Sunday Service
10 AM
All are welcome!

529 Main St. S. Sauk Centre

 The Rev. Roger V. Phillips
Priest-In-Residence

Parish Secretary
Rosemary Phillips

PURSUANT TO DIRECTIVES CONCERNING THE COVID-19 VIRUS, ALL SERVICES WILL BE SUSPENDED THROUGH THE END OF MARCH.   It is our hope that the Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday service can go forward.  

IN THE INTERIM, you can access services at St. Mark's Cathedral in Minneapolis by going online to:

                                                        our cathedral.org

NOTE:   Due to a family emergency, Fr. Roger and Rosemary have postponed their return to Minnesota, but hope to be back ithe first week in June.    Fr. Randy and Kay are scheduled  o serve the 1st and 3rd Sundays in April and May.  The Rev. Gretchen Pickeral  is scheduled to  preside Easter Sunday, April 12th at  10 am.    


PURSUANT TO DIRECTIVES CONCERNING THE COVID-19 VIRUS, ALL SERVICES WILL BE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

IN THE INTERIM, You can access services at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Minneapolis by going online to: ourcathedral.org

                                                    Reflections on Palm Sunday


As I sit here in my recliner in the Florida Room looking out on robin’s egg blue skies, citrus trees, holly trees and roses, my heart is overflowing with gratitude to my Lord Jesus. He has given us, from his extravagant goodness, beauty, love and forgiveness. And, even though our world is racked with the Corona Virus, He is ever faithful and walking with us through this time of trials, if we will but acknowledge Him as our King. Yet, even if we deny Him, in big or little ways, He is always there to love us and welcome us back from our denials. But, our returning to Him requires us to repent, give up our tightly held misdoings, denials of His Power to love and forgive us, because we have made ourselves the King and not Him.

On this Palm Sunday, as you worship “virtually,” along with your brothers and sisters in Christ across our nation and the world, please take a hard look at your inner life. Who is YOUR KING? Can or will you dare to offer up to the King of Kings yourself with all your warts, unholy desires and imperfections? He is calling you to do just that and to literally run in your mind to His welcoming arms. Let Him embrace you, comfort you, wipe away your tears, and reassure you that He is in control after all, if you will but trust in Him—to let GOD BE GOD.

So in preparation for the most sacred week of our lives, as we walk with Him, sit at the Last Supper with Him, walk with Him through trials, beatings, scourging, to the finality of His death upon the cross, FOR YOU AND ME, let us give ourselves to Him as completely as we can. And then rejoice on Easter Morn in His defeat of death and His most glorious resurrection, and all that means to our broken and sick world, and that HE IS KING FOREVER IN ETERNITY and one day we will be with Him.

God’s blessing, Father, Son and Holy Spirit+ be with you in these your holy endeavors, Amen.


Fr. Roger