I came that they may have Life

Jesus said, “Very truly, I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep.” In this part of the world, we know about cattle. I read about the recent dedication of a monument to Capt. John T. Lytle, who is recognized as the first to drive a herd of 3500 Longhorn cattle from South Texas to Fort Robinson, Nebraska, in 1874, blazing what is now known as the Great Western

He had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread

Laurie and I travel so much that our theme song is “On the Road Again,” by Willie Nelson. Every time we load up and head for Grapevine, one of us starts singing it. We decided we needed something a little bigger for hauling so much stuff back and forth, so we bought an older Ford Expedition. When I was checking out the radio, I noticed that it had a jukebox

The Ministry of Reconciliation

This Sunday has a few names in our tradition. Our Sunday Lectionary calls it the Second Sunday of Easter. That’s because last Sunday was technically the First Sunday of Easter, or Eastertide, meaning the time or season of Easter. But that has been only since 1970. Before that it was called the First Sunday after Easter. Some people call this Low Sunday, because the attendance is typically lower than last

The Magic of Easter

Alleluia! Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia! Tonight we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ from death and grave to eternal life. But, for many people, Easter means so much more. As I was watching television earlier today, I saw an ad for a Golden Easter Bunny made of chocolate. The tag line was something about the Magic of Easter. It occurs to me that

Palm Sunday

Today is Palm Sunday, but you will notice in your bulletin it has two names. “The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday” This because there are two distinct parts to our celebration today. The first being a commemoration of the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem.

Lent 5

“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” From St. Paul’s letter to the Romans. St. Paul’s letter to the Romans is considered one of the greatest books in the Bible. Martin Luther described it as “the chief book in the New Testament and the purest gospel.” John Knox, a modern American professor, says that it is

Lent 4

“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” from St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. St. Paul’s letter that we heard today begins with this simple guidance for the Christian life. Be imitators of God, as beloved children. I’m sure you have heard the phrase, “Children learn what they

Lent 3

“Since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand;” from the letter of St. Paul to the Romans. Last week, I touched on the concept of faith and belief. The Greek word translated to belief is pisteuō, which is also translated to the word faith. This is more than a

Lent 2

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life,” from the Gospel according to St. John. These words from the Gospel according to St. John are among the most well known in the Bible. They are filled with hope and love, and reassurance that God loves us, and wants us to live eternally; however, these

Feast and Fasting

“After Jesus was baptized, he was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.” From the Gospel according to St. Matthew. On Wednesday, we began annual Lenten fast in which we participate in the 40 days journey in the wilderness with Jesus. I did not say that we will commemorate this event. Rather, we are called to participate in it. In most modern Protestant

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WORSHIP

SUNDAY
– Christian Education 9:30AM
– Holy Eucharist 10:30AM

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
– Bible Study 6:00PM

Upcoming Events

  • August 10, 2022
    • Wednesday Life GroupWednesday Life GroupTime: 6:00 pm
      We meet each week at 6:00 pm for a meal and study. During the summer we are watching various Christian-based movies followed by discussion.
  • August 14, 2022
    • Christian EducationChristian EducationTime: 9:30 am - 10:15 am
      Join us as Fr. Munson leads us through the Discover the Bible Study.
    • Holy MassHoly MassTime: 10:30 am
      St. John is located in the small town of Burkburnett, just north of Wichita Falls. We worship in the Anglican tradition and use the 2019 Book of Common Prayer. We would love for you to visit us on a Sunday morning. Come as you are, worship with us, and grow with us in the knowledge of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • August 17, 2022
    • Wednesday Life GroupWednesday Life GroupTime: 6:00 pm
      We meet each week at 6:00 pm for a meal and study. During the summer we are watching various Christian-based movies followed by discussion.
  • August 20, 2022
    • Inaugural Service of Launching The Mothers’ Union MinistryInaugural Service of Launching The Mothers’ Union MinistryTime: 10:00 am
      On behalf of The Rt. Rev. Ryan Reed, Bishop of the Episcopal (Anglican) Diocese of Fort Worth, and the Committee for the Strategic Plan of the Diocese, you are invited to the Inaugural Service of Launching The Mothers’ Union as a ministry within our Diocese.
      The Inauguration will take place at St. Vincent’s Cathedral on Saturday, August 20, 2022, beginning at 10:00 a.m. with Eucharist (Votive of Saint Mary, Patron Saint to the Mothers’ Union).
      Bishop Reed will preside and Bishop Lawrence Dena (Retired Diocesan of the Diocese of Malindi, Kenya) will preach.
      Afterwards, there will be a Reception in the Parish Hall where more details about Mothers’ Union will be shared by those who have been part of Mothers’ Union elsewhere.
      Started in England in the late 1800s, Mothers’ Union is an international Women- led ministry of the Anglican Church. It is vibrantly active in other parts of the Anglican Communion. For some reason, Mothers’ Union never took root in the United States, but has been visibly active in other parts of the world: the United Kingdom and other European countries, Africa, the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, and parts of Latin America.
      ALL ARE INVITED
      For More Information About Mother’s Union:
      https://www.mothersunion.org or https://mothersunion-usa.org
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      1300 Forest Ridge Drive
      Bedford, TX 76022
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