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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 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: Church: (246) 422-3599; Fax: (246) 422-3599; Day Care Centre: Tele (246) 422-0138 E-mail:; Facebook: St. Peter’s Parish Church, Barbados

Liturgical Colour: Green

Last Sunday after the Epiphany

Year A

ORDER OF SERVICE OPENING PRAYER COLLECT FOR PURITY - Page 101 INTROIT HYMN - 403 OPENING SENTENCES - Page 97 - 100 THE KYRIE - Page 102 GLORIA IN EXCELSIS - Page 102 THE COLLECT Last Sunday after the Epiphany (Page 162 BCP) O God, who before the passion of your only-begotten Son revealed His glory upon the holy mountain: Grant to us that we, beholding by faith the light of His countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into His likeness from glory to glory; 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 the Old Testament lesson Moses is called up to Mount Sinai, and the glory of the Lord appears. 1st LESSON: 7:30a.m. - Peter Rochester

9:15a.m. - Betty White

FIRST LESSON: (OLD TESTAMENT): Exodus 24:12 (13-14) 15-18 The Lord said to Moses, "Come up to me on the mountain, and wait there; and I will give you the tables of stone, with the law and the commandment, which I have written for their instruction." (So Moses rose with his servant Joshua, and Moses went up into the mountain of God. And he said to the elders, "Tarry here for us, until we come to you again; and, behold, Aaron and Hur are with you; whoever has a cause, let him go to them.") Then Moses went up on the mountain, and the cloud covered the mountain. The glory of the Lord settled on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days; and on the seventh day he called to Moses out of the midst of the cloud. Now the appearance of the glory of the Lord was like a devouring fire on the top of the mountain in the sight of the people of Israel. And Moses entered the cloud, and went up on the mountain. And Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights. REFLECTION THE PSALM: The holy and mighty Lord reigns on high. God spoke to Israel’s leaders from a pillar of cloud and has forgiven them their misdeeds. PSALM: 99 (7:30a.m. - page 597 BCP) 1. THE Lord is King, be the people never so unpatient : he sitteth between the cherubims, be the earth never so unquiet. 2. The Lord is great in Sion : and high above all people. 3. They shall give thanks unto thy Name : which is great, wonderful, and holy. 4. The King’s power loveth judgement; thou hast prepared equity: thou hast executed judgement and righteousness in Jacob. 5. O magnify the Lord our God : and fall down before his footstool, for he is holy. 6. Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among such as call upon his Name : these called upon the Lord, and he heard them. 7. He spake unto them out of the cloudy pillar : for they kept his testimonies, and the law that he gave them.

8. Thou heardest them, O Lord our God : thou forgavest them, O God, and punishedst their own inventions. 9. O magnify the Lord our God, and worship him upon his holy hill : for the Lord our God is holy. REFLECTION SECOND LESSON: Nothing matters, Paul writes, in comparison with knowing Christ Jesus as his Lord. 2nd LESSON: 7:30a.m. - Sheryl Griffith

9:15a.m. - Men’s Fellowship

SECOND LESSON (EPISTLE): Philippians 3:7-14 Whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as refuse, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own, based on law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith; that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that if possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect; but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brethren, I do not consider that I have made it my own; but one thing I do, forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. GRADUAL HYMN - 788 REFLECTION THE GOSPEL: Our Gospel is the story of Jesus’ transfiguration. The narrative is richly woven with themes and symbols drawn from Israel’s past and its hopes for the future. Moses and Elijah represent the law and the prophets, whose promises Jesus fulfills. Reflected in Jesus’ human person chosen disciples see divine glory. They hear a voice from the cloud declaring that he is the beloved Son. THE GOSPEL: Matthew 17:1-9 Six days after Peter said that Jesus was the Christ the Son of the living God, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain apart. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his garments became white as light. And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. And Peter said to Jesus, "Lord, it is well that we are here; if you wish, I will make three booths here, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah." He was still speaking, when lo, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him." When the disciples heard this, they fell on their faces, and were filled with awe. But Jesus came and touched them, saying, "Rise, and have no fear." And when they lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only. And as they were coming down the mountain, Jesus commanded them, "Tell no one the vision, until the Son of man is raised from the dead." THE SERMON THE NICENE CREED - Page 104 Bidding Prayer Let us pray to God who leads us to see his glory and hear his voice. As the Church has been called to be the servant of your glory, may she be worthy to be your dwelling on earth…It is good for us to be here, and we pray that we may be filled


with the wisdom of the Law, the vision of the Prophets and the grace of Jesus Christ now and in all time to come. Bless the people of the world with the light that leads them to the heights where they may see your glory, and the strength to return to the plain where the work of life must go on… Guide those in authority to hear the wisdom of the past and to see with clear vision where their present duty lies. As we go about our daily lives, grant us the times of peace when we may be aware of the glory that is all around us…through our prayers and meditations bring us closer to the Saviour, to follow him as the first disciples followed, and to know his fullness as they knew it. Have mercy on those, whose suffering lets them see only the darkness of the cloud and keeps them from the voice of divine assurance…Dispel the fear that holds many back from knowing that God is love and calls us to draw near and adore him. May those who have died in the faith of Christ, and in this world received a partial vision of his glory, now enter into the fullness of his presence…May they dwell for ever in the holy place from which the blessed ones are never turned away. May our prayers be accepted through Christ, the Son revealed in glory. Amen. INTERCESSION:- 7:30a.m. - Olivia Brathwaithe

9:15a.m. - Shurland Watson

SICK AND SHUT-INS: Let us pray for the Sick & Shut-ins of: Church Street, Golden Mile, Retreat, Heywoods: Nelda Agard, Myran Babb, Rev. Vincent Belle, Gloria Bentham, Thelma Challenor, Charmaine Walcott; Norma Weekes-Browne Our Community: Stephen Archer

Jennifer Austin

Dixon Benn

Cynthia Blackman

St. Clair Boyce

Lolita Bowen

Marjorie Edwards

B. Gale

Dorothy Haynes

Marcia Haynes

Eugene Jackman

Sandra Alleyne-Richards

Alfred Richards

Carmen Richards

Terrance Richards

Rosalind Russell

Rita Sobers

Kaye Springer

Hyacinth Walker

and all who request our prayers

Men’s Fellowship Prayer Almighty God , Father of every family, who through your son Jesus Christ, has poured out your best gift of love to be the bond of perfectness among men, and the means of bringing men together; bless, we beseech you, all Men’s Fellowship Organisations throughout the world, and especially in this Diocese, let love and happiness ever be found among us and may our faith in you grow stronger each day we live; through the same Christ our Lord. Amen. ACT OF PENITENCE - Page 123 THE ABSOLUTION - Page 124 THE GREETING OF PEACE - Pages 124-125


NOTICES Welcome to all visitors worshipping with us today. March Birthdays Sunday, 2nd March: 3rd Marva Lewis 7:30a.m. Holy Eucharist 5th Sylvester Bishop 8:00a.m. Sunday School 6th Romania Blackman 9:00a.m. Sung Eucharist & Sermon 8th Cyndi Busby 3:00p.m. Funeral Service for the late Eustace Griffith No Evensong Monday, 3rd March: 6:30p.m. Mother’s Union – St. Peter 7:30p.m. Church Army – St. Nicholas Tuesday, 4th March: 2:00p.m. Funeral Service for the late Mayfield Morris 7:00p.m. AA Meeting Wednesday, 5th March: Ash Wednesday 8:45a.m. School Service – Gordon Greenidge Primary School 9:30a.m. School Service – Roland Edwards Primary School & Leacock’s Private School 7:30p.m. Sung Eucharist Thursday, 6th March: 6:30p.m. Choir Practice Friday, 7th March: 7:30p.m. World Day of Prayer - Church of God, Queen Street Speightstown Saturday, 8th March: 9:00a.m. Office Hour 3:00p.m. Scout Practice 4:30p.m. AYPA Committee meeting 5:30p.m. AYPA & Sunday School Chorale Practice Sunday, 9th March: First Sunday in Lent: Year A 7:30a.m. Holy Eucharist 8:00a.m. Sunday School 9:30a.m. Sung Eucharist & Sermon 10:00a.m. Youth Church 5:30p.m. Deanery Mission Service – All Saints Church Upcoming!!! Thursday March 13, 2013 7:30 p.m. - Lisle Worrell Memorial Lecture sponsored by the Men’s Fellowship. Speaker: Dr. Halstead Howell on the topic of Colon Cancer Saturday 29th March, 2013 - Mothers’ Union Cake Sale—South Gate AYPA: Youth Public Speaking Workshop The Executive & Members of the Church Army would like to thank all who attended their revival service held last Wednesday.

1. Baptism will be held on Sunday 09 March. 2. Persons are invited to attend the Wednesday morning Eucharist at 9:30a.m. Tuesday Mission Services Theme:- “Renew, Revive, and Rededicate.”


Mission Service 11 March –– Men’s Fellowship – St. Nicholas 18 March - Mothers’ Union – St. Peter 25 March – Church Army 01 April – Prayer Group – St. Nicholas 08 April - Ushers & Readers Guild – St. Peter 15 April – Youth – St. Peter Wednesday in Lent - Midday Devotions 12 March Pastor Ellsworth Howell Speightstown Methodist Church 19 March Rev. Harper Johnson St. Peter’s Church 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 09 March – All Saints Sunday 16 March – St. Silas Sunday 23 March – St. Philip-The-Less 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 DVD’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 - 439,372 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 – 591,170,183 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 - 426


Renewal of the Church The decision of the Diocese of Barbados to focus its attention on the theme of Renewal for the year 2014 is both timely and appropriate. It coincides with the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Great Service of 1964 which was in itself a turning point in the history of the Church as it prepared for its break with the State as the Established Church of the nation. Significant changes which enabled the Diocese to cope with its added financial responsibilities were made. We are however aware, that while we thank God for what we received from those who have preceded us, there is always the challenge to every generation to build upon this goodly heritage for the benefit of those who will follow us. We should be cognisant of the fact that the environment in which we are called to proclaim the Gospel has changed considerably. In 1964 the structured parochial system of the Anglican Church was very helpful in creating a meaningful Christian presence and providing pastoral care and worship. This old village organization is today quickly being replaced by new developments and urban structures. It is quite depressing to read statistics of churches dwindling from full to almost empty and to hear stories of those with limited resources trying to make ends meet. But not only have we continued to function with the old pattern of ministry, we have to contend with those who insist that “as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be.” There is a dislike and an unwillingness to make any adjustments in our habits and way of life. It is bad stewardship if our beautiful buildings are held in trust as historical monuments of the past, indeed as sacred institutions, rather than as symbols of living communities of the people of God. Nostalgia for the past is understandable if it means an appreciation of what has been passed on to us, but it becomes inappropriate if it means an entrenched commitment to living in the twenty-first century as sixteenth or even twentieth century people. Someone in very strong terms said that the Christendom which shaped yesterday’s church is dead. The poet Tennyson in his immortal words wrote: “The old order changeth yielding place to the new, and God fulfils himself in many ways.” Our Lord Himself spoke about the difficulty and necessity of accepting change: “No one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the wine will burst the skins, and the wine is lost, and so are the skins; but one puts new wine into fresh wineskins.” (St. Mark 2:22) There is another concern which must be addressed as it is very pertinent to the Church: Carrying out its role in Society! We must not lose sight of the fact that our primary task is the proclamation of the Gospel. However, we are doing so at a time when the modern means of communication have completely altered the way we relate to one another – indeed the way we live. We are noticing the impact of this global culture upon the response and behaviour of the young. How then do we preach the gospel in this complex situation? What is there in our institutions and in our structures which need to be changed or reformed? One thing is sure. Renewal must not be seen as a programme which begins and ends at a particular time. The Church as a living organism is in tension every moment in its life between the unchanging gospel and the changing world. In every age there is a call to respond to the world in different ways. Renewal must mean much more than the altering and redecorating of buildings, even more than the borrowing of elements from our local culture to enhance our liturgy. Renewal can only be effective when men and women are themselves renewed in faith and life. This includes both clergy and laity. That is why a mutual review system should receive our attention. This will then lead to the renewal of our structures as the means


through which change can be accomplished. This is what St. Paul meant when he gave this exhortation to the church at Rome: “I appeal to you brothers and sisters by the mercies of God to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to his world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God – what is good and acceptable and perfect.” (Romans 12:1-2) In his second letter to the Corinthians he states that through baptism into Christ there is such a radical change in the lives of persons that they become a new creation (2 Corinthians 5: 16-17). As we prepare to renew our Baptismal Covenant at Easter, let this be to us much more than an annual routine, let us use the Lenten season as a time to reflect upon the promises made at our Baptism so that we may be able to make a meaningful reaffirmation of our faith and a firm commitment to our Lord Jesus Christ. Rt. Rev. Rufus T. Brome References: (a) The Lambeth Conference 1968 (b) Toward 2015: A church Odyssey- Richard Kew/Roger White (c) Rites for a New Age – Michael Ingham (d) Mission in a Broken World – Report of ACC-8 1990SUGGESTED LENTEN PROGRAMME Lent 1 “I Believe……..” Knowing and Living the Creed. Do you declare and promise that you will, with the help of God, live your life in the faith of Christ into which you were baptised? Lent 2 The Identity of the Church Will you continue in the Apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread and in prayers? Lent 3 Repentance and Amendment of Life Will you persevere in resisting evil and repent whenever you fall into sin? Lent 4 Witness by Word and Example Will you be a witness in your daily life to God’s saving work in Christ? Lent 5 Response to human need by Loving Service Will you seek and serve Christ by loving your neighbour as yourself remembering that every person is loved and valued by God? (Questions from Pages 265 and 266, Book of Common Prayer) Suggested Hymns: 325,327,331,332,399,340,342 Smile: A couple of hunters are out in the woods when one of them falls to the ground. He doesn't seem to be breathing, his eyes are rolled back in his head. The other guy whips out his cell phone and calls the emergency services. He gasps to the operator: 'My friend is dead! What can I do?' The operator, in a calm soothing voice says: 'Just take it easy. I can help. First, let's make sure he's dead.' There is a silence, then a shot is heard. The guy's voice comes back on the line. He says: 'OK, now what?' Readers & Intercessors for the 2nd Sunday in March (9th): Lent 1: Year A 7:30a.m. - Sonia Williams-Broomes 9:15a.m. - Youth Youth

June Haynes

Intercession: David Yearwood Intercession: Juana Bovell


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