Saturday, August 17, 2013

Hope Anglican Church Redecorating

Hope Anglican Church (Oscoda, MI) has completed an entire redo of the interior of their sanctuary and nave;  painting walls, ceiling and all trim.

The new look is significantly brighter and lighter than it was previously. Fr. Tom and Fr. Jeff want to thank the parishoners of Hope for their patience during this process. It was a difficuly chore having to break down all scaffolds and ladders every Saturday to prepare for Sunday's Holy Eucharist. Now we are back to pews instead of chairs.

Stations of the Cross and all other paraments will be re-hung this week.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Hope Anglican Church/Emmanuel Mission Homeless Shelter

Hope Anglican Church, MSJ and Emmanuel Mission Shelter in Oscoda, Michigan is in the final stages of major capital improvement projects.

While interior redecorating an remodeling of the church continues, work has begun on repaving the property's parking lot and re-engineering of the storm sewer system.

Pictures of the interior will follow soon, but here is a look at the first stage of the re-paving effort.

God provides!!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

A Look Back At Hope Anglican Oscoda


The work began during the hot and humid days of summer, with a promise, a desire to conduct the first worship service in the Old Church on Christmas Eve at Christ's Mass.   With only 10 days to go, the promise is being kept.  Invitations have been sent out.  Descendants of members from long ago have been invited to share in a community celebration of Jesus birth.  The altar, absent from its place for almost a decade, has been returned, as well as the octagonal pulpit and communion rail.  O Come All Ye Faithful, Joyful And Triumphant.  Hope Anglican Church, the oldest church building in the county, is open again.

Built by immigrants during the lumbering days of the 1880, The Swedish Lutheran Church survived the great fire, the only church and one of only a handful of structures in town to do so.  Closed as an active Lutheran parish over 6 years ago, the old church was re-born as the home of the Emmanuel Mission Church, which took the name Hope Anglican Church to honor the building's history and to honor the faithful people of God of long ago.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

MSJ Fall 2013 Gathering

The Missionary Society of Saint John will gather for its 2013 meeting October 17-19, 2013 in Liberty, KY. The hosts for our gathering will be Fr. Bob Lemmon and the fine folks of Christ the King Anglican Church.

As so aptly stated by MSJ Father General, Bishop Fred Fick: 

"Our hearts turn toward these days of worship, prayer, eucharist and celebrating the goodness of brotherhood for lo, these many years. We long for the special fellowship, the giving of thanks for faithful brothers who have given a life time of service and the honesty of discussion that comes from trusted friends and fellow pilgrims. 

We look forward to warm days and crisp nights in the autumn hills of South Central Kentucky. The time approaches. I cannot wait to be together again."

Contact Information

11195 S. Grayling Rd.
Roscommon, MI 48653

Telephone: 586-264-6044
msjanglican "at"