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The Church celebrates the Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle on November 30. Traditionally, Andrew is known as “The first called” and was the brother of St. Peter.

Collect for The Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle

Almighty God, who gave such grace to your apostle Andrew that he readily obeyed the call of your Son Jesus Christ, and brought his brother with him: Give us, who are called by your holy Word, grace to follow him without delay, and to bring those near to us into his gracious presence; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Deuteronomy 30:11-14

11 “For this commandment that I command you today is not too hard for you, neither is it far off. 12 It is not in heaven, that you should say, ‘Who will ascend to heaven for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?’ 13 Neither is it beyond the sea, that you should say, ‘Who will go over the sea for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?’ 14 But the word is very near you. It is in your mouth and in your heart, so that you can do it.

Psalm 19:1-6

1 The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky above[a] proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours out speech,
and night to night reveals knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there words,
whose voice is not heard.
Their voice[b] goes out through all the earth,
and their words to the end of the world.
In them he has set a tent for the sun,
    which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber,
and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy.
Its rising is from the end of the heavens,
and its circuit to the end of them,
and there is nothing hidden from its heat.

Romans 10:8–18

But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. 11 For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. 13 For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

14 How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard?[a] And how are they to hear without someone preaching? 15 And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” 16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?” 17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

18 But I ask, have they not heard? Indeed they have, for

“Their voice has gone out to all the earth,
and their words to the ends of the world.”

Matthew 4:18-22

18 While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 19 And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”[a] 20 Immediately they left their nets and followed him. 21 And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them. 22 Immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.

 

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Diocesan Newsletter

Attached is a link to the most recent newsletter of our Diocese of the Central States.  Late Trinity 2017 Issue

 

Dear COH Family –  

Thanksgiving was especially hard for me this year. I woke up Thanksgiving morning feeling pretty down and when I got home from school, there was a card on the table from all of you. It arrived on MY Thanksgiving day (still your Wednesday) – how perfectly timed was that? It was just what I needed… to hear from all of you.Two days later I received your box! You all certainly beat the Christmas rush this year! In spite of my father’s voice in my head reminding me that you can never open a gift before Christmas day, I opened all of it and read the cards (sorry, Dad!). Thank you SO much. I was so touched (especially by the adorable children’s cards). I’ve spent the weekend making tea and enjoying all the chocolates. I’ve even used the mint chips to bake for our Thanksgiving dinner this evening.You all are wonderful and I miss you very much. I appreciate the care and encouragement in spite of the fact that I’m so far away. It means a lot.

Blessings in this wonderful holiday season – 

Elyse

 

 

Attached are the bulletins for services this weekend — The Feast of Christ the King.  Christ the King Saturday Christ the King Sunday

Dr. Kris received her care package from home. Thanks to all who sent things. SO AWESOME!

Attached are the bulletins for the services this weekend — the 24th Sunday after Pentecost.Pentecost 24 Saturday Pentecost 24 Sunday

Just a reminder to all the men of the church — for a great way to get your Saturday started, please join the rest of  the men of our parish for a delicious breakfast and a great time of fellowship and prayer Saturday morning (November 18) at 7:30 a.m.  You’ll be back on your way by 9:00, fed well and refreshed.  Please join us!