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08
Mar 2020

As a church family, our hope is for our lives to be an active prayer for God’s kingdom to come and His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Our goal, as a church family, is for all we do to contribute to fulfilling this hope.  Each week we plan to explore some aspect of our life and ministry in the light of this goal. “On earth as it is in heaven” Through Self-examination and Repentance  The idea of seriously thinking about what we do and say, and......

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01
Mar 2020

“In our globalized, individualistic, and militarized age, one of the most counter-cultural statements the gospel makes is to declare that all who are in Christ are citizens of that joyful realm known as the Kingdom of Heaven, where pride, cruelty, greed, and all things that wreck our fellowship with each other are forever banished, and where the citizens always and fervently and joyfully offer each other ‘the peace of the Lord.’ This is what sanctity (‘sainthood’) is all about – this joyful receiving and greeting and well-wishing among all creatures.  And we,......

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23
Feb 2020
Anglicanism 101 - Six Scriptures About the Sacred office of Priest

“And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds, and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ. . .” (Ephesians 4:11-12) All are given gifts by God, through Jesus Christ, but some are set aside for the offices of Deacon, Priest, and Bishop—to equip the saints for ministry. “Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.” (James 3:1) All are called to proclaim the Gospel, but......

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16
Feb 2020
Anglicanism 101 - The Processional

We are used to community parades, graduation processions, and wedding processions. Not everyone is used to a procession in worship at church. However, even though many modern churches or traditions don’t process anymore, it is an ancient and important Christian practice.  In many Anglican churches, as the worship is starting, the ministers process to the front of the church, following the cross. After worship, they “recess” out. Gathered and Sent Out The idea of the procession is simple. We are gathering for worship from outside, from our daily lives and community. We......

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09
Feb 2020
Anglicanism 101 - Sign of the Cross

What is the sign of the cross? The sign of the cross is an ancient Christian practice of marking the shape of the cross of Christ upon one’s self or upon another person or object. Why make the sign of the cross? Making the sign of the cross is a tangible way to mark ourselves as Christ’s own. It is often accompanied by a prayer, either aloud or in one’s own mind and heart. Usually, the spoken prayer is “in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the......

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03
Feb 2020

As a church family, our hope is for our lives to be an active prayer for God’s kingdom to come and His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Our goal, as a church family, is for all we do to contribute to fulfilling this hope.  Each week we plan to explore some aspect of our life and ministry in the light of this goal. (continued) We are called to: Share Christ and His Kingdom with others. God wants us to be messengers of His love. Part of......

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26
Jan 2020

As a church family, our hope is for our lives to be an active prayer for God’s kingdom to come and His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Our goal, as a church family, is for all we do to contribute to fulfilling this hope.  Each week we plan to explore some aspect of our life and ministry in the light of this goal. (continued) We are called to: Worship Christ together on Sundays and throughout the week. God wants us to be magnifiers of His name.......

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20
Jan 2020

As a church family, our hope is for our lives to be an active prayer for God’s kingdom to come and His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Our goal, as a church family, is for all we do to contribute to fulfilling this hope.  Each week we plan to explore some aspect of our life and ministry in the light of this goal. We are called to: Submit our lives to Christ and become members of His Body, the Church God wants us to be members......

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16
Jan 2020

What could be more precious than diamonds? YOU! “The Lord has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession.” Deuteronomy 14:2 Join us for a bedazzling Women’s Retreat Getaway hosted by Christ Church at The Way Retreat Center in Midland, Texas on February 7-9, 2020. The registration form is located at the Welcome Center.  The registration fee is $150 for the meals, room and board.  Checks are payable to Christ Church with “Women’s Retreat” noted in the memo line.   We will walk in the light of God’s word together, enjoy fabulous food and lift......

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12
Jan 2020

Greetings!  As a church family, our hope is for our lives to be an active prayer for God’s kingdom to come and His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Our goal, as a church family, is for all we do to contribute to fulfilling this hope.  Each week we plan to explore some aspect of our life and ministry in the light of this goal. Our Highest Priority is the Kingdom of God: Matthew 6:33 Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these......

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