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Our Next Special Service 

Monday March 25th

11:30am

(Monday before Easter)

Morning Prayer &

Holy Communion

On Saturday

March 30th

SUNDAY SERVICE TIMES
9:15 AM
Morning Prayer


10:30 AM
Holy Communion
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WEDNESDAYS

11:30 AM

(During Lent)

Please check the calendars above for other services

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Rt. Rev. David Hustwick
Rector

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Rev. Paul Henderson
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join us for

Adult

BIBLE STUDY

on the Last Saturday

of each Month

10:30 to 11:30 AM

for info call Nick

269-953-7468

Fallen World

Bible Study Group

Concepts and Patterns:
 The Call of God and Man (Part 1) 

 Readings for the next meetings:

  • Genesis 1:26-26

    • The creation of man and the call to be fruitful and multiply

  • Genesis 6:12-14a,17-22

    • The call of Noah to build an ark to preserve the righteous from the flood

  • Genesis 12:1-5

    • Abram called to leave his father’s house and go to the land of Cannan

  • Genesis 17:10-14,19,23-27

    • Call of Abraham to circumcise his house to set them apart

  • Genesis 22: 1-13

    • Abraham called to sacrifice his only son

  • Genesis 26:1-6,12-13,23-24

    • Issac called to go to Gerar (where his prospers)

  • Genesis 28:10-22

    • The call of Jacob not to be afraid (for he will prosper)

  • Genesis 31:1-7,17-18

    • Jacob called to return to Cannan

  • Genesis 35:1-5, 9-12

    • Jacob called to be fruitful and multiply

  • Genesis 39:1-4, 20-24; 40:14-16, 25-32, 37-44; 46: 2-7, 47: 23-35, Exodus 1: 6-7

    • The Lord is with Joseph and calls on him to interpret dreams, so that he may prosper to preserve his people in Egypt. There they may multiply until the call of the Lord.

    • Exodus 2:23-3:9

    • The calling on of God by the child of Israel in Egypt

    • Exodus 3:10-22

    • The Lord calls Moses to lead the people out of Egypt

    • Exodus 4:10-20

    • Moses ask to have this calling taken from him for he cannot speak well; Aaron is called to be the voice of Moses

    • Exodus 5:22-6:2, 5-9

    • Moses calls on God to guide him in his anguish

    • Exodus 12:1-14, 21-31, 43-51; 13:1-10

    • God calls for the establishment of the Passover festival to preserve the people from the angel of the lord and to be kept as a memorial. God calls on them to keep his rules for the Passover when they are sent out.

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This Week's Collect & Sermon Text

LENT II

The Text for This Week

The Second Sunday in Lent


The Collect

ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves; Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

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The Epistle. 1 Thess. iv. 1

WE beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more. For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus. For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: that every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God: that no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified. For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.

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The Sermon

I Thess. 4:1 "Furthermore, then, we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more. For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus."



Everyone who truly believes that Christ died on the cross for the sins of the world must love Jesus.

 

Christ's great love for us, the love that led to Calvary, calls us as Christians to return that love to him.

 

Saint Paul in this Epistle for the second Sunday in Lent reminds Christians that we need to show that love in the way we "walk" or live our lives in this world.

 

Before a person comes to a faith in Jesus he or she lives to please themselves. They do things that please themcelves

 

However, when an individual is convinced in their heart that Jesus offered himself for their sins, then a sincere desire to please God should replace the desire to only please themselves and they try to always say, "Not my will, but thy will be done."

 

In this Epistle Paul admonishes us to "abound more and more".

 

As Christians we should throughout the whole course of our lives be struggling against our old nature, to abound in sanctification and holiness to do God's will, not our own.

 

We can never be satisfied with our progress, or feel we have achieved perfection, because we never will in this life. We all will always have room for improvement.

 

Even Saint Paul himself lamented, "The good that I would I do not, the evil that I would not, that I do."
 

During this Lenten season, as we focus on Christ's sacrifice for us and his suffering for our sins, we should earnestly pray that the Holy Spirit assist us. We should ask that, with that assistance, we may abound more and more in holiness.

 

That we may try, as Saint Paul puts it, to always “please God “by following his commandments all the days of our lives.

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Vacation Bible School
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2023                                  2022

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We pray for our Armed Forces at each of our Morning and Evening Prayer services.

  O LORD God of Hosts, stretch forth, we pray thee, thine almighty arm to strengthen and protect the Armed Forces of our country and those of our allies; Support them in the day of battle, and in the time of peace keep them safe from all evil; endue them with courage and loyalty; and grant that in all things they may serve without reproach; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

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Memorial Day in Middleville 2022
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Memorial Days

ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, in whose hands are the living and the dead; We give thee thanks for all those thy servants who have laid down their lives in the service of our country. Grant to them thy mercy and the light of thy presence, that the good work which thou hast begun in them may be perfected; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Amen.

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