Sunday, 13 August – Saint Mary, Mother of Our Lord

We had an issue with our live-stream this morning, and apologize for inconveniencing anyone! You can now join the service via YouTube at this link.

The order of service is available here. It includes the readings, responses, and the words to the hymns–helping you to join in as fully as possible via the live-stream.

Today is a Holy Day in the Church–we commemorate Saint Mary, the Mother of Our Lord. Here’s what Sundays and Seasons writes about this Sunday and the gospel we’ll hear:
Mary’s role is not limited to giving birth to Jesus and mothering him in his childhood. In John’s gospel, she is among the women standing near the cross; in Acts, she is among the disciples awaiting the gift of the Spirit. Through all that happened she continued to see how God was at work through her son, keeping the ancient promises to her ancestors, brushing aside the rich and powerful, and focusing on those as poor and powerless as Mary herself.