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 first day of Lent,
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou hast made, and dost forgive the sins of all those who are penitent; Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we,worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness. may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
¶ This Collect is to be read every day in Lent, after the Collect appointed for the day.
Morning Prayer 9:15 AM
Holy Communion 10:30 AM
Check the calendars above for other special services in
March & April
Those attending services at the church need to follow social distancing (at least 6 feet apart) in the pews.
Wednesdays in Lent
Rt. Rev. David T. Hustwick
Rev. Paul Henderson
Mr. Chris Jacoby
The Second Sunday in Lent
ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves; Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
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
I Thess. 4:1 "Furthermore, then, we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more. For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus."
Everyone who truly believes that Christ died on the cross for the sins of the world must love Jesus.
His great love for us, the love that led to Calvary, calls us as Christians to return that love to him. Saint Paul in this Epistle for the second Sunday in Lent reminds Christians that we need to show that love in the way we "walk" or live our lives in this world.
Before a person comes to a faith in Jesus he or she lives to please themselves.
However, when an individual is convinced in their heart that Jesus offered himself for their sins, then a sincere desire to please God should replace the desire to only please themselves. "Not my will, but thy will be done."
In this Epistle Paul admonishes us to "abound more and more".
As Christians we should throughout the whole course of our lives be struggling against our old nature, to abound in sanctification and holiness to do God's will, not our own.
We can never be satisfied with our progress, or feel we have achieved perfection, because we never will in this life. We all will always have room for improvement.
Even Saint Paul himself lamented, "The good that I would I do not, the evil that I would not, that I do."
During the Lenten season, as we focus on Christ's sacrifice for us and his suffering for our sins, we should earnestly pray that the Holy Spirit assist us. We should ask that, with that assistance, we may abound more and more in holiness.
That we may try, as Saint Paul puts it, to “please God “ by following his commandments all the days of our lives.
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