2018 Summoning the Divine Fall Series

The Spiritual Side of Edgar Allan Poe (1808-1849)

Fall is Harvest time and Halloween--even in our beloved Florida.  Spooks and goblins and mystery.   How appropriate to welcome the mind and art of Edgar Allan Poe!

All of us know something about Poe, but you’re in for a surprise. I’ve been fascinated by the misconceptions about Poe, about works by him I didn’t know, and by the breadth and influence of his writing. Poe was huge influence on musical composers (Ravel, Rachmaninoff, and Debussy) and is the creator of detective fiction, science fiction, and the horror-supernatural story.  He wrote love poems and a substantial discussion of God and the universe.  

We’ll begin on September 17 (evening) repeated September 18 (morning) with a discussion of Poe’s early life, his most famous poem “The Raven” along with “Annabel Lee” and George William Curtis’ O Listen to the Sounding Sea.”  We’ll also read selections from his “Philosophy of Composition” (linked to “The Raven.”)

The first session reading packet is attached in PDF and Word as is the announcement for the Poe Fall Series. I’ll have hard copies in the Church office, starting this Sunday, September 9.  I’ll also have them available at Bible Study.  Hope all of you can come....--Pam


Monday evenings 6:30-8 p.m. repeated Tuesday morning 9:30-11 a.m.

Session 1: September 17-18, 2018
Session 2: October 22-23, 2018
Session 3: November 26-27, 2018

The reading packet for our first Poe session will be available in the St. Richard Church Office, beginning this Sunday, September 9. As always, don’t worry if you don’t have time to do any or all of the readings.

Click here for the flyer.

Last Published: September 11, 2018 2:22 PM
Worship Schedule

8:00am Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:30 a.m. Education - Adult Ed. and Youth Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Children’s Sunday School
10:30am Holy Eucharist Rite II
5:00pm Taize Service of Prayer and Chant (last Sundays only)

12:00 p.m. Laying On of Hands and Anointing for Healing and Holy Eucharist Rite II

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Sunday, September 23, 2018, 10:30 AM
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 20, Year B
Holy Eucharist, Rite II


Proverbs 31:10-31
Psalm 1
James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a
Mark 9:30-37



“All praise to thee, for thou, O King divine” (Engelberg)
"O Master, let me walk with thee” (Maryton)
“I Receive the Living God” (Living God)

“Lord of all hopefulness” (Slane)


“We Praise Thee, O God” [Peter Mathews]

Service Music 

A Community Mass [Richard Proulx]