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ST. DAVID’S CHURCH CHRIST CHURCH WITH THE

THE CHAPEL OF ST. BASIL

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Jesus answered: “Go and tell John what you hear and see: the blind receive their sight and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them..”

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THE THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT! 15TH DECEMBER, 2013!

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Rector: ! The Rev’d Canon Noel A. Burke, M.A.! Tel. No.: 435-4272! Email: nburke@anglican.bb !

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Assistant:! The Very Rev’d William G. St. C. Dixon, CBE, MA! [Dean Emeritus of the St. Michael’s Cathedral]! Tel. No.: 427-3169! Email: spod@caribsurf. com !

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ORDER OF THE HOLY MASS Introit Hymn Advent Sentence Acclamation Collect for Purity Kyries The Collect:

THE ENTRANCE RITE 48 Page 97 Page 101 Page 101 Page 102 Page 157/Bulletin pg 3

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THE LITURGY OF THE WORD 1st Reading: Isaiah 35: 1-10 Psalm 146 Page 662/Bulletin pg 4 Epistle: James 5: 7-10 The Gradual Hymn 40 THE HOLY GOSPEL: Matthew 11: 2-11 The Sermon The Nicene Creed Page 104 Intercession: F Page 115 Act of Penitence & Absolution Page 123 The Greeting of Peace Page 224

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THE LITURGY OF THE SACRAMENT THE OFFERTORY 37 The Presentation of the Offerings Page 126: Form B The Sursum Corda Page 126 Common Preface Page 129 “Therefore we praise you” Page 131 Sanctus et Benedictus Qui Venit Page 131 Consecration Prayer B Pages 135 The Lord’s Prayer Page 144 The Breaking of Bread Page 145 The Invitation Pages 145-146 Agnus Dei Page 147 Administration of Holy Communion 34, 43 Post Communion Prayer Pages 148

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THE DISMISSAL RITE The Blessing Page Notices and Announcements Recessional Hymn 46

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Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my whole trust in you

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LECTORS & INTERCESSORS AT MASS TODAY 6:15 a.m.

7:45 a.m.

Lesson

Lisle Perch

Margaret Gilkes

Epistle

Owen Springer

Anne Wilkinson

Intercession

Clayton Didier

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Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honour and glory, now and for ever. Amen. THE FIRST READING:

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READER: A Reading from the Word of God written in the Book of Isaiah chapter 35 beginning at the 1st verse The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad, the desert shall rejoice and blossom; like the crocus it shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice with joy and singing. The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the majesty of Carmel and Sharon. They shall see the glory of the LORD, the majesty of our God. Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. Say to those who are of a fearful heart, "Be strong, fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you." Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; then shall the lame man leap like a hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing for joy. For waters shall break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert; the burning sand shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water; the haunt of jackals shall become a swamp, the grass shall become reeds and rushes. And a highway shall be there,
 and it shall be called the Holy Way; the unclean shall not pass

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over it, and fools shall not err therein. No lion shall be there,
 nor shall any ravenous beast come up on it; they shall not be found there, but the redeemed shall walk there. And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away. Reader: ALL:

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Here ends the Reading. Thanks be to God.

Psalm 146 Lauda, anima mea. 1.Hallelujah! Praise the Lord, O my soul!* I will praise the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being. 2.Put not your trust in rulers, nor in any child of earth, * for there is no help in them. 3.When they breathe their last, they return to earth, * and in that day their thoughts perish. 4.Happy are they who have the God of Jacob for their help!* whose hope is in the Lord their God. 5.Who made heaven and earth, the seas, and all that is in them; * who keeps his promise for ever; 6.Who gives justice to those who are-oppressed, * and food to those who hunger. 7.The Lord sets the prisoners free; the Lord opens the eyes of the blind;* the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down; 8.The Lord loves the righteous; the Lord cares for the stranger; * he sustains the orphan and widow, but frustrates the way of the wicked. 9.The Lord shall reign for ever,* your God, O Zion, throughout all generations. Hallelujah!

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Glory to the Father, and to the Son* and to the Holy Spirit; As it was in the beginning is now* and shall be forever. Amen.

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THE EPISTLE A Reading from the Word of God written in the James chapter 5 beginning at the 7th verse.

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Be patient, therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient over it until it receives the early and the late rain. You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.  Do not grumble, brethren, against one another, that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the doors.  As an example of suffering and patience, brethren, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. 

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Reader: ALL:

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Here ends the Reading. Thanks be to God.

THE HOLY GOSPEL Gospeller: A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew ALL: Glory to Christ our Saviour.

At that time when John heard in prison about the deeds of the Christ, he sent word by his disciples and said to him, "Are you he who is to come, or shall we look for another?"  And Jesus answered them, "Go and tell John what you hear and see:  the blind receive their sight and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them.  And blessed is he who takes no offense at me."  As they went away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds concerning John: "What did you go out into the wilderness to behold? A reed shaken by the wind? Why then did you go out? To see a man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, those who wear soft raiment are in kings' houses. Why then did you go

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out? To see a prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 
 This is he of whom it is written, `Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee.' Truly, I say to you, among those born of women there has risen no one greater than John the Baptist; yet he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.  Gospeller: The Gospel of Christ. ALL: Praise to Christ our Lord.

!From the Rector’s Notebook Greetings: !

Today is the third Sunday in Advent. It is called often by the Latin term “Gaudete” which means rejoice.

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In the Latin Mass the introit for this particular Sunday was taken from Philippians 4:4-6 which says

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Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let all men know your forbearance. The Lord is at hand. Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Gaudete Sunday places us in the middle of the Advent season when the theme changes from that of the Jesus coming to us as judge at the end of time, to that of Jesus coming to us as the babe of the manger.

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When we consider this we must keep in mind the very powerful message of John 1:14 The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his

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glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father.

Theologians refer to God becoming flesh by use of the term “incarnation” meaning, God in the flesh.

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It is important for us to remember that God remains within us in a mystical and yet real way, directing our thoughts and our actions, inspiring us to good works and calling us to renew and to strengthen our relationship with him.

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Today in our parish there is true cause for rejoicing, as we witness twenty eight (28) persons strengthening their commitment to God almighty in the sacramental rite of laying-on-of hands in Holy Confirmation.

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Liturgical Theologian, the late Professor Frank C. Quinn (1932-2008) wrote in an article, that while “confirmation does not indicate any addition to baptism, it yet refers to the bishop’s role in the initiation process.

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Confirmation is the rite of laying-on-of hands after the practise of the Apostles along with signing on the forehead with chrism - a mixture of olive oil and balsam, blessed by the bishop on Maundy Thursday.

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Baptism, Laying-on-of Hands and making one’s Communion for the first time form the process of Christian Initiation. Those being Confirmed and making their First Communion today now stand with the rest of us as committed, resolute and filled with the Holy Spirit in representing Christ and His Church in the world.

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May God continually pour his blessing upon them.

! Your friend and priest, !Noel A. Burke, MA (The Rev’d Canon) Rector !!

CURRENT NEWS AND EVENTS


THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY CONFIRMATION

TODAY, December 15, 2013 twenty-eight (28) candidates will be Confirmed here by His Grace The Archbishop of the West Indies, Primate and Metropolitan, and The Bishop of Barbados The Most Reverend Dr The Honourable John W.D. Holder, CBE, LLD at 8:00 a.m. Let us support those being Confirmed as they renew their commitment to serve Christ.

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ANNUAL GIFT SERVICE TOMORROW Monday, December 16 at 5:00 p.m. you are reminded to bring a gift tagged with the age and gender of the intended recipient. Let us give something to those less fortunate than we are.

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CAROL SINGING The Mothers’ Union members will go singing in the district on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. Members of the congregation are invited to join them

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SUPPORT THE ANGLICAN YOUTH MINISTRY COUNCIL They will be hosting the Annual Holy Innocents Day March on December 28, 2013. The march begins at 4:30pm at Jubilee Gardens to Independence Square for the Rally from 5:00pm-7:00pm

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GOLDEN AGE TREAT This will take place on Sunday, December 29 at 12 noon. Let us continue to celebrate the festive season.

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BIRTHDAYS 15: Myrna Smith; 16: Grace Armstrong; 21: Muriel Murphy DECEMBER

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ANNIVERSARIES DECEMBER 18: Amy & Gerald Rose celebrate 41 years of marriage. DECEMBER 19: Stella & Kenneth Coombes celebrate 54 years of marriage. May God continue to bless them all.

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CHRISTMAS GIFTS

St. David’s Church Polo Shirt $35:00 from William Jones CPWI Hymnal $25.00 The Book of Common Prayer: $20:00 DAYLIGHT: $12.00 from Mrs. Margaret Carter (437-0242) Prayers from Barbados $20:00 & The Old Rugged Cross Hymnal: $10:00

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CONDOLENCES

Our sincere expressions of sympathy are extended to Iris Taylor and members of her family on the occasion of the death of the late Garcia Atkins who was buried here on Tuesday, 10th December, 2013.

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THOSE REQUESTING OUR PRAYERS

Roy Allman, Grace Armstrong, Maureen Bagot & family, Carl Barrow, Elrita Blackman, Joan & Cliff Bradford, Audine Brewster, Patricia Browne, Audley Croney, Estelle Davis, Nancy Durant, Jean Farmer, Sylvia Fields, Basil Forbes, Betty Gill, Evelyn Gittens, Nigel Griffith, Carlotta Harewood, Henderson Haynes, Veronica Headley, Caulda “Hetty “ Hobbs, Dr. William Huey, Eileen Hunte, Verona Inniss, Ruby Jones, Norma Kirton, Deanne & Selwyn Powlett, Ronald Rawlins, Joan Rollock, Clement Selman, Myrna Smith, Rachel Stampfli, Archibald Suttle, Evelyn “Brandy” Taylor, Cherie Tempro, Cynthia Thompson, Pamela Toppin, Deighton Whitney, April Williams, Jean Williams, Jennifer Williams, Peter Williams, Leslie Worrell, Vita Yarde!

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Services at St. David’s for the Christmas Season

Tuesday December 24th Christmas Eve 6:00pm Said Mass & Homily 11:30pm Singing of Christmas Carols, Blessing of the Christmas Crib, Lighting of the Christ Candle, Procession Solemn Mass & Sermon

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Wednesday December 25 Christmas Day 6:15am Said Mass & Sermon 8:00 am Procession, Solemn Mass & Sermon

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*** 8:30 am The Chapel of St. Basil Said Mass & Sermon

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Tuesday 31st December 11:15pm Watchnight Mass

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Colouring page! !

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Thank you, God, for Jesus


 From Thru-the-Bible Coloring Pages for Ages 4-8. © 1986,1988 Standard Publishing.
 Used by permission. Reproducible Coloring Books may be purchased from
 Standard Publishing, www.standardpub.com, 1-800-543-1301. Sermons4Kids.com

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! Today

THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH: ST. DAVID 6:15 a.m. Holy Mass & Sermon 8:00 a.m. The Sacrament of Holy Confirmation

Monday

5:30 p.m.

Line Dancers

Wednesday

7:00 p.m.

Holy Mass & Homily

Friday

10:00 a.m.

Office Hour

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Next Sunday 6:15am 7:45am ST. BASIL 8:30 a.m.

Holy Mass & Sermon Solemn Mass & Sermon Said Mass & Sermon Sunday School

CHURCH HALL Persons desirous of using the Church Hall for events are asked to contact Mrs. Muriel Niles at 437-4283.!

Health Tip Eat less sugar, you're sweet enough already. @HealthyTips ST. DAVID’S CHURCH Christ Church, Barbados Tel. No. : 246-437-1801 E-mail: stdavid@anglican.bb Twitter: @St_DavidBB

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