Holy Eucharist, Rite II, will be celebrated on the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost in historic St. John's Episcopal Church at 11:30 A.M. Celebrant is Father Baumann, assisted at the altar by The Rev. Sylvia L. Howard, deacon. Barbara Crain is organist and music director. Also serving this Sunday:

Cantor & Lector: Elizabeth Baumann
Acolyte: Patricia Patterson
Usher: Tom Walsh
Coffee Hour Hostess: Judy Holmes

Father David writes:
The first lesson is from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah, and is God’s promise to the pagan king Cyrus to bless him and make him the means by whom his own people will be blessed. The Response is a portion of Psalm 96, which praises God for showing his glory among the nations. The second lesson is from Paul’s first letter to the church in Thessalonica, in which Paul commends the Christians in that city for their faith. Finally, the Gospel lesson is from Matthew, and recounts the time when Jesus’ opponents tried to trap him with the question about paying taxes to their Roman oppressors, and Jesus counters with a brilliant response.

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

Mass at St. Thomas’ at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 25 will commemorate St. James of Jerusalem, kinsman of Jesus and traditionally the first Bishop of Jerusalem.

Mass at St. John’s at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 26 will commemorate Sts. Simon and Jude, Apostles. Bible study begins before the Mass at 4:00.

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Rev. 10/17/2017 - dlb