Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
Traditional Episcopal worship has lots of music, scripture, prayer and reflection. We draw liturgy and music from around the globe.
During the summer months, when life is less structured, the questions and wiggles of little ones bring life to the mix in the activities corner during service.
ALL are welcome!
Sundays at 9:00 a.m.
worship.together is a brief, participatory service for families with young children. Specifically designed with 0-5 year-olds in mind, this half-hour service helps engage children in story, song and prayer while helping to develop their sense of God. The service includes singing, a gospel story, liturgy, interactive prayers, and communion. Children (and parents/caregivers!) are invited to sit on the floor to experience the service firsthand, and participate in many aspects of the service by carrying the processional cross, assisting with serving communion, and offering their own prayers of intercession. Happy chatter and joyful wiggles are most welcome!
For more information, please contact Donna Maree at firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Picnic! September 15 12:00PM
at St. James School 12-2:30 PM. Contact Sallie van Merkensteijn with questions: email@example.com. The picnic will follow St. James' Family and Community service day which happens from 10:00 AM until Noon.
Every Wednesday 9:00am - 10:00am
Join Rev. Donna and others for Morning Prayer and conversation in the Rector's Office. Bring your coffee!
Tuesday,September 24 5:00pm - 7:00PM
We gather as an interfaith group of needle crafters to use our talents to stitch creations such as prayer shawls, scarves, hats, gloves, quilts, blankets, lap robes and more for people living in nursing homes, hospices, shelters or on the streets.
Evening Prayer at TMC begins again next Thursday, 9.6.18 at 5:30 pm. All welcome. Finish your day with prayer.
The Deacon's corner
"Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children. It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment."
Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr.
August 28, 1963
Fifty-five years ago, this week, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his historic "I have a dream" speech at the March on Washington. I remember being stirred by his words and hopeful for our future. I knew that Rev. King was articulating for us a future that could bring us closer to the kingdom of God. With all the meanness, all the corruption, all the division that is afflicting our nation today, Dr. King's words continue to be relevant and prophetic:
"I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low. The rough places will be plain and the crooked places will be made straight, "and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together."
This is our hope. This is the faith that I go back to the South with. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brother-hood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day."
Rev. King's work changed our nation for the better. He did not keep his faith trapped in the confines of a church building. He brought it out into a world that was broken so that God's word could be heard and applied to our wounds, allowing healing to begin. Once again, our nation has need of the healing love of God. We are God's agents in this world. We are God's hands, God's feet, God's word and God's compassion. Today is the time for us, followers of Jesus, to do as Dr. King and his followers did 55 years ago. We must non-violently fight for justice and compassion by speaking out, writing letters and articles, protesting in the streets and corridors of power and by VOTING! We must devote ourselves to creating the society Dr. King envisioned, one that will bring us closer to the kingdom of God.
Let us pray:
Jesus, even in our waking, grant us dreams by which to guide our lives. Make us to dream of justice for the oppressed, reunions for those torn from loved ones, hospitality for immigrants, and healing of all wounds. Amen.
Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals
Glory to God whose power, working in us, can do more than we can ask or imagine.