Calendar

Fellowship Events

Monday, April 1, 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.

Friday, April 5, 2019

All Day
The Episcopal Diocese of New York and 18-30s Ministry will co-host a sushi dinner at Saint Thomas.
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, 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.

See:

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)

Collect:

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.

9:45 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
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.

Monday, April 8, 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, April 9, 2019

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Saint Thomas Church

Friday, April 12, 2019

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, April 14, 2019

THE SUNDAY OF THE PASSION: PALM SUNDAY

The liturgies on the morning of Palm Sunday are designed by the Book of Common Prayer to take us through the week to come. So, since this is Holy Week, Palm Sunday covers both the triumphant entry into Jerusalem (the Blessing of the Palms and the Palm Procession) as well as Christ's Passion, which we unpack each day of the rest of the week. The idea here is that a person could attend church only on Sundays and still participate in the entirety of Holy Week and Easter: Palm Sunday takes us through Christ's Crucifixion, and then Easter Sunday celebrates Christ's Resurrection.

Of course, we're not suggesting you skip the rest of Holy Week—indeed, we encourage you to spend the entire week with us. But if you are wondering why the morning liturgies on Palm Sunday end with Christ Crucified, you now have your answer. The church is structured so that Sunday worshippers get the gist. If you seek more than the gist, you're in luck: at Saint Thomas, we know how to dwell on the details. You are most welcome to join us as we mark each day of Holy Week in scripture, song, meditation and prayer.

Even if you cannot join us in person for everything, please know that all choral services throughout the week are webcast live and then available on-demand.

Collect:

Almighty and everlasting God, who, of thy tender love towards mankind, hast sent thy Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our flesh, and to suffer death upon the cross, that all mankind should follow the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may both follow the example of his patience, and also be made partakers of his resurrection; through the same 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

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

TUESDAY IN EASTER WEEK

Collect:

O God, who by the glorious resurrection of thy Son Jesus Christ destroyed death and brought life and immortality to light: Grant that we, who have been raised with him, may abide in his presence and rejoice in the hope of eternal glory; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Spirit, be dominion and praise for ever and ever. Amen.

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

Sunday, April 28, 2019

THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER (Low Sunday)

Collect:

Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery hast established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ’s Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

All Day
The 18-30s Ministry Leadership Committee will host the group’s inaugural Eastertide Party at the Rectory.
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