Sunday Bulletin

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)
Sunday, September 2, 2007

In this Bulletin ...

Growing through Faith, Commitment and Action
Parish News
Prayers Of Intercession
Sick and Shut-In Members
Psalm 112
Hymn: Lord Of All Hopefulness
Hymn: Praise the Lord His Glories Show
Hymn: Let Us Break Bread Together
Hymn: Lord, Teach Us to Pray
Today's Services
Activities This Week

Dear People of God,

On the sixth of August we celebrated the forty-fifth anniversary of our political Independence. As we take pride in our achievements as a nation, we must also recognize those areas of our national life which need correction in order for us to become a more harmonious people.

The family is the heart of the community’s and the nation’s life. It is this aspect of our collective lives that needs consistent and focused attention among the many priorities; it is in the household of the family that we are to be taught how to relate with each other. The old dictum applies, “train up a child in the way he should grow and when he is told he will not depart from it.” If persons who have children do not have adequate parenting skills the children’s behaviour and attitude will be adversely affected. All our efforts in the pursuit of more production, job creation, investments and economic growth will evaporate if we are not able to be decent with each other and “forebearing with one another;” a phrase St. Paul used to describe the Christian community of his time.

The eye of Hurricane Dean passed by us and it’ s outer bands sent strong winds and heavy rainfall which caused flooding and removed many roofs. Nevertheless not all Jamaicans suffered severe loss of life and property. Do we see the need as a people to thank God and say we are indeed blessed, it could have been worse. Or have we taken God for granted? Could it be that we were spared by the mercy and grace of God? Do we accept that we are located in a hurricane zone and although we must be prepared there is only ONE among us who can help us the Lord of hosts, the Almighty Lord? In the calm of the storm, He is our hope and strength.

Tomorrow we again have General Elections, I encourage us all to exercise our right to vote. I have heard too many who have taken a decision not to vote. By voting we are being responsible Christians and citizens. Examine the issues, pray, make a choice and let your will be known. “The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first objective.” (Thomas Jefferson). Let us pray that God’s reign of peace will abide with us on Election Day and respect will guide our actions.

In our journey together as a people through the various incidents of life we must be able to discern the presence of God who leads us and enables us to know and do His will.

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

Congratulations to Patrice Whitley who has completed her PhD in Economics at the Michigan State University.

Flowers in the Sanctuary are given in loving memory of Andre Stewart by parents Carol and Larry Stewart.

We express our condolences to the family of Edna Pindling-Hutchinson who passed on Saturday, August 18. Funeral service will be on September 7 at 2:00 p.m. Also to the family of Robert Sayle who passed on Thursday, August 30th.

Tickets for the Anglican Mothers’Union Deanery of St. Andrew are still valid. The new date is September 9 at 3:00 p.m. at the Phillip Sherlock Center.

Friends of the SAPC Sunday School’s quarterly meeting will take place on Sunday, September 9 in the Old Court House immediately following the 7:30 a.m. service. New members are welcome.

The Sunday School Staff Retreat will take place on Saturday, September 8 and Sunday School will resume on Sunday, September 9.

Did you know?

Confirmation is the rite in which we express a mature commitment to Christ, and receive strength by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit through prayer and the laying on of hands by a bishop. Those to be confirmed ought to be baptized, sufficiently instructed in the Christian faith, peninent for their sins, and ready to affirm their confession of Jesus Christ, as Saviour and Lord.

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

  • Gerda Dixon
  • Daphane McLaren
  • Rupert Guthrie
  • Kathleen Lewis– Bennett

Sick Members

  • Joyce Harris-Barrett
  • Eulalee Tulloch
  • Hilda Witter
  • Zoe Davis
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Prayers Of Intercession

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Leader: Lord, it is you and your call that gives us dignity or position; without you we would be nothing, we would not even exist. Forgive us false pride and those times we seek to be protectionist, when we jockey for position or belittle others. Give your church true humility and a sense of hospitality to all. We pray for those who preach and evangelize in areas of poverty, apathy or animosity, for all who face humiliation for their faith. We remember all who have lost their way and are no longer fulfilling their vocation.
Lord, as you call us,
All: make us worthy of our calling.
Leader: We give thanks for all who care for the homeless and the destitute: we pray for social workers and all who seek to help others in their needs. We remember the relief agencies and the World Health Organization, the work of the Red Cross, and all who care for refugees.
Lord, as you call us,
All: make us worthy of our calling.
Leader: We give thanks for all who have welcomed us into their homes, all who have been hospitable, all who have shown us love. We pray for family life and the sanctity of marriage. We remember all who are suffering from a breakdown in their relationships. We ask that we may learn contentment and avoid greed.
Lord, as you call us,
All: make us worthy of our calling.
Leader: We give thanks for those who have offered themselves as leaders of this country: look graciously on Jamaica and so guide the minds of its citizens that we may elect faithful leader who will care for your people and equip our island home for the future.
Lord, as you call us,
All: make us worthy of our calling.
Leader: We remember all who have been belittled by others, all who have no confidence in themselves, the timid and nervous. We ask your blessing upon all who live in hostile areas, in places of war, oppression, or abuse. We remember all who are ill, especially…
Lord, as you call us,
All: make us worthy of our calling.
Leader: We give thanks that you invite us and accept us into your kingdom, that you have triumphed over death and offer us life eternal. We pray for loved ones and friends in eternity…
Lord, as you call us,
All:

make us worthy of our calling.

(Silence may be kept)

All: Gracious God, you are always more ready to hear us than we are to pray, and you give us more that we either desire or deserve. May we remember that all our gifts, abilities and life come from you, and grant that we may use them to your glory and to the benefit of others; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who Is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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Psalm 112

  1. Hallelujah! Happy are they
    Whose joy is God’s command;
    Their children will be always blessed
    And mighty in the land.

  2. Riches and wealth will bless their house,
    Their justice will endure,
    And they are merciful. Light shines
    In darkness for the pure.

  3. In justice do they rule their lives
    And freely do they lend;
    Unshaken they, their memory
    Is treasured without end.

  4. Heart firm, they fear no evil news;
    In God they out their trust;
    Their heart secure, they will not shrink
    Until their foes are crushed.

  5. The righteous spread their gifts aboard,
    Give freely to the poor;
    With honor will their heads be raised;
    Their justice will endure.

  6. The wicked will see all these things
    And rage and pine away;
    Their anger and their base desires
    Will perish in a day.

  7. Give glory to the Father, Son
    And Spirit equally;
    As from the first it was, is now
    And evermore shall be.
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Hymn: Lord Of All Hopefulness

  1. Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy,
    whose trust, ever childlike, no care could destroy,
    be there at our waking, and give us, we pray,
    Your bliss in our hearts, Lord, at the break of the day.

  2. Lord of all eagerness, Lord of all faith,
    whose strong hands were skilled at the plane and the lathe,
    be there at our labours, and give us, we pray,
    Your strength in our hearts, Lord at the noon of the day.

  3. Lord of all kindliness, Lord of all grace,
    Your hands swift to welcome, Your arms to embrace,
    be there at our horning, and give us, we pray,
    Your love in our hearts, Lord, at the eve of the day.

  4. Lord of all gentleness, Lord of all calm,
    whose voice is contentment, whose presence is balm,
    be there at our sleeping, and give us, we pray,
    Your peace in our hearts, Lord, at the end of the day.

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Hymn: Praise the Lord His Glories Show

  1. Praise the Lord, His glories show,
    Saints within His courts below,
    Angels round His throne above,
    All that see and share His love.

  2. Earth to heaven and heaven to earth,
    Tell his wonders, sing His worth,
    Age to age and shore to shore,
    Praise Him, praise Him evermore!

  3. Praise the Lord, His mercies trace;
    Praise His providence and grace,
    All that He for us has done,
    All He sends us through his Son.

  4. Strings and voices, hands and hearts,
    In the concert play your parts;
    All that breathe, your Lord adore
    Praise him, praise him evermore!

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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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Hymn: Lord, Teach Us to Pray

  1. Lord, teach us to pray;
    let us know Your will every day.
    Give us the grace to go on seeking Your face,
    in obedience to all that You say,
    in obedience to all that You say.

  2. Lord, help us to see
    with the eyes of faith, and believe.
    Give us Your heart to care
    for the world in our prayer,
    and a vision of what it should be,
    and a vision of what it should be.

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Today's Services

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

6:30 a.m.
HOLY EUCHARIST
(Book of Common Prayer)
7:30 a.m.
SUNG EUCHARIST and SERMON
Processional Praise the Lord His Glories Show
Old Testament Ecclesiasticus 10:7-18
[Dr. John Soas]
Psalm 112
Refrain:
Happy are they who fear the Lord
(All Sit - No Gloria)
Epistle Hebrews 13:1-8
[Mrs. Yvette Smith]
Gradual 180
Gospel Luke 14:1,7-14
Sermon Rev. Major Sirrano Kitson
The Prayers of Intercession  
Offertory 287
Communion 360,
Let us Break Bread Together,
Lord Teach us to Pray
Second Collection Lord of all Hopefulness
Recessional

260

9:45 a.m.
MORNING PRAYER and SERMON
Processional Praise the Lord His Glories Show
Venite [BCP page 36]
Psalm 112 (All Stand)
Old Testament Ecclesiasticus 10:7-18
Benedictus [BCP page 40]
Second Reading Luke 14:1,7-14
Hymn 180
Sermon Rev. Major Sirrano Kitson
Hymn 287,
Lord of all Hopefulness
Recessional

260

6:00 p.m.
HOLY EUCHARIST and SERMON
Introit 365
Old Testament Ecclesiasticus 10:7-8
Psalm 112
Gradual 180
Gospel Luke 14:1,7-14
Sermon Rev. Cynthia McMillan
Offertory 287
Recessional

260


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Activities This Week

Tuesday
September 4

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

Holy Eucharist
Moreton Park Cottages

Wednesday
September 5

6:30 a.m.
7:30 a.m.
5:15 p.m.
5:30 p.m.

Holy Eucharist
Property and Building
Women’s Auxiliary
Grief Support

Thursday
September 6

5:30 p.m.

Senior Choir Rehearsal

Friday
September 7

9:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist

Saturday
September 8

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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