Sunday Bulletin

First Sunday After Pentecost (Year B)
Trinity Sunday
Sunday, June 11, 2006

In this Bulletin ...

Trinity Sunday
Parish News
Prayers Of Intercession
Sick and Shut-In Members
Hymn: God Our Father
Hymn: In Praise of God
Hymn For The Children
Today's Services
This Week at St. Andrew's

Beloved Friends,

Today, on Trinity Sunday, we celebrate the fullness of God's nature and work. God is known through the revealing of Himself in action. "God is to be known only in his action, for God is the One, whose being (nature) is in his act." (Theologian, Karl Barth) The nature of the Holy Trinity is understood in terms of action, creation, community and shared love.

Many have difficulty in grasping this doctrine of the Church, yet it should not be so hard to understand this image of God as three in one. God the Father is like the planet SUN, for He is the SOURCE of all life. Yet the sun gives LIGHT, as God the SON, Jesus Christ, is the Light of the World. Then the sun also gives HEAT, as does the Holy Spirit, comforting us and imbuing within us the knowledge of His purpose and providing us with His gifts for the building up of the Body, the people of God. Notwithstanding these three different aspects; Father, Son and Holy Spirit, yet we have ONE GOD as we have one sun.

God the Creator is a triune God, an eternal community of love, which flows between Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This Divine community gives and receives love for all eternity. "The Eternal God is a personal God of love who has within his own triune nature, all that is necessary for him to be the eternal God who is sufficient within Himself." (C.S. Lewis) The motivation of God in the creative process is to share the Divine Life with those He has created. "God is brimful of existence that he can give existence away."(C.S. Lewis)

It is the Book of Genesis, which affirms that we are created in the image of God, which means that God created us to reflect His qualities of relatedness, sharing and mutual love, as individuals and as the community of God's people. God's creative love is "GIFT" love, not "NEED" love. It is unconditional and unmerited. God's grace did not start at Calvary, it reached out from God's decision to create the world and human life. What are life giving, life enriching and life sustaining can be seen in the very nature of the Divine Life of God, who creates, shares and vivifies life. God is made known to us by His mighty works as Creator, through His mercy as Redeemer and His love; His sanctifying Grace.

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

Sincerely yours in Christ,

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Trinity Sunday - The First Sunday after Pentecost

The doctrine of the Trinity - The central teaching of
Christian theology that the One God exists in three
persons and one substance.

What do we mean by speaking of God as Trinity? We mean
that we believe in one God, revealed and experienced as
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

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Parish News

Flowers at the foot of the altar are given by the family of Mrs. Eulalee Tulloch who celebrates her 102nd Birthday on June 16.

We express our condolences to Mrs. Yvonne Lewis on the death of her mother Virginia Simms.

We ask your prayers for Dwayne Smith, one of our newly baptised and confirmed members, who had surgery on his right leg. He was discharged from hospital and is in Rodes Peaceful Moments Nursing Home.

Next Sunday is Father's Day and the Church Hall Committee invites us to Father's Day Breakfast at the Church Hall, 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Contribution $500.

This week at St. Andrew's ...

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

Shut-In Members

  • Elma McFarlane
  • Coritta Sewell
  • Enid McDonald
  • Ken Peart
  • Ida Small
  • Eulah Stephenson

Sick Members

  • Marion Leon
  • Imolene Allison
  • Dwayne Smith
  • Lynne Jengelley
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Prayers Of Intercession

Trinity Sunday

Leader: The Trinity protecting us; the Father be over us,
The Saviour be under us, the Spirit be within us,
the Holy Three enfolding us, ever more about us.
We pray for pilgrims and seekers, for all new in the faith. We long for a deeper unity and fellowship within the church.
Lord, give to your people.
All: the blessing of peace.
Leader: We pray for your creation that groans for salvation:
for areas spoiled and desecrated by greed or insensitivity,
for all places of deprivation or great poverty,
for all who suffer from war or oppression.
Lord, give to your people
All: the blessing of peace.
Leader: We give you thanks for all who have shared their lives
with us. We pray for our homes, our loved ones, for
friends who have guided us, all who have been examples to us. We pray for young people leaving home for the first time, for everyone who has had to leave their home because of illness.
Lord, give to your people
All: the blessing of peace.
Leader: We pray for all who are disturbed: for the mentally
ill, for people with schizophrenia, for all who have lost
their grip on reality. We remember the restless and the
weary, all who are not at peace with themselves or the
world. Lord, be with each in their troubles and with all
who care for them.
Lord, give to your people
All: the blessing of peace.
Leader: Praise you for all who have come into the peace
of your nearer presence, for the saints in glory,
especially Mary, Mother of our Lord and Andrew our patron.
Lord, give to your people

the blessing of peace.

(Silence may be kept)



Holy God, Holy and Mighty, Holy and Immortal One,
you give us life, you give us love, you give us yourself; help us to give our lives, our love, ourselves to you.

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Hymn: God Our Father, We Adore Thee

God, our Father, we adore Thee! We, Thy children bless Thy name!
Chosen in the Christ before Thee, We are "holy without blame."
We adore Thee! we adore Thee! Abba's praises we proclaim!
We adore Thee! we adore Thee! Abba's praises we proclaim!

Son Eternal, we adore Thee! Lamb upon the throne on high!
Lamb of God, we bow before Thee, Thou hast brought Thy people nigh!
We adore Thee! We adore Thee! Son of God, who came to die!
We adore Thee! We adore Thee! Son of God, who came to die!

Holy Spirit, we adore Thee! Paraclete and heav'nly guest!
Sent from God and from the Savior, Thou hast led us into rest.
We adore Thee! We adore Thee! By Thy grace for ever blest:
We adore Thee! We adore Thee! By Thy grace for ever blest!

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit Three in One! We give Thee praise!
For the riches we inherit, Heart and voice to Thee we raise!
We adore Thee! We adore Thee! Thee we bless, thro' endless days!
We adore Thee! We adore Thee! Thee we bless, thro' endless days!

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Hymn: In Praise of God: Come Let Us Worship Our Redeemer

Let us bow down before His throne;
come, let us kneel before our maker:
Holy is His name.

Come into His presence with thanksgiving,
make a joyful noise;
for the Lord is a great God:
King above all gods.

We are the people of His pasture,
the sheep of His hand:
for Christ the Lord is or shepherd,
He will lead us home.

All praises be to God the Father,
praise to Christ His Son;
praise be to God the Holy Spirit:
bless the Three- In-One!

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Hymn For The Children

Thank you for giving me the morning; thank you for every day that's new,
Thank you that I can know my worries can be cast on you.

Thank you for all my friends and brothers; thank you for all the men that live,
Thank you for even greatest enemies I can forgive.

Thank you, I have my occupation; thank you for every pleasure small, Thank you for music, light and gladness; thank you for them all.

Thank you for many little sorrows; thank you for every kindly word, Thank you that everywhere your guidance reaches every land.

Thank you, I see your Word has meaning; thank you, I know your Spirit here,
Thank you, because you love all people, those both far and near.

Thank you, O Lord, you spoke unto us; thank you that for our words you care,
Thank you, O Lord, you came among us, Bread and Wine to share.

Thank you, O Lord, your Love is boundless; thank you that I am full of you,
Thank you, you made me feel so glad and thankful as I do.

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Today's Services

Trinity Sunday - The First Sunday after Pentecost

Processional 616
Old Testament

Exodus 3:1-6
[Mr. Andre Gooden]

Psalm 93
Epistle Romans 8:12-17
[Ms. Angella McCarthy]
Gradual 164 [Children leave for Sunday School]
Gospel John 3:1-16
Sermon Rev. Fr. McLean
The Prayers of Intercession  
Offertory 161
Communion 159, God Our Father, 160, 419
Anthem In Praise of God
Recessional 266
Processional 616

[BCP page 37]

Psalm 93
(Refrain) "The Lord is King, most high
above the earth, Alleluia.
All sit. No Gloria.
First Lesson Exodus 3:1-6
Benedictus [BCP page 40]
Second Lesson John 3-1-16
Hymn 164
Sermon Rev. Fr. McLean
Hymns 159, God Our Father

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This Week at St. Andrew's

June 12

9:00 a.m.

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

Holy Eucharist
Feast of St.Barnabas

Bible Study
Finance Committee

June 13

9:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
Home for Girls Committee
St. Andrew Settlement Committee
June 14

6:30 a.m.
7:30 a.m.
4:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.

Holy Eucharist
Property and Building Committee
St. Andrew Care Centre
Grief Support Group
ALPHA (Church Hall)
Young Adults

June 15
5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
Senior Choir Rehearsal
Church Committee
June 16
9:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
June 17
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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