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Mass on Saturdays - at 5:00pm (casual attire is our style)!

Rosary Prayer Group - at 6:00pm on the first Wednesday of the month!

Bible Study - at 6:30pm on Thursdays (the Life of Jesus - Serendipity Bible Study)!

Come and join us!

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We’re located at 408 Levee Road in Mount Sterling, across from the MCHS football stadium.

Contact us at...

Saints Mary and Martha Church
at Bethany House
PO Box 502
Mount Sterling, KY
40353

859-404-8374
mamachurch4you@yahoo.com

Friday, December 21, 2012

The Vicar’s Victuals: The Magnificat

My soul doth magnify the Lord,
and my spirit hath rejoiced in
God my Savior.
For he hath regarded
the lowliness of his handmaiden.
For behold from henceforth
all generations shall call me blessed.
For he that is mighty hath magnified me,
and holy is his Name.
And his mercy is on them that fear him
throughout all generations.
He hath showed strength with his arm;
he hath scattered the proud in the
imagination of their hearts.
He hath put down the mighty from their seat,
and hath exalted the humble and meek.
He hath filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he hath sent empty away.
He remembering his mercy hath holpen his
servant Israel, as he promised to our
forefathers, Abraham and his seed for ever.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and
to the Holy Spirit: As it was in the beginning,
is now, and will be for ever.  Amen.
 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Vicar’s Victuals: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

O Come, O come, Emmanuel,
and ransom captive Israel,
that morns in lonely exile here
until the Son of God appear.
Rejoice!  Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, thou Wisdom, from on high,
and order all things far and nigh;
to us the path of knowledge show,
and teach us in her ways to go.
Rejoice!  Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, o come, thou Lord of might,
who to thy tribes on Sinai's height
in ancient times did give the law,
in cloud, and majesty, and awe.
Rejoice!  Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, thou Rod of Jesse’s stem,
from ev’ry foe deliver them
that trust thy mighty power to save,
and give them vict’ry o’er the grave.
Rejoice!  Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, thou Key of David, come,
and open wide our heavenly home,
make safe the way that leads on high,
that we no more have cause to sigh.
Rejoice!  Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, thou Dayspring from on high,
and cheer us by thy drawing nigh;
disperse the gloomy clouds of night
and death’s dark shadow put to flight.
Rejoice!  Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Desire of nations, bind
in one the hearts of all mankind;
bid every strife and quarrel cease
and fill the world with heaven’s peace.
Rejoice!  Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

Amen.
 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Vicar’s Victuals: Father John Wesley’s Covenant Prayer...

I am no longer my own, but thine.
Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with
whom thou wilt.
Put me to doing, put me to suffering.
Let me be employed for thee or laid aside for thee,
exalted for thee or brought low for thee.
Let me be full, let me be empty.
Let me have all things, let me have nothing.
I freely and heartily yield all things to thy
pleasure and disposal.
And now, O glorious and blessed God:
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
thou art mine, and I am thine.
So be it.
And the covenant which I have made on earth,
let it be ratified in heaven.
Amen.