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 5, 2021 – Sermon

(Modified 2021-05-22: Added audio recording of sermon.)

Audio recording of sermon

Several years ago, some researchers asked a group of children to explain what love is.  The results have been passing around the internet ever since.  

Karl, age 5: “Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.”

Chrissy, age 6: “Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.”

Emily, age 8: “Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more.”  She went on to comment, “My Mommy and Daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss.”

Some of the answers were quite wise.

Billy, age 4: “When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.”

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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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