Calendar

Special Events

Friday, February 1, 2019

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
A Special Exhibition of Portraits in Andrew Hall, free and open to the public, on display weekdays 10am – 5pm, Jan 22nd – Feb 15th.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

7:00 pm
The 18-30s Ministry Leadership Committee will host the group’s inaugural Candlemas Party at the Rectory.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Anskar

Archbishop of Hamburg, Missionary to Denmark and Sweden
b. 826
d. February 3, 865

In Sketches of Church History (published in 1904 by SPCK, London), J. C. Robertson writes of Anskar:

In the north of Germany, in Denmark, and in Sweden, Anskar, who had been a monk at Corbey, on the Weser, laboured for thirty-nine years with earnest devotion and with great success (AD 826-865). In addition to preaching the Gospel of salvation, he did much in such charitable works as the building of hospitals and the redemption of captives; and he persuaded the chief men of the country north of the Elba to give up their trade in slaves, which had been a source of great profit to them, but which Anskar taught them to regard as contrary to the Christian religion. Anskar was made archbishop of Hamburg and Bremen, and is styled "The Apostle of the North."

But he had to suffer many dangers and reverses in his endeavours to do good. At one time, when Hamburg was burnt by the Northmen, he lost his church, his monastery, his library, and other property; but he only said, with the patriarch Job, "The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord!" Then he set to work again, without being discouraged by what had befallen him, and he even made a friend of the heathen king who had led the attack on Hamburg.

Anskar died in the year 865. It is told that when some of his friends were talking of miracles which he was supposed to have done, he said, "If I were worthy in my Lord's sight, I would ask of Him to grant me one miracle--that He would make me a good man."

Collect:

Almighty and everlasting God, who didst send thy servant Anskar as an apostle to the people of Scandinavia, and didst enable him to lay a firm foundation for their conversion, though he did not see the results of his labors: Keep thy Church from discouragement in the day of small things, knowing that when thou hast begun a good work thou wilt bring it to a fruitful conclusion; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
A Special Exhibition of Portraits in Andrew Hall, free and open to the public, on display weekdays 10am – 5pm, Jan 22nd – Feb 15th.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
A Special Exhibition of Portraits in Andrew Hall, free and open to the public, on display weekdays 10am – 5pm, Jan 22nd – Feb 15th.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
A Special Exhibition of Portraits in Andrew Hall, free and open to the public, on display weekdays 10am – 5pm, Jan 22nd – Feb 15th.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
A Special Exhibition of Portraits in Andrew Hall, free and open to the public, on display weekdays 10am – 5pm, Jan 22nd – Feb 15th.

Friday, February 8, 2019

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
A Special Exhibition of Portraits in Andrew Hall, free and open to the public, on display weekdays 10am – 5pm, Jan 22nd – Feb 15th.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

THE FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

Collect:

Set us free, O God, from the bondage of our sins and give us, we beseech thee, the liberty of that abundant life which thou hast manifested to us in thy Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

All Day
The 18-30s Ministry will host a film screening in the common area of the new Rectory building.
8:45 am – 9:45 am, Living Room, Parish House
As our strategic planning work continues with Wellspring Consulting, please come and hear a short presentation of some emerging themes and provide your feedback.
9:45 am – 10:45 am, Andrew Hall, Parish House
As our strategic planning work continues with Wellspring Consulting, please come and hear a short presentation of some emerging themes and provide your feedback.
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Andrew Hall, Parish House
As our strategic planning work continues with Wellspring Consulting, please come and hear a short presentation of some emerging themes and provide your feedback.
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm, 5th Floor, Parish House
As our strategic planning work continues with Wellspring Consulting, please come and hear a short presentation of some emerging themes and provide your feedback.

Monday, February 11, 2019

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
A Special Exhibition of Portraits in Andrew Hall, free and open to the public, on display weekdays 10am – 5pm, Jan 22nd – Feb 15th.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
A Special Exhibition of Portraits in Andrew Hall, free and open to the public, on display weekdays 10am – 5pm, Jan 22nd – Feb 15th.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Absalom Jones

Priest
b.1746
d.February 13, 1818

Absalom Jones was the first black American to be formally ordained as a priest in any denomination. Lesser Feasts and Fasts describes how this came to be:

At St. George’s Methodist Episcopal Church, he served as lay minister for its Black membership.The active evangelism of Jones and that of his friend, Richard Allen, greatly increased Black membership at St. George’s. The alarmed vestry decided to segregate Blacks into an upstairs gallery, without notifying them. During a Sunday service when ushers attempted to remove them, the Blacks indignantly walked out in a body.

In 1787, Black Christians organized the Free African Society, the first organized Afro-American society, and Absalom Jones and Richard Allen were elected overseers. Members of the Society paid monthly dues for the benefit of those in need. The Society established communication with similar Black groups in other cities. In 1792, the Society began to build a church, which was dedicated on July 17, 1794.

The African Church applied for membership in the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania on the following conditions: 1, that they be received as an organized body; 2, that they have control over their local affairs; 3, that Absalom Jones be licensed as layreader, and, if qualified, be ordained as minister. In October 1794 it was admitted as St. Thomas African Episcopal Church. Bishop White ordained Jones as deacon in 1795 and as priest on September 21, 1802.

Collect:

Set us free, O heavenly Father, from every bond of prejudice and fear; that, honoring the steadfast courage of thy servant Absalom Jones, we may show forth in our lives the reconciling love and true freedom of the children of God, which thou hast given us in thy Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
A Special Exhibition of Portraits in Andrew Hall, free and open to the public, on display weekdays 10am – 5pm, Jan 22nd – Feb 15th.
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Andrew Hall, Parish House
On the Wednesdays of February 13, 20, and 27 from 6:30-8:00pm, join us for a special Evening Theology Course as we welcome our special guest, Jeremy Waldron, professor of legal and political philosophy at NYU School of Law. This first session will focus on the prophet Amos and the place of justice in his nine chapters. Amos is a short book (7 or 8 pages) and it will be helpful if participants can read it through in advance. Two other classes will follow on the next two Wednesdays: February 20 and 27. Everyone is welcome.
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Living Room, Parish House
As our strategic planning work continues with Wellspring Consulting, please come and hear a short presentation of some emerging themes and provide your feedback.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Cyril & Methodius

Monk and Bishop, Missionaries to the Slavs

Collect:

Almighty and everlasting God, who by the power of the Holy Spirit didst move thy servant Cyril and his brother Methodius to bring the light of the Gospel to a hostile and divided people: Overcome, we pray thee, by the love of Christ, all bitterness and contention among us, and make us one united family under the banner of the Prince of Peace; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
A Special Exhibition of Portraits in Andrew Hall, free and open to the public, on display weekdays 10am – 5pm, Jan 22nd – Feb 15th.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Thomas Bray

Priest and Missionary

Collect:

O God of compassion, who didst open the eyes of thy servant Thomas Bray to see the needs of the Church in the New World, and didst lead him to found societies to meet those needs: Make the Church in this land diligent at all times to propagate the Gospel among those who have not received it, and to promote the spread of Christian knowledge; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
A Special Exhibition of Portraits in Andrew Hall, free and open to the public, on display weekdays 10am – 5pm, Jan 22nd – Feb 15th.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

4:30 pm
“Untouchable” with Dr. Roja Singh, President of the Dalit Solidarity Forum. Dr. Singh will share the inspiring story of the Dalit “untouchable women” in India.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Andrew Hall, Parish House
Due to incelement weather this class has been cancelled. At this special Evening Theology Course we welcome our special guest, Jeremy Waldron, professor of legal and political philosophy at NYU School of Law. He continues to lead a series of classes on the biblical perspective of justice and judgement in the light of the prophetic tradition of the Hebrew Scripture.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

George Herbert

Collect:

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Andrew Hall, Parish House
At this special Evening Theology Course we welcome our special guest, Jeremy Waldron, professor of legal and political philosophy at NYU School of Law. He continues to lead a series of classes on the biblical perspective of justice and judgement in the light of the prophetic tradition of the Hebrew Scripture. Note: Due to a cancellation of one of our classes because of inclement weather, a make-up session of this class will be held the evening of Wednesday, March 13 from 6:30-8:00 pm in Andrew Hall. We are grateful for Professor Waldron for making the time to finish his course under these circumstances.