WEEKLY PEW SHEET TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. HYMNS: 366, 337, 383ii, 472. For the week beginning Sunday 9 October 2016

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1 WEEKLY PEW SHEET TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST HYMNS: 366, 337, 383ii, 472 PREACHER The Rev d John Spooner Honorary Chaplain to the Healing Ministry 7:45AM SAID EUCHARIST Reader: Anne Innes Intercessor: Penelope Burton 9:00AM SUNG EUCHARIST WITH Reader: Vivien Whitfield Intercessor: Jane Potter Cantor: Pip Dracakis Setting: Matthias Christ Church Mass Motet: Buxtehude (arr.) In God, my faithful God Voluntary: Vierne Hymne au soleil 11:00AM CHORAL EUCHARIST Reader: Phillip Jones Intercessor: Daniel Ferguson Choir: The Choir of St James Setting: Victoria Missa Vidi speciosam Motet: Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine Voluntary: Vierne Hymne au soleil For the week beginning Sunday 9 October 2016 PLEASE USE IN CONJUNCTION WITH ORDER OF SERVICE BOOKLET YOU ARE WELCOME TO TAKE THE PEW SHEET HOME WITH YOU Church opening hours: Mon Fri 10am 4pm; Sat 9am 1pm; Sun 7am 4pm Weekly services: Mon Fri: 12:30pm Eucharist; Wed: 6:15pm Choral Evensong As Sydney s oldest church, St James is a place of soul-stirring worship, challenging preaching and fine music. We are a progressive community that welcomes all people regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, or religion. 1

2 Please advise one of the Sidespersons if you would like Communion brought to you in the pew. If necessary, you are welcome to sit for those parts of the liturgy when it is normal to stand. REFLECTION We rejoice in the gifts of healing and wholeness that we receive daily from God s hand. Although our offering of praise and thanksgiving may not always flow freely, nevertheless such a response shapes our discipleship. We therefore seek to respond with generosity to our relationship with God and others. COLLECT OF THE DAY O God, you have made heaven and earth and all that is good: help us to delight in simple things and to rejoice always in the richness of your bounty; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. FIRST READING A reading from the Book of the prophet Jeremiah 29:1, 4 7 These are the words of the letter that the prophet Jeremiah sent from Jerusalem to the remaining elders among the exiles, and to the priests, the prophets, and all the people, whom Nebuchadnezzar had taken into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon. Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat what they produce. Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply there, and do not decrease. But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. A short silence is observed. Reader All For the Word of the Lord, Thanks be to God. PSALM 66:1 11 At the 7:45am Eucharist the Psalm is recited antiphonally, a long pause being observed at the colon. At the 9:00am Eucharist the following antiphon and setting of the Psalm is used. At the 11:00am Eucharist a Book of Common Prayer setting of the Psalm is sung by the Choir. 2

3 Response Chants: 9am D. Drury; 11am W. Parratt O shout with joy to God, all the earth: sing to the honour of his name, and give him glory as his praise. Say to God How fearful are your works: because of your great might your enemies shall cower before you. All the earth shall worship you: and sing to you, and sing praises to your name. Come then and see what God has done: how terrible are his dealings with the children of Adam. He turned the sea into dry land, they crossed the river on foot: then were we joyful because of him. By his power he rules for ever, his eyes keep watch on the nations: and rebels shall never rise against him. O bless our God, you peoples: and cause his praises to resound, Who has held our souls in life: who has not suffered our feet to slip. For you have proved us, O God: you have tried us as silver is tried. You brought us into the net: you laid sharp torment on our loins. You let our enemies ride over our heads, we went through fire and water: but you brought us out into a place of liberty. Response SECOND READING A reading from the Second Letter of Paul to Timothy 2:8-15 Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendant of David that is my gospel, for which I suffer hardship, even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But the word of God is not chained. Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, so that they may also obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory. The saying is sure: If we have died with him, we will also live with him; if we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he will also deny us; if we are faithless, he remains faithful for he cannot deny himself. Remind them of this, and warn them before God that they are to avoid wrangling 3

4 over words, which does no good but only ruins those who are listening. Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved by him, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly explaining the word of truth. A short silence is observed. Reader All For the Word of the Lord, Thanks be to God. We now sing the Gradual Hymn: No GOSPEL ACCLAMATION Please remain standing and turn to face the Gospel reader. Reader/All Cantor All Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! For all things give thanks to God, because this is what he expects of you in Christ Jesus. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! GOSPEL READING LUKE 17:11 19 Deacon A reading from the Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, according to St Luke. All Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ. On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, they called out, saying, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us! When he saw them, he said to them, Go and show yourselves to the priests. And as they went, they were made clean. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. He prostrated himself at Jesus feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus asked, Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they? Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner? Then he said to the Samaritan, Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well. Deacon All For the Gospel of the Lord, Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ. COMMUNION Baptised Christians from all traditions are welcome to receive Communion. All others are welcome to come forward to receive a blessing. Please move to the altar rail. You are advised to take any valuables with you to Communion to ensure their security. We also request that people not use the practice of intinction at Communion (the practice of dipping the consecrated bread into the consecrated wine) as it increases the possibility of transmitting infection. If you are concerned about use of the common cup, it is acceptable for you to receive Communion in one kind (i.e. the bread only). Gluten-free wafers are available upon request. 4

5 COMMUNION MOTETS 9AM MOTET In God, my faithful God, I trust when dark my road; Tho many woes o ertake me, Yet he will not forsake me. His love it is doth send them And when tis nest, will end them. Sigismund Weingartner, 1607; tr. Catherine Winkworth, 1863 Music: Melody by Jakob Regnart, 1574; Setting by Dietrich Buxtehude, ( ) Verbe égal au Très-Haut, notre unique espérance, Jour éternel de la terre et des cieux, De la paisible nuit nous rompons le silence: Divin Sauveur, jette sur nous les yeux! Répands sur nous le feu de ta grâce puissante; Que tout l enfer fuie au son de ta voix; Dissipe le sommeil d une âme languissante, Qui la conduit a l oubli de tes lois! Ô Christ, sois favorable à ce peuple fidèle Pour te bénir maintenant rassemblé; Reçois les chants qu il offre à ta gloire immortelle; Et de tes dons qu il retourne comblé! 11AM MOTET Words: Roman Breviary, tr. Jean Racine ( ) Music: Gabriel Fauré ( ) So be it, then I say With all my heart each day. We, too, dear Lord, adore thee, We sing for joy before thee. Guide us while here we wander, Until we praise thee yonder. ORGAN VOLUNTARY Louis Vierne ( ) Hymne au soleil, Op. 53, no. 3 Words: Word of God, our only hope, Eternal light of the earth and the heavens, We break the silence of the peaceful night; Divine Saviour, bestow Thine eyes upon us! Lay upon us the fire of Thy mighty grace, That all hell may flee the sound of Thy voice; Banish the slumber of a languishing soul, Which makes it forgetful of Thy laws! O Christ, be merciful to Thy faithful people Assembled here to praise Thee; Receive the songs they offer to Thy immortal glory; May they return laden with Thy gifts. PRAYERS FOR HEALING The laying on of hands and anointing with prayers for healing, for yourself or on behalf of others, will be offered in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit after both the 9:00am and the 11:00am services. 5

6 PLEASE PRAY FOR: Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Please pray for the Church in the Province of the West Indies and The Most Rev d and The Hon. Dr John Holder, Archbishop of the West Indies and Bishop of Barbados. The sick Immediate: Angela Wickman, Eric Robinson, Michael Collis, Megan Nelson, Faye Green, Peter Meyer, Harry Parsons, Patricia Highducheck, Margaret, Bishop Jack Spong, Peter Christian, Martha McRae. The sick Long-term: Rodney Knock, Leigh Knock, Pamela Sapsford, Anahera Chessum, Bob Crundwell, Cherie Sheppard, Fr John Beer, Maddy Ritchie, Candace Waters, The Waters family, Aldine Dallas, The Rev d Gethin Abraham-Williams, Norma Shore, Gabriel Miles, Fr Ken Shillito, Tim Potter, Ray Sharp, Joan Goff, Peter Stewart, Marian Pilone, Marion Barton, Neville Harris, Shirley Harris, Steve Bell, Jean Lowe, Benjamin York, Ariel Roman, Bp Ken Mason, Douglas and Margaret Bruce, Sue Keats, Ashleigh Lester, Joyce Wiltshire, Paula Ginns, Dorothy van Twest, Judith Chandler, Rhonda Gordon, John Eddy, Fiona Hawke, Barry Shepherd, Phillip, Norma Penglase, Eva Hulley, Dorothy Picard, Frances Rolfe, Helen Ashley, Hamish Richards, Jean Keppie, Lia Edwards, Billie Brace, Eve Syme, The Rev d Paul Cooper, June Miller, Shane Madigan. Baptism anniversaries: Ash Broughton Graham. The recently departed: James Robinson, Jenny Johnston, Olive Hely, Richard Conti, Neville Robinson, Andreas Kormas, Barrie Martin, Margaret Radford, David Samild. Those whose year s mind falls at this time: Christina Harper, Lillian Johnstone, Hazel Hodgson, Simon Kerr, Brenda Straton, Louise Connolly, Emily Hodgson, Ingrid Hume, Nicolas (Nick) Lampe, Olive Hipwell, Frieda Hohnen, Thalia Shuttleworth, Ethel Lamont, Robert Hope, Kathleen Dolan, Elisha Burns, Beryl Carver, William Coogan, Joy Deane, Albert White, priest, Philip Dowe, Joanne Goodman, Jean Drylie. Please note that names of the sick will remain on the Immediate list for one month only. If there is a need for a name to remain longer, please ask for it to be placed on the Long Term list. All requests should be made to Dianne Ward, the Office Administrator, at THE FLOWERS IN THE CHURCH TODAY are in loving memory of Spencer and Helen Windeyer May they rest in peace, and rise with Christ in glory. 6

7 NOTICES ST JAMES INSTITUTE Ever struggled with prayer? Fr Martin returns to St James for October Thursday lunchtimes, 1:00 to 2:00pm, for A School for Prayer: Lord, Teach Us to Pray...Join us for this continuation of the series offered earlier in the year. You need not have been to the earlier sessions if you would like to come. No cost. Registrations are now essential for planning purposes, so please register at or phone and leave a message. Rector s Series: Documents of the Church Many documents are used to define the Christian Church. The Old and New Testaments, the Councils and Creeds of the Early Church, and for Anglicans the documents of the Elizabethan Settlement, the Prayer Books and the Thirty-Nine Articles have shaped us and continue to do so today. How should we approach, read, interpret and understand these writings, and what status should they be given today? Join Fr Andrew Sempell for an entertaining series of four studies on Thursdays 3, 10, 17 & 24 November, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Refreshments (quiche, salad, bread and fruit) will be available. Cost (includes refreshments and notes on the series): $40/30. Early registrations would be appreciated: or phone and leave a message. ST JAMES MEN S GROUP The next meeting will be at 12 noon on Saturday 22 October at 15 Macleay Avenue, Wahroonga. Our speaker will be Dr Jeremy Hall, Head of the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Newington College. RSVP to David Cheetham on COMING EVENTS AT ST JAMES AND OTHER IMPORTANT ITEMS ST JAMES EATS The next St James Eats will take place on Friday 28 October at Cozy Thai, Shop 1, 46 Hampden Road, Wahroonga, at 7:00pm. Please prepay to secure your place: $35pp including corkage and tip. Please contact Chris Cheetham if you would like to attend: SIDESPERSONS NEEDED Volunteers are needed to be on a roster as Sidespersons for Wednesday Evensong. If you are able to help please contact John Carroll on ANGLICAN EdCOMM DINNER An invitation is extended to those involved with education to attend the annual Integral Project Dinner of Anglican EdComm on Thursday 20 October, 6:30pm 9:45pm at Rydges Parramatta, James Ruse Drive, Rosehill. Speaker: Dr Michael Spence, Vice Chancellor, University of Sydney. Cost: $90-$120.For more information and to register, see the website: EREMOS: CREATING COMMUNITY WITH NO US AND THEM Eremos invites all to join in their End of Year Gathering and AGM on Sunday 23 October at 2:00pm at the Wayside Chapel Community Hall, Hughes Street, Potts Point. Hear Rev Graham Long, Pastor and CEO of the Wayside Chapel speak on building a real, open and hospitable community. AGM starts at 3:30pm, preceded by afternoon tea. Cost: $20 pre 16 October; $30 later. Booking: Enquiries: 7

8 2017 ORCHESTRAL MASSES FUNDRAISER The Launch of the Fundraising Appeal for the 2017 Orchestral Masses is to be held at the home of the Reverend John and Mrs Jan Stewart, Clergy House, McLean Avenue, Chatswood on Saturday, 29 October, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00pm. RSVP by telephone ( ) to the Parish Office by 21 October 2016 Tickets: $50 per person ST JAMES CHRISTMAS CARDS Various Christmas card designs are now available, featuring photography by Christopher Shain. $20 for a pack of 10 with envelopes. All proceeds go to the Church. Available from the back of the Church or from the Parish Office. 8

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10 2016 SMITH LECTURE: THE THIN RED LINE Thursday 20 October 6pm drinks for 7pm lecture Doltone House, Darling Island North Wharf, 48 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont. $40pp Register by Friday 14 October Online at: Teenagers of today face dramatically increased risks compared to their parents generation - there is now a thin red line between having fun and suffering the consequences of substance abuse, depression, suicide, feelings of worthlessness, one-punch violence, brain-damaging binge drinking, addiction to degrading pornography and other destructive behaviour. Boys lack powerful male role models and girls often feel unattractive, lack confidence and exhibit reduced capacity for genuine intimacy in relationships with lifelong consequences. Dr Bruce Robinson, who has written a number of best-selling fathering books and who founded the award-winning Fathering Project at the University of Western Australia, talks about simple but powerful strategies that have been demonstrated to be effective at reducing these problems. These issues are of importance to anyone who cares about children and about the future of our society. The strategies he describes represent best practice today and they will change the future of our sons and daughters. Interestingly, he has since found that most of these ideas were actually written in the Bible thousands of years ago. He wonders why he, and many in society, have missed seeing them for so long and what else we might be missing. 10

11 DIRECTOR ST JAMES' INSTITUTE (HALF TIME) St James Church is looking for either an ordained or lay person who can take a vigorous, strategic and entrepreneurial approach in leading and developing the St James' Institute into the next phase of its life. The Institute provides a range of educational programs and other resources to enable people to explore and grow in the Christian faith, and to engage in public discussion on contemporary issues. Enquires to the Rector, The Rev'd Andrew Sempell, on For further information, please see the Position Statement at Applications close on Friday 28 October COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA MANAGER (PART-TIME 3 DAYS PW) St James Church is looking for someone with a high level of written communication and interpersonal skills. He or she must be competent in MS Office and Publisher, have excellent proofreading skills, administrative ability, and a capacity to multi-task. Duties include: maintaining the Parish website, writing articles, publishing Parish Connections, and general administrative support. Enquires to the Rector, The Rev'd Andrew Sempell, on For further information, please see the Position Statement at Applications close on Friday 28 October MORE INFORMATION on many news items, and the Parish, can be found on our website, including links to our bimonthly magazine, Parish Connections. 11

12 Please send any notices for inclusion in the parish news to the office by Tuesday morning. PARISH OF ST JAMES, KING STREET Office: Level 1, Phillip St, Sydney NSW 2000 Telephone: Fax: Rector: The Reverend Andrew Sempell E: T: (mobile ) Associate Rector: The Reverend John Stewart E: T: (AH ) Acting Director of the St James Institute: Sue Mackenzie E: T: (mobile ) Wardens: John Dakin, Kumar Rasiah and Michael Robinson. E: Website: PARISH MINISTRIES GUILD OF ST RAPHAEL HEALING EUCHARIST First Tuesday each month, 6:15pm MOTHERS UNION First Wednesday each month, 10:30am WHAT S ON THIS WEEK CHRISTIAN MEDITATION Tuesday, 1:10 1:50pm, Crypt Wednesday, 7:45 8:30am, Crypt Friday, 1:10 1:50pm, Crypt WORSHIP Monday to Friday 12:30pm, Holy Eucharist Wednesday 6:15pm, Choral Evensong Sung by The Choir of St James LUNCHTIME CONCERT Wednesday 12 October, 1:15pm Ensemble from the NSW Police Band NEXT SUNDAY 16 OCTOBER 2016 TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (GREEN) PREACHER THE REV D ANDREW SEMPELL RECTOR 7:45AM SAID EUCHARIST 9:00AM SUNG EUCHARIST WITH SUNG BY THE ST JAMES SINGERS SETTING: MATTHIAS CHRIST CHURCH MASS MOTET: STANFORD PUREST AND HIGHEST 11:00AM CHORAL EUCHARIST SUNG BY THE CHOIR OF ST JAMES SETTING: HARRIS IN F MOTET: PURCELL THOU KNOWEST, LORD Please consider paying your offering directly into the church account. Details are: BSB , A/C , Churchwardens St James Gen. A/C. Offering cards are available from the Office if you use direct debit.