Our Vicar: Rev. V. T. Thomas
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05/01/2024 6:48:32 PM

From Vicars Desk………………

Dearly Beloved in Christ,

Greetings in the precious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,

Thank God for the blessings we received from God last month which helped us to lead a joyful healthy life witnessing Christ in our worship and church activities. I express my gratitude and love to all the parishioners who have cooperated in all the programs which were held in our parish in April. I request everyone’s participation in all the activities of the Parish and the Organizations of the church.

In the book of Isaiah, there are several invitations from God to the community of Israel to return to God. In Christian faith, human life is not self-redemptive – we cannot work out our salvation. Though there is always the propensity to sin, through God’s grace we have provision to return to God. In the life of Jesus there was a special focus on the ministry of forgiveness. He always underscored our need to turn to God and His kingdom. In the words of Kramer this is two-fold : conversion from God and conversion with God to the sinful world. “Confession is one of the sacraments in our church. But it is not because of our confession that our sins are forgiven but because of the forgiving nature of God. In other words, since God is a forgiving God, we can approach Him amid sin. Jesus is the one who redeems us from the state of sin and its consequences. As Martin Luther reminds us, we are all forgiven sinners.

May God Bless us all abundantly.

V. T. Thomas Achen.

Church: 45 N Service Road, Dix Hills, NY 11746
Parsonage: 147 New Highway, Commack, New York 11725
Phone Number: Home : 631-343-7343 / Cell : 631-620-9524

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