Sunday Bulletin

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)
Sunday, June 24, 2007

In this Bulletin ...

Growing through Faith, Commitment and Action
Parish News
Prayers Of Intercession
Sick and Shut-In Members
The Gospel Reading: Luke 9: 18-24
Hymn: We Come As Guests Invited
Hymn: We Have a Gospel to Proclaim
Hymn: Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Hymn: They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love
Hymn: Who is on the Lord's Side?
Hymn: As The Deer
Chorus: Ancient of Days
Chorus: Give Thanks With a Grateful Heart
Chorus: Majesty
Today's Services
Activities This Week

Dear People of God

To forgive or not to forgive is a question that we face constantly in our family and social interaction. Choosing to forgive and putting it into practice is a process that demands patience and a conscious understanding of ourselves. “Accepting forgiveness from another and believing that God has forgiven us through Jesus can be just as challenging as asking for forgiveness and offer- ing forgiveness.” At the heart of the Christian faith is the affirmation of what God did for us. In Jesus’ life death and resurrection we are rescued from sin and death and given a NEW opportunity for life with God. God has already forgiven us and his act of forgiveness demands our penitence and contrition for the choices we make that mar his image in us. “When we believe God has already forgiven us for the choices we make in life, then we are more open to accepting forgiveness from God and others” (Ministry & Liturgy). The act of forgiveness enables us to wipe away and remove all those things in our emotional tissues which bind us to our wounds, regardless of what they may be. We need to move past our egos so that we can retain our connectedness with God. “We are not human beings trying to be spiritual, we are spiritual beings trying to be human” (Ministry & Liturgy: Jacquelyn Small.)

As difficult and challenging as it may be, forgiveness is God’s healing balm for our wounded souls. We face many issues of our past emotional history when- ever we are asked to forgive a friend, a spouse, a child, to forgive the person who has hurt us and caused us emotional pain. It takes a different type of spiritual and emotional maturity to forgive a person without any strings attached and to ask forgiveness in circumstances where a person has a grievance against us and seek reconciliation with them. (Matthew 5:23-24) “ Does this Christ like attitude contradict the cultural practice in our hostile world of pre-emptive strike?” “To forgive without expecting a response on the part of another is how Christ taught us to live. It seems contrary to our human nature, but in baptism we gain access to the divine in us, and so we are able if we choose, to forgive without counting the cost” (Ministry & Liturgy: Donna Cole.)

“Forgive our sins as we forgive,” You taught us, Lord, to pray, But You alone can grant us grace To live the words we say. How can Your pardon reach and bless The unforgiving heart That broods on wrongs and will not let Old bitterness depart?

A warm welcome to all our visitors worshipping with us today especially to our senior netballers who are heading off to Australia and New Zealand.

Pray for the Synod of the Church.

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

Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Victor Elliott who celebrated their 45th anniversary on Saturday, June 23, 2007.

Happy Birthday to Rebecca Forbes (Shut-in) who celebrated her 95th birthday on Tuesday.

Flowers at the foot of the Altar is given in memory of Ouida Curry Barrett by her children.

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 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 choristers and the Church Office.

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.
(Please note that Deanery Day activities have now been cancelled. Additional announcements will be made if there are any changes.)

The St. Andrew Settlement is asking for sponsors for thirty boys to attend summer camp 2007 at the Hillcrest Retreat centre.

Condolence to Mrs. Muriel Amiel on the death of her grandson Roderick.

The funeral service for the mother of Mr. Hugh Williams will be on Saturday 30th June at Guy’s Hill Methodist Church, a shuttle bus will be leaving from St. Andrew Parish Church at 9:00 a.m.

Did you know?

The Paschal Candle

The Easter Candle (Paschal Candle) symbolizes the light of Christ. It stands beside the Baptismal waters of the font to remind us that we have received Christ who is the light and we are to walk as children of light. (BCP Pg. 279). God has rescued us from the power of darkness and brought us into the Kingdom of His beloved Son. Receive this light and walk as a child of light.

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

  • Winnifred Walters
  • Lucille Campbell
  • Roslyn Rose
  • Inez Powell

Sick Members

  • Ettle Francis
  • Daphane Graham
  • Lauraine McKenzie
  • Relan Barrett
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Prayers Of Intercession

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Leader: God of love and compassion, you are always more ready to hear and help than we are to pray; help us to know that you are with us now and always and that you are a very present help in trouble. We pray for all who come to your church with hopes and fears, all who come with special needs, that in you they may find new hope. We remember all who thirst for God, we pray for pil- grims and seekers.
Lord, we wait upon you.
All: You are our helper and deliverer.
Leader: We pray for our troubled world, for places of oppression, tyranny and violence. We remember all who suffer through war or natural disasters. We ask your blessing upon the hungry and the homeless, all who have no place to call their own.
Lord, we wait upon you
All: You are our helper and deliverer.
Leader: We give thanks for all who have shared their love and peace with us; we pray for our homes and our loved ones. We pray for homes where there is trouble, for destitute families, for those who have been evicted or driven out of their homes. We pray for homes where there is abuse or neglect.
Lord, we wait upon you.
All: You are our helper and deliverer.
Leader: We remember before you all who are not at peace with themselves or their neighbours, all who are troubled in body, mind or spirit. We pray for all who feel despised or rejected, all who walk in fear and in darkness. We pray for members of our community who are ill, especially…
Lord, we wait upon you
All: You are our helper and deliverer.
Leader: We give thanks that you are our strength in times of weakness; you deliver us from the power of death. We give thanks for all who have been delivered from eternal death, and pray for loved ones departed this life.
Lord, we wait upon you
All:

You are our helper and deliverer.

(Silence may be kept)

All: Lord of light and truth, who in Jesus gives peace to our hearts and minds and renews and refreshes our whole being, may we know that you are an ever-present help in trouble. Lord, heal us and we shall be healed, strengthen us to work for you; through Jesus Christ our Saviour and Re- deemer, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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The Gospel Reading: Luke 9: 18-24

Once when Jesus was praying alone, with only the disciples near him, he asked them, ‘ Who do the crowds say that I am?’They answered, ‘ John the Baptist; but others, Elijah; and still others, that one of the ancient prophets has arisen.’He said to them, ‘ But who do you say that I am?’Peter answered, ‘ The Messiah of God.’He sternly ordered and commanded them not to tell anyone, saying, ‘ The Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.’Then he said to them all, ‘ If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will save it.

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Hymn: We Come As Guests Invited

  1. We come as guests invited
    When Jesus bids us dine,
    His friends on earth united
    To share the bread and wine;
    The bread of life is broken,
    The wine is freely poured
    For us, in solemn token
    Of Christ our dying Lord.

  2. We eat and drink, receiving
    From Christ the grace we need,
    And in our hearts believing
    On Him by faith we feed;
    With wonder and thanksgiving
    For love that knows no end,
    We find in Jesus living
    Our ever-present friend.

  3. On bread is ours for sharing
    One single-fruited vine,
    Our fellowship declaring
    Renewed in bread and wine:
    Renewed, sustained and given
    By token, sign and word,
    The pledge and seal of heaven,
    The love of Christ our Lord.

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Hymn: We Have a Gospel to Proclaim

  1. We have a gospel to proclaim,
    Good news for men in all the earth;
    The gospel of a saviour’s name:
    We sing His glory, tell His worth.

  2. Tell of His birth at Bethlehem,
    Not in a royal house or hall
    But in a stable dark and dim:
    The Word made flesh,a light for all.

  3. Tell of His death at Calvary,
    Hated by those He came to save;
    In lonely suffering on the cross
    For all He loved, His life He gave.

  4. Tell of that glorious Easter morn:
    Empty tomb, for He was free;
    He broke the power of death and hell
    That we might share His victory.

  5. Tell of His reign at God’s right hand,
    By all creation glorified;
    He sends His Spirit on His Church
    To live for Him, the Lamb who died.

  6. Now we rejoice to name Him King:
    Jesus is Lord of all the earth;
    This gospel-message we proclaim:
    We sing His glory, tell His worth.

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Hymn: Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

  1. Come, Thou Fount of every blessing,
    Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;
    Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
    Call for songs of loudest praise.
    Teach me some melodious sonnet,
    Sung by flaming tongues above;
    Praise His name I’m fixed upon it
    Name of God’s redeeming love.

  2. Hither to Thy love has blest me;
    Thou hast bro’t me to this place;
    And I know Thy hand will bring me
    Safely home by Thy good grace.
    Jesus sought me when a stranger,
    Wandering from the fold of God;
    He, to rescue me from danger,
    Bought me with His precious blood.

  3. O to grace how great a debtor
    Daily I’m constrained to be!
    Let Thy goodness, like a fetter,
    Bind my wandering heart to Thee:
    Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
    Prone to leave the God I love;
    Here’s my heart, O take and seal it;
    Seal it for Thy courts above.
    Amen.

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Hymn: They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love

  1. We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the
    Lord, we are one in the Spirit, we are one
    in the Lord, And we pray that all unity may
    one day be restored: And they’ll know we
    are Christians by our love, by our love, Yes,
    they’ll know we are Christians by our love.

  2. We will walk with each other, we will walk
    hand in hand, We will walk with each other,
    we will walk hand in hand, And together
    we’ll spread the news that God is in our land:
    And they’ll know we are Christians by our
    love, by our love, Yes, they’ll know we are
    Christians by our love.

  3. We will work with each other, we will work
    side by side, We will work with each other,
    we will work side by side, And we’ll guard
    each one’s dignity and save each one’s pride:
    And they’ll know we are Christians by our
    love, by our love, Yes, they’ll know we are
    Christians by our love.

  4. All praise to the Father, from whom all
    things come, And all praise to Christ Jesus,
    His only Son, And all praise to the Spirit,
    who makes us one: And they’ll know we are
    Christians by our love, by our love,
    Yes, they’ll know we are Christians by our love.

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Hymn: Who is on the Lord’s Side?

  1. Who is on the Lord’s side? Who will serve the King?
    Who will be His helpers other lives to bring?
    Who will leave the world’s side? Who will face the foe?
    Who is on the Lord’s side? Who for Him will go?
    By Thy call of mercy, by Thy grace divine, we are on the Lord’s side;
    Saviour, we are Thine.

  2. Not for weight of glory, not for crown or palm,
    enter we the army, raise the warrior-psalm;
    but for love that claimeth lives for whom He died:
    he whom Jesus nameth must be on His side.
    By Thy love constraining, by Thy grace divine, we are on the Lord’s side;
    Saviour, we are Thine.

  3. Fierce may be the conflict, strong may be the foe,
    but the King’s own army none can overthrow.
    Round His standard ranging, victory is secure,
    for His truth unchanging makes the triumph sure.
    Joyfully enlisting, by Thy grace divine, we are on the Lord’s side;
    Saviour, we are Thine.

  4. Chosen to be soldiers in an alien land,
    chosen, called, and faithful, for our captain’s band;
    in the service royal let us not grow cold;
    let us be right loyal, noble, true and bold.
    Master, Thou wilt keep us, by Thy race divine, always on the Lord’s side,
    Saviour, always Thine.

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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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Chorus: Ancient of Days

Blessing and honour, glory and power
be unto to the Ancient of Days;
from every nation all of creation
bow before the Ancient of Days.
Every tongue in heaven and earth
shall declare Your glory,
every knee shall bow at Your throne
in worship;
You will be exalted, O God,
and Your kingdom will not pass away.
O Ancient of Days.

Your kingdom shall reign over all the earth:
sing unto the Ancient of Days.
For none shall compare to Your matchless worth:
sing unto the Ancient of Days.

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Chorus: Give Thanks With a Grateful Heart

Give thanks with a grateful heart,
give thanks to the Holy One;
give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son.
Give thanks with a grateful heart,
give thanks to the Holy One;
give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son.
And now let the weak say, ‘I am strong’,
let the poor say ‘I am rich’,
because of what the Lord has done for us;
give thanks.

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Chorus: Majesty

Majesty, worship His majesty;
unto Jesus be glory, honour and praise.
Majesty, kingdom, authority,
flows from His throne unto His own, His anthem raise.
So exalt, lift up on high the name of Jesus,
magnify, come glorify, Christ Jesus the King.
Majesty, worship His majesty,
Jesus who died, now glorified,
King of all kings .

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Today's Services

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

6:30 a.m.
HOLY EUCHARIST
(Book of Common Prayer)
7:30 a.m.
SUNG EUCHARIST and SERMON
Processional 371
Old Testament Zechariah 12: 8-10, 13:1
[Miss Christine Dale]
Psalm 63: 1-8
Refrain: My soul is thirsty
for you, O Lord my God.
(All Sit. No Gloria)
Epistle Galatians 3: 23-29
[Miss Sasher–Gay Henry]
Gradual 180
Gospel Luke 9:1824
Sermon Rev. Major Sirrano Kitson
The Prayers of Intercession  
Offertory 307
Communion We come as guests invited,
389, 348
Recessional

We have a gospel to proclaim

9:45 a.m.
FAMILY EUCHARIST, BAPTISM and SERMON
Processional Blessing and Honour
Old Testament Zechariah 12: 8-10, 13:1
[Don-Romario Watson]
Psalm 63: 1-8
Refrain: My soul is thirsty
for you, O Lord my God.
(All Sit. No Gloria)
Epistle Galatians 3: 23-29
[Vashane Pitter]
Gradual We are one in the spirit
Gospel Luke 9:1824
Sermon Fr. Michael Allen
Rite of Baptism [BCP page 273]
Offertory Who is on the Lord side
Communion As the deer,
Give thanks with a grateful heart,
Majesty
Recessional

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

6:00 p.m.
HOLY EUCHARIST and SERMON
Processional 371
Old Testament Zechariah 12: 8-10, 13:1
Psalm 63: 1-8
Gradual 180
Gospel Luke 9:1824
Sermon Rev. Major Sirrano Kitson
Offertory 307
Recessional

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Activities This Week

Monday
June 25

9:00 a.m.


5:30 p.m.

Holy Eucharist
St. John the Baptist

Bible Study

Tuesday
June 26

9:00 a.m.
4:30 p.m.

Holy Eucharist
Mother’s Union

Wednesday
June 27

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

Holy Eucharist
Alpha

Thursday
June 28
5:30 p.m.

Senior Choir Rehearsal

Friday
June 29
9:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist
St. Peter & St. Paul
Saturday
June 30
10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
Brotherhood of St. Andrew
Little Brothers of St. Andrew
Youth Choir Rehearsal
Youth Fellowship

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