From The Chair of the Chaplain Lodge 43: Faith

“IT’S GOING TO BE ALRIGHT”

Greetings in the Name that is above all names,

This message to you today is all about FAITH.  Understanding we are living in perilous times.  Moreover, sometimes the only thing we can grab hold to what little faith we can muster up.

We consider a reading of Albert Mackey’s text on the subject of Faith as it pertains to Freemasonry. Distilled to a single word, Mackey gets to the essence of what that faith means in the fraternity and why it is so critical to the becoming of an Apprentice mason.

(Good Reading, use this downtime to research this topic)

In the theological ladder, the explanation of which forms a part of the instruction of the First Degree of Masonry, faith is said to typify the lowest round. Faith, here, is synonymous with confidence or trust, and hence we find merely a repetition of the lesson which had been previously taught that the first, the essential qualification of a candidate for initiation, is that he should trust in God.

In the lecture of the same Degree, it is said that “Faith may be lost in sight; Hope ends in fruition; but Charity extends beyond the grave, through the boundless realms of eternity And this is said, because as faith is “the evidence of things not seen,” when we see we no longer believe by faith but through demonstration; and as hope lives only in the expectation of possession, it ceases to exist when the object once hoped for is at length enjoyed, but charity, exercised on earth in acts of mutual kindness and forbearance, is still found in the world to come, in the sublime form of mercy from God to his erring creatures.

Now, It is your turn to seek those things that will increase and strengthen your faith. Here are a few suggestions to assist you and your family on your journey as you travel in this storm.

*Talk others about your uncertainties, and together there may be a resolution for all.

*Use this time to dive deeper into your spiritual experience. You may restore previous successful experiences.

*Turn a deaf ear to bad and unpleasant news. Speak words of enlightening, to uplift others around you.

If you have any questions or need to talk with me, please text or e-mail me anytime day or night.

Your brother in times of need…

Fraternally,
Brother, Kenneth F. Hudson, Sr.
Chaplain Lodge 43

From The Chair of the Chaplain Lodge 43

PRELUDE:  A very dear close friend and brother, pointed out to me my previous publication, content a heartfelt and encouraging message. My dear friend and brother understood my Christian heritage. He enlightens me: “However, it was delivered like a sermon from the pulpit of a black Pentecostal church. You must keep in mind that your intended audience shares various experiences and spiritual believes.” I will take my brother’s input to heart and keep in mind his loving and caring advice.  “I guess it’s true, you can take the man out of the pulpit, but you can’t take the church, the man.”

“PRAYER FOR STRENGTH AND ENCOURAGEMENT”

Great Architect of the universe, in your infinite wisdom, you already know our brothers’ financial troubles, and how they can be solved. We trust that there is no problem that is too great for you. Please help us now to be filled with hope in you. Guide my mind to be set on the good and perfect things, and not troubled by the things of this world. I trust that your plan for our life is good. I pray that you would grant a special encouragement to my brothers and their families. Be there to grant comfort instead of pain, joy instead of sorrow, and peace instead of heartache. Please provide a lifted spirit and a renewed hope. You are an infinite supplier of encouragement for those who love the Masonic fundamentals and give all of you gifts and privilege be granted to our fraternity, the way you have granted it to me.

Thank You for all you provide. Amen.
Brother, Kenneth F. Hudson, Sr.

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Chaplain Lodge 43

Covid-19 Update

From the office of the RWGM of Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania.

Due to ongoing concerns surrounding the Coronavirus, effectively immediately and until further notice, I am directing any and all lodge activities be cancelled, including, but not limited to: extra, special and/or stated lodge meetings; social functions; schools of instruction, etc., as well as youth group and community meetings/events that may be scheduled in your lodge building. Lodge officers may pay lodge bills in the ordinary course without lodge approval. This will be in effect until the end of April, by which time we will evaluate the situation and provide additional guidance as needed.

More information and the complete press release can be found: https://pagrandlodge.org/coronavirus-covid-19/

Lodge 43 Community Needs Grant Application 2020

Application Deadline is March 31, 2020

2020 Lodge 43 Community Needs Grant Application for Financial Assistance

Name of Organization

Mailing Address

Primary

Contact Phone

Number

E-Mail Address

Web Site

Mission and Brief History of Organization:

Is this your first grant application to our Club ? Yes No

Is the organization a 501C3 status? Yes No Tax

ID#

Number of Employees: Number of Volunteers:

Other Sources of Financial Support (e.g. United Way,

etc.)

Amount Requested: $

Intended Use of Funds: (Please include a description of the number, ages and character of the people who will most benefit from this assistance)

Other Supporting Information:

The following items should accompany your proposal:

1. A cover letter using your organization’s stationery.

2. A roster of your Board of Directors and Officers.

3. A current budget for the organization.

I AFFIRM THAT ALL INFORMATION GIVEN ON THIS APPLICATION IS CORRECT I AFFIRM THAT ALL INFORMATION GIVEN ON THIS APPLICATION IS CORRECT AND ANY FUNDS RECEIVED FROM LODGE 43 WILL BE USED FOR THE STATED PURPOSE

Signature

Title

Date

Please send the completed request to:

Secretary, Lodge 43 216 West Chestnut Street

Lancaster, PA 17603 All applications must be received by March 31, 2020