Sunday Bulletin

First Sunday in Lent (Year C)
Sunday, February 25, 2007

In this Bulletin ...

Growing through Faith, Commitment and Action
Parish News
Prayers Of Intercession
Fellowship Group Prayer
Sick and Shut-In Members
Hymn: I Am The Way - The King Of Victory
Hymn: Praise You For Waking Me This Morning
Hymn: There Is A Quiet Understanding
Chorus: You Are My Hiding Place
Chorus: Jesus, Name Above All Names
Chorus: Seek Ye First
Chorus: Taste and See
Today's Services
Activities This Week

Beloved People of God,

Lent which commenced on Ash Wednesday is the most solemn and penitential period in the Church's Year. For Christians of the Western Tradition, Ash Wednesday is a day on which many feel obligated to fast and to attend Church. The name derives from the custom of persons who deeply regretted their actions, putting ashes on their foreheads to signify their penitence. It goes back to the Old and the New Testament custom (See Job 42:6, Matthew 11:21), when ashes were used to signify sorrow and mourning. Our Church, the Anglican Communion, as well as the Roman Catholic Church and many Lutheran Churches practice the imposition of ashes on Ash Wednesday.

The word "Lent" comes from the Anglo-Saxon word "lencten" meaning "the time of lengthening days" or in other words "Spring". Lent as we know it now, extends for forty days, excluding the Sundays in between; beginning on Ash Wednesday and ending on Holy Saturday, the Saturday before Easter. The last week before Easter is called Holy Week and is set apart for special emphasis. The Season was actually created by counting those forty days backwards from Easter, in commemoration of Jesus' forty days of fasting in the wilderness before entering Jerusalem on the day now known as Palm Sunday.

The following invitation from an Ash Wednesday service, best expresses the purpose and significance of Lent.

Dear People of God: The Christians observed with great devotion, the days of our Lord's' Passion and resurrection, and it became the custom of the Church to prepare for them by a season of penitence and fasting. This season of Lent also provided a time in which converts to the faith were prepared for Holy Baptism. It was also a time when those who, because of notorious sin had been separated from the body of the faithful, were reconciled by penitence and forgiveness, and restored to the fellowship of the Church. Thereby the whole congregation was put in mind of the pardon and absolution set forth in the Gospel of our Saviour, and of the need which all Christians continually have, to renew their repentance and faith.

Let us all during this season of Lent, seize the opportunity to review our past actions, reflect on our shortcomings, do penance for those things, done and not done, which we regret, and then renew our commitment to Christ to be more and to do more for the building up of His Kingdom on earth.

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

LENTEN DEVOTIONS On Thursday of this week at 5:30 p.m. we commence our weekly Lenten devotions under the theme, The Images of the Church. Please make a special effort to attend these studies.

YOUTH RETREAT at the Church Hall , Ellesmere Road, March 9/10.

ADULT RETREAT at Hillcrest Retreat Centre, Brown's Town , Friday March 2 to Sunday, March 4. Cost per person $4,000. Please call the church office to register for both retreats.

Glenmuir Concert Choir's Evening of Music at the University Chapel, Mona today at 6:00 p.m. Cost - Adults $700, Students & Children $400.

The Friends of the Sunday School will have their Corporate Communion on Sunday March 11 at 7:30 a.m. The first Quarterly Meeting will be held in the Old Court House immediately following the Service.

Dwayne Smith returns to hospital shortly for surgery to be done on his other leg. Please remember him in your prayers and do continue your financial support.

Church Women United celebrate World Day of Prayer on March 2 at 5:30 p.m. at Webster's Memorial Church. All are invited.

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

  • Kitty Sharpe
  • Ivy Russell - Brown
  • Phyllis Ashley

Sick Members

  • Sylvia Baugh
  • Gloria Carney
  • Inez Powell
  • Dorothy Kirkwood
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Prayers Of Intercession

First Sunday in Lent

Leader: Lord our God, as we are baptized in your Name, protect
us from all evil deliver us from all temptation. May we use
this Lent as a time of dedication and renewal. We pray that
your church may stand against evil and seek good. We
remember before you all who have lost faith, those who no
longer pray themselves, those who find it difficult to trust in
you or in anyone.
Lord, we trust in you.
All: Deliver us from all evil.
Leader: We pray for people who have become possessed by greed or
selfishness, for all who have become insensitive to the needs
of others. Lord, we remember the exploited peoples: We
pray for those driven off their land and out of their homes; for
all caught up in sectarian violence or in war, for all who feel
inadequate, or unable to cope.
Lord, we trust in you.
All: Deliver us from all evil.
Leader: We give thanks for all who have set us an example of godly
living, for people of discipline and dedication. We pray
today for athletes and sportspeople, for all who learn
discipline through their hobbies or work. We pray for
those with whom we work, for our families and friends.
Lord, we trust in you.
All: Deliver us from all evil.
Leader: We give thanks for healers and reconcilers of people. We
pray for all whose relationships have broken down, for
those full of animosity and hatred; that we all may learn
to forgive as we are forgiven. We pray for all caught up
in crime and wickedness.
Lord, we trust in you.
All: Deliver us from all evil.
Leader: We give you thanks and praise for all who have triumphed
over evil and temptation and who now serve you in the
peace of your kingdom. We pray for those who are departed,
especially ……… and that at the last we may share
with them in glory.
Lord, we trust in you.
All:

Deliver us from all evil.

(Silence may be kept)

All: Most holy Lord, you were tempted, as we are;
be our strength in times of weakness. When we
fall lift us up, when we are in error direct us. In
all our wanderings, be our guide; that we may be
your faithful people to our life's end. Amen.

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Fellowship Group Prayer

Holy Father, we thank You for the privilege of being members of
the Fellowship Groups of St. Andrew Parish Church, for the
blessings that come to us week after week as we meet and interact
with each other.

Make us always conscious of Your great goodness towards us, and
draw our hearts to You so that we may be wholly Yours, utterly
dedicated to You; And may we in Fellowship with one another,
cheerfully and diligently fulfill Your commands.

We ask this for Your love's sake, in the name of Your Son Jesus
Christ, whose Spirit is our guide. Amen.

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Hymn: I Am The Way - The King Of Victory

  1. 1. I am the Way - the King of Victory.
    I am the Truth - Lord of the Harmony.
    I am the Light - Light of the world to be.

    Refrain:
    Hosannah! I hold your hand my friend,
    Hosannah! I give you strength, my friend,
    Hosannah! You walk the sea, my friend,
    We're gonna sail to victory.
    Sailing, sailing,
    Sailing cross the river, sailing.
    Sailing cross the river, sailing.
    Sailing (Jesus), Sailing (Saviour),
    Sailing cross the river, sailing,
    Freedom (brother), freedom (sister),
    Freedom in the life of Jesus,
    Hosannah! … victory!

  2. I am the Vine - you shall abide in Me.
    I am the River - you shall be cleansed in Me.
    I am the Rock - you shall have life in Me.

    Refrain:

  3. I am your Brother - Living in flesh with thee.
    I am your Saviour - Dying on Calvary.
    I am your God - Rising in Victory.

    Refrain:

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Hymn: Praise You For Waking Me This Morning

  1. Praise you for waking me this morning;
    Praise you for this and ev'ry day,
    Praise you that my cares and worries you can take away.

  2. Praise you for my friends and brothers;
    Praise you for all the men that live,
    Praise you that even greatest enemies I can forgive.

  3. Praise you for my work and leisure;
    Praise you for every pleasure small,
    Praise you for music, light and gladness,
    Praise you for them all.

  4. Praise you for my food and lodgings;
    Praise you for my life and health.
    Praise you that our work and schooling can produce such wealth.
    Cont...

  5. Praise you for your word and guidance;
    Praise you for your presence here,
    Praise you that you love all people those both far and near.

  6. Praise you Lord, for speaking to us;
    Praise you for the way you care,
    Praise you that you come among us
    In our lives to share.

  7. Praise you that your love is endless;
    Praise you that your word is true,
    Praise you that you make me feel so thankful, as I do.

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Hymn: There Is A Quiet Understanding

  1. 1. There's a quiet understanding
    when we're gathered in the Spirit,
    it's a promise that He gives us,
    when we gather in His name.
    There's a love we feel in Jesus
    There's a manna that He feeds us
    It's a promise that He gives us
    When we gather in His name.

  2. And we know when we're together,
    sharing love and understanding,
    that our brothers and our sisters
    feel the oneness that He brings.
    Thank You, thank You, thank You, Jesus,
    For the way You love and feed us
    For the many ways You lead us
    Thank You, thank You Lord. (rep.)

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Chorus: You Are My Hiding Place

You are my hiding place,
You always fill my heart with songs
of deliverance whenever I am afraid
I will trust in you, I will trust in you,
let the weak say: I am strong

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Chorus: Jesus, Name Above All Names

Jesus, name above all names,
beautiful Saviour, glorious Lord;
Emanuel, God is with us,
blessed Redeemer, living Word.
in the strength of my God.

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Chorus: Seek Ye First

  1. Seek ye first the Kingdom of God,
    and His righteousness,
    and all these things shall be added unto you.
    Amen, Amen, Amen.

  2. Man shall not live by bread alone,
    but by every word
    that proceeds from the mouth of God
    Amen, Amen, Amen.

  3. Ask and it shall be given unto you
    seek and ye shall find
    knock and it the door shall be
    opened up to you.
    Amen, Amen, Amen.

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Chorus: Taste And See

Taste and see…

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Today's Services

First Sunday in Lent

6:30 a.m.
HOLY EUCHARIST
7:30 a.m.
SUNG EUCHARIST & SERMON
Introit 245
Old Testament

Deuteronomy 26: 5-11
[Mr. Louis Spence]

Psalm 91: 9-16 [BCP page 588]
(All Stand)
Epistle Romans 10: 8b-13
[Mrs. Hope Codlin]
Gradual 200
Gospel Luke 4: 1-13
Sermon Miss Monique Blake
The Prayers of Intercession  
Offertory 88
Communion 413, 383,
There Is A Quiet Understanding,
You Are My Hiding Place,
Anthem (Soloist: Mr. David Reid)
Recessional 92
9:45 a.m.
FAMILY EUCHARIST & SERMON
Introit Praise You For Giving Me This Morning
Old Testament

Deuteronomy 26: 5-11
[Youth Fellowship]

Psalm 91:9-16 [BCP page 588]
(Refrain) "Be with me,
O Lord in my distress."
(All Sit - No Gloria)
Epistle Romans 10: 8b-13
[Young Adults]
Gradual 200
Gospel Luke 4: 1-13
Sermon Miss Monique Blake
The Prayers of Intercession Servers Guild
Offertory 245
Communion Seek Ye First,
Jesus, Name Above All Names,
Taste and See,
419
Recessional I Am The Way, The King Of The Victory
6:00 p.m.
HOLY EUCHARIST & SERMON
Introit 245
Old Testament

Deuteronomy 26: 5-11

Psalm 91 [BCP page 588]
Gradual 200
Gospel Luke 4: 1-13
Sermon Rev. Fr. Sirrano Kitson
Offertory 88
Recessional 92

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Activities This Week

Monday
February 26

5:30 p.m.

Bible Study

Tuesday
February 27

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

Holy Eucharist
Mothers' Union

Wednesday
February 28

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

Holy Eucharist
Reception Committee
Grief Support Group
Confirmation Class for Seniors

Thursday
March 1
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.

Lenten Devotions
Senior Choir Rehearsal

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