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The Anglican Parish of Kingston
September 8, 2019

Bulletin handed out in Church

Lay Reader & Greeters

Opening Hymn Here I am Lord  

The Collect of the Day: Stir up, O Lord, the wills of your faithful people, that richly bearing the fruit of good works, we may by you be richly rewarded; 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 Jeremiah: The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: “Come, go down to the potter’s house, and there I will let you hear my words.” So I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was working at his wheel. The vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter’s hand, and he reworked it into another vessel, as seemed good to him. Then the word of the Lord came to me: Can I not do with you, O house of Israel, just as this potter has done? says the Lord. Just like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel. At one moment I may declare concerning a nation or a kingdom, that I will pluck up and break down and destroy it, but if that nation, concerning which I have spoken, turns from its evil, I will change my mind about the disaster that I intended to bring on it. And at another moment I may declare concerning a nation or a kingdom that I will build and plant it, but if it does evil in my sight, not listening to my voice, then I will change my mind about the good that I had intended to do to it. Now, therefore, say to the people of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem: Thus says the Lord: Look, I am a potter shaping evil against you and devising a plan against you. Turn now, all of you from your evil way, and amend your ways and your doings. (Jeremiah 18:1-11)

Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 (read responsively)

1
O LORD, you have searched me and known me.
2
You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from far away.
3
You search out my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways.
4
Even before a word is on my tongue, O LORD, you know it completely.
5
You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me.
6
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is so high that I cannot attain it.
13
For it was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother's womb.
14
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well.
15
My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
16
Your eyes beheld my unformed substance. In your book were written all the days that were formed for me, when none of them as yet existed.
17
How weighty to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!
18
I try to count them -- they are more than the sand; I come to the end -- I am still with you.
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 Philemon
Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, To Philemon our dear friend and co-worker, to Apphia our sister, to Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church in your house: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. When I remember you in my prayers, I always thank my God because I hear of your love for all the saints and your faith toward the Lord Jesus. I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective when you perceive all the good that we may do for Christ. I have indeed received much joy and encouragement from your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you, my brother. For this reason, though I am bold enough in Christ to command you to do your duty, yet I would rather appeal to you on the basis of love – and I, Paul, do this as an old man, and now also as a prisoner of Christ Jesus. I am appealing to you for my child, Onesimus, whose father I have become during my imprisonment. Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful both to you and to me. I am sending him, that is, my own heart, back to you. I wanted to keep him with me, so that he might be of service to me in your place during my imprisonment for the gospel; but I preferred to do nothing without your consent, in order that your good deed might be voluntary and not something forced. Perhaps this is the reason he was separated from you for a while, so that you might have him back forever, no longer as a slave but more than a slave, a beloved brother – especially to me but how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord. So if you consider me your partner, welcome him as you would welcome me. If he has wronged you in any way, or owes you anything, charge that to my account. I, Paul, am writing this with my own hand: I will repay it. I say nothing about your owing me even your own self. Yes, brother, let me have this benefit from you in the Lord! Refresh my heart in Christ. Confident of your obedience, I am writing to you, knowing that you will do more than I say.  (Philemon 1-21)

Gradual Hymn Have Thine Own Way Lord

The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ According to Luke
Now large crowds were travelling with Jesus; and he turned and said to them, “Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself, cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not carry the cross and follow me cannot be my disciple. For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not first sit down and estimate the cost, to see whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it will begin to ridicule him, saying, ‘This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.’ Or what king, going out to wage war against another king, will not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to oppose the one who comes against him with twenty thousand? If he cannot, then, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and asks for the terms of peace. So therefore, none of you can become my disciple if you do not give up all your possessions.”   (Luke 14:25-33)

Sermon:  The Rev’d Douglas Painter

Prayers of the People

Today we pray for the World-Wide Anglican Communion, Linda our Primate, Ron our Metropolitan, David our Bishop, Douglas our Priest, John our Honourary Assistant, Ezekiel,  Archbishop of The Province of the Episcopal Church of Sudan, Bishop Matthias, and our Companion Diocese of Ho.

For those on our long term prayer list and specifically for:  Gerald, Oliver, Jennifer, Monique, Cameron

Offertory Hymn Take My Life and Let it Be

The Eucharist

The Dismissal:   Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
Response:   Thanks be to God. 
Closing Hymn Will You Come and Follow Me?
Dismissal Song Go Now in Peace laminated sheet in pews

Next Week’s Readings  Fourteenth after Pentecost:  Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28; Psalm 14; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-10

Announcements

Season of Creation

Christians around the world are invited to give particular attention to praying and caring for God’s creation as part of the global Season of Creation, observed from September 1 to October 4 every year. General Synod 2019 passed a resolution adopting the Season of Creation in the Anglican Church of Canada as a time of prayer, education, and action and encouraging dioceses and parishes to participate.
There are many ways your community can participate in the Season of Creation. Hold an ecumenical or interfaith prayer service; worship outdoors; go for a hike with members of your parish; work to reduce your plastic or energy consumption; or advocate for stronger environmental policy.


Kingston Peninsula Food and Clothing Bank Needs:

Reusable Grocery Bags
Crackers
Instant Coffee
Hamburger Helper
Luncheon Meats
Dish Soap
Toilet Tissue
Cereal 

The Kingston Peninsula Food and Clothing Bank is in desperate need of all non perishable food items.  Packaged dinners (hamburger helper . etc)
Dish Soap/Laundry Soap, Crackers, Canned fruit, Canned meats, kd, juice,
*also personal care items are a nice treat*

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


Summer Service Schedule – July, August and September – 10 AM

1st Sunday
  Trinity Church
2nd Sunday
  All Saints’ Church
3rd Sunday
  St. James Church
4th Sunday
  St. Paul’s Church
5th Sunday
  Trinity Church

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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