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

www.churchofenglandcayman.com

rector@churchofenglandcayman.com


31 May
2015

Welcome to St Alban’s Anglican Church

Today's Scripture: Isaiah 6: 1-8     Romans 8: 12–17      S. John 3: 1–17

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

This Week: Tues – Fri 12.30 pm Midday Prayers.

Next Sunday: 8.35 am Matins; 9 am Church School; 9.30 am HOLY EUCHARIST; 6 pm E.P.


Trinity Sunday


Almighty and everlasting God, who hast given unto us thy servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of the Divine Majesty to worship the Unity: We beseech thee, that thou wouldest keep us stedfast in this faith, and evermore defend us from all adversities, who livest and reignest, one God, world without end.


FAITH IN FOCUS: REFLECTING GOD

Louise has had a creative side to her ever since she was a young child. She liked nothing better than using every possible felt-tip pen when colouring in the pictures in her book at kindergarten. When she went to school she took pride in her handwriting and not surprisingly showed a penchant for art. Now she’s got her own exhibition of her pottery in a local gallery. For relaxation she plays the piano and is a member of the local amateur dramatic group.

Tom is no shrinking violet. As a teenager he always had a very clear opinion on everything and he was first to express it. With a flair for language he went to university to study journalism and media, and it wasn’t long before he got a job on TV as a researcher for documentary programmes. He began producing programmes on the plight of sweat-shop workers in the east, and is probably most famous for his series explaining how all our world economies are linked and have a common interest in times of crisis. Last year he was voted the most popular presenter by the communications industry.

Michelle’s just like any other grandmother pushing her grandson along the street on her way to collect her pension at the Post Office. But for years Michelle has given up her Wednesday nights to help train the girls’ netball team and she’s become a trusted friend to generations of young women. In fact, three of the girls she inspired have gone on to achieve national sports status. She has a simple way of making them want to do better.

God the Father: creator of all good things. God the Son: communicator of the word of God. God the Holy Spirit: inspirer and sanctifier of our lives. If we are made in the image of God then our lives ought to reflect the Trinity: creator, communicator and inspirer. Tell that to Louise, Tom and Michelle. Or perhaps they already know?


WORD OF GOD

One called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!” (Isaiah 6: 3)


WORD FOR TODAY

God is not a subject in a book. God is a living being, Father, Son and Spirit, who works in and through the hearts of those who listen for his gentle voice. We may know about God, but do we actually know him?


TO KNOW SOMEONE TRULY and to love whom we know: this is the very essence of family life; it's the essence of the Church's life; and it's the essence of God's life.


REMEMBER, THE HEBREW WORD for "marriage", kidushin, also means "holiness".


HOW CAN PLURALITY consist with unity or unity with plurality? To examine the fact closely is rashness, to believe it is piety, to know it is life, and life eternal.

(St Bernard of Clairvaux)



THERE IS A VERY CLEAR secular Trinity in our lifetime: Flesh, Money and Power. (Hilary Agaete)


THIS WEEK’S BIBLE READINGS

Mon: 2 Chron 26: 1-21, Romans 4: 1-12, Luke 10: 25-37

Tues: 2 Chronicles 28, Rom 4: 13–end, Luke 10: 28–end

Wed: 2 Chron 29: 1-19, Rom 5: 1-11, Luke 11: 1–13

Thurs: 2 Chron 29: 20-end, Rom 5: 12-end, Luke 11: 14-28

Fri: 2 Chronicles 30, Romans 6: 1–14, Luke 11: 29-36

Sat: 2 Chronicles 32: 1-22, Rom 6: 15-end, Luke 11: 37-end

NEXT SUNDAY: Genesis 3: 8-15, 2 Corinthians 4:13 – 5:1, S. Mark 3: 20–end