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DISCIPLES: Why We Exist

To live into our vision - a people on mission - we are about one central thing: 

 

DISCIPLES ... NOTHING MORE; NOTHING LESS. 

That's it. One central thing.

Why?

Because of Jesus's words in Matthew 28:18-20,

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20, ESV)

Jesus didn't only come to give us eternal life in the future; he came to give us new lives now. Transformation is at the heart of what being a Christian is and this transformation occurs as we become and grow as disciples - students, apprentices, followers - of Jesus Christ. 

We these things in mind, the reason our parish exists is to: 

MAKING DISCIPLES THROUGH WORSHIP, COMMUNITY, FORMATION AND MISSION.

From the Book of Common Prayer Daily Office: A Collect for Fridays
Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. Amen
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May 31: The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Father in heaven, by whose grace the virgin mother of your incarnate Son was blessed in bearing him, but still more blessed in keeping your word: Grant us who honor the exaltation of her lowliness to follow the example of her devotion to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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Excited to be with my Saint Patrick's family today as we think about "Three Great Benefits of Christ's Ascension." 10:20 a.m. at 190 Spruce Street in Lexington. www.saintpatrickschurch.org ... See MoreSee Less

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