Sunday Bulletin

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Year A)
Sunday, September 25, 2005

In this Bulletin ...

That so thy Church may holier live
Parish News
Today's Services
This Week at St. Andrew's

My Dear Friends,

Today marks an important transition in the life and ministry of our congregation. Having been elected Bishop of Kingston by our Synod in March, we knew that we had to prepare ourselves for the day when I would cease being your Rector. Parting, they say, is sweet sorrow. There is the uncomfortable expectation that comes with change and the possibility that with change will come new ideas of ministry and mission that hopefully will galvanize new energy that will transform the life of the parish. As we all know, separation is painful. I have been your Rector for nearly sixteen years. I have baptized your children, prepared hundreds for confirmation, witnessed the marriage of many and journeyed with you as you grieve through your "nights of sorrow." During my tenure I may not have sat on your "kitchen stools" and chatted with you while you prepare the Saturday soup, but I nevertheless feel that our lives have been woven together by a love and a mutual respect that will remain as long as I live. Being your pastor has been a privilege and a joy and today I say thanks for what you have been, for the things you taught me and for the love you have shown my family.

On the first of January 2006, by the grace of God, you will be journeying with someone else. In the meantime I trust that you will use this period of transition to prepare yourself to welcome your new Rector. You must not expect that he will simply be continuing where I left off. He will bring new talents and no doubt new and exciting ways of doing ministry. If you open your hearts to him as you did to my predecessor and me, then your ministry and the mission of God here at St. Andrew will flourish. Remember always, that the God who promises to go before us through all the changing scenes of life, will be the One who ultimately leads and guides our future.

Last Sunday evening, Charmaine and I had the pleasure of sharing with other members of the St. Andrew family in the launch of the Sybil Thompson Scholarship at the St. Clement's mission in Kencot. Three youngsters from the Sunday school were awarded bursaries to assist in their secondary education. The participation of the local community in the activities of the mission was a tribute to Sybil's persistent zeal for the Lord's work within the Kencot community. Last year we had three persons being confirmed and this year ten persons are being prepared for confirmation by Fr. Jennings. In due course the recently restored building will be consecrated as a permanent place of worship.

Next Sunday, October 2, the Rt. Rev'd. Riah Abu El-Assal, Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem will be our preacher at the principal service at 8:00 A.M. There will be no service at 9:45 a.m.

You are reminded of my installation as Bishop of Kingston which will take place at the Cathedral in Spanish Town this Thursday, 29th September at 4:00 p.m. I look forward to your presence at this service and to your continued prayers.

We are inv ted to a Bible Study Exposition/Exhibition at St. Jude's Church, Stony Hill on Saturday October 8, 2005, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Congratulations to George and Veta Bullock who celebrate their fortieth Wedding Anniversary today and to Keith and Gloria Ramsay who celebrated their forty-seventh on September 20. We pray for God's continued blessings on their life of love and commitment.


Today we welcome all those visiting with us. Special welcome to members of the Lodge St. John who are joining us at the 7.30 am Eucharist for their annual church service

Sincerely yours in Christ,

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That So Thy Church May Holier Live

Do thou thy benediction give
On all who teach, on all who learn,
That so thy Church may holier live,
And every lamp more brightly burn.

Hymn 471:v 2 Hymns A&M

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Parish News

MEMORIALS and MILESTONES

Flowers at the foot of the altar are given in loving memory of Gloria Lawe by members of her family

CONDOLENCES TO Mrs. Daphne Whitely on the death of her aunt, Orpah Johnson. Also to Mr. Everton Williams on the death of his brother.

You are reminded of the MOTHER'S UNION TAKE-OUT LUNCH on sale in the Old Court House on Friday of this week. 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Contribution $300.00.

The Supper Committee is making arrangements for our ANNUAL SUPPER scheduled for FRIDAY NOVEMBER 18, 2005. In 2004 we failed to meet our target of $1,000,000. Let us endeavour to achieve this year's target as well as the shortfall for 2004. We can, through our collective efforts, meet this challenge by purchasing tickets and making donations in cash and kind. Advertising contracts are also available from the church office.

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Today's Services

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

6:30 a.m. HOLY EUCHARIST
7:30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST & SERMON
Introit 471
Old Testament Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32
[Professor Ivor Crandon]
Psalm 25:3-9 [New BCP page 497]
Epistle Phillipians2:1-13
[Mrs. Thelma Senior]
Gradual 314
Gospel Matthew 21: 28-32
Sermon [Rt. Rev. Dr. Robert Thompson]
Intercession B [New BCP page 107]
Offertory God is here / 400
Communion 412. 414, 419
Recessional 256
9:45 a.m. HOLY BAPTISM, FAMILY EUCHARIST & SERMON
Introit 471
Old Testament Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32
[Brandon Mighty]
Psalm 25:3-9 [New BCP page 497]
Epistle Phillipians2:1-13
[Dayna Nelson]
Gradual 314
Gospel Matthew 21: 28-32
Sermon [Rt. Rev. Dr. Robert Thompson]
Hymn for the Baptism 424
Intercession B [New BCP page 107]
Offertory God is here
Communion 435, 411
Recessional 256
6:00 p.m. HOLY EUCHARIST & SERMON
Introit 216
Epistle Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32
Psalm 25:3-9 [New BCP page 497]
Gradual 326
Gospel Matthew 21: 28-32
Sermon [Rt. Rev. Dr. Robert Thompson]
Offertory 412
Communion  
Recessional 379

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This Week at St. Andrew's

Monday
September 26

5:30 p.m.

Bible Study

Tuesday
September 27

9:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
Mother's Union
Wednesday
September 28
6:30 a.m.
12:00 noon


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

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

Reception Committee
Grief Support Group
Adult Confirmation Class

Thursday
September 29
9:00 a.m.


5:30 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
(Feast of St. Michael & All Angels)

Senior Choir Rehearsal
Friday
September 30
9:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
Junior Confirmation Class
Saturday
October 1
10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
Brotherhood of St. Andrew
Little Brothers of St. Andrew
Youth Choir Rehearsal
Youth Fellowship

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