St. Luke’s Weekly Newsletter – August 5 (Trinity 10)

Summer schedule: Sunday Mass 9:00 am – WF Morning Prayer 9:00 am.

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Orthodox Worship?
Last week we looked at the first third of the tagline at the bottom of our newsletter, “Catholic Faith • Orthodox Worship • Apostolic Order.” This week we’ll tackle “Orthodox Worship.” Although we probably think “Eastern,” or “Greek,” or maybe even “Russian” when we see the word “Orthodox,” it doesn’t really mean that. Just as not all Catholic is Roman, so also is it true that not all Orthodox is Eastern. Orthodox comes to us from the Greek, and it means “right” or “correct praise.” So to say that we practice Orthodox Worship is to say that we worship according to the guidelines that have been handed down to us from the earliest times.
Worship is not a rock concert, a sentimental outpouring, or an extemporaneous exposition, although worship can–and does–involve music, emotion, and of course words. The key is that we don’t just “make stuff up,” we follow the tradition that Christians have followed since the New Testament. (As a matter of fact, our worship has its roots in the Jewish synagogue worship of our Lord’s day…for example, did you know that psalm 95 has been prayed in the morning prayer service since about the eighth century B.C.? We still do it nowadays–come by the church Wednesdays or Fridays at 9am and see.)
Bottom line, Orthodox worship means “doing it right.” That’s why we have been gradually polishing our worship to do things “by the book.” After all, we want to do things right, right?When was the last time you invited someone to come with you to Mass?
Sunday’s Readings

Ecclesiasticus 1.1-10
Psalm 145

I Corinthians 12.1-11

Luke 19.41-47a

Sunday’s Hymns

267 Holy Father, great Creator
296 (tune 140) For the beauty of the earth
211 Come with us, O blessed Jesus
279 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation

Sunday’s Announcements

Prayer List

As always, we give thanks for Father Larry’s continued healing. Of your Christian charity, your prayers are also asked for Wanda, Loren, Kathleen, Melissa, Elizabeth, Madelynne, Polly, Kate, Ethan; and for all service men and women everywhere, especially Brandon, Jake, and Michael, for their protection and safe return

Tip of the biretta…

Many thanks to Grover Freckleton for the time, materials, and most of all skill he used in repairing the broken window.

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Intercommunion cycle of prayer

  • All Souls Church, Asheboro, NC; The Rev. Arthur Walker, Deacon-in-charge
  • St. Patrick’s Mission, Brevard, NC; The Very Rev. Nicholas Henderson, Vicar
  • Holy Trinity, Cashiers, NC; The Very Rev. Nicholas Henderson, Vicar
  • St. Benedict’s Church, Chapel Hill, NC; The Rev. Robert Hart, Rector
  • St. George’s Church, Fayetteville, NC; The Rev. Scott McCleary, Priest-in-charge
  • St. John’s Church, Greensboro, NC; The Rev. Mark Menees, Rector
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Catholic Faith • Orthodox Worship • Apostolic Order
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