How to purchase a copy of the 2019 Book of Common Prayer.
At St. John’s we use both the 1928 BCP and the Anglican Church of North America’s (ACNA) 2019 BCP.
- The 1928 Prayer Book can be purchased through any bookstore like Shelley Lowe’s book store Monkey and Dog (817) 489-5747 or https://monkeyanddogbooks.com/ or online.
- The 2019 Prayer Book must be purchased directly from Anglican House Publishers. Their website is https://anglicanhousepublishers.org/.
In our Prayers on Sunday morning we have started praying for parishioners who daily work as doctors and medical professionals and in hospital management areas. Their jobs put them at risk every day for exposure to COVID-19. We know that they all take extraordinary care and follow protocols to limit their exposure and stay healthy and our prayers will be just what they need. Please let Fr Klein know if there is someone who should be included on the prayer list.
The Christian Family is the “domestic church.”
COVID may be with us and it does place some boundaries upon us. But it doesn’t rob us of our faith nor does it diminish who we are before God. At home and as we live in the world we are by God’s design the “domestic church.”
Children first learn about God at home. They born into a family subsequently are made by baptism members of God’s family, and thus children of God perpetuating the Church through time.
As the “domestic church” the Christian family has a particular responsibility in leading souls to Heaven. Parents and other family members should take this responsibility very seriously. Parents are the first catechists of the faith children encounter. Parents are the first preachers of the faith and foster a sense of the sacred to be found in daily living.
Anglicanism has always recognizes that grace builds upon nature. In a practical way, as this applies to the “domestic church”, it means that the supernatural grace received through the sacrament of Holy Matrimony is the active pledge of God to help parents raise their children with a love for Christ and their neighbor and his Church.
During this pandemic time look for ways to engage your child(ren) in conversation and activities that reveal God’s relationship with them; and their relationship with Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit through prayers, the sacraments, and the life and mission of the Body of Christ.