The Anglican Parish of Kingston
Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany
Book of Alternative Services
February 4, 2018

Officiant:   The Rev. Douglas Painter
Layreader:   Sharon Arbeau
Intinction:   Ellen Whittaker-Brown
Organist:   Mary Clarke

Bulletin handed out in Church

Opening Hymn Alleluia # 1 Common Praise #405
The Gathering of the Community Page 151
The Greeting  
The Gloria Page 186

The Collect of the Day: Merciful Lord, grant to your faithful people pardon and peace, that we may be cleansed from all our sins and serve you with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

A Reading from the Book of Isaiah: Have you not known? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is he who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them like a tent to live in; who brings princes to naught, and makes the rulers of the earth as nothing. Scarcely are they planted, scarcely sown, scarcely has their stem taken root in the earth, when he blows upon them, and they wither, and the tempest carries them off like stubble. To whom then will you compare me, or who is my equal? says the Holy One. Lift up your eyes on high and see: Who created these? He who brings out their host and numbers them, calling them all by name; because he is great in strength, mighty in power, not one is missing. Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel, “My way is hidden from the Lord, and my right is disregarded by my God”? Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and strengthens the powerless. Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted; but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. The Word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.  (Isaiah 40:21-31)

Psalm 147:1-12,21c
Refrain:  Praise the Lord who heals the broken hearted.
Hallelujah! How good it is to sing praises to our God! how pleasant it is to honour him with praise! The Lord rebuilds Jerusalem; he gathers the exiles of Israel. Praise the Lord who heals the broken hearted He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds. He counts the number of the stars and calls them all by their names. Praise the Lord who heals the broken hearted Great is our Lord and mighty in power; there is no limit to his wisdom. The Lord lifts up the lowly, but casts the wicked to the ground. Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; make music to our God upon the harp. Praise the Lord who heals the broken hearted He covers the heavens with clouds and prepares rain for the earth; He makes grass to grow upon the mountains and green plants to serve mankind. Praise the Lord who heals the broken hearted He provides food for flocks and herds and for the young ravens when they cry. He is not impressed by the might of a horse, he has no pleasure in the strength of a man. But the Lord has pleasure in those who fear him, in those who await his gracious favour. Hallelujah! Praise the Lord who heals the broken hearted
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 the Corinthians - If I proclaim the gospel, this gives me no ground for boasting, for an obligation is laid on me, and woe to me if I do not proclaim the gospel! For if I do this of my own will, I have a reward; but if not of my own will, I am entrusted with a commission. What then is my reward? Just this: that in my proclamation I may make the gospel free of charge, so as not to make full use of my rights in the gospel. For though I am free with respect to all, I have made myself a slave to all, so that I might win more of them. To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though I myself am not under the law) so that I might win those under the law. To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law) so that I might win those outside the law. To the weak I became weak, so that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that I might by all means save some. I do it all for the sake of the gospel, so that I may share in its blessings. The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God (1 Corinthians 9:16-23)

Gradual Hymn Spirit of the Living God Common Praise #647

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ According to Mark:  Glory to you Lord Jesus Christ. As soon as they left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told Jesus about her at once. He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up. Then the fever left her, and she began to serve them. That evening, at sundown, they brought to him all who were sick or possessed with demons. And the whole city was gathered around the door. And he cured many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him. In the morning, while it was still very dark, he got up and went out to a deserted place and there he prayed. And Simon and his companions hunted for him. When they found him, they said to him, “Everyone is searching for you.” He answered, “Let us go on to the neighbouring towns, so that I may proclaim the message there also; for that is what I came out to do.” And he went throughout Galilee, proclaiming the message in their synagogues and casting out demons. The Gospel of Christ.  Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.  (Mark 1:29-39)

Sermon: The Rev. Douglas Painter

The Creed  
The Prayers of the People  
Confession and Absolution Page 191
The Peace  

The Celebration of the Eucharist

Offertory Hymn All Creatures of our God and King Common Praise #355
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 #6  
Communion Hymns    
Prayer after Communion  
The Blessing  
Closing Hymn Immortal Invisible Common Praise #393

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. 

Next Week’s Readings The Last Sunday after the Epiphany: 2 Kings 2:1-12; Psalm 50:1-6; 2 Corinthians 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9

The Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will be held on February 13th in the Parish Hall.  This year’s supper will be Free Will Offering. The sign-up sheet can be found at the entrance of the church, please take a minute and check it out.

Ash Wednesday Service will be held in Trinity Church on February 14th at 11:00 am.

The Annual Meeting will be held on February 18th following the 10 am worship service.  All those responsible for Narrative Reports please have them to the Parish Office as soon as possible.

Weekly Happenings

Monday 10:00 am   Prayer Shawl Group, Parish Hall (January 22nd)
Tuesday 6:30 pm   BPSA meets in the Parish Hall
3rd Tuesday 1:00 pm   The Parish of Kingston ACW
Wednesday 10:00 am   Kids and Caregivers meet in the Parish Hall
Wednesday 10:00 am   Bible Study meets in the Parish Hall

Prayer Concerns:

Linda, Mac, Elsie, Michael, Edna, Alma, Alice, Muriel, McKenna, Marjorie, Gerald, Rev Brenda

In the wider church we pray for Archbishop Martin of Burundi & Bishop of Makamba, Fred our Primate, Ron our Metropolitan, David our Bishop, Douglas our Priest, Bishop Matthias and our Companion Diocese of Ho.

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

Please feel free to join Douglas and Sharon Tuesday – Thursday from 8:30 – 9:00 am in the Rector’s office for a time of prayer.
Office hours are 9:00 am – 12:30 pm.