The Feast of Pentecost 2024 Bulletin


May 19, 2024


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


Today we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost, and the presence, power, and work of the Holy Spirit in our lives in the special anointing for personal renewal that will take place at the beginning of today’s service. The Holy Spirit is the gift of God to those who align themselves with Jesus through obedience to His commandments.  It is the Holy Spirit through whom we receive the spirit of sonship whereby we know  ourselves deeply loved by God as our Father, even as we participate in the sufferings of His Son, Jesus Christ. It is the Holy Spirit who also gives us peace in the midst of our troubles 

THE PENTECOST READING:  Acts of the Apostles: Acts 2. 1-21

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them.  And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven.  And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in his own language. And they were amazed and wondered, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? Par′thians and Medes and E′lamites and residents of Mesopota′mia, Judea and Cappado′cia, Pontus and Asia,  Phryg′ia and Pamphyl′ia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyre′ne, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes,  Cretans and Arabians, we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.”  And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?”  But others mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.” But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words.  For these men are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day; but this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: ‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams; yea, and on my menservants and my maidservants in those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy. And I will show wonders in the heaven above and signs on the earth beneath, blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke; the sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood, before the day of the Lord comes, the great and manifest day. And it shall be that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’

THE LESSON: Romans 8:14-17

For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the spirit of sonship. When we cry, “Abba! Father!”  it is the Spirit himself bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

THE HOLY GOSPEL: John 14:15-27       

If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you for ever. This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in you. ‘I will not leave you orphaned; I am coming to you. In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me; because I live, you also will live. On that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. They who have my commandments and keep them are those who love me; and those who love me will be loved by my Father, and I will love them and reveal myself to them.’ Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, ‘Lord, how is it that you will reveal yourself to us, and not to the world?’ Jesus answered him, ‘Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; and the word that you hear is not mine, but is from the Father who sent me. ‘I have said these things to you while I am still with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.  


PRESENTATION ABOUT FOOD LOSS AND WASTE will take place Monday, May 27 at 2:15pm @ St. Mary’s. The City of Regina will be coming in to speak and educate about how to sort kitchen waste: what should be recycled, what goes in the organics bin, what goes in the garbage, and the consequences of incorrectly sorting waste. There will be time for questions and myth-busting. Is it true that recycled glass tumbles to the bottom and just ends in the landfill, anyway? Is it true that the organics bins are full of needles? Join us on May 27 and buckle up. 

SUMMER INTERNSHIP. Are you a high school student or university student looking for hands-on work experience and are you eager to learn more? St. Mary’s is seeking an intern who is enthusiastic and eager to learn about parish life and support it’s mission and ministry. During your time you will be involved in groundskeeping, providing office and clerical support, making candles, helping organize and run parish events, and support The Gospel in the Garden children’s ministry  on Sunday mornings.

The period of employment will run for 9 weeks  starting mid to end of June , with a 30 hour work week to include some evenings, a Saturday, and Sunday mornings.

Renumeration: $14.10/hour.

To apply, please send or deliver resume and covering letter to St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 3337 15 Ave, Regina, SK. S4T 6N7 or


“But Now I See…Faith and Art, A Curator’s Journey”

The Art of Compassion: Tuesday, May 21 at 7:00 p.m.
The Architecture of Love: Wednesday, May 22 at 7:00 p.m.

Join Timothy Long, Curator at the McKenzie Art Gallery for two public lectures as he shares his life-changing encounters with art and architecture and considers the spiritual messages they hold.

Songs of Joy, Stories of Hope”: Thursday, May 23 at 7.30 p.m.

What are the stories behind the hymns we know and love? Who wrote them? Why? What were their author’s fates? Join us for an evening of story and song with Canon Claude Schroeder.

Coffee House: Saturday, Saturday, May 25, from 3:30 -5:30 p.m.

Enjoy refreshments and an afternoon of local musicians, Empire Associates and Glenn Sutter.

ST. MARY’S ANGLICAN ROTO-TILLING ( SMART) took to the garden plots at Grow Regina Community Garden on Queen Street this week, tilling the soil of the earth, and through conversation, kindness, sacrifice and love tilled the soil of the hearts of eager, hopeful, and expectant gardeners. Our thanks to Les, Adam, and Andrew for their good work in representing St. Mary’s to our community, and to Simon for his own work, and providing training and supervision , and to Angel  and Yvonne for administrative support!   


Morning Prayer: Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 8:30 a.m.  Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.

Evening Prayer: Wednesday at 5.30 p.m.