Posts from November 2013

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Suggestion Box Response No. 3

by John Martin

We had a few more comments and suggestions again this week. That is the end of Suggestion Box November so thanks to all who made suggestions  — as well as for the sixty-five cents in Canadian Tire money. This week’s suggestions were iterations of suggestions already received, specifically the wish for the text of the service […]

Sunday, December 1, 2013

by John Martin

On Sunday, December 1 we observe the First Sunday of Advent with services of Holy Communion at 8:00 a.m., the Rev. Ruthanne Ward, presiding celebrant, and at 10:30 a.m., the Rev. Jo-Anne Billinger, presiding celebrant; the Rev. Ruthanne Ward will preach at both services. Year A, Propers for Advent I, BAS p. 268. The readings appointed for this Sunday […]

Suggestion Box Response No. 2

by John Martin

We had lots of comments and suggestions this week for which we thank you. The following are preliminary responses and acknowledgements. General Confession We know from at least a couple of parishioners that for them the General Confession is an important part of the service of Holy Communion and that they miss it when it […]

Sunday, November 24, 2013

by John Martin

On Sunday, November 24 we celebrate The Reign of Christ with services of Holy Communion at 8:00 a.m., the Rev. Ruthanne Ward presiding, and at 10:30 a.m., the Rev. Don Downer presiding; the Rev. Ruthanne Ward will preach at both services. Year C, Proper 34, BAS p. 394. Jeremiah 23:1-6; Canticle 19: The Song of Zechariah (Luke […]

Philippines Relief

by John Martin

Ruthanne has asked me to suggest ways of contributing to Philippines relief after Typhoon Haiyan. In my view, the fastest way to get your donation into action would be through your local bank. One parishioner tells me the TD is already set up to do this. Another approach would be a direct donation through PWRDF. Their web site […]

Sunday, November 17, 2013

by John Martin

On November 17 we celebrate the Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost with services of Holy Communion at 8:00 a.m. and Morning Prayer and Anointing at 10:30, the Rev. Jo-Anne Billinger presiding/officiating and preaching at both services. Please join us.

Suggestion Box Response No.1

by John Martin

There is no “done thing” at the end of Sunday services, at least in our community. Some people like to say a quiet prayer before they leave the church; some people like to sit quietly and listen to the organist’s postlude; others feel that receiving the elements of Holy Communion is the apex of the […]