St. Mary’s Anglican Church
Invites You To Evening Prayer In The Style Of Taizé
Sunday at 7:00 PM on September 21, 2014
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 email@example.com
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)
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led by talented performer
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
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Join 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
“Give thanks to the Lord, for His love endures forever.”
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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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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1 Peter 1.17-23
The other day one of you sent me this email. Thanks for it, it gave me a good laugh:
One Sunday morning, the pastor noticed little Alex standing in the foyer of the church
staring up at a large plaque. It was covered with names and small flags mounted on either side of it. The six-year old had been staring at the plaque for some time, so the pastor walked up, stood beside the little boy, and said quietly,
“Good morning, Alex.” ”Good morning, Pastor,” he replied, still focused on the plaque.
”Pastor, what is this?” The pastor said, “Well son, it’s a memorial to all the young men and women who died in the service.”
Soberly, they just stood together, staring at the large plaque. Finally, little Alex’s voice, barely audible and trembling with fear asked: “Which service, the 9 or 11?”
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Opening prayer: I have been blessed with the privilege to present these words to you: I pray that these words will bless each & every one of you – to the Glory of God. Amen.
HE IS RISEN! Today is officially designated “Easter 2” but for me following last week’s sermon I feel like is it “Anti-Climax” Sunday. I mean you have all that build-up to the most important day of our Christian year and then …..bang! How do I follow that? Well, ……………….
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Saturday. April 26th 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
- Baked Goods
- Dahlias tubers
- Garden Shop
- Books & CD’s
- Silent Auction
- Attic Treasures
- Children’s Corner
- Games & Other Activities
Refreshments & Lunch
Wheelchair accessible. All Proceeds to Outreach Programs.
“The Hope of Easter”
Philip was an 8 year-old boy who was part of his Sunday school class at church.
The Sunday after Easter the teacher brought in large plastic hollow eggs. The children were told to go outside and find some symbol of new life, and put it in the plastic egg. After running around the church property in wild confusion, the students returned to the classroom and placed the containers on the table. Surrounded by the children, the teacher began to open them one by one. Some of the eggs contained a spring flower, butterfly, blades of grass, or a new leaf.
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ALLELUIA! CHRIST IS RISEN!
and the people respond:
He is risen indeed. Alleluia!
Our Service in the Church is at 11:00 am
April 17 th at 7:00 PM
Foot Washing and Holy Eucharist BAS
Maundy Thursday, also known as Holy Thursday, is the Christian feast or holy day falling on the Thursday before Easter that commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles.
The liturgy held on the evening of Maundy Thursday initiates the Easter Triduum, the period which commemorates the passion, death, and resurrection of Christ; this period includes Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and ends on the evening of Easter.
The mass or service of worship is normally celebrated in the evening.
St Mary’s web site http://www.stmarysanglican.com/