Sunday Bulletin

Twenty Second Sunday After Pentecost (Year B)
Sunday, November 5, 2006

In this Bulletin ...

Collect for Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost
Parish News
Prayers Of Intercession
Sick and Shut-In Members
Hymn: Come, O Spirit, Dwell Among Us
Hymn: We Have A Story To Tell To The Nations
Hymn: Praise Him, Praise Him
Today's Services
This Week at St. Andrew's

My Beloved Friends,

This weekend we have been focusing on our Annual Parish Planning Retreat. As we assembled, from different groups within our church, the first priority was prayer, seeking God's guidance and His wisdom to direct us, as we reflect on the mission and ministry of His church.

In this mood of reflection, God's intention for the Church as recorded in Matthew 28: 19-20 was instructive. "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you and remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age."

We have been commissioned through baptism and renewed in confirmation to witness to life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. As the community of faith at St. Andrew's we are called out of the world to share the new life which we have received. " May we who share His body live His risen life; we who drink His cup bring new life to others; we upon whom Your spirit shines give light to the world". Book of Common Prayer.

As the community of faith, our mandate is to proclaim the good news of Christ to heal and reconcile in His name, to care and advocate for the Lord's Jubilee, and cooperate with God to realize His kingdom in this part of His vineyard. This will require that we examine the different areas of the life of our Church in order to experience renewal and growth under the theme growing through faith, commitment and action.

With this in mind this year we had established three objectives for our retreat:

  1. To achieve consensus on a rolling three year strategic plan for our church.
  2. To develop and cost an implementation plan for St. Andrew Parish Church's Strategic Plan.
  3. To review in detail our current and projected financial position and for our church to be committed to a way forward.

It is hoped that the commitment of ourselves and our resources will ensure that our church is well positioned and able to meet the needs of our people and face the new challenges of our changing world and society.

We extend a warm welcome to all visitors today especially the members of staff of The Ministry of Local Government who are worshipping with us at the 9:45 a.m. service.


Sirrano Kitson

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Collect for Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost

Almighty and merciful God, it is only by your gift that your
faithful people offer you true and laudable service: Grant that
we may run without stumbling to obtain your heavenly
promises; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
Amen.

Collect for Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost - BCP page 180

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Parish News

Flowers at the foot of the altar are given in loving memory of Marnel Thomas by members of her family.

We express condolences to Tiny Goldson on the death of her sister Carmen Williams, and to Charmaine Francis on the death of her brother.

We are invited to Harvest Celebration at St. Clement's Mission, Kencot on Sunday, November 12 at 10:00 a.m. Also, the Anglican community at the University of the West Indies invites us to Harvest Morning Service and Concert on Sunday November 12, 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. respectively.

Remember our Annual Supper on Friday, 17th November. We need your full co-operation and support.

This week at St. Andrew's ...

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

Shut-In Members

  • Ida Small
  • Eulah Stephenson
  • Altiman Cotterell
  • Mable Phillpotts

Sick Members

  • Millicent Smith
  • Cleveland Morrison
  • Ethel Thomas
  • Sylvia Baugh
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Prayers Of Intercession

Twenty Second Sunday after Pentecost

Leader: Lord, let it be seen that we have been with you, let there be traces of glory in our lives. Fill with your radiance all who lead worship, all who preach, all who reach out in mission. We pray for our Bishops and Clergy. We remember all who, in your Name, care for the outcasts and the needy in our world. We ask your blessing on all relief organizations.
You are our shelter, O God.
All: Lord, keep us in all troubles.
Leader: We give thanks for all who serve others in their work. We pray for workers in industry, in shops and hotels. We remember those who clean our streets, dispose of our garbage and those concerned with the well-being of the earth. We pray for social workers and for the Samaritans, for all who seek to be good neighbours; and for the neighbourhood to which we belong.
You are our shelter, O God,
All: Lord, keep us in all troubles.
Leader: We give thanks for all who have been a support or a guide to us. We pray for any in our neighbourhood who are lonely, for all who feel neglected or rejected. We give you thanks for our homes and our loved ones.
You are our shelter, O God,
All: Lord, keep us in all troubles.
Leader: Lord, be a strength to all who have suffered through the greed, the insensitivity, or the violence of others. We remember areas where the land has been spoiled and people hunger. We pray for those who have lost their homes and land. Lord, bless all who are in illness or in pain, especially………………………..
You are our shelter, O God,
All: Lord, keep us in all troubles.
Leader: Lord, you welcome into your kingdom all who have searched for you, and all who have served you: we pray for friends and loved ones departed, especially………………………..
You are our shelter, O God.
All:

Lord, keep us in all troubles.

(Silence may be kept)

 

All:

Lord, we give our lives to you,
our mind and all its thinking,
our heart and all its loving,
our strength and all its working,
our soul and all its worshipping:
we give ourselves to you,
and seek to serve you in our neighbour;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God for ever and ever.
Amen.


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Hymn: Come, O Spirit, Dwell Among Us

Come, O Spirit, dwell among us,
come with pentecostal power; give the church a
stronger vision, help us face each crucial hour.
Built upon a firm foundation, Jesus Christ, the
cornerstone, still the church is called to mission
that God's love shall be made known.

We would raise our hallelujahs
for the grace of yesteryears; for tomorrow's
unknown pathway, hear, O God, our humble prayers.
In the church's pilgrim journey you have led us
all the way, still in presence move before us,
fire by night and cloud by day.

Come, O Spirit, dwell among us,
give us words of fire and flame. Help our feeble
lips to praise you, glorify your holy name.
God, all holy, Son and Spirit, three in one: what
mystery! We would sing our loud hosannas
now and through eternity.

(Repeat verse one)

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Hymn: We Have A Story To Tell To The Nations

We've a story to tell to the nations,
that shall turn their hearts to the right;
a story of truth and sweetness,
a story of peace and light,
a story of peace and light:

Refrain
For the darkness shall turn to dawning,
and the dawning to noon-day bright,
and Christ's great kingdom shall come on earth,
the kingdom of love and light

We've a song to be sung to the nations,
that shall lift their hearts to the Lord;
a song that shall conquer evil,
and shatter the spear and sword,
and shatter the spear and sword:

Refrain

We've a message to give to the nations,
that the Lord who reigneth above
hath sent us His Son to save us,
and show us that God is Love,
and show us that God is love:

Refrain

We've a Saviour to show to the nations,
who the path of sorrow hath trod,
that all of the world's great peoples,
might come to the truth of God,
might come to the truth of God:

Refrain

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Hymn: Praise Him, Praise Him

Praise Him, praise him! Jesus, our blessed Redeemer!
Sing, O earth His wonderful love proclaim!
Hail Him, hail Him! highest archangels in glory;
strength and honour give to his holy name!
Like a shepherd, Jesus will guard His children,
in His arms He carries them all day long.
Praise Him, praise Him! tell of His excellent greatness;
Praise Him, praise Him ever in joyful song!

Praise Him, praise him! Jesus, our blessed Redeemer!
For our sins He suffered, and bled, and died;
He our rock, our hope of eternal salvation,
hail Him, hail Him! Jesus the crucified!
Sound His praises Jesus who bore our sorrows,
love unbounded, wonderful, deep and strong.
Praise Him, praise Him! tell of His excellent greatness;
Praise Him, praise Him ever in joyful song!

Praise Him, praise him! Jesus, our blessed Redeemer!
heavenly portals, loud with hosannas ring!
Jesus, Saviour, reigneth for ever and ever:
crown Him, crown Him! Prophet, and Priest, and King!
Christ is coming, over the world victorious,
power and glory unto the Lord belong.
Praise Him, praise Him! tell of His excellent greatness;
Praise Him, praise Him ever in joyful song!

(Repeat verse one)

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Today's Services

The Twenty Second Sunday after Pentecost

6:30 a.m. HOLY EUCHARIST
7:30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST & SERMON
(Corporate for Reception Committee)
Introit Praise Him, Praise Him!
Old Testament

Deuteronomy 6: 1-9
[Mrs. Donna Evelyn]

Psalm 119: 1-8 [BCP page 627]
(Refrain) "I love you, O Lord my strength"
(All Sit - No Gloria)
Epistle Hebrews 7: 23-28
[Mr. Dwayne McKenzie]
Gradual 261 [Children leave for Sunday School]
Gospel Mark 12: 28-34
Sermon Rev. Major Sirrano Kitson
The Prayers of Intercession  
Offertory Come, O Spirit, Dwell Among Us
Communion 202, 169, 394
Recessional We Have A Story To Tell To The Nations
9:45 a.m. MORNING PRAYER & SERMON
Processional Praise Him, Praise Him!
Jubilate

[BCP page 37]

Psalm 119: 1-8 [BCP page 627]
(All Stand)
First Reading Deuteronomy 6: 1-9
Benedictus [BCP page 40]
Second Reading Mark 12: 28-34
Hymn 261
Sermon Rev. Major Sirrano Kitson
Hymns Come, O Spirit, Dwell Among Us,
362,
We Have A Story To Tell To The Nations
6:00 p.m. HOLY EUCHARIST & SERMON
Introit Praise Him, Praise Him!
Old Testament Deuteronomy 6: 1-9
Psalm 119: 1-8 [BCP page 627]
Gradual 261
Gospel Mark 12: 28-34
Sermon Rev. Fr. Robert McLean
Offertory Come, O Spirit, Dwell Among Us
Recessional We Have A Story To Tell To The Nations

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This Week at St. Andrew's

Monday
November 6

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

Blood Pressure Clinic
Bible Study

Tuesday
November 7

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

Holy Eucharist
Morton Park Committee

Wednesday
November 8

6:30 a.m.
5:15 p.m.
5:30 p.m
6:00 p.m.

Holy Eucharist
Women's Auxiliary
Grief Support Group
Confirmation Class for Seniors

Thursday
November 9

5:30 p.m.

Senior Choir Rehearsal

Friday
November 10
9:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
Confirmation Class for Juniors
Saturday
November 11
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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