Trinity 2 – June 10, 2018

St.Mary’s Anglican Church, Canon Claude Schroeder

Mark 3:20-35

I announced last Sunday that for the rest of this church calendar we are going to be reading through Mark’s Gospel in church on Sunday mornings. In his Gospel, St. Mark is concerned to present and defend Jesus’ universal call, to men and women everywhere, to follow Him. The question before us is this, “What does it mean to follow a crucified and risen Saviour, who is Jesus Christ?” We might also ask, “ls it worth it?” Continue reading “Trinity 2 – June 10, 2018”

June 10, 2018 – Second Sunday after Trinity

O LORD, who never failest to help and govern them whom thou dost bring up in thy steadfast fear and love: Keep us, we beseech thee, under the protection of thy good providence, and make us to have a perpetual fear and love of thy holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Genesis 3:8-15; Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1; Mark 3:20-35

This week’s sermon: Trinity 2 – June 10, 2018

This week’s bulletin: June 10th Second Sunday after Trinity Sunday

Trinity 1 – June 3, 2018

St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Canon Claude Schroeder

Mark 2:23-3:6

Today marks another shift in our plan for Sunday mornings at St. Mary’s. Having gone through the seasons and the Festivals of Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Passiontide, Easter, Ascension, and Pentecost, where we have rehearsed the mighty acts of God in the birth, baptism, miraculous manifestations, temptation, suffering, death, resurrection, ascension of the Lord, and the sending of the Holy Spirit, and having celebrated last Sunday the revelation of the worship of the Holy Trinity, we now embark on the season of Trinity, which will take us all the way to the end of current church calendar in November. Continue reading “Trinity 1 – June 3, 2018”

June 3, 2018 – First Sunday after Trinity


O God, the strength of all them that put their trust in thee, mercifully accept our prayers; and because through the weakness of our mortal nature, we can do no good thing without thee, grant us the help of thy grace, that in keeping of thy commandments we may please thee both in will and deed; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Trinity Sunday – May 27, 2018

St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Canon Claude Schroeder

Lectionary: Isaiah 6:1-8; Psalm 29; Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-17

It was the spring of 1996, 22 years ago, that I experienced my first theological crisis as an Anglican priest. The trauma of that event is still with me. I was serving a small rural community in Alberta’s Peace River Country, and was driving down the highway one afternoon with my eldest son, who was three at the time, strapped in the child seat in the back of the car.

It was dead quiet, and then it happened. All of a sudden a voice called to me, “Dad, who is God?” Continue reading “Trinity Sunday – May 27, 2018”

May 27, 2018 – Trinity Sunday


ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hast given unto us thy servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of the Divine Majesty to worship the Unity: We beseech thee, that this holy faith may evermore be our defence against all adversities; who livest and reignest, one God, world without end. Amen.

Isaiah 6:1-8; Psalm 29; Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-17

This week’s sermon: Trinity Sunday – May 27, 2018

This week’s bulletin: May 27th Trinity Sunday

May 13, 2018 – Sunday after Ascension

O God, the King of glory, who hast exalted thine only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph unto thy kingdom in heaven: We beseech thee leave us not comfortless; but send to us thine Holy Ghost to comfort us, and exalt us unto the same place whither our Saviour Christ is gone before, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

Acts 1:15-17, 21-26; Psalm 1; 1 John 5:9-13; John 17: 6-19

This week’s bulletin: May 13th Sunday after Ascension

April 29, 2018 Fourth Sunday after Easter


O ALMIGHTY God, who alone canst order the unruly wills and affections of sinful men: Grant unto thy people, that they may love the things which thou commandest, and desire that which thou dost promise; that so, among the sundry and manifold changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed, where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Acts 8:26-40; Psalm 22:24-30; 1 John 4:7-21; John 15:1-8

This week’s bulletin: 4th Sunday after Easter

Easter 3 – April 22, 2018

St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Canon Claude Schroeder.

Lectionary: Acts 4. 5-12, Psalm 23, 1 John 3. 16-24, John 10. 11-18

Well, the Easter lilies packed it in in this week. It’s always a little sad to see them go. But our celebration of Easter continues. Today on the Third Sunday after Easter we are still wanting to grapple with the implication of the Resurrection of Jesus for our lives on this earth.

The way in which the Christian faith sometimes gets presented, it’s as if the Resurrection of Jesus was all about life after death, about going to heaven to be with Jesus after you die. But what, if any thing does the Resurrection of Jesus have to say about life before death? Continue reading “Easter 3 – April 22, 2018”