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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
Third Sunday in Lent Liturgical Colour: Purple Year A Remember that the Gloria & Alleluias are omitted during Lent ORDER OF SERVICE OPENING PRAYER COLLECT FOR PURITY - Page 101 INTROIT HYMN - 861 Supp My hope is built on nothing less Than Jesusâ€™ blood and righteousness; I dare not trust the sweetest frame. But wholly lean on Jesusâ€™ Name. Refrain: On Christ, the solid rock, I stand, All other ground is sinking sand All other ground is sinking sand.
When darkness veils his lovely face, I rest on his unchanging grace; In every high and stormy gale My anchor holds within the veil. His oath, his covenant, and blood Support me in the whelming flood; When all around my soul gives way He then is all my hope and stay.
OPENING SENTENCES - Page 97 - 100 THE KYRIE - Page 102 THE COLLECT Third Sunday in Lent (Page 164 BCP) Almighty God, you know that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. REFLECTION FIRST LESSON: In our Old Testament story the people are at the point of rebellion because they are without water in the wilderness. 1st LESSON: 7:30a.m. - Margo Clarke
9:15a.m. - Michael Hoyte
FIRST LESSON: (OLD TESTAMENT): Exodus 17:1-7 All the congregation of the people of Israel moved on from the wilderness of Sin by stages, according to the commandment of the LORD, and camped at Rephidim; but there was no water for the people to drink. Therefore the people found fault with Moses, and said, "Give us water to drink." And Moses said to them, "Why do you find fault with me? Why do you put the LORD to the proof?" But the people thirsted there for water, and the people murmured against Moses, and said, "Why did you bring us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst?" So Moses cried to the LORD, "What shall I do with this people? They are almost ready to stone me." And the LORD said to Moses, "Pass on before the people, taking with you some of the elders of Israel; and take in your hand the rod with which you struck the Nile, and go. Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock at Horeb; and you shall strike the rock, and water shall come out of it, that the people may drink." And Moses did so, in the sight of the elders of Israel. And he called the name of the place Massah and Meribah, because of the faultfinding of the children of Israel, and because they put the LORD to the proof by saying, "Is the LORD among us or not?" REFLECTION THE PSALM: A call to worship the Lord our God, with a warning not to put God to the challenge.
PSALM: 95 (7:30a.m. - page 593 BCP) 1. O COME, let us sing unto the Lord : let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation. 2. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving : and shew ourselves glad in him with psalms. 3. For the Lord is a great God : and a great King above all gods. 4. In his hand are all the corners of the earth : and the strength of the hills is his also. 5. The sea is his, and he made it : and his hands prepared the dry land. 6. O come, let us worship and fall down : and kneel before the Lord our Maker. 7. For he is the Lord our God : and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. 8. To-day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts : as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness. 9. When your fathers tempted me : proved me, and saw my works. 10. Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said : It is a people that do err in their hearts, for they have not known my ways; 11. Unto whom I sware in my wrath : that they should not enter into my rest. REFLECTION SECOND LESSON: In this reading Paul bids the disciples to rejoice in the reconciliation and hope which are theirs because of the sacrifice of Christ on behalf of sinners. 2nd LESSON: 7:30a.m. - Sandra Waterman
9:15a.m. - Mothers’ Union
SECOND LESSON (EPISTLE): Romans 5:1-11 Since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in our hope of sharing the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which has been given to us. While we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. Why, one will hardly die for a righteous man -- though perhaps for a good man one will dare even to die. But God shows his love for us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we are now justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. Not only so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received our reconciliation. GRADUAL HYMN - 874 Supp The Lord’s our Rock, in Him we hide: A shelter in the time of storm! Secure whatever ill betide: A shelter in the time of storm! Oh, Jesus is a rock in a weary land! A weary land, a weary land; Oh, Jesus is a Rock in a weary land, A shelter in the time of storm! A shade by day, defence by night: A shelter in the time of storm!
No fears alarm, no foes affright: A shelter in the time of storm! The raging storms may round us beat: A shelter in the time of storm! We’ll never leave our safe retreat, A shelter in the time of storm! O Rock Divine, O Refuge dear: A shelter in the time of storm! Be thou our helper ever near, A shelter in the time of storm!
REFLECTION THE GOSPEL: Our Gospel tells the story of Jesus’ meeting with the Samaritan woman by Jacob’s well. The narrative is rich with themes. Jesus is willing to break with custom in order to talk with one who is both a woman and a foreigner. During an interval in the story, Jesus speaks with his disciples concerning his true food and drink, and tells them that the time of harvesting for eternal life is at hand. True worship of God is tied to no place. He himself offers a living water which wells up to eternal life. The woman learns that Jesus is the expected Messiah, and later others from the town come to believe that he is the world’s Saviour. THE GOSPEL: John 4:5-26, (27-38) 39-42 Jesus came to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near the field that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Jacob's well was there, and so Jesus, wearied as he was with his journey, sat down beside the well. It was about the sixth hour. There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give me a drink." For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food. The Samaritan woman said to him, "How is it that you, a Jew, ask a drink of me, a woman of Samaria?" For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans. Jesus answered her, "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, `Give me a drink,' you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water." The woman said to him, "Sir, you have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep; where do you get that living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, and his sons, and his cattle?" Jesus said to her, "Every one who drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst; the water that I shall give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." The woman said to him, "Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come here to draw." Jesus said to her, "Go, call your husband, and come here." The woman answered him, "I have no husband." Jesus said to her, "You are right in saying, `I have no husband'; for you have had five husbands, and he whom you now have is not your husband; this you said truly." The woman said to him, "Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet. Our fathers worshiped on this mountain; and you say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship." Jesus said to her, "Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for such the Father seeks to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth." The woman said to him, "I know that Messiah is coming (he who is called Christ); when he comes, he will show us all things." Jesus said to her, "I who speak to you am he." [Just then his disciples came. They marveled that he was talking with a woman, but none said, "What do you wish?" or, "Why are you talking with her?" So the woman left her water jar, and went away into the city, and said to the people, "Come, see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ?" They went out of the city and were coming to him. Meanwhile the disciples besought him, saying, "Rabbi, eat." But he said to them, "I have food to eat of which you do not know." So the disciples said to one another, "Has any one brought him food?" Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of him who sent me, and to accomplish his work. Do you not say, `There are yet four months, then comes the harvest'? I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see how the fields are already white for harvest. He who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together. For here the saying holds true, `One sows and another reaps.' I sent you to reap that for which you did not labor; others have labored, and you have entered into their labor."] Many Samaritans from that city believed in him because of the woman's testimony, "He told me
all that I ever did." So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them; and he stayed there two days. And many more believed because of his word. They said to the woman, "It is no longer because of your words that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is indeed the Savior of the world." THE SERMON THE NICENE CREED - Page 104 Bidding Prayer Let us pray to God who knows the secrets of all hearts. May the Lord who gives the living water to all who come to him in faith, give grace to the Church, so to drink of that water that she may bring life to many…May he lift our eyes to see where the time is ripe for harvest and seek to be worthy labourers for the coming of the Kingdom. Give the word of truth to the world, where there is strife between nations and races, where faiths can be hostile and gender divisive…May honesty overcome all shame and deceit, so that wrongs that have been hidden may be brought to light and healed. May our Lord be with us in our homes and in all the homes of this community, to teach us by his word, to sustain us with the food of loving obedience and lead us to worship in spirit and in truth…Make us honest in our dealings with one another and repentant for our sins. Have mercy on all whose lives are distressed by broken relationships, by misunderstandings that have turned to bitterness, by the suppressed anxiety that eats away the heart…May those who have found only partial truth be led into the right way, to know and to perform the will of God. May those who have passed from this world and now drink of the living water that flows from the throne of God, rejoice in the eternal worship which is beyond all place and time…May we by grace come to the same rejoicing. We pray in the name of Christ, the Messiah of all who worship in the spirit and truth. Amen. INTERCESSION:- 7:30a.m. - Susan Belle
9:15a.m. - Junia Arthur
SICK AND SHUT-INS: Let us pray for the Sick & Shut-ins of: Ashton Hall, Black Bess, Lower Bakers, Rock Dundo, White Hall: Jennifer Austin, Theophilus Blackman, Barbara Boyce, St. Clair Boyce, Vera Carrington, Henderson Cumberbatch, Winifred Dottin, Elise Douglas, Joyce Edwards, Kenneth Gilkes, Peggy Griffith, Eulene Nicholls, Edwin Small, Rita Sobers; Our Community: Stephen Archer
and all who request our prayers
ACT OF PENITENCE - Page 123
THE ABSOLUTION - Page 124 THE GREETING OF PEACE - Pages 124-125 March Birthdays
NOTICES 23rd Rakaya Phillips Welcome to all visitors worshipping with us Zaheer Popo today. 24th Jon-Mykul Bowen Sunday, 23rd March: 29th Ria Headley 7:30a.m. Holy Eucharist March Anniversaries 8:00a.m. Sunday School 9:00a.m. Sung Eucharist & Sermon 23rd Cardinal & Cindalin Spencer 10:15a.m. Youth Church 29th Alfred & Carmen Richards 5:30p.m. Deanery Mission Service – (56th Anniv.) St. Philip-The-Less Church Deighton & Marjorie Worrell No Evensong (55th Anniv.) Monday, 24th March: 7:30p.m. Annual General Meeting. All are invited Tuesday, 25th March: Feast of the Annunciation Rector’s 31st Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood. 10:00a.m. Deanery Chapter Meeting – St. Philip-The-Less Church 7:00p.m. AA Meeting 7:30p.m. Mission Service at St. Peter – Church Army –Theme: “Renewal” Wednesday, 26th March: 8:45a.m. School Service – Roland Edwards Primary School 9:30a.m. Church Army Cottage Meeting at the home of Doreen Bradshaw 12:00p.m. Midday Devotions – Speightstown Methodist Church 2:00p.m. Funeral Service for the late Martin Stuart 7:30p.m. Bible Study Thursday, 27th March: 8:00a.m. Communion to the Sick 6:30p.m. Choir Practice Friday, 28th March: 8:00a.m. Communion to the Sick Saturday, 29th March: 8:00a.m. Mothers’ Union Cake Sale—South Gate 8:00a.m. Scouts Cake Sale - Jordan’s Supermarket 9:00a.m. Office Hour 3:00p.m. Scout Practice Sunday, 30th March: Fourth Sunday in Lent: Mothering Sunday Year A 7:30a.m. Holy Eucharist 8:00a.m. Sunday School 9:15a.m. Sung Eucharist & Sermon 10:00a.m. Youth Church 5:30p.m. Deanery Mission Service – St. John-The-Baptist Church Upcoming!!! Saturday 05 April – Meeting with the Communications Team from the Churches in the Deanery.
1. We extend condolences to Brenda Griffith at the death of her uncle, Martin Stuart. Tuesday Mission Services Theme:- “Renew, Revive, and Rededicate.” Mission Service 01 April – Prayer Group – St. Nicholas 08 April - Ushers & Readers Guild – St. Peter 15 April – Youth – St. Peter Wednesday in Lent - Midday Devotions 26 March Pastor Edward Bullin Speightstown Methodist Church 02 April Rev. Peter Haynes St. Peter’s Church 09 April Capt. Jean Speightstown Methodist Church 16 April Pastor Coral Richards St. Peter’s Church Deanery Mission Services in Lent Sunday 30 March – St. John-The-Baptist Sunday 06 April – St. Andrew Sunday 13 April – St. Thomas Sunday 20 April – Easter Day - St. Peter’s Evensong OFFERTORY HYMNS - 494 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 – 504, 497, 522, 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 RESCUE the perishing, Care for the dying, Snatch them in pity from sin and the grave; Weep o’er the erring one, Lift up the fallen, Tell them of Jesus the mighty to save. Rescue the perishing, Care for the dymg; Jesus is merciful, Jesus will save.
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.
Though they are slighting Him, Still He is waiting, Waiting the penitent child to receive; Plead with them earnestly, Plead with them gently; He will forgive if they only believe.
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.
Moral Stories: To Let Go To let go does not mean to stop caring, it means I can’t do it for someone else. To let go is not to cut myself off, it’s the realization that I can’t control another. To let go is not to enable, but to allow learning from natural consequences. To let go is to admit powerlessness, which means the outcome is not in my hands. To let go is not to try to change or blame another, it’s to make the most of myself. To let go is not to care for, but to care about. To let go is not to fix, but to be supportive. To let go is not to judge, but to allow another to be a human being. To let go is not to be in the middle arranging all the outcomes, but to allow others to affect their own destinies. To let go is not to be protective, it’s to permit another to face reality. To let go is not to criticize, or regulate anyone, but to try to become what I dream I can do. To let go is to fear less, and to love more. Author Unknown Moral Stories: Believe in Yourself There may be days when you get up in the morning and things aren’t the way you had hoped they would be. That’s when you have to tell yourself that things will get better. There are times when people disappoint you and let you down. But those are the times when you must remind yourself to trust your own judgments and opinions, to keep your life focused on believing in yourself. There will be challenges to face and changes to make in your life, and it is up to you to accept them. Constantly keep yourself headed in the right direction for you. It may not be easy at times, but in those times of struggle you will find a stronger sense of who you are. So when the days come that are filled with frustration and unexpected responsibilities, remember to believe in yourself and all you want your life to be. Because the challenges and changes will only help you to find the goals that you know are meant to come true for you. Keep Believing in Yourself!
Smile: Robert goes golfing every Saturday. One Saturday, he comes home three hours late. His wife asks him, "What took you so long?" The guy says, "That was the worst game of golf I've ever had. We got up to the first tee, and Charlie hit a hole-in-one and immediately dropped dead of a heart attack." The guy's wife says, "That's terrible!" The guy says, "I know. Then, for the rest of the game, it was hit the ball, drag Charlie, hit the ball, drag Charlie, hit the ball, drag Charlie. . ." Readers & Intercessors for the 5th Sunday in March (30th): Lent 4: Year A 7:30a.m. - Mavis Kellman 9:15a.m. - Gay Griffith
David Yearwood Violet Griffith
Intercession: Gina Belle Intercession: Judy Busby