Epiphany 2, 2022 – Bulletin

THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY
January 16, 2022

GLORY BE TO JESUS CHRIST! GLORY BE TO HIM FOREVER!

TODAY AT ST. MARY’S

Public worship in the Diocese of Qu’Appelle is suspended as of Monday, January 10, 2022, until Monday, February 7th 2022. Follow these links to read Mike’s letter from the Diocese, and Paula’s parish letter.

Join us Sunday morning at 10:30 on-line with the live video stream on our weekly order of service page. If you don’t make it for 10:30 AM CST then just play the video when you can to worship with us.

PARISH LIFE NOTES

Condolences. Please pray for Norma and Bill, Eleanor, Randy, Anya, and Zack in the loss of Dona, their sister and Aunt.

Please pray for Bruce for comfort and healing.

Please pray for Beth to feel better soon.

Thanksgiving for the safe arrival of Timothy Evander (called Van) on Dec. 31, 2021. Son of Alex and Kelli.

Thank you to Gwyn for her work particularly over Christmas. Her knowledge and dedication to the Altar Guild is amazing. Bless you Gwyn. 

PASTORAL EMERGENCY CONTACT. Revd. Paula Foster 

Epiphany 2, 2022 – Morning Prayer with sermon

THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

We’re trying video live streaming and recording this week instead of audio. You’ll find a video player below instead of the audio player. Use this to join us live at 10:30 CST. After the service, you should be able to replay the video any time you want.

THE ORDER OF SERVICE FOR MORNING PRAYER

Sentence of Scripture

The earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea. (Habakkuk 2.14)

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Epiphany 2, 2022 – Sermon

On this Second Sunday of Epiphany, we continue our reading about the manifestation or revelation of Jesus Christ to the people, cultures and the nations of the world. 

One may ask why Jesus Christ should be revealed to us? It is because Christ is the Son of God who has revealed God’s love for us by offering to be the sacrificial lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. According to the Gospel of John, “No one has ever seen God. It is God the only Son, who is close to the Father’s heart (bosom), who has made him known” (1:18). 

Epiphany is also about the compelling personal transformation as become aware and accept the new identity that uplifts us beyond our normal life to the new lifecycle of love, hope and faith.

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Baptism of the Lord, 2022 – Bulletin

THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD
January 9, 2022

GLORY BE TO JESUS CHRIST! GLORY BE TO HIM FOREVER!

TODAY AT ST. MARY’S

10.00 A.M.  MORNING PRAYER.

10.30 A.M. HOLY COMMUNION 

GODLY PLAY in the Worship Centre for children 3-6. Today’s story is ‘The Visit of the Wisemen’ Matthew 2 1-12. 

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

PARISH LIFE NOTES

PASTORAL EMERGENCY CONTACT. Revd. Paula Foster 

WEEKDAY WORSHIP THIS WEEK

Tuesday to Friday:  Morning Prayer at 8.30 a.m. and Evening Prayer at 5.30 p.m.

Baptism of the Lord, 2022 – Holy Communion

(Modified 2022-01-10: Added audio recording)

THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD

January 9, 2022

10.30 A.M. Holy Communion

Audio recording of full service including sermon

Organ Prelude: Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern (How Lovely Shines the Morning Star)

Philipp Nicolai (1556-1608) Arranged by Dietrich Buxtehude

THE HYMN:  # 146 ‘Twas in the Moon of Wintertime

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Baptism of the Lord, 2022 – Sermon

(Modified 2022-01-10: Added audio recording)

Isaiah 43:1-7
Psalm 29
Acts 8:14-17
Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

January 9, 2022
St. Mary’s Regina
Baptism of our Lord
Year C

Audio recording of this sermon

Within the season of Epiphany, we celebrate the Baptism of our Lord. It is one of the traditional times for baptism in our church year.  Most, if not all of us have been baptized. (If you haven’t and are interested in baptism, please see me after the service.)  Most of us have been witnesses to many baptisms over the years. Some of us are God-parents or sponsors. We ourselves were presented for baptism by parents or someone who cared about us or for us.  We, in turn, have presented our children for baptism and perhaps grandchildren…I had the privilege of baptizing my grandson Owen and Boyd had the privilege of baptizing all but one of his grandchildren.  We know that Baptism is a holy time within families and for the people of God.

           When we present our children or ourselves for baptism, we are responding to the gentle call of God…to begin a journey with God. Baptism marks the beginning of a life long journey of discovery for us as we learn to love God.  As we learn to love God, we discover that we too, are the beloved of God.  Therefore, Baptism is a time of joy within the church as well as a time of celebration for families.  We warmly welcome the newly baptized who are brought, by faith, into the family of God.  So with these thoughts in mind, let us turn our attention to the baptism of our Lord and his call to ministry.

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Christmas 2, 2022 – Bulletin

SECOND SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS

January 2, 2022

GLORY BE TO JESUS CHRIST! GLORY BE TO HIM FOREVER!

TODAY AT ST. MARY’S

10.00 A.M.  MORNING PRAYER.

10.30 A.M. HOLY COMMUNION 

GODLY PLAY in the Worship Centre for children 3-6. 

PARISH LIFE NOTES.

PASTORAL EMERGENCY CONTACT. Revd. Paula Foster 

WEEKDAY WORSHIP THIS WEEK.

Tuesday to Friday:  Morning Prayer at 8.30 a.m. and Evening Prayer at 5.30 p.m.

Please note: Wednesday morning prayer group will not meet again until January 5th.

Christmas 2, 2022 – Sermon

Isaiah 60: 1-6
Psalm 72:1-14
Ephesians 3:1-12
Matthew 2: 1-12
January 2, 2022
St. Mary’s Regina
Epiphany Sunday
Year C

         Whenever people gather in groups, it is almost inevitable that one will hear stories.  Stories are the vehicle that we human beings most commonly use to make sense of the world in which we live.  Through stories told around kitchen tables over cups of coffee or tea, or maybe something a wee bit stronger, we share some of the things that have shaped and informed our lives, both present and past and these stories become our family histories.  In my family I have noticed that through the years, some of the details of the events are changed depending on who is telling the stories and even though it makes for lively discussions on occasion…the inherent truth it holds for us doesn’t change.  This is one of the ways that families pass on the values and traditions that have shaped and formed their lives.  

Story telling is so important that we are taught from a young age to listen carefully and respectfully when someone is telling a story. Stories are powerful. Survivors of all sorts of trauma often need to tell their story in order to move forward from the event. A dear friend of mine once told me that we will re-tell or relive a traumatic event/story until we can make some kind of sense of what happened OR until we can find a safe place to store it inside us. It is a well-documented fact that being able to share our story often leads to healing and restoration.  There is something powerfully sacred in the telling/sharing as well as in the listening. And I believe THAT is evidence of God’s grace in the world.   

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Christmas 1, 2021 – Bulletin

SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS
December 26, 2021.

GLORY BE TO JESUS CHRIST! GLORY BE TO HIM FOREVER!

TODAY AT ST. MARY’S

10.00 A.M.

10.30 A.M.

MORNING PRAYER.

10.30 A.M. HOLY COMMUNION
GODLY PLAY in the Worship Centre for children 3-6. Today’s story is ‘Christmas – Meeting the Christ Child’ Luke 2:1-7.

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

PARISH LIFE NOTES.

THE MITTEN TREE ON THE LANDING is ready to be dressed with adults and children’s mittens, toques and socks. Please help keep out the cold. All donations go to Soul’s Harbour Mission.

PASTORAL EMERGENCY CONTACT. Revd. Paula Foster 

WEEKDAY WORSHIP THIS WEEK.

Tuesday to Friday

Morning Prayer at 8.30 a.m. and
Evening Prayer at 5.30 p.m.

Please note: Wednesday morning prayer group will not meet again until January 5th.