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, 22nd May, 2011
THE FIFTH 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
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
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
I Am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life WELCOME TO ALL VISITORS! St. Gregory’s Parish family extends a warm welcome to all our visitors. WELCOME & GOD BLESS!
LITURGICAL CHURCH YEAR: — ADVENT — CHRISTMAS — EPIPHANY — LENT — EASTER — ASCENSION — PENTECOST
LOOKING AHEAD Year A
Sunday, 29th May, 2011
THE SIXTH SUNDAY IN EASTER: ~ Lay Readers & Usher Board 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com
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
Ice Cream For The Soul Last week I took my children to a restaurant. My six-year-old son asked if he could say grace. As we bowed our heads he said, “God is good. God is great. Thank you for the food, and I would even thank you more if mom gets us ice cream for dessert. And Liberty and justice for all! Amen.” Along with the laughter from the other customers nearby, I heard a woman remark, “That’s what’s wrong with this country. Kids today don’t even know how to pray. Asking God for ice-cream! Why, I never! “Hearing this, my son burst into tears and asked me, “Did I do it wrong? Is God mad at me?” As I held him and assured him that he had done a terrific job and God was certainly not mad at him, an elderly gentleman approached the table. He winked at my son and said, “I happen to know that God thought that was a great prayer.” “Really?” my son asked. “Cross my heart.” Then in a theatrical whisper he added (indicating the woman whose remark had started this whole thing), “Too bad she never asks God for ice cream. A little ice cream is good for the soul sometimes.” Naturally, I bought my kids ice cream at the end of the meal. My son stared at his for a moment and then did something I will remember the rest of my life. He picked up his sundae and without a word walked over and placed it in front of the woman. With a big smile he told her, “Here, this is for you. Ice cream is good for the soul sometimes, and my soul is good already. * “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 126 part 1 and last verse 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 17:22-31 7:00 am - Arthur Sweeting 9:30 am - Lay Readers & Usher Board Psalm……………………………… 66:7-18 Second Lesson…………………….. 1 Peter 3:13-22 7:00 am - Sharon Clarke 9:30 am - Lay Readers & Usher Board Gradual Hymn…….………………. A&M 131 The Gospel………………………... John 14:15-21 Post-Gospel Hymn…………………“He Is Lord” Children’s Blessing……… 9:30 am - A&M 337 The Sermon……………….The Rev’d S. Sebastian Campbell The Profession Of Faith: The Nicene Creed The Intercessions………………….. Form C 7:00 am - Jennifer Morley 9:30 am - Lay Readers & Usher Board The Absolution The Peace The Notices Offertory Hymn………… 7:00 am - A&M 133 9:30 am - St. Gregory’s Senior Choir The Presentation Of The Offering Offertory Hymn 2………... 9:30 am - “Our God Reigns” Eucharistic Prayer….. Form A Communion Hymns………………. “Because He Lives,” A&M 316 & A&M 558 Post Communion Prayer The Blessing The Dismissal Recessional Hymn……… 7:00 am - A&M 138 9:30 am - “Victory In Jesus” Easter Edition
7:00 p.m. — Solemn Evensong & Benediction • • • • •
Introit Hymn……..........A&M 140 Psalm(s)……….........................34 1st Lesson……..Leviticus 25:1-17 Office Hymn…………..A&M 125 2nd Lesson…..Matthew 13:24-34a
• Hymn………….………A&M 504 • Sermon — The Rev’d S. Sebastian Campbell • Offertory Hymn….........A&M 135
• Recessional Hymn…….A&M 136
God Almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always. ALL: Amen. 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 125 Triumphant in His glory now Ye choirs of new Jerusalem, Your sweetest notes employ, To Him all power is given; To Him in one communion bow The Paschal victory to hymn All saints in earth and heaven. In strains of holy joy. For Judah’s Lion bursts His chains, While we, His soldiers, praise our King, Crushing the serpent’s head; His mercy we implore, And cries aloud through death’s domains Within His palace bright to bring To wake the imprison’d dead. And keep us evermore. Devouring depths of hell their prey All glory to the Father be, At His command restore; All glory to the Son, His ransomed hosts pursue their way All glory, Holy Ghost, to thee, Where Jesus goes before. While endless ages run. RECESSIONAL HYMN — 9:30 AM ………… “KEEP ON THE FIRING LINE” If you’re in the battle for the Lord and right, keep on the firing line; If you win, my brother, surely you must fight, keep on the firing line; There are many dangers that we all must face, If we die still fighting it is no disgrace; Cowards in the service will not find a place, so keep on the firing line. Oh, you must fight, be brave against all evil, Never run, nor even lag behind; If you would win for God and the right, Just keep on the firing line. God will only use the soldier He can trust, keep on the firing line; If you’ll wear a crown then bear the cross you must, keep on the firing line. Life is but to labour for the Master dear, Help to banish evil and to spread good cheer; Great you’ll be rewarded for your service here, so keep on the firing line. When we get to heaven, brother, we’ll be glad, keep on the firing line; How we’ll praise the Saviour for the call we had, keep on the firing line; When we see the souls that we have helped to win, Leading them to Jesus, from the paths of sin, With a shout of welcome, we will all march in, so keep on the firing line.
Sunday, 22nd May, 2011
THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER ~ Youth Department 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………………...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 7:00 am - Randy Conliffe 9:30 am - Youth Department Psalm……………………………… 31:1-5, 15-16 Second Lesson…………………….. 1 Peter 2:2-10 7:00 am - Maelyn Seymour-Major 9:30 am - Youth Department Gradual Hymn…….………………. “Worship Christ, The Risen King” The Gospel………………………... John 14:1-14 Post-Gospel Hymn…………………”He Is Lord” The Sermon……………….The Rev’d S. Sebastian Campbell The Profession Of Faith: The Nicene Creed The Intercessions………………….. Form B 7:00 am - Anja Rolle 9:30 am - Youth Department 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 Children’s Blessing……… 9:30 am - “Jesus Bids Us Shine” Post Communion Prayer The Blessing The Dismissal Recessional Hymn……… 7:00 am - A&M 125 9:30 am - “Keep On The Firing Line”
THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
I Am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life PROCESSIONAL HYMN ………………….………………………………..A&M 302 High on yon celestial mountains Come, ye faithful, raise the anthem, Stands His gem-built Throne, all bright, Cleave the skies with shouts of praise; Midst unending Alleluias Sing to Him Who found the ransom, Bursting from the sons of light; Ancient of eternal days, Sion’s people tell His praises, God of God, the Word Incarnate, Victor after hard-won fight. Whom the Heav’n of Heav’n obeys. Ere He raised the lofty mountains, Bring your harps, and bring your odours, Form’d the seas, or built the sky, Sweep the string and pour the lay; Love eternal, free, and boundless, Let the earth proclaim His wonders, Moved the Lord of Life to die, King of that celestial day; Fore-ordain’d the Prince of princes He the Lamb once slain is worthy, For the Throne of Calvary. Who was dead, and lives for aye. There, for us and our redemption, Laud and honour to the Father, See Him all His Life-blood pour! Laud and honour to the Son, There He wins our full salvation, Laud and honour to the Spirit, Dies that we may die no more; Ever Three and ever One, Then, arising, lives for ever, Consubstantial, Co-eternal, Reigning where He was before. While unending ages run. INTROIT HYMN ………………….…………………. “THIS IS THE DAY MEDLEY” THIS IS THE DAY He has made me glad, This is the day, that the Lord has made, He has made me glad, I will rejoice, and be glad in it. I will rejoice for He has made me glad. This is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it. I’M SO GLAD JESUS LIFTED ME This is the day, this is the day, I’m so glad Jesus lifted me, that the Lord has made. I’m so glad Jesus lifted me, I’m so glad Jesus lifted me, WE BRING THE SACRIFICE I’m singing, glory hallelujah, OF PRAISE Jesus lifted me. We bring the sacrifice of praise, into the House of the Lord. *Satan had me bound, but Jesus set me free... And we offer unto You, *When I was in trouble, Jesus lifted me... the sacrifices of thanksgiving, *On my way to heaven shouting the victory... And we offer unto You, IN THE NAME OF JESUS the sacrifices of joy. In the name of Jesus, in the name of Jesus, I WILL ENTER HIS GATES we have the victory. I will enter His gates In the name of Jesus, in the name of Jesus, with thanksgiving in my heart, Satan will have to flee. I will enter His courts with praise. Who can ever stand before us, I will say this is the day When we call on that great Name? that the Lord has made, Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus, I will rejoice for He has made me glad. We have the victory!
Since I met the Blessed Saviour, Since He cleansed and made me whole, I will never cease to Praise Him! I’ll shout it while eternity rolls. COMMUNION HYMN ……………………………….. “SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL” Something beautiful, something good, All my confusion, He understood, All I had to offer Him was loneliness and strife, But He made something beautiful of my life. Something generous, something kind, He gave me vision, When I’d been blind. All I had was weariness, from playing out my role, But He made something beautiful of my soul. Something mystical, something pure, He took my doubting, and made me sure, All I had was emptiness, to His love I was blind; But He gave peace and harmony to my mind. Something beautiful, something fine, He came and softened this heart of mine. All I had was selfishness just tearing me apart, But He made something beautiful in my heart. Something beautiful, something good, All my confusion, He understood, All I had to offer Him was loneliness and strife, But He made something beautiful of my life. 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!
CHILDREN’S BLESSING — 9:30 AM ………….... “JESUS BIDS US SHINE” Jesus bids us shine with a clear, pure light, Jesus bids us shine, first of all for Him; Like a little candle burning in the night; Well He sees and knows it if our light is dim; In this world of darkness, we must shine, He looks down from heaven, sees us shine, You in your small corner, and I in mine. You in your small corner, and I in mine.
Jesus bids us shine, then, for all around, Many kinds of darkness in this world abound: Sin, and want, and sorrow—we must shine, You in your small corner, and I in mine.
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!
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
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. 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.
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. 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 FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER: Celebrant: The Lord be with you. ALL: And also with you. Celebrant: Let us pray. Almighty God, Whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know Your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow His steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ Your Son our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. ALL:
ALL: Please sit.
+ FIRST LESSON + Reader: A Reading from the Word of God written in Acts 7:55-60.
COMMUNION HYMN ………..……………………….….. “HE TOUCHED ME” Shackled by a heavy burden, ‘Neath a load of guilt and shame. Then the Hand of Jesus touched me, And now I am no longer the same. He touched me, O, He touched me, And O the joy that floods my soul. Something happened and now I know, He touched me and made me whole.
But filled with the Holy Spirit, he gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. 56 “Look,” he said, “I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!” 57 But they covered their ears, and with a loud shout all rushed together against him. 58 Then they dragged him out of the city and began to stone him; and the
witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul. 59 While they were stoning Stephen, he prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” 60 Then he knelt down and cried out in a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” When he had said this, he died. Reader: The Word of the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. 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: Celebrant: ALL:
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:
Response: Thanks be to God.
PSALM 31:1-5, 15-16.
Please kneel (at the conclusion of the prayer).
Like newborn infants, long for the pure, spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow into salvation— 3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. 4 Come to Him, a living stone, though rejected by mortals yet chosen and precious in God’s sight, and 5 like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 For it stands in scripture: “See, I Am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious; and whoever believes in Him will not be put to shame.” 7 To you then who believe, He is precious; but for those who do not believe, “The stone that the builders rejected has become the very head of the corner,” 8 and “A stone that makes them stumble, and a rock that makes them fall.” They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do. 9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation,
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. Celebrant: 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.
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 2:2-10. 2
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 2 ………………………………………... “LIVING BY FAITH” I care not today I know that He safely will carry me thro’ what the morrow may bring, No matter what evils betied; If shadow or sunshine or rain. Why should I then care, The Lord, I know, ruleth o’er everything. tho’ the tempest may blow, And all of my worry is vain. If Jesus walks close to my side. Living by faith in Jesus above, Trusting, confiding in His great love; From all harm safe in His sheltering arm, I’m living by faith and feel no alarm. Tho’ tempests may blow “Our lord will return and the storm clouds arise; to this earth some sweet day, Obscuring the brightness of life. Our troubles will then all be o’er, I’m never alarmed at the overcast skies, The Master so gently will lead us away, The Master looks on at the strife. Beyond that blest heavenly shore.”
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.
God’s own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvellous light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. Reader: The Word of the Lord.
Response: Thanks be to God.
GRADUAL HYMN …………………….. “WORSHIP CHRIST, THE RISEN KING!” Hear the earth protest and tremble, Rise, O church, and lift your voices, See the stone removed with pow’r; Christ has conquered death and hell. All hell’s minions may assemble Sing as all the earth rejoices; But cannot withstand His hour. Resurrection anthems swell. He has conquered, He has conquered, Come and worship, come and worship, Christ the Lord, the Risen King! Worship Christ, the Risen King! See the tomb where death had laid Him, Doubt may lift its head to murmur, Empty now, its mouth declares; Scoffers mock and sinners jeer; “Death and I could not contain Him, But the truth proclaims a wonder For the Throne of Life He shares.” Thoughtful hearts receive with cheer. Come and worship, come and worship, He is risen, He is risen, Worship Christ, the Risen King! Now receive the Risen King! We acclaim Your life, O Jesus, Now we sing Your victory; Sin or hell may seek to seize us But Your conquest keeps us free. Stand in triumph, stand in triumph, Worship Christ, the Risen King!
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 14:1-14. Response: Glory to Christ our Saviour.
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house there are many dwellingplaces. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to Myself, so that where I Am, there you may be also. 4 And you know the way to the place where I Am going.’ 5 Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” 6 Jesus said to him, “I Am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. 7 If you know Me, you will know My Father also. From now on you do know Him and
have seen Him.” 8 Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.” 9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know Me? Whoever has seen Me has seen the Father. How can you say, “Show us the Father”? 10 Do you not believe that I Am in the Father and the Father is in Me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on My own; but the Father Who dwells in Me does His works. 11 Believe Me that I Am in the Father and the Father is in Me; but if you do not, then believe Me because of the works themselves. 12 Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in Me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I Am going to the Father. 13 I will do whatever you ask in My name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If in My name you ask Me for anything, I will do it. 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... 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 B Leader: Father, we pray for Your holy Catholic Church; ALL: That we all may be one. Leader: Grant that every member of the church may truly and humbly serve Reader:
Please remember to pray for, visit and call our Sick and ShutShut-in:
Ruby Byer Elizabeth Davis Maryann Nottage Mildred Seymour
Barbara Lee Fox Sylvia Pinder Carol Gomez Myrtle Robinson Felix Grant Carina Rolle Alice Gray Naomi Rolle Mabel Henderson Rochelle Rolle Barbara Anderson Terricita Henderson Jennifer Sanchez Racquell Anderson Jefferson Hepburn Christopher Scott Bridgette Johnson Carnetta Bannister Daena Small Ethlyn Johnson Karen Brown Lula Strachan Patrick Johnson Ruby Byer Corina Stuart Icelyn Campbell Corey Knowles Wendy Stuart Raymond Carroll Kedrique Knowles Cheryl Taylor Ortlise Coleby Bloneva Malcolm Rochelle Thurston Canon Leopold Cox Hartman Moncur Edith Wallace Theodosia Dorsett Leanna Newbold Julian White Mertilla Ford Edith Palacious 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.” Mon, 23rd May ~ Christine Williams Wed, 25th May ~ Vernell Miller Thu, 26th May ~ Ashwood Carey Fri, 27th May
~ Jason Ritchie ~ Gail Rutherford
“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!!
Sat, 28th May
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Valdez Campbell Antanel Pinder Alexis Rolle Davawn Turner
Sat, 28th May
~ Nigel & Sheral Curry
St. Gregory’s Parish family extends heart-felt condolences to the following members who have lost loved ones recently: • Sis Leonie Sears and family, on the passing of her mother, the late Gloria Sears. • 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. Uncle of Sjuina Arnold, Lynette Thompson, Wayne and Kenneth Cumberbatch.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May they rest in peace. 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
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
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. CONGREGATIONAL
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.
WORD FIND: The Gospel of John •BARABBAS •BETRAY •BLIND •BORN AGAIN •CHRIST •COME UNTO ME •CROSS •CRUCIFY •DEEDS •DENIED •DOVE •DRINK •ETERNAL •FEET •FISHES •FLESH •FRUIT •GALILEE •GARDEN •GOLGOTHA •GRACE •HEAL
•I AM •IT WAS WRITTEN •JESUS WEPT •JEWS •JOHN •JORDAN •JUDGMENT •KNEW HIM NOT •LAMB OF GOD •LAZARUS •LIFE •LOAVES •MESSIAS •PHARISEES •PIERCED •RABBI •RAISE •SEA •SICK •SIN •THE WAY •TRUTH
you; That Your Name may be glorified by all people. We pray for all Bishops, Priests and Deacons; That they may be faithful ministers of Your Word and Sacraments. Leader: We pray for all who govern and hold authority in the nations of the world; ALL: That there may be justice and peace on the earth. Leader: Give us grace to do Your will in all that we undertake; ALL: That our works may find favour in Your sight. Leader: Have compassion on those who suffer from any grief or trouble; ALL: That they may be delivered from their distress. Leader: Give to the departed eternal rest; ALL: Let light perpetual shine upon them. Leader: We praise You for Your Saints who have entered into joy; ALL: May we also come to share in Your heavenly kingdom. Leader: Let us pray for our needs and those of others. ALL: Almighty God, to Whom our needs and known before we ask, help us to ask only what accords to Your will; and the good things we dare not, or in our blindness cannot ask, grant us for the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 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. ALL: Leader: ALL:
Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, we have sinned against You 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. ALL:
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 _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________
UPCOMING EVENTS 1.
Sun 29 May at 8pm - Organ Recital Featuring Don Verkuilen of Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA, at the Parish Church of the Most Holy Trinity. Proceeds in aid of organ and marching band. $15, available at the Parish Office.
Thu 2 Jun - Sun 5 Jun - Anglican Men Cursillo # 22 Renewal retreat for men. Forms at Ushers Desk.
Sat 4 Jun 1pm
Fri 3 Jun, 8am-3pm - Annual Prayer Group Retreat Parish Hall. Theme: “More Prayer, More Power” Phil. 4:6-7.
Fri 10 Jun at 7pm - Sons of Thunder Concert Holy Trinity Activity Centre. Featuring Billy Brown and Arch Palacious. Proceeds to aid outreach, building and repair ministries. Admission-Adults: $10, Children: $5. See Eric Hepburn for tickets.
Sun 5 Jun at 3:30pm
- St. Barnabas Patronal Festival
Each adult person is encouraged to give in the amounts as follows:
Sun 12 Jun at 3:30pm
- Holy Spirit’s Feast of Title
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
Thu 16 Jun - Sat 18 Jun - Family Life Congress at Holy Trinity Thu 16 Jun - 7pm: Opening Eucharist Fri 17 Jun - 9am-2pm: Congress, 630pm: Youth Plenary Sat 18 Jun - 9am-2pm: Congress, 7pm: Fellowship and Social
Sun 19 Jun at 3:30pm Preacher: Our Rector
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. 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
10. Sun 26 Jun at 7pm
- Holy Matrimony
- Holy Trinity’s Feast of Title - Diocesan Patronal Festival at Cathedral
• 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. *
Solemn Evensong & Benediction Introit Hymn……...A&M 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 BENEDICTION Recessional Hymn….………………..A&M 133
OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY
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. 2. 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. 3. 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. 4. 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. 5. DIOCESAN 150TH ANNIVERSARY GOLF & T-SHIRTS ON SALE! Golf - $25, T-Shirts - $15. Available at the Parish Office. 6. DIOCESAN 150TH ANNIVERSARY EVENTS! • Anglican Chorale Concert — June 7. 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. Meetings on Thursdays, 6pm, Addington House. See Youth Officer for further information. FULL-DAY SUMMER SCHOOL @ S & L HOMECARE! Ages 2 - 12yrs. Also, week-by-week August Childcare $75.00 weekly or less. Evening Care, Late Evening or Night Pick Up, beginning June 2011. Contact: Lenora L. Brown. T: 361-6362 E: firstname.lastname@example.org.
DAI LY READINGS MAY 23 — MONDAY
MAY 29 — SUNDAY Yr A
• 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
• Acts 1:6-14 • Ps. 68:1-10, 33-36 • 1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11 • John 17:1-11
• Ps. 19, 46 • Exodus 3:1-12 • Office Hymn: A&M 144 • Matthew 10:24-33, 40-42
• Ps. 56, 57, 58 White. • Wisdom 9:1, 7-18 • Colossians 3:18-4:18 MAY 24 — TUESDAY • Ps. 61, 62 White. • Wisdom 10:1-21 • Romans 12:1-21 MAY 25 — WEDNESDAY • Ps. 72 THE VENERABLE BEDE, Teacher of • Wisdom 13:1-9 the Faith, 753. White. • Romans 13:1-14 MAY 19 — THURSDAY • Ps. 70, 71 ST. AUGUSTINE of Canterbury, First • Wisdom 14:27-15:3 Archbishop of Canterbury, 605. White. • Romans 14:1-12 MAY 20 — FRIDAY • Ps. 106:1-18 ST. ALCUIN of Tours, Deacon & • Wisdom 16:15-17:1 Abbot, 804. White. • Romans 14:13-23 MAY 21 — SATURDAY • Ps. 75, 76 White. • Wisdom 19:1-8, 18-22 • Romans 15:1-13 6TH SUNDAY OF EASTER. White.
JUN 5 — SUNDAY Yr A 7TH SUNDAY OF EASTER. White.
R E A D E R S
7:00 am SERVICE
• Ps. 64, 65 • Leviticus 16:1-19 • Luke 7:36-50 • Ps. 68 • Leviticus 16:20-34 • Luke 8:1-15 • Ps. 119:73-96 • Leviticus 19:1-18 • Luke 8:16-25 • Ps. 74 • Leviticus 19:26-37 • Luke 8:26-39 • Ps. 106:19-48 • Leviticus 23:1-22 • Luke 8:40-56 • Ps. 23, 27 • Leviticus 23:23-44 • Luke 9:1-17
9:30 am SERVICE
SUN., 22ND MAY • 1st: Randy Conliffe • 2nd: Maelyn Seymour-Major • Int: Anja Rolle
5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER Corporate Worship: YOUTH DEPARTMENT
SUN., 29TH MAY • 1st: Arthur Sweeting • 2nd: Leonie Sears • Int: Jennifer Morley
6TH SUNDAY OF EASTER
SUN., 5TH JUNE • 1st: Arthur Sweeting • 2nd: Sharon Clarke • Int: Jennifer Morley
7TH SUNDAY OF EASTER
7:00 pm SERVICE
• 1st: Sidney Curry • 2nd: Shirley Braynen • 1st: Rudolph Pratt • 2nd: Wilton Gibson
Corporate Worship: LAY READERS & USHER BOARD
• 1st: Rudolph Pratt • 2nd: Wilton Gibson
Corporate Worship: ANGLICAN CHURCH WOMEN
DAILY READINGS IN BULLETIN. SUNDAY MORNING READINGS—www.io.com/~kellywp OR bible.oremus.org
U S H E R S
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 SUN., 5TH JUNE • Jennifer Morley • Anthon Moss • Rachel Nabbie • Dorcas Stubbs • Rosemary Benson —TC
6TH SUNDAY OF EASTER • Louis Cooper • Pamela Gibson • Tony Ingraham
• Shirley Williams • Golda Scott —TC
• Golda Scott • Mary Basden
7TH SUNDAY OF EASTER • Pamela Gibson • George Hayles • Marcia Smith • Rose Strachan
• Alvia Penn -Jr. Ush • Alexia Rolle -Jr. Ush • Golda Scott —TC
• Shirley Braynen • Vernell Miller
If unable to usher, please secure a replacement. • Jennie Huyler • Herbert Huyler
• Shirley Williams • Arthia Young -Jr. Ush • Barbaramae Young —TC
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., 22ND MAY BP: TH: Shashake’ Nabbie CR: Kirkland Munnings 1AC: Harvey Victor 1AC: Hiram Victor 2AC: 2AC: 2MC:Kirkland Munnings 1MC:Arnaldo Basden SUN., 29TH MAY BP: TH: Hiram Victor CR: Arnaldo Basden 1AC: Harvey Victor 1AC: Kirkland Munnings 2AC: 2AC: 2MC:Arnaldo Basden 1MC:Shashake’ Nabbie
9:30 am SERVICE 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 6TH SUNDAY OF EASTER BP: Elizabeth Davis TH: Lamar Nottage CR: Cassius Clarke 1AC: Benjamin Sweeting 1AC: Walton Sweeting 2AC: Summer Jones 2AC: Benjamin Johnson 2MC: Michael Johnson 1MC:Shavaughn Thurston
7:00 pm SERVICE BP: Clyde Cartwright TH: Shavaughn Thurston CR: Nicolette Nottage 1AC: Cierra Deleveaux 1AC: Lamar Nottage 2AC: 2AC: 2MC: Hiram Victor 1MC:Michael Johnson BP: Summer Jones TH: Michael Johnson CR: Cierra Deleveaux 1AC: Eurydice Rolle 1AC: Sarah Jones 2AC: 2AC: 2MC: Katie Longley 1MC:Hiram Victor
Rector’s Desk Rev. Fr. S. Sebastian Campbell
Renewal A healthy church is one that has the character of renewal. Check again the first church, as we see it in the Acts of the Apostles. Components of this renewal were: commitment to prayer, study, fellowship, and worship. The church was driven by these practices. We can say that indeed the church was on fire as great and nigh humanly impossible things were being accomplished. What a rapid growing church! Study it again with an intentional eye for renewal. We at St. Gregory must lay hold and claim this very same ideal of renewal. How can we do it today? Well, yes, our leaders must give leadership in this the spiritual thrust of the parish. This is the main business of the parish. Without it we die. I urge us to lift the prayer and study components up high. I urge an intentional effort to have St. Gregory known for a great study centre. Now that our WALK THROUGH THE BIBLE SERIES is on the road; let’s push this one. Our doctrinal teaching on Sunday evenings at Evensong is now getting out of the gate. For the last time of asking we are appealing for MEN TO REGISTER for the upcoming MEN’S CURSILLO WEEKEND that takes place the first weekend in June. This is the flagship renewal programme of the Anglican Diocese where I serve as Spiritual Director. Thus far no one has registered. I urge CURSILLIASTAS to assist in identifying and encouraging men to attend. Time is against us right now. We give you a guarantee; you will not regret attending such a renewal exercise. Many of us have found our new birth in Christ through the Cursillo Movement which has turned our Diocese around. To God Alone Be the Glory! Please contact me with any questions. It is my good hope that one day soon we will raise up leaders to begin work on our own Discovery Programme here at St. Gregory. But, one thing at a time. Let us commit to the renewal ministries as a gift of the Holy Spirit to the church and by extension to everyone of us. God is counting on you... Ministries Update: Three parishioners- Don Johnson, Anita King and Rosamund Stubbs have commenced training for Pastoral Care and Counseling. The Family Life and Health Care Ministries workshop is this Thursday night at 7:30 pm. We urgently need at least twelve persons here. We have room for more. Please let us know if you so desire. The Altar Guild Ministry has started—more on this later.
Opportunities to Worship! Opportunities for Ministry!!
St. Gregory’s Calendar DAY
SOLEMN HOLY EUCHARIST FAMILY EUCHARIST
YOUTH MARCH & RALLY, Clifford Park SOLEMN EVENSONG & BENEDICTION OPEN VESTRY MEETING
3:00 pm 7:00 pm
MASS HOME COMMUNIONS STUDY HALL
6:00 am 10:30 am
MAY 22 5TH SUNDAY IN EASTER
MONDAY MAY 23
TUESDAY MAY 24
WEDNESDAY MAY 25 ST. BEDE
THURSDAY MAY 26 ST. AUGUSTINE
FRIDAY MAY 27
SATURDAY MAY 28
Corporate Worship: Youth Department
“150th Anniversary Thank Offering” presented by The Venerable Archdeacon Keith Cartwright
WALK THROUGH THE BIBLE & MASS Open to all parishioners. Bring a friend.
MASS STUDY HALL
(Free academic aid by trained teachers for students of all ages)
SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE SUNDAY SCHOOL & USHER BOARD’S WALK-A-THON The usual route west on Carmichael, south on Faith Avenue, east on St. Vincent, north on Baillou Hill Road, west on Carmichael.
ACOLYTES PRACTICE THE T. A. R. A. PROJECT
A self-development programme for the young (9-18)
FAMILY LIFE & HEALTH CARE 7:30 pm MINISTRY WORKSHOP 6:00 am MASS DYD’S HAPPY HOUR: YOUTH GAME NIGHT 6:00 pm Holy Cross
Contact: Pam Gibson or Juliette Dorsett.
6TH SUNDAY IN EASTER
(Free academic aid by trained teachers for students of all ages)
PARISH YOUTH COUNCIL’S SOUSE OUT
7:00 pm 6:30 am 8:00 am 10:00 am 12:30-2pm
PRE-BAPTISM COUNSELLING SOLEMN HOLY EUCHARIST FAMILY EUCHARIST
6:00 pm 7:00 am
Corporate Worship: Lay Readers & Usher Board
SOLEMN EVENSONG & BENEDICTION