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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

FEBRUARY 1, 2015

The Man with an Unclean Spirit

Just then there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, and he cried out, “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One of God.” But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent, and come out of him!” And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying with a loud voice, came out of him. They were all amazed, and they kept on asking one another, “What is this? A new teaching—with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.” At once his fame began to spread throughout the surrounding region of Galilee. —Mark 1:23-28 (excerpt from Gospel)

Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them. Full of honor and majesty is his work, and his righteousness endures forever. He has gained renown by his wonderful deeds; the Lord is gracious and merciful....He has shown his people the power of his works, in giving them the heritage of the nations. —Psalm 111:2-4,6 NRSV (excerpt from Psalm Appointed)

He speaks; and, listening to his voice,
new life the dead receive,
the mournful broken hearts rejoice,
the humble poor believe.
—Hymn 493 (excerpt), Charles Wesley (1707-1788), alt.



  • 390, “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” —Entrance Hymn
  • 493, “O for a thousand tongues to sing” —Sequence Hymn
  • 535, “Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim” —Presentation Hymn (9 a.m.)
  • 380, “From all that dwell below the skies” —Presentation Hymn (11 a.m.)
  • 325, “Let us break bread together on our knees” —Communion Hymn
  • 304, “I come with joy to meet my Lord” —Communion Hymn (9 a.m.)
  • 488, “Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart” —Communion Hymn (9 a.m.)
  • 602, “Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love” —Communion Hymn (11 a.m.)
  • 335, “I am the bread of life” —Communion Hymn (11 a.m.)
  • 556, “Rejoice, ye pure in heart!” —Postcommunion Hymn  (9 a.m.)
  • 599, “Lift every voice and sing” —Postcommunion Hymn  (11 a.m.)


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

A 2006 setting of the Nunc dimittis by Saint Michael and All Angels’ Director of Music, James Diaz:

Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace according to thy word. For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; To be a light to lighten the Gentiles : and to be the glory of thy people Israel. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen. –Luke 2:29-32


The Postlude

Alla Marcia  John Ireland (1879-1962)


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