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This is the Expectation that is Advent

November 26, 2014

Advent - St Stephens ChurchThis is the Expectation that is Advent © by Diane Raborn

 
Sunday, November 30th, in the year of our Lord 2014, ushers in the start of Advent in our liturgical calendar.
 
It is a time of hope. expectation, and waiting. Intentionally and purposefully.
 
But, most significantly, with the childlike imagination and joy that radiates throughout this meaningful Season.
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“But, There’s Nothing I Can Do”

November 8, 2014

There's nothing my God cannot doHave you ever thought: “but, there is nothing I can do” ? Have you heard this discouraging remark from family, friends or colleagues?

Oftentimes, this sentiment is duly magnified and projected unto our unique screen plays, playing out in HD video. Replaying itself on our human hard drive where logic and reality rarely intersect. “There’s nothing I can do”, we say.

We often feel, quite genuinely, that there is no realistic avenue to pursue that would solve our current crisis or ongoing problems. Inability and inactivity to solve the quandary leads potentially to slips on an ever-progressing slippery slope. “There’s nothing I can do”, we maintain as we throw up our hands and let down our guard.

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St Mary’s Holly Fair

November 1, 2014

St Mary's Holly FairSt Mary’s Holly Fair is on

Saturday, November 29, 2014

9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m Silent Auction closes at 1:30 p.m.

Home Baking, Crafts, Silent Auction, Gourmet Pantry, Books,
Garden Shop and more.

Morning Coffee and light lunch available.

All are welcome. Free Admission. Please bring your own bags. Wheelchair accessible.

For more info call Leslie at 250-652-1611 or Email stmarys.saanichton@shaw.ca

 

A Transforming Moment in Time ~

October 19, 2014

Angels - St Stephens ChurchWhat would have to occur to stop you in your tracks?

Do you think that there would be anything in this ‘cynical, show me only what I already know and believe’ world that could be termed a transformative and pivotal moment?

Something outside the ordinary and beyond all imagination. Something to literally take your breath away.

Something or someone.

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Sunday Serenade Concert at St Mary’s

October 18, 2014

Josh Layne, Harpist … Sunday October 19, 2014 2:30 P.M.

Tickets $15.00, Children 12 and under FREE. Tickets will be available at the door.

http://www.joshlayne.com/

 

Taizé at St. Mary’s

October 18, 2014

St. Mary’s Anglican Church

Invites You To Evening Prayer In The Style Of Taizé

Sunday at 7:00 PM on October 19, 2014

Taizé at St. Mary’s Anglican Church.

The Taize style service consists of meditative chant based on simplicity of text, interspersed with a Psalm, scripture readings, intercessory prayers and a time of silence where we open ourselves to God¹s presence, all in a candlelight setting.

Invite a friend and come and enjoy this special service with us.

For more information: email us at stmarys.saanichton@shaw.ca

False Evidence Appearing Real ~

October 6, 2014

Fear ~ False Evidence Appearing Real

Fear ~ False Evidence Appearing RealA Reflection by D F Raborn

Good Morning ~

It’s a wonderful morning to be alive in God’s grace. And His grace is why we’re here. Christ tells us we will have trouble in this world. God’s grace is why we can find joy even when trouble finds us.

My grandfather used to sing this Gospel Spiritual ‘Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen’ when my mom, Frances, was growing up. The arrangement is by Harry Douglas and was made famous by the New Orleans Jazz legend, Louis Armstrong. This rendition is by the late, great Sam Cooke.
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Great and Glorious Gargantuan Gastronomic Garlic Gala and Extravaganza

September 20, 2014

St Stephen’s Church Hall

 

A Pot Luck Dinner/ Fund raiser for Hilda Shilliday’s next Mission to Mengo.

garlic st stephens anglican churchSaturday, Oct. 4 at 6:00 p.m.

Bring your favorite Garlic Dish or Dessert

Spaghetti, Lasagna, Perogies, Humus, Bagna Cauda………,

Garlic will be sold by the pound at the Gala

There are 15 varieties of Garlic available, all grown in our own Heritage gardens: Chesnok Red, German Red, Georgian Fire, Korean Red, Music, Northern Quebec, Per-sian Star, Puslich, Romanian Red, Russian Red, Susan Delafield, Tai, Tibetan, Tuscany Red, Yugoslavian

Suggested Admission:
$10.00 ea. or $15.00 per couple (family)
Plus one Garlic Dish or Dessert

For more information please contact Don Wilson or email garlic@ststephensanglican.net

I Am Waiting ©

September 13, 2014

An Original Poem by Jo Walker

I Am Waiting ©

Chorus:
I am waiting, quietly waiting
With my arms outstretched to you
Will you take your step towards me
Let me guide in all you do

Verse 1
Father I am soiled and dirty
Plagued by fears and doubts today
Hear my cry for mercy pleading
Shineyour light upon my way
Chorus

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Taizé at St. Mary’s

August 29, 2014

St. Mary’s Anglican Church

Invites You To Evening Prayer In The Style Of Taizé

Sunday at 7:00 PM on September 21, 2014

Taizé at St. Mary’s Anglican Church.

The Taize style service consists of meditative chant based on simplicity of text, interspersed with a Psalm, scripture readings, intercessory prayers and a time of silence where we open ourselves to God¹s presence, all in a candlelight setting.

Invite a friend and come and enjoy this special service with us.

For more information: email us at stmarys.saanichton@shaw.ca

Blessing of the Animals

July 25, 2014
St Francis

St Franci

Sunday, August 10th, 2014 at 2 p.m

The Outdoor Service will include music, prayers, and readings from scripture, as well as the blessing of each animal that attends.

All animals should be brought in carriers or on leashes.

St. Stephen’s Anglican Church
7921 St. Stephen Road (off Mt Newton X Road)
Saanichton, BC

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St Stephen’s 21st Annual Hymn Sing

July 18, 2014

St Stephen's Church Hymn Sing led by Louise Roseled by talented performer

Louise Rose

and

The Open Door Choir @ Our Place

Sunday, July 20th, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Rain or Shine

Please bring a comfortable lawn chair

Indoors in the Church Hall if Inclement Weather

A collection will be taken – to be divided between Open Door Choir @ Our Place & St. Stephen’s Community Outreach

Fot more information please call St. Stephen’s Church Office at 250.652.4311

For Louise’s Bio please click here