Sunday, March 27, 2011

Christ The King Anglican Church - Free Soil, MI

For the past couple of years, Anglican faithful have gathered for worship and fellowship in Free Soil, Michigan. Graced by the hospitality of St John Roman Catholic Church who have opened their sanctuary for use by CTK each Sunday at 11:15 a.m. Once a month, Fr. Earnest St. Johns, a retired priest, has driven north from his home in Grand Rapids to offer the Eucharist. On other Sundays, morning prayer has been led by one of the faithful lay people and often by Rex Benfield, who serves as lay pastor.

Today, Bishop Frederick Fick, MSJ was invited to preach and celebrate at Christ the King. A fellowship dinner followed and a lengthy period of discussion followed. It was an encouraging and wonderful day.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Todd Hunter Interview

Recently, Todd Hunter granted an interview to David Virtue and we link here because we are excited about Bishop Hunter's remarks. We find them refreshing and insightful. We encourage you to read them for yourself.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down

Ash Wednesday. A day in which millions of Christians around the world will attend services of repentance and reconciliation. Hearing those words usually reserved for graveside interment, "Ashes to ashes, dust to dust". Having ashes placed upon one's forehead is odd enough, so why do we do it?

We remember we are but dust, and to dust we shall return. In recognition of our mortality, we begin the season of Lent by facing our deaths, our sins, our failures "head on" so to speak. We remember the mercy of Lord and His desire to forgive those who turn unto Him with hearty repentance and true faith. We are reminded of the song of children, "Ashes, ashes, we all fall down". Indeed. We all fall, we all fail, in what we have done and in what we have left undone.

We call to mind our sins and remember again the forgiveness that comes to us through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, who died on the cross to pay the price we could not pay and to conquer sin, death and the devil. So, as we begin our 40 days of devotion, let us first remember that "we all fall down". Ashes. Ashes.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Kentuck Chapter To Meet

On Saturday, March 5th, the Kentucky Chapter of MSJ will meet in West Liberty, KY, at the site of the Eastern Kentucky Correctional Center. Two MSJ priests, Fr Tim Doubblestein and Fr Todd Boyce serve as full time chaplains at this prison facility.

The focus of this chapter meeting is intentional mission planning. Guests are always welcome and further information and directions are available by contacting Fr Robert Lemmon at frlemmon (at)

Contact Information

11195 S. Grayling Rd.
Roscommon, MI 48653

Telephone: 586-264-6044
msjanglican "at"