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!! Jesus said: I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the father but by me. John 14:6 !! ! THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER !! !! !! !! ! ! ! 18TH 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 180 Easter Sentence Page 98 Acclamation Page 101 Collect for Purity Page 101 Kyries Page 102 Gloria In Excelsis Page 102 The Collect: Page 170/Bulletin p 3


THE LITURGY OF THE WORD 1st Reading: Acts 17: 1-15 Psalm 66: 1-11 Page 548/Bulletin p4 Epistle: I Peter 2: 1-10 Gradual Hymn 263 THE HOLY GOSPEL: John 14: 1-14 The Sermon The Nicene Creed Page 104 Intercession: D Page 111 Act of Penitence & Absolution Page 123 The Greeting of Peace Page 124


THE LITURGY OF THE SACRAMENT THE OFFERTORY 183* 164, 167 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) 589, 572, 175, 667 Post Communion Prayer Page 149


THE DISMISSAL RITE The Blessing Page 149 Notices and Announcements Recessional Hymn 138 (A&M) printed


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

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7:45 a.m.

8:30 a.m.


Christa Thornhill

Bradston Clarke

Joanne Codrington


Oneal Payne

Annette Bradshaw

Anne Wiltshire


Julie-Ann Burke

Eleanor Williams

Samantha Peterkin


Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life that we may steadfastly follow His steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, 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 17 beginning at the 1st verse

!Now when they had passed through Amphip'olis and Apollo'nia,

they came to Thessaloni'ca, where there was a synagogue of the Jews. And Paul went in, as was his custom, and for three weeks he argued with them from the scriptures, explaining and proving that it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead, and saying, "This Jesus, whom I proclaim to you, is the Christ." And some of them were persuaded, and joined Paul and Silas; as did a great many of the devout Greeks and not a few of the leading women. But the Jews were jealous, and taking some wicked fellows of the rabble, they gathered a crowd, set the city in an uproar, and attacked the house of Jason, seeking to bring them out to the people. And when they could not find them, they dragged Jason and some of the brethren before the city authorities, crying, "These men who have turned the world upside down have come here also, and Jason has received them;


and they are all acting against the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus." And the people and the city authorities were disturbed when they heard this. And when they had taken security from Jason and the rest, they let them go. The brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Beroe'a; and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessaloni'ca, for they received the word with all eagerness, examining the scriptures daily to see if these things were so. Many of them therefore believed, with not a few Greek women of high standing as well as men. But when the Jews of Thessaloni'ca learned that the word of God was proclaimed by Paul at Beroe'a also, they came there too, stirring up and inciting the crowds. Then the brethren immediately sent Paul off on his way to the sea, but Silas and Timothy remained there. Those who conducted Paul brought him as far as Athens; and receiving a command for Silas and Timothy to come to him as soon as possible, they departed.

!Reader: Here ends the Reading. ALL: be to God. !PSALM 66: 1-11Thanks Jubilate Deo.

1.Be joyful in God, all you lands;* sing the glory of his name; sing the glory of his praise. 2.Say to God," How awesome are your deeds!* because of your great strength your enemies cringe before you. 3.All the earth bows down before you, * sings to you, sings out your name." 4.Come now and see the works of God, * how wonderful he is in his doing toward all people. 5.He turned the sea into dry land, so that they went through the water on foot, * and there we rejoiced in him.


6.In his might he rules for ever; his eyes keep watch over the nations;* let no rebel rise up against him. 7.Bless our God, you peoples;* make the voice of his praise to be heard; 8.Who holds our souls in life, * and will not allow our feet to slip. 9.For you, O God, have proved us;* you have tried us just as silver is tried. 10.You brought us into the snare; * you laid heavy burdens upon our backs. 11.You let enemies ride over our heads; we went through fire and water;* but you brought us out into a place of refreshment.


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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

!THE EPISTLE !A Reading from the Word of God written in the First Letter of Peter Chapter 2 beginning at the 1st verse. !So put away all malice and all guile and insincerity and envy and

all slander. Like newborn babes, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up to salvation; for you have tasted the kindness of the Lord. Come to him, to that living stone, rejected by men but in God's sight chosen and precious; and like living stones be yourselves built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For it stands in scripture: "Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and he who believes in him will not be put to shame." To you therefore who believe, he is precious, but for those who do not believe, "The


very stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner," and "A stone that will make men stumble, a rock that will make them fall"; for they stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do. But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's own people, that you may declare the wonderful deeds of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were no people but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy but now you have received mercy.

!Reader: ALL:

Here ends the Reading. 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.


"Let not your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And when I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way where I am going."  Thomas said to him, "Lord, we do not know where you are going; how can we know the way?" Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me.  If you had known me, you would have known my Father also; henceforth you know him and have seen him." Philip said to him, "Lord, show us the Father, and we shall be satisfied." Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you so long, and yet you do not know me, Philip? He who has seen me has seen the Father; how can you say, `Show us the Father'? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority; but the Father who dwells


in me does his works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father in me; or else believe me for the sake of the works themselves. "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I go to the Father. Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it, that the Father may be glorified in the Son; 
 if you ask anything in my name, I will do it. 


The Gospel of Christ Praise to Christ our Lord.

! From the Rector’s Notebook !

This past week I was reading an article by Ellen Ostrow is a clinical psychologist entitled “Creating Possibility Out of Failure”.


I thought it was an interesting piece paradoxically coming at a time when for many persons in educational institutions tests of varying kinds are bring carried out and persons will be waiting anxiously for results..


Then of course there are those who may be of the view that the ideals that they had set for themselves are not quite working out as they had hoped and that disappointment may be the outcome with loss of job and income.


Ostrow is of the view that never do we consider that a negative experience would actually lead to new possibilities.


Failure is a term we do not like. It constitutes a lack of success or a falling short of an ideal.



Naturally we pray for success in all areas of life, in a new job, or becoming a new parent, success in marriage and of course in academic examinations.


With tests come the possibility of success and failure; but perhaps the great challenge is how do we deal with what looks like failure.


The late singer/songwriter Bob Marley put it in an interesting way he states that when one door is shut, many more are open.


When we read biblical texts we encounter human beings who struggled with the challenges of life and who had to face up to failure.


Failure stared Jesus in the face as he entered into the experience of his cross and passion and in the initial experience of the first disciples their three years of engaging with Jesus ended in failure on the first Good Friday as they say their Lord crucified.


It was three days later that they realized that the crucifixion was not a failure at all; but rather the means to which they would have new and abundant life of resurrection which would last for ever.


They would learn that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6) and that with him by our side all that is necessary is that we remain faithful.


Let us all learn by the grace of God to express our feelings and fears confidentially to someone whom we know and trust and let us place our faith in God almighty who will help us to endure to the end.



“I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.” ― Thomas Edison

! Sincerely, !

Noel A. Burke, The Rev’d Canon) Rector PRAYERS FOR TYRELL We continue to pray for Tyrell McCollin one of our young people who was involved in a vehicular accident and now lies ill in hospital.



Worshipping with us today at 10:00 a.m. is The band "Youth Explosion" led by Quincy Jones as they prepare to go on the road for Cropover. They have invited the Youth Group of our church to attend this service with them and join them for a picnic afterwards.


HEALTH GUILD WALK On Saturday, May 24 at 5:30 a.m. walkers leave St. David’s Church yard, and follow this route: Cox Road, Edey’s Village, turn left at Frere Pilgrim, down to the Boarded Hall roundabout, turn left to Watts Village, turn left at Egerton and back to the Church Hall. A healthy breakfast is the reward.


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


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.




MAY 20: Elise & Granville Layne; 22: Joy & Ken Branker;



The St David’s 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 Two-Ball Scramble (2 members per team). Bring your own partner. Lots of wonderful prizes to be won. Take this opportunity to assist us in raising funds for the Church while have fun in the world's fastest growing sport.



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

Ascension Day Mass Ascension Day Mass on Thursday May29 at 7:30pm. Please come and bring 
 a relative or friend. Light Refreshment and Fellowship to follow

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HEALTH CORNER! CHOOSING A HEALTH CARE PROVIDER When considering a new health care provider such as a physician or dentist then a number of things should be considered. Here are a few questions to be answered: ❖ Is the location of the office convenient? ❖

Is the staff friendly and accommodating?

Do you prefer a friendly or formal approach?

Does he/she have a good reputation for returning calls?

What do patients and colleagues say about him/her?

Remember a service is being provided to you and therefore you should be comfortable in every way. DOCTOR'S VISIT Get the most out of your doctor's visit by preparing for it! How many of us leave the doctor's office with some unanswered questions? You should have a relationship with your doctor which encourages dialogue not monologue. Consider the following things for your next doctor's visit: 1) Take your notepad with a list of questions to be asked or symptoms experienced 2) Make notes of terms used by the doctor for your further research 3) Inform your doctor of any new health problems experienced by close relatives 4) Discuss any future changes in your lifestyle which could affect your health such as weight loss or gain, quitting smoking 5) Take a relative or friend that you trust, who can assist you in asking pertinent questions


Remember a good interpersonal relationship between doctor and patient fosters information-giving and information-seeking. Your doctor relies on your information to establish a right diagnosis and treatment plan. In addition he/she can guide you in any lifestyle changes which may have health related effects. Don't be afraid, talk to your doctor






ST. DAVID 6:15 a.m. Holy Mass & Sermon 7:45 a.m. Solemn Mass & Sermon Sunday School 10:00am Holy Communion & Homily 5:00pm Annual Synod Mass in the Cathedral 10:00 a.m. Silver stars 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. Office Hours 5:00 p.m. Bible Study (Children)

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9:00 a.m.

Confirmation Class ST. BASIL

8:30 a.m.

Said Mass & Sermon Sunday School

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