Sunday Bulletin

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)
Sunday, July 29, 2007

In this Bulletin ...

Growing through Faith, Commitment and Action
Parish News
Prayers Of Intercession
Sick and Shut-In Members
Psalm 138
Hymn: Great is Thy Faithfulness
Hymn: Freedom Song
Hymn: Give Thanks With A Grateful Heart
Today's Services
Activities This Week

Dear People of God

Preparation is a large part of our daily lives. We prepare for work and for school, taking the time to get ourselves ready. We prepare meals, whether it's a normal Sunday Dinner or a special occasion. The more important the event, the more time we spend preparing. But what about going to Church to wor- ship? How do we prepare ourselves for the event? It is not just about choosing what we will wear, but about spiritual preparation.

The liturgy itself takes seriously the importance of being prepared. It seeks to get us ready in the opening prayer or introductory rites. As we have come from our busy lives and the many responsibilities that we face, we carry with us the joys and pain, the struggles and challenges, the questions and anxieties. We come from various households, some content with the achievements of the week and others struggling with young children, teenagers, coping with a difficult relationship or caring for an infirm parent. We come to gather as the Body of Christ to pray together, as we pray for those who find it difficult or hard to pray or are just not able. We come together as a community of the people of God in the faith of Jesus Christ.

This Eucharistic worship of the community begins with us taking a few mo- ments to prepare ourselves through prayer to engage in what we come to do; to offer the sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving. The introductory rites channel our thoughts to be focused as a collective body. They call us to worship by opening with a hymn of praise to the Lord and to raise our hearts and voices together in song and prayer to the glory of God. The intention here is to help us to be receptive, to open our ears and our minds and our souls to the Minis- try of the Word, beginning with the Collect of the day. During the entrance procession we sing together as a sign of our unity and this moves us into the Greeting and the Collect for Purity. We sing hymns, which enable us to remember why we have come here. These hymns are chosen to direct our attention to the Lord, who is the host, and to remind us of the feast or the liturgical season being celebrated.

"Now we are here," it says, "and now let us focus our minds and hearts in this new direction, the sacred experience!"

We extend a warm welcome to all those visiting 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

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.

Flowers at the foot of the altar are given to the glory of God and in memory of Edith Reynolds by Donna and Douglas.

We express condolences to Mr. Winston Smith on the death of his brother.

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

There will be a Diocesan service at the National Arena on Sunday, October 7, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. during the visit of the Archbishop of York and Primate of England, the Most Rev. and Rt. Hon. John Sentamu, as part of the Diocese ’ s commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade.

The Director and members of the Senior Choir wish to express sincere thanks to all those who supported the Concert last Sunday.

Did you know?

Prayer is responding to God, by thought, by feeling and by deeds, with or without words. In prayer we relate to God the Father, through Jesus Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit. There are two forms of prayer: personal worship or private prayer and corporate worship or common prayer. Our Lord gave us the example of prayer known as the Lord ’ s prayer.

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

  • Thelma Kennedy
  • Marie Bucknor
  • Robert Sayle
  • Hesna Jamel
  • Ruby Mae Campbell

Sick Members

  • Hubert Hanson
  • Eric Deavers
  • Irene Foster
  • Nicola Carney
  • Daphne Graham
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Prayers Of Intercession

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Leader: Blessed are You Lord, The God of Israel You have come to your people and set them free.
Blessed be Your Name, O Lord:
All: And blessed be Your Kingdom now and forever.
Leader: Creator God, You made of one blood all the peoples of the earth, You fashioned our human family in love and called us from the beginning to join our hearts and hands in love. And in every age You call your people to break down the walls of discrimination and prejudice.
Blessed be Your Name, O Lord:
All: And blessed be Your Kingdom now and forever.
Leader: Holy Wisdom, You have planted in every heart, the thirst for justice, truth and love. Despite the setbacks, we have seen in history, the terrible legacies of greed and lust , You persistently call us back to rediscover Your Divine image in ourselves and in all others.
Blessed be Your Name, O Lord:
All: And blessed be Your Kingdom now and forever.
Leader: Liberating God, when You saw the affliction of Your people and heard their cry by reason of their task- masters, and knew their sufferings, You sent Your servant Moses to tell the oppressor “ Let My people Go ” .
Blessed be Your Name, O Lord:
All: And blessed be Your Kingdom now and forever.
Leader: God of the Prophets, it is Your will that justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream; and You have shown us that You require us all to act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly together before You.
Blessed be Your Name, O Lord:
All: And blessed be Your Kingdom now and forever.
Leader: God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, You hum- bled the pride of Nebuchadnezzar and destroyed the evil power of Antiochus Epiphanes and of every tyrant; for Yours is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory, and You only are The Lord.
Blessed be Your Name, O Lord:
All: And blessed be Your Kingdom now and forever.
Leader: God and Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ; Your Son has set us free and we are free indeed, limited only by our lack of faith, for you continue to put down the power- ful from their thrones and lift up the lowly.
Blessed be Your Name, O Lord:
All: And blessed be Your Kingdom now and forever.
Leader: God of our ancestors, two hundred years ago You honoured the sacrifice and perseverance of our fore- bears who struggled against the centuries of slavery, and You raised up allies on the other side who stood with them in their heroic and noble endeavour.
Blessed be Your Name, O Lord:
All: And blessed be Your Kingdom now and forever.
Leader: God, The same yesterday, today and forever, even in our time and place You continue to raise up champions of freedom and justice among us. We thank you for Nanny of the Maroons, Sam Sharpe, Boukman, Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and especially the unsung heroes of the faith, whose anonymous sacrifice is our true heritage.
Blessed be Your Name, O Lord:
All:

And blessed be Your Kingdom now and forever.

(Silence may be kept)

All: Holy and Gracious God, Power of history and Lord of Life, In bearing our special witness to your saving power, make us Your voice to bring hope to those who are enslaved in our own day take their sufferings up into Your suffering, make Your victory their victory; Help us all to work with the confidence that our work with you makes a difference; Give us the courage to renounce all com plicity with injustice and wrong;Build us all into a new creation around Your Son, Jesus Christ, in whose Blessed Name we pray. Amen.

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Psalm 138

  1. I will give thanks with my whole heart,
    Before the gods my praise express;
    I will bow down before your throne
    And praise your love and faithfulness.

  2. Above all things, O Lord my God,
    You glorified your Name and word;
    I called and then you answered me
    And gave me increased strength, O Lord.

  3. All kings on earth who hear your words,
    O Lord, will give you thanks and praise
    And tell how great God's glory is,
    And they will sing of all his ways.

  4. The Lord is high, yet scorns the proud,
    Protects the lowly on his path;
    Although I walk in trouble, Lord,
    You keep me safe from hostile wrath.

  5. The Lord's right hand shall save my life
    And make his purpose for me sure;
    Do not forsake what you have made;
    Your love forever will endure.

  6. All glory to the Father, Son,
    And to the Holy Spirit be;
    As from the first it was, is now,
    And will be for eternity.

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Hymn: Great is Thy Faithfulness

  1. Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father;
    there is no shadow of turning with Thee;
    Thou changest not, Thy compassions, They fail not;
    as Thou hast been, Thou forever wilt be.

    Refrain:
    Great is Thy faithfulness!
    Great is Thy faithfulness!
    Morning by morning new mercies I see.
    All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
    Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

  2. Summer and winter and spring-time and harvest,
    sun, moon and stars in their courses above
    join with all nature in manifold witness
    to Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

    Refrain

  3. Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
    Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
    strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
    blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!

    Refrain

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Hymn: Freedom Song

  1. Today in sweet Jamaica
    A joyful song we raise
    We count our many blessings
    We lift our voice in praise,
    For God had brought us thus far
    And he still holds our hand
    To bring us to a brighter day
    In this our native land.

    Refrain:
    We are proud Jamaicans
    And our past we can't forget
    For the pow'r which brought our fathers through
    Lives strong within us yet.

  2. With shackles they did bind us;
    With whips they brought us pain
    With rope they hanged us high and
    They bound us with their chain
    But truth and justice conquered;
    Right triumphed over wrong
    So that today we can rejoice
    And sing our freedom song.

    (Refrain)

  3. We ne'er forget the struggles
    Of those who've gone before;
    Who fought for peace and justice
    And opened freedom's door.
    May we still keep the vision
    Of justice in our land
    And walk into a future bright.

    (Refrain)

  4. The struggle is not ended
    Full freedom we must find
    For though they've freed the body
    Only we can free the mind.
    The game is not yet over
    We've merely won the toss
    And the're more mountains we must climb
    And many rivers to cross.

    (Refrain)

  5. Some bring Jamaica glory,
    Some bring Jamaica fame,
    Some bring her such distress that
    We hang our heads in shame.
    Today we stand before you
    And pledge with heart and hand
    Ourselves in loyal service now
    To you our dear homeland.

    (Refrain)

 

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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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Today's Services

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

6:30 a.m.
HOLY EUCHARIST
(Book of Common Prayer)
7:30 a.m.
SUNG EUCHARIST and SERMON
(Corporate for Women's Auxiliary)
Processional 4
Old Testament Genesis 18: 20-33
[Miss Rhema Samuels]
Psalm 138
Epistle Colossians 2: 6-15
[Mrs. Elesia Blackburn]
Gradual Great is Thy Faithfulness
Gospel Luke 11: 1-13
Sermon Rev. Ralph Hoyte
The Prayers of Intercession  
Offertory 293
Communion 329, 408, Give Thanks
Recessional

Freedom Song

9:45 a.m.
MORNING PRAYER and SERMON
Processional 4
Venite [BCP page 36]
Psalm 138
Old Testament Genesis 18: 20-33
Benedictus [BCP page 40]
Second Reading Luke 11: 1-13
Hymn Great is Thy Faithfulness
Sermon Rev. Ralph Hoyte
Hymn 293
Recessional

Freedom Song

6:00 p.m.
HOLY EUCHARIST and SERMON
Introit 245
Old Testament Genesis 18: 20-33
Psalm 138
Gradual 327
Gospel Luke 11: 1-13
Sermon Rev. Seymour Blackwood
Offertory 399
Recessional

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Activities This Week

Monday
July 30

5:30 p.m.

Bible Study

Tuesday
July 31

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

Holy Eucharist
Mother's Union Meeting

Wednesday
August 1

9:00 a.m.

Holy Eucharist


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