The Fifth Sunday Of Easter
The Fifth Sunday Of EasterThe Gospel appointed for the morning services on this Fifth Sunday of Easter is John 14:1-14, in which Jesus tells his disciples, "In my house are many mansions..I am the way, the truth and the life." As you try to contemplate the meaning of this alongside the disciples, consider these sermons: Reservations in the Father's House (2011) by Fr Mead Is Jesus the Only Way? (2010) by Fr Austin A Presence within an Absence (2008) by Fr Austin Pope Benedict and Jesus (2008) by Fr Mead Freedom from Fear (2005) by Fr Mead With God, at Rest and not at Rest (2005) by Fr Austin Religion: Vertical and Horizonton (2002) by Fr Mead +++ At the morning services on this Fifth Sunday of Easter, we have John's Gospel in which Christ describes himself as the true vine: "I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing." Consider reading these past sermons for some help in understanding this lesson: Christ the Vine (2008) by Fr Mead The True Grapevine (2005) by Fr Mead A Sermon for Confirmation (2002) by Bishop Sisk
O Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know thy Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leadeth to eternal life; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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 and lessons of the day in an accessible and engaging way. Interacting with the Sunday liturgy in a classroom setting will give children a chance to listen and learn together as a Sunday School community. The subsequent break-outs into small, age-specific groups will then allow for deeper exploration through hands-on activities. Children will be brought down to the sanctuary during the offertory to join their families for Holy Communion.
Sunday School runs during the academic year from mid-September through May with breaks for holidays. Please check our calendar for the full class schedule as well as any upcoming events.
The Sunday School room is located in the Parish House. You may enter the Parish House at 1 W 53rd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues.) Our friendly staff at the front desk can give you directions to the Sunday School room.