EMBER WEDNESDAY
Feb
21
10:00 AM10:00

EMBER WEDNESDAY

Ember days are kept four times per year for special prayer and fasting specifically for clerical vocations, recalling that the apostles prayed and fasted prior to the laying on of hands in ordinations.  The ember weeks are the weeks after the first Sunday of Lent, Whitsunday (Pentecost), September 15, and December 13. 

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EMBER FRIDAY
Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

EMBER FRIDAY

Ember days are kept four times per year for special prayer and fasting specifically for clerical vocations, recalling that the apostles prayed and fasted prior to the laying on of hands in ordinations.  The ember weeks are the weeks after the first Sunday of Lent, Whitsunday (Pentecost), September 15, and December 13. 

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QUIET DAY FOR LENT
Feb
24
8:00 AM08:00

QUIET DAY FOR LENT

This is an opportunity to begin the Lenten season by directed prayer and meditation as we prepare for Easter.  The day begins with prayer in the chapel and holy communion followed by a light breakfast and guided meditations and periods of silence.  The day ends with evening prayer.  Please bring your own lunch.  Beverages are provided. 

Our hope is to be joined by other local congregations on this day.  Fr. William Martin of Ashville, NC will lead the day's meditations.  

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Lent II
Feb
25
7:30 AM07:30

Lent II

Worship with us as the season of Lent continues to call us to repentance and spiritual renewal:  Almighty God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls that we be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ  our Lord.  Amen.

7:30 AM Morning Prayer

8 AM Holy Communion

9 am Sunday School

10 AM Morning Prayer

11:15 AM Holy Communion from the reserved sacrament in the Lady Chapel followed by fellowship in the parish hall & adult forum

4 PM Evening Prayer (said)

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Lent III
Mar
4
7:30 AM07:30

Lent III

Worship with us as the season of Lent calls us to repentance and spiritual renewal.  We beseech the, Almighty God, look upon the hearty desires of thy humble servants, and stretch forth the right hand of thy Majesty to be our defence against all our enemies; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

7:40 AM Morning Prayer

8 AM Holy Communion

9 AM Sunday School

10 AM Holy Communion followed by fellowship & adult forum.

4 PM Evening Prayer (said)

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Lent IV (Mothering Sunday)
Mar
11
7:30 AM07:30

Lent IV (Mothering Sunday)

Worship with us this Sunday as the season of Lent continues to call us to repentance and spiritual renewal but with a dose of mercy.  In the fellowship time following the principal service, we serve simnel cake, a real treat if you've never had it before.  The church grants a taste of God's mercy in this penitential season with a Sunday in which our discipline is lightened.  In the Anglican tradition, it was often the day when young adults employed away from their homes could visit their mothers and bring them simnel cake.  Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that we, who for our evil deeds to worthily deserve to be punished, by comfort of thy grace may mercifully be relieved; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

7:40 AM Morning Prayer

8 AM Holy Communion

9 am Sunday School

10 AM Morning Prayer

11:15 AM Holy Communion from the reserved sacrament in the Lady Chapel followed by fellowship & adult forum

4 PM Evening Prayer (said)

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Lent V PASSION SUNDAY
Mar
18
7:30 AM07:30

Lent V PASSION SUNDAY

Following the original tradition of a two-week Passiontide, this Sunday marks the beginning of the church's remembrance of the Passion of our Lord.  The second Sunday of Passiontide is more commonly known as Palm Sunday with an observance of a procession with palms and reading of the Passion.  We beseech the, Almighty God, mercifully to look upon thy people, that by thy great goodness they may be governed and preserved evermore, both in body and soul, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

7:40 AM Morning Prayer

8 AM Holy Communion

9 AM Sunday School

10 AM  Morning Prayer

11:15 AM Holy Communion from the reserved sacrament in the Lady Chapel followed by fellowship & adult forum

4 PM Evening Prayer (said)

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PALM SUNDAY
Mar
25
8:00 AM08:00

PALM SUNDAY

Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week, observances begin at 7:40 AM with Morning Prayer preceding the  8 AM blessing of the palms and Holy Communion. 

7:40 AM Morning Prayer

8 AM Blessing of Palms & Holy Communion

9:40 AM Liturgy of the Palms and procession to the church from the parish hall.

10 AM Holy Communion

4 PM Evening Prayer

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WEDNESDAY: TENEBRAE
Mar
28
8:30 AM08:30

WEDNESDAY: TENEBRAE

8:30 AM Morning Prayer

10 AM Holy Communion

5 PM Evening Prayer and Litany

6 PM Family Night Soup & Bread Meal

7 PM Tenebrae:  Meaning "Darkness" this is a service of psalms and lessons, which concludes dramatically in darkness.  It is designedbring home to us vividly Jesus' torment in the Garden of Gethsemane, which will be remembered the next day on Maundy Thursday.  This service concludes the Family Nights for Lent.

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HOLY WEEK MAUNDY THURSDAY
Mar
29
8:30 AM08:30

HOLY WEEK MAUNDY THURSDAY

Maundy Thursday is so-called because the Church observes the institution of holy communion at the last supper at which Jesus commands his disciples to love one another as He has loved them and us. 

8:30 AM Morning Prayer

10 AM Holy Communion

5 PM Evening Prayer

7 PM Holy Communion and Striping of the Altar

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GOOD FRIDAY
Mar
30
8:30 AM08:30

GOOD FRIDAY

8:30 am  Morning Prayer

Noon to 3 PM:  Watch by the Cross, including The Reproaches and the Solemn Collects, the Litany, Ante Communion, a well as homilies on the Last Words and devotional music.  Everyone is invited to attend for any part or all of this solemn observance of the Lord's sacrifice for us.

5 PM Evening Prayer

7 PM STATIONS OF THE CROSS

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EASTER DAY
Apr
1
7:30 AM07:30

EASTER DAY

ALLELEUIA!  CHRIST IS RISEN!  HE IS RISEN INDEED!  ALLELEUIA!

7:40 AM Morning prayer

8 AM Holy Communion and healing prayers

10 AM Festal Holy Communion with special music and healing prayers

11:30 AM Coffee hour & Easter Egg Hunt for children.

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EASTER IV
Apr
29
7:30 AM07:30

EASTER IV

7:30 am Morning Prayer

8 am Holy Communion

9 AM parish breakfast

9 AM Sunday School/ Confirmation Class

10 AM Morning Prayer

11:15 AM HC from reserved sacrament

11:15 AM Fellowship followed by Adult Forum

2 PM Evening Prayer at Saunders House

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EMBER SATURDAY
May
26
10:00 AM10:00

EMBER SATURDAY

Ember days are kept four times per year for special prayer and fasting specifically for clerical vocations, recalling that the apostles prayed and fasted prior to the laying on of hands in ordinations.  The ember weeks are the weeks after the first Sunday of Lent, Whitsunday (Pentecost), September 15, and December 13. 

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LENT I
Feb
18
7:30 AM07:30

LENT I

7:30 AM Morning Prayer

8 AM Holy Communion

9 am Sunday School

10 AM Holy Communion followed by fellowship in the parish hall & adult forum

4 PM Evening Prayer in the Lady Chapel

MUSIC

PRELUDE: Choral Prelude on "O Man bemoan thy greatest sin" by J. S. Bach

Mass Setting:  Mass of the Quiet Hour by George Oldroyd

OFFERTORY ANTHEM: Wash Me Thoroughly by S. S. Wesley

COMMUNION ANTHEM: Ave Verum Corpus by W. A. Mozart

POSTLUDE: Jesus My Great Joy by J. S. Bach

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ASHWEDNESDAY
Feb
14
7:00 AM07:00

ASHWEDNESDAY

Litany and Penitential rite with ashes & holy communion at all three services.  Hymns at 7 PM only.

7 AM Penitential Rite, Ashes, Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel

10 AM Penitential Rite, Ashes, Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel

 7 PM Penitential Rite, Ashes, Holy Communion with hymns in the church

This day begins the penitential season of Lent.  The priest marks our foreheads with ashes to remind us of our mortality as we prepare our hearts for Easter through prayer, fasting, and giving alms. 

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QUINQUAGESIMA SUNDAY
Feb
11
7:30 AM07:30

QUINQUAGESIMA SUNDAY

This Sunday marks 50 days before Easter and the last Sunday before Ash Wednesday.  Prepare your hearts. 

7:30 AM Morning Prayer

8 AM Holy Communion

9 m Sunday School & Confirmation Class

10 AM Morning Prayer

11:15 AM Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel followed by fellowship in the parish hall & adult forum

2 PM Evening Prayer at Saunders Hous

MUSIC

Prelude: Minuet from Gothic Suite by Leon Boellmann; Choral Canticle: Benedictus es, Domine in C Major by T. Frederick H. Candlyn; Offertory Anthem: though I Speak with the Tongues of Men by Edward C. Bairstow; Postlude: Toccata from Gothic Suite by Leon Boellmann.

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SEXAGESIMA SUNDAY (Annual Parish Meeting)
Feb
4
7:30 AM07:30

SEXAGESIMA SUNDAY (Annual Parish Meeting)

Today marks 60 days before Easter.  Time to prepare our hearts. 

7:40 AM Morning Prayer

8 AM Holy Communion

9 AM Sunday School & confirmation class

10 AM Holy Communion

11:15 AM Healing Service followed by Annual Parish Meeting & luncheon. 

MUSIC

Prelude: Toccata in E Major by JS Bach; Mass setting: Congregational, "Missa Maria Magdalene" by Healey Willan; Offertory: O Lord, All Praise and All Majesty by Felix Mendelssohn; Communion: Ave Verum Corpus by William Byrd; Postlude: Fugue in E Major by JS Bach.

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FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION
Feb
2
10:00 AM10:00

FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION

This feast day also known as Candlemass because it was customary to bring candles to the priest for blessing on the day commemorating the presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the temple following the birth of Jesus.  Thus it is the official end of the Christmas season. 

10 AM Holy communion in the Lady Chapel

 

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SEPTUAGESIMA SUNDAY
Jan
28
7:40 AM07:40

SEPTUAGESIMA SUNDAY

This Sunday reminds us that the full Lenten penitential begins in three weeks on Ash Wednesday.  Together with the 40 days of lent, the season of Easter preparation is 70 days and thus Septuagesima.    

7:40 AM Morning Prayer

8 AM Holy communion

10 AM Morning Prayer

11:15 AM Holy Communion from the reserve sacrament followed by fellowship & adult forum

MUSIC

Prelude: Dorian toccata in D minor by JS Bach; choral canticle: jubilate by William Boyce; Offertory Anthem: Alleluia by Randall Thompson; Postlude: Dorian fugue in D Minor by JS Bach.

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EPIPHANY IV
Jan
23
7:30 AM07:30

EPIPHANY IV

7:40 AM Morning Prayer

8 AM Holy Communion

9 am Sunday School

10 AM Morning Prayer & Litany followed by fellowship in the parish hall & adult forum

MUSIC

PRELUDE 

CHORAL CANTICLE: Benedictus es Domine in C by Everett Titcomb

OFFERTORY ANTHEM: Alleluia by D. Buxetehude

POSTLUDE

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EPIPHANY V
Jan
22
7:40 AM07:40

EPIPHANY V

7:40 AM Morning Prayer

8 AM Holy Communion

9 am Sunday School

10 AM HOLY COMMUNION 

MUSIC

PRELUDE:  Fugue in C major by JS Bach

MASS SETTING:  Mass of the Quiet Hour by George Oldroyd

OFFERTORY ANTHEM: Dixit from Solumn Vespers by W. A. Mozart

COMMUNION ANTHEM:  Let All Mortal Flexh Keep Silence by Edward Bairstow

POSTLUDE" Prelude in C Major by JS Bach

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EPIPHANY II
Jan
14
7:40 AM07:40

EPIPHANY II

7:40 AM Morning Prayer

8 AM Holy Communion

9 am Sunday School

10 AM Morning Prayer

11:15 AM Holy Communion from the reserve sacrament followed by fellowship in the parish hall & adult forum

2 PM Evening Prayer at Saunders House

MUSIC: Prelude: Fantasie in G Minor by JS Bach; Coral Canticle: Te Deum in F by John Ireland; Offertory: The Three Kings by Cornelius/Atkins; Postlude: Fugue in G Minor by JS Bach.

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FIRST SUNDAY EPIPHANY
Jan
7
7:40 AM07:40

FIRST SUNDAY EPIPHANY

7:40 AM Morning Prayer

8 AM Holy Communion

9 am Sunday School

10 AM Holy Communion followed by fellowship in the parish hall & adult forum 

Prelude: Prelude in B Minor by JS Bach; Mass Setting: Congregational, "Missa Per Arma justitiae by Merbecke' Offertory: Gesu Bambino by Pietro Yon; Communion Anthem: "Suscepit Israel" from Magnificat by JS Bach; Post lude: Fugue in B Minor by JS Bach.

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EPIPHANY OF OUR LORD
Jan
6
10:00 PM22:00

EPIPHANY OF OUR LORD

10 am holy communion (Lady Chapel)

7 pm. Holy communion with hymns to celebrate the visit of the magi, signifying the revelation of Christ to the gentiles for the first time.  In various times in history, this holiday received more celebration than the nativity date of Dec. 25. 

Join us for a dessert party following the service. 

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CHRISTMAS DAY
Dec
25
10:00 AM10:00

CHRISTMAS DAY

10 AM Holy communion

MUSIC: soloist and trumpet:  Organ Prelude: Fugue in Major;  Mass Setting by Merbecke, trumpet voluntaries by Albione, Handel, Marcello, and Heron, Offertory Anthem "That Yonge Child" (Brittain arr.) Communion Anthem: "Ave Maria" by Bach/Gounod. Postlude:  Prelude in C Major.

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CHRISTMAS EVE FESTAL
Dec
24
to Dec 25

CHRISTMAS EVE FESTAL

A joyous celebration of our Lord's nativity with choir and instrumental music.

10:30 PM String quartet and trumpet

11:00 Festal celebration of Holy Communion for Christmas

MUSIC: Mass Setting: Missa Brevis in C Major by W. A. Mozart.. ; Offertory Anthem: For Unto Us a Child is Born (from Messiah) by G. F. Handel; Communion Anthems: He Shall Feed His Flock/ Come Unto Him by G. F. Handel (Jody Kidwell, alto; Rachel Sigman, Soprano), Ave Maria by Igor Stravinski; Closing Anthem: Hallelujah (from Messiah) by G. F. Handel

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CHRISTMAS EVE
Dec
24
5:00 PM17:00

CHRISTMAS EVE

FAMILY SERVICE

MUSIC: Prelude: Rigaudon by Andre Campra;  Offertory Anthem: Adagio by Benedetto Marcello; Communion Anthem:  Greensleeves;  Postlude: Fantasy on "Angels We Have Hear on High" by Valentin Radu

 

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ADVENT IV
Dec
24
7:30 AM07:30

ADVENT IV

7:40 AM Morning prayer

8 AM Holy Communion

10 AM Morning Prayer [see music below]

11:15 AM Fellowship & Adult Forum

4 PM Evening Prayer (Lady Chapel)

COLLECT:  O Lord, raise up (we pray thee) thy power, and come among us, and with great might succor us; that whereas through our sins and wickedness, we are sore let and hindered in running the race that is set before us, thy bountiful grace and mercy may speedily help and deliver us; through the satisfaction of thy Son our Lord, to whom with thee and the Holy Ghost be honor and glory, world without end.

Prelude: Toccata in E Major by JS Bach; Choral Canticle:  Benedicite, Omnia Opera by Herbert Sumison; Offertory Anthem: Sicut locutus est from Magnificat by JS Bach; Postlude: Fugue in E Major

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