Sunday Bulletin

Feast of The Holy Name (Year B)
New Year's Day
Sunday, January 1, 2006

In this Bulletin ...

Collect - The Holy Name
Parish News
Prayer Of Intercession
Today's Services
This Week at St. Andrew's

Beloved Friends,

The dawn of a New Year is a sign of a new beginning and an opportune time for assessing where we are on our pilgrimage and what may be the new path which the Lord wills for us to walk. For me, as the twenty-first Rector of this Cure, it is a recommitment to Parish Ministry, the locus of worship, renewal, and the activities which enable the people of God to pursue the mission of God and to do the work of ministry. As we face this New Year filled with anxiety, yet with hope, we look back on the past year giving praise to God for what He has been to us and giving thanks to God for what He has done for us.

The celebration of our 340th year of witness enabled us to look at our Church and that which we have achieved by God's guiding over these many years. The worship and life of the Church, the mission and ministry, Christian education and stewardship are different means which have facilitated and fostered our commitment to be the incarnate presence of God among his people. Our nation is in need of persons and organizations with integrity of intention, who seek to act in the interest of the people of Jamaica and not in their own self-interest. At St. Andrew's we have a proven track record, "a goodly heritage", which is exhibited through our outreach projects; the outward expression of a spirituality which is rooted in God, and grounded in the Sacrament.

This year will present many challenges to us, individually and as a community. Yet, St Andrew Parish Church will continue to be an oasis in the busy hub of Kingston's metropolis, as we journey together seeking to build that which Jesus lived and died for; the Kingdom of His Father. We too seek to build that Kingdom, which God has established through His Son, with our time, our abilities and our resources. As we recommit ourselves to that task of witness and service, may we find new expressions of our faith in action whilst we make that closer walk with Christ.

In accordance with our tradition of many years, we welcome the Rt. Rev. & Hon. Alfred C. Reid D.D. and Mrs. Reid to our New Year service, and thank the Lord Bishop for being our celebrant and preacher.

On behalf of Denise, Matthew, Timothy, Rachel and for myself, may I express sincere gratitude to you all for your warm welcome into the family of St. Andrew Parish Church.

Yours in Christ,

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Collect - The Holy Name, January 1

Eternal Father, you gave to your incarnate Son the holy name of Jesus to be the sign of our salvation: Plant in every heart, we pray, the love of Him who is the Saviour of the world, our Lord Jesus Christ;
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

BCP page 159

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Parish News

MEMORIALS and MILESTONES

Flowers at the foot of the altar are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Winston Anderson by his wife Enid and their children.

We express our condolences to the families of Handel Palmer, a former member of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, and Alice Grant, one of our shut-in members, who died recently. Funeral services will be held for Handel Palmer on January 4, 11:00 a.m. and for Alice Grant on January 5 at 11:00 a.m.

NEW DAYLIGHT Bible Reading notes for January to April, 2006 are available from the church office.

HOLY BAPTISM will be administered next Sunday, January 8, The Baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ, during the 7:30 a.m. Service.

THE ANGLICAN TEACHER EDUCATION FUND was recently established to provide financial assistance to Anglican students in Teacher Training Colleges across the Island. A fund raising drive to raise Ten Million Dollars for this project will be launched at a Banquet to be held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel on Friday February 3, 2006 with the Prime Minister of Jamaica as the Guest Speaker. Contribution per person is $5,000 and we encourage you to support this worthy cause. Two students are already enrolled at Church Teachers College for the academic year 2005-2006.

The Holy Eucharist will be celebrated on Tuesday of this week at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday at 6:30 a.m. and on Friday (Feast of the Epiphany) at 5:30 p.m.

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Prayer Of Intercession

The Holy Name of our Lord Jesus Christ

Leader: The good news of incarnation shows dramatically God's love for a fallen world. Let us pray to the God of wonder, saying:
All: Lord, hear our prayer.
Leader: For the church, the Diocese of Jamaica, our Bishops - Alfred, Harold, Howard and Robert, St. Andrew Parish church family those who bare the name Christian here and throughout the world, let us pray to the Lord.
All: Lord, hear our prayer.
Leader: For God's blessing of peace upon all nations, especially Jamaica and our inner city communities, and upon all who dwell therein, let us pray to the Lord.
All: Lord, hear our prayer.
Leader: For those who rejoice during this holiday season: friends, relatives and neighbours, generous givers and gracious receivers, let us pray to the Lord.
All: Lord, hear our prayer.
Leader: For those who mourn during this holiday season, the grief-stricken and the despondent, the lonely and the forgotten, ( especially N..) let us pray to the Lord.
All: Lord, hear our prayer.
Leader: For all who find life harsh, those without home or shelter, those without food or clothing, let us pray to the Lord.
All: Lord, hear our prayer.
Leader:

For those who have gone before us, family, friends and neighbours, mighty saints and repentant sinners, let us pray to the Lord.

(Silence may be kept)

All: As shepherds were astonished by your marvels, O God, so too do we stand in awe of your goodness. Be merciful to us today in our need that we may learn to be your compassion in our world. We ask this through Christ the Lord. Amen.

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Today's Services

Feast of the Holy Name

11:00 p.m.
New Year's
Eve
SUNG EUCHARIST & SERMON
Introit 60
Old Testament Exodus 34:1- 8
[Miss Greta Bogues]
Psalm 8 ( refrain) "How great is your name -
O Lord our God through all the earth.
"
Epistle Romans 1: 1-7
[Miss Lynnette Mightly]
Gradual 539
Gospel Luke 2: 15 - 21
Sermon Rev. Fr. Edward Jennings
Intercession  
Offertory The First Noel
Communion 390, 412, 415, 419
Recessional 311
6:30 a.m.
New Year's
Day
HOLY EUCHARIST
8:00 a.m.
New Year's
Day
SUNG EUCHARIST & SERMON
(Corporate for Church Committee)
Processional 365
Old Testament Exodus 34:1- 8
Psalm 8 ( refrain only following vss 5, 7, 9
"O Lord our governor, how exalted is your
Name in all the world !
"
New Testament Romans 1: 1-7
Gradual 196
Gospel Luke 2: 15 - 21
Sermon Rt. Rev. Dr. Alfred Reid
The Prayers of Intercession  
Offertory Great Is Thy Faithfulness
Communion 395, 189, Jesus Name above All;
We are standing; 419
Recessional 72
6:00 p.m. HOLY EUCHARIST & SERMON
Introit 248
Old Testament Exodus 34: 1 - 8
Psalm 8
Gradual 192
Gospel Luke 2: 15 - 21
Sermon Rev. Fr. Edward Jennings
Offertory 412
Communion 415, 419
Recessional 196

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This Week at St. Andrew's

Tuesday
January 3

9:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist
Wednesday
January 4
6:30 a.m.

Holy Eucharist

Friday
January 6
5:30 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
Feast of the Epiphany

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