The Anglican Parish of Kingston
The Last Sunday after the Epiphany
Book of Alternative Services - 1962 Rite
February 11, 2018

Officiant:   The Rev. Douglas Painter
Layreader:   Donna Murchison
Intinction:   Sandra Currie
Organist:   Mary Clarke

Bulletin handed out in Church

Opening Hymn Lord Enthroned in Heavenly Splendour Common Praise #84
The Gathering of the Community Page 230
Collect of Purity Page 230
Summary of the Law Page 231
The Gloria  

The Collect of the Day: Almighty God, on the holy mount you revealed to chosen witnesses your well-beloved Son, wonderfully transfigured: mercifully deliver us from the darkness of this world, and change us into his likeness from glory to glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

A Reading from the Second Book of Kings: When the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven by a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal. Elijah said to Elisha, "Stay here; for the Lord has sent me as far as Bethel." But Elisha said, "As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you." So they went down to Bethel. The company of prophets who were in Bethel came out to Elisha, and said to him, "Do you know that today the Lord will take your master away from you?" And he said, "Yes, I know; keep silent." Elijah said to him, "Elisha, stay here; for the Lord has sent me to Jericho." But he said, "As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you." So they came to Jericho. The company of prophets who were at Jericho drew near to Elisha, and said to him, "Do you know that today the Lord will take your master away from you?" And he answered, "Yes, I know; be silent." Then Elijah said to him, "Stay here; for the Lord has sent me to the Jordan." But he said, "As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you." So the two of them went on. Fifty men of the company of prophets also went, and stood at some distance from them, as they both were standing by the Jordan. Then Elijah took his mantle and rolled it up, and struck the water; the water was parted to the one side and to the other, until the two of them crossed on dry ground. When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, "Tell me what I may do for you, before I am taken from you." Elisha said, "Please let me inherit a double share of your spirit." He responded, "You have asked a hard thing; yet, if you see me as I am being taken from you, it will be granted you; if not, it will not." As they continued walking and talking, a chariot of fire and horses of fire separated the two of them, and Elijah ascended in a whirlwind into heaven. Elisha kept watching and crying out, "Father, father! The chariots of Israel and its horsemen!"  But when he could no longer see him, he grasped his own clothes and tore them in two pieces. The Word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.  (2 Kings 2:1-12)

Psalm 50:1-6

1 The mighty one, God the Lord, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.
2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines forth.
3 Our God comes and does not keep silence, before him is a devouring fire, and a mighty tempest all around him.
4 He calls to the heavens above and to the earth, that he may judge his people:
5 “Gather to me my faithful ones, who made a covenant with me by sacrifice!”

The heavens declare his righteousness, for God himself is judge. Selah
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 Second Letter of Paul to the Corinthians - Even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For we do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus' sake. For it is the God who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.  The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God (2 Corinthians 4:3-6)

Gradual Hymn Lord, the Light of Your Love is Shining Common Praise #460

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ According to Mark:  Glory to you Lord Jesus Christ.  Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them. And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking with Jesus. Then Peter said to Jesus, "Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah." He did not know what to say, for they were terrified. Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, "This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!" Suddenly when they looked around, they saw no one with them any more, but only Jesus. As they were coming down the mountain, he ordered them to tell no one about what they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.  (Mark 9:9-29)

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 Guide Me, O thou Great Jehovah Common Praise #565
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 245
The Breaking of the Bread  
Communion Hymns    
Prayer after Communion  
The Blessing  
Closing Hymn Immortal, Invisible, God only Wise 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 ReadingsReadingsFirst Sunday in Lent: Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25:1-9;
1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:9-15

The Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will be held on February 13th – 4-6 pm, 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. There will be a brief service of the imposition of ashes on Sunday, February 18th, at 9 am for those who are unable to attend the Ash Wednesday Service.

Movie Night:  February 16th in the Parish Hall, the movie “Wonder” will be presented.  Proceeds from this event will go to Bishop McAllister Library Fund.

The Annual Meeting will be held on February 18th following the 10 am worship service. 


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 11:00 am   Ash Wednesday Service, Trinity Church

Prayer Concerns:

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

In the wider church we pray the Anglican Church of Canada Archbishop 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.