THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD – January 8, 2023
CHRIST IS BORN! GLORIFY HIM!
TODAY AT ST. MARY’S
10:00 A.M. MORNING PRAYER (Prayer book pp. 6-15.) (Psalm 87,93, Isaiah 49:1-13, Luke 3:15-22)
10:30 A.M. HOLY COMMUNION (Prayer Book pp. 67- 85)
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
St. Mary’s Epiphany Service and Party was held on Friday night, with Holy Communion, Pot Luck, and Arrival of the Wise-Men!
Refugee Family Update.
The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has comfirmed the arrival of the refugee family in Regina on January 18, 2023 at 13:47 (1:47 pm). Please note the change in time and date from the previous date and time communicated to the congregation. The IRCC has revised the flight schedule and sent this new update today Friday January 6, 2023 so I am writing to confirm the new information.
We thank God for the protection throughout this journey and pray for the safe journey from Uganda to Regina of the refugee family: Mapiou Deng Arok, Ahou Bol Thon, Arok Mapiou, Ayak Mapiou, and Arok Deng.
Please let Nathaniel know if you are planning on going to the Regina International Airport to welcome the refugee family. We will meet at their new apartment at 12:00 for a short prayer, finalize transportation arrangements, and write up some welcoming signs before we head to the airport to welcome the refugee family. The family are five so we need at least two cars to transport them home. My car will take the three children and one adult, but we need one other space from a different car for one adult.
Note from Clara.
Dear St Mary’s Church, Thank you for your continuous prayers for our journey as well as the online services reminding us of home. Myka, Eli, Lucy and I are currently spending Christmas and New Year’s in Costa Rica with friends while Emma has decided to return to Guatemala for a few months. we have been keeping healthy and plan on heading to Colombia in February. Thank you again for all your blessings and we look forward to attending church in person when we return this summer. Love, Clara and family.
2023 Pledge forms have been mailed out. In order to assist the Vestry in budgeting for the next year, you are asked to please fill out the form and return it to the church office or by placing it in the collection plate. Alternatively, you may submit your pledge immediately on our website.
2023 Envelopes. Boxes of weekly and monthly donation envelopes are now available for pick up on the table on the landing. If you don’t see your name on a box and would like to become a receive church envelopes, please tell Blair and he will make the appropriate arrangements. Giving via direct debit is also available. (See instructions here.)
Worship This Week
- Tuesday, Thursday, Friday at 8:30 am
- Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.
- Wednesday at 5:30 pm. followed by pot luck supper in the Upper Hall.