Easter 6, 2021 – Bulletin

THE FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER EASTER
MAY 9, 2021

ALLELUIA. CHRIST IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN INDEED. ALLEUIA!

TODAY AT ST. MARY’S

10.30 A.M. HOLY COMMUNIONCanon Claude Schroeder preaching.

GODLY PLAY (for children 3-6 years )via zoom at 1:30pm. Today’s story is the Parable of ‘The Mustard Seed’ Matthew 13:31-32. 

FAITHQUEST (for children 7-13 via zoom) continue the Body of Christ rotation  with a Pray per View/King’s Theatre (video and creating a church machine) Leader:  Len 
Memory Verse: “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”
1 Corinthians 12:27

PARISH LIFE NOTES

 “IN PERSON” SUNDAY WORSHIP continues today with a maximum attendance of 30. If you desire to attend the Sunday service at St. Mary’s, please observe public health protocols. There is no need to register in advance.

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

WELCOMING OF AN ENQUIRER INTO BAPTISM. Today we welcome Steve and Karen who are presenting their son, Gunnar, as an enquirer into Holy Baptism.

THE FEAST OF THE ASCENSION. Hail the Day that sees Him Rise! This Thursday, being the 40th day after Easter, we will celebrate the Ascension of the Lord with a service of Holy Communion following shortened Evening Prayer at 5.30 p.m.

WEEKDAY WORSHIP. 

MONDAY TO FRIDAY: 

8.30 A.M. MORNING PRAYER
5.30 P.M. EVENING PRAYER


PLOUGHING FOR PEOPLE. Under the direction and leadership of Nat, the Ploughing for People Ministry, in partnership with St. Mary’s, has begun work at the Regina Community Gardens. To date, over 70 plots have been roto-tilled, raising over $1400.00 for missionary outreach! Our thanks to Henry, Nathaniel, Lyndon, and Claude for their good work! ( see photos below) More Ploughmen and women are welcome. To join in the effort, please contact Nat.

Easter 6, 2021 – Sermon

(Modified 2021-05-09: Added recorded audio of sermon.)

Recorded audio of sermon.

St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Fifth Sunday after Easter, May 9, 2021 Canon Claude Schroeder

So today we have come to the Fifth and final Sunday in the season of Easter, where we have been rejoicing and celebrating and reflecting together on the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. 

Alleluia! Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed. Alleluia!

Now today is also a very happy day, as we welcome little Gunnar, and his parents Karen and Steve who have come as enquirers into baptism, who are here with Art and Marion, and we send greetings today to Steve’s mom and dad, Karen and Kelley. The memory of that fabulous wedding we celebrated at St. Mary’s almost two summers ago, still brings a smile to my face.

As we look into the Scriptures one of the things we see is how it is that God reveals Himself to us, and how that revelation then gets passed on through the generations. A couple has a child, and in addition to providing him with shelter, food, drink, clothing, love, and affection, they initiate him into the mysteries of the Christian faith, and hand on that revelation.  Baptism is the sacrament of this initiation, the result of which is that the child undergoes a “second birth,” a spiritual birth from above,” where, emerging from the womb of the Church, his now a child of God by adoption. Like any good mother, the Church, nurtures that child with the pure milk of the Gospel so that he might grow up in his salvation. (1 Peter 2.2). O taste and see the Lord is good.  Happy are they who trust in Him. And on and on it goes throughout the generations.

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Easter 5, 2021 – Bulletin

THE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER EASTER
MAY 2, 2021

ALLELUIA. CHRIST IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN INDEED. ALLEUIA!

TODAY AT ST. MARY’S

10.30 A.M. HOLY COMMUNIONBeth preaching.

GODLY PLAY for children 3-6 years via zoom at 1:30 pm. Today’s story is ‘The Good Shepherd and the Lord’s Supper’ John 10:2-4; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26.

FAITHQUEST (for children 7-13 via zoom) THE TEMPLE OF SOLOMON rotation: Body of Christ – Let there be Art (creating portraits of one another) leader Clara. Memory Verse: “Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.” Ps. 95:6, 7.

PARISH LIFE NOTES

 “IN PERSON” SUNDAY WORSHIP continues today with a maximum attendance of 30. If you desire to attend the Sunday service at St. Mary’s, please observe public health protocols. There is no need to register in advance.

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

BREAKING NEWS! Hidden Treasures discovered on the grounds at St. Mary’s. See report and photos!

MESSAGE FROM THE VESTRY. Please see your email for a message to the congregation from last Tuesday’s Vestry meeting.

NEWSLETTER AND DIOCESAN UPDATE from Bishop Rob can be read here

NEXT SUNDAY: 10.30 A.M. HOLY COMMUNION AND WELCOMING OF ENQUIRER FOR HOLY BAPTISM.

WORSHIP THIS WEEK

MONDAY TO FRIDAY
8.30 A.M. MORNING PRAYER
5.30 P.M. EVENING PRAYER

Easter 4, 2021 – Bulletin

THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER EASTER
APRIL 25, 2021

ALLELUIA. CHRIST IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN INDEED. ALLEUIA!

TODAY AT ST. MARY’S

10.30 A.M. HOLY COMMUNIONClaude Schroeder preaching.

GODLY PLAY for children 3-6 years via zoom at 1:30 pm. Today’s story is ‘ The Good Shepherd and the Wolf’ ( John 10.11-16); Psalm 23. 1-4.

FAITHQUEST (for children 7-13 via zoom) THE TEMPLE OF SOLOMON rotation: Story- Telling. Leader: Kate. Memory Verse: “Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.” Ps. 95:6, 7.

PARISH LIFE NOTES

“IN PERSON” SUNDAY WORSHIP continues today with a maximum attendance of 30. If you desire to attend the Sunday service at St. Mary’s, please observe public health protocols. There is no need to register in advance.

LIVE AUDIO broadcast of today’s service is available on our website. Service and sermon audio recording will be posted on the same page following worship today.

VESTRY MEETING will take place this Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. via “zoom”

WORSHIP THIS WEEK

MONDAY TO FRIDAY

8.30 A.M. MORNING PRAYER
5.30 P.M. EVENING PRAYER

Easter 4, 2021 – Sermon

(Modified 2021-04-25: Added recorded audio.)

St. Mary the Virgin Anglican Church, April 25, 2021 , Third Sunday after Easter 

Revd.Canon Claude Schroeder

Recorded audio – Sermon

So today is the Third Sunday after Easter, and we are at the half way point in the season of Easter. Aside from Trinity season, the 50 days of Easter comprise the longest season on our calendar, and with good reason, given the centrality of the Resurrection for our faith. As St. Paul wrote, “If for this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all men most to be pitied.” (1 Cor. 15.19) But if Jesus Christ is risen from the dead, that changes everything, and there is more going in the world and in our lives than meets the eye.

I was standing in the chancel on Tuesday after Morning Prayer this week, beholding the sunlight shining through and illuminating the Resurrection window here at St. Mary’s, which is tucked off in the corner to the right of the altar.  Facing the Resurrection window on the opposite side tucked in the corner to the left of the altar is the Annunciation window. It made me wonder, “What were they thinking?” Here we have the two central mysteries of our faith, the Incarnation and Resurrection of the Son of God represented in places where nobody hardly gets to seem them, unless you steal a glance when you come up for communion. How strange!  But then it hit me. This is exactly right, because both the Annunciation and the Resurrection were events that took place in secret, hidden from public view. Nobody saw what happened, and yet there were witnesses, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the Apostles, who testified to these mighty acts of God.

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Easter 3, 2021 – Bulletin

THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER EASTER

APRIL 18, 2021

ALLELUIA. CHRIST IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN INDEED. ALLEUIA!

TODAY AT ST. MARY’S

10.30 A.M. HOLY COMMUNIONClaude Schroeder preaching.

GODLY PLAY for children 3-6 years via zoom at 1:30 pm. Today’s story is ‘Easter – The Appearance at the Sea of Galilee’ John 21:1-15.

FAITHQUEST (for children 7-13 via zoom) THE TEMPLE OF SOLOMON rotation with Let there be Art (making temples) Leader: Clara. Memory Verse: “Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.” Ps. 95:6, 7

PARISH LIFE NOTES

 “IN PERSON” SUNDAY WORSHIP continues today with a maximum attendance of 30. If you desire to attend the Sunday service at St. Mary’s, please observe public health protocols. There is no need to register in advance.

LIVE AUDIO STREAM of today’s service  will be available on the service post page during the service. Service audio and sermon recording will be posted following worship.

SPIRITUAL COMMUNION DURING CORONA-VIRUS. The term ‘Spiritual Communion’ has been used historically to describe the means of grace by which a person, prevented for some serious reason from sharing in a celebration of the Eucharist, nonetheless shares in the communion of Jesus Christ. The Book of Common Prayer instructs us that if we offer ourselves in penitence and faith, giving thanks for the redemption won by Christ crucified, we may truly ‘eat and drink the Body and Blood of our Saviour Christ’, although we cannot receive the sacrament physically in ourselves.  (BCP p. 584) Making a Spiritual Communion is particularly fitting for those who cannot receive the sacrament at the great feasts of the Church, and it fulfils the duty of  every conformed person to receiving Holy Communion ‘regularly, and especially at the festivals of Christmas, Easter and Pentecost.’ (BCP p. 66)

The Church of which we are members is not defined by the walls of a building but by the Body of Christ of which we are members. In making our communion spiritually, we are joining with Christians everywhere to be nourished by the one who tells us, ‘I am the Bread of Life’. (Adapted from the Church of England document, Guidance on Spiritual Communion and Coronavirus.)

Special prayers for the making of spiritual communion have been included in today’s  order of service for those who are worshipping with us either at St. Mary’s or at home.

QU’APPELLE HOUSE CRAFT SALE. Qu’Appelle House Auxiliary and staff are putting on a craft sale for the residents and we are looking for donations. Please contact Judy, Brenda, or Lynda for more information and to have your items picked up. (We are trying to arrange a single drop-off at Qu’Appelle House to minimize contact.) Deadline is April 28.  Thank you in advance. All proceeds go to Qu’Appelle House Auxiliary to help fund special events for residents, like birthday parties, a picnic, Christmas stockings, etc.

All crafts welcome, but if you’re stumped, things that go over really well are jewelry (best seller), walker bags, any sort of decor for the residents rooms, notepads, cards, bookmarks, artwork, summer hats, etc.. If anyone isn’t particularly crafty but wants to purchase word find books, they go over really well too. We aren’t accepting homemade food right now due to the covid 19 pandemic.

MEND WITH CARE. Any clothing in need of repair? We are a small group of menders offering to do some basic or creative mending for all your worn wear! All proceeds will go directly to the Refugee Fund. We welcome ripped seams, unraveled knitwear, holes to patch, wool to darn, loose or missing buttons. Please contact Clara at mendwithcare@gmail.com

HAND-DIPPED BEESWAX CANDLES from St. Mary’s may be purchased for $5.00 a pair by contacting Yvonne in the parish office. Phone: 306 522-6052, email: stmarysanglican@sasktel.net Parishioners can pick up their candles from the newly installed mailbox at the Montague St. entrance, and leave a cheque in the proper amount. Proceeds to Refugee Fund. 

WORSHIP THIS WEEK

MONDAY TO FRIDAY

8.30 A.M. MORNING PRAYER
5.30 P.M. EVENING PRAYER