Burying Time Capsule

Burying Time Capsule
1859 - 150th Anniversary of Parish - 2009 (photo by Scott & Debbie Travers )

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Kitchen Party - Parish Fundraiser

There was great fun and cheer had at the St. Luke's Kitchen Party the other evening. 


Monday, December 12, 2011

Advent Wreath

     The Advent wreath, or Advent crown, is a Christian tradition that symbolizes the passage of the four weeks of Advent in the liturgical calendar of the Western church. The Advent Wreath is traditionally a Lutheran practice, albeit it has spread to many other Christian denominations.         
     It is usually a horizontal evergreen wreath with four candles and often, a fifth, white candle in the center. Beginning with the First Sunday of Advent, the lighting of a candle can be accompanied by a Bible reading and prayers. An additional candle is lit during each subsequent week until, by the last Sunday before Christmas, all four candles are lit. Many Advent wreaths include a fifth, Christ candle which is lit at Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.
     The custom is observed both in family settings and at public church services.


First Advent Candle - Hope
Second Advent Candle - Love
Third Advent Candle - Joy
Fourth Advent Candle - Peace
Fifth Advent Candle - Christ's Birth

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Gifts for Mission - 2011/2012 Guide

Gifts for MissionYour 2011/2012 guide to supporting the ministries
of the Anglican Church of Canada at home and around the world.
Below is a sample page from this years guide.

The Jesse Tree - An Advent Tradition

On Sunday, the Second Sunday of Advent, Janet asked the children to help her place eight new symbols c/w story on the Jesse Tree.

Above Image cf. Google Images

The following is from the Parish Bulletin - Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011
     The Jesse Tree and its symbols help us remember and reflect on who we are as Christians.  For each day of Advent stories from the history of God's people are told covering the time period from the story of Creation to the story of the birth of Christ.  Each story is marked by a symbol and that symbol is place on a tree - the Jesse Tree - which represents the line of descendants from Jesse, the father of David to Jesus, the Messiah.  The symbols help us to think about our history as the people of God.  As we wait for the second coming of Jesus we remember how the birth of Jesus brought hope and love into the world according to God's promise. 

The following information comes from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_of_Jesse
     The Tree of Jesse is a depiction in art of the Ancestors of Christ, shown in a tree which rises from Jesse of Bethlehem, the father of King David; the original use of the family tree as a schematic representation of a genealogy. It originates in a passage in the Biblical Book of Isaiah which describes metaphorically the descent of the Messiah, and is accepted by Christians as referring to Jesus. The subject is often seen in Christian art, particularly in that of the Medieval period. The earliest example dates from the 11th century.
     The passage in Isaiah, 11:1 is: "There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots.   In the Latin Vulgate Bible used in the Middle Ages this was: "et egredietur virga de radice Iesse et flos de radice eius ascendet " or ".. a rod out of the root of Jesse, and a flower shall rise up...".   Flos, pl floris is Latin for flower. Virga is a "green twig", "rod" or "broom", as well as a convenient near-pun with Virgo or Virgin, which undoubtedly influenced the development of the image. Thus Jesus is the Virga Jesse or "shoot of Jesse".
     In the New Testament the lineage of Jesus is traced by two of the Gospel writers, Matthew and Luke. Luke describes the "generations of Christ" in Chapter 3 of Luke's Gospel, beginning with Jesus himself and tracing backwards through his "earthly father" Joseph all the way to Adam.
     Matthew's Gospel opens with the words: "The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham".  With this beginning Matthew makes clear Jesus' whole lineage: He is of God's chosen people, by his descent from Abraham, and he is the "shoot of Jesse" by his descent from Jesse's son, King David.   The figures shown are drawn from the genealogies in the Gospels, usually showing only a selection.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

35th Anniversary of the Ordination of Women in Canada

      On St. Andrew's Day, November 30, 2011 marks the 35th Anniversary of the
ordination of women to the priesthood in our Anglican Church of Canada. Lutherans
mark this anniversary too.  Women Anglican and Lutherann priests from across
Canada are invited to a time of celebreation, reconnection, sharing stories, renewing
baptismal and ordination vows, and a variety of workshops to equip us in future
ministry.
 
Details:
Wednesday, November 30th 7:00 p.m. St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg
  


Anniversary Service
Celebrant: The Right Rev. Sue Moxley, Bishop, Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island

Preacher: The Right Rev. Elaine Sauer, Bishop, Manitoba & Northwestern
Ontario, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada

Keynote Speaker
The Rev. Dr. Eileen Scully, Interim Director, Faith, Worship & Ministry, Anglican
Church of Canada.  

Workshops:
Clergy Moms: A Balancing Act; Story Telling for the Soul; Making a
Joyful
Noise: Composing music for the 21st Century; Visual Prayer; Equipping Clergy;
Ordination: A Scriptural reflection Using Our Senses; Shaping Images of Self
& Others in Women's Ministry: Symbol & Image Creation with Felt & Wool.

The Above information from:
http://www.nspeidiocese.ca/35thAOWP.htm

Here's a link to the Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/35th-Anniversary-of-the-Ordination-of-Women-Priests-in-Canada/155108777857318

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!!!!

The following comes from The Diocesan Times:  http://www.nspeidiocese.ca/times/2007/DT%20Feb%2007WEB.pdf
 Fire in the deep water, fire in the deepest heart
     The “Living Prayer Blanket” which was made into an altar cloth by
the women who attended the 30th Anniversary. Squares came from
individual clergy who made them from such things as stoles, clergy shirts,
items/materials that are of importance in their ministry. Standing behind
the altar are: Revs Heather Hamilin-Gravels, Lorraine Quin, Fran
Boutilier, Evelyn Knorr, Jane Clattenburg and Bonnie Leblanc(NB). 

     Imagine 70 women (women priests that is) gathered together at one time,
in one place, voices raised in prayer, song, and worship, in remembering and
sharing, in laughter and tears and in looking back, but always looking forward.
     What an experience! The reason for the gathering was to celebrate the
30th Anniversary of the Ordination of Women in our Anglican Church of
Canada.
     The Gathering began on Tuesday, November 28th across Canada as women
met in airport lounges to take flights to Kelowna, B.C. and then a bus trip to
orrento Retreat Centre on the Shuswap Lake. During our travels older
friendships were rejuvenated and new friendships quickly emerged.
     These friendships bonded during our three days together –from our
warm welcome to Sorrento –to the snow and cold (-18!) – to our wonderful
send off early Friday morning, December 1st. The “in between time” was
spent in the warm comfortable atmosphere and beautiful surroundings of
Sorrento Centre. From our Wednesday morning Eucharist, celebrated by
Rev. Patricia Reid, ordained November 30, 1976, to our sharing circles of
our personal journeys and experiences , to the wise words of Bishop Anne
Tottenham –“Our identity as priests, as women”, to Bishop Victoria
Matthew’s challenge to us in “rekindling our passion for ministry” and
in remembering as offered by Rev. Margaret Waterchief “honoring those who
led the way”, our time together was spirit filled and life giving, truly, fire in
our deepest hearts! And, just when we felt nurtured, restored and rejuvenated
we took part in another life giving experience! On Thursday, November 30th,
St. Andrew’s Day, the actual 30th Anniversary of the first six ordinations we
traveled to St. Paul’s Cathedral, Kamloops where we were warmly and
graciously welcomed by the Cathedral congregation who had decorated the
Church and Hall with banners depicting our celebration and served us a
delicious turkey dinner. Following dinner we joined with the congregation
in a Eucharist Service of Celebration with renewal of our Baptismal and
Ordination vows. Each of us from our Diocese, Jane Clattenburg, Evelyn
Knorr, Heather Hamlin-Gravells, Lorraine Quinn and Frances Boutilier came
away with our own reflections of this experience of “fire in our deepest hearts”
 knowing that in our own faith and life journeys we are where God calls us to be!
Or as one colleague shared her reflection with us: “Fire in our deepest hearts” –
the water of our birth/baptism/tears does not extinguish the fire but feeds it.
     May God continue to feed the fire and to enable me to explore ways of helping
to connect a hurting and broken world with the love of God. Like the bush of
Moses’ experience, the fire burns but does not consume.”
     Now we look forward to the 35th Anniversary Celebration in 2011, to be hosted
in our diocese!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Hallelujah, by Kelley Mooney

Last evening we saw P.E.I.'s Kelley Mooney at the Dundee Arms Pub in Charlottetown.  Kelley wrote her own spiritual words to Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" and sang it last evening - powerful!!  Check it out on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guhr0Vh2hE0

Thursday, November 17, 2011

New Features on this Blog

Please note two new things in this blog.  To the top right there's now a "Search this Blog" box to make it easier to find specific information in this blog.  Also at the very bottom are a few "Spiritual Links" that will take you to church related websites including our Diocese and the Anglican Church of Canada.


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

157th Annual Meeting - Diocesan Church Society of PEI

On Saturday past, November 5th, we gathered at St. Mark's Kensington (New London Parish) for the 157th Annual Meeting of DCS.  The meeting began at 10am with Holy Eucharist celebrated by our Suffragan Bishop Ron Cutler.  Following were two presentations - the first by Ted Haslam who reported on his attendance at the Truth & Reconciliation Commission in Halifax on Oct. 26-29 - see http://albertonolearyparish.blogspot.com/2011/10/thoughts-prayers-for-truth-and.html ; then Rebecca MacLeod, of St. Pauls Charlottetown who attended Youth Camp this past summer in Cuba - see http://albertonolearyparish.blogspot.com/2011/08/pei-nursing-student-only-canadian-at.html . At noon we broke for lunch.  The afternoon was dedicated to the business of DCS.

The Diocesan Church Society of Prince Edward Island was formed around 1855.  Our Parish has been represented on that Council since 1860, first attended by Pioneer Missionary Rev. Robert Wm. Dyer.   The following are a few excerpts from his Journals -

January 21, 1860
            Left for town this morning about half‑past 9, taking Mrs. Weeks with me.  Arrived at St. Eleanor's in good time, took tea and remained all night.   Left on the 22, took Mrs. W. to her uncle Stephen's, near Bagnall's, took dinner there and then went to town and arrived in time for tea at  Captain Hancock's.  Washed and shaved and started off to the D. Ch. Society's meeting ‑ the Governor in the chair.  Present: Revs. Read, Meek, Fitzgerald, Pointher, Roach, Smith, Dyer, and I think, the Rev. W. Stewart.  There were some good speeches.  I seconded the 2nd resolution.  The meeting went off well.  The Archdeacon pronounced the Benediction and the meeting closed.  I returned to Captain' Hancock's to sleep.

January 24, 1866           
           Had a Committee Meeting of the Church D. Society in the infants' schoolroom, to appropriate the money and then went and put in an advertisement of our Bazaar and Tea to be held, D.V., July next.  After tea this evening, went to the Church D. Society's anniversary meeting.  It was a large meeting, the Governor was in the chair and Mr. D. was present.  The Governor gave us a nice speech;  Mr. Pointher read the report, which was very interesting, I thought; then the speakers began, one after another.  I moved the 3rd resolution and Mr. Hinsley seconded it.  The meeting went off very well ‑ collections: about 5 pounds and was dismissed by the Benediction from the Archdeacon, a little after ten o'clock.

February 14, 1867
            Shopping a little today.  Had a clerical meeting in the afternoon at Mr. Fitzgerald's, the Archdeacon in the chair.  It was proposed that the clergy should meet 4 times in a year: at St. Eleanor's in July and the other 3 times in Charlottetown ‑ April, October and at the District Church Society's meeting ‑ to discuss matters relative to the Church and Doctrine...




REPORT FOR 1874 TO THE DIOCESAN CHURCH SOCIETY
Alberton, Dec. 1874.
Rev’d and dear Sir,
            In laying before the Diocesan Church Society my 14th or 15th annual report of the Church’s Mission in Alberton, Kildare and other places in connection, I am greatly encouraged when I look back to the beginning of my work in 1859, to see how steadily and step by step, with fighting without and fears within, the Church has year by year progressed in her glorious work throughout the Mission.  And though the past years has been marked with many affective dispensations, both as regards myself and many of my congregation, I am thankful to record that although for nearly 2 months I suffered great bodily weakness and pain and for six days kept my bed, yet I believe that I only missed one Sabbath from doing duty at Church and I rejoice to say that in the midst of all we have been called to endure and go through, there have been added to the Church those being saved.
            The attendance at St. Peter’s, Alberton, during the past year and especially for the summertime past, has been most encouraging; the Church, I think, never was so well attended as it has been the past summer, and for this revival in our Services and congregation we have to thank our friends, both in Charlottetown and Alberton, first of all, in assisting us so liberally in the purchase of an organ which has so materially improved our singing in Church and attracted so many persons to join in our worship.  Another thing which has had a great effect in adding a more enlarged and, I may say, regular attendance, is the sound of the Church-going bell, the magnificent gift of a liberal, kind and Christian gentleman and Churchman in Charlottetown.  I am thankful to say that my appeal in my last year’s report for an organ and a bell has been fully met and the result has far exceeded all my sanguine expectations.  In consequence of a larger congregation, the Offertory has doubled to what it was last year; the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper has been better attended by our old members and about 14 new communicants have been added to St. Peter’s congregation during the last half-year.  The Sunday School at St. Peter’s was opened for attendance in the spring as soon as the children could conveniently attend, but for the same reasons as I mentioned in my Report last year, namely, the long distance some have to come and others for want of decent apparel, the Sabbath has been but thinly attended.  Nevertheless, our kind teachers have not been wanting in their duty towards those children who did attend and I trust that the blessing of the Lord will attend their labours.
            The congregation at Cascumpeque Village has increased during the past year, so much so that some are sometimes obliged to sit outside and listen to our beautiful Service and to the preaching of the Gospel.  To show their respect to your unworthy servant and their attachment to the Service of the Church, the people last winter presented me with a purse of thirty dollars to purchase some buffalo robes, for which they have received my thanks.  I hope next summer to establish a Sunday School at the Village; I should have done so the past season but could not for want of proper teachers.
            At Christ Church, Kildare Capes, the Church Services every alternate Sunday have been regular and very well attended; the Holy Communion has been regular with an increase in the number of communicants.  The Sunday School has been in operation and very well attended; the children have been well cared for, and instructed by their unwearied, faithful teachers, in our holy religion.
            Tignish is still one of my Sunday Stations and received my Services once a month; it is rather thinly attended.  There are not many Church members in and about Tignish; still, for the few’s sake, I go there once a month.
            Montrose Hall is another Sunday Service.  To this place I go once a month and I am happy to say that it is well attended and has an attentive congregation.  The Hall, being now finished, is quite comfortable and convenient for holding Diving Service and preaching the Gospel.
            Lot Six, Lot Seven, Eight, Bloomfield and Cascumpeque Village, - these are my 5 weekday Stations where I preach once a month, excepting Lot 7 and 8, these 2 Stations I can but seldom visit but when I do, the people are always glad to see me.  My Stations for my weekday prayer meeting are the Wharf, at Cascumpeque Harbour, Alberton and Upper Kildare.  All these Stations, 7 in number, if added to my Sunday Stations, make a total of twelve, all of which get my Services from one to six times every 2 months.  May the Lord be pleased to accept, this bounden duty and service and bless our souls, for Jesus Christ’s sake.
            Having received papers from our beloved Bishop, containing proper Lessons with special, occasional prayers for the Day appointed by the Church for Intercession to Almighty God for an increase to the ministry, I am happy to say we had the privilege of Public Worship in St. Peter’s, Alberton, on that day, namely, the 3rd of December.
Laus Deo.  Rev. Robert Wm Dyer

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Time Change this Sunday

Janet sent a reminder of the time change tomorrow and the schedule around Remember Day...
 
    Just a reminder that this Saturday Nov 5th is the night the clocks go back 1 hour for Daylight Savings Time. This means you get another hour to sleep or work before Sunday Morning Worship services!
     On Thursday Nov 10th come and sing along at the Remember With Us war time songs and relections service, 7 pm St. Peter's Alberton.
      Friday Nov 11th is Rembrance Day so there will be no Bible Study that morning - Bible Study resumes on Friday Nov 18th at the Rectory at 10 am.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Hallelujah Chorus by Quinhagak Alaska Students

This video from the small EskimoVillage of Quinhagak, Alaska was a 5th grade school computer project intended for the other Yupiq villages in the area.  To their surprise, over a half million people have view it on youtube...

For more information see:

Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Bean & Sausage Supper

We had a great fund-raising event on Friday evening at St. Peter's Hall serving near 100 people in two sittings.  Following are some photos from our Ghosts & Ghouls Bean & Sausage Supper.
 Happy kitchen workers!
We had lots of deserts for seconds for everyone!!
 Below:  Thanks to the Luke's for their organizing skills.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Thoughts & Prayers for Truth and Reconciliation Commission- Oct 26-29

For the child taken,
For the parent left behind (Truth and Reconciliation Commission)
In two days, the third Truth and Reconciliation Commission National Event will begin.  Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, residential school survivors, elders and children, former residential school staff, leaders and members of communities, churches, organizations, and governments from Canada and around the world will gather in Halifax, Nova Scotia from October 26 to 29.
As happened in Inuvik, NT last June, and in Winnipeg the year before, those gathered and those following the Event through the media will hear about the experiences of those who attended residential school as children, and the stories of their children and grandchildren who live with the intergenerational effects of residential schools in families and communities.  The theme of the Atlantic Event is Love a national journey for healing, families and reconciliation.
We will hear church leaders acknowledge the role of the Church in running residential schools. The Anglican Church of Canada did not operate residential schools in Atlantic Canada -- Shubenacadie Residential School in Nova Scotia was opened in 1922 and run by the Roman Catholic Church. However, we continue to acknowledge our involvement in operating more than 30 residential schools across Canada.
When the TRC held its first community hearing in Fredericton on September 8, Archbishop Claude Miller was moved while listening to the stories of former students from Shubenacadie Our Primate, Archbishop Fred Hiltz and Bishop of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, Sue Moxley will participate in this weeks program in the Commissioners Welcome; the Circle of Reconciliation; and, the Commissioners Sharing Panel.  Staff will provide resources from church archives and educational resources about Anglican participation in the colonization effort that destroyed Indigenous language, culture and identity.  KAIROS (the Anglican Church is an active member) plans to make a presentation to the Commissioners and set up a display.  Area high school students will be particularly welcomed for education day on Thursday. 
We anticipate learning about the culture and language recovery efforts of the Maliseet and Mikmaq peoples.  We have worked with translators, Opolahsomuwehs and Joan Milliea, to translate the 1993 Anglican Apology into Maliseet and Mikmaq languages.  Those translations have been validated by three grandmothers Carmel Boucher and Betty McCoy (Maliseet), and Millie Milliea (Mikmaq) -- http://www.anglican.ca/relationships/trc/apology/
On Saturday, October 29 those at the Event will join in a community feast and birthday celebration for all those who missed out on celebrating childhood gatherings and feasts during residential school years.  Local Anglicans and people from Roman Catholic, United and Presbyterian Churches have coordinated their efforts around the birthday celebration and the provision of breakfasts throughout the National Event The Atlantic Anglican coordinating team Bishop Sue Moxley, the Rev. Cathy Lee Cunningham, Andy Sherin, and Ted Haslam ensured that we were actively represented in regional coordination around culture and program, and planning and logistics.
You can follow the TRC Atlantic National Event through upcoming reports in the online Anglican Journal www.anglicanjournal.com/ and other news media, as well as through information provided on the Anglican Church of Canada web site http://www.anglican.ca/relationships/trc/
Above all, we invite the whole Church to pray for the Atlantic National Event that Gods Spirit will assist us all on a national journey of love -- for healing, families and reconciliation -- in more ways than we can ask or imagine. 
Creator God, from you every family in heaven and on earth takes its name.  You have rooted and grounded us in your covenant love, and empowered us by your Spirit to speak the truth in love, and to walk in your way towards justice and wholeness.
Mercifully grant that your people, journeying together in partnership, may be strengthened and guided to help one another grow into the full stature of Christ, who is our light and our life.
Amen.
(A New Agape, The Anglican Indigenous Covenant Collect)
Henriette Thompson
Coordinator of Ecumenical, Interfaith and Government Relations
Office of the Primate
Anglican Church of Canada

Monday, October 24, 2011

Parish Combined Service by ACW

We had a wonderful Parish Combined Service yesterday at St. Peter's Alberton.  The service was carried-out by the members of the ACW starting with a skit by Shirley Phillps and Verna Callbeck pictured here below.
All aspects of the service were by the ACW members. Janet Mortimer presented a report on the recent Annual ACW Retreat in Cavendish.
Also, at the end of the service Rev. Andrew presented Jan Cox with her official Lay Readers Medallion - congratulations Jan!
Following the service we were treated to a delicious brunch in the Hall by the ACW.  Many, many thanks to the good work the ACW does for our Parish and community.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Combined Parish Service at St. Peter's Oct. 23

This Sunday October 23 is a combined service at St. Peter's Alberton at 10:30 am.  It is also ACW Sunday so some members of the ACW will be leading the service and providing a brunch for all after the service. As well as the usual offering for the Parish the ACW will take up a special offering for the Church of the North.  consider a donation to our Northern Church. All the loose offering will go to the Church of the North as well as that marked for the Church of the North.

St. Luke's Kitchen Party's end for the Season

The last Kitchen Party for the season was held at St. Luke's Hall on Wednesday evening, Oct. 19th.  There was a good crowd and lots of talent in the performers!  Thanks to the Kitchen Party Band for a very successful season - special thanks to, Perry Batten; Antia Doucette, the Arsenault brothers; Al Peters; Claude Frederickson and Aunt Flossy (aka Adrienne) - Special thanks to the organizers; to those who donated pies, money, etc.; and to the volunteers who worked in the kitchen to get refreshments ready.


Monday, October 10, 2011

Prayer for the Week

We come to join in the banquet of love.
Let it open hearts and break down the fears
that keep us from loving each other.
( Sung by the Dominican Nuns )
c.f. Parish Bulletin, Oct.9

Thanksgiving Sunday

We had wonderful Thanksgiving Services at St. Peter's Alberton and St. Luke's O'Leary yesterday morning.  We are so thankful for God's many blessings!  And too for the beautiful day he gave us yesterday - it was a glorious bright sun filled day with a warm breeze and temperatures reaching near +25C breaking all previous records for this date.

Below are a few photos taken at St. Peter's Service - the church was beautifully decorated.
Here Rev. Andrew, Lay Reader Jan and members of the choir are near ready to being the service.

We welcomed parishioners, families and visitors over for the holiday weekend.
Rev. Andrew's talk to the children was about Thanksgiving.  Janet made a tree in Thanks to God - when Rev. Andrew asked the children what they were thankful for, he wrote it on a leaf, Janet added tape, then the child placed it on the tree.
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
Dear Lord, as we praise and give You thanks for Your love
and generosity this Thanksgiving weekend, may we more
deeply appreciate Your goodness.  Amen.
c.f. Parish Bulletin Oct.9

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving service will be tomorrow at St. Peter's Alberton 9:30am and at St. Luke's O'Leary 11:15am. Please bring non-perishable food items for this Sunday Oct 9 for the Caring Cupboard.
(For St. Luke's Council -a brief but necessary meeting after worship this Sunday Oct 9)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Prayer for the Week

Hear our prayers that we may love you with our whole being and willingly share the concerns of our neighbours.  Amen
cf. Parish Bulletin, Sept. 25th

1611-2011 =400th Anniversary of the King James Bible

On Sunday afternoon I listened to CBC Radio's Tapestry Program - Mary Hynes talked to Gordon Campbell about his new book about the history of the King James Version of the Bible.  Here's a link to the show: http://www.cbc.ca/tapestry/  You can listen to the show here: http://www.cbc.ca/video/news/audioplayer.html?clipid=2141564138
bible-the-story-of-king-jam.jpg
September 25th, 2011  This week, host Mary Hynes celebrates the spoken word.

We'll hear about a world-wide birthday party, as the King James Version of the Bible turns 400. Mary talks with Renaissance scholar Gordon Campbell, author of Bible; The Story of the King James Version, 1611- 2011, who explains that the KJV's power, comes from the fact that it was the first Bible designed to be read out loud.

Around the world, there are lectures, seminars, musical events and celebrations underway, to mark the 400th anniversary of the King James Version of the Bible.   For more details visit these websites:
http://www.kingjamesbibletrust.org/

http://kjv400.co.uk/
This week in Victoria, B.C., there's a "Biblethon" - which will result in a complete, continuous reading of the KJV from cover to cover. Find out more from The Christ Church Cathedral website.

St. Luke's Hall Reno Progress 5

The St. Luke's Hall renovations are nearly finished - the kitchen is in and a bit of painting, etc. is left to do.  Note the new entry verandah in the front corner of the Hall.
Adjacent to the Hall is St. Luke's Anglican Church - work on the tower and entrance is nearly complete as well.  The church was built in the late 1880's and consecrated the same day as Holy Trinity Alma Anglican Church in October 1890.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Back to Church Sunday at St. Peter's Alberton

We had a great service at St. Peter's yesterday morning - there were familiar and new faces.
Sorry for the fuzzy photos.
 Following the service we had fellowship in the Hall - a time we all enjoy!
Below: St. Peter's Anglican Church, at the corner of Church and Main Streets in Alberton, has a new neighbour - Holland College opened it's new campus the first of September.
Below:  A closer look at the new college.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Bishops and YOUth

The Bishops and YOUth
September 17, 2011

All youth from across PEI are invited
to a special day with our bishops:
Sue Moxley & Ron Cutler
Sing - Eat - Be - Together
There Will Be Lots of Fun and Music
Bring a Musical Instrument!
Topics:
Youth and Cool Christian Music; Youth and Leadership; and
Youth and Mission
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
St. Paul’s Church, Charlottetown
Corner of Church and Grafton Streets

 Please register by September 12th, by letting your rector, youth leader
or the Rev. Cathy Pharo (836-3303) know that you plan to attend.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Autumn

The season is changing.  The children are back to school today and fall is fast approaching.  We held the last service of the summer season at Christ Church Kildare Capes on Sunday evening with the Helping Hands Band.  Sunday school is soon to begin; Parish Council and other meetings are scheduled; Back to Church Sunday is on September 25th; the Kitchen Parties will continue through September and October; and the fall harvest has begun.
Thank you Lord for all your blessings.

Friday, September 2, 2011

St. Luke's Hall Reno Progress 4

I was by St. Luke's Hall yesterday morning - here's some photos.  The project is expected to wrap up in 2 or 3 weeks.  It looks great!
 Above:  new vinyl siding is going on.
 Above/Below: looking towards the new wider stage.
 Above/Below: looking towards the back, note the doors to storage closets for table and chairs.
 Below:  new tile floor looks great.
 Below:  As I parked and walked over to see the Hall I took this photograph of St. Luke's Church rooflines.