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Sixth Sunday of Easter
May 17, 2020
 

Hey friends, here are updates and reminders for our church community

Below you'll find:
  1. Letter from Howard
  2. Sunday Lineup and Readings
  3. Online Service & Coffee Hour
  4. Thy Kingdom Come
  5. Alpha Online
  6. Soultime
  7. Free Masks 
  8. Online Giving

Hello, my friends.
 

It’s a little over two months since the WHO declared the Coronavirus a pandemic.  My, how the world has changed. People are meeting up virtually on the telephone or Zoom. We are praying together more often (see our web page for opportunities for prayer) and continuing to look for ways to keep ourselves physically apart without becoming socially isolated.
 

We get together with good reason; the rate of depression and anxiety worldwide has risen. So let’s continue to meet (virtually) as often as we can, and I encourage you to bring a friend, too. We’re washing our hands much more often, and even washing the food we bring into our homes from the grocery store. Our church bells are ringing our thanks to essential workers who risk infection to keep services working. And we’re getting more artistic as we prevent the spread of COVID-19 by using designer facemasks with fabric prints to suit just about every personality.

 

In some areas the Alberta government will now allow pubs and business to open, but not in Calgary or Brooks because of higher rates of infection in these areas. Guidelines for opening churches for worship have been set out, but many ministers and pastors in Banff and Canmore know we need to move very carefully. A letter (attached) from Archbishop Greg Kerr-Wilson directs that Anglican churches in the Diocese of Calgary will not yet open.

 

We have exciting opportunities for you join people all over the world in of prayer and celebration. For instance, we join millions of others participating in the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Global Wave of Prayer: Thy Kingdom Come. I hope you will find ways to join in. Thy Kingdom Come starts on Ascenscion Day (Thursday May 21) with a special service at 7:00 pm and continues for 10 days, concluding with services on the Day of Pentecost (Sunday May 31).  We will hear from others from all over the world.

 

This is a time of unprecedented opportunity for our churches to find ways to share the love of God with neighbours and friends. Seth and I look foward to being with you for our family services, Sunday morning, May 17 at 9 and 11 a.m. for our family services.

 

Howard Thornton

The Archbishop's Letter on Transition Planning from COVID 19 restrictions
 

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This Sixth Sunday of Easter we're reflecting on the gift of Jesus, the Holy Spirit.

Preaching: Seth Enriquez
Music: Heather Jordan
Kids Talk: Brit Enriquez
Reader: Eamonn Reil

Here are our readings for this coming Sunday:
  • PSALM 66:7-18
  • 1 PETER 3:13-22
  • JOHN 14:15-21

New Song this Sunday! "Now and at the Hour" by The Brilliance. Listen to it here

Make sure to check our website on Sunday for our church bulletinhttps://www.stgeorgesinthepines.com/church-online
Join our Sunday service live streams, and join us for coffee hour online after service!

To join our services and online coffee hour, go to our website: stgeorgesinthepines.com/church-online

2. For Sunday service, click the large "Sunday Church Online" button.

3. After each service, we will host a "coffee hour" on Zoom to connect with each other. Simply click the "Coffee Hour" button under "Sunday Church Online"

Don't forget to download the bulletin available on Church Online web-page.

God bless you all, and see you on Sunday!
 
9am Online Service
11am Online Service
When we pray we are partnering with God to see God's Kingdom Come and God's will be done across our town, nation, and world.

Let's light up the world in prayer! Join us for Evening prayer at 7pm, May 21-31! More about evening prayer on our website

Light up the World - sign up online to have your light show up online! 

Share on Facebook - We want to light the world in prayer, so if you're on Facebook then please share!

Prayer Journal - read some scripture and pray, to serve our world. 

Visit our church website to stay updated on how we will be participating in this worldwide wave of prayer. 
Why and how do I pray?

Prayer is at the heart of Christianity: because at the heart of Christianity is a relationship with God.

Surveys indicate that most people pray. Even people who don’t consider themselves religious find themselves praying from time to time. Where do we take our fears and anxieties?

Sometimes our worries seem like they are going to crush us. Other times we experience a calm we can’t explain, but it doesn’t last. Is there something/someone bigger we can trust?

Still these questions may remain: If God knows our needs, why should we pray about them? What is the value of prayer?

Join us online this Tuesday at at 7:30pm. There's no pressure, no follow up, no charge. Just an evening to share your thoughts and feelings of spirituality and faith without judgement, as we explore the Christian faith.

Missed last week? Here are links to last week's talk and discussion guide. 
 

For more information, visit us at: stgeorgesinthepines.com/alpha-online
 
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We're always looking for new and beautiful ways for us to connect with God. Soultime is an app designed to do just that.

But don't just take our word for it, listen to Archbishop Justin Welby recommend this wonderful app.

Deeper than mindfulness, Soultime offers a style of meditation that touches your heart and soul, not just your mind. Soultime brings the tradition of Christian meditation up to date in a beautiful, modern, emotionally aware app. 

Visit the Soultime website to learn more. 

Also visit our website for more prayer resources. 
reminder! Free masks available

Eamonn has kindly offered a limited supply of excellent and stylish masks to help us stay safe while we go out. 

They are free, first come first serve. 

If you'd like to secure a mask, please contact Eamonn at: liamreil@gmail.com
Online Giving

In a small church such as our, much of our operating budget comes from the weekly giving of our members and regular attenders. Your giving counts and is greatly appreciated. Please consider continuing to give to the work of God at St. George's by giving online.

For information on how to give online, check out this helpful video.

Thank you for consistent support. We're so grateful for your generosity as we continue to serve our local community with the love of Jesus. 
 
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