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Welcome to St. Agnes Anglican Church, Grants Town

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Holy Matrimony

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 3:15-17, 21-22

As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah, John answered all of them by saying, “I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful than I is coming; I am not worthy to untie the thong of His sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing fork is in His hand, to clear His threshing floor and to gather the wheat into His granary; but the chaff He will burn with unquenchable fire.”Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit descended upon Him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”


 

St. Agnes Virtual Sunday School

Will be held this Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Parents, please encourage your children to join our Zoom sessions. For any information needed to gain access, please contact the Sunday School Superintendent Ms. Desiree Stuart.


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.


Farewell & Safe Passage

To all our students travelling back to school. We wish you well and are praying for your continued success.

Safe travels and God’s blessings to Walter Sawyer Jr. as he departs to begin his studies in Computer Science at St. Leo University in Saint Leo, Florida. We wish you well and are praying for your continued success.

 


Fresh Flowers For St. Agnes’ Sanctuary 

Persons 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 information, please contact the Church Office.


 

 

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.


Church Tithes For 2021

Persons are encouraged to bring their envelopes up to date. Let’s close out the year with a good spirit.


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 Virtual Sunday School  

 Is officially closed for the Christmas Holidays. Sunday School will resume on the 9th January, 2022.


St. Agnes Patronal Festival  2022

Will take place on Sunday, 23rd January, 2022 with services at 7:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with Pontifical Concelebrated High Masses. There will be Solemn Evensong, Sermon, Indoor Procession, and Benediction at 5:00 p.m. We ask all members to make plans to attend. All protocols are being observed.


St. Agnes 177th Anniversary Gift Day

Each member, who still has an income, is asked to make a special sacrificial gift to the Church in Thanksgiving to God for sparing our lives to see yet another St. Agnes Day. We are celebrating 177 years this year and we ask each member, (those who are able,) to give this special gift according to the number of years our Church has been in existence. These funds will go towards replacing the roofs of the Church and Parish Hall. Our target is 500,000.00.  Please share whatever you can this year. Let us all do something to help. 177th Anniversary Gift Envelopes.



 

Sunday, January 9th, 2022


Holy Days this Week

Sunday

Holy Family Sunday

Feast of Title of Holy Family Church in

Mortimer’s, Long Island

Monday

Majority Rule Day

 Thursday

St. Hilary: Bishop of Poiter 367 AD


Majority Rule Day!

Tomorrow Monday, 10th January, 2022 we will be celebrating Majority Rule Day when we give God thanks for the peaceful attainment of political governance by the Major of our citizens. We thank God for all who were involved in the tremendous hard work to obtain such a nation building event. We thank God for all those today who are involved in the struggle for equality and justice for all, and for those who work tirelessly to help the oppressed and down trodden today. Let us remember in particular the Father of our Nation Sir Lynden O. Pindling and all the freedom fighters of our nation. To God be the Glory!


St. Agnes Bible Study

Bible Study will resume via Zoom on 17th November 2021 at 6:00 p.m. sharp!

Meeting ID: 854 1074 8215

Passcode: 033653

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


FORWARD DAY BY DAY

For November 2021 – January 2022 is still available. Please contact the Church Office for a copy.


Ushers for Sunday Epiphany II

16th January, 2022 at 7:00 a.m.

Eleanor, Conliffe, Margaret Dillet,

Anthony Johnson, George Turner

6:00 p.m.

Paula Hanna-Miller, Christine Ingraham


Reports of Ministries & Organizations

All Ministries are asked to submit their annual reports by email to Kimberly Higgs-Archer at the Church Office no later than 31st January, 2022.  

Email: kimberlyhiggs@hotmail.com

Any reports received after the due date will not be placed in the AGM report.


St. Agnes Youth Ministry Meetings

Is officially closed for the Christmas Holidays. Meetings will resume 14th January, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.



 

 

St. Agnes Parish Upcoming News & Events

JANUARY

9th: Linda Brennen, Kristina Dean, Eddiemae Gibson,

Sherell Farah-Moncur, Aidan Musgrove,

Simeon Thompson Jr., Michael Thurston

10th: Tracey Coakley, Betty Knowles

11th: Shawn J. Miller

12th: Rashad DaCosta, Carlan Johnson Jr.,

Vincent Rollins, Douglas Strachan,

Hortense Beadle-Taylor

13th: Rishad Bain, Shane Deveaux, Henry Fowler,

Michael Hepburn, Michelle Hepburn,

Cherell Williamson

14th: Deon Dean, Bernadette Smith,

Shakema Sweeting, Saba Young

15th: Madge Bowleg, William Burrows,

Gaylord Ingraham

 

 

IT IS NOW EASTERN STANDARD TIME

 

 

JANUARY

9th: Mr. & Mrs. Corey Hepburn (13yrs)

13th: Mr. & Mrs. Wendal Rolle (49yrs)

15th: Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Stuart (28yrs)


 

 

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.