Sunday Bulletin

Easter Day (Year B)
Sunday, April 16, 2006

In this Bulletin ...

The Lord is RISEN!
Parish News
Prayers Of Intercession
Sick and Shut-In Members
Hymn: Thine be the Glory
Today's Services
This Week at St. Andrew's

Easter Message

Beloved Friends,

We have passed through Lent and Holy Week to the summit of Easter to celebrate the Pascal mystery; which is Jesus' dying and rising again to new life. The Pascal mystery is not completed until death makes way for resurrected life, the glory of new life given by God. This is the centre and substance of the Christian faith; our faith and the faith of the Church. In this post-modern age of science and technology, the gospel writers of Luke and John depict for us a risen Jesus, tangible and with a food ingesting body which still bears the marks of the crucifixion. "Today's texts challenge us to remember that God Almighty can do anything it wouldn't be contradictory for God to do." (The Expository Times) There are still some doubters and naysayers who are unwilling to accept that "An All-wise God wouldn't start anything He couldn't finish; an All-powerful God would be able to finish what He starts!" (The Expository Times)

All the passages from the Gospels affirm that it was early on the first day of the week that Jesus was raised from the dead (Read Matthew 28:1-10, Mark 16:1-8, Luke 24:1-12, John 20:1-10). The Gospel writers are very emphatic in their witness of their experience of the risen Christ whom they could touch and handle. However the awakening to faith can happen through our senses as well as through the eyes of faith. As Jesus said to a disciple after his resurrection, "Blessed are they who have not seen yet believe." (John 20:29b) What does this mean for us who may be asked;

Were you there when they crucified the Lord?
Were you there when they nailed him to a tree?
Were you there when He rose from the dead?

Our response must be based not only on our personal and individual testimony, but also on the collective experience of the community of faith. It was to the assembled disciples in the upper room that Jesus revealed himself (John 20:9-20). As Jesus showed them his pierced hands and feet, their response was overwhelming joy.

"Those who cannot see me in the flesh will nevertheless be enabled by grace to believe, even as you have been Thomas, for I, the Risen One, am gracious. By the power of my resurrection I am able to share myself as a gift with all in every age and circumstance who truly seek me." (Christ Time for the Church)

It is to the community of faith and not just to the individual that the Risen Christ is made manifest and faith is awakened and nourished and it is to this body also that He gives His everlasting presence. May we at this Eastertide encounter the risen presence of Christ our Lord.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

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The Lord is RISEN!

ALLELUIA! ALLELUIA! GIVE THANKS TO THE
RISEN LORD
.

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Parish News

We express our condolences to the families of Jean Tilley and Adeline Vickers-Henry who died recently. Miss Tilley's funeral will be on 25th April at 2:30 p.m. and Mrs. Vickers-Henry at 10:30 that morning. We extend our sympathy to Mr. Vernon Miranda on the death of his aunt, Wavney Lyke

Remember to pray for the Synod of the Church which convenes on Tuesday with the opening service at the St. James Parish Church at 4:30 p.m. The business session will commence the following day and continue until Friday. This means that there will be no mid-week Eucharist on Wednesday and Friday of this week. Our Lay Representatives to Synod are Mr. Frank James and Mrs. Andrea Chin See.

Please support the Women's Auxiliary Fish Fry on Friday, April 21 in the Church Hall, and the Youth Choir Bake Sale next Sunday.

We are invited to join the St. Clement's family at 2 Crescent Road, Kencot for their Community Concert on Easter Monday at 6:00 p.m.

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

This week at St. Andrew's ...

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Please remember to pray for our sick and shut-in members.

Shut-In Members

  • Iris Daley
  • Merceline & Lloyd James
  • Nellie Archer
  • Herman White
  • Ruby Campbell
  • Arthur Crooks

Sick Members

  • Inez Newland
  • Bob McKenzie
  • Myrtle Campbell
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Prayers Of Intercession

For Easter Day

Leader: Holy and everlasting God,
we give you thanks for the resurrection of our
Lord Jesus Christ from the dead:
in him light triumphs over darkness, life triumphs over
death: in him is our hope and the promise of life eternal.
We pray for all who preach the gospel,
for all who seek to lead others to the risen Lord,
for all who teach of his forgiveness,
for all who have their hope set on eternal life;
that we all may rejoice in the power of the risen Lord.
Jesus, Risen Lord,
All: open to us the gate of glory.
Leader: We look for the coming of peace on earth.
Lord, let us hear that voice which says, 'Peace be with you'.
Let your peace begin in our hearts and in our homes.
Let your peace grow in our communities.
Let your peace reach out into the whole world.
Jesus, Risen Lord,
All: open to us the gate of glory.
Leader: As the risen Lord appeared in the Upper Room,
may he be known to be in our homes and among us,
Lord, destroy all that would lock us in or deny us
freedom;
enter our lives that we may live for you.
We pray for our loved ones.
Jesus, Risen Lord,
All: open to us the gate of glory.
Leader: We think of all those who weep today,
those newly separated from loved ones,
all who are caught up in sorrow and are heavy-hearted,
all who are distressed and overwrought.
We remember all who mourn the loss of a loved one.
Lord, wipe away all tears from their eyes,
that they may see you and know life is eternal.
Jesus, Risen Lord,
All: open to us the gate of glory.
Leader: We give you thanks and praise for the gift of eternal life.
We rejoice with your saints in glory,
and we pray for all our loved ones departed this life,
that, free from sorrow and pain, they may be one with you in your kingdom.
Jesus, Risen, Lord,
All:

open to us the gate of glory.

Leader: Blessed be the risen Lord;
he has broken from the tomb
and opens for us the gate to life eternal.
Blessed be the risen Lord:
he comes to his disciples;
where two or three gather together he is there.
Blessed be the risen Lord:
he comes from the dead with life,
he brings us light and joy and hope.
Blessed be the risen Lord,
All:

Alleluia. Amen.


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Hymn: Thine be the Glory, Risen, Conquering Son

Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son;
endless is the victory, thou o'er death hast won;
angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away,
kept the folded grave clothes where thy body lay.

Refrain:
Thine be the glory, risen conquering Son,
Endless is the vict'ry, thou o'er death hast won.

Lo! Jesus meets us, risen from the tomb;
Lovingly he greets us, scatters fear and gloom;
let the Church with gladness, hymns of triumph sing;
for her Lord now liveth, death hath lost its sting.

Refrain

No more we doubt thee, glorious Prince of life;
life is naught without thee; aid us in our strife;
make us more than conquerors, through thy deathless love:
bring us safe through Jordan to thy home above.

Refrain

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Today's Services

Easter Day

5:00 a.m. LIGHTING OF THE PASCAL CANDLE
SOLEMN PROCESSION, EUCHARIST & SERMON
Organ Voluntary  
Processional 132
Old Testament

Exodus 14:10-15:1
[Mrs. Marjorie Steele]

Easter Anthem "CHRIST OUR PASSOVER" [BCP page 37]
Epistle Colossians 3: 1-4
[Mrs. Dawn Edwards-Taylor]
Gradual Thine Be The Glory
Gospel Mark 16: 1-8
Sermon Rev. Major Sirrano Kitson
The Prayers of Intercession  
Offertory 128
Communion Alleluia, Alleluia, Give thanks to the risen Lord
400, 399
Recessional 143
7:30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST & SERMON
(Programmes will be provided)
9:45 a.m. HOLY EUCHARIST & SERMON
Introit 132
Old Testament

Isaiah 25: 6-9
[Mrs. Barbara Briggs]

Easter Anthem "CHRIST OUR PASSOVER" [BCP page 37]
Epistle Colossians 3: 1-4
[Mrs. Mavis Bogle]
Gradual Thine Be The Glory
Gospel Mark 16: 1-8
Sermon Rev. Major Sirrano Kitson
The Prayers of Intercession  
Offertory 128
Communion 400, 399
Recessional 143
6:00 p.m. HOLY EUCHARIST & SERMON
Introit 132
First Reading

Acts 5: 29a, 30-32

Easter Anthem "CHRIST OUR PASSOVER" [BCP page 37]
Gradual 141
Gospel Luke 24: 13-35
Sermon Rev. Major Sirrano Kitson
Offertory 128
Communion 400, 399
Recessional 143

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This Week at St. Andrew's

Monday
April 17

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

Blood Pressure Clinic
Bible Study

Tuesday
April 18

9:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist
Wednesday
April 19

5:30 p.m.

Grief Support Group

Thursday
April 20
5:30 p.m.
Senior Choir Rehearsal
Saturday
April 22
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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