Sunday Bulletin

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)
Sunday, September 16, 2007

In this Bulletin ...

Growing through Faith, Commitment and Action
Parish News
Prayers Of Intercession
Sick and Shut-In Members
Hymn: All Praise to Thee
Hymn: Holy, Holy
Hymn: There is no love like the love of Jesus
Hymn: I am the Bread of Life
Hymn: The Church of Christ in Every Age
Today's Services
Activities This Week

Dear People of God,

September is the month in which the Church focuses attention on the Moreton Park Cottages as one of our social outreach projects meeting an important need. These cottages were built some fifty years ago, and their story is intriguing.

The idea for the Moreton Park Cottages came about after heavy rains in 1950 and 1951 brought to light that there were many members of the congregation who could not afford adequate housing, and it was felt that the Church should do something for its aging poor. The project was designed to benefit such persons as well as other Anglicans.

The cottages were to be occupied by “ genteel ladies of slender means ” . Residents should be able to take care of their physical means, as well as maintain themselves independently of the Church.

The cottages were built in 1955 and opened on January 31, 1956 by Sir Hugh Foot, the Governor of Jamaica.

With the passage of time the number of ladies occupying the cottages has decreased, and over the years the facilities have inevitably deteriorated somewhat, requiring renovation and upgrading. Two units have already been renovated, having been smartened up but need to be addressed substantively. Security needs to be enhanced, the northern perimeter fence having all but disappeared, with makeshift patching in places.

As with any other project, there are a numbers of things which the Church would have wanted to accomplish with this project. For example, the late Bishop Herman Spence, when Rector, would have been pleased if a common room was built, there being a lack of communal facilities for social interaction among the residents and for the holding of meetings and developmental activities, or entertaining friends and family.

The Moreton Park Cottages have impacted on the spiritual life of those members of the congregation who have been involved in this area of the Church's work over the years. This is particularly true of the young members of the congregation. In fact, as a result of their involvement, several have entered the sacred order.

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 Mr. & Mrs. Keith Ramsey who will be celebrating their 49th wedding anniversary on the 20th of September.

Congratulations to Miss Christine McDonald who has been appointed Judge of the Supreme Court.

We express condolences to the family of Ivy Stewart whose funeral service will be on Saturday, September 22 Also to John Isaacs on the passing of his brother Noel.

Dwayne Smith will be doing surgery on his other leg on Thursday, September 20. We are asking for the congregation’s support once more towards this worthy cause. Cheques should be made payable to St. Andrew Parish Church-Dwayne Smith Fund or cash be given to Mr. Asquith Brown or Mr. Trevor Blake.

The Golf Tournament and Family fun day for the St. Andrew Care Centre will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2007.

Join the Young Adults on Friday, September 21 as they explore the basic principles of Anglicanism with Canon Ernle Gordon in the Old Court House at 6:00p.m.

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

Did you know?

The Holy Scriptures, commonly called the Bible, are the books of the Old and New Testaments; other books, called the Apocrypha, are often included in the Bible. The Apocrypha is a collection of additional books written by people of the Old Covenant.

A Quote for Reflection:

“You pray best when the mirror of your soul is empty of every im- age, except the image of the visible Father. This image is the Wisdom of the Father, the Word of the Father and the Glory of the Father”. -Thomas Merton, Thoughts in Solitude

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

  • Minetta Smith
  • Zoe Davis
  • Ulis Badley
  • The Ladies at the Verley Home

Sick Members

  • Veta McMillan
  • Gloria Sinclair
  • Rebecca Forbes
  • Eulalee Tulloch
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Prayers Of Intercession

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Leader: Lord God, you come and seek us out; you call us and empower us to live to your glory; you are our Shepherd and guide; you are our God. We pray for all who have strayed from the faith, all who are lost in various ways, especially any whose lives are in danger. We pray for shepherds of your flock; for all ministers, pastors, bishops, priests and deacons.
Good and faithful Shepherd,
All: guide us into the ways of life and peace.
Leader: God our protector, we remember before you all who work or live in dangerous places or a hostile environment, all who are suffering at this time as a result of storms and disasters, all who are the victims of strife and warfare. We pray for all who are seeking peace and well-being for the world: we remember the United Nations and peace- keeping forces.
Good and faithful Shepherd,
All: guide us into the ways of life and peace.
Leader: Lord, we give thanks for all who have sought us out in times of trouble, who have been a source of strength and joy to us. We pray that you will guide all who teach and influence others. Let us know your presence in our homes and with our loved ones. Guide us in our choices and in our friendships.
Good and faithful Shepherd,
All: guide us into the ways of life and peace.
Leader: We ask you to be with all who walk in darkness: may your love and light protect the depressed and despairing; may your strength and hope be known to the discouraged. We ask your blessing upon all who are ill at home or in hospital; we remember especially …
Good and faithful Shepherd
All: guide us into the ways of life and peace.
Leader: We pray for all who are entering the shadow of death and for their loved ones in their time of anxiety. Bless all who are in a hospice and all who have the care of the terminally ill. We pray for all who have passed through death and entered life eternal.
Good and faithful Shepherd,
All:

guide us into the ways of life and peace.

(Silence may be kept)

All: Good and gracious Shepherd, we rejoice in your protection and care, we know you will seek us out and save us: guide us, O Lord, and keep us in the ways that lead to peace; 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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Hymn: All Praise to Thee

  1. All praise to thee,
    for thou, O King divine,
    didst yield the glory
    that of right was thine,
    that in our troubled hearts
    thy grace might shine:
    hallelujah; hallelujah!

  2. Thou cam’st to us
    in lowliness of thought,
    by thee the outcast
    and the poor were sought,
    and by thy death
    was God’s salvation wrought:
    hallelujah; hallelujah!

  3. Let this mind be
    in us which was in thee,
    who wast a servant
    that we might be free,
    humbling thyself
    to death on Calvary:
    hallelujah; hallelujah!

  4. Wherefore, by God’s
    eternal purpose, thou
    art high exalted
    o’er all creatures now,
    and given the name
    to which all knees shall bow:
    hallelujah; hallelujah!

  5. Let every tongue
    confess with one accord
    in heaven and earth that
    Jesus Christ is Lord;
    and God eternal
    be by all adored:
    hallelujah; hallelujah!

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Hymn: Holy, Holy

  1. Holy, holy, holy, holy
    holy, holy, Lord God almighty!
    And we lift our hearts before You.
    as a token of our love:
    holy, holy, holy, holy.

  2. Gracious Father, gracious Father,
    we’re so glad to be Your children, gracious Father;
    and we lift our heads before You
    as a token of our love,
    gracious Father, gracious Father.

  3. Precious Jesus, precious Jesus,
    we’re so glad that You’ve redeemed us, precious Jesus;
    and we lift our hands before You
    as a token of our love,
    precious Jesus, precious Jesus.

  4. Holy Spirit, Holy Spirit,
    come and fill our hearts anew, Holy Spirit!
    and we lift our voice before You
    as a token of our love,
    Holy Spirit, Holy Spirit.

  5. Hallelujah, hallelujah,
    hallelujah, hallelujah
    and we lift our hearts before You
    as a token of our love,
    hallelujah, hallelujah.

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Hymn: There is no love like the love of Jesus

  1. There is no love like the love of Jesus,
    never to fade or fall,
    till into the fold of the peace of God
    He has gathered us all.

    Refrain:
    Jesus’ love, precious love,
    boundless and pure and free!
    O turn to that love, weary wandering soul,
    Jesus pleadeth with thee.

  2. There is no heart like the heart of Jesus,
    filled with a tender love,
    no throb nor throe that our hearts can know
    but He feels it above.

    Refrain:

  3. O let us hark to the voice of Jesus!
    O may we never roam,
    till safe we rest on His loving breast
    in the dear heavenly home.

    Refrain:

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Hymn: I am the Bread of Life

  1. I am the bread of life.
    You who come to me shall not hunger;
    and who believe in shall not thirst.
    No one can come to me
    unless the Father beckons.

    Refrain:
    And I will raise you up,
    and I will raise you up,
    and I will raise you up on the last day.

  2. The bread that I will give
    is my flesh for the life of the world,
    and if you eat of this bread,
    you shall live forever,
    you shall live forever.

    Refrain:

  3. Unless you eat
    of the flesh of the Son of Man,
    and drink of his blood,
    and drink of his blood,
    you shall not have life within you.

    Refrain:

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Hymn: The Church of Christ in Every Age

  1. The church of Christ in every age,
    be set by change but Spirit led,
    must claim and test its heritage
    and keep on rising from the dead.

  2. Across the world, across the street
    the victims of injustice cry
    for shelter and for bread to eat,
    and never live until they die

  3. Then let the servant church arise,
    a caring church that longs to be
    a partner in Christ’s sacrifice,
    and clothed in Christ’s humanity.

  4. For Christ alone, whose blood was shed,
    can cure the fever in our blood,
    and teach us how to share our bread
    and feed the starving multitude.

  5. We have no mission but to serve
    in full obedience to our Lord:
    to care for all without reserve
    and spread Christ’s liberating word.

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Today's Services

Sixteenth 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 Working Committee)
Processional All Praise to Thee
Old Testament Exodus 32:1,7-14
[Miss Marie Thompson]
Psalm 51
Refrain: Create in me
a clean heart, O God.
(All Sit – No Gloria)
Epistle Timothy 1:12-17
[Mrs. Myrtle White]
Gradual 178 [Children leave for Sunday School]
Gospel Luke 15: 1-10
Sermon Rev. Dr. David Kuck
The Prayers of Intercession  
Offertory 261
Communion Holy, holy
There is no love like the love of Jesus;
I am the Bread of Life
Recessional

The Church of Christ in Every Age

9:45 a.m.
MORNING PRAYER and SERMON
Processional All Praise to Thee
Jubilate [BCP page 37]
Psalm 51: 1-11 (All Stand)
Old Testament Exodus 32:1,7-14
Benedictus [BCP page 40]
Second Reading Luke 15: 1-10
Hymn 178
Sermon Rev. Dr. David Kuck
Hymn 261
Recessional

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6:00 p.m.
HOLY EUCHARIST and SERMON
Introit 413
Old Testament Exodus 32:1,7-14
Psalm 51
Gradual 178
Gospel Luke 15: 1-10
Sermon Rev. Major Sirrano Kitson
Offertory 261
Recessional

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Activities This Week

Monday
September 17

4:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.

Blood Pressure Clinic
Bible Study

Tuesday
September 18

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

Holy Eucharist
Finance Committee Meeting
St. Andrew Settlement

Wednesday
September 19

6:30 a.m.
7:30 a.m.

Holy Eucharist
Grounds & Environs Committee

Thursday
September 20

5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.

Senior Choir Rehearsal
Church Committee Meeting

Friday
September 21

9:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist

Saturday
September 22

11:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
Little Brothers of St. Andrew
Youth Choir Rehearsal
Youth Fellowship
Altar Guild

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