Preaching Schedule

7:45 am - Traditional Worship in the Chapel - The Rev. Matt Marino
9:00 am - Awesome Worship in the Hall Life Center - The Rev. Matt Marino
9:00 am - Traditional Worship in the Church - The Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle
11:00 am - Traditional Worship in the Church - The Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle
11:00 am - Contemporary Worship in the Hall Life Center - The Rev. Gregory Buffone
5:00 pm - Traditional Worship in the Chapel - The Rev. Gregory Buffone

The Collect of the Day

Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Sunday Morning Education Opportunities

A variety of classes and studies are available for all ages on Sunday morning. Classes and studies for Fall 2018.

Confirmation Service

The Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle will officiate at the 9:00 am and 11:00 am services in the church. The 11:00 am service will include confirmation. Those interested in taking this step towards membership are invited to participate either by confirmation, reception or re-affirmation. Please contact Kim Jameson for more information.

Mark 13:1-8 

13:1 And as he came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what wonderful stones and what wonderful buildings!” 2 And Jesus said to him, “Do you see these great buildings? There will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” 3 And as he sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately, 4 “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when all these things are about to be accomplished?” 5 And Jesus began to say to them, “See that no one leads you astray. 6 Many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he!’ and they will lead many astray. 7 And when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. This must take place, but the end is not yet. 8 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. These are but the beginning of the birth pains.

This Week's Musical Offering 

Today, the Chorale offers contemporary settings of two ancient hymns of the Church, both of which are particularly appropriate as many will be confessing their faith and confirmed at the 11 am service.

The Gregorian hymn, Ubi caritas (Where charity and love is), has long been used as one of the antiphons sung during the washing of feet on Maundy Thursday. At 9am, our worship begins at the Introit with a recent arrangement of this hymn by British composer and organist, David Briggs. Like the famous setting by French composer Maurice Duruflé, the plainsong melody is sung in the alto part. (At 11am, we hear this hymn during the Ministration.)

Another great hymn of the church, attributed to St. Thomas Aquinas, is “O Sacrum Convivium” (O Sacred Banquet) – a hymn honoring the Blessed Sacrament. Its sentiments express the profound affinity of the Eucharistic celebration, described as a banquet, to the Paschal mystery: “O sacred banquet at which Christ is consumed, the memory of his Passion is recalled, our souls are filled with grace, and the pledge of future glory is given to us.” As we move into the Eucharist, the Chorale sings a contemporary, unaccompanied setting of the text at the Offertory by American composer James Biery.

Read about the musical offerings for this and previous weeks at the Music Ministry blog.