Sunday Bulletin

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)
Sunday, July 15, 2007

In this Bulletin ...

Growing through Faith, Commitment and Action
Parish News
Prayers Of Intercession
Sick and Shut-In Members
Hymn: How Deep The Father's Love For Us
Hymn: Praise Him, Praise Him
Hymn: Joyful, Joyful We Adore You
Hymn: Help Us To Help Each Other
Hymn: Let Us Break Bread Together
Today's Services
Activities This Week

Dear People of God

The weeks after Pentecost, which is about half of the Liturgical year, are designated "ordinary time," a season of growth and living out the implications of gospels' good news. It is also during this time that the readings center on God's action through the saving events of our sacred history. Another emphasis is placed on the work of God in the world, in particular the New Testament, which helps us to see signs of his presence in our lives, our church the nations of the world.

The insights that we gain from our readings and reflections on scripture, are intended to focus our eyes on God's presence through the different events of the community and experiences of individuals and the many challenges of life; in good times and the bad, God's graced presence shines through what we deem as ordinary. "This does not mean that all of our experiences or perceptions of the world are positive and happy, or that we are set free from all our weak- nesses, struggle and evil. On the contrary, extraordinariness of God's work is seen amid our anxiety, fear and perplexity. God works in the midst of adversity and in spite of it, not in its absence. That is why the resurrection can never be separated from the cross which precedes it." (Christ Time for the Church: Lawrence H. Stookey).

During the weeks after Pentecost we are encouraged to be aware of and to be thankful for the work of God in every aspect of life. "The God who is made known in the obvious events surrounding the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, is no less made known in transforming power in every experience common to humanity. However, because of human frailty, we may not be inclined to recognize God's action in our midst day by day. We will therefore need to ask that our eyes be open more fully to all the evidence of God's Grace that are presented to us." (Christ time for the Church: Lawrence H. Stookey).

As we seek to discern God's presence in our daily toil and through all the changing scenes of life, let us not be distracted or disturbed by the unforeseen events that we are unable to control. It is for us to look at the Creator not the created things that depend on Him for their very existence.

We extend a warm 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

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.

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.

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 sacrament of BAPTISM has two elements– the outward and the visible sign and the inward and spiritual grace. The outward and visible sign is water in which the person is baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The inward and spiritual grace is union with Christ in His death and resurrection, birth in God ’ s family the Church, forgiveness of sins and new life in the Holy Spirit.

Activities this week ...

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

Shut-In Members

  • Roslyn Purville
  • Sherman Bentley
  • Eulalee Tulloch
  • Cynthia Bonner

Sick Members

  • Cynthia March
  • Relan Barrett
  • Clarice Cox
  • William Whiting
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Prayers Of Intercession

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Leader: We give you thanks for all who have given us help when we were down, for all who have supported us and protected us. We pray that your church may seek out and recover the fallen, that we may never avoid our responsibility and pass by on the other side. We pray today for the work of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent and for the work of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew.
Lord of compassion and love,
All: deliver us from all evil.
Leader: We pray for all who have fallen among thieves, all who are robbed of their possessions or well-being, for people robbed of their livelihood or their health. We remember all who are treated like slave labour, all who are counted as disposable units. We pray especially for any who have recently been made redundant or homeless.
Lord of compassion and love,
All: deliver us from all evil.
Leader: We give thanks for all who look after our well-being, who protect us and seek to supply our needs. We ask you to bless our homes with your love; may they be places of gen- tleness and grace where all are accepted and cared for. We pray for homes where there is violence and cruelty, for homes where people live in fear and anxiety.
Lord of compassion and love,
All: deliver us from all evil.
Leader: We give thanks for the work of the emergency services and ask your blessing upon the fire service, ambulance workers, the police and social workers. We pray for all carers espe- cially for doctors and nurses. We remember all who are down at this time, and all near to death, especially if they are lonely and afraid. We pray for friends who are ill especially…
Lord of compassion and love,
All: deliver us from all evil.
Leader: We pray that when we are close to death, we know that you come to us, O Lord. We give thanks for all that you have rescued from the valley of the shadow of death. We remember those of our community and our loved ones who are in the fullness of eternal life…
Lord of compassion and love,
All:

deliver us from all evil.

(Silence may be kept)

All: Holy and ever-loving God, you bind up our wounds, heal our sickness and restore us to wholeness; make us sensitive to all who are in need or trouble, that we may care for the suffering and be generous in our dealings; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, O Father, and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.

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Hymn: How Deep The Father's Love For Us

  1. How deep the Father's love for us,
    How vast beyond all measure,
    That He should give His only Son
    To make a wretch His treasure.
    How great the pain of searing loss
    The Father turns His face away,
    As wounds which mar the chosen one
    Bring many sons to glory.

  2. Beyond the man upon a cross,
    My sin upon His shoulders;
    Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice
    Call out among the scoffers.
    It was my sin that held Him there
    Until it was accomplished;
    His dying breath has brought me life
    I know that it is finished.

  3. I will not boast in anything,
    No gifts, no power, no wisdom;
    But I will boast in Jesus Christ,
    His death and resurrection.
    Why should I gain from His reward?
    I cannot give an answer,
    But this I know with all my heart,
    His wounds have paid my ransom.

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Hymn: Praise Him, Praise Him

  1. Praise Him, praise Him! Jesus,
    our blessed Redeemer!
    Sing, O earth His wonderful
    love proclaim! Hail Him, hail Him!
    highest archangels in glory;
    Strength and honour give to his
    holy name! Like a shepherd, Jesus
    will guard His children, in His arms
    He carries them all day long.

    Refrain:
    Praise Him, praise Him!
    tell of His excellent greatness;
    Praise Him, praise Him ever in
    joyful song!

  2. Praise Him, praise Him! Jesus, our
    blessed Redeemer! for our sins He suffered,
    and bled, and died; He our rock, our
    hope of eternal salvation, hail Him, hail
    Him! Jesus the crucified! Sound His
    praises Jesus who bore our sorrows, Love
    unbounded, wonderful, deep and strong.
    Refrain:

  3. Praise Him, praise Him! Jesus, our
    blessed Redeemer! heavenly portals, loud
    with hosannas ring! Jesus, Saviour,
    reigneth for ever and ever:
    crown Him, crown Him! Prophet, and
    Priest, and King! Christ is coming, over
    the world victorious, power and glory unto
    the Lord belong.
    Refrain:

    (Repeat Verse One)

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Hymn: Joyful, Joyful We Adore You

  1. Joyful, joyful, we adore you, God of glory, life and love;
    Hearts unfold like flowers before you, opening to the sun above.
    Melt the clouds of sin and sadness, drive the gloom of doubt away;
    Giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the light of day!

  2. All your works with joy surround you, earth and heaven reflect your rays,
    Stars and angels sing around you, center of unbroken praise.
    Field and forest, vale and mountain, flowery meadow, flashing sea,
    Chanting bird and flowing fountain, sound their praise eternally.

  3. You are giving and forgiving, ever blessing, ever blest,
    Wellspring of the joy of living, ocean depth of happy rest!
    Source of grace and fount of blessing, let your light upon us shine;
    Teach us how to love each other, lift us to the joy divine.

  4. Mortals, join the mighty chorus, which the morning stars began;
    God ’ s own love is reigning o ’ er us, joining people hand in hand.
    Ever singing, march we onward, victors in the midst of strife,
    Joyful music leads us sunward in the triumph song of life.

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Hymn: Help Us To Help Each Other

  1. Help us to help each other,
    Lord, each other's cross to bear;
    let each his friendly aid afford,
    and feel his brother's care.

  2. Up into thee, our living head,
    let us in all things grow,
    and by thy sacrifice be led
    the fruits of love to show.

  3. Drawn by the magnet of thy love
    let all our hearts agree;
    and ever towards each other move,
    and ever move towards thee.

  4. This is the bond of perfectness,
    thy spotless charity.
    O let us still, we pray, possess
    the mind that was in thee.

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Hymn: Let Us Break Bread Together

  1. Let us break bread together on our knees,
    Let us break bread together on our knees.

    Refrain:
    When I fall on my knees with my face to the rising sun,
    O Lord, have mercy on me
    .

  2. Let us drink wine together on our knees,
    Let us drink wine together on our knees.
    Refrain:

  3. Let us praise God together on our knees,
    Let us praise God together on our knees.
    Refrain:

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Today's Services

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

6:30 a.m.
HOLY EUCHARIST
(Book of Common Prayer)
7:30 a.m.
SUNG EUCHARIST and SERMON
(Corporate for Brotherhood of St. Andrew)
Processional Joyful, Joyful We Adore You
Old Testament Deuteronomy 30:9-14
[Mr. Nevin Woolcock]
Psalm 25:3-9
Refrain: To you O Lord,
I lift up my soul;
teach me your ways, O Lord
(All Sit - No Gloria )
Epistle Colossians 1:1-14
[Mr. Godfrey Perkins]
Gradual Help us to help each other Lord
[Children leave for Sunday School]
Gospel Luke 10: 25-37
Sermon Mrs. Elsie Aarons
The Prayers of Intercession  
Offertory 253
Communion 390, Let us break bread,
How deep the Father's love
Recessional

Praise Him, praise Him

9:45 a.m.
MORNING PRAYER and SERMON
Processional Joyful, Joyful We Adore You
Venite [BCP page 36]
Psalm 25: 3-9 (All Stand)
Old Testament Deuteronomy 30:9-14
Benedictus [BCP page 40]
Second Reading Luke 10: 25-37
Hymn Help us to help each other Lord
Sermon Mrs. Elsie Aarons
Hymn 253
Recessional

Praise Him, praise Him

6:00 p.m.
HOLY EUCHARIST and SERMON
Processional Joyful, Joyful We Adore You
Old Testament Deuteronomy 30:9-14
Psalm 25:3-9
Gradual Help us to help each other Lord
Gospel Luke 10: 25-37
Sermon Rev. Major Sirrano Kitson
Offertory 253
Recessional

Praise Him, praise Him


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Activities This Week

Monday
July 16

5:30 p.m.

Bible Study

Tuesday
July 17

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

Holy Eucharist
Finance Committee

Wednesday
July 18

6:30 a.m.
7:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m.

Holy Eucharist
Grounds & Environs
Communion to the Sick/
Shut-in – Visits by Clergy

Thursday
July 19
5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.

Senior Choir Rehearsal
Church Committee

Friday
July 20
9:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist
Saturday
July 21
10:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
Stewardship Meeting
Little Brothers of St. Andrew
Youth Choir Rehearsal
Youth Fellowship

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