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Current Bulletin

St. John's Anglican Church

Parish of Horton,  Wolfville, Nova Scotia

We are a welcoming & affirming community to all persons.

Nov. 17th  2019, 23rd after Pentecost / 22nd Sunday after Trinity

Rector: The Rev’d Sandra Fyfe, 902-542-2464

Honorary Assistant: The Rev’d Dr. V. Bruce Matthews

Wardens: Camille Herbin, 902-670-7593; Jim Nelson, 902-542-9295


8 am  Holy Communion, The Book of Common Prayer, P. 67

Collect: LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy household the Church in continual godliness; that through thy protection it may be free from all adversities, and devoutly given to serve thee in good works, to the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Reader: Chris Maltby       Eucharistic Assistant: John Patterson


10am    Holy Eucharist,  The Book of Alternative Services

The Gathering of the Community

              Processional Hymn                                                                          Stand Up and Bless the Lord  #350

              The Greeting and Collect for Purity, p. 185

              The Gloria        Glory to God  #702

The Collect of the Day: O God, in Christ you give us hope for a new heaven and a new earth. Grant us wisdom to interpret the signs of our times, courage to stand in the time of trial, and faith to witness to your truth and love; in Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.


As the children depart for Sunday School we will sing,

Let There Be Peace on Earth (see insert)


The Proclamation of the Word, p. 187

First Reading: Isaiah 65:17-25 , Ron Stuart

Canticle (Isaiah 12:2-6)

Second Reading: 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Karen Ferguson

Gradual Hymn                                                                                                                                     Sing a New Song  #312

The Holy Gospel: Luke 21:5-19


The Apostles’ Creed, p. 189

The Prayers of the People, Ian MacDonald

              Confession and Absolution, p. 191

The Sharing of the Peace, p. 192    

The Celebration of the Eucharist

Offertory Hymn                                      My Life Flows On  #401

Prayer over the Gifts, p. 393

              Eucharistic Prayer #5, p. 204               Holy, holy, holy… #735

              The Lord’s Prayer,  p. 211

              The Breaking of the Bread #1,   p. 212          Lamb of God… #745  

All are welcome to come forward to receive holy communion or a blessing. Gluten-free bread is available at the communion rail.

Communion hymn:               New Songs of Celebration Render  #316

Solo: "Aria" from Sonata for Trumpet and Piano, Op. 51  

                                                (Flor Peeters) Noah Hartlen, trumpet


Prayer after Communion, p. 393, followed by Doxology, p. 214

The Blessing

Announcements   Jim Nelson

Closing Hymn                                                     How Firm a Foundation  #527

The Dismissal


Canticle (based on Isaiah 12:2-6)

Surely God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid, for the Lord God is my strength and my might; God has become my salvation. 

With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.

And you will say in that day: Give thanks to the Lord, call on God’s name; make known the deeds of the Lord among the nations; proclaim that God’s name is exalted. 

Sing praises to the Lord, for God has done gloriously; let this be known in all the earth.

Shout aloud and sing for joy, O royal Zion, for great in your midst is the Holy One.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.


Eucharistic Assistant: Jim Amos

Greeters: Denyse & Jim Nelson

      Counters: David & Valerie Thomas

Everyone is invited to enjoy a time of fellowship and refreshments following the service at 10 am this week provided by Jim and Emma Fyfe


Cycle of Prayer

Please remember in your prayers…

·       The Reformed Episcopal Church of Spain; the parishes of Shelburne & South Queens, Nova Scotia

·       All who are in need of God’s healing grace: Marlene & John Reid, Tom Shaw, Gloria, Connie, Heidi, Cecil, Ann Watson, Patricia, Kathleen, Rob Phillips, Don & Betty Little, Sylvia, Roger Harris, Faye, Phyllis Weatherbee, Vange, Tracey, Becca, Kathy, Lucy, Willie, Brian and Annalee

·       All who have departed this life and are at rest, remembering especially Barclay McMillan: rest eternal grant unto him, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon him


SERVICES FOR Nov. 24th – White Ribbon Sunday

8:00 am Holy Communion (BCP)    10:00 am Holy Eucharist (BAS) 


THANK YOU: The wonderful aroma of Christmas is Coming filled our homes and church as we made 199 Plum Puddings this week.  Thank you to the many hands that helped Tuesday evening and Wednesday; the fellowship and team work is heartwarming.  Please support the businesses who kindly donate annually to this project, without hesitation Sobeys, Superstore, Agri Growers, ACA Eggs, Carl's Independent, and Reid's Meats.  Tell one & all to come get their puddings at our Coffee Party on Nov. 23rd.



Mark these dates on your calendar

Meditation: Is held every Friday at 10:30am. All are welcome.


Mon., Nov. 18th, ACW meeting. Bring your lunch; tea & coffee is provided.


Tues., Nov. 19th at 10:30am or 7pm: Sabbatical Sharing

Sandra will show some photos from her recent sabbatical (focused on Life-Changing Liturgy) and share some of what she learned. Then

we’ll explore some of the questions Sandra’s sabbatical raised for her and talk about our own experiences of worship. Refreshments will be provided.


Weds., Nov. 20th, 7pm: Parish Council Meeting. Please talk to one of the wardens if there is an item you want to add to the agenda.


Friday, Nov. 22nd, King’s Kikima Grannies Jewellery Sale – 9am–3pm at the Wong's International House on Acadia University. If you have any gently used or never worn jewellery that you would like to donate to the Grannies please leave it in the basket that is at the back of the church. Note: nothing broken please.



Sat., Nov. 23rd - St. John's Christmas Coffee Party will take place from 10am until noon. The price is a free will offering. We will have our famous Plum Puddings for sale as well as home baking & fancy works for sale. There are signup sheets at the back of the church for the coffee party.


Everyone is invited to a Holy Land Slide Presentation offered by Sharon Doyle on Fri., Nov 29 at 10:30am. There will be no Christian meditation session that day, although a short time of quiet will begin our time together. If you have time, you are welcome to stay for a soup lunch after Sharon’s presentation. 


Church & Community News

ACW is making up small 'festive' bags, they are made up with a few items suitable for a woman, value no more than 6-8 dollars! They could be brought to our Nov. 18th meeting. These $5 grab bags will be sold at the coffee party this year. Thank you for your help.


ACW is collecting for the Mission to Seafarers Project. Donations of mitts, caps, personal hygiene items, cards, note pads, envelopes, hard candies, and another small item that will fit in a shoe box are welcome. Items can be left at the back of the church.







Just Us Fundraiser for the Annapolis Valley Honour Choir

The Honour Choir is taking orders for coffee, tea, hot chocolate and chocolate bars to fundraise for future choir trips. Alec Fyfe has a sheet available at the back of the church if you’d like to place an order. Payment must be made by Tues., Nov. 19th by cheque or cash. Thank you to all who have already supported Alec and AVHC.


Friendly Reminder to those who use the kitchen during the week: Please wash all dishes that you use and put them back in the cupboard. Please do not leave dirty cups in the sink for someone else to wash. Your cooperation is much appreciated.


Envelopes for 2020. Would anyone who wants to start envelopes or who no longer wants them, please talk to Linda Barkhouse after the 10am service or call her at 902-692-1214.


Clergy Schedule: Sandra will be in the church office Monday from 11:30am-1:30pm and at TAN Coffee Wednesday, 9-11am. She will be attending the Vital Church Maritimes Conference in Truro on Thursday and Friday.