Sixth Sunday after Epiphany

Sunday, February 16, 2020
8:00 and 11:00 a.m. Services

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

8:00 a.m. HOLY COMMUNION

Book of Common Prayer
Celebrant: The Rev. Maria Nightingale

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

Prayers and/or anointing are available in the Prayer Corner after the service

11:00 a.m. CHORAL COMMUNION

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

Organ Prelude

Processional Hymn 7 ‘New Every Morning Is the Love’

  1. New every morning is the love
    our wakening and uprising prove;
    through sleep and darkness safely brought,
    restored to life and power and thought.
  2. New mercies, each returning day,
    hover around us while we pray;
    new perils past, new sins forgiven,
    new thoughts of God, new hopes of heaven.
  3. If on our daily course our mind
    be set to hallow all we find,
    new treasures still of countless price
    God will provide for sacrifice.
  4. Old friends, old scenes will lovelier be,
    as more of heaven in each we see;
    some softening gleam of love and prayer
    shall dawn on every cross and care.
  5. The trivial round, the common task,
    will furnish all we ought to ask:
    room to deny ourselves, a road
    to bring us daily nearer God.
  6. Only, O Lord, in thy dear love
    fit us for perfect rest above;
    and help us, this and every day,
    to live more nearly as we pray.

The Collect for Purity Page 67

(As you are able, we kneel in prayer)

Celebrant: ALMIGHTY God, unto whom all hearts be open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love thee, and worthily magnify thy holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Great Commandment Page 69

Celebrant: OUR Lord Jesus Christ said: Hear O Israel, The Lord our God is one Lord; and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength. This is the first and great commandment And the second is like unto it: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.
People: Lord, have mercy upon us, and write both these thy laws in our hearts, we beseech thee.

All: Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.

Celegrant: The Lord be with you;
People: And with thy spirit.

Celebrant: Let us pray.

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.
(followed by silence)

Psalm 119, verses 1-8 (Please remain seated) Page 485

  1. Blessed are those that are undefiled in the way | and walk in the law of the Lord.
  2. Blessed are they that keep his testimonies | and seek him with their whole heart.
  3. For they who do no wickedness | walk in his ways.
  4. Thou hast charged | that we shall diligently keep thy commandments.
  5. O that my ways were made so direct | that I might keep thy statutes!
  6. So shall I not be confounded | while I have respect unto all thy commandments.
  7. I will thank thee with an unfeigned heart | when I shall have learned the judgements of thy righteousness.
  8. I will keep thy ceremonies  O forsake me not utterly.

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

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.
(followed by silence)

Gradual Hymn 357 ‘Let All the World in Every Corner Sing’

Holy Gospel (Please stand)

Reader: The Holy Gospel is written in the 5th Chapter of the Gospel according to St. Matthew beginning at the 21st verse.
People: Glory be to thee, O Lord.

Gospel Acclamation ‘Alleluia!’

Holy 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 be to thee, O Christ.

Gospel Acclamation ‘Alleluia!’

Homily The Rev. Maria Nightingale

The Nicene Creed (Please stand) Page 71

All: I BELIEVE in one God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, And of all things visible and invisible:
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, Begotten of the Father before all worlds; God, of God; Light, of Light; Very God, of very God; Begotten, not made; Being of one substance with the Father; Through whom all things were made: Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven, And was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, And was made man, And was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried, And the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures, And ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of the Father. And he shall come again with glory to judge both the quick and the dead: Whose kingdom shall have no end.
And I believe in the Holy Ghost, The Lord, The Giver of Life, Who proceedeth from the Father and the Son, Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified, Who spake by the Prophets. And I believe One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church.\ I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins. And I look for the Resurrection of the dead, And the Life of the world to come. Amen.

Offertory Hymn 610 ‘Before I Take the Body of My Lord’
(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

Celebrant: ALMIGHTY and everliving God, who by thy holy Apostle hast taught us to make prayers and supplications, and to give thanks, for all people: We humbly beseech thee most mercifully_ to accept our alms and oblations_, and to receive these our prayers, which we offer unto thy Divine Majesty; beseeching thee to inspire continually the universal Church with the spirit of truth, unity, and concord: And grant that all they that do confess thy holy Name may agree in the truth of thy holy Word, and live in unity and godly love.

We beseech thee also to lead all nations in the way of righteousness; and so to guide and direct their governors and rulers, that thy people may enjoy the blessings of freedom and peace: And grant unto thy servant ELIZABETH our Queen, and to all that are put in authority under her, that they may truly and impartially administer justice, to the maintenance of thy true religion and virtue.

Give grace, O heavenly Father, to all Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, and specially to thy servants Andrew and Jenny our Bishops, that they may both by their life and doctrine set forth thy true and living Word, and rightly and duly administer thy holy Sacraments: Prosper, we pray thee, all those who proclaim the Gospel of thy kingdom among the nations: And to all thy people give thy heavenly grace, and specially to this congregation here present, that, with meek heart and due reverence, they may hear and receive thy holy Word; truly serving thee in holiness and righteousness all the days of their life.And we most humbly beseech thee of thy goodness, O Lord, to comfort and succour all them, who in this transitory life are in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity, especially those for whom our prayers are desired. We remember before thee, O Lord, all thy servants departed this life in thy faith and
fear: and we bless thy holy Name for all who in life and death have glorified thee; beseeching thee to give us grace that, rejoicing in their fellowship, we may follow their good examples, and with them be partakers of thy heavenly kingdom. Grant this, O Father, for Jesus Christ’s sake, our only Mediator and Advocate, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.

Celebrant: YE that do truly and earnestly repent you of your sins, and are in love and charity with your neighbours, and intend to lead the new life, following the commandments of God, and walking from henceforth in his holy ways: Draw near with faith, and take this holy Sacrament to your comfort; and make your humble confession to Almighty God, meekly kneeling upon your knees.

All: ALMIGHTY God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things, 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.

Celebrant: 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.

Celebrant: Hear what comfortable words our Saviour Christ saith unto all that truly turn to him.

COME unto me all that labour and are heavy laden, and 1 will refresh you.
St Matthew 11. 28.

God so loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, to the end that all that believe in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
St John 3. 16.

Hear also what Saint Paul saith.
This is a true saying, and worthy of all men to be received, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.
1 Timothy 1. 15.

Hear also what Saint John saith.
If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the propitiation for our sins.
1 St John 2. 1, 2.

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

Celebrant: THE Lord be with you;
People: And with thy spirit.

Celebrant: Lift up your hearts;
People: We lift them up unto the Lord.

Celebrant: Let us give thanks unto our Lord God;
People: It is meet and right so to do.

Celebrant: 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.

THEREFORE with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious Name; evermore praising thee and saying:

All:  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.

Celebrant: BLESSING and glory and thanksgiving be unto thee Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who 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; who made there, by his one oblation of himself once offered, a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, oblation, and satisfaction, for the sins of the whole world; and did institute, and in his holy Gospel command us to continue, a perpetual memorial of that his precious death, until his coming again.     Hear us, O merciful Father, we most humbly beseech thee; and grant that we receiving these thy creatures of bread and wine, according to thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ’s holy institution, in remembrance of his death and passion, may be partakers of his most blessed Body and Blood; who, in the same night that he was betrayed, took Bread; and, when he had given thanks, he brake 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 ye all, of this; 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 Father, Lord of heaven and earth, we thy humble servants, with all thy holy Church, remembering the precious death of thy beloved Son, his mighty resurrection, and glorious ascension, and looking for his coming again in glory, do make before thee, in this sacrament of the holy Bread of eternal life and the Cup of everlasting salvation, the memorial which he hath commanded; And we entirely desire thy fatherly goodness mercifully to accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, most humbly beseeching thee to grant, that by the merits and death of thy Son Jesus Christ, and through faith in his blood, we and all thy whole Church may obtain remission of our sins, and all other benefits of his passion; And we pray that by the power of thy Holy Spirit, all we who are partakers of this holy Communion may be fulfilled with thy grace and heavenly benediction; through Jesus Christ our Lord, by whom and with whom, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all
honour and glory be unto thee, O Father Almighty, world without end. Amen.

Celebrant: THE peace of the Lord be always with you;
People: And with thy spirit.

The Lord’s Prayer Page 85

Celebrant: Let us pray.
All: OUR Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.

The Peace and Prayer of Humble Access Page 83

Celebrant: THE peace of the Lord be always with you;
People: And with thy spirit.

All: WE do not presume to come to this thy Table, O merciful Lord, Trusting in our own righteousness, But in thy manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy So much as to gather up the crumbs under thy Table. But thou art the same Lord, Whose property is always to have mercy: Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, So to eat the Flesh of thy dear Son Jesus Christ, And to drink his Blood, That our sinful bodies may be made clean by his Body, And our souls washed through his most precious Blood, And that we may evermore dwell in him, And he in us. Amen.

O Lamb of God Page 84

Communion

(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 ‘Like as the Hart’ (Howells)

Prayer After Communion Page 85

Celebrant: ALMIGHTY and everliving God, we most heartily thank thee that thou dost graciously feed us, in these holy mysteries, with the spiritual food of the most precious Body and Blood of thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ; assuring us thereby of thy favour and goodness towards us; and that we are living members of his mystical body, which is the blessed company of all faithful people; and are also heirs through hope of thy everlasting kingdom.

All: And here we offer and present unto thee, O Lord, ourselves, our souls and bodies, to be a reasonable, holy, and living sacrifice unto thee. And although we are unworthy, yet we beseech thee to accept this our bounden duty and service, not weighing our merits, but pardoning our offences; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.

The Gloria and Blessing Page 86

All: GLORY be to God on high, and in earth peace, good will towards men. We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee for thy great glory, O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty. O Lord, the only-begotten Son, Jesu Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takest away the sin of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sin of the world, receive our prayer. Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us. For thou only art holy; thou only art the Lord; thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

Celebrant: 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.

Recessional Hymn 537 ‘In the Cross of Christ I Glory’

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

Organ Postlude

Prayers and/or anointing are available in the Prayer Corner after the service

Please join us downstairs in the parish hall 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 (stpetersyouth14@gmail.com) or Rev. Maria Nightingale (associate@stpeterserindale.org) 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 6at 7:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to participate as we remember the women of Zimbabwe “Rise! Take your Mat and Walk”.

THIS WEEK AT ST. PETER’S

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
Friday: 10:30 am Fitness Class
Saturday: 9:00 am Chancel set up

IN OUR PRAYERS THIS WEEK

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

ON DUTY TODAY

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

All are Welcome!