To Be A Christian
(cont. from October PR)
Earlier this year the Anglican Church in North America published a new catechism for the Church bearing the title To Be A Christian . This catechism is a series of 345 questions and answers regarding our faith. The following are questions 12 to 18. The entire catechism may be viewed at the ACNA website: www.anglicanchurch.net
12. What does it mean for you to repent?
To repent means that I have a change of heart, turning from sinfully serving myself to serving God as I follow Jesus Christ. I need God's help to make this change. (Acts 2:38;3:19)
13. What does it mean for you to have faith?
To have faith means that I believe the Gospel is true; I acknowledge that Jesus died for my sins and rose from the dead to rule over me; I entrust myself to Him as my Savior; and obey Him as my Lord. As the Apostle Paul said, “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9)
14. How may a person repent and place faith in Jesus?
Anyone may repent and place their faith in Jesus Christ at any time. One way to do this is by sincerely saying a prayer similar to the Prayer of Repentance and Faith. (John 15:16; Acts 16:31-34; Romans 10:9; Hebrews 12:12)
15. What should you do once you have turned to God for salvation in repentance and faith?
If I have not already been baptized, following proper instruction, I should be baptized into the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and thus, into membership in His Body, the Church. (Matthew 28:19-20; I Corinthians 12:13)
16. What does God grant in saving you?
God grants me reconciliation with Him. (II Corinthians 5:17-19), forgiveness of sins (Colossians 1:13-14), adoption into His family (Galatians 4:3-7), citizenship in His Kingdom (Ephesians 2:19-21; Philippians 3:20), union with Him in Christ (Romans 6:3-5), new life in the Holy Spirit (Titus 3:4-5), and the promise of eternal life (John 3:16; I John 5:12).
17. What does God desire to accomplish in your life?
God desires to transform me into the image of Jesus Christ my Lord, by the power of His Holy Spirit. (II Corinthians 3:18)
18. How does God transform you?
He will transform me over time through corporate and private worship, prayer, and Bible reading; fellowship with God's people; pursuit of holiness of life; witness toward those who do not know Christ; and acts of love toward all. The first Christians set this pattern as they “devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” (Acts 2:42; Hebrews 10:23-25)
(NOTE: Questions 1-11 were in the October Parish Register.)
The Rt. Rev. George Fincke and his wife, Ann, were with us on Sunday, October 12, 2014 for the Annual Episcopal visit and Homecoming. Bishop Fincke confirmed Uchenna Mochu. Retired Navy Chaplain, Rev. Carlos Ortiz along with his wife, Amy, and family and other visitors were with us for the service and Pot Luck meal. Thank you to church members present and thank you to all who cooked.
A special Parish Meeting took place following worship on October 19 th with the Presentation of the parish budget for 2015.
Saturday, November 8th
5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Youth and Adults $7
Children 6-12 $3.00,
5 and under FREE
Next Youth Meeting
Sun., Nov. 23, 6 p.m.
November Meeting is Sunday, 23rd , after church. There is no December meeting, but the Bake Sale & Christmas Bazaar will be during Coffee Hour Dec. 9.
Mission Outreach of the Month
Please be in prayer for Love In The Name of Christ and for Kim Sullivan, Director.
Feast of St. Andrew
Due to Advent beginning on Sunday, November 30th, The Feast of St. Andrew
moves to Mon., Dec. 1st, at 6:30 p.m. with the Annual Service at 7:30 p.m.
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