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St. Peterâ€™s Parish Church
Orange Street, Speightstown St. Peter
St. Nicholas Chapel Rock Dundo St. Peter
Anglican Diocese of Barbados (Consecrated 1837) Rector: Rev. Canon Peter Haynes Assistant Priests: Rev. Dr. Ian Rock , Rev. Graveney Bannister Seminarians: Mr. Christopher Roberts ; Mr. Raymon Cummins Church Officers: Wardens: Mrs. Juliette Hall, Mr. Gay Griffith Organist: Julian Bowen Assistant Organist: Paul Brazant Sexton: Peter Bowen
MISSION AND MINISTRY To proclaim the good news of the kingdom To teach, baptize and nurture new believers To respond to human need by loving service To seek to transform the unjust structures of society To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of earth
SERVICES Sunday: 7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist 8:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Sung Eucharist and Sermon; 10:15 a.m. Youth Church 7:00 p.m. Evensong Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist Office Hour Saturdays: 10:00 a.m.
Contact Information: Rector: Home: (246) 432-9000; Fax: (246) 422-2181; E-mail: email@example.com Church: (246) 422-3599; Fax: (246) 422-3599; Day Care Centre: Tele (246) 422-0138 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Facebook: St. Peterâ€™s Parish Church, Barbados
Second Sunday of Easter
Liturgical Colour: White / Gold ORDER OF SERVICE
OPENING PRAYER COLLECT FOR PURITY - Page 101 OPENING SENTENCES - Page 97 - 100 INTROIT HYMN - 164 THE KYRIE - Page 102 THE GLORIA - Page 102 THE COLLECT Second Sunday of Easter (Page 169 BCP) Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christâ€™s Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. REFLECTION FIRST LESSON: In this lesson Peter preaches the fundamental message of the resurrection. 1st LESSON: 7:30a.m. - Leonie Gilkes
9:15a.m. - Michael Walcott
FIRST LESSON: Acts 2:14a, 22-32 Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them, "Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs which God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know -this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men. But God raised him up, having loosed the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it. For David says concerning him, `I saw the Lord always before me, or he is at my right hand that I may not be shaken; therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; moreover my flesh will dwell in hope. For thou wilt not abandon my soul to Hades, nor let thy Holy One see corruption. Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou wilt make me full of gladness with thy presence.' "Brethren, I may say to you confidently of the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that he would set one of his descendants upon his throne, he foresaw and spoke of the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption. This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses. REFLECTION THE PSALM: A song of praise to the mighty and awesome Lord who is steadfast and full of compassion. PSALM: (7:30a.m. - page 619 BCP) PSALM 111 1. I WILL give thanks unto the Lord with my whole heart : secretly among the faithful, and in the congregation. 2. The works of the Lord are great : sought out of all of them that have pleasure therein. 3. His work is worthy to be praised and had in honour : and his righteousness endureth for ever. 4. The merciful and gracious Lord hath so done his marvellous works : that they ought to be had in remembrance.
5. He hath given meat unto them that fear him : he shall ever be mindful of his covenant. 6. He hath shewed his people the power of his works : that he may give them the heritage of the heathen. 7. The works of his hands are verity and judgement : all his commandments are true. 8. They stand fast for ever and ever : and are done in truth and equity. 9. He sent redemption unto his people : he hath commanded his covenant for ever; holy and reverend is his Name. 10. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom : a good understanding have all they that do thereafter; the praise of it endureth for ever. REFLECTION SECOND LESSON: This New Testament reading tells of the new birth Christians have received through baptism which brings them a living hope through Jesus’ resurrection and an imperishable inheritance. 2nd LESSON: 7:30a.m. - Judith Yearwood
9:15a.m. - Mothers’ Union
SECOND LESSON: 1 Peter 1:3-9 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy we have been born anew to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and to an inheritance which is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God's power are guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, though now for a little while you may have to suffer various trials, so that the genuineness of your faith, more precious than gold which though perishable is tested by fire, may redound to praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Without having seen him you love him; though you do not now see him you believe in him and rejoice with unutterable and exalted joy. As the outcome of your faith you obtain the salvation of your souls. GRADUAL HYMN - 172 REFLECTION THE GOSPEL: Our Gospel presents two appearances of the risen Lord to his disciples. The first takes place on the very evening of the day of his resurrection. The disciples are gathered in fear, but Jesus brings them peace, gives them their mission and bestows on them the Holy Spirit. A week later, Thomas, who had been absent when Jesus first appeared and who doubted his resurrection, now knows Jesus by his wounds and worships him as his Lord and God. Future disciples will not have Jesus’ physical presence, but they will be blessed in their belief. THE GOSPEL: John 20:19-31 On the Evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you." When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you." And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained." Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, "We have seen the Lord." But he said to them, "Unless I see in his hands the print of the nails, and place my finger in the mark of the nails, and place my hand in his side, I will not believe." Eight days later, his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. The doors were shut, but Jesus came and stood among them, and said, "Peace be with you." Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side; do not be faithless, but believing."
Thomas answered him, "My Lord and my God!" Jesus said to him, "Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe." Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in his name.
295 Mission Praise I serve a risen Saviour, He’s in the world today; I know that He is living, whatever men may say. I see His hand of mercy, I hear His voice of cheer; and just the time I need Him, He’s always near. He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today! He walks with me and talks with me along life’s narrow way. He lives, He lives, salvation to impart! You ask me how I know He lives? He lives within my heart.
In all the world around me, I see His loving care, and though my heart grows weary, I never will despair; I know that He is leading, through all the stormy blast, the day of His appearing will come at last. Rejoice, rejoice, O Christian, lift up your voice and sing eternal hallelujahs to Jesus Christ the King! The hope of all who seek Him, The help of all who find, none other is so loving, so good and kind.
THE SERMON THE NICENE CREED - Page 104 Bidding Prayer In the power of the Spirit, let us pray for grace to do the works of faith. Grant to the Church, the gathered people of the gospel, wisdom to know and power to proclaim the good news of the Resurrection…Make her ministers strong in the Holy Spirit to bring pardon and healing in the name of Christ. We pray for a world where many wish to believe but are held back by doubt…Open the way to the freedom that is in Christ, that peace may prevail among the nations and in the hearts of all people. Grant to us, our families, friends and neighbours, the grace of the Resurrection…Break through the closed doors of our fear and doubt and give us the faith that needs no sign but knowledge of divine love present among us. Have mercy on all who suffer persecution for their faith, who must meet in secret and cannot worship openly…Give them strength in their need, give light to those who oppress them, so that all who trust in the Resurrection may be free to share their joy. We pray for the departed who trusted their Lord in this world and now see him in the fullness of his glory…May their sins be forgiven and may we who now follow in faith share with them the promised blessing. We pray in the name of Christ, by whose wounds we are healed. Amen. INTERCESSION:- 7:30a.m. - Sonia Williams-Broomes
9:15a.m. - June Haynes
SICK AND SHUT-INS: Let us pray for the Sick & Shut-ins of: Ashton Hall, Black Bess, Lower Bakers, Mount Brevitor, Rock Dundo, White Hall: Jennifer Austin, Theophilus Blackman, Barbara Boyce, Vera Carrington, Henderson Cumberbatch, Winifred Dottin, Elise Douglas, Joyce Edwards, Kenneth Gilkes, Peggy Griffith, Eulene Nicholls, Sandra AlleyneRichards, Edwin Small, Rita Sobers; Our Community: Stephen Archer
Malik Babb and all who request our prayers ACT OF PENITENCE - Page 123 THE ABSOLUTION - Page 124 THE GREETING OF PEACE - Pages 124-125
April Birthdays 27th Betty White 28th Karen Hoyte 29th Doriel Collymore Catherine Armstrong
Welcome to all visitors worshipping with us today. Sunday, 27th April: May Birthdays 7:30a.m. Holy Eucharist 8:00a.m. Sunday School 1st Samuel Best 9:15a.m. Sung Eucharist & Sermon 3rd Arlene Paul-Kellman 10:00a.m. Youth Church Carl Babb The Mothers' Union is invited to St. Saviours and All April Anniversaries Souls Concerts. 28th Owen & Sonia Rochester No Evensong Monday, 28th April: National Heroes Day The Church Army will be going to St. Leonard’s Church, transportation leaves at 8:45a.m. Tuesday, 29th April: 8:00a.m. Communion to the Sick 7:00p.m. AA Meeting 6:00p.m. Mothers' Union practice 8:00p.m. Men’s Fellowship Meeting Wednesday, 30th April: 8:45a.m. School Service 9:30a.m. Holy Eucharist Thursday, 1st May: May Day; Rector’s 16th Anniversary as Rector of St. Peter’s The Church Army will be going to Holy Innocent’s Church, transportation leaves at 8:30a.m. Saturday, 3rd May: Funeral Service for the Rev. Maurice Thorne at St. Mary’s Church 10:00a.m. Office Hour 3:00p.m. Scout Practice Sunday, 4th May: Third Sunday of Easter Year A 7:30a.m. Holy Eucharist 8:00a.m. Sunday School
9:15a.m. Sung Eucharist & Sermon 10:00a.m. Youth Church 7:00p.m. Evensong Upcoming Sunday 01 June 2014 – Harvest Thanksgiving Saturday 07 June 2014 – Annual Supper Thank You The executives and members of the AYPA would like to thank everyone who contributed to the Lock-In last Sunday.
Harvest Thanksgiving is on Sunday the 1st June. This year the Harvest will be combined with the 40th Celebrationof the Nation Cultural Foundation (NCF). The NCF Service will be at 9:30a.m., and there will also be a flower show. The Harvest will run throughout the day, with musical presentation, the viewing of flowers and our own Harvest Programme. A Tea Garden and the sale of produce will accompany the activities. OFFERTORY HYMNS - 166 THE PRESENTATION OF OFFERINGS -Page 126 THE EUCHARISTIC PRAYER - Page 126 - Page 143 THE LORD’S PRAYER - Page 144 THE BREAKING OF BREAD - Page 145 AGNUS DEI - Page 147 THE INVITATION - Page 145-146 COMMUNION HYMNS – 252, 540 MP, 177, 174
540 Mission Praise One day when heaven was filled with His praises, one day when sin was as black as could be, Jesus came forth to be born of a virgin, dwelt amongst men, my example is He!
bearing our sins, my Redeemer is He! One day they left Him alone in the garden, one day He rested, from suffering free; angels came down o’er His tomb to keep vigil; hope of the hopeless, my Saviour is He!
Living, He loved me; dying, He saved me; One day the grave could concealed Him buried, He carried my sins far away, no longer, rising, He justified freely for ever: one day the stone rolled away from the one day He’s coming: O glorious day. door; One day they led Him up Calvary’s Then He arose, over death He had mountain, conquered; one day they nailed Him to die on the now is ascended, my Lord evermore! tree; One day the trumpet will sound for His suffering anguished, despised and recoming, jected;
one day the skies with His glory will shine; wonderful day, my beloved ones bringing; glorious Saviour, this Jesus is mine! POST COMMUNION PRAYER - Page 147-148
Dedication Prayer Lord, be with us this day and throughout the week; Within us to purify us; Above us to draw us up; Before us to lead us; Behind us to restrain us; Around us to protect us. Amen. BLESSING RECESSIONAL HYMN - 182 ST. PHILIP’S PARISH CHURCH PATRONAL FESTIVAL APRIL 27 –MAY 04 2014: Theme “Spiritual Renewal – Renewing our commitment to serving others”. Sunday April 27, 6:00 pm: Solemn Evensong, Sermon &Solemn Procession - Ushers’ Guild, Health Guild, Altar Guild, Bereavement Group - Rev. Fr. Clive Thomas Tuesday April 29, 7:30 pm: Mission Service - Mission & Evangelism Group, Church Army, Bible Study & Prayer Groups - Rev. Dr. Michael Clarke Wednesday, April 30, 7:30 pm: Solemn Evensong, Sermon & Solemn Procession Mothers’ Union & Men’s Fellowship - Rev. Suzanne Ellis Friday, May 02, 7:30 pm: Youth Service - St. Philip Youth; Sunday School - Rev. Hugh Sandiford Sunday, May 04, 6:00 pm: Evensong-Festival of Music - Choirs; Altar Servers Guild KNOW YOUR CHURCH: THE PASCHAL CANDLE The Paschal candle is a large, white candle used at liturgy in the Western Rites of Christianity. A new Paschal candle is blessed and lit every year at Easter, and is used throughout the Paschal season which is during Easter and then throughout the year on special occasions, such as baptism and funerals. The word paschal is derived from the Hebrew word for Passover “Pesach” and relates to the Paschal Mystery of salvation. The Christian Church connected this word with the Death and Resurrection of Jesus which took place at the time of the Jewish Passover. “Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us, therefore let us keep the Feast” (1 Corinthians 5:7). The tall white candle in many ways signifies the Divine pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night that lead the Israelites in their Exodus from slavery in Egypt The flame of the Paschal candle symbolizes the Risen Christ as light of the world and his presence in the midst of his people. The Paschal candle is sometimes referred to as the "Easter candle" or the "Christ candle." It has five marks containing incense grains representing the five wounds of Jesus: The Alpha and Omega, Christ the beginning and the end and the year marked on the wax indicate that Christ is the Lord of all times. For churches that celebrate the Easter Vigil the ceremonial lighting of the Paschal candle is one of the most solemn moments of the service. On Maundy Thursday of the same week the entire church is darkened by extinguishing all candles and lamps. This
represents the darkness of a world without God. At the opening of the Easter Vigil a "new fire" is lit and blessed. The Paschal candle is the first candle to be lit with a flame from this sacred fire, representing the light of Christ coming into the world. This represents the risen Christ, as a symbol of light (life) dispelling darkness (death). As it is lit, the minister may say words similar to: "The light of Christ, rising in Glory, dispel the darkness of our hearts and minds." The minister will trace the symbols (mentioned above) on the Paschal candle, saying words similar to: "Christ, yesterday and today, the beginning and the end, Alpha and Omega. all time belongs to Him and all the ages; to Him be glory and power through every age for ever. Amen." The candle remains lit at all worship services throughout Easter Season (or in some traditions until Ascension Day, when it is extinguished just after the Gospel), during which time it is located in the Sanctuary close to the altar. After the Easter season, it is frequently placed near the baptismal font. The Paschal candle is also lit during baptisms to signify the Holy Spirit and fire that John the Baptist promised to those who were baptised in Christ. Believe in Yourself There may be days when you get up in the morning and things aren’t the way you had hoped they would be. That’s when you have to tell yourself that things will get better. There are times when people disappoint you and let you down. But those are the times when you must remind yourself to trust your own judgments and opinions, to keep your life focused on believing in yourself. There will be challenges to face and changes to make in your life, and it is up to you to accept them. Constantly keep yourself headed in the right direction for you. It may not be easy at times, but in those times of struggle you will find a stronger sense of who you are. So when the days come that are filled with frustration and unexpected responsibilities, remember to believe in yourself and all you want your life to be. Because the challenges and changes will only help you to find the goals that you know are meant to come true for you. Keep Believing in Yourself! Author Unknown Smile: The Junior Sunday School Teacher asked her eight eager 10-year-olds if they would give $1,000,000 to the missionaries. "YES!" they all screamed!! "Would you give $1,000?" Again they shouted "YES!" How about $100?" "Oh, YES we would!" they all agreed!! "Would you give just a dollar to the missionaries?" she asked. The boys exclaimed "YES!" just as before except for Johnnie. "Johnnie," the teacher said as she noticed the boy clutching his pocket, "why didn't you say 'YES' this time?" "Well," he stammered, "I HAVE a dollar." Readers & Intercessors for the 1st Sunday in May (4th): Easter 3: Year A 7:30a.m.- Peter Rochester Janice Turton 9:15a.m. - Denise Boyce-Worrell Men’s Fellowship
Intercession: Vincent Broomes Intercession: Michael Hoyte