Nov 262014

Please note that we will be hav­ing our Thanks­giv­ing morn­ing ser­vice at 10 a.m. Present weather reports indi­cate a low of 32° Wednes­day night, just at freez­ing, and climb­ing tem­per­a­tures after about 8 a.m.

Please use dis­cre­tion when con­sid­er­ing whether to attend. Your area may be more or less affected by the weather than oth­ers! Stay safe and warm!

Nov 242014

10. What does God require in the fourth and fifth commandments?

Fourth, that on the Sab­bath day we spend time in pub­lic and pri­vate wor­ship of God, rest from rou­tine employ­ment, serve the Lord and oth­ers, and so antic­i­pate the eter­nal Sabbath.

Fifth, that we love and honor our father and our mother, sub­mit­ting to their godly dis­ci­pline and direction.

Leviti­cus 19:3: Each of you must respect your mother and father, and you must observe my Sab­baths. I am the LORD your God.

Nov 242014

The fam­ily of George and Molly Puli­mala will receive vis­i­tors over two days at St. Thomas Indian Ortho­dox Church, 1009 Unruh Avenue, Philadel­phia, PA19111.

  1. Fri­day: 28 Novem­ber, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., fol­lowed by a ser­vice of wor­ship at 8:30 p.m.
  2. Sat­ur­day: 29 Novem­ber, from 9:00 to 10 a.m., fol­lowed by a ser­vice of wor­ship at 10 a.m.

Please pray for Molly, her chil­dren Bindu and Matthew, for Bindu’s hus­band Mason and their chil­dren, for the extended fam­ily and close friends.

“And I heard a voice from heaven say­ing, ‘Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.’ ‘Blessed indeed,’ says the Spirit, ‘that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds fol­low them!’” (Rev­e­la­tion 14:13)

Nov 172014

9. What does God require in the first, sec­ond, and third com­mand­ments? First, that we know and trust God as the only true and liv­ing God. Sec­ond, that we avoid all idol­a­try and do not wor­ship God improp­erly. Third, that we treat God’s name with fear and rev­er­ence, hon­or­ing also his Word and works. Deuteron­omy 6:13 – 14: […]

Nov 102014

8. What is the law of God stated in the Ten Com­mand­ments? You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for your­self an idol in the form of any­thing in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below — you shall not bow down to them or wor­ship them. You […]

Nov 032014

No. 7 What does the law of God require? Per­sonal, per­fect, and per­pet­ual obe­di­ence; that we love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength; and love our neigh­bor as our­selves. What God for­bids should never be done and what God com­mands should always be done. Matthew 22:37 – 40: Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with […]

Oct 272014

Ques­tion No. 6 How can we glo­rify God? We glo­rify God by enjoy­ing him, lov­ing him, trust­ing him, and by obey­ing his will, com­mands, and law. Deuteron­omy 11:1: Love the LORD your God and keep his require­ments, his decrees, his laws and his com­mands always.

Oct 202014

Q5. What else did God cre­ate? God cre­ated all things by his pow­er­ful Word, and all his cre­ation was very good; every­thing flour­ished under his lov­ing rule. Gen­e­sis 1:31: God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.

Oct 132014

Sun­day, Octo­ber 19th fol­low­ing our 9am Holy Com­mu­nion Ser­vice – Oper­a­tion Christ­mas Child Shoe­box Party Sun­day, Novem­ber 2nd fol­low­ing our 9am Holy Com­mu­nion Ser­vice — Pot Luck Meal “South­ern USA Favorites” Sun­day, Novem­ber 9th at 4 – 7 pm in the Fel­low­ship Hall — Fall Fel­low­ship Cov­ered Dish Dinner

Oct 132014

Ques­tion 4. How and why did God cre­ate us? God cre­ated us male and female in his own image to know him, love him, live with him, and glo­rify him. And it is right that we who were cre­ated by God should live to his glory. Gen­e­sis 1:27: So God cre­ated mankind in his own image, in […]