Burying Time Capsule

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

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Congratulations Rev. Andrew - new Regional Dean of PEI

     Bishop Sue is pleased to announce the appointment of Rev'd Andrew Mortimer as Regional Dean of Prince Edward Island.  Rev'd Andrew is replacing Rev'd Cathy Pharo who is moving to the Parish of Kentville, Nova Scotia.
     Congratulations Rev'd Andrew from your Parishioners - you'll do a great job!
     Who or what is the Regional Dean?  Here's a definition from Glossary of Anglican Clergy Titles ( http://www.tonyhj.ca/Priest/glossary_of_titles.html#regional_dean )

Regional Dean
a priest who has some pastoral and administrative oversight of a small group of parishes or congregations. This position has less weight than that of an archdeacon, so there can be several regional deans in an archdeacon’s area of responsibility. A regional dean is generally an Incumbent of one of the parishes in his or her “Deanery.” The titles “Rural Dean” and “District Dean” refer to exactly the same function. Of the three adjectives (“Rural,” “District” and “Regional”), “Rural Dean” is probably the oldest and the original version of this title, but it is falling out of use. The title of Regional Dean is not to be confused with Dean of a diocese.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Robin Mark back at Belfast PEI

     Robin Mark is a musical evangelist from Ireland.  Come enjoy this conference of music, speakers, worship, and prayer at St. John's Presbyterian Church (the oldest church on the Island) in Belfast, Prince Edward Island May 24-27, 2012.  See http://www.belfastchurch.ca/

     The following is a YouTube video from the conference in 2008. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9VTM0IC6Os

Through Life's Maze

     The Sermons for Kids lesson this Sunday compares life to a maze puzzle.  It says:
     Finding your way through life can be a lot like finding your way through a maze.  Each day we have to make decisions and it is sometimes difficult to know which way to go.  We may choose the wrong path and end up at a dead end.  When that happens, we have to back up and start over again.  Life isn't easy and it can be very frustrating when we don't know which way to turn.  Jesus knew that life in this world is difficult.  That is why he prayed for his disciples when he knew that the time had come for him to leave the world.  "I will remain in the world no longer," he prayed, "but they are still in the world.  While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe.  No one was lost, but now I am coming to you and I ask you to protect them and keep them safe."
     How do we find our way in the world?  We put our trust in God, our Heavenly Father, to show us the way.  We have his Word, the Bible, to help us.  Any time we don't know which way to turn, we can talk to him in prayer and ask him to guide and protect us.  It may not be easy, but with God leading the way, we know that we will never get lost.
     Father, as we search for the path that will lead us safely through this world, we place our trust in you and ask for your guidance and protection. In Jesus' name we pray.  Amen.
cf.  Parish Bulletin May 20th, 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

God's Cricket Chorus

I just heard this played on CBC Radio Show, The Current - it's amazing!!

Rogation Sunday

Last Sunday we celebrated Rogation Sunday.
Rogation Sunday, a time of celebration and prayer, is a time set aside to appreciate and recognize our dependence upon the land for our food and most importantly upon our dependence of God for the miracles of sprouting seeds, growing plants, and maturing harvest. ( cf. http://www.synodresourcecenter.org/)

The following cf. Parish Bulletin May 13th
The Fruits of the Earth and the Labour of Mankind
Almighty and merciful God, from whom cometh every good and perfect gift:  Bless, we beseech thee, the labours of thy people, and cause the earth to bring forth her fruits abundantly in their season, that we may with grateful hearts give thanks to thee for the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.
Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.  James 1: 22.

Whatever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.  John 16: 23

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Annual ACW Conference, "New Beginnings"

St. Thomas' Church, Springbrook on Saturday, May 26th, 2012.  Arrival and refreshments at 10am, Service of Holy Eucharist celebrated by Island Regional Dean, the Reverend Cathy Pharo at 10:30am, and Pot Luck Lunch to follow.  Speaker for our Annual Meeting will be the Rev. Jenny Sharp who is just beginning her role as Priest of the Parish of St. Mary, Summerside St. John, St. Eleanor's.
cf. Parish Bulletin, May 6, 2012
St. Thomas, Springbrook

Lord God of All

Lord God of all, of power and might, of seas and rivers, depth and height,
Of snails and snakes, of birds and bees, of blooming plants and budding tree
Of little rock and mighty stone, of ancient creatures, now unknown,
Lord God of hail and wind and air, of snow and sleet, of meadows fair,
Of all that is, for naught is here unless you deem it in this sphere.
Lord God of stars and moons and light, of comets sailing through the night,
Of all creation's works and ways, I give you ceaseless, wondrous praise.
I thank you for my life this day and as that offering I would pray
For peace and love, for joy and grace that all who know me in this place
Might see in me your mighty love and glorify our Lord above.
- (c) Sandy Davis 3/21/2011 The Anglican Digest Spring 2012

cf. Parish Bulletin, May 6th, 2012