8:30 am — Morning Prayer
9:00 am — Bible study (Romans)
9:00 am — Catechism in church office
10:00 am — Eucharist (white) & Sermon
11:20 am — Luncheon
Noon — Annual Parish Meeting
As a general rule, able-bodied adults in traditional churches have been expected to fast during the forty days of Lent (which do not include Sundays) in the following manner:
1. On Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, no solid food until supper
2. On all Wednesdays and Fridays, no meat except fish
3. On each of the forty days, something one has given up (for example, dessert)
The Anglican Church allows for flexibility. Each member makes his or her own judgment in applying the rules in his or her circumstances.
Wednesday, February 17
4:00 pm — Adult Catechism in church office
5:30 pm — Evening Prayer
6:00 pm — Lenten series: Understanding the Psalms, with sack supper in parish house
Friday, February 19, Noon — Stations of the Cross (can be viewed on our website)
2nd Sunday in Lent, February 21
8:30 am — Morning Prayer
9:00 am — Bible study (Romans)
9:00 am — Catechism for youth in church office
10:00 am — Eucharist (violet) & Sermon
11:20 am — Refreshments
St. Luke's Anglican Church
The Stained Glass Window going in above Altar
Cross and Crown, a symbol of Jesus Christ
as we are a part of Christ the King Province
An open Bible and a scallop shell, signifying the Apostles' mission to preach and baptize, are alternated within the inner petals
The twelve rose petals contain the symbols of the Apostles with Matthias having been substituted for Judas. Starting at the upper right (at one o'clock) and proceeding clockwise, they are as follows:
Andrew and Phillip:Tradition says that while Andrew was preaching in Greece, he was put to death on this "X shaped" type of cross. The anchor symbolizes the fact that St. Andrew was a fisherman, who had been a disciple of John the Baptist, before becoming the first-called of Christ's twelve apostles.
A cross and basket of bread symbolize Phillip because of Phillip’s remark when Jesus fed the multitude. John 6:7
Thomas and James the Lesser: Carpenters square, spear & arrows. Thomas is said to have built a church in India with his own hands, and later he was persecuted there and killed with a spear by a pagan priest. James the lesser is represented by a saw, because it is said his body was sawn asunder after a horrible martyrdom.
Matthew and Jude: Three purses refer to Matthew's original calling as a tax collector. Jude traveled far on missionary journeys in company with Simon, according to tradition, hence the ship.
Simon and Matthias: A fish and a boat hook, because through the power of the Gospel, Simon became a great fisher of men. Chosen to take the place of Judas, Matthias is symbolized by an open bible, and a double bladed battle-axe. He is said to have been beheaded after his missionary work.
Peter and James The Greater:
The crossed keys recall Peter’s confession and our Lord’s gift to him of the keys of the kingdom. Matt. 16:18,19. The scallop shell is the symbol of pilgrimage and baptism, and stands for James The Greater's zeal and missionary spirit.
John and Bartholomew:
Early writers said that John once drank from a poisoned chalice and was unharmed. Jesus once said that John should drink of His cup. Thus the snake & chalice as symbols for John. Bartholomew was said to have been flayed alive, hence he is usually represented by one to three flaying knives.
Epistle. 2 Corinthians vi. 1. We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain; (for he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succored thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold now is the day salvation;) giving no offense in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed: but in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings; by pureness, by knowledge, by long-suffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned, by the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, by honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed; as sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
Gospel. St Matthew iv. 1. Then was Jesus led up of the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungered. And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, and saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and showeth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; and saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.
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The same water wild animal drink, bath and excrement in.
WATER is the most basic of needs!
They have NO clean water!