ST. DAVID’S CHURCH! Christ Church ! with the ! St. Basil’s Church!
The 1st Sunday after Christmas Day! 29th December, 2013! Rector: ! The Rev’d Canon Noel A. Burke, MA! Tel. No.: 435-4272! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org !
Associate! The Very Rev’d William G. St. C Dixon, CBE, MA! Dean Emeritus of the Cathedral of St. Michael and All Angels! Tel. No.: 427-3169! Email:!email@example.com !
ORDER OF THE HOLY MASS Introit Hymn Christmas Sentence Acclamation Collect for Purity Kyries Gloria in Excelsis The Collect:
THE ENTRANCE RITE 81/82 Page 97 Page 101 Page 101 Page 102 Page 102 Page 159/Bulletin pg 3
THE LITURGY OF THE WORD 1st Reading: Isaiah 61:10-62:3 Psalm 147: 13-21 Bulletin page 4 Epistle: Galatians 3: 23-25, 4:4-7 The Gradual Hymn 77 THE HOLY GOSPEL: John 1: 1-18 The Sermon The Nicene’ Creed Page 105 Intercession: D page 111 Act of Penitence & Absolution Page 123 The Greeting of Peace Page 224
THE LITURGY OF THE SACRAMENT THE OFFERTORY 91, 73 The Presentation of the Offerings Page 126 The Sursum Corda Page 126 Christmas Preface Page 129 “Therefore we praise you” Page 131 Sanctus et Benedictus Qui Venit Page 131 Consecration Prayer: B Page 135 The Lord’s Prayer Page 144 The Breaking of Bread Page 145 The Invitation Page 145 Agnus Dei Page 147 Administration of Holy Communion 79, 665, 642 Post Communion Prayer Page 149
THE DISMISSAL RITE The Blessing Page Notices and Announcements Recessional Hymn 68
Sacred Heart of Jesus, reign within us this Christmas
LECTORS & INTERCESSORS AT MASS TODAY 6:16am
Aleah Forde McCarthy
THE COLLECT ! Almighty God, you have poured upon us the new light of your incarnate Word: Grant that this light, enkindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.! THE LESSON:!
READER: A Reading from the Word of God written in the ! Book of Isaiah chapter 61 beginning at the 10th verse!
I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall exult in my God; for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation, he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. For as the earth brings forth its shoots, and as a garden causes what is sown in it to spring up, so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations. For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until her vindication goes forth as brightness, and her salvation as a burning torch. The nations shall see your vindication, and all the kings your glory; and you shall be
called by a new name which the mouth of the LORD will give. You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.!
Reader:! ALL:! !
Here ends the Reading.! Thanks be to God.!
Psalm 147: 13-21!
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Worship the Lord, O Jerusalem; *praise your God, O Zion; For he has strengthened the bars of your gates; * he has blessed your children within you. He has established peace on your borders; * he satisfies you with the finest wheat. He sends out his command to the earth, * and his word runs very swiftly. He gives snow like wool; * he scatters hoarfrost like ashes. He scatters his hail like bread crumbs; * who can stand against his cold? He sends forth his word and melts them; * he blows with his wind, and the waters flow. He declares his word to Jacob, * his statutes and his judgments to Israel. He has not done so to any other nation; * to them he has not revealed his judgments. Hallelujah!
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.
THE EPISTLE! A Reading from the Word of God written in the Letter to the Galatians chapter 3 beginning at the 23rd verse.!
Now before faith came, we were confined under the law, kept under restraint until faith should be revealed. So that the law was our custodian until Christ came, that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a custodian; But when the time had fully come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba! Father!" So through God you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son then an heir.! Â ! Reader:! Here ends the Reading.! ALL:! ! Thanks be to God.!
! THE HOLY GOSPEL! !
The Lord be with you! And also with you! A Reading from the Holy Gospel ! according to John! Glory to Christ our Saviour.!
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God; all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came for testimony, to bear witness to the light, that all might !5
believe through him. He was not the light, but came to bear witness to the light. The true light that enlightens every man was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world knew him not. He came to his own home, and his own people received him not. But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God; who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father. (John bore witness to him, and cried, "This was he of whom I said, `He who comes after me ranks before me, for he was before me.'") And from his fulness have we all received, grace upon grace. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God; the only Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has made him known.Â !
The Gospel of Christ.! Praise to Christ our Lord.!
From the Rectorâ€™s Notebook Greetings: We give thanks to God for the experience of worship at our recently held christmas services
The eternal message of hope and peace would have been located within the biblical texts and the various hymns and prayers of the season.
The opportunity for family get-togethers and the meetings of friends, neighbors and associates
would have brought joy to our lives as we shared a meal around the table.
We are aware that the original christmas story broke into a world in which persons faced hardship and difficulty and so this Christmas we would have sought through our gift and hamper ministry to bring cheer to those who have nowhere else to turn for help.
The christmas narrative is renewed each year as we reflect on it in while making our communion at the altar. We know of the deep doctrinal meaning of those narratives, especially that of St. John 1: 118.
This narrative tells of God’s love for us to the extent that God becomes a human being as the hymn writer says of two-fold substance both human and divine. this gives much cause for rejoicing.
Valerie Schultz reminds us in a recent article that the lyrics to “O Holy Night,” about how “the weary world rejoices,” is a christmas invitation to be joyful even in this weary world.
It is that call to rejoice that sees us through the most bitter experience and the most fearsome uncertainty even as we seek solutions to the economic problems facing Barbados.
Quite recently I was introduced to a book entitled “The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity” written by economist Jeffrey Sachs. (Yes, I do not only read theology books) Speaking of the USA he states what may be true of us as in Barbados as well when he writes that at
the root of America’s crisis.
economic crisis lies a moral
He goes on to say that “Without restoring an ethos of social responsibility, there can be no meaningful and sustained economic recovery”.
As we make efforts to get the economy right, let us also ensure that other parts of the package are put in order as well if we are to avoid similar situations in the future.
We have to look at the total person, spiritual, religious, social, political and determine together the long term trends and what is it exactly that we want for our country.
We pray that as the season of Christmas continues that the spirit of good will and moderation will prevail among us.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13
! Your friend and priest, !
Noel A. Burke, MA (The Rev’d Canon) Rector
CURRENT NEWS AND EVENTS! PRAYERS FOR OUR CARIBBEAN NEIGHBOURS! We remember our brothers and sisters across the region who suffered recently in extremely rainy weather. We pray too for the families of those who mourn the loss of loved ones. Pray that they may find strength in Christ.!
CONFIRMATION CLASS 2014!
The Confirmation Class for 2014 will begin on Saturday February 8. The class runs each Saturday from 9:00am - 10:00am until November. Registration begins in January.!
GOLDEN AGE TREAT! This will take place today (Sunday, December 29) at 12:00 noon. Let us continue to celebrate the Christmas season.!
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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The Daily Oﬀering
A morning devotion:
God, our Father, I oﬀer You my day. I oﬀer You my prayers, thoughts, words, actions, joys, and suﬀerings in union with the Heart of Jesus, who continues to oﬀer Himself in the Eucharist for the salvation of the world.
May the Holy Spirit, Who guided Jesus, be my guide and my strength today so that I may witness to your love. With Mary, the mother of our Lord and the Church, I pray for peace and goodwill among nations and people Amen.
Read the psalm appointed for the day
Read the day’s Bible Lesson
Say the Lord’s Prayer
Collect for the day
THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH:
ST. DAVID 6:15 a.m. Holy Mass & Sermon 7:45 a.m. Holy Mass & Sermon
Holy Mass & Homily
Next Sunday 6:15am 7:45am 10:00am
Holy Mass & Sermon Solemn Mass & Sermon Admin of Holy Communion & Homily
Said Mass & Sermon Sunday School
Watchnight Mass Tuesday December 31st 11:30pm - 12:45am Come and begin the New Year at Mass Fellowship afterwards in the Church Hall
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