Chimes (November 14, 2021)


St. Margaret of Scotland

Lections: Isaiah 58:6-12; Psalm 146: 4-9 (BAS page 905); Matthew 25:31-40

11:00am: Holy Eucharist/BCP

  • Officiant/Homilist: Reverend Lynn Courage
  • Reader: Ches Welcher

Hymns: 434 vs. 1, 3, 4; 521 All Verses; 527 vs. 1, 2, 5; 613 All Verses; 565 vs. 1, 2, 3

Table of Contents

Ministry & Mission at the Ascension

  • Seating for Church: If you have an assigned seat for Sunday church services and you are unable to attend, PLEASE remember to contact the office to let us know. As attendance at worship is increasing, we need to avail of every seat on Sundays. We understand that occasionally circumstances may arise that would prevent you from attending and you are unable to let us know. However, we have found that seats are left unfilled for numerous Sundays because we have not been advised. You can email the office at [email protected] or call and leave a message at 368-5693. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter. Thank you.
  • Vaccine Passports:  Please remember everyone who wishes to attend worship aged 12 and up are required to show their vaccine status. Children under 12 are not required to show proof of vaccine at this time. If you give the church permission to save your vaccine status, you will not need to show it each time you attend worship.
  • Christmas Hamper Project:  Once again our parish will continue to help families in need this Christmas by providing Christmas Hampers.  The hampers will include groceries for Christmas Dinner, as well as gifts for the children in the family. 
    • If you would like to provide one of these hampers by sponsoring a family, please contact Nickie Butler at [email protected] or the church office at [email protected]. One of the Hamper Team members will contact you with the details of the family with whom you have been matched.
    • The Christmas Hamper tree, with the tags of items requested, will be set up in the church on November 28. Please feel free to take a tag. The deadline for donations is Sunday, December 12.
    • If you would like to make a monetary donation for the Hamper Project, you can do so at the church website or via E-Transfer, using the following email address: [email protected] and the password is church (please reference hamper project). We thank you for your support!
    • Please contact the office via email at [email protected] or at 368-5693 if you would like to receive a hamper.

    Christmas Hamper Team – Karen Anthony, Nickie Butler, Kathy MacPherson.

  • Online Fall Fair Auction:

    • Last Call for Donations! Please call Lisa Fancey (685-9408) or email at [email protected] if you have any last minute donations.
    • Auction will run from Sunday, November 21 to Friday, November 26 on Facebook. Please search for “Online Fall Fair Auction - Parish of the Ascension.”
    • Successful bidders will be contacted on Friday night, November 26.
    • Any perishable items (foods, etc.) can be dropped to the church side door on Saturday, November 27, between 10:00 -11:30 a.m. If you cannot make this time please contact Lisa Fancey to make alternate arrangements.
    • ALL items will be available for pickup on Saturday, November 27 from 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. at the church using the side door entrance. We ask that you meet us at the side entrance and respect all public health guidelines.
    • Payments can be made by e-transfer to [email protected] using the password church (please reference the on-line auction) or by cheque or cash upon pick up of items.
  • Shared Ministry Service:  On Sunday, November 21 at 6:30 p.m. the churches of Ascension and Good Shepherd will be hosting a joint ministry service at the Good Shepherd. The offering for that evening will be given to the local food bank. You may choose to make a donation for the food bank. All are welcome.
  • Confirmation: Registration for confirmation has been extended to November 21. You may register any Sunday after the 11 a.m. service. Please see Mrs. Kearley to complete the registration or Monday to Friday between 9 - 12 at the church office. You may also register on our Website at Confirmation registration forms can be found under the CARE button at the top of the page. Thank you.
  • Advent Project – St. Margaret’s Boat: This Advent we will partner with Daybreak Child and Parent Center to donate books for children ages 2 - 4. This project launched today, the Feast of St. Margaret. You may write a note or place a card in the book if you wish. New books only, please. All items purchased can be placed in the boat located in the side foyer. Books collected will be presented to Maureen Bethel, acting Educational Director, from Daybreak Parent Child Center, on December 12, at the 11a.m. service.  The children in this age group really enjoy interactive type books, diversity and multi culture and any type of visually stimulating books.
  • Help Needed:  We are looking for individuals who may be available to deliver Advent packages/church envelopes to parishioners. Advent packages and church envelopes will be available on Sunday, November 21. If you are available to help after that date, please notify the office via email at [email protected] or by telephone at 368-5693.
  • Community Supper: This week’s free hot take out meal will be on Wednesday, November 17 from 5 - 6:30 p.m. The mobile truck will be parked at Motor Vehicle Registration parking lot, 149 Smallwood Drive. Covid protocols will be observed.
  • CLB Service Awards: On behalf of Capt. Jamie Hill, all officers, staff and kids of Mount Pearl 4507 CLB, we would like to congratulate the following service recipients:
    • 2020/2021 Training Year
      • Pte. Jeremy Newell  - 5 years
      • Rev Lynn Courage - 10 years
    • 2021/2022 Training Year
      • Maddison Caul - 5 years
      • Amber Dawe - 5 years
      • Paige Newell - 5 years
      • Captain Andrew Kane - 30 years
      • Captain Jamie Hill - 35 years
      • Lt. Ken Parsons - 40 years
      • Captain Craig Dyer - 45 years
      • Captain Wallace Earle - 60 years

We are very proud of you all, for continuing to Fight the Good Fight!

  • CLB Take Out Lunch: Each week the CLB offers take out lunch specials on Friday. If you are interested in purchasing for your home or office group, please call 722-1737 to pre-order. Orders must be received by Thursday at 11 a.m.  Free delivery for orders of five or more dinners.
  • Services During the Week:
    • November 21, 2021, Reign of Christ: 11:00am - Holy Eucharist/BAS
    • Shared Ministry Service (Ascension and Church of the Good Shepherd), 6:30pm - Church of the Good Shepherd

    Prayers of the People

    O God, who made Saint Margaret of Scotland wonderful in her outstanding charity towards the poor, grant that through her intercession and example we may reflect among all humanity the image of your divine goodness, let us say:
    Lord, make us serve you in people.

    Let us pray to our Lord Jesus Christ for all those who need our compassion and care, for all those who commit themselves to the poorest, and for those who are afraid to be involved. Let us say:
    Lord, make us serve you in people.

    For all who have lost their way in life we cry out to you to make the Church welcome them and give them you and your Good News to live for, remembering the parishes of St. Timothy, Stephenville Crossing, and for those worshipping in Australia, we pray:
    Lord, make us serve you in people.

    For all victims of war and civil strife, with all strangers living in foreign lands, we cry out that people may be hospitable to them, we pray:
    Lord, make us serve you in people.

    With all those who hunger for food, who thirst for justice, who crave for human dignity, we cry out that we may hear your voice in them, we pray:
    Lord, make us serve you in people.

    With all those who care for the sick and the handicapped, with doctors, nurses, pharmacists, midwives, we cry out that we may recognize you in those who need affectionate, loving care, especially those on the Ascension Prayer Cycle, we pray:
    Lord, make us serve you in people.

    With all those who are imprisoned because of their convictions, with all those who are persecuted, who are prisoners of their hatred, their greed or their failings, we ask you to free them, we pray:
    Lord, make us serve you in people. 

    We remember those who have died today and ask you to receive them into your loving care, we pray:
    Lord, make us serve you in people.

    God, Father of the poor, your Son Jesus was born among us
    poor, humble and dependent. Open our eyes and our hearts and our hands to honor him now as our Lord and King by welcoming him in those who are hungry and thirsty, in all who are abandoned and lonely, in refugees, in the poor and the sick. Let our love become free and spontaneous, like the tenderness you have shown us in your Son. Welcome us in the everlasting Kingdom prepared for us through Christ Jesus our Lord

    Ascension Prayer Cycle:  Aden, Amelia, Amy, Angela, Ann, Annie, Aubrey, Audrey, Barbara, Bertha, Brenda, Brian, Brittany, Brandon, Callum, Carl, Cathy, Christina, Cindy, Claire, Clarence, Connie, David, Debra, Delilah, Dennis, Derrick, Don, Donna, Doreen, Dot, Douglas, Dulcie, Ed, Edie, Edgar, Elaine, Emily, Erin, Evelyn, Finnley, Frederick, Fred, Frank, Flo, Garrett, Gary, George, Gerald, Glenda, Gordon, Harry, Ike, Ina, Ingrid, Ira, Jack, Janet, Jason, Jennifer, Jenny, John, Josephine, Joan, Junior, Kent, Kevin, Kim, Laura, Leo, Leonie, Lori, Luke, Madeline, Marie, Marsha, Mark, Marion, Marylou, Maxine, Maxwell, Melvin, Michael, Michelle, Mike, Mona, Nancy, Oskar, Pam, Peter, Rachel, Randell, Rochelle, Rodney, Roland, Ruby, Ruth, Rita, Sadie, Sam, Sean, Shirley, Stephen, Susan, Tina, Todd, Tom, Valerie and Warwick



    O God,
    Such faithfulness as Queen of Scotland that she cared for the poor and relieved the needs of those who lay in prison. Grant us a like devotion, whatever the service to which you call us, that we may be agents of your mercy; 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 First Book of Isaiah

    Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover them, and not to hide yourself from your own kin? Then your light shall break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up quickly; your vindicator shall go before you, the glory of the Lord shall be your rearguard. Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry for help, and he will say, Here I am. If you remove the yoke from among you, the pointing of the finger, the speaking of evil, if you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom be like the noonday. The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your needs in parched places, and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters never fail. Your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; you shall be called the repairer of the breach,
    the restorer of streets to live in.  Isaiah 58:6-12

    Reader: The Word of the Lord 
    People: Thanks be to God


    He counts the number of the stars
    and calls them all by their names.

    Great is our Lord and mighty in power;
    there is no limit to his wisdom.

    The Lord lifts up the lowly,
    but casts the wicked to the ground.

    Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving;
    make music to our God upon the harp.

    He covers the heavens with clouds
    and prepares rain for the earth;

    He makes grass to grow upon the mountains
    and green plants to serve mankind.   Psalm 146: 4-9

    Reader: The Lord be with you
    People: And also with you

    The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ According to Matthew

    People: Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

    When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left. Then the king will say to those at his right hand, “Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.” Then the righteous will answer him, “Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?” And the king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.  Matthew 25:31-40

    Reader: The Gospel of Christ
    People: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ

    Prayer over the Gifts

    Holy God,
    in this eucharist we renew our baptismal covenant.
    Help us, through our offering this day,
    to renounce all things that draw us from your love.
    This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN

    Prayer after Communion

    Gracious God,
    in this sacrament
    we have shared the body and blood of Christ.
    May we who have been nourished by holy things
    bear witness to his light,
    and share in his eternal priesthood;
    for he is Lord for ever and ever. AMEN

    Other Documents

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    Anglian Church of Canada One Licence #733242-A Book of Alternative Services The Taizé Community Book of Common Praise GIA Publications Wee Worship Book The Iona Community CCLI License # 1733318Resources for Chimes from the above sources