Sunday Bulletin

Trinity Sunday (Year C)
Sunday, June 3, 2007

In this Bulletin ...

Growing through Faith, Commitment and Action
Parish News
Prayers Of Intercession
Sick and Shut-In Members
Order of Service
Hymn: Holy, holy, holy is the Lord
Hymn: As the Deer
Hymn: Come, Thou Almighty King
Today's Services
Activities This Week

Dear People of God

Can we offer to God any gift which costs us nothing? (II Samuel 24:24). Can we make any offering which cost us nothing? What we offer to God will always include our time or effort and abilities or material and monetary possessions. Is there anything in human life that happens without the use of one of these three currencies? Isn't it through the offering of ourselves that all these gifts are represented? All that I am and all that I have are represented in the giving of myself.

The first and foremost gift that we present to the Lord is ourselves. The giving of ourselves to God is the constant and repeated response that we are called to make for what we could never do for ourselves. (Romans 5:8). The concrete proof of our love and commitment is the giving of ourselves, our souls and our bodies. Our outward actions are a reflection of the condition of the heart and conscience of our souls. If we truly believe the gospel of Christ and are convinced of God's love within every fiber of our souls, we will always present ourselves at the Lord's Table, on the Lord's Day, in the Lord's house, for his service and witness. This is a conscious commitment that is based on will and not on what we may feel. There can be inhibiting factors of health, unforeseen crises or personal and family obligations that may inhibit us on a Sunday morning from fulfilling this commitment which we made at our baptism, re-affirmed at confirmation and renew each time that we receive the Holy Communion.

The offering of ourselves, the giving or our time for worship, our abilities for service and our monetary and material treasure for God's gracious work is our response to the love of God demonstrated in Jesus Christ. (John 3:16). We also give in response to what we have first received from the Lord (I Corinthians 4:7). As beneficiaries of God's grace, goodness and loving-mercy we consciously offer back to God out of gratitude
(II Corinthians 9:8). Do we give as a way of expressing our commitment to God who loves us, cares for us, died for us and gives to each of us the blessing of NEW LIFE? Do we give as a sign of our commitment to God so that His saving medicine of salvation can heal and cure the disease of sin in human life through the work and witness of the church?

A warm welcome to all visitors worshipping with us today. A special welcome to our 9:45 guests who are the members of National Environment & Planning Agency (NEPA), celebrating the start of World Environment Week.

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

Flowers at the foot of the Altar is given in memory of Dave Waugh on the anniversary of his passing by members of his family.

Stewardship Health Check begins today. Over the next 6 weeks we will explore; Worship, Why God gave Us Jesus, God's World, Personal Money Management, Discover Your Spiritual Gifts & Social Action. Please make the time!

The Young Adult Retreat 2007 under the theme 'Struggling With Sin' will be held at the Hillcrest Diocesan Retreat Centre June 8-10. Cost-$4,000. For further information please contact the Education & Youth Department, Church House.

The Development Fund will be launched today.

The Jamaica Cancer Society will be hosting Relay For Life on Saturday, June 9,2007 at the Police Officers' Club.

The Little Brothers of St. Andrew seeks your support to raise funds to send the boys to summer camps. Contact Minke Newman or the Rector at the Church office at 926-6692.

There are vacancies at the Moreton Park cottage - recommendations are requested. Eligibility criteria and application forms are available at the Church office.

Did you know?

Altar rails were unknown before the Reformation. It has been the practice from the early church that the posture for receiving Holy Communion was that of Standing. Rails are used to define the sanctuary and to protect it for irreverence. Standing is also the posture for praying.

(Mark 11:25; Matthew 6:5b)

Activities this week ...

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

Shut-In Members

  • Relan Barrett
  • Gloria Carney
  • Maria Lazarus
  • Lewis McDonald

Sick Members

  • Millicent Townsend
  • Myrtle Osbourne
  • Relan Barrett
  • Patrick Bispott
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Order of Service

Feast Of The Most Holy Trinity

Prelude:

Drums (The Church is encompass with incense)

 

Entrance Hymn:

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord

 

At the Altar: The Blessing of Incense

 

Celebrant: O the depth of riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!
People: For from Him and through Him and to Him are all
things. To Him be glory forever. Amen.
Celebrant: (+) Let us bless the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
People:

Let us praise and exalt God forever. Amen. Alleluia!

 

Celebrant:

By the intercession of Blessed Michael the Archangel, who stands at the right hand of the altar of incense, and of St. Andrew our patron, and of all the Saints, may the Lord bless this incense and accept it as a pure oblation; through Christ our Lord.

 

The Cherubic Hymn

391 A&M (Tune Ellers)
As the hymn is sung the Altar is incensed.

 

Collect for Purity

BCP p. 101

 

Gloria Danny Daniels (MP 174)

Glory, glory in the highest, Glory, to the Almighty;
Glory to the Lamb of God, Glory to the living Word;
Glory to the Lamb!
Glory, Glory…

 

Men: I give glory
Women: glory
Men: glory
Women: glory
Men: glory
All: glory to the Lamb!
Men: I give glory…
All:

I give glory to the Lamb!

 

Then follows the Apostolic Greetings & Collect (BCP p. 172)

 

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Prayers Of Intercession

Trinity Sunday

Leader: Father, we give you thanks for creation, for the beauty, wonder and order of our universe. We give thanks that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. We pray for the work of your church in conservation and preservation, that we may reflect your love for the world. We pray that the church may give strength to family life and society.
Holy, holy, holy God.
All: hear us and have mercy.
Leader: Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, we give thanks for your love in redemption. We pray for the emergency services and for relief agencies, for all who risk their lives and give their lives for others. We pray for all who are seeking to bring healing and peace to our world, all who are working for unity and harmony.
Holy, holy, holy God
All: hear us and have mercy.
Leader: Holy Spirit of God, we give thanks for the life you breathe into us, for the talents and abilities you give to us. We give you thanks and pray for our homes, our communities and our places of work. We ask that you will guide us into ways of justice and peace. We pray for teachers of the faith, preachers and theologians.
Holy, holy, holy God
All: hear us and have mercy.
Leader: We pray for all who do not know or love you, O God, for all who have not become aware of your mystery and wonder, for all who do not feel or trust in your presence. We remember doubters and those who despair, all who suffer through illness, neglect or violence. We remember, in your presence, friends and loved ones in need, sickness or any other adversity…
Holy, holy, holy God
All: hear us and have mercy.
Leader: We give thanks for the mystery of the Trinity and seek to enjoy the wonder of the Three Persons in One God. We rejoice that you are our Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer, and, as you have made us, you give us life eternal. We pray for all who have come closer to your threefold presence and enjoy your fellowship.
We pray especially for…
Holy, holy, holy God
All:

hear us and have mercy.

(Silence may be kept)

All: Father, in love you created us. Christ, by love you redeemed us. Spirit, through love you sustain us. We pray that by the power of your love, that binds you as Three and One, we may give ourselves in joy and love to you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

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Hymn: Holy, holy, holy is the Lord

  1. Holy, holy, holy is the Lord;
    holy is the Lord God almighty!
    Holy, holy, holy is the Lord;
    holy is the Lord God almighty,
    who was, and is, and is to come!
    Holy, holy, holy is the Lord!

  2. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus is the Lord;
    Jesus is the Lord God almighty!
    Jesus, Jesus, Jesus is the Lord;
    Jesus is the Lord God almighty,
    who was, and is, and is to come!
    Jesus, Jesus, Jesus is the Lord

  3. Worthy, worthy, worthy is the Lord;
    worthy is the Lord God almighty!
    Worthy, worthy, worthy is the Lord;
    worthy is the Lord God almighty,
    who was, and is, and is to come!
    Worthy, worthy, worthy is the Lord!

  4. Glory, glory, glory to the Lord;
    glory to the Lord God almighty!
    Glory, glory, glory to the Lord;
    glory to the Lord God almighty,
    Who was, and is, and is to come!
    Glory, glory, glory to the Lord!

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Hymn: As the Deer

  1. As the deer pants for the water,
    so my soul longs after You.
    You alone are my heart's desire
    and I long to worship You.

    Refrain:
    You alone are my strength,
    my shield, to You alone may my
    spirit yield. You alone are my
    heart's desire and I long to worship
    You.

  2. I want You more than gold or
    silver,only You can satisfy. You
    alone are the real joy-giver and the
    apple of my eye.
    Refrain

  3. You're my friend and You're
    my brother, even though You are
    a king. I love You more than any
    other, so much more than anything.
    Refrain

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Hymn: Come, Thou Almighty King

  1. Come, Thou Almighty King,
    Help us Thy name to sing,
    Help us to praise:
    Father all glorious,
    O'er all victorious,
    Come and reign over us,
    Ancient of days.

  2. Come, Thou incarnate Word,
    Grid on Thy mighty sword,
    Our prayer attend:
    Come, and Thy people bless,
    And give Thy word success;
    Spirit of holiness
    On us descend.

  3. Come, Holy comforter,
    Thy scared witness bear,
    In this glad hour:
    Thou who almighty art,
    Now rule in every heart,
    And ne'er from us depart,
    Spirit of power.

  4. To the great One in Three
    Eternal praises be,
    Hence evermore:
    His sovereign majesty
    May we in glory see,
    And to eternity
    Love and adore.

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Today's Services

Trinity Sunday

6:30 a.m.
HOLY EUCHARIST
(Book of Common Prayer)
7:30 a.m.
SUNG EUCHARIST and SERMON
Processional Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord
Old Testament Isaiah 6: 1-8
[Mr. Owen Streete]
Psalm 29
(Refrain) "Ascribe to the Lord
the glory due his Name"
(All Sit- No Gloria)
Epistle Revelation 4:1-11
[Mrs. Paulette Wright]
Gradual 163 [Children leave for Sunday School]
Gospel John 16:12-15
Sermon Rev. Dr. David Kuck
The Prayers of Intercession  
Offertory 161
Communion 164, 182, As the Deer
Second Collection 160
Recessional

Come Thou Almighty King

9:45 a.m.
MORNING PRAYER and SERMON
Processional 160
Venite [BCP page 36]
Psalm 29 (All Stand)
Old Testament Isaiah 6: 1-8
[Miss Natalie Davidson]
Benedictus [BCP page 40]
Second Reading John 16: 12-15
[Mrs. Annmarie Mittoo]
Hymn 164
Sermon Rev. Dr. David Kuck
Hymn 161
Recessional

Come Thou Almighty King

6:00 p.m.
HOLY EUCHARIST and SERMON
Processional 160
Old Testament Isaiah 6:1-8
Psalm 29
Gradual 163
Gospel John 16:12-15
Sermon Rev. Fr. Garth Minott
Offertory Hymn 164
Recessional

161


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Activities This Week

Monday
June 4

5:30 p.m.

Bible Study

Tuesday
June 5

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

Holy Eucharist
Moreton Park Committee

Wednesday
June 6

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

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

Thursday
June 7
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.

Senior Choir Rehearsal
Holy Eucharist
(Feast of Corpus Christi)

Friday
June 8
9:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist
Saturday
June 9
11:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
Little Brothers of St. Andrew
Youth Choir Rehearsal
Youth Fellowship
Altar Guild

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