Advent and Christmas at St. George’s

Advent Labrynth – Tuesday, December 11, 6-9 PM

A Festival of Lessons and Carols

10:30 a.m. – Sunday, December 16

When Christmas Hurts

7:00 p.m. – Monday, December 17

Fourth Sunday of Advent

8:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist (BAS Page 230 rite)

10:30 a.m. – Holy Eucharist (BAS Page 185 rite)

Christmas Eve

7:00 p.m. – Choral Eucharist (BAS Page 185)

11:00 p.m. – Holy Communion (BCP)

Christmas Day

11:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist

12:30 – Christmas Dinner

If you are going to be alone or know of someone who is going to be alone on Christmas Day, please join us in the Upper Parish Hall for a great dinner and some Christmas carols.

Please Contact the Church office (519-438-2994) between December 3 and December 15 to book a seat.

Candy Cane Bazaar 2018

St. George’s Anglican Church
Wharncliffe & Oxford Streets

SATURDAY, NOV. 17, 2018
11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Baking – Pies – Preserves – Candy

Jewellery/Fine China

Books – Knitting & Sewing

Decorations

And Lots More…….

Lunch served from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm:

Preserves at the Country Cupboard

A tasty array of jams, pickles and other preserves

Get a jump on your Christmas or holiday shopping at the Candy Cane Bazaar. There is a large baking table with homemade pies, including apple, and cranberry raisin pies, cookies, plus a candy table.  Browse the vintage jewellery and fine china tables, handmade sewing, knitting, decorations, and books.

Bazaar Goodies

Lots of baking, pies, candy, preserves on hand

 

Choose from the large selection at the preserves tables with homemade jams, marmalade, salsa, chile sauce, and many other delights. Perfect for holiday gifts. Lunch is served from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.

 

For further information contact the church office at 519-438-2994

All most welcome!

St. Georges is fully wheelchair accessible.

Please note: our church is fully wheelchair accessible.

Proper 28 – Year B 2018: Rule of Life

Job 23:1-9,16-17; Psalm 22:1-15; Hebrews 4:12-16; Mark 10:17-31

Rev. Dr. Tim Connor

The Rule of Life indicates the kind of people in community we aspire to be, and outlines the ministry and mission which is important to us. It provides a unifying structure that integrates different aspects of what we do as a community of believers, holding elements of faith and practice together in a coherent pattern. We can use it to evalutate our growth in faith and grace as it sets out five essential practices:

  • Radical Hospitality
  • Passionate Worship
  • Intentional Faith Development
  • Risk-taking Mission and Ministry
  • Extravagant Generosity

The Rule of Life is aspirational in that it sets a standard of living to strive toward as we imitate the example given to us in the Life of Christ.

Harvest Thanksgiving – 2018

Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Psalm 100; Philippians 4:4-9; John 6:25–35

Rev. Dr. Tim Connor

As urban dwellers we may be removed from the work of the harvest but we are still moved by its celebration. Our lives depend on the harvest to provide food to sustain life. We enjoy food as a source of delight through which we can learn of other cultures and mark special occasions. In the midst of giving thanks we are also reminded of the reality of food insecurity, both at home and abroad, and the destructive force it can be. In the midst of plenty we are brought to ask how we can use the abundance available to us for the good of others.

Proper 24 – Year B (2018)

Proverbs 1:20–33; Psalm 19; James 3:1–12; Mark 8:27–38

Rev. Dr. Tim Connor

James reminds us of the power of the tongue to do good or harm, how what we say can either validate or deny who we claim to be as Christians. To be true to our faith we need to form the habit of speaking in ways that build up others. The language of the liturgy teaches us through repetition to speak of praise and thanksgiving, and to be silent, listening for God’s voice.