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NEXT SPECIAL SERVICE
Wednesday Dec. 14th
Morning Prayer &
BISHOP GEORGE CONNER
Saturday December 3rd 11AM
Rt. Rev. David T. Hustwick
Rev. Paul Henderson
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
Join us each Tuesday at 9:15 AM for Morning Prayer
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
The First Sunday in Advent
ALMIGHTY God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the quick and [the]* dead, we may rise to the life immortal, through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, now and ever. Amen
LENTEN MEALS CANCELED
The Gospel. St. Matt. xxi. 1.
WHEN they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples, saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me. And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them. All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass. And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them, and brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon. And. a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strewed them in the way. And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest. And when he was come into Jerusalem. all the city was moved, saying, Who is this? And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee. And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and the seats of them that sold doves, and said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.
An employer had a big sign on the wall in back of his desk that read:
Make an effort
Not an excuse
As Christians our boss, our King, won't be interested in hearing our lame excuses for not getting down to His work.
Therefore as we start this new Church Year we should resolve to serve God better, make a better effort, than we did in the past year.
Matthew 21:5 “Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.”
This joyous message, repeated in Saint Matthew's Gospel today, is from Zechariah who foretold, by divine inspiration, the coming of the Savior to His people.
This prediction made by Zechariah, made so many years before the event, was fulfilled when Jesus made His royal entry into Jerusalem on that first Palm Sunday. However these words “Behold thy King cometh unto thee” is a message for God's people of every time and for us today as well.
As we begin this new Church Year, He comes to us again, invisibly, through His means of grace. As Jesus was welcomed by the multitude, as He rode into the Holy City, let us welcome Him into our hearts by faith.
He enters into our midst each time His Gospel is preached. Each time the Holy Sacraments are administered in His name. When we receive Him into our hearts by faith and trust in Him, with our whole being as our Mediator and Redeemer, we welcome Him as we should our King.
When we come into His house to worship let us lift up our hearts and voices to praise His mercy and truth. Let us pay homage to our King by offering fervent prayers for His Church, that it may bring more souls into His Kingdom. Let us ask the Holy Spirit to help us lead lives that will reflect honor and glory on our King. So that we may in the new Church Year serve Him more and more.
Our King expects us to put the talents He has given us at His disposal.
The time that He gives us here on earth should be spent by us in trying to please Him, and not just ourselves.
St. Paul in his second letter to the Corinthians says “He died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto Him which died for them and rose again.”
We need to use the time He gives us in this new Church Year to give more of ourselves, (to put forth more effort), in the service of our King.
The King who gave so much to us by His sacrifice for us on the cross.
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Memorial Day in Middleville 2022
ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, in whose hands are the living and the dead; We give thee thanks for all those thy servants who have laid down their lives in the service of our country. Grant to them thy mercy and the light of thy presence, that the good work which thou hast begun in them may be perfected; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Amen.
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