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.
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 Eighth Sunday after Trinity
O GOD, whose never-failing providence ordereth all things both in heaven and earth; We humbly beseech thee to put away from us all hurtful things, and to give us those things which are profitable for us; 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
"Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car."
— Billy Sunday
Today I want to talk about why, and how, we should be worshiping God together each week.
Psalm 84:2 “My soul hath a desire and longing to enter into the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh rejoice in the living God.”
When many people think of a church service may think of it in terms of people doing a service for God. In reality though, in a Christian worship service, God is the “giver”.
In true Christian worship God's Holy Spirit reaches into our lives and into our souls. Like the writer of today's psalm we should come into God's house, not because we want to impress God or others, but because we are willing to accept the gift of the Holy Spirit that God offers us.
Even before the covid-19 illness there were unfortunately many things that can keep us from worshiping God as we should. There are more and more things that take place on Sundays in recent years that seem to keep people from entering “into the courts of the Lord”.
Even when we do come to church worship we need to be careful not to let feelings of self-satisfaction with having “made it”, or fears of becoming “too involved” keep us from receiving the full blessings of His Grace.
Saint Paul in his Epistle to the Galatians 5th Chapter 17th verse tells them, (and us today as well):
“For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary the one to the other; so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.”
During the whole course of our lives we are in this struggle as Christians. We must continue to fight against not doing our duty to worship each week, because we need that blessing of the Holy Spirit we receive in His worship.
Christians through faith in Jesus Christ, are “children of God” and “heirs of heaven” and our thankfulness for that, should bring us rejoicing into the “courts of the Lord” at least each week.
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Some pictures from 2019
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