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Current Bulletin

St. John's Anglican Church

Parish of Horton,  Wolfville, Nova Scotia

Sept. 22nd,  15th after Pentecost / 14th Sunday after Trinity

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

Collect: ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, give unto us the increase of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain that which thou dost promise, make us to love that which thou dost command; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Reader: Shirley Marston        Eucharistic Assistant: John Patterson


Contact Information:

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

10am    Holy Eucharist,  The Book of Alternative Services

The Gathering of the Community

Processional Hymn   From All That Dwell Below the Skies #344

The Greeting and Collect for Purity, p. 185

The Gloria                                                            Glory to God  #702

The Collect of the Day:  Gracious God, you never cease the work you have begun and prosper with your blessing all human labour: make us wise and faithful stewards of your gifts that we may serve the common good, maintain the fabric of our world
and seek that justice where all may share the good things you pour upon us; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
(Collect for the Season of Creation)


As the children depart for Sunday School we will sing,

All Are Welcome (verse 1)

Let us build a house where love can dwell and all can safely live,

a place where saints and children tell how hearts learn to forgive.

Built of hopes and dreams and visions, rock of faith and vault of grace;

here the love of Christ shall end divisions.

All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome in this place.

The Proclamation of the Word, p. 187

      First Reading: Jeremiah 8:18 - 9:1,  Adam Boyd

Psalm 113:1-8

Second Reading: 1 Timothy 2:1-7,  Kimberly Matheson

Gradual Hymn    You Are Salt For the Earth    #502

The Holy Gospel:  Luke 16:1-13


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

Altar and communion linens will be brought forward by members of the Sanctuary Guild to be dedicated for use. The nave altar will be prepared for communion with the new altar linen. 

Offertory Hymn                                             Abide With Me #24

Blessing over the Linens

Prayer over the Gifts: Bless these gifts and our lives, O God, that we may share ourselves and our belongings with those in need. Lift up our voices with those of all creation that sing out in praise for your grace and love. Amen.

      Eucharistic Prayer #2, p. 196                 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:                                    I Come with Joy #60

Choir Anthem:                                 Ubi Caritas (Mark Burrows)

Prayer after Communion: God our creator, you give seed for us to sow and bread for us to eat: as you have blessed the fruit of our labour in this eucharist, so we ask you to give all your children their daily bread, that the world may praise you for your goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Doxology (Glory to God…), p. 214

The Blessing

Announcements,   Kyle Wells

Closing Hymn                 Let Streams of Living Justice #575

  The Dismissal

      Postlude  "Festival Prelude on Thaxted" (arr. David Howard Pettit)

- Noah Hartlen, trumpet 

Psalm 113:1-8

Hallelujah! Give praise, you servants of the Lord; praise the name of the Lord.

Let the name of the Lord be blessed, from this time forth for evermore.

From the rising of the sun to its going down let the name of the Lord be praised.

The Lord is high above all nations, and is glorious above the heavens.

Who is like the Lord our God, who sits enthroned on high,

but stoops to behold the heavens and the earth?

The Lord takes up the weak out of the dust and lifts up the poor from the ashes.

The Lord sets them with the rulers, with the rulers of this people;

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 for ever. Amen.


Eucharistic Assistant: Murray Phillips

Greeters: Murray & Mary Phillips

      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 Helen & John Whidden

Cycle of Prayer

Please remember in your prayers…

·       The Church of the Province of Uganda; the Diocese of Western Newfoundland; and the Retired Clergy of Valley Region, especially the retired clergy in our parish: the Rev’d Canon Russell Elliott, the Rev’d Canon Doug Hergett and the Rev’d Dr. Bruce Matthews

·       All who are in need of God’s healing grace: Barclay, Marlene & John Reid, Tom Shaw, Gloria, Connie, Heidi, Cecil, Ann Watson, Patricia, Kathleen, Rob Phillips, Don & Betty Little, Sylvia, Frances & Peter Jucker, Mary-Laura, Roger Harris, Faye, Phyllis Weatherbee, Vange, Tracey, Becca, Kathy,  Michael & Willie

·       All who have departed this life and are at rest, remembering especially the Rev’d Canon Ed Vaughan: Rest eternal grant unto him, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon him.


SERVICES FOR Sept. 29th  

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



Mark these dates on your calendar

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


Thanksgiving Newsletter. I have started working on the next newsletter. If you have items or photo's that you would like to see in the paper cutoff date to have it emailed to me is Sept. 25th.


Sat., Sept. 21st, 10am (9:30 for coffee) – 3pm, Sojourning with the Saints: A Quiet Garden Retreat in the Quiet Garden at Kent Lodge (corner of Main St. and Cherry Lane), led by the Rev’d Father Chad McCharles, Rector of the Parish of Mahone Bay and a Benedictine Canon (we’ll find out what that is!). Lunch is provided. There is no cost for the retreat but registration is required as space is limited. To register, contact Pat Moore at or 902-542-5609.


Tues., Sept. 24th, 7pm, Christ Church, New Ross: Celebration of New Ministry between the Parish of New Ross and the Rev’d Laura McCue. All are welcome. Carpooling may be available.


Sept. 24th, Visiting choir from Heidelberg, Germany Prepare to be thrilled by the award-winning and internationally acclaimed chamber choir of Heidelberg University, the CAMERATA CAROLINA. A program of stunning music by Mozart and his contemporaries, including the famous Miserere by Allegri, and works for two choirs by Bach and Mozart. A truly brilliant choral experience! Tuesday September 24, Convocation Hall, Acadia University. Tickets: $10 suggested donation at the door or


Weds., Sept. 25th, 10:30am, Wickwire Place: Holy Communion

and at 2:30pm, Blomidon Court: Hymn Sing. All are welcome.


Blessing of the Animals: Sun., Sept. 29th, 4pm in Willow Park

As we approach the feast day of St. Francis (patron saint of animals) we give thanks for the animals in our lives and all the ways that animals contribute to our wellbeing. Please bring your pets - or a photograph – and a lawn chair. Individual blessings will be offered for each animal.


Oct. 19th, The ACW Regional Meeting will be held in New Ross/ Forties on Oct 19 starting at 10am this year at St. Augustine’s Church. There will be a sign-up sheet at the back of the church for car- pooling.


Oct. 20th, Chantal Peng will be holding piano concert at 2pm at Kentville's  St. James Anglican Church. Admission is free. Refreshments will be provided. These concerts are a part of Nova Scotia Talent Trust's 75th Anniversary Year Pop-Up Concert Tour, which celebrates Nova Scotian artists in all disciplines.


Our annual Roast Beef dinner will take place on Oct. 25th at the Lion’s Hall. Later we will have a signup sheet and tickets but for now just mark your calendar.


Essential Teaching Weekend (Oct. 25-27).  The purpose of the event is to encourage participants to reflect on the practice of Christian Meditation in their lives. See poster on the bulletin board for more information.


King’s Kikima Grannies Jewelry Sale – Sat., Oct. 26th  9am–3pm at the Lion’s Hall in Wolfville. 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.


ACW Oct. Meeting: Guests will be the ladies from King's Kikima Grannies. Stay tuned for more information.


Church & Community News

Last Sunday, as requested by Archbishop Ron Cutler, I read his Pastoral Letter Regarding Same Sex Marriage at both of our morning services (the letter is posted on the bulletin board and is available on our parish website). In response to this pastoral letter, at our Parish Council meeting last Wednesday night we passed a motion, unanimously, indicating that we would like to offer the rite and sacrament of marriage to same sex couples in our parish. As some will know, we have consulted with parishioners about this at various points over the past 8 years, and have offered opportunities for conversation and study about human sexuality and marriage. We have seen increasing support for same sex marriage over the years in our parish and agreed that we would like to begin to offer that option to couples. If you have any questions about this, or would like to talk about it, please contact one of the wardens or the Rector or any member of Parish Council.


Clergy Schedule: Sandra will be in the church office Weds., 12:30-2pm and Thurs., 9:30-11:30. She will be off Monday and Saturday.