Sunday, June 23, Second Sunday after Pentecost

The Holy Eucharist, 8 a.m., Rite I
The Holy Eucharist, 10 a.m., Rite II
Fr. Boase officiating

Child Care 9:45 a.m. | No Rector's Class
Church School and Choir in summer recess
(Green is the liturgical color for Pentecost.)
The Collect:
O Lord, make us have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name, for you never fails to help and govern those whom you have set upon the sure foundation of your loving kindness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with your and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. A men.

This week’s lessons: Isaiah 65:1-9; Psalm 22:18-23; Galatians 3:23-29; Luke 8:26-39

Epistle
“As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:27-28
Schedule for the week of June 23

Tuesday, 10:00 a.m., Julian of Norwich Prayer Group, to be determined.
Tuesday, 11:00 a.m., Bible Study will not be held.
Tuesday, 12:00 p.m., Holy Eucharist will not be held.

Rector’s office hours: Thursday, Friday, 11:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. Fr. Joel is away Sunday through Wednesday.
The Gospel | Luke 8:26-39

Jesus and his disciples arrived at the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee. As he stepped out on land, a man of the city who had demons met him. For a long time he had worn no clothes, and he did not live in a house but in the tombs. When he saw Jesus, he fell down before him and shouted at the top of his voice, "What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, do not torment me" -- for Jesus had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. (For many times it had seized him; he was kept under guard and bound with chains and shackles, but he would break the bonds and be driven by the demon into the wilds.) Jesus then asked him, "What is your name?" He said, "Legion"; for many demons had entered him. They begged him not to order them to go back into the abyss.

Now there on the hillside a large herd of swine was feeding; and the demons begged Jesus to let them enter these. So he gave them permission. Then the demons came out of the man and entered the swine, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and was drowned.

When the swineherds saw what had happened, they ran off and told it in the city and in the country. Then people came out to see what had happened, and when they came to Jesus, they found the man from whom the demons had gone sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind. And they were afraid.

Those who had seen it told them how the one who had been possessed by demons had been healed. Then all the people of the surrounding country of the Gerasenes asked Jesus to leave them; for they were seized with great fear. So he got into the boat and returned. The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with him; but Jesus sent him away, saying, "Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you." So he went away, proclaiming throughout the city how much Jesus had done for h im.
Special note: Parishioner Wendy Wilbraham is flying to the UK today to take residence in her new home in Cheshire. Wendy will let the parish know how she is doing later this summer. We wish her well in her new life. (Note: Marian Smithson has her contact information.)
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