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LOOKING AHEAD Sunday, 3rd July, 2011

3RD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST 7:00 a.m. – Solemn Holy Eucharist 9:30 a.m. - Family Eucharist Corporate Communion: Anglican Church Women

Year: A

Colour: Green

MINISTRY OF THE WORD • Processional Hymn …………………………. A&M 772 (Tune A&M 542) • Introit Hymn …………………………………… “In The Name Of Jesus” / “I'm So Glad / “Surely The Presence” • Entrance Antiphon …………………………. BCP p99 • Preparation, etc …………………………….. BCP p101 • The Collect(s) …………………………………. BCP p171 • First Lesson ………………………………….... Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49 7:00 am Sandra Johnson 9:30 am Anglican Church Women • Psalm …………………………...……………….. 45:11-18 - BCP p526 • Second Lesson ……………………………….. Romans 7:15-25a 7:00 am Suzanne Hepburn 9:30 am Anglican Church Women • Gradual Hymn ………………………………… A&M 196 • The Gospel ……………………………………… Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 • Post-Gospel Hymn ………………..………… • The Sermon ………….…………….… The Rev’d S. Sebastian Campbell • The Profession Of Faith: The Nicene Creed - BCP p104 • The Intercessions: Form F ……………… BCP p115 7:00 am Tara Edgecombe 9:30 am Anglican Church Women • The Act Of Penitence ……………………… BCP p123 • The Peace ………………………………………. BCP p124 • The Notices • Offertory Hymn ……………………. 7:00 am “Living By Faith” 9:30 am St. Gregory’s Senior Choir • The Presentation Of The Offering …… BCP p126 • Offertory Hymn 2 …………………. 9:30 am “Living By Faith” MINISTRY OF THE SACRAMENT • Eucharistic Prayer ………………….......… BCP p126 • Proper Preface ………………….......……… BCP p130 • Eucharistic Prayer: Form B - BCP p135 • The Lord’s Prayer, etc. ……………......... BCP p144 • Communion Hymns ………………..………. 1. “There Is Power In The Blood” 2. “Since Jesus Came Into My Heart” 3. A&M 558 • Children’s Hymn ………………..……………. “Jesus Loves Me” • Post Communion Prayer ………………… BCP p148 • The Blessing …………………………………… BCP p149 • The Dismissal …………………………………. BCP p152 • Recessional Hymn ………………… 7:00 am A&M 161 9:30 am “His Coming Draweth Nigh” SOLEMN EVENSONG & BENEDICTION • Introit Hymn ………………….. A&M 35 • 2nd Reading …….. Matthew 22:1-14 • Psalm(s) ………………………………... 111 Reader: Maryann Nottage • 1st Reading ……. Numbers 27:12-23 • Hymn …………………………… A&M 278 Reader: Hiram Victor • Offertory Hymn ……………. A&M 202 • Office Hymn …………………… A&M 38 • Recessional Hymn ………… A&M 477

GIVE LIGHT TO THOSE WHO SIT IN DARKNESS! 16

Carmichael Road, New Providence, Bahamas

Sunday, 26th June, 2011

2ND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST Octave of The Nativity of John The Baptist Patron of The Diocese

WELCOME TO ALL VISITORS! 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.

WELCOME & GOD BLESS!


Happy Birthday!!!

St. Gregory’s Anglican Church

Happy Anniversary!

“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.”

“Knit together in constant affection those who, in Holy Wedlock, have been made one flesh; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”

Sun 26 Jun ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Mon 27 Jun ~ Tue 28 Jun ~ Wed 29 Jun ~

Fri 1 Jul ~ Calvin Pratt Sat 2 Jul ~ Henrietta Smith --Tue 28 Jun ~ Elvis and Carletta Curtis Wed 29 Jun ~ Lenox & Anya Major ~ James & Laura Williams

Burton Phillips Margaret Pratt Paula Theophilus Delores Miller Latesha Neymour Kendal Ritchie Stephen Smith Carla Stubbs Barbaramae Young Karen Moss

IF YOUR BIRTHDAY OR ANNIVERSARY IS NOT LISTED OR IS LISTED INCORRECTLY, PLEASE LET US KNOW. THANKS!!

Please Pray For Our Overseas Students!! Shaynora Brown, Shari Clarke, Ashan Dorsett, Deepa Gharbaran, Crispin Greenslade, Patrick Greenslade, Marvell Major, Ashley Minnis, Kadesha Mortimer, Keithron Rolle, Kyle Stubbs, Kyron Stubbs & Chanel Williams

Condolences

P. O. Box CR-56170, Carmichael Road, N. P., Bahamas Email: stgchanter@yahoo.com Group site: stgregorysgroupsite.shutterfly.com Diocesan Website: bahamasanglicans.org DYD: www.anglicandydonline.org/ Tel.: 361-3800 Fax: 341-3752

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

St. Gregory’s Parish family extends heart-felt condolences to the following member(s) who have lost loved ones recently: > Bro Burton Phillips and family, on the passing of his sister Beverley in Barbados. > Sis Carolie Grant and family, Shyann Strachan and Donna Topey, on the passing of their relative, Catechist, late Felix Grant of Turks & Caicos Islands, former Catechist/Lay Reader and Priest’s Warden at St. Gregory, and former employee at the Diocesan Office. Funeral service 10am on Sat, 2 Jul at Holy Cross. > Bros Franklyn, Mustapha and Edward Strachan and family, on the passing of their sister, the late Michelle Strachan-Pride.

OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. MAY THEY REST IN PEACE.

Readers Roster SUN 10 JUL

7am: 9:30am: 7pm:

SUN 17 JUL

7am: 9:30am: 7pm:

SUN 24 JUL

7am: 9:30am: 7pm:

Office: 361-3800 Home: 392-7303 Email: solomon.campbell@live.com PRIEST’S WARDEN

PEOPLE’S WARDEN

Mr. Wilton Gibson

Mrs. Mary Basden

361-3690 H 324-2088 W

362-1825 H 322-2511 W

VESTRY SECRETARY

PARISH TREASURER

Mrs. Lynette Thompson

Miss Roberta Hudson

356-2745 H 322-1126 W

361-2712 H 328-8324 W

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1st: Sidney Curry, 2nd: Pauline Holmes, Int: Rachel Nabbie Anglican Church Men 1st: Monica Stuart, 2nd: Sharon Clarke 1st: Randy Conliffe, 2nd: Don Johnson, Int: Ellen Johnson Prayer Group 1st: Sidney Curry, 2nd: Pam Gibson 1st: Sandra Johnson, 2nd: Wilton Gibson, Int: Basil McIntosh Youth Department 1st: Rudolph Pratt, 2nd: Marjorie Stuart

Ushers Roster SUN 26 JUN

7am: 7pm:

SUN 3 JUL

7am: 7pm:

SUN 10 JUL

7am: 7pm:

SUN 17 JUL

7am: 7pm:

Team Theophilus 9:30am: Diocesan Patronal Festival Team Benson 9:30am: Shirley Braynen, Vernell Miller Team Maynard 9:30am: Rachel Nabbie, Shirley Williams Team Braynen 9:30am: Golda Scott, Norman Sturrup 15

Team Young Team Scott Team Williams Team Cooper


11. ST. ANNE'S MINI HEALTH FAIR – SAT 23 JUL - 6AM-5PM Fun, Run, Walk - 6am-930am. Fair -11am-5pm. Health booths, screening rooms for PSA, Pap Smears and Mammograms. ACM & ACW grilled food. Tickets: $10, available at the Parish Office. 12. LOOKING FOR A SMALL ANGLICAN SCHOOL? TRY TRINITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS A ministry of the Church of the Most Holy Trinity, accepting students for the new school year. Children aged 3-12, grade K3-6. Space is limited. Application forms available from the school office or Parish Office. Please register now! 13. 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: sandlbrown@hotmail.com.

St. Ambrose Guild Roster SUN 26 JUN

SUN 3 JUL

7am:

9:30am:

7pm:

BP: TH: Harvey Victor CR: Kirkland Munnings 1AC: Arnaldo Basden 1AC: Hiram Victor 2AC: 2AC: 2MC: Kirkland Munnings 1MC: Shashake’ Nabbie BP: TH: Arnaldo Basden CR: Kirkland Munnings 1AC: Shashake’ Nabbie 1AC: Harvey Victor 2AC: 2AC: 2MC: Kirkland Munnings 1MC: Hiram Victor

BP: Walton Sweeting TH: Eurydice Rolle CR: Benjamin Sweeting 1AC: Clyde Cartwright 1AC: Lamar Nottage 2AC: Valentino Johnson 2AC: Summer Jones 2MC: Shavaughn Thurston 1MC: Michael Johnson BP: Benjamin Johnson TH: Cassius Clarke CR: Lamar Nottage 1AC: Nicolette Nottage 1AC: Eurydice Rolle 2AC: Benjamin Sweeting 2AC: Summer Jones 2MC: Michael Johnson 1MC: Katie Longley

Diocesan Patronal Festival

BP: Summer Jones TH: Harvey Victor CR: Benjamin Sweeting 1AC: Clyde Cartwright 1AC: Walton Sweeting 2AC: 2AC: 2MC: Hiram Victor 1MC: Shashake’ Nabbie

We need to update the list; please help us with this. Persons might no longer need be on the list, please call the office and make the same known. Too, if names are to stay then we need to have telephone contacts. Further, we are having difficulty sorting out those who are parishioners from those of the wider community, please help! Give the office the info to help have our people categorized so as to allow for appropriate Pastoral Care.

Please remember to pray for, visit and call our Sick and Shut-in:

Sick List 361-3012 341-3647 341-2381 (PMH) 322-2066 362-2392

Leanna Newbold Edith Palacious Sylvia Pinder Carina Rolle Naomi Rolle Rochelle Rolle Jennifer Sanchez Christopher Scott Mildred Seymour Deana Small Lula Strachan Corina Stuart Wendy Stuart Rochelle Thurston Edith Wallace Julian White Judith Williams

341-4133

341-1204

361-5936 361-7533

Jefferson Hepburn Mrs. Sturrup Christina Williams

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Corporate Communion: Youth Department

Year: A

Colour: White

MINISTRY OF THE WORD Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful, and kindle in us the fire of Your Love. Send forth Your Spirit and we shall be created and You shall renew the face of the earth. O God, Who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit, we may be truly wise, and ever rejoice in Your consolations, through Christ our Lord, Amen.

For all the Saints who from their labours rest, Who Thee by faith before the world confess’d, Thy Name, O Jesu, be for ever blest. Alleluia! Thou wast their Rock, their Fortress, and their Might; Thou, Lord, their Captain in the well-fought fight; Thou in the darkness drear their one true Light. Alleluia! O may Thy soldiers, faithful, true, and bold, Fight as the Saints who nobly fought of old, And win, with them, the victor’s crown of gold. Alleluia! O blest communion! fellowship Divine! We feebly struggle, they in glory shine; Yet all are one in Thee, for all are Thine. Alleluia! And when the strife is fierce, the warfare long, Steals on the ear the distant triumph-song, And hearts are brave again, and arms are strong. Alleluia! The golden evening brightens in the west; Soon, soon to faithful warriors comes their rest; Sweet is the calm of Paradise the blest. Alleluia!

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But lo! there breaks a yet more glorious day; The Saints triumphant rise in bright array; The King of glory passes on His way. Alleluia!

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From earth’s wide bounds, from ocean’s farthest coast, Through gates of pearl streams in the countless host, Singing to Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Alleluia! INTROIT HYMN ……………………………………………………………………………… MEDLEY

Shut-ins Carnetta Bannister Ortlise Coleby Mabel Henderson Terricita Henderson

7:00 a.m. – Solemn Holy Eucharist 9:30 a.m. - Family Eucharist

PROCESSIONAL HYMN ………………………………………………………………. A&M 437

Sick and Shut-in

Barbara Anderson Racquell Anderson Ruby Byer Icelyn Campbell Raymond Carroll Canon Leopold Cox Paige Davis Roland Delancy Mertilla Ford Barbara Lee Fox Alice Gray Bridgette Johnson Ethlyn Johnson Patrick Johnson Corey Knowles Kedrique Knowles Bloneva Malcolm

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.

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“THIS IS THE DAY” This is the day, this is the day, That the Lord has made, that the Lord has made, I will rejoice, I will rejoice,

And be glad in it, and be glad in it. This is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it. This is the day, this is the day, that the Lord has made. 3


“I WILL ENTER HIS GATES” I will enter His gates with thanksgiving in my heart, I will enter His courts with praise. I will say this is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice for He has made me glad.

He has made me glad, He has made me glad, I will rejoice for He has made me glad, glad, glad. “GOD IS ALREADY HERE” God is already here, Can’t you feel His Presence, He’s already here. All you have to do Is open up your heart For God is already here.

He has made me glad, He has made me glad, I will rejoice for He has made me glad, glad, glad.

Notices 1.

PULPIT EXCHANGE SUNDAY Today we welcome Fr. Frank Colebrooke as our celebrant and guest preacher at the 7am service. Fr. S. Sebastian Campbell is back at 9:30am, as Fr. Colebrooke goes to St. Ambrose.

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GUESTS TODAY Special welcome to all our guests at worship today. To Dr. Francis Williams, his team and interns with our Public Hospitals’ Authority, we assure you of our prayers and best wishes in the healing ministry where Jesus Christ is the Healer of all healers. Your work in health care delivery is well noted and indeed is a vocation from God. It is our prayer, then, that God will always be first and allowed to guide you in the challenges ahead. We do welcome, too, all, those here as guests of our People’s Warden, Mrs. Mary Basden. We wish her well in the new venture in life she now undertakes.

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON …………………………………………………………………. BCP p99 PREPARATION, ETC ……………………………………………………………………. BCP p101 THE COLLECT ……………………………………………………………………………… BCP p186 FIRST LESSON Readers: 7:00 am - Arthur Sweeting

9:30 am –

Youth Department

Reader: A Reading from the Word of God written in Isaiah 40:1-11.

Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God. 2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that she has served her term, that her penalty is paid, that she has received from the Lord's hand double for all her sins. 3 A voice cries out: “In the wilderness prepare the Way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. 4 Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain. 5 Then the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all people shall see it together, for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.” 6 A voice says, “Cry out!” And I said, “What shall I cry?” All people are grass, their constancy is like the flower of the field. 7 The grass withers, the flower fades, when the breath of the LORD blows upon it; surely the people are grass. 8 The grass withers, the flower fades; but the word of our God will stand forever. 9 Get you up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good tidings; lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good tidings, lift it up, do not fear; say to the cities of Judah, “Here is your God!” 10 See, the Lord GOD comes with might, and His arm rules for Him; His reward is with Him, and His recompense before Him. 11 He will feed His flock like a shepherd; He will gather the lambs in His arms, and carry them in His bosom, and gently lead the mother sheep. Reader: The Word of the Lord.

Response: Thanks be to God.

PSALM …………………………...………………………………………..…. 85:7-13 - BCP p579

THE GRASS WITHERS, THE FLOWER FADES BUT THE WORD OF OUR GOD WILL STAND FOREVER! 4

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SUNDAY SCHOOL Our Sunday School is now closed for the summer. There was a wonderful retreat conducted by Ms. Shanique Miller two Saturdays ago to mark the close out. Thanks Mrs. Rosamund Stubbs for your wonderful leadership and faithfulness over the last nineteen years. Mrs. Stubbs now moves into other spheres of ministry in the church, especially pastoral care and counselling. We wish her well. A replacement superintendant will be announced soon. 4. THE TARA XAVIER PROJECT SOUSE OUT – SAT, 2 JUL The TARA Project will be holding a Souse Out in the Parish Hall on Sat 2 Jul, beginning at 8am. Chicken Souse $10 and Sheep Tongue Souse $12. Tickets are available from Livingstone and Claire Hepburn. 5. VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - "GROWING IN GOD'S WILL" - 18-22 JUL Join the execution team (ages 15yrs or older). Register today!! Ages 4-12yrs. Contact: Lenora L. Brown E: sandlbrown@hotmail.com T: 361-6362 or Pamela Gibson E: pamelacgibson@hotmail.com. 6. SOCIAL OUTREACH PROGRAMME Please support our outreach to the sick, shut-in and needy members of our church and community with regular donations of grocery items, food stamps, pennies or cash. Please place items in the basket provided by the Baptismal Font. Contact: Sis. Clara Morgan - 361-4263. 7. BOOKS! BOOKS! BOOKS! Please secure books for worship. Bibles are always needed. 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). 8. ST. JOHN’S COLLEGE SCHOOL BOARD SEEKS CAFETERIA OPERATOR Info package available at the school's office. Deadline 30 Jun, 2011. 9. BAHAMIAN STUDENTS ASSOC. UWI KINGSTON “GRILL & CHILL FAMILY FUN DAY” Sat 2 Jul, COB’s Bahamas Hospitality and Culinary School. Contact, Briquel Sherman 325-6777/0 466-8810 briquelsherman@gmail.com, William Hamilton 324-2822 / 535-4343 william.hamilton09@gmail.com, or Athena Cunnighnam 394-7974 / 456-1379 athenamaria7@hotmail.com 10. CHRIST THE KING 1ST ANNUAL CALENDAR LUNCHEON - SUN 3 JUL Breezes Resort, 2:30 pm. Tickets available at the Parish Office. 13


SECOND LESSON Readers: 7:00 am - Edna Barrow

ST. GREGORY’S CALENDAR DAY

SERVICE / EVENT

SUN 26 JUN 2ND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

SOLEMN HOLY EUCHARIST FAMILY EUCHARIST DIOCESAN PATRONAL FESTIVAL

7:00 am 9:30 am 7:00 pm

Christ Church Cathedral. Honouring Catechist throughout the Diocese. Broadcast live on ZNS 1540 AM. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

MON 27 JUN

FAMILY LIFE & HEALTH CARE MINISTRY meeting 7:00 pm

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TUE 28 JUN ST. IRENAEUS OF LYONS

MASS 6:00 am STUDY HALL (Free academic aid by trained teachers for students) Recess PRAYER GROUP 7:00 pm

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WED 29 JUN

WALK THROUGH THE BIBLE & MASS

STS. PETER AND PAUL

(Book of Exodus).

7:00 pm

Open to all parishioners. Bring a friend.

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THU 30 JUN

MASS 12:00 pm STUDY HALL (Free academic aid by trained teachers for students) Recess

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FRI 1 JUL

MASS 6:00 am PARISH YOUTH COUNCIL’S PARENTS’ MEETING 7:00 pm SENIOR CHOIR practice 7:00 pm

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SAT 2 JUL

THE T. A. R. A. PROJECT SOUSE OUT ACOLYTES DAY-AWAY

8:00 am 8am-6pm

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SUN 3 JUL 3RD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

SOLEMN HOLY EUCHARIST FAMILY EUCHARIST SOLEMN EVENSONG & BENEDICTION

7:00 am 9:30 am 7:00 pm

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THIS IS YOUR CHURCH! – HELP BUILD IT! Church Calendar 1. Mon 27 Jun 2. Fri 1 Jul, 7pm 3. Fri 1 Jul, 7:30pm 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

9:30 am –

Youth Department

TIME

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- Family Life and Health Care Ministry meets, Rectory - Parish Youth Council Parents Meeting - All Saints Chorale 8th Anniversary Concert All Saints Community Centre. $10. Sun 3 Jul - Launch of 150th Anniversary Thank Offering in parish by Archdeacon Keith Cartwright Sun 3 - Wed 6 Jul - Co-ed Cursillo Weekend in Barbados Thu 14 - Sun 17 Jul - Co-ed Cursillo Weekend in Jamaica Support team and candidates welcomed. Sat 9 Jul - ACW & ACM Annual Fair & Steak Out Tickets $10. 18-22 July - Vacation Bible School - Soul of the City (Youth Programme) Sat 20 Aug - Cursillo sponsored Picnic, Adelaide Sun 20 Nov, 7:30pm - Pre St. Cecilia’s Day Musical Festival (location TBA) 12

Reader: A Reading from the Word of God written in Acts 13:14b-26. 14b

On the sabbath day Paul and his companions went into the synagogue and sat down. 15 After the reading of the law and the prophets, the officials of the synagogue sent them a message, saying, “Brothers, if you have any word of exhortation for the people, give it.” 16 So Paul stood up and with a gesture began to speak: “You Israelites, and others who fear God, listen. 17 The God of this people Israel chose our ancestors and made the people great during their stay in the land of Egypt, and with uplifted arm He led them out of it. 18 For about forty years He put up with them in the wilderness. 19 After He had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, He gave them their land as an inheritance 20 for about four hundred fifty years. After that He gave them judges until the time of the prophet Samuel. 21 Then they asked for a king; and God gave them Saul son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, who reigned for forty years. 22 When He had removed him, He made David their king. In His testimony about him He said, “I have found David, son of Jesse, to be a man after My heart, who will carry out all My wishes.” 23 Of this man’s posterity God has brought to Israel a Saviour, Jesus, as He promised; 24 before His coming John had already proclaimed a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel. 25 And as John was finishing his work, he said, “What do you suppose that I am? I am not He. No, but one is coming after me; I am not worthy to untie the thong of the sandals on His feet.” 26 “My brothers, you descendants of Abraham's family, and others who fear God, to us the message of this salvation has been sent.” Reader: The Word of the Lord.

Response: Thanks be to God.

TO US THE MESSAGE OF THIS SALVATION HAS BEEN SENT GRADUAL HYMN …………………………...……………………………………..….. A&M 435 Lo! round the throne, a glorious band, The saints in countless myriads stand, Of every tongue redeem’d to God, Array’d in garments wash’d in Blood.

They see their Saviour face to face, They sing the triumph of His grace; Him day and night they ceaseless praise, To Him their loud thanksgiving raise.

Through tribulation great they came; They bore the cross, despised the shame; From all their labours now they rest, In God’s eternal glory blest.

“Worthy the Lamb, for sinners slain, Through endless years to live and reign; Thou hast redeem’d us by Thy blood, And made us kings and priests to God.”

O may we tread the sacred road That Saints and holy Martyrs trod; Wage to the end the glorious strife, And win, like them, a crown of life. 5


+ THE GOSPEL + Reader: Response: Reader: Response:

The Lord be with you. And also with you. A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 1:57-80. Glory to Christ our Saviour.

The time came for Elizabeth to give birth, and she bore a son. 58 Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown His great mercy to her, and they rejoiced with her. 59 On the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to name him Zechariah after his father. 60 But his mother said, “No; he is to be called John.” 61 They said to her, “None of your relatives has this name.” 62 Then they began motioning to his father to find out what name he wanted to give him. 63 He asked for a writing tablet and wrote, “His name is John.” And all of them were amazed. 64 Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue freed, and he began to speak, praising God. 65 Fear came over all their neighbors, and all these things were talked about throughout the entire hill country of Judea. 66 All who heard them pondered them and said, “What then will this child become?” For, indeed, the hand of the Lord was with him. 67 Then his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke this prophecy: 68 “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for He has looked favourably on His people and redeemed them. 69 He has raised up a mighty Saviour for us in the house of His servant David, 70 as He spoke through the mouth of His holy prophets from of old, 71 that we would be saved from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us. 72 Thus He has shown the mercy promised to our ancestors, and has remembered His Holy covenant, 73 the oath that He swore to our ancestor Abraham, to grant us 74 that we, being rescued from the hands of our enemies, might serve Him without fear, 75 in holiness and righteousness before Him all our days. 76 And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare His ways, 77 to give knowledge of salvation to His people by the forgiveness of their sins. 78 By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, 79 to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” 80 The child grew and became strong in spirit, and he was in the wilderness until the day he appeared publicly to Israel.

Rector’s Desk Rev. Fr. S. Sebastian Campbell

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Reader: This is the Gospel of Christ.

Response: Praise to Christ our Lord.

WILL BE CALLED THE PROPHET OF THE MOST HIGH; YOU WILL GO BEFORE THE LORD TO PREPARE HIS WAYS! 6

10 Strategies For Fighting Discouragement 1. Allow for rest stops. Discouragement is often our body’s way of saying, “Stop! I need rest”. Try taking a nap or getting to bed a little earlier. It’s amazing how different things look in the light of morning (Exodus 34:21). 2. Get a new point of view. Take a few steps back and ask God to help you see His perspective on your situation. Often what seems to be an impossible mountain in our eyes is only a steppingstone in His (Isaiah 33:17). 3. Have patience. It’s easy to get discouraged when things don’t go the way you planned. But if you’ve committed your concerns to the Lord, you can be sure He is at work, even when you don’t see His hand (Romans 8:28). 4. Mingle. Discouragement feeds off isolation. Get out of the house! Go visit some friends. It’s amazing how good, old fashioned fellowship can lift our spirits and chase away the blues (Psalm 133:1). 5. Set the timer. Okay. So things aren’t so good. I’ve found it helpful to set the oven timer and allow ten minutes for a good cry. But when the buzzer sounds, I blow my nose, wipe my eyes, and surrender my situation to the Lord so I can move on (Ecclesiastes 3:4). 6. Love Yourself. Make yourself loveable and stop turning people away because of selfrighteous attitude (Luke 10:27) 7. Love the unlovable. Get outside your clique of friends and widen your circle of friends; yes, you need more friends so as to grow even more (Lk. 6:35), (Matt.5:44). 8. Arrest Anger. Look in the mirror; a genuine smile wipes ugliness out of your life. (Luke 5:22). 9. Get rid of obstacles. Some people in our lives are leading us down the path of a miserable, corrupt and sinful life. Bosom friends can be dangerous to our growth. (Matt. 5:29-30). 10. Let perfection be your goal. “I’m, only human” is too often used to justify our poor performance and is only a “feel good” cliché for discouragement. (Matt 5:48). 11


Kings for harps their crowns resign, Crying, as they strike the chords, "Take the Kingdom, it is Thine, King of kings, and Lord of lords."

Round the Altar Priests confess, If their robes are white as snow, 'Twas the Saviour's Righteousness, And His Blood, that made them so.

They were mortal too like us; O, when we like them shall die, May our souls translated thus Triumph, reign, and shine on high. RECESSIONAL HYMN - 9:30 AM ……………………….. “JESUS, HOLD MY HAND” As I travel through this pilgrim land there is a Friend who goes with me. Leads me safely thro’ the sinking sand, it is the Christ of Calvary. This would be my pray’r, dear Lord, each day to help me do the best I can, For I need Thy light to guide me day and night, Blessed Jesus, hold my hand. Blessed Jesus, hold my hand, yes, I need Thee ev'ry hour, Thru this land, this pilgrim land, by Thy saving pow'r. Hear my plea, my feeble plea, Lord, dear Lord, look down on me, When I kneel in prayer, Blessed Jesus, hold my hand. Let me travel in the light divine that I may see the blessed way; Keep me that I may be wholly Thine and sing redemption's song some day. I will be a soldier brave and true and ever firmly take a stand, As I onward go and daily meet the foe, Blessed Jesus, hold my hand. When I wander thru the valley dim toward the setting of the sun, Lead me safely to a land of rest if I a crown of life have won; I have put my faith in Thee, dear Lord, that I may reach the golden strand, There's no other Friend on whom I can depend, Blessed Jesus, hold my hand. Priest: People:

The Mass is ended. Go in peace rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit. Thanks be to God. Amen!!!

GO FORTH IN THE NAME OF CHRIST! Daily Readings MON 27 JUN Green

TUE 28 JUN ST. IRENAEUS OF LYONS. White EVE OF STS. PETER AND PAUL. White

WED 29 JUN STS. PETER AND PAUL. White

THU 30 JUN Green

FRI 1 JUL Green

SAT 2 JUL Green

SUN 3 JUL 3RD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. Green

SUN 10 JUL 4TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. Green INDEPENDENCE DAY

Ps. 106:1-18, 1 Samuel 10:17-27, Acts 7:44-8:1a Ps. 106:19-48, Numbers 22:1-21, Luke 22:52-62 Ps. 121, 122, 123, 1 Samuel 11:1-15, Acts 8:1-13 Ps. 48, 122, Isaiah 43:10-15, Matthew 9:35-10:4 Ps. 66, Ezekiel 2:1-7, Acts 11:1-18 Ps. 97, 138, Isaiah 49:1-6, Galatians 2:1-9 Ps. 131, 132, 133, 1 Samuel 13:5-18, Acts 8:26-40 Ps. 134, 135, Numbers 23:11-26, Luke 23:13-25 Ps. 140, 142, 1 Samuel 13:19-14:15, Acts 9:1-9 Ps. 141, 143, Numbers 24:1-13, Luke 23:26-31 Ps. 137, 144, 1 Samuel 14:16-30, Acts 9:10-19a Ps. 104, Numbers 24:12-25, Luke 23:32-43 Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, Ps. 45:11-18, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 Ev: Ps. 111, 112, 113, Numbers 27:12-23, Matthew 22:1-14 Euc: Deut. 8:11-20, Ps. 145, Hebrews 11:8-16, Mark 12:13-17 Ev: Ps. 107:1-33, Micah 4:1-5, Revelation 21:1-7 Mn: Ev: Mn: Ev: Mn: Ev: Mn: Ev: Mn: Ev: Mn: Ev: Euc:

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POST-GOSPEL HYMN ………………..……………………………….. “ANCIENT WORDS” Holy words long preserved, for our walk in this world, They resound with God's own heart, O let the ancient words impart Words of Life, words of Hope, give us strength, help us cope In this world, where e'er we roam, ancient words will guide us Home. Ancient words ever true, changing me and changing you, We have come with open hearts, O let the ancient words impart Holy words of our Faith, handed down to this age Came to us through sacrifice, O heed the faithful words of Christ. Holy words long preserved, for our walk in this world. They resound with God's own heart, O let the ancient words impart. THE SERMON - 7:00 AM ……………… THE REV’D FRANK COLEBROOKE THE SERMON - 9:30 AM ……….. THE REV’D S. SEBASTIAN CAMPBELL THE PROFESSION OF FAITH: THE NICENE CREED ……………………….. BCP p104 INTERCESSIONS: FORM F ……………………………………………………….….. BCP p115 Ruby Byer 9:30 am – Youth Department

Readers: 7:00 am –

THE ACT OF PENITENCE ……………………………………………………………… BCP p123 THE PEACE …………………………………………………………………………………. BCP p124 SPECIAL PRAYERS ………………… BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES, TRAVEL, ETC. THE NOTICES OFFERTORY HYMN - 7:00 AM …………………………………………………… A&M 438 How bright these glorious spirits shine! Whence all their white array? How came they to the blissful seats Of everlasting day?

Hunger and thirst are felt no more, Nor suns with scorching ray; God is their Sun, Whose cheering beams Diffuse eternal day.

Lo! these are they from sufferings great Who came to realms of light; And in the Blood of Christ have wash’d Those robes that shine so bright.

The Lamb, Which dwells amidst the Throne, Shall o’er them still preside, Feed them with nourishment Divine, And all their footsteps guide.

Now with triumphal palms they stand Before the Throne on high, And serve the God they love amidst The glories of the sky.

Midst pastures green He’ll lead His flock, Where living streams appear; And God the Lord from every eye Shall wipe off every tear.

To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, The God Whom we adore, Be glory, as it was, is now, And shall be evermore. OFFERTORY HYMN - 9:30 AM …………………… ST. GREGORY’S SENIOR CHOIR THE PRESENTATION OF THE OFFERING …………………………………….. BCP p126

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MINISTRY OF THE SACRAMENT EUCHARISTIC PRAYER …………………………………………………………..…… BCP p126 PROPER PREFACE ………………….......………………….............................. BCP p129 EUCHARISTIC PRAYER: FORM B …………….......…………………............. BCP p135 THE LORD’S PRAYER, ETC. …………….......…………………...................... BCP p144

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 HYMNS ………………..…….. “HAVE YOU SEEN JESUS MY LORD” Have you seen Jesus my Lord? He's here in plain view. Take a look, open your eyes, He'll show it to you.

Have you ever stood at the ocean With the white foam at your feet, Felt the endless thundering motion? Then I say, you've seen Jesus my Lord.

Have you ever looked at the sunset With the sky mellowing red, And the clouds suspended like feathers Then I say, you've seen Jesus my Lord.

Have you ever looked at the cross, with a man hanging in pain And the look of love in His eyes? Then I say, you've seen Jesus my Lord.

Have you ever stood in the family With the Lord there in your midst Seen the face of Christ on each other? Then I say, you've seen Jesus my Lord.

I WILL NEVER CEASE TO PRAISE HIM! I'LL SHOUT IT WHILE ETERNITY ROLLS!! “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.

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. “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.

A&M 558 O Jesus, Blessed Lord, to Thee My heartfelt thanks for ever be, Who hast so lovingly bestow’d On me Thy Body and Thy Blood.

Break forth, my soul, for joy, and say What wealth is come to me to-day! My Saviour dwells within me now; How blest am I! how good art Thou!

MY SAVIOUR DWELLS WITHIN ME NOW! CHILDREN’S HYMN ………………..……………………….……………… “I SING A SONG” I sing a song of the saints of God, Patient and brave and true, Who toiled and fought and lived and died For the Lord they loved and knew. And one was a doctor, and one was a queen, And one was a shepherdess on the green; They were all of them saints of God, and I mean, God help me, to be one too. They loved their Lord so dear, so dear, And His love made them strong; And they followed the right for Jesus' sake The whole of their good lives long. And one was a soldier, and one was a priest, And one was slain by a fierce wild beast; And there's not any reason, no, not the least, Why I shouldn't be one too. They lived not only in ages past; There are hundreds of thousands still. The world is bright with the joyous saints Who love to do Jesus' will. You can meet them in school, on the street, in the store, In church, by the sea, in the house next door; They are saints of God, whether rich or poor, And I mean to be one too. POST COMMUNION PRAYER ………………………………………………..…... BCP p148 THE BLESSING ……………………………………………………………………………. BCP p150

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.

RECESSIONAL HYMN - 7:00 AM ………………………………………………..… A&M 445

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.

Palms of glory, raiment bright, Crowns that never fade away, Gird and deck the Saints in light, Priests, and kings, and conquerors they.

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THE DISMISSAL ……………………………………………………….…………………. BCP p152 Yet the conquerors bring their palms To the Lamb amidst the Throne, And proclaim in joyful psalms Victory through His Cross alone. 9

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3RD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST 7:00 a.m. – Solemn Holy Eucharist 9:30 a.m. - Family Eucharist Sunday, 26th June, 2011 Sunday, 3rd July, 2011 WEL...

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