Thursday, January 20, 2011

Bishop Ilgenfritz Visits St John the Apostle

Bishop William Ilgenfritz, ordinary of the Missionary Diocese of All Saints, ACNA, shared an evening of fellowship and worship at St John the Apostle Anglican Church, Clinton Township, Michgan Wednesday. This was Bishop Bill's first visit to an MSJ parish and what a wonderful introduction it was!! The evening concluded with a celebratory eucharist. In his sermon, Bishop Ilgenfritz reminded the congregation that all baptized Christians are called to ministry and to sharing the Good News in Jesus Christ.

Bishop Bill Ilgenfritz addresses the gathering.

Bishop Frederick Fick MSJ share a word of encouragement.

St. John the Apostle welcoming dinner fellowship.

Bishop Bill preaching.

L to R: Bishop Fick, Bishop Ilgenfritz and Fr. Terry Moore, rector

The Rev. Dn Kenneth Dimmitt

The Rev. Deacon Kenneth Dimmitt

passed from this life into eternal light at this afternoon. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, rest in peace.

Funeral arrangements are still pending.


Dcn. Ken was born at home in Wapello County, Iowa on January 8, 1931 and raised on a working farm. He graduated from Agency High School and attended Iowa Success Business College. He was subsequently drafted into the U. S. Army, where he served two years active duty and six years in the reserves. He farmed for one year and attended Iowa State College, extension course, for vocational agriculture and worked at John Deere Ottumwa Works in office services.

Dcn. Ken moved to California in 1959 and worked at Lockheed Aircraft until June of 1986, as a Liaison Engineer.
He has the equivalent of a Bachelors Degree in Engineering. He retired and went to work for Boeing Aircraft in Seattle for a total of 6-1/2 years.

Dcn. Ken was ordained to the deaconate in January 2000, in Seattle and attended St. Michaels Seminary.

He met and married Linda Grable in 1962. Linda is a retired Medical Transcriber and they have two grown children and two precious grandchildren. He has served as a deacon since 2000. They moved to Texas in 2006 and joined Holy Trinity, Hurst, where Ken served for the last 5 years. Linda has played the keyboard, cello, and has sung in the choir at Holy Trinity and is active in the Intercessory Prayer Ministry.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Brother Nathan Dunlap MSJ

Bro. Nathan Dunlap is commissioned by Bishop Frederick Fick MSJ

Br. Nathan and Fr. Francis share a moment at the Forward in Faith Gathering

Nathan Dunlap, his wife Julie, and their six children have served as founding members of Christ the King Anglican, Liberty, KY where they make their home.

At the Missionary Society's clericus in October, Nathan was commissioned as a brother in the MSJ and will be joining Fr Francis Wardega in traveling to Tanzania on another MSJ teaching mission under the auspices of The Rt. Rev. Boniface Kwangu, Bishop of Victoria Nyanza, Anglican Church of Tanzania.

Br.Nathan earned a B.S. from Berea College in Kentucky and studied overseas mission work at the Ministers Training Institute in Baker, Louisiana. He was valedictorian of his graduating class of 40 missionaries. He has three times served in Russia , once with his wife Julie and two of their children, Anna and Ethan. In Russia, Nathan served as an assistant pastor, leading several home Bible studies and serving as music minister, at churches in Rezhev and Nelidovo (about 200 miles NW of Moscow) for 13 months.

Fr Francis Wardega has announced that this upcoming trip will be his last. Fr Francis intends to focus on a stateside ministry of renewal in the Spirit for parishes. May God bless Br.Nathan and Fr. Francis as they leave in a matter of weeks for work among our communion brothers and sisters in Tanzania. May Lord keep you in His hands.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

St John the Apostle To Host Bishop Bill Illgenfritz

Bishop Illgenfritz and Bishop Fick

St John the Apostle Anglican Church will be hosting an episcopal visit from Bishop William H. Illgenfritz of the Missionary Diocese of All Saints (MDAS), on Wednesday, January 19 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm. The parish is located at 18401 Canal Road, Clinton Township, Michigan. The Rt. Rev Frederick G. Fick, MSJ Father General, will be attendance to welcome Bishop Illgenfritz.

Fr. Terry Moore MSJ and the people of St John the Apostle parish, invite all area Anglicans to share in this evening of celebration. A time of fellowship will be included, as well as a time of Q & A about the MSJ, the MDAS, Forward in Faith, or the Anglican Church in North America.

The Missionaries of St John was founded at the parish of St John the Apostle. The MSJ is one of four convocations which constitute the MDAS. Bishop Illgenfritz was consecrated as the bishop ordinary for the diocese in August, 2009.

For more information about St John the Apostle, follow this link.
More information about the MDAS can be found here.

Contact Information

11195 S. Grayling Rd.
Roscommon, MI 48653

Telephone: 586-264-6044
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