ST. GREGORY’S VESTRY 2011-2012 Fr. S. Sebastian Campbell —Rector
362-1825 H 322-2511 W
Appointed by Rector
WILTON GIBSON 361-3690 H 324-2088 W ..
& GROUPS SUNDAY SCHOOL Sundays at 9:30 am Sup’t, Rosamund
356-4265 H 356-8338 W USHER BOARD 1st Monday at 7 pm President, Barbaramae
341-0851 H 327-5780 W ANGLICAN CHURCH MEN 2nd Monday at 7 pm President, Sam
361-3525 H PARISH VESTRY 3rd Monday at 7 pm Vestry Sec’y, Lynette
356-2745 H 322-1126 W STUDY HALL Tues. & Thus. at 4 pm Co-ordinator, Burton
322-7725 H PRAYER GROUP Tues. @ 7 pm & Fri. @ 5 am President Pro-Tem, Fredrica
341-8324H 328-1661W ANGLICAN CHURCH WOMEN 2nd Thursday at 7 pm President, Melita
677-5767 H 322-3015 W PRAISE & WORSHIP TEAM 3rd Thursday (as scheduled) Co-ordinator, Montez
361-7763 H 397-2385 W 434-4214 C YOUTH DEPARTMENT Fridays at 6:30 pm Youth Officer, Pam
361-3690 H 302-2659 W 434-8468 C SENIOR CHOIR Fridays at 7 pm Parish Organist, Edward
328-4323 H 636-1507 C ST. AMBROSE GUILD Saturdays at 10 am Co-ordinator, Monica
392-2664 H ST. GREGORY’S BAND Saturdays (as scheduled) Leader, Norad
361-5313 H 424-0341 C
Sis. Mary Basden —People’s Warden Bro. Wilton Gibson —Priest’s Warden Elected—2010-2012
Bro. Basil McIntosh Sis. Marcia Smith —Assistant Secretary Sis. Lynette Thompson —Secretary Bro. Montez Williams Elected—2011-2013
Bro. Lorne Basden Bro. Don Johnson Sis. Roberta Hudson —Treasurer Sis. Michelle Small Appointed by Rector—2011-2012
Sis. Juliette Dorsett Bro. Sheldon Morris Sis. Kim Saunders Bro. Hiram Victor —Assistant Treasurer Appointed by Rector
Sis. Rosamund Stubbs —Sun Sch Sup’t Sis. Pam Gibson —Youth Officer, Chr - Parish Youth Council
Carmichael Road, New Providence, Bahamas
Sunday, 15th May, 2011
THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
Solemn Holy Eucharist
Presidents of Parish Organizations 2011-2012:
Usher Board: Sis. Barbaramae Young A. C. M.: Bro. Sam Cumberbatch A. C. W.: Sis. Melita Barr
EXECUTIVE MEMBERS OF PARISH ORGANIZATIONS 2011-2012 Anglican Church Men President……………………... Vice President………..………. Secretary……………..………. Treasurer…………….………. Chaplain……………...……….
Bro. Sam Cumberbatch Bro. Eric Hepburn Bro. Tyrone Cunningham Bro. Alan Edilall Bro. Noel Morgan
Anglican Church Women President……………..………. Vice President………...……... Secretary……………...……... Ass’t Secretary………..……... Treasurer……………...……... Ass’t Treasurer………..……...
Sis. Melita Barr Sis. Michelle Small Sis. Kim Saunders Sis. Lerlean Tejada Sis. Beverley Pratt Sis. Gwendolyn Edilall
Appointed by the President:
Chaplain……………….……... Sis. Gloria Gibson Ass’t Chaplain………...……... Sis. Shirley Braynen
Prayer Group President (Pro-Tem)….……... Secretary……………...……... Ass’t Secretary………..……... Treasurer……………...……... Ass’t Treasurer………..……...
Sis. Fredrica Victor Sis. Vellora Sweeting Sis. Angela Rolle Sis. Audrey Dorsett Sis. Ruby Byer
Usher Board President……………….…….. Vice President………...……... Secretary……………..………. Ass’t Secretary……….………. Treasurer……………..………. Ass’t Treasurer……….………. Chaplain………………………. Ass’t Chaplain………..……….
Sis. Barbaramae Young Sis. Robertha Hudson Sis. Lerlean Tejada Sis. Leslie Adderley Sis. Donna Topey Sis. Toni Carey Sis. Rose Strachan Sis. Golda Scott
Christian Youth Movement President……………...……… Vice President………..………. Secretary……………...……… Treasurer……………..………. Chaplain………………………. Sgt-At-Arms……….….……….
Master Shashake’ Nabbie Miss Dominique Basden Miss Sheddina Johnson Miss Toni Carey Miss T’Keyah Knowles Master Earvin Bodie
Organist: Mr. Edward Cox 328-4323 H 636-1507 C Sexton: Mr. Noel Morgan 361-4263 H 565-6037 C
The Good Shepherd 1
LITURGICAL CHURCH YEAR: — ADVENT — CHRISTMAS — EPIPHANY — LENT — EASTER — ASCENSION — PENTECOST
LOOKING AHEAD Year A
Sunday, 22nd May, 2011
THE FIFTH SUNDAY IN EASTER: ~ Youth Department Corporate Communion ~
7:00 a.m. — Solemn Holy Eucharist 9:30 a.m. — Family Eucharist
P. O. Box CR-56170, Carmichael Road, N. P., Bahamas Email: email@example.com Telephone:
Fax: The Rt. Rev’d Laish Z. Boyd, Bishop The Most Rev’d Drexel W. Gomez, Assistant Bishop The Rt. Rev’d Gilbert A. Thompson, Assistant Bishop The Ven. I. Ranfurly Brown, Archdeacon, West Central Bahamas RECTOR The Rev’d S. Sebastian Campbell P. O. Box SB-50488 Office: 361-3800 Home: 392-7303 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PEOPLE’S WARDEN Mrs. Mary Basden 362-1825 H 322-2511 W PARISH TREASURER Miss Roberta Hudson 361-2712 H 328-8324 W
PRIEST’S WARDEN Mr. Wilton Gibson 361-3690 H 324-2088 W VESTRY SECRETARY Mrs. Lynette Thompson 356-2745 H 322-1126 W
Interesting And Amazing Information On Sheep Sheep are counted amongst the oldest grasslands, Age of Sexual Maturity: 6-8 animals to be domesticated for agricultural months, Gestation Period: 147 days, purposes. They are quadrupedal, ruminant Number of Offspring: 1-3 lambs. mammals, typically kept as livestock. Sheep are precocial animals, which imply Though the name sheep can be used for that they have a greater degree of over 200 distinct species, its everyday usage independence at birth. They are also mostly refers to Ovis Aries. They are gregarious by nature, as they like to be in a believed to have descended from the wild flock. Apart from being social animals, they mouflon of Europe and Asia. Sheep are also flock together for protecting themselves raised for fleece, meat and milk and their against any danger. Still, some breeds of wool is used around the world. The milk sheep are solitary as well. from sheep is considered to be a very rich Female sheep are called ewes, baby source of whey proteins, which also makes it sheep are called lambs, and male sheep are easier to digest. Read on to know some called rams (they have prominent horns on more interesting facts and amazing their head). A group of sheep is called a information on sheep. flock. Facts About Sheep — Height: 25-32 Sheep are defenseless against predators inches at the shoulder, Weight: 45-160 kg, like coyotes and wild dogs, as they are timid, Life Span: 10-12 years, Diet: Grasses and (Continued on page 18) low-lying plants, Habitat: Mountains and “BUILDING A GREAT CHURCH BY A GREAT COMMITMENT TO THE GREAT COMMANDMENT AND THE GREAT COMMISSION”
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SERVICE OUTLINE Processional Hymn………………...A&M 302 Introit Hymn……………………..... “This Is The Day” Medley Entrance Antiphon The Declaration The Collect For Purity The Kyrie The Gloria The Collect(s) First Lesson……………………….. Acts 7:55-60 Psalm……………………………… 31:1-5, 15-16 Second Lesson…………………….. 1 Peter 2:2-10 Gradual Hymn…….………………. “Rise, O Church and Lift Your Voices” The Gospel………………………... John 14:1-14 Post-Gospel Hymn…………………“He Is Lord” Children’s Blessing……… 9:30 am - “Jesus Bids Us Shine” The Sermon……………….The Rev’d S. Sebastian Campbell The Profession Of Faith: The Nicene Creed The Intercessions………………….. Form F The Absolution The Peace The Notices Offertory Hymn………… 7:00 am - A&M 136 9:30 am - St. Gregory’s Senior Choir The Presentation Of The Offering Offertory Hymn 2………... 9:30 am - “Living By Faith” Eucharistic Prayer….. Form A Communion Hymns………………. “He Touched Me,” “Something Beautiful”& A&M 558 Post Communion Prayer The Blessing The Dismissal Recessional Hymn……… 7:00 am - A&M 125 9:30 am - “Keep On The Firing Line”
7:00 p.m. — Solemn Evensong & Benediction • • • • •
Introit Hymn….126 (pt1 and last verse) Psalm(s)……….......................103 1st Lesson…Leviticus 8:1-13, 30-36 Office Hymn…………..A&M 128 2nd Lesson……...Matthew 7:7-14
• Hymn………….………A&M 132 • Sermon — The Rev’d S. Sebastian Campbell • Offertory Hymn….........A&M 131
• Recessional Hymn…….A&M 133
THE REGINA COELI: ALL: Joy to thee, O Queen of Heaven, alleluia. He whom thou was meet to bear, alleluia. As He promised hath arisen, alleluia. Pour for us to God thy prayer, alleluia. Celebrant: Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia! ALL: For the Lord has risen indeed. Alleluia! Celebrant: Let us pray, O God, Who by the resurrection of thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ, hast vouchsafed to give joy to the whole world; grant, we beseech Thee, that through the help of his Mother, the Virgin Mary, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life; through the same Christ our Lord. ALL: Amen. THE DISMISSAL: Celebrant: Go in peace and serve the Lord. Alleluia, alleluia! ALL: In the Name of Christ. Amen. Alleluia, alleluia! RECESSIONAL HYMN — 7:00 AM …………………………………. A&M 133 Come ye faithful, raise the strain Now the Queen of seasons, bright Of triumphant gladness; With the Day of splendour, God hath brought His Israel With the royal Feast of feasts, Into joy from sadness; Comes its joy to render; Loosed from Pharaoh’s bitter yoke Comes to glad Jerusalem, Jacob’s sons and daughters; Who with true affection Led them with unmoisten’d foot Welcomes in unwearied strains Through the Red Sea waters. Jesu’s Resurrection. ‘Tis the Spring of souls to-day; Alleluia now we cry Christ hath burst His prison, To our King Immortal, And from three days’ sleep in death Who triumphant burst the bars As a sun hath risen; Of the tomb’s dark portal; All the winter of our sins, Alleluia, with the Son Long and dark, is flying God the Father praising; From His Light, to Whom we give Alleluia yet again Laud and praise undying. To the Spirit raising. RECESSIONAL HYMN — 9:30 AM ……………. “JESUS, HOLD MY HAND” As I travel through this pilgrim land there is a Friend who goes with me. Leads me safely thro’ the sinking sand, it is the Christ of Calvary. This would be my pray’r, dear Lord, each day to help me do the best I can, For I need Thy light to guide me day and night, Blessed Jesus, hold my hand. Blessed Jesus, hold my hand, yes, I need Thee ev'ry hour, Thru this land, this pilgrim land, by Thy saving pow'r. Hear my plea, my feeble plea, Lord, dear Lord, look down on me, When I kneel in prayer, Blessed Jesus, hold my hand. Let me travel in the light divine that I may see the blessed way; Keep me that I may be wholly Thine and sing redemption's song some day. I will be a soldier brave and true and ever firmly take a stand, As I onward go and daily meet the foe, Blessed Jesus, hold my hand. When I wander thru the valley dim toward the setting of the sun, Lead me safely to a land of rest if I a crown of life have won; I have put my faith in Thee, dear Lord, that I may reach the golden strand, There's no other Friend on whom I can depend, Blessed Jesus, hold my hand.
Sunday, 15th May, 2011
THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER ~ Prayer Group Corporate Communion ~ Welcome to our Parish Community. We are delighted to have you worshipping with us today. If you are looking for a church home, we invite you to join us. God bless. Be thoughtful, be silent, and be reverent, for this is the House of God. Before the service, speak to the Lord; during the service, let the Lord speak to you; after the service, speak to one another.
7:00 a.m. — Solemn Holy Eucharist 9:30 a.m. — Family Eucharist • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
SERVICE OUTLINE Processional Hymn………………...“He Lives” Introit Hymn………………………. “His Name Is Wonderful” Entrance Antiphon The Declaration The Collect For Purity The Kyrie The Gloria The Collect(s) First Lesson……………………….. Acts 2:42-47 Psalm……………………………… 23 Second Lesson…………………….. 1 Peter 2:19-25 Gradual Hymn…….………………. “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” (Sung to tune A&M 35)
The Gospel………………………... John 10:1-10 Post-Gospel Hymn……………….. “He Is Lord” Children’s Blessing……… 9:30 am - “Because He Lives” The Sermon……………….The Rev’d S. Sebastian Campbell The Profession Of Faith: The Nicene Creed The Intercessions………………….. Form F The Act Of Penitence The Absolution The Peace The Notices Offertory Hymn………… 7:00 am - A&M 136 9:30 am - St. Gregory’s Senior Choir The Presentation Of The Offering Offertory Hymn 2………... 9:30 am - “Bring Them In” Eucharistic Prayer….. Form A Communion Hymns………………. A&M 555, A&M 316 & A&M 558 Post Communion Prayer The Regina Coeli The Blessing The Dismissal Recessional Hymn……… 7:00 am - A&M 133 9:30 am - “Jesus Hold My Hand”
THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
The Good Shepherd PROCESSIONAL HYMN ………………….………………………….... “HE LIVES” I serve a risen Saviour, He's in the world today; I know that He is living, whatever men may say; I see His hand of mercy, I hear His voice of cheer, And just the time I need Him, He's always near. He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today! He walks with me and talks with me, along life's narrow way. He lives, He lives, salvation to impart! You ask me how I know He lives: He lives within my heart. In all the world around me, I see His loving care, And tho’ my heart grows weary, I never will despair; I know that He is leading, thru all the stormy blast, The day of His appearing, will come at last. Rejoice, rejoice, O Christian, lift up your voice and sing Eternal hallelujahs, to Jesus Christ the King! The hope of all who seek Him, the help of all who find, None other is so loving, so good and kind. INTROIT HYMN ………………….……………….... “HIS NAME IS WONDERFUL” His name is wonderful, His name is wonderful, His name is wonderful, Jesus my Lord; He is the mighty King, Master of everything, His name is wonderful, Jesus my Lord! He’s the Great Shepherd, the Rock of all ages, Almighty God is He; Bow down before Him, love and adore Him, His name is wonderful, Jesus my Lord.
ENTRANCE ANTIPHON — EASTER: Celebrant: Alleluia! The Lord is risen indeed. Come let us adore Him. Alleluia! Celebrant: Blessed be God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Alleluia! Alleluia! ALL: And blessed be His Kingdom, now and forever. Amen. Alleluia! Alleluia! Celebrant: Blessed Lord and Father, ALL: we have assembled in Your Name and in fellowship with one another. Enable us by Your grace to offer the sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving; to proclaim and respond to Your Holy Word. Teach us to pray for Your world and Your Church. Grant that we, confessing our sins, may worthily offer to You our souls and bodies as a living sacrifice and eat and drink of Your spiritual food in this Holy Sacrament. Amen. COLLECT FOR PURITY: ALL: Almighty God, to You all hearts are open, all desires known, and from You no secrets are hid: cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of Your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love You, and worthily magnify Your Holy Name, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
COMMUNION HYMN ………..……………………………………..…. A&M 555 Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour, Here our humblest homage pay we; First begotten from the dead, Here in loving reverence bow; Thou alone, our strong Defender, Here for Faith’s discernment pray we, Liftest up Thy people’s head. Lest we fail to know Thee now. Alleluia, Jesu, True and Living Bread! Alleluia, Thou art here, we ask not how. Though the lowliest form doth veil Thee As of old in Bethlehem, Here as there Thine Angels hail Thee, Branch and Flower of Jesse’s stem. Alleluia, We in worship join with them. Paschal Lamb, Thine Offering, finish’d Life-imparting Heavenly Manna, Once for all when Thou wast slain, Stricken Rock with streaming Side, In its fulness undiminish’d Heav’n and earth with loud Hosanna, Shall for evermore remain, Worship Thee, the Lamb Who died, Alleluia, Cleansing souls from every stain. Alleluia, Risen, Ascended, Glorified! COMMUNION HYMN ………………………………..…………………..… A&M 127 Mighty Victim from the sky, At the Lamb’s high feast we sing Hell’s fierce powers beneath Thee lie; Praise to our victorious King, Thou hast conquer’d in the fight, Who hath wash’d us in the tide Thou hast brought us life and light; Flowing from His pierced Side; Now no more can death appal, Praise we Him, Whose love Divine Now no more the grave enthral! Gives His Sacred Blood for wine, Thou hast open’d Paradise, Gives His Body for the feast, And in Thee Thy Saints shall rise. Christ the Victim, Christ the Priest. Where the Paschal blood is pour’d, Easter triumph, Easter joy, Death’s dark Angel sheathes his sword; Sin alone can this destroy; Israel’s hosts triumphant go From sin’s power do Thou set free Through the wave that drowns the foe. Souls new-born, O Lord, in Thee. Praise we Christ, Whose Blood was shed, Hymns of glory and of praise, Paschal Victim, Paschal Bread; Risen Lord, to Thee we raise: With sincerity and love Holy Father, praise to Thee, Eat we Manna from above. With the Spirit, ever be. COMMUNION HYMN …………………………………………………...…. A&M 558 O Jesus, Blessed Lord, to Thee Break forth, my soul, for joy, and say My heartfelt thanks for ever be, What wealth is come to me to-day! Who hast so lovingly bestow’d My Saviour dwells within me now; On me Thy Body and Thy Blood. How blest am I! how good art Thou! Please kneel.
POST COMMUNION PRAYER – FORM A: ALL: Almighty Father, we thank You for feeding us with the Body and Blood of Your Son Jesus Christ. May we who share His Body live His risen life; we who drink His cup bring life to others; we upon whom Your Spirit shines give light to the world. Help us to continue in faithful witness to Your Word, so we and all Your children shall be free, and the whole earth live to praise Your Name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. THE BLESSING — EASTER: Celebrant: The God of Peace, Who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the Blood of the eternal covenant, make you perfect in ever good work to do His will, working in You that which is well-pleasing in His sight; and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always. ALL: Amen.
And so, Heavenly Father, rejoicing in His Holy Incarnation, His Blessed Passion and His Perfect Sacrifice made once for all upon the Cross; His Mighty Resurrection from the dead: His Glorious Ascension into heaven: and looking for His Coming in glory; we offer to You this Bread and this Cup. We pray that You will accept this sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving; and grant that all who eat and drink of the Body and Blood, of Your Son, our great High Priest, may be renewed by Your Holy Spirit, and be one Body, one Spirit, in Him. Let faith and love increase in us. Unite us with all Bishops, all other ministers of Your Word and Sacraments, and with the whole people of God, living and departed, whom You have made for Yourself. Confirm us in holiness, that we may be found ready to join the company of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Holy Apostles, St. Gregory and all Your saints, when our Lord Jesus Christ comes again: forever giving You thanks and praise through Him from Whom all good things do come. With Him and in Him and through Him, by the power of the Holy Spirit, we worship You, Father Almighty, with all who stand before You in earth and heaven, in songs of everlasting praise: Blessing and honour and glory and power be Yours forever and ever. Amen.
THE LORD’S PRAYER: Celebrant: As our Saviour has taught us, so we pray: ALL: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your Name; Your kingdom come; Your will be done on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are Yours now and forever. Amen. THE BREAKING OF THE BREAD — FORM A: Celebrant: We break this Bread to share in the Body of Christ. ALL: Though we are many, we are one body, because we all share in one Bread. THE INVITATION — FORM A: Celebrant: My brothers and sisters in Christ, draw near and receive the Body which He gave for you, and His Blood, which He shed for you. Remember that He died for you, and feed on Him in your hearts by faith with thanksgiving. ALL: Grant gracious Lord, that we so eat the flesh of Your dear Son Jesus Christ, and drink His Blood, that we may evermore dwell in Him and He in us. THE AGNUS DEI: ALL: Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us. Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us. Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world: grant us peace.
THE KYRIE: ALL: Lord, have mercy; Lord, have mercy; Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy; Christ, have mercy; Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy; Lord, have mercy; Lord, have mercy. THE GLORIA: Celebrant: Glory to God in the highest, ALL: and peace to His people on earth. Lord God, heavenly King, Almighty God and Father, we worship You, we give You thanks, we praise You for Your glory. Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us; You are seated at the right hand of the Father: receive our prayer. For You alone are the Holy One; You alone are the Lord: You alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen. THE COLLECT FOR THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER: Celebrant: The Lord be with you. ALL: And also with you. Celebrant: Let us pray. O God, Whose Son Jesus is the Good Shepherd of Your people: Grant that when we hear His voice we may know Him Who calls us each by name, and follow where He leads; Who, with You and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever.
ALL: Please sit.
+ FIRST LESSON + Reader: A Reading from the Word of God written in Acts 2:42-47. 42
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. 44 All who believed were together and had all things in common; 45 they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved. Reader: The Word of the Lord.
Response: Thanks be to God.
PRAYER BEFORE COMMUNION
Father in Heaven, You have made us for Yourself; our hearts are restless until they rest in You. Fulfill this longing through Jesus, the Bread of Life, so that we may witness to Him Who alone satisfies the hungers of the human family. By the power of Your Spirit lead us to the Heavenly Table where we may feast on the vision of Your glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, As it was in the beginning is now, and shall be forever. Amen. + SECOND LESSON + Reader: A Reading from the Word of God written in 1 Peter 2:19-25. 19
For it is to your credit if, being aware of God, you endure pain while suffering unjustly. 20 If you endure when you are beaten for doing wrong, where is the credit in that? But if you endure when you do right and suffer for it, you have God’s approval. 21 For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you should follow in His steps. 22 “He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in His mouth.” 23 When He was abused, He did not return abuse; when He suffered, He did not threaten; but He entrusted Himself to the One Who judges justly. 24 He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that, free from sins, we might live for righteousness; by His wounds you have been healed. 25 For you were going astray like sheep, but now you have returned to the shepherd and guardian of your souls. Reader: The Word of the Lord.
Response: Thanks be to God.
GRADUAL HYMN … “I KNOW THAT MY REDEEMER LIVES” (sung to tune A&M 35) He lives, and grants me daily breath; I know that my Redeemer lives: He lives, and I shall conquer death; What joy the blest assurance gives! He lives, my future to prepare; He lives, He lives, who once was dead; He lives to bring me safely there. He lives, my everlasting Head! He lives, to bless me with His love; He lives, all glory to His Name; He lives to plead for me above; He lives, my Savior, still the same; He lives, my hungry soul to feed; What joy the blest assurance gives; He lives, to help in time of need. I know that my Redeemer lives! THE GOSPEL ACCLAMATION: Reader: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Response: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Reader: Christ our Passover, has been sacrificed; let us celebrate the feast then, in the Lord. Response: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! + THE GOSPEL + Reader: The Lord be with you. Response: And also with you. Reader: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 10:1-10. Response: Glory to Christ our Saviour.
THE EUCHARISTIC PRAYER — FORM A: Celebrant: The Lord be with you. ALL: And also with you. Celebrant: Lift up your hearts. ALL: We lift them up to the Lord. Celebrant: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. ALL: It is right to give God thanks and praise. Celebrant: It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give You thanks, Father almighty, everlasting God: PREFACE OF EASTER:
But chiefly are we bound to praise You for the glorious resurrection of Your Son Jesus Christ our Lord; for He is the true Paschal Lamb, Who was sacrificed for us, and has taken away the sin of the world. By His death He destroyed death, and by His rising to life again He has won for us eternal life. Therefore we praise You, joining our voices with Angels and Archangels and with all the company of heaven, who forever sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of Your Name: Please kneel (at the conclusion of the prayer).
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might; heaven and earth are full of Your glory, Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest. Celebrant: All Holy and glorious Father, our Creator God. We give You thanks because in Your loving wisdom You brought all things into being, and are truly worthy of praise from every creature You have made. Again and again we have turned away from You: yet in every age Your steadfast love has called us to return to live in union with You: for it is Your eternal purpose to put new life into all things and make them holy. Through Your Son, Jesus Christ who took our human nature upon Him You have redeemed the world from the bondage of sin: and by the power of Your Holy Spirit You have gathered a people to Yourself, to make known in every place His perfect offering which He made to the glory of Your Name. Hear us, therefore, Father, through Your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord; and grant that these gifts of bread and wine may be unto us His Body and Blood. For, on the night He was betrayed He took bread, and when He had given thanks to You, He broke it and gave it to His disciples and said: “Take this, and eat it: This is My Body which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of Me.” And after supper He took the cup of wine: and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them and said: “Drink this, all of you: This is My Blood of the New Covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of Me.” Celebrant: Let us proclaim the mystery of our faith. ALL: Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again. ALL:
nervous, and easily frightened. For this very reason, shepherds use dogs to move sheep around and discipline them. An interesting aspect about sheep is that they maintain a flight zone, which is the space they keep between themselves and others. The flight distance of a sheep will depend on the situation and the meekness or wildness of the sheep. Sheep do not prefer to walk in water or pass through narrow openings, or routes. They like to move uphill, into the wind, than going downwind and downhill. Sheep are ruminants, with four chambers in their stomach. The first chamber is used to store quickly digested food, known as cud. It can be brought back into their mouths for chewing again,
before it is fully digested. Nearly one-third of sheep’s life is spent ruminating. Sheep are very selective with regard to their grazing habits. They have a split in their upper lip, which helps them pick the preferred leaves of the plant. Sheep see in color. An average sheep possesses a field vision ranging to 270 degrees. However, the amount of wool on their face can have an impact on their visual field. Due to their poor depth perception, sheep tend to avoid shadows or striking contrasts between light and dark. Sheep are known to posses an excellent sense of hearing. Being very sensitive to high frequency sound, they get scared by loud noises. *
OFFERTORY HYMN — 7:00 AM …………………………………..... A&M 136 Christ the Lord is risen again; He, Who slumber’d in the grave, Christ hath broken every chain; Is exalted now to save; Hark! Angelic voices cry, Now through Christendom it rings Singing evermore on high, That the Lamb is King of kings. Alleluia! Alleluia! He, Who gave for us His life, Now He bids tell abroad Who for us endured the strife, How the lost may be restored, Is our Paschal Lamb to-day; How the penitent forgiven, We too sing for joy, and say How we too may enter Heav’n. Alleluia! Alleluia! He, Who bore all pain and loss Thou, our Paschal Lamb indeed, Comfortless upon the cross, Christ, Thy ransom’d people feed: Lives in glory now on high, Take our sins and guilt away, Pleads for us, and hears our cry; Let us sing by night and day Alleluia! Alleluia! COLLECTION — 9:30 AM ………………. ST. GREGORY’S SENIOR CHOIR THE PRESENTATION OF THE OFFERING: ALL: Praise God from Whom all blessing flow; Praise Him, all creatures here below, Praise Him, above ye heavenly host, Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen. Celebrant Father, we offer You these gifts which You have given us; & People: this bread, this wine, this money. With them we offer ourselves, our lives, and our work, to become through Your Holy Spirit a reasonable, holy, and lively sacrifice. As this bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Christ, so may we and all Your people become channels of Your love; through the same Christ our Lord. Amen. OFFERTORY HYMN ………………………………………….... “BRING THEM IN” Who’ll go and help this Shepherd kind, Hark! ’Tis the Shepherd’s voice I hear, Out in the desert dark and drear, Help Him the wand’ring ones to find? Calling the sheep who’ve gone astray Who’ll bring the lost ones to the fold, Far from the Shepherd’s fold away. Where they’ll be sheltered from the cold? Out in desert hear their cry, Bring them in, bring them in, Out in the mountains wild and high; Bring them in from the fields of sin; Hark! ’tis the Master speaks to thee, Bring them in, bring them in, “Go find my sheep where’er they be.” Bring the wand’ring ones to Jesus.
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“Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit. 2 The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. 5 They will not follow a stranger, but they will run from him because they do not know the voice of strangers.” 6 Jesus used this figure of speech with them, but they did not understand what He was saying to them. 7 So again Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, I Am the gate for the sheep. 8 All who came before Me are thieves and bandits; but the sheep did not listen to them. 9 I Am the gate. Whoever enters by Me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” This is the Gospel of Christ. Response: Praise To Christ Our Lord. POST-GOSPEL HYMN ………………………………………..…. “HE IS LORD” He is Lord, He is Lord, He has risen from the dead, and He is Lord. Every knee shall bow, every tongue confess, That Jesus Christ is Lord. You’re my Lord... Reader:
CHILDREN’S BLESSING — 9:30 AM ………………. “BECAUSE HE LIVES” God sent His son, they called Him, Jesus; How sweet to hold a newborn baby, And feel the pride and joy he gives; He came to love, heal and forgive; But greater still the calm assurance: He lived and died to buy my pardon, This child can face uncertain days An empty grave is there to prove because He Lives! my Saviour lives! And then one day, I'll cross the river, Because He lives, I can face tomorrow, I'll fight life's final war with pain; Because He lives, all fear is gone; And then, as death gives way to vict'ry, Because I know He holds the future, I'll see the lights of glory and And life is worth the living, I'll know He lives! just because He lives! SERMON ………………. THE REV’D S. SEBASTIAN CAMPBELL THE PROFESSION OF FAITH: THE NICENE CREED: ALL: We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is seen or unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, one in Being with the Father. Through Him all things were made. For us and for our salvation He came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit He was born of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake He was crucified under Pontius Pilate; He suffered, died and was buried. On the third day He rose again in fulfillment of the Scriptures; He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in
glory to judge the living and the dead, and His kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, Who proceeds from the Father. With the Father and the Son He is worshipped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen. INTERCESSIONS …………………………..……………..…………… FORM F Leader: Let us pray for the Church and for all people according to their needs. Lord in Your love, ALL: Hear our prayer. Leader: Bless and inspire all members of the clergy, especially John, our Archbishop; Laish, our Bishop; Drexel and Gilbert, our Assistant Bishops; and Sebastian, our priest. ALL: That their lives may be examples of their teaching, and that they may rightly and faithfully administer Your holy Sacraments. Leader: Guide and protect all Heads of State and all who bear rule, especially those in this land: Arthur, our Governor-General, Hubert, the Prime Minister, all members of Parliament, and all persons serving in local government. ALL: That our people may be godly and peacefully governed. Leader: Direct those who administer justice; and strengthen those who guard and protect the land. ALL: That our people may dwell in peace. Leader: Reveal the common good to those in positions of public trust and to decision-makers in industry and commerce. ALL: That freedom and dignity may prevail among us. Leader: Enlighten with Your Spirit all places of education and learning. ALL: That the whole world may be filled with the knowledge of Your truth. Leader: Comfort and help all persons who are in any trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity, (especially…) ALL: Help us to help them, O Lord. Leader: Remember our brothers and sisters, (especially...) and all others who have died in Your faith and fear. ALL: Grant them peace and eternal life. Leader: We thank You, heavenly Father, for the witness of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus, our Lord and Saviour; for the holy Patriarchs, Prophets, Apostles and Martyrs; and all the Saints who have been good examples in their several generations. Leader: And finally let us pray for our own needs and those of others. ALL: Accept our prayers and intercessions, Father, according to Your wisdom, for the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen. ACT OF PENITENCE: Celebrant: If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, God is faithful and just, and will forgive our sins, and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Let us therefore confess our sins. Please Kneel.
Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, we have sinned against You
As a part of our celebrations commemorating the establishment of our Diocese 150 years ago, each Anglican is called upon to make a sacrificial offering to God for the advancement of His Church, and the wider community. The Anglican Thank Offering calls on each one of us to give according to our ability during the celebration year 2011. Sixty percent (60%) of the Offering will go to assist in the ministries and programmes of the Diocese, with 20% going to assist with social outreach and educational programmes of our church, and 20% will be used in your local parish in its programmes and ministries. Each adult person is encouraged to give in the amounts as follows: ADULTS (OVER 18 YEARS) Category Donation Monthly Contributor $300 $30 Donor $600 $60 Patron $1,000 $100 Bronze $1,500 $150 Silver $3,000 $300 Gold $7,500 $750 Platinum $15,000 $1,500 Other
CHILDREN (UNDER 18 YEARS) Category Donation Monthly Contributor $15 $1.50 Donor $30 $3.00 Patron $50 $5.00 Bronze $60 $6.00 Silver $75 $7.50 Gold $100 $10 Platinum $150 $15 Other
• Persons may give using special envelopes provided at their local parish. • Persons may give using post dated cheques and given at their local parish. (Cheques are to be made payable to “The Anglican Thank Offering”.)
• Persons may give using their credit or debit card online at the Diocesan website - www.bahamas.anglican.org.
• Persons may use the facility provided on the Diocesan website -
www.bahamas.anglican.org, to contribute via Bill Pay through their local commercial bank.
Registration for the Anglican Thank Offering can be done in two ways:
• By filling out a triplicate pledge form at your local parish. • Electronically via the Diocesan Website - www.bahamas.anglican.org. The Anglican Thank Offering begins on Sunday, 6th March, 2011 and ends on Sunday, 29th January, 2012. Our Church has led the way in uplifting and building the spiritual and national life of the Bahamas and The Turks and Caicos Islands. God has wonderfully blessed us over these many years, and we have so much to give God thanks for. No better way to do this than to give a meaningful gift back to God, to enhance and to make stronger the mission and ministry of our Diocese, our local Parish and the wider community to equip them in meeting the challenges ahead. Your generous support is prayerfully requested. *
OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY DAI LY READINGS MAY 16 — MONDAY White.
MAY 17 — TUESDAY White.
MAY 18 — WEDNESDAY White.
MAY 19 — THURSDAY ST. DUNSTAN of Canterbury, 988. White.
MAY 20 — FRIDAY ST. ALCUIN of Tours, Deacon & Abbot, 804. White.
MAY 21 — SATURDAY White.
MAY 22 — SUNDAY Yr A 5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER. White.
MAY 22 — SUNDAY Yr A 6TH SUNDAY OF EASTER. White.
R E A D E R S
7:00 am SERVICE
• Ps. 41, 52 • Wisdom 1:16-2:11, 21-24 • Colossians 1:1-14 • Ps. 45 • Wisdom 3:1-9 • Colossians 1:15-23 • Ps. 119:49-72 • Wisdom 4:16-5:8 • Colossians 1:24—2:7 • Ps. 50 • Wisdom 5:9-23 • Colossians 2:8-23 • Ps. 40, 54 • Wisdom 6:12-23 • Colossians 3:1-11 • Ps. 55 • Wisdom 7:1-14 • Colossians 3:12-17
• Ps. 44 • Exodus 32:1-20 • Luke 6:1-11 • Ps. 47, 48 • Exodus 32:21-34 • Luke 6:12-26 • Ps. 49, 53 • Exodus 33:1-23 • Luke 6:27-38 • Ps. 59, 60 OR 114, 115 • Exodus 34:1-17 • Luke 6:39-49 • Ps. 51 • Exodus 34:18-35 • Luke 7:1-17 • Ps. 138, 139 • Exodus 40:18-38 • Luke 7:18-35
• Acts 7:55-60 • Ps. 31:1-5, 15-16 • 1 Peter 2:2-10 • John 14:1-14
• Ps. 8, 84 • Leviticus 8:1-13, 30-36 • Office Hymn: A&M 128 • Matthew 7:7-14
• Acts 17:22-31 • Ps. 66:7-18 • 1 Peter 3:13-22 • John 14:15-21
• Ps. 34 • Leviticus 25:1-17 • Office Hymn: A&M 128 • Matthew 13:24-34a
9:30 am SERVICE
SUN., 15TH MAY • 1st: Sidney Curry • 2nd: Essiemae McIntosh • Int: Basil McIntosh
4TH SUNDAY OF EASTER Corporate Worship: PRAYER GROUP
SUN., 22ND MAY • 1st: Randy Conliffe • 2nd: Maelyn Seymour-Major • Int: Anja Rolle
5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER
SUN., 29TH MAY • 1st: Arthur Sweeting • 2nd: Leonie Sears • Int: Jennifer Morley
6TH SUNDAY OF EASTER
and one another, in thought, word and deed, and in what we have left undone. We are sorry and repent of all our sins. For Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, forgive us all that is past, and grant that we may serve You in newness of life to the glory of Your Name. Amen. THE ABSOLUTION Celebrant: Almighty God, have mercy upon you, pardon and deliver you from all your sins, confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, and keep you in life eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord. ALL: Amen. Please stand.
THE PEACE — FORM A: Celebrant: We are the Body of Christ. By the one Spirit we were all baptized into one Body, and have all been made to drink of the one Spirit. ALL: Let us then pursue the things that make for peace and build up the common life. Celebrant: The peace of the Lord be always with you. ALL: And also with you. NOTICES W O R K S H O P S Friday— —June 17th Friday • Communication Skills - A MUST! • Single Parenting: There Is Hope; Let’s Talk • The Place Of The Church In The Family , And The Place Of The Family In The Church • The Life-giving Power of Legacies • The Husband Is The Captain Of The Family-ship; The Wife Is The Mate. How Do You Sail That Ship! • Sex In The Family: Is It Relevant? • Economics In The Family & By The Family Saturday— Saturday—June 18th • Prayer Over Fear — The Recipe For Harmony In Family • Emotionalism: Good Servant; Bad Master • The Family: First Station For Stewardship • Economics In The Family & By The Family • Family: The Medicine That Heals • Singles’ Hope & Happiness; Let’s Talk • The Place Of The Church In The Family, And The Place Of The Family In The Church
7:00 pm SERVICE
• 1st: Rudolph Pratt • 2nd: Rosamund Stubbs • 1st: Sidney Curry • 2nd: Shirley Braynen
Corporate Worship: YOUTH DEPARTMENT
• 1st: Rudolph Pratt • 2nd: Wilton Gibson
Corporate Worship: LAY READERS & USHER BOARD
DAILY READINGS IN BULLETIN. SUNDAY MORNING READINGS—www.io.com/~kellywp OR bible.oremus.org
U S H E R S
SUN., 15TH MAY • Jennie Huyler • Vernell Miller • Melanie Munnings • Shirley Braynen —TC
4TH SUNDAY OF EASTER • Leslie Adderley • Churaine Duncanson • Regeita Minns • James McCartney
SUN., 22ND MAY • Sheldon Morris • Margaret Pratt • Tonia Turnquest -Jr. Ush • Paula Theophilus —TC
5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER • Michelle Deveaux • Robertha Hudson
SUN., 29TH MAY • Isadora Maynard • Jennifer Morley • Sheldon Morris • Rosemary Benson —TC
6TH SUNDAY OF EASTER • Louis Cooper • Pamela Gibson • Tony Ingraham
If unable to usher, please secure a replacement. • Golda Scott • Norman Sturrup
• Pam Moxey • JoVaughn Whyms • Louis Cooper—TC
• Shirley Williams • Arthia Young -Jr. Ush • Barbaramae Young —TC
• Jennie Huyler • Herbert Huyler
• Shirley Williams • Golda Scott —TC
• Golda Scott • Mary Basden
TC—Team Captains are to make sure that everything is in order for the services they lead.
S T A M B R O S E G U I L D
7:00 am SERVICE SUN., 15TH MAY BP: TH: Arnaldo Basden CR: Shashake’ Nabbie 1AC: Kirkland Munnings 1AC: Harvey Victor 2AC: 2AC: 2MC:Shashake’ Nabbie 1MC:Hiram Victor SUN., 22ND MAY BP: TH: Shashake’ Nabbie CR: Kirkland Munnings 1AC: Harvey Victor 1AC: Hiram Victor 2AC: 2AC: 2MC:Kirkland Munnings 1MC:Arnaldo Basden
9:30 am SERVICE 4TH SUNDAY OF EASTER BP: Elizabeth Davis TH: Cassius Clarke CR: Eurydice Rolle 1AC: Clyde Cartwright 1AC: Lamar Nottage 2AC: Cierra Deleveaux 2AC: Sarah Jones 2MC: Michael Johnson 1MC:Katie Longley 5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER BP: Marcellus Johnson TH: Michael Johnson CR: Benjamin Sweeting 1AC: Cassidy Clarke 1AC: Nicolette Nottage 2AC: Clyde Cartwright 2AC: Lamar Nottage 2MC: Shavaughn Thurston 1MC:Katie Longley
7:00 pm SERVICE
BP: Summer Jones TH: Harvey Victor CR: Benjamin Sweeting 1AC: Sarah Jones 1AC: Walton Sweeting 2AC: 2AC: 2MC: Shavaughn Thurston 1MC:Shashake’ Nabbie
REGISTER TODAY! 16 and under: FREE, 17 and over: $15 (Food will be on sale) Registration Deadline 3rd Jun Late Registration: $20 Forms at back or at office.
BP: Clyde Cartwright TH: Shavaughn Thurston CR: Nicolette Nottage 1AC: Cierra Deleveaux 1AC: Lamar Nottage 2AC: 2AC: 2MC: Hiram Victor 1MC:Michael Johnson
Please remember to pray for, visit and call our Sick and ShutShut-in:
Alice Gray Barbara Anderson Naomi Rolle Mabel Henderson Racquell Anderson Rochelle Rolle Terricita Henderson Carnetta Bannister Jennifer Sanchez Jefferson Hepburn Karen Brown Mildred Seymour Bridgette Johnson Ruby Byer Gloria Sears Ethlyn Johnson Icelyn Campbell Christopher Scott Patrick Johnson Raymond Carroll Corey Knowles Daena Small Ortlise Coleby Kedrique Knowles Lula Strachan Canon Leopold Cox Bloneva Malcolm Corina Stuart Elizabeth Davis Hartman Moncur Wendy Stuart Theodosia Dorsett Leanna Newbold Cheryl Taylor Mertilla Ford Edith Palacious Rochelle Thurston Sylvia Pinder Barbara Lee Fox Edith Wallace Myrtle Robinson Julian White Carol Gomez Carina Rolle Felix Grant Judith Williams
“Look with favour, we pray, on Your Servants as they begin another year. Grant that they may grow in wisdom and grace, and strengthen their trust in Your goodness all the days of their lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.” Sun, 15th May ~ Candice Conliffe Mon, 16th May ~ Shandora Bethel
~ ~ Thu, 19th May ~ Fri, 20th May ~
“Knit together in constant affection those who, in Holy Wedlock, have been made one flesh; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.” IF YOUR BIRTHDAY OR ANNIVERSARY IS NOT LISTED OR IS LISTED INCORRECTLY, PLEASE WRITE, CALL, FAX OR EMAIL US THE CORRECTION. THANKS!!
Fri, 20th May
~ Edward & Celestine Cleare ~ James & Monique Francis
Electa Knowles Sophia Seymour Marvell Major Whitney Keith
St. Gregory’s Parish family extends heart-felt condolences to the following members who have lost loved ones recently: • Bro. Samuel and Jere, and Bro. Kenneth and Judith Cumberbatch and families, on the passing of their brother, the late Rev. George Cumberbatch, Pastor of First Baptist Church, Freeport, Grand Bahama.
11. ACW CONFERENCE — 15-19TH MAY IN GRAND BAHAMA! 12. NEWLY REFURBISHED SITE — STGREGORYSGROUPSITE.SHUTTERFLY.COM Please encourage all members of St. Gregory’s Anglican Church family to join our group site. Please insert/update your display name (including the names of others in your family who do not have internet access), so we can quickly and easily send important and timely information.
13. DIOCESAN 150TH ANNIVERSARY ANGLICAN THANK OFFERING! All Parishioners are encouraged to sign up. Pledge period: 5th Mar—29th Jan, 2012. 14. DIOCESAN 150TH ANNIVERSARY GOLF & T-SHIRTS ON SALE! Golf - $25, T-Shirts - $15. Available at the Parish Office. 15. DIOCESAN 150TH ANNIVERSARY EVENTS! • Diocesan Youth Month — May • Sacred Concert (Drummers from Jamaica, “Bahamian” Anglican Diaspora in Florida, Turks & Caicos and The Bahamas) — May • ACW Conference, Freeport, Grand Bahama — 15th-19th May • Anglican Chorale Concert — June • Anglican Family Life Congress — 16th-18th June Info and registration forms at back of church or office. • Diocesan Patronal Festival Service — Sun., 26th Jun 16. FR. DWIGHT ROLLE’S INDUCTION AS RECTOR — FRI., 20TH MAY AT 7PM! 17.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May they rest in peace. The family of the late Antoine Neymour wish to express sincere thanks and appreciation to Rev’d Sebastian Campbell, Rev’d Atma Budhu, the Vestry, Prayer Group, ACW, Music Ministry, Acolytes, Ushers and entire family of St. Gregory for your many blessings of prayers, best wishes, home visits and loving support during our time of sorrow. God bless.
— Clarice HutchinsonHutchinson-Smith and family
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR OVERSEAS STUDENTS!!
Shaynora Brown, Gail Budhu, Stephen Budhu, Shari Clarke, Ashan Dorsett, Deepa Gharbaran, Crispin Greenslade, Patrick Greenslade, Marvell Major, Ashley Minnis, Kadesha Mortimer, Keithron Rolle, Kyle Stubbs, Kyron Stubbs, Amber Whyley & Chanel Williams
Parish family of St. Ambrose ask of our prayers and presence. UPCOMING CURSILLO EVENTS! • Cursillo Steak-Out - 21st May at Epiphany. Your support is needed. • Men’s Weekend #22 - 2nd-5th Jun. Application forms are at the Ushers Station. All men 18 years and older are invited to apply. Volunteers to work the weekend need to make themselves known now. Need to know about Cursillo? Please speak to the Rector. DYD’S SOUL IN THE CITY! VOLUNTEER PLANNERS NEEDED! Soul in the City is an inner city mission project that seeks to help the poor and the powerless of the nation. We envision it to be a way that youth can give back to their communities. We are asking that your parish think of a few creative events and projects to serve your community. You may choose to for example want to operate a soup kitchen or a VBS or clean up a park or paint a building. You may want to plant a vegetable garden or fix up a senior centre. DYD seeks volunteers. Meetings on Thursdays, 6pm, Addington House. See Youth Officer for further information. NOSTRUM FABULA “OUR STORY” — FRI, 20TH MAY AT 7PM Featuring the literary expressions of Frederick Johnson III, son of Sis. Marilyn Johnson. Please support. SONS OF THUNDER CONCERT “MEN PRAISING GOD III! Fri., 10th Jun at 7pm. Holy Trinity Activity Centre. Featuring Billy Brown and Arch Palacious. Proceeds to aid outreach, building and repair ministries. Admission Adult: $10, Children: $5. See Bro. Eric Hepburn for tickets.
WELCOME TO ALL VISITORS! St. Gregory’s Parish family extends a warm welcome to all our visitors. WELCOME & GOD BLESS!
FLOWERS FOR THE SANCTUARY! Members and friends of St. Gregory’s Church are hereby invited to make monetary donations towards the purchase of flowers, decorations etc., for the beautification of the sanctuary for worship. Donations can be made in thanksgiving to Almighty God by those celebrating birthdays, wedding anniversaries, in memory of the faithful departed or by anyone wishing to express gratitude to God for blessings received. Please use special envelopes provided and indicate name(s) and occasion being observed. THANK YOU. 3. OFFERING ENVELOPES Offering Envelopes are available for every communicant member of the Church. Please get a box of envelopes from the ushers before you leave today. Please be reminded that you have a sacred obligation to contribute regularly towards the work of your church. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR NAME IS WRITTEN ON ENVELOPES BEFORE USE. 4. ST. GREGORY’S SOCIAL OUTREACH PROGRAMME Please support our Outreach to the sick, shut-in and needy members of our church and community by considering the following: 1. Regular donations of grocery items to our food bank. Please place items in the basket provided by the Baptismal Font. 2. Donations of food stamps and pennies. 3. Donations of cash for the purchase of fruits and vegetables, and to assist the needy financially as needs are identified. Please use special envelopes provided for this purpose. Please contact: Sis. Clara Morgan - 361-4263. 5. WALK THROUGH THE BIBLE - EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT 7PM.
We have started, it lasts 1 ½ hours per session. This course will take us inspirationally and historically through the entire Bible. At the end we will have a greater appreciation for the Bible. Come with a critical and open mind. 6. PARISH YOUTH COUNCIL’S SOUSE OUT — 28TH MAY! 8-10am. Souse donations welcomed. Contact: Pam Gibson or Juliette Dorsett. Please support! 7. ANGLICAN DIOCESAN YOUTH DEPT’S 2ND ANNUAL SWIM MEET! Thanks to all who well represented St. Gregory. 8. SUNDAY SCHOOL & USHER BOARD’S ANNUAL JOINT WALK-A-THON! Sat., 28th May at 630am. The usual route west on Carmichael, south on Faith Avenue, east on St. Vincent, north on Baillou Hill Road, west on Carmichael. Parishioners are encouraged to sponsor the children, ushers and walk with us. 9. BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER & 1ST EVER PROVINCIAL HYMN BOOK! Prayer Book - $15. Hymn Book: $25 - lyrics & music, $15 - lyrics. Please place orders by calling or emailing the Parish Office. 10. WELCOME TO THE NEWEST GUILD OF ST. AMBROSE MEMBER! The Guild of St. Ambrose of St. Gregory’s warmly welcomes our newest member, who recently embarked on a ministry of service to God around His Holy Altar as an altar server: Elizabeth Davis, daughter of Selisha Hudson and niece of Robertha Hudson.
Rector’s Desk Rev. Fr. S. Sebastian Campbell Complete Package The complete package refers to our ‘tools’ for worship. This package includes: Book of Common Prayer, Hymn Book and Bible. For us to move to the next level in our Spiritual quest it will be helpful to invest in the complete package. This will be most helpful in the teaching/learning environment we now seek to enhance. The ideal is to have all members of the family make such and investment. We Anglicans have been known as the “People of the Book”, where literacy is a hallmark. The Usher Board is to sell us, at a reasonable rate, special St. Gregory’s churchy bags to assist in the carrying around of our books. So your books are always packaged; just pick up the pack when leaving home and you are covered. The Prayer Book comes into full gear as of the first Sunday in June. The new hymn book we begin to use as of July. The Bible we use in our every worship for teaching and preaching as of now. The Good News will be our official edition; you are free to follow in other translations of your choice. Always buy a Bible with the Apocrypha. Hymn and Prayer Books are available at both the Church and Diocese Offices. So please secure your complete package. Allow me to say special thanks to all who have and still intend to give towards the love offering given as a gift, to the parish priest at Easter. Remember, this is done through the Special Easter Envelopes and the loose collection. It is much needed and much appreciated. Adult Baptism We are still accepting application for adults desirous of baptism. We have received two applications thus far. We hope to set a time early in June. Please consult the ushers or the office for applications. Teaching Walk Through the Bible Series; will be our study plan for Wednesday evenings 7pm-8:30pm. It will always end with Mass. Ultimately this will take us through the entire Bible and will take about five years to complete. Anglican Doctrine; will be our course of study on Sunday evenings at our Evensong. We will explore in detail what we believe as Anglican Christians. This course never ends. Please come encourage others to come and let us all teach and learn together. Ministries Out-The-Gate Wednesday past we had a preliminary meeting for those interested in Pastoral Care and Counseling, Family Life and Health Care, and Altar Guild. A number of persons have expressed interest in all three ministries and I encourage we begin and build on such interest. Any and all parishioners still interested can contact me or leave their names at the office. Anita King has been appointed to lead in our quest with Pastoral Care and Counseling. Sheldon Morris and Celeste King are to be co-chair of Family Life and Health Care Ministries. Ellen Johnson is to give leadership with the Altar Guild. Pastoral Care and Counseling will have a meeting on Tuesday 6pm at the Training Centre of the Public Hospital’s authority, Centreville. Family Life and Health Care meets on Thursday, 26th May at 7:30pm. Altar Guild will meet at an hour to be determined on Saturday, 21st May. We pray God’s guidance on our way forward.
Opportunities to Worship! Opportunities for Ministry!!
St. Gregory’s Calendar DAY
SOLEMN HOLY EUCHARIST FAMILY EUCHARIST
MAY 15 4TH SUNDAY IN EASTER
Corporate Worship: Prayer Group
ACW CONFERENCE, Grand Bahama SOLEMN EVENSONG & BENEDICTION DYD CHORALE CONCERT
7:00 pm 8:00 pm
MONDAY MAY 16
TUESDAY MAY 17
WEDNESDAY MAY 18
THURSDAY MAY 19 ST. DUNSTAN
FRIDAY MAY 20 ST. ALCUIN
SATURDAY MAY 21
6:00 am 10:30 am
MASS HOME COMMUNIONS STUDY HALL
(Free academic aid by trained teachers for students of all ages)
BIBLE STUDY & MASS
MASS STUDY HALL
(Free academic aid by trained teachers for students of all ages)
MASS CHRISTIAN YOUTH MOVEMENT SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE YOUTH DAY OF PRAYER, Bah Nat’l Trust ACOLYTES PRACTICE THE T. A. R. A. PROJECT A self-development programme for the young (9-18)
SUNDAY MAY 22 5TH SUNDAY IN EASTER
4-6 pm 6:00 am 6:30 pm 7:00 pm ON RECESS 12:30-2pm
SOLEMN HOLY EUCHARIST FAMILY EUCHARIST
YOUTH MARCH & RALLY, Clifford Park SOLEMN EVENSONG & BENEDICTION
3:00 pm 7:00 pm
Corporate Worship: Youth Department
IS VERY IMPORTANT TO US. IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE WOULD LIKE A PASTORAL VISIT, IS SICK OR IS IN DISTRESS, PLEASE NOTIFY THE RECTOR.
Solemn Evensong & Benediction Introit Hymn……...A&M 126 (pt1 and last verse) Psalm(s)………………………......................103 1st Lesson…..…………....Exodus 28:1-4, 30-38 Office Hymn…………………..……..A&M 128 2nd Lesson…………………...Matthew 7:15-29 Hymn………….………………...…...A&M 131
Sermon — The Rev’d S. Sebastian Campbell Offertory Hymn…………………......A&M 125 BENEDICTION Recessional Hymn….………………..A&M 140