Sunday Bulletin

Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany (Year B)
Sunday, February 19, 2006

In this Bulletin ...

Turn in faith to God
Parish News
The Collect
Today's Services
This Week at St. Andrew's

Beloved Friends,

The visible Church is described as a congregation of faithful men and women in which the pure word of God is proclaimed as Gospel. The Sacraments are celebrated and ministered as the congregation witnesses by faith to the life, death, resurrection and ascension of our Lord as the way to salvation.

The Church is a community with a peculiar identity. It has a unique message of God which states that God loves humanity and creation and offers the opportunity for growth, healing and transformation (John 3:16). The task of the worshipping community; the church, is for its members to constantly renew our relationship with God. This renewal comes through worship and prayer. The worship activity takes on a celebratory atmosphere in which we experience and encounter God, as Jacob did at Bethel (Genesis 28:10-17), and Isaiah did in the Temple of the Lord (Isaiah 6:1-8).

The worship of the Church through the action and fellowship of the Holy Spirit affects the corporate as well as the individual, as we are drawn to the doxa - the glory of God. It is this glory that we see in the face and character of Jesus Christ who transmitted through his words and life, God's love and mercy for us, frail and unworthy as we are (2 Cor.4:5-6).

Ours is the responsibility to express the faith of the Church which has been shaped by the scriptures. The faith which we express is not our personal preserve; it is the faith of Christ who lived in obedience to the Father. "I seek to do not my own will, but the will of Him who sent me" (John 5:30b) It is our duty as the baptized disciples of Christ, to practice and pass on the faith. Can we as Christians express what we have not experienced and made our own?

We express with a passion what we believe by trust and faith. Our faith or belief comes from what we have received, claimed as our own and validated by our personal and collective encounter with the God of Jesus Christ.

CONDOLENCES We express our condolences to the families of Miss Elsie Sayle, Miss Pearl Williams and Mrs. Rita Girvan. Funeral service for Miss Sayle is scheduled for Wednesday 22nd February at 2:30 p.m. and for Miss Williams on Thursday, February 23 at 1:30 p.m.

We extend a warm welcome to all our visitors. Special welcome to the Management and staff of United Way of Jamaica who are worshipping with us at 7:30 this morning as they commemorate twenty (20) years of service to our country. We thank them and pray for God's continued blessings on us all.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

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Turn in faith to God

When we stop looking at whatever troubles us,
and turn in faith to God, the source of good, the
difficulty disappears and a new condition takes its
place.

William A. Clough

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Parish News

MEMORIALS and MILESTONES

CONDOLENCES: We express our condolences to the families of Miss Elsie Sayle, Miss Pearl Williams and Mrs. Rita Girvan. Funeral service for Miss Sayle is scheduled for Wednesday 22nd February at 2:30 p.m. and for Miss Williams on Thursday, February 23 at 1:30 p.m.

Registration forms for Youth and Adult Retreats are available from the church office:

  • Youth Retreat March 3 & 4 at the Church Hall, Ellesmere Road
  • Adult Retreat, March 10 to 12 at Hillcrest Retreat Centre, Browns Town.
    Cost per person: $4,000 double occupancy.

The St. Clement's Committee will be hosting a BRUNCH on Sunday, February 26, 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Old Court House. Contribution: $350.00. PLEASE SUPPORT THIS WORTHY CAUSE.

Shut-In Members

  • Eric Aarons
  • Alwyn Gatherer
  • Myrtle Osbourne
  • Ken Peart
  • Inez Powell
  • Minetta Smith

Sick

  • Muffett Barry
  • Marlene Excell
  • Lloyd Facey
  • Vera Harris
  • Bob McKenzie
  • Jean Tilley
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The Collect - Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

O Lord, you have taught us that without love whatever we do
is worth nothing: Send your Holy Spirit and pour into our
hearts your greatest gift, which is love, the true bond of
peace and of all virtue, without which whoever loves is
accounted dead before you. Grant this for the sake of
your only Son Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
Amen.

[BCP page 162]


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Today's Services

Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

6:30 a.m. HOLY EUCHARIST
7:30 a.m. PROGRAMMES WILL BE PROVIDED
9:45 a.m. MORNING PRAYER & SERMON
Processional 371
Venite [BCP page 36]
Psalm 32: 1-8 [BCP page 505]
(Refrain) Forgive, O Lord, the guilt of
my sin and pardon my offence.
First Reading Isaiah 43:18-25
Benedictus [BCP page 40]
Second Reading Mark 2: 1-12
Hymn 177
Sermon Sister Doris Levien
Hymns 82, 250
6:00 p.m. SERVICE CONDUCTED BY FELLOWSHIP GROUP

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This Week at St. Andrew's

Monday
February 20

4:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.

Blood Pressure Clinic
Bible Study

Tuesday
February 21

9:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist
Wednesday
February 22
6:30 a.m.
12:00 noon


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

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

Grief Support Group
St. Clement's Mission
Confirmation Class for Adults
Young Adults (Old Court House)

Thursday
February 23
5:30 p.m.
Senior Choir Rehearsal
Friday
February 24
9:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
Confirmation Class for Juniors
Saturday
February 25
10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
Brotherhood of St. Andrew
Little Brothers of St. Andrew
Youth Choir Rehearsal
Youth Fellowship
Altar Guild

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