Several years ago, a preacher from out-of-state accepted a call to a church in Houston, Texas. Some weeks after he arrived, he had an occasion to ride the bus from his home to the downtown area. When he sat down, he discovered that the driver had accidentally given him a quarter too much change. As he considered what to do, he thought to himself, 'You'd better give the quarter back. It would be wrong to keep it.' Then he thought, 'Oh, forget it; it's only a quarter. Who would worry about this little amount? Anyway, the bus company gets too much fare; they will never miss it. Accept it as a 'gift from God' and keep quiet.' When his stop came, he paused momentarily at the door, and then he handed the quarter to the driver and said, 'Here, you gave me too much change.' The driver, with a smile, replied, 'Aren't you the new preacher in town?' Yes' he replied.
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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 Seminarians: Mrs. Myra LaPlante , Mr. Christopher Roberts Church Officers: Wardens: Mrs. Juliette Hall, Mr. Gay Griffith Organist: Julian Bowen Assistant Organist: Paul Brazant Sexton: Peter Bowen
'Well, I have been thinking a lot lately about going somewhere to worship. I just wanted to see what you would do if I gave you too much change. I'll see you at church on Sunday.' When the preacher stepped off of the bus, he literally grabbed the nearest light pole, held on, and said, 'Oh God, I almost sold your Son for a quarter.' Our lives are the only Bible some people will ever read. This is a really scary example of how much people are watching us as Christians, and will put us to the test! Always be on guard -- and remember -- You carry the name of Christ on your shoulders when you call yourself' Christian.' Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Smile: Upon entering a little country store, the stranger noticed a sign warning, "Danger! Beware of dog!" posted on the glass door. Inside, he noticed a harmless old hound dog asleep on the floor beside the cash register. "Is that the dog folks are supposed to beware of?" he asked the owner. "Yep, that's him," came the reply. The stranger couldn't help but be amused. "That certainly doesn't look like a dangerous dog to me. Why in the world would you post that sign?" "Because," the owner explained, "Before I posted that sign, people kept tripping over him." Readers & Intercessors for the 1sth Sunday in November(6th): Proper 26 : Year C 7:30a.m. - Peter Rochester Sherryl Griffith Intercession: Sonia Williams-Broomes 9:15a.m. - Betty White Men’s Fellowship Intercession: Shurland Watson 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
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. Peter’s Parish Church, Barbados
23rd Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 25 Liturgical Colour: Green ORDER OF SERVICE
OPENING PRAYER COLLECT FOR PURITY - Page 101 INTROIT HYMN - 823 Sunday’s Bulletin. This is the occasion on which we will remember our departed OPENING SENTENCES - Page 97 - 100 THE KYRIE - Page 102 THE GLORIA - Page 102
Come and treat your tastebuds at the
Cou Cou Day Sponsored by the Flower Guild On Saturday 2nd November, 2013 at the St. Peter’s Church Ground 11.00a.m. until……. Corn meal, breadfruit & banana Cou Cou with flying fish gravy, salt fish gravy, stewed chicken, lamb stew
THE COLLECT Proper 25 (Page 180 BCP) Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command; 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 reading the people bitterly lament their sins. They are troubled by a great drought; the Lord is far from them and determined to punish them for their iniquities. 1st LESSON: 7:30a.m. - Jennifer Waton
9:15a.m. - Catherine Blackman
FIRST LESSON: (OLD TESTAMENT): Jeremiah 14:(1-6)7-10, 19-22 [The word of the LORD which came to Jeremiah concerning the drought "Judah mourns and her gates languish; her people lament on the ground, and the cry of Jerusalem goes up. Her nobles send their servants for water; they come to the cisterns, they find no water, they return with their vessels empty; they are ashamed and confounded and cover their heads. Because of the ground which is dismayed, since there is no rain on the land, the farmers are ashamed, they cover their heads. Even the hind in the field forsakes her newborn calf because there is no grass. The wild asses stand on the bare heights, they pant for air like jackals; their eyes fail because there is no herbage.] "Though our iniquities testify against us, act, O LORD, for thy name's sake; for our backslidings are many, we have sinned against thee. O thou hope of Israel, its savior in time of trouble, why shouldst thou be like a stranger in the land, like a wayfarer who turns aside to tarry for a night? Why shouldst thou be like a man confused, like a mighty man who cannot save? Yet thou, O LORD, art in the midst of us, and we are called by thy name; leave us not." Thus says the LORD concerning this people: "They have loved to wander thus, they have not restrained their feet; therefore the LORD does not accept them, now he will remember their iniquity and punish their sins." Hast thou utterly rejected Judah? Does thy soul loathe Zion? Why hast thou smitten us so that there is no healing for us? We looked for peace, but no good came; for a time of healing, but behold, terror. We acknowledge our wickedness, O LORD, and the iniquity of our fathers, for we have sinned against thee. Do not spurn us, for thy name's sake; do not dishonor thy glorious throne; remember and do not break thy covenant with us. Are there any among the false gods of the nations that can bring rain? Or can the heavens give showers? Art thou not he, O LORD our God? We set our hope on thee, for thou doest all these things. REFLECTION THE PSALM: A song of the pilgrims’ happiness as they come to worship in the house of the Lord. In the desolate valleys they will find springs of water. 7
Condolences to Mrs. Gwendolyn Jordan from Rock Hall and family at the death of her daughter Suzette Jordan. Kindly submit the names of those to be remembered on All Souls Day to the Sexton, the Rector or email them to the New Fisherman. I would like them to be published in the next Sunday’s Bulletin. This is the occasion on which we will remember our departed relatives. Persons supporting the Cou Cou Day are asked to put in their orders early to any member of the Flower Guild. The Ordination of Mrs. Myra La Plante and Mr. Roosevelt Taitt to the Holy Order of Deacons, takes place on 11 November, the Feast of St. Martin at the St. Matthias Church in Christ Church. Kindly remember these persons in your prayers. Evensong on the 03 November will be in appreciation of Mrs. Myra LaPlante who has served for the last year. All are invited to attend. The Flower and Garden Festival 2014 is quickly approaching and we are looking for persons to play a part in this great event. • Persons who have fruit available • Persons to make jams and jellies, or those who are willing to teach and learn this dying art. • Persons who can make pastries Persons who are willing to give of their time and talent in running various aspects of the festival.
PSALM: 84 (7:30a.m. - page 578 BCP) 1. O HOW amiable are thy dwellings : thou Lord of hosts! 2. My soul hath a desire and longing to enter into the courts of the Lord : my heart and my flesh rejoice in the living God. 3. Yea, the sparrow hath found her an house, and the swallow a nest where she may lay her young : even thy altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God. 4. Blessed are they that dwell in thy house : they will be alway praising thee. 5. Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee : in whose heart are thy ways. 6. Who going through the vale of misery use it for a well : and the pools are filled with water. 7. They will go from strength to strength : and unto the God of gods appeareth every one of them in Sion. 8. O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer :hearken, O God of Jacob. 9. Behold, O God our defender : and look upon the face of thine Anointed. 10. For one day in thy courts : is better than a thousand. 11. I had rather be a door-keeper in the house of my God : than to dwell in the tents of ungodliness. 12. For the Lord God is a light and defence : the Lord will give grace and worship, and no good thing shall he withhold from them that live a godly life. 13. O Lord God of hosts : blessed is the man that putteth his trust in thee. REFLECTION SECOND LESSON: In this passage Paul, believing that his death is near, closes his letter to Timothy and looks forward with great faith to the heavenly kingdom. 2nd LESSON: 7:30a.m. - Maxine McClean-Godard
9:15a.m. - Mothers’ Union
THE BREAKING OF BREAD - Page 145
SECOND LESSON (EPISTLE): 2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18 For I am already on the point of being sacrificed; the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing. At my first defense no one took my part; all deserted me. May it not be charged against them! But the Lord stood by me and gave me strength to proclaim the message fully, that all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion's mouth. The Lord will rescue me from every evil and save me for his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory for ever and ever. Amen.
AGNUS DEI - Page 147
GRADUAL HYMN - 822
THE INVITATION - Page 145-146
REFLECTION THE GOSPEL: Our Gospel lesson is the story of the Pharisee who trust in his righteousness and the sinful tax collector. The parable illustrates repeated themes of the Gospels: God’s way frequently reverse human expectations. It is God’s acceptance and not human merit which opens the gift of the kingdom..
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. OFFERTORY HYMNS - 820, 821 THE PRESENTATION OF OFFERINGS -Page 126 THE EUCHARISTIC PRAYER - Page 126 - Page 143 THE LORD’S PRAYER - Page 144
COMMUNION HYMNS – 607, 838, 580, 582 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 - 819
THE GOSPEL: Luke 18:9-14 Jesus told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and despised others: "Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, `God, I thank thee that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week, I give tithes of all that I get.' But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, `God, be merciful to me a sinner!' I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for 3
every one who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted." THE SERMON THE NICENE CREED - Page 104 Bidding Prayer May God direct our prayers and lead us in the way of humility. Shield the Church from pride and complacency…Give to all your people the wisdom to know that they are not worthy to raise their eyes to you, but are saved by mercy and not by merit. We pray that the powerful and privileged in the world shall know their frailty and not put their trust in themselves…Bless those who work with money and those who deal with taxation: keep them honest and compassionate in all they do. Grant to us, to our families, friends and neighbours, true humility, recognition of our own faults and the grace to value others more highly than ourselves…Guide those who plan and control the finances of our community. Visit and relieve all who suffer from heavy burdens of taxation, or are in want through the false dealing of others…Bring release to all who are caught in the snare of their own dishonesty and cannot find a way of escape. We pray for those who have departed from this life…Look with mercy on those who were proud in this world and those who were humble…Forgive their sins and receive them into the joy of heaven. Accept the prayers which we offer through Christ, who pardons our unworthiness. Amen. INTERCESSION:- 7:30a.m. - Juliette Hall
9:15a.m. - Marita Harris
SICK AND SHUT-INS: Let us pray for the Sick & Shut-ins of: Ashton Hall, Bellplaine, Black Bess, Rock Dundo, White Hall: Theophilus Blackman, Barbara Boyce, Vera Carrington, Henderson Cumberbatch, Winifred Dottin, Elise Douglas, Joyce Edwards, Kenneth Gilkes, Peggy Griffith, Mayfield Morris, Eulene Nicholls, Edwin Small; Our Community: Stephen Archer
Marjorie Edwards Dorothy Haynes
Terrance Richards Rosalind Russell
and all who requested our prayers
ACT OF PENITENCE - Page 123 THE ABSOLUTION - Page 124 GREETING OF PEACE - Page 124 - 125
NOTICES Welcome to all visitors worshipping with us today.
October Birthdays Sunday, 27th October: 27th Barbara Husbands 7:30a.m. Holy Eucharist 28th Makala Springer 8:00a.m. Sunday School Janice Hassig 9:15a.m. Sung Eucharist & Sermon 29th Christopher Cadogan 10:00a.m. Youth Church 1st Nov Magaret Barker 4:00p.m. Men’s Fellowship Concert No Evensong November Anniversaries Monday, 28th October: 1st Alphonso & Margaret Barker 6:00p.m. Budget Session of Synod 7:00p.m. Joint Church Army Meeting Tuesday, 29th October: 7:00p.m. Visitor’s Meeting 7:00p.m. AA Meeting Wednesday, 30th October: 8:45a.m. School Service – Roland Edwards Primary School 9:30a.m. Holy Eucharist 6:00p.m. Adult Confirmation Class 7:30p.m. Bible Study – The Book of Revelation 18 Thursday, 31st October: 10:00a.m. Funeral Service for the late Canon James Springer at St. Leonard’s Church 6:00p.m. Wedding Rehearsal 6:30p.m. Choir Practice Friday, 1st November: All Saints Day 2:00p.m. Funeral Service for the late Suzette Jordan The Mothers’ union is invited to All Saints Church Saturday, 2nd November: All Soul’s day 8:00a.m. Cake Sale sponsored by the Scouts - Jordan’s Complex 9:00a.m. Office Hour 9:30a.m. Confirmation Class 10:00a.m.Wedding 11:a.m. Cou Cou Day sponsored by the Flower Guild 3:00p.m. Scout Practice Sunday, 3rd November: 24th Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 26- Cycle C; 7:30a.m. Holy Eucharist 8:00a.m. Sunday School 9:15a.m. Sung Eucharist & Sermon 10:00a.m. Youth Church 7:00p.m. Evensong - Appreciation Service for Mrs. Myra La Plante Upcoming!!! Saturday 02 November 2013 – Cou Cou Day sponsored by the Flower Guild starting at 11:00a.m. Tuesday 5 November 2013 - The Mothers’ Union is invited to St. Leonard’s Church Sunday 10 November 2013 – Fellowship Day. Sunday 15 December 2013 - Christingle Service 10 – 14 January 2014 – Flower Show and Garden Festival 2014. 5