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October 18, 2020

20th Sunday after Pentecost

Saint Luke, The Evangelist

October 18 
 

St. Luke wrote a greater volume of the New Testament than any other single author, including the earliest history of the Church. Ancient traditions also acknowledge Luke as the founder of Christian iconography, making him a patron of artists as well as doctors and other medical caregivers.

Luke came from the large metropolitan city of Antioch, a part of modern-day Turkey. In Luke's lifetime, his native city emerged as an important center of early Christianity. During the future saint's early years, the city's port had already become a cultural center, renowned for arts and sciences. Historians do not know whether Luke came to Christianity from Judaism or paganism, although there are strong suggestions that Luke was a gentile convert.

Educated as a physician in the Greek-speaking city, Luke was among the most cultured and cosmopolitan members of the early Church. Scholars of archeology and ancient literature have ranked him among the top historians of his time period, besides noting the outstanding Greek prose style and technical accuracy of his accounts of Christ's life and the apostles' missionary journeys.

Other students of biblical history adduce from Luke's writings that he was the only evangelist to incorporate the personal testimony of the Blessed Virgin Mary, whose role in Christ's life emerges most clearly in his gospel. Tradition credits him with painting several icons of Christ's mother, and one of the sacred portraits ascribed to him – known by the title “Salvation of the Roman People”-- survives to this day in the Basilica of St. Mary Major.

Some traditions hold that Luke became a direct disciple of Jesus before his ascension, while others hold that he became a believer only afterward. After St. Paul's conversion, Luke accompanied him as his personal physician-- and, in effect, as a kind of biographer, since the journeys of Paul on which Luke accompanied him occupy a large portion of the Acts of the Apostles. Luke probably wrote this text, the final narrative portion of the New Testament, in the city of Rome where the account ends.

Luke was also among the only companions of Paul who did not abandon him during his final imprisonment and death in Rome. After the martyrdom of St. Paul in the year 67, St. Luke is said to have preached elsewhere throughout the Mediterranean, and possibly died as a martyr. However, even tradition is unclear on this point. Fittingly, the evangelist whose travels and erudition could have filled volumes, wrote just enough to proclaim the gospel and apostolic preaching to the world.

Patronage: artists, bachelors, bookbinders, brewers, butchers, doctors, glass makers, glassworkers, gold workers, goldsmiths, lacemakers, lace workers, notaries, painters, physicians, sculptors, stained glass workers, surgeons.

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Schedule

October 18, 2020
10:30 AM Eucharist
Fr Brant Hazlett

Coffee Hour
Chili Dogs and Dessert
Mary Nelle & David Campbell

Altar Guild
Jo Williams


Mission Leadership Meeting
following coffee hour
 

                         PARISH NOTICES

 

TEAM ASA

 

If anyone would like to send Asa or his parents a card we now have an address:

 

Asa Newell
5019 West 15th Street
Speedway, Indiana  46224



 
Our sympathies to Fr Hazlett and Stephanie on the death of Stephanie's father.  
 


Please sign up for flowers and coffee hour.  Both are important for the good of our congregation!

 

Happy Anniversary

 
October 17:  Fr Gene and Deb Tucker             
   


Upcoming Coffee Hour Needs

 

      October 25:   

 

September & October is once again the time that we donate to the guild. St Ann's Guild does so many unknown and unseen things for the good of the parish for example having the windows of the parish hall cleaned and paying the sextons to keep the church clean.   These donations make this possible without us having to come up with creative fundraising such as a food booth at the craft fair.  If you are so inclined, please make checks out to St Ann's Guild.  Thank you!!!

Did you know?  We have a parish lending library.  It is on the wall behind the white board. Feel free to take something to read or leave something you think others might like.   The shelves are full!!!  Help yourself to a good read!

 

Parish Prayer List:  A new sheet has been provided at the back of the church.  Please take a look so we can pray intentionally for each name on the list. Can someone be moved off our prayer list? Do you know someone we should add?

 
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SCRIPTURE LESSONS

Hear, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest

October 18, 2020 - Year A

 

The Collect
 
Almighty and everlasting God, who in Christ hast revealed thy glory among the nations:  Preserve the works of thy mercy, that thy Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession of thy Name; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.   Amen
 
 
Lesson: Isaiah 45:1-7

45 Thus says the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus,
    whose right hand I have grasped,
to subdue nations before him
    and ungird the loins of kings,
to open doors before him
    that gates may not be closed:
“I will go before you
    and level the mountains,[a]
I will break in pieces the doors of bronze
    and cut asunder the bars of iron,
I will give you the treasures of darkness
    and the hoards in secret places,
that you may know that it is I, the Lord,
    the God of Israel, who call you by your name.
For the sake of my servant Jacob,
    and Israel my chosen,
I call you by your name,
    I surname you, though you do not know me.
I am the Lord, and there is no other,
    besides me there is no God;
    I gird you, though you do not know me,
that men may know, from the rising of the sun
    and from the west, that there is none besides me;
    I am the Lord, and there is no other.
I form light and create darkness,
    I make weal and create woe,
    I am the Lord, who do all these things.

 

Psalm 96: 1-9

1       Sing to the Lord a new song; *
     sing to the Lord, all the whole earth.
 
2       Sing to the Lord and bless his Name; *
     proclaim the good news of his salvation from day to day.
 
3       Declare his glory among the nations *
     and his wonders among all peoples.
 
4       For great is the Lord and greatly to be praised; *
     he is more to be feared than all gods.

5       As for all the gods of the nations, they are but idols; *
     but it is the Lord who made the heavens.
 
6       Oh, the majesty and magnificence of his presence! *
     Oh, the power and the splendor of his sanctuary!
 
7       Ascribe to the Lord, you families of the peoples; *
     ascribe to the Lord honor and power.
 
8       Ascribe to the Lord the honor due his Name; *
     bring offerings and come into his courts.
 
9       Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness; *
     let the whole earth tremble before him.


 Epistle:  1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

1 Paul, Silva′nus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalo′nians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:

Grace to you and peace.

The Thessalonians’ Faith and Example

We give thanks to God always for you all, constantly mentioning you in our prayers, remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. For we know, brethren beloved by God, that he has chosen you; for our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction. You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake. And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you received the word in much affliction, with joy inspired by the Holy Spirit; so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedo′nia and in Acha′ia. For not only has the word of the Lord sounded forth from you in Macedo′nia and Acha′ia, but your faith in God has gone forth everywhere, so that we need not say anything. For they themselves report concerning us what a welcome we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols, to serve a living and true God, 10 and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.

 

Gospel:  Matthew 22:15-22
 

15 Then the Pharisees went and took counsel how to entangle him in his talk. 16 And they sent their disciples to him, along with the Hero′di-ans, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are true, and teach the way of God truthfully, and care for no man; for you do not regard the position of men. 17 Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?” 18 But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, “Why put me to the test, you hypocrites? 19 Show me the money for the tax.” And they brought him a coin.[a] 20 And Jesus said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?” 21 They said, “Caesar’s.” Then he said to them, “Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” 22 When they heard it, they marveled; and they left him and went away.

 

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