This is the Last Sunday after the Epiphany. This period in the Church year is known as the “Epiphany Season” or “Ordinary Time.” The term “ordinary” refers to how the New Testament passages are generally read in order or in sequence, as opposed to being arranged by specific theme as in other seasons. During this season the Gospel passages focus on the beginning of Jesus’ ministry and how he is revealed to the world as the Christ. In Year C (the third in a three year cycle: A, B & C) most of the Gospel passages are from the Gospel according to Luke. The Old Testament Lesson and the Psalm are chosen because they relate to the words and message of Jesus. The New Testament Lesson is independent of these readings and is almost always taken from one of the Letters in the New Testament that reflects the common life and mission of the first Christian community.
Our Celebrant this Sunday is the Reverend Matthew H. Mead. Our Preacher this Sunday is the Rev. Deacon Chisara Alimole.
Today’s In Person Worship
- Every Sunday at 8am the Eucharist (Rite 1) is celebrated in the Church. The service is from the red Book of Common Prayer, beginning on page 323, and includes 2 pre-recorded hymns, and lasts about 45 minutes. Coffee Hour follows.
- Every Sunday at 10am the Eucharist (Rite 2) is celebrated in the Church. The service is from the red Book of Common Prayer, beginning on page 355. See below for detailed music information. The service lasts about an hour. Coffee hour follows.
- Healing Prayers are offered at the Bolton Altar following both services.
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- This Sunday at 5pm the Eucharist (Rite2) is celebrated in the Church. The 5pm service last about 25 minutes, is offered as announced, and is from the red Book of Common Prayer, beginning on page 355. A brief reception follows in the Bell Tower.
Today’s Live-Stream Worship & Sermon Archives
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Today’s Propers (Collect & Lections from Holy Scripture)
O God, who before the passion of your only ¬begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant to us that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into his likeness from glory to glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
mountain with the two tablets of the covenant in his hand, Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because he had been talking with God. When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, the skin of his face was shining, and they were afraid to come near him. But Moses called to them; and Aaron and all the leaders of the congregation returned to him, and Moses spoke with them. Afterward all the Israelites came near, and he gave them in commandment all that the LORD had spoken with him on Mount Sinai. When Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a veil on his face; but whenever Moses went in before the LORD to speak with him, he would take the veil off, until he came out; and when he came out, and told the Israelites what he had been commanded, the Israelites would see the face of Moses, that the skin of his face was shining; and Moses would put the veil on his face again, until he went in to speak with him.
Psalm 99 Dominus regnavit
1 The LORD is King;
let the people tremble; *
he is enthroned upon the cherubim;
let the earth shake.
2 The LORD is great in Zion; *
he is high above all peoples.
3 Let them confess his Name, which is great and awesome; *
he is the Holy One.
4 “O mighty King, lover of justice,
you have established equity; *
you have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.”
5 Proclaim the greatness of the LORD our God
and fall down before his footstool; *
he is the Holy One.
6 Moses and Aaron among his priests,
and Samuel among those who call upon his Name, *
they called upon the LORD, and he answered them.
7 He spoke to them out of the pillar of cloud; *
they kept his testimonies and the decree that he gave them.
8 O LORD our God, you answered them indeed; *
you were a God who forgave them,
yet punished them for their evil deeds.
9 Proclaim the greatness of the LORD our God
and worship him upon his holy hill; *
for the LORD our God is the Holy One
The New Testament
2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2
Since, then, we have such a hope, we act with great boldness, not like Moses, who put a veil over his face to keep the people of Israel from gazing at the end of the glory that was being set aside. But their minds were hardened. Indeed, to this very day, when they hear the reading of the old covenant, that same veil is still there, since only in Christ is it set aside. Indeed, to this very day whenever Moses is read, a veil lies over their minds; but when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord, the Spirit. Therefore, since it is by God’s mercy that we are engaged in this ministry, we do not lose heart. We have renounced the shameful things that one hides; we refuse to practice cunning or to falsify God’s word; but by the open statement of the truth we commend ourselves to the conscience of everyone in the sight of God.
Jesus took with him Peter and John and James and went up on the mountain to pray. And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white. Suddenly they saw two men, Moses and Elijah, talking to him. They appeared in glory and were speaking of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. Now Peter and his companions were weighed down with sleep; but since they had stayed awake, they saw his glory and the two men who stood with him. Just as they were leaving him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah”–not knowing what he said. While he was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were terrified as they entered the cloud. Then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him!” When the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent and in those days told no one any of the things they had seen. On the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, a great crowd met him. Just then a man from the crowd shouted, “Teacher, I beg you to look at my son; he is my only child. Suddenly a spirit seizes him, and all at once he shrieks. It convulses him until he foams at the mouth; it mauls him and will scarcely leave him. I begged your disciples to cast it out, but they could not.” Jesus answered, “You faithless and perverse generation, how much longer must I be with you and bear with you? Bring your son here.” While he was coming, the demon dashed him to the ground in convulsions. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, healed the boy, and gave him back to his father. And all were astounded at the greatness of God.
Parish Prayer List
Please note that names are listed alphabetically by last name of the person being prayed for (if it is known). We do not list last names for privacy reasons. For pastoral emergencies call or text one of the clergy: Father Matt (914.471.0260), Deacon Chisara Alimole (914.338.5194), or call the parish office (914.738.5515). If you have any updates (birthdays, prayers additions, etc., please let us know.) Please submit names you wish to be included by Tuesday morning, to Marie at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our prayers are asked especially for: Marion, Mark, Marcia, Elizabeth, Zachary, Anne, Ginny, Ralph, Ethan, Barbara, Russell, Fran, Randy, Mary, Ralph, Ursla, Marcia, Scot, Sammy, Ted, Ryan, James, Monica (in hospital), Rebecca, Janet, Jackie, Amina, Celine, Alexia Grace, Alison, Emma, Pelin, Hildy, Martin, Nate, Yen, Erica, Rosalina, Walter, Susan, Ariana, Danielle, The Salvatore family, Dean, Sue, Xandra, Sigi, Joyce, Julie, Scott, Robert, Sherry, Michelle, Rob, Drue, David, Rob, Bill, Andrea, Sue, Lael, M&D, Sandy, Morris, and Katie.
We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week and in the coming week Marion Altieri (March 2), Kim de Beaumont (March 4) and Toni Kavanagh (March 4)
We pray for those in our Armed Services especially: Joseph, Kevin, Jack, Leopold, Philip, Jake, Matthew, Robert, Philip-Jason, Nicholas, Sam, Helen, Mitchel, Alec, Jonah, Tia, Tyrese, and Terrence.
We pray that all elected and appointed officials may be led to wise decisions and right actions for the welfare and peace of the world, especially Joseph our President, and Kathy our Governor.
We pray for those who have died, (especially ________), and for those who have died from COVID-19.
Rest eternal grant to them, O Lord
And let light perpetual shine upon them.
May their souls and the souls of the departed, through the mercy of God,
rest in peace. Amen
Organ Prelude: In quiet mood Florence Beatrice Price (1887-1953)
Hymn: 436, Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates, Truro
Gloria in excelsis: Hymn 421, All Glory be to God on high, Allein Gott in der Höh
Psalm: 37: 1-12, 41-42, Noli æmulari Anglican chant, John Joubert (1927-2019)
Sequence hymn: 711, Seek ye first the kingdom of God, Seek ye first
Anthem at the Offertory: Te Deum in C, Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
We praise thee, O God: We acknowledge thee to be the Lord.
All the earth doth worship thee: the Father everlasting.
To thee all Angels cry aloud the Heav’ns, and all the Pow’rs there-in.
To thee Cherubim and Seraphim continually do cry, Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of Sabaoth;
Heaven and earth are full of the majesty of thy Glory.
The glorious company of the Apostles praise thee.
The goodly fellowship of the prophets: praise thee.
The noble army of Martyrs praise thee.
The holy Church throughout all the world doth acknowledge thee;
The Father of an infinite Majesty,
Thine honourable, true and only Son;
Also the Holy Ghost the Comforter.
Thou art the King of Glory O Christ.
Thou are the everlasting Son of the Father.
When thou tookest upon thee to deliver man, thou didst not abhor the Virgin’s womb.
When thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death, thou didst open the Kingdom of Heav’n to all believers.
Thou sittest at the right hand of God in the Glory of the Father.
We believe that thou shalt come to be our judge.
We therefore pray thee, help thy servants whom thou hast redeemed with thy precious blood.
Make them to be numbered with thy saints in glory everlasting.
O Lord, save thy people and bless thine heritage.
Govern them and lift them up forever.
Day by day we magnify thee; And we worship thy Name
ever world without end.
Vouchsafe, O Lord to keep us this day without sin.
O Lord have mercy upon us.
O Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us as our trust is in thee.
O Lord, in thee have I trusted. Let me never be confounded.
– Te Deum laudamus, translated in the Book of Common Prayer (1662)
Offertory Hymn: 380, v. 3 Praise God from whom all blessings flow (Doxology), Old 100th
Sanctus et Benedictus: S-114 from Missa de Sancta Maria Magdalena by Healey Willan (1880-1968)
Agnus Dei: S-158 from Missa de Sancta Maria Magdalena by Healey Willan
Anthem during Communion: O nata lux de lumine, Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
O nata lux de lumine,
Jesu redemptor saeculi,
dignare clemens supplicum
laudes preces que sumere.
Qui carne quondam contegi
dignatus es pro perditis
Nos membra confer effici,
tui beati corporis.
– 10th century Latin hymn for the Feast of the Transfiguration
O light born of light,
Jesus, redeemer of the world,
mercifully deem worthy and accept
the praises and prayers of your supplicants.
Thou who once deigned to be clothed in flesh.
for the sake of the lost ones,
grant us to be made members
of your holy body.
Hymn: 680, O God, our help in ages past, St. Anne
Organ Voluntary: 3. Toccata in G Major from 12 Pièces pour orgue, Théodore Dubois (1837-1924)
This morning’s quartet is Jeanmarie Lally, Jann Degnan, José Ruiz, and Simon Cram
Jeffrey Hoffman, organist & director of music
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