Calendar

Theology Events

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Andrew Hall, Parish House
Topic for this session: An introduction to the seven Sacraments of the Church: Baptism – being ‘clothed with Christ’.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Andrew Hall, Parish House
Victor Austin and Jeremy Waldron will lead this three-week course.

Friday, March 4, 2016

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

Sunday, March 6, 2016

THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT (Laetare)

Collect:

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.

10:00 am – 10:45 am, 5th Floor, Parish House
This class will introduce the classic collect form, and will then look at many of the collects, drawing out from them an implicit and distinctive Anglican theology.

Monday, March 7, 2016

12:40 pm – 1:20 pm, Living Room, Parish House
This class will introduce the classic collect form, and will then look at many of the collects, drawing out from them an implicit and distinctive Anglican theology. This is a repeat of the Sunday Class.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Andrew Hall, Parish House
Topic for this session: Life after Baptism: Confirmation and the mission of the Church.

Friday, March 11, 2016

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

Sunday, March 13, 2016

THE FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT

Collect:

O Almighty God, who alone canst order the unruly wills and affections of sinful men: Grant unto thy people that they may love the thing which thou commandest, and desire that which thou dost promise; that so, among the sundry and manifold changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

10:00 am – 10:45 am, 5th Floor, Parish House
This class will introduce the classic collect form, and will then look at many of the collects, drawing out from them an implicit and distinctive Anglican theology.

Monday, March 14, 2016

12:40 pm – 1:20 pm, Living Room, Parish House
This class will introduce the classic collect form, and will then look at many of the collects, drawing out from them an implicit and distinctive Anglican theology. This is a repeat of the Sunday Class.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Andrew Hall, Parish House
Topic for this session: ‘They recognized him in the Breaking of the Bread’: The Eucharist at the heart of our common life.

Friday, March 18, 2016

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

Sunday, March 20, 2016

THE SUNDAY OF THE PASSION: PALM SUNDAY

The liturgies on the morning of Palm Sunday are designed by the Book of Common Prayer to take us through the week to come. So, since this is Holy Week, Palm Sunday covers both the triumphant entry into Jerusalem (the Blessing of the Palms and the Palm Procession) as well as Christ's Passion, which we unpack each day of the rest of the week. The idea here is that a person could attend church only on Sundays and still participate in the entirety of Holy Week and Easter: Palm Sunday takes us through Christ's Crucifixion, and then Easter Sunday celebrates Christ's Resurrection.

Of course, we're not suggesting you skip the rest of Holy Week—indeed, we encourage you to spend the entire week with us. But if you are wondering why the morning liturgies on Palm Sunday end with Christ Crucified, you now have your answer. The church is structured so that Sunday worshippers get the gist. If you seek more than the gist, you're in luck: at Saint Thomas, we know how to dwell on the details. You are most welcome to join us as we mark each day of Holy Week in scripture, song, meditation and prayer.

Even if you cannot join us in person for everything, please know that all choral services throughout the week are webcast live and then available on-demand.

Collect:

Almighty and everlasting God, who, of thy tender love towards mankind, hast sent thy Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our flesh, and to suffer death upon the cross, that all mankind should follow the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may both follow the example of his patience, and also be made partakers of his resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

10:00 am – 10:30 am, 5th Floor, Parish House
This class will introduce the classic collect form, and will then look at many of the collects, drawing out from them an implicit and distinctive Anglican theology.