St. Luke's Anglican Church:
Traditional Service from the 1928 Book of Common Prayer
A member of our congregation recently said that Jesus Christ worked with wood. Yes, he was a carpenter. There is a story in the ancient Christian Church that after even 100 A.D. plows that Jesus had made were still being used in the Holy Land.
Jesus worked well as a carpenter. But the greatest work He did with wood was when He ascended the cross at Calvary to die for my sins and for your sins.
God spoke out of the mouth of that great Old Testament prophet Isaiah: "Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though the be like crimson, they shall be as wool." Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God Who takes away the sins of the world. Through the blood of Jesus Christ you can become holy--- acceptable to God. Through the blood of the Lamb of God you can be washed clean. Such is the great promise of God that is open to every Christian believer.
We hope that you will consider trying St. Luke's Anglican Mission. At St. Luke's you will find a loving and friendly church family. Here you can experience an enthusiastic and genuine worship of God. At St. Luke's we strive to follow ancient and authentic Christianity--the Christianity that existed before there were divisions in Christendom.
We all have been hurt by others. Jesus Christ, the Great Physician, can provide healing. We all have hurt others. Jesus Christ, the Great Physician, can provide healing.
The Church has a central role in the plan of God. The Church is where believers can receive spiritual healing and worship God. God wants us to have fellowship with other believers and communal worship of Him. And you will not find a more beautiful and more meaningful form of worship than that provided by Anglican Christianity.
Christianity in the Anglican tradition grew in the British Isles before there even was a nation of England. Early Anglican Saints such as Patrick and Brigid were courageous missionaries. Anglican services are beautiful, moving, and meaningful. Anglicans have made mighty contributions in Christian history. Anglicans gave the world the King James Bible.
John Newton was an unbeliever, a profane and vulgar sailor on a slave ship. Yet through the grace of God he came to know Christ. Newton returned to England, married his childhood sweetheart, Polly, and became an Anglican minister in a small Anglican rural church. In the 1800s he helped to end the slave trade in England.
Newton composed one of the most famous Christian hymns of all time, "Amazing Grace." In that hymn Newton wrote: "The Lord has promised good to me, his Word my hope secures...."
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ is amazing and transforming! We believe that amazing grace is present at St. Luke's. Will you consider becoming a part of our church family? You will find loving and lovable people at St. Luke's.
Please consider this note as my personal and warm welcome to you to attend St. Luke's.
You are welcome at St. Luke's.
If you are young or old, you are welcome.
If you have family or friends, or if you are alone, you are welcome.
If you are rich or poor, as regarded by this world, you are welcome.
If you are rich or poor, as regarded by God, you are welcome.
If you are single, married, or divorced, you are welcome.
If you are healthy or sick, you are welcome.
If you believe in God, or do not know what to believe, you are welcome.
If you seek peace in a troubled world, or if you have given up, you are welcome.
In other words--- you are welcome!
Holy Communion is Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Bloch Memorial Chapel, 1209 Fairview Ave., Bowling Green, KY.
Or, if you prefer, you can contact me on the telephone at 270-971-1565.
Yours in Christ,
Rev. Fr. Richard L. McCarvill
Rector, St. Luke's Anglican Mission
Bowling Green, Kentucky