Calendar: July 22 – July 29, 2018

Sunday, July 22
The Feast of St Mary Magdalene
7:30 am—Holy Eucharist, Rite I
8:30 am—Choir Rehearsal
9:30 am—Holy Eucharist, EOW II
5:15 pm—Centering Prayer—Chapel
6:30 pm—AA meeting—Basement
7:00 pm—Taizé Service—Church

Monday, July 23
6:30 pm—AA meeting—Parish Hall

Tuesday, July 24
9:00 am—Xi Gong—Green Room
6:30 pm—AA meeting—Basement

Wednesday, July 25
9:30 am—Service of Healing and Holy Eucharist—Chapel
10:15 am—Fellowship
—Sun Room
11:00 am—Bible Study—Sun Room
6:30 pm—AA meeting—Basement

Thursday, July 26
6:30 pm—AA meeting—Basement

Friday, July 27
6:30 pm—AA meeting—Basement

Saturday, July 28
5:00pm—Shakespeare Co. — Othello — Parish Hall
6:30 pm—AA meeting—Basement

Sunday, July 29
The Tenth Sunday after
Pentecost
7:30 am—Holy Eucharist, Rite I
8:30 am—Choir Rehearsal
9:30 am—Holy Eucharist, EOW II
5:15 pm—Centering Prayer—Chapel
6:30 pm—AA meeting—Basement

Calendar: July 15 – July 22, 2018

Sunday, July 15
The Eighth Sunday after
Pentecost
7:30 am—Holy Eucharist, Rite I
8:30 am—Choir Rehearsal
9:30 am—Holy Eucharist, EOW II
5:15 pm—Centering Prayer—Chapel
6:30 pm—AA meeting—Basement

Monday, July 16
6:30 pm—AA meeting—Parish Hall

Tuesday, July 17
9:00 am—Xi Gong—Green Room
5:00 pm—Vestry—Conference Room
6:30 pm—AA meeting—Basement

Wednesday, July 18
9:30 am—Service of Healing and Holy Eucharist—Chapel
10:15 am—Fellowship
—Sun Room
11:00 am—Bible Study—Sun Room
6:30 pm—AA meeting—Basement

Thursday, July 19
6:30 pm—AA meeting—Basement

Friday, July 20
6:30 pm—AA meeting—Basement

Saturday, July 21
11:30 am—Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen—St. Peter’s, Rockland
6:30 pm—AA meeting—Basement

Sunday, July 22
The Feast of St Mary Magdalene
7:30 am—Holy Eucharist, Rite I
8:30 am—Choir Rehearsal
9:30 am—Holy Eucharist, EOW II
5:15 pm—Centering Prayer—Chapel
6:30 pm—AA meeting—Basement
7:00 pm—Taizé Service—Church

Lessons: Sunday, July 22, 2018

The Collect

Almighty God, whose blessed Son restored Mary Magdalene to health of body and of mind, and called her to be a witness of his resurrection: Mercifully grant that by your grace we may be healed from all our infirmities and know you in the power of his unending life; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 Judith 9:1,11-14

Judith prostrated herself, put ashes on her head, and uncovered the sackcloth she was wearing. At the very time when the evening incense was being offered in the house of God in Jerusalem, Judith cried out to the Lord with a loud voice, and said, “Your strength does not depend on numbers, nor your might on the powerful. But you are the God of the lowly, helper of the oppressed, upholder of the weak, protector of the forsaken, savior of those without hope. Please, please, God of my father, God of the heritage of Israel, Lord of heaven and earth, Creator of the waters, King of all your creation, hear my prayer! Make my deceitful words bring wound and bruise on those who have planned cruel things against your covenant, and against your sacred house, and against Mount Zion, and against the house your children possess. Let your whole nation and every tribe know and understand that you are God, the God of all power and might, and that there is no other who protects the people of Israel but you alone!”

Psalm 42:1-7

1   As the deer longs for the water-brooks, *
so longs my soul for you, O God.

2 My soul is athirst for God, athirst for the living God; *
when shall I come to appear before the presence of God?

3 My tears have been my food day and night, *
while all day long they say to me,
“Where now is your God?”

4 I pour out my soul when I think on these things: *
how I went with the multitude and led them into the house of God,

5 With the voice of praise and thanksgiving, *
among those who keep holy-day.

6 Why are you so full of heaviness, O my soul? *
and why are you so disquieted within me?

7 Put your trust in God; *
for I will yet give thanks to him,
who is the help of my countenance, and my God.

2 Corinthians 5:14-18

The love of Christ urges us on, because we are convinced that one has died for all; therefore all have died. And he died for all, so that those who live might live no longer for themselves, but for him who died and was raised for them.

From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view, we know him no longer in that way. So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation.

John 20:11-18

Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni!” (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, “Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”; and she told them that he had said these things to her.

 

Calendar: July 8 – July 15, 2018

Sunday, July 8
The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
7:30 am—Holy Eucharist, Rite I
8:30 am—Choir Rehearsal
9:30 am—Holy Eucharist, EOW II
11:00 am—Organ demonstration—Church
5:15 pm—Centering Prayer—Chapel
6:30 pm—AA meeting—Basement

Monday, July 9
6:30 pm—AA meeting—Parish Hall

Tuesday, July 10
9:00 am—Xi Gong—Green Room
6:30 pm—AA meeting—Basement

Wednesday, July 11
9:30 am—Service of Healing and Holy Eucharist—Chapel
10:00 am—Fellowship Hour—Sun Room
11:00 am—Bible Study—Sun Room
6:00 pm—VoXX Rehearsal—Parish Hall, Green Room
6:30 pm—AA meeting—Basement

Thursday, July 12
10:30 am—Dance for Wellness—Green Room
6:30 pm—AA meeting—Basement

Friday, July 13
9:30—Finance Committee Meeting—Finance Office
10:30—Summer Fair Meeting—Conference Room
6:30 pm—AA meeting—Basement

Saturday, July 14
6:30 pm—AA meeting—Basement

Sunday, July 15
The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
7:30 am—Holy Eucharist, Rite I
8:30 am—Choir Rehearsal
9:30 am—Holy Eucharist, EOW II
5:15 pm—Centering Prayer—Chapel
6:30 pm—AA meeting—Basement

Lessons: Sunday, July 15, 2018

The Collect

O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Amos 7:7-15

This is what the Lord God showed me: the Lord was standing beside a wall built with a plumb line, with a plumb line in his hand. And the Lord said to me, “Amos, what do you see?” And I said, “A plumb line.” Then the Lord said, “See, I am setting a plumb line in the midst of my people Israel; I will never again pass them by; the high places of Isaac shall be made desolate,  and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste,  and I will rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword.” Then Amaziah, the priest of Bethel, sent to King Jeroboam of Israel, saying, “Amos has conspired against you in the very centre of the house of Israel; the land is not able to bear all his words. For thus Amos has said,’Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel must go into exile away from his land.’ ” And Amaziah said to Amos, “O seer, go, flee away to the land of Judah, earn your bread there, and prophesy there; but never again prophesy at Bethel, for it is the king’s sanctuary, and it is a temple of the kingdom. Then Amos answered Amaziah, “I am no prophet, nor a prophet’s son; but I am a herdsman, and a dresser of sycomore trees, and the Lord took me from following the flock, and the Lord said to me, ‘Go, prophesy to my people Israel.’”

 Psalm 85:8-13

8 I will listen to what the Lord God is saying, *
for he is speaking peace to his faithful people
and to those who turn their hearts to him.

9  Truly, his salvation is very near to those who fear him, *
that his glory may dwell in our land.

10  Mercy and truth have met together; *
righteousness and peace have kissed each other.

11  Truth shall spring up from the earth, *
and righteousness shall look down from heaven.

12  The Lord will indeed grant prosperity, *
and our land will yield its increase.

13  Righteousness shall go before him, *
and peace shall be a pathway for his feet.

 Ephesians 1:3-14

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, just as he chose us in Christ before the  foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love. He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and insight he has made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure that he set forth in Christ, as a plan for the fullness of time, to gather up all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. In Christ we have also obtained an inheritance, having been destined according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to his counsel and will, so that we, who were the first to set our hope on Christ, might live for the praise of his glory. In him you also, when you had heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and had believed in him, were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit; this is the pledge of our inheritance toward redemption as God’s own people, to the praise of his glory.

 Mark 6:14-29

King Herod heard of Jesus and his disciples, for Jesus’ name had become known. Some were saying, “John the baptizer has been raised from the dead; and for this reason these powers are at work in him.” But others said, “It is Elijah.” And others said, “It is a prophet, like one of the prophets of old.” But when Herod heard of it, he said, “John, whom I beheaded, has been raised.”  For Herod himself had sent men who arrested John, bound him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, because Herod had married her. For John had been telling Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.” And Herodias had a grudge against him, and wanted to kill him. But she could not, for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he protected him. When he heard him, he was greatly perplexed; and yet he liked to listen to him. But an opportunity came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his courtiers and officers and for the leaders of Galilee. When his daughter Herodias came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests; and the king said to the girl, “Ask me for whatever you wish, and I will give it.” And he solemnly swore to her, “Whatever you ask me, I will give you, even half of my kingdom.” She went out and said to her mother, “What should I ask for?” She replied, “The head of John the baptizer.” Immediately she rushed back to the king and requested, “I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter.” The king was deeply grieved; yet out of regard for his oaths and for the guests, he did not want to refuse her. Immediately the king sent a soldier of the guard with orders to bring John’s head. He went and beheaded him in the prison, brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the girl. Then the girl gave it to her mother. When his disciples heard about it, they came and took his body, and laid it in a tomb.