The Anglican Parish of Kingston
The Seventh Sunday of Easter
Book of Alternative Services
May 13, 2018


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

Bulletin handed out in Church

Opening Hymn Rejoice the Lord is King Common Praise #379

The Gathering of the Community Page 185

The Greeting


Kyrie Elision


The Collect of the Day: Almighty God, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven. Mercifully give us faith to know that, as he promised, he abides with us on earth to the end of time; 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:  In those days Peter stood up among the believers (together the crowd numbered about one hundred twenty persons) and said, “Friends, the scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit through David foretold concerning Judas, who became a guide for those who arrested Jesus – for he was numbered among us and was allotted his share in this ministry. So one of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us – one of these must become a witness with us to his resurrection.” So they proposed two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was also known as Justus, and Matthias. Then they prayed and said, “Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which one of these two you have chosen to take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place.” And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias; and he was added to the eleven apostles. The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.  (Acts 1:15-17, 21-26)

Psalm 1: Refrain: Happy are they who trust in the Lord.
Happy are they who have not walked in the counsel of the wicked, nor lingered in the way of sinners, nor sat in the seat of the scornful! Their delight is in the law of the Lord, and they meditate on his law day and night. Happy are they who trust in the Lord They are like trees planted by streams of water, bearing fruit in due season, with leaves that do not wither; everything they do shall prosper. It is not so with the wicked; they are like chaff which the wind blows away. Happy are they who trust in the Lord Therefore the wicked shall not stand upright when judgement comes, nor the sinner in the council of the righteous. For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked is doomed.
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 John - If we receive human testimony, the testimony of God is greater; for this is the testimony of God that he has testified to his Son. Those who believe in the Son of God have the testimony in their hearts. Those who do not believe in God have made him a liar by not believing in the testimony that God has given concerning his Son. And this is the testimony: God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life. The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.    (1 John 5:9-13)

Gradual Hymn As the Deer Pants for the Water

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ According to John:  Glory to you Lord Jesus Christ.  Jesus said, “Father, I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, because they are yours. All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them. And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one. While I was with them, I protected them in your name that you have given me. I guarded them, and not one of them was lost except the one destined to be lost, so that the scripture might be fulfilled. But now I am coming to you, and I speak these things in the world so that they may have my joy made complete in themselves. I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. I am not asking you to take them out of the world, but I ask you to protect them from the evil one. They do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. As you have sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, so that they also may be sanctified in truth.” The Gospel of Christ.  Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ(John 17:6-19)

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 Blest are the Pure in Heart Common Praise #439
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 Alleluia, Sing to Jesus Common Praise #374

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 Day of Pentecost: Acts 2:1-21 or Ezekiel 37:1-14;
Psalm 104:25-35, 37B; Romans 8:22-27 or Acts 2:1-21; John 15:26-27, 16:4B-15

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

Spring Tea – Our Annual Spring Tea will be held on June 2nd from  11:30 am to 1:30 pm in the Kingston Parish Hall.  The Sign-up Sheet can be found at the entrance of the Church.

St. John River Association - will host a River Concert on June 24th at St. James Church beginning at 2 pm. 

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.
It will take place at St. James, 10am on Sept. 13.

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 Victoria,  Archbishop of of The Anglican Centre of in Rome, 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.