Sunday Bulletin

Second Sunday of Advent (Year A)
Sunday, December 9, 2007

In this Bulletin ...

Growing through Faith, Commitment and Action
Parish News
Prayers of Intercession
Sick and Shut-In Members
Hymn: Jesus Took a Piece of Bread
Hymn: Awesome God
Hymn: Glorify Your Name
Hymn: Blest Be The King Whose Coming
Hymn: How Shall They Hear
Hymn: We Will Glorify
Today's Services
Activities This Week

Order for the Lighting of the Advent Wreath

SEASONAL GREETINGS

(+) Grace, mercy and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

People: And also with you.

Second Candle - The Candle of Peace

Leader: Light and peace, in Jesus Christ our Lord
All: Thanks be to God

Leader: Today is the Second Sunday of Advent and we will light the
Candle of Peace.

Last Sunday we lit the First Candle in our Advent Wreath, and celebrated the
patriarchs, this First Candle reminded us of our hope in Christ.

Today we light the Second Candle of Advent, the Candle of Peace. We remember the prophets who spoke of the coming of Christ, of how a Saviour would be born, a king in the line of King David. The prophet Isaiah called Christ "the Prince of Peace". They told us how he would rule the world wisely and bless all the nations.

When Jesus came he taught people the importance of being peace-makers. He said that those who make peace shall be called the children of God. When Christ comes to us he brings us peace and he will bring everlasting peace when he comes again. We light the Candle of Peace to remind us that Jesus is the Prince of Peace and that through him peace is found.

O come, Thou Wisdom from on high,
Who orderest all things mightily;
To us the path of knowledge show,
And teach us in her ways to go.

Refrain
Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.
(Second Candle, the Candle of Peace is lit)

Leader: Peace is like a light shining in a dark place.
People: As we look at this candle we celebrate the peace we find in Jesus Christ.

Leader: Let us pray:
All: Lord Jesus, Light of the World, the prophets said you
would bring peace and save your people from
trouble. Give peace in our hearts at Christmastide
We ask that as we wait for you to come again, that
you would remain present with us. Help us today,
and everyday to worship you, to hear your word,
and to do your will by sharing your peace with each
other. We ask it in your name who was born in
Bethlehem. Amen.

THE KYRIE

Kyrie, Kyrie eleison
Christe, Christe eleison
Kyrie, Kyrie eleison

The Collect of the Day
Second Sunday of Advent [BCP page 157]

The Eucharist continues as set forth in the Book of Common Prayer

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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- Iris Daley, shut-in member who celebrated her 90th birthday on December 4.

December 8, 15 & 22 Advent Devotions - 9:00 a.m.
December 16 Carol Service - 6:00 p.m.
December 19 Gift Day
December 24 Christmas Eve Service – 11:00 p.m.
December 25 Christmas Day - 7:30 a.m. Sung Eucharist and Sermon

Quote for Reflection

Nourish your soul with good works, give it peace in solitude, give it strength in prayer, make it wise with reading, enlighten it by Meditation, make it tender with love, sweeten it with psalms and hymns, and comfort it with frequent reflections upon future glory.

William Law– A Serious call to a Devote and Holy Life


Did you know?

The season of Advent has four Sundays and is marked by a change from green to purple. This purple is indicative of royalty but also reminds us of the suffering and death usually associated with Lent. For Christians the birth of Christ is directly connected with His death. Hence, like Lent, Advent is in many places regarded as a penitential season.

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 and visit with our sick and shut-in members.

Shut-In Members

  • Lineth Gregory
  • Selvin Stewart
  • Sonia Pottinger

Sick Members

  • Lois Bayliss
  • Hope Patricia
  • Isoline Gayle
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Prayers of Intercession

Second Sunday of Advent

Leader:

Lord of righteousness, you yearn for the salvation of your people. Forgive your church as it wastes its gifts and misuses its resources. Increase in us deeper relationships and greater sensitivity. Give us a zeal for your gospel and to proclaim your love. Let our lives be good examples to others. We pray for the church to which we belong, that it may be open to you. We pray for the work of the whole church, that it may proclaim you.
O Lord, raise up, we pray, your power

All:

and come among us.

 

Leader: We pray for world rulers, statesmen and politicians that they may discover the road that leads to peace, that they may accept the peace you offer them, that captives may be freed, the oppressed find relief, the weary find rest, the hungry find sustenance and the homeless shelter. We pray for relief organizations and for all who seek to bring in your kingdom.
O Lord, raise up, we pray, your power
All:

and come among us.

 

Leader: That our hearts may be opened to your coming in others, to see you in our loved ones, to see you in our neighbours and in our friends; that we may welcome you in the stranger and the needy; that we may serve you in the service of others;
O Lord, raise up, we pray, your power
All:

and come among us.

 

Leader: That the ill and the housebound may behold traces of your glory: that the despairing and depressed may find new hope; that the lonely and the neglected may know your love; that those who walk in darkness may know your light; that all in weakness may find strength in you…
O Lord, raise up, we pray, your power
All:

and come among us.

 

Leader: That the departed may rejoice in eternal life; that they may be numbered with your saints in glory…
O Lord, raise up, we pray, your power
All:

and come among us.

(Silence may be kept)

 

All: In God’s power, in his peace, in his presence, we place ourselves today. Holy God, Holy and Strong One, Holy and Mighty One, protect us by your power, provide us with your peace, fill our lives with your presence, and awaken us to your coming; through Jesus Christ the King of Glory, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.

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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 with me 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: Awesome God

Our God is an awesome God,
He reigns from heaven above,
with wisdom, power and love,
our God is an awesome God.
(repeat three times)

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Hymn: Glorify Your Name

  1. Father, we love You, we worship and adore You:
    glorify Your name in all the earth.
    Glorify Your name, glorify Your name,
    glorify Your name, in all the earth.

  2. Jesus, we love You, we worship and adore You:
    glorify Your name in all the earth.
    Glorify Your name, glorify Your name,
    glorify Your name, in all the earth.

  3. Spirit, we love You, we worship and adore You:
    glorify Your name in all the earth.
    Glorify Your name, glorify Your name,
    glorify Your name, in all the earth.

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Hymn: Blest Be The King Whose Coming

  1. Blest be the King whose coming is
    in the name of God!
    For him let doors be opened, no
    hearts against him barred!
    Not robed in royal splendor, in power
    and pomp, comes he;
    but clad as are the poorest, such his
    humility!

  2. Blest be the King whose coming is
    in the name of God!
    By those who truly listen his voice is
    truly heard;
    pity the proud and haughty who
    have not learned to heed
    the Christ who is the Promise, who
    has atonement made.

  3. Blest be the King whose coming is
    in the name of God!
    He only to the humble reveals the
    face of God.
    All power is his, all glory! All things
    are in his hand,
    all ages and all peoples, till time it
    self shall end!

  4. Blest be the King whose coming is
    in the name of God!
    He offers to the burdened the rest
    and grace they need.
    Gentle is he and humble! And light
    his yoke shall be,
    for he would have us bear it so he
    can make us free!

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Hymn: How Shall They Hear

  1. How shall they hear, who have not heard
    news of a Lord who loved and came?
    nor known His reconciling word,
    nor learned to trust the Saviour’s name?

  2. To all the world, to every place,
    neighbours and friends and far-off lands,
    preach the good news of saving grace;
    go while the great commission stands.

  3. ‘Whom shall I send?’ Who hears the call,
    constant in prayer, through toil and pain,
    telling of One who died for all,
    to bring a lost world home again?

  4. ‘Lord, here am I,” Your fire impart
    to this poor cold self-centered soul;
    touch but my lips, my hands, my heart,
    and make a world for Christ my goal.

  5. Spirit of love, within us move:
    Spirit of truth, in power come down!
    So shall they hear and find and prove
    Christ is their life, their joy, their crown.

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Hymn: We Will Glorify

  1. We will glorify the King of Kings, we will glorify the Lamb;
    We will glorify the Lord of Lords, who is the great I Am.

  2. Lord Jehovah reigns in majesty, we will bow before His throne;
    We will worship Him in righteousness, we will worship Him alone.

  3. He is Lord of heaven, Lord of earth, He is Lord of all who live;
    He is Lord above the universe, all praise to Him we give.

  4. Hallelujah to the King of Kings, hallelujah to the Lamb;
    Hallelujah to the Lord of Lords, who is the great I Am.

(Repeat verses 1 and 2)

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Today's Services

Second Sunday of Advent

6:30 a.m.
HOLY EUCHARIST
7:30 a.m.
SUNG EUCHARIST and SERMON
Processional Blest be the King Whose Coming
Old Testament Isaiah 11:1-10
[Deryke Smith]
Psalm 72:1-8
Refrain: Justice shall flourish
in his days and peace
shall last forever.
[BCP page 558]
(All Sit– No Gloria)
Epistle Romans 15:4-13
[Ava Haynes]
Gradual 50 [Children leave for Sunday school]
Gospel Matthew 3:1-12
Sermon Rev. Monique Blake
The Prayers of Intercession  
The Offertory Hymn How Shall They Hear
Hymns During Communion

Jesus took a piece of bread
Awesome God
Glorify Your name, 419

Recessional

220

9:45 a.m.
MORNING PRAYER and SERMON
Processional 3
Jubilate [BCP page 37]
Psalm

72: 1-8
Refrain: In this time, justice and
peace shall Flourish.
[BCP page 558]
(All Sit– No Gloria)

First Reading Isaiah 11:1-10
Benedictus [BCP page 40]
Second Reading Matthew 3:1-12
Hymn 50
Sermon Rev. Monique Blake
Hymn 184
Recessional

271

6:00 p.m.
HOLY EUCHARIST and SERMON
Introit 243
Old Testament Isaiah 11:1-10
Psalm 72:1-8 [BCP page 558]
Gradual 50
Gospel Matthew 3:1-12
Sermon  
Offertory 387
Recessional 33

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Activities This Week

Monday
December 10

5:30 p.m.

Bible Study

Tuesday
December 11

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

Holy Eucharist
St. Andrew Settlement
Girls Home
Senior Choir Rehearsal

Wednesday
December 12

6:30 a.m.
4:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.

Holy Eucharist
St. Andrew Care Centre
Confirmation Class– Seniors

Thursday
December 13

5:30 p.m.

Senior Choir Rehearsal

Friday
December 14

9:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.

Holy Eucharist
Confirmation Class– Juniors

Saturday
December 15

9:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
Advent Devotions
Little Brothers of St. Andrew
Youth Choir Rehearsal
Youth Fellowship

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