Sunday Bulletin

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)
Sunday, July 8, 2007

In this Bulletin ...

Growing through Faith, Commitment and Action
Parish News
Prayers Of Intercession
Sick and Shut-In Members
Hymn: There is a Place of Quiet Rest
Hymn: Jesus, Prince and Saviour
Hymn: I'm Not Ashamed to Own My Lord
Hymn: Beneath the Cross of Jesus
Today's Services
Activities This Week

Dear People of God

The question was asked of Jesus, where did he get all this understanding (wisdom) (Mark 6:2) . The following article from the Word Among Us seeks to give an answer.

If you know your Bible, you don’t have to ask where Jesus’ wisdom came from. You know He received everything from the Father (John 5:18-23), and the Holy Spirit was speaking through Him. The answer is almost obvious. Did you know that people could ask the same question about you? Did you know that others could be amazed at your wisdom and conviction?

Of course, it’s not really your eloquence that will impress people. They won’t listen to you primarily because of your persuasive speech or knowledge of scripture and theology. They will listen because they can sense you are in touch with the Holy Spirit. When you speak and act out of a life submitted to God, your words will have the authority that comes from divine wisdom, not the wisdom of this world.

Look at the example of the apostles. After he spoke in the synagogue, Jesus sent them out (Mark 6:7). He gave them power to speak in his name and to work miracles. As untrained as they were, these men were effective! Well, Jesus has given you the same power. Don’t under-estimate what God can do through you! Listen for him to speak to you in prayer and ask for his grace. Then look for opportunities to give away what you’ve received from him. You never know where you’ll be needed; it may be in the check-out line at the grocery store, in conversation with a co-worker, or on the train (bus) to work. Wherever you are, as you remain open to him, you will make a difference in this world!

We welcome to our Parish family the Rev. Deacon Monique Blake. She was admitted to the Holy Order of the Diaconate last Sunday at the Cathedral and is assigned to us as an Assistant Curate. A special welcome to all our visitors worshipping with us today.


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 our Rector Rev. Major Sirrano Kitson who celebrated 27 years in the Sacred Ministry on Friday, July 6,2007.

The Senior Choir will be hosting the Methodist Chorale in Concert on Sunday, July 22, at 5:00 p.m. Contribution—$500. Tickets are available from the Choristers and at the Church Office.

We express condolences to the families of Roslyn Rose and Guy Jones who died recently and to Linda Mahon on the death of her sister.

Please be reminded that during the month of August the times for Services will be: 6:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. At all Services there will be the celebration of the Holy Eucharist.

Anglican Rosaries are available for sale. Please contact the church office.

Vacancy: The Church Office is seeking the services of an Accountant. Please submit your Resume to the Rector.

There are vacancies at the Moreton Park Cottages. Eligibility criteria and application forms are available at the Church Office.

The Development Fund has been launched. Please continue to pray for the success of the Fund.

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 sacrament is the means by which Christ becomes present to the gathered commitnity. The essence of Eucharistic preaching is that the word is to move us towards the sacrament.

Activities this week ...

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

Shut-In Members

  • Frederick Green
  • Dorissa Russell
  • Rebecca Forbes
  • Coritta Sewell

Sick Members

  • Clarice Cox
  • Maria Lazarus
  • Edna Pindling-Hutchinson
  • Peter Myers
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Prayers Of Intercession

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Leader: Lord God of all creation, guide us as we strive to serve you, give us joy in our work and hope for a good outcome. We pray for all who work as labourers in your harvest: may they draw others to you rather than themselves; give them grace to speak out against the wrong and to support what is right and good. Give to all who work in mission and ministry the gift of discernment.
Lord of all creation.
All: let your kingdom come in us.
Leader: We give thanks for the wealth and harvest of the world. We pray that none may hunger or be deprived, that the produce and goods of the world may be shared with justice. We remember areas where crops have failed, where people have been driven out of their homeland.
Lord of all creation.
All: let your kingdom come in us.
Leader: We give thanks for all that you have given to us; teach us to be generous and to share with others. Let us never tire of doing good works. We pray for our places of work and where we fulfill ourselves. We remember all who are un- employed and live in poverty.
Lord of all creation.
All: let your kingdom come in us.
Leader: We pray for all who have never been able to work or who have lost their employment through illness. We remember all who suffer from cancer, leprosy, all who are disfigured, all who are restricted in their movements and ability. We pray especially for any who have suffered from rejection or abuse. We ask your blessing on friends and loved ones who are in need. ...
Lord of all creation.
All: let your kingdom come in us.
Leader: We pray for all who mourn, all who are bereaved, all who are grieving. We remember especially any left on their own and finding it hard to cope. We ask your blessing on our loved ones who are renewed in your kingdom.
Lord of all creation.
All:

let your kingdom come in us.

(Silence may be kept)

All: Almighty God, keep us strong in the faith. Direct us in all our doings and give us your help, that we may proclaim the glory of your kingdom, share your peace with those we meet and continue to rejoice in your saving power; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, O Father, and the Holy Spirit, world without end. Amen.

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Hymn: There is a Place of Quiet Rest

  1. There is a place of quiet rest,
    near to the heart of God,
    a place where sin cannot molest,
    near to the heart of God.

    Refrain:
    O Jesus, blest Redeemer,
    sent from the heart of God,
    hold us who wait before Thee
    near to the heart of God.

  2. There is a place of comfort sweet,
    near to the heart of God,
    a place where we our Saviour meet,
    near to the heart of God.

    Refrain:

  3. There is a place of full release,
    near to the heart of God,
    a place where all is joy and peace,
    near to the heart of God.

    Refrain:

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Hymn: Jesus, Prince and Saviour

  1. Jesus, Prince and Saviour,
    Lord of life who died;
    Christ, the friend of sinners,
    Mocked and crucified.
    For a world's salvation,
    He His body gave,
    lay at last death's victim,
    lifeless in the grave.

    Refrain:
    Lord of life triumphant,
    risen now to reign!
    King of endless ages,
    Jesus lives again!

  2. In His power and Godhead
    every victory won;
    pain and passion ended,
    all His purpose done.
    Christ the Lord is risen!
    sighs and sorrows past,
    death's dark night is over,
    morning comes at last!

    Refrain:

  3. Resurrection morning!
    Sinner's bondage freed;
    Christ the Lord is risen-
    He is risen indeed!
    Jesus, Prince and Saviour,
    Lord of life who died,
    Christ the King of glory
    Now is glorified!

    Refrain:

    (Repeat Verse One)

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Hymn: I'm Not Ashamed to Own My Lord

  1. I'm not ashamed to own my Lord,
    Or to defend His cause,
    Maintain the honour of his Word,
    The glory of His cross.

  2. Jesus, my God! I know His name,
    His name is all my trust;
    Nor will He put my soul to shame,
    Nor let my hope be lost.

  3. Firm as His throne His promise stands,
    And He can well secure
    What I've committed to His hands
    Till the decisive hour.

  4. Then will He own my worthless name
    Before His Father's face,
    And in the new Jerusalem
    Appoint my soul a place.

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Hymn: Beneath the Cross of Jesus

  1. Beneath the cross of Jesus I fain would take my stand,
    The shadow of a mighty rock within a weary land;
    A home within the wilderness, a rest upon the way,
    From the burning of the noon tide heat
    And the burden on the day.

  2. Upon that cross of Jesus mine eye at times can see
    The very dying form of One Who suffered there for me;
    And from my smitten heart with tears
    Two wonders I confess,
    The wonders of His glorious love and my unworthiness.

  3. I take, O cross, thy shadow for my abiding place;
    I ask no other sunshine than The sunshine of His face;
    Content to let the world go by, to know no gain or less,
    My sinful self my only shame,
    My glory all the cross.

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Today's Services

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

6:30 a.m.
HOLY EUCHARIST
(Book of Common Prayer)
7:30 a.m.
SUNG EUCHARIST and SERMON
(Corporate for Mothers' Union)
Processional 257
Old Testament Isaiah 66:10-16
Psalm 66: 1-8
(All Sit - No Gloria)
Epistle Galatians 6: 14-18
Gradual I'm not ashamed to own my Lord
[Children leave for Sunday School]
Gospel Luke 10:1-12, 16-20
Sermon Rev. Monique Blake
The Prayers of Intercession  
Offertory 169
Communion Beneath The Cross of Jesus,
230, 416,
There is a place of quiet rest
Recessional

Jesus, Prince and Saviour

9:45 a.m.
MORNING PRAYER and SERMON
Processional 257
Venite [BCP page 36]
Psalm 66: 1-8
Refrain: Cry out with joy to God,
all the earth; O render him
glorious praise
(All Stand)
Old Testament Isaiah 66: 10-16
Benedictus [BCP page 40]
Second Reading Luke 10: 1-12, 16-20
Hymn I'm not ashamed to own my Lord
Sermon Rev. Monique Blake
Hymn 169
Recessional

Jesus, Prince and Saviour

6:00 p.m.
NO EVENING SERVICE

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Activities This Week

Monday
July 9

5:30 p.m.

Bible Study

Tuesday
July 10

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

Holy Eucharist
Home for Girls
St. Andrew Settlement

Wednesday
July 11

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

4:30 p.m.

Holy Eucharist
Communion to the
Sick/Shut-in - Visits by Clergy
St. Andrew Care Centre

Thursday
July 12
5:30 p.m.

Senior Choir Rehearsal

Friday
July 13
9:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist
Saturday
July 14
11:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
Little Brothers of St. Andrew
Youth Choir Rehearsal
Youth Fellowship

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