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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 Ninth Sunday after Trinity
GRANT to us, Lord, we beseech thee, the spirit to think and do always such things as are right*; that we, who cannot do any thing that is good without thee, may by thee be enabled to live according to thy will; for the sake of 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 special services in August & September
Rt. Rev. David T. Hustwick
Rev. Paul Henderson
Mr. Chris Jacoby
Join us at Morning Prayer 9:15 AM each Tuesday through November !
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
Many people lost everything in the Wall street crash of 1929. Some people got out in time. John Raskob was one of these.
When asked how he avoided calamity he answered: “I owe it all to my shoe shine boy. I knew when my shoe shine boy was giving me stock tips it was time to get out of the market.”
Today's parable is one of three Jesus told about the lost being found.
Luke 15:32 “It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead and is alive again: and was lost, and is found.”
This 15th chapter of the book of Luke begins with “publicans and sinners” drawing near to hear Jesus teaching. The scribes and Pharisees were not pleased by this. They “murmured saying this man recieveth sinners and eateth with them.”
Jesus then tells three parables. The prodigal son story is the third one of these.
The first two parables are used as the gospel for the third Sunday after Trinity. They are about the lost sheep and the lost coin.
This parable of the “lost” son is different from the first two because of the way the lost is lost.
In the case of the lost sheep it became lost due to being a dumb animal and so just wandered away. The lost coin became lost not through anything it did, but just slipped onto the dirty floor.
However in the case of the prodigal son, there is a willful determination to do what he pleased. He knew better, but willfully separated himself from his father.
Only when the prodigal “came to himself” and realized that his lost condition couldn't be blamed on anyone or anything but himself, and was willing to repent, saying “Father I have sinned” was he able to come home.
There is one other in this story who was “lost”, even though he physically never left the household. Even though he didn't end up with the swine in a far off location, the other brother was spiritually separated from his father.
This was Christ's message to the Pharisees that the outward appearance of following God's laws wasn't enough.
There needs to be a spiritual bond with God.
Only Christ can bring that into our lives.
There are three things, as Christians, we should remember from this gospel story today.
First that we should be forever grateful for having been “found” by Christ and therefore rescued by him from being eternally lost. We must always be giving thanks to God throughout our lives for that.
Second we need to remember that danger of being “lost” is always present and we need to follow Christ throughout our lives to avoid it happening again. We dare not let the world, the flesh, and the devil draw us away from him.
And finally, we need to remember that God expects us to be concerned about others that are “lost”.
We need as Christians to ask the Holy Spirit to help us, throughout our lives, do whatever we can to help the Church lead others to Christ.
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Some pictures from 2019
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