Holy Eucharist, Rite II, will be celebrated in historic St. John's Episcopal Church on the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost at 11:30 A.M. Celebrant is The Very Rev. Canon David M. Baumann. Barbara Crain is organist. Scheduled to serve at this Mass:

Lector: Carol McCrary
Acolyte: Steve Shook
Coffee Hour Hostess: Kay White

Father David writes:
The first lesson is from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah, and is a prophecy about all nations coming into the inheritance of Israel. The psalm is Psalm 67, which expresses the joy of all nations who come into relationship with God. The second lesson is from Paul’s letter to the church in Rome, and is about how people of all kinds are disobedient to God, but can receive mercy. Finally, the Gospel lesson is from Matthew, and is the account of the foreign woman who seeks healing from Jesus for her daughter, and must persevere to receive that blessing.

St. John's Prayer Group meets at the church on Wednesday at 1:00 P.M.

Mass at 5:30 p.m. at St. Thomas’ on Wednesday, August 23 will celebrate St. Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux in the twelfth century.

Mass at 5:00 p.m. at St. John’s on Thursday, August 24 will celebrate Saint Bartholomew the Apostle. The Mass is preceded by a Bible study, to begin at 4:00 P.M.

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Rev. 8/14/2017 - dlb