Sunday Bulletin

Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost (Year B)
Sunday, August 20, 2006

In this Bulletin ...

Do not be anxious about anything
Parish News
Prayers Of Intercession
Sick and Shut-In Members
Today's Services
This Week at St. Andrew's

My Dear Friends,

I share with you these words from The Imitation of Christ by Thomas À Kempis. It is a conversation between the Lord and a disciple concerning "the basis of unshakeable peace and real progress."
"The Voice Of The Lord: My son, this is what I once said: 'Peace is my bequest to you, and the peace, which I will give you is mine to give; I do not give peace as the world gives it.'

Everyone desires peace, but not everyone cares for the things that bring real peace, my peace is given to those who are humble and gentle in their hearts, and your peace will lie in being very patient. If you listen to me and do what I tell you, you will enjoy great peace.
THE DISCIPLE: What do you want me to do?
THE LORD: At all times keep your attention fixed on what you are doing and saying, and let your whole aim be to please me and me alone, not seeking or desiring anything outside me. As for the words and actions of others, keep yourself from making rash judgments, and do not concern your self with things that are not your business. Then perhaps you will be free from serious disturbance - but you will expect to escape all disturbance during this earthly life, and to be free from all distress of mind and body. That belongs to the peace and quiet of eternity.

So you must not imagine that you have found true peace if you are not conscious of any burden; nor must you think all is well if no one stands in your way; you have not achieved perfection just because everything seems to be going the way you would like it. And if you find yourself in a state of great devotion and happiness, you must not begin to have high ideas and imagine that God loves you more than others. It is not these things that pick out the true lover of goodness, and indicate progress and growth in perfection.
THE DISCIPLE: Then what does show these things, Lord?
THE LORD: They are shown by the wholehearted surrender of yourself to the will of God, so that you no longer want your own way in anything, great or small, in time or in eternity, but go on thanking God cheerfully amidst prosperity and adversity, laying no more weight on one than on the other. If you have enough courage, patience and trust, when the inward comfort is taken from you, to prepare yourself for even harder things, and instead of complaining that you have done nothing to deserve such suffering, to accept my justice and praise my holiness whatever I send you, then you will be walking the paths of real peace, and will feel assured of seeing my face and experiencing joy again. For if you achieve complete disregard of self, you will enjoy abundant peace, as far as living in this world allows you to do so."

May we read the above words and strive to make them part of our lives, as we pursue the path of peace.

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

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Robert McLean

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Do not be anxious about anything

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

Philippians 4: 6-7 - NIV

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Parish News

Flowers in the sanctuary are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Elma Lazarus, Castel and Eunice Anglin. Congratulations to Orchid Anglin-Pierre who celebrates a birthday today.

This week at St. Andrew's ...

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

Shut-In Members

  • Hilda Witter
  • Oswald & Vera Cohen
  • Claris Cox
  • Maisie Foster
  • Leonie Gray

Sick Members

  • Hesna Jamel
  • Beverly Muir
  • Lloyd Smith
  • Merceline James
  • Lloyd James
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Prayers Of Intercession

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

Leader: Heavenly Father, you have shown us the way of life, help us to walk in your ways and to do your will. We pray for all who are dedicating their lives to you; for the newly baptized and recently confirmed, for all who are seeking and enquiring about their faith. Guide all prayer groups and Bible studies. We pray for hymn-writers, musicians and choirs.
Lord, may we sing your praises,
All: and make music in our hearts to you.
Leader: Direct all who beautify our world by their talents, all who improve our world by their actions. We pray for artist, architects and planners, for park - keepers and gardeners, all horticulturalists. Bless all actors, singers and dancers, all entertainers.
Lord, may we sing your praises,
All: and make music in our hearts to you.
Leader: We give you thanks for the gifts you have given to us. We pray for a sharing of talents in our communities, for your blessing on all councillors and community leaders. Bless our homes and loved ones with your joy and peace.
Lord, may we sing your praises,
All: and make music in our hearts to you.
Leader: Lord, bring light to all who live in darkness and hatred. We pray for all caught up in bitterness or evil thoughts, all who are tempted to do criminal acts or lead others astray. We pray for all who are in sickness or in trouble, for all who mourn and all who are sad.
Lord, may we sing your praises,
All: and make music in our hearts to you.
Leader: We rejoice with all who praise you in the glory of your kingdom, we sing your praises with angels and archangels and all the company of heaven. We pray for loved ones departed.
Lord, may we sing your praises,
All:

and make music in our hearts to you.

(Silence may be kept)

 

All:

Father, we give you thanks for all that you done for us, for life and the love that you bestow upon us. Lord make us mindful of your gifts, that we may be content and grateful, giving our love and lives to you all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, one God for ever.
Amen.


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Today's Services

The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

6:30 a.m. HOLY EUCHARIST
8:00 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST & SERMON
Introit 167
Old Testament

Proverbs 9: 1-6
[Mr. Brandon Nam]

Psalm 34: 9-14 (All Stand)
Epistle Ephesians 5: 15-20
[Mrs. Negrita Chin]
Gradual 205
Gospel John 6: 53-59
Sermon Rev. Fr. Robert McLean
The Prayers of Intercession  
Offertory 207
Communion 385, 400, 414, 419
Recessional 296
6:00 p.m. HOLY EUCHARIST & SERMON
Introit 167
Old Testament

Proverbs 9: 1-6

Psalm Psalm 34: 9-14
Gradual 205
Gospel John 6: 53-59
Sermon Rev. Fr. Robert McLean
Offertory 207
Recessional 296

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This Week at St. Andrew's

Wednesday
August 23

5:30 p.m.

Grief Support Group

Thursday
August 24
9:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist
(Feast of St. Bartholomew
the Apostle
)
Saturday
August 26
10:00 a.m.
Brotherhood of St. Andrew

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