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Welcome

If you like a small community of worshipers where everybody knows your name, we welcome you to the Episcopal Church of St. Mary Magdalene on Montgomery Rd. just north of Columbia Rd. in Landen. We share facilities with Deerfield United Methodist Church and Sunday service is at 9:30. This is a family of believers that can be traced back to Jesus Christ and his disciples- but as modern as tomorrow. Come and believe with us.

Serving Maineville, Deerfield Township, Landen, Loveland,

Foster, South Lebanon,  Rivers Bend, Hamilton Township and environs.

May God bless you with a restless discomfort about easy answers, half-truths and superficial relationships, so that you may seek truth boldly and love deep within your heart.

May God bless you with holy anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that you may tirelessly work for justice, freedom, and peace among all people.

May God bless you with the gift of tears to shed with those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation, or the loss of all that they cherish, so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and transform their pain into joy.

May God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you really CAN make a difference in this world, so that you are able, with God's grace, to do what others claim cannot be done.

And the blessing of God the Supreme Majesty and our Creator, Jesus Christ the Incarnate Word who is our brother and Savior, and the Holy Spirit, our Advocate and Guide, be with you and remain with you, this day and forevermore.

by Sr. Ruth Fox, OSB (1985)

 

On Sunday morning we have a great time figuring out what the Bible teaches us

 

IN THE SEASON of Advent, we are called to share the hope that we have in Christ with a hope-famished world. …

Prepare your heart to be open to this season before you, a season full of sights and sounds and needs. Commit to setting aside a brief time every day to read [a] scripture and meditation for the day. Pause and breathe. God is near.

– Robin Pippin
Light of Lights 


 

As Christian saints have done throughout the ages, Christ's followers today are called "to confront the troubles and anxieties of our age with the spirit and love of Jesus."

New situations require new energy and a new commitment, Pope Francis has said, and then he offered a new list of beatitudes for modern Christians:

-- "Blessed are those who remain faithful while enduring evils inflicted on them by others and forgive them from their heart.

-- "Blessed are those who look into the eyes of the abandoned and marginalized and show them their closeness.

-- "Blessed are those who see God in every person and strive to make others also discover him.

-- "Blessed are those who protect and care for our common home.

-- "Blessed are those who renounce their own comfort in order to help others.

-- "Blessed are those who pray and work for full communion between Christians."