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Hilda UCM to Host Order of St. Luke Prayer Service
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 • Posted October 28, 2009

The Order of Saint Luke is an ecumenical religious order of Christians seeking the sacramental life through an affirmation of vows that includes praying what is known as the Daily Office. The daily office is a pattern of prayers throughout the day that originated in the ancient Jewish tradition and was adapted by the ancient Christian church and has remained a vital part of both the Eastern and Western churches, Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant. There are seven ordinarys (services) throughout the day that make up the daily office.

On Wednesday, November 4th, the Order of St. Luke would like to invite the community to share with them the service of Evening Vespers. The service will focus on praise and silent reflection of the scriptures as well as significant individual and corporate prayer time. For those within the Order of Saint Luke, this is a “stewardship” of prayer to which we are called. It is the ancient order of historic prayer of the Church related to canonical hours. Members of the Order have been entrusted with the duty to pray the office daily. On November 4th at 6:00 p.m., the Order would like to invite anyone interested in joining a worldwide service of prayer rooted in the tradition of the Apostolic Church to attend the service held at Hilda United Methodist Church.

The service will be led by Br. Wade Powell, a member of the Order of Saint Luke and lay leader of the San Angelo district of the United Methodist Church. For more information , please visit www.layleaderwade.com . And for more information about the Order of Saint Luke, you can visit www.saint-luke.org .

Directions to Hilda UMC from Mason: Take US Highway 87 South toward Fredericksburg about 10 miles. Turn right onto Ranch Road 783 and continue about 4 miles, then turn left onto Loeffler Lane. The church is straight ahead.

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