Sunday Services:
9:00-10:30 AM
Howe Chapel  |  439 Coffman St  |  Longmont, CO

 

“Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions, and give alms. Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”  Luke 12:32-34

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

How in the world do we establish and maintain our treasure in heaven? I know how to make money, buy a house or a car, purchase groceries, build a portfolio of investments, open a bank account, etc. I know how to establish and maintain treasure on earth for sure. But, how do we do that in heaven while we are still on earth?

The place to begin for sure is baptism. Are you and I sold out for Jesus? Have we gone under the water of baptism, died to self and been raised anew to a living hope? That’s where we begin.

This Sunday we will all be reminded of our own beginnings in Christ as we welcome a new member into the realm of heaven. Samuel H. will be baptized. Alleluia! We will then, along with Samuel’s parents, renew our own baptismal commitment to accept Jesus as our Savior and to follow him as our Lord! Great way to begin to secure our treasure in heaven where no thief comes near and no moth destroys!

I am very much looking forward to celebrating with you Samuel’s baptism and to sharing a Pot Providence meal following our worship!

Blessings in Jesus, Gerry

“And he (Jesus) said to them, “Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.” Luke 12:15

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

How often each day do you and I think about money? Once, twice, three times or more? How about worrying about our resources and ability to buy even the basics, food, housing, transportation and clothes?

GerryMoney occupies much of our thought life and much of our preoccupation in time and energy. In some ways it has to be that way.

What Jesus is addressing here is that if we are not careful we will succumb to greed, which is the inordinate desire for more and more and more.

Perhaps we really only want and desire just what we need. But, often we begin to want and desire more than we really need and what we have just never seems to be enough.

What a great thought upon which we can meditate often, “….one's life does NOT consist in the abundance of possessions.” May this set us free from greed and unbridled desire for more and more. May this truth help us toward being satisfied and grateful for a simple, unencumbered lifestyle.

Lord have mercy upon us and fill us with your life and peace.

As always I am looking forward very much to gathering with you this Sunday for worship.

Blessings in Jesus, Gerry
 

This Sunday we welcome Chaplain Jim Bridgham as our preacher once again.  Jim has been Chaplain to the Air National Guard at Buckley Air Base in Aurora and now is transitioning to beginning a new work of Epiphany in Aurora Southlands.  He and his wife Becky and children, Joshua, Shilo and Samantha are very appreciative of all our prayers on their behalf as they begin this new work out of their home.

“….there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:42

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

Gerry SchnackenbergWe have Gospel readings this Sunday and the following Sunday that speak of prayer. The reading this coming Sunday is the familiar passage recalling the occasion when Jesus went to visit Martha and Mary. Mary sat at Jesus' feet and simply listened to Him, while Martha was busy preparing the meal. Martha was upset about Mary not helping but in essence the implication was Mary was just sitting around doing nothing. So Martha appealed to Jesus to get Mary to help her.

Jesus instead said:  “Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:41-42)

What part of life with Jesus will you and I choose? Will we choose to simply be present with Him or will we choose to complain about other people and the way they walk with Jesus and worship Him? Martha  was not criticized by Jesus for being busy, but rather for the attitude she had while she was busy. She could have been at peace, humming to herself and rejoicing at the opportunity to serve her Master, but rather she was “worried and distracted or troubled by many things.”

We too have a choice. Worship, listen, be present to Jesus in all things and in all places, or be anxious, troubled and distracted. Mary chose the better part. May we also by His grace and mercy choose the better part.

I am looking forward to worshiping together again this Sunday at Howe Chapel, located at 439 Coffman St., Longmont, Colorado.

Blessings in Jesus, Gerry

Epiphany Anglican Fellowship desires to be a house filled with light, a people of hope, love, joy and deep faith, dedicated to praying for the people of Longmont and beyond.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

God is so fantastic, and you all are so fantastic. Bishop +Sospeter, Doctor Andrea Boing and I sent out a request for funds to help Project C.U.R.E. to send desperately needed medical equipment to equip the newly built Health Clinic in Kibondo, Tanzania. This clinic is needed not only for the 25,000 residents of Kibondo but now more than ever also for the 150,000 refugees flooding into the area from neighboring Burundi.

Because of the generosity of so many in Epiphany, in Longmont, Colorado; Holy Trinity in Broomfield, Colorado; St. Andrew’s in Little Rock, Arkansas; and All Saints, Dallas, Texas; and others we raised all the money we needed to send someone over to assess the needs, with seed money left over to actually ship the equipment! The total needed for the first phase was $4,000. We sent that and the assessment will be done the month of August 2016. That leaves us with $2,700 already raised toward the shipment!

Praise the Lord and THANK YOU to all who contributed to help!
 
Our next goal then is to raise $20,000 to pay for the shipment of the more that $500,000 worth of medical equipment. So, we only need another $17,300 to ship that massive crate.
 
You could think of it as paying for a table ($100), a scale ($300), a bed ($500), a centrifuge ($700), an operating table ($2,000), an incubator ($3,000), an X-Ray machine ($4,000), or a host of other equipment that only you and I can provide.

If you would like to help more, or perhaps to give for the first time, please send your contributions to:

Epiphany Anglican Fellowship
1067 S. Hover St., Unit E-18
Longmont, Co. 80501

(Checks to Epiphany with note: Friends of Kibondo)

Blessings in Jesus, +Gerry

P.S.  If any of you belong to Rotary or another benevolence organization that gives grants for this sort of work, please prayerfully consider asking them for a grant… every little bit helps!
  

"Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.”  Luke 10:25-28

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

Really? Just love God and your neighbor and you will live?  Is that all?

Yes, that is all.

Let’s do that then and support one another in the doing of it. Oh, by the way, it may prove harder than we think. I’m just saying.

For further definition of what loving our neighbor means read the rest of the story in this Sunday’s reading, often called the Story of the Good Samaritan, Luke 10:29-37

Blessings in Jesus, +Gerry

I am looking forward as always to seeing you this Sunday as we together love the Lord our God and love our neighbors as His faith community gathered in worship.