Sunday, October 26, 2014THE TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Pr 25)
Collect:Almighty and everlasting God, give unto us the increase of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain that which thou dost promise, make us to love that which thou dost command; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Sunday, October 19, 2014THE NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (PR. 24)
Jeremiah 29:1,4-14 , I Corinthians 10:1-13
Sunday, October 12, 2014THE EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Pr. 23)
Collect:Lord, we pray thee that thy grace may always precede and follow us, and make us continually to be given to all good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Sunday, October 5, 2014THE FEAST OF DEDICATION
We celebrate today our patron saint, Thomas, and rededicate ourselves to Christ and our mission as a parish. We also usually remember Thomas on his feast day, December 21, except that in 2014 his feast day falls on the Fourth Sunday in Advent, so we bumped his 2014 feast day to Monday, December 22.
You'll notice that the lessons at the morning services on Dedication Sunday all contrast doubt and faith. To learn more about Thomas, consider reading these sermons in the archive:
The Feast of Dedication also serves as the launch for the 2015 Every Member Canvass. We encourage you to pledge for 2015 during the months of October and November in 2014. Please consider participating in this year's canvass. No matter where you live around the globe, if you enjoy worshiping with us via the webcasts, we would appreciate your contribution.
Everliving God, who didst strengthen thine apostle Thomas with sure and certain faith in thy Son’s resurrection: Grant us so perfectly and without doubt to believe in Jesus Christ, our Lord and our God, that our faith may never be found wanting in thy sight; through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Sunday, September 28, 2014SAINT MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS
At Saint Thomas, we celebrate the Feast of Saint Michael and All Angels twice: on its assigned date on the liturgical calendar (September 29) and on the Sunday closest, which in 2014 is September 28.
In his weekly message for the week of September 28, 2014, Fr Turner speaks of the nature and the work of the angels, and what we can learn from them.
O everlasting God, who hast ordained and constituted the ministries of angels and men in a wonderful order: Mercifully grant that, as thy holy angels always serve and worship thee in heaven, so by thy appointment they may help and defend us on earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Genesis 28:10-17 , John 1:47-12