ALL SAINTS SUNDAY
November 6, 2022
GLORY BE TO JESUS CHRIST! GLORY BE TO HIM FOREVER
LIVE AUDIO STREAMING during today’s service is available on the Order of Service page. Recorded audio will be added following worship.
Parish Life Notes
NOTE OF CONDOLENCE. We pray for Bishop Helen who is travelling to England this week to bury her father, Barry Jackson. May he rest in peace and rise glory.
ST. NICHOLAS (NOT SANTA CLAUS) IS COMING TO TOWN! There has been some confusion, both historical and liturgical, around St. Nicholas and Santa Claus. St. Nicholas was a 4th century flesh and blood Catholic Bishop who loved God, the Church, the Children and the Poor. He attended the Council of Nicaea in 325 which defended the “consubstantiality of the Son and the Father’ against the heretic Arius. St. Nicholas’ Feast day is December 6 when many Christians in times past exchanged gifts, freeing them up to celebrate on December 25th God’s gift to us of His well beloved Son, Jesus Christ. Santa Claus was a 19th century American invention, a fantasy character in the service of consumer economy (“What do you wish for Christmas?”) and moralistic religion (“He’s checking his list, he is counting it twice.) Happily at St. Mary’s we will be celebrating St. Nicholas on Saturday, December 3 in preparation for Christmas. The program will include outdoor bonfire, and food grill, musical entertainment, Christmas market, church tours, visit from St. Nicholas and Family Vespers. Our theme is: “Growing in Love: for God, for the Church, for Children, and for the Poor.”
ALL HANDS ON DECK! Please consider how you will support and be a part of “Celebrating St. Nicholas.” Today we are taking in names of volunteers to bake Christmas cookies, make crafts, and runs stalls. Please speak to Angèle following the service. Baking Bee will start this Thursday at St. Mary’s from 10.00 until 1:00 p.m.
ST. MARY’S DINNER THEATRE! Join us on Wednesday, November 30th, for Evening Prayer at 5.30 p.m., Potluck Supper at 6.00 p.m., and Regina Little Theatre’s of C.S. Lewis classic work, “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.” at 7.30 p.m. Today is the last day to order tickets. Please speak to Angèle following the service.
WORSHIP THIS WEEK
- Tuesday, Thursday, Friday at 8:30 am
- Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.
- Wednesday at 5:30 pm.