Christ The King Sunday seems a perfect way to start beginning of Thanksgiving week. And with teachings of Jesus Christ in mind once again St. Francis by the Sea has sent Turkey Day food to a number of families that have fallen on hard times. We joined in the Peninsula wide effort to help the wonderful folks at H.O.M.E., Inc. share the love.
This is the crew that packed it all up after church on Sunday…
To get an idea of the effort Judy Rountree along with Prudy and Fred Heilner put into it with help from many a parishioner we have a relatively short video for you to see..
Once again this week we were blessed to have The Rev. Donna Downs as our Celebrant and Preacher. Our Rector continues his medical leave but is making progress with treatments for the horrific unrelenting and blinding headaches he has been suffering for a year. He didn’t start his medical until this last Ash Wednesday.
Here is this week’s Homily by The Rev. Donna Downs:
There was no Offertory Anthem this week instead we had the DEDICATION OF BICENTENNIAL CHALICE & PATEN SETS given to all of the churches in the Episcopal Diocese of Maine. The were designed to be distributed two years ago but CoVid put an end to all of the Bicentenial Celebrations of the Diocese.
After the dedication the congregation sang the Offertory Hymn Diocesan “O Wondrous Souls of Light”. There were audio difficulties with the recording so we are substituting the The 2022 diocesan virtual choir’s world premiere performance of “O Wondrous Souls” on October 22 at The 203rd Convention of the Diocese of Maine. As the Convention One Pager reports “The Rev. Victoria Sirota, a recently retired priest and professionally trained musician now living in Searsmont, Maine has written this wonderful new hymn text for our convention. It is being sung to the tune Darwall’s 148th (‘Ye Holy Angels Bright’)”.
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