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Compline: ancient altar and text

What is Compline? A Little History…

Recently, we have begun offering the service of Compline in the evenings. Many have asked, “What is Compline?” A brief history of Compline can be found in “Commentary on the American Prayer Book”[1]Compline originated in the fourth century as the night prayers of monks in their dormitories. In his Rule, Benedict of Nursia describes the content of the rite in the sixth century: “Let Compline be limited to the saying of three psalms, which are to be said straightforwardly without…

Weekly Update 7/2

  HAPPY 4th OF JULY However you choose to celebrate our nation’s independence this Saturday, may your day be happy, festive and safe. JULY VESTRY MEETINGS July vestry meetings are at 6:30 p.m., Monday, July 13, for Emmanuel and 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 14, for St. Andrew’s. Both are via Zoom; Melissa is sending the links out. FACE MASKS AVAILABLE Barbara Kirkland has generously donated masks she’s made for anyone who may need them. If you’re in need of masks…
Bulletin Board Pinned Notes

Weekly Update 6/25

ST. ANDREW’S LANDSCAPING UPDATE A big thank you to Ros Poplar and Carolyn Wilson for heading up the St. Andrew’s landscaping refresh. It looks beautiful! Your time and efforts are sincerely appreciated. Here are a couple photos from Neil Fadely for everyone to enjoy. JULY VESTRY MEETINGS July vestry meetings are at 6:30 p.m., Monday, July 13, for Emmanuel and 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 14, for St. Andrew’s. Both are via Zoom; Melissa is sending the links out. REMINDER: COVID 19…