Sunday Bulletin

Second Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)
Sunday, June 10, 2007

In this Bulletin ...

Growing through Faith, Commitment and Action
Parish News
Prayers Of Intercession
Sick and Shut-In Members
Hymn: Open Our Eyes, O Lord
Hymn: Jesus, To Thy Table Led
Hymn: Jesus My Lord
Today's Services
Activities This Week

Dear People of God

THE DEVELOPMENT FUND A RESOURCE FOR OUR CHURCH AND OUR COMMITMENT TO DISCIPLESHIP

The Development Fund Committee [DFC], has been working as- siduously over the past few months to develop strategies to utilize the enormous potential within the membership of St. Andrew Par- ish Church. This means that human, intellectual and financial re- sources are the focus of concern of the DFC. The current project launched on Trinity Sunday will:

  • Introduce a system of personal pledging in keeping with the individual ’ s appreciation of God as Creator and Provider.

  • Identify current membership in order to ascertain the number and composition of the human resource base of this Church.

  • Encourage the membership to participate more freely in the activities of the church and to do this based on an understand- ing of the principles of discipleship and Christian stewardship.

The two programmes will run concurrently. It is anticipated that this two-pronged approach will result in the following:

  • Identification and recording of the composition [age, skills, etc.] of the membership to allow for greater participation in the ministry of the church.

  • Improvement in interaction among members, facilitating better communication and promoting greater caring and nurture among members.

  • Place the Church Committee in a better position to establish a method whereby management of the capital and recurrent budgets will be based on a credible foundation and permit a reduction in the current debt being experienced by the church.

As members of the Body of Christ we have committed ourselves through our Baptismal vows which we renewed at Easter to live in the faith of Christ, to promote Mission and Support the ministry of the Church. I ask for your support and participation in this effort towards renewal and Congregational development. The offering of ourselves, the giving of our time for worship, our abilities for service (ministry and our monetary and material treasure for God’s gracious work is our response to the love of God showed to us in Jesus Christ. (Romans 5:8; John 3: 16)

Let us commit ourselves to this effort by attending the ser- vices and with our prayers and the pledge of ourselves to the glory of God and His Kingdom.

Your team leaders are:
Mrs. Andrea ChinSee, Miss Annette Aqua, Mrs. Carole Graham, Mrs. Marie Isaacs,Mrs. Lisa Blackburn, Mrs. Tiny Gold- son, Mrs. Elaine Baker, Mrs. Mabel Marsh, Mrs. Winnifred Johnson, Mrs. Kathy Marrett.

A very warm welcome to all our visitors worshipping with us today.

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

The flowers at the foot of the Altar is given in memory of Minnette McLean on the anniversary of her passing. Lovingly remembered by grandson Dudley and the Medley & Ross families.

We express condolences to Clover Chung on the passing of her brother Bevin also to Eileen Stewart on the passing of her brother Horace and to Rhema Williams on the death of her mother.

Stewardship Health Check continues today. Our theme for worship is “ Why God Gave Us Jesus ” . Stewardship. Health Clinic on Saturday June 16 at the Old Court House 10.00 a.m.-12.00 Noon. Facilitator: Mrs. Joey James. Please make the time!

On July 22, 2007, the Senior Choir will be presenting a Festal Even Song. Tickets will be available at the Church Office.

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

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

We are inviting you to share your thoughts and suggestions relating to our ministry here at St. Andrew's. Please email your comments to us at standrewch@cwjamaica.com.

Did you know?

When the Celebrant says, (+) Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Alleluia! Alleluia! We recall all of what God has done for us, and acknowledge the One Kingdom we have been made members of through our baptism.

The Apostolic Greetings is: “The Lord be with you” and our response “And also with you.”

Activities this week ...

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

Shut-In Members

  • Irene Foster
  • Lineth Gregory
  • Gertrude Walker
  • Joyce Barrett

Sick Members

  • Trevor Wellington
  • Bernice Stephens
  • Horace Clarke
  • Hazel Hyde
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Prayers Of Intercession

Second Sunday after Pentecost

Leader: Lord, strengthen our faith in the resurrection, increase our hope in eternal life, give us courage and a deep trust in you. We pray for all who seek to support others in their faith, for all preachers of the word and ministers of the Sacraments, for all who are pastoral visitors, for counsellors and spiritual directors.
Lord, we put our trust in you
All: and in your saving power.
Leader: We remember all who are oppressed, hungry and homeless, all who are in danger of losing hope and their dignity. We pray for leaders of peoples, that they may be compassionate, caring and supportive. We pray for all who deal with world poverty and world debt.
Lord, we put our trust in you
All: and in your saving power.
Leader: Lord, grant us sensitivity in our dealings with others; make us aware of the needs of those around us; keep us generous and gracious in all our dealings. We pray for our homes and our places of work, for our friends and our loved ones.
Lord, we put our trust in you
All: and in your saving power.
Leader: We remember before you all who have suffered a bereavement, those who have lost a parent, all orphaned children, for all who are suffering due to loss of a loved one. We pray for the lonely, the sad, all who long for love and acceptance. We pray for all who have been separated from their loved ones through illness. We remember especially …
Lord, we put our trust in you
All: and in your saving power.
Leader: God of compassion and love, we give thanks for all who have awoken to joy in the morning of eternity. We pray for all who have passed through pain and death and rejoice in your presence in newness of life, especially …
Lord, we put our trust in you
All:

and in your saving power.

(Silence may be kept)

All: Lord of our life and God of our salvation, we cry out to you; we come to you for hope and for healing, we come for health and for wholeness. Come, Lord, and touch us and renew us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with You, O Father, and the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.

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Hymn: Open Our Eyes, O Lord

  1. Open our eyes, O Lord, we pray
    Enlighten heart and mind; that as
    we read Your word today we may
    its treasures find.

  2. Open our ears, that, small and
    still, Your voice be clearly heard,
    to guide our steps and cleanse
    our will according to Your word.

  3. Open our lives to love’s embrace
    Our dear redeeming Lord; Your
    word of life and truth and grace
    within our souls be stored.

  4. Open our lips, O Lord, in praise
    To tell what love imparts:
    The work of grace about our
    ways, Your word within our hearts.

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Hymn: Jesus, To Thy Table Led

  1. Jesus, to Thy table led,
    Now let every heart be fed
    With the true and living Bread.

  2. While in penitence we kneel,
    Thy sweet presence let us feel,
    All Thy wondrous love reveal.

  3. While on Thy dear cross we gaze,
    Mourning o’er our sinful ways,
    Turn our sadness into praise.

  4. When we taste the mystic wine,
    Of Thine outpoured blood the sign,
    Fill our hearts with love divine.

  5. Draw us to Thy wounded side,
    Whence there flows the healing tide,
    There our sins and sorrows hide.

  6. From the bonds of sin release,
    Cold and wavering faith increase.
    Lamb of God, grant us Thy peace!

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Hymn: Jesus My Lord

  1. Jesus my Lord will love me for ever,
    From Him no power of evil can sever,
    He gave His life to ransom my soul,
    Now I belong to Him:

    Refrain:
    Now I belong to Jesus,
    Jesus belongs to me,
    Not for the years of time alone,
    But for eternity
    .

  2. Once I was lost on sin’s degradation,
    Jesus came down to bring me Salvation,
    Lifted me up from sorrow and shame,
    Now I belong to Him:
    Refrain:

  3. Joy floods my soul, for Jesus has saved me,
    Freed me from sin that long had enslaved me,
    His precious blood He gave to redeem,
    Now I belong to Him:
    Refrain:

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Today's Services

Second Sunday after Pentecost

6:30 a.m.
HOLY EUCHARIST
(Book of Common Prayer)
7:30 a.m.
SUNG EUCHARIST and SERMON
Processional 3
Old Testament 1 Kings 17: 17-24
[Mr. Gervaise McLeod]
Psalm 30:1-6, 12-13 [BCP page 503]
(All Stand)
Epistle Galatians 1: 11-24
[Mrs. Twanya Sutherland]
Gradual Open our eyes, O Lord
[Children leave for Sunday School]
Gospel Luke 7: 11-17
Sermon Rev. Fr. Michael Allen
The Prayers of Intercession  
Offertory 189
Communion Jesus to Thy Table led,
398, Jesus my Lord
Recessional

296

9:45 a.m.
MORNING PRAYER and SERMON
Processional 3
Jubilate [BCP page 37]
Psalm 30:1-6, 12-13 [BCP page 503]
(Refrain) I will praise you, Lord,
you have rescues me.
(All Sit - No Gloria)
First Reading 1 Kings 17: 17-24
Benedictus [BCP page 40]
Second Reading Luke 7: 11-17
Hymn Open our eyes, O Lord
Sermon Rev. Fr. Michael Allen
Hymn 189
Hymn

296

6:00 p.m.
HOLY EUCHARIST and SERMON
(THE SERVICE WILL BE CONDUCTED BY DAMACUS 2 FELLOWSHIP)

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Activities This Week

Monday
June 11

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

St. Barnabas The Apostle
Bible Study

Tuesday
June 12

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

Holy Eucharist
St. Andrew Settlement
Home for Girls

Wednesday
June 13

6:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m.

4:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.

Holy Eucharist
Communion to the
Sick/Shut-in (Clergy)
St. Andrew Care Centre
Grief Support Group
Alpha

Thursday
June 14
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.

Senior Choir Rehearsal
Supper Committee

Friday
June 15
9:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist
Saturday
June 16
10:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
Stewardship Health Clinic
(at the Old Court House)
Little Brothers of St. Andrew
Youth Choir Rehearsal
Youth Fellowship

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