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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 Twentieth Sunday after Trinity
O ALMIGHTY and most merciful God, of thy bountiful goodness keep us, we beseech thee, from all things that may hurt us; that we, being ready both in body and soul, may cheerfully accomplish those things which thou commandest; 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
Saint Luke the Evangelist
ALMIGHTY God, who didst inspire thy servant Saint Luke the Physician, to set forth in the Gospel the love and healing power of thy Son; Manifest in thy Church the like power and love, to the healing of our bodies and our souls; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
(Milton Berle) I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury. (Henny Youngman) I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
Today's parable told by Jesus was a story about a wedding feast, but it isn't meant to be funny. It is a serious story that is really about how we can gain eternal life.
Matthew 22:12 “And he said unto him, friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.”
In the parable Jesus told here the King represents God, his servants are the prophets, and the feast is the Kingdom of Heaven.
The king sends out his servants to invite guests to his feast, but those invited won't come.
He then sends out more servants with an even more fervent invitation and the invited make light of it. They feel they are too busy with more important matters. Some even misuse or kill his servants.
The King is angry and sends out armies to destroy those that attacked his messengers. He then sends his servants out into the highways, to gather in guests that he really hadn't invited at first, and bring them to the wedding feast.
At this point the king sees the man without the wedding garment on and has him ejected from the feast.
To understand why the king did this we need to understand a custom of the time. It was a custom that the wealthy bridegroom would provide for each guest a special wedding garment for each guest to wear to the feast.
This particular guest we should infer, didn't just come to the feast poorly dressed, but instead felt that he had such fine clothes that he didn't need to use the provided garment!
The bridegroom in this story of course is Christ. He has provided, for those that accept it, the perfect wedding garment washed clean in his most precious blood.
Those that believe and trust in Jesus as the Son of God will be allowed to stay at the feast, but those that trust in their own righteousness will be “cast into outer darkness” along with those who rejected the invitation.
We all are sinners. Christ at Calvary reconciled us to our Heavenly Father. Jesus Christ our Savior will clothe us with the “robe of righteousness” won for us by his sacrifice for us there.
Accepting Christ as our Savior is the only way for us to have eternal life in heaven. We cannot, no matter how hard we may try, be worthy of it on our own without him.
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