Thursday, June 30, 2016

This Week at St. Margaret's

This is a reminder that there will be coffee between the services this Sunday at 9:45a.m.

Events This Week
July 4th, 2016
 Office is closed
July 5th, 2016
 11:15 am Holy Communion at St. Joseph’s Hospital  
July 6th, 2016
 3:00 pm   Corporation Meeting 
July 10th, 2016 (8th Sunday after Pentecost) 
 9:00 am   Holy Communion 
10:30am   Holy Communion

Lorne Rice is looking for a group of volunteers to assist with a variety of building and maintenance jobs. If you would like to help, please speak with Lorne or contact the church office at 780-437-7231.

St. Margaret’s is looking for Sunday School Teachers for the Fall. We currently have two classes – preschool age and school age. If you have a love for children and are interested in helping our young kids grow in love, knowledge, and faith in Christ, please contact Tim at 780-437-7231.

Anglican Marriage Encounter Weekend 
November 4-6, 2016 – Providence Renewal Centre 
“Refresh your Marriage” 
For more information please contact the church office at 780-437-7231

Reading Introductions for July 3rd 2016

2 Kings 5:1-14
Our Old Testament reading is set in the northern kingdom of Israel in the late 9th century B.C.; it continues the story of the prophet Elisha who called the people of Israel to turn away from false gods and be loyal to Yahweh the God of Israel. In today’s story a foreign general who actually led the army of Aram, Israel’s enemy, comes to Elisha with a surprising request for help.

Galatians 6:7-17
Our New Testament reading concludes our series of readings from Paul’s letter to the Galatians. Paul wrote this letter in the late 40s or early 50s A.D., a time when there was controversy between Jewish and Gentile Christians about whether Gentiles needed to become Jews and obey the entire Jewish Law before they could become followers of Jesus. Paul has argued that Christ has set us free from the Law, but in this last section of the letter he reminds us that this doesn’t mean we can just do as we like. Jesus is making us into a new creation, and there’s a new way of life involved, a way that includes working for the good of all and boasting about nothing except the Cross of Jesus Christ.

Luke 10:1-11, 16-20.
Today’s gospel reading is taken from what is sometimes called the ‘Travel Section’ of Luke’s gospel: Jesus and his disciples are on their way to Jerusalem (see 9:51), where Jesus will eventually be arrested and crucified. He is teaching his disciples about what it means to follow him, but he also wants to get his message out to as many people as possible, so he sends out seventy of his followers two by two to announce the coming of the Kingdom of God and heal the sick. Today’s passage contains Jesus’ instructions to these new ambassadors of the Kingdom of God.

Tim will be on holiday and study leave from July 11th to August 7th inclusive.

The service arrangements during Tim's time away are as follows:
Sunday July 17th: Morning Prayer at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. led by Doug MacNeill. Melanie Eriksen will be the pianist at 10:30.

Sunday July 24th: Holy Communion at 9:00 and 10:30 led by Archdeacon Alan Perry. Melanie Eriksen will be the pianist at 10:30.

Sunday July 31st: Morning Prayer at 9:00 and 10:30 led by Brian Popp. Fern Richardson and Wendy Yule will lead the music at the 10:30 service.

Sunday August 7th: Holy Communion at 9:00 and 10:30 led by the Rev. Sarah Holmstr√∂m. Sarah will also bring a friend or two along with her to lead the music at 10:30.

Morgan will be in the office Thursdays and Fridays from 9:00 - 12 noon.

If you need the help of a priest because of pastoral emergency, please contact the Rev. Susan Ormsbee via St. Paul's Anglican Church Leduc. 

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