I have touted the Mission St. Clare website, where services of Morning and Evening Prayer are offered using the seasonal choices and other options in the Book of Common Prayer. Hint #2 for fashioning your own reflection time: You can check out that website without reading through the whole bloomin' thing!

One beauty of the Mission St. Clare website is that it offers hymns, a summary about any saint of the day, Scripture and prayers. It's OK to skim and see what catches your fancy on any given day. Many of the saints will be new to you, and you will enjoy being inspired by them. That's why we remember them! Bookmark this page for a list of them, noting that by clicking "Kalendar" at the top, you may switch to a version organized by date.

Today we are remembering William Reed Huntington. He was a faithful parish priest and very active in the wider church. His writings led to the Chicago-Lambeth Quadrilateral, to which some of you will say, "Ah," and others of you will say, "The what?"
Appearing at p. 876 of your Book of Common Prayer, this 19th Century accord lists just four things that should be asked as the criteria for Christian unity and fellowship: Allegiance to 1) Holy Scripture as the revealed Word of God, 2) The Nicene and Apostle's Creeds, 3) Baptism and Holy Communion, and 4) the Historic Epsicopate.

It's worth remembering this guidance when we get hung up on other differences. Thank you, WRH!


Pastor Kathleen Kelly,  
Interim Rector 
 
 
If Morning Prayer seems too long for your routine, experience the briefer Compline service Sundays at 6 p.m. via St. Margaret's Facebook page.

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