Solemn Eucharist

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Thursday, November 22, 2018
11:00 am High Altar


Though Thanksgiving is a holiday by annual Presidential proclamation and has developed through the great moments of American history, it is by no means restricted to the blessings of the national, political sphere. It is also deeply personal and profoundly spiritual, rooted in the soil of Holy Scripture and the faith of all believers in God.

Thanksgiving is a powerful, positive disposition of the soul. It is a grace we can receive, a habit we can learn, and a virtue we can acquire. And we can start by counting our blessings. Start off the holiday right: join us at church as we give thanks to God at 11am.


Almighty and gracious Father, we give thee thanks for the fruits of the earth in their season and for the labors of those who harvest them. Make us, we beseech thee, faithful stewards of thy great bounty, for the provision of our necessities and the relief of all who are in need, to the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Join us today as we give thanks to the Lord, and bring another church year to its rightful end, with gratitude in our hearts.

Celebrant: Fr Turner

Preacher: Fr Moretz

Deacon: Fr Spencer

Subdeacon: Bp Andrew St John

Sung by: The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys

Prelude: Air, Gerre Hancock (1934-2012)

Service: Missa brevis in F, K. 192, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Hymn: 290
Come, ye thankful people come

Lesson: Joel 2:21-27

Psalm: 126 Anglican Chant (Turle)

Epistle: 1 Timothy 2:1-7

Hymn: 716
God bless our native land

Alleluia: Harmonized plainchant

Gospel: Matthew 6:25-33

Anthem: The heavens are telling the glory of God, Franz Josef Haydn (1732-1809)

Anthem: Achieved is the glorious work, Franz Josef Haydn

Hymn: The National Anthem, Hymn 720, Stanza 1
O say can you see, by the dawn's early light

Hymn: 291
We plow the field and scatter

Voluntary: Marche américane, Op. 31, no. 11, Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937), transcribed by Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)

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