First Sunday After Trinity June 2, 2024 – Bulletin


June 2, 2024


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


With the First Sunday after Trinity, we are launched on the second half/ semester of the church calendar! In our Epistle reading for today, St. John gives us a review of what we have seen and discovered in our worship and preaching in our first “semester” from Advent through Christmas, Epiphany, Lent and Easter: “In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the expiation for our sins.” So what’s in store for us in the second semester? John writes, “Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.  No man has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.” In our Gospel lesson todayJesus tells the parable of Dives ( the rich man) and Lazarus which comes to us a cautionary of tale of someone who did not receive and embody the love of God…with catastrophic results. 

THE LESSON: 1 John 4:7-21

Beloved, let us love one another; for love is of God, and he who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God; for God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the expiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.  No man has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his own Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son as the Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. So we know and believe the love God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. In this is love perfected with us, that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and he who fears is not perfected in love. We love, because he first loved us. If any one says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen.  And this commandment we have from him, that he who loves God should love his brother also.

THE HOLY GOSPEL: Luke 16:19-31

There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man’s table; even the dogs would come and lick his sores. The poor man died and was carried away by the angels to be with Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried. In Hades, where he was being tormented, he looked up and saw Abraham far away with Lazarus by his side. He called out, “Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in agony in these flames.” But Abraham said, “Child, remember that during your lifetime you received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in agony. Besides all this, between you and us a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who might want to pass from here to you cannot do so, and no one can cross from there to us.” He said, “Then, father, I beg you to send him to my father’s house— for I have five brothers—that he may warn them, so that they will not also come into this place of torment.” Abraham replied, “They have Moses and the prophets; they should listen to them. ” He said, “No, father Abraham; but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.” He said to him, “If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.”’


Please join us on Saturday, May 8th, at 5.30 p.m. for a meal of Ethiopian cuisine as we join with our brothers and sisters in St. Mary’s Ethiopian Orthodox Church to celebrate the refurbishment of our Lower Hall and Kitchen.

R.S.V.P to Yvonne in the parish office at 306-522-6052 or


1) A new contract for our Administrative Assistant Yvonne was discussed and approved. Yvonne’s former contract hadn’t been updated since 2016 and since that time her job description had continued to expand. Thank you Yvonne, for all you do!!

2) Katherine and Derek have volunteered to head the interview / hiring committee for our Summer Student program this year. Our successful candidate will have up to 9 weeks of employment at 30 hours / week. Candidate Selection should be decided by mid to late June.

3) A new “St Mary’s Verger” position was discussed amongst the Vestry. Simon has expressed an interest in this position. The role of the Verger is to offer a warm welcome to all who come to the Church, oversee the security and proper use of the building whilst on duty, to assist in service preparation and lead processions when necessary, to prepare chairs and rooms for events, to assist with cleaning and light maintenance, and to manage the first response in a crisis. Further discussions to continue. Thanks to Simon for all he has already done for our Church relevant to the Verger Role.

4) An Ethiopian / St Mary’s lower hall celebration and blessing/ dedication was discussed with a date set for 5.30 p.m. Saturday June 8th.  to include Ethiopian meal and brief program.

5) The Berry Festival was a big success last year and for 2024 it is quickly approaching once again.  Andrew is heading this event this year and will soon be seeking volunteers to assist. Further announcements to take place once we lock down when the berries will be available.

6) Church Membership Family Photos: Vestry discussed an incentive for our parish to familiarize ourselves with one another better by including family photos to our “Parish List.” These family pictures are intended only to be shared amongst St Mary’s parishioners and is strictly voluntarily. Once the families agree to have their photos taken, their names will be added to their photos, and we will all get to know one another much more easily. The Church admin office will have a copy of this photo list along with our regular parish list. Mike and Lyndon have volunteered to begin snapping photos during post Church coffee sessions.


THE NEXT EDITION OF THE GRAPEVINE will be available on June 16th. Submissions are due by JUNE 12th and should be sent to Lorna or Shelley.

Questions? Please call Lorna @ 306-526-1452

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.

Remuneration: $14.10/hour.

We welcome applications from eligible people from every walk of life including persons with disabilities and underrepresented youth.

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


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.