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St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Parish is a welcoming Christian community which celebrates, embraces and shares the Good News of Jesus Christ with a world hungry for the Word of God in their daily lives.

The Reverend Canon Mark H. Sims

Service Schedule

Weekend Service Schedule

Saturday at 5 p.m., Holy Eucharist

Sunday at 8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite I

Sunday at 10:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II

Weekday Service Schedule

Wednesday at 7:30 a.m., Healing Service and Holy Communion

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 Next Week's Readings 

Exodus 12:1-14

Romans 13:8-14

Psalm 149

Matthew 18:15-20.


Holy Days and Holidays

Sunday · August 31

Aidan and Cuthbert (Bishops of Lindisfarne, 651, 684)—Aidan was a gentle and compassionate monk from Iona in northwest Scotland who helped re-establish Christianity in Northumbria (northern England), working from a base at Lindisfarne, an island off the northeast coast of England. Cuthbert followed his work, becoming the most popular saint in the pre-Conquest Anglo-Saxon church. He was rooted in Celtic spirituality, but helped bridge the divisions between Celtic and Roman liturgical practice.  

Monday · September 1

David Pendleton Oakerhater (Deacon and Missionary, 1931)—Among the Cheyenne Oakerhater was known as “God’s warrior.” He was famed for his bravery in fighting the US Army, and after being captured was sent to a military prison in Florida. There he became a Christian, and later studied for the ministry. He was ordained a deacon and served his people for the remainder of his life.

Labor Day (Federal Holiday)—For most people Labor Day marks the end of summer and a time for back to school sales. It is a national holiday founded in 1894 to honor the social and economic achievements of American workers. In most countries of the world Labor Day is celebrated on May 1 as International Worker’s Day.

Tuesday · September 2

The Martyrs of New Guinea (1942)—Anglican missionary work began on the second largest island in the world in 1891. During WWII both missionaries and the native people suffered greatly. This day remembers eight missionaries and two Papuan martyrs betrayed to the Japanese invaders and murdered.

Wednesday · September 3

Prudence Crandall (Teacher and Prophetic Witness, 1890)—Raised in a Quaker family, Crandall believed in the education of women. She founded a school for the children of rich white families, but faced severe persecution for admitting a black child to the school. She was arrested and forced to close the school she subsequently opened for black girls. The state of Connecticut would later formally apologize and recognize her as the official State Heroine.

Thursday · September 4

Paul Jones (Bishop, 1941)—Paul Jones served as Bishop of Utah, greatly expanding its mission and institutions, but was forced to resign due to his pacifist views opposing WWI on the basis that “war is unchristian.”

Albert Schweitzer (Missionary Doctor, 1965)—A person of many talents and interests, Schweitzer eared doctorates in theology, philosophy, and medicine. He was a noted organist and interpreter of the music of J. S. Bach. His Quest for the Historical Jesus had a radical effect on how scholars approached the life of Christ. His work as a medical missionary founding his own hospital in Africa led to receiving the Nobel Prize in 1952.

Friday · September 5

Gregorio Aglipay (Priest and Founder of the Philippine Independent Church, 1940)—Originally ordained a priest in the Roman Catholic Church, in 1898 Aglipay supported the revolution against Spain and was excommunicated. He became the principal founder of an independent Philippine Church, and its first bishop. In 1960 the Church entered into full communion with the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion.

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Cycle of Prayer

This week, please pray for the following—


Diocese of Southeast Florida, especially...

The Rt. Rev. Leo Frade, our bishop

St. John’s, Homestead


Anglican Communion, especially…

The Most Rev. Justin Welby, Archbishop of

Iglesia Anglicana del Cono Sur de America

Diocese of the Dominican Republic, our
   companion diocese

Andros Island, Bahamas: St Margaret’s, Nicholls
   Town, St. Mary Magdalene, Mastic Point


Ministries in this parish…

Senior Saints

Sandra Greenland, 5:00 service pianist


Ministries in the world…

Episcopal Relief and Development

nurses, doctors, and those engaged in the healing


Intercessions for…
those facing death
those who serve on the search committee for a
   new Bishop


Thanksgiving for…

the fellowship of faith in our parish

those celebrating birthdays and anniversaries

the saints and holy days remembered this week

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Praising God of Many Names—

O burning Mountain, O chosen Sun,
O perfect Moon, O fathomless Well,

O unattainable Height, O Clearness beyond all
O Wisdom without end, O Mercy without limit,
O Strength beyond resistance, O Crown beyond
   all majesty:
The humblest thing you created sings your
   praise. Amen.

             —Mechtild of Magdeburg (Germany, 13th c.)