Sunday Bulletin

Twenty First Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)
Sunday, October 21, 2007

In this Bulletin ...

Growing through Faith, Commitment and Action
Parish News
Prayers Of Intercession
Sick and Shut-In Members
Harvest Readings - October 28, 2007
Hymn: Jesus Took a Piece of Bread
Hymn: God of Grace and God of Glory
Hymn: Come Sing, O Church, in Joy!
Hymn: Wonderful Grace
Today's Services
Activities This Week

Dear People of God,

Since the inception of the St. Andrew Care Centre in December 2001, as an outreach project of our church and as part of the government’s Possibility Programme, it has registered and referred more than four hundred and eighty boys between the ages of 9 and 18 to agencies which are equipped to provide them with medical and psychological interventions, education and training. This group falls into three categories- little boys, teenaged youngsters and young men over eighteen years. Some of the street boys do not know their age, date of birth or proper names. The Care Centre is the faculty that provides the remedial work of life skills, advertise assessment programme to build the emotional and spiritual aspects of the boys. However, many of the boys who are seen at the Centre do not qualify for entry into the various existing social/psychological/ education and training facilities. As a result of this situation, the Centre has expanded its responsi- bilities to include remediation and socialization programmes to prepare the boys for entry into the facilities. There is also the Skills ’ Training centre at Old Hop Road, Behaviour Modification Camps and a Hostel at Goodwin Park Road.

Daily, more than 15 boys are catered to offering breakfast and lunch, shower, laundry facilities, remedial education, life skills training, individual and group training as well as training for their parents/guardians in parenting skills. The Care Centre operates five days per week, Mondays to Fridays. The ‘Little Brothers’ has at the centre, a Saturday programme for boys including boys from the Ambrook Lane community.

The sum of $2.3 million raised for the Care Centre from the 2006 Tournament assisted in helping to defray the Centre’s operating costs of its expanded role of rehabilitation and remedial activities, as well as providing for other necessary essential and security services and in addition to contributing to the salaries of the additional staff required to carry through the programme.

We extend a warm welcome to all those visiting with us today especially our Senior Netball Team (The Sunshine Girls)!


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

We express condolences to George Watson and family on the death of his mother Pearl Parchment.

Bible Study Expo will be on Saturday, October 27 at Christ Church, Vineyard Town , 9:00 a.m.—4:00p.m. The presenter will be Bishop Alfred Reid. Topic - “The Lectionary– a source of Anglican Spirituality”.

Harvest Thanksgiving is on October 28, 2007. The Harvest Supper will take place on November 16 at the Church Hall. Remember, the success of the supper depends on our support.

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.

St. Matthew’s Allman Town Annual Harvest Supper takes place on Friday, November 9 at the Girls Guide Association Headquarters, the cost per ticket is $500.

Adults and teens are invited to join the Steel Pan group which meets every Saturday between 12:30 p.m.– 2:00 p.m. at 8 Hamilton Drive. Contact Janice Thomas for further information at 861-3285.

The Altar Guild is asking for the support of members on Saturday, October 27, to prepare for the Harvest celebration on Sunday.

A Quote for your Reflection

Sometimes it seems as if the Christian community is “so busy” with its projects and plans that there is neither the time nor the mood to pray. When prayer is no longer its primary concern, when its many activities are no longer seen and experienced as part of prayer itself, the community quickly degenerates into a club with a common cause but no common vocation.


Did you know?

The ministers of the Church are lay persons, bishops, priests and deacons. Lay persons are to represent Christ and His church, to bear witness bear witness to him wherever they may be; and according to the gifts given them, to carry on Christ ’ s work of reconciliation in the world, and to take their place in the life, worship and governance of the Church.

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

  • Ida Small
  • Eulah Stephenson
  • Mable Philpotts
  • Isoline Gayle

Sick Members

  • Phyllis Walker
  • Edna Brassington
  • Daniel Dixon
  • Ozetta Christian
  • Kenneth Smith
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Prayers Of Intercession

Twenty First Sunday after Pentecost

Leader:

We give you thanks for all who proclaim your power, peace and presence. We pray for preachers of the word and ministers of the sacrament, for those who are priests and pastors in our community, for our Bishops, clergy and church workers. We remember all who are teaching the faith and for those seeking to learn more; we ask you to guide our teachers and to bless us in our learning. We pray for all being prepared for baptism for parents and Godparents, for those being prepared for confirmation or ordination.
Lord, show us your way.

All:

Teach us your path.

 

Leader: We ask your blessing on the judicial system, we pray for law courts, barristers, lawyers, juries. We remember all who seek to keep law and order, we pray for the police and the probation service. We pray for areas where there is injustice and a lack of freedom, for all who suffer wrongfully and all who are oppressed.
Lord, show us your way.
All:

Teach us your path.

 

Leader: We give thanks for all who have shared their wisdom and learning with us. We pray for teachers and tutors, for Sun day schools and day schools. We pray that we may learn to listen, be sensitive and open to others. We remember all who are deprived of education, all who are indoctrinated, all who have learning difficulties. We ask you to guide us and our loved ones at all times.
Lord, show us your way.
All:

Teach us your path.

 

Leader: We remember before you all who have lost their way, all who have lost their grip on reality, all who are deluding themselves or others. We pray for the confused, the harassed, the dejected, especially for any whose minds refuse to cope and those suffering from memory loss or Alzheimer ’ s disease. We remember loved ones who are ill…
Lord, show us your way.
All:

Teach us your path.

 

Leader: We give thanks that you seek us out and lead us to you and eternal life. We remember before you friends and loved ones in your kingdom.
Lord, show us your way.
All:

Teach us your path.

(Silence may be kept)

 

All: Loving God, you are always ready to love us and accept us, always more ready to hear than we to pray; teach us to abide in you and know you abide in us, to place ourselves in your presence and your peace and to live and work to your glory; 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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Harvest Readings - October 28, 2007

First Reading: Deut. 8:1-3,6-10
Psalm: 65:9-14 [BCP page 547]
Second Reading: Jas 1:17-18, 21-27

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Hymn: Jesus Took a Piece of Bread

Refrain:
Jesus took a piece of bread,
he shared a cup of wine.
Eat and drink he said
because you’re friends of mine!

  1. We eat and drink with Jesus
    because we are his friends,
    remembering his promise
    of life that never ends.

  2. We share with one another
    the bread and wine he gives,
    and celebrate together
    the special life he lives.

  3. We rise up from the table,
    and go where Jesus sends,
    to tell the world the gospel
    of love that never ends.

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Hymn: God of Grace and God of Glory

  1. God of grace and God of glory,
    On Thy people pour Thy power;
    Crown Thine ancient church’s story;
    Bring its bud to glorious flower.
    Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
    For the facing of this hour,
    For the facing of this hour.

  2. Lo! the hosts of evil round us
    Scorn Thy Christ, assail Thy ways!
    From the fears that long have bound us
    Free our hearts to faith and praise.
    Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
    For the living of these days,
    For the living of these days.

  3. Cure Thy children’s warring madness,
    Bend our pride to Thy control;
    Shame our wanton, selfish gladness,
    Rich in things and poor in soul.
    Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
    Lest we miss Thy kingdom’s goal,
    Lest we miss Thy kingdom’s goal.

  4. Set our feet on lofty places;
    Gird our lives that they may be
    Armored with all Christ-like graces,
    Pledged to set all captives free.
    Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
    That we fail not them nor Thee!
    That we fail not them nor Thee!

  5. Save us from weak resignation
    To the evils we deplore;
    Let the gift of Thy salvation
    Be our glory evermore.
    Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
    Serving Thee whom we adore,
    Serving Thee whom we adore.

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Hymn: Come Sing, O Church, in Joy!

  1. Come sing, O church, in joy!
    Come join, O church, in song!
    For Christ the Lord has led us
    through the ages long!
    In bold accord, come celebrate
    the journey now and praise the Lord!

  2. Long years have come and gone,
    And still God reigns supreme,
    Empowering us to catch the vision,
    dream the dream!
    In bold accord, come celebrate
    the journey now and praise the Lord!

  3. Let courage be our friend,
    Let wisdom be our guide,
    As we in mission magnify the Crucified!
    In bold accord, come celebrate
    the journey now and praise the Lord!

  4. Come sing, O church, in joy!
    Come join, O church, in song!
    For Christ the Lord
    has triumphed o’er the ages long!
    In bold accord, come celebrate
    the journey now and praise the Lord!

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Hymn: Wonderful Grace

  1. Wonderful grace
    that gives what I don’t deserve,
    pays me what Christ has earned,
    then lets me go free.
    Wonderful grace
    that gives me the time to change,
    washes away the stains
    that once covered me.

    Refrain:
    And all that I have
    I lay at the feet
    of the wonderful Saviour
    who loves me.

  2. Wonderful love
    that held in the face of death,
    breathed in its latest breath
    forgiveness for me.
    Wonderful love,
    whose power can break every chain,
    giving us life again and setting us free.

    Refrain:

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Today's Services

Twenty First Sunday after Pentecost

6:30 a.m.
HOLY EUCHARIST
7:30 a.m.
SUNG EUCHARIST and SERMON
(Corporate for Brotherhood of St. Andrew)
Processional Come Sing, O Church, in Joy!
Old Testament Genesis 32: 3-8, 22-30
[Leonard Green]
Psalm 121 [BCP page 641]
Refrain: My help comes from the Lord,
the maker of heaven and earth.
(All Sit–No Gloria)
Epistle II Timothy 3: 14—4:5
[Simone Forbes]
Gradual 182 [Children leave for Sunday School]
Gospel Luke 18: 1-8
Sermon Rev. Dr. David Kuck
The Prayers of Intercession  
The Offertory Hymn 350
Hymns During Communion

394,
Wonderful Grace,
Jesus Took a Piece of Bread

Recessional

God of Grace and God of Glory

9:45 a.m.
MORNING PRAYER and SERMON
Processional Come Sing, O Church, in Joy!
Venite [BCP page 36]
Psalm 121 [BCP page 641]
(All Stand)
Old Testament Genesis 32: 3-8, 22-30
Benedictus [BCP page 40]
Second Reading Luke 18: 1-8
Hymn 182
Sermon Rev. Dr. David Kuck
Hymn 350
Recessional God of Grace and God of Glory
6:00 p.m.
NO SERVICE
(All are invited to St. Luke’s for the Ingathering Service for Easter Jamaica Region of the Anglican Church)

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Activities This Week

Monday
October 22

5:30 p.m.

Bible Study

Tuesday
October 23

9:00 a.m.

Holy Eucharist

Wednesday
October 24

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

Holy Eucharist
Confirmation Class– Seniors

Thursday
October 25

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

Senior Choir Rehearsal
Supper Committee

Friday
October 26

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

Saturday
October 27

10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
Brotherhood of St. Andrew
Little Brothers of St. Andrew
Youth Choir Rehearsal
Youth Fellowship

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