ST CLEMENT'S CHURCH

ST. CLEMENT'S ANGLICAN CHURCH

Happy Thanksgiving!

"If the only prayer you said in your life was Thank You, it would suffice."

Meister Eckhart, German Mystic 1260-1328

We would like to share with you this video and message from Kairos Canada, about persistent advocacy and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Notes executive director Jennifer Henry:

For KAIROS and its member churches, the story of advocacy for the UN Declaration is a long one, but how much longer is that story for First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities? Or among Indigenous leaders who dreamed of, wrote, and advocated for this international human rights instrument that was finally ratified by the United Nations in 2007? Ten years ago. Ten years, and we still raise the cry for genuine implementation in Canada.

A great liturgist, Keri Wehlander, reminds us that “persistence brings forth transformation.” And it does. It must. And so we will persist until all the articles of the UN Declaration leap off the page and into communities, churches, institutions, corporations and governments. It’s more than time, and reconciliation is not possible without it.

Please take a few minutes to watch this video, and consider its message.

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 St. Clement's main worship on Sunday mornings at 9:45 a.m. is a contemporary eucharist or holy communion in the Anglican style. We sing a lively mixture of new and traditional favourite hymns that fit the theme of the bible texts for the day. Our sermons are based on the Bible text and applied to how we live in today's complex world. We are reverent and relaxed, not formal. We work to have worship give voice to our praise of God, our gratitude for the gift of life, and to our human struggles as we respond to a loving God.

As Anglicans, we encourage intelligent inquiry into our faith, not requiring agreement on a set of beliefs but acknowledging we are on a journey together to discover God's presence in the holiness and messiness of life.

We are a mix of ages and stages of life.  Children are welcome in our worship.  We have a nursery available as well as our regular Children's program "GODLY PLAY", Montessori-based Biblical Story Telling with trained teachers for school-aged children and youth.

If you would like to meet with Lynne McNaughton, priest at St. Clement's, call her at 604-780-1420... to talk about your spiritual journey.

Did you know? Lynne is also very active at the national level of the Anglican Church of Canada, where she is a member of the Council of General Synod (CoGS) as well as the Church's  Deputy Prolocutor. Here are the highlights from the last meeting of CoGS, at which the members celebrated and prayed with Archbishop and Primate Fred Hiltz upon the occasion of the 10th anniversary of becoming the Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada.  

 

The bulletin for our worship October 15 is here:

Pentecost 19 - Stewasrdship Sunday - October 15, 2017 

Please check out our calendar for upcoming events. 

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Food and fresh produce wanted for Thanksgiving Sunday - October 8

Our Thanksgiving "Blessing of the Bounty" food drive is on! We are inviting the wider community to join us in donating hardy fresh fruits and vegetables (from your garden or grocery), along with non-perishables as well. Please see all the details in this LynnValleyLife story, along with a list of most-needed items at the Harvest Project. The Harvest Project helps about 1,000 local families and individuals (including a great many seniors) put food on the table while they are dealing with illness, transitioning to new employment, or dealing with other life challenges. Please help! The produce will be displayed at the altar during our Thanksgiving Service, and all the food will be taken to the Harvest Project that afternoon.

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Working on your fall calendar? Here are some quick dates for you to note:

  • Sept 10 - Welcome
  • Sept 24 - Walk for Reconciliation - no service at St. Clement's!
  • Oct 1 - Pet blessing 
  • Oct 8 - Thanksgiving
  • Oct 15 - Stewardship Theme & Youth Play
  • Oct 29 All Souls (4:00 pm)

  • Nov 5 All Saints (9:45)
  • Nov 12 Remembrance Sunday
  • Nov 19 Pledge Sunday
  • Nov 26 Reign of Christ  
  • December 3 - Advent 1
  • Dec 17 - Pageant 
  • Dec 22 - Youth Solstice
  • Dec 24 - Advent 4/Christmas Eve
  • Dec 25 - Christmas Day 
  • Dec 31 - Lessons and Carols 
  • Jan 7 - Baptism 

Please stay tuned for more details!

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St. Clement's has had a T-coil hearing loop installed! Our new audio system is fully functional, making it much easier for hearing aid users to hear everything clearly.  Many people's hearing aids switch to a T-coil setting automatically, while some people need to manually switch their hearing aids to this setting. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask Lynley, our friendly music director!

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The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund is pleased to announce that its recent country-wide Anglican appeal has raised $379,000 for famine relief in the Sudan. These funds are eligible for matching by the federal government. To learn more, and have a look at how some of these PWRDF funds are already being put to use, click here.


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