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Mar
09

We're In El Cajon!

We meet in The Learning Center at SCAIR, 239 Main St., El Cajon. SCAIR, the Southern California American Indian Resource Center, has opened their doors for us. There is plenty of parking on the street as we're across the park area of the Performing Arts Center.

Time: 9:45am  Place: 239 Main St, El Cajon CA 92020

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Advent Pre-Christmas Gathering

Dec
12

On Friday evening of the Third Week of Advent we'll be gathering at the home of Tim and Jan in Alpine. We're inviting friends to join in our looking to the Birth of Christ.

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Christ—the hope that makes a difference

Dec
07

As Christians we are a people of hope. We live in expectation that God will fulfill his promise, his Kingdom will come, and in Jesus we have a place prepared for us.

However we're not immune to discouragement. We shouldn't forget that we live surround with the young and old whose hope has been a disappointment or just doesn't exist.

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A Life Pleasing To God: Giving our Whole Self

Mar
16

A Life Pleasing to Godempty to full glasses

You received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, just as you are doing, that you do so more and more.

(1 Thessalonians 4:1 ESV)

Our lives are to be more and more pleasing to God., not just for God's sake, but for our own. God wants what is best for us. In this morning's reading from the first letter to the Church of Thessalonika, Saint Paul writes:

For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus. For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality;

(1 Thessalonians 4:2-3 ESV)

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Christ Vision

Feb
16

While I was away last week I saw a movie about Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple Computers. In it he explains a common vision, a hope, a wish of people to do something greater, to do something more, whether your a school teacher or a garbage man. It was also Job's vision to sell you something.

What God has in mind for us isn't to sell us something to make our lives more, but to give you something. He gives that you may do something more, something greater. His gift is a life of Freedom, Creative Will, and Personhood.

Freedom

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Being Pure In Heart--Presenting Yourself

Feb
02

And when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses. (Luke 2.22 ESV)

Being Pure In Heart

The ritual purity of Covenant life was to be clean, without dirt, so that you would be open to and ready to receive the holiness of God.

To understand the Church’s festival of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple or the Purification of Saint Mary the Virgin we have to understand Joseph, Mary, and Jesus were a Jewish family, a family living in the Covenant relationship with God. Central to that Covenant was being redeemed and the sacrificial offering made when you were presented in the Temple. This is why Joseph and Mary brought their infant son to the Temple in Jerusalem.

What we read in the opening line of this story taken from Saint Luke’s Gospel (2.22ff),

And when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every male who first opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord”) and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the Law of the Lord, “a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.”

(Luke 2:22-24 ESV)

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New Free Beginning Guitar Class Jan 7th start

Jan
03

FREE GUITAR LESSONS FOR TEENSFreeTeenGuitarClass.com logo

Classes begin January, 7th! 
The FreeTeenGuitarClass.com has teamed up with the Alpine Youth Center in providing beginning guitar lessons for teens at the Alpine Youth Center. Yes, the lessons are FREE! You need to register for the class at the Alpine Youth Center (2153 Arnold Way, 619-659-5088) or call Fr. Keith Acker, the instructor, 619-722-1772 or email frkeitha@alpineanglican.com  who has taught guitar for 20 years. These are group classes and limited size. The classes meet on Tuesdays from January to March. The Middle School class meets at 5:15-6:00pm. The High School class meets at 6:15-7:00pm. 
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Christmas Eve Service Tuesday, Dec. 24th, 6:30pm

Dec
21

Christmas Eve, 6:30pm

Alpine Elementary School Auditorium

1850 Alpine Blvd, INFO: 619-722-1772

All Ages Are Welcome! The service is approximately one hour. 

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Ransom Captive Israel

Dec
15

During this Advent season, we are preparing for Christ’s coming. Christians have measured off the weeks before the Christmas season as each candle is lit on their Advent Wreath. As Anglicans we keep Advent in our spiritual journey, in our growing closer to Christ. Our prayer this week is

Grant that the ministers and stewards of thy mysteries may likewise so prepare and make ready thy way…

(Collect Advent3)

To draw closer we need to recognize that as Unto us a child is born… Jesus comes to set us free.

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Here We Come A-Caroling

Dec
08

Alpine Anglican Church of the Blessed Trinity was out visiting those who can’t get to services looking to bring some Holy-Day cheer (and snacks) after the regular service at Alpine Elementary School. The Carolers had a great time and singing the traditional carols and a couple of newer songs was appreciated in extending our fellowship as far away as El Cajon and Rancho San Diego. Muriel wrote a “thank you” saying, “It was good to see everyone!

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