Friday, January 27, 2023

This Sunday!


Sunday, January 29, 2023 - The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

Join us at church or “virtually” for worship this Sunday, January 29, 2023 - The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany, at St. Alban’s, St. Thomas’ on the Bayou, St. Patrick’s, and Iglesia Episcopal La Esperanza de Familias Unidas.

Holy Eucharist, Rite Two
St. Alban’s - 10:30 a.m.* Only! - followed by Annual Meeting, BBQ & Potluck,
with Iglesia Episcopal La Esperanza de Familias Unidas
St. Thomas' on the Bayou - 10:00 a.m.*
St. Patrick’s – 11:00 a.m.*

* These liturgies will be Live-Streamed on Facebook for those who choose to remain at home. Download a pdf of the leaflet to print or to use on your phone or tablet with this link - https://drive.google.com/file/d/19gl8HED78SBD50jAUUGbI8_KpHyaSHbK/view?usp=share_link

Zoom Compline - All Welcome
Sunday - 8:00 p.m.

Join Zoom Compline
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83861688528?pwd=WFdBcndxV3hzbUpETDNTSFFzc3Z0QT09
Meeting ID: 838 6168 8528
Passcode: 800
or dial in at +1 312 626 6799 or +1 346 248 7799

We hope to see you all on Sunday!

Dawnell+, Rita+, Rob+ and Whit+

Art from Clip Art, Steve Erspamer, Liturgy Training Publications – ltp.org



Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Join us today, Wednesday, January 25, at St. Thomas on the Bayou for Noonday Prayer at 12:10 p.m. to celebrate the Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle.

All are welcome!

The Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle

The Collect:

O God, by the preaching of your apostle Paul you have caused the light of the Gospel to shine throughout the world: Grant, we pray, that we, having his wonderful conversion in remembrance, may show ourselves thankful to you by following his holy teaching; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

On January 25 we remember how Saul (or Paul) of Tarsus, formerly an enemy and persecutor of the early Christian Church, was led by God's grace to become one of its chief spokesmen. Our chief sources of information about the Apostle Paul are several of his own letters, preserved for us in the New Testament, and  the account of him given by Luke in the book of Acts.

Note: The art used is The Conversion of Saint Paul, a painting by Caravaggio - a leading Italian painter of the late 16th and early 17th centuries who became famous for the intense and unsettling realism of his large-scale religious works. Many depictions of Paul’s conversion feature a horse, a detail not mentioned in the Biblical accounts! 

Saturday, January 21, 2023

The Third Sunday after the Epiphany - Welcome Bishop Jake!


Sunday, January 22, 2023 - The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

Join us at church or “virtually” for worship this Sunday, January 22, 2023 - The Third Sunday after the Epiphany, at St. Alban’s, St. Thomas’, St. Patrick’s, and Iglesia Episcopal La Esperanza de Familias Unidas.

Bishop Jake Owensby visits St. Thomas’ on the Bayou for Confirmation - St. Alban’s & Iglesia Episcopal La Esperanza de Familias Unidas will join in the celebration!

Holy Eucharist, Rite Two
St. Alban’s - 8:30 a.m.* Only! Then with St. Thomas’ for Confirmation!
St. Thomas' - 10:00 a.m.* - Welcome Bishop Owensby, St. Alban’s, &
    Iglesia Episcopal La Esperanza de Familias Unidas
St. Patrick’s – 11:00 a.m.*

* These liturgies will be Live-Streamed on Facebook for those who choose to remain at home. Download a pdf of the leaflet to print or to use on your phone or tablet with this link - https://drive.google.com/file/d/18awa6TltjdO9dk_0ndFUP1pf3SjCBpjC/view?usp=share_link

Zoom Compline - All Welcome
Sunday - 8:00 p.m.
Join Zoom Compline
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83861688528?pwd=WFdBcndxV3hzbUpETDNTSFFzc3Z0QT09
Meeting ID: 838 6168 8528
Passcode: 800
or dial in at +1 312 626 6799 or +1 346 248 7799

We hope to see you all on Sunday!

Dawnell+, Rita+, Rob+ and Whit+

Art from Clip Art, Steve Erspamer, Liturgy Training Publications – ltp.org

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

The Confession of Saint Peter the Apostle

Join us today, Wednesday, January 18, at St. Thomas' on the Bayou for Noonday Prayer at 12:10 p.m. to celebrate the Confession of Saint Peter the Apostle.

Zoom Evening Prayer & Study - will not meet today. 

Confession of Saint Peter the Apostle

The Collect:

Almighty Father, who inspired Simon Peter, first among the apostles, to confess Jesus as Messiah and Son of the living God: Keep your Church steadfast upon the rock of this faith, so that in unity and peace we may proclaim the one truth and follow the one Lord, our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Children's Service


 

January 15


Sunday, January 15, 2023 - The Second Sunday after the Epiphany

Join us at church or “virtually” for worship this Sunday, January 15, 2023 - The Second Sunday after the Epiphany, at St. Alban’s, St. Thomas’, St. Patrick’s, and Iglesia Episcopal La Esperanza de Familias Unidas.

Holy Eucharist, Rite Two
St. Alban’s - 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.*
St. Thomas' on the Bayou - 10:00 a.m.*
St. Patrick’s – 11:00 a.m.*
Iglesia Episcopal La Esperanza de Familias Unidas - 5:00 p.m.* (Spanish)

* These liturgies will be Live-Streamed on Facebook for those who choose to remain at home. Download a pdf of the leaflet to print or to use on your phone or tablet with this link - https://drive.google.com/file/d/16xYdOrqcvhLbbv5QuWSyrVBI-lJpEPAz/view?usp=share_link

Zoom Compline - All Welcome
Sunday - 8:00 p.m.

Join Zoom Compline
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83861688528?pwd=WFdBcndxV3hzbUpETDNTSFFzc3Z0QT09
Meeting ID: 838 6168 8528
Passcode: 800
or dial in at +1 312 626 6799 or +1 346 248 7799

We hope to see you all on Sunday!

Dawnell+, Rita+, Rob+ and Whit+

Art from Clip Art, Steve Erspamer, Liturgy Training Publications – ltp.org

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Aelred of Rievaulx

Join us today, Wednesday, January 11, at St. Thomas' on the Bayou for Noonday Prayer at 12:10 p.m., or tonight for Zoom Evening Prayer with Father Whit at 5:30 p.m. to celebrate Aelred of Rievaulx, Abbot and Theologian, 1167.

Zoom Evening Prayer & Study - 5:30 p.m. with Father Whit+
Meeting ID: 867 8157 7595
Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 or +1 346 248 779
Passcode: 530

Aelred of Rievaulx, Abbot and Theologian, 1167


The Collect:


Grant to your people, Almighty God, a spirit of mutual affection, that following the example of your servant Aelred, we might know the love of Christ in loving one another, and might rejoice in the gift of your eternal goodness; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.