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  • Evening Prayer for September 2, 2019

    Posted Sep 2 by Russell Hjelm

    Father in Heaven,   Holy are You, Lord God Almighty! You alone are worthy to receive glory and honor and power; for You have created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created. You are our Rock, our refuge, our shelter in times of storm. Even though we may get beaten down by the...

  • Psalm 18:28

    Posted Sep 2 by Russell Hjelm

    For You will cause my lamp to shine; the Lord my God will enlighten my darkness. [Psalm 18:28 Modern English Version (MEV)]   Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. [Psalm 119:105 Modern English Version (MEV)]   “No one, when he lights a candle, covers it with a...

  • Matthew 13:47-50

    Posted Sep 2 by Russell Hjelm

    “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was cast into the sea and gathered all kinds of fish. When it was full, they drew it to shore, sat down, and gathered the good into baskets, but threw the bad away. So shall it be at the end of the world. The angels will come out and separate th...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Mountain Of The Sword Monday, September 2, 2019 The Law was given to Moses on Mount Sinai, which is also called “Mount Horeb.” Is there any significance in this? The Hebrew word “Horeb” is linked to the word “Herev.” “Herev” means “sw...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Sep 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection Work hard, but not just to please your masters when they are watching. As slaves of Christ, do the will of God with all your heart. Ephesians 6:6   A Time to Think All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be underta...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Sep 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear God,   Thank You for this new day.   It is good to give thanks to the Lord, And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; Psalm 92:1   Thank You for the beautiful sunshine.   I am in...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Sep 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day It is good to give thanks to the Lord, And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; Psalm 92:1

  • Morning Prayer for September 2, 2019

    Posted Sep 2 by Russell Hjelm

    Father in Heaven, Holy are You, Lord God Almighty! You alone are worthy to receive glory and honor and power; for You have created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created. The heavens and the earth are no match for Your awesome power and might. As You spoke through Your prophet Jer...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world withou...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without end. Amen. ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Sep 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Brocard St. Brocard (d. 1231 A.D.) was a Frenchman who traveled to the Holy Land to enter into religious life there. He was among the first group of hermits to establish a community of monks on Mount Carmel. Details of his life are s...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Sep 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "So we do not lose heart. Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day. For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all measure, because we look not at what ca...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Sep 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Monday 22nd in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 4,16-30): When Jesus came to Nazareth where He had been brought up, He entered the synagogue on the Sabbath as He usually did. He stood up to read and they handed him the book of the prophet Isaiah. Jesus t...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Sep 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   September 2 2019   « September 1  |  September 3 » Monday of the Twenty-second Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 431 Reading 1 1 Thes 4:13-18 We ...

  • Evening Prayer for September 1, 2019

    Posted Sep 1 by Russell Hjelm

    Father in Heaven,   Holy are You, Lord God Almighty! You alone are worthy to receive glory and honor and power; for You have created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created. You are our Beloved, and we are Yours. Your desire is toward us. Your enduring invitation echoes throu...

  • Psalm 18:27

    Posted Sep 1 by Russell Hjelm

    For You will save the afflicted people, but will bring down prideful eyes. [Psalm 18:27 Modern English Version (MEV)]   It is unfortunate that for many reading this verse, they will see "humble" as "weak," picturing a herd of sheep having to be led around because they are so "stupid" and "wor...

  • Matthew 13:45-46

    Posted Sep 1 by Russell Hjelm

    “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it." [Matthew 13:45-46 - Modern English Version (MEV)]   Would each of us willingly give up everything for our faith? Not all of ...

  • HANDS

    Posted Sep 1 by HOLLY G

    I DONT KNOW WHO WROTE IT BUT ITS BEAUTIFUL: I'll never look at my hands the same! Grandpa, some ninety plus years, sat feebly on the patio bench. He didn't move, just sat with his head down staring at his hands. When I sat down beside him he didn't acknowledge my presence and the longer I sat,...

  • Morning Prayer for September 1, 2019

    Posted Sep 1 by Russell Hjelm

    Father in Heaven,   Holy are You, Lord God Almighty! You alone are worthy to receive glory and honor and power; for You have created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created. It seems that no matter how long we've followed You, it is still difficult for us to comprehend how mu...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Sep 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus Is Praying for You by Max Lucado   Have you ever have anyone stand up for you? The answer is yes. Jesus stands at this very moment, offering intercession on your behalf! Jesus says to you what he said to Peter. Knowing the apostle was about to be severely tested by Satan,...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Sep 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me. Psalm 50:15   A Time to Think Prayer may not change things for you, but it for sure changes you for things.—Samuel Shoemaker   A Time to Act ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Sep 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Righteous God,   I ask You to teach me of what James writes in his New Testament letter...   Count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patienc...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Sep 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. James 1:2-4

  • Devotion of the Month

    Posted Sep 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Devotion of the Month Month of Our Lady of Sorrows The Church dedicates the month of September to Our Lady of Sorrows. This devotion recalls the Blessed Virgin Mary’s spiritual martyrdom in virtue of her perfect union with the Passion of Chr...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world withou...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Sep 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Giles St. Giles (7th c.) was born to a wealthy and noble Greek family. He devoted his life to the things of God and grew in sanctity, but found that his material and spiritual riches drew unwanted praise and attention. To escape pr...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Sep 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’" Matthew 25:40  

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Sep 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Sunday 22nd (C) in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 14,1.7-14): One Sabbath Jesus had gone to eat a meal in the house of a leading Pharisee, and He was carefully watched. Jesus then told a parable to the guests, for He had noticed how they tried to take ...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Sep 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   September 1 2019   « August 31  |  September 2 » Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 126 Reading 1 Sir 3:17-18, 20, 28-29 My child,...

  • Meditations

    Posted Sep 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "He who is humble, even though he fall through frailty, soon repents with sorrow and implores the divine assistance to help him to amend; nor is he astonished at having fallen, because he knows that of himself he is only capable of evil and would ...

  • Evening Prayer for August 31, 2019

    Posted Aug 31 by Russell Hjelm

    Father in Heaven,   You are the bottomless fountain of all good. We give ourselves to You for all that we have or own is Yours. All of our goods, family, church, and self, are Yours to do with as You see fit. Our heartfelt prayer is that all we have, all we are, will bring You glory and honor...

  • Psalm 18:26

    Posted Aug 31 by Russell Hjelm

    with the pure You will show Yourself pure; and with the crooked You will show Yourself crooked. [Psalm 18:26 Modern English Version (MEV)]   Have you ever noticed that there are those who can literally take a single verse of Scripture and tie it up into so many knots that it's almost impossib...

  • Matthew 13:44

    Posted Aug 31 by Russell Hjelm

    “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid. And with joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field." [Matthew 13:44 - Modern English Version (MEV)]   We need to make crystal clear that these words are not even remotely...

  • Morning Prayer for August 31, 2019

    Posted Aug 31 by Russell Hjelm

    Father in Heaven,   We come to You at this time, our hearts at peace, our mouths at rest. As we wait upon You, You come to us, eager to talk and to listen. As we spend time here with You, our strength is renewed. We mount up with wings like eagles. With You by our side, we can run and not be ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Aug 31 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. 2 Samuel 22:33   A Time to Think Nothing is impossible; the word itself says "I'm possible!"—Audrey Hepburn   A Time to Act Do your best. There is no better...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Aug 31 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Mighty God,   Let Your Holy Spirit pour rain upon my thirsty soul.   Let us know, Let us pursue the knowledge of the Lord. His going forth is established as the morning; He will come to us like the rain, ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Aug 31 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Let us know, Let us pursue the knowledge of the Lord. His going forth is established as the morning; He will come to us like the rain, Like the latter and former rain to the earth. Hosea 6:3

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Aug 31 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Aug 31 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) (First Vespers of tomorrow, 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,  ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Aug 31 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Aug 31 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Aug 31 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Aug 31 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Raymond Nonnatus St. Raymond Nonnatus (1200-1240) was born in Catalonia, Spain, to a noble family. His life was saved by caesarean section after his mother died in childbirth, earning him the name 'Nonnatus' meaning 'one not b...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Aug 31 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day Thus says the Lord: Do not let the wise boast in their wisdom, do not let the mighty boast in their might, do not let the wealthy boast in their wealth; but let those who boast boast in this, that they understand and know me, that I am the Lord; I...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Aug 31 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Saturday 21st in Ordinary Time View saints August 31st: St. Raymond Nonnatus, religious View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 25,14-30): Jesus told this parable to his disciples, «Imagine someone who, before going abroad, summoned his servants to entrust his propert...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Aug 31 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   August 31 2019   « August 30  |  September 1 » Saturday of the Twenty-first Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 430 Reading 1 1 Thes 4:9-11 Brother...

  • Evening Prayer for August 30, 2019

    Posted Aug 30 by Russell Hjelm

    Father in Heaven,   Once we were prisoners of sin facing eternal death, but You gave us the ultimate hope of freedom by forgiving our sins so we can one day be with You forever. It is not possible for us to thank You enough. When everything today seems impossible, You give eternal hope. Witho...

  • Psalm 18:25

    Posted Aug 30 by Russell Hjelm

    With the merciful You will show Yourself merciful; with the blameless man You will show Yourself blameless; [Psalm 18:25 Modern English Version (MEV)]   There is a line of thought among some Christians that the relationship between us and God is primarily one sided, from God to us. Our part i...

  • Matthew 13:40-43

    Posted Aug 30 by Russell Hjelm

    “Therefore as the weeds are gathered and burned in the fire, so shall it be in the end of this world. The Son of Man shall send out His angels, and they shall gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who do evil, and will throw them into a fiery furnace. There will be wailin...

  • Humility Opens the Door to the Heart

    Posted Aug 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    August 30, 2019 Humility Opens the Door to the Heart Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D. “Nice guys finish last,” says the world. “The last will be first,” replies Jesus. My guess is that the Lord of creation knows best who really wins in the end.  And he says in this ...

  • How Can the Humbled Be Exalted?

    Posted Aug 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    August 30, 2019 How Can the Humbled Be Exalted? Gayle Somers At a dinner party, Jesus turns the rules for banqueting and table etiquette on their heads. Why? Gospel (Read Lk 14:1, 7-14) “On a Sabbath Jesus went to dine at the home of one of the leading Pharisees, and the people there ...

  • What Are the Nine Choirs of Angels?

    Posted Aug 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    August 30, 2019 What Are the Nine Choirs of Angels? Fr. John Horgan We know from Christian tradition and from the Holy Scriptures that there are different names given to groups of angels — nine “choirs” of angels in all. Over the centuries, many theologians and spiritual wri...

  • Morning Prayer for August 30, 2019

    Posted Aug 30 by Russell Hjelm

    Father in Heaven   We thank You for calling us to be a fellow worker and a laborer together with You. We commit to pray and not to give up on the awesome task You have laid upon us. Lord, You are our God and we will never stop trusting You. You are our High Priest, and You understand our weak...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Aug 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Aug 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world withou...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Aug 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Aug 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Aug 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Aug 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Aug 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Fiacre St. Fiacre (d. 670 A.D.) was born in Ireland and was raised from childhood in an Irish monastery. There he grew in knowledge as well as holiness, and became a priest. He retired to a hermitage to live in prayer and solitude,...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Aug 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "For since death came through a human being, the resurrection of the dead has also come through a human being; for as all die in Adam, so all will be made alive in Christ. But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, then at his coming those who...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Aug 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Friday 21st in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 25,1-13): Jesus said to his disciples, «This story throws light on what will happen in the kingdom of heaven. Ten bridesmaids went out with their lamps to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were carele...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Aug 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   August 30 2019   « August 29  |  August 31 » Friday of the Twenty-first Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 429 Reading 1 1 Thes 4:1-8 Brothers and...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Aug 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Watchmen In The Night Friday, August 30, 2019 The Bible speaks much of the watchmen. They were the ones appointed to watch over the city, to protect it, and to sound the alarm in the face of danger. When were the watchmen on duty? It was during the night, when darkness covered the land, ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Aug 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father in Heaven,   I ask You to please give me the grace to be a faithful witness for You during times of blessing as well as during lean and difficult times.   I pray that I will be a consistent witness for You “in ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Aug 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. 2 Timothy 4:2

  • Evening Prayer for August 29, 2019

    Posted Aug 29 by Russell Hjelm

    Father in Heaven,   We bow down before You in humble adoration. We are awed by the revelation that the same Spirit that is within us, the same Spirit that gives us power, the same Spirit that brings us comfort, is the same Spirit that quickened and brought life to the universe. It is beyond o...

  • Fundraising Opportunities: Joint Ventures!

    Posted Aug 29 by Luminary Eddie Starr

    I have started a local charity silent auction fundraiser. Included are Travel Packages Without Airfare and Travel Packages With Airfare. Note: these are pdf files, so make sure you can view pdfs on your device. On the non-airfare, there are trips to the Super Bowl, Daytona & Indy 500, live Fro...

  • Psalm 18:24

    Posted Aug 29 by Russell Hjelm

    Therefore the Lord has repaid me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in His view. [Psalm 18:24 Modern English Version (MEV)]   I don't know about you all, but I'm so very thankful I wasn't born in Old Testament times. This verse is a terrifying one to me. The...

  • The gun-grabbing Agenda

    Posted Aug 29 by Luminary Eddie Starr

    See, can't even write a story about this, with putting a skew to it. Explain how any new gun control laws will affect *criminals.* Want a *legal* gun? Need to pass FBI NICS. Want to conceal carry? In most jurisdictions, that means another check by the sheriff. That's *2 background checks.*Do a searc...

  • The LGBT...Whatever Agenda

    Posted Aug 29 by Luminary Eddie Starr

    LGBT does NOT belong in our schools! In Ohio, and in Texas, Drag Story Readers are SEXUAL PREDATORS! In Houston, the reader sexually assaulted an 8 year old! This was the sort of person a library wanted to read to kids! In another case, the kids laid on top of the thing...lord only knows why parents...

  • Liberals Biased

    Posted Aug 29 by Luminary Eddie Starr

    The story I'm responding to. More lies, but what's expected, by liberal leaning pubs. First and foremost, while I disagree with a lot of what Matt does, one of his big goals is pushing Liberty State. First and foremost, for me, is that it's a fight back against infringing on the 2nd Amendment. Unab...

  • Matthew 13:37-39

    Posted Aug 29 by Russell Hjelm

    He answered, “He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man, the field is the world, and the good seed are the sons of the kingdom. But the weeds are the sons of the evil one. The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the world, and the reapers are the angels." [Matthew 13...

  • Keep Your Focus on God, Not on Things!

    Posted Aug 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    August 29, 2019 Keep Your Focus on God, Not on Things Alan Scott Sometimes I have often felt like I need to let go of ‘the world.’  There are way too many distractions. So, I have been abandoning lots of things that used to be very important to me and adopting a whole new w...

  • Morning Prayer for August 29, 2019

    Posted Aug 29 by Russell Hjelm

    Father in Heaven,   Thank You for Your Word. So often we see our own struggles in the lives of the people in the Bible. We are encouraged when we see how they overcome their struggles, most often by turning to You. We don't necessarily enjoy the thought of having to endure the same things the...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Aug 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Ant Hero & The Dumb Ant Thursday, August 29, 2019 I once was attempting to show mercy to an ant. I was trying to lead it around some obstacles in its path to freedom outside. I was trying to be an ant-hero. But the problem was, I was dealing with an especially dumb ant. It kept going...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Aug 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    God Believes in You by Max Lucado The tale involves a wealthy father and a willful son. The boy prematurely takes his inheritance and moves to Las Vegas and there wastes the money on slot machines and call girls. As fast as you can say “blackjack,” he is broke. Too proud to g...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Aug 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    God Believes in You by Max Lucado The tale involves a wealthy father and a willful son. The boy prematurely takes his inheritance and moves to Las Vegas and there wastes the money on slot machines and call girls. As fast as you can say “blackjack,” he is broke. Too proud to g...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Aug 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    God Believes in You by Max Lucado The tale involves a wealthy father and a willful son. The boy prematurely takes his inheritance and moves to Las Vegas and there wastes the money on slot machines and call girls. As fast as you can say “blackjack,” he is broke. Too proud to ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Aug 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6   A Time to Think God has editing rights over our prayers. He will edit the...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Aug 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   I know that You want me to be like a light on a hill so that others will be drawn to You...   “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Aug 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the s...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Aug 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Aug 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world withou...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Aug 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Aug 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Aug 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Aug 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Aug 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Sabina of Rome St. Sabina (d. 126 A.D.) was a wealthy Roman noblewoman, a widow and the daughter of Herod Metallarius. She was converted to Christianity by her virtuous female slave, St. Serapia, a devout Christian from Antioch who e...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Aug 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Surely God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid, for the Lord God is my strength and my might; he has become my salvation." Isaiah 12:2  

  • Feast Day

    Posted Aug 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Today’s Feast Day The Passion of St. John the Baptist St. John the Baptist was a cousin of Jesus, and his mission was to preach repentance to Israel in preparation for the coming of the Messiah. When John rebuked King Herod for his unlawful un...