Gold Frankincense Myrrh "They were overjoyed at seeing the star, and on entering the house they saw the child with Mary his mother. They prostrated themselves and did him homage. Then they opened their treasures and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Matthew 2:10-11 (NAB)
St. Joseph's Day "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home. For it is through the Holy Spirit that this child has been conceived in her. She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins." Matthew 1:20-21 (NRSV) Bless You
Best Wishes to You on All Saints' Day "Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us, and persevere in running the race that lies before us..." Hebrews 12:1 (NAB)
A Birthday wish for you. May angels surround you on your birthday. May joy find its way to your doorstep. May sunbeams dance their way into your thoughts. May happiness fill your heart to overflowing. May every day of the year ahead bring you something to be thankful for - the way I'm thankful for you. Happy Birthday.
Rejoice! "Jesus said to them, I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty." John 6:35 (NRSV) Lord Jesus, bless all those who are receiving you in Holy Communion for the first time, May they, and all who receive your Body, come to know God's love. Amen Congratulations and Blessings
All Souls' Day - November 2 "I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever, and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world." John 6:51 (NAB) Wishing you peace on All Souls' Day
December 8 - The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception "And the angel came in unto her, and said, 'Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.'" Luke 1:28 (KJV)
May the Grace of God Be With You Today and Always "Then Jesus, when He had been baptized, came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, 'This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.'" Matthew 3:16-17 (NKJV)
Think of each candle on your birthday cake as a symbol of something good God created in you A candle for Joy Faith Kindness Hope And the brightest candle of all The love of God that shines in your heart. Happy Birthday
Listen closely to the winds and hear the gentle whisper of an angel's wings in flight. Look far into the sky and see the shimmering stardust left behind. Close your eyes, clear your thoughts, and feel the love of your very own, very real, guardian angel. Thinking of You
A Little Easter Prayer May you have a little sunlight to guide you on your way. May you discover, little by little, happiness that's here to stay. May you grow a little stronger and a little wiser with each dawn. May you have a little time to believe in dreams to dream upon... May all the joy your heart desires find its way to you. And may the blessings that brighten up your days keep on shining through! - Carey Martin Happy Easter
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. - St. Francis of Assisi May this prayer bring you peace
May God Bless Your Child on this Sacred Day "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age." Matthew 28:19-20 (NRSV)
"And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him." Matthew 3:16 (KJV)
"Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever." Amen. - Matthew 6:9-13 (KJV) Let Us Pray!
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 (KJV) During Christian Unity Week spread joy, peace and unity to loved ones and the world. God bless us one and all.
The Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul - June 29 "And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it." Matthew 16:18 (NAB) May God bless you with strength and courage
OCTOBER IS CLERGY APPRECIATION MONTH In an ever-changing world, it's a blessing to have someone like you - who preaches the Word, loves the Lord, and makes this church a special place to be. God Bless You and All You Do