Fifth Sunday after Easter
May 22, 2022
LIVE AUDIO STREAMING during today’s service is available on the Order of Service page. Recorded audio will be added following worship.
GLORY BE TO JESUS CHRIST! GLORY BE TO HIM FOREVER!
PARISH LIFE NOTES
ROGATIONTIDE from the Latin word, “ rogare” ( “to ask”) is a three day period of fasting and prayer which begins this Monday, leading up the Feast of the Ascension, which we celebrate on Thursday. In England, a common feature of the rogation days in former times was the ceremony of “beating of the bounds” in which a procession of parishioners, led by the minister, churchwarden, and choir would proceed around the boundary of their and and pray for its protection in the forthcoming year. The Book of Common Prayer encourages us in rogationtide to make use of the Great Litany ( page 30) in our prayers, wherein we pray and intercede on behalf of the church and the entire world for its many needs. Today, being Rogation Sunday we will process out to St. Mary’s garden and pray God’s blessing upon the plants, and animals, and all the life of our parish and city, and that we might be good neighbors, showing forth the kingdom of God on earth.
THE FEAST of THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD will take place this Thursday beginning at 5.30 p.m. with shortened Evening Prayer followed by Holy Communion.
WELCOMING OF CANDIDATE FOR HOLY BAPTISM. Today we rejoice in welcoming Terrance and Kelsi, who are presenting their son, Dante, as a candidate for Holy Baptism.
CATHEDRAL VILLAGE ARTS FESTIVAL ST. Mary’s will be host venue for a variety of entertainment groups this Friday and Saturday night. We will also be opening our doors for tours of our beautiful nave and sanctuary from 2 unto 4 pm on Saturday.
WORSHIP THIS WEEK
- Tuesday, Thursday, Friday at 8:30 am
- Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.
- Wednesday at 5:30 pm.