On the Feast of Sts. Philip and James we celebrated the 125th Anniversary of our congregation with a High Mass. We were blessed to have Fr. Christopher Esget, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Alexandria, Virginia and Synodical Vice-President for the Eastern Region, as our preacher. Fr. Stephan Gramenz, pastor of the Lutheran Church of Christ the King in Pawling, New York, served as deacon, and Mr. Alexander Togba served as subdeacon. Fr. Charles McClean, pastor of the Lutheran Church of Our Saviour here in Baltimore, served as our organist. Several from the congregation served as a liturgical choir, chanting the propers. We were blessed to also enjoy a grand feast after Mass, put on by the ladies of the Society of St. Monica. Special thanks goes to Miss Sharyn Rhodes who wrote the Memorial Hymn sung during the dinner and who serves tirelessly as our Altar Guild. We were also blessed to have excellent wardens from the Society of St. Mark, acolytes, and ushers.
You are cordially invited to join with us on Sunday, April 30, on the Eve of the Feast of Sts. Philip and James, in giving thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ for 125 years of His providence and grace. There will be a High Mass at 5:00 p.m., at which Fr. Christopher Esget, Vice-President for our Region, will preach. This will be followed by a Festive Meal.
Let us gather again in Bethlehem and worship and adore the Christ Child with the Magi from afar. The light of the Word made flesh does shine to guide all people to His salvation. Mass will be held at 7:00 p.m. and there will be a dinner following.
Collect: O God, who by the leading of a star didst manifest Thine only-begotten Son to the Gentiles, mercifully grant that we, who know Thee now by faith, may after this life have the fruition of Thy glorious Godhead; through the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. AMEN.
On the eighth day of Christmas we celebrated the Circumcision of our Lord with three baptisms. We were blessed also to have our Christmas Pageant and Party on the same day. We thank God for the gift of the Christ Child and for a blessed New Year!
Posted onMay 24, 2022|Comments Off on The Ascension of our Lord
On Thursday, May 26, forty days after the resurrection of our Lord, we celebrate the ascension of our Lord. Mass will be held at 7:00 p.m., followed by a meal. Come let us ponder the blessing of our Lord’s ascension!
On the Feast of St. Stanislaus we blessed Nora’s African and Carribean Market as it was officially opened by one of our parishioners. We pray that this store will be a blessing to her family and our community. Come and visit! The address is 4718 Liberty Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21207.