Burying Time Capsule

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

Monday, February 15, 2021

Parish Annual Meeting - 2020

 This year's Parish Annual Meeting will be held at St. Peter's Alberton on Sunday, Feb. 28th following the 10:30am service.




Saturday, November 7, 2020

Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 Service

St Luke’s Church @ 10.30 a.m.

23rd Sunday after Pentecost


Image cf. http://www.allsaintstwickenham.co.uk/blog/

Announcements-

Nov 14, 2020, 10:00 am. – St. Peter’s Church Council will hold their next meeting on Saturday, Nov 14, 2020 at 10:00am in St. Peter’s Hall. All council members are urged to attend. Social distancing will be adhered to.



Saturday, October 24, 2020

 Services have re-commenced, 10.30 a.m. for the whole parish. The service will alternate between St Peter’s and St Luke’s initially

Service can also be watched on YouTube by using the following link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x4MJITHX00

Rev Ann’s Blog is back for those who might like to read the Sunday message over again on her website www.authorkathleenbush.com

Announcements

Nov 14, 2020, 10:00 am. – St. Peter’s Church Council will hold their next meeting on Saturday, Nov 14, 2020 at 10:00am in St. Peter’s Hall. All council members are urged to attend. Social distancing will be adhered to.

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Services Resume

 Service will re-commence this Sunday at St Peter’s Church, 10.30 a.m. for the whole parish. The service will alternate between St Peter’s and St Luke’s initially

Service can also be watched on YouTube by using the following link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x4MJITHX00

Rev Ann’s Blog is back for those who might like to read the Sunday message over again on her website www.authorkathleenbush.com

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Happy Father's Day

FATHERS DAY
SUNDAY JUNE 21ST AT 1030 HERE
ALL WELCOME TO JOIN US AS WE GIVE THANKS FOR FATHERS AND COME TOGETHER IN WORSHIP OF OUR HEAVENLY FATHER.
LIVE STREAMING SERVICE ON FACEBOOK HERE.
VIDEO OF SERVICE WILL BE PUT ON OUR ANGLICAN PARISH. FACEBOOK PAGE
SPECIAL LOVE AND PRAYERS ARE EXTENDED TO REV. ANDREW MORTIMER AND JANET THROUGH THIS TIME OF ILLNESS. YOU'RE IN OUR HEARTS AND PRAYERS.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Mother's Day Sunday

MORNING SERVICE FOR ALL MOTHERHOOD AND THANKING MOTHERS

ALL WARMLY WELCOME TO ATTEND THE FACEBOOK LIVE SERVICE WITH REV. ANN BUSH,SUNDAY MAY 10TH AT 10:30AM

WE REMEMBER MOTHERS AT THE CENTRE OF OUR FAMILIES TODAY, THANKING GOD FOR EVERY ONE

PLEASE COME AND SHARE WORSHIP WITH US.

IF YOU CANNOT BE WITH US AT 10:30AM, CATCH UP WITH THE VIDEO SERVICE ON ST JOHN’S ANGLICAN PARISHFACEBOOK , LATER IN THE DAY.

LOOKING FORWARD TO BEING TOGETHER AGAIN,

LOVE IN CHRIST,

REV ANN BUSH
PRIEST IN CHARGE
Image cf. https://www.trinityfla.org/calendar/2020/5/4/happy-mothers-day
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From Rev Ann’s Blog www.authorkathleenbush.com

During this time of COVID19 shutdown we are spending our time differently, as families. We have no option but to remain at home and so our time together is more intimate because we cannot separate out too far. So time is spent playing games, talking more around the table about all imaginable subjects and topics maybe even religion?? In homes of young children, mothers are front and centre, thinking up fun games, finding dressing up clothes, baking etc alongside home schooling.

Close proximity is again being experienced within family groups. Love is being redefined as we spend each day relearning patience and grace with each other. Our human dance of love centred upon mother’s figure, has a new tune, a new rhythm is developing. Today we remember as we thank God for our mothers. The women who soothed us when we were sick or hurt; patiently helping us grow into the wider world, to be loving, caring, gentle and honest human beings.

My own mother died young and I was too young to lose her. She was ripped from my life, leaving me shattered and broken for a while. Grief became too familiar until with the help of loving family and friends, I could make adjustments and found a new way of normal living.
Jesus message today is for all of us, not only mothers. “Do not let your hearts be troubled! Trust only in God and trust in me”. I slowly had to learn this truth, that however the circumstances threaten us, trust in God and the Christ has the power to quiet troubled hearts and souls and bring peace.

Jesus calls Himself The Way, The Truth and the Life. In a way  motherhood at its best is a pale reflection of this- she teaches and guided her children towards the Godly Way, Truth and Life. At best mothers sow the seeds for this in their children’s hearts.

Two of the disciples, Thomas and Phillip, both asked Jesus to show them the Father as they struggled to understand. Jesus response is” anyone who has seen me, has seen the Father”. Jesus perfectly expresses the person of God in human form. This is why we call the Gospels the Good News. This is why we should become familiar with them and come to know the Son of God, who is in full harmony with the Father’s will.

Jesus then says “whatever you ask in my name, shall be done”. Friends if you have yet to experience the Christian power to do great things for God, then know that this power comes and is rooted in prayer. When we  pray intentionally to God through Jesus’ name, something opens within us and we receive a sense of God’s will for us. It is never that we perform miracles, but prayer allows Christ to work through us.

How then do we experience the presence of Jesus Christ when we cannot see Him with our eyes. We can and do sense Him in our hearts and souls as we love and obey Him. Jesus comes to us whenever and wherever we are, calling us by name.

Mothers call their children by name and they know her voice for it conveys her love and  willingness to share in their lives. So much more, God desires nothing more than we hear His voice and live an abundant life. Not a life of peril, danger and pain, but a life without fear, measured by endless Grace as you and God dance to the beat of His love. God after all is the parent of humanity.

THE ROAD TO GOD IS REALLY MARKED BY ONE WAY SIGNS.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Deedee Rayner, Obituary

     This week we lost our great friend, Deedee Rayner. She served our Parish family for near two decades as Lay Reader, and before that at St. John's St. Eleanors. Condolences to her family.
Easter Sunday, Apr. 24, 2011 - L-R: Judy, Deedee and Jan.

Obituary-
      The death occurred peacefully at the Prince County Hospital, Summerside, PE, on Thursday, April 30, 2020, of Lillian (DeeDee) Rayner,of the Rev. W.J.Phillips Residence Alberton in her 88th year. DeeDee was born in Doaktown, NB on May 21, 1932, to the late Baden and Irene (nee Carroll) O’Donnell. Beloved and devoted wife of 67 years to Seifert E. Rayner of the Rev. W.J. Phillips Residence, Alberton. 
     DeeDee was a loving mother of Dale (Julie) Rayner and Janet (Ed) Fredette, both of Alberton, Erroll (Juanita) Rayner of Wuduru, Australia, Melanie Rayner of Dartmouth and Marilynne (Scott) Hamilton of Calgary, and nine grandchildren, Michael Baillie, Lila Hough, Hannah Rayner, Daniel Arnold, Mark Arnold, Grant Arnold, Nicole Arnold, Alexandra Hamilton and Justin Hamilton. She is also survived by siblings, Winnifred Shaw of Meaford, Ontario, Malcolm (Mac) O’Donnell of Doaktown, NB, Boyd O’Donnell of Blissville, NB, and Marilyn Todd of Brunswick, Maine. Dear sister-in-law to Verna (Raigh) Callbeck of Alberton. 
     She is predeceased by brother, Baden (Junior) O’Donnell, and sisters, Moyra O’Donnell and Joyce Bruce, a granddaughter, Sarah Baillie, and a great-granddaughter, Taliyah Marsman. 
     DeeDee was a faithful member of St. Peter's Anglican Church, Alberton, and St. John's Anglican Church, St. Eleanors, where she served faithfully as a lay reader for many years. A private graveside service for family only will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Peter's Anglican Church Cemetery, Rev. Ned Henthorn officiating. 
     If so desired, memorial donations to the Diabetes Association or the St. Peter’s Anglican Cemetery Fund would be gratefully accepted. 
      For further information, to make a donation, or leave a condolence message, please visit the website or call Rooney Funeral Home at 902-853-2811.     
www.rooneyfh.ca