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Welcome

 

Welcome, and thank you for visiting Saints Andrew & Matthias online. We hope that our website highlights the wide variety of worship, fellowship and service opportunities available. Please feel free to read more about our church on this site, or come in for a visit. We would love to greet you and share with you our love for Jesus Christ and for you, our neighbor.

Our Mission

 

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

Our Services


 

Sunday Services

 

 

Morning Prayer 9:15 AM

 

Holy Communion 10:30 AM

 

Tuesday Services

Morning Prayer 9:15 AM

Please Note

 Those attending services at the church need to follow social distancing (at least 6 feet apart) in the pews.

B.Y.O.M. (Bring Your Own Mask)

We will not be doing our normal singing during the service. We will also not have our normal coffee hour in the church building. Please do not bring food or drink into 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.

PLEASE KEEP PRAYING

 

 

Rt. Rev. David T. Hustwick
Rector

Rev. Paul Henderson

Assistant

Mr. Chris Jacoby

Verger

Whitsunday


The Collect

  O GOD, who as at this time didst teach the hearts of thy faithful people, by sending to them the light of thy Holy Spirit; Grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things, and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the same Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.

In Time of Great Sickness

and Mortality

(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.

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

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

This Week's

Sermon

Whitsundy

  Three seniors are out for a stroll.

 

  One of them remarks, “It’s windy today.”

  The second replies, “No way. It’s Thursday.”

  The last one says, “Me too. Let’s go have a soda.”

 

 

  Today we read about a “mighty wind” that really is the beginning of the Church. Also please notice that today's story has to do with communication as well.

 

Acts 2:2 “And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each one of them.”

 

   We remember each year on this Sunday one of the most important events in all of human history.

 

   The outpouring of the Holy Ghost on that first Whitsunday is really the “birthday” if you will, of the Church. The Holy Spirit came that day to abide with the Church as its power, light, and life. It came that Pentecost to lift and transform humanity and to be the helper of those engaged in the Church's work.

 

   We in the Nicene Creed say correctly that the Holy Spirit is “the Lord and Giver of life”.

 

  On that first Whitsunday the Holy Ghost gave life to the Church. The Apostles were filled with the power of the Holy Spirit and were transformed from cowering, frightened men into heroes who went out into the world on their mission of spreading the “Good News” of the Gospel and building Christ's Church. Persecutions, the threat of imprisonment or even execution, no longer would stop them.

 

   How could the Holy Spirit cause this great transformation in them?

 

  The answer is simple. The Holy Ghost is very God of very God, of one substance with the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified. He is able to do whatever He wills to do.

 

   Just as the Holy Spirit entered into those Apostles on that first Whitsunday, to assist in their speaking to the assembled crowd, the Holy Ghost comes today to Christians to assist them in spreading that same “Good News”.

 

   The “Good News” that Jesus Christ by his death on the cross has paid the price for our sins. That Jesus has reconciled us to our Heavenly Father so that, through faith in Christ, we can look forward to everlasting life with Him in heaven.

 

   Just as some on that first Whitsunday made a joke of it and mocked the Apostles, many today still resist the Holy Spirit.

 

  We as Christians however, must do as the Apostles did. We must pray for the Holy Spirit to help us to continue no matter the adversity and give us the strength to bring others to the saving love of Christ.

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