Holy Eucharist, Rite II, will be celebrated in historic St. John's Episcopal Church on the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, beginning at 11:30 A.M. Celebrant is The Very Rev. Canon David M. Baumann, Vicar. Assisting deacon is The Rev. Sylvia L. Howard. Miss Barbara Crain is organist and music director. Others scheduled to serve are as follows:
Father Baumann writes--
The first lesson is from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah, in which God proclaims his uniqueness. The Response to the lesson is a portion of Psalm 86, in which the psalmist prays that he will always be in good relationship with God. The second lesson is from Paul’s letter to the church in Rome, in which Paul exults that believers have intimate access to God and the promise of eternal joy. Finally, the Gospel lesson is from Matthew, and presents Jesus’ parable of the enemy who sows weeds in the master’s field of wheat, and that the weeds and wheat are allowed to grow together until the separation of the evil from the good on the Day of Judgment. Throughout all the lessons there is the theme that God assures all believers that he is with them to govern and guide them through all the challenges and mischances of our lives in this world, and will bring them to eternal joy at the end of the age. The theme will be expounded in the sermon.
St. John's Prayer Group meets in the undercroft on Wednesday at 1:00 P.M.
Mass at 5:30 p.m. at St. Thomas’ on Wednesday, July 26 will celebrate St. James the Apostle.
Mass at 5:00 p.m. at St. John’s on Thursday, July 27 will celebrate William Reed Huntington, a noteworthy Episcopal priest of the late nineteenth century. A Bible study will precede the service.
Rev. 7/17/2017 - dlb