THE FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY.
February 7, 2021
GLORY BE TO JESUS CHRIST! GLORY BE TO HIM FOREVER!
TODAY AT ST. MARY’S
GODLY PLAY (for children 3-6 years via zoom.) Today’s story the Parable of ‘The Good Samaritan’ Luke 10:25-37.
FAITHQUEST via zoom (for children 7-13 via zoom). Today we continue with the story of Jacob and Esau with a Pray per View lesson – led by Clara.
PARISH LIFE NOTES
ANNUAL MEETING. The Annual Meeting of the Whole Congregation will be held on Sunday, February 14 at 3:00 p.m. via video conference. The purpose of this meeting is to receive ministry reports from 2020, review 2020 financial statements, receive proposed budget, and elect parish officers for 2021. Members of the congregation who have been baptized and attained the age of 18 years and regularly attend services at St. Mary’s are encouraged to attend and entitled to a vote on motions. Annual Reports, Financial Statements, Agenda, and instructions for joining the meeting will be emailed out next week.
RETIREMENT OF BISHOP. Please see the attached letter from Bishop Rob regarding his upcoming retirement from ministry as our Bishop.
LENT 2021. Plans are coming together to enable us to keep a Holy Lent. These include prayer and study materials as well as “Fasting for Feeding” initiative in the home, Zoom study groups, and scheduled prayer walk. Materials and further details will be included in a package to the parish next week.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY. The prayer shawl ministry began in the early 1990’s in the USA and is now practiced beyond North America. This ministry began in 2008 in the parish family of St. Mary’s Anglican in Regina. Prayer shawls, knitted or crocheted, throw-size or scarf-size, are made by a group of knitters on a regular basis, as a way to provide tangible evidence of the loving, prayerful support of the congregation for someone in need. Someone may be blessed with a prayer shawl when they are college-bound and leaving St. Mary’s, are in a crisis, facing surgery, critically ill or dying. They may also receive one when they are expecting a baby, recently bereaved or in a seniors’ residence. The repetitive nature of knitting allows the knitter to meditate and pray with every stitch – every inch of the yarn passes through their fingers, knowing that it will eventually embrace another. Crafters choose soft yarn in order to provide comfort to the recipient and their work is blessed at a worship service before it is presented. If you would like to be one of our knitters or wish to gift a prayer shawl, please contact Norma or Kate.
ST. CUTHBERT’S REGIONAL PRAYER MEETING – next month’s gathering is Monday, February 8 at 6:30 pm by Zoom. Newcomers are welcome. For the Zoom link, please contact Kate.