Notices for Week of 11 September 2022
Notices: Proper 24, 11 September 2022
The “religious” people in our Gospel today were complaining because Jesus hung out with “sinners.” The “religious” people judged and excluded. Jesus welcomed and included. How we see ourselves is how we see the world! People who accept themselves accept others. People who hate themselves hate others. Only Divine Light gives us permission, freedom, and courage to go all the way down into our depths and know a Love that overcomes our darkness. As we overcome our darkness, let us be a church that welcomes all.
Children’s Church has resumed. Spread the word as we welcome our young families back into the Sunday gathering.
Sunday Lunch Ministry has resumed. All are welcome to join in this community gathering.
Parish Breakfast on Saturday, September 17 from 8 to 11am. All are welcome.
Parish Weekend: Saturday, September 24
- 1 to 4pm: A gathering to discuss and explore 1) our purpose as a parish family; and 2) how do we grow our community of faith? This is an important conversation for all of us to share in as we pray and reflect upon our future as a parish. If at all possible, please plan to attend to help listen to what the Spirit maybe inviting. All are welcome.
- 6:00pm: A free parish supper. For numbers for meal preparation, please register with Deacon Gladys at 683-2266 or email@example.com).
- 7pm Dr.Rick Singleton (past Provost of Queens College, and past director of Pastoral Care and Ethics for Eastern Health) will give a talk titled “From Survival to Revival.” All are welcome.
Sunday, September 25
- 11am: Bishop Sam will preside and Dr.Rick Singleton will be our guest preacher at the Eucharist. The title of this talk is “Living the Present.” We will continue to reflect on the future of our parish.
- Noon: The liturgy will be followed by a community lunch.
Come along (and maybe even bring a family member or a friend!), all are welcome.
Covid is still very much with us, and we are so thankful for the vaccines that help keep us well. It is important to continue to respect people’s various personal spaces and boundaries with the virus still so evidently present.
A New Fish Tank. The fish tank that our children have so enjoyed over the years finally ceased to work this past spring. It is definitely something that clearly added to the environment of the Emmaus Cafe. If anyone would like to discuss the possibility of donating another tank and the fish to go with it, contact Father Gerald.
If you and your family and friends would like to be part of the Sunday Lunch Ministry and help provide meals occasionally throughout the year, then contact Bob Bishop or Father Gerald.
Men’s Fellowship resumes on Monday, September 19 at 7:30pm.
Resurrection Yoga resumes on Wednesday, September 21 at 9:30am.
Scones and Tea resumes on Wednesday, September 21 at 10:30am to 1pm.
Alternative Spiritual Community (Group Meditation) resumes on Wednesday, September 21 at 11am.
Questions for Life resumes on Wednesday, September 21 at 1pm.
The Sunday Liturgy is live steamed in real time on our Parish YouTube Channel at 11am on Sunday mornings (and can be watched anytime after that on YouTube). It can also be picked up on our parish Facebook anytime after 12 noon on Sundays.
Please use eTransfers to firstname.lastname@example.org to continue to support our ministry. You can also contact our treasurer Calvin Adams to set up automatic deposit. Or simply mail your offerings to Box 142 South River, A0A 3W0.
AA at the Resurrection on Thursday nights at 8pm in the St.George Conference Room, and Sundays on Zoom at 8pm.
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Bereavement Support meets at the Resurrection on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 12:30. For more info contact Deacon Gladys Harvey at 683-2266.
The Christian Practice of Daily Prayer
As a Christian, in addition to the priority of the Sunday Liturgy, daily prayer, in some form, really should be part of our spiritual practice. Prayer, which takes many forms, is simply our approach to God. A daily prayer practice is about making room for the Divine in our awareness. A daily prayer practice is about consciously connecting with Christ. A daily prayer practice is about the practice of being in Love.
A good time for daily prayer is at the beginning of the day, but you can find the time that works best for you. Some components to consider including in our daily prayer:
- Bible or spiritual reading;
- A time of noticing what the Spirit may be teaching or inviting from the reading;
- A time of silence in God’s loving Presence;
- Intercessions for those in need and the world.
There are also resources that we can use to assist our prayer, like the Book of Alternative Services and other types of prayer books, and other prayer resources like Day by Day. A resource that I like to begin my day with is Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditations that you can sign up for at cac.org.
Of course, prayer is not just limited to when we sit with our prayer books and bibles. Prayer is everything that consciously connects us to God. Intentionally being in nature can be a form of prayer. Intentionally being with people you love is a form of prayer. Intentionally serving others is a form of prayer. And the list goes on and on. If our intention is to connect in Love, then it is a form of prayer.
If you have any questions about your daily prayer life, or would like to be supported in any way, please contact myself or any of the various leaders in the parish.
The duty to keep Sunday holy, especially by sharing in the Eucharist and by relaxing in a spirit of Christian joy and fraternity, is easily understood. Sunday is a day which is at the very heart of the Christian life. Do not be afraid to give your time to Christ! Time given to Christ is never time lost, but is rather time gained, so that our relationships and indeed our whole life may become more profoundly human.
The Lord Jesus calls us to be a welcoming and Spirit-filled community. As we gather from Sunday to Sunday, and throughout the week, please make the opportunity to greet and love those whom you don’t YET know.