Sunday Reflection & Rector’s Corner

Holy Cross: On September 14, the church celebrated Holy Cross Day in honor of Christ’s self-offering on the cross for our salvation. This feast day is also known in some churches as the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross. It was one of the 12 great feasts in the Byzantine liturgy and remains a major feast day for the Anglican/Episcopal Church. 

The celebration of the Holy Cross occurs on September 14 to commemorate the consecration of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on that day in 335 by the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great. Constantine’s mother, Saint Helena, is said to have discovered the True Cross during a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, and Constantine built the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on the site of her discovery. A portion of the Cross is said to have been placed inside the church. 

 Do you ever need to be reminded that God rejoices when we follow the cross of Jesus Christ? 

 How might you practice being a better follower of Jesus in the week to come? 

Collect: Almighty God, whose Son our Saviour Jesus Christ was lifted high upon the cross that he might draw the whole world to himself, may we who rejoice in the mystery of our redemption have grace to take up our cross and follow him, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. 

Rector’s Corner: St. Michael is a house of prayer for everyone. We welcome all people seeking a spiritual home. Our hospitality is one form of our worship. 

Parish Information Day: Next year, St. Michael’s Parish will celebrate its 60th founding Anniversary. A conversation will take place next Sunday after our 10am worship service. We aimed at raising more awareness to both members and seekers in our church the mission of our congregation. There will be some information that will be shared on that day. It will also be an opportunity for the parish leadership to listen to your ideas and suggestions for the future of our parish congregation. Hope you could attend to this event. 

Sunday School! To all the children, teachers and parents of our Sunday school program, Welcome back to our church family. I hope that each and every one of you had a relaxing and enjoyable summer time. 

The teachers and I have met and discussed a few things about the program this year. We will use a curriculum that would suit the age level of our children. I think this will be another year of fun and learning for our kids. So, please help us to get the word out. It is FREE and open to all children. 

Michael’s Messenger! To everyone who sent an article/write-up to the recent issue of Michael’s Messenger, we would like to acknowledge your contribution and support to our parish newsletter. Thank you so much! 

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