February 2019

Sermon: Quinquagesima 3 3 2019 Fr. Michael Cawthon

Ash Wednesday is this week, the beginning the Lenten Season for 2019. Last week Fr. George asked how two people can hear the same thing and yet receive two different messages, as well he spoke of hardened hearts and of dirt that is good ground, and that of bad. In today’s Collect we beseech that

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Scared and confused…will you walk with me? part 1

Please forgive me if I seem a little tired, but this has been one heck of a night, and I am afraid the day is going to be even more brutal.  Say again, what’s that?  What am I talking about?  Have you not heard? … the word is swirling around the city this morning, and

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Musical Notes Sexagesima Feb 24 2019

MUSIC NOTES: Prelude                                                                                                                    C. S. Lang Introit (Psalm 44:23-26) Awake, why sleepest Thou, O Lord: arise, cast us not off forever. Wherefore hidest Thou Thy face: and forgetest our affliction? Our soul is bowed down to the dust: arise for our help and redeem us. (Psalm 44:1) We have heard with our ears, O

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Bulletin (blog edition) Sexagesima Feb 24 2019

Visitors – Welcome! Peace and joy in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  Please advise us of your visit and ask for a “First Time Visitor Bulletin” which briefly explains the communion service.  Please join our church family in the Parish Hall after the service for fellowship, drinks, and food. Holy Communion: If you have

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Abortion…

The Bishops of the Anglican Joint Synods Churches released the following statement on the matter of abortion. In 1973 the Supreme Court paved the way for legalized abortion in the United States in a landmark decision known as Roe v. Wade.  Four years later, The Affirmation of Saint Louis laid out the following in response: “every human being,

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Septuagesima and Pre-Lent

Septuagesima: A funny sounding word that signals the ensuing approach of our Lenten discipline as we embark on the journey known as Pre-Lent, a mini-Lent before Lent, which is designed to ready us and gear us in the direction of the Lenten fast. As children, we might have thought ‘Septuagesima’ probably referred to a laboratory

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Sunday Bulletin (blog edition) Septuagesima Feb 17 2019

Visitors – Welcome! Peace and joy in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  Please advise us of your visit and ask for a “First Time Visitor Bulletin” which briefly explains the communion service.  Please join our church family in the Parish Hall after the service for fellowship, drinks, and food. Septuagesima                                             February 17, 2019 H=

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Musical notes for this Sunday – Septuagesima Feb. 17 2019

Prelude Prelude and Fugue in E minor                     J. S. Bach Introit (Psalm 116:3) The sorrows of death compassed me: the sorrows of hell compassed me about. (Psalm 18:6) In my distress, I called upon the Lord:  and He heard my voice out of His temple. (Psalm 18:1-2) I will love Thee, O Lord, my Strength: the

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Septuagesima Feb 17 2019 Fr. Michael Cawthon (final)

Septuagesima 2019 Do we run all of the race that is set before, or just part and then quit? (Are we running in the right race?) Just how many races are you running? Are we wiser, you know, smarter than others? Is our understanding of right and wrong true, proving our intellectual prow-ess? What motivates,

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How did the early Christians worship?  Let’s us read of early church worship. The First Apology (St. Justin Martyr) [a.d. 110-165.]

How did the early Christians worship?  Let’s us see what was written concerning the early church worship. The First Apology (St. Justin Martyr) [a.d. 110-165.] An apology is in defense of – in this case in defense of Christians and their worship. Chapter 1. Address To the Emperor Titus Ælius Adrianus Antoninus Pius Augustus Cæsar,

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