Burying Time Capsule

Burying Time Capsule
1859 - 150th Anniversary of Parish - 2009 (photo by Scott & Debbie Travers )

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Holy Trinity Alma - Combined Parish Service

A Combined Parish Service will be held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Alma - this Sunday, July 31st at 10:30am.  Following there will be a potluck lunch at the home of Wilbert & Verna Jefferys, 948 Centerline Road in Alma. - All Welcome!

Welcome Home

Rev. Andrew and Janet arrived home from their vacation on Sunday - it's great to have them back.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Thought For the Week

We give to others because God has given to us.

And always remember – Jesus is alive!
cf. Parish Bulletin, July 24, 2011

Sunday Services, July 24th

Today's service at St. Peter's, St. Luke's and Christ Church were by Jan Cox, one of our Parish's Lay Readers in Training - she did a great job as usual.  Jan was assisted by Lay Reader, Deedee Rayner.

A Place in the Choir

I was at a friends the other evening and this song came on by Celtic Thunder (Heritage) - here's two versions!  The children are too cute - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1gYGaBGnZg.  I can't find Celtic Thunder singing this on youtube - here's it is by Barleycorn. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MveWytiZZnI&feature=related

St. Alban's Anglican Church, Souris

Here's a story which appears on The Guardian Newspaper website today.  Below are photos I took of the church a few years ago.  The article is from: http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/.
Tiny Anglican Church holds services in Souris
Every Saturday afternoon during the summer months less than a dozen Anglicans gather in St. Alban's Anglican Church in Souris for services. This Saturday the services were led by Richard Ball, a lay minister. The church, erected in 1980 to serve approximately 70 parishoners, sits near site of the original church adjacent to Church Street in the town and close to the edge of a cliff bordering Colville Bay. The first church was built in 1895 under the leadership of Rev. E.T. Woollard. Before that, servces were held in a private home. It was closed in 1919 and later demolished. The land was sold for $300 together with part of the churchyard after the Second World War.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Christ Church Kildare Capes - History

Above:  The first Christ Church Kildare Capes
Christ Church started in 1850 with the burial of Hannah Travers on the family farm. The following year, 1851, fifteen Americans were washed ashore after the Yankee Gale, the worst storm in Maritime history, and they were also buried in the same area. Another four persons were also buried in the same area before the arrival of the first minister Rev. William Dyer in 1859. A small building was started on the site in 1857 but was not completed and consecrated until 1866 and became Christ Church, the first Anglican Church in West Prince.
This building was destroyed by fire on August 18, 1923. Some reports claim that it was struck by lightning.  Others claim it was an accident, a spark from one of the workman’s pipes.
Rumour has it that this church was not sitting due East & West and a great wind came and moved it to its present position – due East & West. If this happened it would have to have been during the great storm of 1873.
cf.  Church Bulletin, July 3rd, 2011

Above:  Christ Church - photo taken in June 2011 of the west view of church.

The present building was purchased in 1924 from the Methodist congregation in Montrose and was hauled across the Montrose River during the winter and then by horse and capstan to this site by well-known building hauler Spurgeon Jeffery.
The chancel and interior of the church were completed during 1931 & 1932 by the local members.
There are no local members now so the church is only open during the summer months to provide a service to the tourists and summer residents.
We have an ecumenical service of song and word every Sunday evening at 7 o’clock from mid June to mid September.
cf.  Church Bulletin, July 3rd, 2011

Above & Below: Monument to sailors lost in the 1851 Yankee Gale.
Below:  The Parishioners have lots of information for visitors - on the exterior beside the front door is a notice board which includes a map of the cemetery to assist visitors.
Below:  Rear Southeast corner of church.
Below: View of north side of church taken from the cemetery.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Sunday Services, July 17th

Yesterday's service at St. Peter's and St. Luke's was by John Buchanan, one of our Parish's Lay Readers in Training - he did a great job for this being his first time taking the whole service.  John was assisted by Deedee Rayner, Lay Reader.

Thought for the Week

God sees our brokenness through eyes of love and works to make us whole again.

And always remember - Jesus died for us.

cf. Parish Bulletin, July 17, 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011

St. Luke's Hall Reno Progress 2

The St. Luke's Hall renovations/addition is coming along with the new entrance and kitchen addition roof built and shingled.
Below:  From the inside looking towards the new entrance into a new lobby space.
Below:  Standing at the new entrance looking towards to the left door into the Hall and to the right will be the new kitchen.
Below:  Standing at the entrance area looking to where the new kitchen will be. Straight back where the window is will be the new main door into the kitchen and to the left the two windows will be replaced by a large opening for a pass-thru from the kitchen to the hall.
 Below:  Standing in the Hall looking towards the new wider stage.
Below:  the stage has a new ceiling and stage floor is a few inches higher than the old one - now lots of room for performers.
Good worksmanship!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Flat Stacey at St. Luke's

Here's Rev. Andrew with some of St. Luke's Sunday School children with Flat Stacey.  The project was an interactive learning event for Sunday School children and teachers through-out the Diocese of Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island.  Each student got a Flat Stacey or Flat Stanley to colour and on the back put their name and church address, then send it off to Synod.  At Synod, each table had a Flat Stacey and Flat Stanley and people sitting at those tables were asked to take a Flat Stacey or Flat Stanley back to their home church and photograph it with the people of that church then return it to the Sunday School student and their church family.
Flat Stanleys are flying
from near and from far
some come by post
and some in a car!
We're holding our breath
will there be many more?
Work quickly, we need
them by May Twenty-Four!
There's room for each Stanley
And yes, Stacey too.
So join in and colour
Be sure that you do!
Synod will listen -
consider them well -
then send them to you
with a story to tell!

The 5 Point 30 Day Challenge

Have you tried The 5 Point 30 Day Challenge for Spiritual growth suggested by Bishop Sue when she visited here June 5th? There are copies of the Challenge at the back of the churches and on the bulletin boards. Try just 1 point if 5 points is too much of a challenge right now. Let’s see if we can report progress to the Bishop in September!

Thought For the Week
God makes the impossible possible!
And always remember - Jesus Loves You.

cf. Parish Bulletin July 10, 2011


We wish Rev. Andrew and Janet (and Angel too) a well-deserved vacation - for urgent pastoral needs during this time contact Rev Cathy Pharo, 836-3303.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Healing Service held at St. Peter's

We had a wonderful healing service of music, teaching and prayer last evening at St. Peter's Alberton.  Thanks very much to Rev. Andrew and Janet - it was very spiritual and moving!
These photos are from St. Peter's Anglican Church, Main St., Aberton

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Healing Service July 5th

Healing Service Tuesday July 5 at 7 pm St. Peter’s Alberton
Healing was a big part of Jesus’ ministry. Today healing is a big part of the ministry left to his disciples – us. Scripture tells us that wholeness is God’s plan for us. Jesus died on the cross for us to have that wholeness of body, mind and spirit. Come rest in God’s love and hear His Word and pray for healing and wholeness. We are all on a life long journey of healing.

Without the Trinity

Without the Father, creation would be empty space.
Without the Son, no sacrifice to set us free.
Without the Spirit, no inspiration to embrace.
We would be nothing without the Trinity.

Were there no Father, no Son to cure this mortal land.
Were there no Son, no Spirit breathed on you and me.
Were there no Spirit, we could not feel the Father’s hand.
We would be lost without the Trinity.

Praise to the Father, for gifts beyond our right to ask.
Praise to the Son, for love we are too blind to see.
Praise to the Spirit, for showing us a heavenly task.
We find our world, our, love, our fire in the Trinity.

-        Rick Waterhouse, St. Mary Anne’s, North East, Maryland
Anglican Digest Summer 2011

cf. Parish Bulletin, Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

Friday, July 1, 2011

This Quiet House

Daytime draws towards its close,
Shadows steal across the sky,
Dusk now gathers in its cloak
Soft, lilac mists, and night owl's cry.
A fragrance lingers in the air,
Enhanced by breezes on their way,
And in our thoughts to God, we add
Our thanks, for such a perfect day!

by Elizbeth Gozney
cf. GRACE, Autumn 2010
ISBN 1354-5922