Trinity 12 homily and more

From Deacon Ron Reno:

Father Andrews and his lovely wife Anneliese came from Fort Collins, Colorado this last Saturday for a visit. We were blessed with having the Holy Eucharist; thank you Father for your leadership and love for us. God’s children also gathered after church in festive brunch. It was a blessing to do the Gloria as a Scottish Chant and the closing hymn “Holy Father, Great Creator” was a nice “old school traditional” touch. This mission church is blessed to having such a wonderful choir and God loving people doing God’s work on this earth.

“Almighty and everlasting God, who art always more ready to hear than we pray, and art wont to give more than either we desire or deserve: Pour down upon us the abundance of thy mercy; forgiving us of those those things whereof our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things which we are not worthy to ask, but through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, thy Son, our Lord, Amen.”

Attached is a homily from 2022 for Trinity 12 and a Pastoral Letter from The Most Reverend Blair William Schultz, Archbishop of the Anglican Province of Christ the King. God bless, Deacon

Father Andrews and more

From Deacon Ron Reno:

Good afternoon! It is blazing hot 100 degrees (feels like 112) in Omaha today and I pray you are inside with working air-conditioning. Father Andrews and Anneliese are planning to be here Saturday. Pray for traveling mercies for them.

From the “The Imitation Christ” by Thomas A. Kempis 1418 AD:

“Enlighten me, Blessed Jesus, with the brightness of Thy inner light, and cast out forth all darkness from the habitation of my heart. Restrain my many wandering thoughts, and carry away the temptations which strive to do me hurt. Fight thou mightily for me, and drive forth the evil beasts that peace may be within Thy walls and plenteousness of praise within Thy palaces, even in my pre conscience. Command Thou the winds, and the storms, say unto the sea, ‘Be still,’ say unto the stormy wind, ‘Hold thy peace,’ so shall there be a great calm.”  God bless, Deacon

Good News and more

From Deacon Ron Reno:

Good news! Vestry members Lynda Wiiliams, David Sopscak, and I met with the new College of Saint Mary President Heather Smith this morning. We had a very cordial meeting, discussed many things, and found that CSM and Heather are very glad we are there with this mission church. We have common goals and the of love of God doing His work on this earth. We have been approved to continue use of this wonderful chapel for as long as we need.

Father Andrews and Anneliese are hopeful to be here August 26th. We have been blessed to have Father as Priest in charge. Pray for traveling mercies for them. God bless, Deacon



Trinity 9 homily and more

From Deacon Ron Reno:

Good afternoon. We had a lovely Deacon’s Liturgy along with beautiful music last weekend. We have been having many visitors so I thought it would be a good time to talk about “What We Believe.”  Our doctrine is Catholic Doctrine with an Elizabethan twist. We do not try to reinterpret what the bible professes.

“We profess the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Faith professed by the whole Church before the disunion of East and West; more particularly, as professed by the Church of England, as it stands distinguished from all [medieval] and Puritan innovations, and as it adheres to the Doctrine of the Cross.”
Thomas Ken, Bishop of Bath and Wells, England (1637-1711)

We meet with the new CSM President, Heather Smith this Thursday,  August 17, at 11:00 am. Pray to have another year of the use of this wonderful chapel. May God bless, Deacon

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Trinity 8 homily and more

“Top of the day!” as the Irish would say upon greeting and my response would be “and the rest of the day to you.”  Best wishes to you as we start the month of August for many who have children going back to school and those who prepare to teach those children. May God give us His guidance.

We were blessed to have a full Mass on the 22nd thanks to Father Andrews coming. We were blessed to have his lovely wife Anneliese also. The Friday before, Nick spearheaded a gathering at his house and it was a spiritual and fun time. Nick even played his ancient pump organ. We are so blessed to have Father Andrews, Nick and a whole family of God lovers in our midst.

We had a lovely sung morning prayer service with the Presanctified Gifts last Saturday. The choral postlude “Fanfare and Air” by Henry Purcell from the 1680”s was very special. This Saturday will include a chanted Litany with sung responses, along with Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts. May God continue to bless this mission church.

For you star gazers, we had a Supermoon last night and we will have a rare blue Supermoon August 30th. It will be the the biggest and brightest Supermoon of 2023. We are blessed to experience God’s creation.