Saturday, January 30, 2021

Join us for online Holy Eucharist with sermon and organ music tomorrow at 10am

 


Almighty and everlasting God, you govern all things both in heaven and on earth: 
Mercifully hear the supplications of your people, and in our time grant us your peace; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, 
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.




Join us for online Holy Eucharist with sermon and organ music tomorrow at 10am ~ HERE or HERE


Link to enjoy Organ Music only ~ HERE or HERE


Link for the Sunday Sermon only ~ HERE or HERE


Please also see news from the Diocese below, including 9am worship with the Bishop at 9am



Visitations with Bishop Gutiérrez have been online since last year. These happen on Sundays (sometimes twice) and during the week. Dreaming is a huge part of the meeting. Here, with St. John the Evangelist in Essington earlier in the week.
This Sunday, 1/31, join Bishop Gutiérrez for the Eucharist at 9 a.m. on Facebook and the One Love Channel. The guest preacher for the service is the Rev. Peter M. Carey, St. Mary's, Cathedral Road.
This is for Clergy, Wardens, Vestries and anyone else involved in preparing their parochial reports. The 2020 Parochial Report is now online. Although 2020 was a year like no other, parochial reports are to be filed by March 1. Join us on 2/2.
On 2/18 join us for the continuing series Bread for the Journey where we are joined by acclaimed performer Reggie Harris. In this creative session of story, song, and shared discussion, Harris will lead us in considering the way our history forms us. Details.
Join us on 2/13 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 for a virtual celebration of the Blessed Absalom Jones, the first African American priest in The Episcopal Church who was a member of St. Peter’s Church in Phila. and was ordained in our diocese. The celebration includes music and worship. Details.
On 2/16 and 2/18, join in Healing Communities, a training that was developed in response to the effects of the ‘drug war’ and mass incarceration among urban families and communities in cities across the country with the understanding that faith communities play an essential role. Details.
St. George's College in Jerusalem is offering a free self-paced Lenten study. Six sessions for groups and individuals exploring the geography of the Holy Land, following Jesus from Galilee to Golgotha. Each session will reflect on the theme with questions for exploration. Details.
Rise in Glory. It is with great sadness that we announce that the Rev. Bob Smith and the Rev. John Martin both died this week. The Rev. Smith served at St. Paul's, Doylestown, interim at St. Andrew's, West Vincent, St. Mary's, Wayne, All Saints', Torresdale, and St. Luke and the Epiphany. Bob was rector of Church of the Good Shepherd from 2004-2012. He also served on the Board of Trustees of Episcopal Community Services. The Rev. Martin served as rector of Christ Church and St. Michael's (1982-1988), Church of the Redeemer, Springfield ( 2003-2004), St. John's, Bala Cynwyd (2001-2003), and Holy Innocents and St. Paul's (1999-2001). He also served as interim at St. James, Langhorne and St. John's, Essington. 
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"seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbor as ourselves" 
from our Baptismal Covenant

Dear Friends,

In the midst of our current times when we are living amidst the pandemic of COVID-19, and also a pandemic of fear and mistrust of our fellow women and men, it is a good time for us to reflect upon all the ways that we can live out our Baptismal Covenant to "seek and serve Christ in all persons."  Certainly, there is much work to do, and one area we can work on is on becoming anti-racist. 

Our Deanery will be offering a wonderful Dialogue Series on Race and Faith over the course of the next several months.  I highly encourage you to consider joining us for this wonderful opportunity.  

The Wissahickon Deanery of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania is offering Sacred Ground: A Film-Based Dialogue Series on Race & Faith in 10 sessions on Mondays from 7 p.m. to 8:30 from March 1 to June 21. The seminar, which will be held bi-weekly on Zoom is free and requires pre-registration.

 
Sacred Ground is a film- and readings-based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith.  Small groups are invited to walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity. This series is open to all, and especially designed to help white people talk with other white people.  


Participation requires a commitment to reading articles and viewing videos between sessions. All materials will be accessible via online links.  Registration deadline is Feb. 20.  Learn more and register here.  For more information contact the Rev. Barbara Ballenger, bballenger@stmatinec.org, the Rev. Carol Duncan at caroldican@yahoo.com or the Rev David Morris at fatherdavidj@comcast.net.


One of the wonderful aspects of this series is that we are doing this work among folks from a group of Episcopal Churches, so that we can interact with our Episcopal siblings, and learn from each other. 







The Rev. Peter M. Carey, Rector
St. Mary's Episcopal Church - Cathedral Road


"Be always joyful; Pray continually; Give thanks whatever happens."  - 
I Thessalonians 5:16-18

"Begin to see your self as gift, love it as gift, from God's hand, and learn how the neighbor too is a gift, to himself or herself, and to you."  -Rowan Williams

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