THE RECTOR'S MESSAGE Thursday, 30 July 2020

Included in today's update: A Message from Father Keith, Will They Come Back?, New Vestry Members, Property Upgrades, Forward Day By Day, Food Assistance, Recipes Needed, Various Reminders and a Prayer & Psalm for the Week ​ FROM THE RECTOR Thursday, 30 July 2020 Dear Friends: I continue to be dismayed at the televised images of people who refuse to wear a mask or practice social distancing. How, I wonder, did we get to the point where the sensible request to wear a face covering became a declaration of a political affiliation or a statement regarding personal liberty? Other countries do not have this problem and their infection counts and death tallies show the wisdom of their compliance.

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, 26 JULY 2020

Click above for the Service Video For Music Click here To read today's Sermon Click here LITURGY FOR WORSHIP EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST OPENING PROCLAMATION The grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you. Alleluia! And also with you. Alleluia! Alleluia! COLLECT FOR THE DAY (Proper 12) O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that, with you as our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we lose not the things eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and

PREPARING FOR SUNDAY WORSHIP Saturday, 25 July 2020 Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

Included in today's update: A Message from Father Keith, the Liturgy for Tomorrow's Worship, and Birthdays in the Week Ahead FROM THE RECTOR Saturday, 25 July 2020 Dear Friends: Please forgive the brevity of this week's email message. As I write this, it is only Tuesday afternoon, and it already seems to be an overly long week. This morning I led and preached the funeral for a young girl, just four years old, who died a violent death at the hands of her mother, who then took her own life. How, I wonder, does one get to this place in their head, even in the midst of a most bitter custody battle? How does one's mind and thoughts come to think this is the best thing to do, the best outcome, th

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, 19 JULY 2020

Click above for the Service Video For Music Click here To read today's Sermon Click here LITURGY FOR WORSHIP SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST OPENING PROCLAMATION The grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you. Alleluia! And also with you. Alleluia! Alleluia! COLLECT FOR THE DAY (Proper 11) Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask; through the worthiness of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Hol

PREPARING FOR SUNDAY WORSHIP Saturday, 18 July 2020 Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Included in today's update: A Message from Father Keith, the Liturgy for Tomorrow's Worship, Some Sad News, Birthdays in the Week Ahead, and other updates and reminders... FROM THE RECTOR Saturday,18 July 2020 Dear Friends: "In the midst of life, we are in death" These words from the Prayer Book have been on my mind over the past few days . . . I woke on Thursday morning to the news of John Long's sudden and very unexpected death in the night, following a surgical procedure a week before. This news was accompanied by another phone message from a life-long friend back in Indiana letting me know that his son had died, also suddenly and unanticipated. Then, mid-morning, a distraught family ar

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, 12 JULY 2020

Click above for the Service Video For Music Click here To read today's Sermon Click here LITURGY FOR WORSHIP SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST OPENING PROCLAMATION The grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you. Alleluia! And also with you. Alleluia! Alleluia! COLLECT FOR THE DAY (Proper 10) O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. COLLECT FOR CHURCH OF THE MESSI

THE RECTOR'S MESSAGE SATURDAY, 11 JULY 2020

Included in today's update: A Message from Father Keith, the Liturgy for Tomorrow's Worship, and other updates and reminders... FROM THE RECTOR Saturday, 11 July 2020 Dear Friends: In the name of our Savior Jesus Christ, and our God who wants only health and wholeness for his children, I send you blessings, peace and grace in these uncertain, confusing and anxious times. - Keith LITURGY FOR TOMORROW'S WORSHIP SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST OPENING PROCLAMATION The grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you. Alleluia! And also with you. Alleluia! Alleluia! COLLECT FOR THE DAY (Proper 10) O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your peopl

URGENT! RECTOR'S MESSAGE Thursday, 9 July 2020

URGENT MESSAGE from Father Keith FROM THE RECTOR Thursday, 9 July 2020 Dear Friends: REOPENING FOR IN-PERSON WORSHIP DELAYED First of all: I hope all of you and your families are staying safe and healthy, and managing to navigate these strange and uncharted waters with some degree of sanity. And now, the primary reason behind this urgent email message . . . I need to notify you of a change in plans: As stated in our reopening plan submitted and approved earlier by the vestry and the Bishop, Church of the Messiah was scheduled to resume in-person services this coming Sunday, July 12th. For a variety of reasons, but mostly in response to a gnawing gut feeling (and several sleepless nights!) on

THE RECTOR'S MESSAGE Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Included in today's update: A Message from Father Keith, Make Your Reservations for Sunday or Wednesday Services Starting Tomorrow, and Church Cleaning & Sanitizing Teams FROM THE RECTOR Tuesday, 7 July 2020 Dear Friends: Just a reminder that tomorrow (Wednesday) and Thursday, between the hours of 11:00am and 1:00pm, reservations for next week's worship services (July 12 and 15) can be made by calling the church office: 215-699-9204. In the name of our Savior Jesus Christ, and our God who wants only health and wholeness for his children, I send you blessings, peace and grace in these uncertain, confusing and anxious times. - Keith DUE TO ATTENDANCE RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE, RESERVATIONS ARE RE

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost 5 JULY 2020

Click above for the Service Video For Music Click here To read today's Sermon Click here LITURGY FOR WORSHIP FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST OPENING PROCLAMATION The grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you. Alleluia! And also with you. Alleluia! Alleluia! COLLECT FOR THE DAY (Proper 9A) O God, you have taught us to keep your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to you with our whole heart, and united to one another with pure affection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen. COLLECT FOR INDEPEN

THE RECTOR'S MESSAGE SATURDAY, 4 JULY 2020

Included in today's update: A Message from Father Keith, Resuming In-Person Worship Details, the Liturgy for Tomorrow's Worship, and other reminders... FROM THE RECTOR Saturday, 4 July 2020 Dear Friends: First of all: Happy Independence Day! While this year's festivities may be a bit more subdued than in some years previous, I still hope you find ways to enjoy the long weekend. And remember: Next Sunday, July 12th, we resume in-person worship services! . . . with a few restrictions and requirements that are necessary to ensure the safety of all who wish to begin attending worship services once again. NEW SERVICE SCHEDULE SUNDAYS - 9:30 am - Church and Parish Hall WEDNESDAYS - 11:00 am - Ch

Rocky Railway VBS Day 5

Hi Travelers and welcome to our last day of Rocky Railway!! I have so missed seeing everyone's faces this week, but I hope you had fun at home with your families! As you continue on with your summer vacation, I hope your heart will stay full of the Bible truths you have learned this week.

Rocky Railway VBS Day 4

Welcome to Day 4 of Rocky Railway!! I can't believe the week is almost over! Let's learn some serious Bible truths today!

THE RECTOR'S MESSAGE Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Included in today's update: A Message from Father Keith, 2nd half of 2020, VBS Online, Church Cleaning & Sanitizing, Property Upgrades, Belfry Update, Food Assistance, Recipes Needed, Worship Service Reminders and a Prayer & Psalm for the Week FROM THE RECTOR Wednesday, 1 July 2020 Dear Friends: How very different this year's Independence Day celebrations will be! With all the restrictions and prohibitions in place because of the COVID pandemic and the recent spikes in infections and deaths in many places, this holiday that evokes thoughts of picnics, pool parties, parades, mass concerts and fireworks will have a quite different reality this year. And perhaps that is as it should be this ye

Rocky Railway VBS Day 3

Welcome to day 3 of Rocky Railway VBS!! I hope you've been having a blast! Get ready for another great day!! Click on the videos below to make your way through today's program.

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