Sunday, March 27, 2011

Introduction to the Readings - Lent 3 - 20110327

Ex 17:1-7 – PS 95 – Rom 5:1-11 – John 4:5-42
Intro to the Readings
From the Exodus we listen as the people quarrel and test the Lord God Almighty, and Moses strikes a rock.
Psalm 95 reminds of the Exodus – when our fore-bearers hardened their hearts – when they quarrelled and complained to Moses and God.
As the Apostle Paul writes to the Romans he speaks about sufferings, endurance and the character it may bring.
From Saint John’s Gospel we listen as the Lord sits at Jacob’s well and asks a Samaritan woman for water.
Listen and receive water of eternal life, a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Introduction to the Readings - Lent 2 - 20110320

Gn 12:1-4a – PS 121 – Rom 4:1-5, 13-17 – John 3:1-17 Or Matt 17:1-9
Intro to the Readings
We hear from Genesis first today as Abram receives direction from the Lord. Also the promise of blessing, and that “all the families of the earth shall be blessed” through Abram.
Psalm 121 is familiar to most of us – it is a Psalm of trust.
From Romans we listen to the Apostle write about Abraham’s faith – that Abraham believed in God, and God made Abraham righteous.
In Saint John’s Gospel we listen to Nicodemus and the Lord Jesus. As Nicodemus struggles to come to faith.
Listen to the message of salvation, and come to faith and righteousness.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Three Celebrating 60 Years of Ordained Ministry

Three Celebrating 60 Years of Ordained Ministry

Sunday June 5th the Diocese of Central Newfoundland will be celebrating the 60th Anniversary of their ordination to the Diaconate of the Rt. Rev. Mark Genge, the Rev. Canon Bert Cheeseman and the Rev. Canon Arnold Torraville who served in our Diocese. We will begin with a service at St. Martin’s Cathedral, at 10:30am, followed by a banquet at Hotel Gander at 2:00pm. Banquet $25.00 per person. The offering at the service will be for Queen’s College.

Organ Donor Week is April 17-23

Organ Donor Week is April 17-23 – we give thanks for the Gift of Life. We are grateful for all have donated. We remember those who donated in death that another might live. We pray for those who grieve their lost – for those who received – that all may celebrate the Gift of Life.

Over the past couple of years we have prayed for individuals who in death gave the gift of life. And for those who have received an organ donation. With thankfulness we remember in pray and love those who gave a gift of life. We pray for the continued health as those who received celebrate the life that was given for them.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Introduction to the Readings - Epiphany Last - 20110306

Ex 24:12-18 – PS 2 – 2 Pet 1:16-21 – Matt 17:1-9
Intro to the Readings

From Exodus we listen as God calls Moses to a mountain, where Moses will be given the Law and the Commandments.
Psalm 2 asks “Why are the nations in an uproar?” Why are Tunisai, Egypt, Lybia in an uproar? This Psalm is a call for justice for all people.
In 2 Peter we hear that God affirms “This is my Son, My Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.” God is well pleased because through the Beloved justice for all will be realized.
Matthew 17 is an account of the Transfiguration.

Listen and be transfigured