ST. GEORGE’S RETREAT AT ST. JUDE’S RANCH

Starts: March 22, 2014 at 12:00 am
Ends: March 22, 2014 at 5:00 pm

ST. GEORGE’S RETREAT AT ST. JUDE’S RANCH, BOULDER CITY, MARCH 22ND

KNOWING GOD, BEING KNOWN:

EXPLORING GOD’S GIFTS OF PRAYER AND REPENTANCE

Join us Saturday, March 22 for a one day  Lenten retreat at St. Jude’s in Boulder City.  The day will include Morning Prayer, instruction, time for reflection, Evening Prayer and Eucharist.  The sacrament of Penance will be available for those who desire it.  The cost is $20.00 per person and includes lunch.

A light breakfast will be served at 9:00 am and the retreat begins 9:30am – 5:00pm.

 PRAYER STRATEGY 

  1. 1.   Lift up the name of Jesus-Praise Him, Worship Him
  2. 2.  Repentance-for ourselves and our church/congregation
  3. 3.  Protection-Plead the Blood of Jesus over the events of the day, over St. Jude’s Ranch, St. George’s Church, Fr. Hines, Kathy Ruud, Janie Brown and helpers
  4. 4.  Call forth the people to come and a desire to draw closer to God in this setting
  5. 5.  Call forth the Presence of God and power of the Holy Spirit to be released, giving Him freedom to sovereignly move over the day and people, so that lives will be changed, a deeper commitment to serve God and church, being touched by the Holy Spirit for healing in areas of life according to each need
  6. 6.  Pray for Leaders-Guard our words and emotions to be a blessing and loving; bless food and fellowship
  7. 7.  Provision for all our needs
  8. 8.  Traveling mercies upon all to Boulder City and home
  9. 9.  Thank God for answering requests and successful retreat

“Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen” 1Tim:17 KJ. 

The Liturgy of the Faithful 

The Offertory Sentences.  (BCP 72-3)

While these two pages of sentences from Holy Scripture are nowhere precisely titled Offertory Sentences in the BCP, they are properly referred to as such.  The closest they come to that title is in a rubric at the bottom of page 73, which instructs us “That these sentences may be used on any…occasion of Public Worship when the Offerings of the People are to be received.”

Many today assume that ‘offering’ is a synonym for money; however, Mass may be celebrated when the only offering brought before God is bread and wine.  Money is a legitimate offering; however, it is not the only offering.  These Offertory Sentences paint on a broader canvas than that of money.

The Offertory. (BCP 72 ff)

In the early Church, the Liturgy of the Catechumens (those who are undertaking instruction but have yet to be baptized) ended at this point with their expulsion from the congregation.  They were forbidden admittance to the Holy Mystery itself, the Blessed Sacrament, until they were baptized.  The Liturgy of the Faithful begins where instruction and affirmation ends, with the Offertory.  To emphasize the difference between the Mass of the Catechumens and the Mass of the Faithful, some parishes still distinguish between the Little Entrance, during which clergy, assistants, and choristers enter the nave of the Church and process toward the altar; and the Great Entrance, during which the sacred elements of bread and wine (along with the money offering which for most of us now substitutes for bread and wine) are brought forward by lay representatives of the people.  Where “Little Entrance” is the only Entrance, representatives of the people bring forward the money offering.  Acolytes then act as representatives of the people and present the sacred elements (which the altar guild has placed on the credence table) to the priest as the people offer doxology.

Excerpt from: The Liturgy of Holy Communion from the Book of Common Prayer with Commentary

Prepared by The Rev. Yates C. Greer, Ph.D