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St. Peter’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 Deacon: Rev. Myra LaPlante , Seminarian: Mr. Christopher Roberts 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 Readers & Intercessors for the 4th Sunday in December (22nd): Advent 4 : Year A 7:30a.m. - Leonie Gilkes Victoria Husbands Intercession: Claudette Griffith 9:15a.m. - David Worrell Mothers’ Union Intercession: Junia Arthur Smile: A woman called the utility company and complained that her electricity was out. What should she do? The voice on the other end advised, “Open your freezer and eat the ice cream.” 8
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Church: (246) 422-3599; Fax: (246) 422-3599; Day Care Centre: Tele (246) 422-0138 E-mail: email@example.com; Facebook: St. Peter’s Parish Church, Barbados
Liturgical Colour: Purple / Blue Year A ORDER OF SERVICE Kindly Remember that the Alleluias & Gloria are omitted during Advent
Third Sunday of Advent
OPENING PRAYER COLLECT FOR PURITY - Page 101 INTROIT HYMN - 48
The Lighting of the Advent Candle Leader: Salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. The night is far gone, the day is at hand. Leader lights the Rose or (Pink) Candle along with the first two candles in silence. Leader: Our Lord says â€œSurely I come quickly.â€? Response: Even so, come, Lord Jesus! Leader: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God Response: It is right to give God thanks and praise. Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us. Let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us. Leader: We bless you, Eternal Father, giver of all good things, for you have drawn us away from darkness of sin and led us forward in the light of Christ. Grant us to purify ourselves as he is pure and to be found like him when we see him again, Christ our King. Response: Amen
Services for Christmas Sunday 15 December - Third Sunday of Advent 5.00p.m. Christingle Service - A Service of lights and blessings for children Sunday 22 December - Fourth Sunday of Advent 7:30a.m. & 9:15a.m. - Casual Sunday - T-shirts & Jeans Tuesday 24 December - Christmas Eve 11:45p.m. Carols 12:00a.m. Midnight Mass - Procession, Sung Eucharist & Sermon The Blessing of the Crib and the Lighting of the Christmas Candle. Wednesday 25 December - Christmas Day 7:15 a.m. Carols 7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist 9:15 a.m. Carols 9:30 a.m. Procession, Sung Eucharist & Sermon Sunday 29th December - First Sunday after Christmas 7:30a.m. Holy Eucharist No Sunday School 9:15a.m. Sung Eucharist & Sermon 7:00p.m. Choir Recital Tuesday 31 December - Old Year Night 11:00p.m. Watch Night Service - Solemn Evensong, Sermon and Holy Eucharist
OPENING SENTENCES - Page 97 - 100 THE KYRIE - Page 102 THE COLLECT 3rd Sunday of Advent (Page 157 BCP) Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honour and glory, now and for ever. Amen. REFLECTION FIRST LESSON: In the reading from the Old Testament the prophet envisions a time of abundance and healing for Israel. 1st LESSON: 7:30a.m. - Katrina Brathwaite
9:15a.m. - Erwin Brathwaite
FIRST LESSON: (OLD TESTAMENT): Isaiah 35:1-10 The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad, the desert shall rejoice and blossom; like the crocus it shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice with joy and singing. The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the majesty of Carmel and Sharon. They shall see the glory of the LORD, the majesty of our God. Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. Say to those who are of a fearful heart, "Be strong, fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you." Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; then shall the lame man leap like a hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing for joy. For waters shall break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert; the burning sand shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water; the haunt of jackals shall become a swamp, the grass shall become reeds and rushes. And a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the Holy Way; the unclean shall not pass over it, and fools shall not err therein. No lion shall be there, nor shall any ravenous beast come up on it; they shall not 7
Rock who looked after our services. Also special thanks to the Church Wardens, Mr. Gay Griffith and Mrs. Juliette Hall, the Church Council and all of our members who helped in any way. 3. All organisations are asked to put in place their plans and events for 2014, this will be followed by a meeting of the Pastoral Committee in Mid December. 4. Our aim for next year is to continue repairs on the Church, with emphasis on replacing the ceilings which are termite infested. 5. Envelopes for next year are in the hands of the District Visitors. We are only using monthly envelopes. Please, if you are not currently using envelopes and need to receive, give your name and contact information to Mr. Bowen, the Sexton or Rev. La Plante. 6. The tickets for the Flower and Garden Festival are available. We are asking for your help in advertising, selling and buying your tickets early. Proceeds from this venture will go towards the repairs of our ceilings OFFERTORY HYMN - 41 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
be found there, but the redeemed shall walk there. And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away. REFLECTION THE PSALM: A hymn of praise to the Lord, who forms the world and rules in justice, who heals and care for the needy. PSALM: 146 (7:30a.m. - page 662 BCP) 1. PRAISE the Lord, O my soul; while I live will I praise the Lord : yea, as long as I have any being, I will sing praises unto my God. 2. O put not your trust in princes, nor in any child of man : for there is no help in them. 3. For when the breath of man goeth forth he shall turn again to his earth : and then all his thoughts perish. 4. Blessed is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help : and whose hope is in the Lord his God; 5. Who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that therein is : who keepeth his promise for ever; 6. Who helpeth them to right that suffer wrong : who feedeth the hungry. 7. The Lord looseth men out of prison : the Lord giveth sight to the blind. 8. The Lord helpeth them that are fallen : the Lord careth for the righteous. 9. The Lord careth for the strangers, he defendeth the fatherless and widow :as for the way of the ungodly, he turneth it upside down. 10. The Lord thy God, O Sion, shall be King for evermore : and throughout all generations. REFLECTION SECOND LESSON: This lesson is an exhortation to the patient expectation in preparation for the coming of the Lord.
COMMUNION HYMNS – 44, 553, 596 POST COMMUNION PRAYER - Page 147-148
2nd LESSON: 7:30a.m. - Maxine McClean-Goddard
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 - 554
9:15a.m. - Church Army
SECOND LESSON (EPISTLE): James 5:7-10 Be patient, therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient over it until it receives the early and the late rain. You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. Do not grumble, brethren, against one another, that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the doors. As an example of suffering and patience, brethren, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. GRADUAL HYMN - 42 REFLECTION THE GOSPEL: In our Gospel passage Jesus responds to a question from John the Baptist about his mission and then describes John’s ministry. Jesus’ answer to John’s question suggests that people must make up their own minds about his role while observing the healings that are taking place in accordance with ancient prophecies. Those who hear Jesus are also to recognize that John is a prophet and more: he is the one who prepares for the Lord’s coming.
THE GOSPEL: Matthew 11:2-11 Now when John heard in prison about the deeds of the Christ, he sent word by his disciples and said to him, "Are you he who is to come, or shall we look for another?" And Jesus answered them, "Go and tell John what you hear and see: the blind receive their sight and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them. And blessed is he who takes no offense at me." As they went away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds concerning John: "What did 3
you go out into the wilderness to behold? A reed shaken by the wind? Why then did you go out? To see a man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, those who wear soft raiment are in kings' houses. Why then did you go out? To see a prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. This is he of whom it is written, `Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee.' Truly, I say to you, among those born of women there has risen no one greater than John the Baptist; yet he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. HYMN BEFORE THE SERMON - 559 THE SERMON THE NICENE CREED - Page 104 Bidding Prayer Let us pray to God to open our lips to speak as messengers of his Gospel. May we who are the Church of Christ on earth hear his call to repentance...As we see the signs of his healing power, make us ready to receive him into our hearts at this time and to look for his coming in glory. Come in mercy to the people who seek for help in the kingdoms of this world and do not look to the signs of the Kingdom of Heaven...Break through the doubt and uncertainty that cloud the vision, the false values that hide the truth, that all may know that salvation has come. Make us faithful witnesses, to bring the knowledge of Christ into our homes, our work, our meeting with others...Guide all in this community so to seek that they may truly find. Have mercy on the sick in body or mind, the disabled, the sorrowful. Lead them from the wilderness into the fertile land of your healing love, where they may be made whole. Lord Christ who raised the dead, receive into your Kingdom the souls of the departed...As they saw the signs of your power in this world, may they enter into the fulness of your glory. We offer our prayers through the one long expected who has come to be among us, Christ the Lord. Amen. INTERCESSION:- 7:30a.m. - June Haynes
9:15a.m. - Sherla Cumberbatch
SICK AND SHUT-INS: Let us pray for the Sick & Shut-ins of: Gibbs, Mango Lane, Mount Standfast, Mullins, Queen Street, Road View: Ida Alleyne, Olivette Bellamy, Sheila Chase, Enid Denny, Una Douglas, Ersie Goodridge, Lolita Hoppin, Adrienne King, Miriam McClean, Lucille Reid, Jasmine Thompson, Leslie Worrell; Our Community: Stephen Archer
Congratulations to those members of our congregation who took part in the Run Barbados Series on Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th December 2013: Rev. Graveney Bannister -10K on Saturday & the Half Marathon on Sunday. Deeandra Bannister -5K on Sunday. Angie Weithers - 10K on Saturday & the Half Marathon on Sunday. Arlene Paul Kellman - 3K on Saturday.
Eugene Jackman Sandra Alleyne-Richards Terrance Richards Rosalind Russell Rita Sobers
ACT OF PENITENCE - Page 123 THE ABSOLUTION - Page 124 GREETING OF PEACE - Page 124 - 125
NOTICES December Birthdays Welcome to all visitors worshipping with us today. 15th Sherla Cumberbatch Sunday, 15th December: 16th June Haynes 7:30a.m. Holy Eucharist 17th Cleviston Mascoll 8:00a.m. Sunday School 18th Alfred Richards 9:15a.m. Sung Eucharist 19th Yvonne Cumberbatch 10:15a.m. Youth Church James Bovell 5:00p.m. Christingle Service. Persons attending are 20th Gary Belle ask to bring items for the Christmas Hampers 21st Oretha Massiah Monday, 16th December: Gwendolyn Cumberbatch 8:00a.m. Communion to the Sick Michael Watson Tuesday, 17th December: 8:00p.m. Meeting of the Events Committee - Re: Garden Festival 7:00p.m. AA Meeting Wednesday, 18th December: December Anniversaries 9:30a.m. Holy Eucharist 6:00p.m. Confirmation Class 16th Michael & Jennifer Hoyte 7:30p.m. Bible Study Leroy & Peggy Harris Thursday, 19th December: 17th Carl & Gwenetha Babb 8:00a.m. Communion to the Sick Shawn & Maria Clarke 6:30p.m. Choir Practice 18th Anthony Kellman & Arlene Paul-Kellman Thursday, 20th December: 19th Michael & Marcia Watson 8:00a.m. Communion to the Sick 2:00p.m. Funeral for Ina Kidney Saturday, 21st December: Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle Rector's 32nd Anniversary of Ordination to the Diaconate 9:00a.m. Office Hour 9:30a.m. Confirmation Class 1:30p.m. Funeral 3:00p.m. Scout Practice Sunday, 22nd December: Fourth Sunday of Advent: Year A Casual Sunday 7:30a.m. Holy Eucharist No Sunday School 9:15a.m. Sung Eucharist No Youth Church No Evensong Upcoming!!! Wednesday 01 January 2014 8:00a.m. - Scouts Devotion and Breakfast
and all who request our prayers
1. Condolences to family of the late Ina Kidney at her death. 2. Thanks to the Clergy who looked after the parish during my recent holiday. Fr. Gregory Gibson who served as Priest- in- Charge, Fr. Graveney Bannister and Dr. Ian 5