The Church Of St Dunstan

(EPISCOPAL)
Mission Statement - Growing in Christ, Reflecting His Love
800 N Johnson, Mineola Texas 75773
Email: dunstan5@att.net
Telephone: 903-569-2478

THE SEASON OF PENTECOST

Father Pantle's Quill 

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost Readings (September 4, 2016)

Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Psalm 1
​Philemon 1-21
Luke 14:25-33


Collect:

​GRANT US, O Lord, to trust in you with all our hearts; for, as you always resist the proud who confide in their own strength, so you never forsake those who make their boast of your mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

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 DID THEY SWAP THE BIBLE FOR A PRAYER BOOK?

Indeed not!  From beginning to end, the Episcopal Prayer Book IS the Bible in some form or another.  It's possibly the finest key available to understanding the Bible.  The person who follows this book faithfully finds himself reading extensively from both the Old and New Testaments throughout each year.

The Prayer Book is so arranged that the minister cannot depart from the Bible.  He is discouraged from dealing in ideas that have no Biblical foundation...or from belaboring his congregation, over and over, with his own favorite passages.

Episcopalians are never required to accept any belief that cannot be proved from, or is not agreeable to, the teachings of Holy Scripture.