Choral Evensong

Please join us as we celebrate Evensong in traditional plainsong form using the music of Thomas Morley and John Stainer.

4 PM Sunday, March 18, 2018

St. George’s Anglican Church

Evening Prayer

Lent IV – Year B (2018)

Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm 107:1-3,17-22; Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:14-21

Rev. Dr. Tim Connor

Lent is a desert place that reminds us of a time of wandering in the wilderness. It evokes memories of the people of Israel in the desert, disobedient but still provided for by God. The message of our culture is about autonomy, pursuing our own goals alone with little room for God’s leading. The gospel speaks of reconciliation, drawing us continuously toward greater reliance on God and obedience to His word. We look toward the cross, a symbol of light, life and God’s steadfast love and mercy.

Lent III – Year B (2018)

Exodus 20:1-17; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25; John 2:13-22

Eric Prachar

The scene of Jesus driving the money changers out of the temple reminds us of the hazards of viewing the modern church as just another voice in the consumer marketplace. Rather than putting our energy into building a human institution that presents a message of success and measures results in numbers, we are called to open our hearts and share what we have in reaching out in service to those in need.

Lent II – Year B (2018)

Genesis 17:1-7,15-16; Psalm 22:22-30; Romans 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-38

Ian Edgar

Faith is having trust in things we can’t see, acknowledging that we need something that goes beyond what we can see and control ourselves. It is a gift that enables us to deal with uncertainty, to stop worrying about things over which we have no power and to live in the confidence of God’s unfailing love.

Epiphany VI – Year B

2 Kings 2:1-12; Psalm 50:1-6; 2 Corinthians 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9

Eric Prachar

As we approach Ash Wednesday, the story of the Transfiguration of Jesus gives us much to reflect on. The mysterious events from which the disciples sought certainty parallel our own anxiety with uncertainty. As we climb toward deeper knowledge of God we may become more aware of how much we don’t know. Like the disciples we are commanded to listen to Jesus, to lean on his teaching. By offering ourselves in service we gain new insight.