Sunday Bulletin

Fourth Sunday in Lent (Year B)
Sunday, March 26, 2006

In this Bulletin ...

That we may be closer drawn to your service
Parish News
Sick and Shut-In Members
Prayers Of Intercession
Hymn: To God Be The Glory
Today's Services
This Week at St. Andrew's

Beloved Friends,

The Journey of a hundred miles starts with a few small steps. Anyone who has worked with children or adolescents knows that it is very difficult to determine who will become a Christian leader of the future. As we examine and evaluate our lives we must be careful not to underestimate what God can do in us and through us.

"Spiritual growth potential may not be easy at first sight" is the third principle for spiritual maturity, which Gary C. Newton expresses as the next stage in our Christian journey. He reminds us that God does not evaluate our lives on the basis of human or worldly standards. The Lord does not look at things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance but God looks at the heart (Read 1 Samuel 16:6-12). It is also unwise to compare ourselves to the spiritual giants of the Christian church; rather it is wiser to recognize where those people began in their walk with God. St. Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 1:26-29, that the external qualities in a person are not the only criteria, as God does not confine His tasks ONLY to the brightest and the best. In many instances God chooses people with a heart and mind to follow Him, regardless of their natural talents and abilities.

In the parable of the mustard seed (Matthew 13:31-32) we see that God delights in making something great out of something small. Can we imagine a tiny mustard seed producing a gigantic tree? In the early stages of our Christian growth it is sometimes difficult to see evidence of the Holy Spirit at work in us. It may be very hard at times to see the difference between a Christian and someone living for the world. However, it is through the work of the Holy Spirit over time that the true qualities of the heart will be disclosed. "We must never underestimate what God can do in our lives or in the lives of others, because He sees tremendous growth potential in every believer who has a heart for Him" (Gary C. Newton).

We extend a warm welcome to all those visiting with us today.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

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That we may be closer drawn to your service

"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 may be closer drawn to your service through Jesus Christ our
Lord.

Amen."

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Parish News

MEMORIALS and MILESTONES

CONDOLENCES We express our condolences to the family of the late Ambassador Peter King and give thanks for his contribution to our national life. Funeral service and interment for Ambassador King will be on Wednesday March 29 at 10:30 a.m. We also express condolences to:

(a) The family of Inez McDonald, whose funeral service will be on Saturday, April 1 at 10:00 a.m.

(b) The Misses Yasmin, Raquel and Debbie Gibson on the death of their father Selbourne Gibson

(c) Mrs. Millicent Smith on the death of her sister, Rosalind Webb.

Pan Caribbean Financial Services will host its 8th annual fund-raising "Sigma Corporate Run" on Sunday, April 9. Consequently, the following roads will be closed between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. on that day:

  • Knutsford Boulevard
  • Waterloo Road
  • West Kings House Road
  • Trafalgar Road
  • Constant Spring Road
  • Half Way Tree Road
  • Oxford Road

REMEMBER THE DORCAS BASKET. Each member is asked to bring one grocery item each week. These are packaged and distributed to the needy who come to the church office for assistance.

We are inviting members of the congregation to share with us their thoughts and suggestions relating to our ministry here at St. Andrew's. Please email your comments to us at standrewch@cwjamaica.com.

Shut-In Members

  • Verona Rambana
  • Agatha Mason
  • Edna Chambers
  • Altiman Cotterell
  • Myrtle Jones
  • Cynthia Bonner

Sick

  • Hugo Lindo
  • Marjorie Dennis
  • Bob McKenzie
  • Jean Tilley
  • Joy Dean
  • Adeline Vickers-Henry
  • Myrtle Campbell
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Prayers Of Intercession

For The Fourth Sunday In Lent

Leader: O gracious Lord, may your church be a home for the weary, a shelter for the fearful, a strength to the weak, a place of healing and forgiveness to the troubled and the guilty. We pray for all who are spiritually hungry, for all who have lost faith or who have lost hope.
Lord, let your light shine
All: in our hearts and in your world.
Leader: Lord of life, we pray for the starving peoples for all without adequate food or shelter, all who do not have a home to call their own.
We pray for street children, and all who have
no one to care for them.
Lord, bless the work of all relief agencies,
especially .
Lord, let your light shine
All: in our hearts and in your world.
Leader: We come to you, Lord of love.
We give you thanks for our homes and
loved ones; may we not take their love
for granted, may we not be a burden to
those with whom we live. In loving each
other may we learn of your love for us.
Lord, let your light shine
All: in our hearts and in your world.
Leader: Loving Lord, we pray for families where there is
misunderstanding, neglect, violence or apathy.
We pray for homes of poverty and fear.
We remember all who have lost loved ones
this week, all who are caring for loved ones
who are ill; for those parted from their loved
ones due to sickness……………
Lord, let your light shine
All: in our hearts and in your world.
Leader: Lord, in love you welcome us home,
you come to meet us and lead us to your
kingdom. We pray for all who have the joy
of your nearer presence, for our loved ones
departed………..
Lord, let your light shine
All:

in our hearts and in your world.

(Silence may be kept)

All:

Lord, we seek to make our home in you, for in
you is our hope, in you is our peace.
May we abide in you as you are in us.
Grant, 0 Lord, in turning to you, we may find
new vision, new strength and new love; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


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Hymn: To God Be The Glory

To God be the glory! great things He hath done;
so loved He the world that He gave us His Son;
who yielded His life an atonement for sin,
and opened the life gate that all may go in.

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord!
Let the earth hear His voice;
praise the Lord, praise the Lord!
Let the people rejoice:
O come to the Father
through Jesus the Son
and give Him the glory;
great things He hath done.

O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood!
to every believer the promise of God;
the vilest offender who truly believes,
that moment from Jesus a pardon receives.

Praise the Lord……………

Great things He hath taught us,
great things He hath done,
and great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son;
but purer, and higher, and greater will be
our wonder, our rapture, when Jesus we see.

Praise the Lord…………..

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Today's Services

Fourth Sunday In Lent

(Corporate for St. Andrew Settlement)

6:30 a.m. HOLY EUCHARIST
7:30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST & SERMON
Introit 222
Old Testament

2 Chronicles 36: 14-23
[Miss Marie Thompson]

Psalm 122 [BCP page 641] (All Stand)
Epistle Ephesians 2: 4 -10
[Mr. Joscelyn Chambers]
Gradual 85
Gospel John 6: 4-15
Sermon Mrs. Andrea Chin See
The Prayers of Intercession  
Offertory 174
Communion 415, 396, 356
Recessional To God Be The Glory
9:45 a.m. FAMILY EUCHARIST, SERMON & BAPTISM
Introit 222
Old Testament

2 Chronicles 36: 14-23
[Mrs. Gloria Gascoigne]

Psalm 122 [BCP page 641]
(Refrain) I rejoiced when I heard them say; "Let us go to the
house of the Lord." All sit - No Gloria
Epistle Ephesians 2: 4 -10
[Miss Ashleigh Johnson]
Gradual 85
Gospel John 6: 4-15
Sermon Mrs. Nicola Elliott
Hymn for Baptism 426
Act of Baptism [BCP page 273]
Offertory 174
Communion 415, 396, 356
Recessional To God Be The Glory
6:00 p.m. HOLY EUCHARIST & SERMON
Introit 222
Old Testament

2 Chronicles 36: 14-23

Psalm 122 [BCP page 641]
Gradual 85
Gospel John 6: 4-15
Sermon Rev. Major Sirrano Kitson
Offertory 174
Communion 415,396
Recessional To God Be The Glory

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This Week at St. Andrew's

Monday
March 27

5:30 p.m.

Bible Study

Tuesday
March 28

9:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
Mother's Union
Wednesday
March 29

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

Holy Eucharist
Reception Committee
Grief Support Group
Confirmation Class for Adults

Thursday
March 30
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
Lenten Devotions
Senior Choir Rehearsal
Friday
March 31
9:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
Confirmation Class for Juniors
Saturday
April 1
11:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
Little Brothers of St. Andrew
Youth Choir Rehearsal
Youth Fellowship

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