Sunday Bulletin

Third Sunday in Lent (Year B)
Sunday, March 19, 2006

In this Bulletin ...

Draw us now in your mercy, Lord
Parish News
Prayers Of Intercession
Hymn: My Jesus, My Saviour
Hymn: We Give Immortal Praise
Today's Services
This Week at St. Andrew's

Beloved Friends,

This week we continue to explore the second of the eight principles, which lead towards spiritual growth. As was previously stated, the first principle is that God is ultimately responsible for all spiritual growth although Christians are required to practice the disciplines of the faith.

Effort, diligence and discipline are absolutely necessary for growth. This second principle emphasises the importance of "making every effort" to build on what God has given. As God provides the resources and his enabling for our growth, we must supply the effort. (Read 2 Peter 1:1-11)

Paul the Apostle uses two images, those of an athlete and a soldier as a way of illustrating the amount of hard work that must be made in order for us to develop spiritually. As Gary Newton says in Growing towards Spiritual Maturity:

"In 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, Paul states that " in a race all runners run, but only one gets the prize." He then goes on to challenge his readers to run the Christian race in such a way so as to get the prize. This demands strict training much like the focus of today's Olympic games. Concluding with an example from his own life, Paul says that he 'beats' (meaning " to conquer, see Rom.8:13 ) his body to keep it submissive to God's will for his life. His training plan is not sporadic like a man beating the air, but is intentional and deliberate. In order to grow into a mature man or woman of God, the believer must be in a diligent training plan for growth (1 Tim. 4:7-8)."

There is so much that we can learn about growing towards spiritual maturity from the examples and teachings of Paul, but in order to achieve that growth it demands of us, effort, consistency, discipline and commitment of our time and energy. However unlike those races ALL of us can win, as long as we stay the course!!

We extend a warm welcome to all those visiting with us today and pray that this service has been a blessing and a source of inspiration for you.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

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Draw us now in your mercy, Lord

"O God we have loved you but not enough. We have sought you
but not diligently. We have seen but not perceived. We have
heard but not understood. We have hoped for things heavenly,
but we have clung to the things of this earth and our hearts are
far from you the Holy One. Draw us now in your mercy unto
thyself O God ,that the time to come may not be as the past, but
that seeing you, understanding you and loving you, your kingdom
may come and we maybe closer drawn to your service; through
Jesus Christ our Lord.

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Parish News


Congratulations to Mrs. Marion Leon who celebrated her 103rd birthday on 13th March. Mrs. Leon is one of our shut-in members.

We express condolences to Mr. Aston Daley on the death of his brother Roy Smith and to Mr. Keith Ramsay on the death of his mother Doris Ramsay.

All Anglican educators, past and present, are invited to attend a meeting at the Church Hall, Ellesmere Road on 25th March commencing at 9:30 a.m.

The St. Andrew Settlement launches its major annual fund-raising event this morning. Buns are on sale in the conference room and order forms are available by the west door.

The St. Clement's Committee expresses thanks for your support.

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Prayers Of Intercession

For The Third Sunday In Lent

Leader: We give you thanks for the beauty and order of our world.
We give thanks for special holy places and for our own church; through them we learn awe and respect for your world.
We ask you to guide all leaders of worship, to inspire all preachers of the word,
to direct your faithful people in the ways of holiness and peace.
Lord, your will be done on earth,
All: as it is in heaven.
Leader: We pray for all legislators, for those who set standards for us to live by.
Guide all those who influence the minds of others:
we pray for broadcasters, the press, for political leaders.
We pray for all dealing in world trade, in commerce or industry.
Give to each the wisdom and will to use properly what you have given them.
Lord, your will be done on earth,
All: as it is in heaven.
Leader: We give thanks for those who have shared with us a sense of wonder or mystery.
We pray that we may learn to live simply, and to be willing to help others to simply live.
Lord, protect us, our homes and loved ones.
Be with all who have been made homeless,
with young people who have recently left home.
Lord, your will be done on earth,
All: as it is in heaven.
Leader: We pray for all who have become possessed by possessions,
For all who are captive to greed and covetousness.
We remember all who have suffered through the
selfishness of others.
Be a strength, O Lord, to all who have suffered robbery or violence,
for all who have faced the murder of a loved one.
We pray for all who have lost their possessions or livelihood, for those who have become bankrupt.
We pray for all who are ill at this time especially ...……
Lord, your will be done on earth,
All: as it is in heaven.
Leader: We give thanks for all who have faithfully obeyed your will, for all who have worshipped you in the beauty of holiness.
We give thanks for those who founded this church.
We pray for loved ones departed;
grant that we may share with them in your heavenly kingdom.
Lord, your will be done on earth,

as it is in heaven.

(Silence may be kept)


Almighty God, creator of all things,
we give you thanks for the resources of our world,
for the wonders and mysteries of the universe.
Lord, help us to use wisely all you have given to us,
for the benefit of others, for the well-being of the earth, and to the glory of your Holy Name;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever. Amen.

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Hymn: My Jesus, My Saviour

My Jesus, my Saviour,
Lord there is none like you
All of my days, I want to praise
The wonders of your mighty love
My comfort, my shelter
Tower of refuge and strength
Let every breath, all that
I am never cease to worship you.

Shout to the Lord, all the earth let us sing
Power and majesty, praise to the King,
Mountains bow down and the seas will roar,
At the sound of your name.
I sing for joy at the work of your hands
Forever I'll love you, forever I'll stand,
Nothing compares to the promise I have in you.

My Jesus, my Saviour Lord there is none like you
All of my days, I want to praise,
The wonders of your mighty love
My comfort, my shelter
Tower of refuge and strength
Let every breath, all that I am never cease to worship you.

Nothing compares to the promise I have in you,
Nothing compares to the promise I have in you,
Nothing compares to the promise I have in you.

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Hymn: We Give Immortal Praise

  1. We give immortal praise
    to God the Father's love,
    for all our comforts here,
    and better hopes above:
    he sent his own eternal Son
    to die for sins that man had done.

  2. To God the Son belongs
    immortal glory too,
    who bought us with his blood
    from everlasting woe:
    and now he lives, and now he reigns,
    and sees the fruit of all his pains.

  3. To God the Spirit's name
    immortal worship give,
    whose new-creating power
    makes the dead sinner live:
    his work completes the great design,
    and fills the soul with joy divine.

  4. Almighty God, to thee
    be endless honours done,
    the undivided Three,
    and the mysterious One:
    where reason fails with all her powers,
    there faith prevails, and love adores.

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Today's Services

Third Sunday In Lent

Introit We Give Immortal Praise
Old Testament Exodus 20: 1-17
[Ms. Kirby Clarke]
Psalm 19: 7-14 BCP page 490
(Refrain) You have the message of eternal life,
O Lord. (ALL SIT)
Epistle Romans 7: 13-25
[Mrs. Leila Parker-Robinson]
Gradual 89 [Children leave for Sunday School]
Gospel John 2: 13-22
Sermon Mr. Frank James
The Prayers of Intercession  
Offertory 203
Communion 390, 412, My Jesus, My Saviour
Recessional 321
Processional We Give Immortal Praise
Venite [BCP page 36]
Psalm 19: 7-14 [BCP page 490]
First Lesson Exodus 20: 1-17
Benedictus [BCP page 40]
Second Lesson John 2: 13-22
Hymn 89
Sermon Mr. Frank James
Hymns 203, 321

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This Week at St. Andrew's

March 20

9:00 a.m.

5:30 p.m.

Holy Eucharist
(Feast of St. Joseph)
Bible Study

March 21

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

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

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

Grief Support Group
Confirmation Class for Adults

March 23
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
Lenten Devotions
Senior Choir Rehearsal
March 24
9:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
Confirmation Class for Juniors
March 25
9:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist (The annunciation of
our Lord Jesus Christ

Brotherhood of St. Andrew
Little Brothers of St. Andrew
Youth Choir Rehearsal
Youth Fellowship

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