Sunday Bulletin

Third Sunday in Lent (Year C)
Sunday, March 11, 2007

In this Bulletin ...

Growing through Faith, Commitment and Action
Parish News
Prayers Of Intercession
Sick and Shut-In Members
Hymn: Christ Is The One Who Calls
Hymn: Have Thine Own Way Lord
Hymn: O How Glorious Full Of Wonder
Today's Services
Activities This Week

Beloved Friends,

This week I share with you a summary of the message presented to us on The Second Sunday in Lent by Mrs. Elsie Aarons, entitled, Fellowship - You were formed for God's family:

"The lessons for the second Sunday in Lent provide an approach to the topic of 'You were formed for God's family' from Rick Warrens 'Purpose Driven Life.' In Genesis Chapter 15 Yaweh promises Abram that his descendents would outnumber the stars and the Old Testament records the continuity of this family. Tracing family history allows us to link the present with the past and nudge our curiosity to ask what geographic accident makes us citizens of the country of our birth. In Philippians, Chapter 3:20 St. Paul says "But our citizenship is in heaven, and it is from there that we are expecting a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ." This provides an extended meaning of the word 'citizenship'.

Rick Warren postulates that God so treasures relationships that He identifies himself in family terms - Father, Son and Spirit and the family of God includes all believers - past, present and future. The family, however, needs a place to belong and an opportunity to practice relational skills with God and each other. Ephesians 2:19 says, "You are members of God's very own family, citizens of God's country and you belong in God's household with every other Christian." This involves fellowship and membership within His body - the church. Warren insists that "the first symptom of spiritual decline is usually inconsistent attendance at worship services and other gatherings of believers …. Frequent and regular contact is critical to build and maintain fellowship … Only participation in the full life of the church builds spiritual muscle!"

Are you and I citizens of God's kingdom? ……With all its privileges? Citizenship on this earth carries with it responsibilities within the family of God ….. baptism in the faith, faith in Jesus Christ and participation in the fellowship of all believers. Are we citizens or resident aliens? Are we enfranchised inhabitants with all privileges and rights of inheritance to the Kingdom of God?"

Let us remember to keep our Lenten commitments.

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

The Anglican Rosary
The Anglican Church believes that each person brought into relationship with Christ must go through a process of spiritual transformation. The use of the Rosary or Prayer Beads helps us with the process of spiritual transformation and bring us into Contemplative or Meditative Prayer (see BCP p.407)- really thinking about and being mindful of praying, of being in the presence of God- by use of mind, body and spirit. The touching of the fingers on each successive bead is an aid in keeping our mind from wandering, and the rhythm of the prayers leads us more readily into keeping out hearts and minds still and attentive to God.

The Lenten Devotions have started and will continue every Thursday until Holy Week when we celebrate the Maundy Thursday liturgy.

Healing Conference 2007 is scheduled for the weekend May 25-27 at the Starfish Trelawny. You are asked to register NOW with payment of half the Conference Fee. Contact the church office for further information.

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

  • Guy & Gwen Jones
  • Douglas & Enid McDonald
  • Ken Peart
  • Dr. Herman White

Sick Members

  • Horace Clarke
  • David Wong
  • Daphne Graham
  • Norma Urquhart
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Prayers Of Intercession

Third Sunday in Lent

Leader: Lord, we look for you, we long for you, our whole being thirsts for you and your love. Lord, open our yes, awaken us to what is around us and make us
aware of your coming. We pray for all who tend and nuture the young in the faith, for all who are growing in awareness of you and your world. May the church be and instrument of justice and peace in our community. We pray for our Bishops and Clergy.
Lord, in your love and mercy,
All: hear us and help us.
Leader: Lord, as you have given us this world to live in, help us to use its riches and resources with sensitivity. Bless and guide all who are working on the land. We pray
for all who supply our food and our daily needs, all who are involved in research with crops and cultivation.
Lord, in your love and mercy,
All: hear us and help us.
Leader: We give thanks for our homes and our loved ones. We pray for our places of work. May we be faithful and honest in our dealings: make us sensitive to each other's needs and hopes. We pray especially for homes
with young children.
Lord, in your love and mercy,
All: hear us and help us.
Leader: Lord of love and salvation, we pray to you for all who are facing disaster in the failure of their crops, all suffering because of storms or war, all who are victims of violence. We pray for all who have been taken ill this day or been involved in accidents. We remember
friends and loved ones who are ill, especially ………...
Lord, in your love and mercy,
All: hear us and help us.
Leader: Lord, you are our helper and you protect us from all evil. We pray for all who will face death today; for our loved ones departed, that you will bring them into the
fullness of joy in your kingdom.
Lord, in your love and mercy,

hear us and help us.

(Silence may be kept)

All: Almighty and ever-loving God, you are more ready to hear us and forgive us than we are to come to you. Forgive us for the times we have sinned and failed you; strengthen us as we seek to serve you, that we may follow you in the ways of peace and love; 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: Christ Is The One Who Calls

  1. Christ is the One who calls,
    the One who loved and came,
    to whom by right it falls
    to bear the highest name;
    and still today our hearts are stirred
    to hear His word and walk His way.

  2. Christ is the One who seeks,
    to whom our souls are known.
    the word of love He speaks
    can wake a heart of stone;
    for at that sound the blind can see,
    the slave is free, the lost are found.

  3. Christ is the One who died,
    forsaken and betrayed;
    who, mocked and crucified,
    the price of pardon paid.
    Our dying Lord, what grief and loss,
    what bitter cross our souls restored!

  4. Christ is the One who rose
    in glory from the grave,
    to share His life with those
    whom once He died to save.
    He drew death's sting and broke its chains,
    who lives and reigns our risen King.

  5. Christ is the One who sends,
    His story to declare;
    who calls His servants friends
    and gives them news to share.
    His truth proclaim in all the earth,
    His matchless worth and saving name.

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Hymn: Have Thine Own Way Lord

  1. Have thine own way, Lord, have thine own way;
    Thou art the potter, I am the clay;
    mould me and make me after Thy will,
    while I am waiting, yielded and still.

  2. Have Thine own way, Lord, have Thine own way;
    search me and try me, Master, today.
    Whiter than snow, Lord, wash me just now,
    as in Thy presence humbly I bow.

  3. Have Thine own way, Lord, have Thine own way;
    wounded and weary, help me, I pray.
    Power, all power, surely is Thine;
    touch me and heal me, Saviour divine.

  4. Have Thine own way, Lord, have Thine own way;
    hold o'er my being absolute sway;
    fill with Thy Spirit till all shall see
    Christ only, always, living in me.

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Hymn: O How Glorious Full Of Wonder

  1. O how glorious, full of wonder
    Is thy name o'er all the earth;
    Thou who wrought creation's splendor,
    Bringing suns and stars to birth!
    Rapt in reverence we adore thee,
    Marveling at thy mystic ways.
    Humbly now we bow before thee,
    Lifting up our hearts in praise.

  2. When we see thy lights of heaven,
    Moon and stars, thy power displayed,
    What is man that thou shouldst love him,
    Creature that thy hand hath made?
    Child of earth, yet full of yearning,
    Mixture strange of good and ill,
    From thy ways so often turning,
    Yet thy love doth seek him still.

  3. Thou hast given man dominion
    O'er the wonders of thy hand,
    Made him fly with eagle pinion,
    Master over sea and land.
    Soaring spire and ruined city,
    These our hopes and failures show.
    Teach us more of human pity,
    That we in thine image grow.

  4. O how wondrous, O how glorious
    Is Thy name in every land!
    Thou whose purpose moves before us
    Toward the goal that thou hast planned.
    Tis thy will our hearts are seeking,
    Conscious of our human need.
    Spirit in our spirit speaking,
    Make us sons of God indeed!

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Today's Services

Third Sunday in Lent

6:30 a.m.
(Book of Common Prayer)
7:30 a.m.
(Corporate for Friends of the Sunday School)
Introit O How Glorious, Full Of Wonder
Old Testament

Exodus 3:1-15
[Miss Lorna Cover]

Psalm 103:1-11 [BCP page 601]
(All Stand)
Epistle 1Corinthians 10:1-13
[Mrs. Marina Payne]
Gradual 182 [Children leave for Sunday School]
Gospel Luke 13:1-9
Sermon Dr. Lucien Jones
The Prayers of intercession  
Offertory 290
Communion 411, 211,
Have Thine Own Way,
Christ Is The One Who Calls
Recessional 296
9:45 a.m.
Processional O How Glorious, Full Of Wonder
Venite [BCP page 36]
Psalm 103:1-11 [BCP page 601]
(Refrain) "The Lord is compassion and love;
slow to anger and rich in mercy."
(All Sit - No Gloria)
First Reading Exodus 3:1-15
Benedictus [BCP page 40]
Second Reading Luke 13:1-9
Hymn 182
Sermon Dr. Lucien Jones
Recessional 290, 296
6:00 p.m.

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Activities This Week

March 12

5:30 p.m.

Bible Study

March 13

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

Holy Eucharist
Home for Girls Committee
St. Andrew Settlement Committee

March 14

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

St. Andrew Care Center
Grief Support Group
Confirmation Class for Seniors

March 15
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.

Lenten Devotions
Senior Choir Rehearsal

March 16
9:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
Confirmation Class for Juniors
March 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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