Summer Outdoor Services 2018

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When the weather gets warm and the sun is shining, everyone wants to be outdoors! For Christ Church Seaway, that means it’s time to turn over the canoe and celebrate the Eucharist outside!

The liturgy is very casual. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on and stay for a pot-luck picnic lunch after the service. If you have outside games to play, bring those too!

Christ Church Seaway has four outdoor worship services scheduled for this Summer:

Sunday June 24 – Sunday School and Choir end-of-season celebration!
Sunday July 1 – Canada Day!
Sunday August 12 – Tri-parish joint service for St. Lawrence Day!
Sunday September 9 – Autumn kick-off and welcome back!

Outdoor services begin at 10am.

8am services will continue to be held indoors (no 8am service on August 12).

Everyone is always welcome!

Pentecost Sunday

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This Sunday May 20 is the Feast of Pentecost. It marks the conclusion of the Easter season, the coming of the Holy Spirit, and the anniversary of the Church of Christ. Christ Church Seaway will be celebrating the diversity of the people of God with readings from scripture, singing, Holy Eucharist, and… Holy Baptism! Please pray for Benjamin and his family as they prepare for his reception into the household of faith.

Everyone is welcome to be part of the celebration!

 

Baptism, Quilts, Mother’s Day, and The Ascension

20180508_165925_HDRThis Sunday May 13, Christ Church Seaway will be celebrating the baptism of three children: Maddie, Jaxx, and Mila. Please pray for the candidates and their families as they prepare for this commitment of faith.

Every Mother’s Day, the parish Prayers & Squares quilting group hosts a special fundraiser fellowship hour with coffee, tea, scones, biscuits, and a variety of homemade jams and jellies. It is the main fundraiser for the group and the proceeds help to cover the cost of making quilts for people in the community.

And of course, we will be celebrating the Ascension of Christ into Heaven!

As always, everyone is welcome!

Good Shepherd Sunday

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The 4th Sunday of Easter is sometimes called Good Shepherd Sunday because the Bible passages read on that day focus heavily on the theme of the Lord as shepherd of the people.

Amazingly, Christ Church Seaway has 5 stained glass windows depicting Christ as the Good Shepherd. Find them all and you can win a special prize this Good Shepherd Sunday!

Holy Week and Easter Service Times

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Palm (Passion) Sunday March 25:
8am Holy Eucharist
10am Holy Eucharist with Procession of Palms

Maundy Thursday March 29:
7pm Institution of the Lord’s Supper (Joint Service at Christ Church Seaway)
Overnight Prayer Watch Begins

Good Friday March 30:
10am Shared Stations of the Cross Beginning at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church
3pm Meditation on the Cross

Easter Eve March 31:
8pm Solemn Easter Vigil with Holy Eucharist (Joint Service at Trinity, Cornwall)

Easter Sunday April 1:
6am Sunrise Vigil and Holy Eucharist
8am Community Breakfast
10am Procession and Holy Eucharist

(The window pictured above is originally from St. David’s Anglican Church in the lost village of Wales. It is now installed at Christ Church Seaway.)

Growing & Serving in 2018

Emma Amanda SailingAt the annual Vestry Meeting this Sunday March 4, Christ Church Seaway formally voted to enter into a partnership of collaboration with the parishes of St. John’s (Lancaster) and Trinity (Cornwall). In fact each of the three parishes voted unanimously to enter into this new collaboration arrangement. Christ Church now has access to a team of clergy and Rev. Patrick continues to serve as incumbent of Christ Church. The financial savings under this new arrangement are significant.

Also presented at Vestry is the 2018 narrative budget document. Click below to see it and be sure to tell somebody else about the amazing work Christ Church Seaway does in our community! Narrative Budget 2018

Vestry Meeting 2018

Vestry is the annual general meeting for Christ Church Seaway. This year vestry will be held after the 10am service on Sunday March 4. At the meeting members will have a chance to learn more about parish ministry, governance, operations, and finances. Leaders of the parish will be elected and we will vote on the annual budget.

This year a new decision will be put to the congregation of Christ Church Seaway, St. John’s Lancaster, and Trinity Cornwall. We will be deciding on the proposed team ministry collaboration. This initiative ensures the ongoing ministry of Christ Church Seaway and introduces a team of clergy who will serve alongside Rev. Patrick. Rev. Patrick will continue as incumbent of Christ Church, but will also have responsibilities at St. John’s and Trinity. The cost savings associated with this plan will be significant.

The meeting will be followed by a pot-luck lunch. Everyone is welcome to attend!