February 18th Announcements
THE AUMBRY CANDLE burns this week to the Glory of God, given by Susan Cummings, in loving memory of her husband, George. The candle is also given this week, to the Glory of God, by Cynthia Batchelor, in loving memory of parents, Christopher and Sarah.
DIOCESAN PRAYER: The Administrators of the Anglican Initiatives Fund
LITURGY FOR LENT
During Lent, our church and liturgy look a little different as we try to create a mood of restraint and simplicity.
- The hangings and vestments are purple, the colour of penitence, and we no longer decorate the altar with flowers.
- We avoid hymns with the word “Alleluia” and we will say, rather than sing, the Lord’s Prayer.
- The joyful “Gloria in Excelsis” is replaced by the solemn Lenten Prose as we remember our need for God’s mercy. This act of confession takes a prominent place at the beginning of the eucharist.
~ This Week in the Parish ~
Tuesday, February 20
1:30 p.m .............................. Holy Communion at Westminster House
ANNUAL VESTRY MEETING
Next Sunday, February 25th, 2018
Immediately following the 9:30 a.m. eucharist
Please mark your calendar and plan to attend this important meeting of the Parish. Church Wardens and Synod representatives will be elected.
*Note that there will be one service only next week, at 9:30 a.m.
Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John
Our Lent Study Series begins this week at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 21st February (repeated at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, 23rd February). We will check in about how we are using the booklets and share our experience, if we are comfortable. We will also discover something of the history of the Society of St. John the Evangelist, and learn about the background of the Fourth Gospel. Join us!