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Wednesdays with the Saints Evening Prayer
January 16 @ 5:15 PM - 5:45 PM
Wednesdays with the Saints
Evening Prayer Service
Daily prayers are said at Saint James on a regular schedule, and we invite you to join us each week as we remember some of the people who helped shaped the church throughout the centuries. Our time together includes the liturgy from the Book of Common Prayer, readings, scripture, prayers, music and on occasion, light incense. Bring a friend!
This week we give thanks and remember the Confession of Saint Peter in which he proclaims that Jesus is the Jewish Messiah. “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” (Matthew 16: 13-20, Mark 8:27-30, Luke 9:18-20)
This proclamation by Peter and Jesus’s acceptance of the titles Messiah and Son of God are fundamental to Christianity. In these passages, Jesus declares Peter’s statement to be a divine revelation by his Father in heaven. It is in this context that Jesus further states, “Upon this rock I will build my church.”
Almighty Father, who didst inspire Simon Peter, first among the apostles, to confess Jesus as Messiah and Son of the living God, keep thy church steadfast upon the rock of this faith, that in unity and peace we may proclaim the one truth and follow the one Lord, our Savior Jesus Christ who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.