“O Most merciful Father, who hast blessed the labours of the husbandman in the returns of the fruits of the earth; We give thee humble and hearty thanks for this thy bounty; beseeching thee to continue thy loving-kindness to us, that our land may still yield her increase, to thy glory and our comfort; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.” (Thanksgiving Collect from the 1928 BCP, p. 265)
Please note that the church office will be closed this Thursday and Friday, and that there will be no 12:10 pm service on Thursday.
Mark your calendars!
Sunday, November 28, Advent Sunday:
8:30 a.m. — The Holy Communion.
11:00 a.m. —The Festival Service of Lessons and Music for Advent with The Holy Communion.
Thursday, December 2, 9 and 16: Thursdays in Advent:
12:10 p.m. — The Holy Communion.
12:35 p.m. — Advent Recitals.
Friday, December 24, Eve of Christmas: 7:30 and 11:00 p.m.
The Festival Choral Eucharist at both services.
Sunday, December 26, St. Stephen Deacon and Martyr:
One only service, 11:00 a.m.
The Holy Communion.
Sunday, January 2, The Second Sunday after Christmas:
8:30 a.m. — The Holy Communion.
11:00 a.m.— The Festival Service of Lessons and
Carols for Christmastide with The Holy Communion.
A printable copy is also available.
Fr. Rich is back from his 3-day trip to Whitefish Point on the shore of Lake Superior. He was interviewed by Lauren Green, the Chief Religion Correspondent for Fox News Channel, and reports that she was a delight to work with. A bit of his interview with her was aired on Fox News shortly before noon today. (He got calls from all over the country, mostly from former parishioners, telling him how delightfully shocked they were to see him on national TV!)
When you have a moment, check out the The EDMUND FITZGERALD, Beyond the MYSTERY, a STRENGTHENING FAITH article and the included short video.
Update: Fox News has added the following additional video, What Sank the Edmund Fitzgerald?
Jim Kavanagh of CNN writes about the Edmund Fitzgerald (and mentions Mariners’ Church) in his article, Lost ship’s legend lives on.
Fr. Rich was recently interviewed about the Edmund Fitzgerald and the Great Lakes Memorial Service by Marie Osborne of WWJ 950 and by Paul McDonald of AM800 (CKLW).
Also on November 10th, Fr. Paul Innes will be participating in the annual “Lost Mariners Remembrance” at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum on Belle Isle. A candlelight vigil begins at 6:00 pm, with a wreath laying at 7:00 pm.
Fr. Rich Ingalls will be officiating at a memorial service at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum on Whitefish Point, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, this coming Wednesday evening. The ceremony will mark the 35th anniversary of the sinking of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald, lost with all hands on November 10, 1975. The 7:00 pm service will be attended by relatives of the lost crew, Naval Sea Cadets, US and Canadian Coast Guard, members of the International Ship Masters Association, and cadets from the Maritime Academy, among others.
Mariners’ is featured in the November 2010 issue of HOUR Detroit magazine, in a wonderful article by George Bulanda. The article does a great job summarizing our history including the move of the church, our support of the Great Lakes community, and our diverse congregation. We think you’ll enjoy reading it.
The article is on HOUR Detroit’s site, and is available here in PDF format as well.