Easter IV – Year B (2018)

Acts 4:5-12; Psalm 23; 1 John 3:16-24; John 10:11-18

Rev. Dr. Tim Connor

Perhaps the best known and loved passage of scripture, Psalm 23 paints an image of the God who cares for us, gives us life, protects us and blesses us generously. Jesus’ declaration as the Good Shepard is unsettling in that through it he claims his own divinity and foretells his sacrifice on behalf of all of us.

Easter III – Year B (2018)

Acts 3:12-19; Psalm 4; 1 John 3:1-7; Luke 24:36b-48

Rev. Dr. Tim Connor

We continue the Easter celebration with the sacrament of baptism. It reminds us that we are all children of the God who sustains us and forgives us. It marks a transformation that grace brings into our lives, the beginning of a journey in which we open ourselves to Christ’s leading. As part of a community of his followers our words and actions become a visible witness to his transforming power.

Easter II – Year B(2018)

Acts 4:32-25; Psalm 133; 1 John 1:1-2:2; John 20:19-31

Rev. Dr. Tim Connor

As we continue to celebrate the great 50 day feast of Easter, our focus shifts from the empty tomb to the risen Christ. It is a startling and unsettling experience for the disciples who encounter him, the living result of a mighty act of God. Offering peace, he reinforces a messages of God’s covenant, of light, forgiveness, reconciliation and the gift of the Holy Spirit among them. He calls us to love as we are loved, to forgive as we have been forgiven, and to receive the peace of the Holy Spirit.

Choral Evensong

A service of evening prayer, following the Book of Common Prayer and set to the music of Thomas Morley, John Stainer, Healey Willan and Eleanor Daley.

Prelude – A Selection of Chorales by J.S. Bach As the community gathers, worship begins with a musical offering.

Introit: Hail Gladdening Light, Sir John Stainer

Opening Responses
Psalm 73 (Chant: H.Willan)
The First Lesson: Exodus 4:27-6:1

Magnificat (Luke 1:46-55), Thomas Morley

The Second Lesson (Luke 23:26-49)

Nunc Dimittis (Luke 2:28), Thomas Morley

Apostle’s Creed, Collects and Anthem
Anthem: By The Waters of Babylon, Eleanor Daley

Sermon: Ven. Dr. Tim Dobbin

Concluding Prayers

Postlude: Rondo in D Minor, Henry Purcell

Holy Week and Easter

St George’s Anglican Church

Sunday, March 25: Sunday of the Passion with the Liturgy of the Palms – Holy Eucharist at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m.

Monday, March 26 – Holy Eucharist at 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 27 – Holy Eucharist at 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday March 28 – Holy Eucharist at 5:30 p.m.

The Paschal Triduum

Maundy Thursday (March 29) – Foot-washing, Institution of the Lord’s Supper and Stripping of the Altars – 7:00 p.m. Prayer vigil follows until Friday at 8:30 a.m.

Good Friday (March 30) – Stations of the Cross – 9:30 a.m. (Outdoors in the neighbourhood) Meditation before the Cross – Service at 12 noon (in the Church)

Holy Saturday (March 31) – The Great Vigil of Easter – 9:00 p.m.

Easter (Sunday, April 1) – The Day of Resurrection – Holy Eucharist at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m.