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Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany (Year B)
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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,
Turn in faith to God
When we stop looking at whatever troubles us,
William A. CloughBack to Top
Registration forms for Youth and Adult Retreats are available from the church office:
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.
The Collect - Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany
O Lord, you have taught us that without love whatever we do
[BCP page 162]
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