Sunday Bulletin

Third Sunday after Pentecost (Year A)
Sunday, June 5, 2005

In this Bulletin ...

Fill me with thy fullness, Lord
Parish News
Today's Services
This Week at St. Andrew's

My Dear Friends,

The Service of Consecration last Tuesday was a glorious act of Christian witness by the Anglican Church. A blessing not only for those who participated but for everyone who watched the service on their television sets or simply stood by as the procession passed. On Tuesday, Anglicans gave a wonderful gift to the city of Kingston and all Jamaica. That, I believe, was the objective in having the service broadcast live (in part), and the somewhat long procession through the streets of the city centre. In spite of the sweltering heat and the dislocation caused by traffic diversion, I heard of no one complaining, not even the vendors who lost their trade for more than half a day. LET GOD BE PRAISED.

This grand event of last Tuesday impacted the nation in the manner it did because of the hard work and selfless giving of several persons. Dr. Vin Lawrence, with support from Rev. Easton Lee, Mr. Mike Fennell, Mrs. Marie Isaacs, Mr. Vivian Crawford, Mr. Paul Bicknell and other members of the consecration Committee, must be commended for excellent work. They, along with the combined effort of our choirs, did us proud. Many thanks to Mrs. Marcia Ashley and Mr. Audley Davidson. St. Paul reminded us in 2nd Corinthians Chapter 8 that we will never go wrong if in the offering of our gifts we first offer ourselves to God. That I firmly believe was behind the success of last Tuesday. It was a testimony of the generosity of Anglicans for their church and of others for what they believe we still represent to this nation.

St. Andrew Parish Church at every level has much to offer this Diocese and if these gifts and offerings are utilized as they have been in the recent past, then I am confident that we are going to see a diocese transformed and ready for the great work that God's mission demands today.

I have accepted my election and consecration as a Bishop in the Church as God's call to embark upon a new vocation. At the request of the Bishop of Jamaica I will remain your Rector until my successor is announced and a timetable established for his/her engagement. In the meantime I ask that you continue to support me in your daily prayers so that God may supply me with the fullness of His grace that I may fulfill this high call.

A re-broadcast of the Service of Ordination and Consecration can be seen today on TVJ at 11:30 a.m. Copies of the programme are available by the west door of the church.

We express our condolences to Mrs. Delores Phipps on the death of her mother Ms. Dassie Foster.

We extend a warm welcome to all our visitors. Special welcome to Canon and Mrs. Christian Glasgow of Grenada. Canon Glasgow represented the Bishop of the Windward Islands at my Consecration.

Our Missionary Service will be held on Sunday, June 26, 2005 at 7:30 a.m. The preacher will be Rev. Canon Ernle Gordon, Rector of the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, and offerings will be for the Jamaica Church Missionary Society.

Sincerely yours in Christ,
Robert Kingston

A quotation from Professor Kortright Davis' powerful sermon:

"Pray without ceasing and study without stopping. A bishop without a steady diet of prayer and a disciplined habit of study is like a singer without a song. How can you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God without knowing what to sing, or how to sing? I remain convinced that it is through the nurture of the spirit and the mind, by the inner workings of the word of Christ, that our lyrical consciousness can become morally contagious and spiritually inviting. It will enable you to speak truth to power, but it will also guide you to discern the power of truth. In any case, never try to seek refuge in the comfort of opinion by taking flight from the discomfort of thought"

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Fill me with thy fullness, Lord

O fill me with thy fullness, Lord,
Until my very heart o'erflow
In kindling thought and glowing word,
Thy love to tell, thy praise to show.

O use me, Lord, use even me,
Just as Thou wilt, and when, and where;
Until Thy Blessed Face I see,
Thy rest, Thy joy, Thy glory share.

Frances Havergall

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Parish News


CONDOLENCES to Mrs. Delores Phipps on the death of her mother Ms. Dassie Foster.

Flowers at the foot of the altar are given by Mrs. Banks in memory of the late Don Banks.

The Young Adults group will be having a retreat on Saturday, June 11, 2005. The theme will be: "Reviving our Mission". Those interested are asked to contact the church office for further information and to make reservations.

The Friends of the Sunday School held their Annual General Meeting on Sunday, May 1, 2005 and the following persons were elected to serve on the Executive Committee for the year 2005-2006:

President Mrs. Carole Willis
Vice President Mrs. Lorna Fraser
Treasurer Mrs. Rosemarie Evelyn
Asst. Treasurer Mr. Hugh Gayle
Secretary Mrs. Donna Evelyn
Asst. Secretary Mrs. Sonia Levy
Public Relations Officer Mrs. Dionne Clarke-Harris
Asst. Public Relations Officer Mrs. Tanya Cohen

The next general meeting will be on June 12, 2005 in the Old Courthouse, following the 7:30 a.m. Service.

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Today's Services

Third Sunday after Pentecost

Introit 471
Old Testament Hosea 5:15-6:6
[Mr. Louis Spence]
Psalm 50:7-15 [BCP page 531]
Epistle Romans 4:13-18
[Mrs. Charmaine Thompson]
Gradual 314
Gospel Matthew 9:9-13
Sermon [The Rt. Rev. Dr. Robert Thompson]
Intercession G [BCP page 118]
Offertory 399
Communion 394, 231, 205
Recessional 256
Processional 77
Benediticus [BCP page 40]
Psalm 50:7-15 [BCP page 531]
First Reading Hosea 5:15-6:6
Venite [BCP page 36]
Second Reading Matthew 9:9-13
Hymn 349
Sermon [The Rt. Rev. Dr. Robert Thompson]
Hymns 205, 331
Processional 226
Psalm 50:7-15 [BCP page 531]
Old Testament Hosea 5:15-6:6
Magnificat [BCP page 67]
Nunc Dimittis [BCP page 55]
Hymn 205
Sermon [Rev. Fr. Edward Jennings]
Hymns 182, 31

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This Week at St. Andrew's

June 6

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

Blood Pressure Clinic
Bible Study

June 7

9:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
Moreton Park Committee
June 8
6:30 a.m.
4:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.

Holy Eucharist
St. Andrew Care Centre
Grief Support Group

June 9
5:30 p.m.
Senior Choir Rehearsal
June 10
9:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist
June 11
9:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
Feast of St. Barnabas the Apostle

Little Brothers of St. Andrew
Youth Choir Rehearsal
Youth Fellowship

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