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Surprised by Hope Study Resumes Tuesday

The final session of the “Surprised by Hope” series will be held on Tuesday, January 21st at 7pm. We meet in the parish hall.

Last week’s session was skipped, as Fr. Stephen was away.

Suprised by Hope Study Postponed

The “Surprised by Hope” study will not be meeting this Tuesday, January 14th. Fr. Stephen will be away.

Instead, the closing session is scheduled for the following week, January 21st @ 7pm.

Wednesday Eucharist and Prayer Squares Resumes

Wednesday Eucharist and Prayer Squares will resume on Wednesday, January 8 @ 10:30am. As before, the day begins with Eucharist, followed by bible study, lunch and then prayer squares.

Hope to see you there.

Surprised by Hope Study Resumes Tuesday

Our study on the series “Surprised by Hope” continues this Tuesday, January 7 @ 7pm. We meet in the parish hall.Surprised by Hope

Holy Day Eucharist for St. Andrew the Apostle

St Andrew the Apostle
Painted by Artus Wollfort (1581 – 1641)

Come join us for our upcoming Holy Day Eucharist in commemoration of St. Andrew the Apostle. This will take place on Friday, November 29th @ 10:30 am in the chapel of our church. This short and simple service will follow the traditional liturgy of the Book of Common Prayer. Fr. Stephen will be presiding.

St. Andrew’s Day is officially celebrated on November 30th, but has been transferred to the 29th due to a scheduling conflict.

For more information on this celebration and its significance, here is an excerpt from For All the Saints, published by the Anglican Church of Canada:

On November 30th we honour the memory of an apostle named Andrew. The Gospels say that he was a fisherman and the brother of Peter, and his name always appears near the top in the lists of the twelve apostles. The Fourth Gospel pairs him with Philip in answering the Lord’s questions at the feeding of the five thousand and later in acting as an intermediary for some pagans who wished to meet Jesus. But that is all: Andrew’s story is no sooner begun, than it is swallowed up in the greater story of Jesus.

The people of the Church later invented legends about Andrew, to give their memory more than just a name to honour and more than just a single episode to recount. These legends gave Andrew exotic adventures travelling and preaching in many different places until he was martyred, crucified on a cross in the form of an “X.” Some of these legends may indeed be true, but biographical truth is not their purpose or function. So we come back to the gospels and their brief account of Andrew’s calling.

Andrew was a Galilean fisherman minding his own business, mending his own nets, when along came Jesus. The Lord called him, and Andrew got up and walked — he walked into the story of Jesus. From that moment on, his life was no longer his own; Andrew had no other story but the story of Jesus, the story that is told about Jesus, the story that Jesus himself tells. And that is how we honour the memory of the apostle named Andrew: by remembering his name as we tell the story of Jesus, the One who called both Andrew and us into the story of salvation.

Fall Book Study Starts Tomorrow

Surprised by HopeA new book study is starting on Tuesday, Nov.19 @ 7pm. It is a 6 week study, with a short break over Christmas. The study will be led by Fr. Stephen, and based on a book by N.T. Wright called Surprised by Hope.

Wright is a former Bishop of Durham, England, and is a prolific bible scholar. The book’s focus is on the Resurrection: what happens to us when we die, and why does it matter to our lives today? Wright argues that the hope of Resurrection brings far more than a hope that we go to heaven when we die. Instead, it provides the hope that this world we love will be transformed.

The series will be presented in a video format, followed by questions for discussion. The videos were produced to complement the book, but it is not required that you read the book to enjoy the series. The series will be presented free of charge. Simply contact Fr. Stephen to let him know you plan on coming, or if you have any questions.

A New Evening Book Study Starts Soon

Surprised by HopeA new book study is starting on Tuesday, Nov.19 @ 7pm. It is a 6 week study, with a short break over Christmas. The study will be led by Fr. Stephen, and based on a book by N.T. Wright called Surprised by Hope.

Wright is a former Bishop of Durham, England, and is a prolific bible scholar. The book’s focus is on the Resurrection: what happens to us when we die, and why does it matter to our lives today? Wright argues that the hope of Resurrection brings far more than a hope that we go to heaven when we die. Instead, it provides the hope that this world we love will be transformed.

The series will be presented in a video format, followed by questions for discussion. The videos were produced to complement the book, but it is not required that you read the book to enjoy the series. The series will be presented free of charge. Simply contact Fr. Stephen to let him know you plan on coming, or if you have any questions.

Wednesday Eucharist Returns Sept. 11

BibleWednesday Eucharist and Bible Study starts up again this Wednesday, September 11. As always, the service begins at 10:30 am in the Chapel of the Church.

This short service (about 30 minutes long) includes Bible readings from the coming Sunday, but no sermon. Instead, those who wish to remain after the service are invited to a Bible study where we discuss the readings. A light lunch follows.

All are welcome to attend. Lunch is free, but those who attend regularly are encouraged to sign up to host the lunch from time to time. This usually consists of Soup and bread.

Please talk to Fr. Stephen for more information.

Hope to see you there!

May Proverbs Challenge Nearing the Finish Line

The May Proverbs Challenge is nearly done, with only a few days to go. It’s not too late to start, if you haven’t already. Or to start up again if you’ve slipped a bit! We have only a few more chapters to go.

Here are the readings assigned for the remainder of the challenge:

Wednesday, May 29 – Proverbs 29
Thursday, May 30 – Proverbs 30
Friday, May 31 – Proverbs 31

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May Proverbs Challenge Continues

How has the May Proverbs Challenge been going? Having you been keeping up? Even if you’ve not been able to thus far, please consider starting today. We have only a few more chapters to go.

Here are the readings assigned for this week:

Wednesday, May 22 – Proverbs 22
Thursday, May 23 – Proverbs 23
Friday, May 24 – Proverbs 24
Saturday, May 25 – Proverbs 25
Sunday, May 26 – Proverbs 26
Monday, May 27 – Proverbs 27
Tuesday, May 28 – Proverbs 28

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