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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
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.
The Third Sunday after Trinity
O LORD, we beseech thee mercifully to hear us; and grant that we, to whom thou hast given an hearty desire to pray, may, by thy mighty aid, be defended and comforted in all dangers and adversities; 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.
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
Sometimes you can tell that someone isn't really very sorry for what they did even when they apologize for it.
For instance if somebody says to you, “I apologize for offending you when I called you stupid the other day. I thought you already knew.” You can be pretty sure that they aren't really repentant.
True repentance is something that Jesus was talking about in the lesson we read today.
Matt. 9:13 “I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”
In this story we see Jesus again shocking the Pharisees by his choice of disciples. Saint Matthew who was a tax collector is chosen to be one of the twelve apostles and if that wasn't shocking enough, he then sits down to eat with others known to be sinners.
On the 22nd of July each year the church remembers Saint Mary Magdalene. Many Bible authorities believe her to be the woman taken in adultery in that famous Bible story. This same woman was given the privilege of seeing our risen Lord on that first Easter morning.
To our Savior no man or woman was too miserable of a sinner to be forgiven, if they repented, and even to be allowed to serve our Lord in some capacity.
From time to time Christians may, if we are not careful, find ourselves to be like the Pharisees in today's story. We, like them, may be too ready to focus on the short comings of others and forget about our own.
The Pharisees in the story were just as much in need of God's forgiveness, and we today are as well.
We need to repent of our sins against God just as did Saint Matthew, Saint Mary Magdalene, or any of the other sinners Jesus came into the world to save.
Christ did indeed, as Saint Paul says, come “into the world to save sinners”. He suffered and died on the cross for us to reconcile us with the Father. He truly came so that, in the words of Saint John, “all that believe in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
If we are to take advantage of this wonderful saving grace toward us however, we must truly repent of our many sins and, as it says in the Book of Common Prayer, “intend to lead a new life”. We must truly intend to follow Jesus and not the world.
As Christians we should be asking in prayer that God forgive us and use us, with the talents he has given us, to work his will here on earth. That through his power we may work to save others by telling them of God's great love toward them as shown by Jesus Christ, and the forgiveness that only comes through faith in him.
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