Sunday Bulletin

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Year A)
Sunday, September 18, 2005

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We are one body in Christ
Parish News
Today's Services
This Week at St. Andrew's

My Dear Friends,

Today the Diocese celebrates Vocations Sunday. The Concise English Dictionary defines vocation on the one hand as "a specified profession or trade"; and on the other hand as a " special urge or predisposition to a particular calling or career, especially a religious one". The second meaning is what we think of when we use the word within the Christian context with the belief that the urge or calling comes from God.

This underlying belief is basic to our use and understanding of the word vocation. This year we wish to remind the community that the call of God is not only to the ordained ministry. There are varieties of gifts and consequently varieties of ministry. We need to understand that whatever may be our gifts, whatever may be the profession or career path toward which we are urged, we need to have an awareness that this comes from God and what we do "as unto the Lord". St. Paul's exhortation is fitting - "Live your life in a manner worthy of the Gospel of Christ …".

This does not mean that we do not need priests; but it does mean that not all of us are called to be priests. The Diocese is also in need of teachers and chaplains for Anglican schools: We are in need of architects, musicians, organists as well as accountants. St. Paul writing in Romans 12: says "So we being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another". Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us let us use them according to the proportion of our faith. So let us not feel we have nothing to offer to the Body of Christ.

The Installation of the Bishop of Kingston, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Robert Thompson will take place at the Cathedral in Spanish Town on 29th September, 2005, the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels, commencing at 4:00 p.m. Bishop Thompson's last Sunday as Rector will be next week. This is a special invitation for you to be present at the 7:30 a.m. Service.

We express our condolences to Mrs. Dorothea Williams on the passing of her mother, Pearl Erskine; to Mrs. Gem Abrahams on the passing of her sister-in-law, Beryl Tomlinson; to Mrs. Debri Fletcher on the passing of her brother; to Mrs. Lucille Campbell on the passing of her husband, William Campbell; to Mrs. Pat Braham on the passing of her father.

We are invited to a service at St. Clement's Mission, Kencot, this evening at 6:30 at which the first Sybil Thompson Scholarship will be awarded.

We welcome all those who are worshipping with us today. A special welcome to the Wolmers' Dance Troup which is participating in our worship experience.

Sincerely yours in Christ,
Robert McLean

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We are one body in Christ

So we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.
Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith;
If service, in our serving; he who teaches, in his teaching;
He who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who contributes, in liberality; he who gives aid, with zeal; he who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.

Romans: Chapter 12:5-8

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Parish News

MEMORIALS and MILESTONES

CONDOLENCES to Mrs. Dorothea Williams on the passing of her mother, Pearl Erskine; to Mrs. Gem Abrahams on the passing of her sister-in-law, Beryl Tomlinson; to Mrs. Debri Fletcher on the passing of her brother; to Mrs. Lucille Campbell on the passing of her husband, William Campbell; and to Mrs. Pat Braham on the passing of her father.

Flowers at the foot of the altar are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Melbourne Richardson.

Funeral service for Mr. Winston Forrest will be on Tuesday of this week at 2:00 p.m.

The 340th Anniversary Banquet takes place on Thursday October 6 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. Tickets are on sale at $5,000 each from Mrs. Marie Isaacs tel. 925-0801, Mrs. Andrea Chin See, 927-7757 and from the Church Office. The Bishop of Jerusalem, the Rt. Rev. Riah Abu El-Assal will be the guest speaker at the Banquet and at a public lecture here at the Church on Tuesday, 4th October at 6:00 p.m. when he will speak on the topic "Arab Christians - an endangered species". He will also be the preacher at the 7:30 a.m. Eucharist on Sunday, 2nd October. Please make every effort to support these events. Proceeds from the Banquet will go towards assisting an Anglican student at the United Theological College.

THE SUPPER COMMITTEE WILL MEET ON THURSDAY OF THIS WEEK AT 5:30 P.M. IN THE OLD COURT HOUSE. CONTRACTS FORMS FOR ADVERTISING IN THE SUPPER MAGAZINE ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE CHURCH OFFICE. The DATE IS NOVEMBER 18, 2005. PLAN TO SUPPORT AND ATTEND!!

The Altar Guild's Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday, September 24 at 4:00 p.m. in the Church Office.

The Mothers' Union will offer a take-out lunch on Friday, September 30, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Old Court House. Contribution: $300 per person.

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Today's Services

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

VOCATIONS SUNDAY

6:30 a.m. HOLY EUCHARIST
7:30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST & SERMON
Introit 208
Old Testament

Jonah 3:10 - 4:11
[Chris Ann Spaulding]
[W.D.T.]

Psalm 145:1-8 [New BCP page 660]
Epistle Philippians 1: 22-27
[Wanda Johnson]
Gradual 247 [Children leave for Sunday School]
Gospel Matthew 20:1-16
Sermon [Rev. Fr. Robert Mclean]
Intercession H [New BCP page 120]
Offertory Lord of the dance
Communion 471, 420; 418, 419
Recessional 533 (Tune 182)
9:45 a.m. MORNING PRAYER & SERMON
Processional 185
Venite [New BCP page 36]
Psalm 145:1-8 [New BCP page 660]
First Reading Jonah 3:10-4:11
Benedictus [New BCP page 40]
Second Reading Matthew 20:1-16
Hymn 361
Sermon [Rev. Fr. Robert McLean]
Hymns 304, 296
6:00 p.m. SERVICE TAKEN BY A FELLOWSHIP GROUP

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This Week at St. Andrew's

Monday
September 19

5:30 p.m.

Bible Study

Tuesday
September 20

9:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
Finance Committee
Wednesday
September 21
6:30 a.m.
5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.

Holy Eucharist
Grief Support Group
Adult Confirmation Class

Thursday
September 22
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
Senior Choir Rehearsal
Supper Committee
Church Committee
Friday
September 23
9:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
Junior Confirmation Class
Saturday
September 24
10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.

Brotherhood of St. Andrew
Little Brothers of St. Andrew
Youth Choir Rehearsal
Youth Fellowship
Altar Guild AGM


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