Sunday Bulletin

Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany (Year C)
Sunday, January 28, 2007

In this Bulletin ...

Growing through Faith, Commitment and Action
Parish News
Prayers Of Intercession
Sick and Shut-In Members
Hymn: Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ
Hymn: O Let the Son of God Enfold You
Hymn: The Solid Rock
Today's Services
Activities This Week

Beloved Friends,

We assemble today as the community of the Baptized to discuss and make plans for the mission and ministry of St. Andrew. This Parish church has had a particular history and a certain perception that sees it as a church with a lot of resources, human and material. Is this a true reflection of our situation?

To the contrary, our church is supported by those members who are faithful in worship and seek constant nuturing through the Eucharist, and those members who are unable to be in church frequently, because of impaired health or other inhibiting reasons, but who still maintain an interest in the church's ministry and support it with their pledges. Also, quite telling is our commitment to make time for renewal as a church. This will require us facing the questions: why does the church exist? What are we to be as a church? Who and what are we? What are we to do as a church? What does God want done in the world? How are we to do it? Do we commit our time, skills and resources?

As a community of faith, our mandate is to proclaim and live the good news of Christ, to heal and reconcile in His name, to care and advocate for the Lord's righteousness and equity, and to realize God's Kingdom in this part of His vineyard. This will require that we examine the different areas of the life of the church in order to experience renewal and growth under the theme: 'Growing through Faith, Commitment and Action.' What God asks of us is commitment; are we committed to love God and loving the Lord with all our heart, mind soul by worshipping Him increasingly. Are we committed to loving our neighbour by reaching out in love with the forgiveness of Christ and the healing of the Holy Spirit as we minister to their needs? Are we committed to making disciples of the people we meet? "It is every Christian's responsibility to share the good news wherever we go. We are to tell the whole world of Christ's coming, his death on the cross, his resurrection and his promise to return. Someday each of us will give an account to God regarding how seriously we took this responsibility." (The Purpose Driven Church: Rick Warren.)

We are called to worship to what God has done for us and witness to what God in Christ is doing among us through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Sincerely yours in Christ


Sirrano Kitson

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"Growing through Faith, Commitment and Action"

Almighty God, by your grace you have given us new life in
Jesus Christ and by your Spirit you have called us to
Proclaim Him as Saviuor by word and action. Teach us to
walk in your way more trustfully, to accept your truth
more faithfully and to share your life more lovingly. By the
power of the Holy Spirit guide us in our work for the
church, so that we may come as one family to the Kingdom
of the Father, where you live and reign forever. Amen.

(A Prayer for Renewal and Mission)

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Parish News

Flowers at the pulpit and lectern are given in memory of Mrs. Laurie Robertson on the 19th Anniversary of her death.

CONDOLENCES to the family of Jennifer Lake who died last Tuesday. Her funeral service will be here at the Parish Church on Friday, 2nd February at 2:00 p.m.

CONGRATULATIONS to Muffett Barry who successfully completed her PhD. in Diasporic Studies in Literature and Culture at the University of the West Indies. Muffett is presently pursuing studies at the United Theological College.

We are invited to the Diocesan Young Adult forum "Ministry Outside the Box" on Saturday, February 3, at St. Mark's Church Hall, Mandeville, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please contact Education and Youth Department 920-2714.

Activities this week ...

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Please remember to pray for our sick and shut-in members and for the families who have lost loved ones.

Shut-In Members

  • Coritta Sewell
  • Isolyn Petgrave
  • Frederick Green
  • Rebecca Forbes

Sick Members

  • Avril Fuller
  • Wycliffe Williams
  • Dorissa Russell
  • Lois Bayliss
  • Emily Rhule
  • Lola Lewis

Died

  • Jennifer Lake
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Prayers Of Intercession

Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

Leader: Lord, your glory fills the whole world. Open our yes
that we may have a glimpse of your glory. We give
thanks that you, O Christ, shared in our humanity that we might by your grace share in the Divine. We pray that the whole church may show forth your glory. We pray especially for preachers and prayer leaders, for the fellowship and church groups and Bible study meetings, for theological colleges and religious communities. We pray for our Bishops and Clergy.
Lord, look upon us
All: and let us show forth your glory.
Leader: We pray for city planners, and all who make decisions that affect our future. We remember all those who are striving to improve our world and make it more peaceful: for peace-makers, for protectors of peoples, for all who keep our world safe. We remember all who live in sordid dwellings or among violent and evil people. We pray for all whose lives have lost any radiance.
Lord, look upon us
All: and let us show forth your glory.
Leader: We give thanks for all who have revealed your glory
to us. We pray for those who cared for us and
continue to do so, for those who have been good
companions, friends and guides. We pray for the
communities to which we belong.
Lord, look upon us
All: and let us show forth your glory.
Leader: We pray for all who are struggling at this time, all
whose lives are dull and whose work is boring. We
remember all who are unable to achieve what they want to do, through disability or illness, all who feel
frustrated or thwarted. We pray for all who are ill at
home or in hospital …………
Lord, look upon us
All: and let us show forth your glory.
Leader: We give thanks for all who have entered into the
glory of your kingdom, for all who behold and share
in your splendour. We pray for loved ones departed,
that they may glory in your love ……….
Lord, look upon us
All:

and let us show forth your glory.

(Silence may be kept)

All: O Lord our God, you created us out of love, you
redeemed us by your love, you sustain us with
your love. Let the glory of your love be seen in us,
that we may reflect your presence and show forth
your love in the world; through Jesus Christ your
Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in
the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
Amen.

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Hymn: Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ

Tune: 'Linstead Market'

Let us talents and tongues employ,
reaching out with a shout of joy:
bread is broken, the wine is poured,
Christ is spoken and seen and heard.

Refrain:
Jesus lives again, earth can breathe again,
pass the Word around: loaves abound!

Christ is able to make us one,
at the table he sets the tone,
teaching people to live to bless,
love in word and in deed express.

Refrain:

Jesus calls us in, sends us out,
bearing fruit in a world of doubt,
gives us love to tell, bread to share:
God Immanuel everywhere!

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Hymn: O Let the Son of God Enfold You

O let the Son of God enfold you
With His Spirit and His love;
let Him fill your heart and satisfy your soul.
O let Him have the things that hold you, and
His spirit, like a dove, will descend upon your life
and make you whole.

Refrain:
Jesus, O Jesus, come and fill Your lambs;
Jesus, O Jesus, come and fill Your lambs.

O come and sing this song with gladness,
as your hearts are filled with joy;
lift your hands in sweet surrender to His name.
O give Him all your tears and sadness,
give Him all your years of pain, and you'll enter
into life in Jesus' name.

Refrain:

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Hymn: The Solid Rock

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus' blood and righteousness:
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus' name.

Refrain:
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.

When darkness veils His lovely face,
I rest on His unchanging grace;
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.

Refrain:

His oath, His covenant, His blood,
Support me in the whelming flood;
When all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my hope and stay.

Refrain:

When He shall come with trumpet sound,
O may I then in Him be found;
Dressed in His righteousness alone,
faultless to stand before the throne.

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Today's Services

Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

6:30 a.m.
HOLY EUCHARIST
7:30 a.m.
SUNG EUCHARIST & SERMON
Introit 242
Old Testament

Jeremiah 1: 4-10
[Mr. Andre Gooden]

Psalm 71: 1-6, 15-17
Epistle 1 Corinthians 14: 12b-20
[Ms. Julianne Teape]
Gradual 199
Gospel Luke 4: 21-32
Sermon Rev. Major Sirrano Kitson
The Prayers of Intercession  
Offertory 169
Communion 413, Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ,
O Let The Son of God Enfold You,
Anthem
Recessional The Solid Rock
Following
the
7:30 a.m.
Service
ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
  • Opening Prayer
  • Overview of Proceedings
  • Election of Lay Representatives to Synod
  • Nomination and Election to Church Committee
  • Rector's Address
  • Presentation of Reports from Outreach Projects
  • Open Discussion
  • Any Other Business
  • Summary and Closing Prayer
5:00 p.m.
ORGAN RECITAL
(Programmes will be provided)

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Activities This Week

Monday
January 29

5:30 p.m.

Bible Study

Tuesday
January 30

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

Holy Eucharist
Mother's Union

Wednesday
January 31

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 Seniors

Thursday
February 1
5:30 p.m.

Senior Choir Rehearsal

Friday
February 2
9:00 a.m.



6:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
(Presentation of Jesus
in the Temple
)

Confirmation Class for Juniors
Saturday
February 3
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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