Sunday Reflection & Rector’s Corner

Jerusalem Sunday 2018: Dr. Patricia Bays

Jerusalem Sunday is observed on the 7th Sunday after Easter, the Sunday between Ascension Day and Pentecost, events that happened in that city two millennia ago. In 2018, that date May 13 is also the day in which we in North America observe Mothers’ Day. The Board of the Canadian Companions of the Diocese of Jerusalem chose a theme for this Sunday “Mothers of Jerusalem,” an opportunity to reflect on the role of women in the story of Jesus, the work of mothers and others in the search for peace and justice today, and the image of Jerusalem in Galatians 4:26 – “Jerusalem above; she is free and she is our mother,” the new Jerusalem, the city from whose centre flows the waters of life.

“We are reminded that this city is central to the faith of Christians. In this city our Lord Jesus Christ was crucified, died and rose again. Jerusalem is the place where the gift of the Spirit was given and the church was born. For the writers of the New Testament, Jerusalem represents the new creation, the life to come and the aspirations of all people, where God will wipe away all tears.” (Peace-ing Together Jerusalem by Clare Amos)

At the same time, we are called to acknowledge the love for Jerusalem in the hearts of those of other faiths, and to model Christian love in our relationship with them.

Rector’s Corner:I want to take a moment to extend a very warm welcome to our guest preacher this morning, The Reverend Gary Hamblin. We’re delighted to have you here. I also encourage members of the congregation to extend your hospitality and fellowship to Gary. Enjoy the rest of your worship time together, and God bless you!

For your pastoral concerns, please get in touch with our office secretary, Natasha Kaweski at natasha.kaweski@gmail.com, or the church wardens to facilitate your request.  Thank you so much.

The Venerable Louie Engnan

Notices

  • Diocesan Mission Conferencewill be on Saturday, May 26th, at Burnaby Mountain Secondary School. This event is open to all Anglicans in this Diocese. Please visit the Diocesan website for more details.
  • On Sunday, May 27, a Prayer Service for Healingwould be held at Zion Park Manor at 3:00pm. All Welcome to come.
  • Tri-parish picnic – Sunday, June 17 @ 10am at Bear Creek Park
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