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Second Sunday in Lent
March 8, 2020
8:00 and 11:00 a.m. Services

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. Please come up by the side aisles and return by the centre aisle. 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.

8:00 a.m. HOLY COMMUNION

Book of Common Prayer
Celebrant: The Rev. Canon Jennifer E. Reid

Service begins on page 67
Readings are the same as at the 11:00 Service

Prayers and/or anointing are available after the service in the prayer corner

11:00 a.m. CHORAL COMMUNION

Book of Common Prayer
Celebrant: The Rev. Canon Jennifer Reid

Processional Hymn 529 ‘God my Hope on you is founded’

The Collect for Purity Page 67
(As you are able, we kneel in prayer)

The Great Commandment Page 69

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.
(followed by silence)

Psalm 121 (Remain seated) Page 497-498

1  I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills *
 from whence cometh my help.
2  My help cometh even from the Lord *
 who hath made heaven and earth.
3  He will not suffer thy foot to be moved *
 and he that keepeth thee will not sleep.
4  Behold, he that keepeth Israel *
 shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5  The Lord himself is thy keeper *
 the Lord is thy defence upon thy right hand;
6  So that the sun shall not burn thee by day *
 neither the moon by night.
7  The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil *
 yea, it is even he that shall keep thy soul.
8  The Lord shall preserve thy going out, and thy coming in *
 from this time forth for evermore.

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.
(followed by silence)

Gradual Hymn 543 ‘Unto the Hills’

Holy Gospel (Please stand)

Reader: The Holy Gospel is written in the 3rd Chapter of the Gospel according to St. John beginning at the 1st verse.

People: Glory be to thee, O Lord.

Gospel Acclamation 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 be to thee, O Christ.

Gospel Acclamation 360 ‘Bless the Lord my soul’

Homily The Rev. Canon Jennifer E. Reid

The Nicene Creed (Please stand) Page 71

Offertory Hymn 468 ‘To Abraham and Sarah’
(Our gifts are brought forward)

People: All things come of thee, O Lord, and of thine own have we given thee.

Intercession and Confession Page 75

The Thanksgiving and Consecration Page 78 and following
(As you are able, we kneel in prayer)

The Lord’s Prayer Page 85

The Peace and Prayer of Humble Access Page 83

O Lamb of God Page 84

Communion

Motet ‘O nata Lux’ (Tallis)

Prayer After Communion Page 85

Sending out of Home Communion

The Blessing Page 86

Recessional Hymn 528 ‘O God our Help in Ages Past’

Dismissal
Deacon: Let us depart in peace.
People: In the name of the Lord. Amen.

Organ Postlude

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 kyoko.kobayashi@rogers.com 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.

THIS WEEK AT ST. PETER’S

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

IN OUR PRAYERS THIS WEEK

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

ON DUTY TODAY

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
905-828-2095
www.stpeterserindale.ca

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!