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Bishop’s Note: November 15, 2018 – The 2019 BCP Collect of the Day
As we continue our examination of the 2019 BCP Eucharistic Rite, I’ve spoken about the liturgy gathering the people together for praising God with our Opening Acclimation, then the Collect for Purity, then the Summary of the Law, followed by the Kyrie and the Gloria. At this point in the service we transition to the Liturgy of the Word with the Collect of the Day. 

A “Collect” is a short prayer designed to express a particular theological concept or a particular theme. The structure of a Collect is always to pray to the Father, through the Son, in the Holy Spirit. The Collect of the Day is a transitional prayer introducing the theme of the Holy Day or the scripture readings. (A complete list of the Collects will be printed in the 2019 BCP, but currently can be found at - Resources Tab - Liturgies Tab)

As we approach the end of the Church Year, the following two Collects will be offered which reflect the theme of the scriptures. For this coming Sunday, the harvest theme is reflected in the scriptures, as is the theme of Christ the King for the last Sunday of November.


Week of the Sunday from Nov 13 to Nov 19 
Proper 28
Stir up, O Lord, the wills of your faithful people, that bringing forth in abundance the fruit of good works, they may be abundantly rewarded when our Savior Jesus Christ comes to restore all things; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Week of the Sunday from Nov 20 to Nov 26 Christ the King Proper 29
Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. 

I pray you all a very blessed Lord’s Day and Thanksgiving! 

Bishop Menees

November 18
Bishop @ Jesus Our Savior and Grace Anglican

November 21
Diocesan Office Closes at Noon

November 22
Diocesan Office Closed for Thanksgiving Day

November 23
Diocesan Office Closed

November 26 - 28
Clergy Retreat - Register here by Thursday, November 15:

December 1
Ordination of Leslie Arbegast (Details at

December 2
Bishop @ Trinity Anglican Church

December 9
Bishop @ St. Mark's
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