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

Resurrection Window

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!

Coming Up at Christ Church Seaway

Christ Church Seaway has lots of exciting things in the works for the coming weeks!

This Friday January 19th is the Canoe For Change presentation by canoeists Glenn Green and Carol VandenEngel. Come hear about their cross-Canada canoeing and campimng adventures! Food donations for the Trinity Drop-In will be accepted.

On Sunday January 21st Christ Church will celebrate the baptism of Adeline Chenoweth. Please arrange to attend the service at 10am to support Adeline and her family as she is welcomed into the household of God.

The annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will be held on Tuesday February 13. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for kids. Tickets will be available at the door. Everybody is welcome to come enjoy a traditional pancake feast before we begin the season of Lent!

The parish youth group is organizing a Valentines Day dinner event on Saturday February 17 to raise funds for summer camp. Tickets for this luxury meal will be sold for $55 per person with proceeds going toward youth camp costs. Please contact Julia Smith. 613-936-8412.