Second Sunday in Lent
March 8, 2020
9:15 a.m. Service

The Son of Man must be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. John 3. 14-15

In light of concerns about COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Diocese is suspending the sharing of the common cup at celebrations of the Eucharist until further notice. During communion, as usual, all are welcome and gluten free bread is available. Hand sanitizer is available on the window sills to use on your way to receiving communion. The Diocese also recommends that during the Exchange of Peace people share words and smiles only, rather than handshakes and hugs. There may be some changes to the offertory collection, which will be explained to you. At the end of the service, clergy will greet you warmly with smiles and words. Please join us following the service in the Parish Hall for refreshments

(Children may go directly to the hall for Sunday school)


Book of Alternative Services
Celebrant: The Rev. Canon Jennifer E. Reid

The Gathering of the Community (All stand)

Hymn 403 ‘Let All Things Now Living’

Greeting (Page 185)

Celebrant: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.

People: And also with you.

The Collect

Celebrant: Almighty God, whose Son was revealed in majesty before he suffered death upon the cross, give us faith to perceive his glory, that being strengthened by his grace we may be changed into his likeness, from glory to glory; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

The First Reading (Please be seated) Genesis 12:1-4a

Now the Lord said to Abram, ‘Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.’

So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran.

Response: Thanks be to God.

The Second Reading (remain seated) Romans 4:1-5,13-17

What then are we to say was gained by* Abraham, our ancestor according to the flesh? For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. For what does the scripture say? ‘Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness.’ Now to one who works, wages are not reckoned as a gift but as something due. But to one who without works trusts him who justifies the ungodly, such faith is reckoned as righteousness.

For the promise that he would inherit the world did not come to Abraham or to his descendants through the law but through the righteousness of faith. If it is the adherents of the law who are to be the heirs, faith is null and the promise is void. For the law brings wrath; but where there is no law, neither is there violation.

For this reason it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his descendants, not only to the adherents of the law but also to those who share the faith of Abraham (for he is the father of all of us, as it is written, ‘I have made you the father of many nations’)—in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist.

Response: Thanks be to God.

Hymn ‘Lord, I lift your name on high’

Lord I lift your name on high
Lord I love to sing your praises
I'm so glad you are in my life
I'm so glad you came to save us

Lord I lift your name on high
Lord I love to sing your praises
I'm so glad you are in my life
I'm so glad you came to save us

You came from heaven to earth, to show the way
From the earth to the cross, my debt to pay
From the cross to the grave, from the grave to the sky
Lord I lift your name on high

You came from heaven to earth, to show the way
From the earth to the cross, my debt to pay
From the cross to the grave, from the grave to the sky
Lord I lift your name on high

You came from heaven to earth, to show the way
From the earth to the cross, my debt to pay
From the cross to the grave, from the grave to the sky
Lord I lift your name on high

Lord I lift your name on high
Lord I lift your name on high
Lord I lift your name on high
Lord I lift your name on high

Music by Donnie McClurken, words by Rick Doyle Founds

The Holy Gospel (All stand)
Reader: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.

Reader: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John.

People: Glory to you Lord Jesus Christ.

Gospel Acclamation Hymn 360 ‘Bless the Lord my Soul’

Holy Gospel John 3:1-17

Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. He came to Jesus by night and said to him, ‘Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence of God.’ Jesus answered him, ‘Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.’ Nicodemus said to him, ‘How can anyone be born after having grown old? Can one enter a second time into the mother’s womb and be born?’ Jesus answered, ‘Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not be astonished that I said to you, “You must be born from above.” The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.’ Nicodemus said to him, ‘How can these things be?’ Jesus answered him, ‘Are you a teacher of Israel, and yet you do not understand these things?

‘Very truly, I tell you, we speak of what we know and testify to what we have seen; yet you do not receive our testimony. If I have told you about earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you about heavenly things? No one has ascended into heaven except the one who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.

‘For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.

‘Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Reader: The Gospel of Christ.

People: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Gospel Acclamation Hymn 360 ‘Bless the Lord my Soul’

Homily The Rev. Canon Jennifer E. Reid

The Apostles’ Creed (Please stand) (Page 189)

Prayers of the People
Response: Lord, hear our prayer.

Confession and Absolution (Page 191)

Children’s Talk (The children gather at the chancel steps)

The Peace (We share with those around us.)
Celebrant: The Lord be with you.
All: And also with you.

Offertory Hymn 61 ‘As We Gather at Your Table’
(our gifts are brought forward)

Prayer over the Gifts

Celebrant: God of wisdom, may the light of the eternal Word, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, guide us to your glory. We ask this in his name. Amen.

Eucharistic Prayer #1 (Page 193)

The Lord’s Prayer (Page 211)

The Breaking of Bread #7 (Page 213)

Celebrant: We break this bread.

People: Communion in Christ’s body once broken

Celebrant: Let your Church be the wheat which bears its fruit in dying.

People: If we have died with him, we shall live with him; if we hold firm, we shall reign with him.


Motet ‘Hearken, O Lord’ (Plain Song)

Prayer after Communion and Doxology

Celebrant: Creator of heaven and earth, we thank you for these holy mysteries, which bring us now a share in the life to come, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Celebrant: Glory to God,

Together: whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine. Glory to God from generation to generation, in the Church and in Christ Jesus, for ever and ever. Amen.

Sending out of Home Communion

Deacon: Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

Hymn 528 ‘O God our Help in Ages past’

Prayers and/or anointing are available after the service

Please join us in the parish hall for refreshments and fellowship

The flowers at the altar today are given to the Glory of the Lord in memory of Bob Vernon Hudson.

Given by his wife Molly, and children Thomas and Ali.

The flowers at the chancel steps are given to the Glory of God in loving memory of Bob Lang. Still missed so much. Given by Audrey, Nancy, Sandi and Bruce.

WELCOME - We welcome everyone to our worship services at St. Peter’s. If you are joining us for the first time, please make yourself known to our clergy or sidespersons, pick-up a ‘Newcomers Welcome’ bag and sign our guest book in the narthex. We have a ‘Listening System’ for those who are hearing impaired. Visually impaired people may borrow an iPad to enlarge the bulletin which is available on our website. Please speak to our sidespersons if these items can be of assistance to you.

LENTEN MATERIALS are available to take home for a small donation and can be found in the Narthex.

MUSIC SURVEY: Hard copies are in the Narthex and is available online. Please take a moment to fill one out to help us in our search for our next organist and music director.

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY MEETING – Monday March 9, 2:30 pm in the Lounge.  All those that are interested in forming a community of Prayer Shawl knitters or crocheters are welcome to this initial planning meeting.  All levels of knitters/crocheters are welcome, including those who would like to learn. Please contact Kyoko Kobayashi at if you are interested.

DOCTRINE OF DISCOVERY: Wednesdays, March 4 – April 1 at 2:00pm in the Lounge. Cost is $10 for the study guide. For more information and to sign up, please see sheet on the bulletin board.

THURSDAYS IN LENT (March 5 – April 2): Eucharist at 10:00 am followed by a discussion at 10:30 am entitled “Ancestors, Villains and Everyday Folks we can learn from”. Soup and bread lunch at 11:45 am (cost for lunch is $5/person).

LAST SUPPER CLUB: The Last Supper Club presents an Irish Dinner and Celtic Compline on Tuesday, March 17th (St. Patrick's Day). Come enjoy a delicious bowl of Irish stew, soda bread, and other treats, some fun St. Patrick's Day trivia and a short reflection on the actual life of St. Patrick, followed by a candlelight compline service. The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board at the church. Please let us know before March 14th if you will attend.

HANDBAGS AND HYGIENE: The Deacon’s Cupboard is collecting hanbags and feminine hygiene products to help our guests who may be in need. Donations may be left in the Deacon’s Cupboard box in the Narthex. Donations are needed by March 31. More details are available on the bulletin board.

WOMEN’S BREAKFAST CLUB: Saturday, March 28th at 8:30am. Guest speaker Rachel Shoutsen from The Weather Network. Sign up on the bulletin board.


Monday 2:30pm Prayer Shawl Ministry Meeting

Tuesday 9:30 am Museum Committee Meeting

Wednesday 9:00 am Deacon’s Cupboard – open

2:00 pm Doctrine of Discovery Study

7:00 pm Lenten Service

7:30 pm Handbell Rehearsal

Thursday 10:00 am Lenten Service

10:30 am Lenten Study

11:45 Soup Lunch

12:15 pm Organ Recital

7:00 pm 9:15 Choir Practice

8:00 pm Parish Choir Practice

Friday 10:30 am Fitness Class

Saturday 9:00 am Chancel set up


ACC Archbishop Ron Cutler, the people and clergy of the Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island

Our Diocese Anglican Church Women (Enid Corbett, Diocesan President)

Our Deanery Church of Holy Spirit of Peace – Rev’d Susan Climo

Our Parish Gardens – Dawn Pollard

Our Friends Alice, Loretta, Christopher, Michael, Andrew, Beverly, Carol, Nimesha

The Deceased Margaret Gordon


Warden Carol Bailey

Parish Nurse Abbie Trancoso

Chancel Guild Sherri Howard, Hilary Barton, Karen Hatch, Anne Haines, Marcia Rhooms

Greeters Jessica Cooper (9:15); Eusebio and Lydia (11:00)

Intercessor Robert Townshend

Prayer Corner Clement Carelse (8:00); Linda Kibblewhite (9:15); Louise Simos (11:00)

Readers John Easson (8:00); James Beckwith, Mary Ellen Wigle (9:15); Dawn Pollard, Pam Tweedy (11:00)

Servers Ryan Cooper (9:15); Mallory Bond (11:00)

Sidespersons Captains: Bhanu Nagenthiram (8:00); Trevor Vaughan (9:15); Doug Duncan (11:00)

Magnificart David Weeden (9:15); Jeff Barker (11:00)

Flower Delivery Joan Thomson

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St. Peter’s, Erindale
3041 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, ON L5L 0B7

Serving God Together,
Acting with Compassion,
Proclaiming Hope

The Rev. Canon Jennifer E. Reid, Incumbent
The Rev. Maria Nightingale, Associate/Chaplain to Seniors
The Rev. Canon Bill Kibblewhite, Honorary Assistant
The Rev. Jim Ferry, Honorary Assistant
The Rev. Canon David Long, Honorary Assistant
The Rev. Clement Carelse, Deacon and Music Director

All are Welcome