Primary School Children Heavenly Father, as we begin a new year, help us really to do our best. Help us to be kind and generous to our friends, patient and friendly with those who differ from us. May we listen carefully to our teachers, and do as they ask without arguing, not to talk when they are talking, but to listen attentively. May we say our prayers well and really mean them. May we love you with all our hearts. We ask all this through Christ our Lord. Amen. Secondary School Children Once more, dear Lord, we take up our academic endeavours. We ask your blessings on this new term; may we work diligently, understand thoroughly, and grow in stature and grace in your sight, and that of our neighbours. Holy Spirit, fill us with your wisdom and power. Teach us the right use of knowledge and growing strength; help us to keep things in proportion and to see that gaining heaven is the final purpose of all we do here, and so that everything we shall do this term is relative to that great goal. But in the meantime, may we study diligently, play enthusiastically, courteously interact with others and find even now that life is worth living when it is lived well and to the full. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
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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: Mrs. Myra LaPlante Church Officers: Wardens: Mrs. Juliette Hall, Mr. Gay Griffith Organist: Julian Bowen Assistant Organist: Paul Brazant Sexton: Peter Bowen
Youth Group Prayer Almighty God, who, through your Son, sanctified the age of adolescence and young adulthood; look with favour on the youth of your world and more especially, in this parish and those who are banded together in this youth group; deepen, we pray, within us a sense of purpose in life, inspire us with the spirit of service and compassion, and unite us in loyalty to one another and to you; through the same, your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen
MISSION AND MINISTRY
Tickets can be purchased from Cheryl Powlett Smile: Eight-year-old Sally brought her report card home from school. Her marks were good...mostly A's and a couple of B's. However, her teacher had written across the bottom: "Sally is a smart little girl, but she has one fault. She talks too much in school. I have an idea I am going to try, which I think may break her of the habit." Sally's dad signed her report card, putting a note on the back: "Please let me know if your idea works on Sally because I would like to try it out on her mother."
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: 7:30a.m. - Leonie Gilkes
Intercession: Suzanne Belle
Rector: Home: (246) 432-9000; Fax: (246) 422-2181; E-mail: email@example.com Church: (246) 422-3599; Fax: (246) 422-3599; Day Care Centre: Tele (246) 422-0138
9:15a.m. - Sherryl Bishop
Intercession: Cheryl Powlett 8
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Facebook: St. Peterâ€™s Parish Church, Barbados
Readers & Intercessors for the 3rd Sunday in September (15th): Proper 19 : Year C
16th Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 18
Liturgical Colour: Green
ORDER OF SERVICE OPENING PRAYER COLLECT FOR PURITY - Page 101
I know who holds the future, And he’ll guide me with His hand; With God things don’t just happen, Everything by Him is planned. So as I face tomorrow, With its problems large and small, I’ll trust the God of miracles,
INTROIT HYMN - 5 OPENING SENTENCES - Page 97 - 100 THE KYRIE - Page 102 THE GLORIA - Page 102 THE COLLECT Proper 18 (Page 178 BCP) Grant us, O Lord, to trust in you with all our hearts; for, as you always resist the proud who confide in their own strength, so you never forsake those who make their boast of your mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. REFLECTION FIRST LESSON: In the Old Testament lessons Moses presents the people with their choice: love and obey the Lord and find life, or turn away to other gods and know death. 1st LESSON: 7:30a.m. - Janice Hassig
BLESSING RECESSIONAL HYMN - 269 MP I do not know what lies ahead, The way I cannot see; Yet one stands near to be my guide, He’ll show the way to me
9:15a.m. - Anthony Griffith
FIRST LESSON: (Old Testament): Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Moses said to all Israel the words which the Lord commanded him: "See, I have set invited to the Ordination to the Priesthood of before you this day life and Peter good, is death and evil. If you obey the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you this day, by loving the LORD your God, by walking in his ways, and by keeping his commandments and his statutes and his ordinances, then you shall live and multiply, and the LORD your God will bless you in the land which you are entering to take possession of it. But if your heart turns away, and you will not hear, but are drawn away to worship other gods and serve them, I declare to you this day, that you shall perish; you shall not live long in the land which you are going over the Jordan to enter and possess. I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse; therefore choose life, that you and your descendants may live, loving the LORD your God, obeying his voice, and cleaving to him; for that means life to you and length of days, that you may dwell in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them." REFLECTION THE PSALM: The Lord makes fruitful the lives of those who choose the way of righteousness. PSALM: 1 (7:30a.m. - page 471 BCP) 1. BLESSED is the man that hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners : and hath not sat in the seat of the scornful. 2. But his delight is in the law of the Lord : and in his law will he exercise himself day and night. 3. And he shall be like a tree planted by the water-side : that will bring forth his fruit in due season. 4. His leaf also shall not wither : and look, whatsoever he doeth, it shall prosper.
Give to Him my all. I do not know how many days Of life are mine to spend; But one who knows and cares for me Will keep me to the end: I know who holds………… I do not know the course ahead, What joys and griefs are there; But one is near who fully knows, I’ll trust His loving care: I know who holds…………
Prayers for Back to School Leader: Let us pray. All: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Leader: As a new school year begins, we listen to what Jesus our good teacher taught his disciples. Reading: Matthew 5:14-16 “You are like light for the whole world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one lights a lamp and puts it under a bowl; instead he puts it on the lampstand, where it gives light for everyone in the house. In the same way your light must shine before people, so that they will see the good things you do and praise your Father in heaven.” Leader: Lord we gather with a common heritage, our faith. We gather with a common purpose, to teach that faith. All: Help us Jesus, to bring your light to our children. Children: Help us to receive the light and share it with others. Leader: Receive the light of Christ, and let it shine in your lives; as promised at your Baptism. All: Thanks be to God. Leader: We pray for all students, teachers, parents and those who administer education in our country. All: That we may enjoy the fruits of God’s creation. Leader: We pray for those children returning to school, and for those starting out on this important journey. All: Let your light so shine in our lives. Holy Spirit, make us wise, Holy Spirit, make us holy, Holy Spirit, help us to understand, Holy Spirit, help us to grow in grace. O God, teach us goodness, O God, teach us to love your Son, O God, teach us the way to heaven. Amen. 7
4:00p.m. Church Army Concert No Evensong Upcoming!!! Saturday 14 September 2013 – Cake Sale at the South Gate sponsored by the Flower Guild Saturday 21 September 2013 – Cake Sale sponsored by the Choir by the Dacosta Mannings Building Saturday 28 September 2013 – Dinner & Ball at Accra Beach Hotel & Spa Sunday 27th October, 2013 - Men’s Fellowship Concert featuring the Barbados Police Force Band 10 – 14 January 2014 – Flower Show and Garden Festival 2014
5. As for the ungodly, it is not so with them : but they are like the chaff, which the wind scattereth away from the face of the earth. 6. Therefore the ungodly shall not be able to stand in the judgement : neither the sinners in the congregation of the righteous. 7. But the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous : and the way of the ungodly shall perish. REFLECTION SECOND LESSON: This reading contains most of the letter which Paul sent to Philemon asking that he receive back in love the runaway slave Onesimus who was voluntarily returning to him. 2nd LESSON: 7:30a.m. - Joan Hinds
9:15a.m. - Rashena Ward
THE PRESENTATION OF OFFERINGS -Page 126
SECOND LESSON (Epistle): Philemon 1-20 Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, to Philemon our beloved fellow worker and Apphia our sister and Archippus our fellow soldier, and the church in your house: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers, because I hear of your love and of the faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus and all the saints, and I pray that the sharing of your faith may promote the knowledge of all the good that is ours in Christ. For I have derived much joy and comfort from your love, my brother, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you. Accordingly, though I am bold enough in Christ to command you to do what is required, yet for love's sake I prefer to appeal to you -- I, Paul, an ambassador and now a prisoner also for Christ Jesus -- I appeal to you for my child, Ones'imus, whose father I have become in my imprisonment. (Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful to you and to me.) I am sending him back to you, sending my very heart. I would have been glad to keep him with me, in order that he might serve me on your behalf during my imprisonment for the gospel; but I preferred to do nothing without your consent in order that your goodness might not be by compulsion but of your own free will. Perhaps this is why he was parted from you for a while, that you might have him back for ever, no longer as a slave but more than a slave, as a beloved brother, especially to me but how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord. So if you consider me your partner, receive him as you would receive me. If he has wronged you at all, or owes you anything, charge that to my account. I, Paul, write this with my own hand, I will repay it -- to say nothing of your owing me even your own self. Yes, brother, I want some benefit from you in the Lord. Refresh my heart in Christ.
THE EUCHARISTIC PRAYER - Page 126 - Page 143
GRADUAL HYMN - 424
THE LORD’S PRAYER - Page 144
REFLECTION THE GOSPEL: In our Gospel Jesus speaks of the necessity of counting the full cost of discipleship. To follow Jesus in the way of the cross means to surrender the whole of one’s life. Any relationship which interferes with this primary commitment must be hated. Jesus tells the crowds two stories to make them consider carefully whether they are ready and able to follow him completely.
1. Welcome to Mr. Zaheer Popo from St. Lucia, a student at the University. 2. We also welcome Mr. Christopher Roberts from the Diocese of the North Eastern Caribbean and Aruba; he is a Seminarian at Codrington College. 3. Baptism will be on the last Sunday in September (29 September). 5. Tickets are available for the Dinner and Ball on Saturday 28 September at Accra Beach Hotel & Spa. The cost is $100.00 Adults $50.00 Children. 6. 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. 7. The course of study for the Diploma in Theology offered by Codrington College begins Saturday 14th September 2013. The cost is $275.00 per semester for five (5) semesters. Ordination The Congregation of St. Peter is invited to the Ordination to the Priesthood of Rev. Eleanor Glasgow on Monday 09 September 2013 at 5:00p.m. at St. Patrick Anglican Church, Sauteurs St. Patrick, Grenada. You are also invited to the First Mass on Tuesday 10 September 2013 at 7:00p.m. at St. Vincent Anglican Church, Morne Jaloux, St. George’s, Grenada. Please remember Rev. Glasgow in your prayers. OFFERTORY HYMNS - 661, 511
THE BREAKING OF BREAD - Page 145 AGNUS DEI - Page 147 THE INVITATION - Page 145-146 COMMUNION HYMNS – 845, 529 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. 6
THE GOSPEL: Luke 14:25-33 Great multitudes accompanied Jesus; and he turned and said to them, "If any one comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me, cannot be my disciple. For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to 3
mock him, saying, `This man began to build, and was not able to finish.' Or what king, going to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and take counsel whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? And if not, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends an embassy and asks terms of peace. So therefore, whoever of you does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple. HYMN - 576 A&M Lord, behold us with Thy blessing, Once again assembled here; Onward be our footsteps pressing, In Thy love and faith and fear; Still protect us, By Thy presence ever near. For Thy mercy we adore Thee, For this rest upon our way; Lord, again we bow before Thee, Speed our labors day by day; Mind and spirit, With thy choicest gifts array.
Keep the spell of home affection Still alive in every heart; May its power, with mild direction, Draw our love from self apart, Till thy children, Feel that Thou their Father art. Break temptation's fatal power, Shielding all with guardian care, Safe in every careless hour, Safe from sloth and sensual snare; Thou, our Savior, Still our failing strength repair.
THE SERMON THE NICENE CREED - Page 104 Bidding Prayer For perseverance in faith and service, let us pray to the Lord. Bless the Church with resolve to hold nothing back from the duty to which she has been called…Fill her ministers with zeal for the gospel and strengthen them to follow where their Master has led. We pray for the world where many strive for mastery and put their trust in the outward signs of power and wealth…Lead the rulers of nations into the way of peace to seek settlement before confrontation. Bless our families, friends and neighbours with wisdom and discernment in all their decisions…As we give thanks for the human love that we have been given, we pray that it shall never cause us to neglect our love and duty to God. Have mercy on all who have been ruined by their own folly and wrong judgement… Relieve their need and restore them to the good life which they have lost…Forgive those who have been false to the faith they once professed, and bring them back into the right way. We pray for the departed who have sought to follow the way of Christ through this world and endured to the end…Receive them into the peace where all perils are past and all burdens are laid down. We pray in the name of Christ who calls us to follow him as his disciples. Amen. INTERCESSION:- 7:30a.m. - Norma Springer
9:15a.m. - Margo Clarke
SICK AND SHUT-INS: Let us pray for the Sick and Shut-ins of: Burma Road, Farm Road, Farm Tenantry, Niles Road: Margaret Bowen, Doreen Bradshaw, Winston Brewster, Louise Edwards, 4
Elise Hinds, Aubrey Jones, Heather Worrell; Our Community: Stephen Archer
Angela Banks-Smith Dixon Benn
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. Sunday, 8th September: 7:30a.m. Holy Eucharist 8:00a.m. Sunday School 9:15a.m. Sung Eucharist & Sermon No Youth Church 4:00p.m. Anglican Men’s Association Anniversary Service at Christ Church Parish Church, transportation leaves at 3:00p.m. No Evensong Monday, 9th September: Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary 5:00p.m. The Ordination of the Rev. Eleanor Glasgow at St. Patrick’s Church, Grenada 7:00p.m. Church Army Practice 7:30p.m. Church Army – St. Nicholas Tuesday, 10th September: September Birthdays 6:00p.m. Church Army Practice 9th Cecil Scantlebury 7:00p.m. A.A. Meeting Terrell Vaughn Wednesday, 11th September: 10th Andrew Welch 9:30a.m. Holy Eucharist 11th Natasha Harris 7:00p.m. Church Army Practice Sonia Williams-Broomes No Bible Study 12th Junia Arthur Thursday, 12th September: No Choir Practice 14th Patricia Cumberbatch The 9:15 Choir is on holiday September Anniversaries Saturday, 14th September: Holy Cross Day 9th Andrew & Yvette Welch 9:00a.m. Cake Sale at the South Gate 9:00a.m. Office Hour 9:30a.m. Confirmation - Registration 3:00p.m. Scout Practice Sunday, 15th September: 17th Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 19- Cycle C; 7:30a.m. Holy Eucharist 8:00a.m. Sunday School 9:15a.m. Sung Eucharist & Sermon 10:00a.m. Youth Church