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Bulletins for this Weekend

Attached are the bulletins for this weekend’s services — the First Sunday after Christmas Day.   Christmas 1 Saturday Christmas 1 Sunday

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Eucharist Wednesday Evening

This week, instead of our usual Evening Prayer on Wednesday night, we will observe the Feast of St. John, Apostle and Evangelist, with a celebration of the Eucharist.  It is traditional in the Anglican Church worldwide to observe the Feasts of St. Stephen, St. John, and The Holy Innocents during the week following Christmas Day.  Please come and join us (at 7:00 p.m.)  as we commemorate St. John and continue in our celebration of Christmas.

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The Feast of St. Stephen the Martyr

Today (December 26) is observed as the Feast of Stephen the first martyr.

The Collect

GRANT, O Lord, that, in all our sufferings here upon earth for the testimony of thy truth, we may stedfastly look up to heaven, and by faith behold the glory that shall be revealed; and, being filled with the Holy Ghost, may learn to love and bless our persecutors by the example of thy first Martyr Saint Stephen, who prayed for his murderers to thee, O blessed Jesus, who standest at the right hand of God to succour all those who suffer for thee. our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen.

The Epistle
Acts vii. 55.

STEPHEN, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, and said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God. Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord, and cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man’s feet, whose name was Saul. And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

The Gospel
St. Matthew xxiii. 34.

BEHOLD, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: that upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

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Bulletins for This Weekend

Attached are the bulletins for Saturday (4th Sunday in Advent) service; Sunday morning (4th Sunday in Advent) service; and Christmas.   Advent 4 Saturday     Christmas Eve 2017     Advent 4 Sunday

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Bunk Bed Needed

From Rich Zepernick:   I work with a gal who is in need of replacement bunk beds for her boys as hers has broken beyond repair. She is limited in funds and her husband can’t currently work due to an automobile accident. Is there anyone that has a set of bunk beds that is available? She might be willing to buy them if they fit what she needs.  Please call me if you can help.  (937) 478-7209   Thanks very much!

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The Annual christmas family craft and drama event will be tonight, Friday, December 15 at 7 p.m.  Refreshments will be served afterwards.  A family photo booth will be available.  Every child will make his own Nativity set to keep year after year. Don’t miss the fun!

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Attached are the bulletins for services Saturday and Sunday — the Third Sunday in Advent.  Advent 3 Saturday Advent 3 Sunday

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