Sunday Bulletin

Trinity Sunday (Year A)
Sunday, May 22, 2005

In this Bulletin ...

On spiritual gifts ...
Parish News
Today's Services
This Week at St. Andrew's

My Dear Friends,

Today we celebrate the solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity.

The Trinity has been described in many ways, and numerous definitions have been provided for this concept. Like all descriptions and definitions, they point us to something of the reality of this concept. I invite us to focus on one such definition, that being, the Trinity as the community of divine persons who loves and saves us. As a community, the Trinity is the perfect example of unity in diversity. This diversity is borne out as each person of the Trinity guides us in bringing the message of salvation to the world. In this regard, we call upon God the Creator to make us greater witnesses to the love God bears towards human being. We call upon God the Saviour to empower us for love and service, and to steel our nerves when we are tempted to back away from the mission. Finally, we implore God the Spirit to keep us faithful to our mission, until at last all lands may hear it.

As we celebrate this most ancient of all mysteries, I invite us to contemplate how we can actualize this definition of the Trinity in our lives, both individually and collectively. We live in a religious context where spirituality is the most debated issue. Much of this debate centres around how we create a spirituality that is self-fulfilling and self-sustaining. While I can appreciate this intention, the wider world with its challenges and complexities demand that we strive towards a spirituality for mission. It is against this background that I invite us to spend time reflecting on this definition of the most blessed Trinity. This definition will widen our understanding of Trinitarian spirituality, and empower us in pursuing our mission.

Brothers and sisters have a blessed Trinity.

Our young members will be major participants in the 9:45 a.m. Service today.

We express condolences to the families of Ms. Mabelle Neufville and Ms. Phyllis Jolly.

Flowers at the foot of the altar are given in memory of Gloria Pindling by her family, and those in St. Nicholas Chapel are given in memory of Gertrude Hamilton by her children.

Tomorrow is Labour Day and you are invited to assist in updating our records with information extracted from tombstones in the cemetery. This exercise will begin at 9:00 a.m. The Young Adults Group will visit older members and shut-ins for fellowship and to update church records.

In place of the 9:45 a.m. service next Sunday, the Christian Faith Formation Committee will host Total Sunday School. Discussions will focus on the theme "Exploring Spiritual Maturity based on readings from Deuteronomy 11:18-21, 26-28, Psalm 31, Romans 3:21-25a, 28, Matthew 7:21-27. Please come prepared to participate in group study. There will be no Sunday School or Nursery during the 7:30 Eucharist. These will be shifted to Total Sunday School at 9:45 a.m.

GALA BANQUET. The Bishop of Jerusalem is unable to be with us on June 10. The Gala Banquet has been postponed and a new date will be announced.

New traffic arrangements have been announced for the Half Way Tree area. Effective Monday, May 23, South Odeon Avenue will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Access to Constant Spring Road will be via North Odeon Avenue.

We extend a warm welcome to all our visitors and pray for God's continued blessings and his protection during this week.

Sincerely yours in Christ,
Eddie

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On spiritual gifts ...

"The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet."

Wishful Thinking, Frederich Buechner

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Parish News

MEMORIALS and MILESTONES

CONGRATULATIONS to Mrs. Alberta Morris who celebrates her 103rd birthday tomorrow, May 23, 2005.

CONDOLENCES to to the families of Ms. Mabelle Neufville and Ms. Phyllis Jolly.

Flowers at the foot of the altar are given in memory of Gloria Pindling by her family, and those in St. Nicholas Chapel are given in memory of Gertrude Hamilton by her children.

 

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Today's Services

Trinity Sunday
(Corporate for the Altar Guild)

6:30 a.m. HOLY EUCHARIST
7:30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST & SERMON
Introit 160
Old Testament

Genesis 1:1-2:3
[Mrs Marva Greig]

Psalm 150 (Dexter)
Epistle 2 Corinthians 13:5-14
[Mrs Phyll Williams]
Gradual 163
Gospel Matthew 28:16-20
Sermon [Rev. Fr. Robert McLean]
Intercession E [BCP page 112]
Offertory 159
Communion 386, 388, 413
Recessional 266
9:45 a.m. FAMILY EUCHARIST & BAPTISM
Introit 160
Old Testament

Genesis 1:1-2:3
[Youth Fellowship]

Psalm 150
Epistle 2 Corinthians 13:5-14
[Acolytes]
Gradual 159
Gospel Matthew 28:16-20
Sermon [Rev. Fr. Robert McLean]
Hymn for Baptism 424
Offertory I Am the Way
Communion 401, 387, 402
Recessional 331
6:00 p.m. HOLY EUCHARIST & SERMON
Introit 164
Epistle 2 Corinthians 13:11-14
Psalm 150
Gospel Matthew 28:16-20
Sermon [Rev. Fr. Edward Jennings]
Offertory 387
Recessional 33

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This Week at St. Andrew's

Monday
May 23

 

LABOUR DAY

Tuesday
May 24

9:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist
Wednesday
May 25
6:30 a.m.
12:00 noon


5:30 p.m.

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

Grief Support Group

Thursday
May 26
5:30 p.m.
Senior Choir Rehearsal
Friday
May 27
9:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist
Saturday
May 28
10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
BSA, Church Hall
Little Brothers of St. Andrew
Youth Choir Rehearsal
Youth Fellowship

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