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Jesus again said to them: “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.” John 10: 7


THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER! Good Shepherd Sunday! 11TH MAY, 2014! Rector: ! The Rev’d Canon Noel A. Burke, M.A.! Tel. No.: 435-4272! E-mail: !


Associate:! The Very Rev’d William G. St. C. Dixon, CBE, MA! [Dean Emeritus of the St. Michael Cathedral]! Tel. No.: 427-3169! E-mail: !



ORDER OF THE HOLY MASS THE ENTRANCE RITE Introit Hymn 174* 169 Easter Sentence Page 98 Acclamation Page 101 Collect for Purity Page 101 Kyries Page 102 Gloria In Excelsis Page 102 The Collect: Page 169/Bulletin pg 3


THE LITURGY OF THE WORD 1st Reading: Acts 6: 1-9, 7:2a, 51-60 Psalm 23 Page 495/Bulletin pg 4 Epistle: I Peter 2: 19-25 Gradual Hymn 476 THE HOLY GOSPEL: John 10: 1-10 The Sermon The Nicene Creed Page 104 Intercession: F Page 108 Act of Penitence & Absolution Page 123 The Greeting of Peace Page 124


THE LITURGY OF THE SACRAMENT THE OFFERTORY 181 The Presentation of the Offerings Page 126 The Sursum Corda Page 126 Easter Preface Page 128 “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) 489, 747, 751, 583 Post Communion Prayer Page 148


THE DISMISSAL RITE The Blessing Page Notices and Announcements Recessional Hymn 479



Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

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8:30 a.m.

7:45 a.m.


Cally Boyea

Marion Cadogan

Ryan Jones


Brenda Lashley

Mervin Watson

Deanne Powlett


Inez Agard

Jonathan Sealy

Tyrell Agard



O God, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of your people: Grant that when we hear His voice we may know Him who calls 
 us each by name, and follow where He leads: who, with you and 
 the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

!THE FIRST READING: !READER: A Reading from the Word of God written in the !

Acts of the Apostles Chapter 6 beginning at the 1st verse

Now in these days when the disciples were increasing in number, the Hellenists murmured against the Hebrews because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution. And the twelve summoned the body of the disciples and said, "It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables. Therefore, brethren, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may appoint to this duty. But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word." And what they said pleased the whole multitude, and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Proch'orus, and Nica'nor, and Ti'mon, and Par'menas, and Nicola'us, a proselyte of Antioch. 
 These they set before the apostles, and they prayed and laid their hands upon them. And the word of God increased; and the


number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were obedient to the faith. And Stephen, full of grace and power, did great wonders and signs among the people. Then some of those who belonged to the synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called), and of the Cyre'nians, and of the Alexandrians, and of those from Cili'cia and Asia, arose and disputed with Stephen. And Stephen said: "You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Spirit. As your fathers did, so do you. Which of the prophets did not your fathers persecute? And they killed those who announced beforehand the coming of the Righteous One, whom you have now betrayed and murdered, you who received the law as delivered by angels and did not keep it." Now when they heard these things they were enraged, and they ground their teeth against him. But he, full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God; and he said, "Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing at the right hand of God." But they cried out with a loud voice and stopped their ears and rushed together upon him. Then they cast him out of the city and stoned him; and the witnesses laid down their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul. And as they were stoning Stephen, he prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit." And he knelt down and cried with a loud voice, "Lord, do not hold this sin against them." And when he had said this, he fell asleep. Reader: ALL:



Here ends the Reading. Thanks be to God. Dominus regit me.!

1.The Lord is my shepherd;* I shall not be in want. ! 2.He makes me lie down in green pastures* and leads me 
 beside still waters. ! 3.He revives my soul * and guides me along right pathways for his name's sake. ! 4.Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil;*


for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. !

! 5.You spread a table before me in the presence of those who 
 trouble me; * you have anointed my head with oil, and my 
 cup is running over. ! 6.Surely your goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, * and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. ! V. R.

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 First Letter of Peter Chapter 2 beginning at the 19th verse. !One is approved if, mindful of God, he endures pain while suffering unjustly. For what credit is it, if when you do wrong and are beaten for it you take it patiently? But if when you do right and suffer for it you take it patiently, you have God's approval. For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. He committed no sin; no guile was found on his lips. When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten; but he trusted to him who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls.

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Here ends the Reading. Thanks be to God.




The Lord be with you. And also with you.


A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John Glory to Christ our Saviour. Jesus said, "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber; but he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the s h e e p . To h i m t h e gatekeeper opens; the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers." This figure Jesus used with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them. So Jesus again said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and robbers; but the sheep did not heed them. I am the door; if any one enters by me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. The Gospel of Christ Praise to Christ our Lord. !6

From the Rector’s Notebook Greetings:


One of the beautiful and enduring images of Jesus is that of the Good shepherd. This image has been captured by the human imagination and is replicated in fine art and in music.


The image of the Good shepherd is captured in stained art in our church in the northern window in the sanctuary.


It is an image that is often located in many of the homes in Barbados and brings tremendous courage at those times when we feel to make a connection with the sacred.


Jesus is our Shepherd it is his voice to which we adhere day by day in our lives and the one whom we worship in the Holy Eucharist and other sacred services of the church.


In today’s gospel reading we reflect on the notion of Jesus being the path and passage to our Father in Heaven.

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I am the door; if any one enters by me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. John 1: 9

In the Old Testament the Shepherd image speaks to the role of the King in Israel. In a deep spiritual and theological sense to say that Jesus is our shepherd is to acknowledge him as king and center of our lives.


We listen to his voice and we carry out his commands as we live out the christian life in our various communities.



Good shepherd Sunday comes within the context of the Easter observance. It is at this time that we consider the sacraments given by Christ and renewed in our hearts.


It is here that the sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist lead us to the understanding that each one of us have entered into the life of the resurrected Christ.


The one who invites us to share in the brokenness of bread and cup is the one invites us to be shepherd to relatives, friends and workmates and to continue the wonderful work started by our Saviour.


May the grace and favor of Jesus the Good shepherd rest upon us and may we in turn seek to be the ministers and stewards of the mysteries of God. (1 Corinthians 4:1)

! Yours in Christ, ! !

Noel A. Burke, MA (The Rev’d Canon) Rector

Ascension Day Mass!


Thursday May 29th is Ascension Day. There will be a celebration of the Holy Mass at 7:30pm on that day. Please come and bring a relative or friend.




MOTHERS’ DAY Today is being commemorated as Mothers’ Day. We ask God’s blessing on all mothers, parents, guardians and all those who have the care of children.


TYRELL MCCOLLIN We pray for Tyrell McCollin. Tyrell (aged 16) one of our young members was involved in a serious accident on Thursday evening in Sargeant’s Village. We also pray for his parents Gloria and Desmond.


PANEL DISCUSSION The family Life commission will be sponsoring a Panel Discussion on domestic violence and the family. This discussion will take place on Wednesday May 14, 2014 at 7:30pm in the Christ Church Parish Church Ivan Harewood Centre from 7:30 p.m.


HEALTH GUILD MOVIE NIGHT You are invited to a movie night on Friday, 16th May at 7:00 p.m. on the Church grounds. Contribution $5:00. Refreshments will be on sale.


MOTHERS’ UNION CONCERT Please support this venture on Sunday, 25th May at 4:00 p.m. Contribution: $5:00.


CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT The St David Church will be holding a Fund Raiser Golf Tournament on Saturday May 31st, at the Barbados Golf Club (BGC). Tee off times will be available between 7.00am and 1.00pm. Entry fees: members of BGC $50.00, non-members $125.00. Format of the competition is a TwoBall Scramble (2 members per team). Bring your own partner. Take this opportunity to assist us in raising funds for the Church while having fun in the world's fastest growing sport. Lots of wonderful prizes to be won.


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MOTHERS UNION PICNIC On Whit-Monday, June 9, the Mothers’ Union will host a picnic at Bath, St. John. Contribution: $20:00 Adults; $10:00 Children under 12 years. Buses leave St. Basil at 9:00 and St. David at 9:30 a.m.


BLACKMAN & GOLLOP SCHOOL MINISTRY The breakfast ministry to the children of the Blackman and Gollop School continues. A few items required, please note:700 napkins - per week; 25 Ibs of brown sugar - per week; large Pine Hill evap milk - per week; 90 eggs - per week; 1 large cooking oil - per week; 25 Ibs of flour - per week; 2 large tins of hot chocolate - 2.27kgs (every 2 weeks); Black and white pepper; 1 bottle of hot sauce; 1 bottle of lime juice; 3 large packages of pancake mix - per month; 1 large pancake syrup - per month; 1 large mayonnaise - per month. Further information may be obtained from the Rector or Mrs. Cynthia Reid [437-0167


BIRTHDAYS MAY 13: Pauline Beckles; 14: Lucille Lynch; 16: Jack Hoad. IN MEMORIAM The family of the late Carmen Payne-MacCaskie who was a former member of the Choir and the Mothers’ Union, remember her today as they worship with us at 7:45 a.m. Carmen died on May 9, 2013.



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, Henderson Haynes, Veronica Headley, Caulda “Hetty “ Hobbs, Dr. William Huey, Eileen Hunte, Ruby Jones, Norma Kirton, Elise Layne, Deanne & Selwyn Powlett, Ronald Rawlins, Joan Rollock, Clement Selman, Myrna Smith, Rachel Stampfli, Archibald Suttle, Evelyn “Brandy” Taylor, Cherie Tempro, Pamela Toppin, Deighton Whitney, April Williams, Jean Williams, Jennifer Williams, Peter Williams, Leslie Worrell, Vita Yarde



DRINK WATER, DRINK WATER We are always hearing the cry, 'drink water, drink water!' Have you thought of or researched the reasons why we should drink enough fluids every day? Let's look at a few important reasons:


Balance of Body Fluids The human body is composed of approximately 60% water. Bodily fluids are lost throughout the day from breathing, urine, stool and skin evaporation. Water loss from the body is said to be either "sensible" or "insensible". Sensible loss is measureable and you know that you have lost it e.g. urine. Insensible loss cannot be measured directly and you don't know that you have lost it e.g. respiratory loss. The minimal amount of fluid loss from the body that can occur is referred to as the obligatory water loss. These fluids must be replaced to maintain good health.

Hydrate Muscle Cells The imbalance of fluids and electrolytes in the body can result in the onset of muscle fatigue. Think of a grape placed in the sun! Essentially the cells tend to shrivel and this adversely affects their functions. Not only muscle cells need water though, it is essential for every cell in your body. American College of Sports Medicine recommends that persons drink about 17 ounces (approx. 2 cups) of fluid about 2 hours before exercise. Fluids should be taken early and regularly during exercise to prevent dehydration.

Normal Bowel Movement Your colon tries to compensate for inadequate hydration by pulling water from stools. This action results in constipation . Drink plenty fluids and keep your colon happy!


Calorie Control

Are you trying to lose or maintain your weight? There are no calories in water, so substitute that soda with water or high- water -content foods such as fruits. Drinking water isn't the only way to stay hydrated, add these high water content foods to your diet. These foods are refreshing, filled with nutrients, and naturally low in calories. !



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ST. DAVID 6:15 a.m. Holy Mass & Sermon 7:45 a.m. Solemn Mass & Sermon Sunday School



Holy Communion & Homily


5:30 p.m.

Line dancing


9:30 a.m.

Bible Study (Adults)


7:00 p.m.

Said Mass & Homily


10:00 a.m.

Prayer Group


10:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

Office Hours Bible Study (Children)

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9:00 a.m.



8:30 a.m.

Next Sunday 10:00


Confirmation Class

Said Mass & Sermon Sunday School

Holy Communion & Homily

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Easter 4 [2014]  

The bulletin of the St. David's Church for the 4th Sunday of Easter - Good shepherd Sunday (May 11, 2014)

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