Sunday Bulletin

Fifth Sunday After Pentecost (Year B)
Sunday, July 9, 2006

In this Bulletin ...

Collect - Fifth Sunday After Pentecost
Parish News
Prayers Of Intercession
Sick and Shut-In Members
Hymn: Sent Forth By God's Blessing
Hymn: Give Me Joy In My Heart
Hymn: God is Here
Today's Services
This Week at St. Andrew's

Beloved Friends,

On the 29th day of June,2006, at the Service of Ordination and Consecration of the Rev'd. Laish Boyd as Co-adjutor Bishop of the Bahamas, the Rt. Revd. John Holder, Bishop of Barbados, delivered a sermon based on 2 Cor. 4:7: "We have this treasure in earthen vessels to show that the transcendent power belong to God and not to us…" An excerpt from his sermon is reproduced for our benefit.

In the present state of theological and moral tensions that have embroiled the Anglican Communion, the questions will keep coming at you. Here is a sample of them:

Given the developments we are witnessing in our Communion and the world, what are the absolutes of the faith that we must preserve?

Can we as Christians, indeed as Anglicans, stay anchored on the Absolute, supported by the inherited tradition or should we venture out in faith beyond these?

How far can we venture out without jeopardizing all that we have inherited?

These are only some of the questions with which you will have to wrestle as Bishops. There are other questions on the agenda that are being asked in a way they have never been posed before. Let me warn you not to fall into the bad habit of finding quick and ready-made answers for them all, for there may be none.

These questions are being posed in an intense manner that is bringing a lot of pressure to bear upon the Communion. There are many who are wondering if the Communion will hold together beyond the next Lambeth Conference. It seems as if the old, solid, sensible middle of the road approach that we have come to treasure as Anglicans, is being ripped apart. It is being tugged to one side by the liberals, and to the other side by the traditionalists and the conservatives. For if the former group is convinced that there should be no restrictions on what they can place in the accepted theological and moral package, the latter are declaring in no uncertain terms, that there are some things that can never ever qualify for entry.

I think that both sides can assume some positions and make some statements that suggest that somehow, contrary to all we have been taught, all we have believed, that God has invested this section of His Church in the hands of one small group, and they are the ones who will determine if it will survive or die. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

Yes, we have our convictions for which we will struggle. We hold certain basic beliefs, basic understandings of the faith and we will not be forced to compromise or abandon them. But we cannot make the jump from this to a questionable position that we are the saviours of God's Church. This Church is firmly in the hands of God as it was from the start. It has gone through crisis after crisis, far more intense than at present, and it still remains firmly in his hands of God. And it will continue to be there."

As the Anglican Communion confronts these many and varied issues, these prudent words help to provide light and point a way forward for the Church.

We welcome all those visiting with us today. Special welcome to members of the GSB Co-operative Credit Union Limited who are worshipping with us at the 7:30 a.m. Service as they celebrate their 60th Anniversary.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

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Collect - Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

O God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbour: Grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to you with our whole heart, and united to one another with pure affection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever, Amen.

BCP, page 175

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Parish News

Missionary Sunday will be observed on July 16, 2006. Deanery Day 2006 has been cancelled. Plans for 2007 will be advised.

Diocesan Summer Camps will be held in Browns Town July/August 2006.

Young Adults are invited to an Extraordinary Meeting on Wednesday, July 12, 6:00 p.m. in the Old Court House. A warm welcome awaits all visitors to our fellowship.

Today at 10:00 a.m. marks the beginning of morning services at St. Clement's Mission, Kencot.

We are appealing for settlement of outstanding payments for tickets for the Father's Day Breakfast. Please contact the church office.

This week at St. Andrew's ...

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

Shut-In Members

  • Madge Berry
  • Arthur Crooks
  • Zoe Davis
  • Lynette Gregory

Sick Members

  • Jemima Austin
  • Maurice Boreman
  • Lucille Boyd
  • Oswald & Vera Cohen
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Prayers Of Intercession

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Leader: Lord, come into our weakness with your power; touch our eyes that they may behold your glory.
Grant, O Lord, that your church may lead many to you; we pray for the outreach and mission of the faithful, for all who teach the faith and pass it on by example, for all who are quiet witnesses to what they believe, for each in their vocation and ministry.
Lord, have mercy,
All: have mercy on us.
Leader: God of love, guide communities which are growing in fellowship and in understanding.
Direct all who are seeking to build up community life. We pray for our outreach projects, the Directors, administrative and ancillary staff. We seek your blessing upon this island Jamaica and upon your world.
Lord, have mercy,
All: have mercy on us.
Leader: Father, strengthen our bonds of love.
We pray that children may be brought up with respect
and freedom, that each may have proper
emotional and spiritual nourishment. We pray for
all who are undervalued or taken for granted,
for the unnoticed workers in our community, for refuse
collectors and street cleaners.
Lord, have mercy,
All: have mercy on us.
Leader: We pray for all who have suffered hardship, persecution or calamity this week; especially families that have experienced loss and are in grief:
for those injured in accidents or suddenly taken ill.
We pray for all with the gifts of healing, for all who anoint the sick and for caregivers.
Lord, have mercy,
All: have mercy on us.
Leader: Lord, give life to our loved ones departed, give them joy and peace in your eternal kingdom.
Lord, have mercy,
All:

have mercy on us.

(Silence may be kept)

 

All:

O, Lord of light and vision, open our eyes to behold your presence, to receive your love and to see your purpose for us; that rejoicing in your presence and strengthened by your love we may do your will and become what you have called us to be; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for and ever.
Amen.


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Hymn: Sent Forth By God's Blessing

Sent forth by God's blessing, our true faith confessing, the people of God from this dwelling take leave. The supper is ended, O now be extended the fruits of this service in all who believe. The seed of Christ teaching, receptive souls reaching, shall blossom in action for God and for all. God's grace did invite us, God's love shall unite us to work for the kingdom and answer it's call.

With praise and thanksgiving to God ever living, the tasks of our everyday life we will face. Our faith ever sharing, in love ever caring, embracing Gods children of each tribe and race. With your feast you feed us, with your light now lead us; unite us as one in this life that we share. Then may all the living with praise and thanksgiving give honour to Christ and the name that we bear.

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Hymn: Give Me Joy In My Heart (Sing Hosanna)

Give me joy in my heart, keep me praising.
Give me Joy in my heart, I pray.
Give me joy in my heart,
keep me praising, keep me praising till the end of day.

Chorus
Sing hosanna! Sing hosanna!
Sing hosanna to the king of kings!
Sing Hosanna! Sing Hosanna!
Sing Hosanna to the King!

Give me peace in my heart, keep me resting,
Give me peace in my heart, I pray.
Give me peace in my heart, keep me resting,
keep me resting till the end of day.

Chorus

Give me love in my heart, keep me serving,
Give me love in my heart, I pray.
Give me love in my heart,
keep me serving, keep me serving till the end of day.

Chorus

Give me oil in my lamp, keep me burning,
Give me oil in my lamp, I pray.
Give me oil in my lamp, keep me burning,
keep me burning till the end of day.

Chorus

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Hymn: God is Here

  1. God is here! As we your people meet to offer praise and prayer, may we find in fuller measure what it is in Christ we share.
    Here, as in the world around us, all our varied skills and arts wait the coming of the Spirit into open minds and hearts.

  2. Here are symbols to remind us of our life long need of grace; here are table, font, and pulpit; here the cross has central place.
    Here in honesty of preaching, here in silence, as in speech,
    here, in newness and renewal, God the Spirit comes to each.

  3. Here our children find a welcome in the Shepherd's flock and fold; here as bread and wine are taken, Christ sustains us, as of old.
    Here the servants of the Servant seek in worship to explore what it means in daily living to believe and to adore.

  4. God of all, of church and kingdom, in an age of change and doubt keep us faithful to the gospel; help us work your purpose out.
    Here, in this day's dedication, all we have to give, receive,
    we, who cannot live without you, we adore you! We believe!

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Today's Services

The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

6:30 a.m. HOLY EUCHARIST
7:30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST & SERMON
(Corporate for Mother's Union)
Processional God Is Here As We Your People Meet
First Reading

Ezekiel 2: 1-7
[Courtney Lodge]

Psalm 123
Second Reading 2 Corinthians 12: 2-10
[Pauline Bryan]
Gradual 182 [Children Leave for Sunday School]
Gospel Mark 6: 1-6
Sermon Rev. Fr. Edward Jennings
The Prayers of Intercession  
Offertory 243
Communion 386, 412, 415,
Give Me Joy In My Heart
Recessional Sent Forth By God's Blessing
9:45 a.m. MORNING PRAYER & SERMON
Processional God Is Here As We Your People Meet
Venite

[BCP page 36]

Psalm 123 (Refrain) "Our eyes look to
the Lord our God, pleading for his mercy"
All Sit. No Gloria.
First Reading Ezekiel 2: 1-7
Benedictus [BCP page 40]
Second Reading Mark 6: 1-6
Sermon Rev. Fr. Edward Jennings
Hymns 243, Sent Forth By God's Blessing
6:00 p.m.

SERVICE WILL BE CONDUCTED BY
THE LIVING WATERS FELLOWSHIP GROUP.
ALL ARE INVITED.


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This Week at St. Andrew's

Monday
July 10

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

Bible Study
St. Clements

Tuesday
July 11

9:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
St. Andrew Settlement
Home for Girls
Wednesday
July 12

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

Holy Eucharist
St. Andrew Care Centre
Grief Support Group

Thursday
July 13
5:30 p.m.
Senior Choir Rehearsal
Friday
July 14
9:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
Saturday
July 15

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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