Easter 1, 2021 – Bulletin

APRIL 11, 2021



10.30 A.M. HOLY COMMUNIONHenry preaching

Godly Play  for children 3-6 years via zoom at 1:30 pm. Today’s story is ‘Jesus is Risen: The Road to Emmaus’ Luke 24:28-35.

FAITHQUEST (for children 7-13 via zoom). Start the THE TEMPLE OF SOLOMON rotation with Pray Per View (movie and discussion) Leader: Len.  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


 “IN PERSON” SUNDAY WORSHIPPlease register below ahead of time if you desire to attend the Sunday service at St. Mary’s, and observe public health protocols. Today’s service and sermon will be live-streamed (audio) during the service. Recorded audio will be posted to the same page on the parish website following worship today.

MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCE TO HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN from Archbishop Linda Nicholls may be read here:  https://www.anglican.ca/news/a-message-of-condolence-to-queen-elizabeth-ii-on-the-death-of-hrh-the-prince-philip-duke-of-edinburgh/30033501/

LET US WELCOME THE NEWLY BAPTIZED! In a service of Holy Baptism and Laying on of Hands with Prayer on Holy Saturday we celebrated the Baptism of Derek, where he was born a-new by water and the Spirit, made a child of God by adoption, a member of Christ’s Church, and an heir of His everlasting  kingdom.We give glory and thanks to God for this His gracious work in our midst! 

QU’APPELLE HOUSE CRAFT SALE. Qu’Appelle House Auxiliary and staff are collecting items for 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 will 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 bi monthly birthday parties, a summer picnic, a tart tea, a strawberry social, 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. 

THIS BLESSED EASTERTIDE! The season of Easter which began last Sunday continues for 50 days until the Feast of Pentecost. Join us week days at 8.30 a.m. for Morning Prayer and 5.30 p.m. for  Evening Prayer.

Registration for for in-person worship

Easter 1, 2021 – Sermon

SERMON – for the Second Sunday of Easter, April 11, 2021

TEXTS:  Acts 4:32-35, Psalm 133, I John 1:1-10, 2:1-2 & John 20: 19 31

Pre-recorded sermon audio

Opening prayer:  Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of our hearts together be acceptable in Your sight O Lord, our Strength and our Redeemer. Amen

“Seeing and Believing”

            One of the things I love about spring is that it means that I soon will be able to cultivate my garden plot and put seeds into the ground. I like to get my hands in the dirt, I like the feel of the texture of the garden soil, and I like to scratch out a furrow and carefully place my seeds there and then cover them up and tamp the ground firmly. To me it is like putting them to bed and tucking them in firmly so that they will be surrounded by moist soil and ready to respond to the warm sun. 

            The next step is always a little difficult for me; I have to now wait for the seeds to germinate and for those first tiny shoots of the plants to push their way to the surface. I have no choice, I have to wait because I simply cannot make them germinate immediately, in fact I can’t make them germinate at all – the best that I can do is hope that I have put them in the right environment so that they can come to life.

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Easter 2021 – Bulletin


Crosses Planted in St. Mary’s Garden on Good Friday
Photo: Gene Packwood

Now the green blade rises from the buried grain,
Wheat that in the dark earth many days has lain.
Love lives again, that with the dead has been
Love is come again like wheat arising green.”


10.30 a.m. HOLY COMMUNION with Hymns and Sermon.  Claude Schroeder preaching.


WELCOMING OF THE NEWLY BAPTIZED. Today we welcome into  the fellowship and Communion of Christ’s Holy Catholic Church, Derek, who was baptized last night and received the laying on of hands with prayer from Bishop Rob.

LIVE AUDIO BROADCAST of today’s service is available on the service page.


Easter 2021 – Sermon

(Modified 2021-04-04: Added audio recording of sermon.)

St. Mary the Virgin Anglican Church, Easter Sunday, April4, 2021
Revd. Canon Claude Schroeder

Sermon audio

It was 8.30 in the morning on April 16, 1927 that a police officer and his wife welcomed their third and youngest child, a boy, into the world in their home at 11 Schulstasse, in the tiny village of Marktl-an -Inn, in Bavaria, Germany. The police officer’s name was Joseph and his wife’s name was Maria, or Mary, and they named their son, Joseph Aloisius.

April 16, 1927 was a Saturday morning, but not just any Saturday. It was Holy Saturday, the Saturday between Good Friday and Easter Sunday, the day after the Son of God was tortured and executed on a Cross, when His Body lay buried in the tomb.

That same day, Joseph and Maria brought their son to the church to be baptized at the Easter Vigil ceremonies, a providential connection in that as he was born at 8.30 in the morning, and at that time the anticipated liturgy was also celebrated in the morning. Having emerged from the womb of his mother, to be born in the flesh, he would emerge almost immediately from the womb of the Church to be born anew by ‘water and the spirit’, through the waters of baptism. As a result, the first full day of Joseph’s life, both on earth and in the Church…was Easter. 

Small wonder that Joseph Aloisius would one day become Pope Benedict XVI.

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(Modified 2021-04-02: Added recordings of Maundy Thursday and Good Friday service.)

“Spy Wednesday” is one of the traditional titles given to this day at the centre of Holy Week. This was the day Judas met with members of the Sanhedrin in order to betray Jesus to them in exchange for 30 pieces of silver. As the Gospel tells us, “From then on he began looking for a good opportunity to betray Jesus.” (Matthew 24.16)

For a second year in a row, circumstances have conspired to prevent and constrict us from gathering together as a parish family to celebrate the mystery of Jesus’ suffering, death, and resurrection. Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday are properly understood as one church service that stretches over three days, and stands at the heart of our Christian faith and life as a parish community. In an effort to connect us, we will be broadcasting live audio of the upcoming services from St. Mary’s:

Maundy Thursday 5.30 p.m.
Holy Communion with Hymns and Sermon
(Sorry the live stream didn’t work, but here’s the recording, and the text of Beth’s sermon.)

Maundy Thursday service (audio)

Good Friday 12.00 p.m.
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion  with Hymns and Sermon

Good Friday service (audio)

Easter Sunday 10.30 a.m.
Holy Communion with Hymns and Sermon

For those staying at home, please tune in live at these times to join us in prayer and worship, using this player during each of these services:

Those who desiring and able to attend  “in-person” please  register at this link:

With every prayer and blessing,

Claude +

Holy Week Services

Here are the registration links for in-person services in Holy Week

Palm Sunday 2021 – Bulletin

The Sunday Next Before Easter
commonly called
Palm Sunday

March 28, 2021


10.30 A.M. Morning Prayer with Hymns and Sermon.
Claude Schroeder preaching.

GODLY PLAY for children 3-6 years via Zoom. Today’s story is ‘Lent-The Upper Room / Jesus the King’ Matthew 26:26-28; John 12:12-13.

FAITHQUEST (for children 7-13 via zoom).


GLORY TO GOD, and CONGRATULATIONS AND BLESSINGS to Andrew and Starr on the birth of their daughter, Astrid Joy, on Thursday, March 18th. May God grant her many years!

BAPTISM AND CONFIRMATION SERVICE with Bishop Rob will take place on Holy Saturday at 7:00 p.m. Please remember Derek in your prayers this week, as he unites Himself to Jesus, and is received into the Communion of the Church.  If you wish to attend this service, please speak to the Rector.  

*LIVE* AUDIO STREAMING of today’s service will attempted today!  To access the live audio, use the special player on the Morning Prayer service page during the service.

 *IN PERSON* SUNDAY WORSHIP . Please register ahead of time if you desire to attend the Sunday service at St. Mary’s, and observe public health protocols. AUDIO RECORDING of the service, and sermon will also be posted on the parish web-site following today’s service.

PALM CROSSES for all parishioners and their families will be available for pick up at the 15th Avenue entrance following the service today!

GOOD FRIDAY WAY OF THE CROSS FOR FAMILIES. Upon arriving at St. Mary’s families will be given materials for the prayer walk and a map at the Lych Gate, and will receive a blessing upon their return!  


Morning Prayer

MondayHosea 13: 1-14John 14: 1-14Psalm 94
TuesdayIsaiah 42: 1-9John 15: 1-16Psalm 71
WednesdayNumbers 21: 4-9John 16: 1-15Psalm 109
ThursdayLamentations 1:1-14John 17Psalms 40, 41
FridayGenesis 22: 1-18John 18: 1-32Psalm 22
SaturdayZechariah 9: 9-121 Peter 2: 11-endPsalms 16, 30

Evening Prayer

MondayHosea 14John 14:15-endPsalm 69
TuesdayWisdom 2.1, 12-endJohn 15: 17-endPsalm 79
WednesdayLeviticus 16: 2-24John 16: 16-endPsalms 120,140
ThursdayLamentations 3: 1-33John 13: 1-35Psalms 116, 117
FridayIsaiah 50: 4-10John 19: 38-endPsalm 88
SaturdayJob 19: 21-27John 2: 13-22Psalm 27


Monday8:30 AM Morning Prayer
5:30 PM Evening Prayer
Tuesday8:30 AM Morning Prayer
5:30 PM Evening Prayer
Wednesday8:30 AM Morning Prayer
5:30 PM Evening Prayer
Maundy Thursday8:30 AM Morning Prayer
5:30 PM Holy Communion
Good Friday10:00 AM Way of the Cross for Children and Families
12:00 PM Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
Holy Saturday7:00 PM Evening Prayer with Holy Baptism and Confirmation
Easter Sunday10:30 AM Holy Communion
3:00 PM Light and Peace Easter Service for Families