Sunday Bulletin

Twenty Sixth Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)
Sunday, November 25, 2007

In this Bulletin ...

Growing through Faith, Commitment and Action
Parish News
Prayers Of Intercession
Sick and Shut-In Members
Readings for next Sunday, December 2.
Hymn: Come, Thou Almighty King
Hymn: Christ is the World’s True Light
Hymn: The Servant King
Today's Services
Activities This Week

Dear People of God,

This week I share with you a reflection on Pentecost written by Former Rector, Bishop Robert Thompson.

Today, the last Sunday of Pentecost, is celebrated in many of our Churches as the Feast of Christ the King. Christ reigns in the world, not in a physical sense, not in the way earthly kings and Prime Ministers rule, for Christ's kingdom is not of this world. And yet, though his kingship is not of this world, his reign does manifest itself in ways that are recognizable. Easter for the early Christians was the surest proof of that, for Christ reigns as he is risen. In his Gospel, Matthew expressed Christ ’ s reign in terms of justice, compassion, sharing and self-giving. Where these are found in society or in relationships, there Christ reigns. When they are not present, something else is ruling.

I would like to suggest to all of us who wish to see the Church taking a more pro-active role in speaking about the social and moral ills to first acknowledge that the reign of Christ cannot be considered apart from the human heart. That is to say, apart from the choices we Christians make in our daily activities. In the end, then, it will not be the forces of the world or pontifical statements by the Church that will bring about the redemption of mankind, but the operation of God ’ s love in Christ on the minds and wills of men and women. The question is, are we ready to make ourselves available so that God ’ s reign may begin to take shape in and through us.

We extend a warm welcome to all those visiting with us today especially the Kingston and St. Andrew 4-H Clubs at 7:30 a.m. and the New Day Pri- mary and Junior High school at the 9:45 a.m.


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 in loving memory of Alice Sterrett, giving by Yvonne and Kara.

Congratulations to Gwendolyn Forbes-Jenkins who celebrated her 96th birthday on November 16.

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.

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

REMEMBER SECOND COLLECTION on December 2, 2007, which is the day of our Patronal Festival. The services will be at 6:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Carol Service will be on December 16 at 6:00 p.m.

Gift Day will be December 19.

There will be Advent devotions during the period of Advent on Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. Only three Saturdays in December—8th, 15th and 22nd.

Quote for Reflection

Every soul that appeal ’ s for God ’ s forgiveness is required to move over to His side, and share the compassionate understanding, the unmeasured pity, with which He looks on human frailty and sin. Indeed, the Christian doctrine of forgiveness is so drastic and so difficult, where there is a real and deep injury to forgive, that only those living in the Spirit, in union with the cross, can dare to base their claim on it.

- Evelyn Underhill– Anglican Mystic


Did you know?

This Sunday is the last one for the Liturgical Year. Next Sunday marks the first Sunday of Advent and of the new Liturgical Year. Advent is the period in which we await Jesus Christ. This season is marked by the Liturgical colour purple.

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

  • Gloria Carney
  • Maria Lazarus
  • Lewis McDonald
  • Irene Foster

Sick Members

  • Mary Sorum
  • Myrtle Gordon
  • Enid Anderson
  • Marjorie Dennis
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Prayers Of Intercession

Twenty Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Leader:

You are the King of Glory, the eternal Son of the Father; we give you praise for you have conquered the darkness of death and opened the kingdom of heaven to all believers. We offer you our obedience, we give you our love, and seek to live to your glory. Lord, grant that your church may be an instrument for the coming of your kingdom on earth. We pray for all who are seeking to bring peace and good will to the earth. We pray for our Bishops and clergy.
May your kingdom come.

All:

in us as in heaven.

 

Leader: We pray for the rulers of nations and people, that they may be open to your will and govern with grace. We remember all who are striving for freedom, all who are seeking to improve our world and care for the environment, all working to relieve poverty. We look for the day when the kingdoms of this world will be the kingdom of Christ. We pray for creators of beauty, all artists and craftspeople, musicians, sculptors, architects and gardeners.
May your kingdom come.
All:

in us as in heaven.

 

Leader: Lord, come and rule in our homes; come rule in our lives and all our relationships; come rule in all our dealings; come rule in our hearts. Come, Lord, change us and we shall be changed.
May your kingdom come.
All:

in us as in heaven.

 

Leader: We ask your blessing on all divided peoples, all suffering from war or oppression. We remember all who are struggling and cannot cope on their own. Lord, give comfort and strength to all who are ill, all who are fearful. We pray for friends and loved ones who are in need at this time…
May your kingdom come.
All:

in us as in heaven.

 

Leader: You, King of Glory, have triumphed over death, you have defeated darkness, you have redeemed us by love. We commend to you all our loved ones and friends who have departed this life…
May your kingdom come.
All:

in us as in heaven.

(Silence may be kept)

 

All: To you, O Christ our King and our God, belongs all power, dominion and authority in heaven and on earth. Come, rule in our hearts, help us forward your kingdom on earth. We ask this in your holy name, Jesus Christ our Lord, living and reigning with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.

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Readings for Next Sunday - December 2, 2007

  • First Lesson: Isaiah 2: 1-5
  • Psalm 122
  • Second Lesson: Romans 13:8-14
  • Gospel: Matthew 24: 37-44

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Hymn: Come, Thou Almighty King

  1. Come, Thou Almighty King,
    Help us Thy name to sing,
    Help us to praise:
    Father all glorious,
    O ’ er all victorious,
    Come and reign over us,
    Ancient of days.

  2. Come, Thou incarnate Word,
    Grid on Thy mighty sword,
    Our prayer attend:
    Come, and Thy people bless,
    And give Thy word success;
    Spirit of holiness
    On us descend

  3. Come, Holy comforter,
    Thy scared witness bear,
    In this glad hour:
    Thou who almighty art,
    Now rule in every heart,
    And ne ’ er from us depart,
    Spirit of power.

  4. To the great One in Three
    Eternal praises be,
    Hence evermore:
    His sovereign majesty
    May we in glory see,
    And to eternity
    Love and adore. Amen.

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Hymn: Christ is the World’s True Light

  1. Christ is the world ’ s true Light,
    Its Captain of salvation,
    The Day star clear and bright
    Of every man and nation;
    New life, new hope awakes,
    Where ’ er men own His sway:
    Freedom her bondage breaks,
    And night is turned to day.

  2. In Christ all races meet,
    Their ancient feuds forgetting,
    The whole round world complete,
    From sunrise to its setting:
    When Christ is throned as Lord,
    Men shall forsake their fear,
    To plough-share beat the sword,
    To pruning hook the spear.

  3. One Lord, in one great name
    Unite us all who own Thee;
    Cast out our pride and shame
    That hinder to enthroned Thee;
    The world has waited long,
    Has travailed long in pain;
    To heal its ancient wrong,
    Come, Prince of Peace, and reign. Amen.

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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 Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

6:30 a.m.
HOLY EUCHARIST
7:30 a.m.
SUNG EUCHARIST and SERMON
(Corporate for Altar Guild)
Processional 224
Old Testament Jeremiah 23: 1-6
[Lona Brown]
Psalm 46 [BCP page 527]
(All Stand)
Epistle Colossians 1:11-20
[Hermin Wilson]
Gradual 226
Gospel Luke 23:35-43
Sermon Rev. Major Sirrano Kitson
The Prayers of Intercession  
The Offertory Hymn 216
Hymns During Communion

413, 398, Servant King

Recessional

Come Thou Almighty King

9:45 a.m.
FAMILY EUCHARIST SERMON and BAPTISM
Processional 224
Old Testament Jeremiah 23: 1-6
[Rocheka Blake]
Psalm 46
Refrain: The Lord of hosts
is with us; the God of Jacob
is our stronghold
(All Sit-No Gloria)
Epistle Colossians 1:11-20
[Douglas Evelyn]
Gradual 226
Gospel Luke 23:35-43
Sermon Rev. Major Sirrano Kitson
Rite of Baptism [BCP page 273]
The Offertory Hymn 216
Hymns During Communion

Servant King,
Christ is the World’s true Light

Recessional

Come Thou Almighty King

6:00 p.m.
EVENSONG and SERMON
Introit 221
Old Testament Jeremiah 23: 1-6
Psalm 46 [BCP page 527]
Gradual 226
Gospel Luke 23:35-43
Sermon Rev. Deacon Monique Blake
Offertory 216
Recessional 217

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Activities This Week

Monday
November 26

5:30 p.m.

Bible Study

Tuesday
November 27

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

Holy Eucharist
Senior Choir Rehearsal

Wednesday
November 28

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

Holy Eucharist
Confirmation Class– Seniors

Thursday
November 29

5:30 p.m.

Senior Choir Rehearsal

Friday
November 30

9:00 a.m.

Holy Eucharist
(St. Andrew the Apostle)

Saturday
December 1

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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