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Fellowship Events

Friday, March 1, 2019

David

Collect:

Almighty God, who didst call thy servant David to be a faithful and wise steward of thy mysteries for the people of Wales: Mercifully grant that, following his purity of life and zeal for the Gospel of Christ, we may with him receive our heavenly reward; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm, Living Room, Parish House

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Founder's Day

Collect:

9:45 am – 10:30 am, 2nd Floor, Parish House
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm, Saint Thomas Church (meet in Narthex, just inside the Fifth Avenue entrance)
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm, 2nd Floor, Parish House

Friday, March 8, 2019

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm, Living Room, Parish House

Sunday, March 10, 2019

THE FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT

On the first Sunday in Lent, we ask God to save us in the time of trial -- to think on his mercy and not our many offenses. Always timely.

As you prepare your heart and mind for Lent, you might find these sermons helpful.

Read more about Lent.

Collect:

Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted of Satan: Make speed to help thy servants who are assaulted by manifold temptations; and, as thou knowest their several infirmities, let each one find thee mighty to save; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

All Day
There will be a Lenten Bible study and brunch in the Parish House after Coffee Hour.
9:45 am – 10:30 am, 2nd Floor, Parish House
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm, Saint Thomas Church (meet in Narthex, just inside the Fifth Avenue entrance)
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm, 2nd Floor, Parish House

Monday, March 11, 2019

12:45 pm – 2:00 pm, Living Room, Parish House
Please join us for a devotional study time with Father Moretz in the living room of the parish house on Mondays in Lent from 12:45 to 2 p.m.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Gregory the Great

Collect:

10:30 am – 12:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church

Friday, March 15, 2019

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm, Living Room, Parish House

Sunday, March 17, 2019

THE SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT

Collect:

O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from thy ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of thy Word, Jesus Christ thy Son; who with thee and the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

9:45 am – 10:30 am, 2nd Floor, Parish House
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm, Saint Thomas Church (meet in Narthex, just inside the Fifth Avenue entrance)
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm, 2nd Floor, Parish House

Monday, March 18, 2019

Cyril

Collect:

12:45 pm – 2:00 pm, Living Room, Parish House
Please join us for a devotional study time with Father Moretz in the living room of the parish house on Mondays in Lent from 12:45 to 2 p.m.

Friday, March 22, 2019

James DeKoven

Collect:

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm, Living Room, Parish House
In this Lenten Bible study we focus on the gospel reading for the first five Sundays of Lent and includes a reflection, bible notes and some questions for discussion.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

THE THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT

Collect:

Almighty God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

9:45 am – 10:30 am, 2nd Floor, Parish House
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm, Saint Thomas Church (meet in Narthex, just inside the Fifth Avenue entrance)
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm, 2nd Floor, Parish House

Monday, March 25, 2019

THE ANNUNCIATION

From Fr Mead's sermon on the Eve of the Annunciation in 2001:

At Saint Thomas we have great respect for the holy season of Lent. We do not interrupt the Lenten observances of each day or the use of Lenten colors lightly. Only two feasts suffice to break the pattern. The feast of Saint Joseph on March 19 is one. The feast of the Annunciation of our Lord Jesus Christ to the Blessed Virgin Mary... is the other.

The Annunciation is very important, because it is the actual beginning of our Lord Jesus Christ’s life in the flesh. The Church calendar places the Annunciation exactly nine months before the date of Christ’s birth, from March 25 to December 25, so we see that the Annunciation is the moment of Jesus Christ’s conception as a human being in the womb of his mother Mary.

Read the rest of Fr Mead's 2001 sermon here.

You might also want to read or listen to Fr Austin's sermon on the line from the Apostles' Creed: "who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary."

The complete Apostles' Creed series.

Collect:

We beseech thee, O Lord, pour thy grace into our hearts, that we who have known the incarnation of thy Son Jesus Christ, announced by an angel to the Virgin Mary, may by his cross and passion be brought unto the glory of his resurrection; who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

12:45 pm – 2:00 pm, Living Room, Parish House
Please join us for a devotional study time with Father Moretz in the living room of the parish house on Mondays in Lent from 12:45 to 2 p.m.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

10:30 am – 12:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church

Friday, March 29, 2019

John Keble

Collect:

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm, Living Room, Parish House
In this Lenten Bible study we focus on the gospel reading for the first five Sundays of Lent and includes a reflection, bible notes and some questions for discussion.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

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.

9:45 am – 10:30 am, 2nd Floor, Parish House
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm, Saint Thomas Church (meet in Narthex, just inside the Fifth Avenue entrance)
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm, 2nd Floor, Parish House