Sunday Bulletin

Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost (Year B)
Sunday, September 17, 2006

In this Bulletin ...

Be thoughtful, be silent, be reverent
Parish News
Prayers Of Intercession
Sick and Shut-In Members
Hymn: All Praise to Thee
Hymn: Praise with Joy the World's Creator
Today's Services
This Week at St. Andrew's

My Dear Friends,

As we begin our preparation for Baptism (the rate of initiation) and Confirmation (the laying on of hand) we are invited to reflect on our journey of faith and examine the depth of our commitment. There are many Christians who understand faith primarily as adherence to a set of beliefs, and Baptism as personal deliverance from sin and punishment.

The Early Church's practice of faith was much deeper and all embracing. Their faith was expressed as an encounter with the Lord which transformed their lives so that they lived not just for self, rather for the welfare of God's kingdom and the well-being of humanity. "God's call is always the conversion from SELF to Christ touching all matters of belief, belonging and behaving." Alan Kreider: The Change of Conversion and the Origin of Christendom.

The Church provides the opportunities for faith formation, nurturing and expression through worship, scripture, prayer, Christian education and service. Since it is God who calls us to faith in Christ, the Church continually holds before us the need to change, to be converted and to be conformed to the image of Christ so that we may be agents of change in the lives of others.
What is necessary in this process is our openness to be engaged by the Word and our receptivity to hear, receive and practice the faith so that the world may believe in him.

"We are called to witness to the Grace of God in order that the disobedient world may become what God intends it to be" Laurence H. Stookey: Baptism, Christ's Act in the Church.

We are inviting all non-communicant adult members to be a part of our Wednesday Confirmation class at 6:00 pm

We extend a warm welcome to all those visiting with us. God's peace be with you.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Sirrano Kitson

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Be thoughtful, be silent, be reverent

Be thoughtful, be silent, be reverent
for this is the House of God and you
are standing on Holy Ground.

Before the Service - prepare by prayer to
meet the Lord.
During the Service - let the voice of the Lord
speak to you.
After the Service - share your experience of the
Lord with others.

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Parish News

Congratulations to Keith and Gloria Ramsay who celebrate their 48th Wedding Anniversary on September 20, 2006.

We welcome to our family two students from the United Theological College of the West Indies - Monique Blake and Rory Honeyghan.
We also welcome to our 7:30 a.m. Eucharist members of the B.S.A., Corporate Area Chapters, as they prepare for their Quarterly Meeting

The Supper Committee will meet again on Thursday of this week to plan our Annual Supper scheduled for November 17, 2006. Please help us to make this a great success.

The Moreton Park Committee invites us to Breakfast in the Old Court House next Sunday, September 24. We appeal for your support.

Folkes Scholarship Fund. Applications are still open to students entering Secondary Schools. Please contact the church office.

Did You Know!

Did you know that the Anchor symbolizes the Christian hope and security in Christ?
(Heb. 6:19)

This week at St. Andrew's ...

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

Shut-In Members

  • Lena McDonald
  • Winnifred Walters
  • Lucille Mathon
  • Lucille Campbell
  • Roslyn Rose

Sick Members

  • Henry Latham
  • Vanessa Grant
  • Kathleen Lewis Bennett
  • Isolyn Gayle
  • Rev. Dr. Lewin Lascelles Williams
  • Peter Myers
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Prayers Of Intercession

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Leader: Fill, O Lord, your church with wisdom, that it may reflect your love and light and be an image of your goodness. Lord, may we confess Jesus as our Christ and Saviour, not only in word but by the way we live, and so bring others to a deeper awareness of your love. Guide all who preach and teach in your Name. We pray for a deepening of unity among all Christians.
Father, hear us,
All: in the Name of Christ our Lord.
Leader: Bless with your wisdom all places of learning.
We pray for schools, colleges and training establishments: for all lecturers, teachers and trainers of people. We pray for all who influence our minds through broadcasting or the press, for all involved in publishing and printing.
Father, hear us,
All: in the Name of Christ our Lord.
Leader: We give thanks for those who gave us confidence to venture and to risk, all who have given us strength to stand on our own feet. We pray for all who lack confidence, all who have low esteem of themselves. We give thanks for and pray for our homes and our neighbours.
Father, hear us,
All: in the Name of Christ our Lord.
Leader: Lord, support all who are fearful and anxious, all who are timid and afraid to venture. We pray for all who doubt their own ability or your love. We remember all who are lonely or desperate; we pray for the suicidal. We remember also all who are in pain or distress.
Father, hear us,
All: in the Name of Christ our Lord.
Leader: We give you praise with your saints in glory, all who have confessed the faith and are in your kingdom. We pray for all who are departed from this life, especially………………………..
Father, hear us,
All:

in the Name of Christ our Lord.

(Silence may be kept)

 

All:

O Lord, as Peter confessed you as the Christ, give us boldness to proclaim your redeeming love and saving power in the world; may we be ready to bear the cross and give ourselves for others and the advancement of your kingdom; we ask this in your Name, Jesus our Lord, who with the Father and the Holy Spirit are one God, now and for ever.
AMEN.


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Hymn: All Praise to Thee

All praise to thee, for thou. O King divine,
didst yield the glory that of right was thine,
that in our troubled hearts thy grace might shine:
Hallelujah; hallelujah!

Thou cam'st to us in lowliness of thought;
by thee the outcast and the poor were sought,
and by thy death was God's salvation wrought:
Hallelujah; hallelujah!

Let this mind be in us which was in thee,
who wast a servant that we might be free,
humbling thyself to death on Calvary:
Hallelujah; hallelujah!

Wherefore, by God's eternal purpose, thou art high exalted o'er all creatures now, and given the name to which all knees shall bow:
Hallelujah; hallelujah!

Let every tongue confess with one accord
in heaven and earth that Jesus Christ is Lord;
and God eternal be by all adored:
Hallelujah; hallelujah!

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Hymn: Praise with Joy the World's Creator

Praise with joy the world's Creator, God of justice, love, and peace, source and end of human knowledge, God whose grace shall never cease. Celebrate the Maker's glory, power to rescue and release.

Praise to Christ who feeds the hungry, frees the captive, finds the lost, heals the sick, up-sets religion,
fearless both of fate and cost. Celebrate Christ's constant presence: friend and stranger, guest and host.

Praise the Spirit sent among us, liberating
truth from pride, forging bonds where race or gender, age or nation dare divide. Celebrate the
Spirit's treasure: foolishness none dare deride.

Praise the Maker, Christ, and Spirit, one God in community, calling Christians to embody
oneness and diversity. This the world shall
see reflected: God is One and One in Three.

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Today's Services

The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

6:30 a.m. HOLY EUCHARIST
7:30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST & SERMON
(Corporate for Brotherhood of St. Andrew)
Introit Praise with Joy the World's Creator
Old Testament

Isaiah 50: 4-9
[Mr. Upton Fisher]

Psalm 116: 1-8 [BCP Page 623]
(Refrain) "I will walk in the presence
of the Lord in the land of the living."
(All Sit - No Gloria)
Epistle James 2: 1-5, 8-10, 14-18
[Mr. Godfrey Perkins]
Gradual 334 [Children leave for Sunday School]
Gospel Mark 8: 27-38
Sermon Rev. Major Sirrano Kitson
The Prayers of Intercession  
Offertory 259
Communion 361, 387, 394
Recessional All Praise to Thee
9:45 a.m. MORNING PRAYER & SERMON
Processional Praise with Joy the World's Creator
Venite

[BCP page 36]

Psalm 116: 1-8 [BCP Page 623]
(All Stand)
First Reading Isaiah 50: 4-9
Benedictus [BCP page 40]
Second Reading Mark 8: 27-38
Hymn 334
Sermon Rev. Major Sirrano Kitson
Hymns 259, All Praise to Thee
6:00 p.m. HOLY EUCHARIST & SERMON
Introit Praise with Joy the World's Creator
Old Testament

Isaiah 50: 4-9

Psalm 116: 1-8 [BCP Page 623]
Gradual 334
Gospel Mark 8: 27-38
Sermon Rev. Major Sirrano Kitson
Offertory 259
Recessional All Praise to Thee

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This Week at St. Andrew's

Monday
September 18

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

Blood Pressure Clinic
Bible Study
Finance Committee

Tuesday
September 19

9:00 a.m.

Holy Eucharist

Wednesday
September 20

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

Holy Eucharist
Grief Support Group
Confirmation Class for Adults
Young Adults

Thursday
September 21

9:00 a.m.

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

Holy Eucharist
(Feast of St. Matthew)

Senior Choir Rehearsal
Church Committee

Friday
September 22
9:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
Confirmation Class for Juniors
Saturday
September 23
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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