The Anglican Parish of Kingston
December 2, 2018

Celebrant:   The Rev. Douglas Painter
Layreader:   Donna Murchison
Organist:   Mary Clarke

Bulletin handed out in Church

Opening Hymn O Come, O Come Emmanuel CP #89

Lighting of the Advent Wreath

The Collect of the Day:  Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness and put on the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility, that on the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen

A Reading from the Book of Jeremiah:
The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfil the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David; and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will live in safety. And this is the name by which it will be called: “The Lord is our righteousness.”  The Word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.  (Jeremiah 33:14-16)

Psalm 25:1-9
Refrain: To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul; my God, I put my trust in you; let me not be humiliated, nor let my enemies triumph over me. Let none who look to you be put to shame; let the treacherous be disappointed in their schemes. To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul Show me your ways, O Lord, and teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; in you have I trusted all the day long. To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul  Remember, O Lord, your compassion and love, for they are from everlasting. Remember not the sins of my youth and my transgressions; remember me according to your love and for the sake of your goodness, O Lord. To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul Gracious and upright is the Lord; therefore he teaches sinners in his way. He guides the humble in doing right and teaches his way to the lowly. All the paths of the Lord are love and faithfulness to those who keep his covenant and his testimonies. To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul All the paths of the LORD are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his decrees.
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 Thessalonians
How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy that we feel before our God because of you? Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you face to face and restore whatever is lacking in your faith. Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus direct our way to you. And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, just as we abound in love for you. And may he so strengthen your hearts in holiness that you may be blameless before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints. The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.  (1 Thessalonians 8:9-13)

Gradual Hymn Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus CP #461

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ According to LukeGlory to you Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus said, “There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People will faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in a cloud’ with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to take place, stand up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” Then he told them a parable: “Look at the fig tree and all the trees; as soon as they sprout leaves you can see for yourselves and know that summer is already near. So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near. Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all things have taken place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. Be on guard so that your hearts are not weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of this life, and that day catch you unexpectedly, like a trap. For it will come upon all who live on the face of the whole earth. Be alert at all times, praying that you may have the strength to escape all these things that will take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.” The Gospel of Christ.  
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.
 (Mark 1:1-12)

Sermon: The Rev. Douglas Painter

Offertory Hymn God, Whose Almighty Word CP #560

Prayer over the Gifts
God of love and power, your word stirs within us
the expectation of the coming of your Son.
Accept all we offer you this day, and sustain us with
your promise of eternal life.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord

Prayers of the People

Today we pray for the World Wide Anglican Communion, Carlos, Archbishop of the Reformed Episcopal Church of Spain, Fred our Primate, Ron our Metropolitan, David our Bishop, Douglas our Priest,  Bishop Matthias, and our Companion Diocese of Ho.

Prayer Concerns: Mac, Alma, Alice, Muriel, McKenna, Marjorie, Gerald, Rosalie, Pippa, Lynn, Isabel, Eddie, Linda, Steve, Robert, Joyce, Kathy, Donna, Joanne, Dominic, Nancy, Doreen

The Celebration of the Eucharist

Prayer After Communion
God for whom we wait,
you have fed us with the bread of eternal life.
Keep us ever watchful,
that we may be ready to stand before the Son of man.
We ask this in the name of Christ the Lord.

Closing Hymn Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus CP #88
The Dismissal:   Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
Response:   Thanks be to God. 

Dismissal Song Go Now in Peace laminated sheet

Next Week’s Readings The Second of Advent:  Baruch 5:1-9 or Malachi 3:1-4; Canticle 19 (Luke 1:68-79); Philippians 1:3-11; Luke 3:1-6A


Saturday, December 8th our Annual Christmas Tea will be held in the Parish Hall beginning at 11:30 am.  There will be a New to You Table (Christmas items only) and a Bake Table sponsored by the Parish of Kingston ACW.  Donations to the New to You Table and Bake Table would be appreciated.

Decorating of the Parish Hall – Tuesday, December 4th at 9:30 am, if you have some time to spare we would appreciate your assistance.

Christmas Tea Schedule -

  • Friday, December 07th at 9:30 am:  to set up the hall and to make the fillings for the sandwiches. All items required for the making of fillings for the sandwiches should be brought to the Parish Hall by Thursday December 06th.
  • Saturday, December 08th beginning at 8:00 am - making of the sandwiches & plating the sweets, etc.
  • Your assistance with any of the above would be greatly appreciated.

Seafarers Mission –Don’t forget your items for the Seafarers boxes due on December 9th, the Second Sunday of Advent.

The Parish of Kingston’s ACW Mitten Tree is up; please remember to bring your donation of mittens, hats and scarf’s to hang on the tree.  

Join us December 16th at 4 pm in Trinity Church Kingston for an informal Celebration of Carols, blessing of your Crèche, greening of the church and Community Christmas Tree lighting. The Peninsula is encouraged to join us!  Festive cookies and apple cider will be served.

Contact Parish Office – 506-763-3183

The Rector has decided that Services Christmas Eve will be – 7:00 pm and 11:30 pm – Trinity Church. There will be no Christmas Day Service.

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

Priest and Rector:  the Rev. Douglas Painter
Parish Wardens:  Vicki Mathieson, Tom Meade

Parish Office – 763-3183
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