Sunday Bulletin

Fourth Sunday of Easter (Year C)
Sunday, April 29, 2007

In this Bulletin ...

Growing through Faith, Commitment and Action
Parish News
Prayers Of Intercession
Sick and Shut-In Members
Hymn: I Know That My Redeemer Lives
Hymn: I Am The Bread Of Life
Hymn: Lord Teach Us To Pray
Hymn: Wonderful Grace
Hymn: Sing With All The Sons Of Glory
Today's Services
Activities This Week

Beloved People of God,

As we look at the life of Jesus, we will see that self-giving and gratitude were his attitude. These are the two words that give a summary of Jesus' life; self-giving and thanks-giving which expressed his spirituality.

In some situations, his attitude of thanksgiving had to do with food. Before feeding the five thousand and the four thousand he gave thanks (Luke 9:10-17, Mark 15:32-35). After the Emmaus road journey with the two disciples, he gave thanks before the meal and was recognized (Luke 24:13-32). He gave thanks for the healing power of God active in human life as the disciples returned after being sent out two by two to heal and proclaim the Kingdom of God (Luke 10:1-24). His attitude of self-giving as a response to the Father's will is the choice which Jesus made to express His commitment to walk the way of suffering to the cross (Luke 22:41-44). The expression of joyful thanks for the reconciliation of a penitent sinner is an attitude of the heavenly host that was endorsed by Jesus.

We all have a spirituality that is either SELF-GIVING or SELF-CENTERED based on our beliefs, values and convictions. Spirituality is the very substance that motivates us, drives us and shapes us as it is at the heart of our lives. " It is about being integrated or falling apart, about being within community or being lonely, about being in harmony with Mother Earth or being alienated from her. Irrespective of whether or not we let ourselves be consciously shaped by any explicit religious idea, we act in ways that leave us either healthy or unhealthy, loving or bitter. What shapes our actions is our spirituality." The Holy Longing: (Ronald Rolheiser).

Does your spirituality express your commitment to witness to God's saving action in Christ, to promote the blessings of God's kingdom with your time and abilities, energy and monetary-treasure for mission and ministry? It is our actions and what we do with our assets that demonstrate what is priority in our lives. The use of our Time is a clear indication of personal values. If we make Time for worship each week, we are expressing an important value of being in a relationship with God and our gratitude of giving thanks for what God has done for us. To make the Time to be in the Lord's house on the Lord's day at the Lord's table is an important and necessary response that we must offer to the ONE from whom all blessings flow. Without God's constant benefits and giving, for which we are in no sense responsible, we could not live for a few moments.

A special welcome is extended to all our visitors worshipping with us today.


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

A brief congregational meeting will be held today after each service.

The Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the Sunday Schools will be held today in the Courthouse immediately after the 7:30 a.m. service. All members of the congregation interested in joining our organization are invited to attend.

Sunday May 6 will be celebrated as Diocesan Children Sunday.

St. Clements Mission Development Centre will be having a Mother's Day Brunch on May 13th at the Pollyanna Restaurant between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The cost is $1,000.00 for adults and $600.00 for children. Proceeds are in aid of the Skills Training and Home Work Projects.

Alpha continues at the Church Hall every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. until July 4th.

Did you know?

The early Christians traced the cross on their foreheads to remind themselves that by baptism they lived a supernatural life in the body of Christ. The external mark expressed an inner grace, the presence of God Himself.

 

Activities this week ...

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Please remember to pray for our sick and shut-in members.

Shut-In Members

  • Sylvia Baugh
  • Winnie Berry
  • Marion Leon
  • Elma McFarlane

Sick Members

  • Relan Barrett
  • Vincent Maxwell
  • Lucille Boyd
  • Millicent Townsend
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Prayers Of Intercession

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Leader: Good Shepherd, we ask you to be our guide; lead us out of darkness, lead us out of trouble, lead us out of fear, lead us out of death, and bring us to the fullness of life eternal. We rejoice with the saints and the whole company of heaven and say, 'Salvation belongs to our God'. We pray for all our pastors and those who have the care of your people; we remember those who are spiritual directors and counsellors.
Faithful Shepherd, lead us from darkness to light,
All: from death to eternal life.
Leader: We pray for all who direct the minds of the young, for teachers, and for all who broadcast through radio and television. We give thanks and pray for those who provide us with food through farming and agriculture, for those who provide for us in shops and super-markets.
Faithful Shepherd, lead us from darkness to light,
All: from death to eternal life.
Leader: We remember before you all who have been our teachers and guides; we pray for our local schools and places of learning. We ask your blessing upon our communities, our homes and our loved ones. We pray for all who have lost direction, for all who have lost faith in themselves, in the world and in their God. We pray for the despondent, the disillusioned and the despairing, for all who feel
desperate or distressed, that they may know that God seeks for them and loves them. We pray for all who are ill or struggling at this time, especially ………………..
Faithful Shepherd, lead us from darkness to light,
All: from death to eternal life.
Leader: We rejoice that you lead us through the valley of the shadow of death and offer us life eternal. We pray for all who rejoice in your love and in your kingdom. We pray especially for ………………………………..
Faithful Shepherd, lead us from darkness to light,
All:

from death to eternal life.

(Silence may be kept)

All: Good and gracious God, be our shepherd and our guide: lead us out of darkness and death and into life and light eternal; deliver us from all evil, guide us into the ways of goodness and peace, and when we wander bring us back to you and your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, O Father, and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

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Hymn: I Know That My Redeemer Lives

  1. I know that my Redeemer lives:
    What joy the blest assurance gives!
    He lives, he lives, who once was dead;
    He lives, my everlasting Head!

  2. He lives, to bless me with his love;
    He lives, to plead for me above;
    He lives, my hungry soul to feed;
    He lives, to help in time of need.

  3. He lives, and grants me daily breath;
    He lives, and I shall conquer death;
    He lives, my mansion to prepare;
    He lives, to bring me safely there.

  4. He lives, all glory to his name;
    He lives, my Savior, still the same;
    What joy the blest assurance gives:
    I know that my Redeemer lives! Amen

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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.

    And as you eat ...

  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: Lord Teach Us To Pray

  1. Lord, teach us to pray;
    Let us know Your will every day.
    Give, us the grace
    to go on seeking Your face,
    In obedience to all that You say,
    In obedience to all that You say.

  2. Lord, help us to see
    with the eyes of faith, and believe.
    Give us Your heart to care
    for the world in our prayer,
    and a vision of what it should be,
    and a vision of what it should be.

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Hymn: Wonderful Grace

  1. Wonderful grace
    That gives what I don't deserve,
    pays me what Christ has earned,
    then lets me go free.
    Wonderful grace
    that gives me the time to change,
    washes away the saints
    that once covered me.

    And all that I have
    I lay at thy feet of the wonderful savior
    Who loves me.

  2. Wonderful love
    that held in the face of death,
    breathed in its latest breath
    forgiveness for me.
    Wonderful love,
    whose power can break every chain,
    giving us life again,
    and setting us free.

    And all that I have …
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Hymn: Sing With All The Sons Of Glory

  1. Sing with all the sons of glory,
    Sing the resurrection song!
    Death and sorrow, earth's dark story,
    To the former days belong.
    All around the clouds are breaking,
    Soon the storms of time shall cease;
    In God's like-ness, man a-waking,
    Knows the everlasting peace.

  2. O what glory, far exceeding
    All that eye has yet perceived!
    Holiest hearts for ages pleading,
    Never that full joy conceived.
    God has promised, Christ pre-pares it,
    There on high our welcome waits;
    Every humble spirit shares it,
    Christ has passed the eternal gates.

  3. Life e-ter-nal! Heaven rejoices:
    Jesus lives who once was dead;
    Join, O man, the death-less voices;
    Child of God, lift up thy head!
    Patriarchs from the distant ages,
    Saints all long-ing for their heaven,
    Prophets psalm-ists, seers and sa-ges,
    All a-wait the glory given.

  4. Life eternal! O what wonders
    Crowd on faith; what joy unknown,
    when a-midst earth's closing thunders,
    Saints shall stand before the throne!
    O to enter that bright portal,
    See that glowing firmament,
    Know, with thee, O God immortal,
    "Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent!"
    A-men.

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Today's Services

Fourth Sunday of Easter

6:30 a.m.
HOLY EUCHARIST
(Book of Common Prayer)
7:30 a.m.
SUNG EUCHARIST and SERMON
Processional Sing With All The Sons of Glory
First Reading Acts 13:15-16,26-33
[Miss Minnett Brown]
Psalm 100 [BCP page 597]
(Refrain) "We are his people
the sheep of his flock"
(All Sit - No Gloria)
Second Reading Revelation 7:9-17
[Mrs. Ena Dallen]
Gradual 444
Gospel John 10:22-30
Sermon Rev. Dr. David Kuck
The Prayers of Intercession  
Offertory 179
Communion 884, I Am The Bread Of Life,
Lord Teach Us To Pray,
Wonderful Grace
Recessional

I Know My Redeemer Lives

9:45 a.m.
MORNING PRAYER and SERMON
Processional Sing With All The Sons of Glory
Christ Our Passover [BCP page 37]
Psalm 100 [BCP page 597]
First Reading Acts 13:15-16,26-33
Benedictus [BCP page 40]
Second Reading John 10:22-30
Hymn 444
Sermon Rev. Dr. David Kuck
Hymns

179, I Know My Redeemer Lives

6:00 p.m.
HOLY EUCHARIST & SERMON
Processional Sing With All The Sons of Glory
First Reading Acts 13:15-16,26-33
Psalm 100
Gradual 444
Gospel John 10:22-30
Sermon Rev. Major Sirrano Kitson
Offertory 179
Recessional

I Know My Redeemer Lives


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Activities This Week

Monday
April 30

5:30 p.m.

Bible Study

Tuesday
May 1

9:00 a.m.


5:30 p.m.

Holy Eucharist
(St Phillip and St. James, Apostles)

Moreton Park Committee

Wednesday
May 2

6:30 a.m.
7:30 a.m.
5:15 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.

Holy Eucharist
Property and Building Committee
Women's Auxiliary
Grief Support Group
Alpha

Thursday
May 3
5:30 p.m.

Senior Choir Rehearsal

Friday
May 4
9:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist
Saturday
May 5
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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