Sunday Bulletin

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)
Sunday, September 30, 2007

In this Bulletin ...

Growing through Faith, Commitment and Action
Parish News
Prayers Of Intercession
Sick and Shut-In Members
Hymn: Lord of the Church
Hymn: Christ is the One Who Calls
Hymn: Here is Bread, Here is Wine
Today's Services
Activities This Week

Dear People of God,

As we endeavor to walk with the Lord day by day, we are asked to have faith. Is it blind faith or is it faith in someone whom we have experienced? This week I share with you from the book ‘ The Word Among Us ’ on what is faith?

“What is faith anyway? Some say it means believing something that you want to be true, yet cannot prove. Others say that it means believing only in what you can see and trust. Still others say that faith is like living in the unknown. There is no explanation, nor can there be. It is a mystery that simply needs to be accepted.

“Sadly, too many of us live with weak or inadequate views of faith like these. And the wrong definition of faith leads to a weak sense of trust and abandonment to the Lord. Faith is not about believing in some unknown mystery. It ’ s not about a blind leap. Neither does it have to do with trusting in something we can touch and feel- something that is limited to this world only.

“Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen ” (Hebrew 11:1). The reading goes on: It means believing that God exists “ and that he rewards those who seek him” (11:6)

“The Greek word pistis, which we translate as “faith,” more accurately means being trustworthy. Can a person be trustworthy if they do not exist? Can a person be trustworthy if we cannot believe that what they are saying is true?

“Our faith does not make God real. Our faith is our response to a real and living God who has made himself known to us through his Son. The church has never said, “ Take a leap of faith into the dark.” Rather, the invitation is always to “come into the light.”

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 in the Sanctuary are in memory of Bishop Herman Spence.

We express condolences to Everton Cummings whose father Audley died in Canada. Also to Hyacinth Chin and family on the death of her husband and to the friends and family of Margaret Wardell who died in England.

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

All members are expected to be at the National Arena on Sunday, October 7, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. for the Diocesan Service for the visit of the Archbishop of York. Please be seated by 9:00 a.m. Ushers meeting October 6th at the National Stadium at 3:00p.m. Youth Gathering October 9th. Our Youth will meet at Church House at 1:30 p.m. for a March of Witness to the Indoor Sports ’ Centre to where they will welcome the Archbishop.

There will be an Ingathering Service at St. Luke’s, Cross Roads on October 21st at 4:00 p.m. for the Deanery of St. Andrew. There will be no 6:00 p.m. service here on that Sunday.

Harvest Thanksgiving is on October 28, 2007.

Prayer books are available at the Church Office at a cost of $900.00.

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

A Quote for your Reflection

“For Christians the beginning of the day should not be burdened and oppressed with besetting concerns for the days work. If the threshold of the new day stands the Lord who made it. All the darkness and distractions of the dreams of night retreat before the clear light of Jesus Christ and his awakening Word.” Dietrich Bonhoffer, Life Together.


Did you know?

In the anointing of the sick, sometimes called unction, the priest makes the sign of the cross with consecrated oil on the forehead and/or other parts of the body of the sick person. By this God ’ s grace is given for the healing spirit, mind and body. The oil used is from the service of Renewal of Vows/Blessing of the oils on Maundy Thursday which is outlined on pgs. 417-425 of the BCP.

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

  • Gloria Carney
  • Carline Heron
  • Madge Nelson
  • Cynthia Stewart

Sick Members

  • Sharon Beasly
  • Terrence Bennett
  • Lois Bayliss
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Prayers Of Intercession

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Leader: Lord, the Creator of all, give us a sense of respect for all people: let your church work for the good of all and the uplifting of those who are down. We pray for all relief organizations, for those working among the world ’ s poor. We remember the church in its work in the inner city communities among street children. Lord, guide us that we may be good stewards of what you have given us.
Lord, make us loving people
All: and a caring people.
Leader: We pray for all who work for little wages and live in poverty: all who are misused and cheated in the world of trade. We pray for countries in deep debt, for places of famine and hunger. We remember all whose homes and land have been spoiled by war, by a lack of respect for the earth, by the greed of multinational corporations, for all who are losing their heritage through the power of others.
Lord, make us loving people
All: and a caring people.
Leader: We give thanks for all who taught us love by loving us, for those who gave us respect for ourselves and confidence. Lord, teach us to be open to the needs of others in our homes and in our communities: let us not become hardened or neglectful. We pray for homes where there is no respect for each other, where there is neglect and apathy, where there is abuse and animosity.
Lord, make us loving people
All: and a caring people.
Leader: We pray for all who lack well-being, the ill at home or in hospital. We remember those who have no home or security, who have no one to care for them. We pray for all who suffer through feeling unwanted or rejected, all who have been betrayed in love, all who have been deserted. We pray for friends and loved ones in their needs, for all ill and suffering people, especially…
Lord, make us loving people
All: and a caring people.
Leader: We give thanks for all who have entered the fullness of joy and peace in your kingdom, for all who are refreshed and restored in your kingdom. We ask you to bless friends and loved ones departed, especially…
Lord, make us loving people
All:

and a caring people.

(Silence may be kept)

All: Good gracious God, all that we have comes from you; make us sensitive in all our dealings with each other and with your creation. Grant that we may reflect your generosity in our lives and do your will here on earth, that we may come to rejoice in your heavenly kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.

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Hymn: Lord of the Church

  1. Lord of the Church, we pray for our renewing:
    Christ over all, our undivided aim;
    fire of the Spirit, burn for our enduring,
    wind of the Spirit, fan the living flame!
    We turn to Christ amid our fear and failing,
    the will that lacks the courage to be free,
    the weary labours, all but unavailing,
    to bring us nearer what a church should be.

  2. Lord of the Church, we seek a Father’s blessing,
    a true repentance and a faith restored,
    a swift obedience and a new possessing,
    filled with the Holy Spirit of the Lord!
    We turn to Christ from all our restless striving,
    unnumbered voices with a single prayer
    the living water for our souls’ reviving,
    in Christ to live, and love and serve and care.

  3. Lord of the Church, we long for our uniting,
    true to one calling, by one vision stirred;
    one cross proclaiming and one creed reciting,
    one in the truth of Jesus and His word!
    So lead us on; till toil and trouble ended,
    one Church triumphant one new song shall sing,
    to praise His glory, risen and ascended,
    Christ over all, the everlasting King!

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Hymn: Christ is the One Who Calls

  1. Christ is the One who calls,
    the One who loved and came,
    to whom by right it falls
    to bear the highest name;
    and still today our hearts are stirred
    to hear His word and walk His way.

  2. Christ is the One who seeks,
    to whom our souls are known.
    the word of love He speaks
    can wake a heart of stone;
    for at that sound the blind can see,
    the slave is free, the lost are found.

  3. Christ is the One who died,
    forsaken and betrayed;
    who, mocked and crucified,
    the price of pardon paid.
    Our dying Lord, what grief and loss,
    what bitter cross our souls restored!

  4. Christ is the One who rose
    in glory from the grave,
    to share His life with those
    whom once He died to save.
    He drew death’s sting and broke its chains,
    who lives and reigns our risen King.

  5. Christ is the One who sends,
    His story to declare;
    who calls His servants friends
    and gives them news to share.
    His truth proclaim in all the earth,
    His matchless worth and saving name

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Hymn: Here is Bread, Here is Wine

  1. Here is bread, here is wine,
    Christ is with us, He is with us;
    break the bread, drink the wine
    Christ is with us here.

    Refrain:
    In this bread there is healing,
    in this cup there’s life for ever;
    in this moment, by the Spirit Christ is with us here.

  2. Here is grace, here is peace,
    Christ is with us, He is with us;
    know His grace, find His peace
    Feast on Jesus here.

    Refrain:

  3. Here we are, joined in one,
    Christ is with us, He is with us;
    We’ll proclaim, ’til He comes
    Jesus crucified.

    Refrain:

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Today's Services

Eighteenth 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 2
Old Testament Amos 6:1-7
[Mrs. Blossom Griffith]
Psalm 146:4-9
Refrain: Praise the Lord,
O my soul
(All Sit – No Gloria)
Epistle I Timothy 6:11-19
[Miss Pearl Hanson]
Gradual 335 [Children leave for Sunday School]
Gospel Luke 16:19-31
Sermon Rev. Major Sirrano Kitson
The Prayers of Intercession  
Offertory 373
Communion

388,
Christ is the one who calls,
Here is bread, here is wine,
419

Recessional

Lord of the Church

9:45 a.m.
MORNING PRAYER and SERMON
Processional 2
Venite [BCP page 36]
Psalm 146: 4-9 (All Stand)
Old Testament Amos 6:1-7
Benedictus [BCP page 40]
Second Reading Luke 16:19-31
Hymn 335
Sermon Rev. Major Sirrano Kitson
Hymn 373
Recessional

Lord of the Church

6:00 p.m.
HOLY EUCHARIST and SERMON
Introit 359
Old Testament Amos 6:1-7
Psalm 146
Gradual 335
Gospel Luke 16:19-31
Sermon Rev. Major Sirrano Kitson
Offertory 373
Recessional

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Activities This Week

Monday
September 17

5:30 p.m.

Bible Study

Tuesday
September 18

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

Holy Eucharist
Moreton Park Committee

Wednesday
September 19

6:30 a.m.
7:30 a.m.
5:15 p.m.
6:00 p.m.

Holy Eucharist
Property & Building
Women ’ s Auxiliary
Confirmation Class– Seniors

Thursday
September 20

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

Senior Choir Rehearsal
Supper Committee

Friday
September 21

9:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
Confirmation Class– Juniors

Saturday
September 22

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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