TWENTY SECOND SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY – November 13, 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
CELEBRATING SAINT NICHOLAS UPDATE. On Tuesday evening, members of the Bonfire and Outdoor Grill Team (Len, Mike, and Lyndon) met for a “dry-run,” built a fire, prepared and enjoyed grilled sausages. They are meeting again today to organize tasks. On Thursday afternoon members of the Baking Team (Yvonne, Shirley, Sharon, Norma, and Shelley) met in the kitchen and baked a variety of German Christmas specialties (Pfeffernuesse, Lebkuchen, Spitzbuben) to be sold at the Christmas Market. The D family has begun baking candied pecans and almond biscotti, and making Christmas crafts. The team will continue to bake their own favourites at home, and will be joined by Brenda and Rosemarie. Shelley printed posters and cards for distribution. Terrance has begun advertising the event on social and other media outlets. The Organizing Team under the leadership of Simon and Angèle continue to oversee the whole operation and will meet again today.
- Please pick up invitation cards to distribute to your social circle, and posters to pin up.
- Further volunteers to bake and make crafts for sale are welcome. Please speak to Angèle.
- Please pray. ALMIGHTY God, who by thy Son Jesus Christ didst give commandment to the Apostles that they should go into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature: Grant to us whom thou hast called into thy Church, a ready will to obey thy Word; and fill us with a hearty desire to make thy way known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
- Be not afraid. (See commentary below)
BE NOT AFRAID. “If ever we fall into distressful temptations, that Jesus has constrained us to enter into their boat, wishing us to go before Him unto the other side; for it is not possible for us to reach the other side, unless we have endured the temptations of waves and contrary wind. Then when we see many difficulties besetting us, and with moderate struggle we have swum through them to some extent, let us consider that our boat is in the midst of the sea, distressed at that time by the waves which wish us to make shipwreck concerning faith or some one of the virtues; […] when “the night is far spent, and the day is at hand” (Rom. 13:12) the Son of God will come to us, that He may prepare the sea for us, walking upon it. And when we see the Word appearing unto us we shall indeed be troubled before we clearly understand that it is the Saviour who has come to us, supposing that we are still beholding an apparition, and for fear shall cry out; but He Himself straightway will speak to us saying, “Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid” (Matt. 14:27).”
Origen of Alexandria (c. 185 A.D. – c. 253 A.D.)
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. Please speak to Angèle following the service about tickets.
CANADIAN CHURCH CALENDARS have arrived. The profits from the sales go to St. Augustine’s Anglican Church. Calendars will be available at $5.00 each after today’s service. Please see Norma Trim for payment. Thank you!
WORSHIP THIS WEEK
- Tuesday, Thursday, Friday at 8:30 am
- Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.
- Wednesday at 5:30 pm. followed by light supper in the Upper Hall.
Next Sunday: Sunday Next Before Advent
- 10.00 A.M. Morning Prayer
- 10.30 Holy Communion.