Sunday Bulletin

Twenty Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)
Sunday, November 11, 2007

In this Bulletin ...

Growing through Faith, Commitment and Action
Parish News
Prayers Of Intercession
Sick and Shut-In Members
Hymn: I Serve A Risen Saviour
Hymn: All the Way My Saviour Leads Me
Hymn: God, Whose Love Is Reigning o’er Us
Hymn: The Servant King
Today's Services
Activities This Week

Dear People of God,

This week I share with you a reflection on the Nicene Creed written by former Rector, Bishop Thompson.

"What does it mean to say Sunday after Sunday in the Nicene Creed, “ we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of Life ” ? My prayer and hope is that after our services today we would have come a little closer in our understanding of the work of Holy Spirit in our lives. “ In the begin- ning, when the Earth was without form and void, the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters. ” (Genesis 1:2) The same Spirit in- spired men and women down the ages to discern and obey the will of God and to proclaim it with courage. It was the same Spirit that empowered Jesus for His earthly ministry. On the first Pentecost Day, the coming of the Holy Spirit was dramatized in spectacular form with tongues of fire and the disciples speaking in tongues.

"The impression we are often left with is that the coming of the spirit must be accompanied by unusual and extraordinary happenings. In that wonderful passage from 1 Kings Chapter 19, we read that this is not nec- essarily so. We are told for example of a mighty wind, an earthquake and a fire. However when God conversed with Elijah it was in a still, small voice, in other words through the sound of a gentle breeze. What God wants of Elijah is strong action, but the commission is laid on him in a gentle whisper. Today in our worship let each one of us affirm the presence of the Holy Spirit as we live out our lives in the day to day events, but let us by doing this acknowledge that the Spirit often speaks to us in silence, in the quite of our ordinary lives. Unless we acknowledge this we may never discern His presence."

We extend a warm welcome to all those visiting with us today especially the Breakfast Optimist Club!


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

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

Youth Rally is on Saturday, November 17. this region will meet at St. Jude ’ s Stony Hill at 8:30 a.m. for worship then to Stony Hill HEART Academy. The Theme is “ Freedom in Christ Jesus ” .

Marriage Enrichment Retreat for couples who have been married for 5 years and more, will be from November 16-18 at The Mandeville Hotel at a cost of $10,000.00 per couple. Fr. Patrick Cunningham & Deaconess Elaine Cunningham will be the facilitators.

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

Quote for Reflection

We will never know how much good just a simple smile can do. We tell people how kind, forgiving, and understanding God is– are we the living proof? Can they really see this kindness, this forgiveness, this understanding, alive in us?

Mother Theresa


Did you know?

The ministry of priests is to represent Christ and His Church particularly as pastor to the people, to share with the Bishop in the overseeing of the Church; to proclaim the Gospel; to administer the sacraments; and to bless and declare pardon in the name of God. See pgs. 444- 455 for the service of consecration and ordination of a priest.

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

  • Vincent Maxwell
  • Millicent Townsend
  • Lucille Boyd
  • Letha Gordon

Sick Members

  • Roslyn Flash
  • Hesna Jamel
  • Veta McMillan
  • Albert Robinson
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Prayers Of Intercession

Twenty Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Leader:

Holy God, guide your church as it set among many dangers, keep it in the ways of truth and peace; may it stand for justice and righteousness. We pray for Christians who are being persecuted, for those edged out of their communities, and those who are imprisoned for their faith. May we and the church to which we belong be faithful to you and ready to serve those who are in need. We pray for our Bishops and clergy and for each Member at the St. Andrew Parish Church.
Lord, keep us under your protection.

All:

Deliver us from all that is evil.

 

Leader: We pray for all whose lives are at risk: the men and women of the armed forces keeping peace, the police, the men and women of the fire service, all who attend accidents and disasters, paramedics and doctors. We ask your blessing on all travellers and all who are in danger at this time.
Lord, keep us under your protection.
All:

Deliver us from all that is evil.

 

Leader: We give thanks for the security of our homes. Protect all who have lost their homes through debt or disaster. Guide all who are having difficulties in their relationships, all whose marriages or families are breaking down. We pray for all who seek to give their lives in love and service.
Lord, keep us under your protection.
All:

Deliver us from all that is evil.

 

Leader: We remember before you all who are finding life a problem, all who are disillusioned, discourage or despairing, all who are without vision or hope. Bless all involved in accidents or who are taken ill today; we remember the chronically ill and dying. We pray for loved ones in their need…
Lord, keep us under your protection.
All:

Deliver us from all that is evil.

 

Leader: We give thanks that you bear us up and do not suffer us to face destruction; you offer us life which is eternal. We pray for loved ones departed, for all who have left sorrow and pain for life and love eternal.
Lord, keep us under your protection.
All:

Deliver us from all that is evil.

(Silence may be kept)

 

All: Eternal God, you give us love, you give us life, you give us yourself; help us to give our love, our lives, ourselves to you, that we may dwell in you and you in us; 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: I Serve A Risen Saviour

  1. I serve a risen Saviour,
    He ’ s in the world today;
    I know that He is living,
    whatever men may say.
    I see His hand of mercy,
    I hear His voice of cheer;
    and just the time I need Him,
    He ’ s always near.

    Refrain:
    He lives, He lives,
    Christ Jesus lives today!
    He walks with me and talks with me
    along life ’ s narrow way.
    He lives, He lives,
    Salvation to impart!
    You ask me how I know He lives?
    He lives within my heart.

  2. In all the world around me
    I see His loving care,
    And though my heart grows weary
    I never will despair;
    I know that He is leading,
    through all the stormy blast,
    The day of His appearing
    will come at last.

    Refrain:

  3. Rejoice, rejoice, O Christian.
    Lift up your voice and sing
    eternal hallelujahs to Jesus Christ the King!
    The hope of all who seek Him,
    The help of all who find,
    None other is so loving,
    So good and kind.

    Refrain:

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Hymn: All the Way My Saviour Leads Me

  1. All the way my Saviour leads me
    What have I to ask beside?
    Can I doubt His tender mercy,
    Who through life has been my guide?
    Heavenly peace, divinest comfort,
    Here by faith in Him to dwell!
    For I know, whate ’ er befall me,
    Jesus doeth all things well;
    For I know, whate ’ er befall me,
    Jesus doeth all things well.

  2. All the way my Saviour leads me
    Cheers each winding path I tread,
    Gives me grace for every trial,
    Feeds me with the living bread.
    Though my weary steps may falter
    And my soul athirst may be,
    Gushing from the Rock before me,
    Lo! a spring of joy I see;
    Gushing from the Rock before me,
    Lo! a spring of joy I see.

  3. All the way my Saviour leads me
    O the fullness of His love!
    Perfect rest to me is promised
    In my Father ’ s house above.
    When my spirit, clothed immortal,
    Wings its flight to realms of day,
    This my song through endless ages:
    Jesus led me all the way;
    This my song through endless ages:
    Jesus led me all the way.

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Hymn: God, Whose Love Is Reigning o’er Us

  1. God, whose love is reigning o ’ er us,
    source of all, the ending true;
    hear the universal chorus
    raised in joyful praise to you:
    Hallelujah, hallelujah
    worship ancient, worship new.

  2. Word of God from nature bringing
    springtime green and autumn gold;
    mountain streams like children singing,
    ocean waves like thunder bold:
    Hallelujah, hallelujah
    as creation ’ s tale is told.

  3. Holy God of ancient glory,
    choosing man and woman, too;
    Abraham ’ s faith and Sarah ’ s story
    formed a people bound to you.
    Hallelujah, hallelujah
    to your covenant keep us true.

  4. Covenant, new again in Jesus,
    Star-child born to set us free;
    Sent to heal us, sent to teach us
    How love ’ s children we might be.
    Hallelujah, hallelujah
    risen Christ, our Saviour he!

  5. Lift we then our human voices
    in the songs that faith would bring;
    live we then in human choices
    lives that, like our music, sing:
    Hallelujah, hallelujah
    joined in love our praises ring!

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Hymn: The Servant King

  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 Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

6:30 a.m.
HOLY EUCHARIST
7:30 a.m.
SUNG EUCHARIST and SERMON
Processional God, whose Love is Reigning o ’ er us
Old Testament Job 19: 23-27
[Olive James]
Psalm 17: 1-8 [BCP pg. 505]
(All Stand)
Epistle II Thessalonians 2:13— 3:5
[Sonia Hamilton]
Gradual 199 [Children leave for Sunday School]
Gospel Luke 20: 27 & 34-38
Sermon Rev. Deacon Monique Blake
The Prayers of Intercession  
The Offertory Hymn Servant King
Hymns During Communion

388, 390, 400,
I serve a Risen Saviour

Recessional

All the Way My Saviour Leads Me

9:45 a.m.
MORNING PRAYER and SERMON
Processional God, whose Love is Reigning o ’ er us
Jubilate [BCP page 37]
Psalm 17:1-8
Refrain: Keep me as the
apple of your eyes; hide me
under the shadow of
your wings. (All Sit– No Gloria)
Old Testament Job 19: 23-27
Benedictus [BCP page 40]
Second Reading Luke 20: 27 & 34-38
Hymn 199
Sermon Rev. Deacon Monique Blake
Hymn The Servant King
Recessional All the Way My Saviour Leads Me
6:00 p.m.
FELLOWSHIP GROUP SERVICE

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Activities This Week

Monday
November 12

5:30 p.m.

Bible Study

Tuesday
November 13

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

Holy Eucharist
Finance Committee

Wednesday
November 14

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

Holy Eucharist
Confirmation Class– Seniors

Thursday
November 15

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

Senior Choir Rehearsal
Church Committee

Friday
November 16

9:00 a.m.

Holy Eucharist

Harvest Supper

Saturday
November 17

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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