Advent 2


10:30 AM
















   You are cordially invited to participate with us

 in worship.



  The service can be followed using this

 Service Bulletin. 



 Celebrant: The Rev. Brad Beale


(this service is from ECUSA ‘Enriching our Worship, Booklet 1’ - Advent; the opening Kyrie’s, the invitation to exchanging the peace, and the first of the closing blessings are from the Church of England Advent resource)





Opening Hymn: ‘There’s a Voice in the Wilderness’ # 106  


The Gathering of the Community

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,

and the love of God,

and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit,

be with you all.

All: And also with you.


Advent wreath:

Heavenly Father,       

you have created a universe of light:

forgive us when we return to darkness.

Lord, have mercy.               

Choir sings: Kyrie eleison, Christe eleison, Kyrie eleison   


Lord Jesus,

You are the light of the world:

Cleanse and heal our blinded sight holiness:

Christ, have mercy.                  

Choir sings: Kyrie eleison, Christe eleison, Kyrie eleison


Holy Spirit,

you give us light in our hearts:                                       1.

renew us in faith and love.

Lord, have mercy.

Choir sings: Kyrie eleison, Christe eleison, Kyrie eleison


Collect of the Day



First Reading:  Isaiah 11: 1-10    Joanne Alyea 


Psalm 72: 1-7, 18-19

1. Give the king thy ' judgements O ' God,

and thy righteousness ' unto the ' king’s ' son.


2. Then shall he judge thy people ac'cording unto 'right,

and ' thy ' poor with ' justice.


3. The mountains also ' shall bring ' peace,

and the little hills ' righteous·ness ' unto the ' people.


4. He shall keep the simple folk ' by their ' right,

save the children of the ' poor and ' punish the ' wrong doer.


5. He shall live as ' long as · the ' sun,

and while the moon endureth, from one gene'ration ' to an'other.


6. He shall come down like the rain upon the ' mown grass,

even as the ' showers that ' water the ' earth.


7. In his time shall ' righteous·ness ' flourish;

yea and abundance of peace so ' long · as the ' moon en'dureth.


18. Let his name en'dure for ' ever;

let his name con'tinue as ' long · as the ' sun.


19. Let all the tribes of the earth be ' bless·ed ' through him,

and let all ' nations ' call him ' happy.


Second Reading:  Romans 15: 4-13


Gradual Hymn:   ‘Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming’    #117

   (verses 1-2 before the Gospel, v. 3 after the Gospel)


Gospel Reading:  Matthew 3: 1-12        

(All stand, as able, for the Gospel.)

     The Lord be with you.

    And also with you.                                                                                                                                          

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to...

Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

(At the conclusion of the Gospel, the reader says,)

The Gospel of Christ.

People:  Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.    




Prayers of the people - (response will be announced by the intercessor.)                                                              3.


       Let us confess our sins to God.

         (Silence may is kept)                                

God of all mercy,

we confess that we have sinned

against you, opposing your will in our lives. 

We have denied your goodness in each other,

in ourselves, and in the world you have created. We repent of the evil that enslaves us,

the evil we have done, and the evil done on our behalf. Forgive, restore, and strengthen us through our Saviour Jesus Christ, that we may abide in your love and serve only your will. Amen.



Almighty God, who in Jesus Christ has given us

a kingdom that cannot be destroyed,

forgive us our sins, open our eyes to God’s truth,

strengthen us to do God’s will

and give us the joy of his kingdom,

through Jesus Christ our Lord.   

All: Amen.            


The Peace

(All stand, and the presiding celebrant addresses the people.)     May the God of peace make you                         

                   completely holy, ready for the                                                  coming of our Lord Jesus Christ

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

People: And also with you.   


Offertory Hymn: ‘Jesus Shall Reign’   #383



Prayer over the gifts                                                                                                                                                           

Eucharistic Prayer

The Lord be with you.

All: And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

All: We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

All: It is right to give our thanks and praise.    


It is indeed right and good to give thanks and praise,   

almighty God and everlasting Father,

through Jesus Christ your son.

He is the one foretold by all the prophets,

whom Mary bore with love beyond all telling.

John the Baptist was his herald

and made him known when at last he came.

In his love Christ fills us with joy

as we (prepare to) celebrate his birth,

so that when he comes again he may find us

watching in prayer,

our hearts filled with wonder and praise.

And so, with angels and archangels,

and with all the company of heaven,                            

we proclaim your glory,

and join in their unending hymn of praise.

(Sanctus 722)

Holy, holy, holy Lord,                                                   5.              

God of power and might,

heaven and earth are full, full of your glory. 

Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna,        

hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna, 

hosanna in the highest.


We praise and bless you, loving Father,

through Jesus Christ, our Lord:

and as we obey his command,                                        

send your Holy Spirit,

that broken bread and wine outpoured

may be for us the body and blood of your dear Son.


On the night before he died he had supper with his

friends and, taking bread, he praised you.               

He broke the bread, gave it to them and said:

“Take eat; this is my body which is given for you;

do this in remembrance of me.”

When supper was ended he took the cup of wine.

Again he praised you, gave it to them and said:

“Drink this, all of you;

this is my blood of the new covenant,

which is shed for you and for many for the

forgiveness of sins.

Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”


So Father, we remember all that Jesus did,

in him we plead with confidence his sacrifice              

made once for all upon the cross.                                   6.

Bringing before you the bread of life and cup of salvation,

we proclaim his death and resurrection

until he comes in glory.     


Dying you destroyed our death,

rising you restored our life                                        

Lord Jesus, come in glory.  


Lord of all life,

help us to work together for that day

when your kingdom comes

and justice and mercy will be seen in all the earth.

Look with favour on your people,                                  

gather us in your loving arms

and bring us with St. Thomas, St. Paul, and all the saints to feast at your table in heaven.

Through Christ, and with Christ, and in Christ,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,                                         

all honour and glory are yours, O loving Father,

for ever and ever.  Amen


The Lord’s Prayer

 As our Saviour taught us, let us pray,                                                                                                                         

All: 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,                                 7.

and deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power,                            

and the glory are yours, now and for ever. Amen.     


The Breaking of Bread

God of promise,

you prepare a banquet for us in your kingdom.        

   Happy are those who are called                            

   to the supper of the Lamb.


Holy things, for Holy People;

Thanks be to God!


Communion   [all are welcome to share in this sacrament in this church, and come to the Lord’s Table to receive the bread and wine]


Hymn during Communion:     #100 “Comfort, Comfort Ye My People” 


Prayer after communion

Loving God, we give you thanks

for restoring us in your image

and nourishing us with spiritual food

 in the Sacrament of Christ’s Body and Blood.                                                                                                   

Now send us forth a people forgiven, healed, renewed; that we may proclaim your love

 to the world and continue in the risen life of

Christ our Saviour.



Blessing (this or some other blessing)

The Wisdom of God the Love of God and the Grace of God strengthen you to be Christ’s hands and heart in this world, in the name of the Holy Trinity.  Amen.


Closing Hymn:  ‘Praise the Lord With the Sound of Trumpet’   #309

























   PRAYER LIST for December 4 - 10, 2022


Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  Pray for The Episcopal Church in

Jerusalem & The Middle East


Our Diocese:   Pray for Christ Church, Athens; Holy Trinity, Oak Leaf;

The Rev. Trish Miller, The Ven. Nancy MacLeod (Priest Associate),

wardens and people.


Our Parish:                                                        


DEC. 4            Dorothy Sharpe                

                 Ralph & Heather Shannik, Tyler

                      Gary & Ann  Shaubel

DEC. 5    Diocese of  el-Obeid (Sudan)

                          Don Simms

                     David & Penny Skelton, Candice, Monica

                   Deb & Rick Slater

DEC. 6    Diocese of Offa (Nigeria, Kwara Province) 

                           Bob & Gloria Smith

                      Claudia & Doug Smith

                    Reg & Elfrieda Snow

DEC. 7     Diocese of Ogbaru (Nigeria, Niger Province)

                    Ruth Soutter

                   Peter & Sherry Stanfield, Jordan, Elizabeth & Lauren

                          Sheila Stanley & Manuel Rodenkirchen

DEC. 8    Diocese of Ogbia (Nigeria, Niger Delta Province)

                    Tom Stanley

               Marty & Kim Stephenson

                     David Stiglick

DEC. 9       Diocese of Ogbomoso (Nigeria, Ibadan Province)

               Allan & LeeAnne Stitt

                  Peter & Francis  Stone, Geoffrey

DEC. 10   Diocese of Ogoni (Nigeria, Niger Delta Province)

                 Janet Street

                          Richard & Marilyn Clarkin- Summers, Ashlay, Shea-Lynne


“YOUR PRAYERS are requested for these members and friends of

St. Thomas’ who face long-term illnesses and/or difficult circumstances:”

               Molly Mulloy                                               



                       ST. THOMAS’ ANGLICAN CHURCH                  

                   201 Church Street, Belleville, ON K8N 5P2






Rector:  the Rev. Brad Beale

Wardens:   Ev Hennessy, John Gelinas, Elaine Philip

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



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.


December 4, 2022


Celebrant: the Rev. Brad Beale

Warden on Duty: Ray Doyle

 Greeters:  Linda Matchim, Carol Beaton,

                         Dorianne Chesterton, Joan Rockburne  



    Please Note: The weekly announcements are posted on our    

            website for easy access to meeting and events dates/times.




Announcements for the Week of

           December  4- 10, 2022


   Meetings up and coming:

1. Mon. Dec. 5 – Belleville Choral Society 6:30 pm

2. Tues.  Dec. 6– Stitchers & Knitters Potluck Lunch

3. Tues. Dec. 6–  Meals on Wheels Appreciation Lunch

                                                                           (Choir room)

4. Tues. Dec. 6 – Toastmasters  7 pm

5. Fri. Dec. 9–   Rehearsals for concert 

6. Sat. Dec. 10–  Orthodox Church service 5 pm

  7. Sun. Dec. 11 –  Christmas Concert   3:30 pm



                           Coming events/ Activities


1. Library News ADVENT – A time of joyful expectation. Check our library book display for some seasonal reading.

2. CHRISTMAS SHARING -Volunteers are needed for Packing and Delivering Christmas Sharing Parcels. Packing will take place Monday December 19th at 9:00am and 23 Teams of two are needed for delivery on Tuesday December 20th  at 10:00 am.

 Sign up sheets for volunteers are now on the bulletin board near the kitchen.  Thank you for participating in this wonderful Outreach Program. 


3. The 2023 Church Calendars have arrived and are selling for $6.00. You may purchase them through the church office.

4. SUNDAY BRUNCH – December 11th after the 10:30 am service. Come and join us! Everyone is welcome!


6. Grace Inn Grand Public Opening – Dec. 16th & 17th

Time: 1 pm – 5 pm

Tours, Refreshments


           at St. Thomas’

Early Service - 6:30 pm

Late Service – 9:30 pm





 1. Lessons & Carols: Sunday, December 4th

             at 3:30 pm

    Start the Christmas season by listening to                         scripture readings and singing along with                                                                                   our St. Thomas’ Church Choir!


2. “Warm & Fuzzy” Christmas Music

                        Sunday, December11

            3:30 pm at St. Thomas’ Church    

Soloists: Brayah Picard, Oliver Dawson and Rob Martin.

Cost: Free- will offering


Check the Music Board for other concerts in our area.