Sunday, September 19, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Fall MSJ Clericus

Planning is well underway for the fall 2010 clericus for the MSJ Liberty, Kentucky, October 28-30. Fr. Bob Lemmon and Christ the King Anglican Church of Liberty will be our host parish.

We are excited to anticipate these days of training, fellowship and encouragement. Housing arrangements can be made through Christ the King. Contact Fr. Lemmon with questions and to arrange for airport transportation, if needed.

Prayers for God's blessing upon these days are encouraged.

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Nine years have passed since that dreadful day. Still, we remember.
We remember the horror, the shock.
We remember the incredible bravery and the horrible loss.
A day we shall not soon forget.

A Collect for Peace

O God, who art the author of peace and lover of concord, in knowledge of whom standeth our eternal life, whose service is perfect freedom:
Defend us, thy humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in thy defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries;
through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Book of Common Prayer

Friday, September 3, 2010

Labor Day

Photo by Ken Ruinard

Begun as a nod toward labor unions, today Labor Day focuses more simply upon the value of work. Labor. In Genesis, Adam was tasked to care for the garden into which he was placed. Upon being expelled from the Garden, the Lord told Adam that he would have to work, that "by the sweat of his brow" he would produce food and care for himself and his family.

Work is the nature of man's existence. In fact, work is vital to dignity of mankind. Work, all work, gives purpose, value and dignity.

With an official unemployment rate of 10% and with the real percentage pegged by most at 15% or more, it behooves us to remember those who seek meaningful employment this Labor Day weekend, in our private and corporate prayers.

Work. We thank God for our bodies and minds which we may gives to tasks that demonstrate we are created in God's image.

Heavenly Father, we remember before you those who suffer
want and anxiety from lack of work. Guide the people of this
land so to use our public and private wealth that all may find
suitable and fulfilling employment, and receive just payment
for their labor; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Book of Common Prayer

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