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Update from Uganda

Despite primary and secondary schools remaining closed in Uganda until January, we have been incredibly busy. Colleges and universities are allowed to reopen for in-person instruction in November, but Michelle discovered a loophole in the regulations that allowed our teachers college students to return to campus this month. Our current cohort had only about two…

Missionary Report

Singing at a Rafiki Village Contest Hello friends and mission partners at Saint Thomas’. We’re grateful to God and to you for the very generous support that has allowed us to serve at the Rafiki Village in Uganda. We’ve been here for a very busy month now and are slowly adapting – but we’ve got…

DOUGLAS CADWALLADER 1944-2021

Doug derived great personal enjoyment and education from extensive travel. His most memorable trip, a sojourn to Israel and Egypt in 1983, provided him with a wealth of meaningful cultural, religious, and social experiences. Awed by the ancient religious edifices in both countries, Fr. Cadwallader experienced life on a kibbutz, saw the Church of the…

Uganda Mission News July

Our missionaries, Michelle and David Graves, are in Uganda working long days and learning their new jobs. We ask that you prayerfully consider how you can partner with them to bring classical Christian education to Uganda. To find out more about their mission or to make a financial contribution, please click the button below.

Sermon for Trinity 2 — Steve Capper

Sermon for the Second Sunday after Trinity by Steve Capper preached on June 13, 2021 at Saint Thomas’ Episcopal Church, Houston, Texas.  https://media.blubrry.com/stec/p/stthomashouston.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Sermon-Trinity-02-2021-Capper.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Email | RSS

Sermon for Trinity 1 — Steve Capper

Sermon for the First Sunday after Trinity by Steve Capper preached on June 6, 2021 at Saint Thomas’ Episcopal Church, Houston, Texas.  https://media.blubrry.com/stec/p/stthomashouston.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Sermon-Trinity-01-2021-Capper.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Email | RSS

Sermon for Trinity Sunday — Steve Capper

Sermon for Trinity Sunday by Steve Capper preached on May 30, 2021 at Saint Thomas’ Episcopal Church, Houston, Texas.  https://media.blubrry.com/stec/p/stthomashouston.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Sermon-Trinity-00-2021-Capper.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Email | RSS

Uganda Mission News

by Michelle and David Graves As we near our projected departure date, it’s difficult not to be consumed by all the details of uprooting our lives and moving to Africa, but God is doing great things there right now—and creating many opportunities for us to help further the work there. We’re thankful for God’s provision…

Music Notes for Passion Sunday

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This Sunday is a double-edged liturgy; we are celebrating confirmation, which is a wonderful and happy occasion, but we also enter the endgame of Lent, known as Passiontide, in which we trace the suffering and death of our Savior. Our offertory anthem ties together the two themes of this service: the sacrifice of Christ, and…

Notes on the Music for Lent 4

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This Sunday we are giving a “day off” to the men of the choir, and taking an opportunity to use music written for high voices alone. One of my very favorite pieces of music in this vein is John Ireland‘s “Ex ore innocentium.”  The text is the fairly well-known poem, appropriate for Lent and Passiontide,…