Sunday March 18, 2012
4:00 pm - Saint Thomas Church
The Gospel reading on this Fourth Sunday in Lent for Year B is John 3:14-21, wherein we have the famous 3:16 passage followed by this: For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which giveth life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Today at Festal Evensong, Fr Mead preaches Sermon 8 of our 15-part series on prayer called "Lord, Teach Us to Pray." The sermon today is on "forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us" from the Lord's Prayer. See the complete list of sermons in the series here.
About Choral Evensong: Based on the services held daily in the medieval Church, Choral Evensong as arranged in the Book of Common Prayer of the Anglican Church has been sung regularly since the Sixteenth Century. Many people who are new to worship at Saint Thomas prefer to come to Choral Evensong because it is relatively contemplative. The service includes readings (just as would occur at Evening Prayer) and prayers led by a priest. An anthem as well as a setting of the Magnificat and the Nunc dimittis are sung by the choir. Read more about Choral Evensong here, or view the Choral Evensong Service Card posted to the bottom of this page, where links to the webcast will be posted during and after the service.
►There is no Mass following Choral Evensong on Sundays. If you would like to make your Holy Communion for the week, consider attending one of the morning Eucharists, or else at any of the other sixteen masses at Saint Thomas later this week.
► Today is Laetare Sunday. The Rector speaks about it, and anticipates the visits of two distinguished preachers, in his weekly audio message.
|Lesson 2:||Romans 8:11-25|
|Sung by:||The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys|
|Prelude:||Preludio ‘Sine Nomine’, Herbert Howells (1892-1983)|
|Responses:||Richard Shephard (b. 1949)|
|Psalm:||111, Anglican Chant (Woodward)|
|Service:||The Gloucester Service, Herbert Howells|
|Anthem:||Like as the hart, Herbert Howells|
|Voluntary:||Lento, assai espressivo, from ‘Two Slow Airs’, Herbert Howells|
Eternal Lord of love, behold your Church
Forgive our sins as we forgive