Third Sunday in Lent homily and more

From Deacon Ron Reno:

Blessings all around. Father Andrew and his lovely wife Anneliese were here for the Third Sunday in Lent. It is always great for them to be with us. It is a blessing for us that he drives 8 hours to feed God’s children. We always pray for traveling mercies for them.

Father, you mean so much to this mission church. We were also blessed to have David and Julie here. They have moved to Michigan to be closer to his aging parents but will remain members of our small group. We have so many God loving people in this mission church.

Nick, Lynda, Julia and Julie had beautiful Godly music for this Mass. They sang an offertory anthem “Virgo virginium preclaire from Sabet Mater” by Rheinberger in Latin. They always surprise me with their God given talents. Please click on the attached bulletin to see what music was offered for Father Andrews. Father had some input on choices of the music.

WE beseech thee, Almighty God, look upon the hearty desires of thy humble servants, and stretch forth the right hand of thy Majesty, to be our defense against all our enemies; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen “Collect for the third Sunday in Lent”

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hates nothing that thou hast made, and dost forgive the sins of all those who are penitent; Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness; may obtain of thee, the God of mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. This collect is be said all through the Lenten season from Ash Wednesday until Palm Sunday.

Continue to pray for Bishop Ashman. He is getting better and praying helps. Our Bishops and Priests need our prayers because the devil is relentless in working against them. The devil is not omnipresent like God; but when we pray, we counter with the spiritual goodness that the devil cannot defeat. God bless, Deacon


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