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Meet the Rector, Father Keith N. Cartwright
The Venerable Archdeacon Keith Nathaniel Cartwright was born in Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas on Maundy Thursday 3rd April, 1958 to Catechist Raphael and Chlorine Cartwright. Archdeacon Cartwright is the eldest of the Cartwright’s three children. Archdeacon Cartwright was baptized and confirmed at St. Agnes Anglican Church. The Archdeacon recounts that he began serving around St. Agnes’ altar at the age of 6. Cartwright’s formal education began at St. John’s Preparatory School from 1964-1969, later matriculating to St. John’s College in 1969 where he graduated in 1976. While at St. John’s, Cartwright served as the school’s Head Boy.
Gospel: Matthew 28:16-20
The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
COLLECT FOR TRINITY SUNDAY
Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory, O Father; who with the Son and the Holy Spirit live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
COLLECT OF PURITY
Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your Holy Name, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
COLLECT FOR ROGATION SUNDAY
O God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as surpass our understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
COLLECT FOR THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
O God, whose Son Jesus is the Good Shepherd of your people: Grant that when we hear His voice we may know Him who calls us each by name, and follow where He leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
COLLECT FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER
O God, whose blessed Son made Himself known to His disciples in the breaking of bread: Open the eyes of our faith, that we may behold Him in all His redeeming work; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
COLLECT FOR THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION SUNDAY
Almighty God, whose blessed Son called the twelve Apostles and taught them the mysteries of the Kingdom of heaven. Bless, we beseech thee, those who are preparing for the sacred ministry of thy Church, and those appointed to teach and guide them; that illuminated with a true understanding of thy Word and Sacraments, and growing in holiness of life, they may be made able ministers of the New Covenant, and may advance thy glory and the salvation of thy elect servants; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Readers for Respective Masses Needed
Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.
Saturday at 9:00 a.m.
If you are interested in reading at either mass, please place you name and number on the sign up sheet located at the southern Church door or contact the Church Office at 325-2640 at your earliest convenience.
Ushers for Sunday, 11th June, 2023
7:00 a.m. Mass
Patricia Mitchell, Ivamae Simmons,
Rudolph King, Addington Godet
Ushers for Sunday, 11th June, 2023
10:30 a.m. Mass
Kellen Wilchcombe, Meaghan Mackey,
Andreus Moore, Yulia Chipman, Aiden Miller
Readers for Solemn Evensong Service
Old Testament Lesson: Job 38:1-11
New Testament Lesson: John 1:1-18
HOLY DAYS THIS WEEK
St. Boniface of Mainz:
Bishop and Martyr, 754 AD
St. Columba of Iona: Abbot & Missionary 597 AD
Patronal Festival of St. Columba’s Church,
Tarpum Bay – Eleuthera
St. Agnes Week Day Services
Monday – 7:00 a.m. Mass
Tuesday – 7:00 a.m. Mass
6:00 a.m. Mass and 12:30 p.m. Mass
6:30 p.m. – Virtual Bible Study
Thursday – 7:00 a.m. Mass
Friday – 7:00 a.m. Mass
Saturday – 9:00 a.m. Mass
St. Agnes Parish Upcoming News & Events
4th: Franklin Carter, Turkessa Deleveaux
5th: Rosetta Johnson, Dudley Wallace, Christin Wright
6th: Leslie Carroll, Huel Dames, Ivan Hanna Jr., Victoria Pratt, Christina Russell, Celestial Wilson, Trevor Roberts-Whitfield
7th: Julian Brown, Desmond Burrows, Elsito & Elshauna Gibson, Julian Hepburn, Ryan Saunders, Linda Taylor
8th: Stephanie Dames, Octavia Johnson, Cha’Kaira Newton
9th: Penola Knowles, Natasha Lightbourne, Sherry McKay, Gerald Sawyer, Monneith Moncur-Williams, Insworth Wilson
10th: Sharmaine Smith-Cunningham, Samantha McCartney, Jennie McDonald, Beres Strachan, Mishelette Williams
6th: Mr. & Mrs. Garcia Bannister (14yrs)
9th: Mr. & Mrs. Revello Williamson (33yrs)
Pentecost Offering Envelope 2023
It is a well established tradition in our Church to give the Assistant Curate a gift at Pentecost. This is done using the special Pentecost envelope that is provided in your offering box or otherwise may be given in private.
St. Agnes Sunday School
This being the first Sunday of the month, there will be NO Sunday School today. Sunday School will resume next Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service.
St. Agnes Solemn Evensong Service
We are all invited to attend Solemn Evensong held here at the Church this evening at 6:00 p.m. All members are asked to make a special effort to end the day in the Lord’s house.
The Anglican Theological Institute
Is offering another informative short course on Evangelism
Mondays from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.
The course will run for 6 weeks starting this Monday, June 5th, 2023. The cost is $50.
For more information, contact Rodney Williams at email@example.com or 427-3269
St. Agnes ACW Meeting
Monthly meeting will be held this Tuesday,6th June, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. All members are asked to be in attendance.
St. Agnes Bible Study Meeting
Bible Study sessions continues this Wednesday, via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. sharp
Meeting ID: 823 8330 0876
For more information please contact Camille King or St. Agnes Bible Study WhatsApp Group chat.
The Feast of Corpus Christi
The Feast of Corpus Christi is this Thursday, 8th June, 2023. Mass will be celebrated at 7:00 a.m. The special Corpus Christi Evensong and Procession will be held on Sunday, 11th June, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. Members are asked to be in attendance.
St. Agnes Senior Choir Practice
Will be held this Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the Church. All choir members are asked to attend. Persons who are interested in joining the choir are asked to contact Preston Ferguson (424-1161).
St. Agnes Father’s Day 2023
Father’s Day will be celebrated this year on Sunday,18th June 2023 at 7:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services. We will be honouring our Fathers of the Parish. There will be NO Solemn Evensong that evening.
Graduation Season 2023
To all young people of the Church preparing for primary and secondary school graduations, please inform the Church Office or Fr. Ruel Strachan of dates and times of your graduation ceremonies. Finish Strong!!
St. Agnes ACM Meeting
Monthly meeting will be held this Thursday, 8th June, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. All members are asked to be in attendance.
St. Agnes Youth Group
Will meet this Friday evening in the Parish Hall from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. All youth ages 10yrs to 18yrs are invited to attend.
St. Agnes Altar Servers
Will meet this Saturday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. All altar servers are asked to attend.
St. Agnes Girls Brigade
Will meet this Saturday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. All members are asked to attend. All young girls who are interested in joining are asked to attend or contact Carol Rahming at (557-9406).
St. Agnes Primary & Youth Choir Practice
Continues this Saturday at 5:00 p.m. in the Church. All choir members are asked to attend. Young persons who are interested in joining the choirs are asked to attend.
CPWI Hymnal, The Book of Common Prayer, NRSV Bibles are available for purchase at the Church Office at a cost of $25 each.
Confirmation Pictures & Certificates are available for pickup at the Church Office.
FORWARD DAY BY DAY:
For May 2023 – July 2023 is now available. Please contact the Church Office for your copy.
Flowers for St. Agnes Sanctuary
Members celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, or any other special occasion in their lives, are encouraged to mark these events by making a donation towards the purchase of flowers to beautify the sanctuary, as we continue to make our worship experience meaningful and unique. Your donation will be greatly appreciated and acknowledged. For more info please contact the Church Office.
St. Agnes Covid Protocols for Church Services
All persons must wear facial masks.
All persons must enter the Church through the Main Entrance Door ONLY.
All persons must have their temperature checked. (Abnormal temperature individuals will be respectfully asked to withdraw).
All persons on entering the Church must PRINT their names, and give their telephone contacts in registering for each service.
All persons MUST SANITIZE THEIR HANDS.
All persons should collect their Sunday Bulletin at THE DOOR.
All persons will be escorted FROM THE DOOR to their seats. Front filled first. ( Please cooperate).
NO PHYSCIAL CONTACT IS ALLOWED (No hand shaking or hugging etc.).
When going up for Communion please do so six feet apart.
If you are able to do so, you may place your collection, your envelope, your tithes in the Collection Box by the Chancel Gate.
When taking Communion hold your open hand out to receive the Body of Christ. (Communion will be given in one kind at the present time).
You may leave the Church after the service through any exit door.
Please take your bulletin home with you.
Please sanitize your hands as you leave the Church.
Please NO gathering after Church services.
Please cooperate with these protocols.