News | the week of September 29

 

Just a reminder that Sunday October 5 will find us celebrating the 10th anniversary of our establishment as a congregation of the Anglican Diocese of Rupert’s Land. Along with the celebratory communion liturgy, we’ll be launching our anniversary book, Become What You Receive. And of course we still have two other events on the horizon: our October 24 house concert featuring Jenny Moore, and our big party and dance with the Ministers of Cool, set for Friday November 14. Tickets for both are available at the church on Sunday evenings.

I’d also like to highlight the unique opportunity to explore a way of praying, facilitated by our artist-in-residence Kalyn Falk. For three consecutive Thursdays in October (16th, 23rd, 30th) Kalyn will be hosting a workshop on Body Prayer. These sessions will provide a foundation for the book that she will write this year on “Six Postures of Prayer.” To be involved, you need to commit to come to each evening, practice the prayer on your home in between meetings, and do a short written reflection of your experience. There is no cost for this workshop and those involved will be thanked and named in the book. To register or to get a bit more information please contact us and we’ll connect you to Kalyn.

The readings for Sunday October 5 – specifically chosen to mark our 10th anniversay – are Acts 27:27-38 and John 21:1-14.

The 4pm worship option has now resumed, and will happen the first and third Sunday of each month, with the next one set for October 5. This is a shorter and considerably simplified liturgy geared to families with younger children, though it is certainly open to anyone.

Sunday evening child-care – We’ve now brought a new person on board to cover the nursery room on Sunday nights during the 7pm liturgy, and we’re going to try out a slightly revised format. Johanna Kroetsch comes to us with a certification as a child care assistant, and will be in the nursersy room from 6:40pm through to point in the liturgy where the table is set for communion. Parents will be asked to head up to the nursery to bring their children back down to the church in time for communion, which will give the kids at least some experience of sharing in the liturgy.

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