The Cayman Islands are within the ancient Episcopal Jurisdiction

of The Bishop of London granted him by the Crown in 1634

St Alban’s (Grand Cayman) & St Mary’s (Cayman Brac)

Church & Office - 461 Shedden Road

P O Box 719, Grand Cayman KY1-1103, CAYMAN ISLANDS

Tel B (345) 949 2757 : Fax B (345) 949 0619

www.churchofenglandcayman.com

rector@churchofenglandcayman.com

19 June 2016

Welcome to St Alban’s Anglican Church

Today's Scripture: Isaiah 65: 1-9     Galatians 3: 23-end     S. Luke 8: 26-39

Today: 8.35 am Matins; 9 am Church School; 9.30 am HOLY EUCHARIST; 6pm E. Prayer.

This Week: Tues-Fri 12.30 pm Midday Pr; Fri. Birth of S. John Baptist 5 pm Holy Communion

Next Sunday: 8.35am Matins; 9am Ch Sch; 9.30am HOLY EUCHARIST; 6pm EP


4th Sunday after Trinity

O God, the protector of all that trust in thee, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy; Increase and multiply upon us thy mercy; that, thou being our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we finally lose not the things eternal: Grant this, O Heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ’s sake our Lord.


Patronal festival of Saint Alban, First Martyr of Britain, c. 304

Almighty God, by whose grace and power thy holy martyr Alban triumphed over suffering and was faithful even unto death: Grant to us, who now remember him with thanksgiving, to be so faithful in our witness to thee in this world, that we may receive with him the crown of life; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

ALBAN SHELTERED a Christian priest (Geoffrey of Monmouth's later interpolation giving his name as "Amphibalus", the name for the cloak) in his home, and was converted and baptised by him. When the "impious prince", as Bede has called him, sent Roman soldiers to Alban's house to look for the priest, Alban exchanged cloaks with the priest and was arrested in his stead at Chantry Island. Alban was taken before the magistrate, who was furious at the deception and ordered that Alban be given the punishment due to the priest if he had indeed become a Christian. Alban declared, "I worship and adore the true and living God who created all things." These words are still used in prayer at St Albans Abbey. St Alban was eventually sacrificed to the Roman gods and was condemned to death. He was taken out of the town across the River Ver to the top of the hill opposite. The reputed place of his beheading is where St Albans Cathedral now stands. Gildas does not state that Alban was martryed in Verulamium; Bede is the first person to document the execution and burial of Alban as happening in Verulamium.



WORD OF GOD

The man begged that he might be with Jesus; but he sent him away, saying, “Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you.” (S. Luke 8:38)


WORD FOR TODAY

Following Christ is more than just words. It means a daily conscious effort to live life in a radically different way, in a way that puts self-interest second and service of others in first place. To follow Christ is to carry a cross.


FIVE OF THE BEST

1. Is Daniel in the Old or New Testament?

2. Can you name any two angels?

3. Give the names of all twelve apostles.

4. In what language was the Old Testament written?

5. Who came first and who came last: Sarah, Ruth, Mary, Lydia, Esther?

WE’RE NEVER SO VULNERABLE than when we trust someone. But, paradoxically, if we cannot trust, neither can we find love or joy. (Walter Anderson)


AS YOUR FAITH IS STRENGTHENED you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit.

(Emmanuel Teney)


THIS WEEK’S BIBLE READINGS

Mon: Judges 13: 1-24, Lk 17: 20-end; Rom 14: 13-end

Tues: Judges 14, Luke 18: 1-14, Romans 15: 1-13

Wed: Judg 15:1 - 16:3, Lk 18: 15–30, Rom 15: 14–21

Thurs: Judg 16: 4-end, Luke 18: 31–end, Rom 15: 22-end

Fri (Birth S.John Baptist): Isa 40: 1-11, Acts 13: 14b-26, S. Luke 1: 57-66, 80

Sat: Judg 18: 1-20, 27-end, Luke 19: 11-27, Rom 16: 17-end

NEXT SUNDAY : 1 Kings 19: 15–16, 19-end, Gal 5: 1, 13-25, S. Luke 9: 51-end