Sunday Bulletin

Day of Pentecost (Whitsunday) (Year B)
Sunday, June 4, 2006

In this Bulletin ...

Come Holy Spirit
Parish News
Prayers Of Intercession
Sick and Shut-In Members
Hymn: Praise The Spirit
Today's Services
This Week at St. Andrew's

Beloved Friends,

The Day of Pentecost is the final day of the fifty days of Easter. This is not an inaugural occasion rather it is the zenith of our pascal celebra-
tions. As such, the day of Pentecost is an occasion for us to recall the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the constituting of the community of faith; the Church.

The Dent Lawrenceay of Pentecost does not mark the beginning of the Holy Spirit's work in the world. The Spirit of God has been active in the world ever since creation (Genesis 1:1-2). What is "new" about Pentecost is that the same Spirit who has worked in many ways, now constitutes the Church of God. Human pride and presumption produced a divided humanity that has been prone to confusion and misunderstanding. This was reversed by divine action, as on the Day of Pentecost, people of different places, cultures and languages understood and accepted the same proclamation of God's saving grace. The undoing of the confusion of Babel, by the presence of the Holy Spirit in forming a community of the resurrection, is not merely about the work of the Spirit within the heart of the individual.

"Babel results in disconnectedness, in a confused individualism. The Church implies connectedness, such as that set forth in Paul's metaphor of the Church as a body having many parts, each different but in need of the others (1Cor. 12:4-31)."
(Christ Time For The Church: Lawrence Hull Stookey).

It is the Holy Spirit of God; the divine presence, which has called the community, the Church, into being, and is able to proclaim the saving action of God in raising Jesus from the dead. This gift of the Risen One, comes to us from the Father to give us the power to transform the inhibiting forces and structures of frustration, which seeks to imprison the children of God. Although imperfect, the Christian Church works to make visible in the world, love, mercy and grace, which are the qualities of the eternal nature of God. The renewal of our faith is the work of the Holy Spirit within the community of faith, which enables us to face the challenges of mission in the cultures of the world.

This is the birthday of the Christian Church: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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

Sincerely yours in Christ,

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Come Holy Spirit

God our Father,
let the Spirit you sent on your Church
to begin the teaching of the gospel
continue to work in the world through the
hearts of all who believe. We ask this through
our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and
reigns with you and The Holy Spirit, one God,
for ever and ever. Amen.
BCP

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Parish News

Flowers at the foot of the altar are given in memory of Mildred Coleman by members of her family who are worshipping with us at the 7:30 Eucharist.

CONDOLENCES to the families of Douet Sergeant and Ivy Campbell, two of our shut-in members who died recently, and to Lulettia Elliott on the death of her son.

We express thanks and appreciation to the St. Andrew Parish Church team of workers who assisted with arrangements for the Sunday School Festival last Sunday afternoon: The Reception Committee, the Women's Working Committee, the Women's Auxiliary, the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, the Mothers' Union, the Youth Fellowship, the Senior Choir, the Youth Choir, the Young Adults, the Friends of the Sunday School, the Sunday School teachers, staff and members of St. Andrew's. It was a memorable afternoon!

The Church Hall Committee invites us to Father's Day Breakfast on Sunday, June 18 at the Church Hall. Contribution $500.

DID YOU KNOW THAT ………. THE DIOCESE OF JAMAICA OWNS (11) ELEVEN SECONDARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS? THEY ARE: THE BISHOP GIBSON HIGH SCHOOL; THE DE CARTERET COLLEGE; THE GLENMUIR HIGH; THE KINGSTON COLLEGE; THE OCHO RIOS HIGH; THE ST. HILDA'S HIGH; THE ST. HUGHS HIGH; THE ST. JAGO HIGH; THE QUEEN'S SCHOOL; THE MUSCHETT HIGH; THE BLACK RIVER HIGH.

Be thoughtful, be silent, be reverent
for this is the House of God and you are standing
on Holy Ground.
Before the Service - prepare by prayer to meet the Lord.
During the Service - let the voice of the Lord speak to you.
After the Service - share your experiences of the Lord with others.

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.

This week at St. Andrew's ...

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

Shut-In Members

  • Patricia Royers
  • The Ladies at the Women's Club
  • And the Verley Home
  • Mary Scott
  • Guy & Gwen Jones
  • Mable Sergeant
  • Cynthia Stewart

Sick Members

  • Yvonne Emanuel
  • Vincent Maxwell
  • April Gabay
  • Lloyd Facey
  • Clarence Lazarus
  • Imolene Allison
  • Sonia Levy
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Prayers Of Intercession

The Day of Pentecost (Whitsunday)

Leader: Holy Spirit, giver of all good gifts, come into our darkness as light, come as the wind to refresh us and uplift us. Come as joy to disperse our sorrows, come as power to enable us and encourage us. Come as love and revive your church, that we may show and share your gifts, that we may reach out in love through your grace.
The Lord is here.
All: His Spirit is with us.
Leader: Come, Holy Spirit, direct our rulers; fill our leaders with talent and discernment; inspire our artists and musicians, writers and craftspeople. Come, Spirit of God, give peace and unity to the nations; come, renew the face of the earth.
The Lord is here.
All: His Spirit is with us.
Leader: Come, Holy Spirit, fill our homes, set our hearts on fire with the warmth of your love; come stir our minds and inspire us to do new things. Guide us in our relationships with each other, and draw us together in your fellowship of love and joy.
The Lord is here.
All: His Spirit is with us.
Leader: We come with all who are weary, all whose hope has dried up; we come with the despairing, the despondent,
and all who are dis-spirited, with depressed and oppressed peoples.
We pray for all who have become very weak,
for all who are infirm and cannot cope on their own. O Spirit of God, stir up your power and come among us.
The Lord is here.
All: His Spirit is with us.
Leader: Spirit of God, you breathe life into dry bones,
you give new life to your people;
we pray for our loved ones departed, especially………
The Lord is here.
All:

His Spirit is with us.

(Silence may be kept)

 

All:

Come, Holy Spirit, come upon us, come around us,
come within us; come to lead us, come to guide us, that we may work in your power, and rest in your presence: through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Father, one God for ever.
Amen.


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Hymn: Praise The Spirit in Creation

Praise the Spirit in creation, breath of God, life's origin:
Spirit, moving on the waters quickening worlds to life
within, source of breath to all things breathing, life in whom
all lives begin.

Praise the Spirit, close companion of our inmost thoughts and
ways; who, in showing us God's wonders, is himself the power
to gaze; and God's will, to those who listen, by a still small voice
conveys.

Praise the Spirit, who enlightened priests and prophets with the word;
his the truth behind the wisdoms which as yet know not our Lord;
by whose love and power, in Jesus God himself was seen and heard.

Tell of how the ascended Jesus armed a people for his own; how a
hundred men and women turned the known world upside down, to
its dark and furthest corners by the wind of heaven blown.

Pray we then, O Lord the Spirit, on our lives descend in might; let
your flame break out within us, fire our hearts and clear our sight,
till, white hot in your possession, we, too, set the world a light.

Praise, O praise the Holy Spirit, praise the Father, praise the Word,
Source, and Truth, and Inspiration, Trinity in deep accord: through
your voice which speaks within us we, your creatures, call you Lord.

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Today's Services

Day of Pentecost (Whitsunday)

6:30 a.m. HOLY EUCHARIST
7:30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST & SERMON
(Programmes Will Be Provided)
9:45 a.m. MORNING PRAYER & SERMON
Processional Praise The Spirit
Jubilate

[BCP page 37]

Psalm 33:12 - 22
First Reading Acts 2:1 - 11
Benedictus [BCP page 40]
Second Reading John 15: 9-17
Hymn 232
Sermon Rev. Fr. Kitson
Hymns 234, 154
6:00 p.m. HOLY EUCHARIST & SERMON
Introit 154
First Reading

Acts 2: 1 - 11

Psalm 33: 12 - 22
Gospel John 20: 19 - 23
Sermon Rev. Fr. McLean
Offertory 233
Recessional 153

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This Week at St. Andrew's

Monday
June 5

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

Blood Pressure Clinic
Bible Study

Tuesday
June 6

9:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
Moreton Park Committee
Wednesday
June 7

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

Holy Eucharist
Property and Building Committee
Women's Auxiliary
Grief Support Group
ALPHA.
Young Adults

Thursday
June 8
5:30 p.m.
Senior Choir Rehearsal
Friday
June 9
9:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
Saturday
June 10
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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