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 COMMUNION. Claude 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com 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