Advent & Christmas 2016 at Saint George’s

Advent is the time of preparation for Christmas, and a time of self-examination and solemn expectation of the Second Advent of the Lord. During each Sunday of the Advent season, let us focus on the four virtues Jesus brings us: Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love. Let us prepare our hearts for the true celebration of the Nativity of Our Lord at Christmas.

Sunday November 27  1:30 pm – Advent Sunday
Lighting of the First Candle & Holy Eucharist

Sunday December 4  1:30 pm – Second Sunday in Advent
Lighting of the Second Candle & Holy Eucharist

Sunday December 11  1:30 pm – Third Sunday in Advent
Lighting of the Third Candle & Holy Eucharist

Sunday December 18  1:30 pm – Fourth Sunday in Advent
Lighting of the Fourth Candle & Holy Eucharist

Sunday December 25  1:30 pm – Christmas Day
Holy Eucharist & Blessing of the Creche

Sunday January 1  1:30 pm – New Year’s Day
Christmas Carols & Lessons

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Christmas on the Peninsula 2016

Once again Saint George’s participated at this year’s Christmas on the Peninsula, bringing yet another Christmas project for the children to enjoy.  147 children, each decorated a fabric wrapped Christmas cone with tinsel, stars, jewels, snowflakes, and a star on top.   For the first time this year we even had a visit from Saint Nicholas.

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth acknowledges Saint George’s Birthday Greeting

The congregation at Saint George’s were delighted and honoured to receive the following letter and picture from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.  Long live the Queen!

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Saint George’s Celebrates Pentecost – 15th May, 2016

When the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.  And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.  And there appeared unto them cloven  tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.  And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.  …  We do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.              Acts 2.1-11

O Heavenly Father, Who makest us glad with the yearly remembrance of the coming of the Holy Ghost upon Thy disciples at Jerusalem: Grant that we who celebrate before Thee this Feast of Pentecost may continue Thine for ever, and daily increase in Thy Holy Spirit more and more, until we come to Thine eternal kingdom; through Jesus Christ our lord.  Amen.

 

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After the service we celebrated the Feast of Pentecost with a cake designed and made especially for the occasion by our resident cake artist, Anna Belanger.

 

 

 

 

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We also celebrated a birthday.  Looks like Peter was pleasantly surprised with his extra large peach tart.

 

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Saint George’s celebrates the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II.

It is with great respect that we offer our best wishes for a wonderful 90th birthday to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.  The Queen was born Princess Elizabeth on April 21, 1926, and has reigned through seven decades in Britain.

 

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The people of our Parish gathered together to celebrate Her Majesty’s birthday on Rogation Sunday, the 1st of May 2016.  To mark our Queen’s milestone, Mrs Anna Belanger baked her a very beautiful and decadent chocolate cake.  We sang “Happy Birthday” to Her Majesty, we cut the birthday cake in Her Majesty’s honour, and drank to Her Majesty’s health.  Long live the Queen!

 

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Advent & Christmas 2015 at Saint George’s

Sunday December 27  1:30 pm – Sunday after Christmas Day

   Carols & Lessons & Holy Communion

Thursday December 24  1:00 pm – Christmas Eve

   Christmas Mass

Sunday December 20  1:30 pm – Fourth Sunday in Advent

   Advent Devotions and Holy Eucharist

Sunday December 13  1:30 pm – Third Sunday in Advent

   Advent Devotions and Holy Eucharist

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A Thanksgiving for the Long Reign of Queen Elizabeth II

By God’s grace, Her Majesty the Queen, Elizabeth the Second, has reigned longer than any other British sovereign in history.  As of the 9th September 2015, Her Majesty had reigned for 63 years 216 days as Queen of Canada and Great Britain, and the other fourteen Realms of our vast Commonwealth of Nations.  This surpasses the reign of her great-great-grandmother, Her Late Majesty Queen Victoria, the first Sovereign of our united Dominion of Canada.

We at Saint George’s marked this happy occasion with a special Mass of Thanksgiving as part of our regular Sunday worship on the 6th of September 2015. Following the Mass, we honoured Her Majesty with the traditional loyal toast and three cheers.

We thank God for having such a lovely, kind, and dutiful Christian woman as our Sovereign Lady, and Mother of the Nation, to reign over us in this wonderful country of ours.  It was God Almighty Who set Queen Elizabeth the Second upon the Throne of this Realm and we thank Him for this great blessing, and pray for her continued health and safety for years to come.

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The Parish of Saint George celebrates Easter

Beginning with the Easter Mass at 1:30 pm the congregation at Saint George’s celebrated the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, followed by a banquet in the parish hall.  Also celebrated were the birthdays of those born in April.  Father Jim, the Rector of the parish turned 65.  Click on the link below to check out the pictures.

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Pictures from Good Friday’s “Meet Me at the Cross and Walk for Jesus”

Good Friday’s “Meet Me at the Cross and Walk for Jesus” was a wonderful event on our peninsula.  Many of the local churches participated in sharing the Good News of the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ to our community.  For pictures of the event click on the link below…

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Holy Week 2015

Good Friday April 3, 2015
Meet Me at the Cross and March for Jesus
8:30 a.m. at the foot of the water tower in Softball City
Meet Me At The Cross 2015 Poster

The Liturgy of the Passion
1:30 p.m. at The Parish of Saint George

Easter Day April 5, 2015
The Holy Eucharist of the Resurrection
1:30 p.m. at The Parish of Saint George

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