Sunday Bulletin

Second Sunday after the Epiphany (Year A)
Sunday, January 16, 2005

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Week of Prayer
Parish News
Today's Services
This Week at St. Andrew's

My Dear Friends,

On Tuesday of this week, the Feast of the Confession of St. Peter the Apostle, churches throughout the world will begin the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. On Wednesday the 19th we will host the annual Ecumenical Marian Service, which was inaugurated some twenty-four years ago by my predecessor, the late Bishop Herman Spence and Sister Christiana of the Roman Catholic community. The hosting of this Ecumenical Service alternates between Holy Cross Church and ourselves. The preacher this year will be the Roman Catholic Archbishop, the Most Reverend Lawrence A. Burke S.J.

Over the years our collective lives and witness have been enriched by a deliberate focus on the ministry of Mary. The question you may well ask is, why Mary? Why not simply come together for a common witness in worship? In the first place, Anglicans and Roman Catholics celebrate, though perhaps not to the same extent, a common interest in Mary and her very important vocation in the redemptive work of God.

Most of what we know about Mary comes from St. Luke's Gospel and the writer is very clear that Mary comes from the underclass, the humble people of Israel. Mary then is the voice of the voiceless, which God has heard. Think for a moment about the song she sings when the angel tells her she is to give birth to the Saviour. That song, called the Magnificat, is said and sung over and over again in cathedrals and churches, and people hardly ever stop to think how revolutionary the words are ….."God will scatter the proud and arrogant in their conceit," Mary sings. " He will put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalt the humble and meek. He will fill the starving with good things and send the rich away empty." (Luke1:46-55) Mary is the symbol of God's care for the poor, and his promise of justice. At the Service on Wednesday, which begins at 7:00 p.m. our Youth Choir will be in attendance and I anticipate your full support in being present.

Please be reminded of your obligation to attend the Annual Congregational Meeting on the last Sunday in January. The meeting will follow the 7:30 Service and I expect lively participation from everyone, as we discuss matters relating to our congregational life, and review our outreach and mission activities.

The Friends of the Sunday School invite us to their Evening of Elegance to be held on Saturday, February 5 at the Church Hall commencing at 5:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale at $800 each.

The Church of the Good Shepherd will host a Cabaret - Musical Adventure 2 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel on January 30, 2005. Tickets are on sale at $2,000 each, proceeds in aid of their Building Fund.

The Annual Youth Retreat is scheduled for February 11-12 at the Church Hall and the Adult Retreat will be at the Hillcrest Retreat Centre, February 18-20. Contribution for the Adult Retreat is $4,000 per person.

We extend a warm welcome to all our visitors. Do come again and share in our worship.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

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2005 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Pray, brothers and sisters For the Church

God speaks in the silence of our heart, and we listen.
And then we speak to God from the fullness of our
heart, and God listens.
And this listening and this speaking is what prayer
is meant to be: that oneness with God, that oneness
with Jesus.

The Blessing of Love
By: Mother Theresa

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Parish News

Copies of THE CHRISTIAN DIARY 2005 are still available at $400 each.

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Today's Services

Second Sunday after the Epiphany

(Corporate for the Brotherhood of St. Andrew)

Introit 77
Old Testament Isaiah 49: 1-7 [Mr. Errol Harris]
Psalm 40: 1-10 [New BCP 519]
Epistle 1 Corinthians 1: 1-9 [Mr. Godfrey Perkins]
Gradual 260 [Children leave for Sunday School]
Gospel John 1: 29-41
Sermon [Rev. Fr. Edward Jennings]
Intercession H [New BCP page 120]
Offertory 256
Communion 75, 412, 415
Recessional 76
Processional 166
Benedictus [New BCP page 40]
Psalm 40: 1-10 [New BCP 519]
First Lesson Isaiah 49: 1-7
Venite [New BCP page 36]
Second Lesson John 1: 29-41
Hymn 266
Sermon [Rev. Fr. Edward Jennings]
Hymns 80, 220
Introit 373
Psalm 40: 1-10 [New BCP page 519]
First Lesson Isaiah 49: 1-7
Magnificat [New BCP page 67]
Second Lesson John 1: 29-41
Nunc Dimittis [New BCP page 55]
Hymn 233
Sermon [Rev. Fr. Edward Jennings]
Hymns 76, 24

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This Week at St. Andrew's

January 17

4:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.

Blood Pressure Clinic
Bible Study

January 18

9:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist
January 19
6:30 a.m.
12:00 noon

4:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.

Holy Eucharist
Mid-day Devotions
(Webster Memorial United Church)

St. Andrew Care Centre
Grief Support Group
Adult Confirmation Class
Marian Service

January 20
5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
Senior Choir Rehearsal
Church Committee Meeting
January 21
9:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
Confirmation Class for Juniors
January 22
11:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
Little Brothers of St. Andrew
Youth Choir Rehearsal
Youth Fellowship

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