Sunday Bulletin

Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost (Year B)
Sunday, September 10, 2006

In this Bulletin ...

The Body of Christ
Parish News
Prayers Of Intercession
Sick and Shut-In Members
Hymn: Gracious Spirit, Dwell With Me
Hymn: Praise The One Who Breaks The Darkness
Today's Services
This Week at St. Andrew's

My Dear Friends,

The new school year has started with the challenges of providing the resources for our children's education. Parents fulfill a portion of their responsibility through the purchase of books, bags and uniforms.

Another critical area for parents is the creation of a home environment for learning. This will require homework supervision, the monitoring of their study period and the affirmation of what is good in the child. The preparation for back to school demands in addition emotional support and health nutrition.

These two factors have a great influence on the academic performance of a child as they will either facilitate or retard the scholastic achievement of the student. The school through its curriculum will use its methods and strategies to build upon and to draw out what is "already within" the child because of the "personal and universal force of life within the soul." The intention of this process is the development of a relational individual. An element in this process which at times can be undervalued is the spiritual formation of the child for character building. The emotional maturity of a child will create the atmosphere for the nurturing of a moral compass, which enables a healthy character. This moral compass is formed through the training of a child to pray and his continuous practice of personal prayer, worship and Christian education.

"A structured plan of spiritual formation will, of necessity, include the use of divinely-appointed means of grace, including corporate worship and participation in the Lord's Supper, and the practice of both personal and corporate spiritual disciplines. But the exact way in which the means of grace are utilized and the disciplines practiced will need to be worked into a plan which is as congenial as possible for the person who expects the benefit form it" Frank Bateman Stager: Spiritual Formation in the Local Church

It is the teaching and practice of the spiritual disciplines, which forms our values and informs those principles that seek to build healthy social and family relationships, and stem moral and social decay.

We extend a warm welcome to all those visiting with us today, especially the British Airways family on their 60th Anniversary.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Sirrano Kitson

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The Body of Christ

"Go and become what you have you have received - The Body of Christ"

St. Augustine

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Parish News

We express condolences to the family of Dr. Barry Wint; the family of Rev. Joy Parker and also to Mr. Paul Bicknell on the death of his mother, Ruby Dorothy Bicknell.

We are asked to support the Moreton Park fundraising Breakfast scheduled for Sunday, September 24 in the Old Court House.

Applications are invited for the Folkes Scholarship available to students entering Secondary Schools. You may contact the church office for further information.

Confirmation classes will commence on Wednesday, September 13 for Adults and Friday, September 15 for Juniors - Grade 9 and above.

The Quarterly Meeting of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew is scheduled for Sunday, September 17 immediately following the 7:30 a.m. Eucharist.

This week at St. Andrew's ...

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

Shut-In Members

  • Lewis McDonald
  • Irene Foster
  • Gertrude Walker
  • Joyce Barrett
  • Selvin Stewart
  • Ethel Morrison

Sick Members

  • Cleveland Morrison
  • Kathleen Lewis-Bennett
  • Margurite Cooke
  • Lloyd Smith
  • Vanessa Samuel
  • Imolene Allison
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Prayers Of Intercession

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Leader: We give you thanks and praise for your life-giving and life-extending love. May your church help others to extend their lives and to rejoice in your world. We pray for all who are working for freedom of captivities, for all who seek to bring food to the hungry and comfort to the lonely. Lord, as you raise us up, help us to lift others out of their troubles.
Our God is here.
All: He comes to save us.
Leader: We pray for your church, that it may be a caring, loving and accepting church. We pray for the outreach of your church, that it may seek out the needy the outcasts and the rejected: that love may be revealed in action.
Our God is here.
All: He comes to save us.
Leader: We remember all who have worked hard and achieved nothing, all who have laboured in vain, all whose work has been frustrating, all whose work or livelihood has been destroyed. We pray for the unemployed, the homeless, all who hunger and thirst.
Our God is here.
All: He comes to save us.
Leader: We pray for the strengthening of the bonds of community where we live; direct all who have dealings with groups or the care of individuals. We pray for all who feel isolated or cut off from others. We pray for our own homes and loved ones.
Our God is here.
All: He comes to save us.
Leader: We pray for all who have difficulty in communicating with others, those with hearing and speech difficulties, and the visually impaired. We remember all who are mentally challenged or severely physically disabled. We pray for those caring for children with autism or adults with learning difficulties. For all who are finding their lives restricted through illness.
Our God is here.
All: He comes to save us.
Leader: Blessed are you, Lord our God, you have opened for us the kingdom of heaven. We remember before you the whole company of saints, and pray for our loved ones departed.
Our God is here.

He comes to save us.

(Silence may be kept)



Lord, open our lives to your goodness.
Open our eyes to your presence.
Open our ears to your call.
Open our hearts to your love.
Open our lips to your praises.
Open us to your glory.

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Hymn: Gracious Spirit, Dwell With Me

Gracious Spirit, dwell with me,
I myself would gracious be;
And with words that help and heal,
Would Thy life in mine reveal;
And, with actions bold and meek,
Would for Christ my Savior speak.

Truthful Spirit, dwell with me,
I myself would truthful be;
And with wisdom kind and clear,
Let Thy life in mine appear;
And with actions lovingly,
Speak my Lord's sincerity.

Mighty Spirit, dwell with me,
I myself would mighty be;
Mighty so as to prevail,
Where unaided all will fail;
Ever by a mighty hope,
Pressing on and bearing up.

Holy Spirit dwell with me,
I myself would holy be;
Separate from sin, I would,
Choose and cherish all things good,
And whatever I can be,
Give to Him who gave me thee. Amen.

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Hymn: Praise The One Who Breaks The Darkness

Praise the One who breaks the darkness,
With a liberating light;
Praise the One who frees the prisoners,
Turning blindness into sight.
Praise the One who preached the gospel,
Healing every dread disease,
Calming storms and feeding thousands,
With the very bread of peace.

Praise the One who blessed the children,
With a strong yet gentle word;
Praise the One who drove out demons,
With a piercing two-edged sword.
Praise the One who brings cool water,
To the desert's burning sand;
From this well comes living water,
Quenching thirst in every land.

Praise the One true love incarnate:
Christ, who suffered in our place;
Jesus died and rose for many,
That we may know God by grace.
Let us sing for joy and gladness,
Seeing what our God has done.
Praise the One redeeming glory;
Praise the One who makes us one.

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Today's Services

The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Introit 43
Old Testament

Isaiah 35: 4-7a
[Mrs. Winnifred Johnson]

Psalm 146: 4-9 [BCP page 662]
(All Stand)
Epistle James 1: 17-27
[Mrs. Diane Corrie]
Gradual Praise The One Who Breaks The Darkness
[Children leave for Sunday School]
Gospel Mark 7: 31-37
Sermon Rev. Dr. David Kuck
The Prayers of Intercession  
Offertory 350
Communion 413, 410, 202
Recessional Gracious Spirit, Dwell With Me
Processional 43

[BCP page 36]

Psalm 146: 4-9 (Refrain) "Praise the Lord,
O my soul: while I live I will
praise the Lord"
(All Sit - No Gloria)
First Reading Isaiah 35: 4-7a
Benedictus [BCP page 40]
Second Reading Mark 7: 31-37
Hymn Praise The One Who Breaks The Darkness
Sermon Rev. Dr. David Kuck
Hymns 350, Gracious Spirit, Dwell With Me
Programme will be provided

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This Week at St. Andrew's

September 11

5:30 p.m.

Bible Study

September 12

9:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.

Holy Eucharist
St. Andrew Settlement Committee
Girls' Home Committee

September 13

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

Holy Eucharist
St. Andrew Care Centre Committee
Grief Support Group
Confirmation Class for Adults

September 14

5:30 p.m.

Senior Choir Rehearsal

September 15
9:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
Confirmation Class for Juniors
September 16
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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