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Sunday, October 7, 2018

THE FEAST OF DEDICATION

On the Feast of Dedication, we rededicate ourselves to Christ and our mission as a parish. The Feast of Dedication also serves as the launch for the 2018 Annual Appeal. We encourage you to pledge for 2018 during the months of October and November in 2017. Please consider participating in this year's appeal. No matter where you live around the globe, if you enjoy worshiping with us via the webcasts, we would appreciate your contribution.

Collect:

9:00 am, High Altar
Sermon by Fr Turner.
11:00 am, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys with the litrugical dedication of The Irene D. and William R. Miller Chancel Organ in Memory of John Scott. Sermon by Fr Turner.
4:00 pm, High Altar
Sung by the the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. Sermon by The Rev. Canon Andrew Piper.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

THE TWENTY-FIRST 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. (Proper 23)

9:00 am, High Altar
Sermon by Bishop Andrew St John.
11:00 am, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. Sermon by Bp Andrew St John.
4:00 pm, High Altar
Sung by the the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. Sermon by Fr Moretz.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

THE TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Pr. 24)

Collect:

Almighty and everlasting God, who in Christ hast revealed thy glory among the nations: Preserve the works of thy mercy, that thy Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession of thy Name; 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 24)

9:00 am, High Altar
Sermon by Fr Moretz.
11:00 am, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys with the Choristers of the Temple Church, London, UK, Mr. Roger Sayer, Director. Sermon by The Rev’d Brandt Montgomery.
4:00 pm, High Altar
Sung by the the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. Sermon by Fr Turner.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

SAINT JAMES

Today we remember Saint James (the Greater), the brother of John, who along with John and Peter, appeared to be set apart from the other disciples quite frequently. For example, it was Peter, James and John with the Lord at his Transfiguration.

James is "the Greater" to contrast him with the other one of the twelve also named James. James (the Lesser) is commemorated with Saint Philip in May.

►In 2010, when the Feast of Saint James fell on a Sunday, Fr Austin preached a sermon entitled How to Get Close to Jesus.

Collect:

O gracious God, we remember before thee this day thy servant and apostle James, first among the Twelve to suffer martyrdom for the Name of Jesus Christ; and we pray that thou wilt pour out upon the leaders of thy Church that spirit of self-denying service by which alone they may have true authority among thy people; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. Sermon by Bp Andrew St John.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

SAINT SIMON AND SAINT JUDE

We don’t know very much about Saints Simon and Jude the Apostles.

This Saint Simon is not Peter but “Simon the Canaanite” or “Simon the Zealot.” That means this apostle was, before he followed Jesus, probably a Jewish nationalist revolutionary against the authority of Rome.

Jude, who also was called Lebbaeus and surnamed Thaddeus, is mentioned in Saint John’s Gospel as a brother of Saint James the Greater (brother also of John and son of Zebedee), and therefore is also a family member of Christ himself. The New Testament Epistle of Jude is traditionally ascribed to this Jude. For many centuries, Saint Jude Thaddeus has been regarded in popular devotion as the “patron saint of desperate or lost causes,” but the basis of this tradition is obscure.

Saints Simon and Jude are linked together as apostles to Persia (Iran) and martyrs there. The churches they founded, in spite of centuries of persecution, still exist.

Collect:

O God, we thank thee for the glorious company of the apostles, and especially on this day for Simon and Jude; and we pray that, as they were faithful and zealous in their mission, so we may with ardent devotion make known the love and mercy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

9:00 am, High Altar
Sermon by Bp Andrew St John.
11:00 am, High Altar
Sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir. Sermon by Fr Turner.
4:00 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir. Sermon by Fr Daniels.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

John Wyclif

Collect:

5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir.