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Sunday Morning Worship at 10:00 AM

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Surrendering to the Truth
The Rev. Jeffrey Cerar

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God's Great Project

New church sketch

Building a new home
to reflect God's light in our commuity

Project Information & Vision

How to contribute

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A weekly walk through the
"New" Anglican Catechism

30. How are the Old and New Testaments related to each other?
Answer here
(or come back next week)

29. What is in the New Testament

The New Testament contains the record of Jesus Christ's birth, life, ministry, death, resurrection and ascension, the Church's early ministry, the teaching of the Apostles, and the revelation of Christ’s coming eternal Kingdom.

Mid-Atlantic Messanger
Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic (DOMA)
April 16, 2015

International Update of the
American Anglican Council
April 8, 2015

Weekly Update of the
American Anglican Council
April 10, 2015

Special Events:

April 18 - LOC and FBC women are having a bake sale at Heathsville Farmers Market. Help out or come to buy goodies at the market on Saturday, April 18, between 9:00 AM–1:00 PM. This will be the first Saturday market of the new season. Contribute baked goods to the church kitchen on Friday. Call Melinda Floom for all the details.

Kairos Weekend - cookies are needed soon. Our team of evangelists will head to Buckingham State Prison for the weekend beginning April 24. Cookie "bags" are available in Brinkley Hall, but turnaround time is short: cookies must be returned to Brinkley by April 19. Call Walt TeStrake for more information.

Sunday Bulletin, April 19, 2015

The Beacon Newsletter online - April 2015

Ward and Judy arrive and Mauritius

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Pray for our mission partner
Incarnation Church
A new Anglican Church in Williamsburg

James and Anna Swynford
The Rev. James Swynford
Pastor, Incarnation Church

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If you have a prayer request please use this email link to reach Marie Carstensen, coordinator. Your request will be included on the Light of Christ prayer chain. It is among our greatest blessings that we may approach the throne of God with supplications and thanksgivings.

Birthdays and Anniversaries

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Hate in Holy Week
by Gavin Ashenden

In the Gospels we are told that Satan entered Judas just before he left to denounce Jesus. Whatever bitterness and political frustration he suffered, whatever inadequacy, something extra added its weight to all the human fragility.

We can recognise it most easily as hate, but it is also known as evil. It's something that has been airbrushed out of our public conversations by the commentators, because if it exists, then all our panaceas and all our would-be materialist solutions aren't going to work. Read more…

At the Center

Without a doubt, at the center of the New Testament there stands the Cross, which receives its interpretation from the Resurrection.

The Passion narratives are the first pieces of the Gospels that were composed as a unity. In his preaching at Corinth, Paul initially wants to know nothing but the Cross, which "destroys the wisdom of the wise and wrecks the understanding of those who understand", which "is a scandal to the Jews and foolishness to the gentiles". But "the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men" (I Cor 1:19, 23, 25).

Whoever removes the Cross and its interpretation by the New Testament from the center, in order to replace it, for example, with the social commitment of Jesus to the oppressed as a new center, no longer stands in continuity with the apostolic faith.

–Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905-1988), A Short Primer For Unsettled Laymen