Sunday Bulletin

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)
Sunday, September 9, 2007

In this Bulletin ...

Growing through Faith, Commitment and Action
Parish News
Prayers Of Intercession
Sick and Shut-In Members
Psalm 1
Hymn: I Love Thee Lord
Today's Services
Activities This Week

Dear People of God,

We give thanks for the fact that Election Day passed without any major incident. The people of Jamaica are to be commended for a more mature approach and congratulations are due to the winning party. One of the challenges facing the new administration is the issue of governance. We have a polarized, factious and divided society which needs to heal and unite on common principles and goals for the benefit of the present and successive generations. Can any society prosper without a sense of shared or common belief?

At this stage of our development there is the need for us to foster those elements of our society which seek to enable us to relate to each other with decency, patience and temperance for our mutual welfare. It is the family, the church and the school that remain the primary agents for the training and formation of our children and people. Peer groups, cable television, the internet and local and international music culture have the power to impact and if allowed undermine family life and habits of caring and sharing with each other and the attitude of charitable service which are necessary for community life and nation building.

As a church we have an enviable track record as God ’ s vessel for the transformation of His people. The message of the church is the gospel of Jesus who calls us to a NEW LIFE;- a way of relating to God and each other based on faithful obedience to follow in the foot steps of the One who died for us. It has been the practice of the church through its worship, the Sacraments, and Christian Education to enable persons to live in and foster a just society and work to build the Kingdom of God. “ Christ calls His church, however, to be a community of change, to act with God in transforming the world into the community of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To make an adequate response to that vocation is to live simultaneously in this world and in the community of God. We cannot escape from the world and be faithful. Neither can we become so enmeshed in the world that we lose our souls. ” (Will our children have faith, Prof. John H. Westerhoff III, Anglican Priest and Professor of Theology.)

The church through its teachings and ministry inculcates values which form moral character for life in the home and community. Respect, responsibility and compassion are the universal principles based on the moral imperative of love of neighbour which are the foundation for an authentic self- love and a caring society.

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

Flowers at the foot of the Altar are given in loving memory of Ashley Johnson on the 1st anniversary of his death by widow Winnifred and children Ashleigh and Ashley.

We express condolences to the families of Winston Gooden, brother of Lloyd Gooden, Joyce Harris-Barrett whose funeral service takes place on Friday, September 14 at 2:00 p.m., Robert Sayle whose funeral service will be on Friday, September 14 at 10:30 a.m., Carmen Brown and Ivy Stewart.

Please remember to bring items that are non-perishable for the Dorcas Basket.

The Harvest Supper Committee will be asking your help to solicit advertisement and items. Please see Mr. Frank Williams.

St. Luke ’ s Church Committee invites us to attend a lecture and exhibition in their Church Hall on Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at 5:30 p.m.

Confirmation classes are schedule to commence on Wednesday and Friday of this week.

The United Theological College of the West Indies , Institute of Continuing Studies is offering certificate courses in Counselling and Religious Studies. For further information please contact them at:
UTCWI,
Golding Ave,
Kingston 7.
Telephone: 927–2868/ 1724
Fax: 977–0812

Did you know?

Christian Marriage, sometimes called Holy Matrimony, is a life- long union into which the woman and man in Christ enter when they make their vows before God and the Church, and receive the grace and blessing of God to help them fulfill their vows.

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

  • Conroy Blake
  • Cynthia March
  • Merle Summerbell
  • Nellie Archer

Sick Members

  • Isolyn Petgrave
  • Veta McMillan
  • Gloria Sinclair
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Prayers Of Intercession

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Leader: Lord God, in our freedom guide us, that we may choose love and not hatred, that we may choose light rather than darkness, that we may choose life and not death, that we may turn freely to you, and so abide for ever. Grant your church courage to proclaim the gospel and to reveal your glory in the way we live.
Loving God, guide us
All: and grant us a glimpse of your glory.
Leader: We pray for all people who are confused in a world of mutli-choice, for all who lack clear direction, and all who are led astray. We pray that the leaders in our world and in the media may set good examples. We remember especially those who teach the young and influence them. We pray for youth leaders and all who deal with growing people.
Loving God, guide us
All: and grant us a glimpse of your glory.
Leader: We give thanks for our own homes and loved ones, and ask you to bless them with your love and peace. We pray for the newly married, and for those looking after children; we ask your blessing on our schools and all places of education and learning.
Loving God, guide us
All: and grant us a glimpse of your glory.
Leader: We pray for people whose lives are insecure, all whose relationships, homes or work are at risk; we pray for all who have become captive to vice and drugs. We ask your blessing on all whose health is failing, on those whose powers are waning and are becoming dependent on others. Lord, give strength and courage to loved ones who are ill, especially…
Loving God, guide us
All: and grant us a glimpse of your glory.
Leader: We give thanks for the promise of eternal life and the hope of glory, for the saints who are in your kingdom. We pray for loved ones and friends who are departed from us. Loving God, guide us…
Loving God, guide us
All:

and grant us a glimpse of your glory.

(Silence may be kept)

All: God of time and space, you call us to discern your presence in the world: grant us wisdom to perceive you, grant us courage to work with you, grant us power to proclaim you, above all grant us a heart to love you; 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 1

  1. Happy are they who have not walked
    With the ungodly of the land,
    Nor lingered in the sinners ’ way
    Nor sat with those who mock God ’ s hand.

  2. Happy are they who loved the law
    And find in it their chief delight;
    They meditate continually
    Upon his law both day and night.

  3. Like fruitful trees by flowing streams,
    With leaves that never fade or fall,
    Are those who serve God day and night;
    They find prosperity in all.

  4. The wicked are not so, they seem
    Like chaff the wind will blow away;
    They have no place with the elect
    Nor can they stand on Judgment Day.

  5. Then praise our God who knows so well
    The way in which the righteous go;
    The path which the ungodly walk
    Shall perish; this God ’ s people know.

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

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Hymn: I Love Thee Lord

  1. I love thee, Lord, but not because
    I hope for heaven thereby,
    Nor yet for fear that loving not
    I might for ever die;

  2. But for that thou didst all the world
    upon the cross embrace;
    For us didst bear the nails and spear,
    and manifold disgrace,

  3. E ’ en so I love thee, and will love,
    and in thy praise will sing,
    solely because thou art my God
    and my eternal King.

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Today's Services

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

6:30 a.m.
HOLY EUCHARIST
(Book of Common Prayer)
7:30 a.m.
SUNG EUCHARIST and SERMON
Processional 290
Old Testament Deuteronomy 30: 15-20
[Mrs. Winnifred Johnson]
Psalm 1 [BCP page 471]
(All Stand)
Epistle Philemon 1-20
[Mr. Horace Abrahams]
Gradual I Love Thee Lord
Gospel Luke 14:25-33
Sermon Rev. Michael Allen
The Prayers of Intercession  
Offertory 192
Communion 411, 413, 349, 419
Recessional

330

9:45 a.m.
MORNING PRAYER and SERMON
Processional 290
Venite [BCP page 36]
Psalm 1 (All Sit, No Gloria)
Old Testament Deuteronomy 30: 15-20
Benedictus [BCP page 40]
Second Reading Luke 14:25-33
Hymn I Love Thee Lord
Sermon Rev. Monique Blake
Hymn 192
Recessional

330

6:00 p.m.
THE SERVICE WILL BE CONDUCTED BY
PENIEL FELLOWSHIP GROUP

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Activities This Week

Monday
September 10

5:30 p.m.

Bible Study

Tuesday
September 11

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

Holy Eucharist
St. Andrew Settlement
Home For Girls

Wednesday
September 12

6:30 a.m.
4:30 p.m.
5:15 p.m.
5:30 p.m.

Holy Eucharist
St. Andrew Care Centre
Women’s Auxiliary
Grief Support

Thursday
September 13

5:30 p.m.

Senior Choir Rehearsal

Friday
September 14

9:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist

Saturday
September 15

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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