ASCENSION THURSDAY
May
25
10:00 am10:00

ASCENSION THURSDAY

10 AM HOLY COMMUNION (LADY CHAPEL)

11 AM Bible Study

2:15 PM Holy Communion at Bryn Mawr Terrace

7 PM HOLY COMMUNION followed by dessert party at the rectory

SUNDAY AFTER ASCENSION
May
28
7:40 am07:40

SUNDAY AFTER ASCENSION

7:4 am Morning Prayer

8 am Holy Communion

9 AM parish breakfast

9 AM Sunday School/ Confirmation Class

10 AM Morning Prayer & baptism (S. Rickman)

11:15 AM HC from reserved sacrament

11:15 AM Fellowship followed by Adult Forum

TUESDAY STUDY GROUP
May
30
7:00 am07:00

TUESDAY STUDY GROUP

Lamentations of Jeremiah, chapters 4 & 5.  

Suggestions for next study topics: Tim Keller, Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God; D.A. Carson, Praying with Paul: A Call to Spiritual Restoration, Donald S. Whitney, Praying the Bible and John Piper, Reading the Bible Supernaturally, John Bunyan, The Pilgrim’s Progress; Thomas R. Kelly, A
Testament of Devotion ( Please read the synopsis in 25 Books Every Christian Should Read, pp.297-302); and Rod Dreher, The BenedictOption, about which is written in The New Yorker, May 1st under The Seeker.

 

PENTECOST or WHITSUNDAY
Jun
4
7:40 am07:40

PENTECOST or WHITSUNDAY

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.   

EMBER WEDNESDAY
Jun
7
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. 

EMBER FRIDAY
Jun
9
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. 

EMBER SATURDAY
Jun
10
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. 

TRINITY SUNDAY
Jun
11
7:40 am07:40

TRINITY SUNDAY

This Sunday celebrates the final revelation from the events  marked during the period of the Incarnation, Passion, Resurrection, Ascesion, 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.  

Last Sunday for choral music until September.

7:40 AM Morning Prayer

8 AM Holy Communion

10 AM Holy Communion

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST EVE
Jun
24
8:00 am08:00

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST EVE

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.  

TRANSFIGURATION
Aug
6
7:40 am07:40

TRANSFIGURATION

7:40 AM Morning Prayer

8 AM Holy communion

10 AM Holy communion (followed by fellowship in the paror)


ROGATION DAYS
May
22
May 24

ROGATION DAYS

HOLY COMMUNION 8 AM MONDAY, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY, LADY CHAPEL

EASTER V-ROGATION
May
21
7:40 am07:40

EASTER V-ROGATION

7:4 am Morning Prayer

8 am Holy Communion & Blessing of Seeds

9 AM Sunday School/ Confirmation Class

10 AM Holy Communion with Litany in procession & Blessing of Seeds

11:15 AM Fellowship followed by Adult Forum

EASTER IV
May
14
7:40 am07:40

EASTER IV

7:4 am Morning Prayer

8 am Holy Communion

9 AM parish breakfast

9 AM Sunday School/ Confirmation Class

10 AM Morning Prayer & baptism (S. Rickman)

11:15 AM HC from reserved sacrament

11:15 AM Fellowship followed by Adult Forum

2 PM Evening Prayer at Saunders House

EASTER III
May
7
7:40 am07:40

EASTER III

7: 40 AM Morning Prayer

8 AM Holy Communion

9 AM Sunday School & Confirmation Class

10 AM Holy Communion 

11:15 AM Fellowship in the Parish Hall

11:30 Adult Forum 

EASTER II
Apr
30
7:40 am07:40

EASTER II

7: 40 AM Morning Prayer

8 AM Holy Communion

9 AM Sunday School & Confirmation Class

10 AM Morning Prayer

11:15 Holy Communion from the reserved sacrament in the Lady Chapel

11:15 AM Fellowship in the Parish Hall

11:30 Adult Forum 

Apr
23
7:40 am07:40

EASTER I (Low Sunday)

7: 40 AM Morning Prayer

8 AM Holy Communion

9 AM Sunday School & Confirmation Class

10 AM Morning Prayer

11:15 Holy Communion from the reserved sacrament in the Lady Chapel

11:15 AM Fellowship in the Parish Hall

11:30 Adult Forum 

EASTER TUESDAY
Apr
18
8:30 am08:30

EASTER TUESDAY

 8:30 AM Morning Prayer

10 AM Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel

5 PM Evening Prayer in the Lady Chapel

EASTER DAY
Apr
16
7:40 am07:40

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.

GOOD FRIDAY
Apr
14
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

HOLY WEEK MAUNDY THURSDAY
Apr
13
Apr 14

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

WEDNESDAY: TENEBRAE
Apr
12
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.

HOLY WEEK (MON & TUES)
Apr
10
Apr 11

HOLY WEEK (MON & TUES)

Holy Week services on Monday & Tuesday:  8 AM Morning prayer & 10 AM holy communion.  5 PM Evening Prayer.

See below for Wednesday through Saturday.

PALM SUNDAY
Apr
9
8:00 am08:00

PALM SUNDAY

Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week, observances begin at 7:40 AM with Morning Prayer preceding the  8 AM blessing of the palms and Holy Communion. 

7:40 AM Morning Prayer

8 AM Blessing of Palms & Holy Communion

9:40 AM Liturgy of the Palms and procession to the church from the parish hall.

10 AM Holy Communion

4 PM Evening Prayer

Passion Sunday (fifth Sunday Lent)
Apr
2
7:40 am07:40

Passion Sunday (fifth Sunday Lent)

Following the original tradition of a two-week Passiontide, this Sunday marks the beginning of the church's remembrance of the Passion of our Lord.  The second Sunday of Passiontide is more commonly known as Palm Sunday with an observance of a procession with palms and reading of the Passion.  We beseech the, Almighty God, mercifully to look upon thy people, that by thy great goodness they may be governed and preserved evermore, both in body and soul, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

7:40 AM Morning Prayer

8 AM Holy Communion

9 AM Sunday School

10 AM Holy Communion followed by fellowship & adult formum

4 PM Evening Prayer (said)

Fourth Sunday Lent (Mothering)
Mar
26
7:40 am07:40

Fourth Sunday Lent (Mothering)

Worship with us this Sunday as the season of Lent continues to call us to repentance and spiritual renewal but with a dose of mercy.  In the fellowship time following the principal service, we serve simnel cake, a real treat if you've never had it before.  The church grants a taste of God's mercy in this penitential season with a Sunday in which our discipline is lightened.  In the Anglican tradition, it was often the day when young adults employed away from their homes could visit their mothers and bring them simnel cake.  Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that we, who for our evil deeds to worthily deserve to be punished, by comfort of thy grace may mercifully be relieved; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

7:40 AM Morning Prayer

8 AM Holy Communion

9 am Sunday School

10 AM Morning Prayer followed by fellowship in the parish hall & adult forum

4 PM Evening Prayer (said)

ANNUNCIATION (Mar 25)
Mar
25
10:00 am10:00

ANNUNCIATION (Mar 25)

On this date we observe the blessed annunciation to Mary that she would have a son and she would call him Jesus.  Her assent to God is the same model for our response to God's call:  Let it be unto me according to thy word. 

Morning Prayer & Holy Communion at 10 AM in the Lady Chapel.

Third Sunday Lent
Mar
19
7:40 am07:40

Third Sunday Lent

Worship with us as the season of Lent calls us to repentance and spiritual renewal.  We beseech the, Almighty God, look upon the hearty desires of thy humble servants, and stretch forth the right hand of thy Majesty to be our defence against all our enemies; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

7:40 AM Morning Prayer

8 AM Holy Communion

9 AM Sunday School

10 AM Morning Prayer followed by fellowship & adult formum

4 PM Evening Prayer (said)

Second Sunday Lent
Mar
12
7:40 am07:40

Second Sunday Lent

Worship with us as the season of Lent continues to call us to repentance and spiritual renewal:  Almighty God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls that we be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ  our Lord.  Amen.

7:40 AM Morning Prayer

8 AM Holy Communion

9 am Sunday School

10 AM Morning Prayer followed by fellowship in the parish hall & adult forum

4 PM Evening Prayer (said)

QUIET DAY FOR LENT
Mar
11
8:00 am08:00

QUIET DAY FOR LENT

This is an opportunity to begin the Lenten season by directed prayer and meditation as we prepare for Easter.  The day begins with prayer in the chapel and holy communion followed by a light breakfast and guided meditations and periods of silence.  The day ends with evening prayer.  Please bring your own lunch.  Beverages are provided. 

Our hope is to be joined by other local congregations on this day.  Fr. Craig O'Brien of Savannah, Georgia will lead the day's meditations.  

First SUNDAY LENT
Mar
5
7:40 am07:40

First SUNDAY LENT

7:40 AM Morning Prayer

8 AM Holy Communion

9 am Sunday School

10 AM Morning Prayer followed by fellowship in the parish hall & adult forum

4 PM Evening Prayer in the Lady Chapel

MUSIC

PRELUDE: Choral Prelude on "O Man bemoan thy greatest sin" by J. S. Bach

CHORAL CANTICLE:  Mass of the Quiet Hour by George Oldroyd

OFFERTORY ANTHEM: Wash Me Thoroughly by S. S. Wesley

COMMUNION ANTHEM: Ave Verum Corpus by W. A. Mozart

POSTLUDE: Jesus My Great Joy by J. S. Bach

STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Mar
3
Apr 14

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

On Friday evenings at 7 PM during Lent, we observe the Stations of the cross followed by Lenten meditations on repentance. 

ASHWEDNESDAY
Mar
1
7:00 am07:00

ASHWEDNESDAY

Litany and Penitential rite with ashes & holy communion at all three services.  Hymns at 7 PM only.

7 AM Penitential Rite, Ashes, Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel

10 AM Penitential Rite, Ashes, Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel

 7 PM Penitential Rite, Ashes, Holy Communion with hymns in the church

This day begins the penitential season of Lent.  The priest marks our foreheads with ashes to remind us of our mortality as we prepare our hearts for Easter through prayer, fasting, and giving alms.