Sunday Bulletin

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Missionary Sunday

In this Bulletin ...

Growing through Faith, Commitment and Action
Parish News
Prayers Of Intercession
Sick and Shut-In Members
The Gospel Reading: Luke 10: 38-42
Hymn: And Can It Be
Hymn: Master, Speak
Hymn: Lord, You Give the Great Commission
Hymn: Sing To God New Songs Of Worship
Hymn: It Only Takes a Spark
Hymn: Jehovah Jireh
Hymn: This Is My Desire
Today's Services
Activities This Week

Dear People of God

Occasionally the question has been asked, 'Why does the church exist? 'The response will always be the church exists for mission; God's mission. Jesus started his ministry by proclaiming the reign of God. He made it a reality not only in word but also in action. (Mark 2: 14-15; Matthew 4: 12-17)

Jesus saw himself as the One through whom God's mighty acts would be demonstrated. In Matthew 11:1-5, John's disciples asked Jesus 'Are you the one to come, or do we look for another?' Jesus replied, " Go and tell John what you hear and see: The blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have good news preached to them. " Here Jesus describes the missionary activities of the Kingdom and Himself as the incarnation of them.

Life in the kingdom goes against the culture of the world as it works to establish God's reign in the midst of all that seek to dehumanize and enslave God's people. " God's reign consists of people in the process of redemption cooperating with God in the redemption of the world. Kingdom people are impelled by a sense of mission and a covenant responsibility toward the world. They break out of Spiritual lukewarmness and privatized religion. People of the kingdom are engaged always in the process of moral conversion and behavioral faith; they are people who Make peace and Work for justice. " (Re-imagining Evangelization: Patrick J Brennan.)

The power of God's presence, made known to us in Jesus, is that life which is paschal in nature; always from life through death to New Life. Through our commitments at Baptism and Confirmation we are to make known the gift of the New Life of God in the world and in our particular divisive and tribalized society. A society that is moved more by the 'hot air'of emotionalism than by the wisdom of the Holy Spirit.

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 today, July 22, at 5:00 p.m. Contribution—$500. Please support this event.

We express Condolences to Enid Anderson on the death of her brother Edward Powell.

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.

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

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 mission of the Church is to bring all people in unity with God and each other in Christ. The Church pursues this mission as it prays and worships, proclaims the gospel, and promotes justice, peace and love, and by its own transformation into the likeness of Christ proclaims His transforming presence. The mission is carried out through the various ministries of all its members.

Activities this week ...

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

Shut-In Members

  • Myrtle Jones
  • Enid & Louise Lawe
  • Kathleen Johnson
  • Daphne Dobson

Sick Members

  • James Grant (Jimmy)
  • Clarice Cox
  • Vincent Maxwell
  • Edna Pindling– Hutchinson
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Prayers Of Intercession

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

Leader: Lord of hosts and hospitality, teach us to be welcoming, open and friendly. May your church be attentive to the needs of strangers and visitors; may each church be wel- coming and friendly and so reflect your love. We pray for churches that are struggling because of opposition, for churches that strive to serve in areas where there is apa- thy and animosity. We pray for the mission of the church and its work in Evangelism. We remember all who are persecuted for their faith.
God of grace and goodness,
All: keep us in your peace.
Leader: We ask you to bless all who are overworked, stressed and over-anxious; we pray for parents and care-givers, we remember especially those who have no time for their homes or for leisure. We pray for the work-weary, the ex- hausted and the worn out. We remember children who rarely see their parents and who lack affection. We pray for all who are restless and cannot enjoy where they are.
God of grace and goodness,
All: keep us in your peace.
Leader: We give thanks for our homes, for places of peace and quite, for places of leisure and recreation. We pray for all who help us to relax: for musician, artists, broadcasters and sportsmen and sportswomen. We pray for our friends and loved ones, for pensioners and retirees.
God of grace and goodness,
All: keep us in your peace.
Leader: We ask for peace upon all agitated and distressed peo- ples and communities. We remember before you all who feel neglected or ignored, all lonely and troubled peo- ple. We pray for all who have been misused or abused by others, all who have suffered from traumatic events, all who have witness horror. We ask that our friends and loved ones who are ill may know your love and protection …
God of grace and goodness,
All: keep us in your peace.
Leader: We give thanks for those who are at rest in you, who have found new peace and new life. We give thanks for the saints and pray that our loved ones departed may share with them in glory which is everlasting.
God of grace and goodness,
All:

keep us in your peace.

(Silence may be kept)

All: Lord, among the busyness and bustle of the world, make us to be still and attentive to your presence; keep our ears open to your call, keep our hearts open to your love, make our minds sensitive to your coming, that we may ever rejoice that we dwell in you and you are in us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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Gospel Reading Luke 10: 38-42

Now as they went on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to what he was saying. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him and asked, 'Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her then to help me.'But the Lord answered her, 'Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her.'

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Hymn: And Can It Be

  1. And can it be that I should gain
    an interest in the Saviour's blood?
    Died He for me, who caused His pain?
    For me, who Him to death pursued
    Amazing love! How can it be
    that Thou, my God, shouldst die for me!

  2. ' Tis mystery all! The Immortal dies:
    who can explore His strange design?
    In vain the first-born seraph tries
    to sound the depths of love divine.
    'Tis mercy all! Let earth adore,
    let angel minds inquire no more.

  3. He left His Father's throne above,
    so free, so infinite His grace,
    emptied Himself of all but Love
    and bled for Adam's helpless race.
    'Tis mercy all, immense and free;
    for, O my God, it found out me!

  4. Long my imprisoned spirit lay
    fast bound in sin and nature's night;
    Thine eye diffused a quickening ray,
    I woke, the dungeon flamed with light;
    my chains fell off, my heart was free.
    I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.

  5. No condemnation now I dread;
    Jesus, and all in Him, is mine!
    alive in Him, my living Head,
    and clothed in righteousness divine,
    bold I approach the eternal throne,
    and claim the crown, through Christ, my own.

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Hymn: Master, Speak

  1. Master, Speak! Thy servant heareth,
    waiting for Thy gracious word,
    longing for Thy voice that cheereth;
    Master, let it now be heard.
    I am listening, Lord, for thee;
    what hast Thou to say to me?

  2. Speak to me by name, O Master!
    let me know it is to me;
    speak, that may follow faster,
    with a step more firm and free,
    where the shepherd leads the flock
    in the shadow of the rock.

  3. Master, speak! Though least and lowest,
    let me not unheard depart;
    Master, speak! For O Thou knowest
    all the yearning of my heart;
    knowest all its truest need;
    speak, and make me blest indeed.

  4. Master, speak! and make me ready,
    when Thy voice is truly heard,
    with obedience glad and steady
    still to follow every word.
    I am listening, Lord, for Thee;
    Master, speak, O speak to me!

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Hymn: Lord, You Give the Great Commission

  1. Lord, you give the great commission:
    " Heal the sick and preach the word. "
    Lest the church neglect its mission,
    and the Gospel go unheard,
    Help us witness to Your purpose,
    with renewed integrity,
    With the spirit's gifts empower us,
    for the work of ministry.

  2. Lord, You call us to your service:
    " In My Name baptize and teach. "
    That the world may trust Your promise,
    life abundant meant for each,
    Give us all new fervor,
    draw us closer in community.
    With the Spirit's gifts empower us
    for the work of ministry.

  3. Lord, You make the common holy:
    " This My body, this My blood. "
    Let us all, for earth's true glory,
    daily lift life heavenward,
    Asking that the world around us
    share your children's liberty
    With the Spirit's gifts empower us
    for the work of ministry.

  4. Lord, You show us love's true measure:
    " Father, what they do, forgive. "
    Yet we hoard as private treasure
    all that You so freely give.
    May Your care and mercy
    lead us to a just society.
    With the Spirit's gifts empower us
    for the work of ministry.

  5. Lord, you bless with words assuring:
    " I am with you to the end. "
    Faith and hope and love restoring,
    may we serve as you intend And,
    amid the cares that claim us,
    hold in mind eternity.
    With the Spirit's gifts empower us
    for the work of ministry.

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Hymn: Sing To God New Songs Of Worship

  1. Sing to god new songs of worship all
    His deed are marvelous;
    He has brought salvation to us with
    His hand and holy arm:
    He has shown to all the nations
    righteous and saving power;
    He recalled His truth and mercy
    to His people Israel.

  2. Sing to God new songs of worship
    earth has seen His victory;
    let the lands of earth be joyful praising
    Him with thankfulness:
    sound upon the harp His praises,
    play to Him melody;
    let the trumpets sound His triumph,
    show your joy your God the King!

  3. Sing to God new songs of worship
    let the sea now make a noise;
    all on earth and in the waters
    sound your praises to the Lord:
    let the hills be joyful together,
    let the rivers clap their hands,
    for with righteousness and justice
    He will come to judge the earth.

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Hymn: It Only Takes a Spark

  1. It only takes a spark to get the fire going
    and soon all those around can warm up in its glowing;
    that's how it is with God's love, once you've experience it:
    you spread His love to everyone; you want to pass it on.

  2. What a wondrous time is spring when all the trees are budding,
    the birds begin to sing; the flowers start their blooming;
    once you've experience it you want to sing,
    it's fresh like spring; you want to pass it on.

  3. I wish for you, my friend, this happiness that I've found;
    you can depend on Him, it matters not where you're bound;
    I'll shout it from the mountaintop, I want my world to know;
    The lord of love has come to me, I want to pass it on.

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Hymn: Jehovah Jireh

Jehovah Jireh, my provider
His grace is sufficient for me, for me, for me,
Jehovah Jireh, my provider
His grace is sufficient for me

My God shall suppy all my needs
According to His riches in glory;
He give His angels charge over me
Jehovah Jireh cares for me, for me, for me
Jehovah Jireh cares for me

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Hymn: This Is My Desire

This is my desire, to honour You,
Lord with all my heart,
I worship You,
All I have within me,
I give You praise,
All that I adore, is in You,

Lord I give You my heart,
I give You my soul,
I live for You alone,
Every breath that I take,
Every moment I'm awake,
Lord have Your way in me.

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Today's Services

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

6:30 a.m.
HOLY EUCHARIST
(Book of Common Prayer)
7:30 a.m.
SUNG EUCHARIST and SERMON
Processional 1
Old Testament Genesis 18: 1-10a
[Mr. William Ashby]
Psalm 15 (All Stand)
Epistle Colossians 1: 21-29
[Mrs. Suzanne Harris-Henry]
Gradual Master, Speak
Gospel Luke 10: 38-42
Sermon Sister Norma Thompson
The Prayers of Intercession  
Offertory Lord you give the great commission
Communion 396, 415, 418
Recessional

And can it be

9:45 a.m.
FAMILY EUCHARIST, SERMON and BAPTISM
Processional Sing to God New Songs of Worship
Old Testament Genesis 18: 1-10a
[Justin Taylor]
Psalm 15
Refrain: The righteous shall
abide upon God's Holy Hill
(All Sit - No Gloria)
Epistle Colossians 1: 21-29
[Gabrielle-Jae Watson]
Gradual It only takes a spark
Gospel Luke 10: 38-42
Sermon Sister Norma Thompson
Rite of Baptism [BCP page 273]
Offertory 361
Communion Jehovah Jireh,
This is My desire to worship you,
Enter my Chamber
Recessional

I am the King of the Victory

5:00 p.m.
The Methodist Chorale in Concert

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Activities This Week

Monday
July 23

9:00 a.m.


5:30 p.m.

Holy Eucharist
(St. Mary Magdalene)

Bible Study

Tuesday
July 24

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

Holy Eucharist
Reception Committee Meeting

Wednesday
July 25

6:30 a.m.


9:30 a.m.

Holy Eucharist
(St. James Apostle)

Communion to the Sick/
Shut-in – Visits by Clergy

Thursday
July 26
5:30 p.m.

Senior Choir Rehearsal

Friday
July 27
9:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist
Saturday
July 28
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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