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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
Morning Prayer 9:15 AM
Holy Communion 10:30 AM
Evening Prayer 6:00 PM
Morning Prayer 9:15 AM
Evening Prayer 6:00 PM
Check the calendars above for other special services in May & June
The Second Sunday after Trinity
O LORD, who never failest to help and govern those whom thou dost bring up in thy stedfast fear and love; Keep us, we beseech thee, under the protection of thy good providence, and make us to have a perpetual fear and love of thy holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
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 forces. Strengthen and protect them in all danger. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
A woman went into her kitchen to find a burglar loaded down with a bunch of stuff he was stealing from her. Not having any kind of weapon to scare him off, she raised her hand yelled “Acts 2:38,” .
The burglar obediently froze in place and didn’t move. The woman called 911.
The police arrived and were amazed to find the burglar still frozen where he stood. “What did you say to him that kept him from moving?” they asked. She told them that she had simply yelled the scripture Acts 2:38 at him.
The policemen escorted the burglar out to the patrol car. “Why did the
woman’s quoting scripture scare you so much?” they asked.
“Scripture?” said the burglar, “I thought
she said she had an ax and two 38 pistols.
Today I'm going to discuss why we should be obedient to God.
Luke XIV:18 “And they all with one consent began to make excuse.”
In the Parable of the Great Supper the men called to the supper all try to excuse their disobedience to the call. Their excuses all may at first seem reasonable. They are all things that of themselves aren't bad, but here they really are all just reasons to keep from doing what they know they should be doing. They should be going to the supper.
Going back to the Garden of Eden mankind has tried to excuse being disobedient to God by blaming others. Adam says, “The woman Thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.”
In the story from I Samuel of King Saul's disobedience of God's command to destroy all of the sheep and oxen of the Amalekites we have another case of someone wanting to shift the blame for his own disobedience to others. He says “The people spared the best of the sheep and oxen”, when of course as king, he was in charge, and the “people” had to follow his direction at all times or suffer for it.
We know from reading the Bible that God considers willful disobedience to be a grievous sin. Samuel tells Saul “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry”.
Disobedience is like idolatry, because in it man substitutes his own will for God's will. Instead of doing what is pleasing to God, they insist on doing what is pleasing to themselves. They make themselves God.
We know how God punished Adam for his disobedience by making him leave the Garden of Eden.
Saul was told by Samuel, “Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, He hath also rejected thee from being king”.
In the case of those who refused to come to the great supper in the parable, the lord said: “None of those men that were bidden shall taste of my supper”.
Rather than trying to shift the blame or make excuses for our disobedience, when we have sinned against God's will, we need instead to truly repent and beg forgiveness.
God is always ready to forgive the penitent sinner.
With sorrow for our sins and with trust in our Savior Jesus Christ we can then go forward rejoicing to serve God all the days of our life. Then someday be partakers of the joys of heaven.
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Some pictures from 2019
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