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Third Sunday after Pentecost (Year A)
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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
Sincerely yours in Christ,
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Fill me with thy fullness, Lord
O fill me with thy fullness, Lord,
O use me, Lord, use even me,
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:
The next general meeting will be on June 12, 2005 in the Old Courthouse, following the 7:30 a.m. Service.Back to Top
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