St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church

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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
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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

Readings for the 17th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 22)      

Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20

Philippians 3;4b-14

Psalm 19

Matthew 21:33-46

 

Holy Days and Holidays

Sunday · September 28

Richard Rolle, Walter Hilton, and Margery Kempe (Mystics, 1349, 1396, c. 1440)—These three figures represent early expressions of mysticism in the Church of England. Rolle was a monk, as was Hilton, whose works have been compared with the mystical classic The Cloud of Unknowing (which some have attributed to him). Kempe went on extensive pilgrimages and wrote about her intense visions. She was encouraged in her efforts by Julian of Norwich.

Monday · September 29

St. Michael and All Angels—While angels (from the Greek word angelos, or messengers) are mentioned often in the Bible, only a few are named. The Archangel Michael is described as the captain of the heavenly host who helps humanity in fighting the enemies of God. Michael has been recognized as a protector, intercessor, healer, and guardian.

Tuesday · September 30

Jerome (Priest, and Monk of Bethlehem, 420)—Born in Italy, Jerome became a Christian while a student in Rome. He was one of the greatest biblical scholars of the ancient church. He translated the Bible into Latin, the common (or vulgar) language of his day, hence it becoming known as the Vulgate. His last years were spent where he founded a monastery in Bethlehem, where he is buried beneath the Church of the Nativity.

Wednesday · October 1

Remigius (Bishop of Rheims, c. 530)—Remigius became bishop of Rheims at the young age of 22. He is mostly remembered for his instrumental role in the conversion and baptizing of King Clovis of the Franks on Christmas Day in 496, changing the religious history of Europe.

Friday · October 3

George Kennedy Allen Bell (Bishop of Chichester, and Ecumenist, 1958)—A major voice in the Church of England during WWII, and a major voice in the post-war ecumenical movement. He took an active role in finding safety for Jews escaping the Nazis, as well as speaking against the indiscriminate bombing of German cities. He later helped found the World Council of Churches. He was a close friend of both Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Pope Paul VI.

John Raleigh Mott (Evangelist and Ecumenical Pioneer, 1955)—An early leader in the YMCA movement, Mott worked toward ecumenical cooperation in evangelism and missions. His motto was “The Evangelization of the World in this Generation.” He was largely responsible for founding the World Council of Churches. In 1946 he received the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with international organizations devoted to world peace.

Waqf al-Arafa (Muslim Holy Day)—The Day of Arafa marks the second day of pilgrimage and the day on which it is said Muhammad gave his final sermon and the religion had been perfected. Fasting is observed in repentance of the sins of both the preceding and following years. (Begins at sunset the preceding night.)

 

Saturday · October 4

Francis of Assisi (Friar, 1226)—Likely the most popular and admired of all the saints, and also the least imitated, Francis was completely devoted to the poor and to the suffering of Christ. Born into a wealthy family, he sought glory as a young knight, but instead ended up seriously ill and in prison. Encounters with beggars and lepers touched him so deeply he embraced a life of poverty. He went on to found the Franciscan order. Late in his life he became the first to receive the stigmata, or wounds of Christ in his hands, feet, and side. Because of his deep love for them, his feast day is often celebrated by blessing animals. He reminds us of the radical simplicity of the gospel and the sacramentality of creation.

Yom Kippur (Jewish Holy Day)—The Day of Atonement, the holiest day of the Jewish year, is observed with strict fasting and ceremonies of repentance. (Begins at sunset the preceding night.)

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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 Andrew, Lake Worth; Holy Redeemer,

Lake Worth

 

Anglican Communion, especially…

The Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding
   Bishop of the US

The Episcopal Church

Diocese of the Dominican Republic, our
   companion diocese

Grand Bahama Island: Good Shepherd, Pinder’s
   Point; St. Jude, Smith’s Point

 

Ministries in this parish…

Office volunteers

Mo. Cynthia Gill, Associate Rector

 

Ministries in the world…

Food for the Poor

artists, creative minds, and those who bring
   beauty to our lives

 

Intercessions for…

those from whom we are estranged
those who serve on the search committee for

a  new Bishop

Thanksgiving for…

the treasure stored in every human life

those celebrating birthdays and anniversaries

the saints and holy days remembered this week 

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A prayer for immigrants—

Father, conscious that your Son, while still an infant, made his home in a foreign land, we pray for all those from other countries who now live among us. May their customs and culture be appreciated and may they be offered true Christian friendship and understanding as a token of gratitude for that welcome which was once offered to your only Son.

                                                    —Michael Buckley

            


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