Wednesday, December 30, 2009
The St John youth, with their youth leaders Jeremiah and Kathryn Aberlich, sacrificed a portion of their Christmas holiday break to assist those less fortunate. They donated their time and energies to help sort food and supplies at the Gleaners Food Bank. Gleaners was founded in April of 1977, and it is one of the oldest food banks in the U.S. Its mission is “to turn surplus food, which otherwise would go to waste, into millions of nutritious meals for hungry people in southeastern Michigan..” It distributes more than 30 million pounds of food annually, the equivalent of 476,000 meals per month. We at St John are blessed to have young people not only aware of the struggle many are going through but who are willing to roll up their sleeves, and do the work needed to meet the need. Missionaries indeed!
Sunday, December 27, 2009
As a Society goes about its life and work, a Rule develops and takes shape. The delegates to the General Assembly of Missionaries of St John, meeting in Hurst, Texas in October, approved the Rule of Life for the Society. A culmination of two years of work, the Rule now reflects the ordering our ministry and life together.
The Rule remains a work in progress as several articles require additional editing and review. . The lengthy document can be viewed at the main website, by going here: MSJ website
Monday, December 21, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
While not all traditions mark the day, among Anglican Catholics, the Feast of St Nicholas is usually marked by celebrating his life, his fidelity to orthodoxy and remembering his acts of great charity.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Fr Tom Anderson and Bp Fick celebrate the Eucharist
The Prayers Of The People
The Doubblestein Family Light The Candle Of Advent One
The season of preparation, the season of Advent has come again. The ancient texts call us to repentance, preparation and expectation. We light candles to dispel the darkness. We sing "Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus, Born to set Thy people free".
During the liturgical renew of the 1970's, Advent began to be seen somewhat as less a "mini-Lent" with its color purple and more a season of quiet anticipation with Marian blue.
Oh Come, Oh Come Immanuel.