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 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 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.

Trinity 13, 2021 – Bulletin

THE THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
AUGUST 29, 2021

TODAY AT ST. MARY’S

10.30 A.M. HOLY COMMUNION with Beth preaching.

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

  • GOSPEL IN THE GARDEN for children 

PARISH LIFE NOTES

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. 

Trinity 12, 2021 – Bulletin

THE TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
AUGUST 22, 2021

TODAY AT ST. MARY’S

10.30 A.M. HOLY COMMUNION . Henry preaching.

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

  • GOSPEL IN THE GARDEN for children 

PARISH LIFE NOTES

RECTOR’S VACATION. Claude is vacation until Aug. 28. For any pastoral emergencies this week, please contact Archdeacon Cheryl Toth.

GUEST MUSICIAN today is Wendy Hardman

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, 2021 – Bulletin

FEAST OF ST. MARY THE VIRGIN
AUGUST 15, 2021

TODAY AT ST. MARY’S

10.30 A.M. HOLY COMMUNION . Nathaniel preaching.

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

  • GOSPEL IN THE GARDEN for children 

PARISH LIFE NOTES

RECTOR’S VACATION. Claude is vacation until Aug. 28. For any pastoral emergencies this week, please contact Archdeacon Cheryl Toth

GUEST MUSICIAN today is Allison Luff.

Trinity 10, 2021 – Bulletin

THE TENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
AUGUST 8, 2021

TODAY AT ST. MARY’S

10.30 A.M. HOLY COMMUNION 

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

  • GOSPEL IN THE GARDEN for children 

PARISH LIFE NOTES


RECTOR’S VACATION. 
Claude is vacation until Aug. 28. For any pastoral emergencies this week, please contact Archdeacon Catherine Harper.

GUEST MUSICIAN today is Wendy Hardman.

DEDICATION OF A NEW ALTAR BOOK to the Glory of God and an honor of Susan Rollins will take place today following the sermon.

Trinity 9, 2021 – Bulletin

THE NINTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
AUGUST 1, 2021

TODAY AT ST. MARY’S

10.30 A.M. HOLY COMMUNION 

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

  • GOSPEL IN THE GARDEN for children 

PARISH LIFE NOTES


RECTOR’S VACATION. 
Claude is vacation until Aug. 28. For any pastoral emergencies this week, please contact Archdeacon Catherine Harper.

GUEST MUSICIAN today is Wendy Hardman.

ST. MARY’S YARD SALE on July 24 raised over $2,300 towards the repayment of the roof repair on the parish hall. Many thanks to Clara, Janice, and Norma and their big team of volunteers!

St. James, 2021 – Bulletin

THE FEAST OF ST. JAMES, APOSTLE AND MARTYR 44 A.D.
JULY 25, 2021

TODAY AT ST. MARY’S

10.30 A.M. MORNING PRAYER AND HOLY BAPTISM

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

  • Claude Schroeder preaching.
  • GOSPEL IN THE GARDEN for children 

PARISH LIFE NOTES

HOLY BAPTISM. Today we give thanks and praise to God for gift, the blessing, and the promise He gives us in our Baptism as we celebrate the Holy Baptism of Gunnar.

GUEST MUSICIAN. We rejoice and give thanks for Wendy Harman who is our guest musician at the piano today.

ST. MARY’S OUTDOOR YARD SALE. Big thanks to Clara, Norma, Janice, Sharon and the team of volunteers for the wonderful yard sale at St. Mary’s yesterday! See photos below! 

RECTOR’S VACATION. Claude is taking his annual vacation during the month of August. Revd Nathaniel Deng Mayen will presiding and preaching in his absence with support from Beth, Henry and John. Pastoral emergencies should be directed towards Archdeacon Catherine Harper at 306- 570-8837, from Aug 1-14, and Archdeacon Cheryl Toth at 306-591-5924 from Aug 14 – 28. 

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING. Following on from the theme of ‘change and renewal’  which the Vestry discerned at it’s last meeting, the Rector and Wardens set September 12 as the date for a congregational meeting to take place after the morning service to update and reflect together on matters of parish life. Please mark your calendars! 

BISHOP ROB’S FAREWELL BIKE TOUR. Please join us next Saturday at 11.15 a.m. as Bishop Rob visits St. Mary’s for farewell visit, blessing, and prayers.

Trinity 7, 2021 – Bulletin

THE SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

JULY 18, 2021

TODAY AT ST. MARY’S

10.30 A.M.
HOLY COMMUNION Henry preaching
GOSPEL IN THE GARDEN for children 

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

GUEST MUSICIAN. We rejoice and gave thanks for Allison Luff who is our guest musician at the piano today.

ST. MARY’S OUTDOOR YARD SALE will take place on July 24th. We will start accepting items starting July 18th from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.   Household items, clothing, treasures, jewelry, toys, tools, books (no Encyclopedias or Reader’s Digest). Volunteers of all ages welcome! Please call Clara.

MESSAGE FROM THE VESTRY. On Tuesday, July 13 the St. Mary’s Vestry had its first in-person meeting since the beginning of the pandemic last year. All vestry members were present: Canon Claude Schroeder, Beth (Warden), Mary (Warden), Katherine, Alanna, Tom, Bob, Ben, Revd. Nathaniel Deng Mayen, and Andrew. At our meeting the Vestry discerned that we are in a time of renewal and change. 

  • Valerie has resigned as St. Mary’s Organist and Director of Music.  Rev. Claude is finding people to fill in for music during the summer.  Decisions on Music Ministry will be formulated in the fall.
  • Funeral Ministry – We need to review how this ministry will be conducted and find new volunteers.
  • Kate has resigned as FaithQuest Coordinator, after many years of excellent service to the parish.  Planning is needed regarding the future of FaithQuest.

The involvement and participation of the congregation will be important in all of the above ministries. A congregational meeting will be planned in September.

Church Finances as of June 30:

  • Year to date income is $98,894.59; (49% of Budget)  
  • Year to date expense are at $114,701.22; (54% of budget)
  • Net income is $-15,806.63. 
  • We have paid our fair share to the Diocese and our insurance and taxes for the year. We are all reminded to be vigilant and help to ensure that income levels remain where they should be. 

During this time of transition back to ‘normal’ after the restrictions of COVID, we are reminded that people have differing levels of comfort regarding attending services, wearing of masks etc.  We need to remember those who do not feel comfortable attending at this time and be accepting of each other regarding our journeys back to ‘normal’ interactions

Bishop Rob Hardwick has begun his  farewell bike tour through the Diocese, and will making a final visit to St. Mary’s for prayer and blessing at 11:15 AM on Saturday July 31.

SHORT TERM MISSION TRIP! On Thursday, July 15 Clara led a group of St. Mary’s youth  through the neighborhood to deliver flyers for our upcoming yard sale. Pictured left to right are: Zachary, Anya, Eli, Clara, Eva, Georgia, Myka, Liam, Emma, and Luci.

After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road. “When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what isoffered to you. The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.” 18 He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.20 However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” (Luke 10. 1,3-4,  8,  17-20)

NEXT SUNDAY: 10.30 a.m. Celebration of Holy Baptism of Gunnar.

SPIRITUAL NOTES

How can we have the Holy Spirit?

The answer is, for each of us to love his wife: you who are married your wife, and I who am a monk, my monastic life.

I must love my solitude, and not get depressed, not get tired, I must stand vigil, and not think that God sent me here in order to save the whole world, not to think that it is my duty to joke with this or that person, but to look after my job: I must have my eye on Christ.

When you leave your house and get married, you leave behind your father, mother, brothers, relatives, and, instead of your parents, your brothers and relatives, you find a new family. And having left, don’t look behind you, as the Psalm of…the Virgin Mary says, “Do not think of anything from your former family*” For now you have a whole new world before you, which you must rejoice in, to partake of, to taste, to give life to. Therefore, all of us must give life to our family, to our love, to the divinity that we have wedded, as St. Hesychios says. “Then our flesh we will be filled with divinity and we become Christ.”
-Abbot Aimilianos of Simonopetra
   
*Hear, O daughter, consider, and incline your ear; forget your people and your father’s house;  and the king will desire your beauty. (Psalm 45:10-11)