“Let us speak up for our brothers and sisters around the world who are not free to worship”
Fr. Ben preaches on the selective hearing of Jesus’ disciples and asks, what is God trying to tell us?
“This teaching is difficult; who can accept it?…Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life” (Jn 6: 60, 68) Lectionary: 1 Kings 8: 22-30, 41-43; Ephesians 6: 10-20; John 6: 56-69
Saint James’ Builds is a ministry that goes straight to the needs of people in our local community. Through this program, we are able to build quite literally a true community of Christ. Watch the video below to learn more, and contact Dorothy Smith if you have an interest in volunteering.
Saint James Builds thanks all the volunteers and parishioners who’ve donated money and countless hours of hard labor. You have already changed many lives and are reshaping the Fauquier County community.
“I just wanted to thank you for your hardworking team of volunteers. They helped repair my aging home and were so compassionate. I am a single mother of two great boys, and a life long resident of Fauquier County. The floors in my living room and bathroom were in a state of disrepair due to a bad water leak, my washing machine was leaking and created a hole in the floor, my air conditioning unit in the window leaked into the wall and rotted the studs. The volunteers all came together and helped my sons and I fix the enormous job. They also had fixed electrical, and plumbing problems previously. I am so very thankful for all of the time and effort to make our home safer. I can never thank you enough. I would also like to help and volunteer my time.” -Owner of the home in which we worked on August 15
Rev. Lyn discussed the 6th chapter of John’s Gospel, the absolute sufficiency of Jesus’ as spiritual bread, and our responsibility as Christians as we await Christ’s second coming into the world.
Fr. Ben preached a beautiful sermon this morning, linking the story of David and Bathsheba/Uriah to the people’s demands for more miracles after the Feeding of the Five Thousand.
On Sunday, Fr. Ben talked about how the lectionary tied together to tell us about Christ’s work in the work in the world in making God accessible to all people, everywhere, regardless of where they might have come from.
Read the lectionary first, and listen to Fr. Ben’s reflections.
May God be accessible to all people, in all times.
After returning from their trip, some of the group who traveled to South Carolina spoke about their experiences at the 10:15am service on Sunday, July 12.