Sunday Bulletin

Third Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Fathers' Day

In this Bulletin ...

Growing through Faith, Commitment and Action
Parish News
Prayers Of Intercession
Sick and Shut-In Members
The Gospel Reading: Luke 7:36-50
Hymn: Lord Teach Us To Pray
Hymn: Faith Of Our Fathers
Hymn: Father, In Whom We Live
Hymn: Father we love You
Today's Services
Activities This Week

Dear People of God

It is through Baptism and the anointing in confirmation that we are initiated into the Body of Christ, the church. We seek through the Holy Spirit to be a community of faith to witness to the reconciling work of Christ to proclaim and demonstrate God forgiveness and NEW Life of grace. Our task is to build on what we have received by using the gifts of our abilities, skills, monetary treasure and to provide the resources for the work of Christ through the church. The Development Fund is a resource for our church to utilize the enormous potential within our church. This means that the human, intellectual and financial resources are the focus of concern for the development of the church and its members and the growth of our congregation. 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 understanding of the principles of discipleship and Christian stewardship.

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

  • Improve the interaction among members, facilitating better communication and promoting greater caring and nurturing 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 short fall in our budget.

A warm welcome to all our visitors worshipping with us today, especially to all our fathers on this special day.

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

Flowers at the foot of the Altar is given in memory of Lynne Jengelly, by her son and daughter-in-law, Lenworth and Twanya Sutherland.

Condolences to the families of Myrtle Osborne, Gertrude Walker and to Hugh Williams on the death of his mother Alma.

Happy Birthday to Eulalee Tulloch (Shut-In) who celebrated her 103rd Birthday on Saturday.

Ordination Service: July 1 at 4:00 p.m. at the Cathedral, Spanish Town, To the Holy Order of Deacon will be Monique Blake & Sylvester Savage; for the Holy Order of Priests are: Michael Elliott, Veront Satchell and Melvin Carey.

The Diocese will be having a four day training course in evangelism for lay persons. Application forms are available at the Church Office. For further information you may also contact the Church Office at 926-6692.

The Senior Choir will be hosting the Methodist Chorale on July 22 at 5:00 p.m. here at the Church, contribution- $500. Tickets are available from the chorister and the Church Office.

Synod resumes - July 4th at St. Gabriel ’ s Church, May Pen.

Deanery Day: Saturday July 7th at Church of the Ascension, Mona. Holy Eucharist starts at 9:00 a.m. Lunch at 11:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m.

Did you know?

The Paschal Candle

The Easter (Paschal) Candle that was lit on Easter Day, was placed at the right hand side of the Altar (Christ at the right-hand of God the Father), and remained there until Pentecost. On Trinity Sunday it was placed at the Baptismal Font to be lit when required.

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.

Activities this week ...

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

Shut-In Members

  • Selvin Stewart
  • Lena McDonald
  • Sharon Beasley
  • Ethel Morrison

Sick Members

  • Daphane Graham
  • Jasmine Bayley– Hay
  • Richard Lord
  • Bob Buchanan
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Prayers Of Intercession

Third Sunday after Pentecost

Leader: Father, we give thanks for all who have enriched the church by their faith. We pray for those called to be pastors and shepherds of your flock, especially any who are being called to offer themselves for ordination at this time. We remember those who teach Sunday schools and day schools, those who preach the word and administer the sacraments. We pray for religious communities and missionary societies, for soul friends, confessors and spiritual counsellors.
Lord, have mercy.
All: Forgive us and heal us.
Leader: We ask that we may all know your forgiveness. We pray for all who are in prison, all who are locked up by guilt and remorse. We remember all who stand for justice and freedom, all who show forgiveness and help people to live in harmony. We pray for communities divided by past violence and present conflicts.
Lord, have mercy
All: Forgive us and heal us.
Leader: We give thanks for all who have been forgiving towards us, all who have taught us about forgiveness and love. We pray for loved ones and friends. We pray for relationships that are marred by past sins and errors, for all who are unable to forgive and start afresh.
Lord, have mercy.
All: Forgive us and heal us.
Leader: We pray for all who are being destroyed by guilt, all who are unable to accept forgiveness and be changed. We ask your blessing upon all who are troubled by memories of the past. We pray especially for all who feel betrayed or deserted by others. We remember before you friends and loved ones who are ill…
Lord, have mercy
All: Forgive us and heal us.
Leader: We give thanks for the forgiveness of sins and the resurrection of the body. We pray for all our friends who are departed this life, that they may be numbered with your saints in glory everlasting.
Lord, have mercy
All:

Forgive us and heal us.

(Silence may be kept)

All: Lord God of love, as you come to us and give yourself for us and to us, make us aware of your coming and you generosity, that we may rejoice in your presence and give our love to you; 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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The Gospel Reading: Luke 7:36-50

One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee' s house and took his place at the table. And a woman in the city, who was a sinner, having learned that he was eating in the Pharisee' s house, brought an alabaster jar of ointment. She stood behind him at his feet, weeping, and began to bathe his feet with her tears and to dry them with her hair. Then she continued kissing his feet and anointing them with the ointment. Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw it, he said to himself, 'If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what kind of woman this is who is touching him — that she is a sinner.' Jesus spoke up and said to him, 'Simon, I have something to say to you.''Teacher,' he replied, 'speak.''A certain creditor had two debtors; one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. When they could not pay, he cancelled the debts for both of them. Now which of them will love him more?' Simon answered, 'I suppose the one for whom he cancelled the greater debt.' And Jesus said to him, 'You have judged rightly.' Then turning towards the woman, he said to Simon, 'Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has bathed my feet with her tears and dried them with her hair. You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not stopped kissing my feet. You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment. Therefore, I tell you, her sins, which were many, have been forgiven; hence she has shown great love. But the one to whom little is forgiven, loves little.' Then he said to her, 'Your sins are forgiven.' But those who were at the table with him began to say among themselves, 'Who is this who even forgives sins?' And he said to the woman, 'Your faith has saved you; go in peace.'

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Hymn: Lord Teach Us To Pray

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.

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: Faith Of Our Fathers

  1. Faith of our fathers!
    living still Inspite of dungeon, fire and sword:
    O how our hearts beat high with joy
    When-e'er we hear that glorious word!

    Refrain:
    Faith of our fathers, holy faith!
    We will be true to thee till death!

  2. Our fathers, chained in prisons dark,
    Were still in heart and conscience free:
    How sweet would be their children's fate,
    If they, like them, could die for thee!

    Refrain

  3. Faith of our fathers! we will love
    Both friend and foe in all our strife:
    And preach thee, too, as love knows how,
    By kindly words and virtuous life:

    Refrain

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Hymn: Father, In Whom We Live

  1. Father, in whom we live,
    In whom we are, and move,
    The glory, power, and praise receive
    Of Thy creating love.
    Let all the angel throng
    Give thanks to God on high;
    While earth repeats the joyful song,
    And echoes to the sky.

  2. Let all the ransomed race
    Render in thanks their lives to Thee,
    For Thy redeeming grace.
    The grace to sinners showed
    Ye heavenly choirs proclaim,
    And cry: Salvation to our God,
    Salvation to the Lamb!

  3. Spirit of Holiness,
    Let all Thy saints adore
    Thy sacred energy, and bless
    Thine heart-renewing power.
    Not angel tongues can tell
    Thy love's ecstatic height,
    The glorious joy unspeakable,
    The beatific sight.

  4. Eternal, Triune Lord!
    Let all the hosts above,
    Let all the sons of men, record
    And dwell upon Thy love.
    When heaven and earth are fled
    Before Thy glorious face,
    Sing all the saints Thy love hath made
    Thine everlasting praise. Amen.

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Hymn: Father we love You

  1. Father, we love You, we worship and adore You:
    glorify Your name in all the earth,

    Refrain:
    Glorify Your name, glorify Your name, glorify Your name, in all the earth.

  2. Jesus, we love You, we worship and adore You:
    glorify Your name in all the earth.

    Refrain

  3. Spirit, we love You, we worship and adore You:
    glorify Your name in all the earth.

    Refrain

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Today's Services

Third Sunday after Pentecost

6:30 a.m.
HOLY EUCHARIST
(Book of Common Prayer)
7:30 a.m.
SUNG EUCHARIST and SERMON
Processional 376
Old Testament 2 Samuel 11:26– 12:10
[Dr. Vincent Lawrence]
Psalm 32
(Refrain) "Forgive, O Lord,
the guilt of my sin and
pardon my offence"
(ALL SIT. No Gloria)
Epistle Galatians 2:11-21
[Mr. Alwyn Smith]
Gradual 300
[Children leave for Sunday School]
Gospel Luke 7:36-50
Sermon Miss Danielle Levy
The Prayers of Intercession  
Offertory 240
Communion 182, 413,
Lord Teach us How to Pray,
Father we love you
Hymn For Fathers Faith of our Fathers
Recessional

Father In Whom We Live

9:45 a.m.
MORNING PRAYER and SERMON
Processional 376
Venite [BCP page 36]
Psalm 32 (All Stand)
Old Testament 2 Samuel 11: 26 - 12:10
Benedictus [BCP page 40]
Second Reading Luke 7:36-50
Hymn 300
Sermon Rev. Major Sirrano Kitson
Hymn 240
Hymn

Father In Whom We Live

6:00 p.m.
HOLY EUCHARIST and SERMON
Processional 365
Old Testament 2 Samuel 11: 26 - 12:10
Psalm 32
Gradual 300
Gospel Luke 7:36-50
Sermon Rev. Seymour Blackwood
Offertory 412
Recessional

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Activities This Week

Monday
June 18

5:30 p.m.

Bible Study

Tuesday
June 19

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

Holy Eucharist
Finance Committee

Wednesday
June 20

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

Holy Eucharist
Grounds & Environs
Grief Support Group
Alpha

Thursday
June 21
5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.

Senior Choir Rehearsal
Church Committee

Friday
June 22
9:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist
Saturday
June 23
10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
Christian Faith Formation
Brotherhood of St. Andrew
Little Brothers of St. Andrew
Youth Choir Rehearsal
Youth Fellowship

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