THE ATHANASIAN CREED
We have now begun our journey through the longest season of the Church Year; the Trinity season. It is customary to read the Athanasian Creed at Morning Prayer on Trinity Sunday, because it is a very clear statement of our belief in the triune God.
Whosoever will be saved, before all things it is necessary that he hold the catholic Faith. Which Faith except every one do keep whole and undefiled, without doubt he shall perish everlastingly. And the catholic Faith is this: That we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity; Neither confounding the Persons, nor dividing the Substance. For there is one Person of the Father, another of the Son, and another of the Holy Ghost. But the Godhead of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, is all one: the glory equal, the majesty co-eternal. Such as the Father is, such is the Son, and such is the Holy Ghost. The Father uncreated, the Son uncreated, and the Holy Ghost uncreated. The Father incomprehensible, the Son incomprehensible, and the Holy Ghost incomprehensible. The Father eternal, the Son eternal, and the Holy Ghost eternal; And yet they are not three eternals, but one Eternal. As also there are not three incomprehensibles, nor three uncreated, but one Uncreated and one Incomprehensible. So likewise the Father is almighty, the Son almighty, and the Holy Ghost almighty; And yet they are not three almighties, but one Almighty. So the Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Ghost is God; And yet they are not three Gods, but one God. So likewise the Father is Lord, the Son Lord, and the Holy Ghost Lord; And yet not three Lords, but one Lord. For as we are compelled by the Christian truth to acknowledge every Person by himself to be God and Lord; So are we forbidden by the catholic Faith to say there are three Gods, or three Lords. The Father is made of none, neither created, nor begotten. The Son is of the Father alone, not made, nor created, but begotten. The Holy Ghost is of the Father and of the Son, neither made, nor created, nor begotten, but proceeding. So there is one Father, not three Fathers; one Son, not three Sons; one Holy Ghost, not three Holy Ghosts. And in this Trinity none is before or after other; none is greater or less than another; But the whole three Persons are co-eternal together and co-equal. So that in all things, the Unity in Trinity and the Trinity in Unity is to be worshiped. He therefore that will be saved must thus think of the Trinity. Furthermore, it is necessary to everlasting salvation that he also believe rightly the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ. For the true Faith is that we believe and confess that our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is God and Man; God, of the Substance of the Father, begotten before the worlds; and Man, of the Substance of his Mother, born in the world; Perfect God, and perfect Man, of a reasonable soul and human flesh subsisting; Equal to the Father, as touching his Godhead; and inferior to the Father, as touching his Manhood. Who although he is God and Man, yet he is not two, but one Christ; One, not by conversion of the Godhead into flesh, but by taking of the Manhood unto God; One altogether, not by confusion of Substance, but by unity of Person. For as the reasonable soul and flesh is one man, so God and Man is one Christ. Who suffered for our salvation, descended into hell, and rose again the third day from the dead; He ascended into heaven; he sitteth on the right hand of the Father, God Almighty, from whence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. At whose coming all men shall rise again with their bodies, and shall give account for their own works. And they that have done good shall go into life everlasting; and they that have done evil, into everlasting fire. This is the catholic Faith, which except a man believe faithfully, he cannot be saved.
A Thanksgiving was held Saturday, May 14, to celebrate the graduation of Jessie and Ike Nwosu. It began with Evening Prayer in the chapel, followed by food and fellowship in the Parish Hall.
The Youth Group held a Rock-A-Thon in the Parish Hall. May 20-21, to raise funds for the group. Thank you to those who made pledges to support our young people.
At the conclusion of worship on Sunday, May 22, a Thanksgiving was celebrated for Uwa and Uzo Uwaezuoke, along with their sons, Odera and Somie. They were joined by family and friends. There was a time of refreshments and fellowship in the Parish Hall.
On May 29th, there was a 5th Sunday Pot Luck in the Parish Hall. This was enjoyed by all who were present.
Congratulations to Tola Balogun on her graduation from Lincolnway North High School . May the Lord bless your future.
No choir practice until August. See Sunny if you would like to do special music this summer. Thank you to the choir for the beautiful and God honoring music this year.
UPCOMING YOUTH MEETINGS
June 26th & Aug. 14th
On July 31st there will be a Youth Cookout and Swim at the Garrison's house from 1:00-4:00pm
Meeting the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month at 10:00 a.m. We are studying the book of Revelation, using More Than Conquerors by William Hendricksen.
RUMMAGE/CRAFT & BAKE SALE
Saturdays, June 11th & 18th , 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
MISSIONS OF THE MONTH
Please pray for Matt and Sora Colvin as they minister in Indonesia.