Sunday Bulletin

Twenty Third Sunday After Pentecost (Year B)
Sunday, November 12, 2006

In this Bulletin ...

Collect for Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
Parish News
Prayers Of Intercession
Sick and Shut-In Members
Hymn: Lord of Light, Whose Name Outshineth
Hymn: O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus!
Today's Services
This Week at St. Andrew's

Beloved Friends,

This week, I share with you an excerpt from the book "A Purpose Driven Life" written by Rick Warren

"Everything comes from God alone
Everything lives by His power
And everything is for His glory" - Romans 11:36

The ultimate goal of the universe is to show the glory of God. It is the reason for everything that exists, including you. God made it all for His glory. Without God's glory, there would be nothing.

What is the Glory of God? It is who God is. It is the essence of His nature, the weight of His importance, the radiance of His splendour, the demonstration of His power, and the atmosphere of His presence. God's glory is the expression of His goodness and all His other intrinsic, eternal qualities.

Where is the Glory of God? Just look around you. Everything created by God reflects His glory in some way. We see it everywhere, from the smallest microscopic form of life to the vast Milky Way, from the sunset and stars and seasons. Creation reveals our creator's glory. In nature we learn that God is powerful, that he enjoys variety, loves beauty, is organised and wise and creative. The Bible says, "The heavens declare the glory of God." Ps. 19:1

Throughout History, God has revealed His glory to people in different settings. He revealed at first in the Garden of Eden, then to Moses, then in the tabernacle and the temples, then through Jesus and now through the Church. In heaven God's glory provides all the light needed. The Bible says, "The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light." Rev. 21:23

God's glory is best seen in Jesus Christ. He is the light of the world, illuminates God's nature. Because of Jesus we are no longer in the dark about what God is really like. The Bible says, "The Son is the radiance of God's glory" Heb.1: 3. Jesus came to earth so that we could fully understand God's glory. "The word became human and lived among us, we saw His glory … a glory full of grace and truth." John 1:14.

God's inherent glory is what He possesses because he is God. It is His nature. We cannot add anything to His glory, just as it would be impossible for us to make the sun shine brighter. But we are commanded to recognize His glory, honour His glory, declare His glory, praise His glory, reflect His glory, and live for His glory. Why? Because God deserves it!! We owe him every honour we can possibly give. Since God made all things, he deserves all the glory. The Bible says "You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honour and power. For you created everything" Rev. 4:11a

Welcome to all visitors and friends. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, we invite you to worship and fellowship with us. Special welcome to our guest worshiping with us at the 7:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. services.


Sirrano Kitson

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Collect for Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost

O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy
the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal
life: Grant that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves as He is
pure; that, when He comes again with power and great glory, we may
be made like Him in His eternal and glorious kingdom; where He lives
and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

Collect for Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost - BCP page 181

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Parish News

Congratulations to Mrs. Irene Foster who celebrated her 92nd birthday recently and we express condolences to Mrs. Verona Rambana on the death of her brother, Samuel Edwards.

Today we join with the St. Clement's Mission, Kencot. in thanksgiving to God on the occasion of their Harvest Celebrations. Service is at 10:00 a.m.

Also, we remember the Anglican community at the U.W.I as they celebrate with a Harvest Morning Service at 7 o'clock and Concert at 4:00 p.m..

Remember our Annual Supper on Friday of this week. 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.

This week at St. Andrew's ...

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

Shut-In Members

  • Inez Powell
  • Eric Aarons
  • Lucille Barrett
  • Frederick Green
  • Dorothy Kirkwood
  • Edna Barassington

Sick Members

  • Cleveland Morrison
  • Daphne Barriffe
  • Millicent Smith
  • Linton Smith
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Prayers Of Intercession

Twenty Third Sunday after Pentecost

Leader: Holy Father, strengthen each in their vocation and ministry: help us to see how we need each other, and to share the talents and abilities which you give to us. Guide by your Holy Spirit all who are called to ordination: we pray for theological colleges, for tutors and students, for all who are seeking to serve others. We pray for our Bishops and Clergy.
Lord, as you have called us,
All: make us worthy of our calling.
Leader: Grant grace to all who care for others in their daily work; we pray for doctors, nurses and ambulance workers, for the fire brigade and the police and social workers. We remember also shopkeepers, supermarket workers and bakers; Lord, that each of them may show love and care in their actions.
Lord, as you have called us,
All: make us worthy of our calling.
Leader: We give you thanks and praise for all who have cared for us. We pray for our families, relatives and friends. Bless with your goodness our homes and loved ones. Strengthen us in the service of our community. Guide us that we may bring joy and peace to others.
Lord, as you have called us,
All: make us worthy of our calling.
Leader: Holy and Strong One, be a comfort to all who have been hindered in living their lives to the full. We remember all whose vocation has been thwarted through illness, through poverty, through the prejudice of others. We pray for all who are unemployed or have been made redundant, for all who feel their lives are being wasted. We pray for all in sickness or weakness, especially……………..
Lord, as you have called us,
All: make us worthy of our calling.
Leader: We give you praise for all who have fulfilled their work on earth and now serve before you in your glorious kingdom. We pray for our loved ones departed, especially………………………………… May we at the last rejoice with them in life everlasting.
Lord, as you have called us,
All:

make us worthy of our calling.

(Silence may be kept)

 

All:

Lord, you have called us to know you,
you have called us to love you,
you have called us to serve you,
you have called us to proclaim you:
guide and strengthen us by your Spirit,
make us worthy of our calling,
that we may live to your praise and glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you and the same Spirit, one God for ever.
Amen.


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Hymn: Lord of Light, Whose Name Outshineth

Lord of light, whose name outshineth
All the stars and suns of space,
Deign to make us Thy co-workers
In the kingdom of thy grace;
Use us to fulfil Thy purpose
In the gift of Christ Thy Son:

Refrain:
Father, as in highest heaven,
So on earth Thy will be done.

By the toil of lowly workers
In some far outlying field;
By the courage where the radiance
Of the cross is still revealed;
By the victories of meekness,
Through reproach and suffering won:

Refrain

Grant that knowledge, still increasing,
At Thy feet may lowly kneel;
With Thy grace our triumphs hallow,
With Thy charity our zeal;
Lift the nations from the shadows
To the gladness of the sun:

Refrain

By the prayers of faithful watchmen,
Never silent day or night;
By the cross of Jesus bringing
Peace to men, and healing light;
By the love that passeth knowledge,
Making all Thy children one:

Refrain

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Hymn: O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus!

O the deep, deep love of Jesus!
Vast, unmeasured, boundless, free;
rolling as a mighty ocean
in its fullness over me.
Underneath me, all around me,
is the current of Thy love;
leading onward, leading homeward,
to my glorious rest above.

O the deep, deep love of Jesus!
Spread His praise from shore to shore,
how He loveth, ever loveth,
changeth never, nevermore;
how He watches o'er His loved ones,
died to call them all His own;
how for them He intercedeth,
watches over them from the throne.

O the deep, deep love of Jesus!
Love of every love the best:
'tis an ocean vast of blessing,
'tis a haven sweet of rest.
O the deep, deep, love of Jesus!
'tis a heaven of heavens to me;
and it lifts me up to glory,
for it lifts me up to Thee.

(Repeat verse one)

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Today's Services

The Twenty Third Sunday after Pentecost

6:30 a.m. HOLY EUCHARIST
7:30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST & SERMON
Introit 382
Old Testament

1 Kings 17:8-16
[Mr. Donovan Stanberry]

Psalm 146: 4-9 [BCP page 662]
(Refrain) "Happy the people
whose God is the Lord"
(All Sit - No Gloria)
Epistle Hebrews 9: 24-28
[Mr. Trevor Shaw]
Gradual 335 [Children leave for Sunday School]
Gospel Mark 12: 38-44
Sermon Rev. Dr. David Kuck
The Prayers of Intercession  
Offertory O the deep, deep love of Jesus!
Communion 413, 397, 361 (for the children 331)
Recessional Lord of light, whose name outshineth
9:45 a.m. MORNING PRAYER & SERMON
Processional 382
Venite

[BCP page 36]

Psalm 146: 4-9 [BCP page 662]
(Refrain) "Happy the people
whose God is the Lord"
(All Sit - No Gloria)
First Reading 1 Kings 17: 8-16
[Mrs. Lurline Less]
Benedictus [BCP page 40]
Second Reading Mark 12: 38-44
[Dr. Dalip Ragoobirsingh]
Hymn 335
Sermon Rev. Dr. David Kuck
Hymns O the deep, deep love of Jesus!
Lord of light, whose name outshineth
6:00 p.m. Evening Service conducted by the
Combined Fellowship Groups

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This Week at St. Andrew's

Monday
November 13

5:30 p.m.

Bible Study

Tuesday
November 14

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

Holy Eucharist
St. Andrew Settlement Committee
Home for Girls Committee

Wednesday
November 15

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

Holy Eucharist
Grief Support Group
Confirmation Class for Seniors

Thursday
November 16

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

Senior Choir Rehearsal
Church Committee

Friday
November 17
9:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
Confirmation Class for Juniors
Saturday
November 18
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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