Fifth Sunday after Pentecost | June 23, 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
The image on the front page is from a photograph by Christine Hatfull. This booklet is printed on recycled paper. Discarded copies will be recycled.
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Before Mass If you require assistance at any time, please speak to one of the welcomers at the Church entrance (narthex). As a friendly reminder, please turn off all electronic devices that might disrupt worship. In the interest of security, please keep purses and other valuables with you at all times. Wireless hearing amplifiers are available. Washrooms can be accessed through the doors on the left hand side at the back of the church on the opposite side to the entrance. Your family is welcome at St. Jamesâ€™. Children may remain in the Church during the service: there is a play area with toys and colouring books in the back of the church. The sacrament of reconciliation (confession) is available. Speak with a priest to make an appointment. The Mass booklet contains all the prayers and information required to participate in the Mass. The directions given in this booklet to stand, sit and kneel are offered as guidelines to those who are able. The symbol + indicates when to make the sign of the cross. It is also customary to make a discreet bow at the name of Jesus. You are encouraged to take the opportunity before Mass for silence, stillness and prayer. Please refrain from talking before Mass begins. We adore you, most Holy Lord Jesus Christ here and in all your churches throughout all the world; and we bless you because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world. St. Francis of Assisi
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A Reflection “Lo, I will send you Elijah, the prophet, before the day of the Lord comes, the great and terrible day …" (Mal 3.23). This prediction, coupled with the Prophet's dramatic departure from the earth (2 Kgs 2.11), generated a conviction among the Jews that Elijah would return to prepare the day of Yahweh. The Gospels offer evidence of just such a belief in Palestine at the time of Christ. The Jewish levites and priests came to john the baptist asking if he were Elijah (Jn 1.21); others thought that Jesus Himself might be the Prophet (Mt 16.14; Lk 9.8). And although John denied that he was the Prophet, Christ Himself said of the Baptist: "And if you are willing to receive it, he is Elijah who was to come” (Mt 11.14; cf. 17.10–13). These texts of the Old and New Testaments pose an exegetical problem. According to Christ, John was the long-awaited Elijah; yet the Baptist was obviously not the Prophet himself, for the scriptures have left a detailed account of his birth and parentage. One is compelled, therefore, to ask the question: is the prophecy of Malachi completely fulfilled in John, or is one to look for Elijah himself to reappear in eschatological times? Quite different answers have been given by patristic writers and by contemporary exegetes. Perhaps the clearest statement of the patristic view can be found in Augustine. “As there are two comings of the Judge,” he writes, “there will be two heralds. The [Judge] sent before Him the first herald [John] calling him Elijah, because Elijah would be in the Second Coming what John was in the first” (In evang. Ioh. 4.5). In Augustine’s interpretation, therefore, John was properly called Elijah because he was a symbol, or type, or the eschatological figure who would precede the Second Coming of Christ (see PAROUSIA). Modern exegetes, however, have moved away from this older opinion, convinced that it lacks and solid basis in the Scriptures. The prophecy of Malachi, they believe, is not to be understood literally, but rather of one who has the power of Elijah. That the Baptist fulfilled this prophecy was first vaguely indicated by the angel’s words to Zechariah “…and he himself shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah…” (Lk 1.17). The angel’s veiled hint becomes luminously clear in the words of Christ who declared that John was indeed Elijah. Modern exegesis sees no compelling reason to look for any further fulfillment of the prophecy. New Catholic Encyclopedia, Second Edition, 5 Ead-Fre (Farmington Hills MI: Thomson Gale, in association with The Catholic University of America, 2003), 159
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Entrance Rite PRELUDE
At the entrance of the clergy and servers all stand.
INTROIT The Lord is the strength of his people, and a stronghold of salvation to his anointed one: O Lord, save thine own people, and give thy blessing unto thine inheritance; O feed them also, and set them up forever. Psalm Unto thee will I cry, O Lord; my God, be not silent unto me: lest, if thou make as though thou hearest not, I become like them that go down into the pit. Glory be . . . Dominus fortitudo (Mode VI)
KYRIE ELEISON All sing
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GLORIA IN EXCELSIS
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COLLECT OF THE DAY Celebrant All
The Lord be with you. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray. O God our defender, storms rage about us and cause us to be afraid. Rescue thy people from despair, deliver thy sons and daughters from fear, and preserve us all from unbelief; through thy Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and ever. Amen.
The Liturgy of the Word OLD TESTAMENT READING Reader
A reading from the First Book of Kings. Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, "So may the gods do to me, and more also, if I do not make your life like the life of one of them by this time tomorrow." Then he was afraid; he got up and fled for his life, and came to Beer-sheba, which belongs to Judah; he left his servant there. But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a solitary broom tree. He asked that he might die: "It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life, for I am no better than my ancestors." He got up, and ate and drank; then he went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights to Horeb the mount of God. At that place he came to a cave, and spent the night there. Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying, "What are you doing here, Elijah?" He answered, "I have been very zealous for the Lord, the God of hosts; for the
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Israelites have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword. I alone am left, and they are seeking my life, to take it away." He said, "Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by." Now there was a great wind, so strong that it was splitting mountains and breaking rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of sheer silence. When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. Then there came a voice to him that said, "What are you doing here, Elijah?" He answered, "I have been very zealous for the Lord, the God of hosts; for the Israelites have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword. I alone am left, and they are seeking my life, to take it away." Then the Lord said to him, "Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus." 1 Kings 19:1-4 (5-7), 8-15A
The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
A cantor sings the antiphon first; the people repeat it thereafter.
As the deer longs for the water-brooks, so longs my soul for you, O God. My tears have been my food day and night, while all day long they say to me, "Where now is your God!" Antiphon Why are you so full of heaviness, O my soul? and why are you so disquieted within me? Put your trust in God; for I will yet give thanks to him, who is the help of my countenance, and my God. Antiphon Psalm 42:1, 3, 6-7
THE EPISTLE READING Sub-deacon
A reading from the Letter of Paul to the Galatians. Now before faith came, we were imprisoned and guarded under the law until faith would be revealed. Therefore the law was our disciplinarian until Christ came, so that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer subject to a HIGH MASS | 9
disciplinarian, for in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith. As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to the promise. Galatians 3:23-29
The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
THE ALLELUIA A cantor begins the alleluia; all repeat it thereafter.
Alleluia. In thee, O Lord, have I put my trust, let me never be put to confusion: deliver me in thy righteousness; bow down thine ear to me, make haste to deliver me. Alleluia. In te, Domine, speravi (Mode VI)
THE HOLY GOSPEL
All stand and turn to face the book of the Gospels
Then they arrived at the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee. As he stepped out on land, a man of the city who had demons met him. For a long time he had worn no clothes, and he did not live in a house but in the tombs. When he saw Jesus, he fell down before him and shouted at the top of his voice, "What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, do not torment me" for Jesus had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. (For many times it had seized him; he was kept under guard and bound with chains and shackles, but he would break 10 | HIGH MASS
the bonds and be driven by the demon into the wilds.) Jesus then asked him, "What is your name?" He said, "Legion"; for many demons had entered him. They begged him not to order them to go back into the abyss. Now there on the hillside a large herd of swine was feeding; and the demons begged Jesus to let them enter these. So he gave them permission. Then the demons came out of the man and entered the swine, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and was drowned. When the swineherds saw what had happened, they ran off and told it in the city and in the country. Then people came out to see what had happened, and when they came to Jesus, they found the man from whom the demons had gone sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind. And they were afraid. Those who had seen it told them how the one who had been possessed by demons had been healed. Then all the people of the surrounding country of the Gerasenes asked Jesus to leave them; for they were seized with great fear. So he got into the boat and returned. The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with him; but Jesus sent him away, saying, "Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you." So he went away, proclaiming throughout the city how much Jesus had done for him. Luke 8:26-39
Be Seated Fr Mark Greenaway-Robbins (At the conclusion of the sermon, silence is kept)
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THE NICENE CREED
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THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE Celebrant
In peace, let us pray to the Lord.
After each petition this response is said: Lord in thy mercy. Hear our prayer.
After the petition for the departed: + Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord. And may light perpetual shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.
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CONFESSION & ABSOLUTION Deacon
Let us humbly confess our sins to almighty God. Kneel
Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things and judge of all people: We acknowledge and confess our manifold sins and wickedness, Which we from time to time most grievously have committed, By thought, word, and deed, Against thy divine majesty. We do earnestly repent, and are heartily sorry for these our misdoings. Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; For thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, Forgive us all that is past; And grant that we may ever hereafter Serve and please thee In newness of life, To the honour and glory of thy name; Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who of his great mercy hath promised forgiveness of sins to all them that with hearty repentance and true faith turn unto him: have mercy upon you; + pardon and deliver you from all your sins; confirm and strengthen you in all goodness; and bring you to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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
My footsteps hold fast to the way of your law, O God; in your paths my feet may not falter; Incline your ear to me and hear my words; show me your marvelous lovingkindness, O Saviour of those who take refuge at your right hand. Perfice gressus meos (Mode IV)
The People sing the hymn while the People’s gifts of bread, wine and money are brought forward. 384 Blue Hymn Book (Common Praise) – Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
SURSUM CORDA & PROPER PREFACE
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It is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should at all times and in all places, give thanks unto thee: O Lord, holy Father, almighty, everlasting God: creator and preserver of all things. For thou art the fountain of light and life for all thy creation: thou hast made us in thine own image, and dost raise us to new life in Jesus Christ our Saviour. 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 Alll sing
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THE PRAYER OF CONSECRATION Celebrant
All glory be to thee, O Lord our God, who didst make us in thine own image; and, of thy tender mercy, didst give thine only Son Jesus Christ to take our nature upon him, and to suffer death upon the cross for our redemption. He made there a full and perfect sacrifice for the whole world; and did institute, and in his holy Gospel command us to continue, a perpetual memory of that his precious death and sacrifice, until his coming again; who, in the same night that he was betrayed, took bread; and, when he had given thanks to thee, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take, eat, this is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” + Likewise, after supper, he took the cup; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink this, all of you; for this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for you and for many, for the remission of sins: Do this, as oft as ye shall drink it, in remembrance of me.” + Wherefore, O Lord and heavenly Father, we thy people do celebrate and make, with these thy holy gifts which we now offer unto thee, the memorial thy Son hath commanded us to make; having in remembrance his blessed passion and precious death, his mighty resurrection and glorious ascension; and looking for his coming again with power and great glory.
And we most humbly beseech thee, O merciful Father, to hear us, and, with thy Word and Holy Spirit, to bless and sanctify these gifts of bread and wine, that they may be unto us the body and blood of thy dearly-beloved Son Jesus Christ. We praise thee, we bless thee, we thank thee and we pray to thee, Lord our God. 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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AGNUS DEI Alll sing
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 please 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 (the precious Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ) from the chalice (common cup) 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 ANTIPHON He that will come after me, let him deny himself: and take up his cross and follow me. Qui vult venire (Mode I)
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Sit or kneel
87 Blue Hymn Book (Common Praise) â€“ Strengthen for Service, Lord
Concluding Rite PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION Celebrant All
The Lord be with you. And with thy spirit. Let us pray. Almighty God, guide and protect thy people who share in this sacred mystery, and keep us always in thy love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Kneel The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord: And the blessing of God Almighty, the +Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you and remain with you always. Amen. Notices and announcements may be given.
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FINAL HYMN 505 Blue Hymn Book (Common Praise) – Be Thou My Vision
POSTLUDE Sonata III in A (con moto maestoso) — Felix Mendelssohn 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 call 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 in loving memory of my husband James Brandson from Elizabeth and in celebration and with thanks to God for our beloved Dan on is fourth heavenly birthday from Tanya, Rocky, Erin, Matthew and Naomi The flowers in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel are given to the Glory of God in memory of Sanctuary Guild members Jean Moore Jessie Parkes Edna Smallman Shirley Stokan Dianne Varty Maureen Wilson and and in thanksgiving for all celebrations held on National Aboriginal Day
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THE MOTHERS’ UNION EDWARDIAN STRAWBERRY TEA Today June 23rd - noon to 2pm -local strawberries -home-made sponge cake -real whipped cream -fancy sandwiches -live music Back by popular demand is the Mothers’ Union Edwardian Strawberry Tea to be held Sunday, June 23, after High Mass, in the Parish Hall. It will be replacing the normal coffee hour on that Sunday. Again we will be offering home-made sandwiches, strawberry shortcake with freshly picked BC strawberries and whipping cream, and tea and coffee. There will be musical entertainment and recitations. It is hoped that parishioners will get into the spirit of Edwardian England by wearing a fancy hat or fascinator for the women; bowtie, cravat, waistcoat and/or boater for the men. If you have holiday plans for that weekend and know you will be away, but would like to purchase a ticket for someone who cannot afford the $10 charge, this would be most appreciated. Last year we were able to give away approximately 10 tickets. Children under 8 are free. The proceeds will be donated to the MU Northern Clergy Families’ Fund, our primary national fundraiser. A limited number of tickets may be available at the door.
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St. James’ News & Announcements PARISH REVIEW UPDATE (3) The preliminary findings of my study leave and the proposed period of review for the Parish have been scrutinized by the Trustees and the Clergy – I am grateful for their support and encouragement. The term ‘sabbatical’ was used initially to describe the fact that I am in my seventh year as Rector. However, ‘sabbatical’ has been mistaken as signifying that I will be taking time away from the Parish this year, which is not planned, nor anticipated. So we will not use the term any further. The remainder of 2013 is an opportunity for a period of review and recommendation at St. James’. During this time the leadership (lay and ordained) of the Parish plan to work together in creating opportunities for us to listen to one another (and the direction of the Holy Spirit), to take stock of where we are in our journey together in Christ and to seek direction as we plan for the next few years. One might say this is an invitation to an exercise in faithfulness. It is as if I were arriving at St. James’ as your new Rector this year. Who and what is the Parish of St. James’? What is our vocation? How shall we offer our spiritual resources, physical resources, Church programmes and personnel (staff, lay leaders and all Church members) to the glory of God and the pursuit of the Kingdom of God? What will be our focus and our priority as we seek to live into our vocation in Christ? What are we being called to leave behind and to give up? What are we being called to take up that is new? What are we being called to maintain and strengthen? It is hoped that by Advent specific recommendations will have emerged and be supported by the Parish. How we ask these questions with deep and
attentive listening I will explore with you in an update later in June. Please speak to me, or the Wardens, directly if you have a query, or would like to support this season of review. Fr. Mark. THANKS FOR YOUR PRESENCE AT THE YOUNG WOLVES LODGE 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS Thank you to everyone who attended the 10th Anniversary celebrations of the Coming Home Society’s Young Wolves Lodge. The young women were enormously touched by the overflow crowd, and felt safe and loved as they opened their hearts to share their stories and songs. Our deepest appreciation to you for being there for them. Linda Adams, President, Coming Home Society ORDINATION Ka Hyun MacKenzie Shin will be ordained, Godwilling, to the transitional diaconate on Sunday, June 23rd at 4 pm at Christ Church Cathedral. She will begin as a curate at St Stephen the Martyr, Burnaby where she will begin a ministry with the Korean community. Ka Hyun worshipped has for a while at St. James’ in the months leading up to her ordination and the clergy keep in contact with her. Please uphold her in your prayers and her husband, Roddy. RH MAXWELL R H Maxwell has been in hospital for several weeks and would appreciate visitors. He expects to be discharged on June 28. If you are able to visit him this week, please call Joyce Locht for details - 604-6149915. HIGH MASS | 25
St. James’ News & Announcements ST. LUKE’S COURT VACANCY There is a one-bedroom, spacious apartment with plenty of in-suite storage currently available for rent at St. Luke’s Court, the historic building located next to the church on Cordova Street. The rent is $700 per month. Pets, regretfully, are not permitted. If you are interested please contact Joyce Locht at email@example.com CHANGES TO MASS TIMES Due to recent changes in the provision of clergy at St. James’ it has become necessary to make some revisions to our Mass schedule. With regret, the Vigil Mass (5:30 p.m. Saturdays) will be permanently suspended due to poor attendance and increasing demands upon the clergy. Mass on Tuesdays will be moved to 9:30 a.m. in the Lady Chapel, for the same reasons. These changes will be effective from July 1st. I am thankful to the Wardens and the Clergy for their counsel on this matter. If you have any queries on this topic please speak directly to me, or the Wardens. Fr. Mark. NOTE OF GRATITUDE Thank you so much for the wonderful tea and cake party to celebrate my ministry with you. Your words and your presence, your gifts of money, the striking print of the church, the flowers, and the beautiful multi-page card, were very generous and I am grateful for your encouragement. Harry, Madeleine, and I have all been deeply formed by our time at St. James' and we will always be profoundly grateful to you. Yours joyfully in Christ, Mother Jessica 26 | HIGH MASS
SJMA THANKS YOU! The Saint James Music Academy would like to thank the Church for the generous use of its space over the previous school year. In addition, we would also like to specifically acknowledge and express our deep gratitude to those parishioners who have supported the work financially as we have served the children of our parish. They are: Cynthia Best, Elizabeth Branson, Mary Brown, Andrew Campbell, David Crerar, Alexander & Mary-Ann Currie, Michael & Jennifer Dezell, Celia Dodds, Eric Dodds, Frankie & Janet Foo, Peter Goodwin, Robert & Patricia Harris, D. Gayle Higginson, Julia Lawn, Robert Maxwell, David McKenzie, Patricia McSherry, Dianne Palgova, Rev. Alexis Saunders, Jennifer Scott, Peter Symons, Helen Tataren, Jean Wilson, and Nancy Zimmerman.
St. James’ News & Announcements PAX CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS St. James' Day 2013 The PAX editorial team welcomes submissions for the upcoming St. James' Day issue of PAX, to be released at the celebration of our patronal feast day on July 28. The theme of this issue will be pilgrimage in the Christian tradition. Have you participated in a pilgrimage to a particular site, and would like to share a reflection or images from your experience? Or, in what way is your participation in a guild or ministry at St. James' part of the pilgrimage of your Christian journey? We encourage any connections you wish to make with the theme of pilgrimage, and also welcome other ideas you may wish to explore. Written submissions (maximum 500 words) as well as photos and artwork are most welcome. The submission deadline is July 2nd. All submissions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, or left in the PAX mail slot outside the office. A MORNING WITH DAVID HALL David Hall is a member of the Auckland Anglican Social Justice Council and has recently become part of the interim Management Committee of the Living Wage Movement, Aotearoa New Zealand. He represents the Anglican Diocese of Auckland on the Auckland Community Development Alliance. He is the author of a number of articles concerning social justice including "Equality, Health, Tax and Welfare", "Inequality: Don't Confuse Me With the Facts", and "One Measure for All". He is a member of St. John's Cooperating Parish, Bucklands Beach, Auckland which involves Anglicans, Presbyterians and Methodists. To read some of David's articles and find out more about his social
justice work on behalf of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa New Zealand, go to the Auckland Diocese website, www.auckanglican.org.nz. We are fortunate to have David in our diocese on July 4. You are invited to engage in dialogue with him and share his vision of the role of the Church in key social justice issues. July 4, 2013, 10:00am to 12:00pm St. Thomas Anglican Church, 2444 East 41 Ave. Refreshments will be provided, courtesy of St. Thomas parish. Please invite those who are involved in social justice development in your parish. To confirm numbers attending, please email Rev. Margaret Marquardt at email@example.com or Rev. Steve Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org. DO YOU LIKE TO RECORD VIDEO? We are looking for a few volunteers to assist with the video recording of the sermons during Low Mass on Sundays. We’ll show you exactly what to do. It is pretty straight forward. The camera tripod needs to be set in place before the sermon begins, and there are three ‘X’s’ on the floor marking the spot to make it easy. After the sermon the camera needs to be put away. It is a one-person job, but we would like to train several people to ensure that someone is always available. Starting in September, we would also like to record Formation Sessions. Please contact the office ASAP for more information. This is an excellent opportunity for parishioners who are looking for experience and references for their resume.
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St. James’ News & Announcements BOOK SALE TODAY
TODAY! LARGE BAGS OF COMPOST $5
To mark St. James’ Church’s 125th birthday in 2006, John Conway published a small book of essays. You may purchase To Saint James with Love: Reflections on History and Theology from John Conway just outside the Bishops’ Room during the Strawberry Tea.
We have lots of bags for sale, with all proceeds going to the upkeep of the gardens. They are located in the Chapel Walkway. Please pay John Conway for your compost by cash or cheque at the Strawberry Tea.
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Offices and Mass Times MON. JUNE 24
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS 12:10 pm in the Lady Chapel
The Nativity of St. John the Baptist TUES. JUNE 25
For an increase in grace among all the Baptized 6:00 pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
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For all emergency responders 12:10 pm in the Lady Chapel
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For the work of the Union Gospel Mission 9:30 am in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
St. Cyril, Bishop of Alexandria, Teacher of the Faith, 444 FRI. JUNE 28 St. Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons, Teacher of the Faith, c. 202 SAT. JUNE 29 SUN. JUNE 30 SS. Peter and Paul, Apostles (tr.)
For our faith in Mary, as Theotokos, God-Bearer and Mother of God 12:10 pm in the Lady Chapel For the proclamation of the orthodox faith 5:30 pm in the Lady Chapel For the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies 8:00 am Morning Prayer 8:30 am Low Mass with anointing after Mass 10:30 am High Mass with anointing after Mass 5:00 pm Evening Prayer Evensong with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
Meetings and Events at St. James’ June
23 Sun | 12:30 PM 23 Sun | 7:30 PM 24 Mon | 7:00 PM 24 Mon | 7:00 PM 25 Tues | 7:00 PM 27 Thu | 8:00 AM 27 Thu | 7:30 PM 28 Fri | 12:00 PM 29 Sat | 8:00 AM 29 Sat | 9:00 AM 29 Sat | 7:00 PM
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Strawberry Tea, Parish Hall Narcotics Anonymous, May Gutteridge Room Private rental, Bishop’s Room Latino AA Group, May Gutteridge Room Latino AA Group, May Gutteridge Room Latino Lunch Group, Crypt. Lunch served at 12 noon Narcotics Anonymous, May Gutteridge Room Spectrum Society Art Therapy, May Gutteridge Room Sanctuary Guild, Parish Hall Latino Community Kitchen, Crypt Latino AA Group, May Gutteridge Room
Daily Lectionary DATE
DAILY MASS IS 40:1-11 PS 85:7-13 ACTS 13:14B-26
MORNING PRAYER 9:00 AM PS 82, 98 MAL 3:1-5 JN 3:22-30
EVENING PRAYER 5:00PM PS 80 MAL 4:1-6 MT 11:2-19
MON. JUNE 24TH
TUES. JUNE 25TH
GEN 13:2, 5-18 PS 15 MT 7:6, 12-14
PS 97, 99 1 SAM 6:1-16 ACTS 5:27-42
PS 94 NUM 16:20-35 LK 21:37 – 22:13
WED. JUNE 26TH
GEN 15:1-12, 17-18 PS 105:1-9 MT 7:15-20 GEN 16:1-12, 15-16 PS 106:1-5 MT 7:21-29
PS 101, 109:1-4, 20-30 1 SAM 7:2-17 ACTS 6:1-15 PS 105:1-22 1 SAM 8:1-22 ACTS 6:15 – 7:16
PS 119:121-144 NUM 16:36-50 LK 22:14-23 PS 105:23-45 NUM 17:1-11 LK 22:24-30
FRI. JUNE 28TH
1 JN 2:18-25 PS 145:8-13 LK 11:33-36
PS 102 1 SAM 9:1-14 ACTS 7:17-29
PS 107:1-32 NUM 20:1-13 LK 22:31-38
SAT. JUNE 29TH
EZEK 34:11-16 PS 87 2 TIM 4:1-8 JN 21:15-19 EZEK 34:11-16 PS 87 2 TIM 4:1-8 JN 21:15-19
PS 66 EZEK 2:1-7 ACTS 11:1-18
PS 97, 138 IS 49:1-6 GAL 2:1-9
PS 118 1 SAM 10:1-16 ROM 4:13-25
PS 145 NUM 21:4-9, 21-35 MT 21:23-32
THU. JUNE 27TH
SUN. JUNE 30TH
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THE CLERGY Rector
Father Mark Greenaway-Robbins email@example.com
days off: Friday, Saturday Street Outreach Father Matthew Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org 604-685-7522 (non-emergency number)
days off: Monday, Saturday
Office Managers Linda Adams Mon - Wed 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Janet Hamilton Thu - Sat 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Building Manager & Assistant Art Cuthbertson Mon-Fri 9:00 AM-2:00 PM 604-329-7567 Darren Campbell Sat 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Honorary Assistants Mother Alexis Saunders, Priest Brother John Blyth, Priest Sister Mary Christian Cross, Deacon
Organist & Choirmaster Assistant Organist
Any of the clergy may be contacted through the Parish Office: 604-685-2532
Rectorâ€™s Warden Brian Rocksborough-Smith 604-291-9852 Peopleâ€™s Warden Reece Wrightman 604-872-4129 Assoc. Warden Betty Carlson 604-522-4412 EMAIL: email@example.com
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 an opportunity for a pastoral appointment.
Gerald Harder Bruce McKenzie
Trustee Trustee Trustee Treasurer
Leslie Arnovick Graham Murchie Paul Stanwood Angela Van Luven
Envelope Secretary Philip Green Parish Privacy Officer & Vestry Clerk Linda Adams PARISH COUNCIL Chair Secretary
Jane Turner Erin Kenny
For pastoral care and support you may also contact our Pastoral Care Ministry Coordinator : Joyce Locht EMAIL:
firstname.lastname@example.org 303 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC, v6a 1l4 telephone: 604-685-2532, fax: 604-685-7605 email: email@example.com Web: www.stjames.bc.ca parish office hours: Mon-Sat 9:00 am-4:00pm