Masses, hymns, prayer and BBQ at St. Luke’s
Sunday at St. Luke’s Church, Sedona will be a day filled with a plethora of activities, including two masses, a sermon on effective prayer, and a special Labor Day weekend barbecue on the church terrace.
The sermon, which is entitled “How to Truly Pray to God,” will be preached at both services by Bishop David McMannes, who will examine Saint Paul’s statements in 1 Corinthians 15 regarding the gospel message’s emphatic message of the resurrection of Jesus, and the parable of the Pharisee and publican, as contained in the 18th chapter of the gospel according to St. Luke.
Sunday’s hymns will include Harry Emerson Fosdick’s “God of Grace, and God of Glory,” William Merrill’s Rise Up, O Men of God,” and J. S. Bach’s Jesus, Joy of Man’s Desiring.”
Tickets for the upcoming September 18th concert of the Psallite Women’s Choir of London will also be available, and round out a day of fellowship and thanksgiving to God for the freedoms we enjoy in the United States of America.
Each Sunday the 9 a.m. service is a quiet and reflective Holy Communion, while the 11 a.m. liturgy is the principal Mass of the day. It is a Solemn High Mass each week, with hymns, chanting, incense, and the rich ceremonial and ritual of the historic Anglican faith.
St. Luke’s is located in the chapel area of Sedona, between the Back O’ Beyond and Chapel Road roundabouts.
The parish grounds - which includes the Madonna and Child Shrine - are open daily from sunrise to sunset, and is a favorite destination for personal meditation and photos of the setting sun on Bell Rock, Cathedral Rock, Courthouse Butte, and the Crimson Cliffs of the Chapel area - all of which surround the parish courtyard.
The congregation was founded in 1987 by the Rt. Rev. David McMannes, who is the Rector and Bishop of the parish. It is an Anglo-Catholic church and member of the Anglican Diocese of Arizona.
For more information, telephone the Church at (928) 282-7366, or visit us on the internet at www.episcopalnet.org