‘Not one, but 50!’ (part 1)
FRED HILTZ, ARCHBISHOP AND PRIMATE
Reflection:While society makes much of Easter Day and largely from the perspective of bunnies and chocolate and springtime, it is for Christians the first day of 50 in which we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter is the Feast of the Victory of our God, the Festival of Gladness, the Spring of Souls, “our joy that hath no end” (205, Common Praise). As often as we gather, we greet one another saying, “Alleluia! Christ is Risen! The Lord is risen indeed, Alleluia!”
Our joy in the Resurrection is rooted in the message of an angel to some women who come to anoint the body of the crucified Lord. Seeing that the stone is rolled away, the tomb is empty and the grave clothes are lying there in a heap, they hear that angel say, “He is not here, he has risen”. (Luke 24:5) The angel goes on to say, “Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be handed over…and be crucified, and on the third day rise again.” (Luke 24:6)
Rector’s Corner:I would like thank you all for participating in a joyous Easter celebration in our parish. I have received some encouraging feedback from members of our congregation. My hope is that we will continue coming to our common worship service. I also pray that we continue to invite our family and friends to join our church family.
Our sister, Darlene Cassell, had her surgery last week. She is now back home. She informed me that she is recovering well and should be up on the go in the next few weeks. A prayer for recovery and restoration is now is order. Please include Darlene in your prayers.
What: St. Michael’s Open House. When: 28th April 2018, 10am – 2.00pm.
Why: A platform to promote in the community all the programs the Church and ancillary partners offer. We will have some refreshments in the form of tea, coffee, pop, appies, finger food. There will also be a Bake Sale at the event run by the ACW. We will need volunteers to show people around the Church and our facilities. Talk to the members of Church council for more details.
FYI: Diocesan Confirmation Day
April 21, 2018
Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver