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Saturday, November 14, 2015

A CALL TO PRAYER TOMORROW - November 15: In light of the tragedy in Paris (and the Russian jet downing, and the increased bombing of the Islamic State) John+


Saint Alban Episcopal Mission (English) meets for mass every Sunday at 10:00 A.M. (see welcome letter at sidebar) at Casa Convento Concepcion, 4a Calle Oriente No. 41, Antigua, Guatemala.


The Reverend John Smith, Vicar.
5235-6674 cell telephone (502 country code)
Dear Friends:  
In light of the tragedy in Paris (and the Russian jet downing, and the increased bombing of the Islamic State), I call you to come and pray.  We are approaching the end of the church liturgical year where the scriptures lead us to consider some very important questions.  My sermon is entitled:  The End of the World.  I wrote it before last nights tragic attacks and loss of life.  Let us join together in prayer for all victims and strengthen our hope in Christ!  John+

Bible study this week:

We'll be reading from 1 Maccabees (chapters 2-4) this week.  Did you know that when Jews were attacked on the Sabbath, they were forbidden to respond by the Torah?  A huge massacre took place.

We will also read from the final chapters of the Book of Revelation (chapters 20-22).  In these chapters we will read of the ultimate victory of Christ over Satan who has been on the loose terrorizing the nations for a "1000" years.

In the Gospels we will focus on Matthew (chapters 17-18) which contain Jesus' teaching about communal life in the church (the ekklesia= ek= out and klesia= called out).  The church are "those called out" to be a Sign of God's Presence in the world- the Body of Christ.

There is a lot here to study, but no need to do it all.  Crack your bible open and pick a part of the above to focus your study on.  Ask the Holy Spirit to guide you in your reading and your time spent will bear fruit!

Peace,  John+

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