Sunday Bulletin

Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost (Year B)
Sunday, September 24, 2006

In this Bulletin ...

Be thoughtful, be silent, be reverent
Parish News
Prayers Of Intercession
Sick and Shut-In Members
Hymn: All The Way My Savior Leads Me
Hymn: O Heavenly King, Look Down From Above
Today's Services
This Week at St. Andrew's

Beloved Friends,

In our preparation for the rite of initiation we have looked at different aspects our commitment to God as a response to what God has done for us, our duty is summed up in the words of Deuteronomy 6:5

"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart
and with all your soul and with all your might.
"

As we love God for who God is and not our idea of God we will be able to recognize how God gives freely out of His love. "If we confess ourselves to be loved, we acknowledge the gift in a public way. We need do no more than that to bring others to know God. Of course, we may boast of this love, in which case, we have already said something significant and singularly reprehensible, about our self. But in any open confession of God's love of us, we are saying more about God than about ourselves. If God can love me, does love me, then God's capacity must be boundless. The God who gives me life and pledges love to me deserves to be loved only as God is, not as I might wish God to be. To put anything, especially my ideal, in God's place is to maintain that the God who loves me is not enough. My God is not perfect. My God, in a fit of pique, may have flooded the earth, as the story of Noah maintains. My God loves me, but my God also loves my enemies. My God created a world fraught with danger, gives me a life that includes a death. My God does not fulfill all my needs, else my God would not have given me the aid, love, and companionship of family, friends, partners. My God defies my notions of perfection. My God is. And if my God loves me as I am, not some unrealistic ideal of what I ought to be, then my God is due a comparable love. Anything else is idolatry." Sam Portaro: Sheer Christianity, Conjectures on a Catechism.

As we love God with all our being we are moved to express this love to others, so that they too can experience the unconditional love of God.

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

CONDOLENCES to the family of the late Rev. Dr. Lewin Williams, former President of the United Theological College of the West Indies. Funeral service for Ashley Johnson will be on Friday of this week at 2:30 p.m. here at the Parish Church.

CONGRATULATIONS to George and Veta Bullock on their 41st wedding anniversary and to Horace and Mabel Marsh who are celebrating 36 yrs. of marriage. We pray for God's blessings on them and on their families.

ST. CLEMENT'S MISSION in Kencot is in need of volunteers to play the keyboard for Sunday services at 10:00 a.m. and to assist with homework classes on Mondays through Thursdays at
5:30 p.m.

THE FRIENDS OF THE SUNDAY SCHOOL invite parents and guardians to their annual PTA Social on Saturday, October 7, 4:30 p.m. at the Church Hall, Ellesmere Road.

We extend a warm welcome to all those visiting with us and sharing in our worship today. Special welcome to representatives from the Municipal and Parish Councils and their guests, who are worshipping at our 9:45 a.m. Family Eucharist at the launch of their 50th Anniversary celebration.

This week at St. Andrew's ...

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

Shut-In Members

  • Marion Leon
  • Maisie Foster
  • Claris Cox
  • Vincent Maxwell

Sick Members

  • Karen Morrison
  • Millie Smith
  • Marguerite Cooke
  • Lorna Jennings
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Prayers Of Intercession

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Leader: We give you thanks for your peace in our hearts and minds, that deep peace which comes from you alone. Make your church an instrument of peace, of love and healing. We pray for areas of conflict within the church.
O God, by your power,
All: defend us and give your peace.
Leader: Bring your gift of peace to places of war and unrest, to peoples being destroyed by greed and selfishness. We pray for all people who are abused by the ambition of others. We remember all who are never content or satisfied and all who find no rest unless they rest in you and your love.
O God, by your power,
All: defend us and give your peace.
Leader: God, grant your grace to the communities to which we belong, that there may be a good communication between peoples. We pray for public officials and all who deliver to our homes. Give your peace in our homes, in our work and in all our dealings.
O God, by your power,
All: defend us and give your peace.
Leader: Comfort, O Lord, all who have been betrayed or deserted, all who have been misunderstood or persecuted. We pray for hostages and prisoners of conscience. We remember all who are lonely in their sickness, we pray for all who are ill at home or in hospital.
O God, by your power,
All: defend us and give your peace.
Leader: We give you thanks for the victory of our Lord Jesus Christ over death, and for the gift of eternal life. We pray for friends and loved ones who are with you in glory.
O God, by your power,
All:

defend us and give your peace.

(Silence may be kept)

 

All:

Holy Father, give us a spirit of contentment and peace, that we may enjoy who we are and what we have. Help us not only to appreciate what you have given us, but to be gracious and generous to others. May the world's goods be neither hoarded nor squandered but used for the benefit of all; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit are One God, for ever. AMEN.


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Hymn: All The Way My Savior Leads Me

All the way my Savior leads me;
What have I to ask beside?
Can I doubt His tender mercy,
Who thru life has been my guide?
Heav'nly peace, divinest comfort,
Here by faith in Him to dwell!
For I know whate'er befall me,
Jesus doeth all things well; well.

All the way my Savior leads me;
Cheers each winding path I tread,
Gives me grace for ev'ry trial,
Feeds me with the living bread:
Tho my weary steps may falter,
And my soul a thirst may be,
Gushing from the Rock before me,
Lo! a spring of joy I see: see.

All the way my Savior leads me;
Oh, the fullness of His love!
Perfect rest to me is promised,
In my Father's house above:
When my spirit, cloth'd immortal,
Wings its flight to realms of day,
This my song thru endless ages:
Jesus led me all the way: way.

All the way my Savior leads me;
What have I to ask beside?
Can I doubt His tender mercy,
Who thru life has been my guide?
Heav'nly peace, divinest comfort,
Here by faith in Him to dwell!
For I know whate'er befall me,
Jesus doeth all things well; well.

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Hymn: O Heavenly King, Look Down From Above

O Heavenly King, look down from above;
Assist us to sing Thy mercy and love:
So sweetly o'erflowing, so plenteous the store,
Thou still art bestowing, and giving us more.

O God of our life, we hallow Thy name;
Our business and strife is Thee to proclaim.
Accept our thanksgiving for creating grace;
The living, the living shall show forth Thy praise.

Our Father and Lord, almighty art Thou;
Preserved by Thy word, we worship Thee now;
The bountiful donor of all we enjoy,
Our tongues, to Thine honour, and lives we employ.

But O above all Thy kindness we praise,
From sin and from thrall which saves the lost race;
Thy Son Thou hast given the world to redeem,
And bring us to heaven whose trust is in Him.

Wherefore of Thy love we sing and rejoice,
With angels above we lift up our voice:
Thy love each believer shall gladly adore,
For ever and ever, when time is no more. Amen.

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Today's Services

The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

6:30 a.m. HOLY EUCHARIST
7:30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST & SERMON
(Corporate for Altar Guild)
Processional O Heavenly King, Look Down From Above
Old Testament

Wisdom 1: 16-2: 1, 12-22

Psalm 54 [BCP page 536]
(All Stand)
Epistle James 3: 16-4:6
Gradual 300
Gospel Mark 9: 30-37
Sermon Rev. Fr. Robert McLean
The Prayers of Intercession  
Offertory 190
Communion 184, 399, 416
Recessional All The Way My Savior Leads Me
9:45 a.m. FAMILY EUCHARIST & SERMON
Introit O Heavenly King, Look Down From Above
Old Testament

Wisdom 1: 16-2: 1, 12-22
[Ms. Yolande Whitely]

Psalm 54 [BCP page 536]
(Refrain) " The Lord upholds my life,
I have the Lord for my help."
(All Sit- No Gloria)
Epistle James 3: 16-4:6
[Mr. Ralph Anglin]
Gradual 300
Gospel Mark 9: 30-37
Sermon Rev. Fr. Robert McLean
The Prayers of Intercession  
Offertory 190
Communion 184, 399, 416
Recessional All The Way My Savior Leads Me
6:00 p.m. EVENSONG & SERMON
Processional O Heavenly King, Look Down From Above
Psalm 54 [BCP page 536]
First Reading Wisdom 1: 16-2:1, 12-22
Magnificat [BCP page 67]
Second Reading Mark 9: 30-37
Nunc Dimittis [BCP page 55]
Hymn 300
Sermon Rev. Fr. Robert McLean
Recessional 190, All The Way My Savior Leads Me

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This Week at St. Andrew's

Monday
September 25

5:30 p.m.

Bible Study

Tuesday
September 26

9:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m.

Holy Eucharist
Mother's Union

Wednesday
September 27

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

Holy Eucharist
Grief Support Group
Reception Committee
Confirmation Class for Adults

Thursday
September 28

5:30 p.m.

Senior Choir Rehearsal

Friday
September 29
9:00 a.m.



6:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
(Feast of St. Michael
& All Angels
)

Confirmation Class for Juniors
Saturday
September 30
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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