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 Presidents of Parish Organizations 2011-2012:
Carmichael Road, New Providence, Bahamas
Sunday, 29th May, 2011
THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
Solemn Holy Eucharist & Holy Baptism
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
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, 5th June, 2011
ASCENSION SUNDAY ~ Anglican Church Women Corporate Communion ~ 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
THE SHADOW OF THE CROSS A young man who had been raised as an atheist was training to be an Olympic diver. The only religious influence in his life came from his outspoken Christian friend. The young diver never really paid much attention to his friend's sermons, but he heard them often. One night the diver went to the indoor pool at the college he attended. The lights were all off, but as the pool had big skylights and the moon was bright, there was plenty of light to practice by. The young man climbed up to the highest diving board and as he turned his back to the pool on the edge of the board and extended his arms out, he saw his shadow on the wall. The shadow of his body in the shape of a cross. Instead of diving, he knelt down and asked God to come into his life. As the young man stood, a maintenance man walked in and turned the lights on. The pool had been drained for repairs. “BUILDING A GREAT CHURCH BY A GREAT COMMITMENT TO THE GREAT COMMANDMENT AND THE GREAT COMMISSION”
7:00 a.m. — Solemn Holy Eucharist 9:30 a.m. — Family Eucharist SERVICE OUTLINE Processional Hymn………………...A&M 147 Introit Hymn……………………..... “Majesty” Entrance Antiphon The Declaration The Collect For Purity The Kyrie The Gloria The Collect(s) First Lesson……………………….. Acts 1:6-14 7:00 am - Sandra Johnson 9:30 am - Anglican Church Women • Psalm……………………………… Ps. 68:1-10, 33-36 • Second Lesson…………………….. 1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11 7:00 am - Claire Hepburn 9:30 am - Anglican Church Women • Gradual Hymn…….………………. A&M 144 • The Gospel………………………... John 17:1-11 • Post-Gospel Hymn…………………“He Is Lord” • Children’s Blessing………9:30 am - “When He Cometh” • The Sermon……………….The Rev’d S. Sebastian Campbell • The Profession Of Faith: The Nicene Creed • The Intercessions………………….. Form D 7:00 am - Livingston Hepburn 9:30 am - Anglican Church Women • The Absolution • The Peace • The Notices Offertory Hymn………… 7:00 am - A&M 148 (part 1 and last verse) 9:30 am - St. Gregory’s Senior Choir • The Presentation Of The Offering • Offertory Hymn 2………... 9:30 am • Eucharistic Prayer….. Form A • Communion Hymns………………. A&M 555, “Since Jesus Came Into My Heart” & A&M 558 • Post Communion Prayer • The Blessing • The Dismissal • Recessional Hymn……… 7:00 am - A&M 304 9:30 am - A&M 300 • • • • • • • • •
PRAYER TO DO GOOD Forgive me, most gracious Lord and Father, if this day I have done or said anything to increase the pain of the world. Pardon the unkind word, the impatient gesture, the hard and selfish deed, the failure to show sympathy and kindly help where I had the opportunity, but missed it; and enable me so to live that I may daily do something to lessen the tide of human sorrow, and add to the sum of human happiness. Amen.
Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia! For the Lord has risen indeed. Alleluia! 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! Celebrant: ALL: Celebrant:
RECESSIONAL HYMN — 7:00 AM …………………………………. A&M 138 Christ is risen! Christ is risen! He hath burst His bonds in twain; Christ is risen! Christ is risen! Alleluia! swell the strain! For our gain He suffer’d loss by Divine decree; He hath died upon the Cross, but our God is He. Christ is risen! Christ is risen! He hath burst His bonds in twain; Christ is risen! Christ is risen! Alleluia! swell the strain! See the chains of death are broken; earth below and heaven above Joy in each amazing token of His rising, Lord of love; He for evermore shall reign by the Father’s side, Till He comes to earth again, comes to claim His Bride. Christ is risen! Christ is risen! He hath burst His bonds in twain; Christ is risen! Christ is risen! Alleluia! swell the strain! Glorious Angels downward thronging hail the Lord of all the skies; Heav’n, with joy and holy longing for the Word Incarnate, cries, “Christ is risen! Earth, rejoice! Gleam, ye starry train! All creation, find a voice; He o’er all shall reign.” Christ is risen! Christ is risen! He hath burst His bonds in twain; Christ is risen! Christ is risen! O’er the universe to reign. RECESSIONAL HYMN — 9:30 AM …….. “VICTORY IN JESUS” Easter Edition I heard an old, old story, I heard of Jesus dying How a Saviour came from glory, And the story of His rising How He gave His life on Calvary How women came; amazed to see To save a wretch like me; The empty rocky tomb I heard about His groaning, The chain of death was broken Of His precious Blood's atoning, The Word of God was spoken Then I repented of my sins O death, O death, where is your sting? And won the victory. O grave, what victory? O victory in Jesus, my Savior, forever. He sought me and bought me with His redeeming Blood; He loved me ere I knew Him, and all my love is due Him, He plunged me to victory, beneath the cleansing flood. I heard about His healing, I heard about a mansion Of His cleansing pow'r revealing. He has built for me in glory. How He made the lame to walk again And I heard about the streets of gold And caused the blind to see; Beyond the crystal sea; And then I cried, "Dear Jesus, About the angels singing, Come and heal my broken spirit," And the old redemption story, And somehow Jesus came and bro't And some sweet day I'll sing up there To me the victory. The song of victory.
Sunday, 29th May, 2011
THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER ~ Lay Readers & Usher Board 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 & Holy Baptism • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
SERVICE OUTLINE Processional Hymn………………...A&M 126 part 1 and last part 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 Franklyn Colebrook Holy Baptism - 9:30 am BCP p271 Hymn After Baptism ……. 9:30 am - A&M 726 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
THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
If You Love Me... PROCESSIONAL HYMN ………………….……………... A&M 126 part 1 and last part Light's glittering morn bedecks the sky; The pains of hell are loosed at last; Heaven thunders forth its victor-cry; The days of mourning now are past; The glad earth shouts her triumph high, An Angel robed in light hath said, And groaning hell makes wild reply; "The Lord is risen from the dead." While He, the King, the mighty King, O Lord of all, with us abide Despoiling death of all its sting, In this our joyful Eastertide; And, trampling down the powers of night, From every weapon death can wield Brings forth His ransom'd Saints to light. Thine own redeemed forever shield. His tomb of late the threefold guard All praise be Thine, O risen Lord, Of watch and stone and seal had barr'd; From death to endless life restored; But now, in pomp and triumph high, All praise to God the Father be He comes from death to victory. And Holy Ghost eternally. 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!
How sweet to hold a newborn baby, And then one day, I’ll cross the river, And feel the pride and joy he gives; I’ll fight life’s final war with pain; But greater still the calm assurance: And then, as death gives way to vict’ry, This child can face uncertain days I’ll see the lights of glory and because He Lives! I’ll know He lives! COMMUNION HYMN …………………………………………………..….. A&M 316 Alleluia! sing to Jesus! His the Sceptre, His the Throne; Alleluia! His the triumph, His the victory alone; Hark! the songs of peaceful Sion thunder like a mighty flood; Jesus out of every nation hath redeem’d us by His Blood. Alleluia! not as orphans are we left in sorrow now; Alleluia! He is near us, faith believes, nor questions how: Though the cloud from sight received Him, when the forty days were o’er Shall our hearts forget His promise, “I Am with you evermore?” Alleluia! Bread of Angels, Thou on earth our Food, our Stay; Alleluia! here the sinful flee to Thee from day to day; Intercessor, Friend of sinners, earth's Redeemer, plead for me. Where the songs of all the sinless sweep across the crystal sea. Alleluia! King eternal, Thee the Lord of lords we own; Alleluia! born of Mary, Earth Thy footstool, Heav’n Thy Throne: Thou within the veil hast enter’d, robed in flesh, our great High Priest. Thou on earth both Priest and Victim in the Eucharistic Feast. Alleluia! sing to Jesus! His the Sceptre, His the Throne; Alleluia! His the triumph, His the victory alone; Hark! the songs of peaceful Sion thunder like a mighty flood; Jesus out of every nation hath redeem’d us by His Blood. 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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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 SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER: Celebrant: The Lord be with you. ALL: And also with you. Celebrant: Let us pray. O God, You have prepared for those who love You such good things as surpass our understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards You, that we, loving You in all things and above all things, may obtain Your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.
ALL: Please sit.
+ FIRST LESSON + Reader: A Reading from the Word of God written in Acts 7:22-31. 22
COMMUNION HYMN ………..……………………….. “BECAUSE HE LIVES” God sent His son, they called Him, Jesus; Because He lives, I can face tomorrow, He came to love, heal and forgive; Because He lives, all fear is gone; He lived and died to buy my pardon, Because I know He holds the future, An empty grave is there to prove And life is worth the living, my Saviour lives! just because He lives!
Then Paul stood in front of the Areopagus and said, “Athenians, I see how extremely religious you are in every way. 23 For as I went through the city and looked carefully at the objects of your worship, I found among them an altar with the inscription, “To an unknown god.” What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you. 24 The God Who made the world and everything in it, He Who is Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in shrines made by human hands, 25 nor is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself gives to all mortals life and breath and all things. 26 From one ancestor He made all nations to inhabit the whole earth, and He allotted the times of their existence and the boundaries of the places where they would live, 27 so that they would search for God and perhaps grope for Him and find Him— though indeed He is not far from each one of us. 28 For “In Him we live and
move and have our being”; as even some of your own poets have said, “For we too are His offspring.” 29 “Since we are God’s offspring, we ought not to think that the deity is like gold, or silver, or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of mortals. 30 While God has overlooked the times of human ignorance, now He commands all people everywhere to repent, 31 because He has fixed a day on which He will have the world judged in righteousness by a Man Whom He has appointed, and of this He has given assurance to all by raising Him from the dead.” Reader: The Word of the Lord.
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:
Response: Thanks be to God.
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. 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 ALL:
OFFERTORY 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 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 ……………………………………… “OUR GOD REIGNS” It was our sin and guilt that bruised How lovely on the mountains are and wounded Him, the feet of Him, It was our sin that brought Him down. Who brings good news, good news. When we like sheep had gone astray Announcing Peace, proclaiming news of happiness, our Shepherd came, Our God reigns, our God reigns. And on His shoulders bore our shame. Our God reigns, (hallelujah), On His shoulders, (hallelujah), Our God reigns, (hallelujah), On His shoulders, (hallelujah), Our God reigns, our God reigns. On His shoulders He bore our shame. He had no stately form, He had Meek as a lamb that’s led out to no majesty, the slaughter house, That we should be drawn to Him. Dumb as a sheep before its shearer. He was despised and we took no His life ran down upon the ground account of Him, like pouring rain, Yet now He reigns with the most high. That we might be born again. Now He reigns, (hallelujah), That we might be, (hallelujah), Now He reigns, (hallelujah), That we might be, (hallelujah), Now He reigns with the most high. That we might be born again. Out from the tomb He came with grace and majesty. He is alive! He is alive! God loves us so, see here His hands, His feet, His side, Yes we know, He is alive! He is alive! (Hallelujah!), He is alive! (Hallelujah!), He is alive! He is alive!
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 3:13-22. 13
Now who will harm you if you are eager to do what is good? 14 But even if you do suffer for doing what is right, you are blessed. Do not fear what they fear, and do not be intimidated, 15 but in your hearts sanctify Christ as Lord. Always be ready to make your defence to anyone who demands from you an account of the hope that is in you; 16 yet do it with gentleness and reverence. Keep your conscience clear, so that, when you are maligned, those who abuse you for your good conduct in Christ may be put to shame. 17 For it is better to suffer for doing good, if suffering should be God’s will, than to suffer for doing evil. 18 For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, in order to bring you to God. He was put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit, 19 in which also He went and made a proclamation to the spirits in prison, 20 who in former times did not obey, when God waited patiently in the days of Noah, during the building of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight people, were saved through water. 21 And baptism, which this prefigured, now saves you— not as a removal of dirt from the body, but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22 Who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers made subject to Him. Reader: The Word of the Lord.
Response: Thanks be to God.
GRADUAL HYMN ………………………………………………………….. A&M 131 Christ the Lord is risen to-day; Christians, on this happy day Christians, haste your vows to pay; Haste with joy your vows to pay; "Christ is risen," to-day we cry; Offer ye your praises meet Now He lives no more to die. At the Paschal Victim's feet. For the sheep the Lamb hath bled, Christ, Who once for sinners bled, Sinless in the sinner's stead; Now the first-born from the dead, "Christ is risen," to-day we cry; Throned in endless might and power, Now He lives no more to die. Lives and reigns for evermore. Christ, the Victim undefiled, Hail, eternal Hope on high! Man to God hath reconciled; Hail, Thou King of victory! Whilst in strange and awful strife Hail, Thou Prince of life adored! Met together Death and Life: Help and save us, gracious Lord.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY 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 14:15-21. Response: Glory to Christ our Saviour. 15
“If you love Me, you will keep My commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate, to be with you for ever. 17 This is the Spirit of truth, Whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him. You know Him, because He abides with you, and He will be in you.” 18 “I will not leave you orphaned; I Am coming to you. 19 In a little while the world will no longer see Me, but you will see Me; because I live, you also will live. 20 On that day you will know that I Am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. 21 They who have My commandments and keep them are those who love Me; and those who love Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love them and reveal Myself to them.” 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 ……………………………….. A&M 337 There's a Friend for little children above the bright blue sky, A Friend who never changes, Whose love will never die; Our earthly friends may fail us, and change with changing years, This Friend is always worthy of that dear Name He bears. There's a rest for little children above the bright blue sky, Who love the Blessèd Saviour, and to the Father cry A rest from every turmoil, from sin and sorrow free, Where every little pilgrim shall rest eternally. There's a home for little children above the bright blue sky, Where Jesus reigns in glory, a home of peace and joy No home on earth is like it, nor can with it compare; For every one is happy nor could be happier there. There's a crown for little children above the bright blue sky, And all who look for Jesus shall wear it by and by; A crown of brightest glory, which He will then bestow On those who found his favour and loved His Name below.
DAI LY READINGS 30 MAY — MONDAY
• Ps. 80 • Deuteronomy 8:1-10 • James 1:1-15
EVE OF THE VISITATION
31 MAY — TUESDAY
• Ps. 72 • 1 Samuel 1:1-20 • Hebrews 3:1-6 • Ps. 119:97-120 • Baruch 3:24-27 • James 5:13-18
ROGATION MONDAY. White.
THE VISITATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY. White.
1 JUN — WEDNESDAY White.
2 JUN — THURSDAY ASCENSION DAY. White.
3 JUN — FRIDAY White.
4 JUN — SATURDAY White.
5 JUN — SUNDAY Yr A 7TH SUNDAY OF EASTER. White.
12 JUN — SUNDAY Yr A DAY OF PENTECOST: WHITSUNDAY. White.
R E A D E R S
7:00 am SERVICE
• Ps. 132 • Isaiah 11:1-10 • Hebrews 2:11-18 • Ps. 146, 147 • Zechariah 2:10-13 • John 3:25-30 EVE OF THE ASCENSION
• Ps. 8, 47 • Ezekiel 1:1-14, 24-28b • Hebrews 2:5-18 • Ps. 85, 86 • Ezekiel 1:28-33 • Hebrews 4:14—5:6 • Ps. 87, 90 • Ezekiel 3:4-17 • Hebrews 5:7-14
• Ps. 68:1-20 • 2 Kings 2:1-15 • Revelation 5:1-14 • Ps. 24, 96 • Daniel 7:9-14 • Matthew 26:16-20 • Ps. 91, 92 • 1 Samuel 2:1-10 • Luke 9:28-36 • Ps. 136 • Numbers 11:16-17, 24-29 • Luke 9:37-50
• 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
• Numbers 11:24-30 • Ps. 104: 25-35, 37 • 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 • John 20:19-23
• Ps. 145 • Deuteronomy 16:9-12 • Office Hymn: A&M 157 • John 14:21-29
9:30 am SERVICE
SUN., 29TH MAY • 1st: Arthur Sweeting • 2nd: Sharon Clarke • Int: Jennifer Morley
6TH SUNDAY OF EASTER Corporate Worship: LAY READERS & USHER BOARD
SUN., 5TH JUNE • 1st: Sandra Johnson • 2nd: Claire Hepburn • Int: Livingston Hepburn
7TH SUNDAY OF EASTER
SUN., 12TH JUNE • 1st: Sidney Curry • 2nd: Leonie Sears • Int: Hiram Victor
DAY OF PENTECOST: WHITSUNDAY
7:00 pm SERVICE
• 1st: Rudolph Pratt • 2nd: Wilton Gibson
Corporate Worship: ANGLICAN CHURCH WOMEN
ST. BARNABAS PATRONAL FESTIVAL
Corporate Worship: ANGLICAN CHURCH MEN
HOLY SPIRIT FEAST OF TITLE
DAILY READINGS IN BULLETIN. SUNDAY MORNING READINGS—www.io.com/~kellywp OR bible.oremus.org
U S H E R S
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 SUN., 12TH JUNE • Pauline Holmes • Enrica McIntosh -Jr. Ush • Isadora Maynard —TC
6TH SUNDAY OF EASTER • Louis Cooper • Pamela Gibson • Tony Ingraham
• Shirley Williams • Golda Scott —TC
7TH SUNDAY OF EASTER • Pamela Gibson • George Hayles • Marcia Smith • Rose Strachan
• Alvia Penn -Jr. Ush • Alexia Rolle -Jr. Ush • Golda Scott —TC
If unable to usher, please secure a replacement. • Golda Scott • Mary Basden
DAY OF PENTECOST: WHITSUNDAY • Mary Basden • Dominique Basden -Jr. Ush • Tony Ingraham • Toni Carey -Jr. Ush • Lerlean Tejada • Sharisse Williams—TC • Donna Topey
ST. BARNABAS PATRONAL FESTIVAL
HOLY SPIRIT FEAST OF TITLE
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., 29TH MAY BP: TH: Hiram Victor CR: Arnaldo Basden 1AC: Harvey Victor 1AC: Kirkland Munnings 2AC: 2AC: 2MC:Arnaldo Basden 1MC:Shashake’ Nabbie SUN., 5TH JUNE BP: TH: Harvey Victor CR: Kirkland Munnings 1AC: Shashake’ Nabbie 1AC: Arnaldo Basden 2AC: 2AC: 2MC:Kirkland Munnings 1MC:Hiram Victor
9:30 am SERVICE 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 7TH SUNDAY OF EASTER BP: Walton Sweeting TH: Eurydice Rolle CR: Calvin Pratt 1AC: Sarah Jones 1AC: Cierra Deleveaux 2AC: Marcellus Johnson 2AC: Clyde Cartwright 2MC: Shavaughn Thurston 1MC:Katie Longley
7:00 pm SERVICE BP: Summer Jones TH: Michael Johnson CR: Cierra Deleveaux 1AC: Eurydice Rolle 1AC: Sarah Jones 2AC: 2AC: 2MC: Katie Longley 1MC:Hiram Victor ST. BARNABAS PATRONAL FESTIVAL
“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, 30th May Tue, 31st May Wed, 1st Jun Thu, 2nd Jun Fri, 3rd Jun
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Joya Smith Cheryl McPhee Vincent Archer Ashley Poitier Lindsay Seymour Michael Wright Queen Adderley Daisy Hanna Pauline Holmes
“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, 4th Jun
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Sheldon Morris, Jr Zonica Wallace Sheldon Morris, Sr Davawn Turner
Thu, 2nd Jun
~ Quincy & Kerensa McKinney
Fri, 3rd Jun
~ Allan & Bernadette Whyley
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. Randy and Gwendelene Conliffe and family, on the passing of her uncle, the late Kaiser Wilson of Glinton’s, Long Island. Also Queen Adderley’s brother-in-law.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May they rest in peace.
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.
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 12 Jun at 3:30pm
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
Sat 25 Jun at 7:30am - Adult Baptism Candidates please contact the Rector.
- Holy Spirit’s Feast of Title
- Holy Trinity’s Feast of Title
Sun 26 Jun at 7pm
- Diocesan Patronal Festival at Cathedral
- Vacation Bible School
There's a song for little children above the bright blue sky, A song that will not weary, though sung continually; A song which even angels can never, never sing They know not Christ as Saviour, but worship Him as King. There's a robe for little children above the bright blue sky, And a harp of sweetest music, and palms of victory. All, all above is treasured, and found in Christ alone: O come, dear little children that all may be your own.
SERMON ……………….. THE REV’D FRANKLYN COLEBROOK HOLY BAPTISM …………………………………. BCP p271 HYMN AFTER THE BAPTISM — 9:30 ……………………………..... A&M 729 I was made a Christian I must, like a Christian, All a Christian’s blessings When my name was given, Shun all evil ways, I will claim for mine: Holy work and worship, One of God’s dear children, Keep the faith of Jesus, Fellowship divine. And an heir of Heaven. Serve Him all my days. Call’d to be a Christian, Father, Son and Spirit, In the name of Christian I will praise the Lord, Give me grace, that I I will glory now, Evermore remember Seek for His assistance Still may live a Christian, My baptismal vow. So to keep my word. And a Christian die. INTERCESSIONS………………………………………………………..FORM C Leader: With all our heart and all our mind let us pray to the Lord, saying, “Lord have mercy.” For the peace from above, for the loving kindness of God, and for the salvation of our souls: Let us pray to the Lord. ALL: Lord, have mercy. Leader: For the peace and welfare of the world, for the witness and work of the Church, and for the unity of all peoples: Let us pray to the Lord. ALL: Lord, have mercy. Leader: For our Bishops and all ministers of God’s Word and Sacraments, that they may be filled with truth and love and be found without fault at the Lord’s coming: Let us pray to the Lord. ALL: Lord, have mercy. Leader: For the leaders of the nations and for those in authority among us, that they may serve justice and promote the freedom and dignity of all peoples: Let us pray to the Lord. ALL: Lord, have mercy. Leader: For the victims of hunger, fear, injustice and oppression, and for all who labour in the cause of human liberation and fulfillment: Let us pray to the Lord. ALL: Lord, have mercy. Leader: For the sick, the suffering, the sorrowful, and the dying: and for all who remember and care for them: Let us pray to the Lord. ALL: Lord, have mercy. Leader: For deliverance from the ravages of hurricane, earthquake, drought or flood, and for a just and proper use of God’s creation: Let us pray to the Lord. ALL: Lord, have mercy. Leader: For ourselves and all who confess the name of Christ. that we may show forth the excellencies of Him who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light: Let us pray to the Lord. ALL: Lord, have mercy.
O Lord our God, accept the fervent prayers of Your people in the multitude of Your mercies. Look with compassion on us and all who turn to You for help; for You are gracious O Lord of love, and to You we give glory, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and forever. 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:
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. BOOKS! BOOKS! BOOKS! Please secure books for worship. Bibles are always needed. This is the last Sunday to print the order of the Mass in the bulletin. You will be better served with your Book of Common Prayer for the full text of our worship—$15. Hymn Books are available and will be used as of July—$25 (lyrics & music) $15 (lyrics). 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. PYC’S SOUSE OUT! Thanks to those who patronized, donated and served. Please remember to pay for your tickets. 8. SUNDAY SCHOOL & USHER BOARD JOINT WALK-A-THON! Thanks to all who participated. Please remember to honour your pledges and submit funds. 9. 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: email@example.com. 10. BOYS’ BRIGADE BAHAMAS FATHER’S DAY CARDS! Endeavoring to foster a closer relationship between fathers and their children and to connect with those who may not have a paternal father, the New Providence Battalion of Boys’ Brigade requests your assistance in selling Father’s Day cards in aid of our Building Fund. Contact Henry W. Curry II, Battalion Chairman at 323-5995 or 455-7224.
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
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.
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Scared to Death of Smiling
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.
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
Please remember to pray for, visit and call our Sick and ShutShut-in:
Sylvia Pinder Carol Gomez Myrtle Robinson Felix Grant Carina Rolle Alice Gray Naomi Rolle Mabel Henderson Barbara Anderson Rochelle Rolle Terricita Henderson Racquell Anderson Jennifer Sanchez Jefferson Hepburn Carnetta Bannister Christopher Scott Bridgette Johnson Karen Brown Daena Small Ethlyn Johnson Ruby Byer Lula Strachan Patrick Johnson Corina Stuart Icelyn Campbell Raymond Carroll Wendy Stuart Corey Knowles Ortlise Coleby Kedrique Knowles Cheryl Taylor Canon Leopold Cox Bloneva Malcolm Rochelle Thurston Theodosia Dorsett Edith Wallace Hartman Moncur Mertilla Ford Leanna Newbold Julian White Barbara Lee Fox Edith Palacious Judith Williams
Ruby Byer Maryann Nottage Mildred Seymour
but lonely -- desperately lonely -- yet are afraid to smile, for that would break the loneliness and threaten the solitude. So they do not smile. They do not smile, I suppose, mainly out of fear. Fear of me. Fear of the person next to them. They've heard stories of robberies and pursesnatchings, of abduction and rape, of people who are not what they seem. And so they do not smile. Especially on a bus full of people all headed the same direction. They do not smile. They are scared to death of smiling. I wonder how Jesus greeted people? With a grave religiosity? With a proper reserve? With a clearly defined distance from soiled humanity? No. He felt the jostling of the crowds. He touched the unclean. He stopped and inquired, "Who touched me?" I don't think He was afraid to meet people's eyes with His own. I think He smiled into their soul a smile of hope that would ignite hope within them. A smile of friendship and acceptance to tantalize and then gently unwind that tightly-coiled loneliness. A smile of fearlessness willing to handle our pent-up hostilities and agendas and not-so-pure motives. Jesus, I think, is God's smile towards His world, towards His very lonely and divided and fearful world. All heading the same direction on the same crowded bus. One man began to smile and refused to stop until he had the attention of all who dared lift their eyes to his. And then, one by one, the crowd of people began to smile, too, for his was a contagious smile, an open smile. And they began to smile with him in a new and friendly freedom. God's smile in Jesus begets faith in us. God's smile through our faces communicates that faith, as well. And that tenuous faith, that hope-filled faith, once rooted in a human heart, produces a joy that cannot suppress an ever-widening smile of its own. *
by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson
I ride the Metro bus from downtown Los Angeles out to the Valley. People get off, people get on. No one smiles. No one looks directly at anyone else. Mostly they stare, mesmerized in their own private thoughts. Some anesthetize themselves with earphones that tune them into a different world. If you live in a big city, you understand the averted eyes. You know the fear. So many people, so close together, and scared to death of smiling. I see many people on board, some in uniforms, others with packages from shopping. Still others carrying books to or from a class. But no smiles. A smile is a sign of humanity. A sign that we are willing to communicate. That our sadness, no matter how deep, will not overcome us. But for many on that bus journey, there is no joy. Their lives, I suppose, are full of pain and hopelessness. Trapped. Trapped in dead-end jobs they do not like. Trapped in a cycle of unemployment and welfare. Trapped in marriages. Trapped in singleness. Trapped in divorce. Trapped in widowhood. Trapped in life. Trapped. And without a smile. A smile, too, is a sign of hope. Of hope in another person. Of trust. If I smile at you, if I let my personality bridge the distance between us in a packed city bus, perhaps you'll smile back. Perhaps you'll connect with me. And so I smile in hope, and am met with eyes turned away, of body language that protects itself from those closest by, with a posture designed to avoid contact, personal contact, on a crowded bus. The lack of a smile is loneliness personified, I guess. It is not letting oneself relate. It is being surrounded,
Opportunities to Worship! Opportunities for Ministry!!
St. Gregory’s Calendar DAY
SOLEMN HOLY EUCHARIST FAMILY EUCHARIST & HOLY BAPTISM
Corporate Worship: Lay Readers & Usher Board
SOLEMN EVENSONG & BENEDICTION
MASS STUDY HALL
MAY 29 6TH SUNDAY IN EASTER
MONDAY MAY 30
TUESDAY MAY 31 VISITATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
WEDNESDAY JUN 1 ROGATION WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY JUN 2 ASCENSION DAY
FRIDAY JUN 3 THE MARTYRS OF UGANDA
SATURDAY JUN 4
(Free academic aid by trained teachers for students of all ages)
WALK THROUGH THE BIBLE & MASS Open to all parishioners. Bring a friend.
MASS STUDY HALL
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MEN’S CURSILLO #22 begins
LABOUR DAY HOLIDAY
PRAYER GROUP RETREAT
Parish Hall. “More Prayer, More Power” Phil. 4:6-7.
FUNERAL MASS FOR THE LATE GLORIA SEARS THE T. A. R. A. PROJECT
SUNDAY JUN 5 7TH SUNDAY IN EASTER
8am-3pm 9:00 am 12:30-2pm
HOLY MATRIMONY SOLEMN HOLY EUCHARIST FAMILY EUCHARIST
1:00 pm 7:00 am
ST. BARNABAS PATRONAL FESTIVAL MEN’S CURSILLO #22 ends at Holy Trinity
3:30 pm 5:30 pm
Corporate Worship: Anglican Church Women
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 Franklyn Colebrook Offertory Hymn…………………......A&M 135 BENEDICTION Recessional Hymn….………………..A&M 136
Rector’s Desk Rev. Fr. S. Sebastian Campbell
150th Anniversary of the Diocese Our Diocese is now well into the 150th Anniversary celebrations seeing that the entire year has been dedicated to these celebrations. The next main event in these celebrations is the FAMILY LIFE CRUSADE, Thu. 16th June—Sat. 18th June at Holy Trinity (See note on page 13). The Anglican Thank Offering is a notable component in these celebrations. It’s an opportunity for Anglicans to make a love-offering to their church on this special occasion. It’s the same idea as giving gifts to love ones on their special days. We hope that all, inclusive of adults and children, will participate. Parents, we must teach our children the importance of giving. Now, many of us have already taken the packages, others haven’t. To have this launched in the parish, an official launch date is to be announced, there will be an availability of the envelope packages for everyone. Ven. Keith Cartwright is expected to launch it for us. Meantime we need at least three persons to lead us in this initiative. Three persons can volunteer; let me know your interest. Give in accordance with your means; any amount you can realistically afford. At the launch we will only suggest some categories and figures on which to reflect. But think now of what you can do. This Thank Offering runs until January 2012. How will the money be spent? 60 percent goes to assist the ministries of the Diocese. 20% goes to social outreach and education and 20% stays in the parish to assist in our own programmes. So, for now reflect on this and be present and participate in the launch. Those who have completed the forms can begin now by turning them into the parish. Meantime, we need three volunteers to come forward to lead us in this until January 2012. Palancas Please This is really a note to Cursilliastas. Please do some general palancas for Men’s #22, that begins this Thursday. Have them into the parish office no later than Wednesday evening. Thus far Sergio is our only candidate from this parish. Send off is Thursday 6pm from Holy Trinity. Guest Priest We welcome Fr. Colebrook as our guest celebrant and preacher at all services today. Today I am guest at St. Augustine, San Salvador. I have been invited as the preacher for their Patronal festival celebrations this morning and this afternoon. Fr. Colebrook is the Guidance Counselor at D. W. Davis and worships at St. Agnes N.P.