spacerheader image 

Current Bulletin

St. John's Anglican Church

Parish of Horton,  Wolfville, Nova Scotia

June 16th,  Trinity Sunday / Fathers Day

The Octave Day of Pentecost

Rev'd Shirley Cole: Phone 902-954-1665 or


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

Collect: ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hast it given unto us thy servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of the Divine Majesty to worship the Unity: We beseech thee, that this holy faith may evermore be our defence against all adversities; who livest and reignest, one God, world without end. Amen.

Reader: Helen Shaw      Eucharistic Assistant: John Patterson

10am    Holy Eucharist,  The Book of Alternative Services

The Gathering of the Community

Processional Hymn   Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty #1

The Greeting and Collect for Purity, p. 185

The Gloria                                                            Glory to God  #702

       The Collect of the Day: Holy and undivided Trinity, you are an             eternal harmony of gift and response: through the uncreated              Word and the Spirit of truth embrace us and all creation in       your extravagant love; through the Wisdom of God, who   raises her voice to call us to life. Amen

The Proclamation of the Word, p. 187

      First Reading: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31,  Mary Phillips

Psalm 8

Second Reading: Romans 5:1-5,  Jim Fyfe
Gradual Hymn           Yours the Hand that Made Creation   # 256

The Holy Gospel:  John 16:12-15


     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                       Lord of the Dance  (see handout)

Prayer over the Gifts, p. 347

      Eucharistic Prayer  #3     , p. 198               Holy, holy, holy… #735

      The Lord’s Prayer,  p. 211

      The Breaking of the Bread,  #2 p. 212          Lamb of God… #745  

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

       Communion hymn:        Eat This Bread, Drink This Cup #63 

                               O Praise God in His Holiness (Charles Stanford)

Prayer after Communion, p.  347

 followed by Doxology, p. 214

The Blessing

Announcements   Dale Hennigar

       Closing Hymn                     I Bind Unto Myself Today  # 436

  The Dismissal


Psalm 8

O Lord our governor, how exalted is your name in all the world!

Out of the mouths of infants and children your majesty is praised above the heavens. You have set up a stronghold against your adversaries, to quell the enemy and the avenger.

When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars you have set in their courses,

what are mortals that you should be mindful of them, their children that you should seek them out?

You have made them but little lower than the angels; you adorn them with glory and honour;

you give them mastery over the works of your hands; you put all things under their feet;

all sheep and oxen, even the wild beasts of the field,

the birds of the air, the fish of the sea, and all that walks in the paths of the sea.

O Lord our governor, how exalted is your name in all the world!

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: Karen & Dale Hennigar

      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 Diana Patterson & Mary Phillips


Cycle of Prayer

Please remember in your prayers…

·       The Church of Nigeria & Diocese of Central Newfoundland along with the parishes of St. Augustine’s, Jollimore & Falkland and Purcell’s Cove, Nova Scotia

  • For all who are in need of God’s healing grace: Barclay, Marlene & John Reid, Tom Shaw, Jane, Gloria, Connie, Heidi, Cecil, Ann Watson, Eric Alcorn, Patricia, Kathleen, Rob Phillips, Don & Betty Little, Sylvia, Faye Sponagle, Linda, Frances & Peter Jucker, Mary-Laura, Roger Harris, Jean Hancock , Tracey & Curtis Levangie, Jim Amos.
  • All who have departed this life and are at rest, remembering especially Jost Ackermann, (Helen Ackermann's husband) rest eternal, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon him.


The Flowers on the altar are given in loving memory of Jack & Fred Herbin from the Herbin family.


Donald Marston, from Shirley and family.



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



Mark these dates on your calendar

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


TOMORROW: June 17th, Our next ACW meeting will be at the Blomidon Inn on Monday, June 17 at noon. There will be a sign up sheet placed at the back of the church so we know the approximate number of women who plan to attend. The menu will be similar to previous years with a number of choices. The cost will be about $22.50 per person. All women of our parish are invited to join us for our last ACW meeting of the season.


June 19th at 230 pm- Margie & Earle Pike and Bluegrass Group at Blomidon Court. Please come join us for a taste of Bluegrass music and fellowship with the residents.


June 19th at 7 pm- Parish Council.


June 20th at 2 pm- Communion at Wolfville Nursing Home. All are most welcome to attend.


June 23rd, at both Services, our Synod delegates will offer a brief overview about recent Synod activity during the time allotted for preaching. The Liturgy at the 10 am Service will also follow that used during Synod Worship.


June 26th at 2 pm ( please note change in time from 1030 am to 2 pm) Communion Service at Wickwire Place. All are most welcome to attend.


Rector's Schedule: Shirley will be in the office on Tuesday afternoon and Thursday morning. If you would prefer a visit, whether regarding a pastoral concern or as an opportunity to get to know each other over tea, please call or email Shirley directly: 902 954 1665 or


Church & Community News

Rev'd Shirley is looking for opportunities to get to know Parish members over the three months she is here, and is willing to organize programs, activities and adventures that would be of common interest. Although many formal activities are set aside over the summer and many are 'away' or busy with family visiting, summer can be an ideal time to rest on the Lord through faith based one off and short commitment time activities. Please share a few of your Suggested Activities or Adventures on the insert provided and leave in the box at the back of the church or place it on the offering plate.


Favourite Hymns : A number of written suggestions for hymns to be used over the summer have been received. As many as possible will be included in July and August. Thank you for offering ideas and thoughts about their importance to you.