i i i i i i i i i i ANNOUNCEMENTS February 4 - Keswick Ridge Historical Society Annual Meeting and Quilt Draw- 7pm - Keswick Ridge Superior School, 112 Route 616, Membership is $5.00 a year - all are welcome to join. February 11 - Keswick Ridge Historical Society is hosting a National Heritage Week - Open House - 1 - 3 pm - Keswick Ridge Superior School, 112 Route 616, Members of the Historical Society will be demonstrating how they register artifacts; Museum artefacts will be on display as well as our collection of local genealogies. For further information call Evelyn Jewett 363-3546 February 13 - WOW Meeting; 2 - 4 pm, Lois Poore`s home, 185 Kee Road, Keswick Ridge. Please bring 1 to 2 dozen cookies for decorating. February 14 - Pancake Breakfast - 8 - 11 am, St Margaret`s; $5.00 or donation (fund raiser for Honduras Mission Trip) February 14 - St Paul`s Pancake Supper - Parish Hall, Zealand, 4 - 6 February 14 - All Saint’s Valentines Party - 5 pm - pot luck, with rolls & dessert provided, followed by fun and some laughs February 22 - Parish Service and Annual Meeting - 10:00, St Paul`s - followed by shared luncheon and meeting Upcoming Events at All Saint`s - Jiggs Dinner & Games Night, March 17 (green is a pretty colour); then March 28, help us celebrate ``Earth Hour`` Announcements - any and all information is appreciated. Although we can`t always fit everything in, we will do our best - please send all announcements to: [email protected] PRAYER LIST - if you would like to add someone to our prayer list, please contact Suzanne Langmaid, 3633559 or email [email protected], also if you put someone on the prayer list, please keep us up to date and let us know when someone should come off the list, Thank you! Holy and awesome God, your Son's authority is found in integrity and living truth, not the assertion of power over others. Open our imaginations to new dimensions of your love, and heal us of all that severs us from you and one another, that we may grow into the vision you unfold before us. Amen. All Saints readers: Suzanne Langmaid & Sheila Edmondson The Ven. John Sharpe, Priest-in-Charge 206-1374 The Rev'd Debbie Edmondson, Vocational Deacon 461-3948 Wardens - Edith Hardy 363-2677 & Mary Lou Price 363-4463 / Parish Treasurer – Paul Jewett 452-8206 Organists - All Saints', Mary Lou Price & St. Paul's, Eleanor Phillips Lay readers - Frank Morehouse & Mary Lou Price / WOW (Women of Worship) Mavis Jones 363-2712 Bulletin Items - [email protected] / WEB SITE : www.parishofbright.org THE ANGLICAN PARISH OF BRIGHT Fourth Sunday after Epiphany February 1, 2015 All Saint’s 9:30 ORDER OF SERVICE - BCP Hymn Service Continues Collect Reading Deuteronomy Reading 1 Corinthians Hymn Holy Gospel Mark The Nicene Creed Sermon Offertory Hymn Prayers of the people Confession & Absolution Closing Prayer and Blessing Hymn 67 71 God`s Blessings & Happy 95th Birthday to Ken Reid O God, our times are in your hand: look with favour, we pray, on your servants as they begin another year. Grant that they may grow in wisdom and grace, and strengthen their trust in your goodness all the days of their life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 77 All baptized Christians are welcome to receive the Holy Communion of the Body & Blood of Christ. If you are not receiving and would like to have a blessing, please come forward to the communion rail and fold your arms, as you kneel. Welcome to our services today, in the Parish of Bright. We are pleased to have you share with us. If you are visiting, it would be nice if you would sign our guest book, before you leave the church. If you would like to join us on a regular basis, please give us your contact information, so we can keep in touch. Collect - Living God, in Christ you make all things new. Transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace, and in the renewal of our lives make known your glory; 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 Deuteronomy Moses continued, “The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your fellow Israelites. You must listen to him. For this is what you yourselves requested of the Lord your God when you were assembled at Mount Sinai. You said, ‘Don’t let us hear the voice of the Lord our God anymore or see this blazing fire, for we will die.’ “Then the Lord said to me, ‘What they have said is right. I will raise up a prophet like you from among their fellow Israelites. I will put my words in his mouth, and he will tell the people everything I command him. I will personally deal with anyone who will not listen to the messages the prophet proclaims on my behalf. But any prophet who falsely claims to speak in my name or who speaks in the name of another god must die.’ The Word of the Lord People: Thanks be to God A Reading from 1 Corinthians Now concerning food sacrificed to idols: we know that "all of us possess knowledge." Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up. Anyone who claims to know something does not yet have the necessary knowledge; but anyone who loves God is known by him. Hence, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that "no idol in the world really exists," and that "there is no God but one." Indeed, even though there may be so-called gods in heaven or on earth--as in fact there are many gods and many lords--yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist. It is not everyone, however, who has this knowledge. Since some have become so accustomed to idols until now, they still think of the food they eat as food offered to an idol; and their conscience, being weak, is defiled. "Food will not bring us close to God." We are no worse off if we do not eat, and no better off if we do. But take care that this liberty of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak. For if others see you, who possess knowledge, eating in the temple of an idol, might they not, since their conscience is weak, be encouraged to the point of eating food sacrificed to idols? So by your knowledge those weak believers for whom Christ died are destroyed. But when you thus sin against members of your family, and wound their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ. Therefore, if food is a cause of their falling, I will never eat meat, so that I may not cause one of them to fall. The Word of the Lord People: Thanks be to God The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark People: Glory be to thee, O Lord They went to Capernaum; and when the sabbath came, he entered the synagogue and taught. They were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. Just then there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, and he cried out, "What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One of God." But Jesus rebuked him, saying, "Be silent, and come out of him!" And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying with a loud voice, came out of him. They were all amazed, and they kept on asking one another, "What is this? A new teaching--with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him." At once his fame began to spread throughout the surrounding region of Galilee. The Gospel of Christ People: Praise be to thee, O Christ PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE Let us lift our hearts in faith to the one who hears all prayers and holds close all those in need. For the church of Jesus Christ in every place. Lord, have mercy. For this holy gathering and for all who are called to follow Jesus. Lord, have mercy. For this country, for all nations and their leaders, and for those who guard the peace. Lord, have mercy. For all those in danger and need: the sick and the suffering, remembering especially . . ., for prisoners, captives, and their families, the hungry, homeless, and oppressed. Lord, have mercy. For the dying and the dead, remembering especially . . . Lord, have mercy. For ourselves, our families, and those we love. Lord, have mercy. Holy God, you gather the whole universe into your radiant presence and continually reveal your Son as our Savior. Bring healing to all wounds, make whole all that is broken, speak truth to all illusion, and shed light in every darkness, that all creation will see your glory and know your Son Jesus Christ. Amen. OUR PRAYER LIST * We Pray for Diocese of Yukon, the Rev. Sarah Usher, Diocesan Administrative Officer, Members of the Diocesan Executive Committee, Bishop Larry Robertson, Sheila & family. Remember in Our Prayers this week: Wanda Allen, Lorraine Boudreau, John Brewer, Michaela Brewer, Myles Brewer, Marg Cameron, Ardith Crouse, Geraldine Crouse, Nora Currie, Terry Dillon, Beulah Estey, John Fiske, Jayne Hachey, Paul Humble, Kevin McKeen, Tony Merrithew, Simon MacDougall, Clayton Morehouse, Irvine Morehouse, Vernon A Morehouse, Sharon Morrison, Donna Munford, Barb Nason, Jackie Newhook, Linda Powers, Andrea Reed-Clarke, Phil Robertson, Laura Somerville, Marty Wilson In Nursing Homes: Stanley Crouse, Marian Gollings, Neva Wallace Faithful Departed: Gary Brewer * Special Note: Be sure to take the bulletin home with you each Sunday. It has Sunday’s readings, should you wish to reread them; along with reminders of upcoming events; and most importantly ‘Our Prayer List’. Please keep these people who have asked for prayer in your prayers all week. Thank you!
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