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Acolyte Eucharist Service Reference Manuel

Acolyte St. Michael the Archangel Anglican Church (rough draft copy - in process)   EUCHARISTIC   SERVICE   REFERENCE   MANUEL TABLE OF CONTENTS   Preparation for service                                                                                                           Page 1 Lighting and Extinguishing Candles                                                                                        Page 2 Lining up for the Procession                                                                                                   Page 2 The Procession                                                                                                                        Page 3 Holy Eucharist Reading of Scripture Lesson                                                                                       Page 3 Creed, Notices and Sermon                                                                                        Page 5 The Offertory                                                                                                              Page 5 The Canon of the Mass                                                                                               Page 6 The Communion                                                                                                         Page 7 The Ablutions                                                                                                              Page 7 The Recession                                                                                                             Page 8 Notes for the Thurifer Diagrams and note pages follow... Preparation for service: Remember that as servers (acolytes) [...]

By | 2019-08-23T12:10:53-05:00 August 23rd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Sermon Trinity 10 (rough draft blog edition)

Today’s readings should cause all of us to stop and ponder. Jesus “wept” over what the Jews had done to Jerusalem and predicted the Temple’s destruction which would come some 40 years later. The Jewish people had been freed from their captivity of sin within Egypt and then led to the Promised Land. And yet they failed God, over and over, and corrupted His Laws and His Temple. And once again, we are shown their disobedience that we may learn from their mistakes. His people had not keep His House as a House of Prayer, for they had made it [...]

By | 2019-08-24T11:06:01-05:00 August 23rd, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments

  CHAPTER 8   Christian life is not easy:     It requires the discipline of perseverance and on-going repentance. We understand that there is a spiritual battle going on in the world and in the human heart, a struggle between good and evil.  We who follow Christ are imperfect and tempted like all people, and we fail at times to choose what is good.  So we must at once persevere in resisting evil and temptation and, when we stumble, be ready to repent and turn again to the way of God. The Scripture describes the world God made as [...]

By | 2019-08-21T17:06:42-05:00 August 21st, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Authority of Scripture, Nicene Creed, Apostles’ Creed Baptism Covenant

CHAPTER 7   Reading of Scripture within the Community of Faith: Is shaped by our common worship, we also carry forward the old tradition of meeting for the purpose of reading and coming to terms with scripture.  There we learn the power of the voices and the power of the stories within the text to address us directly at our deepest level.  The voice that is heard in the text of scripture is the voice of the Living God that we worship.  In all our worship and all our study, we bear witness to the God whose voice is heard [...]

By | 2019-08-20T07:45:00-05:00 August 20th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Readings for Trinity 10 August 25th

  Reading for Sunday August 25th   The Collect:LET thy merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the prayers of thy humble servants; and, that they may obtain their petitions, make them to ask such things as shall please thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.  The Epistle 1 Corinthians xii. 1.CONCERNING spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant. Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led. Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can [...]

By | 2019-08-19T07:12:09-05:00 August 19th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Heresies, Ecumenical Councils, Word and Sacrament, English Bible

CHAPTER 6     Heresies and False doctrines arose.  Heresies are nothing new…as False doctrines arose;     In the days of the Apostles.  Brief description of: Legalism (Galatians) There were those teaching that you had to be “Jewish” before you could become a Christian and thus the Laws of the Temple applied (not the laws of God – the Ten Commandments.) Asceticism (Colossians) There were those who were teaching a exercise or training which went beyond the teachings of Christ.  Some of the ascetic practices included a renunciation of marriage, home, and property.  As well there were extreme forms of [...]

By | 2019-08-19T06:56:51-05:00 August 19th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments
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