Sunday Bulletin

Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany (Year B)
Sunday, February 12, 2006

In this Bulletin ...

Peace
Parish News
Prayers Of Intercession
Sing to God New Songs of Worship
Today's Services
This Week at St. Andrew's

Beloved Friends,

The celebration of a new ministry in the life of a church is a significant event in its witness. The Service of Admission last Sunday has been described by many as a rich experience in which the whole congregation present was moved by the Holy Spirit as we worshipped together.

The signs of the times are an indication of the state of the church. Our worship and praise as expressed through the music and hymns of that service are signs which identify the spiritual health of our congregation here at St Andrew's. The quality of our worship is a reflection of our desire to give to our Lord adoration, for He is worthy to receive the praise of our hearts. As we open ourselves in praise to God, we experience the inner transformation of the indwelling presence of God, the Holy Spirit. In our encounter with God's presence, we are gradually changed and shaped to become what God intends; NEW persons in Jesus Christ.

The gifts we offer in our worship are in response to what God has done for us collectively and individually. As we make that response of adoration and gratitude, we present our resources which have been given to us by God, "this bread, this wine, this money." Along with these gifts we offer ourselves, our lives and our work to be transformed by the Holy Spirit and to be used by Jesus Christ our Lord.

Professor C H. Dodd declares,

"Christian worship does not begin with a surge of joyous or
exalted feelings which carries a man out of himself into the
regions of spiritual bliss
"

Worship begins in the presence of the crucified one, Christ, and under the mercy and grace of God. The action of God who rescues us from sin and death demonstrates God's love for us.(Read Romans 5:8-11). What does this amazing love demand of us?" What does it demand of you? It "demands my soul, my life, my all." (A&M 108 v.4)

Please permit me to express my sincere gratitude to all members of the congregation who gave of their time and talent and thus helped to make that Service the true worship experience which it was; the Choirs, soloists, organists and other musicians, the Servers, Clergy, those who decorated the church, who did the typesetting of the Order of Service, the arranging of the reception and indeed all who attended, for without the presence of the faithful our witness would be in vain.

This morning, during the 7:30 Eucharist, the members of the newly elected Church Committee will be commissioned.

There will be no Eucharist on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week as Clergy Conference 2006 convenes tomorrow, February 13 at the Runaway Bay HEART Hotel and continues until Thursday.

We express our condolences to Mr. John Isaacs on the death of his brother Henry. Also to Mrs. Isolyn Petgrave on the death of her brother Vincent Williams.

We extend a warm welcome to all our visitors. Special welcome to the Management and Staff of the Legal Firm of Rattray, Patterson, Rattray who are worshipping with us at the 7:30 Eucharist as they commemorate their 25th Anniversary.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

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Peace

Peace is the
Fairest form
of
happiness

William Ellery Channing
(1780 - 1842)

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Parish News

MEMORIALS and MILESTONES

We express our condolences to Mr. John Isaacs on the death of his brother Henry.

Condolences also to Mrs. Isolyn Petgrave on the death of her brother Vincent Williams.

The Annual General Meeting of Church Women United will be held on Saturday, February 18, 9:00 a.m. at Kingsgate United Church, 49 Hope Road, Kingston 10. Lunches will be on sale.

The St. Clement.s Mission Development Centre invites us to their Citizens' Forum on Friday, February 17, 6:00 p.m. at the Development Centre, 2 Crescent Road, Kencot.

We are reminded that the annual Youth Retreat will be held at the Church Hall on Friday March 3 and Saturday March 4, 2006 The Retreat for Adults will be at the Hillcrest Diocesan Retreat Centre , Brown's Town, Friday March 10 to Sunday March 12. Cost per person: $4,000 double occupancy.

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Prayers Of Intercession

Leader: Lord, we pray for your church, broken by divisions, separated into factions, fallen into disunity.
We pray that it may overcome inborn prejudice, and historic animosity, that we may discover a new unity, a new interdependence.
We pray for all who are striving to bring together those that are divided.
Lord, we come to you.
All: You alone can make us whole.
Leader: We pray for the troubled areas of our world:
peoples broken by tyranny and oppression,
societies fractured by violence and suspicion,
nations torn apart by greed and by war;
for all suffering through political divisions or racial hatred,
for all who suffer through ancient suspicions and false fears.
We pray for lepers and for social outcasts.
Lord, we come to you.
All: You alone can make us whole.
Leader: We give you thanks for the wholeness and the wholesomeness you offer through a loving family life, through being loved and accepted.
We pray for families where there is a breakdown of love or trust,
for homes under stress, for all separated from loved ones.
Lord, we come to you.
All: You alone can make us whole.
Leader: We pray for all who are shunned because of their illness or colour.
We remember all who are disfigured or whose bodies are distorted.
We pray for the physically disabled, those with AIDS, all who are mentally challenged
and for all who are working for their acceptance and well-being.
Lord, we come to you.
All: You alone can make us whole.
Leader: We give thanks for your redeeming love, for all who have been healed and restored in your kingdom, all who for the first time rejoice in the fullness of life.
In your kingdom may we share with them in health and in wholeness.
Lord, we come to you.
All: You alone can make us whole.
All: Praise and thanksgiving to you, O Lord,
for you forgive our sins and heal all our infirmities;
you are our Redeemer and save our lives from destruction.
All that is within me praises your holy Name;
through Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.

Amen.

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Sing to God New Songs of Worship

Sing to God new songs of worship
all his deeds are marvellous;
he has brought salvation to us
with his hand and holy arm:
he has shown to all the nations
righteousness and saving power,
he recalled his truth and mercy
to his people Israel.

Sing to God new songs of worship
earth has seen his victory;
let the lands of earth be joyful
praising him with thankfulness:
sound upon the harp his praises,
play to him with melody;
let the trumpets sound his triumph,
show your joy to God the king!

Sing to God new songs of worship
let the sea now make a noise;
all on earth and in the waters
sound your praises to the Lord:
let the hills be joyful together,
let the rivers clap their hands,
for with righteousness and justice
he will come to judge the earth.

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Today's Services

Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

6:30 a.m. HOLY EUCHARIST
7:30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST & SERMON
Introit Sing to God new songs of worship
Old Testament 2 Kings 5: 1-15b
[Mr. Y. P. Seaton]
Psalm 42 : 1-7 [BCP page 521]
(ALL STAND)
Epistle 1 Corinthians 9: 24-27
[Miss Tamara Francis]
Gradual 196 [Children leave for Sunday School]
Gospel Mark 1: 40-45
Sermon Rev. Major Sirrano Kitson
The Prayers of Intercession  
Offertory 304
Communion 387, 493, 395
Recessional 208
9:45 a.m. MORNING PRAYER & SERMON
Processional Sing to God new songs of worship
Venite [BCP page 36]
Psalm 42 [BCP page 521]
(Refrain) As the deer pants for the water;
so my soul longs after you.
All sit- No Gloria
First Lesson 2 Kings 5: 1-15b
Benedictus [BCP page 40]
Second Lesson Mark 1: 40-45
Hymn 196
Sermon Rev. Major Sirrano Kitson
Hymns 304, 208
6:00 p.m. HOLY EUCHARIST & SERMON
Introit Sing to God new songs of worship
Old Testament 2 Kings 5: 1-15b
Psalm 42 : 1-7 [BCP page 521]
Gradual 196
Gospel Mark 1: 40-45
Sermon Rev Robert McLean
Offertory 304
Communion  
Recessional 208

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This Week at St. Andrew's

Monday
February 13

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

Bible Study
Finance Committee

Tuesday
February 14

5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
Home for Girls Committee
St. Andrew Settlement
Wednesday
February 15
12:00 noon


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

Mid-day Devotions
(Webster Memorial United Church)

Grief Support Group
Young Adults' Bible Study

Thursday
February 16
5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
Senior Choir Rehearsal
Church Committee
Friday
February 17
9:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
Confirmation Class for Juniors
Saturday
February 18
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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