Results of Elections For Church Council 2013-2015. Names in Bold are Persons Elected. Synod Representatives (2 Persons) Brathwaite, Erwin 172 Corbin, Cheryl 36 Cumberbatch, Earl 57 Watson, Michael 82 Worrell, David 100 Alternate Synod Representative (1 Person) Brathwaite, Erwin 57 Broomes, Vincent 41 Corbin, Cheryl 18 Cumberbatch, Earl 50 Worrell, David 57
Church Council (6 Persons) Babb, Erwin 142 Broomes, Granville 99 Broomes, Vincent 68 Griffith, Gay 168 Hall, Juliette 144 Harris, Michael 99 Powlett, Cheryl 106 Rochester, Peter 121 Skeete, Kai-Ann 99 Watson, Michael 86 Worrell, David 109 Yearwood, David 89
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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. 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
The St. Peter’s Parish Church Choir & The St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cathedral Church Choir Presents
John Steiner's Crucifixion On Tuesday March 26th, 2013 At 7:30 p.m. At The St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cathedral Bay Street, St. Michael Admission $25.00 Tickets available from Members of the Choir
Readers for the 2nd Sunday in March (10th): Fourth Sunday in Lent
7:30 - Sonia Williams-Broomes
Intercession: David Yearwood
9:15 - Youth
Intercession: Juana Bovell
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 MISSION AND MINISTRY
Smile: Two men went bear hunting. While one stayed in the cabin, the other went out looking for a bear. He soon found a huge bear, shot at it but only wounded it. The enraged bear charged toward him, he dropped his rifle and started running for the cabin as fast as he could. He ran pretty fast but the bear was just a little faster and gained on him with every step. Just as he reached the open cabin door, he tripped and fell flat. Too close behind to stop, the bear tripped over him and went rolling into the cabin. The man jumped up, closed the cabin door and yelled to his friend inside, "You skin this one while I go and get another one!" 8
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
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Third Sunday in Lent Liturgical Colour: Purple
Year C ORDER OF SERVICE
Please remember that the Gloria & Alleluias are omitted during Lent Opening Prayer Collect for Purity - Page 101 Introit Hymn - 416 Opening Sentences - Page 97 - 100 The Kyrie - Page 102 The Collect - Lent 3 (Page 164 BCP) 1st Lesson : 7:30 - Peter Rochester 9:15 - Betty White Psalm - 103 (pg 601 BCP-7:30) 2nd Lesson : 7:30 - Sherryl Griffith 9:15 - Men’s Fellowship Gradual Hymn - 314 Gospel Sermon The Nicene Creed - Page 104
Intercession:- 7:30 - Olivia Brathwaite 9:15 - Shurland Watson Act of Penitence - Page 123 The Absolution - Page 124 Greeting of Peace - Page 124 - 125 Notices Offertory Hymn - 667 The Presentation of Offerings-Page 126 The Eucharistic Prayer - Page 126 The Lord’s Prayer - Page 144 The Breaking of Bread - Page 145 Agnus Dei - Page 147 The Invitation - Page 145-146 Communion Hymns– 845, 658, 652, 529 Post Communion Prayer - Page 147-148 Recessional Hymn - 415
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. Readings & Reflections First Lesson (Old Testament): Exodus 3:1-15 In our Old Testament story Moses is encountered by the Lord in the burning bush. He is called to his mission to lead the people of Israel out of slavery in Egypt, and he asks to know the name of this God of his ancestors. Psalm: 103 A hymn of blessing in thanksgiving for healing forgiveness and for all the Lord’s acts of compassion and justice. Second Lesson (Epistle): 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 In this reading Paul looks back to the great events of the exodus story and sees lessons for contemporary Christians. The Gospel: Luke 13: 1-9 In our Gospel Jesus uses two contemporary disasters and a parable of his own to stress the need for repentance. Some might think that those who died in these tragedies were more sinful than others. Not necessarily so. Unless people use the time allotted for a change of heart and turning to God, they too will come to a tragic end.
man of the Day Care Committee. He gave total and dedicated service to the Church and used his skills in public health to guide the Centre in its formative years. A sincere thanks to the current Management Committee, the Supervisor, Miss Celeste Bowen and her dedicated staff for going beyond the call of duty in order to maintain the high standards which are needed. The international charity ‘Drying Little Tears’ operated by Mrs. Regine Sixt continues to show interest in the Centre. They contribute to the Centre through gifts and a proposal has been made by Mrs. Sixt to provide our children with a covered play area with the necessary equipment. We look forward to this partnership, and thank our friends and members for their continued support and interest. Our Centre makes a contribution to child care in the north; and has touched the lives of many a youngster and family. The Church carries out a strong outreach ministry in this aspect of life, not only bringing children together; but in ministering to young parents. Services for Lent Tuesday Nights – 7:30p.m. Church Army Revival Services/ Lenten Mission Services. Tuesday 05 March - St. Peter’s – Men’s Fellowship Tuesday 12 March - St. Nicholas – Prayer Group Tuesday 19 March - St. Peter’s – Youth Tuesday 26 March - St. Nicholas – Readers & Ushers Guild Wednesday Nights – 7:30p.m. Bible Study DEANERY LENTEN SERVICES Sunday 10 March 5:00 p.m. - Open Air Service – The Church of the Good Shepherd Sunday 17 March 5:00 p.m. - St. Lucy’s Parish Church Sunday 24 March 5:00p.m. - St. Peter’s Parish Church, 30th Anniversary Service for Fr. Peter Haynes Retreat This year’s Deanery Retreat for Church Council Members will be held on Saturday 13 April at the St. Peter’s Church. Pulpit Exchange This year’s pulpit exchange is proposed for Good Shepherd Sunday, 21 April 2013 1. Lenten Booklets are also being prepared and we are all urged to support. 2. Envelopes are available for this year. 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. Lenten Midday Services DATE PREACHER 6th March Rev. Harper Johnson 12th March Pastor Edward Bullin 20th March Pastor Ellsworth Howell
VENUE St. Peter’s Church The Methodist Church St. Peter’s Church
Monday, 4th March: 6:30p.m. Mothers’ Union – St. Peter’s 7:30p.m. Church Army – St. Nicholas Tuesday, 5th March: 7:00p.m. AA Meeting 7:30p.m. Mission Service/Church Army Revival: St. Peter’s - Led by the Men’s Fellowship Wednesday, 6th March: 8:45a.m. School Service – Roland Edwards Primary School 10:00a.m. Church Army Cottage Meeting at the Home of Heather Worrell 12:00p.m. Midday Devotions – St. Peter’s Church 7:30p.m. Bible Study – Book of Revelation Thursday, 7th March: 6:30p.m. Choir Practice Saturday, 9th March: 6:00a.m. Men’s Fellowship Fun Walk to Farley Hill National Park 10:00a.m. Office Hour 3:00p.m. Scout Practice Sunday, 10th March: Fourth Sunday in Lent: - Cycle C; Mid-Lent - Mothering Sunday 7:30a.m. Holy Eucharist 8:00a.m. Sunday School 9:15a.m. Sung Eucharist & Sermon No Youth Church 5:00p.m. Deanery Mission Service – Open Air Service at Good Shepherd Church Upcoming!! Saturday March 16th 5:00 p.m. - Lisle Worrell Memorial Lecture Sponsored by the Men’s Fellowship “The Role of the Church in the fight against HIV/AIDS” by Dr. Henrick Ellis. All are invited.
St. Peter’s Parish Church Day Care Centre The St. Peter’s Parish Church Day Care Centre was opened 21 years ago on 3rd March 1992. It was started with a roll of 5 children, and a supervisor. These were transferred from the Indian Ground Day Care at its closure. Under the leadership of the then Canon Rufus T. Brome, this brought to reality a dream conceived, with the construction of the St. Peter’s Church Hall. These plans had to be put on hold following the fire and the refurbishment of the Church. With the backing of the Church and the Parochial Church Council, the Rev. Michael Blackman launched into the project. In its formative years the children were restricted to downstairs of the building. The demand for the services provided has resulted in its expansion to current numbers (29 babies and 53 toddlers), occupying the entire building. It must be noted that there has been a change in emphasis with the spaces for babies out stripping that for the toddlers. The Centre is operated by a Committee appointed by the Parochial Church Council and employs fourteen persons. 6 We must note the sterling contribution of the late Lisle Worrell in his capacity as Chair-
First Lesson (Old Testament): Exodus 3:1-15 Now Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian; and he led his flock to the west side of the wilderness, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. And the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush; and he looked, and lo, the bush was burning, yet it was not consumed. And Moses said, "I will turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt." When the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, "Moses, Moses!" And he said, "Here am I." Then he said, "Do not come near; put off your shoes from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground." And he said, "I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob." And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God. Then the LORD said, "I have seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters; I know their sufferings, and I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. And now, behold, the cry of the people of Israel has come to me, and I have seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them. Come, I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring forth my people, the sons of Israel, out of Egypt." But Moses said to God, "Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and bring the sons of Israel out of Egypt?" He said, "But I will be with you; and this shall be the sign for you, that I have sent you: when you have brought forth the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God upon this mountain." Then Moses said to God, "If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, `The God of your fathers has sent me to you,' and they ask me, `What is his name?' what shall I say to them?" God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM." And he said, "Say this to the people of Israel, `I AM has sent me to you.'" God also said to Moses, "Say this to the people of Israel, `The LORD, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you': this is my name for ever, and thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations. Psalm: 103 (as found in Hymns Ancient & Modern) 1. PRAISE the Lord, O my soul : and all that is within me praise his holy Name. 2. Praise the Lord, O my soul : and forget not all his benefits; 3. Who forgiveth all thy sin : and healeth all thine infirmities; 4. Who saveth thy life from destruction : and crowneth thee with mercy and lovingkindness; 5. Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things : making thee young and lusty as an eagle. 6. The Lord executeth righteousness and judgement : for all them that are oppressed with wrong. 7. He shewed his ways unto Moses : his works unto the children of Israel. 8. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy : long-suffering, and of great goodness. 9. He will not alway be chiding : neither keepeth he his anger for ever. 10. He hath not dealt with us after our sins : nor rewarded us according to our wickednesses. 11. For look how high the heaven is in comparison of the earth : so great is his mercy also toward them that fear him. 12. Look how wide also the east is from the west : so far hath he set our sins from us. 13. Yea, like as a father pitieth his own children : even so is the Lord merciful unto them that fear him. 14. For he knoweth whereof we are made : he remembereth that we are but dust. 3 15. The days of man are but as grass : for he flourisheth as a flower of the field.
16. For as soon as the wind goeth over it, it is gone : and the place thereof shall know it no more. 17. But the merciful goodness of the Lord endureth for ever and ever upon them that fear him : and his righteousness upon children’s children; 18. Even upon such as keep his covenant : and think upon his commandments to do them. 19. The Lord hath prepared his seat in heaven : and his kingdom ruleth over all. 20. O praise the Lord, ye angels of his, ye that excel in strength : ye that fulfil his commandment, and hearken unto the voice of his words. 21. O praise the Lord, all ye his hosts : ye servants of his that do his pleasure. 22. O speak good of the Lord, all ye works of his, in all places of his dominion : praise thou the Lord, O my soul. Second Lesson (Epistle): 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 I want you to know, brethren, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, and all ate the same supernatural food and all drank the same supernatural drink. For they drank from the supernatural Rock which followed them, and the Rock was Christ. Nevertheless with most of them God was not pleased; for they were overthrown in the wilderness. Now these things are warnings for us, not to desire evil as they did. Do not be idolaters as some of them were; as it is written, "The people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to dance." We must not indulge in immorality as some of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell in a single day. We must not put the Lord to the test, as some of them did and were destroyed by serpents; nor grumble, as some of them did and were destroyed by the Destroyer. Now these things happened to them as a warning, but they were written down for our instruction, upon whom the end of the ages has come. Therefore let any one who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your strength, but with the temptation will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. The Gospel: Luke 13: 1-9 There were some present at that very time who told him of the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And he answered them, "Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered thus? I tell you, No; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish. Or those eighteen upon whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others who dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, No; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish." And he told this parable: "A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. And he said to the vinedresser, `Lo, these three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and I find none. Cut it down; why should it use up the ground?' And he answered him, `Let it alone, sir, this year also, till I dig about it and put on manure. And if it bears fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.'"
Bidding Prayer Let us pray to God for mercy upon the Church and the world. Grant to the Church the spirit of sincere repentance for all offences…Make her fruitful in the service of the gospel for the salvation of God’s people. We pray that all who hold power in the world shall exercise it with mercy and compassion for those they govern…Bless the labours of all who work to produce and to 4 meet other human needs.
Bless us in our daily work, that it may be done to the glory of God…Bless those with whom we work, and all who work in our community. We pray for those who toil and see no result for all they do …Have mercy on all who have suffered from accidents and disasters and sustain those who minister to them. Receive into new life those who have come to the end of their earthly work and are gathered into the company of the departed…Be merciful to those who have died unprepared and without repentance for their sins. May our prayers be accepted through Christ who tenderly nurtures his children. Amen.
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. Sick & Shut-ins Let us pray for the Sick & Shut-ins of: Church Street, Retreat: Thelma Challenor, Ina Kidney; Our Community: Nelda Agard
Rev. Vincent Belle Dixon Benn
Norma Weekes-Browne In hospital: Euradine Russell and all who requested our prayers.
NOTICES March Birthdays 3rd Marva Lewis 5th Sylvester Bishop 6th Romania Blackman 8th Cyndi Busby Sunday, March 3rd: Third Sunday in Lent Welcome to all visitors worshipping with us today. Sunday, 3rd March: 7:30a.m. Holy Eucharist 8:00a.m. Sunday School 9:15a.m. Sung Eucharist & Sermon 10:15a.m. Youth Church 5:00p.m. Deanery Mission Service – St. Swithuns Church