Posts from March 2012

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Reflection for Lent V

by John Martin

Let Us See Jesus John 12:20-33 More than a few times I have heard someone say, “If only I could meet Jesus face to face!” Sometimes this is said because the person is struggling with faith and feels a personal encounter would help them to believe. Other times, people just long for that personal, in […]

Sunday, April 1, 2012

by John Martin

On Sunday, April 1 we observe Palm Sunday with services of Holy Communion at 8:00 a.m., the Rev. Mark Kinghan presiding, and at 10:30 a.m., the Rev. Ruthanne Ward presiding; the Rev. Mr. Kinghan will preach at both services. Year B, Proper for Palm Sunday, BAS p. 297. The readings appointed for this Sunday are: Zechariah 9:9-10; Psalm 118:19-29; Philippians 2:5-11; […]

Sunday, March 25, 2012

by John Martin

On Sunday, March 25 we observe the Fifth Sunday of Lent and Faithworks Sunday with services of Holy Communion at 8:00 a.m., the Rev. Ruthanne Ward presiding, and at 10:30 a.m., the Rev. Wendy Lywood presiding; the preacher at both services will be Ms. Sara Peddle, Executive Director of the David Busby Centre in Barrie. Year B, Proper for […]

Refection for Lent IV

by John Martin

The Old Testament reading from the prophet Isaiah follows a passage about the mission of God’s servant. That mission was to be a light to all the nations that God’s salvation would reach to the ends of the earth. The passage for this week (Isaiah 49:8-15) talks about how, as part of this mission, God’s […]

Reflection for Lent III

by John Martin

Glory to God from generation to generation . . . I appreciate that doxology prayer we say together at the end of the Eucharist. I wonder sometimes, what would happen to our faith if we didn’t pass it along from generation to generation. The story of our faith is one that we are called to […]

Sunday, March 18, 2012

by John Martin

On Sunday, March 18 we observe the Fourth Sunday of Lent with services of Holy Communion (1962) at 8:00 a.m., the Rev. Mark Kinghan presiding, and the Great Litany, Morning Prayer, and Anointing at 10:30 a.m., the Rev. Mr. Kinghan officiating; he will preach at both services. Year B, Proper for Lent 4, BAS p. 292. […]

Reflection for Lent II

by John Martin

Great Lent: Journey to Pascha I stumbled upon a book on a friend’s bookshelf. It is entitled “Great Lent: Journey to Pascha” and is by a rather well known Orthodox priest and professor, Alexander Schmemann. I’m not sure why the book caught my eye, but I am ever so grateful it did. It has been […]

Sunday, March 11, 2012

by John Martin

Next Sunday, March 11 we observe the Third Sunday of Lent with services of Holy Communion at 8:00 a.m., the Rev. Ruthanne Ward presiding, and at 10:30 a.m., the Rev. Mark Kinghan presiding; the Rev. Ms. Ward will preach at both services. Year B, Proper for Lent 3, BAS p. 290. The readings appointed for this Sunday are: Exodus […]