Sunday Bulletin

Twenty Third Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)
Sunday, November 4, 2007

In this Bulletin ...

Growing through Faith, Commitment and Action
Parish News
Prayers Of Intercession
Sick and Shut-In Members
Readings for next Sunday, November 11.
Hymn: Lord, We Come To Ask Your Healing
Hymn: Such Love
Hymn: God, Our Father, We Adore Thee
Hymn: From Heaven You Came
Today's Services
Activities This Week

Dear People of God,

This week I share with you a reflection on Prayer written by former Rector, Bishop Herman Spence.

“When I have a task to do, I first pray to God as though everything depended on Him, and then I set to work as though everything depended on me. ” I believe that was said by St. Ignatius Loyocla, who caught the heart of the Gospel: God ’ s grace and our response. The constant beat of the Christian life is prayer and effort, worship and work, withdrawal and return.

To pray to God and then to set to work is not necessarily the order in time, but it is the very texture of life. As Christian people we are not given a set of rules which we are to keep or a way of life which we are to live by own strength: we do not make ourselves Christians by the way we live and thereby win God ’ s blessing. God gives Himself to us and, when we let His power work in us, we become what we are meant to be.

Prayer, even the most personal prayer, is never private. We always pray as members of Christ ’ s Body, the Church. When you pray, think of yourself as one of a great company of people. Say both “ my Father ” and “ our Father ” . Your own conversation with God must be quite personal, but that does not mean you are praying in private, that in your prayer to God you are isolated from other people. You pray with the Church. Such prayer sustains and strengthens us; it takes me out of myself and brings me into the fellowship of those who know God as the Lord of Life.

In worship and prayer we open the way for God to work His will in us. Prayer is not only calling on God to help me when I am in great trouble, although I do and should turn to Him when I am in great trouble; prayer is not the final resort when I have done my best and still need help: prayer is the beginning and continuing fact of my life. ”

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 giving in loving memory of Marnell Thompson on the 2 nd anniversary of her passing by her relatives.

Our Harvest Supper will take place on November 16 at the Church Hall. Remember, the success of the supper depends on our support.

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

A Quote for your Reflection

To stand in the presence of God with our mind in our heart, that is the essence of the prayer of the heart. The prayer of the Heart requires first of all that we make God our only thought. That means that we must dispel all distractions, concerns, worries and preoccupations and fill the mind with God alone.

Henri J. Nouwen– Reaching Out.


Did you know?

The ministry of a deacon is to represent Christ and His Church; particularly as a servant of those in need; and to assist bishops and priests in the proclamation of the Gospel and the administration of the sacraments. See page 456-465 for the service of consecration and ordination of a deacon.

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

  • Hubert Pink
  • Orinthia Fender
  • Verona Rambana
  • Gwendolyn Forbes-Jenkins

Sick Members

  • Enid LaBeach
  • Albert Robinson
  • Edna Brassington
  • Maria Lazarus
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Prayers Of Intercession

Twenty Third Sunday after Pentecost

Leader:

Lord, we give thanks that you sought us out and brought us to yourself. We pray for all who are newcomers to the faith: the newly converted, the baptized, the confirmed; for all who are seekers and exploring the meaning of life. Lord, may the church help to show that you seek for and welcome all; we pray for our Bishops and clergy may your church be an accepting church, a hospitable church. We ask that you will guide us in our stewardship, that we may use our gifts to the benefit of others and to your glory.
Lord, you seek and save that which is lost.

All:

Have mercy on us and hear our prayer.

 

Leader: We ask your blessing upon all who work in commerce, upon financiers and bankers, upon tax-collectors and accountants. We pray for individuals and countries that are deeply in debt, for the world ’ s poor and for all who have suffered because of the greed, corruption and deceitful- ness of others. We pray for the liberation of all who are impoverished.
Lord, you seek and save that which is lost.
All:

Have mercy on us and hear our prayer.

 

Leader: We give thanks for generous people, welcoming people, for those who have enriched our lives by their grace and goodness. We pray for our own families and loved ones, for the area in which we live and the places where we work.
Lord, you seek and save that which is lost.
All:

Have mercy on us and hear our prayer.

 

Leader: We pray for all who have been belittled by others, all who have been squeezed out of their community, especially by violence, all who are despised or rejected, all who have to do unpopular work. We remember all who are feeling hurt, all who are despairing or desolate, all who feel lost and have nowhere or nobody to turn to. We pray for friends and loved ones suffering at this time…
Lord, you seek and save that which is lost.
All:

Have mercy on us and hear our prayer.

 

Leader: We rejoice that you welcome us into your presence and your kingdom. We give thanks for the forgiveness of sins and opportunity to amend our lives. We ask your blessing upon all whom you have welcomed in love and into life eternal, especially…
Lord, you seek and save that which is lost.
All:

Have mercy on us and hear our prayer.

(Silence may be kept)

 

All: Lord, open our eyes to your glory, that we may know your presence and power, and in knowing you, we may love and serve you and live in righteousness and 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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Readings for Next Sunday - November 11, 2007

Old Testament: Job 19:23-27
Second Reading: II Thessalonians 3:6-13
Gospel: Luke 21: 5-19

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Hymn: Lord, We Come To Ask Your Healing

  1. Lord, we come to ask your healing,
    teach us of love;
    all unspoken shame revealing,
    teach us of love.
    Take our selfish thoughts and actions,
    petty feuds, divisive factions,
    hear us now to you appealing,
    teach us of love.

  2. Soothe away our pain and sorrow,
    hold us in love;
    grace we cannot buy or borrow,
    hold us in love.
    Though we see but dark and danger,
    though we spurn both friend and stranger,
    though we often dread tomorrow,
    hold us in love.

  3. When the bread is raised and broken,
    fill us with love;
    words of consecration spoken,
    fill us with love.
    As our grateful prayers continue,
    make the faith that we have in you
    more that just an empty token,
    fill us with love.

  4. Help us live for one another,
    bind us in love;
    stranger, neighbour, father, mother-
    bind us in love.
    All are equal at your table,
    through your Spirit make us able
    to embrace as sister,
    brother bind us in love.

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Hymn: Such Love

  1. Such love, pure as the whitest snow;
    such love weeps for the shame I know;
    such love, paying the debt I owe;
    O Jesus, such love.

  2. Such love, stilling my restlessness;
    such love, filling my emptiness;
    such love, showing me holiness;
    O Jesus, such love.

  3. Such love springs from eternity;
    such love, streaming through history;
    such love, fountain of life to me;
    O Jesus, such love.

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Hymn: God, Our Father, We Adore Thee

  1. God, our Father, we adore thee!
    We, thy children, bless thy name!
    Chosen in the Christ before thee,
    We are “ holy, without blame. ”
    We adore thee! we adore thee!
    Abba ’ s praises we proclaim!
    We adore thee! we adore thee!
    Abba ’ s praises we proclaim!

  2. Son Eternal, we adore thee!
    Lamb upon the throne on high!
    Lamb of God, we bow before thee,
    Thou hast bro ’ t thy people nigh!
    We adore thee! we adore thee!
    Son of God, who came to die!
    We adore thee! we adore thee!
    Son of God, who came to die!

  3. Holy Spirit, we adore thee!
    Paraclete and heav ’ nly guest!
    Sent from God and from the Saviour,
    Thou hast led us into rest.
    We adore thee! we adore thee!
    By thy grace forever blest:
    We adore thee! we adore thee!
    By thy grace forever blest.

  4. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
    Three in One! We give thee praise!
    For the riches we inherit,
    Heart and voice to thee we raise!
    We adore thee! we adore thee!
    Thee we bless thro ’ endless days!
    We adore thee! we adore thee!
    Thee we bless thro ’ endless days!
    Amen.

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Hymn: From Heaven You Came

  1. From heaven You came, helpless babe,
    entered our world, Your glory veiled,
    not to be served but to serve,
    And give Your life that we might live.

    Refrain:
    This is our God, the Servant King,
    He calls us now to follow Him,
    to bring our lives as a daily offering
    of worship to the Servant King.

  2. There in the garden of tears
    my heavenly load He chose to bear:
    His heart with sorrow was torn,
    ‘ Yet not my will but yours, ’ He said.

    Refrain

  3. Come see His hands and His feet,
    the scars that speak of sacrifice,
    hands that flung stars into space
    to cruel nails surrendered.

    Refrain

  4. So let us learn how to serve
    and in our lives enthrone Him,
    each other ’ s needs to prefer,
    for it is Christ we ’ re serving.

    Refrain

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Today's Services

Twenty Third Sunday after Pentecost

6:30 a.m.
HOLY EUCHARIST
7:30 a.m.
SUNG EUCHARIST and SERMON
(Corporate for Reception Committee)
Processional God, Our Father, We Adore Thee
Old Testament Isaiah 1:10-20
[Jean Ottey]
Psalm 32:1-8
Refrain: I acknowledged my sin to you,
and you forgave me the guilt of my sin.
(All Sit– No Gloria)
Epistle II Thessalonians 1:1-15 & 11-12
[Ena Dallen]
Gradual 192 [Children leave for Sunday School]
Gospel Luke 19:1-10
Sermon Rev. Deacon Monique Blake
The Prayers of Intercession  
The Offertory Hymn Servant King
Hymns During Communion

412,
Lord we come to ask your healing,
Such Love

Second Collection 204
Recessional

174

9:45 a.m.
MORNING PRAYER and SERMON
Processional God, Our Father, We Adore Thee
Jubilate [BCP page 37]
Serve the Lord with gladness Alleluia.
Psalm 32:1-8 [BCP page 505]
(All Stand)
Old Testament II Thessalonians 1:1-15 and 11-12
Benedictus [BCP page 40]
Second Reading Luke 19:1-10
Hymn 192
Sermon Rev. Deacon Monique Blake
Hymn Servant King
Second Collection 204
Recessional 174
6:00 p.m.
HOLY EUCHARIST and SERMON
Introit God, Our Father, We Adore Thee
Old Testament II Thessalonians 1:1-15 and 11-12
Psalm 32 [BCP page 505]
Gradual 192
Gospel Luke 19:1-10
Hymn 192
Sermon Rev. Major Sirrano Kitson
Offertory 225
Recessional 174

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Activities This Week

Monday
November 5

5:30 p.m.

Bible Study

Tuesday
November 6

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

Holy Eucharist
Moreton Park Cottages

Wednesday
November 7

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

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

Thursday
November 8

5:30 p.m.

Senior Choir Rehearsal

Friday
November 9

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

Saturday
November 10

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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