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The Ancient Faith for a Modern People
Bulletin
St. Andrew’s Parish
Mission Statement
A Parish of the Diocese of Quincy
Meeting at 3501 Central Avenue
P. O. Box 90201, Nashville, TN 37209
The Very Rev. James M. Guill, SSC, Rector
Church Phone: 615-292-9935
Email: [email protected]
Website: standrewsnashville.org
Our mission is:
“to restore all people to unity with
“God and each other in Christ,”
in an Anglo-Catholic parish
with a rich tradition of community
within the full scriptural and
sacramental life of the church.”
Year C
Sunday, December 27, 2015
1st Sunday after Christmas Day
8:00 a.m. — Choir Practice
8:30 a.m. — High Mass with Homily
9:30 a.m. coffee
10:00 a.m. — Rector’s Class
3:00 p.m. – A Christmas Carol
Welcome, Visitors!
We extend a most cordial welcome to our visitors. Please use the Visitor’s Guide in the pew to
follow our service. As you enter the Lord’s House, be thoughtful, be silent, and be reverent. PLEASE
REMEMBER TO TURN OFF ALL CELL PHONES AND PAGERS. Before Mass, speak to the Lord; during
Mass, let the Lord speak to you; after Mass, speak to the Lord through one another, as you join the
Parish Family for fellowship in the Parish House. Remember to sign our guest book, please!
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Today December 27,
at 3:00 p.m., we will have a
special event: our own John
Carpenter will present a oneman performance of Dickens’
immortal A Christmas Carol.
He will hold this in the
Undercroft/Fellowship Hall,
and the event will be open to
our friends at Concordia and
RWENA. At the conclusion
of the 1 ½ hour play, John
will discuss this classic
against the
background of the Christmas
story, which will be very
appropriate for the 1st
Sunday of Christmas!
CHRISTMAS OFFERING
It is still Christmas,
and you still have the
opportunity to make a special
Christmas offering in
thanksgiving for the
blessings of the year and for
the birth of Our Saviour into
our time. You will find
envelopes in your service
sheet for this special gift in
honor of the Reason for the
Season! Your gift today will
be counted for this year.
FEAST OF THE HOLY
NAME
Remember that we
will celebrate the Feast of the
Holy Name on Friday,
January 1, 2016 with a Low
Mass at 10:00 a.m. Make
your plans to receive the
Holy Sacrament for the new
calendar year!
VESTRY ELECTIONS 2015
The Annual Meeting
of the Congregation of St.
Andrew’s will be held on
Sunday, January 24th, after
the 8:30 a.m. High Mass. The
Annual Meeting will be held
at the Montessori Centre at
4608 Granny White Pike,
37220, which is just south of
the intersection of Granny
White and Harding. We will
have three vacancies to fill
for the class of 2019, one
vacancy for the class of 2018
(Henry Carpenter’s position,
because as a postulant for the
Deaconate he is no longer
eligible), and the vacancy for
Anne Ross’s term in the class
of 2017.
The
nomination
forms may be found in the
hallway in front of the
Pastor’s study. They specify
the minimum qualifications
to serve on the Vestry. Please
submit your nomination to
the
committee.
Any
questions
regarding
a
person’s
qualifications
should also be submitted to
the committee.
Any parishioner who
is 18 years of age or older,
and who is a communicant in
good standing is eligible for
the Vestry.
This means,
among other things, that the
person attends regularly,
supports the church, and
pledges a specific amount.
The same criteria defines
those who are eligible to have
seat, voice and vote at the
annual meeting.
If you
haven’t made a pledge, you
have seat and voice, but no
vote, pursuant to our bylaws.
ISLAM
AND
CHRISTIANITY
We continue our
study
of
Islam
and
Christianity this week with
discussion of the Traditions
of Mohammed in The Hadith
as edited by Dr. Bill Warner,
head of the Center for the
Study of Political Islam. We
will be delving into The
Hadith, or the traditions of
Mohammed, in the coming
weeks.
END OF YEAR PLEDGES
The end of the year is
fast approaching and we are
slightly behind on our pledge
contributions.
Please
remember that any pledge
money you wish to claim on
your 2015 income tax returns
must be turned in by noon
December 30th at the latest, so
it can be deposited in the
bank by the end of the year.
Other Items
Confessions: Please call Fr. Guill to schedule your confession at any time.
The altar flowers are given by those listed in the service sheet insert.
The Nursery Worker volunteer for this week is Carolyn Storey.
The Old Testament Lector for High Mass this month is John Carpenter. Next month’s lector is Doris
Hendrix.
The Coffee Time Last Sunday was our good leftovers from Advent Lessons and Carols
Mon., Dec. 28: ST. JOHN, APOSTLE AND EVANGELIST, trans. (red)
Tues., Dec. 29: THE HOLY INNOCENTS, trans. (red)
10:00 a.m. Bible Study
11:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
7:00 p.m. Low Mass at Windland’s South, 3800 Sam Boney Drive, Nashville, TN 37211
Wed., Dec. 30: Of the Octave (Josephine Butler, 1906) (white)
Thurs., Dec. 31: Of the Octave (Sylvester, Bp. of Rome, 335) (white)
Fri, Jan. 1: THE MOST HOLY NAME OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST AND HIS CIRCUMCISION (white)
10:00 a.m. Low Mass without hymns
Sat., Jan 2: Christmas Feria (white)
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