Festal Eucharist

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Sunday, May 21, 2017
11:00 am High Altar


The Sixth Sunday of Easter is often called Rogation Sunday, as it precedes the three rogation days that always fall on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday before Ascension Day. You'll notice hints of prepartion for the rogation days in the morning services today, when at times there is an emphasis on God our creator and provider. For example, pay attention to the words of the psalm and the hymns. See also the words of the collect, which, through petition and gratitude, approaches God as the provider of all things.

Among the sermons in the archive that can help you understand God as creator and provider, consider these:

The Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth (2011) by Fr Spurlock
On Providence (2010) by Fr Austin
Bread and Life, Freedom and Friendship (2009) by Fr Austin
All Ours as Gift (2008) by Fr Austin
Food in the Wilderness (2003) by Fr Mead


O God, who hast prepared for those who love thee such good things as pass man’s understanding: Pour into our hearts such love toward thee, that we, loving thee in all things and above all things, may obtain thy promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Included in this Festal Eucharist are hymns sung by the congregation and choir, additional music sung exclusively by the choir, lessons, prayers, a sermon, and a Rite I Mass. All baptized Christians are welcome to receive Holy Communion.

Celebrant: Fr Spurlock

Preacher: Fr Daniels

Deacon: Fr Daniels

Subdeacon: Fr McNeeley

Sung by: The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys

Prelude: Fantasia in F minor, K. 594, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Service: Mass in G, Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Hymn: 179
Welcome, happy morning

Lesson: Acts 17:22-31

Psalm: 66:7-18 Anglican Chant (Atkins)

Epistle: 1 Peter 3:13-22 read at 11 a.m. only

Hymn: 187
Through the Red Sea brought at last, Alleluia!

Alleluia: Harmonized plainchant

Gospel: John 14:15-21

Anthem: King of glory, T. Frederick Candlyn (1892-1964)

Anthem: O sacrum convivium! Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)

Hymn: 428
O all ye works of God, now come

Voluntary: Prelude in b, BWV 544, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

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