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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
The Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, give unto us the increase of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain that which thou dost promise, make us to love that which thou dost command; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Morning Prayer 9:15 AM
Holy Communion 10:30 AM
Morning Prayer 9:15 AM
PLEASE CHECK THE MONTHLY CALENDARS ABOVE FOR OTHER SPECIAL SERVICES!
Those attending services at the church need to follow social distancing (at least 6 feet apart) in the pews.
We will not have our normal coffee hour in the church building.
If after the service is over you wish to talk with others please do so outside the church at a safe distance from each other.
Rt. Rev. David T. Hustwick
Rev. Paul Henderson
Mr. Chris Jacoby
In Time of Great Sickness
(BCP p. 45)
O MOST mighty and merciful God, in this time of grievous sickness, we flee unto thee for succour. Deliver us, we beseech thee, from our peril; give strength and skill to all those who minister to the sick; prosper the means made use of for their cure; and grant that, perceiving how frail and uncertain our life is, we may apply our hearts unto that heavenly wisdom which leadeth to eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prayer For Our Police
Almighty God, we beseech thee to pour thy blessing upon our country's police. Strengthen and protect them in all danger. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
For Christian Service
(BCP P. 43)
O LORD our heavenly Father, whose blessed Son came not to be ministered unto, but to minister; We beseech thee to bless all who, following in his steps, give themselves to the service of their fellow men. Endue them with wisdom, patience, and courage, that they may strengthen the weak and raise up those who fall; and, being inspired by thy love, may worthily minister in thy Name to the suffering, the friendless, and the needy; for the sake of him who laid down his life for us, the same thy Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen
A man said, “Thanks to my wife I’m now a millionaire. Also, thanks to her,I lost my place on the Forbes billionaire list.”
We should all remember to thank people for things they do for us, but we should especially remember to thank Jesus!
That is really what today's Gospel is about.
St. Luke 17:17 “And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine?”
This gospel story is one of many concerned with Jesus healing of those who came to him in need. These ten lepers in this story were afflicted with a terrible disease that at the time was no way to treat it.
The suffering caused by it was made even worse by the fact that that loved ones could not come near to the afflicted because of the fear of catching the leprosy themselves.
The lepers had to live completely away from the rest of society. They couldn't even come near to Jesus to ask for his help, but as the gospel story relates, they “stood afar off” and had to shout their plea for his help.
When they are healed by Jesus it isn't hard for us to imagine the joy that must have filled their hearts. They were not only now relieved from the pain they had been suffering from the physical effects of the leprosy, but they now would be able to go home.
They would now be able to go back to their families and friends.
They could now go back to their normal way of life.
Only one of these ten came back to Jesus to thank him for this wonderful miracle he had worked on them.
It is very easy for us to condemn the other nine for not returning to thank Jesus, but often aren't we guilty of the same behavior? Shouldn't we all be thanking God daily,(in fact many times daily), for all of the wonderful blessings he has showered upon us?
Especially we need to praise and thank him for sending his only begotten Son Jesus Christ into the world to die on the cross for our sins. Thanking him for redeeming us and making it possible for us to look forward to everlasting life with him in heaven.
Besides just thanking him for the many wonderful things in our lives, we also must thank him for some of the things in our lives that we may not like.
The horrible leprosy that afflicted that Samaritan is an example of this.
The leprosy turned out to be a great blessing to him. It was a blessing because it brought him to Jesus. If he had never contracted the disease would he have come?
He came to Jesus out of need at first, but he returned with praise and thanksgiving.
We all come to Jesus in need.
We all are in need of the saving grace that only he can provide.
All Christians need then to return in praise and thanksgiving.
We need to come to worship, at least each week with his Church, to thank him for our many blessings and the great love he showed toward us by dying for us on the cross.
We must not forget however, to thank him as well, for things in our lives that we may not always like, but that will draw us closer to him. So, that in the end, we may be with him some day in heavenly bliss.
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