Palm Sunday – March 25, 2018

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

We began our service this morning with the story of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem where the crowds, we are told, waved palm branches in the air.

But today isn’t really about the Palms. It’s about the Cross, which explains the our Palm Crosses. Although Good Friday marks the actual day Jesus was crucified, starting today and throughout this Holy Week, it is the Cross, and everything that led up to it, which is the subject of the Church’s worship, meditation and devotion.

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March 25, 2018 – Palm Sunday


ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who, of thy tender love towards mankind, hast sent thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, to take upon him our flesh, and to suffer death upon the cross, that all mankind should follow the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant, that we may both follow the example of his patience, and also be made partakers of his resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Isaiah 50: 4-9a; Psalm 31: 9-16; Philippians 2:1-5; Matthew 27

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Lenten Mission: Refreshing Christian faith for the Wary and the Weary with guest missioner, Steve Bell at St. Luke’s Anglican Church (3233 Argyle Ave), February 23/24. Steve writes,

I have put together four sessions that explore the fertile tradition and spirituality of a Trinitarian faith, navigating a pattern of corporate worship based on Isaiah 6:19 in tandem with the Christian calendar year, the Hebrew psalms, and the ancient prayers of the church. Join me for a time of story, song and teaching. It will be light-hearted, fun, and thoughtfully nourishing.

Please speak to Claude or Yvonne in the office for the coupon code, then register online at www.stevebell.com/journey-retreat.

Septuagesima – January 28, 2018

St. Mary’s Anglican Church
Septuagesima – January 28, 2018
Canon Claude Schroeder
1 Corinthians 9:24; Matthew 20:1-16

Today we are shifting gears at St. Mary’s. Today marks the beginning of the season of pre-Lent in our liturgical calendar. We have the three Sundays of Septuagesima, Sexagesima, Quinquagesima. What fun these exotic sounding Latin names! Septuagesima, which stand for 70, Sexagesima which stands for 60, and Quinquagesima which stands for 50. We are symbolically counting down the days to the Great Fast and the 40 days of Lent leading up to Easter. If we are honest, the thought of Lent is probably the last thing on any of our minds, and our hearts are not in it. That’s OK. We have the next three weeks to ready our minds, and prepare our hearts. Continue reading “Septuagesima – January 28, 2018”

January 28, 2018 – Septuagesima


O GOD, the protector of all that trust in thee, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us thy mercy; that, thou being our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we finally lose not the things eternal: Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ’s sake our Lord. Amen.

Jeremiah 9:23-24; Psalm 97; 1 Corinthians 9: 24-27; Matthew 20: 1-16

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Epiphany 4 – January 21, 2018

St. Mary’s Anglican Church
Epiphany 4 – January 21, 2018
Canon Claude Schroeder
Mark 1:14-20

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Today we are continuing our theme of Epiphany in which we are given to see God manifesting and showing Himself in the person of Jesus Christ. In Epiphany we come to church to order have God open our eyes that we might see Jesus for who He really is, so that, seeing him more clearly, we might love him more dearly, and follow him more really, which is what we are going to try and do in the season of Lent, which is coming up. You see the wonderful logic in our church calendar. Continue reading “Epiphany 4 – January 21, 2018”