The Anglican Parish of Kingston: Trinity Church
Harvest Thanksgiving
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October 8, 2017

Celebrant:   the Rev. Douglas Painter
Layreader:   Donna Murchison & Sharon Arbeau
Organist:   Mary Clarke

Bulletin handed out in Church

Opening Hymn
Come Ye Thankful People Come Common Praise #262
The Gathering of the Community Page 185
The Greeting  
Kyrie Elison  

The Collect of the Day

Creator of the fruitful earth, you made us stewards of all things. Give us grateful hearts for all your goodness, and steadfast wills to use your bounty well, that the whole human family, today and in generations to come, may with us give thanks for the riches of your creation.  We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen

A Reading from the Book of Joel:  Do not fear, O soil; be glad and rejoice,  for the Lord has done great things!  Do not fear, you animals of the field, for the pastures of the wilderness are green; the tree bears its fruit, the fig tree and vine give their full yield.  O children of Zion, be glad and rejoice in the Lord your God; for he has given the early rain for your vindication, he has poured down for you abundant rain, the early and the later rain, as before.   The threshing-floors shall be full of grain, the vats shall overflow with wine and oil.  I will repay you for the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my great army, which I sent against you. 26 You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, who has dealt wondrously with you. And my people shall never again be put to shame.  You shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I, the Lord, am your God and there is no other.  And my people shall never again be put to shame.
The Word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God(Joel 2:21-27)

Psalm 126 (read responsively by the full verse)

  1. When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion,
        we were like those who dream.
  2. Then our mouth was filled with laughter,
        and our tongue with shouts of joy;
    then it was said among the nations,
        ‘The Lord has done great things for them.’
  3. The Lord has done great things for us,
        and we rejoiced.
  4. Restore our fortunes, O Lord,
        like the watercourses in the Negeb.
  5. May those who sow in tears
        reap with shouts of joy.
  6. Those who go out weeping,
        bearing the seed for sowing,
    shall come home with shouts of joy,
        carrying their sheaves.
Glory 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  

A Reading from the First Letter of Paul to Timothy: First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings should be made for everyone,  for kings and all who are in high positions, so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and dignity.  This is right and is acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour, who desires everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.  For there is one God; there is also one mediator between God and humankind, Christ Jesus, himself human,  who gave himself a ransom for all this was attested at the right time.  For this I was appointed a herald and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.  The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God (1 Timothy 2:1-7)

Gradual Hymn For the Fruit of all Creation Common Praise #259

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ According to Matthew: Glory to you Lord Jesus Christ.  ‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?  Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?  And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life?  And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin,  yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these.  But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?  Therefore do not worry, saying, “What will we eat?” or “What will we drink?” or “What will we wear?”  For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.  But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. The Gospel of ChristPraise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.  (Matthew 6:25-33)

Sermon: The Rev. Douglas Painter

Nicene Creed  
The Prayers of the People  
Confession and Absolution Page 191
The Peace  
The Celebration of the Eucharist  
Offertory Hymn For the Beauty of the Earth Common Praise # 429
Prayer over the Gifts  

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise him all creatures, here below;
Praise him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

The Great Thanksgiving  
The Lord's Prayer Page 211
The Breaking of the Bread  
Communion Hymns    
Prayer after Communion  
The Blessing  
Closing Hymn We Plough the Fields and Scatter Common Praise #258

Go Now in Peace
Go now in peace, never be afraid
God will go with you each hour of every day,
Go now in faith, steadfast strong and true,
Know he will guide you in all you do.
Go now in love and show you believe
Reach out to others so all the world can see,
God will be there watching from above,
Go now in peace, in faith and in love.
A-men, A-men, A-men

The Dismissal:   Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
Response:   Thanks be to God. 


Weekly Happenings

Tuesday, 6:30 pm – BPSA will meet in the Parish Hall
3rd Tuesday of each month – The Parish of Kingston ACW
Wednesday, 9:30 am – Kids and Caregivers meet in the Parish Hall.

Next Week’s Readings – October 15, 2017, Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Trinity Church); Exodus 32:1–14; Psalm 106:1–6, 19–23 ; Philippians 4:1–9; Matthew 22:1–14;6

Sunday Brunch today at the Legion, just $7.00 for an amazing meal.

Bible Study with the Rector will begin on Wednesday, October 11th, 10:00 am in the Parish Hall.

Sunday, October 15th, 2:00 to 4:00 pm, Dessert Party in the Kingston Parish Hall.
Admission is a Free Will offering with proceeds going to Safe Harbour House.

Longing for Peace – Interfaith Conference by New Hope Ministries, October 21st, 8:30 – 4 pm at Whitepine Church, Riverview, NB.  The Rev. Douglas Painter will be one of the guest speakers.  Additional information can be found at the entrance of the church.

Prayer Concerns: Linda, Mac, Loreen, Elsie, Michael, Edna, Alma, Alice, Muriel, McKenna, Mildred, Marjorie, the Rev. Brenda, Gerald

Also our Companion Diocese: Diocese of Ho, Bishop Matthias and our own Bishop David Edwards.

The Corporation of the Anglican Parish of Kingston
3946 Route 845, Kingston, NB  E5N 1E9

Priest and Rector:  the Rev. Douglas Painter
Parish Wardens:  Sharon Arbeau, Tom Meade

Parish Office – 763-3183

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