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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: Luke 11:1-13
Jesus was praying in a certain place, and after He had finished, one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” He said to them, “When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us. And do not bring us to the time of trial.” And He said to them, “Suppose one of you has a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say to him, `Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; for a friend of mine has arrived, and I have nothing to set before him.’ And he answers from within, `Do not bother me; the door has already been locked, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything.’ I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, at least because of his persistence he will get up and give him whatever he needs. “So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for a fish, will give a snake instead of a fish? Or if the child asks for an egg, will give a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!”
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 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.
Offering Envelopes for Adults & Children
For 2022 are now available for collection at the back of the Church. Please collect yours today! All persons 18yrs old and over and working are asked to visit or call the Church Office (325-2640) to establish a membership profile and be assigned offering envelopes.
THE 2022 ENVELOPES WILL COME INTO EFFECT ON SUNDAY, 2nd JANUARY 2022. Everyone is encouraged to stay current with his/her envelopes. Thank you to everyone who has given to the Mission and Ministry of the Church over the past year.
HOLY DAYS THIS WEEK
St. James – The Apostle
Patron Saint of St. James’ Church
in Adelaide – New Providence.
St. Christopher – The Martyr
Patron Saint of St. Christopher’s Churches
in Port Nelson – Rum Cay and
Lyford Cay – New Providence
St. Anne and St. Joachem:
Parents of Our Blessed Lady Mary
Patron Saint of St. Anne’s Churches in
Fox Hill – New Providence and Crown Haven – Abaco
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
For more information please contact Camille King or St. Agnes Bible Study WhatsApp Group chat.
Ushers for Next Sunday, 31st July, 2022
Andrea Sweeting, Mitzie Swaby,
Herbert Stuart, Duane Miller
Camille Burnside, Shamarize Lewis
THE REWARD OF TITHING
Tithing is as meaningful to you as it is to those who benefit from your contribution. Tithing brings:
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.
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
24th: Andrew Hanna, Sean Pearson, Rudolph Stubbs, Patricia Wells
25th: Justin Cartwright, Jynell Gibson, David Mackey, George Pinder, Tyrese Rodgers, Charmaine Williams
26th: Simone Armbrister, Seth Fountain, Paul Lightbourne, Philip A. Turner Jr.
27th: Craig Ferguson Jr., LaShonda Leary, Cleomi Turner, Nadia Wallace, Raven Williams
28th: Lamon Dean, Omar Davis, Jamal Hanna, Puritan E. Rolle, Hewitt Stuart Jr.
29th: Des Bethel, LaZaria Johnson
30th: Shonell Douglas
24th: Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Chea (29yrs)
25th: Mr. & Mrs Warren Fraser (53yrs)
27th: Mr. & Mrs. Carl Gibson (31yrs)
28th: Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Newbold (43yrs)
28th: Mr. & Mrs. Antoine Roberts (10yrs)
30th: Mr. & Mrs. Leonardo Miller (34yrs),
30th: Mr. & Mrs. Fredricko Garland (7yrs)
Solemn Evensong 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.
CPWI Hymnal, The Book of Common Prayer, NRSV Bibles are available for purchase at the Church Office at a cost of $25 each.
All Ministries are on recess until September! Enjoy your Summer Break!
VBS Applications Forms are now available at all side tables of the Church. Get yours today.
There will be a Meet N Greet for parents and children who will be attending VBS on Saturday, 23rd July, 2022.
Time: 12 noon to 3:00 p.m.
Venue: Church Office Parking Lot
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 Sunday School
St. Agnes Sunday School continues this morning at the 10:30 a.m. service. Parents are asked to have their children attend. All protocols are being 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.
FORWARD DAY BY DAY
For May 2022 – July 2022 is still available. Those members who have not yet received a copy 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.