Weekly Dispatch, September 2nd, 2020
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A Message from Fr. Bryan

Dear Friends in Christ,

As my head continues to clear after shoulder surgery, I am extremely grateful for your patience and faithfulness through these strange times. The world around us can seem a little crazy these days, and this makes our time together all the more important. What we do together is basic; we read God's Word, consider it's implications, and respond to that Word by communing together at the Lord's Table, saying yes to His grace and mercy. It's simple, but it is truly sufficient to get us through.

I want to let you all know that we've been thinking a lot about all of our children and how we might care for them moving forward. We want to be a church, which "guards the good treasure" and passes it along to our children through sound catechetical ministry. If you need evidence that such a ministry is sorely needed in our churches, have a look at this very recent study.

Do you know that we have nearly twenty children in our little church when we are all together on Sundays? These children are a top priority, so please know that we are going to spend some time at our next Mission Council Meeting talking about children's catechesis and family ministry moving forward. I will keep you posted on that conversation.

Speaking of family ministry, I will continue my sermon series this Sunday by focusing on the following prayer, which is found in the "Rite of Holy Matrimony" in our Book of Common Prayer.

Most gracious God, we give you thanks for your tender love in sending Jesus Christ to come among us, to be born of a human mother, and to make the way of the Cross to be the way of life. We thank you, also, for consecrating the union of man and woman in his Name. By the power of your Holy Spirit, pour out the abundance of your blessing upon this man and this woman. Defend them from every enemy. Lead them into all peace. Let their love for each other be a seal upon their hearts, a mantle about their shoulders, and a crown upon their foreheads. Bless them in their work and in their companionship; in their sleeping and in their waking; in their joys and in their sorrows; in their life and in their death. In your mercy, bring them to your heavenly banquet where your saints feast for ever at the great marriage supper of the Lamb; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

I look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

Grace & Peace,

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