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Special Services (Christmas, Easter, etc)

Lent

From the Rector:

Lent means different things to many of us. A time to 'give something up', 'a time to take something up', maybe a time for a little introspection, looking in at ourselves and taking stock of just where we might be in life, a time of audit, spiritually. Here at St Johns we would like to help each other a little. 

 
The Church's ministry of healing seeks to introduce us to the healing love of God, available through Jesus Christ by the working of the Holy Spirit.  It is a ministry that we all need since it addresses spiritual and psychological needs as well as physical ills. It is a ministry that needs to be an integral part of our pastoral and sacramental life. Experience suggests that healing ministry develops in the life of a congregation through such things as pastoral care, pastoral visiting, prayer, the laying on of hands, anointing with oil, bereavement visiting, etc. and will sometimes benefit from particular opportunities to invite some of those people together to worship, pray and share a time of ministry together.  During the 10 am Eucharist on Sundays in Lent we invite you to move to the side chapel after receiving Holy Communion to receive the laying on of hands and anointing for yourself or for another person.

Also, if you know of anyone who is sick or housebound and might like to receive Communion at home please let me know.
 

Holy Saturday March 30th

9.00 am Prayers at the Tomb

We shall gather together 'At the Tomb' reminding ourselves that 'Early in the morning the women went to the tomb'. We come to be with our Lord as He lays in the earth. Our simple service will consist of a hymn sung unaccompanied, a psalm, some readings from the Bible and prayers. The service will las about 30 minutes and will be followed by refreshments as we prepare to decorate the church to receive its risen Lord.

8.00 pm The Great Vigil

We shall again gather in the darkened church, to receive our Lord in The Great Vigil of Easter, which is the oldest and probably the most beautiful of the Christian liturgies. It includes the lighting of the Easter fire, the blessing of the Paschal Candle and the blessing of the water of Baptism. It is the first time other than Maundy Thursday that the Gloria will be sung and this will be heralded by an organ fanfare. This most moving service culminates with the first Eucharist of Easter. The service lasts for about and hour and a quarter and is followed by celebratory refreshments.
 

Easter Sunday March 31st

At the Easter 10am service we shall have a Baptism and Laying on of Hands. After the service there will be an Easter Egg Hunt in the church grounds.

In addition to regular services this day, we will have a Choral Evensong (BCP) starting at 7pm and led by our augmented choir. This will include works by Charles Villiers Stanford and Samuel Sebastian Wesley.

 



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This week ...

November 30 Newsletter (pdf) HERE

 

November 30
Advent 1
   
A new year begins .....

8 am Holy Communion
  10 am Eucharist

  7pm - Lessons and Carols for Advent
with special guests
York House Choir

Isaiah 64:1-9
  Psalm 80
  1 Corinthians 13: 11-14
  Mark 13:24-37

Leaflet HERE

 

Last Sunday

November 23
Christ the King
(Reign of Christ)
8 am Holy Communion
  10 am Eucharist
with Bishop Melissa Skelton

Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24
  Psalm 100 Jubilate Deo
  Ephesians 1:15-23
  St Luke 23.33-43

"Christ, the Boss"
The Right Reverend Melissa Skelton

Motet: "The God Omnipotent Reigneth" (Charles Wood)

"Crown Imperial March" (William Walton)

 

Nov 16 - "Weave new cloth ... " (Fr M Forshaw)

Nov 9  "The Kingdoms of this world ... " (Fr M Fuller)

 Nov 2 "We Are These" (Fr M Fuller)

 

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Location:      

St John's Shaughnessy Anglican Church

 

1490 Nanton Ave
 Vancouver BC V6H 2E2

   

Phone:

(604)731-4966

Email:

church@sjs.net

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