Sunday, May 30, 2010

Collect For Memorial Day

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 county. 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.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

St. John the Apostle Parish Newsletter

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Kent Ohio Gathering - MDAS

Bishop Bill Ilgenfritz paid a visit to Fr. David Mathus and Holy Cross Anglican Church, Kent, Ohio on Thursday evening, May 20. The meeting included a dinner fellowship, conversation and eucharist. Terry Moore, Francis Wardega, Patricia Wardega, John Geyer, Ray Zeitz, and Marlene Zeitz, all of the MSJ, attended. Three MSJ postulants also joined in the evening of warm fellowship. In his sermon, Bishop Bill stressed the mission of the church is to care for one another, help those in need, and to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Prayer For Marriage

Fr. Jeremy Taylor (1613-1667) included this prayer in his book "Rules of Holy Living".
May God bless you.
Fr. Tim Doubblestein MSJ

O eternal and gracious Father, who hast consecrated the estate of marriage to become mysterious, and to represent the union of Christ and his church, let Thy holy Spirit so guide me in the doing the duties of this state that it may not become a sin unto me, nor that liberty which Thou hast allowed by Thy holy Jesus become an occasion of licentiousness by my own weakness and sensuality; and do Thou forgive all those irregularities and too sensual applications which may have in any degree discomposed my spirit and the severity of a Christian. Let me in all accidents and circumstances be severe in my duty towards Thee, affectionate and dear towards my wife [or husband], a guide and a good example to my family, and in all quietness, sobriety, prudence and peace, a follower of those holy pairs who have served Thee with godliness and a good testimony. And the blessings of the eternal God, blessings of the right hand and of the left, be upon the body and soul of Thy servant my wife [or husband], and abide upon her [or him] till the end of a holy and happy life; and grant that both of us may live together for ever in the embraces of the holy and eternal Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Amen.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Collect For The MSJ

Almighty God, who anointed thy well-beloved Son with the Holy Spirit, that he might preach the Gospel to the poor, heal the brokenhearted, proclaim deliverance to the captive, and recovery of sight to the blind; to set at liberty those held in the bondage of oppression and to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord’s favour: pour out, we beseech thee, this same Holy Spirit on the Missionaries of St. John the Evangelist, that, following their Lord’s example, they also may proclaim, by words of power and deeds of mercy, the everlasting Gospel of repentance, reconciliation and restoration, and draw those who hear this Gospel from the power of darkness into the Kingdom of thy dear Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, who with thee, O Father, and the Holy Spirit, livest and reignest, one God in glory everlasting. Amen.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Roy Newman

Into thy hands, O merciful Savior, we commend thy servant Roy Newman. Acknowledge, we humbly beseech thee, a sheep of thine own fold, a lamb of thine own flock, a sinner of thine own redeeming. Receive him into the arms of thy mercy, into the blessed rest of everlasting peace, and into the glorious company of the saints in light. Amen.

Deacon Roy Newman, MSJ has passed from this world to eternal life with his Master. Roy now serves with the angels, archangels and all the company of heaven and joins their unending praise.

Rest in peace, good friend. Until we meet again on that heavenly shore, we will miss you very, very much.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Prayers For The Flood Victims

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Our MSJ parish in Liberty, KY reports that water has flooded the city. Fr Bob Lemmon, pastor of Christ the King Anglican, sends along these photos of devastation. Our hearts and prayers attend those suffering. Please join us in these prayers. Any assistance you wish to give may be directed to the MSJ or the Christ the King Anglican, Liberty, KY. All such earmarked funds will be used exclusively to assist victims in Liberty.

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Roscommon, MI 48653

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