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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. Graveney Bannister Rev. Reginald Knight Church Officers: Wardens: Mrs. Juliette Hall, Mr. Gay Griffith Organist: Mr. Julian Bowen Assistant Organist: Mr. Paul Brazant Sexton:
MISSION AND MINISTRY Tell -To proclaim the good news of the kingdom Teach -To teach, baptize and nurture new believers Tend -To respond to human need by loving service Transform -To seek to transform the unjust structures of society Treasure -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: 11:00 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 Webpage: stpeter.anglican.bb Facebook: www.facebook.com/stpeterspc E-mail: email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org;
2nd Sunday in Lent Liturgical Colour: Purple Year C Kindly remember that the Gloria & Alleluias are omitted during Lent ORDER OF SERVICE OPENING PRAYER COLLECT FOR PURITY - Page 101 INTROIT HYMN: 456 OPENING SENTENCES - Page 97 - 100 THE KYRIE - Page 102 THE COLLECTSecond Sunday in Lent (Page 163 BCP) O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son: who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns one God, for ever and ever. Amen. REFLECTION FIRST LESSON: Our reading is two stories of gifts from God. In the first, Abram is promised a son and many descendants. In the second, God promises the Promised Land to them. In both stories, Abram comes in contact with the divine in visions. In the first, he trusts even though he has no concrete evidence, but in the second, God indicates his commitment through the symbol of fire. 1st LESSON: 7:30a.m. - Sandra Denny 9:15a.m. - Yvette Hoyte FIRST LESSON: Genesis 15:1-12,17-18 The word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, "Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great." But Abram said, "O Lord God, what will you give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?" And Abram said, "You have given me no offspring, and so a slave born in my house is to be my heir." But the word of the Lord came to him, "This man shall not be your heir; no one but your very own issue shall be your heir." He brought him outside and said, "Look toward heaven and count the stars, if you are able to count them." Then he said to him, "So shall your descendants be." And he believed the Lord; and the Lord reckoned it to him as righteousness. Then he said to him, "I am the Lord who brought you from Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to possess." But he said, "O Lord God, how am I to know that I shall possess it?" He said to him, "Bring me a heifer three years old, a female goat three years old, a ram three years old, a turtledove, and a young pigeon." He brought him all these and cut them in two, laying each half over against the other; but he did not cut the birds in two. And when birds of prey came down on the carcasses, Abram drove them away. As the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram, and a deep and terrifying darkness descended upon him. When the sun had gone down and it was dark, a smoking fire pot and a flaming torch passed between these pieces. On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, "To your descendants I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates." REFLECTION THE PSALM: The psalmist expresses great trust and confidence in the Lord and asks always to be in Godâ€™s presence. PSALM: 27 Dominus illuminatio (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 2 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 Lordâ€™s leisure : be strong, and he shall comfort thine heart ; and put thou thy trust in the Lord. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. REFLECTION SECOND LESSON: At a time when he is in prison, Paul offers himself as an example of centering oneself in Christ, in his sufferings, even though he is yet to understand Christ completely. Many members of the Church at Philippi, he says, make the mistake of either being self-centred or insisting on following Jewish practices. 2nd LESSON: 7:30a.m. â€“ Maxine McClean-Goddard 9:15a.m. - Church Army SECOND LESSON: Philippians 3:17-4:1 Brothers and sisters, join in imitating me, and observe those who live according to the example you have in us. For many live as enemies of the cross of Christ; I have often told you of them, and now I tell you even with tears. Their end is destruction; their god is the belly; and their glory is in their shame; their minds are set on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven, and it is from there that we are expecting a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. He will transform the body of our humiliation that it may be conformed to the body of his glory, by the power that also enables him to make all things subject to himself. Therefore, my brothers and sisters, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, my beloved. GRADUAL HYMN: 495 REFLECTION THE GOSPEL: Warned that his life is in danger, Jesus says that he still has much to do in his earthly ministry, but the time will shortly come when his work will be complete. He has tried to bring the people of Judea to him but they have not listened to the good news. Only when they see his triumphal entry into Jerusalem on the first Palm Sunday will they recognize him for who he is. THE GOSPEL: Luke 13:31-35 Some Pharisees came and said to Jesus, "Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you." He said to them, "Go and tell that fox for me, 'Listen, I am casting out demons and performing cures today and tomorrow, and on the third day I finish my work. Yet today, tomorrow, and the next day I must be on my way, because it is impossible for a 3
prophet to be killed outside of Jerusalem.' Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! See, your house is left to you. And I tell you, you will not see me until the time comes when you say, 'Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.'" THE SERMON HYMN AFTER THE SERMON: 494 Bidding Prayer For protection from all perils and temptations, let us pray to the Lord. Gather the Church under the wings of divine love and keep her in holiness…Bless her witness, and make her a sure refuse for all who seek salvation. We pray for the world, for the great cities and the lonely villages, for every place where people find shelter and comfort…Preserve them in peace; guard them from danger, cast out all evil. Bless our homes and make them places of joy for our families and welcome our guests…Bless all in this community who care for the deprived and the homeless. Have mercy on victims of violence and all who suffer for their faith…Visit and heal the sick in mind and all who are in the grip of evil power. Receive into eternal life the souls who have ended their life on earth and have come home to be with their Lord…Lead us through the dangers of this world until we may rest under the wings of mercy. We pray in the name of Christ whose love calls us to his side. Amen. INTERCESSION: 7:30a.m.– Sherryl Griffith 9:15a.m. - Loleitha Gibbons SICK AND SHUT-INS: Let us pray for the Sick and Shut-ins of: Mango Lane, Mount Standfast, Mullins and Queen Street: Sheila Chase, Terrance Richards, Ruby Stuart, Jasmine Thompson. Our Community: Stephen Archer, Cynthia Blackman, Lolita Bowen, Marjorie Edwards, Dorothy Haynes, Eugene Jackman, Violet Marshall, Kaye Springer, Taylor Walcott and all who requested our prayers Church Army Prayer O Lord our heavenly father whose son Jesus Christ came not to be ministered unto but to minister, we ask to bless all members of the Church Army in this and other lands that following in the steps of your son and giving themselves to the service of their fellowmen, they may be inspired by your love and so worthily minister in your name, to the fallen, the friendless, and the needy for the sake of the same your son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. Birthdays this week ACT OF PENITENCE - Page 123 17th Margo Clarke THE ABSOLUTION - Page 124 20th Michelle Gibbons THE GREETING OF PEACE - Pages 124-125 Ephna Hinkson NOTICES (pages 5 - 8) 21st Jennifer Alleyne OFFERTORY HYMN: 740 22nd Natalia Blades THE PRESENTATION OF OFFERINGS: Pg 126 Anniversary this week THE EUCHARISTIC PRAYER -Pages 126 - 143 23rd Cardinal & Cindalin THE LORD’S PRAYER - Page 144 Spencer 4 THE BREAKING OF BREAD - Page 145
AGNUS DEI - Page 147 THE INVITATION - Page 145-146 COMMUNION HYMNS: 748MP, 850, 540, 359MP 748 MP What a wonderful change in my life has been wrought since Jesus came into my heart! I have light in my soul for which long I had sought, since Jesus came into my heart! Since Jesus came into my heart, since Jesus came into my heart, floods of joy oâ€™er my soul like the sea billows roll, since Jesus came into my heart! I have ceased from my wandering and going astray since Jesus came into my heart! And my sins, which where many, are all washed away since Jesus came into my heart! I'm possessed of a hope that is steadfast and sure, since Jesus came into my heart! And no dark clouds of doubt now my pathway obscure, since Jesus came into my heart! There's a light in the valley of death now for me, since Jesus came into my heart! And the gates of the City beyond I can see, since Jesus came into my heart!
I shall go there to dwell in that City, I know, since Jesus came into my heart! and I'm happy, so happy, as onward I go, since Jesus came into my heart! Words: Rufus Henry McDaniel (1850-1940)
359 MP Jesus calls us; o'er the tumult of our life's wild, restless sea; day by day His voice is sounding, saying, "Christian, follow me." As, of old, apostles heard it by the Galilean lake, turned from home and toil and kindred, leaving all for His dear sake. Jesus calls us from the worship of the vain world's golden store, from each idol that would keep us, saying, "Christian, love Me more." In our joys and in our sorrows, days of toil and hours of ease, still He calls, in cares and pleasures, "Christian, love Me more than these." Jesus calls us! By Thy mercies, Saviour, may we hear Thy call, give our hearts to Thine obedience, serve and love Thee best of all. Words: Cecil Frances Alexander (1818-1895)
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 764 A&M Jesus is merciful, Jesus will save. RESCUE the perishing, Care for the dying Though they are slighting Him, Snatch them in pity from sin and the grave; Still He is waiting, Weep o'er the erring one, Waiting the penitent child to receive; Lift up the fallen, Plead with them earnestly, Tell them of Jesus the mighty to save. Plead with them gently; He will forgive if they only believe. Rescue the perishing, Rescue the perishing, etc Care for the dying;
Down in the human heart, Crush'd by the tempter, Feelings lie buried that grace can restore; Touch'd by a loving heart, Waken'd by kindness, Chords that were broken will vibrate once more Rescue the perishing, etc
Rescue the perishing; Duty demands it; Strength for thy labour the Lord will provide: Back to the narrow way Patiently win them; Tell the poor wand'rer a Saviour has died. Rescue the perishing, etc
NOTICES Sunday, 17th March, 2019: Second Sunday in Lent : Year C 7:30a.m. Holy Eucharist & Sermon 8:00a.m. Sunday School 9:15a.m. Sung Eucharist & Sermon with Holy Baptism 10:15a.m. Youth Church 5:00p.m. Deanery Mission Service – Open Air Service at Black Bess, St. Peter Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Michael Maxwell, Bishop of Barbados The Service will be led by the Youth of the Deanery. We are invited to meet and welcome the Bishop. Transportation leaves at 4:00p.m. No Evensong Monday, 18th March, 2019:Feast of St. Patrick, Bishop (transferred) 7:30p.m. The Servers are invited to St. Patrick’s Church. Tuesday, 19th March, 2019: Feast of St. Joseph 7:30p.m. Anglican Men’s Association Patron Day Service - Holy Innocent’s Church. Transportation leaves at 6:30p.m. Wednesday, 20th March, 2019: 8:45a.m. School Service – Roland Edwards Primary School 12:00p.m. Midday Devotion – St. Peter’s Parish Church. Theme: “Coming Soon 7:30p.m. Mission Service Thursday, 21st, March, 2019: 10:00a.m. Synod Council Meeting at Christ Church Centre 6:30p.m. Choir Practice 7:30p.m. The Ushers are invited to St. Patrick’s Church. Friday, 22nd, March, 2019: 2:00p.m. Funeral Service for the late Elmina Jordan Saturday, 23rd March, 2019: 11:00a.m. Confirmation Class 11:00a.m. Office Hour 11:00a.m. Scout Practice Sunday, 24th March, 2019: Third Sunday in Lent: Year C 7:30a.m. Holy Eucharist & Sermon 8:00a.m. Sunday School 9:15a.m. Sung Eucharist & Sermon 10:15a.m. Youth Church 6:00p.m. Deanery Mission Service – St. Clements Upcoming Events!!! Saturday 30 March, 2019, 7:00a.m. - Cake Sale sponsored by the Mothers’ Union South Gate Saturday 27 April, 2019, 9am-6pm - Health and Wellness Fair Sponsored by Earl’s Funeral Home. 6 Sunday 02 June 2019, - Mothers Union Sacred Concert
A very warm welcome to all persons attending church today. A special welcome to the Seminarian coming from Codrington College. He comes to us from St. John the Divine in South London. Condolences Condolences to the family of the late Elmina Jordan from Black Bess. Condolences to Mrs. Norma Springer and family at the death of her brother Cameron Rowe Wednesday Night Mission Services 20 March – Men’s Fellowship ; 27 March – Mothers’ Union ; 03 April – Youth 10 April - Church Army ; 17 April – Men’s Fellowship God’s call to “Newal” Week 2: conversion Brief Focus Note: When the ‘conversion’ is used in Christianity, many often think of the Apostle Paul who, although he was always a faithful, zealous believer in God, experienced a divine encounter that changed his perspective of who Jesus was - that He was indeed the resurrected and promised Messiah. For Christians, conversion refers to the spiritual transformation or awakening of mind and heart that draws us closer to God, and His purposes. It is sometimes radical but more often gradual and a life-long process of change in our thoughts and our way of life through the various promptings of the Holy spirit. Reflection Questions: 1. What does it mean to experience ‘Conversion’ and how important is this within the Christian way of life? 2. How would you describe your ‘Conversion’ experience as a Christian so far and who/what have been the main influential contributors to this process of spiritual awakening? 3. What do you believe the Holy Spirit is saying to you and the church today in relation to the ‘Conversion’ of our lives and the lives of others for such a time/ season as this? Is the church called to take intentional steps to enable the ‘Conversion’ of its members? Bible references for daily meditation: see page 8 Excerpts from Enthronement Sermon: • Conversion occurred when ‘I simply resigned and said ‘Lord, I surrender all” • Conversion happens when you ‘let go and let God have His will in your lives’ and God will tek ova, and establish His plan…’ • Conversion is moving God’s call (in one’s life)’ from the head to the heart’ having ‘a transform heart’ prompted by way of a ‘wake up call’ or ‘spiritual awakening’ that bears the ‘fruit of the spirit’ Suggested Lectionary Readings: • Jonah 3 • Psalms 51:1-12 • Galatians 1:11-24 • Luke 15:17-20a Suggested Hymns • 494, 495, 456, 850 from the CPWI Hymnal • 748, 359 from the Mission Praise Hymnal 7
Smile: A guy leans closer to his wife. “Can you keep a secret?” he whispers to her. “Sure I can,” says the wife, becoming curious. “That’s good,” whispers the man again, “so can I.” Readers for the 4th Sunday in March (24th): Third Sunday in Lent: Year C 7:30a.m. - Margo Clarke Jacqueline Moore Intercession: Suzanne Belle 9:15a.m. - Michael Hoyte Mothers Union Intercession: Junia Arthur Readings: O.T: Exodus 3:1-15; N.T: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13; Gospel: Luke 13:1-9 Psalm: 63:1-8
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