Aug 30 2015 10:30am Service of Morning Prayer

glorifying-godJoin with us today – All are Welcome!

Author and Giver of all good things,
graft in our hearts the love of your name,
increase in us true faith,
nourish us in all goodness,
and of your great mercy keep us in your will
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen


Scripture Reading
Old Testament: Daniel 1:3 – 21 Reader: David V.
Epistle: 1 Thessalonians 4: 3 -12 Reader: Bonnie S.
Gospel: Matthew 25:14 – 30 Reader: Pam V.

Bulletin August 30 2015 1030 Am (1.4 MiB)

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FOODSAFE COURSE Saturday Sept 12

Aug 23 2015 10:30 am Service of Holy Communion


Scripture Reading
Old Testament: Psalm 37:1-11 Reader: Bishop Rob B.
Gospel: Matt. 6: 25-34 Reader: Anne L.

Preacher: Rev. Dr. Rod Ellis

Open Service: & Prayers of the People: Rev. Lynne Ellis

Celebrant: Bishop Bob B.

Music: David V. & Team

Almighty God,
we are taught by your word
that all our doings without love are worth nothing.
Send your Holy Spirit and pour into our hearts
that most excellent gift of love,
the true bond of peace and of all virtue;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen

Bulletin August 23 2015 1030 Am (689.1 KiB)

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Prayer for our Church Family & Friends

  • Dorothy McD.
  • Erik G. (cancer)
  • Suzanne G. (cancer)
  • Chase (Child-feeding tube)
  • Catherine U.
  • John C.
  • Gillian B.
  • June B.
  • Susie B.
  • Bill M. is in hospital
  • Sandra S.
  • Pam, friend of Myers (Brain Tumor)
  • Lily M. (for a care home in James Bay)


Michelle C., Ian L., Benjamin & Anna & Enid Walker

Anne S.
Reach Across

ANiC – East Coast

  • St. Stephen the Martyr (NL)
  • Resurrection (NS)
  • Good Samaritan (NL)
  • Christ the King (NB)

Israel, Middle East, world migrant & refugee crisis, persecution of Christians.

The Table

A New Table Cluster in Brentwood Bay(!!!)

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This last Sunday (Aug 9th) CrossRoads — a sister church in Brentwood Bay — voted to dissolve and become part of The Table. They are a group of around 25-30 people who want to see something new birthed in the region: something that will grow out of their faith and hope in Christ and spread to their neighbours.

How did this start?
A couple of their members scouted us on Easter, then a dozen+ visited the following Big Table. They were at a natural point of transition as a community and were looking into options. Bishop Trevor and I brainstormed a scenario in which they became part of The Table. Bishop Trevor recommended three separate options. They decided was the best option for the sake of their community and their mission to Brentwood. They were without a minister over the summer, so we helped supply the preachers (thank you Anna, Kevin, and Simon).

Who is going to lead and pastor this community?
This will only work with the right leadership, and obviously Andy and I do not have the capacity to lead and pastor the people in Brentwood. Thankfully, we believe (along with Bishop Trevor) that we have just the right leader in Jonathan Ellis. Many of you know Jonathan, his wife Becky, and daughter Esther. They were instrumental in the development of The Table. They were both on our launch team from the very beginning. Jonathan lead music, oversaw midweek groups, and eventually graduated from a pastoral apprenticeship with us. They moved to Langley two years ago where Jonathan worked at a sister church, went to Regent, and was ordained as a minister. Now they’re moving back to the island with their daughter Esther in order for Jonathan to plant and lead this new community not far from where they both grew up. [Fun fact: Jonathan is the son of Rod Ellis, the lead pastor at COOL, and the sister of Lisa (Ellis) Thomson.]