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ST. DAVID’S CHURCH! Christ Church ! with the ! St. Basil’s Chapel!


The First Sunday after the Epiphany ! Feast of the Baptism of our Lord! January 12th, 2014!

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Rector: ! The Rev’d Canon Noel A. Burke, MA! Tel. No.: 435-4272! Email: !


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:! !

ORDER OF THE HOLY MASS Procession Epiphany Sentence Acclamation Collect for Purity Kyries Gloria in Excelsis The Collect:

THE ENTRANCE RITE 96 Page 97 Page 101 Page 101 Page 102 Page 102 Page 160/Bulletin pg 3


THE LITURGY OF THE WORD The Lesson: Isaiah 42:1-9 Psalm 89:20-29 page 584/Bulletin p 4 Epistle: Acts 10: 34-38 The Gradual Hymn 101 THE HOLY GOSPEL: Matthew 3:13-17 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 251 The Presentation of the Offerings Page 126 The Sursum Corda Page 126 Epiphany Preface Page 127 “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 98, 107, 479, 499 Post Communion Prayer Page 149


THE DISMISSAL RITE The Blessing Page Notices and Announcements Recessional Hymn 325



Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us







Cally Boyea

Marion Cadogan

Millinese Boyce


Brenda Lashley

Mervin Watson

Deanne Powlett


Inez Agard

Amelia Edghill

Zaria Weatherhead


THE COLLECT ! Father in heaven, who at the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan proclaimed him your beloved Son and anointed him with the Holy Spirit: Grant that all who are baptized into his Name may keep the covenant they have made, and boldly confess him as Lord and Saviour; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen!


READER: A Reading from the Word of God written in the ! Book of Isaiah chapter 42 beginning at the 1st verse! Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him, he will bring forth justice to the nations. He will not cry or lift up his voice, or make it heard in the street; a bruised reed he will not break, and a dimly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice. He will not fail or be discouraged till he has established justice in the earth; and the coastlands wait for his law. Thus says God, the LORD, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread forth the earth and what comes from it, who gives


breath to the people upon it and spirit to those who walk in it: "I am the LORD, I have called you in righteousness, I have taken you by the hand and kept you; I have given you as a covenant to the people, a light to the nations, to open the eyes that are blind, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon, from the prison those who sit in darkness. I am the LORD, that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to graven images. Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them.�!


Reader:! ALL:! !


Here ends the Reading.! Thanks be to God.!

Psalm 89: 20-29 20. I have found David my servant;* with my holy oil have I anointed him. 21. My hand will hold him fast* and my arm will make him strong. 22. No enemy shall deceive him,* nor any wicked man bring him down. 23. I will crush his foes before him* and strike down those who hate him. 24. My faithfulness and love shall be with him,* and he shall be victorious through my name. 25. I shall make his dominion extend* from the Great Sea to the River. 26.He will say to me, ‘You are my father,*my God, and the rock of my salvation.’ 27. I will make him my firstborn* and higher than the kings of the earth. 28. I will keep my love for him for ever,* and my covenant will stand firm for him 29. I will establish his line for ever* and his throne as the days of heaven.



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 Acts of the Apostles Chapter 10 beginning at the 34th verse!


Peter opened his mouth and said: "Truly I perceive that God shows no partiality, but in every nation any one who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. You know the word which he sent to Israel, preaching good news of peace by Jesus Christ (he is Lord of all),  the word which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee after the baptism which John preached:  how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; how he went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. !  ! Reader:! ALL:! !

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 Matthew! Glory to Christ our Saviour.!


Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. John would have prevented him, saying, "I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?" But Jesus answered him, "Let it be so now; for thus it is fitting for us to fulfil all righteousness." Then he consented.  And when Jesus was baptized, he went up immediately from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and alighting on him; and lo, a voice from heaven, saying, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased." !

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The Gospel of Christ.! Praise to Christ our Lord.!

From the Rector’s Notebook Greetings:


Today is the 1st Sunday after the Epiphany. It is the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord.


Professor Maxwell Johnson tells us that the Baptism of Jesus has long been associated with the season of Epiphany and is one of the ways in which Jesus' identity as Lord and God is revealed.


Baptism is the Rite of initiation into the Christian community The New Testament takes it for granted that those who belong to the community have been baptized. Questions arise, however, when we


encounter the various formulas and metaphors for baptism.


When we ask about the actual origins, the possible theological and cultic background of Christian baptism, we realize that there are no baptismal formulas in the New Testament. Mention is made of baptism; but we are not told how it is done.


The image of being totally submerged in water is not from the New Testament nor in fact from the early traditions of the church.


All four gospels begin the account of Jesus' public life with his baptism. This forum does not provide the space to deal with these four passages in detail however you may note


Mark 1 Verses 9 to 11 Matthew 3 Verses 13 to 17 Luke 3 Verses 21 to 22 John 1 Verses 28 to 34


In the 21st century baptism should not be a disputed rite in which some christians ask each other are you born again?


In the New Testament understanding to be Baptised at whatever age means to be born again and to be given a new name; that of Christian.


As baptised persons we carry the same name with the same image marked on our brow that of the sign of the cross which suggests as Paul says in the letter to the Romans chapter 6 that we have died with him; therefore we shall rise to new life.


Let us use our baptismal faith to help us to hold together in these troublesome times when the


economic state of our country is not where we would want it.


In Baptism God and the church calls us into a new community, a new communion in which we all treat each other with value regardless of socio economic bracket.


Let us pray that in all things we may be built into that new community established by Christ.

! Your friend and priest, !

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

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CURRENT NEWS AND EVENTS FEAST OF THE PIPHANY Today we celebrate the Feast of the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord. We give thanks to God for our own initiation into the christian church.


CONFIRMATION CERTIFICATES Those who were Confirmed on Gaudete Sunday last year will receive their Confirmation Certificates at the 7:45am Holy Mass today. We congratulate them once again and wish them all the best as they live their lives in Christ.


2014 ITEMS Diocesan Almanacs are being sold at $5.00 each and Stewardship envelopes are available. Please secure yours before leaving the church today. 
 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 forms are available.



BIRTHDAYS January 13: Derick Jordan, Douglas King



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


The Daily Offering 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 gives Himself to us 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.  Amen.


Health Tip

More salt in food can make you three times more likely to develop heart disease or stroke. @DailyHealthTips !9

Solemnity of Jesus’ Baptism! Today the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Baptism of Our Lord. ! The Church recalls Our Lord's second manifestation or epiphany which occurred on the occasion of His baptism in the Jordan. ! Jesus descended into the River to sanctify its waters and to give them the power to beget sons of God. The event takes on the importance of a second creation in which the entire Trinity intervenes.! Many of the incidents which accompanied Christ's baptism are symbolical of what happened at our Baptism. ! At Christ's baptism the Holy Spirit descended upon Him; at our Baptism the Trinity took its abode in our soul. At His baptism Christ was proclaimed the "Beloved Son" of the Father; at our Baptism we become the adopted sons of God. At Christ's baptism the heavens were opened; at our Baptism heaven was opened to us. At His baptism Jesus prayed; after our Baptism we must pray to avoid actual sin.! — Excerpted from Msgr. Rudolph G. Bandas


Colouring Page



!! John Baptizes Jesus
 Matthew 3, Mark 1, Luke 3

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




! Today

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


5:30 p.m.

Line Dancers




Bible Study (Adults)


Holy Mass & Homily


10:00 a.m. 5:00pm

Office Hour Bible Study (Children)


Next Sunday 6:15am 7:45am 10:00am

Holy Mass & Sermon Solemn Mass & Sermon Admin of Holy Communion & Homily


Said Mass & Sermon Sunday School


8:30 a.m.

We extend warm Christian Greetings to all visitors

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The bulletin of the St. David's Church for the 1st Sunday after the Epiphany (January, 12, 2014) Feast of the Baptism of our Lord.

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