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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
Readers & Intercessors for the 1st Sunday in January (5th): Christmas 2 : Year A 7:30a.m. - Peter Rochester Janice Turton Intercession: 9:15a.m. - Denise Boyce-Worrell Men’s Fellowship Intercession:
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: Smile: An atheist complained to a Christian friend, "You Christians have your special holidays, such as Christmas and Easter. Jews celebrate their national holidays, such as Passover and Yom Kippur. But we atheists have no recognized national holidays. It's unfair discrimination." His friend replied, "Why don't you celebrate April first?" 8
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: White / Gold
First Sunday after Christmas
ORDER OF SERVICE OPENING PRAYER COLLECT FOR PURITY - Page 101 INTROIT HYMN - 77 OPENING SENTENCES - Page 97 - 100 THE KYRIE - Page 102 GLORIA IN EXCELSIS - Page 102 THE COLLECT 1st Sunday after Christmas (Page 159 BCP) Almighty God, you have poured upon us the new light of your incarnate Word: Grant that this light, enkindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives: through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. REFLECTION FIRST LESSON: In our Old Testament reading the prophet joyfully responds on behalf of all God's people to the Lord’s promises for a redeemed Jerusalem. 1st LESSON: 7:30a.m. - Mavis Kellman
9:15a.m. - Gay Griffith
FIRST LESSON: (OLD TESTAMENT): Isaiah 61:10-62:3 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall exult in my God; for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation, he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. For as the earth brings forth its shoots, and as a garden causes what is sown in it to spring up, so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations. For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until her vindication goes forth as brightness, and her salvation as a burning torch. The nations shall see your vindication, and all the kings your glory; and you shall be called by a new name which the mouth of the LORD will give. You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God. REFLECTION THE PSALM: A hymn of praise to the Lord who rules over nature and has shown faithfulness to Jerusalem and God’s people Israel. PSALM: 147 (7:30a.m. - page 662 BCP) 1. O PRAISE the Lord, for it is a good thing to sing praises unto our God : yea, a joyful and pleasant thing it is to be thankful. 2. The Lord doth build up Jerusalem : and gather together the out-casts of Israel. 3. He healeth those that are broken in heart : and giveth medicine to heal their sickness. 4. He telleth the number of the stars : and calleth them all by their names. 5. Great is our Lord, and great is his power : yea, and his wisdom is infinite. 6. The Lord setteth up the meek : and bringeth the ungodly down to the ground. 7. O sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving : sing praises upon the harp unto our God; 8. Who covereth the heavens with clouds, and prepareth rain for the earth : and maketh the grass to grow upon the mountains, and herb for the use of men; 9. Who giveth fodder unto the cattle : and feedeth the young ravens that call upon him. 10. He hath no pleasure in the strength of an horse : neither delighteth he in any man’s
THE EUCHARISTIC PRAYER - Page 126 - Page 143
legs. 11. But the Lord’s delight is in them that fear him : and put their trust in his mercy. 12. Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem : praise thy God, O Sion. 13. For he hath made fast the bars of thy gates : and hath blessed thy children within thee. 14. He maketh peace in thy borders : and filleth thee with the flour of wheat. 15. He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth : and his word runneth very swiftly. 16. He giveth snow like wool : and scattereth the hoar-frost like ashes. 17. He casteth forth his ice like morsels : who is able to abide his frost? 18. He sendeth out his word, and melteth them : he bloweth with his wind, and the waters flow. 19. He sheweth his word unto Jacob : his statutes and ordinances unto Israel. 20. He hath not dealt so with any nation : neither have the heathen knowledge of his laws.
THE LORD’S PRAYER - Page 144 THE BREAKING OF BREAD - Page 145 AGNUS DEI - Page 147 THE INVITATION - Page 145-146 COMMUNION HYMNS – 63, 83MP, 665, 642, 597MP, 88, 70, 507, 114MP, 89, 65, 67, 83, 72 83 MP Come and join the celebration, it’s a very special day; come and share our jubilation there’s a new King born today!
Shepherds first saw the light, heard resounding clear and long, far and near the angel-song: ‘Christ, the Redeemer is here, Christ, the Redeemer is here.’
See the shepherds hurry down to Bethlehem; gaze in wonder at the Son of God who lay before them. responds behalf of all God's people Wise men on journey, led to worship by a star, kneel in homage, bringing precious gifts from lands afar, so
Silent night, holy night! Son of God, O how bright love is smiling from Your face, Strikes for us now the hour of grace, Saviour, since You are born, to the Lord’s promises for a redeemed Saviour, since You are born.
God is with us,’ ’round the world the message bring; He is with us, ‘Welcome!’ all the bells on earth are pealing. 597 MP Silent night, holy night! Sleeps the world; hid from sight, Mary and Joseph in stable bare. watched o’er the child beloved and fair, sleeping in heavenly rest. sleeping in heavenly rest.
114 MP Ding dong! Merrily on high, in Heaven the bells are ringing. Ding dong! Verily the sky is riven with angels singing: Gloria, hosannah in excelsis; gloria, hosannah in excelsis!
REFLECTION SECOND LESSON: In this reading Paul explains what the role of the law has been and how, in our new relationship of faith, we have become heirs of the father. 2nd LESSON: 7:30a.m. - David Yearwood
9:15a.m. - Violet Griffith
SECOND LESSON (EPISTLE): Galatians 3: 23-25, 4:4-7 Now before faith came, we were confined under the law, kept under restraint until faith should be revealed. So that the law was our custodian until Christ came, that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a custodian. But when the time had fully come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba! Father!" So through God you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son then an heir. GRADUAL HYMN - 91 REFLECTION THE GOSPEL: The Gospel opens with a hymn to God’s Word, the expression of God’s very being and the creative power of all life, who has now become flesh and lived among us. The Word is the Light of all humankind, and was witnessed to by John the Baptist. Although the world made by the Word, did not recognize the Word those who did believe in the Word have been given the right to become children of God. The law came through Moses, but grace and truth come through the only Son who makes the father known.
E’en so here below, below, let steeple bells be swungen, And i-o, i-o, i-o, by priest and people sungen! Pray you, dutifully prime your matin chime, ye ringers; May you beautifully rime your eve-time song, ye singers
Silent night, holy night! 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 - 68 6
THE GOSPEL: John 1:1-18 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God; all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came for testimony, to bear witness to the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to bear witness to the light. The true light that enlightens every man was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world knew him not. He came to his own home, and his own people received him not. But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God; who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father. (John bore witness to him, and cried, "This was he of whom I said, 3
`He who comes after me ranks before me, for he was before me.'") And from his fullness have we all received, grace upon grace. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God; the only Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has made him known. THE SERMON THE NICENE CREED - Page 104 Bidding Prayer We pray to God who has shared the pain of the world. May the Church, made in the image of the glory of Christ, stand also as a witness to his suffering…Change our weakness into strength, our anxiety into trust that he who became helpless for love of us will be our present help and make us able to meet the needs of all who come. In the world where many are driven from their homes as wanderers in strange lands, where tyrants rage and destroy the innocent, may God direct the ways of those who are lost in sorrow and fear…Come close to those who abuse their power, that they may learn to love, and turn from anger to compassion. Give us grateful hearts for the security that we know, in our human lives and our assurance of the love of God…Grant to all in this community the mutual concern and sympathy which tell us that all grief is shared and is healed only by his presence. We pray for those who have lost their homes and all who at the end of the day will have no place to rest…Bring them to a place of refuge, as Mary and Joseph were led to a home for their child…Comfort those who at this time are mourning for the death of children. May those who died as little children find the fullness of life…May those who have died violently and unprepared find the peace that was denied them in their dying…May those who have killed come to repentance and pardon in their own deaths. May our prayers be acceptable to the vulnerable Christ who is our Lord. Amen. INTERCESSION:- 7:30a.m. - Sandra Waterman
9:15a.m. - Sophia Waterman
SICK AND SHUT-INS: Let us pray for Health Care Providers in: Aids Hospices, Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Polyclinics, Private Homes; Our Community:
NOTICES Welcome to all visitors worshipping with us today.
December Birthdays 29th Kristin Rollock Julian Bowen 30th Gloria Bentham Monica Griffith 31st Izaiah Waithe January Birthdays 1st Barbara Bovell 2nd Trevor Small Norma Springer 3rd Sandra Waterman Vincent Broomes 4th Sherryl Bishop Anthony Greaves Rev. Dr. Ian rock January Anniversaries 2nd Gay & Joan Griffith
Sunday, 29th December: 7:30a.m. Holy Eucharist No Sunday School 9:15a.m. Sung Eucharist & Sermon No Youth Church 7:00p.m. Choir’s Christmas Recital Monday, 30th December: 8:00a.m. Communion to the Sick Tuesday, 31st December: Old Year’s Day 7:00p.m. AA Meeting 11:00p.m. Solemn Evensong & Holy Eucharist Wednesday, 1st January 2014: New Year’s Day 8:30a.m. Scouts’ Annual Breakfast Church Army going to St. George Church, transportation leaves at 8:30a.m. Thursday, 2nd January 2014: 6:30p.m. Choir Practice Saturday, 4th January 2014: 9:00a.m. Office Hour 3:00p.m. Scout Practice Sunday, 5th January 2014: Second Sunday after Christmas 7:30a.m. Holy Eucharist No Sunday School 9:15a.m. Sung Eucharist & Sermon No Youth Church 7:00p.m. Solemn Evensong for the Epiphany Upcoming!!! 10 – 14 January 2014 – Flower Show and Garden Festival 2014
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1. We convey condolence to Mrs. Lynette Edwards at the death of her husband Gerald Edwards. 2. The Flower and Garden Festival 2014 is quickly approaching and we are looking for persons to play a part in this great event. • Persons who have fruit available • Persons to make jams and jellies, or those who are willing to teach and learn this dying art. • Persons who can make pastries • Persons who are willing to give of their time and talent in running various aspects of the festival. Tickets are available for the festival.
HYMN DURING THE GREETING OF PEACE - 73
OFFERTORY HYMNS - 60, 82
Eugene Jackman Sandra Alleyne-Richards Terrance Richards Rosalind Russell Rita Sobers
and all who request our prayers
ACT OF PENITENCE - Page 123
THE PRESENTATION OF OFFERINGS -Page 126 5
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