Mon, Jan. 20

Epiphany Season continues at St. Luke’s Episcopal

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church of Sedona celebrates the second Sunday after the Epiphany with a sermon entitled “God’s Peace: Incomprehensible and Unattainable?”

Based upon the propers of the day, the sermon will examine, as the final blessing of each mass puts it, “the peace of God, which passeth all understanding.”  

The sermon is the second of a three part sermon series which examines the faith, with the goal being to enable the modern Christian to live out his faith fully in life.  

Also examined in the sermon will be the day’s reading from the 11th chapter of Romans, in which the writer encourages his readers to “present your bodies [as] a living sacrifice,” - a sacrifice which is both “holy and acceptable” to God.  

The day’s reading from the 1st chapter of the gospel according to St. Mark will also be examined, in which Jesus is baptized in the Jordan River by John the Baptist.

The sermon will be preached by the Rector of the parish, Bishop David McMannes, who founded the parish in 1987 and is the bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Arizona.

Sunday’s Mass hymns will include John Rippon’s How Firm a Foundation, Joseph Scriven’s What a Friend We Have in Jesus, William Bright’s And Now, O Father, Mindful of the Love, and Charles Coffin’s On Jordan’s Bank, the Baptist’s Cry.

The parish is also making plans for this month’s Jazz at the Church concerts, which will have two concerts by California pianist Jim Martinez and vocalist Laura Didier, entitled “A Musical Tribute to Doris Day” on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 3 p.m., and the second concert, which takes place on Sunday, Jan. 24, at 3 p.m., entitled “Amazing Grace ala ‘Take five’: Church Hymns & Jazz Standards Swingin’ Together.”

The concerts are part of the parish’s ongoing series entitled “Jazz At The Church Sunset Concerts.”  Tickets are available at the church each Sunday and online at

St. Luke’s is a traditional Episcopal Church and a member of the Anglican Diocese of Arizona.

The parish is open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for private prayer and meditation, and is located on State Route 179 between the Back ‘O Beyond and Chapel Roads roundabouts.

St. Luke’s uses the 1928 Book of Common Prayer and serves orthodox Episcopalians throughout Northern Arizona.

For more information, telephone (928) 282-7366. Information can also be obtained at the parish Web domain,

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