Trinity 2, 2021 – Bulletin

THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
JUNE 13, 2021

TODAY AT ST. MARY’S

10.30 A.M. HOLY COMMUNIONBeth preaching.

GODLY PLAY  for children 3-6 years via zoom at 1:30 pm. Today’s story is  ‘Calming the Storm’ Mark 4: 35-41.

PARISH LIFE NOTES

WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT! This Saturday, June 19 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s, Derek and Li will be joined together as husband and wife in the service of Holy Matrimony. All members of St. Mary’s Parish family are warmly invited. Please let the Rector or the office know if you plan to attend.

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

ST. MARY’S OUTDOOR YARD SALE will take place on July 24th. We will start accepting items starting July 18th.  Household items, clothing, treasures, jewelry, toys, tools, books (no encyclopedias or Reader’s Digest).  More information to come.  Volunteers of all ages welcome! Please call Clara with questions.  

VESTRY UPDATE. At our meeting on June 1, the  Vestry appointed two delegates for the Synod to elect a new Bishop: Bob and Andrew.  Ben agreed to be an alternate.   Vestry also received and approved Rev. Nathaniel Deng Mayan’s Ministry Covenant, and formally recognized Nathaniel as an Associate Priest at St. Mary’s.  Nathaniel’s duties in the parish will be primarily liturgical and pastoral, though he will also continue to chair the Refugee Sponsorship Committee.  This position is non-stipendiary, but St. Mary’s supports Nathaniel’s M.Div. studies at Wycliffe College through the Hipperson Trust Fund.  We are grateful to Nathaniel for his commitment to sharing his gifts and ministry with our parish, and we give thanks to God for Nathaniel and Yar, Nyamoun and Nyang, and the bright gift they are to St. Mary’s!

Vestry also reviewed the current status of Saskatchewan’s current pandemic health orders.  As of May 30, we may have 30% of capacity (i.e. 60 people) for in-person worship, as long as we can maintain 2 meters’ distance between households.  The last couple of Sundays we have had between 30 and 40 people attend on Sunday morning.  Greeters continue to note who attends on Sunday mornings, in order to facilitate contract tracing, should that become necessary.  Masks remain mandatory indoors.  We do ask that parishioners be careful about maintaining physical distance when entering and exiting the church. The April financial statements have been finalized.  Income for January-April 2021 was $70,090.60 or 34.8% of our budget for the year.  Expenses for January-April 2021 were $84,850.48 or 40.5% of our budget for the year.

Beth, People’s Warden

DIOCESAN QUESTIONAIRE. As part of the preparations for the election of a new Bishop, a “profile” of our Diocese is being prepared to be distributed to all potential candidates. To that end, parishes of the Diocese have been asked to respond to a questionnaire. (See attached document). Please pass on any thoughts and comments to Beth.

Trinity 1, 2021 – Bulletin

THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
JUNE 6, 2021

TODAY AT ST. MARY’S

10.30 A.M. HOLY COMMUNIONClaude Schroeder preaching.

GODLY PLAY for children 3-6 years via zoom. Today’s story is  ‘Feeding the Five Thousand’ Luke 9: 10-17.

PARISH LIFE NOTES

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION. During announcements this morning we will celebrate and bless David and Janice on the occasion of their 40th wedding anniversary. “Hugs and Kisses” all around!

“TOHU VA-VOHU” are the Hebrew words for “formless” and “void” in the English translation of Genesis 1.2 which describes the problem God faced in the beginning of creation: “The earth was without form and void”  Tohu va-vohu.  This also describes the problem we are facing in the garden at St. Mary’s… (See photo below). 

So how did God go about solving the problem? As we read on in Genesis 1, on the first three days of creation God created order, and then, on the next three days, God filled the emptiness. On the sixth day, God made man in his own image, male and female He created them, God blessed them, and commanded them to continue His good work by creating order out of the chaos, and to fill the emptiness. This is what we hope to see happen this week. Watch this space as the St. Mary’s garden takes new shape and is filled!

CONDOLENCES. Former St. Mary’s parishioner Sherri passed away on Sunday, May 30. Please remember the family, especially Brittany and Noah in your prayers. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

SUNDAY ATTENDANCE RESTRICTIONS. IN conformity to the Public Health Order of the Provincial Government, the maximum attendance at public worship has been lifted from 30 person to 30% of capacity, which allows up to 60 people to attend. We continue to observe public health protocols, and there is no need to register in advance.

WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT! ON June 19th, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s, Derek and Li will be joined together as husband and wife in the service of Holy Matrimony. All members of St. Mary’s Parish family are warmly invited. Please let the Rector or the office know if you plan to attend.

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

JOB POSTING.  The newly formed Immanuel Anglican Church in the St. Cuthbert Archdeaconry is looking for a dynamic and collaborative individual for the permanent, part-time position of Office Manager. The hours of work will be six hours Monday through Friday, mornings and afternoons, for a total of 30 hours each week. The hours required will be reviewed after six months. The job will be performed on-site at the Immanuel Massey Road interim primary worship site. Interested individuals should send an email outlining their experience, skills, abilities, and interest, including references, as they relate to the Office Manager Role Description below to the wardens at wardens@immanuelanglicanregina.ca.  Inquiries about the position can be sent to the same address.Salary will be commensurate with experience. Benefits will be in accordance with Diocesan of Qu’Appelle benefits.  Deadline for receipt of  expressions of interest is June 15, 2021.

Trinity 2021 – Bulletin

TRINITY SUNDAY
MAY 30, 2021

TODAY AT ST. MARY’S

10.30 A.M. HOLY COMMUNIONHenry preaching.

GODLY PLAY for children 3-6 years via zoom. Today’s story is  ‘Baptism’ Acts 2:38-39; Matthew 28:18-20.

FAITH QUEST (for children 7-13 via zoom) year end review challenge – leader is Kate. 

PARISH LIFE NOTES

TRINITY SUNDAY. Today marks the half way in our liturgical calendar. Having prepared for and celebrated the Birth of Jesus Christ ( Advent and Christmas) , and having celebrated the manifestation of His glory (Epiphany), and then having prepared for and celebrated His Passion,  Resurrection, and Ascension (Lent and Easter), and the sending of the Holy Spirit (Pentecost), we now ask the question, “In light of all that has been revealed to us in the birth, life, death, resurrection, ascension of Jesus Christ, and sending of the Holy Spirit, what does this tell us about who God is. There can be no more important question life. Trinity Sunday celebrates the revelation of the One True God, who is the Father, and who is never without His eternally-begotten Son, and never without His eternal, holy, and life-giving Spirit. In short, God is the Holy Trinity, who has saved us, and who we glorify, love, and adore. Now that we have “run through the Creed”, during the season of Trinity, which will take us to Advent, the Creed runs through us, where will seek to grow in our knowledge and love of God.

SUNDAY ATTENDANCE RESTRICTIONS. IN conformity to the Public Health Order of the Provincial Government, the maximum attendance at public worship has been lifted from 30 person to 30% of capacity, which allows up to 60 people to attend. We continue to observe public health protocols, and there is no need to register in advance.

WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT! ON June 19th, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s, Derek and Li will be joined together as husband and wife in the service of Holy Matrimony. All members of St. Mary’s Parish family are warmly invited. Please let the Rector or the office know if you plan to attend.

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

VESTRY meets this Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. via zoom.

FAMILY MINISTRIES meets this Thursday at St. Mary’s at 6.30 p.m.

JOB POSTING.  The newly formed Immanuel Anglican Church in the St. Cuthbert Archdeaconry is looking for a dynamic and collaborative individual for the permanent, part-time position of Office Manager. The hours of work will be six hours Monday through Friday, mornings and afternoons, for a total of 30 hours each week. The hours required will be reviewed after six months. The job will be performed on-site at the Immanuel Massey Road interim primary worship site. Interested individuals should send an email outlining their experience, skills, abilities, and interest, including references, as they relate to the Office Manager Role Description below to the wardens at wardens@immanuelanglicanregina.ca.  Inquiries about the position can be sent to the same address.Salary will be commensurate with experience. Benefits will be in accordance with Diocesan of Qu’Appelle benefits.  Deadline for receipt of  expressions of interest is June 15, 2021.

Pentecost 2021 – Bulletin

THE FEAST OF PENTECOST
MAY 23, 2021

ALLELUIA. CHRIST IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN INDEED. ALLELUIA!

TODAY AT ST. MARY’S

10.30 A.M. HOLY COMMUNION WITH PRAYER FOR PERSONAL RENEWAL AND ANOINTING WITH OIL. Canon Claude Schroeder preaching.

GODLY PLAY (for children 3-6 years ) via zoom. Today’s story is ‘Pentecost’ Acts 2:1-4. 

 FAITHQUEST. There is no “zoom” lesson today.

PARISH LIFE NOTES

THE FEAST OF PENTECOST. Let us with one mind be incited to pay reverence to Whitsuntide, rejoicing in honor of the Holy Spirit, by whom the whole catholic Church is sanctified, and every rational soul quickened. He is the inspirer of the faith, the teacher of knowledge, the fount of love, the seal of chastity, and the cause of all power. Let the minds of the faithful rejoice, that throughout the world one God, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, is praised by the confession of all tongues, and that that sign of his presence, which appeared in the likeness of fire, is still perpetuated in his work and gift. For the Spirit of truth himself makes the house of his glory shine with the brightness of his light, and will have nothing dark nor lukewarm in his temple.” (St. Leo the Great A.D. 400-461)

“IN PERSON” SUNDAY WORSHIP continues today with a maximum attendance of 30. If you desire to attend the Sunday service at St. Mary’s, please observe public health protocols. There is no need to register in advance.

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

PRAYER RETREAT. This week the Rector will be away on study and prayer retreat, and so there will be no week day services of Morning and Evening Prayer.

Sunday After Ascension, 2021 – Bulletin

THE SUNDAY AFTER ASCENSION
MAY 16, 2021

ALLELUIA. CHRIST IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN INDEED. ALLELUIA!

TODAY AT ST. MARY’S

10.30 A.M. HOLY COMMUNIONCanon Claude Schroeder preaching.

GODLY PLAY (for children 3-6 years) via zoom at 1:30pm. Today’s story is the Parable of ‘The Mustard Seed’ Matthew 13:31-32. 

FAITHQUEST (for children 7-13 via zoom) continue the Body of Christ rotation  with a Pray per View/King’s Theatre (video and creating a church machine) Leader:  Len. 
Memory Verse: “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.” 1 Corinthians 12:27

PARISH LIFE NOTES

 “IN PERSON” SUNDAY WORSHIP continues today with a maximum attendance of 30. If you desire to attend the Sunday service at St. Mary’s, please observe public health protocols. There is no need to register in advance.

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

WEEKDAY WORSHIP

MONDAY TO FRIDAY: 
8.30 A.M. MORNING PRAYER
5.30 P.M. EVENING PRAYER

NOW YOU ARE THE BODY OF CHRIST, AND EACH OF YOU IS  A PART OF IT. We rejoice and give thanks for the good work going on”behind the scenes” at St. Mary’s in handing on this faith to our children. See results from Art Rotation in Faith Quest from last week below! 

Easter 6, 2021 – Bulletin

THE FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER EASTER
MAY 9, 2021

ALLELUIA. CHRIST IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN INDEED. ALLEUIA!

TODAY AT ST. MARY’S

10.30 A.M. HOLY COMMUNIONCanon Claude Schroeder preaching.

GODLY PLAY (for children 3-6 years )via zoom at 1:30pm. Today’s story is the Parable of ‘The Mustard Seed’ Matthew 13:31-32. 

FAITHQUEST (for children 7-13 via zoom) continue the Body of Christ rotation  with a Pray per View/King’s Theatre (video and creating a church machine) Leader:  Len 
Memory Verse: “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”
1 Corinthians 12:27

PARISH LIFE NOTES

 “IN PERSON” SUNDAY WORSHIP continues today with a maximum attendance of 30. If you desire to attend the Sunday service at St. Mary’s, please observe public health protocols. There is no need to register in advance.

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

WELCOMING OF AN ENQUIRER INTO BAPTISM. Today we welcome Steve and Karen who are presenting their son, Gunnar, as an enquirer into Holy Baptism.

THE FEAST OF THE ASCENSION. Hail the Day that sees Him Rise! This Thursday, being the 40th day after Easter, we will celebrate the Ascension of the Lord with a service of Holy Communion following shortened Evening Prayer at 5.30 p.m.

WEEKDAY WORSHIP. 

MONDAY TO FRIDAY: 

8.30 A.M. MORNING PRAYER
5.30 P.M. EVENING PRAYER


PLOUGHING FOR PEOPLE. Under the direction and leadership of Nat, the Ploughing for People Ministry, in partnership with St. Mary’s, has begun work at the Regina Community Gardens. To date, over 70 plots have been roto-tilled, raising over $1400.00 for missionary outreach! Our thanks to Henry, Nathaniel, Lyndon, and Claude for their good work! ( see photos below) More Ploughmen and women are welcome. To join in the effort, please contact Nat.

Easter 5, 2021 – Bulletin

THE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER EASTER
MAY 2, 2021

ALLELUIA. CHRIST IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN INDEED. ALLEUIA!

TODAY AT ST. MARY’S

10.30 A.M. HOLY COMMUNIONBeth preaching.

GODLY PLAY for children 3-6 years via zoom at 1:30 pm. Today’s story is ‘The Good Shepherd and the Lord’s Supper’ John 10:2-4; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26.

FAITHQUEST (for children 7-13 via zoom) THE TEMPLE OF SOLOMON rotation: Body of Christ – Let there be Art (creating portraits of one another) leader Clara. Memory Verse: “Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.” Ps. 95:6, 7.

PARISH LIFE NOTES

 “IN PERSON” SUNDAY WORSHIP continues today with a maximum attendance of 30. If you desire to attend the Sunday service at St. Mary’s, please observe public health protocols. There is no need to register in advance.

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

BREAKING NEWS! Hidden Treasures discovered on the grounds at St. Mary’s. See report and photos!

MESSAGE FROM THE VESTRY. Please see your email for a message to the congregation from last Tuesday’s Vestry meeting.

NEWSLETTER AND DIOCESAN UPDATE from Bishop Rob can be read here

NEXT SUNDAY: 10.30 A.M. HOLY COMMUNION AND WELCOMING OF ENQUIRER FOR HOLY BAPTISM.

WORSHIP THIS WEEK

MONDAY TO FRIDAY
8.30 A.M. MORNING PRAYER
5.30 P.M. EVENING PRAYER

Easter 4, 2021 – Bulletin

THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER EASTER
APRIL 25, 2021

ALLELUIA. CHRIST IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN INDEED. ALLEUIA!

TODAY AT ST. MARY’S

10.30 A.M. HOLY COMMUNIONClaude Schroeder preaching.

GODLY PLAY for children 3-6 years via zoom at 1:30 pm. Today’s story is ‘ The Good Shepherd and the Wolf’ ( John 10.11-16); Psalm 23. 1-4.

FAITHQUEST (for children 7-13 via zoom) THE TEMPLE OF SOLOMON rotation: Story- Telling. Leader: Kate. Memory Verse: “Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.” Ps. 95:6, 7.

PARISH LIFE NOTES

“IN PERSON” SUNDAY WORSHIP continues today with a maximum attendance of 30. If you desire to attend the Sunday service at St. Mary’s, please observe public health protocols. There is no need to register in advance.

LIVE AUDIO broadcast of today’s service is available on our website. Service and sermon audio recording will be posted on the same page following worship today.

VESTRY MEETING will take place this Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. via “zoom”

WORSHIP THIS WEEK

MONDAY TO FRIDAY

8.30 A.M. MORNING PRAYER
5.30 P.M. EVENING PRAYER

Easter 3, 2021 – Bulletin

THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER EASTER

APRIL 18, 2021

ALLELUIA. CHRIST IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN INDEED. ALLEUIA!

TODAY AT ST. MARY’S

10.30 A.M. HOLY COMMUNIONClaude Schroeder preaching.

GODLY PLAY for children 3-6 years via zoom at 1:30 pm. Today’s story is ‘Easter – The Appearance at the Sea of Galilee’ John 21:1-15.

FAITHQUEST (for children 7-13 via zoom) THE TEMPLE OF SOLOMON rotation with Let there be Art (making temples) Leader: Clara. Memory Verse: “Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.” Ps. 95:6, 7

PARISH LIFE NOTES

 “IN PERSON” SUNDAY WORSHIP continues today with a maximum attendance of 30. If you desire to attend the Sunday service at St. Mary’s, please observe public health protocols. There is no need to register in advance.

LIVE AUDIO STREAM of today’s service  will be available on the service post page during the service. Service audio and sermon recording will be posted following worship.

SPIRITUAL COMMUNION DURING CORONA-VIRUS. The term ‘Spiritual Communion’ has been used historically to describe the means of grace by which a person, prevented for some serious reason from sharing in a celebration of the Eucharist, nonetheless shares in the communion of Jesus Christ. The Book of Common Prayer instructs us that if we offer ourselves in penitence and faith, giving thanks for the redemption won by Christ crucified, we may truly ‘eat and drink the Body and Blood of our Saviour Christ’, although we cannot receive the sacrament physically in ourselves.  (BCP p. 584) Making a Spiritual Communion is particularly fitting for those who cannot receive the sacrament at the great feasts of the Church, and it fulfils the duty of  every conformed person to receiving Holy Communion ‘regularly, and especially at the festivals of Christmas, Easter and Pentecost.’ (BCP p. 66)

The Church of which we are members is not defined by the walls of a building but by the Body of Christ of which we are members. In making our communion spiritually, we are joining with Christians everywhere to be nourished by the one who tells us, ‘I am the Bread of Life’. (Adapted from the Church of England document, Guidance on Spiritual Communion and Coronavirus.)

Special prayers for the making of spiritual communion have been included in today’s  order of service for those who are worshipping with us either at St. Mary’s or at home.

QU’APPELLE HOUSE CRAFT SALE. Qu’Appelle House Auxiliary and staff are putting on a craft sale for the residents and we are looking for donations. Please contact Judy, Brenda, or Lynda for more information and to have your items picked up. (We are trying to arrange a single drop-off at Qu’Appelle House to minimize contact.) Deadline is April 28.  Thank you in advance. All proceeds go to Qu’Appelle House Auxiliary to help fund special events for residents, like birthday parties, a picnic, Christmas stockings, etc.

All crafts welcome, but if you’re stumped, things that go over really well are jewelry (best seller), walker bags, any sort of decor for the residents rooms, notepads, cards, bookmarks, artwork, summer hats, etc.. If anyone isn’t particularly crafty but wants to purchase word find books, they go over really well too. We aren’t accepting homemade food right now due to the covid 19 pandemic.

MEND WITH CARE. Any clothing in need of repair? We are a small group of menders offering to do some basic or creative mending for all your worn wear! All proceeds will go directly to the Refugee Fund. We welcome ripped seams, unraveled knitwear, holes to patch, wool to darn, loose or missing buttons. Please contact Clara at mendwithcare@gmail.com

HAND-DIPPED BEESWAX CANDLES from St. Mary’s may be purchased for $5.00 a pair by contacting Yvonne in the parish office. Phone: 306 522-6052, email: stmarysanglican@sasktel.net Parishioners can pick up their candles from the newly installed mailbox at the Montague St. entrance, and leave a cheque in the proper amount. Proceeds to Refugee Fund. 

WORSHIP THIS WEEK

MONDAY TO FRIDAY

8.30 A.M. MORNING PRAYER
5.30 P.M. EVENING PRAYER