Sunday Bulletin

Twenty Fifth Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)
Sunday, November 18, 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 25.
Hymn: Lord Teach Us To Pray
Hymn: Hark! The Song of Jubilee
Hymn: Come to the Waters
Hymn: The Servant King
Today's Services
Activities This Week

Dear People of God,

This week I share with you a reflection on Christian giving written by Former Rector, Bishop Herman Spence.

I am aware that a few persons say, though not to me, that I speak only of money. I leave you to judge the truth of that statement. The fact is that I do sometimes speak about money, because if all our members were serious about giving their tithe, there would be no need to do so. Everyone of char- ity should be able to see that what I ask for is used for the improvement and development of this Church, its mission and outreach. The glorious thing about money, within the context of Church, is that it can be the in- strument of our devotion to Christ himself; yes, that dirty, problematical and over-mastering material that some resent being mentioned, can demon- strate the reality of our spiritual commitment.

The principle of Christian giving must be related to your faith, your com- mitment to Christ and your desire to minister to others ’ welfare. So your money has become a kind of sacrament, an outward sign of an inner spiri- tual reality, but more than that, it is an effective sign, indeed a channel along which the blessing of God himself comes. So, my critics, whenever we all come spiritually alive, we will begin to see the necessity for giving and the Rector will no longer need to ask.

If you go to the Conference Room, you will see many uncollected Freewill Offering envelopes. Now all those persons requested envelopes, which cost the Church quite a bit. That too will explain why appeals have to be made. Let us all examine ourselves to see if there is any difference between what we should give and what we actually give.

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 Inez Newland who celebrated her 87th birthday on November 14, also to Ivy Levy on her 92nd birthday on November 15.

We express condolences to Shirley Deavers on the death of her son who died in the USA; Sean McDonald and family on the death of his mother Leonie and to Megan Smith on the death of her husband Lloyd.

We are pleased to remind you that our own Friends of the St. Andrew Parish Church Sunday Schools have started a special Christmas Cake and Christmas Pudding sale. These delicious Christmas Cakes and Puddings are available for sale after each morning service.

Harvest Supper: Our sincere thanks to all who supported our Harvest Supper. To those who worked tirelessly, we do appreciate all your efforts.

St. Thomas Mission will be celebrating their Harvest Thanksgiving today at 10:00 a.m. Please give your support.

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

REMEMBER SECOND COLLECTION on December 2, 2007. The day of our Patronal Festival.

Quote for Reflection

One thing Jesus asks of me: that I lean on Him; that in Him and only in Him I put complete trust; that I surrender myself to Him unreservedly...Even if we feel like a boat without compass on high seas, we are to commit ourselves fully to Him, without trying to control His actions.

Mother Theresa


Did you know?

The ministry of a bishop is to represent Christ and His Church, particularly as apostle, chief priest, and pastor of a diocese; to guard the faith, unity, and discipline of the whole Church; to proclaim the Word of God, to act in Christ ’ s name for the reconciliation of the world and the building up of the Church; and to ordain others to con- tinue Christ ’ s ministry.

(The service is outlined on BCP 426-443)

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

  • Iris Daley
  • Lloyd & Merieline James
  • Aston Earle
  • Relan Barrett

Sick Members

  • Enid Anderson
  • Roslyn Flash
  • Megan Smith
  • Edna Brassington
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Prayers Of Intercession

Twenty Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Leader:

Lord, we ask you to give strength to all who are weary; strengthen our faith in times of trouble, when there are wars and rumours of wars, when there is famine and earthquake. May we continue to put our trust in you and to work for the coming of your kingdom. We pray for areas where churches are destroyed, vandalized or robbed, where priests and pastors are at risk. We pray for our Bishops and clergy.
The Lord is our strength.

All:

He alone is our salvation.

 

Leader: Lord, guide all who deal with world crises, protect the peace-keepers and maintainers of the law; let all who work for justice and freedom know your care. Give wisdom to the work of the United Nations, the World Health Organization, and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent.
The Lord is our strength.
All:

He alone is our salvation.

 

Leader: We pray for homes where it is hard to be a Christian, where there is enmity and strife and violence, for homes where there is neglect and abuse. We give thanks for all agencies and people that support families in their needs. We pray for our own homes and loved ones.
The Lord is our strength.
All:

He alone is our salvation.

 

Leader: We pray for all who are victims of war, earthquake, floods, famine, poverty, injustice and tyranny; for the homeless and the unemployed. We remember all who have lost vision and hope. We pray for all who are ill at home or in hospital, especially…
The Lord is our strength.
All:

He alone is our salvation.

 

Leader: We give thanks for the coming of your kingdom: love will triumph over hatred, war will be no more. We pray for all who have entered into the fullness of your glory and for all our loved ones departed.
The Lord is our strength.
All:

He alone is our salvation.

(Silence may be kept)

 

All: Lord God Almighty, we look for you, we long for you, we watch for you, we wait for you. Give us wisdom to know you and courage to serve you, whom to serve is perfect freedom; 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 25, 2007

  • First Lesson: Jeremiah 23: 1-6
  • Psalm 46
  • Second Lesson: Colossians 1:11-20
  • Gospel: Luke 23:35-43

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Hymn: Lord Teach Us To Pray

  1. Lord, teach us to pray;
    let us know Your will every day.
    Give us the grace
    to go on seeking Your face,
    in obedience to all that You say,
    in obedience to all that You say.

  2. Lord, help us to see
    with the eyes of faith, and believe.
    Give us Your heart to care
    for the world in our prayer,
    and a vision of what it should be,
    and a vision of what it should be.

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Hymn: Hark! The Song of Jubilee

  1. Hark! the song of jubilee
    Loud as mighty thunders roar,
    Or the fullness of the sea
    When it breaks upon the shore:
    Alleluia! For the Lord
    God omnipotent shall reign:
    Alleluia! let the word
    Echo round the earth and main.

  2. Alleluia! hark, the sound,
    From the dept unto the skies,
    Wakes above, beneath, around,
    All creation ’ s harmonies:
    See Jehovah ’ s banner furled,
    Sheathed His sword; He speaks ’ tis done
    And the kingdoms of this world
    Are the kingdom of His Son.

  3. He shall reign from pole to pole
    With illimitable sway;
    He shall reign when like a scroll
    Yonder heavens have passed away:
    Then the end: beneath His rod
    Man ’ s last enemy shall fall:
    Alleluia! Christ in God.
    God in Christ, is all in all.

    Repeat Verse One

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Hymn: Come to the Waters

Refrain:
Come to the waters and I will give you rest;
come to the waters and you will be refreshed.

  1. Jesus said, ‘ Come unto Me all ye weary, heavy laden.
    Refrain

  2. Jesus said, of the waters that He gave,
    He who drinks shall never thirst again. ’
    Refrain

  3. Jesus said, ‘ He who believes in Me,
    out of him shall flow living waters. ’
    Refrain

  4. So with joy we shall draw water out of wells of salvation.
    Refrain

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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 Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

6:30 a.m.
HOLY EUCHARIST
7:30 a.m.
SUNG EUCHARIST and SERMON
Processional Hark! The Song of Jubilee
Old Testament Malachi 3:13— 4:2 & 5-6
[Claude Campbell]
Psalm 98:5-10 [BCP page 596]
Refrain: The Lord will judge
the world with righteousness.
(All Sit– No Gloria)
Epistle II Thessalonians 3: 6– 13
[Lorna Cover]
Gradual 198 [Children leave for Sunday School]
Gospel Luke 21: 5-19
Sermon Rev. Dr. David Kuck
The Prayers of Intercession  
The Offertory Hymn Servant King
Hymns During Communion

Come to the Waters,
Lord teach us to pray,
419

Recessional

208

9:45 a.m.
MORNING PRAYER and SERMON
Processional 7
Jubilate [BCP page 37]
Psalm 98 :5-10 [BCP page 596]
(All Stand)
Old Testament Malachi 3:13— 4:2 & 5-6
Benedictus [BCP page 40]
Second Reading Luke 21: 5-19
Hymn 198
Sermon Rev. Dr. David Kuck
Hymn The Servant King
Recessional 208
6:00 p.m.
HOLY EUCHARIST and SERMON
Introit 7
Old Testament Malachi 3:13— 4:2 & 5-6
Psalm 98 :5-10 [BCP page 596]
Gradual 198
Gospel Luke 21: 5-19
Sermon Rev. Major Sirrano Kitson
Offertory The Servant King
Recessional 208

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Activities This Week

Monday
November 19

5:30 p.m.

Bible Study

Tuesday
November 20

9:00 a.m.

Holy Eucharist

Wednesday
November 21

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

Holy Eucharist
Ground & Environs Committee
Confirmation Class– Seniors

Thursday
November 22

5:30 p.m.

Senior Choir Rehearsal

Friday
November 23

9:00 a.m.

Holy Eucharist

Saturday
November 24

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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