All Saints Anglican Church, Regina, SK
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"God calls us to be a caring community of faith which joyfully carries Christ's love into the world"
Regular Service Times: September through May
Sunday 9:00 a.m. Eucharist, Traditional Language
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Eucharist, Contemporary Language and Church School
During our two Sunday morning services we use traditional language at 9 oclock and at 10:30 more contemporary forms. Our music reflects a variety of styles and instruments from harp to trumpets, guitars and keyboard, along with our newly rebuilt organ, led by a talented choir. Dedicated teachers staff our Sunday Church School and there is a special program for teens. We also have a growing number of young adults, including students, attracted by our welcoming atmosphere and inclusive attitudes.
Exercising our Ministries
Today we come to the final Sunday of the season of Epiphanya season in which God makes manifest Gods presence in Jesus Christ and calls us to consider how we manifest our discipleship to Christ in our daily lives. Over the Epiphany Season we have been highlighting areas of ministry we see exercised at All Saints and praying for ourselves and others who live this ministry in the wider community.
We focus today on the ministry of Praise and Thanksgiving. Those who have this ministry show their gratitude to God and people through their words and actions. They freely give God their respect and gratitude through songs of praise and prayers of thanksgiving. They cultivate a culture of gratitude by telling people when and how they appreciate them. The church is good at asking God and people to help but less good at saying thanks for doing so. We need people to lead us in our words of gratitude, our songs of praise and our offerings of worship. Here, at All Saints, the ministry of praise and thanksgiving is exercised in many ways. It is the ministry of the Choir, Worship Band and musicians who lead us in song. It is the ministry of readers, lay leaders, servers, prayer leaders, communion assistants, the powerpoint team and sidespeople who offer their gifts so that we might worship. Without them worship is diminished.
But the ministry of praise and thanksgiving is also exercised by us all when we thank someone for their help; when we let someone know we appreciate them in our lives; when we teach young ones to say thank you; when we encourage others to forego griping for gratitude and when we offer our daily prayers of thanksgiving. How do you exercise the ministry of nurture and nourishment in your daily life?
If you would like to participate in one of the ministries of praise and thanksgiving, speak with Blair Mills (music and choir), Edith Reinson (readers, communion assistants, prayer leaders), John Bowman (sidespeople), Bev Tait (powerpoint team) and Cheryl Toth (lay worship leaders and servers). Your gifts would be welcomed!Rev. Cheryl's Messages for March 4th
Welcome! Did you see the beautiful almost-full moon hanging in the predawn light early this week? Its luminosity bathed the sky with a radiance that told me that we are almost halfway to Easter. Why? Because the rhythm of the moon is tied to both the Jewish Festival of Passover and the Christian Feast of Easter. Passover is a spring festival typically beginning on the night of the full moon after the vernal equinox. Easter occurs on the first Sunday after the full moon that follows the equinox. The skies tell us the time of celebration.
This year March has two full moonsMarch 1st and March 31st. One falls before the spring equinox and one after. So Passover begins on the evening of March 30th (which Jews see as the beginning of March 31st). The Easter Vigil begins after sunset on the evening of March 31st (which Christians also traditionally see as the beginning of the next day) and the Easter morning celebrations will be April 1st. If all of that seems unnecessarily complicated to you, think of it this way: we have a faith that joins us to the rhythms of the earth and seas and skies; we have a faith that joins our celebrations to that of our Jewish sisters and brothers; and we have a faith that celebrates the Risen One who joins us to God and one another. Isnt that amazing?Interested in attending a Seder Supper? click here for information
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