Proper 23 – Year A (2017)

Exodus 12:1-14; Psalm 149; Romans 13:8-14; Matthew 18:15-20

Rev. Dr. Tim Connor

The Gospel text is about community discipline within the church. Jesus gives us a model for handling conflict that is grounded in reconciliation and restoration of relationships. It begins with a private, face-to-face encounter and grows to involve others only when the conflict remains unresolved. It challenges us because confronting conflict can be difficult: far easier to walk away than to work toward forgiveness and reconciliation. Following His example means never giving up.

Proper 22 – Year A (2017)

Exodus 3:1-15; Psalm 105:1-6,23-26,45c; Romans 12:9-21; Matthew 16:21-28

Rev. Dr. Tim Connor

The way of the cross challenges conventional notions of life. Rather than a vision of reigning in splendour, Jesus paints a picture of the Messiah’s kingdom that is built on service and sacrifice. Too often, we govern our daily lives around expectations of what we will gain. We are challenged to shift our focus away from what we can do to secure our own circumstances and think instead in terms of what we can give to benefit others.

Holy Week and Easter

St George’s Anglican Church

Sunday, April 9 – Sunday of the Passion with the Liturgy of the Palms – Holy Eucharist at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m.

Monday, April 10 – Holy Eucharist at 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 11 – Holy Eucharist at 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 12 – Holy Eucharist at 5:30 p.m.

The Paschal Triduum

Maundy Thursday (April 13) – 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 (April 14) – 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 (April 15) – The Great Vigil of Easter – 9:00 p.m.

Easter (Sunday, April 16) – The Day of Resurrection – Holy Eucharist at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m.