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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.

January 19th, 2020  - 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany

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

Honourary 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: ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who dost govern all things in heaven and earth: Mercifully hear the supplications of thy people, and grant us thy peace all the days of our life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Reader: Pat Moore       Eucharistic Assistant: Beth Turner


10am    Holy Eucharist,  The Book of Alternative Services

The Gathering of the Community

Processional Hymn              Sing of God Made Manifest  #162
The Greeting and Collect for Purity, p. 185

The Gloria                                                            Glory to God  #702

The Collect of the Day: Redeemer of all, you called us from

before our birth to follow in your ways: meet us in our searching and turn our eyes and hearts to the one who gives his life for the world; through Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God. Amen.


As the children depart for Sunday School we will sing,

This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine… (sing 3 times)

let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

Ev'ry-where I go, I'm gonna let it shine... (sing 3 times)

let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

Jesus gave it to me, I'm gonna let it shine... (sing 3 times)

let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

The Proclamation of the Word, p. 187

First Reading: Isaiah 49:1-7, Jim Nelson

Psalm 40:1-11

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, Mary Phillips

Gradual Hymn          Lead Us, Heavenly Father Lead Us  #564

The Holy Gospel: John 1:29-42


The Apostles’ Creed, p. 189

The Prayers of the People, Kyle Wells

Confession and Absolution, p. 191

The Sharing of the Peace, p. 192  

The Celebration of the Eucharist

Offertory Hymn  Through All the Changing Scenes of Life  #501                                  

Prayer over the Gifts, p. 350

Eucharistic Prayer #2, p. 196               Holy, holy, holy… #735

The Lord’s Prayer,  p. 211

The Breaking of the Bread #6,   p. 213          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:                      Lord Jesus, Think on Me  #511

      Choir Anthem:                        Washed Anew (Thomas Keesecker)

      Prayer after Communion, p.  350, followed by Doxology, p. 214

      The Blessing

      Closing Hymn                  Crown Him With Many Crowns  #378

The Dismissal


Psalm 40:1-11

I waited patiently upon the Lord who stooped to me and heard my cry.

God lifted me out of the desolate pit, out of the mire and clay, and set my feet on a high cliff and made my footing sure.

God put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; many shall see, and stand in awe, and put their trust in the Lord.

Happy are they who trust in the Lord! They do not resort to evil spirits or turn to false gods.

Great things are they that you have done, O Lord my God! How great your wonders and your plans for us! There is none who can be compared with you. Oh, that I could make them known and tell them, but they are more than I can count.

In sacrifice and offering you take no pleasure (you have given me ears to hear you); burnt-offering and sin-offering you have not required.

And so I said, “Behold, I come. In the roll of the book it is written concerning me:

‘I love to do your will, O my God; your law is deep within my heart.’”

I proclaimed righteousness in the great congregation; behold, I did not restrain my lips; and that, O Lord, you know.

Your righteousness have I not hidden in my heart; I have spoken of your faithfulness and your deliverance; I have not concealed your love and faithfulness from the great congregation.

You are the Lord; do not withhold your compassion from me; let your love and your faithfulness keep me safe for ever.

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: Murray Phillips

Greeters: Don Conrad

      Counters: Karen Ferguson & Dianne Thorpe

Everyone is invited to enjoy a time of fellowship and refreshments following the service at 10 am this week provided by Diana Patterson & Judy Wilmot


Cycle of Prayer

Please remember in your prayers…

·       The United Church of Bangladesh & the Parishes of Port Hill & St. Paul’s, Prince Edward Island

·       Archbishop Ron as he prepares for his retirement as our Diocesan Bishop and Metropolitan and our Diocese as we prepare for a transition in leadership

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

·       All who have departed this life and are at rest, remembering especially Alex Trueman, Cecil Boutilier, and all who died in the plane crash in Iran last week: Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon them.





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

4:00 pm Evensong (BCP), followed by a potluck supper


The flowers on the altar are offered to the Glory of God & in loving memory and celebration for the lives of all women who have served at St. John's, especially members of the Sanctuary Guild and ACW


Church Announcements  In an effort to shorten the 10:00 service, we will no longer be reading out the highlights of the Announcements in the Bulletin.  All announcements should be emailed to Debbie MacDonald to be included in the bulletin by Thur. noon.  At the end of the service, the rector will ask if there is anyone in the congregation who would like to announce something that is not in the bulletin



Mark these dates on your calendar

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Events

Tonight: 7pm at Manning Memorial Chapel, Acadia, we’ll launch this year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity with an ecumenical service focusing on the theme: They Showed Us Unusual Kindness. Guest preacher is the Rev’d Canon Lynn Uzans. The service has been prepared by the Christian churches in Malta.

Sock Drive: As one way to live out this year’s theme, the churches and member organizations of WAICC are collecting new (or very gently-used) socks for people of all ages. These will be distributed to organizations like Open Arms, Harvest House and Chrysalis House. Please bring your socks to St. John’s by Feb. 2nd or…

Let’s Go To The Hop! On Fri., Jan. 24th from 3:30-5:30pm, L’Arche Homefires will host a Sock Hop/Dance at the L’Arche Centre, 341 Main Street. Admission is…you guessed it - a pair of socks!


Sun., Jan. 26th, 4pm at St. John’s: Evensong followed by a Potluck Supper. To mark the end of the Week of Prayer, we’ll host a traditional Anglican service of Evensong for the WAICC community with guest preacher John Andrew, Executive Director of Open Arms.


ACW tomorrow: Mon., Jan. 20th at noon in the meeting room. After a brief meeting we will hold our annual "Bring & Buy" Sale. This is an auction style sale. Bring in either new or gently used items to go into the sale. Bring your lunch; tea/coffee will be provided.



Ron Stuart's painting classes: continue on Tuesdays until Feb. 11th from 10am until noon in the meeting space. Contact Ron ( for a list of supplies and/or to ask questions. Cost is $10 per class; money to go to the church.


Weds., Jan. 22nd, 2:30pm, Blomidon Court: Hymn Sing


Friday, 10:30am: Christian Meditation at the back of the church


ANNUAL REPORT time is here again. If you had to submit an annual report last year chances are you will need to also submit one this year. Annual Reports are due to Debbie MacDonald by Jan. 24th


Jan. 25th, Port Williams United Baptist Church has new baby grand piano!  An evening of celebration and dedication will be held at the church on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 7pm. We hope you will join us for a wonderful evening of music admission  $10.  Reception to follow.


OVUC February Soup & Dessert Luncheon, Tues., Feb. 4th: choice of French Ham & Vegetable Soup or Borscht (Beet) Soup, freshly-made biscuits, tea/coffee, and homemade dessert, for $8/person. Lunch is served from 11:45am-1pm. Take-out or delivery is also available - order by noon, Monday, Feb. 3 by calling 902-681-0366, ext. 1, or emailing


At the ACW Meeting on Mon., Feb. 17th, our guests will be the King’s Kikima Grannies. We would like to give them a large donation of jewellery so if you have anything to donate to them it can be left in the basket at the back of the church. They are also now accepting broken jewellery, and offering for sale: Knitted Items, Re-Imagined Art Pieces and Collector Plates.


Positions Available on Parish Council: Our Personnel Committee will soon be working on the slate of officers for Parish Council in preparation for the AGM. If you’re interested in serving, or want to know more, talk to one of the Wardens or the Rector.


The King’s Kikima Grannies Jewellery Sales are listed below. Mark your calendars.

Sat. February 8: Lions Hall Wolfville Valentines Sale 9-3
Fri. March 13: Wong International Centre. Acadia University.9-4
March 27 & 28 (to be confirmed): Women of Wolfville. Al Whittle Theatre 7pm
Fri. June 12: Drop off day for yard sale: Lions Hall Wolfville 9-6
Sat. June 13: Giant Yard Sale. Lions Hall Wolfville 8-1


Church & Community News

Thank you for your prayers, messages, cards and phone calls expressing your concern and support as our family grieves the death of my father.

We are grateful for all of you at St. John’s and feel very loved and cared for in this time of sadness.  – Sandra and Jim, Emma and Alec


Storm Policy for Church Closure: Parish Council had a good discussion about our storm policy in light of the freezing rain last Sunday and the confusion about the cancellation of the 10am service. Please note that whenever there is weather forecast for Sunday morning that might require cancelling the Sunday service/s, the Wardens and Rector will make a decision by 7am on the given Sunday. We will then inform parishioners by email (or phone if required for the 8am service), and leave messages on the rectory and church office phones and with local radio stations. If the weather and/or driving is questionable please check your email or call the church or rectory before heading out for church services. We want everyone to be safe this winter.


Clergy Schedule: Sandra will be in the church office Tues., 3:30-5pm and Thurs., 9:30-11:30am. She will be off Monday and Tuesday mornings and Saturday.