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All Souls Anglican, Cherry Hill, NJ

June 2018 Prayer Letter

We greet you in Jesus’ name. Every month or so we will send this prayer email to you, letting you know the most effective way you might pray for us. We do hope you will consider All Souls Anglican for your personal prayers that this new mission for the gospel may continue faithful to the gospel.

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This coming Sunday: the Third Sunday after Trinity

Join us this Sunday for Evensong at 4:00 PM for the fifty-first in a sermon series on Luke’s Gospel at Luke 11.29-36, as opposition against him intensifies when the crowd seek for a sign from the Lord Jesus.

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For Your Prayers

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Join us this month as we raise our voices in THANKS and in PRAYER to our heavenly Father:

   •    how the hearts of the unconverted in our boroughs were prepared for our Community Freedom Celebration Outreach on May 27th.

   •    sportcaster Gary Cobb’s clear gospel presentation.

   •    the threat of inclement weather on the day did not deter the many who came to the worship and to the fellowship and play that followed.

   •    the joy of many believers gathered in unity from four different local churches.

   •    the many who raised their voices in praise of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

   •    how God has provided for All Souls so that we can continue to meet all our financial obligations, our tithe to the Diocese of CANA East, and our continued prayer and financial support for our missionaries, the Kramer’s of Love for the Least.

Please pray with us that:

   •    the summer months of July, August, and September which usually are tough in terms of weekly attendance and people willing to serve, will instead draw visitors to us who will decide to join the church in the autumn.

   •    Pray for non-Christians to come and be saved.

   •    Pray particularly for a younger visitor who has relocated to our area as an Emergency Medical Technician to start attending regularly. She lives very near the church and has come more often in the summer.

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The Eclectic Society, Part 5

Henry Jansma

This year we’re reading selections from the discussions and the spiritual insights of the evangelical ministers who regularly met in London as “The Eclectic Society.” I hope you will find the time to read further around the section, so I have found the original volume for you in Google Books/Google Play. You can find the text by clicking this link.

Coming to the end of my read soon, I came across this entry nineteen years after their first meeting, the Eclectic Society members discussed on November 30, 1807 what they thought were the main responsibilities of pastors to one another in light of one man’s worldly success when compared to another. All the members agreed that the gospel minister’s first duty was to his own soul care. There is something flattering when he thinks that he is doing this or that good for his brother to the neglect of himself. They also agreed that unity was to be our aim as gospel ministers as Christ is the Head of his Church, calling each minister alike. When a man ponders for too long over the success of another it is more likely that they have forgot the integrity of their own vocation in the light of heaven. What some may place their treasure may instead be wood, hay or stubble. Only the judgment of Christ should be the focus. The course of the discussion gathered under four headings.

Exhort – Make it your aim to encourage a fellow gospel minister according to the Scriptures. No fallen man perhaps was ever fully aware of divine influence, therefore remind him of God’s precious grace in his call and God’s providence in the detail of their lives. An earthly, fleshly attitude can overturn our ministry. Remind them to keep the mind of Christ, that he alone is glorified for he is alone is the arch-typical pastor, we are his servants.

Defend – Defend one another as far as possible. Sincerity is truth on stage. Take particular caution in speaking of another minister within the bosom of our families, because it is the unguarded moment that a secret envy may find expression. The result being a fellow gospel minister is weakened and a minister’s children are taught hypocrisy rather than godliness and humility. The greatest need of our people is our personal holiness.

Rejoice – God’s glory is our chief end and pleasure. The fullness of his perfections noted in another gospel minister is the foundation of true joy and should be pursued. Rejoicing in another’s success qualified in such a manner reminds us that we are not the author of it and prevents us from falling into arrogance or anxiousness.

Pray – There should be special and occasional seasons of intercession in public and private prayer among gospel ministers for each other. This would guard against occasions of disunity and would lead us to rejoice in one another. What we pray for concerning virtue may seem unremarkable, because it is called of every Christian but many gospel ministers are encircled by flatterers where temptation increases. Prayer should extend to every description of minister – the sober, the carnal, the lazy, and the heretical.

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Latest Sermon Podcast

Our sermon this month is the sermon for Whit Sunday. The text is Luke 11.1-4 entitled, The Disciples’ Prayer. Here is the link to the sermon podcast. Share it by forwarding this email to your friends.

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A Parish of the Diocese of CANA East

Worshiping Sundays at 4:00 PM at: 520 Kings Hwy South | Cherry Hill NJ 08034

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Telephone: 856.671.1183 | E-Mail: church@allsoulsnj.org

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