Thursday, December 22, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
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The Sunday School of St John the Apostle Anglican Church presented their Christmas program this morning at the 10 am eucharist. This writer found the script to be one of the most imaginative he has seen in many years. The students did a magnificent job in presenting the story, "Sleepover At The Stable". Contemporary Drama Service
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Long before marketing created Santa Claus, there really was a St. Nicholas. The church celebrates his feast day on December 6th.
To his beloved memory.
The photos above come from Miss Jan's (the bishop's wife) collection of St Nicholas figures.
To read more about the real St. Nicholas.
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Fr. Thomas Anderson along with Karen Rademacher, President,
and Dot Bissell, VP/Sec of Hope Ev. Lutheran Church
Fr Thomas Anderson, vicar of Hope Anglican, Oscoda, MI rejoices to announce that the parish has received title to the historic church building originally built as the home of Hope Swedish Lutheran church. Hope Anglican extends it's thanks to Hope Lutheran for making this purchase possible and all their generosity. Fr Tom also expresses his thankfulness to all who have donated of their time and treasure to make this day a reality.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
"It might be easy to run away to a monastery, away from the commercialization, the hectic hustle, the demanding family responsibilities of Christmas-time. Then we would have a holy Christmas. But we would forget the lesson of the Incarnation, of the enfleshing of God—the lesson that we who are followers of Jesus do not run from the secular; rather we try to transform it. It is our mission to make holy the secular aspects of Christmas just as the early Christians baptized the Christmas tree. And we do this by being holy people—kind, patient, generous, loving, laughing people—no matter how maddening is the Christmas rush…" (Fr. Andrew Greeley)
Note: While appreciating Fr Andrew Greeley as either a sociologist or as a spokesman for the catholic faith is not always as easy task, this quote does speak to our times. Ed.