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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 22:15-22
The Pharisees went and plotted to entrap Jesus in what He said. So they sent their disciples to Him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with truth, and show deference to no one; for you do not regard people with partiality. Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to the emperor, or not?” But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, “Why are you putting me to the test, you hypocrites? Show me the coin used for the tax.” And they brought Him a denarius. Then He said to them, “Whose head is this, and whose title?” They answered, “The emperor’s.” Then He said to them, “Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” When they heard this, they were amazed; and they left Him and went away.
COLLECT FOR THE TWENTY FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations: Preserve the works of your mercy, that your Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession of your Name; 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 SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; 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 TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us grace to receive thankfully the fruits of His redeeming work, and to follow daily in the blessed steps of His most holy life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for 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 178 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 SEVENTH 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 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
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 SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
O God, from whom all good proceeds: Grant that by your inspiration we may think those things that are right, and by your merciful guiding may do them; 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.
Ushers for 29th October Sunday, 2023
7:00 a.m. Mass
Paula Hanna-Miller, Anissa Musgrove,
Henry Dean, Sean Inniss
Marcia Cooper, Nadia Stuart
Ushers for Sunday, 29th October, 2023
10:30 a.m. Mass
Meaghan Mackey, Jamal Martin, Yulia Chipman,
Andreus Moore, Kellen Wilchcombe
HOLY DAYS THIS WEEK
St. James of Jerusalem
Alfred the Great: King 899 AD
Sts. Simon and Jude: Apostles
Patronal Festival of St. Jude’s Church in
Smith’s Point – Grand Bahama
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
22nd: Monique Adderley, Natasha Bastian, Earl Bostwick, Lance Porter, Kareem Roberts, Rudy Stubbs,Duke Sweeting, Simeon Thompson Sr., Shawna Woodside
23rd: Tia Isabella Adderley, Athama Bowe Sr., Keval Hanna, Kayle Musgrove, Joshua O’Brien, Stephen Sealy,Danny Seymour, Kendall Wildgoose
24th: Carolyn Bartlett, Shelly Cooke, Inez Johnson, Erica A. Reckley, Kendrick Sargent, Roslyn Strachan,Torronique Williams
25th: Chloe Cartwright, Lacherra Coakley, Franklyn Bosfield, Mitzie Chipman, Cierra Deveaux
26th: Allenia Albury, Frank Burrows, Andrew Fowler, Keva Lightbourne, Presley Seymour, James Smith
27th: Shannon Bain, Deborah Darville, Rashea Hanna, Alexandria Kemp, Linda Kemp, Paulette Minus, Stephanie Storr, Marneece Williams
28th: Anishka Ferguson-Bowe, Gregory Burrows, Jasmin Coakley, Leonard Duncanson, Tori Newman, Sophie Sears
Mr. & Mrs. Jermaine Brown (18yrs)
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Brown (1yr)
Mr. & Mrs. Gralyn Moncur (15yrs)
Mr. & Mrs. Jared Whyms (13yrs)
Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Culmer (36yrs)
Mr. & Mrs. Ricardo Moss (13yrs)
Fr. I. Ranfurly& Olga Brown (43yrs)
Mr. & Mrs. George Pinder (26yrs)
Mr. & Mrs. John Butler (41yrs)
St. Agnes Sunday School continues this morning at the 10:30 a.m. service. All young people ages 3 to 12yrs are expected to be in Sunday School. Parents and guardians please make sure that your children attend.
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.
St. Agnes Usher Board Ministry
Will be hosting a Bingo Night on Friday, 27th October, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Food and drinks will be on sale.
The National Youth March will take place this afternoon at 3:00 p.m. The Church bus is available for transportation to and from Clifford Park and will be departing from St. Agnes at 2:15 p.m. sharp. March Route: leaving Clifford park, head east on Bay Street to Baillou Hill Road. Head south on Baillou Hill Road to Poinciana Drive. Turn west onto Poinciana Drive then north onto Nassau Street. Turn west onto Bay Street returning to Clifford Park.
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.
St. Agnes Pastoral Care Meeting will meet this Monday, 23rd October, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. All members are asked to attend.
St. Agnes Social Outreach Feeding Program continues this Wednesday, 25th October, 2023. Those persons who wish to assist with our weekly feeding program can do so this Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Those who wish to donate towards the program can contact: Archdeacon Cartwright: 557-4100 We wish to thank you for your support.
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 Youth Group will meet this Friday evening in the Parish Hall from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. All youth ages 5yrs to 18yrs are invited to attend.
St. Agnes Prayer Ministry Members are invited to join the Prayer Ministry every Friday at 6:00 p.m. in the Church. If you wish to pray with us or need prayerful support we hope that you will come and be a part of this vital ministry in the Church.
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 Captain 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.
St. Agnes Senior Choir Concert “Sing Praises Unto the Lord” 11th Annual Concert will be held next Sunday, 29th October, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. at St. Agnes Church. All members invited to attend.
All Saints Day Mass 2022 will be held at St. Agnes on Wednesday, 1st November, 2023 at 6:00 a.m. We are all invited to attend.
All Souls Day Mass 2023 will be held at St. Agnes on Thursday, 2nd November, 2023 at 7:00 a.m. Please remember to call the Church Office to submit your loved ones names who have died within the last year for our traditional service.
St. Agnes Confirmation Class 2023
Registration for Confirmation classes for
Children and Adults has begun.
Children must be 12 years old on or before
November 30th, 2023. Classes begin this Wednesday,
27th September, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. in the Church.
Material required for the class:
Holy Bible (New Revised Standard Version)
The Book of Common Prayer
Application Forms can be obtained from the Church Office.
An application form must be completed and returned to
the Church Office by each child in order to take the class.
St. Agnes Discovery Weekend 2023
Team meetings will continue this Tuesday,
26th September, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. in the All Soul’s
Chapel, and every Tuesday leading up to the Weekend,
which is scheduled for November 3rd – 5th, 2023.
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: Durante Charlow and Shannon Sawyer
Assistant Directors are: Paul King and Patrice Ferguson
Help Needed for Visitation of the Sick
Deacon Bethel needs a few volunteers to go along with him to visit the sick on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. If you are interested and able to assist please contact Archdeacon Cartwright after the service.
Living Legends 2022 Photos
Living Legends free portfolios are available for pickup at the Church Office. All additional photos taken at the 2021 Legends service are available for viewing at the Church Office. Photos from this album is at an additional cost.
The Pastoral Care and Counselling Ministry
Will host the 21st Annual Living Legends Recognition Day Service on 12th November, 2023. All parishioners who have attained the age of promise (70) and have not been contacted by a committee member to participate in this occasion we kindly asked you to contact the Church Office 325-2640 to update your contact information and to confirm the number on your Church envelopes.
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.
FORWARD DAY BY DAY
For August 2023 – October 2023 is still available.
Please contact the Church Office for your copy.
St. Agnes Living Legends Luncheon 2023
Will be held on Sunday, 12th November, 2023 at the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Ballroom at 1:30 p.m. Tickets for the luncheon is now available at a cost of $70 per person. The deadline to purchase tickets is Wednesday, 8th November 2023. To purchase a ticket please contact: Garnell Kemp at (449-4646) No tickets will be sold on the day of the event or at the door of the luncheon.