Category Archives: Messages from the Revd.

Welcome to the Season of Advent!

Welcome to the Season of Advent!  “The first season of the church year, beginning with the fourth Sunday before Christmas and continuing through the day before Christmas. The name is derived from a Latin word for “coming.” The season is a … Continue reading

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Sunday reflection & Vicar’s Corner

Sunday’s Reflection If we try to understand this passage as one where the “talents” are the actual talents, or spiritual gifts and skills we each possess, then we may begin to understand this passage differently. Let us frame it this way: … Continue reading

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All Saints Day

WELCOME FROM THE ARCHBISHOP: Welcome to the Tenth Investiture of New Members to the Order of the Diocese of New Westminster. In this liturgy we honour new people who have distinguished themselves in living out their baptismal identity and purpose in … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection & Vicar’s Note

Jesus said to him, ‘“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: “You shall … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection & Vicar’s Corner

‘Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.’  Matthew 22:21Christians have sometimes turned to this passage to address issues of church and state. While this text can be helpful in … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection & Vicar’s Note

Sunday’s Reflection:  It is essential when approaching this passage, Matthew 21:33-46, that we know that where we are in the arc of the gospel. Jesus is preaching directly to the Pharisees, chief priests, and other temple elites who, in the same … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection & Vicar’s Note

Matthew 21:23-32 This Gospel lesson plays out almost like a theatrical scene: Jesus is met with a question and responds with a question which is lobbed around almost like a tennis ball among the officials and the people. With all the … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection & Vicar’s Note

Intentional Small Groups: The Episcopal Church continues to offer new resources for congregations interested in following the Way of Love as a way of life by starting small group ministries. New resources include the Building an Intentional Small Group Ministry information packet, an infographic, video compilations, and social media graphics. These resources are … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection & Vicar’s Note

Intentional Small Groups: The Episcopal Church continues to offer new resources for congregations interested in following the Way of Love as a way of life by starting small group ministries. New resources include the Building an Intentional Small Group Ministry information packet, an infographic, video compilations, and social media graphics. These resources are … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection & Vicar’s Note

Sunday’s Reflection:  The episode at the burning bush is one of the most memorable Old Testament stories, perhaps because it portrays God’s encounter with a particular person, as well as God’s compassionate response to the afflictions of his people. This is … Continue reading

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