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Sunday, May 14, 2017

THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

At the morning services on this Fifth Sunday of Easter, we have John's Gospel in which Christ describes himself as the true vine: "I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing."

Consider reading these past sermons for some help in understanding this lesson:

Christ the Vine (2008) by Fr Mead
The True Grapevine (2005) by Fr Mead
A Sermon for Confirmation (2002) by Bishop Sisk

Collect:

O Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know thy Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leadeth to eternal life; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

8:00 am, Chantry Chapel
9:00 am, High Altar
Sermon by Fr Spurlock.
9:00 am, Parish House
9:45 am – 10:30 am, 2nd Floor, Parish House
10:00 am, Parish House
Please note the different start time. This is to accommodate our annual breakfast which marks the closing of the Sunday School Spring term. The breakfast will be followed by our final Sunday School class at 11am. After today, there will be no more Sunday School classes until the weekend after Labor Day. Nursery care will continue to be available for the 9am and 11am masses as usual.
10:00 am – 10:45 am, 5th Floor, Parish House
On May 14 at 10 a.m., the Sunday class looks at the way in which the Gospel of John refers to the story of the Passover from Exodus chapter 12.
11:00 am, Parish House
11:00 am, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. Sermon by The Right Reverend Mark Sisk.
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm, 2nd Floor, Parish House
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm, Saint Thomas Church (meet in Narthex, just inside the Fifth Avenue entrance)
4:00 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. Sermon by Fr Turner.
5:15 pm, Saint Thomas Church
Robert Schumann Recital 1: Canons and Sketches for pedal-piano.