Events

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Donec eget est vitae dui faucibus pharetra. Cras tempus erat sit amet condimentum mollis. Praesent hendrerit mauris vitae dolor porttitor rutrum. Donec vitae lorem est.

The Fifth Sunday After The Epiphany
The Presentation (Candlemas)

The Presentation (Candlemas)

Candlemas is always the 40th day of Christmas, or February 2, when, according to the Gospel of Luke, Mary and Joseph took Jesus to the temple. In 2018, in addition to celebrating Candlemas on Friday, February 2, we also are celebrating on Sunday, February 4 so that the maximum number of people can participate and so that we can hear music associated with the feast day. Here is the account beginning at verse 22 of Luke, chapter 2: And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord; (as it is written in the law of the LORD, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;) and to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons. And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him. And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ. And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law, then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said, Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: for mine eyes have seen thy salvation, which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; a light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him. And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against; (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed. This passage reveals not only yet another epiphany (another revelation that this Jesus is Christ), but it also gives our tradition a great Christmas gift: Simeon's Song, also known as the Nunc dimittis, which the choir sings at every Choral Evensong.

Almighty and everliving God, we humbly beseech thee that, as thy only-begotten Son was this day presented in the temple, so we may be presented unto thee with pure and clean hearts by the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Holy Eucharist ID: 85705; 4 pers.; 5 prog.; [15 words]
8:00 AM

This 25-30 minute service in the Chantry Chapel includes lessons, prayers and a said Mass.

Nursery ID: 85707; [419 words]
9:00 AM

We are pleased to offer child care during from the beginning of the 9 am service to the end of the 11 o'clock service each Sunday. The nursery opens 10 minutes before the 9am and closes 15 minutes after the 11am mass concludes. Children are welcome at all points during our worship so you may...

Sung Eucharist ID: 85706; 3 pers.; 3 prog.; [60 words]
9:00 AM

Sermon by Fr Turner.

Coffee Hour following the 9am Eucharist ID: 85708; [20 words]
9:45 am - 10:30 am

Join us for coffee, tea and cookies in the Parish House Living Room and Dining Room following the 9am Eucharist.

A Glorious Vision: Anglo-Catholicism and Race ID: 85709; [92 words]
10:00 am - 10:45 am

The Rev. Brandt Montgomery discusses the historic appeal of the catholic expression of Anglicanism to a great number of the Episcopal Church's black members.

Nursery ID: 85710; [419 words]
11:00 AM

We are pleased to offer child care during from the beginning of the 9 am service to the end of the 11 o'clock service each Sunday. The nursery opens 10 minutes before the 9am and closes 15 minutes after the 11am mass concludes. Children are welcome at all points during our worship so you may...

Sunday School ID: 85711; [195 words]
11:00 AM

Our Sunday School welcomes all children age 3 through high school. We begin to gather at 10:30am on Sunday mornings with informal activities and a light snack before commencing with our class at 11am. The class is especially modeled on key parts of our Episcopal liturgy so that the children will share in the themes...

Candlemas Procession & Solemn Eucharist ID: 85712; 5 pers.; 13 prog.; [38 words]
11:00 AM

Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. Sermon by Fr Turner.

Guided Tour of Saint Thomas Church ID: 85714; [58 words]
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

This free tour (donations are accepted) of the Church begins in the narthex following the 11am Service. If you cannot take the tour at this time, you may take a self-guided tour any day of the week by using the pamphlet "A Walking Tour of Saint Thomas Church" which can be found in the narthex...

Coffee Hour following the 11am Eucharist ID: 85713; [41 words]
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Please join us in the Parish House Living Room and Dining Room for coffee, tea and cookies following the Eucharist. Meet parishioners and, if you are a guest, please sign our guest book or complete a welcome card. Nametags are available.

1 2

Powered by Events Manager