Sunday Bulletin

Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost (Year B)
Sunday, October 22, 2006

In this Bulletin ...

Fruits of Holiness
Parish News
Today's Services
This Week at St. Andrew's

Beloved Friends,

As we look at the life of Jesus, we will see that gratitude was his attitude. In the Gospels, we see repeated incidents in which Jesus expressed his thanks. In many situations, it had to do with food. Before feeding the five thousand and the four thousand, he gave thanks. After the Emmaus road journey with the two disciples, he gave thanks before the meal and was recognized. On the return of the disciples after being sent out two by two, he gave thanks for the power of God, revealed. In his ministry, Jesus expressed his gratitude for simple things.

At this time of our Harvest celebration we give thanks to God for the simple things which we so often take for granted; the produce of the earth which gives nourishment to the whole body. Although we may think that we have become very technologically sophisticated, we are still dependent on God for the air we breathe, for the rain to water the seeds which have been planted to nourish the soil. It is God who swells the seeds and multiplies the fruits and vegetables, sustains life and gives hope with the light of each new day. The response required of us is gratitude not attitude. "Father, we offer to you these gifts you have given us, this bread, this wine this money". All of us have unique gifts to bring to the Father's presence for the furtherance of his purpose. God's call is for us to build his Kingdom.

On the occasion of our Harvest celebration we pause, as members of the Christian community of St. Andrew, to reflect on the past year. We have celebrated our 340th year of witness and what we have achieved over these many years. We have experienced the enabling grace of God through the efforts, ability, time and gifts, which have sustained our Ministry here at St. Andrew. Tuesday Charity does not attract much attention, however it provides an opportunity for ministry to those in great need. We have seen the presence and power of God working in and through our Church as we seek to fulfill our Christian call, to strengthen our witness and to make the Body stronger. All gifts have the same source: God the giver of all good gifts. In gratitude we give thanks to God for his blessings, his love and his redeeming grace.

Our Annual Supper will be on the 17th of November. Please support it through your purchase of tickets and gifts and invite your friends and neighbours to do the same. This is our premier social event for the church family and an opportunity for fun and fellowship.

The Annual Business Retreat will be on November 3-4. Pray for the event and offer your suggestions/concerns to the leaders of your various groups, so that they in turn may represent your thoughts at the retreat.

We extend a warm welcome to all those who are visiting with us today especially Rev. Fr. Michael Allen our Celebrant and Preacher at the 9: 45 a.m. service.


Sirrano Kitson

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Fruits of Holiness

Help us to grow in self-control,
To make the body serve the soul:
So may thy loving-kindness bless
Our fast with fruits of holiness.

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Parish News

The St. Andrew Settlement requires the services of a Nurse three days per week. Contact Mr. Jos. Chambers at 923-9162 for further details.

Congratulations to our Sunday School students who participated in the St. Andrew Deanery Sunday School Council Bible Reading
Competition
on Saturday October 14. The students are:

  • Category 1, 1st Place: - Don Romario Watson
  • Category 2, 1st Place: - Dayna Nelson
  • Category 2, 2nd Place:- Kelli-Anne Lane

DATES TO REMEMBER

Wednesday, November 1 - All Saints' Day. Holy Eucharist at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, November 2 - All Souls' Day. Holy Eucharist at 9:00 a.m. A book is provided by the west door for you to write the names of your loved ones departed, and they will be remembered at the services scheduled.

Saturday, October 28 - Bible Study Expo at Christ Church, Vineyard Town, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Sunday School Deanery Council Gospel Concert at 5:30 p.m., Church Hall. Friends of the Education & Youth Department of the Diocese invites you to "Jamaica Nite" at 18B Millsborough Ave. Contact Sasha Lumsden-Wright, Education & Youth Department.

TThis week at St. Andrew's ...

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Today's Services

The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

6:30 a.m. HOLY EUCHARIST
7:30 a.m.

SUNG EUCHARIST & SERMON

(Programmes will be provided)

9:45 a.m.

FAMILY EUCHARIST & SERMON

(Programmes will be provided)

6:00 p.m. EVENSONG & SERMON
Processional 483
Psalm

65: 9-14 [BCP page 547]

First Reading Deuteronomy 8: 1-3, 6-10
Second Reading Matthew 6: 25-33
Nunc Dimittis [BCP page 55]
Hymn 485
Sermon Rev. Major Sirrano Kitson
Offertory 482
Recessional 481

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This Week at St. Andrew's

Monday
October 23

9:00 a.m.


5:30 p.m.

Holy Eucharist
(Feast of Saint James
of Jerusalem
)

Bible Study

Tuesday
October 24

9:00 a.m.

Holy Eucharist

Wednesday
October 25

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
October 26

5:30 p.m.

Senior Choir Rehearsal

Friday
October 27
9:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
Confirmation Class for Juniors
Saturday
October 28
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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