Morning & Evening
Daily Readings by Charles H. Spurgeon
“Look unto Jesus.” Hebrews 12:2
It is ever the Holy Spirit's work to turn our eyes away from self to Jesus; but Satan's work is just the opposite of this, for he is constantly trying to make us regard ourselves instead of Christ. He insinuates, “Your sins are too great for pardon; you have no faith; you do not repent enough; you will never be able to continue to the end; you have not the joy of His children; you have such a wavering hold of Jesus.” All these are thoughts about self, and we shall never find comfort or assurance by looking within. But the Holy Spirit turns our eyes entirely away from self: He tells us that we are nothing, but that “Christ is all in all.”
Remember, therefore, it is not thy hold of Christ that saves thee- it is Christ; it is not thy joy in Christ that saves thee; it is Christ; it is not even faith in Christ, through that be the instrument; it is Christ's blood and merits; therefore, look not so much to thy hand which thou art grasping Christ, as to Christ; look not to thy hope; look not to thy faith, but to Jesus, the author and finisher of thy faith. We shall never find happiness by looking at our prayers, our doings or our feelings; it is what Jesus is, not what we are, that gives rest to the soul. If we would at once overcome Satan and have peace with God, it must be by “looking unto Jesus.” Keep thine eye simply on Him; let His death, His sufferings, His merits, His glories, His intercession, be fresh upon thy mind; when thou wakest in the morning look to Him; when thou liest down at night look to Him. Oh! Let not thy hopes or fears come between thee and Jesus; follow hard after Him, and He will never fail thee.
The Rt. Rev. Samuel Eze was with us on Sunday, July 13, 2014, and preached in the 10:30 Service of Holy Communion. Bishop Eze is the Bishop Ordinary of the Diocese of Ukwa in Nigeria .
St. Andrew's Preschool had their “ Going Out of Business Sale ” August 13-16, 2014. The preschool was in operation for 17 ½ years, ministering to the children and families of the parish and the community. During those years Judy Ashmore served as Director, Patty Levi as Asst. Director, and Janet Novak as Aide. Over the years there were many others who taught or helped in various ways. To all of them we give our hearty thanks. They have truly laid up treasure in heaven for all the spiritual guidance they gave to children here on earth.
Sept. 14, 2014
Sunday School resumes
Picnic following church
The choir will resume singing in Holy Communion on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. Choir practices are Fridays at 9:00 a.m.
Youth Meeting Sunday, Sept. 14 th , after the picnic
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014
9 a.m. – noon
Sign up sheet is on the bulletin board in the narthex.
A special Parish Meeting will take place following worship on October 19: Presentation of the parish budget for 2015.
Missionaries of the Month: Matt & Sara Colvin
The Rt. Rev. George Fincke will be with us on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014.
Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014 in conjunction with Bishope Fincke's visit… There will be a pot luck lunch in the Parish Hall.
E-mail Addresses Needed
To cut down on printing and mailing costs, we are going to begin sending the Parish Register out via e-mail. If you would be willing to receive the Parish Register electronically, please send your email address to Rev. Levi at firstname.lastname@example.org
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