The Day of Pentecost
Sermon: "God's Church"
As I see it, there are two consistent ways of looking at things. The first is to say that things operate by chance. The other is that they operate by design. The first seems to say that things just happen, the second that they happen for a reason.
Yet every Sunday I preach to you about a world governed by choice. This whole sermon series has been about the God who chooses to create and recreate. The choice to create man and the choice to recreate man. The choice to create heaven and earth and the choice to recreate heaven and earth.
The theological term for God’s choice is His "counsel" or His "decree." Article 17 of the 39 Articles
uses both words when explaining predestination and election, calling them doctrines of "unspeakable comfort to godly persons."
I've heard exactly one sermon preached on predestination — and that was on the radio in 1990. Come hear the second (and my first time preaching on it) this Sunday.
Sunday, May 23, 2021
Holy Communion, 8 a.m.
Morning Prayer, 9:30 a.m.
Please note: the front door is out of service.
Please enter and exit through the sacristy.
See the public worship guidelines below. You can also live-stream the 9:30 service by clicking here.
Beginning June 6 we will relax the social-distancing and mask requirements for those who are fully-vaccinated.
Congregational singing will resume on July 4.
Sunday, May 30, 9:30 a.m.
Annual Memorial Day Service
(1343 Shunpike at U.S. Route 44)
Please note: there will be no 8 a.m. service
and no church school at the 9:30 service this day.
Sunday, June 20, 11-1 p.m.
Father's Day BBQ and Hymn Sing
N.B. Nancy Vanderlee would welcome recommendations for hymns to be included in the Parish Hymn Sing. Please send titles and tune names to her by May 28 at firstname.lastname@example.org.