Sunday, July 21, 2019

Two@Ten has returned! Over the summer, our main morning services will move from 9 & 11 am to two services at 10 am. One will be in the Church (Rite II) and the other in the Hall Life Center, which will combine aspects of Awesome Worship and Contemporary Worship. Two Rite I services will meet in the Chapel: at 8 am & 5 pm. In lieu of Sunday School, all are invited to church family lunches at 11 am each week (supplies limited - first come, first served).

Preaching Schedule

8:00 am - Traditional Worship in the Chapel - Bishop Gary Lillibridge
10:00 am - Traditional Worship in the Church - Bishop Gary Lillibridge
10:00 am - Contemporary Worship in the Hall Life Center - The Rev. Louise Samuelson
5:00 pm - Traditional Worship in the Chapel - The Rev. Louise Samuelson

Thank you Catherine and Gary Lillibridge

The Lillibridges have poured a tremendous amount of love and leadership into this place over the last six months. We wish them well on their time in Maine, and look forward to welcoming them back into the SJD family on October 27. Stay for brunch to be a part of thanking them!

Summer Sunday Brunch

Join us in Sumners Hall at 11 am. Each week will feature food, connection time with your St. John the Divine family, and an opportunity to learn about and thank one of our ministries. Today learn more about and thank our vestry members. Brunch on food catered by City View Catering. Cost: $10/adults;$5/kids.

Global Prayer Group

This new prayer initiative for the summer will meet every Sunday during June, July, and August, from 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. in the Ladies Lounge in the Church. Prayer will focus on the international ministries supported by SJD and on persecuted Christians throughout the world. For a list of our World Mission Partners click here. Please plan to come together in prayer for these and other Christian ministries throughout the world. Facilitated by Andy Evans.

Sunday School

We will not have adult, children, or youth Sunday school during the summer. Sunday school will resume after Rally Day.

Wonderfully Made (Special Needs): 9:45 am - 12:00 pm in Rm 122
Nursery available for infants – age 4: 9:45 am - 12:15 pm in Preschool Playground

The Collect of the Day

Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask; through the worthiness of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Luke 10:38-42

38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”

41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

This Week's Musical Offering - Traditional Worship

While the full choir is on summer break, our summer choir volunteers lead the sung portion of the liturgy while we feature several of our solo voices at the Offertory. Today we hear soprano Susie Smith in Moses Hogan’s arrangement of the spiritual “Give Me Jesus,” a reflective song of prayer and supplication. A native of New Orleans, Moses Hogan enjoyed an inspired career as a pianist, conductor, and arranger.  Building on the early 20th-century efforts of William Dawson, he reintroduced the African-American spiritual in professional choral settings, revitalizing the tradition and becoming one of the most renowned proponents and advocates of American gospel music in the world. He is especially known for his settings of African-American Spirituals as well as his two choral groups: the Moses Hogan Chorale and the Moses Hogan Singers which enjoyed world-wide notoriety.

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