We are on a mission to discover God’s Grace, change our lives, and change the world.

We welcome you no matter where you are on you faith journey. Our welcome, just like the kingdom of God, knows no boundaries of sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, age, economic condition, physical or mental ability.

Sunday, July 21, 2019
As you have heard from our Rector, the Bishop of Kentucky, the Rt Revd Terry White, will make his first visitation as our delegated pastoral bishop in July.  Through an agreement reached between Bishop White and Bishop Gregory Brewer of Central Florida, Bishop White has agreed to be our bishop for liturgical, sacramental, and vocational issues.  While St Richard’s is still part of the Diocese of Central Florida for what we might call “temporal” issues (financially supporting the diocese, contributing to Canterbury Center, attending and participating in diocesan convention and other such meetings), for issues more “spiritual” (confirmations, marriages, ordinations, and similar rites) we are under the pastoral care and direction of Bishop White.
During Bishop White’s visit on July 21, he will offer an opportunity for members of our congregation to be confirmed, received, or re-affirmed in their faith. 

Confirmation: Our prayer book states, on page 412, “In the course of their Christian development, those baptized at an early age are expected…..to make a mature public affirmation of their faith and commitment to the responsibilities of their Baptism and to receive the laying on of hands by the bishop.”  It is an opportunity to publicly state one’s commitment to the Lord and to be empowered for service to God’s Kingdom.  People from most Protestant denominations are confirmed into the Episcopal Church.

Reception: Traditionally, individuals who were confirmed in the Roman Catholic Church or in one of many Orthodox Churches are received into the fellowship of the Episcopal Church.  This is because those churches have maintained the historic episcopate through the laying-on-of-hands, as has the Anglican Communion.  And as a result of the agreement of common mission, members of the Lutheran Church are also received.  Those who choose to be received are recognized “…as a member of the one holy catholic and apostolic Church…”

Reaffirmation of Faith: Many who were baptized and/or confirmed some time ago and who have been growing in their faith commitment may wish to make a public statement to that effect.  Reaffirmation is suitable for all who need “refreshed” and they are prayed over by the bishop that they may be upheld “in the service of Christ and his kingdom.”

If you find yourself wishing to have one of these sacramental actions prayed over you, we ask that you would speak to the Rector and/or the Senior Warden (Kay Wolf) who will begin the enrollment process.  If you have questions about these rites, please feel free to speak to Fr Bob or Fr Dale.

2019 Summoning the Divine Summer Series

The Paradox and Paradise of Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) 

Session 1: JULY 22-23 | Session 2: AUGUST 19-20 | Session 3: SEPTEMBER 23-24
Monday evening 6:30-8 p.m. repeated session - Tuesday morning 9:30-11 a.m.
Readings available in St. Richard’s Church Office or via email. Everyone is welcome even if you don’t have time to do readings!
A Celtic Evening Service
Sunday, June 30, 2019, 5:00 p.m.
Wine and cheese served after the service.
All offerings to benefit St. Richard’s music ministry.
Officiant/Celebrant: Rev. Dale Truscott
Music: Cindy Borr,  Janice Elsheimer, Sharon Hartman, and Jim Hull
Worship Schedule
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:30 a.m. Education - Adult Ed. and Youth Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Children’s Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II
5:00 p.m. Worship Service

12:00 p.m. Laying On of Hands and Anointing for Healing and Holy Eucharist Rite II (Resumes Wednesday, September 4, 2019)

Sunday, June 16, 2019
Trinity Sunday
Sunday, June 16, 2019
Holy Eucharist, Rite II 
“Sanctus” from Messe Solonelle de St. Cecile
"I bind unto myself today" (St. Patricks Breastplate)
"Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty” (Nicea)
“Father, I adore you”(Maranatha)
“Strengthen for service, Lord” (Malabar)
“Let all mortal flesh keep silence” (Picardy)
"Thou, whose almighty word” (Moscow)
Service Music
The St. Mary Mass Carl MaultsBy