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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: John 1:47-51

When Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him, He said of him, “Here is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!” Nathanael asked Him, “Where did you get to know me?” Jesus answered, “I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you.” Nathanael replied, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!” Jesus answered, “Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these.” And He said to him, “Very truly, I tell you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.”


 

COLLECT FOR ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS

Everlasting God, you have ordained and constituted in a wonderful order the ministries of angels and mortals: Mercifully grant that, as your holy angels always serve and worship you in heaven, so by your appointment they may help and defend us here on earth; 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 SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity: Grant us the fullness of your grace, that we, running to obtain your promises, may become partakers of your heavenly treasure; 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 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF OUR YOUTH DEPARTMENT

Almighty God, to whose glory the Diocesan Youth Department celebrates 50 years of ministry. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you in the days of our youth, while being an example to the whole community in speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity. Bless, strengthen, and renew all young people as the whole Church courageously continues to carry out Christ’s Great Commission here on earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.


COLLECT FOR THE SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that, with you as our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we lose not the things eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.


COLLECT FOR THE TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.


COLLECT FOR DEDICATION FESTIVAL

Almighty God, to whose glory we celebrate the dedication of this house of prayer: we give you thanks for the fellowship of those who have worshipped in this place for 177 years, and we pray that all who seek you here may find you, and be filled with your joy and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


COLLECT FOR THE SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask; through the worthiness of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


COLLECT FOR INDEPENDENCE SUNDAY

O God our Father, whose will it is that your people should live in ordered societies; inspire the people of this nation with the spirit of justice, truth and love; and so guide our leaders, and all who make decisions on our behalf, that they may direct our affairs in righteousness and peace; that we may live in peace and harmony and to your honour and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever. Amen.


COLLECT FOR THE FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


COLLECT FOR THE NATIVITY OF JOHN THE BAPTIST

Almighty God, by whose providence your servant John the Baptist was wonderfully born, and sent to prepare the way of your Son our Saviour by preaching repentance: Make us so to follow his teaching and holy life, that we may truly repent according to his preaching; and, following his example, constantly speak the truth, boldly rebuke vice, and patiently suffer for the truth’s sake; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


COLLECT FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER THE PENTECOST

O Lord, make us have perpetual love and reverence for your Holy Name, for you never fail to help and govern those whom you have set upon the sure foundation of your loving­-kindness; 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 THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you; 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 AFTER PENTECOST

O God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbour: Grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to you with our whole heart, and united to one another with pure affection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. 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.


 

 


HOLY DAYS THIS WEEK

Tuesday

St. Francis of Assisi: Friar 1226 AD

(Patron Saint of all animals)

Wednesday

St. Faith of Aquitaine: Virgin & Martyr 202 AD

Patron Saint of St. Faith’s Church in

Staniard Creek – Andros


Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Members are encouraged to continue to pray for Christian Unity during the week that ends this Tuesday, 25th January, 2022 (Feast of the Conversation of St. Paul). Please remember the work of the Bahamas Christian Council, the Caribbean Council of Churches, and The World Council of Churches.

A suggested prayer is as follows:

Almighty Father, whose blessed Son before His passion prayed for His disciples that they might be one, as you and He are one: Grant that your Church, being bound together in love and obedience to you, may be united in One Body by the One Spirit, that the world may believe in Him whom you have sent, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in  the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


St. Agnes Bible Study Meeting

Bible Study will resume this Wednesday,

16th February, 2022 via Zoom at 6:00 p.m. sharp!

Meeting ID: 823 8330 0876

Passcode: 033653

For more information please contact Camille King or St. Agnes Bible Study WhatsApp Group chat.


Ushers for Next Sunday, 9th October, 2022

7:00 a.m. Mass

Camille Burnside, Vernekia Perpall,

Addington Godet, Rudolph King

6:00 p.m.

Lauretta Coakley, Christine Ingraham


Readers for Next Sunday, 9th October, 2022

7:00 a.m. Mass

Reader: Carlan Johnson

Intercessions: Constance Hanna-Gibson


THE REWARD OF TITHING

 Tithing is as meaningful to you as it is to those who benefit from your contribution. Tithing brings:

Joy

Tithing is a concrete way to acknowledge God’s presence into our lives. Serving is response to God’s grace and generosity, brings a happiness that can not be achieved through more self centered activities.

Awareness

Tithing is a way of sharing concern for others throughout the world.  As we become sensitive to others’ needs, we grow closer to Christ. It is an important way to express your gratitude to God for the gifts and blessings you have received. To renew your faith and grow closer to Christ. To help your Church remain strong and fulfill its mission. Give with a loving and generous heart.

God will reward you with joy and fulfillment.  The measure you give will be the measure you get back.”  (Luke 6:38)


 

St. Agnes Parish Upcoming News & Events

October

2nd: Gregory Dillett II, Scymont Fountain, Cara Gibson, Philip Wallace

3rd: Janet Balfour, Tamaria Brown,Zoe Johnson,

Archelous Thompson Jr., Althera Theophilus,

Anthony C. Musgrove Sr.

4th: Johnathan Archer, Santino Campbell, Charrad Knowles, Joyce Moncur, Desiree` Pinder, Maria Stuart, Meneria Conliffe-Sturrup, Calvin Wallace, Nathanria Williams

5th: Rosnell Dean, Hon. Fred Mitchell

6th: Carlos Austin, Jeffrey Edgecombe, Herman McKay Jr., Courtney Spears

7th: Patricia Burrows, Deonte Dean, Marvin Clare, Christopher Roberts, Kayla V. Smith, Georgia Simpson

8th: Jayla Bain, Dellareece Douglas, David Knowles Jr., Eldred D. Saunders, Justin Strachan, Riche Wells

 

October

3rd:

Mr. & Mrs. Cordell Armbrister (30yrs)

5th:

Mr. & Mrs. Mark Delancy (32yrs),

Mr. & Mrs. Emery Lockhart (9yrs)

6th:

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Sands (15yrs) 

8th:

Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Edgecombe (34yrs),

Mr. & Mrs. Vontez Edwards (11yrs)

 

 

 

 


 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.


The Official Memorial Service for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

We are all invited this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral for the official memorial service for our late head of State, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The service will be conducted by our Bishop Laish Z. Boyd. Persons attending the service are asked to wear a dark colour as a sign of mourning. May she rest in peace. Amen!


 CPWI Hymnal, The Book of Common Prayer, NRSV Bibles are available for purchase at the Church Office at a cost of $25 each.


St. Agnes Confirmation Class 2022

Will continue this Wednesday in the Church at 5:30 p.m. sharp for candidates. All candidates must attend mass on Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Attendance for confirmands will be taken on Wednedays, Saturdays and Sundays.


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. We are inviting persons to join the senior choir particularly the men of the Church. All protocols are to be observed.


St. Agnes Youth Group Meetings

Young people ages 12yrs to 18yrs of age are invited to come out each Friday night from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. There will be exciting programs and activities for our youth. All protocols are to be observed.


Anglican Diocesan Youth Tee Shirt Day

As we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of our Anglican Youth Department there will be a Tee Shirt Day on Sunday, 2nd October, 2022 throughout the Diocese. Members are asked to wear the commemorative shirt at all our services on Sunday, 2nd October, 2022. If want to purchase a shirt please contact: Megan Sears at 425-1764.


St. Agnes Social Outreach Feeding Program In remembrance of Courtney and Marilyn Strachan

Those persons who wish to assist with our weekly feeding program can do every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Those who wish to donate towards the program can contact:

Archdeacon Cartwright: 557-4100

Clement King: 477-7407

Patricia Mitchell: 477-3328

Kyron Strachan: 447-5474

Thank you for your support.

 

 


St. Agnes Discovery Weekend 2022

Team meetings will continue this Monday, 26th September, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in the Church, and every Monday leading up to the Weekend, which is scheduled for November 4th – 6th, 2022. All persons who have made a Discovery Weekend are encouraged to come out to our team meetings. Persons who have not yet had this life changing experience are invited to participate in the Weekend.

Our Directors and Assistant Directors are:

Renee Saunders-Forsythe and Andrew Albury

Durante Charlow and Shannon Sawyer.


St. Agnes Living Legends 2022

Members of the Church who will be 70 years of age by 30th November, 2022 are asked to contact the Church Office at (325-2640). We would like to honour you as one of our Living Legends. Deadline to submit your name is the 19th August, 2022.


St. Agnes Solemn Evensong Service

Due to the special National Memorial Service at Christ Church Cathedral for our former Head of State, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, there will be NO Solemn Evensong service this evening. Evensong will resume next Sunday, 9th October, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.


St. Agnes ACM Meeting

The monthly meeting will be held this Thursday,6th October at 6:30 p.m. socially distance in the Parish Hall. Members are asked to be in attendance. All protocols are to be observed.


St. Agnes ACW Meeting 

The monthly meeting will be held this Tuesday, 4th October at 6:00 p.m. socially distance in the Parish Hall.  Members are asked to be in attendance. All protocols are to be observed.


St. Agnes Youth Offering Envelopes 2022

The envelopes for our Youth came into effect on Sunday, 2nd January, 2022. If your child did not receive a box for 2022 please contact the Church Office (325-2640) or the Sunday School Superintendent Desiree Stuart.


St. Agnes Altar Servers

Will meet this Saturday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. All altar servers are asked to attend.  All protocols are to be observed.


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. All protocols are to be observed.


St. Agnes Training for New Ministries

Archdeacon Cartwright will conduct training and instructions for those persons who are interested in participating in one of the new ministries in the Church as follows:

Telephone Prayer Ministry

Training on Tuesday, 27th September, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. This ministry will be contacting sick and shut in members by telephone to pray with them.

Visitor Welcome Ministry

Training on Wednesday, 28th September, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

This ministry will be responsible for providing a special welcome to our visitors at each service and make contact with them following their visit.

We are looking forward to your participation in making these ministries successful.


 

 

St. Agnes Covid Protocols for Church Services

 There will be No Choirs, Sunday School or Ministry meetings in the Parish Hall at St. Agnes Church at this time due to the COVID19 protocols.

  • 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.