THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER EASTER
April 30, 2023
CHRIST IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN INDEED, ALLELUIA!
LIVE AUDIO STREAMING during today’s service is available on the Order of Service page. Recorded audio will be added following worship.
GETTING READY FOR SUNDAY: PREVIEW OF THE READINGS.
THE LESSON: 1 Peter 2:11-17
Beloved, I beseech you as aliens and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh that wage war against your soul. Maintain good conduct among the Gentiles, so that in case they speak against you as wrongdoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation. Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to praise those who do right. For it is God’s will that by doing right you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish men. Live as free men, yet without using your freedom as a pretext for evil; but live as servants of God. Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.
THE HOLY GOSPEL: John 16:16-24
‘A little while, and you will no longer see me, and again a little while, and you will see me.’ Then some of his disciples said to one another, ‘What does he mean by saying to us, “A little while, and you will no longer see me, and again a little while, and you will see me”; and “Because I am going to the Father”?’ They said, ‘What does he mean by this “a little while”? We do not know what he is talking about.’ Jesus knew that they wanted to ask him, so he said to them, ‘Are you discussing among yourselves what I meant when I said, “A little while, and you will no longer see me, and again a little while, and you will see me”? Very truly, I tell you, you will weep and mourn, but the world will rejoice; you will have pain, but your pain will turn into joy. When a woman is in labour, she has pain, because her hour has come. But when her child is born, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy of having brought a human being into the world. So you have pain now; but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you. On that day you will ask nothing of me. Very truly, I tell you, if you ask anything of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete.
PARISH LIFE NOTES
VESTRY meeting will take place after the service today.
ST. MARY’S OUTREACH AT THE CATHEDRAL VILLAGE ARTS FESTIVAL.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (May 23-26)
- 7:00 p.m. ART AS VISION: IN LIFE, WORSHIP, AND THE STUDIO.
Over this three-evening lecture series, artist and iconographer Symeon van Donkelaarwill explore the theme of art through concentric circles centred on the artist’s perception of reality. Beginning with the common elements that inform modern art, we will move on to the more specific role of sacred liturgical art before ending the series with a look at the personal aspects that ground Symeon’s studio work at Red Earth Icons.
- 8.30 p.m. COMPLINE BY CANDLELIGHT.
The ancient monastic service of Compline, chanted according to ancient tones, has been described as “a place of succour for a soul in disarray…we need not choose our thoughts. The words are aligned like a rope for us to cling to.” (Sr. Monica in “Call the Midwife”)
Saturday , May 27
- 10.00 – 5:00 p.m. ST. MARY’S BOOTH AT THE STREET FAIR.
- 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. “SIGNS AND WONDERS CHURCH TOURS”
Guided tours open the eyes to see how the interior architecture, stained glass windows, wood carving, and symbolic furnishings of this traditional Anglican Church mediate spiritual reality.
- 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. “BEESWAX CANDLE – DIPPING”
In this all age activity we will delight in the beauty, warmth and scent of 100% beeswax candles to take home.