Sunday Bulletin

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)
Sunday, July 1, 2007

In this Bulletin ...

Growing through Faith, Commitment and Action
Parish News
Prayers Of Intercession
Sick and Shut-In Members
The Gospel Reading: John 13:31-35
Hymn: Give Thanks With A Grateful Heart
Hymn: Jesus, Stand Among Us
Hymn: Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart
Hymn: Christ Is The One Who Calls
Today's Services

Dear People of God

Honour the Lord by leading people to become disciples of Jesus. A banner with these words was placed across the sanctuary of a church. It was a vivid reminder to the members of the church of their mission as they live in the world: to lead and guide people to become disciples of Jesus. This seems to be a challenge for us as the Christian faith has become more associated with therapy; “ soothes our sorrows, heals our wounds and drives away our fears; ” instead of the life transforming power of the gospel which is capable of changing the lives of men and women as they come face to face with the person and power of Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord.

The crucified Jesus who God raised makes a claim on peoples lives. This is the first and foremost purpose of the church. Jesus commissioned his disciples and sent them out with a gospel message that men and women must repent. (Mark 6:12). There is no compromise to this demand of the Saviour who lived and died for us. “ Christians are commissioned to witness to the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Church of Jesus Christ is “ called out of the world ” in order to be equipped to go back into the world for the purpose of sharing New Life. Every mandate left by our Lord focused on this mission. Nurturing members of the church for the sake of those members alone is not the mission of the church. It does not matter how small or large the congregation is; the mission is still the same. The purpose of the church is to win the world to faith in God through Jesus Christ. ” ( Dancing with Dinosaurs: William Easum )

We are never too old or too young to carry out the mission of telling others about the good news that Jesus came to give us New Life; the abundant life of God. The question for us is, do we believe and practice this good news? There is adequate opportunity for us to be renewed through the Holy Eucharist so that we can help our people to experience the New Life; the New Life in which persons are reborn so that they are no longer shackled to immediate gratification, a self-centered mind-set, and a heart addicted to materialism. It is the Holy Spirit who is the power, and the purpose is New Life found in Jesus Christ.

Training in Lay Evangelism will be at the Church Hall July 2-3 & 5-6 from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Missionary Sunday will be observed on July 22, 2007.

A 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

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?

The Eucharist is the central act of worship for Anglicans. The essence of Eucharistic preaching is that the world is to move us towards the sacrament. The sacrament is the means by which Christ becomes present to the gathered community.

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

Shut-In Members

  • Eric Aarons
  • Lucille Barrett
  • Isolyn Petgrave
  • Norma Urguhart

Sick Members

  • Edna Pindling- Hutchinson
  • Peter Myers
  • Hazel Hyde
  • Selvin Stewart
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Prayers Of Intercession

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Leader: Mighty God, we pray that all people may have freedom to ful fill their vocations. Within your church may each find their ministry and calling. We pray for the newly baptized, those who have been confirmed and for new converts, that your church may grow in holiness, in outreach and in number. We ask you to guide and direct all who go out in mission, especially those who represent the church, all who preach the word and all who administer the sacraments.
Show us the path of life.
All: Lord, hear us, graciously hear us.
Leader: We ask that you will guide all who are called to govern, all who are in positions of authority or influence. We pray for the work of the United Nations and its peacekeeping forces. We remember all who work in conservation and deal gently with the earth.
Show us the path of life.
All: Lord, hear us, graciously hear us.
Leader: We give thanks for all who have enriched our lives by their talents and gifts. Bless, O Lord, our homes and communities; make them places of gentleness and generosity, places of grace and goodness, places of holiness and hospitality, and begin now with us.
Show us the path of life.
All: Lord, hear us, graciously hear us.
Leader: We remember before you all who are restricted by poverty or oppression, all who cannot fulfill their calling due to illness or circumstance. We pray for all who are afraid to commit them selves to anyone. We pray for members of our community, friends and loved ones who are ill, especially…
Show us the path of life.
All: Lord, hear us, graciously hear us.
Leader: We rejoice with all you faithful people, and pray you will make us to be numbered with your saints in that glory which is everlasting. We pray for benefactors, for friends and loved ones departed.
Show us the path of life.
All:

Lord, hear us, graciously hear us.

(Silence may be kept)

All: Spirit of the living God, come fill us, that we may live in joy and peace, and that our lives may show the gifts of patience, kindness and generosity; that we may live in faithfulness, gentleness and self-control through your power working within us. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with the Father and you, blessed Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.

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Gospel Reading: Luke 9: 51-62

When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. And he sent messengers ahead of him. On their way they entered a village of the Samaritans to make ready for him; but they did not receive him, because his face was set towards Jerusalem. When his disciples James and John saw it, they said, ‘ Lord, do you want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them? ’ But he turned and rebuked them. Then they went on to another village. As they were going along the road, someone said to him, ‘ I will follow you wherever you go. ’ And Jesus said to him, ‘ Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head. ’ To another he said, ‘ Follow me. ’ But he said, ‘ Lord, first let me go and bury my father. ’ But Jesus said to him, ‘ Let the dead bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God. ’ Another said, ‘ I will follow you, Lord; but let me first say farewell to those at my home. ’ Jesus said to him, ‘ No one who puts a hand to the plough and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God. ’

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Hymn: 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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Hymn: Jesus, Stand Among Us

  1. Jesus, stand among us in Thy risen power,
    Let this time of worship be a hallowed hour.

  2. Breathe the Holy Spirit into every heart;
    Bid the fears and sorrows from each soul depart.

  3. Thus with quickened footsteps
    We'll pursue our way.

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Hymn: Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart

  1. Rejoice, ye pure in heart,
    Rejoice, give thanks and sing
    Your festal banner wave on high,
    The cross of Christ your King.

    (Refrain)
    Rejoice, rejoice, rejoice, rejoice,
    rejoice, give thanks, and sing

  2. With all the angel choirs,
    With all the saints on earth,
    Pour out the strains of joy and bliss,
    True rapture, noblest mirth!
    (Refrain)

  3. Yes, on through life ’ s long path,
    Still chanting as we go
    From youth to age, by night by day
    In gladness and in woe
    (Refrain)

  4. Still lift your standard high,
    Still march in firm array
    As warriors through the darkness toil
    Till dawns the golden day
    (Refrain)

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Hymn: Christ Is The One Who Calls

  1. Christ is the One who calls,
    the One who loved and came,
    to whom by right it falls
    to bear the highest name;
    and still today our hearts are stirred
    to hear His word and walk His way.

  2. Christ is the One who seeks,
    to whom our souls are known,
    the word of love He speaks
    can wake a heart of stone;
    for at that sound the blind can see,
    the slave is free, the lost are found.

  3. Christ is the One who died,
    forsaken and betrayed;
    who, mocked and crucified,
    the price of pardon paid.
    Our dying Lord, what grief and loss,
    what bitter cross our souls restored!

  4. Christ is the One who rose
    in glory from the grave,
    to share His life with those
    whom once He died to save.
    He drew death ’ s sting and broke
    its chains, who lives and reigns our risen King.

  5. Christ is the One who sends,
    His story to declare;
    who calls His servants friends
    and gives them news to share.
    His truth proclaim in all the earth,
    His matchless worth and saving name.

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Today's Services

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

6:30 a.m.
HOLY EUCHARIST
(Book of Common Prayer)
7:30 a.m.
SUNG EUCHARIST and SERMON
(Corporate for Church Committee)
Processional Rejoice Ye Pure in Heart
Old Testament 1 Kings 19:15-16,19-21
[Mr. Douglas Folkes]
Psalm 16:5-11
Refrain: The Lord will show me
the path of life
(All Sit - No Gloria)
Epistle Galatians 5:1, 13-25
[Miss Yolande Whitely]
Gradual 355
Gospel Luke 9:51-62
Sermon Rev. Major Sirrano Kitson
The Prayers of Intercession  
Offertory 331
Communion 394, Christ is the one who calls,
Give thanks with a grateful heart,
Jesus stands among us
Recessional

Once to Every Man and Nation

9:45 a.m.
MORNING PRAYER and SERMON
Processional Rejoice Ye Pure in Heart
Venite [BCP page 36]
Psalm 16: 5-11
(All Stand)
Old Testament 1 Kings 19:15-16,19-21
Benedictus [BCP page 40]
Second Reading Luke 9:51-62
Hymn 355
Sermon Rev. Major Sirrano Kitson
Hymn 331
Hymn 363
Recessional

Once to Every Man and Nation

6:00 p.m.
NO EVENING SERVICE
(ORDINATION AT THE CATHERAL)


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