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THE PARISH OF ST. PAUL WITH ST. JOHN
8th December, 2013
Second Sunday of Advent
Lectionary A
The Rt. Rev’d C. Leopold Friday:
Bishop of the Windward Islands
THE REVEREND CANON O. SAMUEL NICHOLS
Rector
Home Telephone: 784-458-4332
Office:
784-457-5163
E-Mail: [email protected]
THE REVEREND MRS. VERBINA C. GONSALVES
Deacon
Home Telephone: 784-456—8834
Ms. Joye Browne (457-4128) & Ms. Alice Mandeville (458- 4355)
Wardens
ORGANIST: Mrs. ANITA NANTON
Education— Sanctification— Fellowship— Evangelism
Today’s Celebrant & Preacher: Canon O. Samuel Nichols
THE ORDER OF SERVICE
392
Introit Hymn
Opening Sentence
Greetings & Collect for Purity
The Kyrie
Pg. 97
Pg.101
Pg.102
COLLECT FOR THE DAY
Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our
salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sin, that we may greet with joy the
coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now
and forever. Amen.
THE LESSONS FOR TODAY
Old Testament Lesson
Isaiah 11:1-10
Psalm
72:1-8
New Testament Lesson
Romans 15:4-13
Gradual Hymn
42
Gospel
Matthew 3:1-12
THE SERMON
The Nicene Creed
Pg.104
The Intercession
Pg.107
The Act of Penitence and Absolution
Pg.123
The Peace
Pg.125
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Offertory Hymn
48
Offertory Prayer
Form B
Pg.126
Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer
The Breaking of Bread
Invitation
Communion Hymns –
Blessing of the Children
Post-Communion Prayer Recessional Hymn
Church
Old Testament
St. Paul’s: Lay Readers
St. John’s: Suenel Fraser
Form B
Form I
Form C
Pg.135
Pg.144
Pg.145
Pg.145
607, 256, 393
200
Prayer III
34
DISMISSAL
READERS FOR TODAY
Psalm
New Testament
Lay Readers
Lay Readers
Elso Ross
Michael Goodluck
Building on the Foundation: Our Hope for Tomorrow
The Rector’s Message
8th Dec. 2013
The Right to Hope
We must agree when we look both into ourselves and at human history, that hope is essential and we may
wonder why it is so seldom that philosophers and theologians speak about it, its root, and its justification.
They don't ask what kind of force it is that creates and maintains hope, even if everything seems to
contradict it. Instead, they devaluate hope by calling it wishful thinking or utopian fantasy.
But nobody can live without hope, even if it were only for the smallest things which give some
satisfaction even under the worst of conditions, even in poverty, sickness, and social failure. Without
hope, the tension of our life toward the future would vanish, and with it, life itself. Therefore I want to ask
the question: Do we have a right to hope? Is there justified hope for each of us, for nations and
movements, for mankind and perhaps for all life, for the whole universe? Do we have a right to hope,
even, against hope? Even against the reality of death?
The men of the Old Testament tried to maintain the hope for Israel within the many catastrophes of its
history. And later on, they struggled as individuals for their personal hope, and finally there grew a hope
in them for the rebirth of the present world and a new state of all things. It is the hope of the church for
"the new heaven and the new earth" and of the individual to enter this new earth and new heaven
Hopes have to struggle with continuous attacks of hopelessness, attacks against the faith in a meaning of
life and against the hope for life's fulfillment. There are in the Old Testament outcries of despair about
life. There is also a tremendous struggle about hope in the New Testament. The church had to fight with
hopelessness, because the expectations of the Christians for the early return of the Christ.
Hope is not certainty. Hoping often implies waiting. "Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for
him," says the psalmist (Ps. 37:7). Waiting demands patience, and patience demands stillness within one's
self.
There are two kinds of waiting, the passive waiting in laziness and the receiving waiting in openness. He
who waits in laziness, passively, prevents the coming of what he is waiting for. He who waits in quiet
tension, open for what he may encounter, works for its coming. Such waiting in openness and hope does
what no will power can do for our own inner development. What gives us the right to such hope after all
our failures? Again there is only one answer: waiting in inner stillness, with posed tension and openness
toward what we can only receive. Such openness is highest activity; it is the driving force which leads us
toward the growth of something new in us. And the struggle between hope and despair in our waiting is a
symptom that the new has already taken hold of us. Certainly, if we could only hope for ourselves, it
would be a poor and foolish hope. Eternity is the ground and aim of every being, for God shall be all in
all.
Weekly Church Notices
WELCOME to the Parish of St. Paul, Calliaqua with St. John, Belair. We are so pleased that
you chose to worship with us today and it is our hope that you were blessed by Word and
Sacrament and hope that you would come again.
1. The Hurricane Season is now officially over. We thank God for sparing us from the rigours of
Hurricanes. We must, nonetheless, continue to take care of His creation and do all we can to
mitigate the effects of bad weather.
2. The P.C.C. Will meet on Monday 9th December at 5:30pm at the Parish
Hall.
3. Christmas Greetings– The Clergy, all members of Parish Church Council
and Leaders of Organizations are reminded to submit your Christmas
Greetings to the Church Office as soon as possible.
4. THE RECTOR IS ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR PERSONS DESIROUS OF
SERVING on the Parish Council Church.
5. We have available Parish T-shirts (round neck) as well as a limited quantity
of quantity of Hymnals and Prayer Books. Invest now. Those who have
not yet paid up for T-shirts are asked to do so now.
6. God’s Garden Invites you to our Christmas Production “JESUS – The
reason for the season”, on Saturday 21st Dec, 2013, at 4 p.m. at the Parish
Hall. Tickets on sale (adults: $5.00 & Children: $2.00). We encourage you
to come and support our children.
7. The Ordination of Mr. Haniff Johnson and Ms. Alison Samuel to the Holy
Order of Deacons takes place on Wednesday 18th December 2013, being
the first Ember Day in the season of Advent at the St. George’s Cathedral
Kingstown, at 5pm.
8. The Service for the Institution of Rev’d Eleanor Glasgow Priest in Charge
of the Parish of St. James with St. Mary will take place on Monday 13th
January 2014, being the Feast of St. Hilary at St. James Parish Church
Layou, at 5pm.
9. Please read this Bulletin, then pass it on to a friend or relative.
If you wish to sponsor the Church Bulletin, please call into the Church Office at 457-5163.
PRAYER CORNER
Your prayers are asked for the sick of the Parish, both at home and in the hospital. Pray that God will
restore them to a sound and pristine health.
Sick & Shut-ins
Geneva Adams
Withfield Bess
Chinyelu Browne
Marcelle Neverson
Cornelia Cox
Anita David
Lewistina Farrell
Stanley French
Adella John
Cindy Hogan
Rosalie Davis
Becenta Haywood
George Haywood
Sydney Joseph
Cynthia John
Theresa Quashie
Helen Joseph
Mildred King
Jeremy Grant
Ezekiel Clarke
Miriam Gurley
Alfred Mandeville
Inez Mandeville
Hugh Marshall
Elmina Martin
Ardon Mc Cree
Beatrice Noel
Adella Smart
Elaine Ollivierre
Cheryl Peter
Mary Phillips Reid
Violet Revierre
Susan Sinson
Sarah Spencer
Dorothy Ryan
Vera Smart
Clara Sandy
Carl Stephens
Nola Thomas
Amanda Robinson
G. Barrow
Frank Garraway,
Agnes London
Isabella Browne
Sarah Commissiong
Ena Malcolm
Kathleen Jones
Elsa Scott
Sylvina John
Naomi Bennette
Randolph Russell
Rita Williams
Iona Marksman
Josephine Thomas
Please keep the Church informed of the condition of the above persons
St. Paul’s:
St. John’s:
24th Nov
24th Nov
Att: 165
Att: 75
Financial Corner
$1958.13
$ 540.00
WEEKLY SERVICES & ACTIVITIES
Sunday
Solemn High Mass - St. Paul
Sunday School
- St. Paul
Tuesday
Mass
Bible Study
A.C.W.A.
Mothers’ Union
7:00am 3:30p.m St. Paul
St. Paul
3rd Tuesday
St. John
Wednesday
Deacon’s Mass
Bible Study
Choir Practice
St. Paul
St. John
St. Paul
Thursday
Morning Prayer
Mothers’ Union
St. Paul
St. Paul
Friday
Mass
God’s Garden & Homework Club
IMPAC+ Youth Ministry
Saturday
Confirmation Class
Altar Servers Practice
Altar Servers Practice
Youth Ministry
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thurs
Friday
Sat
Jl 3”1-2,9-17
Nah 1:1-13
Ob 15-21
Zeph 3:1-13
Is 24:14-23
Zech 14:12-21
Isaiah 11:1-10
Romans 15:4-13
St. John
St. John
6:00a.m
5:00pm
5:00pm
1st & 3rd Tuesday
6:00am
5:00pm
5:30pm
6:00am
2nd & Last Thursday
St. Paul
6:00am
5:00pm
6:30pm
St. Paul
St. John
St. Paul’s
St. John
9:30am
1:00pm
4:30p.m
4:30 pm
THE LIVING WORD:
106:1-18
1 Pet. 1:1-12
121
1 Pet. 1 13-25
119:145-176
1 Pet. 2:1-10
131
1 Pet. 2:11-25
140
1 Pet 3:14-:6
137:1-6(7-19) I Pet 4:7-19
LECTIONARY A - PG. 669
Psalm 72:1-8
Matthew 3:1-12
Psalm
Psalm
Psalm
Psalm
Psalm
Psalm
9:00a.m
3:00p.m
Your Health and You by : Dr. Michael Goodluck
Restless legs syndrome (RLS), also known as Willis-Ekbom disease (WED), is a common condition
affecting the nervous system.
RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME
It causes an overwhelming, irresistible urge to move the legs, and occasionally the arms. It also causes an
unpleasant feeling in the feet, calves and thighs, which is often felt as a crawling or creeping sensation.
The sensation is often worse in the evening or at night.
Restless legs syndrome is also associated with involuntary jerking of the legs and arms, known as
periodic limb movements.
Symptoms can vary from being mild to severe. In severe cases, the condition can be distressing and can
disrupt daily activities.
Some people have symptoms now and again, while others have them every day.
Causes of RLS
In the majority of cases, there is no obvious cause of restless legs syndrome. Doctors may refer to this as
idiopathic RLS, or primary RLS. This type of restless legs syndrome can run in families.
Some neurologists (experts in treating conditions that affect the nervous system) share the opinion that
symptoms may have something to do with how the body handles a chemical called dopamine. Dopamine
plays a role in controlling muscle movement and may be responsible for the involuntary leg movements
associated with restless legs syndrome.
Some cases of restless legs syndrome are caused by an underlying health condition, such as iron
deficiency anaemia, or kidney failure. Doctors may refer to this as secondary RLS.
There is also a link between restless legs syndrome and pregnancy and around one in five pregnant
women will experience symptoms in the last three months of their pregnancy, although it is not clear
exactly why. In this case, it often goes away once the woman has given birth.
Treating RLS
Mild cases of restless legs syndrome that are not linked to an underlying health condition may not require
any treatment other than making a few lifestyle changes, such as:
 adopting good sleep hygiene - for example, sleeping regular hours and
avoiding alcohol and caffeine late at night
 quitting smoking (if you smoke)
 exercising regularly during the daytime
If the symptoms are more severe, medication may be needed to regulate the levels of dopamine and
iron in the body.
If restless legs syndrome is caused by iron deficiency anaemia, for example, then iron supplements may
be all that is needed to treat the symptoms.
Who is affected?
As many as one in ten people affected by restless legs syndrome at some point in their life.
Women are twice as likely to develop restless legs syndrome than men. The condition is also more common in
middle age, but the symptoms can develop at any age, including childhood. If you are able to address the
underlying cause of restless legs syndrome, the symptoms will usually go away.
However, if the cause is unknown, the symptoms can get worse with time and severely affect the person's
life. It's not life-threatening, but it can severely disrupt sleep (insomnia) and trigger anxiety and depression.
16th–24th Novena
Dates and Topics for the Novena 2013 - Services begin each morning at 5:30am
Monday 16th Dec.
Trust
Tuesday 17th Dec. Obedience
Wednesday 18th Dec. What is Faith
Thursday 19th Dec. The Gift of Authentic Faith
Friday 20th Dec.
The Gift of Faithful Living
Saturday 21st Dec
The Gift of God’s Word
Sunday 22nd Dec
The Gift of God’s Eternal Presence
Monday 23rd Dec. Opening up to faith
Tuesday 24th Dec
Increasing our Faith
24th - Christmas Eve Service
St. Paul’s - 11: 00 pm
25th - Christmas Day Service
-
St. John’s -
7:00am
26th - Saint Stephen Day
-
St. Paul’s -
6:00am
27th - Saint John Day
-
St. John’s -
6:00am
28th - Holy Innocents
-
St. Paul’s -
10:00am
31st - New Year’s Eve
-
St. Paul’s -
11:00pm
January 01st New Year’s Day
-
St. John’s -
7:00am
Envelopes
Sales
Calliaqua
2308.14
1774.29
4154.43
Total
Harvest 2013
Belair
905.00
849.82
1754.82
5909.25
We thank St. John’s for a delightful Harvest Cantata which took place on November 24th ,
2013. Special thanks to the Sunday School and the Choir of St. John’s and all
participating Organizations and individuals. We were truly blessed.
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