Sunday Bulletin

Twenty Fourth Sunday After Pentecost (Year B)
Sunday, November 19, 2006

In this Bulletin ...

Collect for Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Parish News
Prayers Of Intercession
Sick and Shut-In Members
Hymn: Wonderful Grace
Hymn: Thanks to God whose Word was spoken
Offertory Hymn: To Us All, to Every Nation
Today's Services
This Week at St. Andrew's

Beloved Friends,

Our Annual Supper, staged at the Church Hall on Friday, provided an occasion for fellowship and social interaction. Although a fund raising event, it also facilitated the participation of our members as we shared our talents, experiences and resources for the benefit of our Church and its Ministry. It is St. Paul who described the efforts of the Christians in 11 Corinthians 8:1-5 and their contribution towards the welfare of the Church at Jerusalem. He stated:

"For as I can testify, they voluntarily gave according to their means, even beyond their means begging us earnestly for the privilege of sharing in the Ministry to the saints and this not merely as we expected, they gave themselves first to the Lord and by the will of God, to us."

The Christians at Corinth were eager to participate in the relief effort despite their own circumstances. Their genuineness was demonstrated in their liberal giving and their gratitude was tangibly expressed beyond their personal means. This response by the Corinthian Christians was not just to a request by Paul, it was a voluntary act in which they first gave themselves; 11 Corinthians 8: 5. Their relationship with the Lord was the basis and reason for giving. This relationship had its roots in their personal commitment, which emerged from the experience of knowing who Jesus is; as Saviour and Redeemer.
The Christian faith provides a way for us to continually know and experience God who informs our whole attitude and approach to living life." What I do with all of my life, with all I have, after I say I believe is the Christian commitment to follow Jesus as Lord." (Episcopal Life)

God's call to us is always conversion, from being self-serving to being Christ-centered. Our belief about life, our life style and our sense of belonging must all be grounded in the One who through His grace, " though He was rich, for your sake he became poor, so that by His poverty you might become rich;
11 Corinthians 8:9

At this time we extend heartfelt condolences to the family of Fr. Richard Johnson and the congregation of St Jude's Church, Stony Hill. Fr. Richard served this Diocese as Assistant Curate, Rector and Master of Ceremonies at many Liturgical celebrations of the Church. He will be sadly missed.

We extend a warm welcome to all those visiting with us today especially persons from the Under 16 National Netball Team and the Breakfast Optimist Club of Kingston worshipping at the 7: 30a.m. service also Representatives from The Public Service at the 9: 45 a.m. service, celebrating Civil Service Week.


Sirrano Kitson

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Collect for Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Blessed Lord, who caused all Holy Scriptures to be written for our
learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly
digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed
hope of eternal life, which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus
Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God
for ever and ever.
Amen.

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

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Parish News

CONGRATULATIONS and best wishes to Miss Ivy Levy who celebrated her 91st Birthday on 15th November and to Mrs. Gwendolyn Forbes-Jenkins who celebrated 95 yrs on Nov. 17.
CONGRATULATIONS to Frank and Stacy on the birth of their daughter.
CONDOLENCES to Mr. Claude Campbell on the loss of his sister and brother-in-law.

We are invited to a Benefit Performance of THE NATIVITY STORY on Monday, December 4, 8:00 p.m. at the Carib Cinema.
Tickets are available from the Church Office at $1,000 each, proceeds in aid of the St. Andrew Settlement. Do remember Harvest Thanksgiving service at the St. Thomas Mission, Majesty Gardens this morning at 10:00 a.m.

Little Brothers of St. Andrew invites us to support their CHRISTMAS HAM SALE. Please contact the Church Office for details.

St. Clement's Mission Kencot, Patronal Festival and Blessing of the Development Centre take place on Thursday, November 23 at 6:00 p.m. The Rt. Rev. Hon. Alfred Reid will be the celebrant and preacher. All are invited.

This week at St. Andrew's ...

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

Shut-In Members

  • Dorissa Russell
  • Rebecca Forbes
  • Orinthia Fender
  • Hubert Pink
  • Isolyn Gayle
  • Vivienne Bromfield

Sick Members

  • Angela Knight
  • Cleveland Morrison
  • Gloria Sinclair
  • Lorna Jennings
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Prayers Of Intercession

Twenty Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Leader: God, the strength of all that trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, give us courage to stand for the truth, courage to proclaim the gospel, courage to persevere in times of trouble. Give us a mind to know what is good and true. Give us a will to be faithful to you. Give us a heart to love and serve you. We pray for our Bishops and Clergy, for Christians working in dangerous places, for all who are facing persecution for their faith, for all who suffer mockery and scorn.
God is our strength and salvation.
All: In him we will not be afraid.
Leader: God of love, may we learn to live in harmony and peace. We pray for all places where there is social conflict or war or rumour of war, where there is violence, oppression, or tyranny; for all places of unrest, crime or neglect. Strengthen all who work for freedom and justice.
God is our strength and salvation.
All: In him we will not be afraid.
Leader: We pray for the place where we work, and we remember all that are over-worked or discriminated against. We pray for any without a proper wage or a dependable income. We give thanks for our homes and our loved ones.
God is our strength and salvation.
All: In him we will not be afraid.
Leader: Lord of all, give hope and strength to all caught up in disasters, all who are suffering from famine or flood, all caught up in storms or earthquakes. Give courage to all who have fallen ill, all whose sickness finds no cure, all who are afraid for their future. We pray for our sick, especially…………………………………………………
God is our strength and salvation.
All: In him we will not be afraid.
Leader: We give thanks for all who are now where sorrow and pain are no more: we rejoice in the fellowship of your saints, and commend our loved ones departed to your almighty love.
God is our strength and salvation.
All:

In him we will not be afraid.

(Silence may be kept)

 

All:

God of all power and might, give us grace to trust you in the darkness as well as in the light. In the face of danger and adversity be our strength and hope, that we may live and work to your praise and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever.
Amen.


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Hymn: Wonderful Grace

  1. Wonderful grace
    That gives what I don't deserve,
    Pays me what Christ has earned,
    Then lets me go free.
    Wonderful grace
    That gives me the time to change,
    Washes away the stains
    That once covered me.

    And all that I have
    I lay at the feet
    Of the wonderful Savior
    Who loves me

  2. Wonderful love
    That held in the face of death,
    Breathed in it's latest breath
    Forgiveness for me.
    Wonderful love,
    Whose power can break every chain
    Giving us life again
    And setting us free.

    And all that I have…

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Hymn: Thanks to God whose Word was spoken

Thanks to God whose Word was spoken
in the deed that made the earth.
His the voice that called a nation,
his the fires that tried her worth.
    God has spoken:
praise him for his open Word.

Thanks to God whose Word incarnate
glorified the flesh of man.
Deeds and words and death and rising
tell the grace in heaven's plan.
    God has spoken:
praise him for his open Word.

Thanks to God whose Word was written
in the Bible's sacred page,
record of the revelation
showing God to every age.
    God has spoken:
praise him for his open Word.

Thanks to God whose Word is published
in the tongues of every race.
See its glory undiminished
by the change of time or place.
    God has spoken:
praise him for his open Word.

Thanks to God whose Word is answered
by the Spirit's voice within.
Here we drink of joy unmeasured,
life redeemed from death and sin.
    God is speaking:
praise him for his open Word.

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Offertory Hymn - To Us All, to Every Nation

To us all, to every nation comes a moment
to decide, in the strife of truth with falsehood
for the good or evil side, some great cause, some
modern prophet offering each the bloom or blight,
and the choice goes by for ever
'twixt that darkness and that light.

Then to side with truth is noble when we share its
wretched crust, ere the cause bring fame and profit
and 'tis prosperous to be just. Then it is the
brave one chooses, while the coward stands aside
till the multitude make virtue
of the faith they had denied.

By the light of burning martyrs, Jesus' bleeding
feet we track, toiling up new Calvaries ever
with the cross that turns not back; new occasions
teach new duties, time makes ancient good uncouth:
they must upward still and onward,
who would keep abreast of truth.

Though the cause of evil prosper, yet 'tis truth
alone is strong, though its portion be the scaffold
and upon the throne be wrong. Yet that scaffold
sways the future, and, behind the dim unknown,
there stands God within the shadow,
keeping watch above God's own.

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Today's Services

The Twenty Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

6:30 a.m. HOLY EUCHARIST
7:30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST & SERMON
Introit Thanks to God whose Word was spoken
Old Testament

Daniel 12: 1-4a
[Miss Althia Evans]

Psalm 16: 5-11 [BCP page 484]
(Refrain) "The Lord will show me
the path of life."
(All Sit - No Gloria)
Epistle Hebrews 10: 31-39
[Miss Lianne McNaughton]
Gradual 236 [Children leave for Sunday School]
Gospel Mark 13: 14-23
Sermon Rev. Fr. Robert McLean
The Prayers of Intercession  
Offertory To Us All, to Every Nation
Communion 359, 412, Wonderful Grace
Recessional 260
9:45 a.m. MORNING PRAYER & SERMON
Processional Thanks to God whose Word was spoken
Venite

[BCP page 36]

Psalm 16: 5-11 [BCP page 484]
(All Stand)
First Reading Daniel 12: 1-4a
[Mrs. Michelle Gordon-Somers]
Benedictus [BCP page 40]
Second Reading Mark 13: 14-23
[Miss Candace Smikle]
Hymn 236
Sermon Rev. Fr. Robert McLean
Hymns 359, 412,
Wonderful Grace,
To Us All, to Every Nation,
260
6:00 p.m. HOLY EUCHARIST & SERMON
Introit Thanks to God whose Word was spoken
Old Testament

Daniel 12: 1-4a

Psalm 16: 5-11 [BCP page 484]
Gradual 236
Gospel Mark 13: 14-23
Sermon Rev. Major Sirrano Kitson
Offertory To Us All, to Every Nation
Recessional 260

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This Week at St. Andrew's

Monday
November 20

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

Blood Pressure Clinic
Bible Study

Tuesday
November 21

9:00 a.m.

Holy Eucharist

Wednesday
November 22

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

Holy Eucharist
Grief Support Group
Confirmation Class for Seniors

Thursday
November 23

5:30 p.m.

Senior Choir Rehearsal

Friday
November 24
9:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
Confirmation Class for Juniors
Saturday
November 25
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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