THE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY – January 29, 2023
GLORY BE TO JESUS CHRIST! GLORY FOREVER!
LIVE AUDIO STREAMING during today’s service is available on the Order of Service page. Recorded audio will be added following worship.
Parish Life Notes
NOTE OF CONDOLENCE to the family of Jean Mountain who passed away this week. A family memorial service for Jean will be held at St. Mary’s on Wednesday afternoon. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.
ST. MARY’S VESTRY will meet today in the lounge following the service. Lunch will be provided.
MINISTRY REPORTS for inclusion in the annual reports should be submitted to the office by January 31.
HOLY DAY CELEBRATION. This Thursday, February 2, there will be a shortened evening prayer at 5.30 p.m. followed by a service of Holy Communion for the celebration of The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, which serves as a liturgical hinge which connects the Christmas and Easter Cycle in our church calendar. On this the 40th day after our celebration of the Nativity of the Lord, we recall the day on which Jesus was presented in the Temple, when he was offered to the Father and shown to His people. As a sign of his coming among us, His mother was purified, as we now come to him for cleansing. In their old age Simeon and Anna recognized him as their Lord, as we today sing of his glory. In this eucharist, we celebrate both the joy of his coming and his searching judgement, looking back to the day of his birth and forward to the coming days of his passion.
WORSHIP THIS WEEK
- Tuesday, Thursday, Friday at 8:30 a.m.
- Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.
- Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. followed by potluck supper in the Upper Hall.
Evening Prayer and Holy Communion for the Feast of the Presentation of Christ
- Thursday at 5.30 p.m.