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Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church

8011 Douglas
Dallas, Texas 75225

Phone: 214-363-5471
Fax: 214-363-4388
After Hours Priest on Call Number: 214-232-7512

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James Notes

AUGUST 30, 2015

Hearing and Doing the Word

[B]e doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves. For if any are hearers of the word and not doers, they are like those who look at themselves in a mirror; for they look at themselves and, on going away, immediately forget what they were like. But those who look into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and persevere, being not hearers who forget but doers who act—they will be blessed in their doing. If any think they are religious, and do not bridle their tongues but deceive their hearts, their religion is worthless. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world. —James 1:22-27 (excerpt from Epistle)

Take my life, and let it be
consecrated, Lord, to thee;
take my moments and my days,
let them flow in ceaseless praise.
Take my hands, and let them move
at the impulse of thy love;
take my heart, it is thine own;
it shall be thy royal throne.
—Hymn 707 (excerpt), Francis Ridley Havargal (1836-1879), alt.



  • 372, “Praise to the living God!” —Entrance Hymn
  • 423, “Immortal, invisible, God only wise” —Sequence Hymn
  • 656, “Blest are the pure in heart” —Communion Hymn
  • 707, “Take my life, and let it be” —Communion Hymn
  • 660, “O Master, let me walk with thee” —Communion Hymn
  • 436, “Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates” —Postcommunion Hymn


The Offertory (9:00 and 11:00 a.m.)

This Sunday we welcome guest baritone soloist Dr. Jeffrey Snider, Associate Professor of Voice at the University of North Texas College of Music.

The Call (from Five Mystical SongsRalph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life:
Such a Way, as gives us breath:
Such a Truth, as ends all strife:
Such a Life, as killeth death.

Come, my Light, my Feast, my Strength:
Such a Light, as shows a feast:
Such a Feast, as mends in length:
Such a Strength, as makes his guest.

Come, my Joy, my Love, my Heart:
Such a Joy, as none can move:
Such a Love, as none can part:
Such a Heart, as joyes in love.

—George Herbert (1633)


The Postlude

Poco Vivace  Hermann Schroeder (1904-1984)


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