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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 +
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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Samuel Johnson, Timothy Cutler, and Thomas Bradbury Chandler (Priests, 1772, 1765, 1790)—During the colonial era, and amidst the dominance of Congregational churches of New England, these three clergymen from Protestant backgrounds, in their spiritual journeys, were drawn to Anglican theology and worship. They argued for the importance of episcopal orders (especially that of bishops) rooted in apostolic succession, and the liturgy of the Book of Common Prayer.
William Porcher DuBose (Priest, 1918)—A native of South Carolina, DuBose spent most of his life as a professor at the (Episcopal) University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. He was likely the most original and creative thinker in the history of the American Episcopal Church. He reflected the great theological movements of his time: the Tractarianism (High Church) of Oxford, the liberalism of F. D. Maurice, the scholarship of the Germans, and the evangelical spirit of the 19th century.
Bernard of Clairvaux (Abbot, 1153)—Bernard came from a wealthy French family who opposed his entry into monastic life. He became a fiery defender of the faith and powerful preacher. He founded a monastery in Clairvaux, and from that base 60 Cistercian abbeys. His writings were highly influential across the church. Among his well-known hymns are “O sacred head sore wounded,” “Jesus, the very thought of thee,” and “Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts.”
Georgia Harkness (Theologian and social critic, 1974)—Harkness was the first woman to teach in a mainline Protestant seminary in the US. She came out of the Social Gospel movement of the 20’s and 30’s as an influential theologian, pacifist, and Christian socialist. She demanded economic justice for all people, opposed racism, and supported ordination for women.
Martin de Porres, Rosa of Lima, and Toribio de Mogrovejo (Witnesses to the Faith in South America, 1639, 1617, 1606)—This day honors three persons known for their faith and works in Lima, Peru. Martin was born to a Spanish nobleman and his black slave. He apprenticed to be a barber-surgeon and worked in a Dominican friary. His tender care of the sick led the community to ask him to join the order, but they had to drop their rule against black monks for him to take the habit. His good friend Rosa also had a passion for caring for the sick and poor, and became known for her works of mercy. Toribio became an archbishop and confronted the worst abuses of colonialism and injustice in both the church and state.
This week, please pray for the following—
Diocese of Southeast Florida, especially...
The Rt. Rev. Leo Frade, our bishop
Holy Cross, Miami Trinity Cathedral, Miami
Anglican Communion, especially…
The Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop of the US
Church of the Province of South East Asia
Diocese of Antananarivo (Madagascar), our companion diocese
Ministries in this parish…
Coffee Hour volunteers
Denise Johnston, Senior Warden
Ministries in the world…
American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem
missionaries and those who serve God in difficult places
Intercessions for… those enslaved by addictions those who serve on the search committee for a new Bishop
the beauty of creation
those celebrating birthdays and anniversaries
the saints and holy days remembered this week
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An Evening Prayer—
Lord, it is night.
The night is for stillness.
Let us be still in the presence of God.
It is night after a long day.
What has been done has been done;
what has not been done has not been done;
let it be.
The night is dark.
Let our fears of the darkness of the world
and of our own lives rest in you.
The night is quiet.
Let the quietness of your peace enfold us,
all dear to us,
and all who have no peace.
The night heralds the dawn.
Let us look expectantly to a new day,
In your name we pray. Amen.
—A New Zealand Prayer Book