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
The Sunday next before Advent
STIR up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may by thee be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Morning Prayer 9:15 AM
Holy Communion 10:30 AM
Holy Communion Noon
Morning Prayer 9:15 AM
PLEASE notice that there is a Noon service each Sunday starting Nov. 1st
Father Mike McDonald of the Diocese of the Great Lakes Sovereign Grace Mission will be doing their services here until they find a new location in Grand Rapids
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.
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. Strengthen and protect them in all danger. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
The Sunday Next Before Advent
What’s the difference between a good lawyer and a bad lawyer?
A bad lawyer can let a case drag out for several years. A good lawyer however, can make it last even longer.
There however, will be no need of lawyers in the judgment our Lord was speaking about in today's lesson.
Matthew 25:31 “When the Son of Man shall come in his glory and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations; and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats.”
On this Sunday before Advent, our lesson today reminds us of Christ's second coming, as we prepare, to in the coming weeks to celebrate his first coming to mankind in the stable in Bethlehem over 2000 years ago.
This second coming will be much different than his first.
He came the first time in poverty as a helpless baby. His second coming will be in his divine glory with his holy angels to sit on his heavenly throne to judge all mankind.
In this judgment, (which will include everyone), those that have accepted Christ as their Savior, (the sheep), those that have heard the “Good Shepherd's” voice and followed him, will be separated from those that have refused to plead for God's mercy through Jesus Christ, (the goats).
There will be no need of a long drawn out trial with witnesses called and evidence brought forward. God, who can look into every heart and see our every deed, will be ready to render his verdict. There will be no appealing his verdict. The decision will be final.
Notice that the king, (Jesus), says to the “sheep”, “Come ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you”. The word inherit is important because even though the “sheep” have fed the hungry, clothed the naked, visited the sick and prisoners while the “goats” have not, this wonderful gift of the kingdom hasn't been earned. It is inherited through faith in Christ.
That faith in Christ should however, shine forth in the world through a Christian's good works.
All who are followers of Christ should constantly be reminding ourselves of our duty to help those less fortunate than ourselves.
When we consider Christ's great love for us, that he would die on the cross for our sins so that we can inherit eternal life, then we must surely show our love for him by showing compassion on those in need around us.
We need to see him in them. We need to do what we can to help them, not just at Christmas time, but all year long.
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