The Anglican Parish of Kingston
January 5, 2020

Bulletin handed out in Church

Lay Reader & Greeters

Opening Hymn O Come All Ye Faithful CP # 118, Vs: 1,2,3 5a

The Collect of the Day: God of power and life, the glory of all who believe in you, fill the world with your splendour and show the nations the light of your truth; through Jesus Christ your Son 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
For thus says the Lord: Sing aloud with gladness for Jacob, and raise shouts for the chief of the nations; proclaim, give praise, and say, "Save, O Lord, your people, the remnant of Israel." See, I am going to bring them from the land of the north, and gather them from the farthest parts of the earth, among them the blind and the lame, those with child and those in labour, together; a great company, they shall return here. With weeping they shall come, and with consolations I will lead them back, I will let them walk by brooks of water, in a straight path in which they shall not stumble; for I have become a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn. Hear the word of the Lord, O nations, and declare it in the coastlands far away; say, "He who scattered Israel will gather him, and will keep him as a shepherd a flock." For the Lord has ransomed Jacob, and has re-deemed him from hands too strong for him. They shall come and sing aloud on the height of Zion, and they shall be radiant over the goodness of the Lord, over the grain, the wine, and the oil, and over the young of the flock and the herd; their life shall become like a watered garden, and they shall never languish again. Then shall the young women rejoice in the dance, and the young men and the old shall be merry. I will turn their mourning into joy, I will comfort them, and give them gladness for sorrow. I will give the priests their fill of fatness, and my people shall be satisfied with my bounty, says the Lord.  (Jeremiah 31:7-14)

Psalm 147:13-21 (read responsively)

For he strengthens the bars of your gates;  he blesses your children within you
He grants peace within your borders;     he fills you with the finest of wheat.
He sends out his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly
He gives snow like wool; he scatters frost like ashes
He hurls down hail like crumbs— who can stand before his cold?
He sends out his word, and melts them; he makes his wind blow, and the waters flow
He declares his word to Jacob, his statutes and ordinances to Israel
He has not dealt thus with any other nation; they do not know his ordinances.  Praise 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 Ephesians:   Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love. He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and insight he has made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure that he set forth in Christ, as a plan for the fullness of time, to gather up all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. In Christ we have also obtained an inheritance, having been destined according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to his counsel and will, so that we, who were the first to set our hope on Christ, might live for the praise of his glory. In him you also, when you had heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and had believed in him, were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit; this is the pledge of our inheritance toward redemption as God's own people, to the praise of his glory. (Ephesians 1:3-14)

Gradual Hymn The First Nowell CP # 139 Vs: 1,4,5

The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ According to John:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light. The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.  He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. He came to what was his own, and his own people did not accept him. But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God, who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God. And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father's only son, full of grace and truth. (John testified to him and cried out, "This was he of whom I said, 'He who comes after me ranks ahead of me because he was before me.'") From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. The law indeed was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God. It is God the only Son, who is close to the Father's heart, who has made him known. (John 1:1-18)

Sermon – The Rev’d Douglas Painter

Offertory Hymn We Three Kings  

Prayer over the Gifts
Source of love and life, receive all we offer you this day, and through the coming of your Son, help us to see in others him who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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, Sharon our Theological Student, The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, the Most Revd Philip Richardson, the Most Revd Don Tamihere and the Most Revd Fereimi Cama, Primates. Council of the North, Diocese of Brandon, Bishop William Cliff, Bishop Isaiah Beardy, the Henry Budd College for Ministry in The Pas and coordinators, indigenous parishes of the Diocese as they seek how best to become more self-determining and self-supporting.  Bishop Matthias and our Companion Diocese of Ho.

For those on our long term prayer list and specifically for:  Oliver, Monique, Cameron, Blair, Debbie, Emily, Dana+.

The Eucharist

Prayer after Communion
Light eternal; you have nourished us in the mystery of the body and blood of your Son. By your grace keep us ever faithful to your word, in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Closing Hymn Good Christians All, Rejoice CP # 153
The Dismissal:   Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
Response:   Thanks be to God. 

Next Week’s Readings: The Baptism of the LordIsaiah 42:1-9; Psalm 29; Acts 10:34-43; Matthew 3:13-17



Prayer Shawl, meets tomorrow at 10 am in the Parish Hall.

Bible Study, Monday, January 13th at 11:00 am in the Parish Hall.

Special Events Committee, will meet on Tuesday, January 14 at 10 am in the Parish Hall.

Kingston Peninsula Food and Clothing Bank Needs:

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

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
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