A Pictorial Introduction to Nigeria
Sunday, Oct.5, after the 10:30 service (around noon), a short but very informative program entitled A Pictorial Introduction to Nigeria will be presented at St. Chad's for members, friends and guests.
This program, which will consist of still pictures and video clips, will be narrated by a church member who traveled to Nigeria with Bishop Ebenezer Manuagwu on last summer’s Living Word Mission trip.
This is an excellent opportunity to enjoy a first-hand account of both city and rural life in Nigeria and to learn of the missionary work that is being done there in Our Lord's Name.
Substitue priest for 8 a.m. services
We offer many thanks to Father James Bordner graciously filling in the 8 a.m. services for our Fr. Don, while he recuperates from a bout with a nasty virus. Fr. Bordner is the Priest-in-Charge at St. James Anglican Catholic Church, in central San Antonio. Bishop Ebenezer will conduct the 10:30 a.m. services.
We also give thanks that Fr. Don continues to regain his strength from his recent illness.
O LORD, holy Father, by whose loving-kindness our
souls and bodies are renewed; Mercifully look upon
this thy servant, that, every cause of sickness being removed,
he may be restored to soundness of health; through
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Book of Common Prayer, p. 322
OUTREACH: Adopt a Child Program
During July and August, St. Chad's Anglican Church will be participating in a city-wide project which provides school supplies and back-to-school clothing for needy children. This program is sponsored by the Daughters of Charity of San Antonio and in 2013 provided for 574 students.
St. Chad’s Sunday School class took part in this activity last year and helped an 11-year-old boy. The project was so well received that this year the entire congregation has chosen to participate and will be sponsoring an 8-year-old girl.
If you wish to contribute to this particular outreach, please make out your check to St. Chad’s and specify "Assist Child" (or something similar) in the Memo.
UPDATE — Here is a picture of the supplies collected:
O LORD Jesus Christ, who dost embrace children with
the arms of thy mercy, and dost make them living
members of thy Church; Give them grace, we pray thee,
to stand fast in thy faith, to obey thy word, and to abide in
thy love; that, being made strong by thy Holy Spirit, they
may resist temptation and overcome evil, and may rejoice
in the life that now is, and dwell with thee in the life that is
to come; through thy merits, O merciful Saviour, who with
the Father and the Holy Ghost livest and reignest one God,
world without end. Amen.
The Hood Memorial Bell
Dedication, blessing and first use of The Hood Memorial Bell was during the Palm Sunday service.
True, Traditional Anglican Worship
Set on a quiet street among a grove of trees in a major Texas city, is a native stone Anglican Church. This is St. Chad’s Parish Church, which offers the worship services of this historic faith.
The Anglican worship services held here are much unchanged from the adoption of rites into the English language by Archbishop Thomas Cranmer in 1549; codified by Queen Elizabeth 1 in 1558, and authorized by Parliament in 1662. These Anglican services, after a few adjustments, were authorized in 1928 for the American Church. Through the successive consecration of its bishops, this Church can trace its origin back to the Apostles, and first century Christianity.
Established in 1992, St. Chad’s Parish was named for the seventh century bishop of Lichfield, England. This Parish is home for all worship, baptism, confirmation, marriage, and funeral services, as well as the fellowship, visitation, and spiritual care of its members. St. Chad’s is also a sponsor of an annual Mission to Nigeria by Bishop Ebenezer Manuagwu.
Inside this Parish Church is a warm, friendly place that meets every need for Christian assembly, worship, and fellowship. The chancel contains furniture imported from England, including the altar, the altar rail, prayer desks, and the Bishops chair; artistically hand carved cabinetwork in beautiful quarter-sawn English brown oak. This furniture was purchased from a Parish in England that closed there many years ago, and is believed to be over 200 years old.
Above the altar is a stained glass window representing the four Evangelists and other spiritual references. The window was designed and built by a Parish member, and complements the worship center of the sanctuary.
All are welcome here. The Holy Eucharist is celebrated twice on Sundays; at 8:00 a.m. and at 10:30 a.m.
Celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the King James Bible!
May 2011 marked 400 years since the first publishing of the King James Bible. This enormous work is acknowledged to be one of the greatest influences on the English language, and the English Church at its beginning, and then as a Scripture source for nearly all of the Christian world. A visit to the Internet shows that the 400th anniversary of the 1611 King James Bible is being observed all over the world.
The King James Bible is the source of the Propers in the Book of Common Prayer, the Scripture source that we live, learn, and worship by every day of our lives.
We are pleased to add observance of this work. St. Chad’s has set up a display of an original page from the very first edition of the King James Bible from 1611. It shows this actual page, a certificate of authenticity and pages detailing some history of this momentous achievement.
Due to the popularity of the exhibit, it will be available indefinitely.
St. Chad’s on Facebook
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