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Sunday, September 3, 2017

THE THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Pr. 17)

Collect:

Lord of all power and might, who art the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of thy Name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (Proper 17)

Fr Spurlock | 11:00 am Choral Eucharist
Matthew 16:21-28

Sunday, August 27, 2017

THE TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Pr. 16)

Collect:

Grant, we beseech thee, merciful God, that thy Church, being gathered together in unity by thy Holy Spirit, may manifest thy power among all peoples, to the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen. (Proper 16)

Fr Turner | 11:00 am Choral Eucharist
Matthew 16:13-20

Sunday, August 20, 2017

THE ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Pr. 15)

Collect:

Almighty God, who hast given thy only Son to be unto us both a sacrifice for sin and also an example of godly life: Give us grace that we may always most thankfully receive that his inestimable benefit, and also daily endeavor ourselves to follow the blessed steps of his most holy life; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. (Proper 15)

Fr Spurlock | 11:00 am Choral Eucharist
Matthew 15:10-28

Sunday, August 13, 2017

SAINT MARY THE VIRGIN

August 15 is a major feast day in both the west and the east. On this date, the Roman Church celebrates the Assumption of Mary, or her bodily ascent into Heaven after her death, while the Eastern Orthodox Church celebrates the Dormition, or Falling Asleep, of Mary, also referring to the end of her life on earth.

The Episcopal Church and much of the wider Anglican Communion calls this day the Feast of Saint Mary the Virgin, Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ. While this title doesn't focus specifically on the end of Mary's life, as the Roman and Eastern feast names do, we still use the same prayers and lessons as these two older traditions.

At Saint Thomas we celebrate this feast twice:

  • August 15: the feast day itself, with services in the Lady Chapel (Chantry Chapel)
  • The Sunday closest to August 15, which includes a Festal Eucharist at 11am.

Collect:

O God, who hast taken to thyself the blessed Virgin Mary, mother of thy incarnate Son: Grant that we, who have been redeemed by his blood, may share with her the glory of thine eternal kingdom; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Fr Turner | 11:00 am Solemn Eucharist

Sunday, August 6, 2017

THE TRANSFIGURATION

The Tranfiguration is remembered each year not only on (or near) August 6, but also on the Last Sunday after the Epiphany, the season of Epiphany being a time when we travel alongside the disciples as they come to know Jesus of Nazareth as Christ, the Messiah.

At Saint Thomas, there have been many sermons over the years which are helpful in understanding this miraculous event. Among them are these.

Collect:

O God, who on the holy mount didst reveal to chosen witnesses thy well-beloved Son, wonderfully transfigured, in raiment white and glistening: Mercifully grant that we, being delivered from the disquietude of this world, may by faith behold the King in his beauty; who with thee, O Father, and thee, O Holy Ghost, liveth and reigneth, one God, world without end. Amen.

The Reverend Canon Anne Mallonee | 11:00 am Festal Eucharist
Luke 9:28-36

Sunday, July 30, 2017

THE EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Pr. 12)

Collect:

O God, the protector of all that trust in thee, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us thy mercy, that, thou being our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we finally lose not the things eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (Proper 12)

Fr Daniels | 11:00 am Choral Eucharist
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

Sunday, July 23, 2017

THE SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Pr. 11)

Collect:

Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, who knowest our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion, we beseech thee, upon our infirmities, and those
things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask, mercifully give us for the worthiness of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. (Proper 11)

Fr Spurlock | 11:00 am Choral Eucharist
Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

Sunday, July 16, 2017

THE SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Pr. 10)

Collect:

O Lord, we beseech thee mercifully to receive the prayers of thy people who call upon thee, and grant that they may both perceive and know what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfill the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. (Proper 10)

Fr Daniels | 11:00 am Choral Eucharist
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

Sunday, July 9, 2017

THE FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Pr. 9)

Collect:

O God, who hast taught us to keep all thy commandments by loving thee and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of thy Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to thee with our whole heart, and united to one another with pure affection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (Proper 9)

Fr Turner | 11:00 am Choral Eucharist
Zechariah 9:9-12 , Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

Sunday, July 2, 2017

THE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Pr. 8)

Collect:

O Almighty God, who hast built thy Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together
in unity of spirit by their doctrine, that we may be made an holy temple acceptable unto thee; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the
Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (Proper 8)

Fr Turner | 11:00 am Choral Eucharist
Jeremiah 28:5-9 , Matthew 10:40-42