Bulletin: Sunday Next Before Advent (“Stir-up Sunday”)

November 24, 2013 at 3:20 pm
Jesus calls Peter and Andrew, Caravaggio, c 1603-1606

Jesus calls Peter and Andrew, Caravaggio, c 1603-1606


STIR up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may of thee be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Lectionary for Sunday Next Before Advent

Advent Study Groups for 2013

November 16, 2013 at 3:36 pm

Sunday mornings – 9:30am in the Sunday School Room

Beginning on the Sunday Next Before Advent, November 24th, and running each Sunday until Advent IV, December 22nd, Nicholas Hatt and Benjamin Lee are conducting brief sessions based on a series of Advent Meditations that were originally given by Dr. Robert Crouse.  This series follows the Prayer Book readings for the Sundays in Advent and helps to unfold the development of these lessons week by week.


Wednesday evenings – 5:30pm Evensong, supper, and talk

If you are able to assist by bringing food to share, please let Susan Harris know at susan.susanharris@gmail.com or speak with her after church.  We serve only cold food, so no one has to hover over a hot pot instead of attending Evening Prayer, or attend to cleanup whilst the rest of us are attending the sessions.

Wednesday, December 4th – a session led by Father Purchase: The article in the Apostles’ Creed – “From thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead” expresses two beliefs: the Second Coming of Christ, and the belief that He is coming in judgement. For the early Church, the Second Coming and the fact of Judgement were integral parts of their proclamation.  On Dec. 4th, we will look at these two beliefs and also ask ourselves “On what can I expect to be judged?

Wednesday, December 11tha session led by Garth MacPhee:  Amidst the noise and clamour of commercial Christmas, Advent music speaks of lamentation, deep longing, penitence and holy mystery. This session will focus on the liturgical music of the season: The ‘O Antiphons’; The Advent Prose ‘Rorate coeli’; and plainsong hymns such as ‘Creator of the starry height’ and ‘O Come, O Come, Emmanuel’.   Please come, ready to sing as well as reflect on this beautiful music.

Wednesday, December 18th – a session led by Sue Zinck:  This session will be based on a video of Advent Reflections by The Most Reverend Rowan Williams.  Rowan Williams was Archbishop of Canterbury from December 2002 to December 2012. He is a theologian and poet, as well as a bishop of the Church. He spent much of his earlier career as an academic at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford successively. After stepping down as Archbishop of Canterbury, he took up the position of Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge.  Following Evening Prayer and Supper, we will watch the video and a discussion will follow.

Event: Stan Carew’s Weekend Evenings

November 13, 2013 at 4:17 pm

Stan Carew’s Weekend Evenings Concert
Stan Carew posterSaturday, November 30th at 7pm

Songs and storytelling with Stan Carew and John Campbelljohn, to benefit the St George’s Parish Hall Renovation Campaign.
Tickets available at the door, and before the event at Jane’s Next Door (2053 Gottingen St), the Parish Office, or online here via PayPal.

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Ticket type

Please bring a copy of your PayPal receipt to the concert. This will serve as your ticket.

Atlantic Theological Conference 2013

June 16, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Atlantic Theological Conference 2013: “The Biblical Job: Comfort, Righteousness, Holiness”
Dates: June 23 to 26, 2013
Location: Christ Church Cathedral, Fredericton, NB
Papers will include such topics as “The righteousness of Job-What makes Job righteous and his friends not?” (The challenge of the Comforters and God’s answer from the whirlwind); “The literary history of Job: From Augustine to Northrop Frye”; and “Job and Holiness: What the tradition makes of Job, and taking Job into the future.”
Speakers this year will include Dr Danielle Layne, Assistant Professor of Literature and Philosophy at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia; The Rev’d Christopher Snook, Rector of St. Luke’s in Regina and former Tutor in the Foundation Programme at King’s College; The Rev’d Dr Thomas Curran, Associate Professor of Humanities at King’s College; and The Rev’d Dr Lisa Wang of St. James Cathedral in Toronto and former chaplain at the University of Alberta.