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Sunday, December 17, 2017

THE THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT (Gaudete)

Gaudete literally means "rejoice," for the Lord is coming! And so on this Sunday you'll notice that the Advent purple gives way to a splash of rose. The frontal on the altar changes, the vestments of the clergy change, there are flowers, and the third candle—a rose one—is lit on the advent wreath. All of this is a bit of joy breaking into what is otherwise a penetential season. After today we return to purple for the remainder of Advent.

During Lent, we observe a similar break in the midst of a pentential season. It is known as Lataere Sunday, which also means "rejoice." It is always celebrated on the Fourth Sunday in Lent.

Collect:

Stir up thy power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let thy bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be honor and glory, world without end. Amen.

10:00 am – 10:45 am, 5th Floor, Parish House

Friday, December 22, 2017

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm, Living Room, Parish House
Father Spurlock offers a straight-forward Bible study.

Friday, December 29, 2017

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm, Living Room, Parish House
Father Spurlock offers a straight-forward Bible study.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS DAY

Today's Gospel, in which Saint John unfolds the mystery of the Incarnation, is also read at Lessons & Carols and on Christmas Day. Over the years there have been many sermons on this passage, including:

The Threefold Birth of the Son (2011) by Fr Mead
Translation (2010) by Fr Daniels
Where Art Thou? (2009) by Fr Austin via Fr Mead
A Sermon for the First Sunday after Christmas Day (2008) by Fr Stafford
The Light Shines On, and the Darkness is Clueless (2007) by Fr Austin
Christmas Day 2007 by Fr Mead
Light (2006) by Fr Austin
Christ is God (2006) by Fr Mead
The Scandal of the Incarnation (2001) by Fr Mead

Collect:

Almighty God, who hast poured upon us the new light of thine incarnate Word: Grant that the same light, enkindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

10:00 am – 10:45 am, 5th Floor, Parish House

Friday, January 5, 2018

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm, Living Room, Parish House
Father Spurlock offers a straight-forward Bible study.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

10:45 am, 5th Floor, Parish House
Each Sunday, the Adult Education program at Saint Thomas Church offers sound Christian teaching presented with intellectual vigor, teaching that is grounded in Holy Scripture, mediated by the catholic tradition that is the inheritance of Anglicanism and set forth in the Book of Common Prayer.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

6:30 pm, Andrew Hall, Parish House
A systematic treatment of the essentials of the Christian faith, as received through the Catholic heritage of Anglicanism within the Episcopal Church. Tonight's topic is God the Father: Creation, the fall, and what it means to be “made in God’s image.”

Friday, January 12, 2018

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm, Living Room, Parish House
Father Spurlock offers a straight-forward Bible study.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

10:45 am, 5th Floor, Parish House
Each Sunday, the Adult Education program at Saint Thomas Church offers sound Christian teaching presented with intellectual vigor, teaching that is grounded in Holy Scripture, mediated by the catholic tradition that is the inheritance of Anglicanism and set forth in the Book of Common Prayer.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

6:30 pm, Andrew Hall, Parish House
A systematic treatment of the essentials of the Christian faith, as received through the Catholic heritage of Anglicanism within the Episcopal Church. Tonight's topic is God the Son: Incarnation, atonement, and glory.

Friday, January 19, 2018

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm, Living Room, Parish House
Father Spurlock offers a straight-forward Bible study.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

10:45 am, 5th Floor, Parish House
Each Sunday, the Adult Education program at Saint Thomas Church offers sound Christian teaching presented with intellectual vigor, teaching that is grounded in Holy Scripture, mediated by the catholic tradition that is the inheritance of Anglicanism and set forth in the Book of Common Prayer.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

6:30 pm, Andrew Hall, Parish House
A systematic treatment of the essentials of the Christian faith, as received through the Catholic heritage of Anglicanism within the Episcopal Church. Tonight's topic is God the Holy Spirit: Being “fully alive” with the gifts of the Spirit.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Andrew Hall, Parish House
This month, we discuss Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

Friday, January 26, 2018

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm, Living Room, Parish House
Father Spurlock offers a straight-forward Bible study.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

10:45 am, 5th Floor, Parish House
Each Sunday, the Adult Education program at Saint Thomas Church offers sound Christian teaching presented with intellectual vigor, teaching that is grounded in Holy Scripture, mediated by the catholic tradition that is the inheritance of Anglicanism and set forth in the Book of Common Prayer.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

6:30 pm, Andrew Hall, Parish House
A systematic treatment of the essentials of the Christian faith, as received through the Catholic heritage of Anglicanism within the Episcopal Church. Tonight's topic is:

Friday, February 2, 2018

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm, Living Room, Parish House
Father Spurlock offers a straight-forward Bible study.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

10:45 am, 5th Floor, Parish House
Each Sunday, the Adult Education program at Saint Thomas Church offers sound Christian teaching presented with intellectual vigor, teaching that is grounded in Holy Scripture, mediated by the catholic tradition that is the inheritance of Anglicanism and set forth in the Book of Common Prayer.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

6:30 pm, Andrew Hall, Parish House
A systematic treatment of the essentials of the Christian faith, as received through the Catholic heritage of Anglicanism within the Episcopal Church. Tonight's topic is The Holy Bible: “The Word of the Lord.”

Friday, February 9, 2018

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm, Living Room, Parish House
Father Spurlock offers a straight-forward Bible study.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

10:45 am, 5th Floor, Parish House
Each Sunday, the Adult Education program at Saint Thomas Church offers sound Christian teaching presented with intellectual vigor, teaching that is grounded in Holy Scripture, mediated by the catholic tradition that is the inheritance of Anglicanism and set forth in the Book of Common Prayer.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

6:30 pm, Andrew Hall, Parish House
A systematic treatment of the essentials of the Christian faith, as received through the Catholic heritage of Anglicanism within the Episcopal Church. Tonight's topic is The Christian Exodus – An introduction to Lent and Holy Week.

Friday, February 16, 2018

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm, Living Room, Parish House
Father Spurlock offers a straight-forward Bible study.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

10:45 am, 5th Floor, Parish House
Each Sunday, the Adult Education program at Saint Thomas Church offers sound Christian teaching presented with intellectual vigor, teaching that is grounded in Holy Scripture, mediated by the catholic tradition that is the inheritance of Anglicanism and set forth in the Book of Common Prayer.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

6:30 pm, Andrew Hall, Parish House
A systematic treatment of the essentials of the Christian faith, as received through the Catholic heritage of Anglicanism within the Episcopal Church. Tonight's topic is The History of the Church 1: From house church to established religion.

Friday, February 23, 2018

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm, Living Room, Parish House
Father Spurlock offers a straight-forward Bible study.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

10:45 am, 5th Floor, Parish House
Each Sunday, the Adult Education program at Saint Thomas Church offers sound Christian teaching presented with intellectual vigor, teaching that is grounded in Holy Scripture, mediated by the catholic tradition that is the inheritance of Anglicanism and set forth in the Book of Common Prayer.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

6:30 pm, Andrew Hall, Parish House
A systematic treatment of the essentials of the Christian faith, as received through the Catholic heritage of Anglicanism within the Episcopal Church. Tonight's topic is The History of the Church 2: Reformation, Anglicanism, and the Oxford Movement.

Friday, March 2, 2018

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm, Living Room, Parish House
Father Spurlock offers a straight-forward Bible study.