Posted by: celticanglican | November 13, 2018

Prayers for Fr. David, Ryan & Their Families

Christ, in your mercy, hear our prayers for:

Ryan, a childhood leukemia and heart transplant survivor, seriously injured in a car accident, for his mom Janie and the rest of their family

Fr. David and his family, as they mourn the loss of David’s father John, please pray for the repose of John’s soul and comfort for their family.

Almighty and eternal God, ruler of all things in heaven and earth: Mercifully accept the prayers of your people, and strengthen us to do your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

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Posted by: celticanglican | November 12, 2018

The Widow and Her Mite: Exemplar or Victim?

Well-done, Bishop!

That We All May Be One

Sort of wish I hadn’t agreed to preside at the Eucharist today for Elizabeth – especially after I took a look at the Gospel where Jesus tells us to: “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk about in long robes, and to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, and to have the best seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets!” (Mark 12)

Now, I think Jesus was talking about an attitude of mind and heart more than he was about ecclesiastical haberdashery, but you get the point. In a liturgical church like ours, we have to always keep in mind that “uniforms” like vestments and clerical collars are about designating functions and roles – NOT about spiritual superiority or oppressive hierarchy. But we must always be vigilant to assure that one does not turn into the other — Because they certainly have throughout much of…

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Posted by: celticanglican | November 11, 2018

Pray for Jill’s Grandchildren and Vickie’s Nephew

Christ, in your mercy, hear our prayers for:

Jill, whose two grandchildren each have a father in prison. Pray for comfort, support and wisdom for their mothers during this time.

Vickie’s sister’s son, in prison. While incarcerated, the life of his daughter (Vickie’s granddaughter) was taken. Vickie is praying for the right words to comfort the family and help encourage them to let Jesus help them learn to forgive.

O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again with power and great glory, we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

Posted by: celticanglican | November 11, 2018

Pray for Judy’s Healing

Christ, in your mercy, hear our prayers for:

Judy’s healing from an infection following a knee replacement

Heavenly Father, giver of life and health: Comfort and relieve your sick servant Judy, and give your power of healing to those who minister to her needs, that she may be strengthened in her weakness and have confidence in your loving care; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Posted by: celticanglican | November 10, 2018

Please Pray for the Healing of Scott’s Mom

Scott’s mom recently underwent surgery and doctors are now awaiting lab results to determine what type of infection she has had. Prayers for a good recovery are much appreciated.

Posted by: celticanglican | November 8, 2018

Thanksgivings and Continued Prayers for Teresa & Family

Teresa’s daughter Meyana received her acceptance letter from college, let’s join her in giving thanks. Prayers are also requested for provision and favor for scholarships, as Teresa’s still coping with paying several medical bills.

Lord, hear the prayers of thy people; and what we have asked faithfully, grant that we may obtain effectually, to the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Almighty and everlasting God, we thank you for your servant Wilibrord, whom you called to preach the Gospel to the people of Fresia. Raise up in this and every land evangelists and heralds of your kingdom, that your Church may proclaim the unsearchable riches of our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

Posted by: celticanglican | November 6, 2018

Please Pray for Jamie’s Recovery

Prayer is requested for Harriet’s son – in law Jamie as he is to be operated on this
Tuesday morning in a Philadelphia hospital for cancer.We would pray the LORD
reach out and cover Jamie with HIS blood,allowing all to go well with his operation.
Giving him a speedy recover so he may return to his loving family. This we pray
while doing so in the name of JESUS………..Amen and Amen…….!!!!
Replies (they go to Rod, a family friend)
Posted by: celticanglican | November 4, 2018

Pray for These Inmates and Their Families

Christ, in your mercy, hear our prayers for:

Evan, who has had a rough life and lost several close father figures. Pray also for his son, Tyrone, being raised by his grandma, Brenda. May God provide her with wisdom and provision to raise Tyrone.

William, who recently got off “death row” and is now serving a life sentence. He missed the deadline for Angel Tree; please pray that he is able to maintain a relationship with his 12-year-old daughter, Kyla, as she grows up.

Lord Jesus, for our sake you were condemned as a criminal: Visit our jails and prisons with your pity and judgment. Remember all prisoners, and bring the guilty to repentance and amendment of life according to your will, and give them hope for their future. When any are held unjustly, bring them release; forgive us, and teach us to improve our justice.
Remember those who work in these institutions; keep them humane and compassionate; and save them from becoming brutal or callous. And since what we do for those in prison, O Lord, we do for you, constrain us to improve their lot. All this we ask for your mercy’s sake. Amen.

Posted by: celticanglican | November 2, 2018

Pray for David’s Healing

Please be in prayer for Edna Gray’s husband (David) who is being transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

In His Service,
The FBCS Ministry Team

Posted by: celticanglican | October 22, 2018

A Vote That Matters – A Sermon On Mark 10:35-45

I don’t share very much politically-oriented content here, but this is a post a friend recommended that I think offers some good food for thought. 🙂

Interrupting the Silence

Proper 24B – Mark 10:35-45

Sermon, Proper 24B, Mark 10:35-45, Politics, Voting, Prayer of St. Francis, Elections Icon of the Pantocrator, St. Catherine’s Monastery, 6th century: Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons

We are sixteen days from the midterm elections and one day from the start of early voting. Ads are running, rhetoric is raging, and lines are being drawn. And here’s what I wonder. What if Jesus’ name was on the ballot? Would you and I vote for him? 

I want to believe we would. I hope we would. But let’s not forget, this is the candidate who says that we should love God with all our heart, with all our soul, with all our strength, and with all our mind. This is the candidate who says we should love our neighbor as ourselves. This is the candidate who says we should love our enemies. This is the candidate who says we should do good even to those who do not do…

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