Sunday, May 1, 2016
THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
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.
In his May reflection, Canon Turner shares a talk he is giving to the Choirmasters’ Conference entitled ‘The Psalms – placeholders of memory’ in which he reflects on these ancient songs and their place in telling a story. He also reflects on folk melodies from around the world and how music can convey a powerful message.
9:00 am, High Altar
Sung by the Junior Choristers.
9:45 am – 10:30 am, 2nd Floor, Parish House
10:00 am – 10:45 am, 5th Floor, Parish House
In these final Sunday theology classes, Father Austin returns to the beginning of the Bible. He will be looking particularly at questions of rule and animals, and our relations one to another.
11:00 am, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. Sermon by Fr Turner.
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm, 2nd Floor, Parish House
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm, Saint Thomas Church (meet in Narthex, just inside the Fifth Avenue entrance)
2:30 pm –
May 3, 2016, 6:15 pm
Our guest conductor for this year's conference is Andrew Nethsingha of Saint John's College, Cambridge. Online registration is closed for this event. You may register at the church at 8:30am on Monday, May 2, in the music office on the first floor of the parish house at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, 1 West 53rd Street.
4:00 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. We welcome particpants in the 43rd Annual Choirmasters Conference. Our guest conductor this year is Andrew Nethsingha. Sermon by Fr Spurlock (read by Fr Daniels).
5:15 pm, Saint Thomas Church