Carol Langley is inviting you to join her on Zoom for a group discussion on the book, “Lent in Plain Sight: a Devotion through Ten Objects” by Jill Duffield. In this devotion for the season of Lent, Duffield draws readers’ attention to 10 ordinary objects Jesus would have encountered on his way to Jerusalem: dust, bread, the cross, coins, shoes, oil, coats, towels, thorns and stones. In each object, readers will find meaning in the biblical account of Jesus final days. Each week, from Ash Wednesday to Easter, readers encounter a new object to consider through Scripture, prayer, and reflection. Duffield’s intent is to show that God is often at work through the ordinary: ordinary people, ordinary objects, ordinary grace. It is through the ordinary that we hear God’s quiet voice.
As week 1 begins on Ash Wednesday, and week 2 begins the next Sunday on Lent 1, I’m suggesting we do this study on Monday’s from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. beginning Monday February 27th.
The book is available on Amazon for $18.00 and a download onto Kindle for $7.50.
If you are interested, please contact Carol directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-697-3206.
Grace to you,
My dear friends,
organization that prepares a dinner for people in our community who often
struggle. It’s held the 2 nd Friday of every month [except July and August] at
St Paul’s United Church in Bowmanville.
This January 13 th it’s our turn to host this dinner and we need some help
from the parishioners of St. John’s; we need twelve servers who’ll deliver
the meal from the kitchen to our patrons. If you haven’t done this before
you’re in for a treat, it’s a fun atmosphere. And the help get fed too!
If you wish to help out please email the church. It’s
Friday, January 13th
St. Paul’s United Church
It’s that time of year when we are readying our Christmas Hampers for distribution. This year we are preparing 24 full Hampers for 24 Community Families. In addition, we are providing bread, eggs, apples and more for 64 families that have passed through Bethesda House in recent months. $75 supplies a full Hamper but any amount is gratefully received.
Donations, clearly marked “Hampers”, can be made via cash, cheques made out to St. John’s, the donate now button on our church website, or ETransfer. Please also include your contact information for a tax receipt.
Thank you so much for prayerfully considering how you will support this important St. John’s outreach. Be sure and take a look at our display in the Sanctuary.
Merry Christmas from the Hamper Committee Jen, Cathie, Mavis, Sheila, Vivien, Erica and Sharon K.
3:30 p.m. Christmas Eve in-person family friendly service with music
7:00 Carol Sing in-person
7:30 p.m. Christmas Eve in-person candlelight service with music
Christmas Eve service on YouTube livestreamed at 7:30
8:00 a.m. Christmas Sunday Eucharist in person with Book of Common Prayer
9:00 a.m. Christmas Sunday service on Zoom
10:30 a.m. Christmas Sunday Eucharist in person with Book of Alternative Services
Our early service at 8:00 a.m. (Book of Common Prayer)
Our service on zoom at 9:00 a.m.
Our main service with music at 10:30 a.m.
Release: Release and let go as you are walking towards the centre. Release and let go of the details of your life. This is an act of invitation and it quiets and empties the mind. All pilgrimages begin with a first step. It’s the act of walking that makes you a pilgrim, in life or in the labyrinth.
Receive: Open your mind and heart. Let yourself experience the changes of direction. You may get turned around, but you are never lost; trust that the path will lead you where you need to go. When you reach the centre, stay there as long as you like. It is a place of meditation and prayer. Receive what there is for you to receive. Relax and let the wisdom of the world come to you.
Respond: As you leave the centre and return on the same path, ponder what you have received. Take these thoughts back out into the world in which you live. Each time you walk the labyrinth, you become more empowered to find and do the work you feel called to do and to fully be the person you are.