ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST NATIVITY
Jun
24
7:30 AM07:30

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST NATIVITY

7:30 AM.

This feast day marks the birth of John the Baptist, cousin of Jesus, three months after Mary visited her 6 month pregnant cousin Elizabeth.  Exactly 6 months later on December 25 we mark the birth of Jesus.  John, a prophet, recognized Jesus even in his mother's womb and predicted when he met Jesus as an adult that Jesus would increase and John himself would decrease.  These events and predictions are marked in the heavens in that the sun reaching its highest point in the sky on the summer solstice (June 25 on the old calendar) begins its journey downward in the sky until the winter solstice (Dec. 25 on the old calendar) when the hours of daylight increase.  Thus, days get shorter after the feast of St. John the Baptist but get longer after the feast of the Nativity of our Lord.  

Also note:  St. John is the patron saint of Canada so all Canadians should attend services on this day.  

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TRINITY SUNDAY
May
27
7:40 AM07:40

TRINITY SUNDAY

This Sunday celebrates the final revelation from the events  marked during the period of the Incarnation, Passion, Resurrection, Ascension, and the Coming of the Holy Spirit.  That is, we now celebrate God's revelation through Jesus Christ that God is a trinity of three persons but only one God: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.  During the Sundays after Trinity, the liturgical color is green, marking our growth in the Christian life and discipline because we have received the revelations of the past six months.  

No choral music until September.

7:40 AM Morning Prayer

8 AM Holy Communion

9 AM Confirmation class

9 AM Parish Breakfast

10 AM Morning Prayer & Baptism

11:15 AM Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel

2 PM Evening Prayer at Saunders House

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EMBER SATURDAY
May
26
10:00 AM10:00

EMBER SATURDAY

Ember days are kept four times per year for special prayer and fasting specifically for clerical vocations, recalling that the apostles prayed and fasted prior to the laying on of hands in ordinations.  The ember weeks are the weeks after the first Sunday of Lent, Whitsunday (Pentecost), September 15, and December 13. 

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EMBER FRIDAY
May
25
10:00 AM10:00

EMBER FRIDAY

Ember days are kept four times per year for special prayer and fasting specifically for clerical vocations, recalling that the apostles prayed and fasted prior to the laying on of hands in ordinations.  The ember weeks are the weeks after the first Sunday of Lent, Whitsunday (Pentecost), September 15, and December 13. 

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EMBER WEDNESDAY
May
23
10:00 AM10:00

EMBER WEDNESDAY

Ember days are kept four times per year for special prayer and fasting specifically for clerical vocations, recalling that the apostles prayed and fasted prior to the laying on of hands in ordinations.  The ember weeks are the weeks after the first Sunday of Lent, Whitsunday (Pentecost), September 15, and December 13. 

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WHITSUNDAY (PENTECOST)
May
20
7:40 AM07:40

WHITSUNDAY (PENTECOST)

7:40 AM MORNING PRAYER

8 AM HOLY COMMUNION

10 AM HOLY COMMUNION with Festal Choral Music.   Celebrate a most festive holiday often called the Church's birthday.  In English tradition, this Sunday is called WhitSunday, recalling the white color of liturgical vestments and altar hangings.  In other traditions, the color red recalls the fire of the Holy Spirit who descended on the first apostles resembling tongues of fire.  A most wonderful day in the history of the world.

11:30 AM Barbecue at the Rectory.  All are invited.  Meats and cold drinks are provided.  Please bring salad and dessert items.  

Included in the service we will recognize the accomplishments of our Sabbath School students and the faithfulness of their teachers.    

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EASTER IV
Apr
29
7:30 AM07:30

EASTER IV

7:30 am Morning Prayer

8 am Holy Communion

9 AM parish breakfast

9 AM Sunday School/ Confirmation Class

10 AM Morning Prayer

11:15 AM HC from reserved sacrament

11:15 AM Fellowship followed by Adult Forum

2 PM Evening Prayer at Saunders House

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EASTER DAY
Apr
1
7:30 AM07:30

EASTER DAY

ALLELEUIA!  CHRIST IS RISEN!  HE IS RISEN INDEED!  ALLELEUIA!

7:40 AM Morning prayer

8 AM Holy Communion and healing prayers

10 AM Festal Holy Communion with special music and healing prayers

11:30 AM Coffee hour & Easter Egg Hunt for children.

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GOOD FRIDAY
Mar
30
8:30 AM08:30

GOOD FRIDAY

8:30 am  Morning Prayer

Noon to 3 PM:  Watch by the Cross, including The Reproaches and the Solemn Collects, the Litany, Ante Communion, a well as homilies on the Last Words and devotional music.  Everyone is invited to attend for any part or all of this solemn observance of the Lord's sacrifice for us.

5 PM Evening Prayer

7 PM STATIONS OF THE CROSS

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HOLY WEEK MAUNDY THURSDAY
Mar
29
8:30 AM08:30

HOLY WEEK MAUNDY THURSDAY

Maundy Thursday is so-called because the Church observes the institution of holy communion at the last supper at which Jesus commands his disciples to love one another as He has loved them and us. 

8:30 AM Morning Prayer

10 AM Holy Communion

5 PM Evening Prayer

7 PM Holy Communion and Striping of the Altar

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WEDNESDAY: TENEBRAE
Mar
28
8:30 AM08:30

WEDNESDAY: TENEBRAE

8:30 AM Morning Prayer

10 AM Holy Communion

5 PM Evening Prayer and Litany

6 PM Family Night Soup & Bread Meal

7 PM Tenebrae:  Meaning "Darkness" this is a service of psalms and lessons, which concludes dramatically in darkness.  It is designedbring home to us vividly Jesus' torment in the Garden of Gethsemane, which will be remembered the next day on Maundy Thursday.  This service concludes the Family Nights for Lent.

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