Our free-standing altar experiment continues this Sunday. Last Sunday generated many, many conversations, which is exactly what was supposed to happen, and I look forward to many more. I want to thank Sheila Read, the Head of the Acolytes Guild, and all of the acolytes for their hard work in making all the necessary adjustments and doing so with considerable aplomb and professionalism. Please take the opportunity to thank them, as well.
See you at Mass,
FIRST COMMUNION ANYONE?
If you have a child who is between the ages of seven and eight years old and you think your child is ready to make his/her First Communion, now is the time. We are organizing a First Communion class for this spring. Please contact Fr. Wallace here or Jean Del Colliano here if you are interested in First Communion.
NEW ASSISTING BISHOP OF LONG ISLAND
Bishop Provenzano announced this week the appointment of R. William Franklin as Assisting Bishop in the Diocese of Long Island. Bishop Franklin is retiring from the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York on May 1, at which time he will take up his responsibilities in this Diocese. Bishop Franklin goes by “Bill,” and you will hear name in the Prayers of the People at Mass on Sundays. Click here to read more about Bishop Franklin.
BISHOP PROVENZANO ASKS FOR OUR PRAYERS
Yesterday, Bishop Provenzano sent an email to all the clergy and churches in the Diocese asking for our prayers for the happy repose of the soul of the Rev’d Anthony Idris Jata’u, of the Anglican Church in Nigeria, who was kidnapped and murdered earlier this week, and for his family who are being held hostage by the kidnappers. More information is available here.
O Almighty God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, who by a voice from heaven didst proclaim, Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord: Multiply we beseech thee, to those who rest in Jesus the manifold blessings of thy love, that the good work which thou didst begin in them may be made perfect unto the day of Jesus Christ. And, we pray of thy mercy for the souls and protection of Father Jata'u's wife and children, that they may be strengthened and that justice be done. We pray also for all our sisters and brothers in Nigeria and throughout the Anglican Communion. Amen.
PILGRIMMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND!
January 20th―29th, 2020
St. Paul’s is off to the Holy Land! We announced at the Auction and I spoke about it again in my sermon on Epiphany that we are planning a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, using Nick Mancino’s company Journey’s Unlimited. Please see the poster in the Parish Hall and the flyers on the back table for details. This is an extraordinary opportunity for experience a life-changing event. Please don’t miss it! Ask Fr. Wallace or Nick Gjeca if you have any questions.
CONTACTING THE SEARCH COMMITTEE
In the course of the Search Committee presentation on the status and process of the rector search at the parish Annual Meeting on January 27, the Committee offered interested parishioners a tool to reach out to it regarding any concerns they might wish to voice related to the search. If you want to provide your suggestions or comments, please contact us at email@example.com.
PRAYERS FOR ST. PAUL’S DURING THE TRANSITION AND RECTOR SEARCH
As you read the Eblast each week, it is a good opportunity to take 30 seconds and offer a prayer for St. Paul’s during its transition and for the members of the Search Committee. Prayers to that effect will be included each week in the Eblast.
For St. Paul’s:
O God, by whom the meek are guided in judgment, and light riseth up in darkness for the godly: Grant us, we beseech thee, in all our doubts and uncertainties, the grace to ask what thou wouldest have us to do, that the Spirit of wisdom may save us from all false choices, and that in thy light we may see light,, and in thy straight path may not stumble; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For the Search Committee:
Eternal God, the foundation of all wisdom and the source of all courage: enlighten with your grace the Search Committee of this congregation, and so rule their minds, and guide their counsel that in all things they may seek your glory and promote the mission of your Church, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Wednesday, March 6: Ash Wednesday
Masses with Imposition of Ashes at 7:30 am, noon, and 7:00 pm
Sunday, March 10, First Sunday in Lent
Sunday, March 17, St. Patrick’s Day celebration at Coffee Hour
THIS COMING SUNDAY: February 17, 2019
The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany
Appointed Readings and Sermon
The First Reading—Jeremiah 17:5-10
Epistle—1 Corinthians 15:12-20
The Gospel— Luke 6:17-26
Sermon: Fr. Wallace
Mass Setting: Missa de Sancta Maria Magdalena—Healy Willan
Organ Prelude: Improvisation on "Verbum Supernum Prodiens"—George Oldroyd
Entrance Hymn: “The Christ who died but rose again,” Hymnal, 447
Anthem: Blest Are the Pure in Heart—R. S. Eaton
Hymn at Communion: “Thou art the Way, to thee alone,” hymn insert
Hymn after the Dismissal: “We know that Christ is raised,” Hymnal, 296
Organ Postlude: Grand Choeur—Theodore Dubois
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The Rev. Dr. Sean M. Wallace, Interim
Alex Canovas, Music Director
Nathan Taylor, Organist