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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 First Sunday after Easter
ALMIGHTY Father, who hast given thine only Son to die for our sins, and to rise again for our justification; Grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness, that we may always serve thee in pureness of living and truth; through the merits of the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Morning Prayer 9:15 AM
Holy Communion 10:30 AM
Morning Prayer 9:15 AM
Check the calendars above for other special services in April & May
Those attending services at the church need to follow social distancing (at least 6 feet apart) in the pews.
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 forces. Strengthen and protect them in all danger. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
A man said he use to work at a calendar factory but he got fired because he missed a few days.
Today I want to discuss not missing days , but instead a missing Apostle.
John 20:20 “Then were the disciples glad when they saw the Lord.”
In today's Gospel lesson we have the disciples of Jesus fearfully meeting together in a room in the evening. Suddenly Jesus, whom they had seen nailed to a cross on the Friday before, appears to them. He shows them his hands with the nail prints and his side that had been pierced by the Roman soldier's spear so they know that it really is him.
What joy they must have felt at that moment!
However, there is one of our Lord's disciples that wasn't there when Jesus came. The verse after where today's lesson ended says “But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus was not with them when Jesus came”.
We are not told why Thomas wasn't there with the others, just that he wasn't there when he came. He may have had what we would probably consider a very good excuse.
After all having his leader crucified must have been a depressing and grief filled experience. And of course was it really “safe” go out and to be seen with the followers of Jesus? If the Jewish leaders had been able to have Jesus executed might they not take actions against his followers as well?
So for what ever reason, Thomas was not there at that gathering, and look what he missed. Jesus tells the assembled disciples “Peace be unto you”.
Christ's Peace, to those lucky disciples that were there to receive it, took away their grief. There Master was alive not dead! His peace took away their fear and their unbelief. However Thomas wasn't there to receive that peace.
We also like Thomas can miss out on that Peace if we don't go where we can get it. We need that Peace of Christ just as much as those disciples did. We too carry about with us useless burdens of grief, fear, and unbelief that can be lifted from us by Christ's Peace.
Christ can be found by us in His Church when we come together to worship Him. He, and His Peace, can be found in the Holy sacrament of Communion. His Peace can be found in our daily prayers and reading of the Holy Bible.
We must not be like Thomas and miss out on that great blessing Christ has for us. We need His Peace throughout the whole course of our lives.
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