The Anglican Parish of Kingston
Sixth Sunday after Easter
Book of Alternative Services
May 6, 2018


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

Bulletin handed out in Church

Opening Hymn The Church is One Foundation Common Praise #525

The Gathering of the Community Page 185

The Greeting


The Gloria

Page 186

The Collect of the Day:
Merciful God, you have prepared for those who love you riches beyond imagination. Pour into our hearts such love toward you, that we, loving you above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; 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 Acts: While Peter was still speaking, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who heard the word. The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astounded that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the Gentiles, for they heard them speaking in tongues and extolling God. Then Peter said, “Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?” So he ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they invited him to stay for several days.  The Word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.  (Acts: 10:44-48)

Psalm 98
Refrain:  The Lord has made known his salvation.

Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvellous things. With his right hand and his holy arm has he won for himself the victory.  The Lord has made known his salvation The Lord has made known his victory; his righteousness has he openly shown in the sight of the nations. He remembers his mercy and faithfulness to the house of Israel, and all the ends of the earth have seen the victory of our God. The Lord has made known his salvation  Shout with joy to the Lord, all you lands; lift up your voice, rejoice, and sing. Sing to the Lord with the harp, with the harp and the voice of song.The Lord has made known his salvation With trumpets and the sound of the horn shout with joy before the King, the Lord. Let the sea make a noise and all that is in it, the lands and those who dwell therein. The Lord has made known his salvation Let the rivers clap their hands, and let the hills ring out with joy before the Lord, when he comes to judge the earth. In righteousness shall he judge the world and the peoples with equity.
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 John - Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the parent loves the child. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. For the love of God is this, that we obey his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome, for whatever is born of God conquers the world. And this is the victory that conquers the world, our faith. Who is it that conquers the world but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? This is the one who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ, not with the water only but with the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one that testifies, for the Spirit is the truth.  The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God (1 John 5:1-6)

Gradual Hymn Spirit of the Living God Common Praise #647

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ According to John:  Glory to you Lord Jesus Christ.  Jesus said, “As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete. This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father. You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name. I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another.” The Gospel of Christ. 
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.
  (John 15:9-17)

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 Be Still for the Presence of the Lord  
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 O Jesus I have Promised Common Praise #438

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 Seventh Sunday of Easter: Acts 1:15-17, 21-26; Psalm 1, 1 John 5:9-13; John 17:6-19

Confirmation:  If you would like to be confirmed, please provide your information to Sharon at the Parish Office with your email address and full name. 

The Rev. Canon Paul Jeffries will be with us on Sunday, May 20th.  Paul will share with us news from Bishop McAllister.  Join us for a potluck lunch following the Worship Service.

Weekly Happenings

Tuesday 6:30 pm   BPSA meets in the Parish Hall
3rd Tuesday 2:00 pm   The Parish of Kingston ACW
Wednesday 10:00 am   Kids and Caregivers meet in the Parish Hall
Wednesday 10:00 am   Bible Study in the Parish Hall

Prayer Concerns:

Linda, Mac, Elsie, Edna, Alma, Alice, Muriel, McKenna, Marjorie, Gerald, Rosalie, Andrew, Pippa,Rev. Brenda

Today we pray for the World Wide Anglican Communion, for Jackson, Primate and Archbishop of all Kenya, for 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.