Thursday, April 4, 2019
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
Friday, April 5, 2019
The Episcopal Diocese of New York and 18-30s Ministry will co-host a sushi dinner at Saint Thomas.
7:30 am – 6:30 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance
On Mondays through Saturdays at 12pm we offer prayers and intercessions at the shrine of Our Lady of Fifth Avenue.
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.
6:30 pm, Church of Saint Mary the Virgin
7:00 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
Saturday, April 6, 2019
9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance
9:30 am – 12:15 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
10:00 am – 11:00 am, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
11:00 am – 11:45 am, Resurrection Chapel
A priest will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation with you.
On Mondays through Fridays at 12pm we offer prayers and intercessions at the shrine of Our Lady of Fifth Avenue.
Sunday, April 7, 2019
THE FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT
At the morning services this year for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, we have the account of Christ's raising Lazarus from the dead, a resuscitation more than a resurrection, insofar as Lazarus would live only to die again. Still, it is here that Christ makes it clear to Martha that he is "the resurrection and the life."
The irony is that the raising of Lazarus, a life-giving event, led to the crucifixion of Christ; his enemies were now more than ever determined to kill him. Yet, it is by the way of the cross that Christ defeated death, once and for all. So, the raising of Lazarus is very much a sign of what it to come, made complete in Christ’s death and resurrection. Lazarus would die again; but Christ's death led to the death of death, to life beyond death, to death no more.
The Strange World of the Resurrection by Fr Austin (2010)
Jesus is Life by Fr Mead (2005)
Come Forth, to Life! by Fr Mead (2002)
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.
9:00 am, High Altar
Sermon by Fr Turner.
9:45 am – 10:30 am, 2nd Floor, Parish House
10:00 am – 10:45 am, 5th Floor, Parish House
Today's class, taught by Fr. Moretz, is part of a special Lenten Theology Classes on Holy Week and Easter.
10:00 am – 10:45 am, Sunday School Room
Confirmation classes for children and young people age 11+.
11:00 am –
March 7, 2019, 11:00 am
, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. Sermon by the Very Rev. Stephen Cherry.
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
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
You are invited to decorate your own Easter hat in the Parish House Living Room. Hats and trimmings will be available.