St. Luke’s Weekly Newsletter – September 16 (Trinity 16)

Bishop Visitation This Sunday: Mass at 10:00 am, Potluck following!

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Annual Bishop’s Visitation!
We are pleased and blessed to have our diocesan bishop visit St. Luke’s this Sunday! Bishop Strawn will preach and celebrate the Mass at 10:00 am.

A special potluck will follow Mass, downstairs in the undercroft. If you forgot to bring something, don’t worry–there’s always plenty. Come and join us for a great time of fellowship.

The Right Reverend Stephen Strawn

II Bishop of the Missouri Valley

When was the last time you invited someone to come with you to Mass?
Sunday’s Readings

Isaiah 12
Psalm 116
Ephesians 3.13-21

Luke 7.11-17

Sunday’s Hymns

280 God, my King, thy might confessing
422 What A Friend We Have In Jesus
At Communion – Special Music
479 (1st tune) Love divine, all loves excelling

Sunday’s Announcements

A tip of the biretta:
To Kathleen Bugyi-Sutter, for her lovely singing at Communion time Sunday morning. She has a wonderful voice–and we’re all called to share what God has given us.

What is a Subdeacon?
Like a number of things in Christianity that pop up in sevens, the ministries of orders show up in sevens also. Traditionally, the Church has three major and four minor, for a total of seven. The major orders, of course, are Bishop, Priest, and Deacon. The minor orders, sometimes just called "ministries" are porter, reader, acolyte, and subdeacon. A subdeacon’s special duty is to read the Epistle and in the absence of a deacon to administer the Chalice at Holy Communion. At a High, or Solemn, Mass, there are a number of other duties the subdeacon has, assisting the deacon. A subdeacon, as the highest of the lay ministries, is often tasked to oversee the other lay ministers, especially the acolytes. In Anglicanism, we speak of the ministry of reader as "licensed," and subdeacons as "set apart." In the revisions of the twentieth century, the Roman Church renamed the office of subdeacon to Instituted Acolyte, but the Eastern churches have continued the office unchanged from the earliest centuries. We are blessed at St. Luke’s to have Ryan Freckleton set apart as a subdeacon in service of Christ’s Church and his people.

Prayer List

Of your Christian charity, your prayers are asked for Wanda, Loren, Kathleen, Melissa, Elizabeth, Madelynne, Polly, Kate, Ethan, Nathan; and for all service men and women everywhere, especially Brandon, Jake, and Michael, for their protection and safe return.

Memorial Given:

The altar missal need announced last week has been met by Sunni Ball. Thank you Sunni! It will be blessed by our Bishop and first used at Mass by him on Sunday!

Hymnals Still Needed

We began a campaign a few months ago to purchase some new hymnals for our worship, as many of the ones we use are showing the signs of much love, just like the velveteen rabbit! They cost $29 each, but of course donations in any amount are welcome, just put "Hymnal" on the memo line of your check. Hymnals can be given as a memorial, too, please see Fr. Richard for details.

Coming Attractions

September 23: Regular Schedule returns:

9:00 am Christian Education

10:00 am Mass

11:00 am Fellowship

This Week’s List from the Intercommunion Cycle of Prayer
St. Savior by the River Church, McConnellsville, OH

The Rev. James M. Ryerson, Vicar

St. Andrew’s Church, Jacksonville, OR

The Rev. Christopher Smith, Rector

St. Francis Church, Portland, OR

The Rev. Michael A. Costanzo, Rector

St. Michael’s Church, Wilsonville, OR

The Rev. Canon Robert W. Hawkins, Rector

St. Paul’s Church, Allentown, PA

The Rev. Joseph S. Falzone, Rector

St. Therese’s Church, Allentown, PA

The Rev. Harold Minor, Priest-in-charge

Reminder, this list comes from the missions and parishes of the "G-4" joint synod church jurisdictions in full intercommunion and working toward unity of Christ’s Church:
The Anglican Catholic Church,

The Most Rev. Mark Haverland, Abp.

The Anglican Province of America,

The Most Rev. Walter Grundorf. PB.

The Anglican Church in America,

The Most Rev. Brian Marsh, HoB Pres.

The Diocese of the Holy Cross.

The Rt. Rev. Paul Hewitt SSC, Bp.

Recommended Reading

I plan to order a few copies of each of our Church publications, The Trinitarian, Ecclesia, and the Fortnightly, to have on hand on the literature table in the undercroft downstairs. If you’d like me to order a copy for you, please let me know this Sunday after Mass.


Anglican Tradition • Orthodox Worship • Catholic Faith

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