Sunday Bulletin

Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost (Year B)
Sunday, October 8, 2006

In this Bulletin ...

You Are A Chosen Race
Parish News
Prayers Of Intercession
Sick and Shut-In Members
Hymn: O Master Let Me Walk With Thee
Hymn: Go To The World
Today's Services
This Week at St. Andrew's

Beloved Friends,

What do you think might be the effect on us as a worshipping people, if we ALL begin to pause at those points that bid us to observe silence as we reflect on what God is saying to us in hymns, prayer and His Word during the experience of the liturgy? The Liturgy is the corporate act of worship by the community of God's people. Each aspect of worship is connected to the saving events of God's redemptive actions in human affairs. "Every event in worship is tied directly to time and history while bridging them and bringing them into our present"
James F. White: Christian Worship.

Silence during the liturgy; after the reading of the lessons, after the sermon, the prayers of intercession, the Act of Penitence and between hymns while the sacrament is being distributed, are not 'empty spaces' or rest times. These periods of silence allow us to hear and respond on a deeper level to the good news of God's words and sacramental actions thus enabling us to deepen our relationship with God and each other. These are times that we pause to meditate on God's word and saving grace and give God thanks and praise in a personal way. At times, we can best hear God's good news, words of comfort or affirmation or a word of forgiveness, in the pauses for silence. We pause also to recognize, contemplate and respond to the saving events which are revealed to us in the Eucharist; the Pascal mystery.

After the proclamation of the word, the appropriate response is silence. It is the Celebrant who ought to invite the congregation to stand by announcing the Creed. During this brief period of silence after the sermon, we reflect on the preached word so that we can absorb its meaning into the veins of our souls. This practice of silent reflection will, as St. Paul says in his epistle to the Galatians (5:22-24), enable the Word to take root in our hearts and bear the fruits of the Spirit in God's time, in our lives.

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

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Sirrano Kitson

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You Are A Chosen Race

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation,
God's own people, that declare the wonderful deeds of him
who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
1 Peter 2:9

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Parish News

The Mission of the Church is
the Mission of Christ

The Five Marks of Mission:

  • To proclaim the goodness of the kingdom of God.
    (Mark 6: 6-13)
  • To teach, baptize and nurture new disciples
    (Matthew 28: 18-20)
  • To respond to human need by loving service.
    (Matthew 25: 31-46)
  • To seek to transform the unjust structure of society.
    (Luke 4: 18-19)
  • To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, sustain and renew the life of the earth.
    (Genesis 2: 15)

We express condolences to the families of Ina Barrett and Edna Chambers who died last week. Miss Chambers' funeral is scheduled for Tuesday October 10 at 2:00 p.m. and Mrs. Barrett's for October 20, 2:00 p.m.

Congratulations to Ronald and Viola Clarke who celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on October 6.

The Young Adults will be hosting a forum on "Effective Prayer for the Young Adult" led by Dr. Lucien Jones, on October 12, 6:00 p.m. in the Conference Room. Also, the annual Christian Teaching Conference will be at the Golden Seas Beach Resort, Oracabessa, October 13 to 15. Please contact Katherine Williamson at 420-3418 for further details.

The Sunday School Council presents a Gospel Concert on Saturday, October 28, 5:30 p.m. at the Church Hall, Ellesmere Road. Guest Artistes include Christopher Martin 2005 'Rising Star' winner. Contribution $500. Tickets available from Sunday School teachers.

The Women's Auxiliary invites us to their "Jamaica Night", Friday October 20 at the Church Hall. Contribution $500. Meals served
12 noon to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Harvest Thanksgiving October 22 - Annual Supper November 17.

This week at St. Andrew's ...

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

Shut-In Members

  • Veta McMillan
  • Merle Summerbell
  • Nellie Archer
  • Minetta Smith
  • Zoe Davis

Sick Members

  • Gwendolyn Forbes-Jerkins
  • Lloyd Smith
  • Imolene Allison
  • Henry Latham
  • Carol Meikle
  • Vanessa Grant
  • Daphne Barriffe
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Prayers Of Intercession

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Leader: Holy Father, bless your church, that it may reveal your love: let us be an open and accepting church; let us be a forgiving and sensitive church; let us be a loving and an understanding church; that your church may reflect your love for the world.
Lord, our redeemer,
All: have mercy upon us.
Leader: Lord, comfort all who are having any difficulties in their relationships. We pray for all who find it hard to make friends, for all who have been betrayed or deserted by a loved one. We remember all who have to face violence in their homes or at work. We pray for all who cannot trust the people around them.
Lord, our Redeemer,
All: have mercy upon us.
Leader: Lord, in our dealings with each other, teach us to listen, teach us to forgive, teach us to understand, teach us to love, give us the courage to start again. We pray for our friends and loved ones.
Lord, our Redeemer,
All: have mercy upon us.
Leader: God of love, give strength to all from broken homes: we pray for any where there is little love or understanding, for all families that are needing help and attention. We pray for all who are separated from loved ones through sickness or conflicts, for all who are lonely and live alone.
Lord, our Redeemer,
All: have mercy upon us.
Leader: Praise to you, O God, for in Christ Jesus so many are brought into love and glory. We give thanks for your saints dwelling in everlasting light. We give thanks for loved ones departed, especially………….
Lord, our Redeemer,
All:

have mercy upon us.

(Silence may be kept)

 

All:

Good and gracious God, your love is never-failing, your heart is open to us, your presence never leaves us; strengthen our faith, deepen our love for you and keep us in your ways; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever.
AMEN.


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Hymn: O Master Let Me Walk With Thee

O Master, let me walk with thee in lowly
paths of service free; teach me thy secret
help me bear the strain of toil, the fret of care.

Help me the slow of heart to move with some clear
winning word of love; teach me the wayward
feet to stay, and guide them in the homeward way.

Teach me thy patience; still with thee, in closer,
dearer company, in work that keeps faith
sure and strong, in trust that triumphs over wrong.

In hope that sends a shining ray far down the
future's broadening way, in peace that only
thou canst give, with thee, O Master, let me live.

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Hymn: Go To The World

Go to the world!
Go into all the earth.
Go preach the cross where
Christ renews life's worth,
baptising as the sign of our rebirth.

Chorus
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

Go to the world!
Go into every place.
Go live the Word of
God's redeeming grace.
Go seek God's presence in each time and space.

Chorus

Go to the world!
Go struggle, bless and pray;
the nights of tears
give way to joyous day.
As servant Church, you follow Christ's own way.

Chorus

Go to the world!
Go as the ones I send,
for I am with you
'til the age shall end,
when all the hosts of glory cry "Amen!"

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Today's Services

The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

6:30 a.m. HOLY EUCHARIST
7:30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST & SERMON
(Corporate for St. Andrew Care Centre & Mother's Union)
Introit 175
Old Testament

Genesis 2: 18-24
[Mrs. Jennifer Cheesman]

Psalm 8 [BCP page 477]
(All Stand)
Epistle Hebrews 2: 1-18
[Mrs. Enid Anderson]
Gradual O Master Let Me Walk With Thee
[Children leave for Sunday School]
Gospel Mark 10:2-9
Sermon Rev. Dr. David Kuck
The Prayers of Intercession  
Offertory 205
Communion 411, 401, 399
Recessional Go to the World
9:45 a.m. MORNING PRAYER & SERMON
Processional 175
Venite

[BCP page 36]

Psalm 8 [BCP page 477] (Refrain) "How great is your name
O Lord our God through all the earth!"
(All Sit - No Gloria)
First Reading Genesis 2: 18-24
Benedictus [BCP page 40]
Second Reading Mark 10: 2-9
Hymn O Master Let Me Walk With Thee
Sermon Rev. Dr. David Kuck
Hymns 205, Go to the World
6:00 p.m. Service will be conducted by the Youth Choir

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This Week at St. Andrew's

Monday
October 9

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

Bible Study
Finance Committee

Tuesday
October 10

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

Holy Eucharist
St. Andrew Settlement
Home for Girls Committee

Wednesday
October 11

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

Holy Eucharist
Grief Support Group
Confirmation Class for Adults

Thursday
October 12

5:30 p.m.

Senior Choir Rehearsal

Friday
October 13
9:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
Confirmation Class for Juniors
Saturday
October 14
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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