Sixth Sunday after Epiphany

  Sunday, February 16, 2020
9:15 a.m. Service

Blessed is our Father, Lord of heaven and earth, who has revealed these things to the simple.

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

9:15 a.m.       CHORAL EUCHARIST

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

The Gathering of the Community (All stand)

Hymn   7 ‘New Every Morning Is the Love’

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.

Leader:             Glory to God in the highest,
Together:         and peace to his people on earth.  Lord God, heavenly king, almighty God and Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory. Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us; you are seated at the right hand of the Father:  receive our prayer.  For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father.  Amen.

The Collect

Celebrant:         Almighty and everliving God, whose Son Jesus Christ healed the sick and restored them to wholeness of life, look with compassion on the anguish of the world, and by your power make whole all peoples and nations; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

The First Reading (Please be seated)
Deuteronomy 30:15-20

See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, death and adversity. If you obey the commandments of the Lord your God that I am commanding you today, by loving the Lord your God, walking in his ways, and observing his commandments, decrees, and ordinances, then you shall live and become numerous, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land that you are entering to possess. But if your heart turns away and you do not hear, but are led astray to bow down to other gods and serve them, I declare to you today that you shall perish; you shall not live long in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess. I call heaven and earth to witness against you today that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Choose life so that you and your descendants may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying him, and holding fast to him; for that means life to you and length of days, so that you may live in the land that the Lord swore to give to your ancestors, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

The Second Reading (Remain seated)
1 Corinthians 3:1-9

And so, brothers and sisters, I could not speak to you as spiritual people, but rather as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for solid food. Even now you are still not ready, for you are still of the flesh. For as long as there is jealousy and quarrelling among you, are you not of the flesh, and behaving according to human inclinations? For when one says, ‘I belong to Paul’, and another, ‘I belong to Apollos’, are you not merely human?

What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you came to believe, as the Lord assigned to each. I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. The one who plants and the one who waters have a common purpose, and each will receive wages according to the labour of each. For we are God’s servants, working together; you are God’s field, God’s building.

Hymn   ‘Majesty’

Majesty, worship His majesty,
Unto Jesus be all glory, power and praise.
Majesty, kingdom authority,
Flow from his throne unto His own,
His anthem raise.

So exalt, lift up on high the name of Jesus.
Magnify, come glorify Christ Jesus, the King.
Majesty, worship His majesty
Jesus, who died, now glorified,
King of all kings.

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 Matthew.
People:            Glory to you Lord Jesus Christ.

Gospel Acclamation    ‘Majesty’

Gospel Matthew 5:21-37

‘You have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, “You shall not murder”; and “whoever murders shall be liable to judgement.” But I say to you that if you are angry with a brother or sister, you will be liable to judgement; and if you insult a brother or sister, you will be liable to the council; and if you say, “You fool”, you will be liable to the hell of fire. So when you are offering your gift at the altar, if you remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother or sister, and then come and offer your gift. Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are on the way to court with him, or your accuser may hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you will be thrown into prison. Truly I tell you, you will never get out until you have paid the last penny.

‘You have heard that it was said, “You shall not commit adultery.” But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away; it is better for you to lose one of your members than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away; it is better for you to lose one of your members than for your whole body to go into hell.

‘It was also said, “Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.” But I say to you that anyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of unchastity, causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

‘Again, you have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, “You shall not swear falsely, but carry out the vows you have made to the Lord.” But I say to you, Do not swear at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. Let your word be “Yes, Yes” or “No, No”; anything more than this comes from the evil one.

Reader:            The Gospel of Christ.
People:            Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Gospel Acclamation    ‘Majesty’

Homily  The Rev. Maria Nightingale

The Apostles’ Creed (Please stand) Page 189

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

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

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

Offertory Hymn            610 ‘Before I Take the Body of My Lord’
(our gifts are brought forward)

Prayer over the Gifts

Celebrant:         Eternal God, you are the strength of the weak and the comfort of sufferers, receive all we offer you this day; turn our sickness into health and our sorrow into joy. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen.

Eucharistic Prayer #2  Page 196

The Lord’s Prayer        Page 211

The Breaking of Bread #2        Page 212

Celebrant:         We break this bread to share in the body of Christ.

People:            We being many, are one body, for we all share in the one bread.


(You are welcome to receive Communion. Please do not intinct (dip) the bread into the wine. It is acceptable to receive only the bread or the wine if desired. Gluten-free bread is available. You may also come forward for a blessing. If you wish a blessing, please indicate this by crossing your arms over your chest. If needed, Communion can be brought to you at your seat)

Motet   ‘As the Deer’ (Daley)

Prayer after Communion and Doxology

Celebrant:         God of tender care, in this eucharist we celebrate your love for us and for all people. May we show your love in our lives and know its fulfilment in your presence. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the 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.

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

Hymn   ‘We are One in the Spirit’

We are one in the Spirit,
we are one in the Lord,
We are one in the Spirit,
we are one in the Lord,
And we pray that all unity
may one day be restored:

And they’ll know we are Christians
By our love, by our love,
Yes, they’ll know we are Christians
by our love.

We will walk with each other,
we will walk hand in hand,
We will walk with each other,
we will walk hand in hand,
And together we’ll spread the news
that God is in our land:

And they’ll know we are Christians
By our love, by our love,
Yes, they’ll know we are Christians
by our love.

All praise to the Father,
from whom all things come,
And all praise to Christ Jesus, His only Son,
And all praise to the Spirit,
who makes us one:

And they’ll know we are Christians
By our love, by our love,
Yes, they’ll know we are Christians
by our love.

Prayers and/or anointing are available after the service

Please join us downstairs for refreshments and fellowship

The flowers by the altar are given to the Glory of God in loving memory of loved ones who are at rest. Given by Vilma Hector

 The flowers by the chancel steps are given to the Glory of God in loving memory of my mother, Monica, on her birthday. Given by Suwarupa Manamperi and family

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.

HANDBAGS AND HYGIENE: The Deacon’s Cupboard is collecting handbags 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 in the Narthex.

OLD PALMS and PALM CROSSES: Don’t know what to do with last year’s palms? You can return them to the church for burning (to make ashes for Ash Wednesday) if you wish.

“INVITE YOUR NEIGHBOUR” special Sabbath service at Solel Congregation on Friday, February 21 at 8:00 pm. All are welcome to come and share the philosophy and traditions of the celebration of Shabbat. After the service there will be a social get-together over coffee and desserts. If you are interested in attending this service, please let Canon Jennifer Reid know.

BONUS DAY Event for Youth and Older Adults: Saturday, February 29, 11:00 am-2:00 pm Looking for a way to spend that extra day in February? We are planning a time of fellowship for Youth and Older Adults (60+), in which to share our faith stories, discover the ways God is at work in our lives, and, being inspired by one another, to respond creatively! Lunch will be provided. Please let us know if you have any special dietary needs. And as an added ‘bonus’, there is no cost. You can contact Lydia Cordie ( or Rev. Maria Nightingale ( for more information and to sign up or sign-up on the bulletin board.

DOCTRINE OF DISCOVERY: a study led by The Rev. James Ferry on Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April 1 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Using the Anglican Church of Canada Study guides and a film, we will explore the profound impact European explorers had on the indigenous peoples of North America and the role the church has played in this sad history. Cost is $10 for the study guide. Please sign up on the bulletin board.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER SERVICE hosted by New Hope Reformed Church (2438 Glengarry Road-on the South Side of Dundas opposite of Erindale Station Road) on Friday, March 6 at 7:30 pm.  Everyone is welcome to participate as we remember the women of Zimbabwe “Rise! Take your Mat and Walk”.

Words and music by Jack Haylord ©1981 and this arr. ©1993 by Rocksmith Music CCLI License # 2952284
‘We are One in the Spirit’ CCLI License # 2952284


Monday: Family Day – Church Office Closed
Tuesday: 7:30 pm Advisory Board
Wednesday: 9:00 am Deacon’s Cupboard – open
1:00 pm Cemetery Board
7:30 pm Handbell practice
Thursday: 7:00 pm St. Peter’s Singers rehearsal
8:00 pm Parish Choir rehearsal
10:30 am Fitness Class
Saturday: 9:00 am Chancel set up


ACC: Bishop Geoff Peddle, people and clergy of the Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador
Our Diocese: Oshawa Deanery
Our Deanery: Retired Clergy in Mississauga Deanery
Our Parish: Deacon’s Cupboard Volunteers – Belinda Morrow and Linda Leeder, Co-ordinators
Our Friends: Alice, Loretta, Christopher, Michael, Andrew, Beverly, Carol, Nimesha, Otoniel


Warden: James Beckwith
Parish Nurse: Abbie Trancoso
Chancel Guild: Annie Aldworth-Cloutier, Jaleh Gordon, Virginia Hart, Maureen Quinn, Cynthia Bing
Comm Assts: Ayoola Ogundare, Clement Carelse (8:00); Cathy Robertson, Mary Ellen Wigle (9:15); Audrey Lang, Barb Haycraft, Sharron Lamour (11:00)
Greeters: Allison Gray (9:15); Prim Keast (11:00)
Intercessor: Kevin Hall
Prayer Corner:  Clement Carelse (8:00); Susan Moore (9:15); Tom Alloway (11:00)
Readers: Val Halvorsen (8:00); Kevin Hall, Thom Wigle (9:15); Amy Colson, Barb Haycraft (11:00)
Servers: (9:15); Daphne Richards (11:00)
Sidespersons:  Captains: Bhanu Nagenthiram (8:00); Shelley Edwards/Sharon McCarthy (9:15); Lenna McLaughlin (11:00)
Magnificart: Gary Spence (9:15); Dave Allen (11:00)
Flower Delivery: Pat Coulman


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. James Ferry, Honorary Assistant
The Rev. Canon David Long, Honorary Assistant
The Rev. Clement Carelse, Deacon and Music Director

All are Welcome!