The Fear and Love of God – Br. Curtis Almquist

• Psalm 33:18  • John 4:7-21  • John 15:9-17

Back in the 1960s, as a young boy, I attended a series of services at a church.  It was a called a ‘prophecy conference,’ and I knew I was doomed.  The conference focused on a certain interpretation of the last book of the Bible, The Book of Revelation, drawing especially on the teaching of a popular Dallas-based preacher named Hal Lindsey. Continue reading

He has made us and we are his – Br. David Vryhof

Know that the Lord is God; it is he that has made us and we are his.
We are his people and the sheep of his pasture.  Psalm 100:2

See what love the Father has given us that we should be called the children of God; and that is what we are.  I John 3:1

I have many memories of the Dutch Calvinist home in western Michigan in which I grew up. Continue reading

Feast of Saint John the Evangelist

Preached by the Rt. Rev. Joseph Clark Grew II

The Rt. Rev. Joseph Clark Grew II, is the retired Bishop of the Diocese of Ohio, a member of the Fellowship of Saint John and a long-time friend of the community.  The brothers were honored to welcome Bp. Grew as the guest preacher on the Feast of Saint John the Evangelist (FSJ Day), our patronal feast, May 6, 2006.

When Curtis invited me to preach at this festival service, I decided that I had a couple of options. Given that I am preaching, as Curtis gently reminded me, to the choir, I could speak directly on great matters of faith by reading extensively from “the Book of Homilies.” Continue reading