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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

A Transforming Moment in Time ~

October 11, 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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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

Picnic at St Stephen’s Church

July 18, 2014

Ols Fashioned Community Picnic at St Stephen's Anglican ChurchJoin Us For An Old Fashioned Community Picnic

at St. Stephen’s Church

3 p.m. Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Bring Your own Picnic Basket and a blanket or chair

We’ll provide Lemonade and Ice cream and

Old fashioned games for children and adults

Bring your friends and family and stay for the Hymn Sing at 5 pm

All are welcome at St Stephen’s Church in the valley

E-mail picnic@ststephensanglican.net


Give Thanks To The Lord

June 1, 2014

“Give thanks to the Lord, for His love endures forever.”

Give Thanks to the Lord - St Stephens Church A Devotional Essay by D F Raborn

I was recently at a knitting convention in Atlanta called “Stitches South” where I heard a whole lot of Southern and a whole bunch of yarns. During the Friday Night pajama party the mantra “ya git what ya git and ya don’t pitch a fit” was repeated often during the many prize giveaways.

Actually it sounds like a great reminder for the trials we experience at certain times of our life, menopause included! However, I think as we walk with Him, Jesus would like us to be more than just stoic on this journey.

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Sermon – Rev Rob Szo 05/11/14

May 11, 2014

Sermons_Rev Robert Szo_St Stephen's_ St Mary's

1 Peter 2:13-25

You’ve probably heard this story before. It’s an old chestnut, but it seemed to work with our passage for today from 1st  Peter. So please pretend that you haven’t heard it before…

“The captain of the ship looked into the darkness and saw faint lights. Immediately he told his signalman to send a message” “Alter your course 10 degrees south.” Promptly a return message was received: “Alter your course 10 degrees north.”

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