Sunday Bulletin

Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany (Year C)
Sunday, February 4, 2007

In this Bulletin ...

Growing through Faith, Commitment and Action
Parish News
Prayers Of Intercession
Sick and Shut-In Members
Hymn: Father, In Whom We Live
Hymn: I Am The Bread Of Life
Hymn: You Shall Go Out With Joy
Today's Services

Beloved People of God,

Last Sunday we held our Annual Congregational Meeting. It was heart warming for me to see those who tarried and those who stayed for the whole period. Although the Eucharist ended within a reasonable time to facilitate participation and an early start, I was disappointed to see that some left, despite the fact that we had a short service.

As a community of the baptized, we have examined different areas of the life of the church and its ministry in order to experience renewal and reawaking for growth and mission through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit of God. The strategic plan that is linked to our mission statement has been developed from the last two Annual Parish Planning Retreats, which was further reviewed and endorsed by the Church Committee. With this in mind, we aim to build a spiritually stronger church through:

  • Congregational Renewal and Development
  • Christian Education and Training of the Laity
  • Revision of Finance and Administrative support

We build on the foundation that has been laid, and strengthen the structure with the present and new programmes to engage members of our church.

As we move between worship and work, there is a connecting tissue. What is it? Is it the tissue of our souls that enables us to be more relational with God and others, so that we are able to live more meaningful, purposeful and healthy lives? It is our weekly worship encounter that renews us at the cell of our souls with the Ministry of the Word and the Eucharistic Food for missionary sendoff. God's work through the church must be our priority and making time to discuss and plan for the ministry of the church to be more effective and relevant to meet the needs of our people, demands our attention and commitment. "We need to move from the maintenance model of being church, which is organised around sustaining, developing and promoting its own life, to the missionary model which is organised around participating in God's mission in the world to establish His redemptive purpose in the whole of human life." The theology of welcome: Rev. Clive Whylie.

We welcome those visiting with us, especially members of the Hamilton Lodge worshipping at the 7:30 Eucharist.

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 Saviour by work 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

CONGRATULATIONS to Mr. Vincent Maxwell who celebrated his 90th Birthday on the first of February, and to Miss Sherone Simpson, 2006 Sports Woman of the Year.

We express our condolences to Miss Sandra Watson on the death of her aunt, Miss Vera Hall.

Our Church Committee for 2007 is comprised of:

  • Dr. Vincent Lawrence - Rector's Warden, Member of the Incorporated Lay Body
  • Mr. Alvaro Casserly - Member of the Incorporated Lay Body
  • Mr. Michael Fennell - Chairman, Diocesan Financial Board
  • Mr. George Briggs - People's Warden
  • Mr. Kelvin Roberts - Church Treasurer
  • Miss Yolande Whitely - Church Secretary
  • Mrs. Andrea Chin See - Lay Representative to Synod
  • Miss Greta Bogues - Lay Representative to Synod
  • Mr. Douglas Folkes - Representative to Deanery Council
  • Mr. Brian Goldson
  • Mr. Tony Patel
  • Mr. Milverton Reynolds
  • Dr. Nigel Elliott
  • Mr. Frank James
  • Mrs. Jacqueline Mighty
  • Mr. Owen Streete
  • Dr. Lucien Jones

The Pan Caribbean Financial Services 9th annual "Sigma Corporate Run" is scheduled for Sunday, February 25, 2007. Consequently, the following roads will be closed between the hours of 6:30 and 9:00 a.m. on that day:

  • Oxford Road
  • Knutsford Boulevard
  • Trafalgar Road
  • Waterloo Road
  • West Kings House Road
  • Constant Spring Road
  • Half Way Tree Road

The Glenmuir High School Concert Choir invites us to an Evening of Music at the University Chapel, Mona on Sunday, February 25 at 6:00 p.m. Contribution: Adults $700, Students and children $400.

Activities this week

The Holy Eucharist will be celebrated on Tuesday and Friday at 9:00 a.m. and on Wednesday at 6:30 a.m. Confirmation Classes continue on Wednesday and Friday at 6:00 p.m. The Grief Support Group meets on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. All other meetings will be held as scheduled.

DID YOU KNOW

On February 2 the Church celebrated the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple (St. Luke 2: 22-40). This feast comes forty days after Christmas Day and marks an event in the infancy of Jesus recorded in the New Testament only in Luke's Gospel It is a feast that commemorates and celebrates the revelation of Jesus as the "light to the nations" mentioned in Isaiah 42:6 .


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

Shut-In Members

  • Roslyn Purville
  • Eulalee Tulloch
  • Vera Harris
  • Cynthia Bonner

Sick Members

  • Aston Earle
  • Emily Rhule
  • Daphne Graham
  • Wycliffe Williams
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Prayers Of Intercession

Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

Leader: Holy God, open our ears to your call, our eyes to your presence, our hearts to your love.
Give us the courage to say, 'Here I am Lord, send me.'
Strengthen our faith that we may be willing at all times to
heed your call.
We pray for all who are called to proclaim your glory,
all who seek out the lost, uplift the fallen and comfort the wounded.
We pray for the outreach of the church to which we belong.
Lord, as you have called us,
All: make us worthy of our calling.
Leader: God, as you are gracious to us, make us sensitive to the needs of others.
We remember before you the world's poor nations that are in debt, hungry and homeless peoples.
We pray for all who work for relief organizations, and for the emergency services, for all who give their lives in the care and service of others.
Lord, as you have called us,
All: make us worthy of our calling.
Leader: We give you thanks for all who have encouraged us and built up our confidence.
We pray for the young, that they may not be discouraged.
We pray for all families that are in difficulty at this time, for young people forced to leave home.
We give thanks for our homes and all that you have called us to do.
Lord, as you have called us,
All: make us worthy of our calling.
Leader: Lord of all compassion, we pray for the lost and the dis-spirited:
For all who have lost hope or vision, for those who have lost confidence in themselves, in others or in you.
We pray for all who are anxious and fearful.
We remember all whose lives are restricted by illness or circumstance, especially...N/.
Lord, as you have called us,
All: make us worthy of our calling.
Leader: Lord, you call us to share with you in the glory of your eternal kingdom.
Make us worthy of our calling.
We remember all who have served you faithfully and are now in life eternal, especially ...N/.
Lord, as you have called us,
All:

make us worthy of our calling.

(Silence may be kept)

All: Grant, O gracious God, that we not only hear your word, but understand it and receive it into our hearts; that we not only receive it, but reveal it in our lives by living up to our calling and to your praise and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.
Amen.

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Hymn: Father, In Whom We Live

  1. Father, in whom we live,
    In whom we are, and move,
    The glory, power, and praise receive
    Of Thy creating love.
    Let all the angel throng
    Give thanks to God on high;
    While earth repeats the joyful song,
    And echoes to the sky.

  2. Incarnate Deity,
    Let all the ransomed race
    Render in thanks their lives to Thee,
    For Thy redeeming grace.
    The grace to sinners showed
    Ye heavenly choirs proclaim,
    And cry: Salvation to our God,
    Salvation to the Lamb!

  3. Spirit of Holiness,
    Let all Thy saints adore
    Thy sacred energy, and bless
    Thine heart - renewing power.
    Not angel tongues can tell
    Thy love's ecstatic height,
    The glorious joy unspeakable,
    The beatific sight.

  4. Eternal, Triune Lord!
    Let all the hosts above,
    Let all the sons of men, record
    And dwell upon Thy love.
    When heaven and earth are fled
    Before Thy glorious face,
    Sing all the saints Thy love hath made
    Thine everlasting praise.

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Hymn: I Am The Bread Of Life

  1. I am the bread, the bread of life;
    who comes to Me will never hunger.
    I am the bread, the bread of heaven;
    Who feeds on Me will never die.
    And as you eat, remember Me -
    My body broken on the tree:
    My life was given to set you free,
    and I'm alive for evermore.

  2. I am the vine, the living vine;
    apart from Me you can do nothing.
    I am the vine the real vine:
    abide in Me and I in you.
    As you drink, remember Me -
    My blood was shed upon the tree:
    My life was given to set you free,
    and I'm alive for evermore.

  3. So eat this bread, and drink this wine,
    And as you do, receive this life of Mine.
    All that I am I give to you,
    that you may live for evermore.
    And as you eat …….

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Hymn: You Shall Go Out With Joy

You shall go out with joy/ and be led forth with peace,
and the mountains and the hills/ shall break forth before you.There'll be shouts of joy/ and trees of the field/ shall clap, shall clap their hands,/ and trees of the field shall clap their hands, and the trees of the field/ shall clap their hands, and the trees of the field/ shall clap their hands,/ and you'll go out with joy.

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Today's Services

Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

6:30 a.m.
HOLY EUCHARIST
7:30 a.m.
SUNG EUCHARIST & SERMON
Introit Father In Whom We Live
Old Testament

Judges 6: 11-24a
[Mrs. Carol Graham]

Psalm 85: 7-13 [BCP page 579]
(Refrain) "I will listen to what the
Lord God is saying"
(All sit - No Gloria)
Epistle 1 Corinthians 15: 1-11
[Mr. Thomas Bryce]
Gradual 300
Gospel Luke 5: 1-11
Sermon Rev. Major Sirrano Kitson
The Prayers of Intercession  
Offertory 161
Communion 391, 412,
I Am The Bread Of Life,
You Shall Go Out With Joy
Second Collection 79
Recessional 336
9:45 a.m.
MORNING PRAYER & SERMON
Processional Father In Whom We Live
Venite

[BCP page 36]

Psalm 85: 7-13 [BCP page 579]
(All Stand)
First Reading Judges 6: 11-24a
Benedictus [BCP page 40]
Second Reading Luke 5:1-11
Hymn 374
Sermon Rev. Major Sirrano Kitson
Hymns 543, 79
Recessional 336
6:00 p.m.
HOLY EUCHARIST & SERMON
Introit Father In Whom We Live
Old Testament

Judges 6: 11-24a

Psalm 85: 7-13 [BCP page 579]
Gradual 300
Gospel Luke 5: 1-11
Sermon Rev. Major Sirrano Kitson
Offertory 161
Recessional 336


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