Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Updates and Happenings

Well, with the publishing of the Montana Diocese Newsletter, this seems like a good time to update September happenings for Holy Trinity.

First, we will have visiting priest Karen King here during September and October.  We haven't yet finalized our schedule, but she will be presiding over Eucharist services most Sundays in September and October, with the time of the service being 10:00 a.m. to accommodate those who are out of town to get here on time.

Our Compline services will continue on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 7:00 p.m.

Next, the first full week in September begins two regular Bible studies:

Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. will be The Great Courses "Old Testament".  At the link will be more details about the course.

Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m., we will meet at 'R' Place on Hwy. 2 in Troy for those who would like to listen to the Bible out loud.  We'll be starting in Genesis.  It's your regular, old-fashioned, let's talk about the verses, what they mean to us, where they fit in history, etc. type of study.

Rev. Karen King has also offered to do a short study on the Book of Ruth while she's here.  Details on that will follow, but if you're interested, please let Angel know.

Please take some time to read the Diocese newsletter - it's full of news on upcoming events throughout the fall.  And let us know if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions!  We look forward to seeing you all!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Compline Services

Beginning August 9, and continuing every Tuesday and Saturday thereafter, there will be a Compline service at 7:00 p.m.

The Compline is the last of the four services in the Daily Office.  It comes from the night prayers said before bed at the end of the monastic round of daily prayer. Compline is a simple office including a confession of sins, one or more psalms, a short reading from scripture, versicles and responses, the Lord's Prayer, collects which ask for God's protection during the night to come, and the canticle Nunc dimittis. A hymn for the evening may follow the short reading from scripture. The collects may be followed by a time of silence, along with free intercessions and thanksgivings.

Below is a Compline service done at St. Mark's Cathedral in Seattle, Washington.  It's a bit longer than most Compline services because they have a men's choir devoted to performing the prayers and songs sung.  So, if you can't attend an evening, please enjoy the podcast, and end your day with praise to the Father.