The Anglican Parish of Kingston
February 16, 2020

Bulletin handed out in Church

Lay Reader & Greeters

Opening Hymn Sister Let me be Your Servant CP #500

The Collect of the Day:Almighty and everliving God, whose Son Jesus Christ healed the sick and restored them to wholeness of life, look with compassion on the anguish of the world, and by your power make whole all peoples and nations; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

A Reading from the Book of Deuteronomy:  See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, death and adversity. If you obey the commandments of the Lord your God that I am commanding you today, by loving the Lord your God, walking in his ways, and observing his commandments, decrees, and ordinances, then you shall live and become numerous, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land that you are entering to possess. But if your heart turns away and you do not hear, but are led astray to bow down to other gods and serve them, I declare to you today that you shall perish; you shall not live long in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess. I call heaven and earth to witness against you today that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Choose life so that you and your descendants may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying him, and holding fast to him; for that means life to you and length of days, so that you may live in the land that the Lord swore to give to your ancestors, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. (Deuteronomy 30:15-20)

Psalm 119:1-8 (read responsively)

Happy are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord.
Happy are those who keep his decrees, who seek him with their whole heart,

who also do no wrong but walk in his ways.


You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently.

O that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes!
Then I shall not be put to shame, having my eyes fixed on all your commandments.

I will praise you with an upright heart, when I learn your righteous ordinances.


I will observe your statutes; do not utterly forsake me.

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 Corinthians: And so, brothers and sisters, I could not speak to you as spiritual people, but rather as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for solid food. Even now you are still not ready, for you are still of the flesh. For as long as there is jealousy and quarrelling among you, are you not of the flesh, and behaving according to human inclinations? For when one says, "I belong to Paul," and another, "I belong to Apollos," are you not merely human? What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you came to believe, as the Lord assigned to each. I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. The one who plants and the one who waters have a common purpose, and each will receive wages according to the labour of each. For we are God's servants, working together; you are God's field, God's building. (1 Corinthians 3:1-9)

Gradual Hymn Make Me a Channel of Your Peace Bulletin

The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ According to Matthew:
Jesus said, "You have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, 'You shall not murder'; and 'whoever murders shall be liable to judgement.' But I say to you that if you are angry with a brother or sister, you will be liable to judgement; and if you insult a brother or sister, you will be liable to the council; and if you say, 'You fool,' you will be liable to the hell of fire. So when you are offering your gift at the altar, if you remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother or sister, and then come and offer your gift. Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are on the way to court with him, or your accuser may hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you will be thrown into prison. Truly I tell you, you will never get out until you have paid the last penny. You have heard that it was said, 'You shall not commit adultery.' But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away; it is better for you to lose one of your members than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away; it is better for you to lose one of your members than for your whole body to go into hell. It was also said, 'Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.' But I say to you that anyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of unchastity, causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery. Again, you have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, 'You shall not swear falsely, but carry out the vows you have made to the Lord.' But I say to you, Do not swear at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. Let your word be 'Yes, Yes' or 'No, No'; anything more than this comes from the evil one." (Matthew 5:21-37)

Sermon – The Rev’d Douglas Painter

Prayers of the People

Today we pray for the World-Wide Anglican Communion, Linda our Primate, the Council of General Synod, Ron our Metropolitan, David our Bishop, Douglas our Priest, John our Honourary Assistant, Sharon our Theological Student, Albert,  Archbishop, The Church of the Province of Central Africa  Bishop Matthias and our Companion Diocese of Ho.

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

Offertory Hymn For the Healing of the Nations CP # 576

Prayer over the Gift
Eternal God, you are the strength of the weak and the comfort of sufferers, receive all we offer you this day; turn our sickness into health and our sorrow into joy. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen

The Eucharist

Prayer after Communion
God of tender care, in this Eucharist we celebrate your love for us and for all people. May we show your love in our lives and know its fulfilment in your presence. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen

Closing Hymn Rejoice the Lord is King CP #379
The Dismissal:   Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
Response:   Thanks be to God. 

Dismissal Song Go Now in Peace (laminated sheet in pews)

Next Week’s Readings The Last Sunday after the EpiphanyExodus 24:12-18; Psalm 2 or Psalm 99; 2 Peter 1:16-21; Matthew 17:1-9


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

Prayer Shawl, meets Monday Feb. 17th at 10 am in the Parish Hall.

The Parish of Kingston ACW will meet at the home of Jean MacDonald's on Tuesday, at 1 pm.

Pancake Supper, Shrove Tuesday, February 25th, at the Kingston Parish Hall.
Serving starts at 4 p.m. and goes until 6 p.m. We are serving pancakes, beans and sausages including dessert along with your choice of coffee or tea. Admission is a Free Will Offering. Proceeds go to the Anglican Parish of Kingston. Admission: Free Will Offering. Contact: Parish Office 506 763-3183

Ash Wednesday, February 26, we will be returning to Trinity Church the following Sunday, March 1st.

plowing A Lenten Retreat will be offered twice (the same content) and will feature teaching from Bishop David Edwards.

Held at the Villa Madonna, March 6-7 and March 8-9.

Check out e-news for additional information, or speak to the Rector.


The week of February 17-22 is Baden Powell Week. We welcome them as they join us for our Sunday Service as part of their commitment to the community.

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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