Sunday Bulletin

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)
Sunday, August 26, 2007

In this Bulletin ...

Growing through Faith, Commitment and Action
Parish News
Psalm 46
Today's Services

Dear Friends,

Jamaicans are thankful having been spared the full effects of hurricane Dean. However, Dean has still left in its wake a path of devastation as many Jamaicans lost power, light, water, furniture, appliances and hope. While the utility companies are hard at work to restore water and light to the nation and the government has outlined various ways in which it will seek to assist persons financially, no agency has come forward attempting to restore the hope of many Jamaicans who are at this time distraught.

As Anglicans at the offices of Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer we say, “ Blessed be the Spirit of God in whom is our hope and joy. ” (BCP, 35, 62) It is this hope that the nation needs. It is noteworthy that this hope is not connected with material possessions or services that enable one to be comfortable while on the earthly pilgrimage. Instead, it is a hope that is resident in the Triune God whom we profess whenever we repeat any of the creedal statements.

We, who have such a hope, are called to share it with the nation. The church is responsible for restoring the hope of Jamaicans. This has been our job and will always be our job. So, while we provide the material goods to those in need, our primary responsibility is to facilitate their experience with the God who is the source of our hope. It is the God that has enabled us to overcome in the midst of inner and outer turmoil that we commend to persons who are homeless, roofless and hopeless at this time. It is through God in Jesus Christ that they will be able to mentally and emotionally overcome the adversities that they face. Having prevailed, their hopelessness will be converted to optimism. Hence we continually pray, “ May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing through the power of the Holy Spirit. ” (BCP, 48, 73)

Friends, while we are thankful that we have been spared yet again, let us also be facilitators of hope for those in the nation that are despondent. While we give material and financial assistance to persons in need, let us also aid in their encounter with the source of our hope- God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.

A warm welcome to all visitors worshipping with us today!

Monique (Asst. Curate)

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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

Flowers in the sanctuary are given by Kelvin Roberts in loving memory of his wife Maureen.

Next Sunday, September 2, we return to our regular service schedules: 6:30 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Please be reminded that next week Sunday being the first Sunday of the month a second collection will be collected.

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.

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Psalm 46

  1. God is our hope and strength,
    In need his help is near;
    Though earth should shake and mountains break,
    We will not ever fear.
    Though waters rage and foam,
    Seas rise and mountains cower,
    The Lord of hosts is with us still,
    And Jacob’s God our tower.

  2. Streams from the throne of God
    Make glad his temple grounds;
    God dwells in her to help her soon,
    She shall not be cast down.
    Though kingdoms, nations quake,
    The earth melts at God’s power,
    The Lord of host is with us still.
    And Jacob’s God our tower.

  3. Come, see what God has done:
    He makes all conflict cease,
    He breaks the bow, snaps spears, burns shields,
    And gives the nations peace.
    Know, then, that I am God,
    Exalted in this hour;
    The Lord of host is with us still,
    And Jacob’s God our tower.

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Today's Services

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

6:30 a.m.
HOLY EUCHARIST
(Book of Common Prayer)
8:00 a.m.
SUNG EUCHARIST and SERMON
Processional 370
Old Testament Isaiah 28:14-22
[Mr. Heron Wright]
Psalm 46 (All Stand)
Epistle Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-29
[Mrs. Marcia Goodall]
Gradual 250
Gospel Luke 13:22-30
Sermon Rev. Monique Blake
The Prayers of Intercession Form F [BCP page 115]
Offertory 172 (verses 1-3, 5&7)
Communion 397, 359, 179, 414
Recessional

379

6:00 p.m.
EVENSONG
Introit 370
Old Testament Isaiah 28:14-22
Psalm 46 (All Stand)
Gradual 250
Gospel Luke 13:22-30
Sermon Rev. Michael Allen
Offertory 172 (verses 1-3, 5&7)
Recessional

379


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