ST CLEMENT'S CHURCH

ST. CLEMENT'S ANGLICAN CHURCH

ADVENT!

We sink into our annual season of Waiting,

of expressing our longing

for God’s reign of Peace,

Compassion, Wholeness for all.

Advent is a season to get in touch with our deepest longings for the

wholeness God intends.

What is your deepest longing?

Join us for worship this Advent season,

to prepare our hearts to celebrate Christmas with joy!

 

One of the ways we mark Advent

in our congregation is through the

Mexican practice of Los Posadas.  

 Mary and Joseph and the donkey

travel to find shelter,

a safe warm place for the birth of the baby.

We have wonderful knit figures of the pregnant Mary,

accompanied by Joseph and donkeys.

They go from household to household

throughout our parish, finally arriving at the church 

on Christmas Eve to celebrate the birth

of the Christ Child.

On the way, as parishioners host the Holy Family

 and meet each other when Mary and Joseph are

taken on to the next home,

we practice the art of hospitality.

of opening our hearts and homes.

One of the questions of spiritual

preparation for Christmas is:

Where in my life is God inviting me to be open to "The Stranger";

how do I host Jesus who often arrives 

in the guise of the vulnerable guest,

foreigner, outsider or even intruder.

How do I welcome the other 

with expectation that God

will speak to me through 

the one I welcome.

 

You are warmly invited to worship with us at St. Clement's.

The 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 beliefts 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. Clements, call her at 604-780-1420... to talk about your spiritual journey.

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A Pastoral Letter from Bishop Melissa Skelton

regarding The Marriage Canon.

Pleace click HERE to read.

Lynne at the Council of General Synod for the 2016-2019 triennium. Members of CoGS posed for a photograph.

 

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Christmas in Lynn Valley Village! This year St. Clement’s is sponsoring one of the dozens of Christmas trees that fill our village square. We will be creating a Christmas “prayer tree” that will let people know about our solstice and Christmas services. Monies raised from the $200 sponsorship supports local families at Christmas. If you would like to help fund the sponsorship, please do so by placing a specially marked offering in the collection. If you’d like to help plan decorations, please contact Peggy. And if you’d like to help decorate on Sundayday, December 4th, please tell Peggy that, too!
Everyone is invited to attend the Official Lighting Ceremony in the early evening of Sunday, December 4! Hot chocolate and good times for all. See Lynn Valley Village come to life and light!

 

Please look at our latest calendar to see our upcoming events. Lots happening!

There's a “Parent's Room” at the back of the church where you can see and hear the service.

Bulletin:

The Second Sunday of Advent - December 04, 2016

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