Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing. Yes, Jesus came and blessed us magnanimously on Sunday. Bishop Roger and Gretsie graced our presence once again, when we enjoyed their spirit of joy and Bishop’s sermon on building God’s community, one soul at a time.
New young members Brandon, Sam, Victor, Joy, Daniel, and Mercy were confirmed by Bishop. With their parents surrounding their children, he spoke a word of prophetic challenge to each confirmand. Those who knew these children well realized that Bishop –who did not know them well — had insight from the Lord about the future challenges he delivered to each boy and girl. After the confirmation, Fr. Kevin presented each new member with prayer beads crafted by Dr. Monroe and Judy Dowling. The Spirit of the Lord was in our midst Sunday!
And of course, we celebrated Fr. Philip’s US citizenship with cake and congratulations. Philarice’s citizenship day will be September 11th at the federal courthouse downtown.
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, Tune Our Hearts to Sing Your Praise on this most blessed of occasions in the life of St. Augustine’s.
To see photos of Sunday’s celebration, click here.