Trinity 17, 2021 – Sermon

(Modified 2021-09-26: Added audio recording – sorry about the static!)

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We see today in our Gospel reading what we so often encounter in the Gospels. Jesus’ disciples have some small, local concern they want him to address, but Jesus has his mind on the big picture, the cosmic picture.

John the beloved disciple, whose Gospel and letters teach us a great deal about loving one another, has a very unloving complaint. “Jesus, some dude we don’t know is going around casting out demons in your name. We told him to stop, but he won’t. Do something!”

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Trinity 16, 2021 – Bulletin

THE SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

SEPTEMBER 19, 2021

TODAY AT ST. MARY’S

10.00 A.M.  MORNING PRAYER
10.30 A.M. HOLY COMMUNIONNathaniel Deng Mayen preaching.
10.30 A.M. GODLY PLAY  in the Worship Centre for children 3-6. Today’s story: “ The Good Shepherd and the Lost Sheep.” ( Psalm 23.1-4, Luke 15.3-6)

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

PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER requires everyone attending events at St. Mary’s to be properly “masked.”

CONGREGATIONAL FORUM  follows after the service today in the Upper Hall. At its July meeting, St. Mary’s Vestry discerned we are in a time of change and renewal, and invites parishioners to a congregational forum hear and share in this discernment. 

WEEKDAY MORNING AND EVENING PRAYER  from Tuesday to Friday.

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

Trinity 16, 2021 – Sermon

(Modified 2021-09-19: Added audio recording of this sermon)

Humble Service is the Seal of New Covenant and Shield Against Sin of Self-Gratification

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Jesus answered, “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all” (Mark 9:35).

We may ask questions like: First in what, or of what? And last in what, or of what? What is the reference point to that which Jesus is talking about when he passed on this piece of advice to us? 

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Trinity 15, 2021 – Bulletin

THE FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

SEPTEMBER 12, 2021

TODAY AT ST. MARY’S

  • 10.00 A.M.  MORNING PRAYER
  • 10.30 A.M. HOLY COMMUNIONClaude Schroeder preaching.
    • GODLY PLAY for children 3- 6 in the Children;s Worship Centre. Today’s story is ‘The Light’ ( John 8.12)

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

ST. MARY’S HOUSE CONCERT. Our thanks and blessing to Terrance and Keli Williamson who sang and ministered at the house concert last Monday! ( photos below)

THE GRAPEVINE. Do you remember a time when you experienced the presence of God and His blessings? Sharing our faith experiences blesses others and gives God the Glory.  Would you share your experience /story with us at St. Mary’s? The Grapevine is being printed in September; Please think about submitting your story. We will need your stories by September 12, please send them to Lorna. For more  information call Lorna. 

CONGREGATIONAL FORUM. At it’s July meeting, St. Mary’s Vestry discerned we are in a time of change and renewal, and invites parishioners to a congregational forum hear and share in this discernment next Sunday, September 19 after worship.

VOLUNTEERS FOR PANCAKE BREAKFAST are required to prepare, serve and clean up at St. Mary’s on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 6 am to 12 pm for a Breakfast for the Cathedral Area clean up team. Please sign sheet on the table by the elevation or contact Sandra.  (Cancelled.)

WEEKDAY MORNING AND EVENING PRAYER (Tuesday to Friday).

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

Trinity 15, 2021 – Sermon

(Modified 2021-09-12: Added recording of this sermon.)

St. Mary the Virgin Anglican Church, Trinity 15, Sept. 12, 2021 Canon Claude Schroeder

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2021 is the year of Mark in our lectionary, where on Sunday mornings at St. Mary’s  we have been slowly working our way through  St. Mark ‘s Gospel. And so what have we heard and learned so far? Up to this point in the story, Mark has been describing for us the main features of Jesus’ public ministry, which consisted of essentially three things:  preaching, teaching, and miracles.

The preaching, the message, which Jesus proclaimed concerned the kingdom of God or the reign and rule of God here on this earth. Jesus said, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand, repent and believe in the Good News.” (Mark 1.15)

Here at St. Mary’s we seek to pass on this message, this good news that through the life, death, resurrection, ascension of Jesus Christ and sending of the Holy Spirit God has established his reign and rule on this earth, having defeated the power of Satan, sin, and death. That’s the kingdom. And it’s here, and it’s now. 

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Trinity 14, 2021 – Bulletin

THE FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
SEPTEMBER 5, 2021

TODAY AT ST. MARY’S

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

ST. MARY’S HOUSE CONCERT with Terrance and Kelsi Williamson performing original compositions along with the best of  Johnny Cash, Bob  Dylan, and Joni Mitchell. Monday (Labour Day), September 6, 2021 at 4.30 p.m. in the Rector’s back yard. Hot dog roast and supper to follow.

Bring appetizers to share, and a chair or blanket. R.S.V.P. to Claude. Families are welcome!

THE GRAPEVINE. Do you remember a time when you experienced the presence of God and His blessings? Sharing our faith experiences blesses others and gives God the Glory.  Would you share your experience /story with us at St. Mary’s? The Grapevine is being printed in September; Please think about submitting your story. We will need your stories by September 12,  please  send them to Lorna. For more  information call Lorna.

ST. MARY’S GARDEN. Following the service today, harvest from St. Mary’s Garden is available for pick up : including cabbages, summer squash, and swiss chard!

CONGREGATIONAL FORUM. At its July meeting, St. Mary’s Vestry discerned we are in a time of change and renewal, and invites parishioners to a congregational forum to hear and share in this discernment. As Elections Canada has rented out our parish hall for the election, the forum has been re-scheduled from Sept 12 to Sept. 19. 

VESTRY meets on Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m.

WEEKDAY MORNING AND EVENING PRAYER resumes on Tuesday with Morning Prayer at 8.30 a.m. and Evening Prayer at 5.30 p.m.