Saturday, May 20, 2023

The Seventh Sunday of Easter



Sunday, May 21, 2023 - The Seventh Sunday of Easter: The Sunday after Ascension Day

Join us at church or “virtually” for worship this Sunday, May 21, 2023 - The Seventh Sunday of Easter: The Sunday after Ascension Day, at St. Alban’s, St. Thomas’, St. Patrick’s, and Iglesia Episcopal La Esperanza de Familias Unidas.

Holy Eucharist
St. Alban’s - 8:30 a.m., & 10:30 a.m.*
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 an English pdf of the leaflet to print or to use on your phone or tablet with this link -
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_SG_bm09j6zsCAyJK0KPOiSmv32VJBxD/view?usp=share_link

No Santa Eucaristía esta semana - Servicio de oración y unción de enfermos con José Cartagena.

Iglesia Episcopal La Esperanza de Familias Unidas - 2:30 p.m. Comuníquese con los Stodghill para obtener más información.

We hope to see you all on Sunday!

Dawnell+, Rita+, Rob+ and Whit+

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

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Ascension Day Holy Eucharist


Ascension Day

Today is Ascension Day. We remember that the risen Christ is taken into heaven after appearing to his followers for forty days (Acts 1:1-11, Mk 16:19). The Ascension marks the conclusion of Jesus' post-resurrection appearances. It is the final elevation of his human nature to divine glory and the near presence of God.

Join us tonight for 

Ascension Day Holy Eucharist
Thursday, 5:30 p.m.
 
The Collect:

Almighty God, whose blessed Son our Savior Jesus Christ ascended far above all heavens that he might fill all things: Mercifully give us faith to perceive that, according to his promise, he abides with his Church on earth, even to the end of the ages; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

Acts 1:1-11

In the first book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus did and taught from the beginning until the day when he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. After his suffering he presented himself alive to them by many convincing proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God. While staying with them, he ordered them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait there for the promise of the Father. “This,” he said, “is what you have heard from me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”

So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?” He replied, “It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” When he had said this, as they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. While he was going and they were gazing up toward heaven, suddenly two men in white robes stood by them. They said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”

Sunday, May 14, 2023

May 14

Happy Mother's Day!












Christ: The Mother Hen, by Kelly Latimore April 21, 2022. "I have often felt that we don't use the metaphor of Christ as Mother Hen enough. Drawn from Christ's own words in Matthew's gospel, It was about time to paint an icon of it."
Metaphor is the only possible language available to religion because it alone is honest about Mystery. The underlying messages that different religions and denominations use are often in strong agreement, but they use different images to communicate their own experience of union with God." ~Richard Rohr
Prints and the Original Icon are available here - https://kellylatimoreicons.com/products/christ-the-mother-hen  

Saturday, May 6, 2023

The Fifth Sunday of Easter



Sunday, May 7, 2023 - The Fifth Sunday of Easter

Join us at church or “virtually” for worship this Sunday, May 7, 2023 - The Fifth Sunday of Easter, at St. Alban’s, St. Thomas’, St. Patrick’s, and Iglesia Episcopal La Esperanza de Familias Unidas.

Holy Eucharist
St. Alban’s - 8:30 a.m., & 10:30 a.m.*
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 an English pdf of the leaflet to print or to use on your phone or tablet with this link -
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1X6aYZenOQABUuvc83A17bFX8KWxf1i-L/view?usp=share_link

La Santa Eucaristía
Iglesia Episcopal La Esperanza de Familias Unidas - 5:00 p.m.

We hope to see you all on Sunday!

Dawnell+, Rita+, Rob+ and Whit+

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

Saturday, April 29, 2023

The Fourth Sunday of Easter



Sunday, April 30, 2023 - The Fourth Sunday of Easter

Join us at church or “virtually” for worship this Sunday, April 30, 2023 - The Fourth Sunday of Easter, at St. Alban’s, St. Thomas’, St. Patrick’s, and Iglesia Episcopal La Esperanza de Familias Unidas.

Holy Eucharist
St. Alban’s - 8:30 a.m., & 10:30 a.m.*
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 an English pdf of the leaflet to print or to use on your phone or tablet with this link - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UQi1aGwDozb5FfkHcSKO5VnEjnPHbNS_/view?usp=share_link

La Santa Eucaristía
Iglesia Episcopal La Esperanza de Familias Unidas - 5:00 p.m.

We hope to see you all on Sunday!

Dawnell+, Rita+, Rob+ and Whit+

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


Saturday, April 22, 2023

The Third Sunday of Easter



Sunday, April 23, 2023 - The Third Sunday of Easter

Join us at church or “virtually” for worship this Sunday, April 23, 2023 - The Third Sunday of Easter, at St. Alban’s, St. Thomas’, St. Patrick’s, and Iglesia Episcopal La Esperanza de Familias Unidas.

Holy Eucharist
St. Alban’s - 8:30 a.m., & 10:30 a.m.*
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 an English pdf of the leaflet to print or to use on your phone or tablet with this link - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Tc41yAHROg9RktdYl44QH1zi0BWWQRZI/view?usp=share_link

La Santa Eucaristía
Iglesia Episcopal La Esperanza de Familias Unidas - 5:00 p.m.

We hope to see you all on Sunday!

Dawnell+, Rita+, Rob+ and Whit+

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


Saturday, April 15, 2023

The Second Sunday of Easter

Sunday, April 16, 2023 - The Second Sunday of Easter

Join us at church or “virtually” for worship this Sunday, April 16, 2023 - The Second Sunday of Easter, at St. Alban’s, St. Thomas’, St. Patrick’s, and Iglesia Episcopal La Esperanza de Familias Unidas.

Holy Eucharist
St. Alban’s with La Esperanza de Familias Unidas - 8:30 a.m., & 10:30 a.m.*
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 an English pdf of the leaflet to print or to use on your phone or tablet with this link - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SeEGC4-vRt5KkKM-2Lb8Us1Yho42Z8WZ/view?usp=share_link

We hope to see you all on Sunday!

Dawnell+, Rita+, Rob+ and Whit+

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