Sunday Bulletin

Twenty Sixth Sunday after Pentecost (Year A)
Sunday, November 13, 2005

In this Bulletin ...

Where Eternal Streams Abide
Parish News
Today's Services
This Week at St. Andrew's

My Dear Friends,

Isn't it a secure feeling to be in the shelter of the Lord? One who is under his wings feels no fear. There is no terror that can afflict us. We so often get sucked into the national anxiety that threatens to overwhelm us. These anxieties are grounded in very real, everyday experiences of rising costs, traffic fatalities and murders. But when we know we are in his shelter; when we know Him to be our refuge, it is amazing the strength He gives us to persevere. The cloudy days are fleeting, the shadows of life do not make us hopeless, because "there breaks a yet more glorious day." Such is the confidence of the children of the day.

Last weekend was a very inspiring and encouraging experience. We found the atmosphere and discussions at the Annual Business Retreat quite electrifying. The whole life of the church was the focus of our reflections. We discussed four main areas, namely: Worship and Congregational Development; Outreach; Property; Finance and Administration. The sharing of both the former Rector and the incumbent in that experience touched us deeply. Their participation made us feel like one big family and suggested new possibilities for growth and change.

In addition to this wonderful experience, we also shared in the service for the inauguration of the Deanery of the Municipality of Portmore. This is the first time in quite a while since we have had such a service in the Diocese. It was a historic moment, which symbolized the beginning of a more extensive mission in our diocese. May we be servants who will make good use of these opportunities.

We extend a warm welcome to all those visiting with us today and pray that our lives will be enriched as we experience God's abundant grace.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

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Where Eternal Streams Abide

WE NEVER KNOW WHERE GOD HAS HIDDEN HIS STREAMS.
WE SEE A LARGE STONE AND HAVE NO IDEA THAT IT COVERS A SPRING.
WE SEE A ROCKY AREA AND NEVER IMAGINE THAT IT IS HIDING A FOUNTAIN.
GOD LEADS ME INTO HARD AND DIFFICULT PLACES,
AND IT IS THERE I REALIZE
I AM WHERE ETERNAL STREAMS ABIDE.

From: Streams in the Desert
Charles Cowman

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Parish News

MEMORIALS and MILESTONES

CONGRATULATIONS to Mrs. Inez Powell who celebrated her 86th birthday on November 8. Also to Mrs. Ivy Levy who is 90 years old today.

We express our CONDOLENCES to the family of Marnel Thompson who died on November 5. Funeral service will be on Friday, November 18 at 11:00 a.m.

We are all invited to the annual Joint Fellowship Group Service to be held next Sunday, November 20 at 6:00 p.m. Special focus will be on the new Region of Kingston and its Suffragan Bishop, The Rt. Rev. Dr. Robert Thompson.

We are also invited to the Kingston and St. Andrew Sunday School Area Council Annual Pre Christmas Bazaar and Fun Affair at the Church Hall, Ellesmere Road on Saturday, November 26, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We are appealing for your full support.

REMEMBER OUR ANNUAL SUPPER ON FRIDAY OF THIS WEEK. WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR SUPPORT AND PARTICIPATION.

Diocesan Youth Rally 2005 will be on Saturday, November 19 at the Church of the Conversion of St. Paul, Greater Portmore. The theme will be "Respond to God's Call... Celebrate Life!" The service begins at 8:30 a.m.

The St. Clement's Mission in Kencot invites us to their Harvest Festival next Sunday, November 20, 6:30 p.m.

OUR ANNUAL GIFT DAY WILL BE ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20.

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Today's Services

Twenty Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

6:30 a.m. HOLY EUCHARIST
7:30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST & SERMON
(Music setting by Beryl Donaldson)
Introit 300
Old Testament Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18
[Miss Zadah Tulloch]
Psalm 90 [BCP Page 587]
Refrain: "Lord you have been
our refuge from one generation
to the next
"
Epistle 1 Thessalonians 5:1-10
[Mrs. Karlene Jennings]
Gradual 253 [Children leave for Sunday School]
Gospel Matthew 25:14-15, 19-29
Sermon Rev. Robert McLean
Intercession G [BCP page 118]
Offertory 165
Communion 388, 361, 413, 419
Recessional 303
9:45 a.m. MORNING PRAYER & SERMON
Processional 174
Venite [BCP page 36]
Psalm 90 [BCP Page 587]
First Reading Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18
Benedictus [BCP page 40]
Second Reading Matthew 25:14-15, 19-29
Hymn 205
Sermon Rev. Robert McLean
Hymns 361, 307
6:00 p.m. HOLY EUCHARIST & SERMON
Introit 249
Old Testament Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18
Psalm 90 [BCP Page 587]
Gradual 205
Gospel Matthew 25:14-15; 19-29
Sermon Rev. Robert McLean
Offertory 397
Recessional 311

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This Week at St. Andrew's

Monday
November 14

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

Bible Study
Finance Committee

Tuesday
November 15

9:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist
Wednesday
November 16
6:30 a.m.
12:00 noon


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

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

Grief Support Group
Confirmation Class for Adults

Thursday
November 17
5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
Senior Choir Rehearsal
Church Committee
Friday
November 18
9:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
Confirmation Class for Juniors
Saturday
November 19
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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