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The New Fisherman Volume 600 December 23rd, 2012 3

St. Peter’s Parish Church

Orange Street, Speightstown St. Peter

with

St. Nicholas Chapel Rock Dundo St. Peter

Anglican Diocese of Barbados (Consecrated 1837) Rector: Rev. Peter Haynes Assistant Priests:

Contact Information: Rev. Dr. Ian Rock , Rector: Home: (246) 432-9000; Church: (246) 422-3599; Fax: (246) 422-2181; Rev. Graveney Bannister

Seminarian: Mrs. Myra LaPlante

E-mail: petros@caribsurf.com Day Care Centre: Tele (246) 422-0138

SERVICES Sunday 7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist 8:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Sung Eucharist and Sermon; 7:00 p.m. Evensong Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist MISSION AND MINISTRY

Smile: A young college co-ed came running in tears to her father. "Dad, you gave me some terrible financial advice!" "I did? What did I tell you?" said the dad. "You told me to put my money in that big bank, and now that big bank is in trouble." "What are you talking about? That's one of the largest banks in the state," he said. "there must be some mistake." "I don't think so," she sniffed. "They just returned one of my checks with a note saying, 'Insufficient Funds'." 8

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

PUBLICATION COMMITTEE Julian Bowen Sherryl Bishop Maria Clarke Earl Cumberbatch Peter Rochester Dominic Walcott Michael Walcott Michael Watson David Worrell CHURCH OFFICERS: Wardens: Juliette Hall, Gay Griffith Organist: Julian Bowen Assistant Organist: Paul Brazant Sexton: Peter Bowen

E-mail: thenewfisherman@yahoo.com; Facebook: St. Peter’s Parish Church, Barbados


Fourth Sunday of Advent Liturgical Colour: Purple / Blue

ORDER OF SERVICE

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Kindly Remember that the Alleluias & Gloria are omitted during Advent Opening Prayer Collect for Purity - Page 101 Introit Hymn - 48 Opening Sentences - Page 97 - 100 The Kyrie - Page 102 The Collect - Advent 4 (Page 158 BCP) 1st Lesson : 7:30 - Leonie Gilkes 9:15 - David Worrell Psalm - 80:1-7 (pg 573 BCP-7:30) 2nd Lesson : 7:30 - Maxine McClean-Goddard 9:15 - Mothers’ Union Gradual Hymn - 42 Gospel Sermon The Nicene Creed - Page 104

Intercession:- 7:30 - Claudette Griffith 9:15 - Junia Arthur Act of Penitence - Page 123 The Absolution - Page 124 Greeting of Peace - Page 124 - 125 Notices Offertory Hymn - 41, 46 The Presentation of Offerings-Page 126 The Eucharistic Prayer - Page 126 The Lord’s Prayer - Page 144 The Breaking of Bread - Page 145 Agnus Dei - Page 147 The Invitation - Page 145-146 Communion Hymns– 73, 63, 84, 85 Post Communion Prayer - Page 147-148 Recessional Hymn - 433

The Lighting of the Advent Candle Leader: The Lord has his holy arm before all the nations, and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of Our God. Leader lights the four Advent candles in silence. Leader: Our Lord says “Surely I come quickly.” Response: Even so, come, Lord Jesus!

The Anglican Youth Ministry Council Presents:

Leader: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God

“Answering the SILENT CRY”

Response: It is right to give God thanks and praise. Purify us, O God, by your daily visitation, so that when your Son Jesus Christ comes, he will find in us a mansion prepared for himself. We thank you for this time of waiting. We thank you that our time of waiting for Jesus is almost over. May we await the Light of the World with joyful anticipation.

INTERVENTION Before Rachel cries for her Children YOUTH MARCH & RALLY December 28th, 2012, Holy Innocents Day The March begins at 4:30 p.m., from Jubliee Gardens to Independence Square The Rally 5:00p.m. - 7:00p.m. Wear white and be an advocate for justice.

Leader: We bless you, Eternal Father, giver of all good things, for you sent your Son into the world not to condemn, but that the world might be saved through him. Help us to celebrate His birth with joy and faith that we may be drawn close to him, God with us, Christ our King. Response: Amen The collect 4th Sunday of Advent (Page 158 BCP) Purify our conscience, Almighty God, by your daily visitation that your Son Jesus Christ, at His coming, may find in us a mansion prepared for Himself; who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Readers for the 5th Sunday in December (30): Christmas 1

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7:30 - Mavis Kellman

David Yearwood

Intercession: Sandra waterman

9:15 - Gay Griffith

Violet Griffith

Intercession: Sophia waterman

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Thursday, 27th December: Feast of St. John, Apostle & Evangelist 3:00p.m. Funeral Service for Mrs. Gilkes at St. Lucy’s Parish Church 7:30p.m. Christmas Recital – Handel’s Messiah Saturday, 29th December: 10:00a.m. Office Hour 3:00p.m. Scouts Practice 3:00p.m. Wedding Sunday, 30th December: First Sunday after Christmas: - Cycle C; 7:30a.m. Holy Eucharist No Sunday School 9:15a.m. Sung Eucharist & Sermon with Holy Baptism 7:00p.m. Carols in the Church Yard Monday 31st December – Old Year’s Night 11:00p.m. Solemn Evensong 12:00a.m. Holy Eucharist Upcoming!! 11 – 15 January 2013 – Flower Show & Garden Festival The Bible Reading Fellowship Notes for January—April 2013 are available. Kindly contact David Worrell.

A retiring collection will be taken after the services on this Sunday to collect money to purchase flowers for Christmas and also items for hampers. 1. Tickets are available for our Flower and Garden Festival and we need persons to help distribute and sell them. 2. The new CD done by our Choir is available, the cost is $40.00. The Choir looks forward to your support. I am looking for persons to form an Altar Guild, with specific reference to looking after the linens and items used at the altar. In previous years persons were allocated a month to help with the washing of the linens. Many of these persons have died and the burden now falls on a few persons. you are in this particular ministry, kindly your visitation, so that whenIf your Soninterested Jesus Christ comes, he will find in us agive mansion name to the Rector, or indicate your willingness to help in this important area. This will be followed by a meeting to put these efforts and ideas in place. On Sale from the Rector’s Office The wrist bands commemorating the 175th Anniversary of the Church building are available at $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. The Book ‘Preaching in Season and Out of Season’ written by Retired Bishop, The Rt. Rev. Dr. Rufus Brome is available. The cost is $30.00 The Caribbean Hymnal (C.P.W.I.) is available, the cost is $25.00 for the words edition and $65.00 for the music edition. The Book of Common Prayer is available at the Church; the cost is $20.00. The Episcopal Eucharistic Lectionary is available for $65.00. The Choir’s CD “Sing to the Lord” continues to be available; the cost is $40.00. The DVD of Floral Interpretation which was recorded during the Flower & Garden 6 Festival 2010 is available at a cost of $30.00.

Readings & Reflections First Lesson (Old Testament): Micah 5:2-4 The Old Testament lesson presents an ancient prophecy which foresees the day when a new ruler shall come forth for Israel out of David’s city of Bethlehem in Ephrathah. Psalm: 80 A lament and a plea to the Lord, the shepherd of Israel, that God will turn away divine anger and restore the people. Second Lesson (Epistle): Hebrews 10:5-10 The New Testament reading describes the purpose of Jesus’ coming into the world—to make an offering in his body for our sanctification. The Gospel: Luke 1:39-49 (50-56) The Gospel tells of Mary’s visit to her kinswoman Elizabeth, and this humble woman’s song of thanksgiving to the saviour God who has called her to be the mother of the Lord.. Elizabeth is herself pregnant with a child who will be John the Baptist. Even in her womb this baby is joyful in Mary’s presence. All generations will call Mary blessed. First Lesson (Old Testament): Micah 5:2-4 You, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose origin is from of old, from ancient days. Therefore he shall give them up until the time when she who is in travail has brought forth; then the rest of his brethren shall return to the people of Israel. And he shall stand and feed his flock in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God. And they shall dwell secure, for now he shall be great to the ends of the earth. Psalm: 80:1-7 (as found in Hymns Ancient & Modern) 1. HEAR, O thou Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a sheep : shew thyself also, thou that sittest upon the cherubims. 2. Before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasses : stir up thy strength, and come, and help us. 3. Turn us again, O God : shew the light of thy countenance, and we shall be whole. 4. O Lord God of hosts : how long wilt thou be angry with thy people that prayeth? 5. Thou feedest them with the bread of tears : and givest them plenteousness of tears to drink. 6. Thou hast made us a very strife unto our neighbours : and our enemies laugh us to scorn. 7. Turn us again, thou God of hosts : shew the light of thy countenance, and we shall be whole. Second Lesson (Epistle): Hebrews 10:5-10 When Christ came into the world, he said, "Sacrifices and offerings thou hast not desired, but a body hast thou prepared for me; in burnt offerings and sin offerings thou hast taken no pleasure. Then I said, `Lo, I have come to do thy will, O God,' as it is written of me in the roll of the book." When he said above, "Thou hast neither desired nor taken pleasure in sacrifices and offerings and burnt offerings and sin offerings" (these are offered according to the law), then he added, "Lo, I have come to do thy will." He abolishes the first in order to establish the second. And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. The Gospel: Luke 1:39-49 (50-56) In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a city of Judah, and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. And when Elizabeth heard the 3 greeting of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy


Spirit and she exclaimed with a loud cry, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! And why is this granted me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold, when the voice of your greeting came to my ears, the babe in my womb leaped for joy. And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfilment of what was spoken to her from the Lord." And Mary said, "My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden. For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed; for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name. [And his mercy is on those who fear him from generation to generation. He has shown strength with his arm, he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts, he has put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted those of low degree; he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent empty away. He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his posterity for ever." And Mary remained with her about three months, and returned to her home.]

Bidding Prayer Joyful in the presence of the Lord, let us pray for the Church and for the world.

Sick & Shut-ins Let us pray for the Sick and Shut-ins of: Ashton Hall, Black Bess, Rock Dundo, White Hall: Theophilus Blackman, Barbara Boyce, Vera Carrington, Henderson Cumberbatch, Winifred Dottin, Elise Douglas, Joyce Edwards, Stella Hunt, Sylvia Moore, Mayfield Morris, Eulene Nicholls, Euradene Russell, Shelia Williams; Our Community: Nelda Agard

Stephen Archer

Jennifer Austin

Myran Babb

Olivette Bellamy

Rev. Vincent Belle

Dixon Benn

Gloria Bentham

Cynthia Blackman

Lolita Bowen

Karene Burnett

Kenneth Gilkes

Ersie Goodridge

Elfreida Grant

Peggy Griffith

Dorothy Haynes

Marcia Haynes

Eugene Jackman

Aubrey Jones

Terrance Richards

Edwin Small

Rita Sobers

Charmaine Walcott

Rosalind Russell

and all who requested our prayers.

Prepare the Church to receive with joy and thanksgiving the coming of the Lord at his Nativity…May all Christian people join with Mary his Mother to proclaim his greatness. Raise up the lowly ones of the world and give them fullness of life…Be merciful to those who are deceived by power and wealth…Do not send the rich empty away. As we prepare again to celebrate this Christmas time, bless us, our families, friends and neighbours, with purity of spirit and holiness of desire…Shield us from selfish pleasure, make us mindful of the needs of many in our community. We pray for all who are hungry, whether for food to sustain their bodies or faith to nourish their souls…Comfort and heal those who through sickness or poverty can feel little joy at this time. We pray for the departed who have magnified their Lord on earth and now praise him in his heavenly Kingdom…May they find their eternal joy in the company of the Blessed Virgin and all the saints. We pray in the name of Christ, Son of God and son of Mary. Amen.

Dedication Prayer (To be said after the Post Communion 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.

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NOTICES Sunday, December 23rd: Fourth Sunday of Advent Welcome to all visitors worshipping with us today. December Birthdays 23rd Jenelle Bovell 24th Cynthia Cumberbatch 25th Christopher Walcott Michael Harris Elise Hinds (95th) Rashina Ward

26th Maureen Cadogan 29th Kristin Rollock Julian Bowen

Sunday, 23rd December: 7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist No Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Sung Eucharist & Sermon No Youth Church No Evensong Monday, 24th December: Christmas Eve 11:45 p.m. Carols 12:00 a.m. Procession, Sung Eucharist & Sermon Tuesday, 25th December: Christmas Day 7:15 a.m. Carols 7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist 9:30 a.m. Procession, Sung Eucharist & Sermon Wednesday, 26th December: Christmas Bank Holiday 3:00p.m. Wedding Rehearsal 4:00p.m. A.Y.P.A. Social at the Rector

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