Sunday Bulletin

Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany (Year C)
Sunday, February 11, 2007

In this Bulletin ...

Growing through Faith, Commitment and Action
Parish News
Prayers Of Intercession
Sick and Shut-In Members
Hymn: Take Me To The Water
Hymn: We Will Glorify
Hymn: God of Grace and God of Glory
Today's Services
Activities This Week

Beloved Friends,

This week I share with you an article from the Rev. Deacon Dave on Stewardship, 'The Good Steward':

"Christian stewardship can be identified by several meaningful characteristics:

Christian stewardship provides a spirituality that the layperson can take home from church, exercise at work and express through personal involvement in the community.

Stewardship gives joy! Those who voluntarily give their time and abilities for work in the parish will always experience joy if we do them for Christ. We are not, however, guaranteed freedom from frustration. Stewardship is not job-oriented or project-minded. It is a way of life for a lifetime.

Christian stewardship trains us to become aware that God is the ultimate giver of the gift we have. To give back to God should be "from the top" …not what may be left over.

Stewardship teaches Christians to be concerned where and how to share their parishes' financial over-flow.

Stewardship is not giving just to meet the budget needs. True stewardship provides the surprise that surplus funds are always around.

Jesus Christ is the greatest gift to us. Stewardship tells us to share a portion of our time, talent and treasure so that the "gift," Jesus Christ, may be given to those who do not have it.

We are called to be good stewards. Let us evaluate our response to this ministry during this coming year and offer to God once again our lives, through services in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Christian stewardship is the practice of consistent and significant giving of time, abilities, and material possessions based on the conviction that these are a trust from God, to be used in God's service for the benefit of all humankind in grateful acknowledgement of Christ's redeeming love."

All things come from you O Lord and of your own do we give you, Blessed be God forever.

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 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

Condolences to the family of Angella Evelyn King. Funeral service will be on Friday 16th February at 2:00 p.m.

We commence our Lenten observance on Ash Wednesday, February 21, 2007. The Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes will be celebrated at 8:00 a.m., followed by a Quiet Morning. Our Lenten Devotions will commence on Thursday, March 1, 5:30 p.m. and Canon Ralston Smith will be our Presenter.
Please bring in the palm crosses distributed on Palm Sunday 2006. These will be burnt and the ashes used on Ash Wednesday.

Young members (teens and early twenties) are invited to register for 'Happening' - A Christian renewal programme scheduled for Friday. February 23 to Sunday, February 25 at Tapioca Village, Devon Pen.
Please call the church office for further information.

The Adult Retreat will be at the Hillcrest Retreat Centre, Friday, March 2 to Sunday, March 4. For further information, kindly contact the church office.

You are reminded of the Glenmuir High School Concert Choir's Evening of Music at the University Chapel, Mona on Sunday, February 25 at 6:00 p.m. Contribution: Adult $700/Children $400.

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

  • Myrtle Jones
  • Enid & Louise Lawe
  • Daphne Dobson
  • Hesna Jamel

Sick Members

  • Winnifred Wilson
  • Daphne Graham
  • Sharon Deslie
  • Millicent Smith

Thanks for the support given to Dwayne Smith during his illness. He will return to the hospital shortly for surgery to be done on the other leg. Please remember him in your prayers and with your financial support.

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Prayers Of Intercession

Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

Leader: We give you thanks for all who seek to walk in the way
of the Lord. We pray for those who teach us the faith
by word and by action. We pray for our Bishops and
Clergy. We remember those who spend their lives in
your service. We pray for all seekers, all who do not
know or love you, all who seek contact and who long
for love. Lord, may your church be open and welcoming to all.
Go before us, O Lord,
All: and guide us by your continual help.
Leader: We remember all who watch, wait and weep this day:
those who long for freedom, those who mourn because
of the restrictions imposed upon them. Bless all who
work for peace, for liberty, for justice: all who seek to
feed the hungry and care for the poor.
Go before us, O Lord,
All: and guide us by your continual help.
Leader: We give thanks for our homes and loved ones. We pray
for our community and neighbourhood, for peace and
harmony in all our dealings, that we may be aware of
the needs around us and where we can serve.
Go before us, O Lord,
All: and guide us by your continual help.
Leader: We pray for the world's poor: all displaced peoples, refugees and those who seek political asylum; for all who have become discouraged or despondent; for those who have lost the will to strive and to live. We pray for all who are ill at this time, especially ………….
We pray for doctors and nurses and all who care for the ill.
Go before us, O Lord,
All: and guide us by your continual help.
Leader: We remember all who have died this week, especially those whose deaths were untimely: those who died through accidents, violence or disasters. May they rejoice in the fullness of life which is eternal……….
Go before us, O Lord,
All:

and guide us by your continual help.

(Silence may be kept)

All: Lord God, all power in heaven and earth belongs to you. Shield us in times of distress and danger, protect us from all that is evil and destructive, renew us and refresh us that we may serve you, and that we may proclaim your power and your glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
Amen.

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Hymn: Take Me To The Water

  1. Take me to the water, take me to the water,
    take me to the water to be baptized.

  2. None but the righteous, none but the righteous,
    none but the righteous shall see God.

  3. I love Jesus, I love Jesus,
    I love Jesus, oh yes, I do.

  4. He's my Savior, He's my Savior
    He's my Savior, oh yes, He is.

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Hymn: We Will Glorify

  1. We will glorify the King of kings,
    we will glorify the lamb;
    We will glorify the Lord of lords,
    who is the great I Am.

  2. Lord Jehovah reigns in majesty,
    we will bow before His throne;
    We will worship Him in righteousness,
    we will worship Him alone.

  3. He is Lord of heaven, Lord of earth,
    He is Lord of all who live;
    He is Lord above the universe,
    all praise to Him we give.

  4. Hallelujah to the King of kings,
    hallelujah to the Lamb;
    Hallelujah to the Lord of lords,
    who is the great I Am.

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Hymn: God of Grace and God of Glory

  1. God of grace and God of glory,
    on Thy people pour Thy power;
    crown Thine ancient Church's story;
    bring her bud to glorious flower.
    Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
    for the facing of this hour.

  2. Lo! the hosts of evil round us
    Scorn Thy Christ, assail His ways!
    Fears and doubts too long have bound us;
    free our hearts to work and praise.
    Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
    for the living of these days.

  3. Heal Thy children's warring madness;
    bend our pride to Thy control;
    shame our wanton, selfish gladness,
    rich in things and poor in soul.
    Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
    lest we miss Thy kingdom's goal.

  4. Set our feet on lofty places;
    gird our lives that they may be
    armoured with all Christ-like graces
    in the fight to set men free.
    Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
    that we fail not man nor Thee.

  5. Save us from weak resignation
    to the evils we deplore;
    let the search for Thy salvation
    be our glory evermore.
    Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
    serving Thee whom we adore.

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Today's Services

Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

6:30 a.m.
HOLY EUCHARIST
(Book of Common Prayer)
7:30 a.m.
SUNG EUCHARIST, SERMON & BAPTISM
Introit 43
Old Testament

Jeremiah 17:5-10
[Mr. Frank James]

Psalm 1 [BCP page 471]
Epistle 1 Corinthians 15: 12-20
[Dr. Marilyn Wright]
Gradual 335 [Children leave for Sunday School]
Gospel Luke 6:17-26
Sermon Rev. Fr. Michael Allen
Baptism Take Me to the Water
[BCP page 274]
Offertory 185
Communion 411, 344,
We Will Glorify The King Of Kings
Recessional God of Grace and God Of Glory
9:45 a.m.
MORNING PRAYER & SERMON
Processional 43
Venite

[BCP page 36]

Psalm 1 (Refrain) "Happy are they
who have placed their trust
in the Lord." [BCP page 471]
First Reading Jeremiah 17:5-10
Benedictus [BCP page 40]
Second Reading Luke 6:17-26
Hymn 335
Sermon Rev. Fr. Michael Allen
Hymns 185, God of Grace and God of Glory
6:00 p.m.
SERVICE CONDUCTED BY
BETHLEHEM FELLOWSHIP GROUP

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Activities This Week

Monday
February 12

5:30 p.m.

Bible Study

Tuesday
February 13

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

Holy Eucharist
Finance Committee
St. Andrew Settlement
Home for Girls Committee

Wednesday
February 14

6:30 a.m.
4:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.

Holy Eucharist
St. Andrew Care Centre
Grief Support Group
Confirmation Class for Seniors

Thursday
February 15
5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.

Senior Choir Rehearsal
Church Committee

Friday
February 16
9:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
Confirmation Class for Juniors
Saturday
February 17
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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