T he Cayman Islands are within the ancient Episcopal Jurisdiction

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

St Albans (Grand Cayman) & St Marys (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

26 November 2017

Welcome to  St Alban’s Anglican Church 

Today's Scripture:  Ezekiel 34: 11-16, 20-24     Ephesians 1: 15-end     S. Matthew 25: 31–end

Today:  8.35 a.m. Matins; 9.00 a.m. Ch School; 9.30 a.m. HOLY EUCHARIST; 6 pm EP

This Week: Tues, Wed, Fri 12.30 pm Midday Prayer; Thurs S. Andrew, Ap. Holy Comm 5 pm

Next Sunday: 8.35 a.m. Matins; 9.00 a.m. Ch School; 9.30 a.m. HOLY EUCHARIST; 6 pm EP

Notice: Fri 24th Nov 3 pm - to Sat 2nd Dec Crafts Fair at St Alban's schoolroom.


Sunday Next Before Advent - Christ the King

STIR up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may of thee be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ our Lord.


FAITH IN FOCUS: THE LITTLE THINGS

And they said to him...

When did we see you hungry?

Do you remember when I first played football for the school and I was desperate for you to come and watch...when I grew  a beard and needed your approval...when I yearned for encouragement and acceptance? That's when.

When did we see you thirsty?

Do you remember when I really wanted to know more about our family history from you...when I asked you to teach me the guitar...when sometimes I just wanted you to hold me tight? That's when.

When did we see you a stranger?

Do you remember when I was new to the area...when I was a friendless refugee...when I started at my new school...when you found out that I was brought up differently from everyone else? That's when.

When did we see you naked?

Do you remember when my business collapsed...when I failed my exam...when I was publicly accused of theft...when I broke down under the strain? That's when.

When did we see you sick?

Do you remember when I was worried to distraction about my daughter...when they laid me off work and I ended up on the dole...when my mother died and I was inconsolable? That's when.

When did we see you in prison?

Do you remember when I felt trapped in the home and needed someone to mind the children...when after a divorce I was so alone...when guilt seemed to overpower me...when I borrowed and got into debt...when drink ruled my life? That's when.

It's the little things that count.


WORD OF GOD

As a shepherd keeps his flock in view

when he stands up

in the middle of his scattered sheep,

so shall I keep my sheep in view.

(Ezekiel 34:12)

WORD FOR TODAY

If Christ really is King then all creation is subject to him. As citizens of his kingdom, sheep of his flock, we are led by him to a better way of life, to better pastures. There is no evil that might threaten our world or our lives that can ever overthrow his kingship.


IN THE PARABLE of the sheep and the goats, Christ issues a warning in love. It is not a prescription but a description. ... A description is a picture of the way things are, or will be. … Therefore judgment reveals what has long been true. (Richard Hoefler)




THE WHOLE IDEA OF COMPASSION is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another. (Thomas Merton)


THIS WEEKS BIBLE READINGS

Mon: Isaiah 14: 3-20, Matthew 9: 1834, Rev 14: 1-13

Tues: Isaiah 17, Matthew 9:35 - 10:15, Revelation 14:14 - 15.end

Wed: Isaiah 19, Matt 10: 1633, Revelation 16: 1-11

Thurs (S. ANDREW, Ap): Isaiah 52: 7-10, Romans 10: 12-18, S. Matthew 4: 18-22

Fri: Isaiah 22: 1–14, Matthew 11: 2–19, Revelation 17

Sat: Isaiah 24, Matt 11: 20end, Revelation 18

NEXT SUNDAY: Isaiah 64: 1-9, 1 Corinthians 1: 3-9, S. Mark 13: 24–end