SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2022                                                                                                                                               10:30 am

 

 

The Season

of

Lent

 

 

 

“No act of virtue can be great if it is not followed by advantage for others. So, no matter how much time you spend fasting, no matter how much you sleep on a hard floor and eat ashes and sigh continually, if you do no good to others, you do nothing great.”

 

- John Chrysostom (Bishop of Constantinople, d.407, recognized in eastern and Western Churches)

 

 

We are delighted that you can be with us today. Face coverings have to be worn in accordance with government requirements. Social distancing is still encouraged.

Congregational singing can now take place wearing a mask.

All are welcome to join us in the Eucharist here- we do not turn away or exclude anyone – just as Jesus didn’t and doesn’t.

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Prelude

Announcements                                                                                                                                                                              

Opening Hymn: ‘How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place’    # 498                                 

Gathering of the Community

All stand.

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

 

Celebrant:   Almighty God,

All:    to you all hearts are open,

all desires known,


and from you no secrets are hidden.

Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts 

by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,


that we may perfectly love you, 


and worthily magnify your holy name;


through Christ our Lord. Amen

 

KYRIE ELEISON    (sung- #706)

Kyrie eleison.

Christe eleison.

Kyrie eleison.

  

THE COLLECT of the Day

…. after which the people respond,  Amen

                                                                                                      

FIRST READING:   Isaiah 55: 1-9    Carol Ladoucier          1.                                     

PSALM 63: 1-8

1. O God, you are my God; eagerly I seek you;

my soul thirsts for you, my flesh faints for you,

as in a barren and dry land where there is no water.

        

2. Therefore I have gazed upon you in your holy place,

that I might behold your power and your glory.

 

3. For your loving-kindness is better than life itself;

my lips shall give you praise.

 

4. So will I bless you as long as I live

and lift up my hands in your name.

 

5. My soul is content, as with marrow and fatness,

and my mouth praises you with joyful lips,

 

6. When I remember you upon my bed,

and meditate on you in the night watches.

 

7. For you have been my helper,

and under the shadow of your wings I will rejoice.

 

8. My soul clings to you;

your right hand holds me fast.

 

 

SECOND READING:   1 Corinthians 10: 1-13

 

GRADUAL HYMN:‘There’s a Wilderness in God’s Mercy’                                                                                                                                                       #606

(verses 1-3 sung before, verses 4-5 sung after the Gospel)

 

GOSPEL READING:    Luke 13: 1-9

         The Lord be with you.

         And also with you. 

The holy gospel of our lord Jesus Christ

 according to…                                                                            2.

           Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.                            

(After the reading)

The gospel of Christ.                                                                 

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

 

SERMON

 

The Apostles’ Creed

Celebrant:  Let us confess the faith of our baptism,

as we say,

All:  I believe in God, the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.                                         

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.

He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit

and born of the Virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried.

He descended to the dead.                                                      

On the third day he rose again.

He ascended into heaven,

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church,

the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

 

CONFESSION & ABSOLUTION

Celebrant: Dear friends in Christ,

     God is steadfast in love and infinite in mercy;             

     he welcomes sinners                                                          

     and invites them to his table.

     Let us confess our sins, confident in God’s forgiveness.   3.                                                                                                                                                                                                             

All:  Father eternal, giver of light and grace,

we have sinned against you

and against our neighbour,

in what we have thought,

in what we have said and done,

through ignorance, through weakness,

through our own deliberate fault.

We have wounded your love,

and marred your image in us.

We are sorry and ashamed,

and repent of all our sins.

For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,

who died for us,

forgive us all that is past;

and lead us out from darkness

to walk as children of light.

Amen       

                                                                                                                                   

May the Father of all mercies

cleanse us from our sins,

and restore us in his image

to the praise and glory of his name,

through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Amen

 

THE PEACE:  The peace of the Lord be always with you.

                        And also with you.

(As a gesture of exchanging the peace that exists among us, we can share a smile - even with our eyes - or some other appropriate small gesture with those around us)

 

OFFERTORY HYMN:  ‘Tree of Life and Awesome Mystery’                                                                                                                           # 179

                                                    4.                                              

EUCHARISTIC PRAYER:

         The Lord be with you.

         And also with you.

         Lift up your hearts.

         We lift them to the Lord.

         Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

         It is right to give our thanks and praise.

 

Almighty God, your face is turned towards your world.

In love you gave us Jesus your Son


to rescue us from sin and death.


Your Word goes out to call us home,


to the city where angels sing your praise.


We join with them in heaven's song.

 

(Sanctus 726)

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord, God of power and might,

heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed the one who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.                                                     

 

Gracious God, we give you thanks

for every gift that comes from heaven. 

To the darkness Jesus came as your light.


With signs of faith and words of hope
 he touched untouchables with love and washed the guilty clean.

The crowds came out to see your Son,


yet at the end they turned on him.

On the night he was betrayed


he came to the table with his friends

to celebrate the freedom of your people.

Jesus blessed you for the food, 
took bread, gave thanks, broke it, and said:
                      

 “This is my body, given for you all.”
                                             5.

Jesus then gave thanks for the wine,
he took the cup,

gave it and said:
“This is my blood, shed for you all


for the forgiveness of sins.          

Do this in remembrance of me.”

Therefore, with this bread and this cup,

we celebrate the cross,
on which he died to set us free.
Defying death he rose again
 and is alive with you

to plead for us and all the world.

Therefore we proclaim our hope;

 

Dying you destroyed our death,

rising you restored our life.

Lord Jesus, come in glory.                                

 

Send your Spirit on us now

that by these gifts we may feed on Christ


with opened eyes and hearts on fire.                                 


May we and all who share this food
 offer ourselves

to live for you
 and be welcomed at your feast in heaven
 where all creation worships you, 
Father, Son and Holy Spirit:

Blessing and honour and glory and power

be yours for ever and ever.

Amen

 

LORD'S PRAYER (sung  #744)

Our father in heaven, hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come, your will be done,

on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.                                   

Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those

who sin against us.

Save us from the time of trial,

and deliver us from evil.

For the Kingdom, the power,

and the glory are yours,

now and for ever.   Amen.                                                      6.                                                                      

BREAKING THE BREAD:

We break this bread,

Communion in Christ's body, once broken.

 

Let your church be the wheat which bears its fruit in dying.

If we have died with him we shall live with him;

if we hold firm we shall reign with Him.

 

                          COMMUNION -Parishioners will be asked to line up in the centre aisle, socially distanced, to receive communion.

Only bread will be shared at this time. Receiving Communion in only one kind - the bread, but not the wine -  is still ‘full’ communion. Sharing a chalice, though nice to have, is not necessary to have.  This has long been standard Christian liturgical belief through the centuries, and widely accepted).

 

HYMN during Communion:

  ‘Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence’   # 48

                                                                          

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION

Father of all,

we give you thanks and praise,

that when we were still far off                                              

you met us in your Son and brought us home.

Dying and living, he declared your love,

gave us grace, and opened the gate of glory.

May we who share Christ's body live his risen life;

we who drink his cup bring life to others;

we whom the Spirit lights give light to the world.

Keep us firm in the hope you have set before us,

so we and all your children shall be free,                 

and the whole earth live to praise your name;

through Christ our Lord.   Amen.            

                           

BLESSING       

                                                                                             7.

CLOSING HYMN:   ‘The Trumpets Sound, the Angels Sing’                                                                                          # 404                                             

Dismissal

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Announcements

 

Ukraine Crisis: Many have been asking about what the church’s response is to the crisis in Ukraine. Attached is a link to the PWRDF project. One of the things I like about this particular project is that it is so specific in terms of what our support would be going towards.  Brad

 

https://pwrdf.org/pwrdf-supports-ukrainians-forced-to-flee/

 

PWRDF is supporting Ukrainians forced to flee their homes due to the Russian invasion. The initial grant of $20,000 issued to an ACT Alliance appeal has been increased to $50,000. The grants will fund the work of ACT member Hungarian Interchurch Aid (HIA).

As the war began on February 24, tens of thousands of Ukrainians fled for safety elsewhere in Ukraine or to neighbouring countries. HIA has been working in Ukraine for more than 25 years in humanitarian and development projects. It had already shipped 28 tons of food to support those fleeing to Hungary, and their staff have been working with refugees at the Ukraine/Hungary border.

Yelena was one of hundreds of Ukrainians in line at a border crossing into Hungary, waiting with her three children while her husband is on the frontlines. She told ACT, “We heard that the Polish border is completely jammed, so we decided to cross the mountains and try to make it into Hungary. My sister is still on the way, I have no idea where she or my nieces are.”

On February 27, HIA set up a 24-hour refugee support point on the Hungarian side of the border at Beregsurány, where the line of refugees trying to cross into Hungary is kilometres long, says an ACT communiqué.

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The support point was set up in a heated pavilion almost 4 km away in Asztély, Ukraine, near the border crossing. More tents and mobile toilets will be added in the coming days. HIA is providing hot tea, sandwiches, refreshments, blankets and basic hygiene items for Ukrainians, including many elderly and children who are waiting long hours to cross the border into Hungary.

How you can help

To make a donation to this response, go to pwrdf.org/give-today and click on Response in Ukraine. You may also donate by phone at 416-822-9083 or leave a voicemail toll-free at 1-866-308-7973 and we will return your call, or mail your cheque to PWRDF, 80 Hayden, 3rd floor, Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 3G2. Please mark Ukraine in the memo field.

 

 

Library News:       Explore our Lenten study on “Living Reconciliation” with background reading from our church library. Check the book display in the Parish Hall, pick up a bookmark on Reconciliation, and sign out a book. Follow the easy instructions on the sign for “How to Borrow a Book.”

Mark your calendars!

Rummage and Bake Sale  Fri. May 20th 5 – 7 pm and Saturday May 21st 9 am – Noon                         

Please keep those special treasures for us. We will be collecting items in the middle of May, additional information will be available closer to the date.

Volunteers will be needed to help with sorting, pricing, selling, cleanup and to bake.  Volunteer schedules will be posted in April.

Just a little reminder….if you think you wouldn’t buy an item at a sale, please don’t bring it to our sale.  We take several loads of items we are not able to sell to Value Village after every sale, save us some time.

Thanks for your understanding!

Call Linda and Carl Matchim if you have any questions.

613-966-6790

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 PRAYER LIST for MARCH 20 - 26, 2022

 

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Lent 3  Pray for La Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico

 

Our Diocese:   Pray for St. Alban’s, Odessa; The Rev. Noel Henry;

wardens and people.

 

Our Parish:                                  

MAR. 20          Chris Jeune & Niurka Dolores

                    Robert Johnston

                    Rev. Peter & Sandi Joyce

MAR. 21    Diocese of Kitale (Kenya)      

                          Robert & Andrea Kelman, Daniel, Rebecca

                          Alix Kelsey

                          Corey & Sarah Kennedy, Victoria, Ruby

MAR. 22    Diocese of Kiteto (Tanzania)

                      Sandra Kennerley

                          Shirley King

                    Bonnie Knott

MAR. 23    Diocese of Kitgum (Uganda)           

                      Kaye Kokesh

                          Carol Ladoucier

                       Chris Ladoucier, Cole

MAR. 24    Diocese of Kitui (Kenya)

                 Reta Lambert

                          Jack Lander

                       Ted & Jane Lavery-Leja, Alexandra, James, Allyson

MAR. 25    Diocese of Kivu (Rwanda)

                       Richard & Susan Lee

                         Jim Littlefair, Jennifer Halladay

                       Bill & Orlene Lott

MAR. 26    Diocese of Nord Kivu (Congo)

                          Richard Mansfield & Linda Seaver

                          Robert Martin

                       Pam Massicotte, Gregory, Laura

 

          

  “YOUR PRAYERS are requested for these members and friends           of St. Thomas’ who face long-term illnesses and/or difficult circumstances:”

                    Molly Mulloy                                                         

                                                                                                                               

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CONTACT US:

                       ST. THOMAS’ ANGLICAN CHURCH                  

                   201 Church Street, Belleville, ON K8N 5P2

                                        613-962-3636

                    e-mail office@stthomasbelleville.ca

                   Website: www.stthomasbelleville.ca  

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PARISH STAFF:

Rector:  the Rev. Brad Beale

Wardens:  John Gelinas, Elaine Philip. Ray Doyle

Director of Music:  Robert Martin

Honorary Assistants:  the Rev. John Uttley,  the Rev. John Flindall

the Rev. Canon John Thompson, the Rev. Kate Ann Follwell                            

Family, Children & Youth Ministries Coordinator: 

                                                                                       Shwetha Jayathirtha                                               

 Office Administrator:  Sandra Kennerley                                                                                                Church Treasurer:      Chris Reid    

 

DIOCESE OF ONTARIO BISHOP:     the Rt. Rev. Michael Oulton

SUNDAY SERVICES:   8 am & 10:30 am

 

MISSION STATEMENT

We are, by the grace of God, a caring community, celebrating the

Lordship of Jesus Christ, sent to share, through the power of the

Holy Spirit, His love with others.

 

In affirmation of the inclusive love of Christ Jesus, we welcome persons of any race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, or economic circumstance to full participation in our community life and ministry.

 

March 20, 2022

 

Celebrant: the Rev. Brad Beale

Warden on Duty: John Gelinas

Greeters: Paul & Rosemary Trenhaile,

            Bernadette Hymus, Sandra Mouland

                



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