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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. Peter Haynes Contact Information:
Assistant Priests: Rev. Dr. Ian Rock , Rev. Graveney Bannister
Seminarian: Mrs. Myra LaPlante
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
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 Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will. Jawaharal Nehru Smile: Two men were talking one day. "My wife asked me to buy ORGANIC vegetables from the market garden," said the first man. "So were you able to find some?" the second man asked. "Well when I got to the market, I asked the gardener, These vegetables are for my wife. Have they been sprayed with any poisonous chemicals?'" The first man continued, "The gardener said: 'No, you'll have to do that yourself.'" 8
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
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: email@example.com; Facebook: St. Peterâ€™s Parish Church, Barbados
First Sunday after the Epiphany Liturgical Colour: White / Gold ORDER OF SERVICE
Opening Prayer The Nicene Creed - Page 104 Collect for Purity - Page 101 Intercession:- 7:30 - Leonie Gilkes Introit Hymn - 168 9:15 - Cheryl Powlett Opening Sentences - Page 97 - 100 Act of Penitence - Page 123 The Kyrie - Page 102 The Absolution - Page 124 Gloria In Excelsis - Page 102 Greeting of Peace - Page 124 - 125 The Collect -Epiphany 1 (Page 160 BCP) Notices 1st Lesson : Offertory Hymn - 361, 416 The Presentation of Offerings-Page 126 7:30 - Janice Hassig The Eucharistic Prayer - Page 126 9:15 - Youth The Lord’s Prayer - Page 144 Psalm - 89:19-29 (pg 584 BCP-7:30) The Breaking of Bread - Page 145 2nd Lesson : Agnus Dei - Page 147 7:30 - Joan Hinds The Invitation - Page 145-146 9:15 - Youth Communion Hymns– 103, 369, 376, 605, Gradual Hymn - 487 A&M 245 Gospel Post Communion Prayer - Page 147-148 Hymn - 60 MP Sermon Recessional Hymn - 378
The collect Epiphany 1 (Page 160 BCP) Father in heaven, who at the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan proclaimed Him your beloved Son and anointed Him with the Holy Spirit: Grant that all who are baptized into His Name may keep the covenant they have made, and boldly confess Him as Lord and Saviour; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen. Readings & Reflections First Lesson (Old Testament): Isaiah 42:1-9 In our reading from the Old Testament we hear of the mission of the Lord’s servant, the one whom God has chosen to bring forth justice and salvation. Psalm 89 The Lord is praised for faithful love and mighty justice. As a father, God promises to the anointed servant David an everlasting kingdom. Second Lesson (Epistle): Acts 10:34-38 In this reading we learn how Peter recognizes that the good news, which Jesus began to proclaim after his baptism, now extends to all peoples. The Gospel: Luke 3:15-16, 21-22 Our Gospel is the story of Jesus’ baptism. Some people expected that John the Baptist might be the Christ, but he points to a yet mightier one to come whose baptism will be decisive, but Jesus tells him that it is right and fitting. The Holy Spirit is then manifest and shows this one to be Jesus. A voice from heaven speaks to him in words which echo ancient oracles concerning the king and the calling of the Lord’s chosen servant.
Persons with monthly envelopes are asked not to throw away the boxes in which these envelopes were distributed. The company has not supplied us with boxes for next year. Please keep the boxes to place your new monthly envelopes in. 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 New CD continues to be available; the cost is $40.00. The DVD of Floral Interpretation which was recorded during the Flower & Garden Festival 2010 is available at a cost of $30.00. The Important Things in Life A philosophy professor stood before his class with some items on the table in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks, about 2 inches in diameter. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was. So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles, of course, rolled into the open areas between the rocks. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was. The professor picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He then asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous “Yes.” “Now,” said the professor, “I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The rocks are the important things – your family, your partner, your health, your children – things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter – like your job, your house, your car. The sand is everything else. The small stuff.” “If you put the sand into the jar first,” he continued “there is no room for the pebbles or the rocks. The same goes for your life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take your partner out dancing. There will always be time to go to work, clean the house, give a dinner party and fix the disposal. Take care of the rocks first – the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.” Author Unknown Readers for the 3rd Sunday in January (20th):
7:30 - Leonie Gilkes
Intercession: Hilton Rock
9:15 - Sheryl Bishop
Intercession: Yvette Cumberbatch
Tuesday, 15th January: 9:30a.m. Deanery Meeting 10:00a.m. – 6:00p.m. Viewing of Flowers Wednesday, 16th January: 8:45a.m. School Service – Gordon Greenidge Primary School 9:30a.m. Holy Eucharist Thursday, 17th January: The Feast of the Confession of St. Peter 10:00a.m. Cleaning of the Church 6:30p.m. Choir Practice Friday, 18th January: 8:00a.m. Communion to the Sick Saturday, 19th January: 10:00a.m. Office Hour 3:00p.m. Scout Practice 5:00 p.m. AYPA Chorale Practice Sunday, 20th January: Second Sunday after the Epiphany: - Cycle C; 7:30a.m. Holy Eucharist 8:00a.m. Sunday School 9:15a.m. Sung Eucharist & Sermon 10:15a.m.Youth Church The Ushers are invited to St. Paul’s Church. The service begins at 6:00 p.m.
Thanks to all who supported and are still supporting our Flower and Garden Festival. Special thanks to Mr. David Yearwood, the Flower Guild, our guest floral designers from England, the local arrangers, all our organizations and all members, friends and family. The Choirs and Organists of the other Churches, our Organist and Choir along with Choir Director, Mr. Brathwaite. Mr. Alphonso Barker and his staff for the Luncheon. Mr. & Mrs. Edwards, Eddies Trading, and our Patron Mrs. Regine Sixt and family. Congratulations to Mervin & Marilyn Alleyne on their 21st Wedding Anniversary. 1. Organisations are informed that reports for 2012 are to be submitted to the Rector by 31 January 2013. 2. This year is election year for the Parochial Church Council. 3. Envelopes are available for this year. 4. Condolences to Juliette Hoyte at the death of her nephew James Corbin; his funeral took place on Saturday 12 January at St. Lucy’s Parish Church. May he rest in peace. 5. This year’s Diocesan Service will be held on Sunday 10 February 2013. 6. This is a very short Epiphany Season; Lent begins on Wednesday 13 February 2013. 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. If you are interested in this particular ministry, kindly give your 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. 6
First Lesson (Old Testament): Isaiah 42:1-9 Thus says the Lord, Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him, he will bring forth justice to the nations. He will not cry or lift up his voice, or make it heard in the street; a bruised reed he will not break, and a dimly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice. He will not fail or be discouraged till he has established justice in the earth; and the coastlands wait for his law. Thus says God, the LORD, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread forth the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people upon it and spirit to those who walk in it: "I am the LORD, I have called you in righteousness, I have taken you by the hand and kept you; I have given you as a covenant to the people, a light to the nations, to open the eyes that are blind, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon, from the prison those who sit in darkness. I am the LORD, that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to graven images. Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them." Psalm: 89:20-29 (as found in Hymns Ancient & Modern) 20. Thou spakest sometime in visions unto thy saints, and saidst : I have laid help upon one that is mighty; I have exalted one chosen out of the people. 21. I have found David my servant : with my holy oil have I anointed him. 22. My hand shall hold him fast : and my arm shall strengthen him. 23. The enemy shall not be able to do him violence : the son of wickedness shall not hurt him. 24. I will smite down his foes before his face : and plague them that hate him. 25. My truth also and my mercy shall be with him : and in my Name shall his horn be exalted. 26. I will set his dominion also in the sea : and his right hand in the floods. 27. He shall call me, Thou art my Father : my God, and my strong salvation. 28. And I will make him my first-born : higher than the kings of the earth. 29. My mercy will I keep for him for evermore : and my covenant shall stand fast with him. Second Lesson (Epistle): Acts 10:34-38 And Peter opened his mouth and said: "Truly I perceive that God shows no partiality, but in every nation any one who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. You know the word which he sent to Israel, preaching good news of peace by Jesus Christ (he is Lord of all), the word which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee after the baptism which John preached: how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; how he went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. The Gospel: Luke 3:15-16, 21-22 As the people were in expectation, and all men questioned in their hearts concerning John, whether perhaps he were the Christ, John answered them all, "I baptize you with water; but he who is mightier than I is coming, the thong of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie; he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.” Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form, as a dove, and a voice came from heaven, "Thou art my beloved Son; with thee I am well pleased." 3
487 A&M The Son of Man from Jordan rose, And pray’d to God above; When lo, the op’ning Heav’ns disclose A swift descending dove.
60 MP Blest be the tie that binds our hearts in Christian love; the fellowship of kindred minds is like to that above.
The Spirit, lighting on His brow, Anoints the Holy One; The Father’s voice declaring, “Thou Art My Belovèd Son.”
Before our Father's throne we pour our ardent prayers; our fears, our hopes, our aims are one our comforts and our cares.
So when, through His Baptizing bless’d The Font new birth conveys, Man kneels a son of God confess’d, Heav’n opens as he prays.
We share our mutual woes, our mutual burdens bear; and often for each other flows the sympathizing tear.
Fair innocency, like the dove’s, Invests him, purged from sin; For God the brooding Spirit moves, Directs and rules within.
When for a while we part, this thought will soothe our pain; that we shall still be joined in heart, and hope to meet again.
We offer our prayers through Christ the Beloved Son of the Father. Amen.
O Christ, whose mercy cleansed our stain With streams of grace Divine, Let us not soil the robes again Made white in blood of Thine.
This glorious hope revives our courage by the way; while each in expectation lives, and longs to see the day.
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.
Redeemer of a world undone, We praise Thee and adore, Jesu, with God the Father One, And Spirit evermore.
From sorrow, toil, and pain, and sin we shall be free; and perfect love and friendship reign through all eternity.
Bidding Prayer Through the water of baptism and in the power of the spirit, let us pray to the Lord. Keep the Church faithful in following the teaching and example of her Lord…Give her ministers grace to instruct and to baptize all who come to be made members of the Body of Christ. May the Holy Spirit break through the uncertainties and questionings of the world and lead all people into the way of truth…Grant repentance and new endeavour to any who are in error through false teaching. We give thanks for our baptism, and pray for grace to fulfill the vows we have made at the baptism of others…Bless all who are preparing for baptism, especially those who live in our community, and their parents and godparents. Have mercy on all who have lost the faith which they had and have turned away from their allegiance…Restore to them the assurance and hope which they once knew. We pray for the departed who came to new life through the water of baptism and have passed over the river of death…Mercifully receive them into the life that will not end.
Sick & 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: Nelda Agard
Rev. Vincent Belle
17th Leverette Jackman 18th Cyralene Cumberbatch Tariq Cumberbatch
Sunday, January 13th: 1st Sunday after the Epiphany The Baptism of Our Lord Welcome to all visitors worshipping with us today.
and all who requested our prayers. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them. Henry David Thoreau
January Birthdays 14th Eugenia Edey 15th Yolande Bowen
Sunday, 13th January: 7:30a.m. Holy Eucharist No Sunday School 9:15a.m. Sung Eucharist & Sermon No Youth Church 12:00p.m. Festival Luncheon 5:30p.m. Floral Demonstration Monday, 14th January: 10:00a.m. – 6:00p.m. Viewing of Flowers 5