Backpacks for 2018-2019 School Year (Needed This Sunday!)

Every Summer Christ Church Seaway partners with the Salvation Army and local school boards to help children begin the school year with the supplies needed for their education. Some families struggle with the cost of starting a new school year. By providing quality new backpacks and lunch bags for students in need, we are helping to make sure every child attends the first day of school with the appropriate supplies and that families feel the community’s support.

If you feel called to help support kids in our community as they begin a new school year, please purchase a good quality backpack and lunch bag. Drop them off at the church during the week or bring them with you to worship this Sunday August 19th. The backpacks will be prayed over during the service and then they will be sent to the Salvation Army in Cornwall for sorting. Thank you for supporting this outreach ministry.

Clergy Announcements

This month Bishop John announced two clergy personnel changes which will take effect this Fall:

  • Archdeacon Frank Kirby will be retiring from full-time ministry effective October 31, 2018. Frank has served as incumbent of Trinity Cornwall for the past ten years and is also priest-in-charge of St. John’s Lancaster. Frank plans to continue serving the congregations of the deanery on a part-time basis.
  • The Rev. Dr. Mary-Catherine Garden has been appointed incumbent of St. Martin’s Ottawa, effective October 1, 2018. This means that Mary-Cate will be leaving her role as assistant curate at Trinity and member of the St. Lawrence area clergy team in Late September.

Bishop John is committed to working closely with St. John’s Lancaster, Trinity Cornwall, and Christ Church Seaway to ensure all three congregations receive effective priestly leadership. Please keep Frank, Mary-Cate, and the congregations of the St. Lawrence area in your prayers during this time of transition.

 

Anglicans at Cornwall Pride 2018

Last year a small group of Anglicans marched in the Cornwall Pride Parade. It was the first time a church organization had ever participated in the local event and our presence was well appreciated. This year parishes from across the area will be marching in the parade together. Our goal is simple: to celebrate God’s love for all people! Everyone is welcome to march in the parade, greet participants along the route, or join the in fun at park afterward. This is an all-ages event.

The festivities take place Saturday July 14 in Cornwall:equally anglican
10:30 meet at CCVS
11:00 parade begins
12:00 festivities continue at Lamoureux Park

For more information visit https://cornwallpride.ca/cornwall-pride-2018

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.)