Sunday Bulletin

Second Sunday After Pentecost (Year B)
Father's Day
Sunday, June 18, 2006

In this Bulletin ...

Father's Day
Parish News
Prayers Of Intercession
Sick and Shut-In Members
Hymn: Lord Teach Us To Pray
Hymn: Faith Of Our Fathers
Hymn: Father, In Whom We Live
Today's Services
This Week at St. Andrew's

Beloved Friends,

The weeks after Pentecost, which is about half of the Liturgical year, are designated "ordinary time," a season of growth and living out the implications of gospels' good news. It is also during this time that the readings center on God's action through the saving events of our sacred history. Another emphasis is placed on the work of God in the world, in particular the New Testament, which helps us to see signs of his presence in our lives, our church the nations of the world.

The insights that we gain from our readings and reflections on scripture, are intended to focus our eyes on God's presence through the different events of the community and experiences of individuals and the many challenges of life; in good times and the bad, God's graced presence shines through what we deem as ordinary. "This does not mean that all of our experiences or perceptions of the world are positive and happy, or that we are set free from all our weaknesses, struggle and evil. On the contrary, extraordinariness of God's work is seen amid our anxiety, fear and perplexity. God works in the midst of adversity and in spite of it, not in its absence. That is why the resurrection can never be separated from the cross which precedes it." ( Christ Time for the Church: Lawrence H. Stookey).

During the weeks after Pentecost we are encouraged to be aware of and to be thankful for the work of God in every aspect of life. "The God who is made known in the obvious events surrounding the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, is no less made known in transforming power in every experience common to humanity. However, because of human frailty, we may not be inclined to recognize God's action in our midst day by day. We will therefore need to ask that our eyes be open more fully to all the evidence of God's Grace that are presented to us." (Christ time for the Church: Lawrence H. Stookey).

As we seek to discern God's presence in our daily toil and through all the changing scenes of life, let us not be distracted or disturbed by the unforeseen events that we are unable to control. It is for us to look at the Creator not the created things that depend on Him for their very existence.

We extend a welcome to all those visiting with us today. Special welcome to Mr. Michael Elliott, our preacher at 7:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. and to members of the Bethlehem Moravian College Alumni Association who are worshipping with us at 9:45 a.m.

Today we acknowledge all fathers as we celebrate Father's Day. May God our Father give us courage to love and cherish His children.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

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Father's Day

William Busch

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Parish News

Today is Fathers Day and we are all invited to a Father's Day Breakfast at the Church Hall, commencing at 7:30 a.m.

We express condolences to Lenworth Sutherland on the death of his mother, Lynn Jengelley.

The Friends of the Sunday School express heartfelt thanks for our contribution to the "Panorama of Music" on Saturday, June 3..

The Mother's Union invite us to their Cake Sale and Breakfast on Sunday June 25 commencing at 7:30 a.m.

Mr. Michael Elliott will be admitted to the Holy Order of Deacons on Sunday July 2, 2006 at the Cathedral, Spanish Town. The service commences at 4:00 p.m.

DID YOU KNOW that the Greeting of Peace,
which dates from early Christian practice of the infant Church, is done in obedience to the teaching of Jesus, that we should make peace with our neighbour before bringing our gifts to the altar?


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 Waite
  • Lucille Boyd
  • Iris Daley
  • Irene Foster
  • Roslyn Rose

Sick Members

  • Patsy Clossey
  • Maria Lazarus
  • Marion Leon
  • Lloyd Facey
  • Cleveland Morrison
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Prayers Of Intercession

Second Sunday after Pentecost

Leader: As we rejoice in the gospel, we pray for all who spread the Good News, for evangelists and preachers, for Sunday school
teachers, for all the laity in their sharing of the faith. We pray
for all who produce Bibles, and those who help us to understand
your holy word. Lord, may your church grow in holiness, in outreach and in number.
Lord, hear us.
All: Lord, graciously hear us.
Leader: We give thanks for the written and spoken word. We pray for publishers and broadcasters, for politicians and leaders of nations. We pray for those who through meetings influence our lives, for all who make decisions about our world and our future.
Lord, hear us.
All: Lord, graciously hear us.
Leader: We remember with affection all who have helped us to grow, physically, mentally, spiritually or emotionally. We pray for teachers who have taught us, for churches that have enriched us, for loved ones who have sustained us. We pray for all whose growth is stunted, for all who lack love or attention, for all who suffer from neglect or abuse.
Lord, hear us.
All: Lord, graciously hear us.
Leader: Loving Father, sustain all whom the world has hurt, those whose lives are denied natural growth, who suffer from poverty, oppression or circumstance. We remember all who are frustrated by weakness, sickness or any other disability. For friends and loved ones in need .…………
Lord, hear us.
All: Lord, graciously hear us.
Leader: Blessed are you, Lord God, for you give us the victory. We give you thanks for all who are in sorrow and pain no more; all who have triumphed over death and the grave are in life eternal. We pray for the loved ones departed.
Lord, hear us.

Lord, graciously hear us.

(Silence may be kept)



Lord God, Almighty, rule in our hearts: direct our decisions, guide our actions, let your kingdom grow in us, that we may live and work to your praise and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, and God for ever and ever.

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Hymn: Lord Teach Us To Pray

Lord, teach us to pray;
let us know Your will every day.
Give us the grace to go on seeking Your face,
in obedience to all that You say,
in obedience to all that You say.

Lord, help us to see
with the eyes of faith, and believe.
Give us Your heart to care
for the world in our prayer,
and a vision of what it should be,
and a vision of what it should be.

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Hymn: Faith Of Our Fathers

Faith of our fathers! living still
Inspite of dungeon, fire and sword:
O how our hearts beat high with joy
When-e'er we hear that glorious word!

Faith of our fathers, holy faith!
We will be true to thee till death!

Our fathers, chained in prisons dark,
Were still in heart and conscience free:
How sweet would be their children's fate,
If they, like them, could die for thee!

Faith of our fathers! we will love
Both friend and foe in all our strife:
And preach thee, too, as love knows how,
By kindly words and virtuous life:

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Hymn: Father, In Whom We Live

Father, in whom we live,
In whom we are, and move,
The glory, power, and praise receive
Of Thy creating love.
Let all the angel throng
Give thanks to God on high;
While earth repeats the joyful song,
And echoes to the sky.

Incarnate Deity,
Let all the ransomed race
Render in thanks their lives to Thee,
For Thy redeeming grace.
The grace to sinners showed
Ye heavenly choirs proclaim,
And cry: Salvation to our God,
Salvation to the Lamb!

Spirit of Holiness,
Let all Thy saints adore
Thy sacred energy, and bless
Thine heart-renewing power.
Not angel toungues can tell
Thy love's ecstatic height,
The glorious joy unspeakable,
The beatific sight.

Eternal, Triune Lord!
Let all the hosts above,
Let all the sons of men, record
And dwell upon Thy love.
When heaven and earth are fled
Before Thy glorious face,
Sing all the saints Thy love hath
Thine everlasting praise. Amen.

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Today's Services

The Second Sunday after Pentecost

Processional 365
First Reading

Ezekiel 31:1-6, 10-14

Psalm 92:1-4, 11-14
(Refrain) "It is good to sing your praises and to thank you, O Most High." All Sit. No Gloria
Second Reading 2 Corinthians 5:1-10
[Mr. Carlton Hollingsworth]
Gradual 263 [Children leave for Sunday School]
Gospel Mark 4:26-34
Sermon Mr. Michael Elliot
The Prayers of Intercession  
Offertory 259
Communion 400, 184, Lord Teach Us To Pray
Hymn For Fathers Faith Of Our Fathers
Recessional Father, In Whom We Live
Processional 365

[BCP page 37]

Psalm 92:1-4 , 11-14 (ALL STAND)
First Reading Ezekiel 31:1-6, 10-14
Benedictus [BCP page 40]
Second Reading 2 Corinthians 5:1-10
Hymn 263
Sermon Mr. Michael Elliot
Hymns 259 - Father, In Whom We Live
Introit 365
First Reading

Acts 2: 1 - 11

Psalm 33: 12 - 22
Gradual 184
Gospel Mark 4:26-34
Sermon Rev. Fr. McLean
Offertory 233
Recessional 153

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This Week at St. Andrew's

June 19

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

Blood Pressure Clinic
Bible Study

June 20

9:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist
June 21

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

Holy Eucharist
Grief Support Group
Young Adults

June 22
5:30 p.m.
Senior Choir Rehearsal
June 23
9:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
June 24

9:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m.

Holy Eucharist
(Nativity of Saint John the Baptist)

Little Brothers of St. Andrew
Youth Choir Rehearsal
Youth Fellowship

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