Sunday Bulletin

Seventh Sunday After Pentecost (Year B)
Sunday, July 23, 2006

In this Bulletin ...

Faith
Parish News
Prayers Of Intercession
Sick and Shut-In Members
Hymn: For the Bread Which You Have Broken
Hymn: To God Be the Glory
Today's Services
This Week at St. Andrew's

My Dear Friends,

"Build up, build up, prepare the way, remove every
obstruction from my people's way" (Is.57:14b)

It is very easy to feel disenchanted at such a time as this. We have been bombarded in recent times with news of corruption, economic decay and savage violence. In addition to this we are wracked with news of impropriety among the clergy, both within the Anglican Communion as well as outside the Communion.

I can only imagine how difficult it must be for us who are living active Christian lives in our workplace and communities from which we come. At least two of our young adults have expressed to me how hard it is to stand up for the faith, to defend the Church where they work and among their peers. We are all pained, puzzled, perhaps infuriated at recent events, and the indictment placed on the Church. Some of us may even be longing for some public statement by "the Church". We want someone to speak, if not condemning at least distancing ourselves from these 'perpetrators', whether locally or abroad. Perhaps we do not desire anything so dramatic; we may want only our church leaders to speak to us or listen to us on the matter. Maybe we only want an opportunity to voice our frustration, disappointment and anguish.

Whatever our desire may be, even though this message may not name it, let us pause to reflect on what it is. In the midst of our frustration, pain or disappointment, let us remind ourselves who is the Head of the Church. No church leader is the Head of the Church; no church leader is worthy of our worship. The psalmist says: "Not to us, Oh Lord, not to us but to your name give glory" (115:1). As we are disappointed by what members of the Church may do, let us not forget that Christ is the substance that binds the Church together. "In Him the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord; in whom also you are built together spiritually into a dwelling place for God." The Church of God is established forever on Christ the cornerstone. Let us therefore not lose heart, but keep the faith in these testing times.

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

Sincerely yours in Christ,

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Faith

"Let faith be in control of every decision you make and every action you take".

Pearl of Power - Robert Schuller

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Parish News

PLEASE NOTE that during the month of August services will be at: 6:30 a.m., 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

St. Clement's Mission is in need of musicians to assist with Sunday morning services. Please contact the church office.

ALPHA LEADERSHIP TRAINING. All persons who have participated in the Alpha Course are invited to a training session on Saturday, August 5, 2006, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Church Hall. There is a cost of $700 per person to cover registration and meals. Please respond by Wednesday, July 26 to the church office 926-6692, Mrs. Joey James 927-4684 or Mrs. Richardson 944-9207. Presenter: Mrs. June Taklalsingh.

This week at St. Andrew's ...

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

Shut-In Members

  • Roslyn Rose
  • Irene Foster
  • Linetth Gregory
  • Gertrude Walker

Sick Members

  • Grace Curtis
  • Kathleen Neysmith
  • Dwayne Smith
  • Gloria Sinclair
  • April Gabay
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Prayers Of Intercession

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Leader: Holy Father, empower all whom you called to be bishops, pastors and teachers to be good shepherds of your flock. Give them wisdom and vision in the leading of your people. We pray for any who are seeking out the straying and the lost, those who are offering new hope and courage to the despairing. Faithful Shepherd,
All: hear us and guide us.
Leader: Give guidance to all who seek to guide or reconcile others; protect all who are working with divided peoples, all peace-keeping forces and those who seek to maintain order. Direct all who work as Samaritans or in marriage guidance.
Faithful Shepherd,
All: hear us and guide us.
Leader: Surround with your love all who are having difficulties in their relationships.
We pray for all who are feeling betrayed or neglected, for all who are suffering from marriage breakdowns, for children of broken homes or homes of conflict and violence.
Faithful Shepherd,
All: hear us and guide us.
Leader: Good Shepherd, be with all who are harassed and helpless, all who feel alienated or hostile, those like sheep without a shepherd.
We remember all who have lost their way, all fallen into vice and wickedness; that all may know the love and care of the Good Shepherd.
Faithful Shepherd,
All: hear us and guide us.
Leader: We rejoice with all who are in the safety of your keeping in your kingdom, for all the saints in glory.
We pray for our loved ones departed, and that we may come to share with them in eternal life.
Faithful Shepherd,
All:

hear us and guide us.

(Silence may be kept)

 

All:

God of peace, whose Son Jesus Christ returned from the dead to become the Great Shepherd of your sheep, guide us into the ways of peace and mercy, equip us to do everything that is good and build us up to be a holy dwelling-place for you our God; through the same Christ, who with you and the Holy Spirit are one God, now and for ever.
Amen.


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Hymn: For the Bread Which You Have Broken

  1. For the bread which You have broken, For the wine which You have poured, For the words which You have spoken, Now we give You thanks, O Lord.

  2. By this promise that You love us, By Your gift of peace restored, By Your call to heaven above us, Hallow all our lives, O Lord.

  3. With the saints who now adore You Seated at the heavenly board, May the church still waiting for You Keep love's tie unbroken, Lord.

  4. In Your service, Lord, defend us; In our hearts keep watch and ward; In the world to which You send us Let Your kingdom come, O Lord.

 

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Hymn: To God Be the Glory

  1. To God be the glory, great things He hath done,
    So loved He the world that He gave us His Son,
    Who yielded His life an atonement for sin,
    And opened the life-gate that all may go in.

    Refrain:
    Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, Let the earth hear His Voice!
    Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, Let the people rejoice!
    O come to the Father thro' Jesus the Son,
    And give Him the glory, great things He hath done.

  2. O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood,
    To every believer the promise of God;
    The vilest offender who truly believes,
    That moment from Jesus a pardon receives.

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  3. Great things He hath taught us, great things He hath done
    And great our rejoicing thro' Jesus the Son;
    But purer, and higher, and greater will be
    Our wonder, our rapture, when Jesus we see.

    Refrain

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Today's Services

The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

6:30 a.m. HOLY EUCHARIST
7:30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST & SERMON
Processional 376
Old Testament

Isaiah 57: 14b - 21
[Carol Logan]

Psalm 22: 22 - 30 [BCP page 494]
All Stand
Epistle Ephesians 2: 11 - 22
[Reginald Taylor]
Gradual 184
Gospel Mark 6: 30 - 44
Sermon Rev. Fr. Robert McLean
The Prayers of Intercession  
Offertory 372
Communion 413, For The Bread Which You Have Broken,
387, 400
Recessional To God Be The Glory
9:45 a.m. FAMILY EUCHARIST & SERMON
Introit 376
Old Testament

Isaiah 57: 14b - 21
[Don Romario Watson]

Psalm 22: 22 - 30 [BCP page 494]
All Stand
Epistle Ephesians 2: 11 - 22
[Jamelia White]
Gradual 184
Gospel Mark 6: 30 - 44
Sermon Rev. Fr. Robert McLean
The Prayers of Intercession  
Offertory 372
Communion For The Bread Which You Have Broken,
400
Recessional To God Be The Glory
6:00 p.m. HOLY EUCHARIST & SERMON
Processional 376
Psalm 22: 22 - 30 [BCP page 494]
First Lesson Isaiah 57: 14b - 21
Magnificat [BCP page 67]
Second Lesson Mark 6: 30 - 44
Nunc Dimittis [BCP page 55]
Hymn 184
Sermon Rev. Fr. Robert McLean
Hymns 372, To God Be The Glory

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This Week at St. Andrew's

Monday
July 24

5:30 p.m.

Bible Study

Tuesday
July 25

9:00 a.m.


4:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
(Feast of St. James the Apostle)

Mother's Union
Wednesday
July 26

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

Holy Eucharist
Grief Support Group
Reception Committee
Young Adults

Thursday
July 27
5:30 p.m.
Senior Choir Rehearsal
Friday
July 28
9:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
Saturday
July 29

10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m.

Brotherhood of St. Andrew
Little Brothers of St. Andrew
Youth Choir Rehearsal
Youth Fellowship


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