The Anglican Parish of Kingston
March 17, 2019

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Celebrant:   The Rev. Douglas Painter
Organist:   Mary Clarke

Bulletin handed out in Church

Lay Reader & Greeters

Opening Hymn For the Fruit of all Creation CP #259

The Collect of the Day: Almighty God, whose Son was revealed in majesty before he suffered death upon the cross, give us faith to perceive his glory, that being strengthened by his grace we may be changed into his likeness, from glory to glory; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen

A Reading from the Book of Genesis: After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, “Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.” But Abram said, “O Lord God, what will you give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” And Abram said, “You have given me no offspring, and so a slave born in my house is to be my heir.” But the word of the Lord came to him, “This man shall not be your heir; no one but your very own issue shall be your heir.” He brought him outside and said, “Look toward heaven and count the stars, if you are able to count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” And he believed the Lord; and the Lord reckoned it to him as righteousness. Then he said to him, “I am the Lord who brought you from Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to possess.” But he said, “O Lord God, how am I to know that I shall possess it?” He said to him, “Bring me a heifer three years old, a female goat three years old, a ram three years old, a turtledove, and a young pigeon.” He brought him all these and cut them in two, laying each half over against the other; but he did not cut the birds in two. And when birds of prey came down on the carcasses, Abram drove them away. As the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram, and a deep and terrifying darkness descended upon him. When the sun had gone down and it was dark, a smoking fire pot and a flaming torch passed between these pieces. On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, “To your descendants I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates.”  (Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18)

Psalm 27 (read responsively)

1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When evildoers assail me to devour my flesh— my adversaries and foes— they shall stumble and fall.
3 Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war rise up against me, yet I will be confident.
4 One thing I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple.
5 For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will set me high on a rock.
6 Now my head is lifted up above my enemies all around me, and I will offer in his tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing and make melody to the Lord.
7 Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud, be gracious to me and answer me!
8 “Come,” my heart says, “seek his face!” Your face, Lord, do I seek.
9 Do not hide your face from me. Do not turn your servant away in anger, you who have been my help. Do not cast me off, do not forsake me, O God of my salvation!
10 If my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will take me up.
11 Teach me your way, O Lord, and lead me on a level path because of my enemies.
12 Do not give me up to the will of my adversaries, for false witnesses have risen against me, and they are breathing out violence.
13 I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
14 Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!
  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 Letter of Paul to the Philippians

Brothers and sisters, join in imitating me, and observe those who live according to the example you have in us. For many live as enemies of the cross of Christ; I have often told you of them, and now I tell you even with tears. Their end is destruction; their god is the belly; and their glory is in their shame; their minds are set on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven, and it is from there that we are expecting a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. He will transform the body of our humiliation that it may be conformed to the body of his glory, by the power that also enables him to make all things subject to himself. Therefore, my brothers and sisters, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, my beloved.   (Philippians 3:17-4:1)

Gradual Hymn How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds CP # 620 vs. 1, 3, 5

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ According to Luke At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to Jesus, “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.” He said to them, “Go and tell that fox for me, ‘Listen, I am casting out demons and performing cures today and tomorrow, and on the third day I finish my work. Yet today, tomorrow, and the next day I must be on my way, because it is impossible for a prophet to be killed outside of Jerusalem.’ Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! See, your house is left to you. And I tell you, you will not see me until the time comes when you say, ‘Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.'”  (Luke 13:31-35)

Sermon: The Rev. Douglas Painter

Prayers of the People


Today we pray for the World Wide Anglican Communion, Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, Fred our Primate, Ron our Metropolitan, David our Bishop, Douglas our Priest, John our Honourary Assistant, Bishop Matthias, and our Companion Diocese of Ho.

Prayer Concerns: Mac, Alma, Lynn, McKenna, Marjorie, Gerald, Kathy, Alice, Robert & Debbie, Carol, Dominic, Pippa, Debbie, Nancy, Janet, Rick, Mark, Doreen & John, Brenda+


Offertory Hymn Fairest Lord Jesus CP #619

Prayer over the Gifts
 

God of wisdom,
may the light of the eternal Word,
our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
guides us to your glory.
We ask this in his name. Amen

Prayer After Communion
  God of wisdom,
may the light of the eternal Word,
our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
guides us to your glory.
We ask this in his name. Amen

Closing Hymn Stand Up and Bless the Lord CP #350
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 Third Sunday of Lent:  Isaiah 55:1-9; Psalm 63:1-8; 1
Corinthians 10:1-13; Luke 13:1-9

Announcements

Monday, 11:00 a.m. Bible Study in the Parish Hall.  We are looking at the Commandments.

"The Rector invites you to a Lenten Reflection following services throughout Lent.

Tuesday, March 19th, 1:00 pm.  The Parish of Kingston ACW will meet in the Parish Hall.  All ladies welcome.

Saturday, March 23rd Musical Concert in support of the Kingston Peninsula Food and Clothing Bank – to be held in the Kingston Parish Hall beginning at 2:00 pm.

March 26th – 10:00 pm the Special Events Committee will meet in the Parish Hall.

Contact Parish Office – 506-763-3183
Rector, Douglas Painter – 506-763-3624


 


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

Rector:  the Rev. Douglas Painter
Honourary Assistant:  the Rev. Dr. John Tremblay
Parish Wardens:  Vicki Mathieson, Tom Meade

Parish Office – 763-3183
parishofkingston@gmail.com
www.anglicanparishofkingston.ca
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