Sunday Bulletin

Twenty First Sunday after Pentecost (Year A)
Sunday, October 9, 2005

In this Bulletin ...

That they may love one another
We Gather at your Table Lord
Today's Services
This Week at St. Andrew's

My Dear Friends,

The psalmist wrote, "How shall I repay the Lord for all the good things he has done for me? I will lift up the cup of salvation and call upon the name of the Lord….I will offer you the sacrifice of thanksgiving and call upon the name of the Lord." (Psalm 116)

All of us who shared in the events of the past week involving Bishop Riah feel truly blessed. The Bishop in Jerusalem was invited by our former Rector on behalf of the 340th Anniversary Committee, to share in this year's celebration. As we listened to Bishop Riah on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, we were truly thankful that he was the one chosen to share with us this year.

Reconciliation has been a recurring theme these last two weeks, and how we greatly need this in our country today. It is not only for Jerusalem that we need to pursue the path of peace and reconciliation. Bishop Riah's passion for peace in his homeland and birthplace of our Lord must be instructive to us. We need to be just as passionate about the need for peace and reconciliation in Jamaica. We cannot continue sending our sons and daughters to school in fear that they might return dead or raped, or not return at all. We cannot continue going to sleep in fear that our houses might be firebombed as a part of some ridiculous battle for turf among gangs. We need to be passionate about finding a way forward in Jamaica today. We need to challenge our leaders to stop feathering their political nests and start working together for a solution to this crisis. May God in Christ strengthen us and inspire us to do so.

The text of Bishop Riah's lecture is on our website and copies are available from the church office. LOVE TV will rebroadcast an interview with the Bishop on Monday at 7:00 p.m.

We extend a warm welcome to our visitors worshipping with us today, and pray for an outpouring of God's mercy, peace and love on all of us.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

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That they may love one another

Father in heaven, form in us the likeness of your Son
and deepen his life within us.
Send us as witnesses of gospel joy into a world
of fragile peace and broken promises.
Touch the hearts of all men with your love that
they in turn may love one another.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

"Every Day we Praise You"
Catholic Book Publishing Co.

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We Gather at your Table Lord

We gather at your table Lord, because You bid us come.
Our lives, though scattered through the week, we now unite as one.
Before us is the bread, the wine, prepare our souls to eat.
Come join us by your Spirit, Lord, and make the feast complete.

Remind us of our sacred past, our roots in Israel's soil.
Refresh us with Your presence now as through today we toil,
And point us towards the future, Lord, Your kingdom we would know
And for our friends around us here, our hearts in love would grow.

We gather as Your people, Lord; You call and we must heed.
Our power by itself is weak, it is Your strength we need.
Your Spirit dwells within our hearts; Your voice speaks loud and clear,
And fill us with your power and might as we assemble here.

Into the world again we take Your covenant of grace
Refreshed by taking time to pause from our own selfish pace.
May love be ours and overflow that all the world may see,
That You will be our holy God, and Your people we will be.

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Today's Services

Twenty First Sunday after Pentecost

(Corporate for Mother's Union)
Introit 40
Old Testament Isaiah 25:1-9
[Mrs. Ina Robinson]
Psalm 23 [New BCP page 495]
Epistle Phill. 4:4-13
[Mrs. Blossom Williams]
Gradual 226 [Children leave for Sunday School]
Gospel Matthew 22:1-14
Sermon [Rev. Edward Jennings]
Intercession C [New BCP page 108]
Offertory "We gather at Your table, Lord"
Communion 396, 387, 418, 419
Recessional 356
Processional 40
Venite [New BCP page 36]
Psalm 23 [New BCP page 495]
First Reading Isaiah 25:1-9
Benedictus [New BCP page 40]
Second Reading Matthew 22:1-14
Hymn 226
Sermon [Rev. Edward Jennings]
Hymns 310, 356
Introit 444
Old Testament Isaiah 25:1-9
Psalm 23 [New BCP page 495]
Gradual 201
Gospel Matthew 22:1-14
Sermon [Rev. Robert McLean]
Hymn for Baptism 426
Offertory 413
Communion 411
Recessional 26

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This Week at St. Andrew's

October 10

5:30 p.m.

Bible Study

October 11

9:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
Girls' Home Committee
St, Andrew Settlement Committee
October 12
6:30 a.m.
4:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m.

Holy Eucharist
Care Centre Committee
Grief Support Group
Adult Confirmation Class
St. Clement's Committee in Kencot

October 13
5:30 p.m.
Senior Choir Rehearsal
October 14
9:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
Junior Confirmation Class
October 15
11:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
Little Brothers of St. Andrew
Youth Choir Rehearsal
Youth Fellowship

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