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Homily by The Rev. Jonathan B. Appleyard, Rector of St. Saviour's, on The Feast of the Pentecost.

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June 5, 2011 sermon

Homily by The Rev. Jonathan B. Appleyard, Rector of St. Saviour's, June 5, 2011

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May 29, 2011 sermon

Homily by The Rev. Jonathan B. Appleyard, Rector of St. Saviour's Parish, May 29, 2011.

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May 15, 2011 sermon

Homily by guest celebrant, The Reverend Deborah Little Wyman, on May 15, 2011.

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May 8, 2011 sermon

May 8, 2011 homily by The Rev. Jonathan B. Appleyard, Rector of St. Saviour's Parish.

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May 1, 2011 sermon

May 1, 2011 sermon by The Rev. Jonathan B. Appleyard, Rector of St. Saviour's Parish.

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The Sunday of the Resurrection

Easter Day

April 24, 2011

St. Saviour's Episcopal Parish, The Diocese of Maine

The Reverend Jonathan B. Appleyard, Rector

Julia Morris-Myers, Organist and Choirmaster

The Holy Eucharist

  • Easter Preludes:  The Acadia Brass Quartet
  • Processional: Hymn 207 (Easter Hymn)
  • Gloria: Hymn S-280 (Powell)

The Liturgy of the Word

  • The First Reading: Jeremiah 31: 1-6
  • Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
  • The Second Reading: Colossians 3:14
  • Gradual: Hymn 205 (Gelobt sei Gott)
  • Homily (Jonathan Appleyard)
  • The Nicene Creed
  • Prayers of the People
  • The Peace

The Holy Communion

  • Offertory Anthem (Lord, Enthoned in Heavenly Splendor; arr. Parker Ramsey)
  • The Great Thanksgiving: Canon A
  • Sanctus: Hymn S-125 (Proulx)
  • The Lord's Prayer
  • Fraction Anthem: Hymn S-154 (Hurd)
  • Communion Anthem: The Strife is O'er (Helder)
  • Post Communion Prayer
  • Recessional: Hymn 210 (Ellacombe)
  • Postlude: Voluntary (Arcangelo Corelli)
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Full service recording of Joint Celebration of the Episcopal Parishes of Mount Desert Island, Maine.

Featuring debuts of original works by William Hawley, a local composer.

Palm Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Reverend Jonathan B. Appleyard, Rector

Julia Morris-Myers, Organist and Choirmaster

Prelude: King's Weston (Introduction and 3 variations) William Bates

Opening Hymn: 435 (King's Weston)

Collect for Purity

The Liturgy of the Word including readings from the Prophets, Jesus' Entry into Jerusalem and a Parade of the Congregation

  • The First Reading (Zachariah 9:9-10)
  • Reflections by Charlie Lyons
  • The Second Reading (Micah 3:1-2, 9-10)
  • Reflections by Pamela Smith
  • The Third Reading (Isaiah 1:21, 23)
  • Reflections by Sue Seavey
  • The Palms are presented to the people
  • Homily by the Rev. Jonathan Appleyard
  • The Gospel of Jesus Christ
  • The Procession  (Hymn 154)

The Prayers of the People

Confession, Absolution, and the Peace

Prayer for God's Protection

Holy Communion

  • Offertory Anthem: Lift Up Your Heads, William Mathias
  • The Doxology: Hymn 380 (vs. 3)
  • The Great Thanksgiving: Canon A (BCP page 365)
  • Sanctus (debut of original work by William Hawley)
  • Fraction Anthem (debut of original work by William Hawley)
  • The Lord's Prayer (from the New Zealand Book of Common Prayer)
  • Communion: Hymn 439 (Wondrous Love)
  • Communion Anthem: O Bone Jesu (G. B. Palestrina)

Post Communion Prayer and The Blessing

Recessional: Hymn 164

Postlude: Herzliebster Jesu (Johannes Brahms)

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Jan 3, 2010 - Homily

Sermon by The Rev. Jonathan B. Appleyard, January 3, 2010.

"May the star in the heavens guide us to the place where God is manifest, here and now."

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Sermon by The Rev. Jonathan B. Appleyard, May 17, 2010:

Waiting is one of the hardest things for us to do. Waiting when there is nothing to do, nothing that can make time hurry up, nothing but wait.

And there is a tendency to check-out! Right there and then to play solitaire, day-dream, pick the lint of our sleeve, to be anywhere except right where we are… waiting.

Yet waiting is key time in creation. Time for the paint to dry before a next layer can be applied. Waiting until the time is right to put in the call, plant the seed or pull the plug.

This week we stand between Ascension Day and Pentecost waiting. One life, one reality ended on Holy Friday, and on Easter morning everything was made new. Yet, before that new life could be fully experienced, before the true color could emerge from the layers of paint, the longing at the heart of our being, the longing which is of God, had to make root room within us and become part of every fiber of our being, our imagination, and our world.

We believe in God who gives loves, receives love and is love! Such constant longing is not fulfilled, but rather lives and enlivens and is life itself.

Growth is not instantaneous. We wait. Quantum jumps are extraordinary because they stand out against a regular surface. They punctuate long intervals when little is happening, when creation seems to hold its breadth.

Waiting is time for the life of God, loving, emptying, dying, to fill us with longing.

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