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The Last shall be First, and First shall be Last

Matthew 21:28-32 Last Sunday we heard a parable from our Lord about the landowner and his workers. Remember the last line? “So the last will be first, and the first will be last.” Today we heard a parable about a man who had two sons. Which son did the will of his father? Those who were listening to him said, “The first.” Then Jesus lets them have it! He says,

Message from Bishop Reed

We now have cases of COVID-19 among our congregations. At Camp Crucis, staff exposure to the virus forced a tough decision this week to cancel all Summer Camp sessions for 2020. Around Texas, the number of cases and hospitalized patients has been climbing statewide for several weeks, and the Governor says next week will be worse; his executive order requires face coverings to be worn in public anywhere in the

4th Sunday After Pentecost

“The haughtiness of man shall be humbled, and the pride of men shall be brought low!” In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. We normally like to talk about the new life that our Christianity brings us, which is good and true. As has recently crashed into our reality we have been painfully made aware of the presence of death. We always

3rd Sunday After Pentecost

There will be those people who say to God, “Thy will be done,” and there will be those people to whom God says, “Thy will be done.” In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Just as one man’s trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one man’s act of righteousness leads to acquittal and life for all men. Here in this

2nd Sunday After Pentecost

“While we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.” Romans 5:6 In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. I am grateful I live in Burkburnett. I like small town living much better than living in Grapevine, in the middle of a huge number of people. People seem to get along fine here. Of course some of

Fourth Sunday of Easter

“I am the door; If anyone enters by me he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.” In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. It is so good to still be here with you on this 4th Sunday of Easter. Our struggle, and ordeal with public health, and this virus goes on. We are all still here,

Second Sunday of Easter

It is so good to be here with you all, in these most bizarre times. As Orthodox Christians we have real and profound reason to be hopeful, even in the face of horrific tragedy. We have lost many loved ones, and may lose a good many more. Our faith is not some “pie in the sky when you die by and by”, no it is far more interesting than that.

Maundy Thursday

Tonight we celebrate the events of the Last Supper in the upper room, where Christ gave his disciples instructions to be carried out in his name. The name Maundy came from the Latin word Maundatum, meaning commandment. The commandment we focus on today is the one Christ gave, “do this in remembrance of me.” St. Justin Martyr, who was born in about 100 AD, was one of the first Apologists

Temptation in the Wilderness

“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 our annual Lenten season of prayer and fasting 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

The Law of Moses

The Gospel reading this week is about Jesus teaching about the Law of Moses. The Pharisees were very strict about the Law, and they wanted everyone else to follow it, too. But Jesus saw something in the Pharisees that they couldn’t see. The Law that they loved so much had become more about legalism, and less about God’s purpose for his people. The Pharisees put the Law above our Lord

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      Join us as we delve into C. S. Lewis' Screwtape Letters. Nowhere is Lewis’ wisdom regarding our ongoing struggle with sin, the world and the devil more clearly on display, than in The Screwtape Letters.
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    • Christian EducationChristian EducationTime: 9:30 am - 10:15 am
      Join us as we delve into C. S. Lewis' Screwtape Letters. Nowhere is Lewis’ wisdom regarding our ongoing struggle with sin, the world and the devil more clearly on display, than in The Screwtape Letters.
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      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.

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