Sunday Bulletin

Twenty Fifth Sunday After Pentecost (Year B)
Sunday, November 26, 2006

In this Bulletin ...

Be thoughtful, be silent, be reverent ...
Parish News
Prayers Of Intercession
Sick and Shut-In Members
Hymn: Wonderful Grace
Hymn: You shall cross the barren desert
Hymn: Holy, Holy
Today's Services
This Week at St. Andrew's

Beloved Friends,

We have journeyed through the Liturgical year, which reached its terminus on the last Sunday after Pentecost; the celebration of Christ the King. The weeks after Pentecost, which are about half of the Liturgical year, are designated "ordinary time". It does not however mean ordinary, as in dull or hum drum. This season is ordinary in that the collects and readings meet us where we live in our ordinary place of existence. The main focus of the season is the Sunday celebration as the summit and source of our Liturgical worship, where the readings centre on God's action through the saving events of our sacred history. Another emphasis is placed on the work of God in the world, in particular the New Testament, which helps us to see signs of His presence in our lives, our Church and the nations of the world.

The insight that we gain from our readings and reflections on scripture, are intended to focus the 'eye' of our souls on God's presence through different events of the community, experiences of individuals, and the many challenges of life; in good times and in bad, God's graced presence shines through what we feel are the ordinary every day situations of life.

"This does not mean that all of our experiences or perceptions of the world are positive and happy, or that we are set free from all our weaknesses, struggle and evil. On the contrary, the extraordinariness of God's work is seen amid our anxiety, fear and perplexity. God works in the midst of adversity and in spite of it, not in its absence. That is why the resurrection can never be separated from the cross which precedes it." (Christ time for the church: Lawrence H. Stookey)

At the end of our Liturgical year stands the Lord of Glory; Christ the King, "the God of human history, the focal point of the desires of history and civilization, the centre of mankind, the joy of all hearts and the fulfilment of all aspirations". (Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World)

This is a significant celebration in the life of the church as it connects us with the Advent season of expectation and preparation for the return of the King of Kings, at the end of the age. The One who is the exalted Lord and King of the creation is the one who comes as Judge and Redeemer and remains the same, yesterday and today and forever. Heb. 13:8. He is the Alpha and Omega, the first and last, the beginning and the end.
Rev. 22:13.

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


Sirrano Kitson

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Be thoughtful, be silent, be reverent ...

Be thoughtful, be silent, be reverent
for this is the House of God and you
are standing on Holy Ground.
Before the Service - prepare by prayer to
meet the Lord.
During the Service - let the voice of the Lord
speak to you.
After the Service - share your experience of the
Lord with others.

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Parish News

Flowers at the foot of the altar are given by the Whitely Family in memory of Royford Whitely on the 10th Anniversary of his passing.

Congratulations to Mrs. Zoe Davis who celebrated her 92nd birthday on 24th November.

St. Andrew's Day, Thursday, November 30 will be observed by the celebration of the Holy Eucharist at 6:00 p.m. Our Patronal Festival will be celebrated on Sunday, December 3 with two services at 6:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. The church family is invited to light refreshments and fellowship following the 8 o'clock service.

Advent Devotions begin on Thursday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m. and will continue until Thursday, December 21.

In preparation for our Patronal Festival, the Altar Guild invites our participation in the cleaning of the church building on Saturday, December 2, from noon until 3:00 p.m. All church groups are asked to send at least two representatives.

We are invited to the premier of 'The Nativity Story' at the Carib Cinema on Monday, December 4 at 8:00 p.m. Contribution: $1,000 in aid of the St. Andrew Settlement. Also, please support The Little Brothers of St. Andrew Christmas Ham Sale. Please contact the church office for details.

This week at St. Andrew's ...

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

Shut-In Members

  • Irene Waite
  • Lucille Boyd
  • Letha Gordon
  • Iris Daley
  • Lloyd & Merceline James
  • Clara McGilchrist

Sick Members

  • Courtney Laidley
  • Lloyd Smith
  • Gloria Sinclair
  • Enid Lawrence
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Prayers Of Intercession

Twenty Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Leader: Christ, our King, keep us calm and faithful in all troubles; let us not be afraid, for you rule over all and your kingdom will come. Give strength and direction to all who seek to do your will, to all who strive for peace, all who work for righteousness. Guide all who proclaim your coming and your kingdom. We pray for our Bishops and Clergy.
Lord, your kingdom come in us,
All: as it is in heaven.
Leader: Christ, our King, may we know you are ever present in all life, you are there at the centre of power, where decisions are made; yet you are with the weak and the humble whom no one notices. We pray for all who seek justice and maintain order, for all rulers and people in authority.
Lord, your kingdom come in us.
All: as it is in heaven.
Leader: Christ, our King, rule in our hearts and in our homes. May love, peace and forgiveness be known among us; may we seek to show we belong to you and you love us. We pray for broken homes and broken-hearted people, for all who have been deserted by loved ones.
Lord, your kingdom come in us.
All: as it is in heaven.
Leader: Christ, our King, give hope and vision to the suffering, let them be aware of your love and your kingdom. Keep, O Lord, in your grasp all who are losing their grip on life, enfold in your love all who are fearful and anxious. We pray for the troubled in body, mind or spirit; we remember before you all who are ill……………………………………………
Lord, your kingdom come in us.
All: as it is in heaven.
Leader: We give thanks that you are Lord of all, your kingdom cannot fail, death has no dominion over us. We give thanks that your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom and our loved departed ones are with you in glory. We pray for our friends and loved ones departed, especially…………………………………
Lord, your kingdom come in us,
All:

as it is in heaven.

(Silence may be kept)

 

All:

You are the King of Glory, O Christ, you are the everlasting Son of the Father. We give you our love and offer you our lives. Come, Lord, and rule in our hearts, until your kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven. Come, Christ our King, and reign over us, as you reign with the Father 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: You shall cross the barren desert

You shall the barren desert,
but you shall no die of thirst.
You shall wander far in safety
though you do not know the way.
You shall speak your words in foreign
lands and all will understand.
You shall see the face if God and live.

Refrain:
Be not afraid.
I go before you always
Come, follow me, and I will give you rest.

If you pass through raging waters in the sea,
you shall not drown.
If you walk amid the burning flames,
you shall not be harmed.
If you stand before the power of hell
and death is at Your side,
know that I am with you through it all.

Refrain.

Blessed are your poor,
for the kingdom shall be theirs.
Blest are you that weep and mourn,
for one day you shall laugh.
And if wicked tongues insult and
hate you all because of Me
Blessed, blessed are you.

Refrain.

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Hymn: Holy, Holy

Holy, holy, holy, holy,
Holy, holy, Lord God almighty!
And we lift our hearts before you
As a token of our love:
Holy, holy, holy, holy.

Gracious father, gracious Father,
We're so glad to be Your children, gracious Father;
And we lift our heads before you
As a token of our love,
Gracious Father, gracious Father.

Precious Jesus, precious Jesus,
We're so glad that You've redeemed us, precious Jesus;
And we lift our hands before you
As a token of our love,
Precious Jesus, precious Jesus.

Holy Spirit, Holy Spirit,
Come and fill our hearts anew, Holy Spirit!
And we lift our voice before You
As a token of our love,
Holy Spirit, Holy Spirit.

Hallelujah, hallelujah,
Hallelujah, hallelujah -
And we lift our hearts before You
As a token of our love,
Hallelujah, hallelujah.

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Today's Services

The Twenty Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

6:30 a.m. HOLY EUCHARIST
7:30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST & SERMON
(Corporate for Altar Guild)
Introit 217
Old Testament

Daniel 7: 9-14
[Mrs. Elesia Blackburn]

Psalm 93 [BCP page 591]
(All Stand)
Epistle Revelation 1: 1-8
[Mrs. Marie Isaacs]
Gradual 221
Gospel John 18: 33-37
Sermon Sister Doris Levien
The Prayers of Intercession  
Offertory 218
Communion 202, 201, 191
Recessional 224
9:45 a.m. FAMILY EUCHARIST, SERMON & BAPTISIM
Introit 217
Old Testament

Daniel 7: 9-14
[Mr. Fontain Jones]

Psalm 93 [BCP page 591]
(Refrain) "The Lord is King,
most high above the earth, Alleluia!"
(All Sit- No Gloria)
Epistle Revelation 1: 1-8
[Miss Dayna Nelson]
Gradual 221
Gospel Mark 11: 1-11
Sermon Sister Doris Levien
Hymn for Baptism 444
Act of Baptism [BCP page 273]
Offertory 218
Communion

Wonderful Grace
You shall cross the barren desert
Holy, Holy

Recessional 224
6:00 p.m. EVENSONG & SERMON
Processional 217
Psalm

93 [BCP page 591]

First Reading Daniel 7: 9-14
Magnificat [BCP page 67]
Second Reading Mark 11: 1-11
Nunc Dimittis BCP page 55
Hymn 221
Sermon Rev. Fr. Robert McLean
Hymns 218, 224

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This Week at St. Andrew's

Monday
November 27

5:30 p.m.

Bible Study

Tuesday
November 28

9:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m.

Holy Eucharist
Mother's Union

Wednesday
November 29

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

Holy Eucharist
Grief Support Group
Reception Committee
Confirmation Class for Seniors
Special meeting of the
Church Committee

Thursday
November 30

6:00 p.m.

Holy Eucharist

Friday
December 1
9:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
Confirmation Class for Juniors
Saturday
December 2
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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