admission by donation, all welcome 18 Sun | 7:30 PM

Narcotics Anonymous, May Gutteridge Room

19 Mon | 2:00 PM

Saint James Music Academy

(use of all church space 2 to 6:30 pm, Mondays to Fridays)

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19 Mon | 7:00 PM

Private Rental, Bishops’ Room

19 Mon | 7:00 PM

Latino AA, May Gutteridge Room

19 Mon | 7:00 PM

UBC Choir Concert, Church

20 Tue | 6:30 PM

Benedictine Meeting, Bishops’ Room

20 Tue | 7:00 PM

Latino AA Group, May Gutteridge Room

20 Tue | 7:00 PM

Social Justice Book Study, Crypt

22 Thu | 8:00 AM

Latino Lunch (lunch served at noon), Crypt

22 Thu | 10:30 AM

EfM, Bishops’ Room

22 Thu | 7:30 PM

Narcotics Anonymous, May Gutteridge Room

23 Fri | 7:00 PM

UBC Choir Concert, Church

24 Sat | 8:30 AM

Sanctuary Guild, Parish Hall

24 Sat | 9:00 AM

Latin Mothers’ Community Kitchen, Crypt

24 Sat | 7:00 PM

Latino AA Group, May Gutteridge Room


Daily Lectionary DATE

DAILY MASS

MORNING PRAYER 9:00 AM

EVENING PRAYER 5:00PM

MON. NOVEMBER 19TH

TOBIT 12:6B-10 PS 146:4-9 LK 12:32-34

PS 89:1-18 HAB 2:1-4, 9-20 JAS 2:14-26

PS 89:19-52 1 MACC 3:1-24 LK 16:19-31

TUES. NOVEMBER 20TH

2 KG 23:21-25, 2930A PS 80:8-18 MT 10 :34-39 IS 7:10-15 PS 132:6-10, 13-14 LUKE 1:46-55

PS 97, 99 HAB 3:1-10, 16-18 JAS 3:1-12

PS 94 1 MACC 3:25-41 LK 17:1-10

PS 101, 109:1-4, 20-30 MAL 1:1. 6-14 JAS 3:13 – 4:12 PS 105:1-22 MAL 2:1-16 JAS 4:13 – 5:6 PS 102 MAL 3:1-12 JAS 5:7-12 PS 107:33-43; 108:1-6 MAL 3:13 – 4:6 JAS 5:13-20 PS 118 ZECH 9:9-16 1 PET 3:13-22

PS 119:121-144 1 MACC 3:42-60 LK 17:11-19

WED. NOVEMBER 21ST

THU. NOVEMBER 22ND

FRI. NOVEMBER 23RD

SAT. NOVEMBER 24TH

SUN. NOVEMBER 25TH

ECCL 51:1-12 PS 126 MATT 10:28-33 2 Kgs 2:9-14 Ps 78:1-7 Lk 6:37-45 2 SAM 23:1-7 PS 132:1-13 REV 1:4B-8 JN 18:33-37 2 SAM 23:1-7 PS 132:1-13 REV 1:4B-8 JN 18:33-37

PS 105:23-45 1 MACC 4:1-25 LK 17:20-37 PS 107:1-32 1 MACC 4:36-59 LK 18:1-8 PS 33 IS 65:17-25 LK 18:9-14 PS 145 IS 19:19-25 MT 21:1-13

Please take this booklet away with you to aid in your own reflection, prayers, and for your information.

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THE CLERGY Rector

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

Assistant Priest Mother Jessica Schaap assistant@stjames.bc.ca Street Outreach Father Matthew Johnson 604-685-7522 (non-emergency number)

days off: Monday, Saturday Honorary Assistants Mother Alexis Saunders Brother John Blyth Sister Mary Christian Cross

PARISH STAFF Office Managers Linda Adams Mon - Wed 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Janet Hamilton Thu - Sat 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Business Manager

John Van Luven

Building Manager & Assistant Art Cuthbertson Mon-Thu 9:00 AM-2:00 PM Darren Campbell Sat 8:00 AM-12:00 PM Organist and Choirmaster Gerald Harder Assistant Organist Bruce McKenzie PARISH OFFICERS

Deacon

Rector’s Warden

Any of the clergy may be contacted through the Parish Office: 604-685-2532 CLERGY AVAILABILITY For immediate contact or within a few hours their cell numbers are: Father Mark Greenaway-Robbins 778-316-7941

days off: Friday, Saturday Mother Jessica Schaap 604-880-4938

days off: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday

Brian Rocksborough-Smith 604-291-9852 People’s Warden Paul Stanwood 604-263-0138 Assoc. Warden Reece Wrightman 604-872-4129 EMAIL: wardens@stjames.bc.ca Building Project Communication EMAIL: project@stjames.bc.ca Trustee Trustee Trustee Treasurer

Eleanor Beckett Jen Amundgaard Graham Murchie Angela Van Luven

Envelope Secretary Parish Privacy Officer

Philip Green Linda Adams

You may need to leave a message if we are PARISH COUNCIL

engaged in a pastoral matter and we will promptly return urgent calls. We seek to be available to all in any circumstances and

Chair Secretary

Jane Turner Erin Kenny

encourage you to contact us and request an opportunity for a pastoral appointment. We aim to be available regularly. On Saturday, November 24th, Father Mark is on-call for emergency situations. 303 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC, v6a 1l4 For pastoral care and support, you may also contact Pastoral Care Ministry Coordinator Joyce Locht 604-614-9915 (cell) EMAIL:

joyce.locht@gmail.com

telephone: 604-685-2532, fax: 604-685-7605 email: office@stjames.bc.ca web: www.stjames.bc.ca parish office hours: Mon-Sat 9:00 am-4:00pm


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Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost

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