Sunday Bulletin

Third Sunday after the Epiphany (Year B)
Sunday, January 22, 2006

In this Bulletin ...

Baptism
Parish News
Prayers Of Intercession
I will sing the Wondrous Story
Today's Services
This Week at St. Andrew's

Beloved Friends,

Through the ages, the Sacrament of Baptism has been the Church's rite of initiation into the body of Christ. It is the primary Sacrament which permits us to access the other sacraments, particularly, Confirmation and the Holy Eucharist. In Baptism we are incorporated into Christ so that we can share in the Divine life of God. We are grafted into Christ and made Christ's own.

As Jesus passed through life and death into the Father's glory, he opened the pathway for all humanity. This act of Jesus allows us to enter the Kingdom of God, and to be beneficiaries of his saving grace. It is Christ's life of faith, lived in obedience to the Father's will, which is described as the faith of the Church. We as the Church, a community of Jesus' disciples, have made the faith of Jesus our own having identified through baptism with Christ's suffering, death and glory.

By baptism we were buried with Christ and laid dead, in order that as Christ was raised from the dead in the splendor of the Father, so also we might set our feet on the new path of life. (Romans 6:4)

The Christian life and faith is not something that we do for God, it is God's spirit working in and through us which enables us to be transformed for his glory.

The practice of infant baptism takes place in the context in which great emphasis is placed on the corporate nature of our faith. (Mark 2: 1- 5) It is the commitment of the parents and the Godparents to nurture the seed of faith, so that it will blossom in due time and bear the fruit of the Spirit. The community of faith, the Church, pledges itself to provide the nurturing atmosphere of worship, instruction and formation for the child to grow into the faith into which he or she was baptised. Baptism, however, is not a right, it is a Divine privilege for the children of faithful and practicing Christians who are committed to the Lord, and who promise to raise their child in the faith.

I look forward to your full participation at our Congregational meeting next Sunday January 29, 2006 at 9:30 a.m.

The following members have been nominated for election to the Church Committee:

Clergy's Nominees:

Ms. Greta Bogues
  • Training Consultant
Mrs. Andrea Chin See
  • Management Consultant
Mrs. Berl Francis
  • Managing Director
Mr. Brian Goldson
  • Chartered Quantity Surveyor
Mr. Lloyd Gooden
  • Accountant/Church's Treasurer
Mr. Tony Patel
  • Broadcaster
Mrs. Joy Pilgrim
  • Exec. Asst. to the Vice Chancellor UWI
Ms. Catherine Williamson
  • Teacher

Those nominated by the Congregation are:

Mr. George Briggs
  • Consultant, Office of the Prime Minister
Dr. Nigel Elliott
  • Veterinary Surgeon/Youth Director
Mr. Douglas Folkes
  • Banker
Mr. Frank James
  • Accountant/SynodRep/St. Clements Mission
Dr. Lucien Jones
  • Medical Practioner
Mrs. Jacqueline Mighty
  • Financial Controller/Sunday School Teacher
Mr. Owen Streete
  • Accountant/Girl's Home Committee
Miss Yolande Whitely
  • Attorney at Law/Youth Choir

We extend a warm welcome to all our visitors and pray for God's continued blessings during this week.

Yours in Christ,

Back to Top

Baptism

"Baptism is the sign of new life through Jesus Christ.
It unites the one baptised with Christ and with his people.

Baptism means participating in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Baptism is both God's gift and our human response to that gift."

Baptism Eucharist and Ministry
W.C.C. Geneva, 1982.

Back to Top

Parish News

MEMORIALS and MILESTONES

CONDOLENCE. We express our condolences to the family of Mr. Peter Samuel who died recently in the U.S.A.. Mr. Samuel was for many years an active member of our Church Committee and played a supportive role in the life of the Church during the administration of the late Canon Herman Spence.

The Service of Admission for our new Rector will be on Sunday, February 5, 2006 commencing at 4:00 p.m.

The annual Youth Retreat will be held at the Church Hall on Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4, 2006 and the Retreat for Adults will be at the Hillcrest Diocesan Retreat Centre, Browns Town from Friday, March 10 to Sunday, March 12, 2006. Further details will be available in due course.

The Anglican Diocese of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands presents a GALA DINNER to launch The Anglican Teacher Education Fund, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel on Friday, February 3, 2006, 7:00 p.m. Contribution: $3,500. Tickets are available from the church office.

The Glenmuir High School Concert Choir invites us to their Gala Recital on Sunday, February 5, 2006, 5:00 p.m. at the University Chapel, Mona. Contribution: $600. R.S.V.P. Justin Whyte telephone 970-2040 or 347-0138 (cell.)

The Kingston Parish Church presents Internationally Renowned Concert Organist Jennifer Bate in Recital on Sunday, January 29, 2006 at 4:00 p.m. Contribution: $1,000. Tickets available from the church office.

ANNUAL SUPPER. Payment for some tickets are still outstanding. Please make your returns NOW as we are anxious to finalise this account.

Back to Top

Prayers Of Intercession

As God is moved by the sincerity of our repentance, so too God is pleased by the faithfulness of our prayers. Let us offer our prayers to God saying: In your mercy,
All: HEAR US, LORD.
Leader: You have called us, O God, to follow you. Give us the grace to listen to your call, to lay aside the things of this world, and take up your cross and follow you. In your mercy,
All: HEAR US, LORD.
Leader: You have sent us, O God, into the world to tell the story of your love and faithfulness. Give us as your disciples a holy zeal for the proclamation of the gospel in this place and in our communities. In your mercy,
All: HEAR US, LORD.
Leader: You have called, O God, persons of varieties of gifts to serve your church. Bless, we pray, the ministries of musicians and artists, scholars and writers, pastors and teachers, that their work enrich our common life and offer us a glimpse of the life to come. In your mercy,
All: HEAR US, LORD.
Leader: You gave life, O God, for us and for all people. We remember before you those who are sick [especially…], those who mourn [especially ….], and those who rejoice [especially….]. As you have reached out to us in love, so inspire us to be present to those we have named before you. In your mercy,
All:

HEAR US, LORD.

(Silence may be kept)

All: As we are faithful in prayer, O God, so make us faithful in following you, that loving and serving you all the days of our lives, we may know the joy of the resurrection and may look with longing for your coming in power; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
AMEN

Back to Top

I will Sing the Wondrous Story

I will sing the wondrous story
Of the Christ who died for me;
How He left his home in glory
For the cross of Calvary:

Refrain:
Yes, I'll sing the wondrous story
Of the Christ who died for me,
Sing it with the saints in glory,
Gathered by the crystal sea.

I was lost, but Jesus found me,
Found the sheep that went astray,
Threw his loving arms around me,
Drew me back into His way.
Refrain

I was bruised but Jesus healed me,
Faint was I from many a fall:
Sight was gone, and fears possessed me
But he freed me from them all
Refrain

Days of sadness still come o'er me,
Sorrow's path I often tread,
But the Saviour still is with me;
By His hand I'm safely led.
Refrain

Back to Top

Today's Services

Third Sunday after the Epiphany

6:30 a.m. HOLY EUCHARIST
7:30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST & SERMON
Introit 174
Old Testament Jeremiah 3: 21-4 :2
[Mrs. Ina Robinson]
Psalm 130 [BCP page 646]
(Refrain) With the Lord there is mercy and fullness
of redemption. All sit - No Gloria.
Epistle 1 Corinthians 7: 17-23
[Mr. Dennis Rainford]
Gradual 80
Gospel Mark 1: 14-20
Sermon Rev. Fr. Robert McLean
The Prayers of Intercession  
Offertory I Will Sing The Wondrous Story
Communion 390, 385
Recessional 267
9:45 a.m. FAMILY EUCHARIST, SERMON & BAPTISM
Introit 174
Old Testament Jeremiah 3: 21-4 :2
[Jason Ewer]
Psalm 130 [BCP page 646]
(Refrain) With the Lord there is mercy and fullness
of redemption. All sit - No Gloria.
Epistle 1 Corinthians 7: 17-23
[Shannon Stephenson]
Gradual 80
Gospel Mark 1: 14-20
Sermon Rev. Fr. Robert McLean
Hymn for the Baptism 444
Act of Baptism [BCP page 273]
Offertory I Will Sing The Wondrous Story
Recessional 267
6:00 p.m. HOLY EUCHARIST & SERMON
Introit 221
Old Testament Jeremiah 3: 21-4: 2
Psalm 130 [BCP page 646]
Gradual 327
Gospel Mark 1: 14-20
Sermon Rev. Fr. Edward Jennings
Offertory 397
Communion  
Recessional 33

Back to Top

This Week at St. Andrew's

Monday
January 23

5:30 p.m.

Bible Study

Tuesday
January 24

9:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist
Wednesday
January 25
6:30 a.m.



12:00 noon


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

Holy Eucharist
(Feast of the Conversion of
St. Paul the Apostle
)

Mid-day Devotions
(Webster Memorial United Church)

Grief Support Group
Reception Committee
Confirmation Class for Adults

Thursday
January 26
9:00 a.m.


5:30 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
(Feast of Timothy and Titus)

Senior Choir Rehearsal
Friday
January 27
9:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
Confirmation Class for Juniors
Saturday
January 28
11:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
Little Brothers of St. Andrew
Youth Choir Rehearsal
Youth Fellowship

Back to Top
Page last updated: January 21, 2006
For all questions and issues related to this site, please email us at standrewch@cwjamaica.com.

Copyright © 2004 - 2006, St. Andrew Parish Church