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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 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
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. Peterâ€™s Parish Church, Barbados
Liturgical Colour: Green
Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany
ORDER OF SERVICE OPENING PRAYER COLLECT FOR PURITY - Page 101 INTROIT HYMN - 414 / 550 OPENING SENTENCES - Page 97 - 100 THE KYRIE - Page 102 GLORIA IN EXCELSIS - Page 102 THE COLLECT 5th Sunday after the Epiphany (Page 161 BCP) Set us free, O God, from the bondage of our sins, and give us the liberty of that abundant life which you have made known to us in your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; 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 lesson the prophet Habakkuk offers praise to the glorious Lord of the heavens for Godâ€™s saving deeds on behalf of the people. 1st LESSON: 7:30a.m. - Sonji Phillips
9:15a.m. - Dondre Headley
FIRST LESSON: (OLD TESTAMENT): Habakkuk 3:1-6, 17-19 O Lord, I have heard the report of thee, and thy work, O Lord, do I fear. In the midst of the years renew it; in the midst of the years make it known; in wrath remember mercy. God came from Teman, and the Holy One from Mount Paran. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise. Selah His brightness was like the light, rays flashed from his hand; and there he veiled his power. Before him went pestilence, and plague followed close behind. He stood and measured the earth; he looked and shook the nations; then the eternal mountains were scattered, the everlasting hills sank low. His ways were as of old. Though the fig tree do not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation. GOD, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like hinds' feet, he makes me tread upon my high places. To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. REFLECTION THE PSALM: The psalmist expresses great trust and confidence in the Lord and ask always to be in Godâ€™s presence. PSALM: 27 (7:30a.m. - page 499 BCP) 1. THE Lord is my light and my salvation ; whom then shall I fear : the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom then shall I be afraid? 2. When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh : they stumbled and fell. 3. Though an host of men were laid against me, yet shall not my heart be afraid : and though there rose up war against me, yet will I put my trust in him. 4. One thing have I desired of the Lord, which I will require : even that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the fair beauty of the Lord, and to visit his temple. 5. For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his tabernacle : yea, in the secret place of his dwelling shall he hide me, and set me up upon a rock of stone. 6. And now shall he lift up mine head : above mine enemies round about me.
7. Therefore will I offer in his dwelling an oblation with great gladness : I will sing, and speak praises unto the Lord. 8. Hearken unto my voice, O Lord, when I cry unto thee : have mercy upon me, and hear me. 9. My heart hath talked of thee, Seek ye my face : Thy face, Lord, will I seek. 10. O hide not thou thy face from me : nor cast thy servant away in displeasure. 11. Thou hast been my succour : leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation. 12. When my father and my mother forsake me : the Lord taketh me up. 13. Teach me the way, O Lord : and lead in the right way, because of mine enemies. 14. Deliver me not over into the will of mine adversaries : for there are false witnesses risen up against me, and such as speak wrong. 15. I should utterly have fainted : but that I believe verily to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. 16. O tarry thou the Lord’s leisure : be strong, and he shall comfort thine heart ; and put thou thy trust in the Lord. REFLECTION SECOND LESSON: In this reading Paul teaches the Corinthians that the wisdom of God is very different from the wisdom in which humans pride themselves. 2nd LESSON: 7:30a.m. - Judith Yearwood
9:15a.m. - Julessa McConney
SECOND LESSON (EPISTLE): 1 Corinthian 2:1-11 When I came to you, brethren, I did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God in lofty words or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and in much fear and trembling; and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away. But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glorification. None of the rulers of this age understood this; for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But, as it is written, "What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him," God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. For what person knows a man's thoughts except the spirit of the man which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. GRADUAL HYMN - 234, 395 REFLECTION THE GOSPEL: In the Gospel lesson we learn that disciples are like salt and as light to the world. They are to live even more righteously than the pious scribes and Pharisees. Like a city set on a hill or a lamp on a stand Jesus’ followers must show forth their good works to the glory of God. Jesus has not come to abolish the law and the prophets but to fulfill their purpose. Only those who go beyond the keeping of the law and are wholly committed to God’s will can enter the kingdom of heaven. THE GOSPEL: Matthew 5:13-20 Jesus said, "You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trodden under foot by men. "You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid. Nor do
men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. "Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come not to abolish them but to fulfil them. For truly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the law until all is accomplished. Whoever then relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but he who does them and teaches them shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. THE SERMON THE NICENE CREED - Page 104 Bidding Prayer Let us pray to the Lord who has called us to be faithful in his service. Give to the Church power to proclaim your great works and to shine as a light that will draw all people to love and honour your name…May your people never lose by sin or negligence, the holiness which is given to all who trust in you and seek to do your work. As people seek their own ways and turn away from obedience, bring them to know that the law of God is strong and does change as human fashions change…Give courage to any who have gifts which they do not know, or which they have failed to use, and lead them into the light of the divine purpose fulfilled. Bless those who do the work of God in our community, who tend the sick in mind or body and bring aid to the infirm…May they have strength to continue, and may they be an example, that others shall follow in the paths of mercy. Look with compassion on all who have lost the assurance of faith and purpose in life which they once had…May they know that they are not cast out from love but may be won back to the way that cannot be found by human will alone…Bless those who in sickness and distress still shine brightly in their patient trust. Receive into glory the souls of those whose light shone as a witness in the world, and have mercy on those whose light was darkened by sin or suffering…May they too shine with the light that cannot be extinguished, and find the peace that they did not find here. We pray in the name of Christ, in whom all the commandments are fulfilled. Amen. INTERCESSION:- 7:30a.m. - Janice Turton
9:15a.m. - Janine White
SICK AND SHUT-INS: Let us pray for the Sick & Shut-ins of: Burma Road, Farm Road, Farm Tenantry: Margaret Bowen, Doreen Bradshaw, Winston Brewster, Louise Edwards, Elise Hinds, Heather Worrell; Our Community: Stephen Archer
Marjorie Edwards B. Gale
Carmen Richards Terrance Richards Rosalind Russell
In Hospital: St. Clair Boyce and all who request our prayers
Youth Group Prayer Almighty God, who, through your Son, sanctified the age of adolescence and young adulthood; look with favour on the youth of your world and more especially, in this parish and those who are banded together in this youth group; deepen, we pray, within us a sense of purpose in life, inspire us with the spirit of service and compassion, and unite us in loyalty to one another and to you; through the same, your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen ACT OF PENITENCE - Page 123 THE ABSOLUTION - Page 124 THE GREETING OF PEACE - Pages 124-125
NOTICES February Birthdays Welcome to all visitors worshipping with us today. 9th Rufus Watson Sunday, 9th February: Janice Turton 7:30a.m. Holy Eucharist 10th Ulric Murray 8:00a.m. Sunday School 9:15a.m. Sung Eucharist & Sermon 11th Gay Griffith No Youth Church Henderson Cumberbatch 7:00p.m. Solemn Evensong. The Students of 12th Doriel Jackman Codrington College will be in attendance Alphonso Barker Monday, 10th February: 13th Kathleen Small 9:00a.m. The Annual Coleridge and Parry Jennifer Watson Amalgamation Service Granville Broomes Clergy Reflection – Raddison Hotel Olivia Harris 6:30p.m. Church Army – St. Peter Shurland Watson 7:30p.m. Church Army – St. Nicholas Dorothy Haynes 8:00p.m. Parochial Church Council Meeting 14th Cheryl Corbin Tuesday, 11th February: Marguerite Haynes Clergy Reflection – Raddison Hotel Marcia Haynes 7:00p.m. AA Meeting Wednesday, 12th February: 8:45a.m. School Service – Roland Edwards Primary School 9:30a.m. Holy Eucharist 6:00p.m. Adult Confirmation Class Thursday, 13th February: 6:00p.m. Wedding Rehearsal 6:30p.m. Marriage Preparation Course 6:30p.m. Choir Practice Saturday, 15th February: 9:00a.m. Office Hour 9:30a.m. Confirmation Class 3:00p.m. Scout Practice 3:00p.m. Wedding Sunday, 16th February: Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany: Year A 7:30a.m. Holy Eucharist 10:00a.m.Diocesan Service at the Gymnasium No Evensong
Upcoming!!! Saturday February 22 - AYPA Movie Night starting at 5:30pm. Admission is FREE. Refreshments will be on sale. Provision has been made for Sunday schools, youth groups and young people to sit in the upper level of sections LKJ at the North end of the Gymnasium and not the South end as was previously mentioned.
1. Persons attending the Diocesan Service at the Gymnasium next Sunday morning are asked to travel with their Hymn Book and the Book of Common Prayer. No leaflets will be provided. We have ordered a bus to take persons to the Gymnasium. The bus leaves the Church at 8:30a.m. Kindly give your names to Mrs. Hall or Mr. Griffith, Church Wardens 2. Condolences to the family of the late Hilton Rock, who died last week Wednesday. Hilton served as an Usher and Reader at this Church with great distinction. He brought great joy and happiness to many with his jovial nature. 3. Condolences to Mrs. Linette Edwards and Valicia Simmons at the death of their son and nephew. The funeral takes place in London. 4. We also extend condolences to Lucilda Sobers at the death of her sister Ina WilliamsLewis in the USA. 5. Baptism will be held on Sunday 02 March. 6. All organizations are asked to have their annual reports ready by the Second Sunday in February. We will also need financial reports. 7. Persons are invited to attend the Wednesday morning Eucharist at 9:30a.m. 8. Confirmation is set for Sunday 23 February at 8:30a.m. 9. We are having a broadcast on CBC Radio on Sunday 02 March. Services for that Sunday will be 7:30a.m. and 9:00a.m. This is to allow adequate use of the allotted time slot. CBC allows one hour from 9:00a.m. to 10:00a.m. We look forward to working with their team. DVDâ€™s of the Opening Service of Congress 2013 are available at $30.00. It is worth buying a copy and becomes a part of the history of our Church. We need to update our Parish data. To this end, new forms with additional information are available. We need your help in providing the information. The last parish list was done some ten years ago and you will be aware that many changes have taken place over those years. Many of the persons have died, and many other new ones have moved into the parish. Thanks to the Publication Committee for their effort. The Readers and Ushers Guild are asking for persons to join this important ministry. Persons are asked to give their names to Mrs. Juliette Hall.
OFFERTORY HYMNS - 373, 108 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 – 618, 605, 546, 353 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 - 265 Know Your Church Sacraments: Requirements HOLY BAPTISM Requirements: (1) We Renounce evil (2) Repent and confess our sins (3) In Faith, accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour OUTWARD & VISIBLE SIGNS Water in which the person is baptized in the Name of the Father, and of the Son and the Holy Spirit. INWARD & SPIRITUAL GRACE Union with Christ in His Death and Resurrection; Birth into God’s Family the Church; Forgiveness of Sins and New Life in The Holy Spirit. THE HOLY EUCHARIST Requirements: (1) We should examine our lives (2) Be in Love and Charity with All People (3) Intend to Lead a new life in Christ OUTWARD & VISIBLE Bread and Wine are Consecrated, Given and Received According to Christ’s Command. INWARD & SPIRITUAL GRACE The Body And Blood Of Christ are given to His people, and received by Faith, our sins are forgiven, our unions with Christ and one another are Strengthened as we are nourished in Eternal Life.
HOLY BAPTISM Holy Baptism is the sacrament through which we become members of Christ, the children of God and inheritors of the kingdom of heaven. We can observe the water being poured on the head of the candidate, we can hear the words of the priest, but can not see the means by which God adopts us through the power of the Holy Spirit as his children and makes us members of Christ’s Body, the Church. “For just as the body is one and has many members, and all members of the body though many are one body so it is with Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body- Jews or Greeks, slaves or free — and were all made to drink of one Spirit” (1 Corinthians 12:13) “Baptism is the sacrament by which God unites us with Christ, adopts us as his children, and makes us members of Christ’s Body, the Church, and inheritors of the kingdom of God. (Book of Common Prayer 1995.) The outward and visible sign in Holy Baptism is water in which the person is baptized in the name of the Holy Trinity; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The inward and spiritual grace in Baptism is union with Christ into his death and resurrection; birth into God’s family, the church; forgiveness of sins and new life in the Holy Spirit. “Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized unto his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.” Romans 6:3, 4. We become children of God through his adoption of us in Christ thereby giving us the privilege of calling God “Father”. “But when the time had fully come, God sent forth his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, so that we might receive the adoption of sons. So through God you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir. Galatians 4:4, 7. The 1662 Prayer Book states “At my Baptism wherein I was made a member of Christ (l Corinthians 12:12), the Child of God (Galatians 4:4) and an inheritor of the kingdom of heaven. (Galatians 4:4; Colossians 1:12). “Giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the heritance of the saints...” The Sacrament of Holy Baptism is the divinely ordained means by which a person enters the Family of the Church. Like all Sacraments, it has its inward and spiritual graces. This is the unlocking of the door to membership in the Family of the Redeemed. This membership is the beginning of the process of final salvation which is not completed in this life. St. Paul regards salvation as a process, like the rest of human development, in stages “But I keep under my body and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others. I myself should be a castaway.” 1 Corinthians 9:27. “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” Philippians 3:14. Taken from the book Instructions for Anglicans by The Rt. Rev. Gilbert A. Thompson Assistant Bishop of The Bahamas & The Turks & Caicos Islands. Smile: Coming home from his Little League baseball game, Billy swung open the front door very excited. Unable to attend the game, his father immediately wanted to know what happened. "So, how did you do, son?" he asked. "You'll never believe it!" Billy said. "I was responsible for the winning run!" "Really? How'd you do that?" "I dropped the ball." Readers & Intercessors for the 3rd Sunday in February (16th): Epiphany 5: Year A 7:30a.m. - Arlene Paul-Kellman Suzanne Belle Intercession: Joan Hinds