Sunday Bulletin

Fifth Sunday in Lent (Year B)
Sunday, April 2, 2006

In this Bulletin ...

That we may be closer drawn to your service
Parish News
Sick and Shut-In Members
Prayers Of Intercession
Hymn: Praise to the living God
Hymn: Seek ye first the kingdom of God
Today's Services
This Week at St. Andrew's

Beloved Friends,

We are all gradually recognizing that the health of the family and community are dependent on the individual's ability to relate. Our interpersonal (between persons) and intrapersonal (within one's self) relationships, will always be a fundamental element which determines our peace of mind and our ability to be whole and well. Spiritual growth depends on an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. This fourth principle expressed by Gary C. Newton, makes the connection between the initial start of our walk with the Lord and our continued journey with Him throughout the many and varied scenes of life. As he says, "Salvation is only the first step in a long journey of intimacy with our Lord."

There is a connection between growth and a close relationship with Jesus. In John 15:1-7 Jesus described himself as the Vine and Christians as the branches. The concept is repeated in the passage, because the only way to grow and bear fruit in our lives is to remain closely connected to the Vine. It is our Christian responsibility to "remain, continue and stay close to Jesus throughout our lives.

There are five benefits of remaining closely linked to Jesus. The first benefit is fruitfulness in our lives as a result of the fruit of the Spirit, (Galatians 5:22-23). The evidence of fruit-bearing lives is directly related to our maturity in Christ. The second benefit is found in verse 4 of John 15. Jesus gives us the assurance that He will abide with us always, come what may! The third benefit of nurturing a close relationship with Jesus is answered prayer, (verse7). "As we get closer to the Lord, the more our thoughts and desires become like His, and the more His will is accomplished through us and our prayers." The fourth benefit is what Jesus calls JOY (John 15:11) "This joy reflects a deep satisfaction based on a person's assurance of the presence of God in his or her life" The fifth benefit of staying close to Jesus and obeying His word, is friendship with Him, (John 15:14-15). It is at this depth of friendship that the Christian is enabled to discern God's Word with more clarity and insight. Through this encounter we come to know what is God's purpose and Will, and enjoy the rich blessings of intimacy with the Lord of Lords. "I am the Vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. (John15:5)

We extend a warm welcome to all our visitors. Special welcome to the Board of Management of the Jamaica Agricultural Society who are worshipping with us at the 9:45 a.m. Service as they celebrate Farmers' Month.

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 in 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

CONGRATULATIONS to Miss Orinthia Fender who celebrated her
100th birthday on 1st April. Members of the Mother's Union celebrated with her.

CONDOLENCES to the family of Dr. Alwyn Gatherer who died recently. Funeral service and interment will be on Monday 3rd April at 10:00 a.m.

CONFIRMATION. The Bishop of Kingston, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Robert Thompson will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation on Palm Sunday, 9th April at 6:00 p.m. 24 persons will be confirmed, including four from St. Clement's, Kencot. We continue to pray for the confirmands.

ALPHA 2006 will commence on Wednesday, 26th April , 5:30 p.m. at the Church Hall and will continue on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. until 5th July .

REMEMBER THE "SIGMA RUN" on April 9. The following roads will be affected between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.: Knutsford Blvd., Waterloo Road, West Kings House Road, Trafalgar Road, Constant Spring Road, Half Way Tree Road and Oxford Road.

Parents and Guardians of Sunday School children are reminded to bring and join their children in making palm crosses for distribution on Palm Sunday. This will be on Saturday, 8th April, 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon in the Old Court House.

The Annual General Meeting for Friends of the Sunday School will be held in the Old Court House on Sunday , 9th April following the 7:30 Service.

WE THANK THE MEMBERS OF THE FUNDAISING COMMMITTEE OF THE CARE CENTRE FOR THEIR EFFORTS IN ORGANIZING THE GOLF TOURNAMENT

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

  • Irene Waite
  • Lucille Boyd
  • Mable Phillpotts
  • Ivy Levy
  • Enid and Louise Lawe
  • Sylvia Baugh

Sick

  • Adeline Vickers-Henry
  • Gloria Sinclair
  • Joy Deane
  • Sharon Whitelocke
  • Phyllis Ashby
  • Myrtle Campbell
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Prayers Of Intercession

For The Fifth Sunday In Lent

Leader: Lord of the church, may we bring others to know
you, in knowing you to love you, whom to serve is
perfect freedom.We pray for all involved in evangelism Guide and strengthen the mission and outreach of your people.
We pray for missionary societies,
especially ………………………
Lord, as you give yourself for us,
All: let us give ourselves to you.
Leader: We pray for leaders of nations, for rulers of peoples,
that they may work with sensitivity and in humility.
We pray for nations emerging from tyranny, for
freedom movements and all who work for liberty.
Lord, as you give yourself for us,
All: let us give ourselves to you.
Leader: We remember all who have been generous to us,
all who have shared their resources and their lives.
We pray for parents who sacrificed for us, for their
giving of time and of attention.
We pray for those who have been denied love,
For all who have been deprived of well-being.
We remember today children taken into care.
Lord, as you give yourself for us,
All: let us give ourselves to you.
Leader: We give thanks for the passion and cross of our
Lord, for the gift of redemption.
We pray for all troubled souls, those anxious about
Their health, or their future.
We remember all that are being persecuted for their
beliefs or their principles; for all who are suffering
at this time,especially …………………………
Lord, as you give yourself for us,
All: let us give ourselves to you.
Leader: Lord, give comfort to the bereaved, give courage to
The dying. We pray for all who have entered where
sorrow and pain are no more.
We remember loved ones who have entered into
eternal life, and we join with them to sing your
praises.
Lord, as you give yourself for us,
All:

let us give ourselves to you.

(Silence may be kept)

All:

Lord Jesus Christ, you were lifted up on the cross for us
and for our salvation;
help us to triumph over evil and to do good,
to give ourselves to you as you give yourself for us,
and to live and work to your praise and glory. Amen.


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Hymn: Praise to the living God

Praise to the living God
All praise be to his Name
who was, and is, and is to be,
for aye the same!
The one eternal God
ere aught that now appears:
the First, the Last, beyond all thought
his timeless years!

Formless, all lovely forms
declare his loveliness;
holy, no holiness of earth
can his express.
Lo, he is Lord of all!
Creation speaks his praise,
and everywhere, above, below,
his will obeys.

His Spirit floweth free,
high surging where it will:
in prophet's word he spoke of old,
he speaketh still.
Established is his law,
and changeless it shall stand,
deep written upon the human heart,
on sea, on land.

Eternal life hath he
implanted in the soul,
his love shall be our strength and stay
while ages roll.
Praise to the living God!
All praise be his Name
who was, and is, and is to be,
for aye the same!


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Hymn: Seek ye first the kingdom of God

  1. Seek ye first the kingdom of God,
    and His righteousness,
    and all these things shall be added unto you.
    Amen, Amen
    Seek ye first …

  2. Man shall not live by bread alone,
    but by every word
    that proceeds from the mouth of God.
    Amen, Amen
    Man shall not …

  3. Ask and it shall be given unto you,
    seek and ye shall find;
    knock and the door shall be opened up to you.
    Amen, Amen
    Ask and it shall …

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Today's Services

Fifth Sunday In Lent

(Corporate for Church Committee)

6:30 a.m. HOLY EUCHARIST
7:30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST & SERMON
Introit Praise To The Living God
Old Testament

Jeremiah 31: 31-34
[Miss Katherine Williamson]

Psalm 51: 11-16 [BCP page 533]
(Refrain) Create for me, O God, a pure and humble heart.
All sit - No Gloria
Epistle Hebrews 5: 5 - 10
[Dr. Vincent Lawrence]
Gradual 93 [Children leave for Sunday School]
Gospel John 12: 20-33
Sermon Dr. Las Newman
The Prayers of Intercession  
Offertory 253
Communion 329, 344, Seek Ye First The Kingdom of God
Hymn 182 [Special Offering]
Recessional 176
9:45 a.m. MORNING PRAYER & SERMON
Processional Praise To The Living God
Venite

[BCP page 36]

Psalm 51: 11-16 [BCP page 533]
First Lesson Jeremiah 31: 31-34
[Miss O'Lydia Cole]
Benedictus [BCP page 40]
Second Lesson John 12: 20-33
[Mr. Lawrence Madden]
Hymn 93
Sermon Dr. Las Newman
Hymns 253, 176
6:00 p.m. EVENSONG & SERMON
Processional Praise To The Living God
Psalm

51: 11-16 [BCP page 533]

First Lesson Jeremiah 31: 31-34
Magnificat [BCP page 67]
Second Lesson John 12: 20-33
Nunc Dimittis [BCP page 55]
Hymn 93
Sermon Rev. Major Sirrano Kitson
Hymns 253

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This Week at St. Andrew's

Monday
April 3

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

Blood Pressure Clinic
Bible Study

Tuesday
April 4

9:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
Moreton Park Committee
Wednesday
April 5

6:30 a.m.
7:30 a.m.
5:15 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.

Holy Eucharist
Property and Building Committee
Women's Auxiliary
Grief Support Group
Confirmation Class for Adults

Thursday
April 6
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
Lenten Devotions
Senior Choir Rehearsal
Friday
April 7
9:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
Confirmation Class for Juniors
Saturday
April 8
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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