Harvest Thanksgiving | October 13, 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
Blessed Sacrament Chapel
The image on the front cover was created with the help of Cynthia Green and the Flower Guild, whose members’ gifts and talents beautify our worship space and are offered to the Glory of God and in memory of loved ones every week. To make an offering for a flower dedication, please contact the office or speak to Cynthia Green.
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 The heathen were without excuse, if they did not praise God, thank God. Nature itself crieth within us, that we owe ourselves, our very being, all that we are, and all that we have, all within us and without us, to Him Who made us, and all things for us, to use and to enjoy. And therefore nature itself crieth aloud within us, that we should love Him wholly, thank Him wholly, to Whom we owe our very being and all which maketh our being a joy to us. To Him we owe our whole mind and heart and soul and strength; therefore with our whole mind and heart and soul and strength which we owe to Him, we should praise Him. “When shall we cease to praise Him? When we cease to have from Him, for which to praise Him. And since He always blesses us, we must evermore bless Him, and His praise be ever in our mouth.” “What better,” says a father, “can we have in our hearts, and utter with our mouths than thanks be to God? Nothing can be said more briefly, or heard more gladly, understood more grandly, or done more fruitfully. Whence Christians were even mocked by scoffers, because they so often said, when they met one another, “Thanks be to God.” And yet if such should be the thanks of mere nature, what should be thanks of grace! If such be the thanks due that we are, that we live, that we behold heaven and earth, have mind and reason, memory and free-will, what, that we may live to God, that earth is for us, and heaven is ours, this fair earth is but a sojourning-place, where to gain heaven? What, when every thing beautiful in it, every thing which in it we love, is but a picture of some higher beauty and loveliness and love, in store for us if we love God? What, when not heaven alone or earth is ours, but the Father of heaven and earth, God Himself is ours, to be our own God, if we will, for ever and ever? And should we the less love God for this, and praise God for all this, because they are so common, because so many besides us have them? Nay, rather, we should the more bless God, and praise God, because so many besides us have them. In that ocean of joy, which there shall be in the world to come, we shall have the more joy, because so many whom we shall love, shall have the same or greater joy. Is it not a joy to us here, with the little love which we have, to see others whom we love, have the same joy as ourselves? Does it not so increase our joy, if we deeply love, that we then begin deeply to joy, when those whom our inmost hearts love, share our joy? And there, in heaven, we shall all so deeply love, that our deepest love here will be but a shadow of the lowest love there; and we shall love all, and so shall share the joy of all there with a more inward joy than here we share the joy of those whose joy is as our own. E. B. Pusey, Parochial and Cathedral Sermons, Oxford, 1882, pp. 288-9
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Entrance Rite PRELUDE Nun danket alle Gott â€” G. F. Kauffmann At the entrance of the clergy and servers all stand.
INTROIT O Lord, how manifold are thy works; in wisdom hast thou made them all; the earth is full of thy riches. Psalm Thou visitest the earth and blessest it: thou makest it very plenteous. Glory be . . . PROCESSION
HYMN 355 Blue Hymn Book (Common Praise) â€” All Creatures of Our God and King STATION COLLECT Celebrant All
Thou visitest the earth and waterest it. Thou makest it very plenteous.
Let us pray. O Almighty and everlasting God, who hast given unto us the fruits of the earth in their season: Grant us grace to use the same to thy glory, the relief of those that need, and our own comfort, through Jesus Christ, who is the living bread which cometh down from heaven and giveth life unto the world; to whom with thee and the Holy Ghost be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.
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KYRIE ELEISON Kyrie eleison. Christe eleison. Kyrie eleison.
Lord, have mercy upon us. Christ, have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us. Setting: Mass for four voices â€” William Byrd
GLORIA IN EXCELSIS (See overleaf)
COLLECT OF THE DAY Celebrant All
The Lord be with you. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray. Creator of the fruitful earth, thou hast made us stewards of all things. Give us grateful hearts for all thy goodness, and steadfast wills to use thy bounty well, that the whole human family, today and in generations to come, may with us give thanks for the riches of thy creation. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end, Amen.
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GLORIA IN EXCELSIS
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The Liturgy of the Word OLD TESTAMENT READING Reader
A reading from the Book of Deuteronomy. When you have come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance to possess, and you possess it, and settle in it, you shall take some of the first of all the fruit of the ground, which you harvest from the land that the Lord your God is giving you, and you shall put it in a basket and go to the place that the Lord your God will choose as a dwelling for his name. You shall go to the priest who is in office at that time, and say to him, "Today I declare to the Lord your God that I have come into the land that the Lord swore to our ancestors to give us." When the priest takes the basket from your hand and sets it down before the altar of the Lord your God, you shall make this response before the Lord your God: "A wandering Aramean was my ancestor; he went down into Egypt and lived there as an alien, few in number, and there he became a great nation, mighty and populous. When the Egyptians treated us harshly and afflicted us, by imposing hard labour on us, we cried to the Lord, the God of our ancestors; the Lord heard our voice and saw our affliction, our toil, and our oppression. The Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, with a terrifying display of power, and with signs and wonders; and he brought us into this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey. So now I bring the first of the fruit of the ground that you, O Lord, have given me." You shall set it down before the Lord your God and bow down before the Lord your God. Then you, together with the Levites and the aliens who reside among you, shall celebrate with all the bounty that the Lord your God has given to you and to your house. Deuteronomy 26:1-11
The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
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A cantor sings the antiphon first; the people repeat it thereafter.
Be joyful in the Lord, all you lands; serve the Lord with gladness and come before his presence with a song. Know this: The Lord himself is God; he himself has made us, and we are his; we are his people and the sheep of his pasture. Antiphon Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise; give thanks to him and call upon his Name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his faithfulness endures from age to age. Antiphon Psalm 100
EPISTLE READING Sub-deacon
A reading from the Letter of Paul to the Philippians. Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:4-9
The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
ALLELUIA Alleluia. Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem: praise your God, O Zion. Alleluia. Lauda, Jerusalem (Mode IV)
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All stand and turn to face the book of the Gospels
When they found Jesus on the other side of the sea, they said to him, "Rabbi, when did you come here?" Jesus answered them, "Very truly, I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For it is on him that God the Father has set his seal." Then they said to him, "What must we do to perform the works of God?" Jesus answered them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent." So they said to him, "What sign are you going to give us then, so that we may see it and believe you? What work are you performing? Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'" Then Jesus said to them, "Very truly, I tell you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world." They said to him, "Sir, give us this bread always." Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty." John 6:25-35
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PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE Celebrant
In peace, let us pray to the Lord.
After each petition this response is said: Lord in thy mercy. Hear our prayer.
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
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.
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The Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist OFFERTORY & PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS
The Lord opened the doors of heaven and rained down manna for them to eat; he gave them bread from heaven, so mortals ate the bread of angels, alleluia. Portas cæli (Mode VIII)
The People sing the hymn while the People’s gifts of bread, wine and money are brought forward. 259 Green Hymn Book (New English Hymnal) – Come, ye thankful people, come
SURSUM CORDA & PROPER PREFACE
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Father, all-powerful and ever-living God. we do well always and everywhere to give thee thanks through Jesus Christ our Lord. We acknowledge thee as the Lord of all nations, the Creator of land, and sea, and sky, the Source of the wonders of nature and salvation. Through thy Word thou didst call all things into being, that thou mightst bestow on us thy love reflected in the vastness of the universe and the bounty of this earth. Thou didst place creation in our care, yet thou alone sustain all life with the gentle dew of thy Word and the life-giving breath of thy Spirit. Thy gifts of nature have not exhausted thy goodness, for the fullness of thy love is revealed in the sending of thy Son and the imparting of the Spirit. Our hearts are moved to thankful praise, and so we join the choirs of angels and saints: in proclaiming thy glory and saying:
SANCTUS & BENEDICTUS Choir
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: Mass for four voices â€” William Byrd
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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 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: Mass for four voices — William Byrd
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 (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. MOTET O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands; Serve the Lord with gladness and come before his presence with a song. Be ye sure that the Lord he is God: It is he that hath made us and not we ourselves; We are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. O go your way into his gates with thanksgiving, And into his courts with praise. Be thankful unto him and speak good of his name. For the Lord is gracious, His mercy is everlasting;And his truth endureth from generation to generation. (Psalm 100) Jubilate Deo — Benjamin Britten
Sit or kneel 300 Green Hymn Book (New English Hymnal) — O Food of Men
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Concluding Rite PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION Celebrant All
The Lord be with you. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray. God of our hope, in this eucharist we find the source of all thy blessings. Nourished in these holy mysteries may we, with our lives, give thee continual thanks and praise. This we ask in the name of 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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413 Green Hymn Book (New English Hymnal) — Now Thank We All Our God
POSTLUDE Nun danket alle Gott (Cantata 79) — J. S. Bach / arr. Fox 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 last Sunday were given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of beloved parents William and Flora McKernan from Joyce & Peter Goodwin
Meetings and Events at St. James’ OCTOBER 14 Mon | 6:30 PM 14 Mon | 7:00 PM 14 Mon | 7:00 PM 15 Tues | 2:00 PM 15 Tues | 7:00 PM 16 Wed | 2:00 PM 17 Thur | 9:30 AM 17 Thur | 2:00 PM 17 Thur | 6:30 PM 17 Thur | 7:30 PM 18 Fri | 10:00 AM 18 Fri | 10:30 AM 18 Fri | 2:00 PM 18 Fri | 6:30 PM 18 Fri | 7:00 PM 19 Sat | 8:00 AM 19 Sat | 9:00 AM 19 Sat | 9:30 AM 19 Sat | 10:00 AM 19 Sat | 4:00 PM 19 Sat | 7:00 PM 19 Sat | 7:00 PM 20 Sun | 7:00 PM
Oculus Choir, Crypt Latino AA, May Gutteridge Room Mindfulness Practice, Bishops’ Room SJMA, Bishops’ Room, Chapel, Crypt, Hall, MG Room, Stage Latino AA, May Gutteridge Room SJMA, Bishops’ Room, Chapel, Crypt, Hall, MG Room, Stage Memorial—Bill Scott, Church SJMA, Bishops’ Room, Chapel, Crypt, Hall, MG Room, Stage Choir Practice, Crypt NA Group, May Gutteridge Room Requiem Refreshments, Bishops’ Room Requiem—Sybil Ainsworth, Church SJMA, Bishops’ Room, Chapel, Crypt, Hall, MG Room, Stage Chamber Choir Free Concert, Church Lutheran Youth Visit, Bishops’ Room Latino Mothers’ Group, Crypt Sanctuary Guild, Parish Hall Prayer & Fasting, Chapel Working With the Unexpected, Bishops’ Room Prayer & Fasting, Chapel Latino AA, May Gutteridge Room Prayer & Fasting, Chapel NA Group, May Gutteridge Room HIGH MASS | 23
Formation on Sundays 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, Christâ€™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 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, at 3.00 pm.
Mark your diaries for a feast of music, scripture and prayer including: Introit - Rachmaninoff - To thee, O Lord | Responses - Radcliffe | Canticles - Stanford in C | Anthem - Chesnokov - Spaseniye Sodelal (Salvation is Created) | Hymn - I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say (Kingsfold) 24 | HIGH MASS
A CALL TO PRAYER AND FASTING: OCT. 19TH AND DEC. 7TH Please join me for two days of prayer and fasting, which are being offered to the Parish as an opportunity for us to commit the Parish Review corporately and intentionally to the guidance and direction of the Holy Spirit. During these times a vigil of silent prayer will be kept before the Blessed Sacrament in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. I will be present during these times, in addition many members of the clergy and Trustees will be present. Please join us during any of these times. Devotional resources are available to support these days of prayer and fasting, especially for those who cannot be at the Blessed Sacrament Chapel but who wish to participate in prayer. Fr. Mark. Saturday October 19th 9.00 am - Morning Prayer 9.30-10.30 am – after Morning Prayer 4.00-5.00 pm – before Evening Prayer 5.00 pm. - Evening Prayer 7.00 - 8.00 pm. Saturday December 7th 9.00 am - Morning Prayer 9.30 am – 5.00 pm – between Morning and Evening Prayer 5.00 pm. - Evening Prayer The Clergy have recommended that this will be the focus of the Advent Quiet Day.
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St. James’ News & Announcements TODAY AT ST. JAMES’:
BARGAIN SALE DONATIONS WANTED
The Women’s Guild welcomes your donations for their Fall Sale on Friday, October 25. All household items are welcome, including dishes, kitchen utensils, and small appliances (vacuum cleaners in good working order), bedding and towels, clean used clothing and footwear for all ages, books, CDs, jewellery and other treasures. Please note: the Guild does not accept TVs or other electronics. Donated items marked “Rummage” may be left at the back of the upper hall at any time. Watch the bulletin next week to see how you can assist the Guild in sorting their treasures the week of October 21 and selling them on Friday, October 25. For more information please call Janis Waller at 604-646-0513 or Pamela Jeacocke at 604-321-2213.
ACW Soup Sale today, October 13, after 10:30 am High Mass. Proceeds go to the ACW Outreach. SYBIL AINSWORTH: RECENTLY DEPARTED Sybil departed this life on Thursday October 3rd. She received the Last Rites of the Church the previous day. A Requiem Mass for the repose of her soul will be offered on Friday October 18th at 10.30 am. We give thanks to God for her faithfulness and membership at St. James’. May Sybil and all the departed through the mercy of God rest in peace and rise in glory. WORKING WITH THE UNEXPECTED IN GOD’S CHURCH Saturday, October 19th 10.00 am – 12.00 pm, Bishops’ Room A training workshop led by Fr. Matthew for all interested parishioners, especially daily office officiants, Step Ministry, Narthex Guild and Coffee Hour hospitality leaders. • Some Scenarios – Acted Out • Introduction to Framework • Responding with an Agitated Individual • Responding with the Unexpected • Maintaining Personal Safety • House Rules – A Priority for the Inclusive Communities • Using the Protocols For more information contact Fr. Matthew.
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VACANCY FOR TREASURER After many years, Angela Van Luven, our Parish Treasurer, is planning to retire from her position, as of the next Annual Vestry Meeting on February 23, 2014. Angela’s skill and dedication will be sorely missed, but we must fill the position that she will be leaving. There will be vacancies for Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer. The Board of Trustees invite anyone with accounting knowledge and the desire to contribute to the Parish in a volunteer role that is both very meaningful and rewarding to contact the Wardens by e-mail email@example.com or to speak in person with one of them or with any member of the Board. A position description may be obtained from one of the Wardens. Reece Wrightman, People’s Warden
St. James’ News & Announcements 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.
The Parish Review focuses on three questions for conversion: What are the essentials at St. James' which we commit to maintain? What are we being called to give up? What are we being called to initiate and/or strengthen? Any parishioner is welcome to be interviewed by me - just ask. Please support our season of Review by: • praying and reading over the draft recommendations; • participating in the two days of prayer and fasting; • making a commitment to the implementation of one or more of the recommendations. Please speak to me, or any one of the Wardens, Trustees, or Clergy of the Parish for more information and help with participating in our season of Review at St. James'. Fr. Mark. PAX – with thanksgiving Be sure to take and read the latest Michaelmas edition. Hard copies are available in the Narthex and upon request from the Office. Editions of PAX may also be reviewed on our website. We give thanks to God for all the contributions of text and image, and to the editorial panel: Sean Birch, Tim Firth, Tracy Russell and Paul Stanwood.
BUDGET 2014 is currently . . .
in preparation for the AFVM to be held on November 17th, 2013. Question: How much does it cost to produce PAX each quarter? Answer: It costs approximately $725 each edition. If the subscription rate for this publication is set at $10 per annum, that means that we should sell/ receive subscriptions for 290 copies @ $2.50 per edition to break even. Angela Van Luven 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. HIGH MASS | 27
Other News & Announcements WORKING TOWARD A SUSTAINABLE
HOMELESSNESS ACTION WEEK
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Homelessness Action Week (HAW) kicks off soon, and we’re inviting those who know little (and those who know much) about the Downtown Eastside (DTES) to continue on a journey in their own city—one where we open our eyes and ears and to experience a complex neighbourhood; one that is often discussed, but less seldom visited, and frequently, one that is greatly misunderstood. Available during HAW, the Eastside Stride is a walking tour intended to help educate and build awareness about the DTES. We asked Vancouverites what they know about the Downtown Eastside. Check out what they had to say at http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1fWNANNCuM. If it resonated, pass it on. Dates: October 12th-October 20th Sign-up/learn more at www.ugm.ca/haw (Inperson sign-up; or audio-guided version on your own time) Details: Two-hours of in-depth and in-person history & present-day lessons Led by trained guides from within the community An employment stepping stone, thanks to a grant from the City of Vancouver, and offered at no charge For more HAW events supported by the City of Vancouver go to: http://vancouver.ca/homelessness-action-week
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 15th, from 7:30–9:00pm. Join us! #207 - 707 East 20th Ave (corner of Fraser St) 778-628-1909. FIRST UNITED OPEN HOUSE You are invited to be our guest at the First United Church Community Ministry Society Open House. Tuesday, October 15th, 2:00 am—9 pm. 2:00—5:30 pm Tours and Displays 5:30—7:00 pm Thanksgiving Dinner 7:00—9 pm Karaoke Party Come connect with friends old and new, learn about our new and ongoing work, and celebrate our vibrant community. For more info, and to RSVP visit: www.firstunitedopenhouse.eventbrite.ca 28 | HIGH MASS
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. Find a last minute Hallowe’en costume or perhaps that long desired I’ve-been-looking-for-this-but-could-never-afford-it kitchen item! Everyone welcome. ALL SAINTS’ DAY MASS Friday, November 1, 6:30 pm Visit with the congregation at St. James’ in High Mass for All Saints’ Day. You will find 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 Open Houses at St. James’ are a wonderful opportunity to see first hand this heritage building and to take in a variety of parish activities!
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Offices and Mass Times MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS
2013 MON. OCTOBER 14
12:10 pm in the Lady Chapel
National Thanksgiving Day
For all the blessings of this life.
TUES. OCTOBER 15
9:30 am in the Lady Chapel
St. Teresa of Avila, Teacher and Reformer, 1582 WED. OCTOBER 16 St. Marie-Marguerite dâ€™Youville, Religious, 1771 THU. OCTOBER 17 St. Ignatius, Bp of Antioch, Martyr, c. 115 FRI. OCTOBER 18 St. Luke the Evangelist
For an increase in contemplative prayer in the life of the Church. 12:10 pm in the Lady Chapel For the health, safety and salvation of all marginalized people. 9:30 am in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel For our sisters and brothers who are persecuted for their faith. 12:10 pm in the Lady Chapel For the hospitals in our City and Province.
SAT. OCTOBER 19 SS. Jean de Brebeuf, Isaac Jogues, and Companions, Martyrs, 1642 1649 SUN. OCTOBER 20 Pentecost 22
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For the work of the Street Outreach Initiative. 8:00 am 8:30 am 10:30 am 5:00 pm
Morning Prayer Low Mass High Mass Evening Prayer
RM 1:1-7 PS 98 LK 11.29-32
MORNING PRAYER 9:00 AM PS 1, 2, 3 JER 36:11-26 1 COR 13:4-13
EVENING PRAYER 5:00PM PS 4, 7 MIC 7:1-7 MT 10:5-15
TUES. OCTOBER 15
1 KGS 19:4-13 PS 66:7-11 JN 14:1-11
PS 5, 6 JER 36:27 – 37:2 1 COR 14:1-12
PS 10, 11 JONAH 1:1-17A MT 10:16-23
WED. OCTOBER 16
LEV 19:1-2, 17-18 PS 131 MT 15:31-46
THU. OCTOBER 17
ROM 8:35-39 PS 116:1-8 JN 12:23-26
PS 119:1-24 JER 37:3-21 1 COR 14:13-25 PS 18:1-20 JER 38:1-13 1 COR 14:26-33A, 37-40
PS 12, 13, 14 JONAH 1:17 – 2:10 MT 10:24-33 PS 18:21-50 JONAH 3:1 – 4:11 MT 10:34-42
FRI. OCTOBER 18
SIR 38:1-4, 6-10, 12-14 PS 147:1-7 LK 4:14-21
PS 103 EZEK 47:1-12 LK 1:1-4
PS 67, 96 IS 52:7-10 ACTS 1:1-8
ROM 8:28-39 PS 116:10-16 LK 12:8-12
Ps 20, 21:1-7 2 Kgs 25:8-12, 2226 1 Cor 15:12-29
PS 110:1-5, 116, 117 SIR 3:17-31 MT 11:7-15
JER 31:27-34 PS 119:97-104 2 TIM 3:14 – 4:5 LK 18:1-8
PS 148, 149, 150 JER 29:1, 4-14 ACTS 16:6-15
PS 114, 115 SIR 4:1-10 LK 10:1-12, 17-20
MON. OCTOBER 14
SAT. OCTOBER 19
SUN. OCTOBER 20
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 email@example.com
Days off: Friday, Saturday Street Outreach: Father Matthew Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org 604-685-7522 (non-emergency #)
Days off: Monday, Saturday Honorary Assistants: Mother Alexis Saunders, Priest Sister Mary Christian Cross, Deacon
PARISH STAFF Office Managers: Linda Adams Mon - Wed Deanna Ferguson Thu - Sat Building Manager & Assistant: Art Cuthbertson Mon-Fri Darren Campbell Sat
9:00 AM-2:00 PM 604-329-7567 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Organist & Choirmaster Assistant Organist
Gerald Harder Bruce McKenzie
PARISH OFFICERS 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 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
People’s Warden: Associate Warden:
our Pastoral Care Ministry Coordinator :
Brian Rocksborough-Smith 604-291-9852 Reece Wrightman 604-872-4129 Betty Carlson 604-522-4412 EMAIL:
email@example.com Trustee: Trustee: Trustee: Treasurer:
Leslie Arnovick Graham Murchie Paul Stanwood Angela Van Luven
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
9:00 AM-4:00 PM 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
PARISH COUNCIL Chair: Secretary:
Jane Turner Erin Kenny
firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com | Web: www.stjames.bc.ca Parish office hours: Mon-Sat 9:00 am-4:00pm