Easter 2023 – Bulletin


April 9, 2023


LIVE AUDIO STREAMING during today’s service is available on the Order of Service page. Recorded audio will be added following worship.


What is true of the suffering and death of Jesus Christ, is also true of His Resurrection. These are realties which the Gospel invites us to participate in. In this reading Paul describes what that means and what that looks like.

THE LESSON: Colossians 3:1-11

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming. In these you once walked, when you lived in them.  But now put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and foul talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old nature with its practices  and have put on the new nature, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. Here there cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scyth′ian, slave, free man, but Christ is all, and in all.

THE HOLY GOSPEL: John 20:1-10.

In our Gospel passage today, St. John takes back to the historical circumstances surrounding the discovery of the empty tomb by those who became eye-witnesses to  the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. 

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, ‘They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.’ Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went towards the tomb. The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying there, and the cloth that had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. Then the disciples returned to their homes.                                    


THE FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR have been given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Don and Doris McLean by Dave and Janice.

EASTER OFFERING. The Vestry has designated that our Lenten alms that form our Easter offering will be given to Souls Harbour Rescue Mission. Please use the yellow envelopes provided. 

EASTER BRUNCH. Please join us after the service for finger food brunch. Paradise Cake and Easter egg hunt for the children will be provided!

RECTOR’S EASTER BREAK. Claude will be away from the parish from April 10-24th. Revd. Winna Martin will on call for pastoral emergencies.

UPCOMING EVENTS. Please note the following dates for your calendar:

  • April 23: PARISH FAMILY MEETING AND VESTRY UPDATE following the service.
  • April 29: WELCOME TO THE FAMILY at 7:00 p.m. for Mapiou, Ahou (Elisabeth), Arok, Ayak, and Arok  at 7:00 p.m.