Meade Memorial Episcopal Church in Historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

Meade Memorial Episcopal Church in Historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

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My name is Rocky Sackville.

I am a Christian concerned greatly for our country and have written a book entitled: LORD—HOW WOULD YOU VOTE? / What Works for a Country? I found a lot in the old and new testaments making the case that God is a ‘free market God” or at least does not rail against capitalism as the left does.

Did you know that capitalism or free markets actually bring more people out of poverty than any other type of economic system. (And God cares for the poor).

Jesus strongly rebukes the guy in the Parable of the Talents who pretty much quotes Karl Marx "you take up what you did not lay down and reap what you did not sow". Lk 19:11-27. Jesus judges him with the guy's own words and said he should have put the money in the bank to gain interest—(such a greedy Lord)...and he gives the talents to the guy who had 10 already to the dismay of the socialist complainer who wanted it redistributed to someone who had none. To which Jesus says: "to everyone who has, more shall be given, but from the one who does not have, even what he does have shall be taken away." Jesus honors hard work and warns against not working! BTW, the nobleman was off amassing wealth (receiving a kingdom for himself) and created a business model by telling his servants to "do business with this until I come back". So in just a few paragraphs we find Jesus in support of wealth, business, banks, interest, hard work, faithfulness, maximizing profits and…opposed to not working and…opposed to redistribution of what is yours because some do-gooder says to do so.

Its’ not just the Parable of the Talents. I was surprised by how many examples I found in the old and new testaments that I believe show the heart of God favoring free markets, opportunity, responsibility, hard work, liberty and also showed Him to be against bo***ge which is what socialistic economies are in spite of the promises to the contrary.
Chapter 6: Explains yeah capitalism, boo Marxism/socialism—did Jesus miss an opportunity?!
Chapter 1: The Year of Jubilee – property rights. (Thou Shalt Not Steal).
Chapter 8: Early Church Giving – redistributive or otherwise?
Have you ever counted how many times the word ‘profit’ is used in the old and new testaments? And by who? (Why would the Lord refer to or incentivize something as useful if it was sinful/bad/detrimental?)

America – the American experiment…our founding—was biblically based. I go into that as well. A section after chapter 11 discusses several other issues including a lot on our founding.

Why am I so concerned?... The American I grew up in is gone. The rule of law, the Constitution are being ignored, worked around. Balance of power and representative government are diminishing. Socialism is openly pushed and Americanism is being dishonored. Religion is quietly targeted for removal from the public discussion. The selling of babies organs is legal?! Did you know Woodrow Wilson favored a ‘modern government’ to which the Constitution should give way. He also stated that not so much should be done by voting but by experts in the administrative state. Scary!!! The left today is on the same course and they have been quietly advancing their agenda for decades.

Christians have been in every war America has fought. Our voice should be heard in this war of ideologies. We should use the truth of the scriptures to both live and vote by. I wrote the book to give Christians especially, but really anyone—a biblical basis for voting for several issues but specifically for a capitalistic or free market economy in-spite of the lefts’ attempt to discredit and vilify what has been one of the great blessings to us from God.

So, if you are interested, the book is available on Amazon and store.bookbaby.com. Paperback is 7-10 dollars and e-book is 2.99.

I hope it helps people as we approach this critical election—probably the most important in our lifetime.
Wonderful memories of being your priest.
Wonderful memories of being your priest.

ABOUT MEADE CHURCH The Meade congregation is a diverse group of over 100 people, including all ages, economic and educational levels. Meade Church's new building, completed in 1990, provides more than 5,000 square feet of area space, and through our facilities' outreach ministry, we will, as in the past, make a significant positive impact on others in this community.

Operating as usual

08/18/2017

Meade Memorial Episcopal Church in Historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

Celebration of life for Ellen Delores Thomas Todd will be held Saturday, August 26 at Meade Memorial Episcopal Church
322 N. Alfred St. Alexandria 22314
Viewing 10-11 service to follow.

08/18/2017

Celebration of life for Ellen Delores Thomas Todd will be held Saturday, August 26 at Meade Memorial Episcopal Church
322 N. Alfred St. Alexandria 22314
Viewing 10-11 service to follow.

01/01/2017

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12/25/2016

Christmas Eve with lots of Acolytes!!!

12/25/2016

Acolytes Outreach Project of Feeding the Homeless and St. Teresa's Guild's Outreach Project of Blessing Bags!!!

11/09/2016

Meade Memorial Episcopal Church in Historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

11/05/2016

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11/05/2016

Meade Memorial Episcopal Church in Historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

10/13/2016

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10/13/2016

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07/10/2016

See you today!!!

Today July 10th after the 9:45am service. See you there!!

06/26/2016

Acolyte and Graduate Sunday at Meade!! Congratulations All!!

06/08/2016

Today July 10th after the 9:45am service. See you there!!

05/15/2016

More of the Holy Spirit!!

05/12/2016

Meade Memorial Episcopal Church in Historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

LIKE A MIGHTY RUSHING WIND MOVE US!!!

Join us as we celebrate Pentecost on Sunday, May 15th at 9:45am.

We will join voices and read the scriptures in many languages and tongues.

Daughter's of Miriam Liturgical Dancers will bless us.

Doves, ballons and the Holy Spirit will be present!!!

DONT FORET TO WEAR RED!!!

05/12/2016

LIKE A MIGHTY RUSHING WIND MOVE US!!!

Join us as we celebrate Pentecost on Sunday, May 15th at 9:45am.

We will join voices and read the scriptures in many languages and tongues.

Daughter's of Miriam Liturgical Dancers will bless us.

Doves, ballons and the Holy Spirit will be present!!!

DONT FORET TO WEAR RED!!!

04/28/2016

Meade Memorial Episcopal Church in Historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

We hope to see you there!!!

04/28/2016

Join us for Sunday Service May 8th at 9:45am.

04/28/2016

We hope to see you there!!!

04/10/2016

See you at church at 9:45 for the service. Then join us for Breakfast ($10) and the second session on the War Room. Come find out about the importance and need for an active prayer life!!

04/03/2016

Study on prayer beginning with viewing the movie!!

04/03/2016

“But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.” Matthew 6:6

Are you seeking a closer relationship with God in prayer?

Are you uncertain about how or what to pray?

Are you looking to deepen your walk with God?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, then join Meade Church in a study about
PRAYER and its POWER in our lives.

WHEN: April 3, 10, 17 & 24 (come to 1 or all)

WHERE: Meade Church Parish Hall

TIME: Following the 9:45am service

WHAT DO YOU NEED: Your Weapons: Bible, Prayer Journal, Open Mind, Open Heart and a Willing Spirit.

Sponsored by the Order of the Daughters of the King of Meade Church
Contact Dana Dishman or Paula Price for more information.
Marlene E. Forrest, Facilitator

03/27/2016

We also had a special visitor in church today.

03/27/2016

Happy Easter!! Alleluia!! Alleluia!! The Lord is Risen!! The Lord is Risen indeed. Alleluia, Alleluia!!!

03/27/2016

Happy Resurrection Sunday from Meade Church!!!

03/26/2016

Holy Saturday for the youth at Meade Church!! Stations of the Cross, Foot Washing, Egg Dying, Pizza and Snacks!!!

03/26/2016

Looking forward to spending Holy Saturday with the youth!!

Saturday March 26th

Holy Saturday for Youth @ 12:00pm

Interactive Stations of the Cross: A Walk with Jesus

Resurrection Eggs, History of Egg Dying, Legend of the Lenten Pretzel, Snacks, Crafts and more!!!!

RSVP to Marlene Forrest by March 13 at [email protected].

03/25/2016

Maundy Thursday Foot Washing!!

03/23/2016

Meade Memorial Episcopal Church in Historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

March 27th

Easter Sunday

9:45 am Festal Easter Service

Continental Easter Breakfast to follow

03/23/2016

Meade Memorial Episcopal Church in Historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

Saturday March 26th

Holy Saturday for Youth @ 12:00pm

Interactive Stations of the Cross: A Walk with Jesus

Resurrection Eggs, History of Egg Dying, Legend of the Lenten Pretzel, Snacks, Crafts and more!!!!

RSVP to Marlene Forrest by March 13 at [email protected].

03/23/2016

Meade Memorial Episcopal Church in Historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

Saturday March 26th

Easter Saturday Quiet Day


Jesus says, “Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me – watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.” Matthew 11:28-29


In the midst of our busy lives we have little time for silence. Find your own space to honor God. The Easter Saturday Quiet Day is an opportunity to give God back some of our time, and to think on the holiness and absolute power of God, into whose presence we should come with humility and reverence. "Be still, and know that I am God." Begin your day with Morning Prayer. Take some time for spiritual retreat. Take a step back from your busy life, deepen your practice of centering in prayer, and gain a new perspective on your spiritual life. Take some time to read the Scriptures; have time to walk alone and enjoy God’s beautiful Gifts. Use this Quiet day to pray, journal, meditate, and enjoy the beauty around us.

03/23/2016

Meade Memorial Episcopal Church in Historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

Saturday March 26th

Easter Saturday Quiet Day


Jesus says, “Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me – watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.” Matthew 11:28-29


In the midst of our busy lives we have little time for silence. Find your own space to honor God. The Easter Saturday Quiet Day is an opportunity to give God back some of our time, and to think on the holiness and absolute power of God, into whose presence we should come with humility and reverence. "Be still, and know that I am God." Begin your day with Morning Prayer. Take some time for spiritual retreat. Take a step back from your busy life, deepen your practice of centering in prayer, and gain a new perspective on your spiritual life. Take some time to read the Scriptures; have time to walk alone and enjoy God’s beautiful Gifts. Use this Quiet day to pray, journal, meditate, and enjoy the beauty around us.

03/23/2016

Meade Memorial Episcopal Church in Historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

Good Friday
March 25

12 noon to 3pm
3 hour watch with Meditation, Reflections and Teaching “The Seven Last Words of Jesus” and Good Friday Service

The seven Last Words of Jesus on the Cross are a traditional collection of seven short phrases uttered by Jesus at his crucifixion immediately before he died, gathered from the four Gospels.

03/23/2016

Meade Memorial Episcopal Church in Historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

Maundy Thursday Service
March 24
7:00 pm

Foot Washing and Stripping of the Altar w/ the Lord’s Supper

Foot washing or washing of feet is a religious rite observed as an ordinance by several Christian denominations. For some denominations, foot-washing was an example, a pattern. Many groups throughout church history and many modern denominations have practiced literal foot washing as a church ordinance. John 13:1-17 mentions Jesus performing his act. Specifically, in Verses 13:14-17 he instructs them, "If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you. Most assuredly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him. If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them."

Stripping of the Altar: The liturgical action of stripping an altar and, if possible, removing all crosses from a church after the Mass on Holy Thursday. This is to symbolize the suspension of Mass until the Easter Vigil and the stripping of Christ's garments before the Crucifixion.

03/23/2016

March 27th

Easter Sunday

9:45 am Festal Easter Service

Continental Easter Breakfast to follow

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More of the Holy Spirit!!
Daughters of Miriam Liturgical Dancers!

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322 N Alfred St
Alexandria, VA
22314
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