SUNDAY 23RD APRIL 2017: SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER
6:00 a.m. Said Eucharist: 177 (Seq), 539 (Off), 604 (Comm)
7:30 am Sung Eucharist: 182 (Process), 177 (Seq), 539/387 (Off), 604/595 (Comm), 183(Rec)
9:30 am Said Eucharist: 182 (Process), 177 (Seq), 539 (Off), 595 (Comm), 186 (Rec)
6:00 pm Said Eucharist: 182 (Process), 177 (Seq), 539 (Off), 604 (Comm), 186 (Rec)
READERS AT THE EUCHARIST
6:00 a.m. EPISTLE: Dianne Piper-Salandy INTERCESSION: Selby Brown
7:30 a.m. LESSON / EPISTLE / INTERCESSION: JUNIOR CHURCH
6:00 p.m. LESSON: Jannette Abdullah-Daniel EPISTLE: Robert Welsh INTERCESSION: Sarah Ince
THE COLLECT (B.C.P. Page 169)
Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn in the fellowship of Christ’s Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, pne God forever and ever. Amen.
PRAYER FOR OUR CHILDREN
Father, we bring our children to you for your blessing. Help us to be sensitive to their needs. Give us wisdom in our care of them, that they may grow up rooted in love, steadfast in faith, strong and courageous in life. Guide us and all who have the care of children. May we never hinder, but help and encourage them towards independence and maturity, and to a living faith in your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
THE LESSON: Acts 2: 14a, 22-32
But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them: ‘Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. ‘You that are Israelites, listen to what I have to say: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with deeds of power, wonders, and signs that God did through him among you, as you yourselves know— this man, handed over to you according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of those outside the law. But God raised him up, having freed him from death, because it was impossible for him to be held in its power. For David says concerning him, “I saw the Lord always before me, for he is at my right hand so that I will not be shaken;
therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; moreover, my flesh will live in hope. For you will not abandon my soul to Hades, or let your Holy One experience corruption. You have made known to me the ways of life; you will make me full of gladness with your presence.”‘Fellow Israelites, I may say to you confidently of our ancestor David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. Since he was a prophet, he knew that God had sworn with an oath to him that he would put one of his descendants on his throne. Foreseeing this, David spoke of the resurrection of the Messiah, saying, “He was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh experience corruption.” This Jesus God raised up, and of that all of us are witnesses.
PSALM: 16 (B.C.P. Page 484)
- Protect me, O God, for I take refuge in you; * I have said to the Lord, “You are my Lord, my good above all other.”
- All my delight is upon the godly that are in the land, * upon those who are noble among the people.
- But those who run after other gods* shall have their troubles multiplied.
- Their libations of blood I will not offer, * nor take the names of their gods upon my lips.
- O Lord, you are my potion and my cup;* it is you who uphold my lot.
- My boundaries enclose a pleasant land; * indeed, I have a goodly heritage.
- I will bless the Lord who gives me counsel;* my heart teaches me, night after night.
- I have set the Lord always before me; * because he is at my right hand I shall not fall.
- My heart, therefore, is glad, and my spirit rejoices; * my body also shall rest in hope.
- For you will not abandon me to the grave,* nor let your holy one see the Pit.
- You will show me the path of life;* in your presence there is fullness of joy, and in your right hand are pleasures for evermore.
EPISTLE: 1 Peter 1:3-9
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who are being protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, even if now for a little while you have had to suffer various trials, so that the genuineness of your faith—being more precious than gold that, though perishable, is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honour when Jesus Christ is revealed. Although you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, for you are receiving the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
THE GOSPEL: John 20: 19-31
When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’ When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.’ But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, ‘We have seen the Lord.’ But he said to them, ‘Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.’ A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ Then he said to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.’ Thomas answered him, ‘My Lord and my God!’Jesus said to him, ‘Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.’ Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.
Remember to place your written prayer needs in the Prayer Basket before the presentation of the offertory. The basket is located near the south door of the Church. The Prayer Group will pray for God’s guidance for you in these matters. Should you desire counseling, please make an appointment to see the Rector or the Assistant Curate.
We also remember in prayer the residents of the following homes, most of which lie within our parish: All Saints Gordon Home, Dee’s Nursing Home, Patrice Senior Citizens Home, Living Waters Hospice, Our Lady of Lourdes Home for the Aged, Marian Villa and The Lodge Nursing Home, Caring Hands, Shepherd’s Home, The Falarin Home,The Villa, Enacitar Home for Elderly, Kings and Queens for Senior Citizens Home and Gentlewomen’s Home.
DAILY MORNING PRAYER AND HOLY EUCHARIST (Except Public Holidays)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday – 6:00am
Thursday – 6:30am
EVENTS FOR THE WEEK: 24th – 29th April 2017
Tuesday Apr. 25th Centering Prayer (Chapel of Ease) 3:15pm
Bible Study (Chapel of Ease) 4:00pm
Wednesday Apr. 26th Wednesday Club 9:30am-2:00pm
Visitations (Chapel of Ease) 5:00pm
Thursday Apr. 27th Twelve Baskets 11:30am
Friday Apr. 28th Life in the Spirit 4:30 pm
Saturday Apr. 29th Confirmation classes 9:00am
SAINT DAYS THIS WEEK
Monday, April 24th Martyrs of the Twentieth Century
Tuesday, April 25th Saint Mark the Evangelist (Point Fortin)
Saturday, April 29th Catherine of Siena, 1380
The candles used in today’s service are given to the greater glory of God and for birthday greetings to Korienn and Christopher Mc Cord, and Keisha Baldwin. May God’s richest blessings be with them always.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
There will be an ALHC Testing at the Chapel of Ease today, after the 9:30am service.
NORTH WEST REGIONAL FAMILY DAY
- Please note there will be SERVICES at All Saints at 6:00 am and 6:00 pm on Sunday 30th April 2017. There will be NO SERVICE at 7:30 am & 9:30 am. All are invited to worship at St. Michael’s and All Angels.
- All Saints Parish is responsible for the punchboard at the family day on Sunday 30th April 2017. We are asking parishioners for donations of small items to be used as prizes. Items can be placed in the box provided in the church.
- Bring your favorite dish to share in the Pot Luck Lunch at the Family Day.
ST. BARNABAS ANGLICAN PARISH invites all to Champagne and Charcuterie a fundraiser in aid of the parish at: #25 Robertson Street, San Fernando on Sunday April 30th 2017 from 3:00pm-7:00pm. Contribution – $300.00. Interested persons can contact St. Barnabas’ Rectory at 478-5584, 684-6814.
HOW CAN I HELP IN MY PARISH?
Parishioners are urgently needed to get more involved in the matters of our parish church and the Parish community as a whole. Please contact the office at 627-7004 giving your name along with the ministry you are willing to be involved in. NOW, NOT LATER.
The ministries of the Parish are:-
Occupational Health Social Outreach: 12 Baskets, Special Events
& Safety Group Compassionate Food Hampers Building & Lands
Evangelism Sunday School Restoration Fund Raising
Mother’s Union Sanctuary Guild Christian Education
Choir Servers Guild Fisher’s of Men
Family Shepherds Prayer Group Audio Visual Media Team
Pan Ensemble Ushers & Greeters (AVMT) Ministry
Common Sense Parenting Visitation Group Lay Ministry
Alpha Health & Wellness
Worship Committee Youth Group
Wednesday Club Anglican Church Men’s Society
Vision (Steering) Bible Study