Sunday Bulletin

Second Sunday of Easter (Year B)
Sunday, April 23, 2006

In this Bulletin ...

Collect - Second Sunday of Easter
Parish News
Prayers Of Intercession
Sick and Shut-In Members
Hymn: Shine, Jesus, Shine
Today's Services
This Week at St. Andrew's

Beloved Friends,

At the heart of the New Testament and the Christian faith is the assertion of the Resurrection of Christ. This faith proclamation influenced the lifestyle of the early Christians and has a constant implication for the Christian Church and its witness for each period of history

The Scriptures affirm that "by His death He destroyed death and by His rising to life again He has won for us eternal life". In His dying and rising, Jesus destroyed not only death, but our death. Since we are united with Him through the Baptismal Covenant, we shall continue to live with Him when this brief life is over. The Christian faith is rooted not just in the hope for a future life which will take place after death; rather it is the continuation of the new life which we experience in the here and now. "Our faith is, that through our union with Christ, which is established in this life, we live a life which is unaffected by physical death." It is Jesus who declares, "I am the resurrection and I am life; he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live; and whosoever lives and believes in me shall never die." (John 11: 25-26)

The encounter between the first disciples and the risen Christ moved them from a state of despair and hopelessness as they met in the Upper Room that first Easter, to become a sign of hope and faith. As Jesus stood among them and breathed on them (John 20:22) He was transmitting to them new life which would find expression in new courage, hope and peace. "Jesus, when He has passed through death, is restored to the world as the place and name in which any and every human being may find grace and hope and identity." (Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury) During this Eastertide may our lives be transformed by the presence of the risen Christ.

We are deeply grateful for the support given to the Easter Bun Sale organized by the St. Andrew Settlement Management Committee as part of their fundraising activities. We now look forward to your continued support as we focus on the Home for Girls during the month of May.

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

Sincerely yours in Christ,

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Collect - Second Sunday of Easter

Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ's Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
BCP Page 169

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Parish News

We express condolences to the families of Mrs. Marion Marsh and Miss Phyllis Williams, two of our shut-in members who died recently. Funeral service for Mrs. Marsh will be on 28th April at 3:00 p.m. We also express condolences on the passing of Hugh Howard Blackwood, brother of Sylvia Sailsman and uncle of Fabia Davis, who died in Canada.

ALPHA 2006 will commence on Wednesday and continue weekly until Wednesday, July 5. Meetings are held at the Church Hall, 5:30 to 8:15 each evening. If you have not already participated in the ALPHA programme, we strongly urge you to use this opportunity for spiritual growth and enrichment.

Next Sunday, April 30 at 5:00 p.m. the St. John's Mission in Bybrook, Portland will present a FEAST OF MUSIC here at St. Andrew's. The Glenmuir High School Concert Choir, our Senior Choir and other artistes will be featured. Tickets are available at $500 each and the proceeds will be in aid of St. John's Building Fund as they start construction of a new mission in Bybrook to replace the one destroyed by flood rains in 2001. Please make a special effort to attend and support this worthy cause.

THERE WILL BE NO 6:00 P.M. SERVICE NEXT SUNDAY.

We need to furnish a flat at the Girls Home to accommodate a new Housemother and would be grateful for donations of furniture and accessories. Please call the church office if you can assist.

Did you know that the Paschal Candle (Easter Candle) was lit on Easter morning and will burn at services until Ascension Day? It stands at the Baptismal font. It symbolises Christ the Light who has overcome the darkness of the world.

The Church in the Province of the West Indies celebrated the 136th Annual Synod during the period April 18 - 21, 2006, with the theme "Working with God in testing times."

Five practices for church growth:

    1. Warmer through fellowship.
    2. Deeper through discipleship.
    3. Stronger through worship.
    4. Broader through ministry.
    5. Larger through evangelism.

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.

This week at St. Andrew's ...

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

Shut-In Members

  • Maria Lazarus
  • Lewis McDonald
  • Gerda Dixon
  • Jemima Austin
  • Rupert Guthrie

Sick Members

  • Julian Nosworthy
  • Edel Newell
  • Valentine Clarke
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Prayers Of Intercession

For the Second Sunday of Easter

Leader: We pray for all who witness to your resurrection, for those who speak of your presence, for preachers of the word and ministers of the sacraments;
for those who reveal your presence by the way they live.
We pray for all who are in doubt and for all who are seeking you. We pray for unity in the church and in the world.
We call to you,
All: my Lord and my God.
Leader: We come today with the oppressed peoples, with all who have lost their freedom, all who have lost hope. We pray for all who have been taken hostage, all who have been imprisoned because of their beliefs; that in the darkness they may find your love.
We call to you,
All: my Lord and my God.
Leader: We pray for any fellowship to which we belong,
for communities and clubs, for welfare organizations, for social groups, for those with whom we share our worship.
We give thanks for your appearing in the Upper Room, and pray for our homes and loved ones.
We call to you,
All: my Lord and my God.
Leader: We remember all who are despairing , those who doubt their abilities.
We pray for all who lack confidence, those afraid to trust themselves or others.
We remember all who are lonely, all who are fearful.
We pray for those in sickness………………………..
looking to you in hope,
O risen Christ.
We call to you,
All: my Lord and my God.
Leader: Risen Lord, in you is our hope;
in life, in death and to eternity our hope is in you.
We rejoice with all who have entered into the fullness of life
eternal.
We pray especially for loved ones departed………………….;
may we with them have a share in your eternal kingdom.
We call to you,
All:

my Lord and my God.

(Silence may be kept)

 

All:

Christ, our risen Lord, no tomb can
keep you, no door is closed to you,
no heart is barred to you, no mind is shut off from you.
Come lead us out of darkness into
light, out of doubt into faith, out of
death into life eternal:
Jesus Christ our risen Lord. Amen.


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Hymn: Shine, Jesus, Shine

  1. Lord, the light of your love is shining
    In the midst of the darkness, shining
    Jesus, Light of the world, shine upon us
    Set us free by the truth you now bring us
    Shine on me, shine on me.

    • Chorus:
      Shine, Jesus, shine
      Fill this land with the Father's glory
      Blaze, Spirit, blaze
      Set our hearts on fire
      Flow, river, flow
      Flood the nations with grace and mercy
      Send forth your word
      Lord, and let there be light

  2. Lord, I come to your awesome presence
    From the shadows into your presence
    By the blood I may enter your brightness
    Search me, try me, consume all my darkness
    Shine on me, shine on me.

    • Chorus

  3. As we gaze on your kingly brightness
    Be our faces display your likeness
    Ever changing from glory to glory
    Mirrored here may our lives tell your story
    Shine on me, shine on me.

    • Chorus

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Today's Services

Second Sunday of Easter

7:30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST & SERMON
(Music Setting by Beryl Donaldson)
Processional 224
First Reading

Acts 3: 12a, 13-15, 17-26
[Mrs. Melanie Tapper]

Psalm 118: 19 - 24 [BCP Page 626]
(All stand)
Epistle 1 John 5: 1-6
[Mr. Cordel Samuels]
Gradual 131
Gospel John 20: 19-31
Sermon Rev. Fr. Robert McLean
The Prayers of Intercession  
Offertory 136
Communion 412, 392, 398,
"Shine Jesus Shine"
Recessional 39
9:45 a.m. FAMILY EUCHARIST & SERMON
Introit 224
First Reading

Acts 3: 12a, 13-15, 17-26
[Johann McCulloch]

Psalm 118: 19-24 [BCP Page 626]
(Refrain) "Give thanks to the Lord for he is good,
for his love has no end." All sit. No Gloria.
Epistle 1 John 5: 1-6
[Jodiann Smart]
Gradual 131
Gospel John 20: 19-31
Sermon Rev. Fr. Robert McLean
The Prayers of Intercession  
Offertory 136
Communion 412, 392,
"Shine Jesus Shine"
Recessional 39
6:00 p.m. HOLY EUCHARIST & SERMON
Introit 224
First Reading

Acts 3: 12a, 13-15, 17-26

Psalm 118: 19-24 [BCP Page 626]
Gradual 131
Gospel John 20: 19-31
Sermon Rev. Major Sirrano Kitson
Offertory 136
Recessional 39

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This Week at St. Andrew's

Monday
April 24

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

Bible Study
Finance Committee

Tuesday
April 25

9:00 a.m.


4:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
(St. Mark the Evangelist)

Mother's Union
Wednesday
April 26

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

Holy Eucharist
Reception Committee
Grief Support Group
ALPHA (Church Hall)
Young Adults Group

Thursday
April 27
5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
Senior Choir Rehearsal
Church Committee
Friday
April 28
9:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
Saturday
April 29
9:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
Reception for Newly Confirmed
Little Brothers of St. Andrew
Youth Choir Rehearsal
Youth Fellowship

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