Thursday, January 20, 2011
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
Thursday, January 6, 2011
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,
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
Bishop Illgenfritz and Bishop FickSt 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.