Sunday Bulletin

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)
Sunday, October 14, 2007

In this Bulletin ...

Growing through Faith, Commitment and Action
Parish News
Prayers Of Intercession
Sick and Shut-In Members
Hymn: O Christ, The Great Foundation
Hymn: Thine Arm, O Lord
Hymn: Give Thanks With a Grateful Heart
Today's Services
Activities This Week

Dear People of God,

We had a wonderful and joyful Eucharistic celebration last Sunday at the National Arena with our guest The Most Rev’d and Rt. Honourable Dr. John Sentamu, Archbishop of York and Primate of England. His message and passion are based on the belief, “Be the change that you want in the world” . This exhortation by the Archbishop moved me to look again at the question, what does it mean to become what we desire in others?

If all of us become what we desire in others, which is to practice what we believe, would we have a better society? It is our experience of love and affirmation which will clothe us with a healthy sense of self- esteem and self- worth that can engender the social graces which are necessary for a gentler and more productive people. What we desire in others must begin with each individual practicing kindness, respect and being helpful. A guiding scriptural principle which has directed past generations is, “Do unto others as you would have them do to you ” . (Matt. 7:12) A present teaching for health practitioners is, “ If you cannot do good do not harm” . Christians have been commanded by Christ and have promised at their Baptism and at each participation in Holy Communion to “ love one another as I have loved you” (John 13: 34). Jesus demonstrated this command in his ministry, through his teaching and lived it as the principle for relating and the litmus test of discipleship. (John 13: 35)

It is the nurturing of our relationship with God who works within us through the power of the Holy Spirit at the cellular level of our souls that enables us to demonstrate the fruit of love as justice, joy as rejoicing, and peace as whole- ness. Without this nurturing ingredient which is necessary for our corporate and individual well-being we are prone to be warped by the dark and destructive evil forces of our nature. As Mother Theresa said, “ We are capable of good or evil. We are not born bad; everybody has something good inside. Some hide it, some neglect it, but it is there. God created us to love and to be loved, so it is our test from God to choose one path or another. ” It is for us as a caring and nurturing community of faith to live and teach the gospel of Christ which has the power to change and infuse the fruit of the Spirit.

As a nation we celebrate National Heritage week which calls to mind the legacy of our heroes and those people of courage who fought for the dismantling of slavery and crown colony rule and bequeathed to us the freedom we now enjoy. They embodied the belief of the Archbishop of York and Primate of England.

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. Ronald Clarke on their 51st wedding anni- versary on October 6th. To Sylvia Baugh on her 97 th birthday on Oct. 17 th.

Flowers at the foot of the altar are given in loving memory of Marion Marshall by her family.

We express condolences to the families of Gloria Sinclair who passed away on October 8, to Mrs. Daphne Whitely on the death of her brother, Selbourne Foster and Josetta Ewers on the passing of her father.

St. Jude’s Church – Stony Hill is celebrating 120 years of witness. A Sacred Concert is planned for November 8 and the venue and time will be announce at a later date.

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

The Women’s Auxiliary annualJamaica Nite’ will be on Friday, October 19 at the Church Hall from 4:30 p.m.– 7:30 p.m.

Harvest Thanksgiving is on October 28, 2007. The Harvest Supper will take place on November 16 at the Church Hall.

St. Luke’s family will be hosting a banquet at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel on November 2nd at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the church office $4000.00 each. Mr. Vivian Crawford will be master of ceremonies.

A Quote for your Reflection

“We must be loved by God first, and only then can we give to others. For us to want to give love to others we must be full of love to give. God acts in this way. It is He who moves us all to do what we are doing, and if we feel His love for us then this love emanates from us. His love has no boundaries.”
The book by Mother Theresa– A Simple Path.


Did you know?

The Diocese of York is older than the Diocese of Canterbury. The latter was said to have been founded by St. Augustine. The Archbishop of York is the second highest ranking cleric in England. Notably, the Archbishop of York is styled the Primate of England whereas the Archbishop of Canterbury is styled the Primate of all England.

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

  • Maisie Foster
  • Sylvia Baugh
  • Winnie Berry
  • Marion Leon

Sick Members

  • Pearl Parchment
  • Ozetta Christian
  • Albert Robinson
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Prayers Of Intercession

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Leader: Holy and Mighty God, how wonderful is all your creation; we give you thanks and praise for all you have given to us. We pray for the work of the church among the scorned and rejected, among those who are not easily accepted socially. We pray for the church ’ s work among those suffering with leprosy, among those living with HIV or AIDS, among all of whom society is afraid or scornful. We pray for Christians who work in dangerous or lonely places; we remember those who suffer persecution for their faith.
Lord, you are our hope.
All: We put our trust in you.
Leader: We pray for down-town areas of cities, for areas of deprivation and places looked on as ghettos. We pray for all who are not allowed a fair chance in life because of where they reside or how they look. We remember all areas where there is prejudice and hostility, all places of ethnic fear and animosity.
Lord, you are our hope.
All: We put our trust in you.
Leader: We thank you for all our nations heroes: past, present and future. We thank you for our personal heroes. We give thanks for those who have accepted us as we are, and we pray for our friends and our loved ones, that our communities may be places of peace and mutual love, that we may learn respect for all peoples. We remember all those who feel rejected and unloved.
Lord, you are our hope.
All: We put our trust in you.
Leader: We pray for all who have been disfigured through accident or illness. We remember those who suffer through the cruelty and thoughtlessness of others. We pray for all who are working with people with contagious diseases. We remember friends and loved ones who are ill at this time. We pray especially for…
Lord, you are our hope.
All: We put our trust in you.
Leader: We give thanks that you heal and renew your people. We pray for loved ones departed remembering especially today…
Lord, you are our hope.
All:

We put our trust in you.

(Silence may be kept)

All: Almighty God, whose power is revealed in our weakness, and whose grace meets our every need; we give you thanks for your healing and your love and pray you will guide us always to keep our hope and our trust in 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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Hymn: O Christ, The Great Foundation

  1. O Christ, the great foundation
    On which Your people stand
    To preach Your true salvation
    In every age and land:
    Pour out Your Holy Spirit
    To make us strong and pure,
    To keep the faith unbroken
    As long as worlds endure.

  2. Baptized in one confession,
    One church in all the earth,
    We bear our Lord’s impression,
    The sign of second birth:
    One holy people gathered
    In love beyond our own,
    By grace we were invited,
    By grace we make You known.

  3. Where tyrants’ hold is tightened,
    Where strong devour the weak,
    Where innocents are frightened,
    The righteous fear to speak,
    There let Your church awaking
    Attack the powers of sin
    And, all their ramparts breaking,
    With You victory win.

  4. This is the moment glorious
    When He who once was dead
    Shall lead His church victorious,
    Their champion and their head.
    The Lord of all creation
    His heavenly kingdom brings,
    The final consummation,
    The glory of all things.

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Hymn: Thine Arm, O Lord

  1. Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old
    Was strong to heal and save;
    It triumphed o’er disease and death,
    O’er darkness and the grave;
    To Thee they went, the blind, the dumb,
    The palsied and the lame,
    The leper with his tainted life,
    The sick with fevered frame.

  2. And lo! Thy touch brought life and health,
    Gave speech and strength and sight;
    And youth renewed and frenzy calmed
    Owned Thee the Lord of light;
    And now, O Lord, be near to bless,
    Almighty as of yore,
    In crowded street, by restless couch,
    As by Gennesareth’s shore.

  3. Be Thou our great deliverer still,
    Thou Lord of life and death;
    Restore and quicken, soothe and bless
    With Thine almighty breath;
    To hands that work, and eyes that see,
    Give wisdom’s heavenly lore,
    That whole and sick, and weak and string,
    May praise Thee evermore.

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Hymn: Give Thanks With a Grateful Heart

Give thanks with a grateful heart,
give thanks to the Holy One;
give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son.
Give thanks with a grateful heart,
give thanks to the Holy One;
give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son.
And now let the weak say, ‘I am strong’,
let the poor say ‘I am rich’,
because of what the Lord has done for us;
give thanks.

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Today's Services

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

6:30 a.m.
HOLY EUCHARIST
(Book of Common Prayer)
7:30 a.m.
SUNG EUCHARIST and SERMON
Processional 242
Old Testament Ruth 1: 8-19
[Pauline Fraser]
Psalm 113 [BCP page 621]
(All Stand)
Epistle II Timothy 2: 8-15
[William Reeson]
Gradual 478 [Children leave for Sunday School]
Gospel Luke 17: 11-19
Sermon Rev. Major Sirrano Kitson
The Prayers of Intercession  
The Offertory Hymn 177
Hymns During Communion

396, 253, 360

The Second Collection O Christ, the Great Foundation
Recessional

379

9:45 a.m.
SUNG EUCHARIST and SERMON
(Programmes provided)
Psalm 113
Refrain: Praise the Lord,
who raises the poor, Alleluia!
6:00 p.m.
THE SERVICE WILL BE CONDUCTED
BY THE YOUTH CHOIR - ALL ARE INVITED

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Activities This Week

Tuesday
October 16

9:00 a.m.

Holy Eucharist

Wednesday
October 17

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

Holy Eucharist
Property & Building
Confirmation Class– Seniors

Thursday
October 18

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

Senior Choir Rehearsal
Supper Committee
Church Committee Meeting

Friday
October 19

9:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
Confirmation Class– Juniors
Young Adult Meeting – Old Court House

Saturday
October 20

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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