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We believe that the door to salvation is always open and so are the doors to our church. Our mission is to be fully devoted to Jesus by opening our arms to those in search of the truth. We show God’s love and concern for our fellow man at every opportunity. Through works of charity and opening our doors to listen and love, we feel that we are walking in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.
Prayers for Our Troops
Our church offers prayers for servicemen and women at every Morning Prayer or Evening Prayer service.
PRAYER FOR ALL IN THE SERVICE OF OUR COUNTRY
O Almighty Lord God, who neither slumberest nor sleepest; Protect and assist, we beseech thee, all those who at home or abroad, by land, by sea, or in the air, are serving this country, that they, being armed with thy defense, may be preserved evermore in all perils; and being filled with wisdom and girded with strength, may do their duty to thy honour and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
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This Week's Sermon
Henny Youngman often joked about doctors. Here are two of them.
“I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places. He told me to quit going to those places.”
The patient says "Doctor, it hurts when I do this." The doctor says "Then don't do that!"
Today we heard a Gospel lesson about the “Great Physician” – Jesus.
John 4:50 “Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way thy son liveth”.
There are in the world many wonderful men and women who have greatly helped the human race in many ways. Brilliant doctors have brought relief to suffering patients, excellent attorneys have helped the falsely accused, talented teachers have inspired their students, and spectacular business men have been able to provide the human race many things to make our lives better.
All of these individuals however have had a very limited field of action. Doctors can only treat a limited amount of patients, lawyers only a limited amount of cases, and so on. Also these wonderful human benefactors are faced with some cases , even with their great skill, they cannot do anything about. Death of course will end their ability to help others.
All of these wonderful people can never do anything to deliver mankind from the greatest evil of all – sin.
Not only are they not able to help others by removing their sin, they cannot even help themselves in this regard.
There is one who can help mankind in all its many needs. Jesus the Great Physician is shown in today's Gospel, but he is also the Great Counselor, Great Teacher, Great Provider. He is available to all mankind throughout all generations. He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
All may come to him for help.
Jesus performed many of his miracles for the benefit of Jews, but he also helped Samaritans who the Jews felt were beyond redemption. The miracle we read about today was at the request of a nobleman of Capernaum who many Bible scholars believe was a gentile. Even if he wasn't, we have other examples of gentiles receiving Christ's help (the Centurion who came to him looking for help for his servant for instance).
Indeed all nations have a claim to the help of the Son of God who came into the world. Men, women, young, and old were helped by Jesus. Rich, like the nobleman in today's story, and poor, as in the case of the beggar at the temple gate, were helped by him.
Jesus is the helper of all sinners.
By his suffering and death on the cross Jesus is “the Lamb of God which taketh away the sins of the world”.
If we place our trust in his word, (as did the nobleman in today's lesson), and trust his promise of forgiveness, we too will not be disappointed.
Worship with us this week !
Mr. Chris Jacoby