Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A General Thanksgiving - Book of Common Prayer

1. A General Thanksgiving

Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all that you have
done for us. We thank you for the splendor of the whole
creation, for the beauty of this world, for the wonder of life,
and for the mystery of love.

We thank you for the blessing of family and friends, and for
the loving care which surrounds us on every side.

We thank you for setting us at tasks which demand our best
efforts, and for leading us to accomplishments which satisfy
and delight us.

We thank you also for those disappointments and failures
that lead us to acknowledge our dependence on you alone.

Above all, we thank you for your Son Jesus Christ; for the
truth of his Word and the example of his life; for his steadfast
obedience, by which he overcame temptation; for his dying,
through which he overcame death; and for his rising to life
again, in which we are raised to the life of your kingdom.

Grant us the gift of your Spirit, that we may know him and
make him known; and through him, at all times and in all
places, may give thanks to you in all things. Amen.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Liberty, Kentucky Site Of MSJ Clericus

The Missionaries of St John descended upon the small southern Kentucky area of Liberty for three days of prayer, worship, meetings and fellowship, October 27-31.

We will not soon forget the azure blue skies, the soft rustle of autumn leaves and beauty that is rural Kentucky. Our thanks go out to the good people of Christ the King Anglican for hosting and to the Kentucky Deanery for all their work in preparing a great clericus.

Sharing in a sung morning prayer, using Anglican Chant, was particularly memorable as were the late night conversations around a bonfire.

Two men were accepted as postulants for holy orders and Nathan Dunlap was recognized as having completed his postulancy is a candidate for ordination to the deaconate.

The MSJ clerics spent time studying the liturgics concerning using unction within the context of Holy Communion, studying the role of the Anglican deaconess, and reviewing the principles of canonical conciliarism as outlined by Dr. Kevin Donlon at last year's Forward In Faith Assembly.

Contact Information

11195 S. Grayling Rd.
Roscommon, MI 48653

Telephone: 586-264-6044
msjanglican "at"