Sunday Bulletin

Third Sunday of Easter (Year B)
Sunday, April 30, 2006

In this Bulletin ...

Living Hope
Parish News
Prayers Of Intercession
Sick and Shut-In Members
Hymn: As the Deer Panteth
Hymn: Hail, thou once despised Jesus
Today's Services
This Week at St. Andrew's

Beloved Friends,

The first part of the Bishop's charge delivered on April 18, 2006, for the 136th Synod of the Church addressed the theme: "Working with God in testing times." He used the text from Genesis 4:9-11 as it relates to Genesis 4:1-16. Our Bishop, Dr. Alfred Reid, started with Ecclesiastes 3:1-10, There is a time for everything under the sun. A time to be born and a time to die… An excerpt from his sermon is reprinted for our benefit:

"The question I would like to ask is this: WHAT TIME IS IT NOW? Jesus said of the religious leaders of His time: "Would that even today, you knew the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes…because you did not know the time of your visitation" (Luke 19:42 & 44). When the Pharisees and Sadducees came to test Him by asking for a "sign", He told them that the signs of the times are all the signs they need. But "alas!" He said, "you know how to interpret the appearance of the sky but you cannot interpret the signs of the times."(Matthew 16:3). The question is: Are we today able to interpret the signs of the times in which we live?

With all that is happening in the world today, with "Breaking news" instantly transmitted to us by satellite, and with conflicting interpretations of the news coming at us from all angles, we can say that this period of our history could best be described as "CONFUSING TIMES" especially if we have no spiritual moorings or have lost our moral compass.
Charles Dickens' book "A Tale of Two Cities" begins with the words "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredibility, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we are all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way."

"Confusing?" It was a description of a society in contradiction, where some people never had it so good while others are smelling hell. We could, as truly, write a tale of two cities of Kingston, of Montego Bay, of Spanish Town. In fact Phillip Curtain has written a book entitled "Two Jamaicas". Ours is also A TIME OF SOCIAL DIVISION AND PSYCHIC DISLOCATION A time of alienation and social conflict. At a time like this those who think that they can choose "the best of times" while others are condemned to the "worst of times" will find their "fool's paradise" turned into a living hell. Their best of two worlds is not sustainable. EITHER WE ARE ONE PEOPLE OR WE ARE NO PEOPLE. Jesus said it: "every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand." (Matthew12:26, Mark3:26, Luke 11:18) "

Our representatives to Synod, Mrs. Andrea Chin See and Mr. Frank James, will be giving us a Report on the decisions of this year's Synod.

We extend a warm welcome to all our visitors. Special welcome to members of the Royal Lodge who are worshipping with us at the 7:30 Eucharist.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

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Living Hope

"In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead….."
1 Peter 1 : 3

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Parish News

We express sympathy to Mrs. Beryl Gillies on the death of her mother.
Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Miss Phyllis Williams will be on Friday, May 5, at 10:30 a.m.

One of our newly confirmed members, Dwayne Smith will soon undergo major surgery to correct a deformity of his legs. The operation will be followed by several months of recuperation during which time Dwayne will need our love and support to sustain him financially and spiritually. Pray for Dwayne's recovery.

Today at 5:00 p.m. here at St. Andrew's, the St. John's Mission of Bybrook, Portland will present a 'FEAST OF MUSIC' to raise funds for the rebuilding of their church which was destroyed by flood rains in 2001. Tickets are on sale at $500 each and we ask for your kind support. THERE WILL THEREFORE BE NO EVENING SERVICE AT 6 O'CLOCK.

Students at the University of Technology have been assigned to understudy the Church as an important urban institution, and in conducting their research five students are visiting with us at the 7:30 Eucharist and will interview some members of the congregation. Kindly give them your cooperation.

This week at St. Andrew's ...

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

Shut-In Members

  • Irene Foster
  • Lineth Gregory
  • Peter Myers
  • Mona Munro
  • Kitty Sharpe
  • Maurice Boreman

Sick Members

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

For the Third Sunday of Easter

Leader: Father, we give you thanks for the gift of eternal life.
May we know in our lives that the crucified one is alive and
comes to us: turn our doubts and disbelief into awe and wonder,
until we rejoice in the glory and presence of the risen Lord.
We pray for churches struggling at this time,
for those who have lost vision and grown cold in their love;
for Christians who have lost faith or entered into deep doubt.
We pray that the church may witness to your resurrection.
O God our defender,
All: answer us when we call.
Leader: We pray for all who seek to relieve hunger and suffering:
for those who seek to help people rise out of their troubles.
We remember the United Nations and the World Health
Organization.
We pray for peace-keeping forces and all who work for the
well-being of others.
We remember especially any whose lives are in danger.
O God our defender,
All: answer us when we call.
Leader: We give you thanks for those who have shared their food
and faith with us, for all who have sustained our bodies and
our minds, for those who have cared for the needs of our
spirits.
We pray for those who have been deprived of love.
We pray for our homes and our neighbourhood.
O God our defender,
All: answer us when we call.
Leader: We pray for all who hunger for food, for shelter,
for love, for spiritual refreshment;
for the many who feel rejected or lonely;
for the ill who have no one to care for them, for all finding it hard to cope on their own . We bring to you friends and loved ones who are ill………….
O God our defender,
All: answer us when we call.
Leader: We long for the day when we shall
see Christ as he is in his glory.
We pray that we may triumph over
darkness and death and share with
the faithful in the light of your
kingdom.
O God our defender,
All:

answer us when we call.

(Silence may be kept)

 

All:

Risen lord, you reveal to us the love
and radiances of the Father;
you bring us the peace that passes
all understanding. We rejoice in
your presence and in the glory of
our resurrection. Strengthen our faith,
O lord Jesus, that we may know you
live in eternity with the Father and the
Holy Spirit, one God, world without
end. Amen.


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Hymn: As the Deer Panteth

  1. As the deer panteth for the water,
    So my soul longeth after You.
    You alone are my heart's desire
    And I long to worship You.

    • Chorus
      You alone are my strength, my shield,
      To You alone does my spirit yield.
      You alone are my heart's desire and
      I long to worship You.

  2. I want You more than gold or silver,
    Only You can satisfy.
    You alone are the real joy-giver and
    the apple of my eye.

    • Chorus

  3. You're my friend and You are
    my Brother,
    Even though You are a King.
    I love You more than any other
    So much more than anything.

    • Chorus

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Hymn: Hail, thou once despised Jesus

  1. Hail, thou once despised Jesus!
    Hail, thou Galilean King!
    Thou didst suffer to release us;
    thou didst free salvation bring.
    Hail, thou universal Savior,
    bearer of our sin and shame,
    by thy merit we find favor:
    life is given through thy Name.

  2. Paschal Lamb, by God appointed,
    all our sins on thee were laid:
    by almighty love anointed,
    thou hast full atonement made.
    All thy people are forgiven
    through the virtue of thy blood:
    opened is the gate of heaven,
    peace is made 'twixt man and God.

  3. Jesus, hail! enthroned in glory,
    there for ever to abide;
    all the heavenly hosts adore thee,
    seated at thy Father's side.
    There for sinners thou art pleading:
    there thou dost our place prepare;
    thou for saints are interceding
    till in glory they appear.

  4. Worship, honor, power, and blessing
    thou art worthy to receive;
    highest praises, without ceasing,
    meet it is for us to give.
    Help, ye bright angelic spirits,
    bring your sweetest, noblest lays;
    help to sing of Jesus' merits,
    help to chant Emmanuel's praises

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Today's Services

Third Sunday of Easter

6:30 a.m. HOLY EUCHARIST
7:30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST & SERMON
(Corporate for Women's Auxiliary)
Processional Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus
First Reading

Acts 4: 5 - 12
[Mr. George Bullock]

Psalm Psalm 98: 1 - 6 [BCP Page 596]
(Refrain) "All the ends of the earth have
seen the salvation of our God."
All sit. No Gloria.
Second Reading 1 John 1:1-2:2
[Mrs. Blossom Griffiths]
Gradual 180
Gospel Luke 24: 36b - 48
The Creed BCP pages 104 - 106
The Prayers of Intercession  
Offertory 602 (Parts 1 & 3)
Communion 390, 334,
As The Deer Panteth
Recessional 142
9:45 a.m. MORNING PRAYER & SERMON
Processional Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus
Venite

[BCP page 36]

Psalm 98: 1- 6 [BCP Page 596]
First Lesson Acts 4: 5 - 12
Benedictus [BCP page 40]
Second Lesson 1 John 1: 1 -2: 2
Hymn 180
Sermon Rev. Dr. David Kuck
Hymns 602 (Parts 1 & 3), 142
5:00 p.m. FEAST OF MUSIC
Programme will be provided

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This Week at St. Andrew's

Monday
May 1

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

Blood Pressure Clinic
Bible Study

Tuesday
May 2

5:30 p.m.
Moreton Park Committee
Wednesday
May 3

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

Property and Building Committee
Women's Auxiliary
Grief Support Group
ALPHA (Church Hall)
Young Adults Group

Thursday
May 4
5:30 p.m.
Senior Choir Rehearsal
Friday
May 5
9:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
Saturday
May 6
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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