Directions to Christ the King

From Liberty, south on US 127 to Hwy 910/501, turn left. At the stop sign, head straight on 501 approx. 3 miles to Chestnut Level (just past Davenports Grocery) turn right. Bear right on Halon Young Rd. go about 1.5 miles. Christ the King will be on the right.

Services

Holy Eucharist Sunday 10:30 AM
Mid-week Eucharist Thursday 7:00 PM

Saturday, October 17, 2015

2015 MSJ Assembly October 22-24

It is that time of year again when the weather turns chilly, the leaves begin to change, the gardens are finishing up and the Missionaries of St. John gather at Christ the King. From Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Texas, and around Kentucky, we gather to worship, pray, and renew our callings and our friendships. Worship services are open to the public.
The services will be:

Thursday Morning Prayer at 9:00 AM
Thursday Evening Prayer at 7:00 PM
Friday Morning Prayer at 9:00
Holy Eucharist Friday at 4:00 PM
Saturday Morning Prayer at 9:00 PM


Friday, June 12, 2015

June 14, 2015 Flag Day

Father Bob and family will not be with us this Sunday but Tim Martin will lead in the morning office of prayer.

As Sunday is flag day, I wish to share with you the history of the day.  This comes from the USFlag.org

The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America's birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes) as 'Flag Birthday'. In numerous magazines and newspaper articles and public addresses over the following years, Cigrand continued to enthusiastically advocate the observance of June 14 as 'Flag Birthday', or 'Flag Day'.
On June 14, 1889, George Balch, a kindergarten teacher in New York City, planned appropriate ceremonies for the children of his school, and his idea of observing Flag Day was later adopted by the State Board of Education of New York. On June 14, 1891, the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia held a Flag Day celebration, and on June 14 of the following year, the New York Society of the Sons of the Revolution, celebrated Flag Day.
Following the suggestion of Colonel J Granville Leach (at the time historian of the Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the Revolution), the Pennsylvania Society of Colonial Dames of America on April 25, 1893 adopted a resolution requesting the mayor of Philadelphia and all others in authority and all private citizens to display the Flag on June 14th. Leach went on to recommend that thereafter the day be known as 'Flag Day', and on that day, school children be assembled for appropriate exercises, with each child being given a small Flag.
Two weeks later on May 8th, the Board of Managers of the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution unanimously endorsed the action of the Pennsylvania Society of Colonial Dames. As a result of the resolution, Dr. Edward Brooks, then Superintendent of Public Schools of Philadelphia, directed that Flag Day exercises be held on June 14, 1893 in Independence Square. School children were assembled, each carrying a small Flag, and patriotic songs were sung and addresses delivered.
In 1894, the governor of New York directed that on June 14 the Flag be displayed on all public buildings. With BJ Cigrand and Leroy Van Horn as the moving spirits, the Illinois organization, known as the American Flag Day Association, was organized for the purpose of promoting the holding of Flag Day exercises. On June 14th, 1894, under the auspices of this association, the first general public school children's celebration of Flag Day in Chicago was held in Douglas, Garfield, Humboldt, Lincoln, and Washington Parks, with more than 300,000 children participating.
Adults, too, participated in patriotic programs. Franklin K. Lane, Secretary of the Interior, delivered a 1914 Flag Day address in which he repeated words he said the flag had spoken to him that morning: "I am what you make me; nothing more. I swing before your eyes as a bright gleam of color, a symbol of yourself."
Inspired by these three decades of state and local celebrations, Flag Day - the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777 - was officially established by the Proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May 30th, 1916. While Flag Day was celebrated in various communities for years after Wilson's proclamation, it was not until August 3rd, 1949, that President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day.

Collect of the Day


Keep, O Lord, we beseech thee, thy household the Church in thy steadfast faith and love, that by the help of thy grace we may proclaim thy truth with boldness, and minister thy justice with compassion; for the sake of our Savior Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. 

 Lessons:

 Psalm 92
Ezekiel 31:1-6,10-14 
2 Corinthians 5:1-10 
Mark 4:26-34

 

 

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Potluck Sunday

This Sunday is our monthly potluck dinner.  Such a wonderful time to relax and enjoy our church family.

As most of you know, the Dunlap's are in Tanzania.  They share their experiences on their blog, Forward in Africa.  Please visit their site for an amazing look at life in a foreign land.

Father Bob will be teaching a continuing education class, Christian Spirituality, beginning on Sunday, June 21 at 9:15 am.  Please let him know if you are interested in joining this class.

Collect of the Day


O God, from whom all good doth come: Grant that by thy inspiration we may think those things that are right, and by thy merciful guiding may perform the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen
1300 Halon Young Rd., Liberty, Kentucky
For more info contact: Fr. Bob Lemmon at (606) 787-6319