Thursday 18 April (Maundy Thursday): 5:30pm Potluck Supper at St Paul's Nanaimo, followed by Eucharist at 7pm
Friday 19 April (Good Friday): 10am The Way of the Cross meditational service
Saturday 20 April: 7:30pm Easter Vigil Service at St Paul's, Nanaimo
Sunday 21 April (Easter Sunday): 8am Sonrise Service at Oar Road Beach. 10am Easter Celebration with the dressing of the Cross of Life
Regional Gathering: An opportunity for people from all the Anglican churches across our region to gather together. Saturday 8th June, starting at 12:30pm at St. Mary's Anglican Church, 2600 Powder Point Rd, Nanoose Bay, BC V9P 9E8 All welcome.
Garage Sale: The Church ladies held their Garage Sale on April 12th & 13th. The final revenue, after expenses was $1,900. Many thanks to all the members of the congregation who put in so many hours on the Wednesday and Thursday prior to the sale; setting up, pricing and sorting the many items which come in, as well as the work that is put in on the days of the sale itself. This event could not happen without all this help. Many thanks to everyone!!
Upcoming Plant sale: We have had a fantastic response to our please for plants, pots, tools etc. for this year's sale but there's still plenty to be done.
If you have plants to be collected please let Jude know this week ([email protected] or 250 713 7024), or Yvonne after Easter ([email protected] or 250 619 2257) when Jude is away.
Any garden equipment or decor can be left at the church or in David and Jude's car port out of the rain. We can supply you with pots of all sorts and sizes if you need them, just let us know.
We can pot stuff up for you if you let us know soon and if you are potting up please do it as soon as possible so that the plants have time to settle and perk up before the sale.
Community of Learning Module 2 - Living Discipleship: Want to live more fully as a disciple of Jesus? The Community of Learning is an opportunity to learn together in a new way. It is about formation with others by bringing your experience and knowledge about the Christian faith and deepening it with others. Each module is facilitated by people living a life of faith with successes and challenges, just like you.
The facilitator for this module is Bishop Logan. In this module you will learn:
Dates: May 11, 2019 at St Luke, Cedar Hill from 9am-3:30pm
May 25, 2019 at St. Philip, Cedar from 9am-3:30pm
Lunch and snacks provided. This is a free event sponsored by the diocesan Lay Leadership and Training Vision Implementation Team. Register by May 3rd.
Register online at www.bc.anglican.ca/events For more information email [email protected]
Ken Lavigne presents Let Me Be Frank! - a show that celebrates the music of the great crooners from yesteryear and today from Sinatra to Bublé. Featuring the smooth vocals of Vancouver Island’s celebrated singer Ken Lavigne accompanied by his 7 piece band, as he leads you through the classics of the Great American Song Book. All the music you know and love ….performed with style!
Advance: $30 | At Door: $35 For more information visit www.kenlavigne.com or call: 1.888.999.1110
You're invited to The Ismaili Centre Burnaby (ICB) BC on Wednesday,Jun 12, 2019. The Shi'a Ismaili Centre in Burnaby (ICB), designed by Bruno Freschi and Shanti Ghose, is a synthesis of traditional Islamic architectural principles and modern construction techniques. From reports of people who have visited the Centre, we can assure you a most memorable day. The Centre, inaugurated in 1985, is one of BC’s best kept architectural secrets.
To register visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-ismaili-centre-burnaby-icb-bc-on-wednesday-june-12-2019-tickets-60440418920?ref=enivtefor001&invite=MTYzMjI1ODEvc3RwaGlsQHNoYXcuY2EvMA%3D%3D%0A&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformalv2&utm_term=attend
Maundy Thursday - April 18: Please note that there will NOT be a Maundy Thursday service at St Philip's this year. Instead, we are all invited to join St Paul's Nanaimo for a Potluck Supper, which will be followed by a Eucharist. The Potluck Supper will start at 5:30, with the Eucharist begining at 7pm. It would be great if as many people from St Philip's could come to this and make it a really wonderful joint event. If you are planning to come to the supper, there is a sign-up sheet in the Multi-Purpose Room, where you can indicate if you are going to bring a main course or a dessert.
Ladies Fellowship Meeting: Tuesday, April 23, 10:00 a.m. in the library. For more information contact Pat Wimmer at 250-760-0596.
St Philip by the Sea Singing Group: Next practice is Thursday, April 25 at 7:00 pm.
Ladies Group: Thurs, May 2 at 1:30 pm in the Multi Purpose Room. We welcome all ladies from the parish to join us.
St. Philip by the Sea Church Tea and Bake Sale: Sat. April 27th from 1:30 to 4 pm. Adults: $10.00 Children 6-12 years: $5.00. Under 6 years: free. We are asking for donations of yummy cakes, cookies, pies, tarts, preserves, candies and treats for the tea and bake table. Please bring your goodies to the church during the set-up time, on Friday April 26, from 9 am to noon.
Great Big Annual St Philip’s Plant Sale: Saturday May 11 from 9:00am–2:00pm.
This is a good fund-raiser and outreach opportunity for our church as we see and chat with a lot of people at the sale. If you can donate any garden tools, decor, plants etc. please bring them along to the church on Friday 10 May between 2.00pm and 5.00pm when we will be setting up for the sale. If you are unable to deliver please contact Jude Chillman ([email protected] or 250 585 1345) or Yvonne Downey ([email protected] or 250 751 7897) and they will arrange collection. Donations of a non-organic variety can also be dropped off at the church when convenient – please put them tidily beside the shed.
Book Sale - Fundraiser Do you have some books that you would like to put to a good cause? If so, please bring them to the church at any time and leave them in the library. We will incorporate them into the already set up shelves and they will go on sale! We have priced the books very reasonably, small paperbacks $1; large paperbacks $2 or $3; hardcover books from $3 - $5. There is a money box situated on the shelf and you can put the money in as you buy your books – on trust! Once you have read the books, please bring them back so that we can recycle them into the shelves and give someone else a chance to buy a very reasonably priced books. This project is one of the new initiatives that the parish is undertaking to try and help with the ongoing financial difficulties. Thank you. Parish Council
Travelling Basket: The Ladies Group have come up with an idea to help raise money. The travelling basket contains items that have been donated by people. These can be such things as knickknacks, hand made items or baked goods or an item that is no longer needed. All the items can be purchased by making a donation in the money box. Please do look and see what is in the travelling basket and also think about whether you have a small item that can be given to the basket.
Dial-a-sermon: Is there a Bible passage that you’ve never heard someone preach about before? Or a topic that you would like to hear someone preach about? Well now’s your chance! If you want me to preach on a particular passage (no matter how bizarre) or on a topic (no matter how controversial), please suggest it on the sheet in the Multi-Purpose Room and I will try and preach on it in the next few months.
St Philip's is a scent-free zone
The chemicals used in scented products can make some people sick, especially those with fragrance sensitivities, asthma, allergies and other medical conditions. Out of love and consideration for others, please do not wear perfume, cologne, aftershave and other fragrances and instead use unscented personal care products.
It is the policy of the Bishop and Diocese of British Columbia that intinction is not an acceptable practice for public worship. A combination of current literature and expert medical advice concludes that sipping from the common cup and sharing a handshake represent minimal risk of transmission of contagion and fall within the parameters of the normal risks of daily living. On the other hand, the practice of intinction is a higher risk activity; fingertips coming in contact with the bread which is then dipped in the wine or fingertips coming in direct contact with the wine may contaminate the shared wine with pathogens other than those found in saliva. The choice for a communicant, then, is to share the common cup or to receive in only one kind. Anglican sacramental theology has always held that the benefits of the sacrament do not require the reception in both kinds.
Anglican Foundation update: Please read the latest update from the Anglican Foundation. Anglican Foundation
The Global Village Nanaimo seasonal Fair Trade Store is open from April 11 to April 27 to celebrate Fair Trade. Come see us at Nanaimo North Town Center in Nanaimo between these dates. This store is a not-for-profit social enterprise that sells only fair trade goods, including house wares, gift items, accessories, baskets and some food items. www.globalvillagenanaimo.com or facebook Global Village Nanaimo.
Spend May with Francis of Assisi Spring has arrived at the Sorrento Centre and at our farm. With the new season, we are delighted to offer a new spring retreat from May 27 to 29: Sister Water and the Sultan. Course leader Len Desroches will engage us in the multi-textured love of Francis of Assisi – love of nature, and love of our fellow humans. The amazing, and true, story of Francis’s encounters with the Sultan of Egypt will be woven through this retreat, including a screening of the powerful docu-drama: The Sultan and the Saint. At a time when hatred seems to be dividing people by culture and religion, and when humans seem alienated from the natural world around us, Francis has much wisdom and practical guidance for today. More information and registration here: https://www.sorrentocentre.ca/events/sister-water-and-the-sultan/2019-05-27