John's Anglican Church
Wolfville, Nova Scotia
are a welcoming & affirming community to all
16th, 2020 - 6th Sunday
after the Epiphany
The Rev’d Sandra Fyfe, 902-542-2464
Assistant: The Rev’d Dr. V. Bruce
Camille Herbin, 902-670-7593; Jim Nelson, 902-542-9295
Communion, The Book of Common Prayer, P.
God, from whom all thoughts of truth and peace proceed:
kindle, we pray, in the hearts of all, the true love of peace
and guide with your pure and peaceable wisdom those who take
counsel for the nations of the earth that in tranquility your
kingdom may go forward, till the earth be filled with the
knowledge of your
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Shaw Prayers of the People:
Book of Alternative Services
morning we welcome PWRDF representative Gillian Power as our
guest preacher and facilitator of the Mapping Exercise later
thanks to our PWRDF representative, Helen Whidden,
her time spent in preparing for this special service.
Gathering of the Community
Praise to God Who Reigns Above
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you
And also with
Great is the Lord and greatly to be
There is no end
of God’s greatness.
One generation shall praise your works to
declare your power.
All your works praise you, O
And your faithful servants bless
They make known the glory of your
And speak of your power.
My mouth shall speak the praise of the
Let all flesh bless God’s holy name for ever and
Let us pray.
Collect of the Day:
Almighty God, from whom all thoughts of truth and peace
proceed: kindle, we pray, in the hearts of all, the true love
of peace and guide with your pure and peaceable wisdom those
who take counsel for the nations of the earth that in
tranquility your kingdom may go forward, till the earth be
filled with the knowledge of your love; through Jesus Christ
our Lord. Amen.
the children depart for Sunday School we will
little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine… (sing 3
it shine, let it shine, let it shine.
I go, I'm gonna let it shine... (sing 3
it shine, let it shine, let it shine.
gave it to me, I'm gonna let it shine... (sing 3
it shine, let it shine, let it shine.
Proclamation of the Word
37:1-14, Adam Boyd
what the Spirit is saying to God’s people.
be to God.
are they whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the
are they who observe your decrees and seek you with all their
never do any wrong, but always walk in your
laid down your commandments, that we should fully keep
that my ways were made so direct that I might keep your
I should not be put to shame, when I regard all your
will thank you with an unfeigned heart, when I have learned
your righteous judgements.
will keep your statutes; do not utterly forsake
be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy
it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever.
(from PWRDF Resources), Helen Whidden
what the Spirit is saying to God’s people.
be to God.
God Restored Our Common Life #583
of Faith: Let
us confess our faith as we say,
are not alone; we live in God’s world. We believe in God: who
has created and is creating, who works in others and us
through the Spirit. We trust in the Creator. We are called to
be, to celebrate God’s presence, to live with respect in
love and serve others, to seek justice and to resist
seek out models for hope and peace. In life, in death, in life
beyond death, God is with us. We are not
Prayers of the People,
friends in Christ, as we hear the stories of our sisters and
brothers around the world, we become aware of their need, of
our complicity in accepting and maintaining unjust economic
and social structures, of the blindness of privilege in this
world. God is a God of generous love for us, of infinite
mercy, who welcomes all sinners to this holy table. Let us
confess our sins to almighty God.
confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and
deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved
our neighbours as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly
repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on
us and forgive us, that we may delight in your will,
walk in your ways, to the glory of your name. Amen.
God have mercy upon you, pardon and deliver you from all your
sins, confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, and keep you
in eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
we may be a sign of hope for the world, let us be at peace
with one another. The peace of the Lord be always with
also with you.
members of the community greet one another with a sign of
Celebration of the Eucharist
the Healing of the Nations #576
over the Gifts:
Let us pray. Gracious
God, you call your people to serve you by serving the least
among us. Accept all we offer you this day, that as we give
it, we may also give ourselves in your service, through our
Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.
The Lord be with you.
And also with
Lift up our hearts.
We lift them to
Let us give thanks to God our Creator.
It is right to
give our thanks and praise.
God, Source of all being, we give you thanks and praise for
your faithful love.
call us into friendship with you and one another
be your holy people, a sign of your presence in the world.
those we trust betray us, unfailingly you remain with us. When
we injure others, you confront us in your love
call us to the paths of righteousness.
stand with the weak, and those, broken and alone,
you have always welcomed home,
the first last, and the last first.
we raise our voices with angels and archangels,
praising you and singing
holy, holy Lord, God of power and might
and earth are full, full of your glory.
in the highest, hosanna in the
is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
in the highest, hosanna in the highest.
are you, O Holy One: when Hagar was driven into
the wilderness you followed her and gave her hope.
Joseph was sold into bondage, you turned malice to your
you called your people out of slavery, you brought them
through the wilderness into the promised land.
your people were taken into exile you wept with them
the river of Babylon and carried them home.
us, O God, let your face shine!
the right time you sent your Anointed One
stand with the poor, the outcast and the oppressed.
touched lepers, and the sick, and healed them.
accepted water from a woman of Samaria
offered her the water of new life.
knew the desolation of the cross and opened the way
all humanity into the redemption of your reconciling love.
the night he was betrayed, Jesus, at supper with his friends,
took bread, gave you thanks, broke the bread, gave it to them,
and said, “Take and eat: this is my body which is given for
you. Do this for the remembrance of me.”
supper he took the cup of wine, and when he had given thanks,
He gave it to them, and said, “Drink this, all of you:
is my blood of the new covenant which is shed for you
for many for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it,
do this for the remembrance of me.”
and Holy One, recalling Christ’s death and resurrection, we
offer you these gifts, longing for the bread of tomorrow and
the wine of the age to come. Therefore we proclaim our hope.
Dying you destroyed
our death, rising you restored our life. Lord Jesus, come in
out your Spirit on these gifts that through them you may
sustain us in our hunger for your peace. We hold before you
all whose lives are marked by suffering, our sisters and
brothers. When we are broken and cast aside, embrace us in
your love. Restore us,
O God, let your face shine!
Christ, with Christ, and in Christ,
the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honour and glory are yours,
Source of all life, now and forever. Amen.
Lord’s Prayer: And now, as our Saviour Christ has taught us,
we are bold to pray,
Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name,
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 those who 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
Breaking of the Bread:
am the bread which has come down from heaven,” says the
us this bread for ever.
“I am the vine, you are the
May we dwell in him, as he lives in
The gifts of God for the people of
be to God.
Lamb of God…#745
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world; have
mercy on us (x2)
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world; grant
grant us peace.
are welcome to come forward to receive holy communion or a
blessing. Gluten-free bread is available at the communion
Now, O Prince of Peace #588
Let us pray. Giver of
praise you for all the gifts you give to your
us the grace to minister to one another in
all human life, relieving the burdens of
injustice and fear, that your people of all
and nations, may come to your eternal
there is peace and plenty for all; in the name of
Jesus our Lord. Amen.
power, working in us, can do infinitely
we can ask or imagine. Glory to God from generation to
generation, in the Church and in Christ Jesus, for ever
Life is short and
we do not have much time to gladden the hearts of those who
walk this way with us; so be swift to love, and make haste to
be kind; and the blessing of God, Creator, Redeemer and
Sustainer, be with us all evermore. Amen.
Streams of Living Justice #575
Go forth from
this place filled with love and committed to
justice; guided by God’s pure and peaceable
Thanks be to
Denyse & Jim Nelson
& Helen Whidden
is invited to enjoy a time of fellowship and refreshments
following the service at 10am this week provided by Judy &
bring last year’s palm crosses with you next Sunday so they
can be turned into ashes for Ash
remember in your prayers…
Church of the Province of Central Africa along with the
of the Resurrection, Sydney
Ron Cutler as he prepares for his retirement, and our diocese
as we plan for a transition in episcopal leadership
the work of the PWRDF
who are in need of God’s healing grace: Marlene & John
Reid, Tom Shaw, Cathy Stewart, Gloria, Connie, Heidi, Ann
Watson, Kathleen, Rob Phillips, Don & Betty Little,
Sylvia, Roger Harris, Vange, Tracey,
Kathy, Willie, Brian, Annalee, Wyatt, Louisa Patterson, Bill
Pearman, Bob MacDonald, Gerry, Bob Best, Benjamin &
FOR Feb. 23rd
am Holy Communion (BCP) 10:00 am
Morning Prayer (BAS)
by Parish Annual General Meeting at 11:00am
these dates on your
Sun., Feb. 16th: PWRDF Sunday, Soup (11:30am) and
Mapping the Ground We
Stand On Exercise (12:45pm)
about 11:30am we’ll
share a simple soup lunch and then at 12:45pm
Gillian will lead us in the PWRDF program – Mapping the Ground We
Stand On. This reconciliation-focused activity lets us
explore traditional indigenous territories on Turtle Island
(what we now call Canada) and examines Canada’s colonial
legacy. The exercise involves the use of a large map that will
help us to see the geographic area a variety of First Nations,
Metis and Inuit communities inhabited before settlers arrived
on these lands. You are invited to bring your own ancestry and
heritage to the exercise, as together we consider more deeply
what it means to live in harmony in a place that so many
different people call home.
Feb. 17th, noon: ACW meeting Bring
your lunch; tea/coffee provided. We welcome some of the Kings
Kikima Grannies as our guest presenters. All are welcome to
come hear about their work.
Feb. 18th, 3:30pm: Friendly Church Visitors
at the back of the church. New members and inquirers
Feb. 19th, 10:30am, Blomidon Court: Hymn
Feb. 19th, 2:30pm: Sanctuary Guild meeting
at the church, focused on what we do within the Sanctuary
Guild during the time from Lent through to after
Easter. New members and inquirers welcome. For more info,
contact Elaine Slauenwhite at 902-684-0430 or
Feb. 19th, 4pm, Multipurpose
Paul Hobson will share some reflections on his time in China.
All are welcome.
Annual General Meeting: Sun., Feb. 23rd, 11am
(following a 10am service of Morning
No changes to the 8am service.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will be held Feb.
need helpers to set up, prepare and cook pancakes (from 2:30pm
onwards), and to serve and clean up (4:30pm onwards). If you
can help with any of these tasks, please talk to Jim Nelson.
Price adults $10, Children under age 3 eat free, $5 first
child between the ages of 3-12, all additional children eat
Mar. 7th, 7:30pm, Wolfville Baptist Church: THIS WE KNOW -
music of strength, spirit, and hope.
A concert of a hundred voices, with the Manning Chapel Choir,
directed by John Scott, and the AVHC Senior Girls and The
Aeolian Singers, directed by Heather Fraser.
Tickets: $15/$5 in advance at www.avhc.ca/tickets
1-888-311-9090 or Valley TicketPro locations. $20/$10 at the
Annual Reports: are
at the back of the church. One per family please. Bring them
with you to the AGM on Feb. 23rd.
Agenda for the AGM is available
at the back of the church- please read it carefully and submit
any additions/ comments to Camille Herbin at
camilleherbin@ yahoo.ca before Wed. Feb 19th. Your input is
important and all thoughts are welcome!
are in the last pew at the back of the church. If you can
deliver any for us that would help with postage.
will be in the church office Tues., 3:30-5pm and at TAN Coffee
Thurs., 9:30-11:30. She will be off Monday morning and Friday.
and Palliative Care Volunteer Online Training
College Faculty of Theology in St. John’s, NL is offering a
free, online Certificate in Pastoral and Palliative Care
Visitation. This program is designed to equip interested
individuals with the knowledge and skills for effective
pastoral visitation and spiritual support ministries to people
in their homes, in hospitals and in long-term care facilities.
This 8-week program can be offered here at St. John’s at a
time suitable for our group. A Certificate in Pastoral and
Palliative Care Visitation will be offered to those who
complete the program. Topics for the program include: Listening and
Care Support program; Discernment for Effective Pastoral
Care; Visitation to
Residents in Long Term Care; Mental Health Illnesses
and Related Legislation and Resources; Pastoral Care for those
with Active Mental Illnesses and Addictions; End of Life Matters and
Palliative Care; Grief; and, Care for the
Caregiver. For more information talk to Sandra Fyfe.
Registration forms are available at the back of the church. Note: as sessions are posted
online, if you miss a session you can watch it at home on your
BOLD – SIGN UP NOW!
fourth session of MORE Mission School for
parishes in the Valley Region takes
place Sat., Mar. 14th at Christ
Church, Berwick. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED - DEADLINE
is midnight, Weds., Mar. 11 (visit www.nspeidiocese.ca or
are at least three people from St. John’s attending and we’d
be happy to offer you a drive if you’d like to be part of our
you, thank you, thank you…Thank you to all who
donated socks to the sock drive organized by the Wolfville
Area Inter-Church Council. Together we collected about 400
pairs of socks, which are now being distributed to Chrysalis
House, Open Arms, Harvest House and the Meet Your Feet
program. Thank you for your caring and
you to Arta Skuja for leading us in a form of meditation last
Friday using an icon she created, and for her informative
discussion on creating and using icons. Thanks also to all who
contributed food to our “simple soup lunch” following Arta’s
presentation, which turned into a feast.
you to Kimberly Matheson for opening her home for the recent
student dinner and to all who shared their culinary talents
with those of us who attended. The seven students were well
fed – and so were the rest of us!