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To You with Love from Down the Street with Denise Pelley, Adam Corrigan Holowitz and Stephen Holowitz

 

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🎼Join Denise Pelley, Adam Corrigan Holowitz and Stephen Holowitz, for To You: With Love From Down The Street. This hour of fantastic music and stories from Manor Park features songs about the deep and resilient ties of love performed by Denise with Stephen on piano. Woven between the music Adam shares stories that celebrate our community, including a selection of stories from Manor Park.

Our Prayers go out to our Muslim Brothers and Sisters

 

 

The Church of the Epiphany the Little Church that Cares has lowered the flag in our Cenotaph in honour of our Muslim brothers and sisters who were so senselessly attacked recently in our great city.

Our Prayers go out for you

 

 

Our prayers

Our prayers are for the young and the innocent.

Our prayers are for the souls leaving us too soon

                                                way to early.

Our prayers are for the lonely

                                    for the souls left behind.

Our prayers are for the grief, for the tears

                                    for the sadness.

Our prayers are for time

                                    time to heal

                                    time to love

                                    time to remember all that is good.

Our prayers are for you

                                    for the laughter

                                    for the happiness

                                    for the joy yet to come.

Our prayers are for you.

 

Epiphany Service For Sep 26, 2021

 

The flowers in the Sanctuary today are to the Glory of God and in loving memory of dear parents Leon and Stella; brothers Tom and Art Ouellette and sister Laura, given by Terry Ouellette.

*Fundraiser Calendars for sale $10 each. There are 4 themes … Best Friends (Dogs), Cats and Kittens, Streams and Lakes, Majestic Sunsets. To order, sign the list at back of church or call 226 – 378 – 1250 or write to judyandbob@rogers.com  
To see what they look like check out our Calendar Page.

*Concert featuring  Denise Pelley, Stephen Holowitz and Adam Corrigan-Holowitz called To You With Love From Down the Street. Inspirational music from Denise and stories about Manor Park from Adam. Saturday October 2 at 7:30 pm and Sunday October 3 at 2:00 pm.  Tickets in advance.  Seats of groups.  Tickets are $25. Proceeds to the work of the church. 

*Tea and Talk postponed till the new year.

*Bible Study Monday’s 10 a.m.  In the Hall.

*FUNDrive  Load out Wed. November 17.  We are collecting clothing, shoes, purses back-packs, etc (software), also houseware, dishes, utensils, small kitchen appliances and tools (no furniture or large items). Thanks Jan for leading in this! Ron (519 472 9142) Truck.

*Cancelled stamps. Gloria Thompson.

*Food Cupboard.     Butch. 519-615-9106 Thank you everyone!  

 *Thank you for your generous love of Epiphany.  Our Church does much good, quietly, without fanfare.   Let’s all keep up our Good Work! Even while we are sheltering in our homes.

*If you wish, our regular weekly donations or special donations may be sent to our Envelope Secretary:

 

Barb Smallman

4860 Whiteoak Road

London, Ontario

N6E 3Y8

 

519-680-0649

 

*Thank you Ron for posting our service on our website, Adam for recording our service To Anusha for the music.  Also Stephen.  Thank you Dan D. for arranging for the flower dedications.  Thank you to you for being part of our church and for all you do everywhere.

Bible Readings for Sep 26

 

Audio for Sep 26 Service

 

Back of the Bulletin:

A teenage boy had just passed his driving test and inquired of his father as to when they could discuss his use of the car.

The father offered his son the following deal.

“You bring your grades up from a C to a B average, study your Bible a little and get your hair cut.  Then we’ll talk about the car.”

The boy thought about that for a moment, decided he’d settle for the offer and they agreed on it.

After about six weeks his father said, “Son, you’ve brought your grades up and I’ve observed that you have been studying your Bi-ble, but I ’m disappointed you haven’t had your hair cut.”

The boy said, “You know, Dad, I’ve been thinking about that, and I ’ve noticed in my studies of the Bible that Samson had long hair, John the Baptist had long hair, Moses had long hair, and there’s even strong evidence that Jesus had long hair.”

Got to love the Dad’s reply – “Did you also notice they all walked everywhere they went?”

 

 

Opening:

 

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,

and the love of God,

and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit,

be with you all.

 

And we respond with: And with thy spirit.

 

WE pray:

Holy Wisdom,

you granted Solomon’s request

for an understanding mind

and the knowledge to discern good from evil.

Fill us with such understanding and knowledge

that we may act as instruments

of your loving desire for creation,

working with you to transform

our conceit into concern for others,

our fear into love,

our violence into peace,

and our brokenness into wholeness. Amen.

 

Mark 9:38-50

9:38 John said to him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.”

9:39 But Jesus said, “Do not stop him; for no one who does a deed of power in my name will be able soon afterward to speak evil of me.

9:40 Whoever is not against us is for us.

9:41 For truly I tell you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you bear the name of Christ will by no means lose the reward.

9:42 “If any of you put a stumbling block before one of these little ones who believe in me, it would be better for you if a great millstone were hung around your neck and you were thrown into the sea.

9:43 If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life maimed than to have two hands and to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire.

9:45 And if your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life lame than to have two feet and to be thrown into hell.

9:47 And if your eye causes you to stumble, tear it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and to be thrown into hell,

9:48 where their worm never dies, and the fire is never quenched.

9:49 “For everyone will be salted with fire.

9:50 Salt is good; but if salt has lost its saltiness, how can you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.”

 

Sermon Mark 9:38-50

A few years ago, there was a Mensa convention in San Francisco. 

Mensa, of course, is an organization whose members have an IQ of 140 or higher.

 Several of the Mensa members were lunching at a local cafe. 

While dining,

they discovered that their saltshaker contained pepper and their pepper shaker was full of salt. 

The Mensa members, being naturally inquisitive, began to question how they could they swap the contents of the two bottles without spilling any of the contents,

using only the implements at hand. 

After all, this was clearly a job for the best minds available.

 

The group debated and presented ideas, 

finally came up with a brilliant solution involving a napkin, 

a straw, and an empty saucer.

 

 They called the waitress to their table—

convinced that they would dazzle her with their solution.

 

“Ma’am,” they said, 

“the pepper shaker contains salt and the saltshaker contains pepper.

 

“Oh,” said the waitress when they finally got her attention.

 “Sorry about that.

” Without further comment, she unscrewed the caps of both bottles, 

switched the caps, and then said,

“Will that be one check or separate checks?”  

 

I guess the Mensa members learned something

 about the worth of common sense that day . . .

===

BUT…

Let’s talk about saltshakers for a few moments today.

==

Jesus described his followers as the salt of the earth 

in Matthew 5:13: “You are the salt of the earth,” he said.

 “But if the salt loses its saltiness,

 how can it be made salty again? 

It is no longer good for anything, 

except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

===

In those days, 

salt was a really valuable commodity. 

Salt was valuable for two reasons: 

as a preservative for food 

and to enhance the flavor of food. 

 

We all know how essential salt is for enhancing the taste of food. 

On some of our most popular foods, 

salt really brings out the flavor.

==

In 1853 George Crum,

 a chef in New York,

 accidentally invented a popular new dish. 

 

An annoying patron kept sending his French fried potatoes

 back to the kitchen because they were soggy. 

 

In an attempt to teach the customer a lesson,

 Crum sliced the fries extra thin, 

fried them to a crisp and drowned them in salt. 

 

To his surprise, 

the complaining customer actually liked the converted fries.

 

Thus, potato chips were born.

 

What would potato chips taste like without salt? 

Or how about French fries, for that matter? 

Or popcorn? 

 

Obviously, we can overindulge in salt,

 but few of us voluntarily 

go on a completely salt-free diet.

==

When Christ said that we are the salt of the earth, 

perhaps he was saying that we should bring flavor to life 

as he brought flavor to life.

 

==

Wait a minute:

How do we bring flavor to people’s lives? 

 

We do it by showing them genuine concern.

 We add to life when

 let someone know that somebody cares for them.

==

One Saturday in a small town in Michigan there was a 5K footrace. 

This footrace featured different age classes of runners. 

A nine-year-old boy in the race named Boden 

was showing signs of fatigue.  

Behind him a 19-year-old boot camp recruit, 

Myles Kerr,

 

Myles noticed that Boden was struggling.  

 

Myles offered him some encouragement.  

Boden looked up at Myles and asked, 

“Will you please run with me?” 

 

As you may  know, 

soldiers don’t leave their fallen buddies behind, 

even if they’re only 9-years-old.

 

It took almost 36 minutes for Boden and Kyle 

to run that 5K race together. 

 

Their story was carried on the Facebook page, 

which added these words: 

 

 “By his unwavering commitment to help those in need 

through his ability to inspire others

 by his unequivocal level of motivation, 

Myles Kerr  was keeping in the highest traditions of the Military.” 

=Pause

 

That’s the first thing that salt does. 

Salt brings flavor to food. 

 

Traditionally, however, 

salt has played an even more important role

 in the lives of human beings. 

 

For many generations

 it was the only real preservative humanity 

had for food. 

 

Indeed, before the modern miracle of refrigeration, 

people were quite limited in the foods 

they could enjoy 

because they were limited in preserving food—

 

In his book Salt for Society, 

author W. Phillip Keller recounts many of his experiences

 as a youngster growing up in East Africa. 

 

His family lived at the equator

 under severe tropical conditions. 

 

There was no refrigeration available to them

 for the first eighteen years of his life.  

 

As a result, 

his family had no way of preserving food. 

 

So like so many generations before them, 

they used salt to preserve their food.  

 

Keller recalls how tons and tons of 

beef, lamb and wild game were cut up into slender strips 

of flesh that were soaked in salt solution. 

 

Then those strips would be hung to dry 

in the fierce sunlight, 

becoming what we would call “Jerky.”  

 

Keller never took anything but “Jerky”

 with him when he went anywhere.  

 

It made for a light but nourishing meal.  

Salt both preserved the food in the intense heat 

Those jerky foods also offered great strength when eaten. 

==

That’s always been so. 

 

Salt was so valuable that soldiers of the Roman Empire 

received an allowance of salt 

as part of their pay 

(the origin of the English word salary).

 

Salt has been considered very valuable

 even in our land all the way up current times.

 

Think of the lucrative salt mines at Goderich.

 

We simply cannot over emphasize 

how important salt was to earlier societies,

including our own. 

 

The question is: 

how do we as followers of Christ 

serve as salt in our time? 

 

Here is one answer: 

Are we not those who have been entrusted with the task 

of preserving for future generations

 the ideas of  love  of Jesus Christ?

 

 Isn’t that the essential task of the people of Christ—

to be a witness toChrist’s presence in the world?

 

==

 

A few years ago, a book came out

 titled Out of the Saltshaker 

and Into the World.

 

The author’s  thesis is,

 “Salt is good, 

but if salt stays in the saltshaker, 

what good is it?”

 

 How can it flavor life

 if it stays in the saltshaker? 

 

How can it preserve food 

if it stays in the shaker? 

 

How can it take away slippery slopes

If it stays in the salt shaker….ummmm…. container.

 

How do we get the salt that will change our world 

out of the saltshaker? 

 

Simple– for followers of Jesus 

To love the world.

 

We are salt

by each of us drawing closer to Christ

so that his love will radiate out through us. 

 

We like salt are not noticed

 till we are missing…

 

Like Salt.

We change the world quietly, without much fanfare. 

 

 

 

Hymn

 

 

Our Creed: All together.

We believe in one God,

the Father, the Almighty,

maker of heaven and earth,

of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,

the only Son of God,

eternally begotten of the Father,

God from God, Light from Light,

true God from true God,

begotten, not made,

of one being with the Father.

Through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation

he came down from heaven:

by the power of the Holy Spirit

he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,

and was made man.

For our sake he was crucified

under Pontius Pilate;

he suffered death and was buried.

On the third day he rose again

in accordance with the scriptures;

he ascended into heaven

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory

to judge the living and the dead,

and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit,

the Lord, the giver of life,

who proceeds from the Father.

With the Father and the Son

he is worshipped and glorified.

He has spoken through the prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic

and apostolic Church.

We acknowledge one baptism

for the forgiveness of sins.

We look for the resurrection of the dead,

and the life of the world to come. Amen

 

Prayers:

Lord God, friend of those in need,

your Son Jesus has untied our burdens

and healed our spirits.

We lift up the prayers of our hearts for those still burdened,

those seeking healing,

those in need within the church and the world.

 

Prayers   Velma H.; Zaden; Kendra; (Gloria); Shirley P.; Helen, Debrah G.,and Regina G (Pat M.);  Zac; Peter T.;  Mark Mc; Dan B.;. (Garfield & Diane); Linda; Dean; Allan; Aunt Frankie; (Brian G.); Brian; Marcel D.; Tara; Jeff B.; Nicole; Shelley (Sandra); Connie C.;  Jim P. Jack B.; Jack and Julie.  Jim M; Mary B.;  Keanna,  Ella D.; Evelyn Mc; Marion R.; (Church)  Jade (Carol R.); Dori;  Belinda,;  Kim; Edie K., Ross B., Francis & Bill W.; Jeff G. (Dori & Jack); Michelle P.;(Jim P.)  Pat P; Grant K; Kathy W. (Jack & Julie); Hope (Marilyn B.) ;  Valerie (Carol F.); Pat and Tony  (Marilyn B.); Melanie; Marlene H. Pam B. (Barb & George); Bill, Sheila, Jessica, Sonya, Jamie(Peter);    Lynda D . (Mary Beth & Paul); Jean (Bruce J.); Brian (Jeanne); Diana, Ian, Edna, Matthew & Annika;   David & Lyla & Joanna Mac;   Janice L & Darrin R;  Roland & Pansy V;  Rob P;  Pat B & her family;)Clark & Helene (Suzie D)

 

We remember and pray for Mildred McColl and all who mourn her passing, especially Jan and Ron and their entire family. 

 

We remember and pray for Margaret Edmondson and all who mourn her passing, especially Suzanne, Ian and the entire family.

 

We remember and pray for Fred Holowitz and all who mourn his passing, especially Stephen, Teresa, and Adam.

 

Hear our prayers

that we may love you with our whole being

and willingly share the concerns of our neighbors. Amen.

 

As our Savior taught us, let us pray,

 

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name;

thy kingdom come;

thy will be done;

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation;

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

the power and the glory,

for ever and ever. Amen.

 

 

 

Glory to God,

 whose power, working in us,

can do infinitely more

than we can ask or imagine.

Glory to God from generation to generation,

in the Church and in Christ Jesus,

for ever and ever. Amen.

 

Blessing from the Book of Common Prayer:

The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord; and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and remain with you always. Amen.

 

Our Parting Blessing Song:

 

May God’s blessing surround you each day

 

As you trust Him and walk in His way

 

May His presence within guard and keep you from sin,

 

Go in peace, go in joy, go in love.

Go in peace, go in joy, go in love.

Epiphany Service For September 19, 2021

 

 

*The flowers in the Sanctuary today are to the Glory of God and in loving memory of special parents Glenn and Betty Whittington, and sister Susan, given by Mary-Liz and Joe Whalls.

*Thank you for Preaching Rev. Peter.  

*Calendars are $10 each. There are 4 themes … Best Friends (Dogs), Cats and Kittens, Streams and Lakes, Majestic Sunsets. To order, sign the list at back of church or call 226 – 378 – 1250 or write to judyandbob@rogers.com
See what they look like on the Calendar Page.

*Concert featuring  Denise Pelley, Stephen Holowitz and Adam Corrigan-Holowitz called To You With Love From Down the Street. Inspirational music from Denise and stories about Manor Park from Adam. Saturday October 2 at 7:30 pm and Sunday October 3 at 2:00 pm.  Tickets in advance.  Seats of groups.  Tickets are $25. Proceeds to the work of the church. 

*Tea and Talk postponed till the new year.

*Bible Study Monday’s 10 a.m.  In the Hall.

*FUNDrive  Load out Wed. November 17.  We are collecting Thanks Jan for leading in this! Ron (519 472 9142) Truck.

*Cancelled stamps. Gloria Thompson.

*Food Cupboard.     Butch. 519-615-9106 Thank you everyone!  

*Thank you for your generous love of Epiphany.  Our Church does much good, quietly, without fanfare.   Let’s all keep up our Good Work! Even while we are sheltering in our homes.

*If you wish, our regular weekly donations or special donations may be sent to our Envelope Secretary:

 

Barb Smallman

4860 Whiteoak Road

London, Ontario

N6E 3Y8

 

519-680-0649

 

*Thank you Ron for posting our service on our website, Adam for recording our service To Anusha for the music.  Also Stephen.  Thank you Dan D. for arranging for the flower dedications.  Thank you to you for being part of our church and for all you do everywhere.

Bible Readings for Sep 19

 

Audio for Sep 19 Service

 

Back of the Bulletin:

The great architect Frank Lloyd Wright was fond of an incident that may have seemed insignificant at the time, but had a profound influence on the rest of his life. 

The winter he was 9, he went walking across a snow-covered field with his reserved, no- nonsense uncle. As the two of them reached the far end of the field, his uncle stopped him. He pointed out his own tracks in the snow, straight and true as an arrow’s flight, and then young Frank’s tracks meandering all over the field. “Notice how your tracks wander aimlessly from the fence to the cattle to the woods and back again,” his uncle said. “And see how my tracks aim directly to my goal. There is an important lesson in that.”

Years later the world-famous architect liked to tell how the experience had contributed to his philosophy in life. “I determined right then,” he’d say with a twinkle in his eye, “not to miss the things in life, that my uncle had missed.

 

Opening:

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,

and the love of God,

and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit,

be with you all.

 

And we respond with: And with thy spirit.

 

WE pray:

Holy Wisdom,

you granted Solomon’s request

for an understanding mind

and the knowledge to discern good from evil.

Fill us with such understanding and knowledge

that we may act as instruments

of your loving desire for creation,

working with you to transform

our conceit into concern for others,

our fear into love,

our violence into peace,

and our brokenness into wholeness. Amen.

 

Mark 9:30-37

9:30 They went on from there and passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it;

 

9:31 for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and three days after being killed, he will rise again.”

 

9:32 But they did not understand what he was saying and were afraid to ask him.

 

9:33 Then they came to Capernaum; and when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the way?”

 

9:34 But they were silent, for on the way they had argued with one another who was the greatest.

 

9:35 He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.”

 

9:36 Then he took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them,

 

9:37 “Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.”

 

Sermon Mark 9:33-37

 

Some years ago a school of Theology was seeking a new president. 

Over one hundred candidates applied for the position. 

The search committee narrowed the list to five qualified persons. 

Then somebody came up with a brilliant idea: 

let’s send a person to the institutions 

where each of the five finalists is currently employed,

Let’s interview the janitor at each place, 

asking them what they think

 of the person seeking to be our president. 

 

This was done.

One janitor gave such a glowing appraisal of 

One person

that he was selected President of the School of Theology.

 

Somebody on that search committee understood,

 in a flash,

that those who live close to Christ

 become so secure in love 

that they no longer relate to other people 

according to rank or power or money or prestige. 

 

They treat everyone with equal dignity. 

They regard everybody as a VIP.

==== 

Now: 

In verse 32 we read a report on the disciples:

 “But they did not understand.” 

When confronted by true greatness, 

people simply do not see it.

 

Here is what happened with the disciples. 

 

One day Jesus is passing through Galilee.

 

We are told that he did not want anyone in the area 

to know where they were.

 

 Why is that?

 Because, he had something important to tell the 12.

 It was a strategic part of his plan. 

“The Son of Man” he explains, 

“is going to be betrayed into the hands of people.

 They will kill him,” 

 

Now listen to what he says next,

 “and after three days he will rise.”

There it was. 

The crucifixion and the resurrection. 

 

They should have been curious. 

They should have asked questions. 

They could have seen the significance. 

 

But the best they could muster up 

at this important moment

 was a blank stare and confused silence.

 

 They could not understand it

 because it did not meet 

what they felt was greatness, success.

 

How do we grow to the point

 that we stop measuring people

 by their successes 

and start regarding people

 for their service, 

for their sacrificial giving?

I

First, 

let’s notice that true greatness 

is hardly ever recognized.

 

 How can we know greatness when we see it?

 

There are many ways to measure greatness.

==

 Some might say that what makes for greatness 

is intellect 

and they would hold up the example of Albert Einstein.

 

 Albert Einstein developed his theory of relativity 

when he was twenty-six years old, 

and therefore, some say, by any measure he is great.

==

Others would say that what makes for greatness

is courage, 

 

Therefore Laura Secord should be held up 

as the standard. 

 

Laura Secord during the war of 1812

 saved Canada. 

 

Therefore, some would argue, she is great.

===

Still others would say that 

what makes for greatness

 is spirit. 

 

They would point to Jackie Robinson. 

The story of Jackie Robinson, 

is a story of triumph and perseverance over adversity.

 

 If you’ve heard his story 

you know the insults that were hurled at him.

 

 His story is the triumph of the human spirit.

==

Perhaps some would say that 

ones contribution to the world

 is what makes for greatness. 

 

If that were the case, 

then few would argue against calling 

Jonas Salk great. 

 

It is difficult for us to imagine today

the terror that the word polio struck

 in the hearts of parents. 

 

Many remember when they were  a child

— the vaccine was used on a mass scale

 in schools for the first time. 

 

You can not deny that Jonas Salk contributed much.

 

II

Greatness is never about self-promotion.

 One day Jesus is walking with his disciples.

As they walk

 they talk among themselves. 

 

At the time they did not realize that he overheard them, 

but he clearly did 

for when they later arrive at their destination 

he questions them about it. 

 

The topic was who was the greatest among them.

 

 Exactly what they said we don’t know, 

but we imagine that the conversation went 

something like this:

 

Simon Peter said: 

“Well, I am his right hand man.

 I am a part of the inner circle. 

I am the spokesman of the group. 

Therefore, I am the greatest.”

 

Whereupon Andrew might have spoken up,

 “Well, dear big brother,

 let me remind you of something 

which you have conveniently forgotten. 

 

I was called into discipleship first. 

 

Indeed, I was the one

who invited you to come to Jesus. 

 

I got you here. 

Therefore, I am the greatest.”

 

The brothers James and John 

at this point speak up: 

“You both miss the point.

 Greatness is measured by the amount 

that you have sacrificed. 

 

We stood to inherit our father Zebedee’s

 lucrative fishing business. 

We gave all of that up.”

At this point Matthew chimes in:

 “Well if you want to talk about giving up money, 

I can play that game.

 I was a tax collector. None of you had as much money as I did. There fir I am the greatest.”

==

When the twelve arrived at their destination, 

Jesus asked them what

 they had been talking about back on the road.

 

 Likely Jesus knew what they had been talking about. 

 

Yet with that question the disciples are strangely quiet. 

 

They are embarrassed.

It was at this point 

that Jesus told them,

 and by extension us, 

what it is that makes for true greatness 

in the eyes of God. 

 

“If you would be great,” he says, “be a servant.”

==

Someone once asked Dr. Albert Sweitzer 

who was the greatest person in the world. 

 

He answered:

 “Some unknown person, 

who is doing the work of love.” (X2)

==== 

Jesus taught that heaven 

will hold some surprises.

 

 Honor and glory will be granted 

for behavior that was so natural,

 so undistinguished, 

and so noncompetitive. 

==

Take the simple illustration 

that Jesus gives of receiving a child. 

 

From somewhere Jesus finds

 a small child who he stands in front of them. 

 

He says to them, 

“Whoever welcomes on of these little ones 

in my name

 welcomes me; 

 

and whoever welcomes me 

does not welcome me 

but the one who sent me.”

 

 He is talking about having a humble servant attitude,

 being willing to reach out

to help the ones considered 

of no account by the world.  

 

Such simple acts mean much.

Yes, many of God’s children 

will be surprised to find that their faithful simple service 

has been the goal all along. 

 

The servant will be honored;

 the last shall be first.

 

Hymn – Sing a New Song 

Sing a new song unto the Lord
let your song be sung from mountains high.
Sing a new song unto the Lord,
singing alleluia.

Yahweh’s people dance for joy.
O come before the Lord.
And play for him on glad tambourines,
and let your trumpet sound.

Sing a new song unto the Lord
let your song be sung from mountains high.
Sing a new song unto the Lord,
singing alleluia.

Rise, O children, from your sleep
your Savior now has come.
He has turned your sorrow to joy,
and filled your soul with song.

Sing a new song unto the Lord
let your song be sung from mountains high.
Sing a new song unto the Lord,
singing alleluia.

Glad my soul for I have seen
the glory of the Lord.
The trumpet sounds the dead shall be raised.
I know my Savior lives.

Sing a new song unto the Lord
let your song be sung from mountains high.
Sing a new song unto the Lord,

singing alleluia. 

 

Our Creed: All together.

We believe in one God,

the Father, the Almighty,

maker of heaven and earth,

of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,

the only Son of God,

eternally begotten of the Father,

God from God, Light from Light,

true God from true God,

begotten, not made,

of one being with the Father.

Through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation

he came down from heaven:

by the power of the Holy Spirit

he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,

and was made man.

For our sake he was crucified

under Pontius Pilate;

he suffered death and was buried.

On the third day he rose again

in accordance with the scriptures;

he ascended into heaven

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory

to judge the living and the dead,

and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit,

the Lord, the giver of life,

who proceeds from the Father.

With the Father and the Son

he is worshipped and glorified.

He has spoken through the prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic

and apostolic Church.

We acknowledge one baptism

for the forgiveness of sins.

We look for the resurrection of the dead,

and the life of the world to come. Amen

 

Prayers:

ord God, friend of those in need,

your Son Jesus has untied our burdens

and healed our spirits.

We lift up the prayers of our hearts for those still burdened,

those seeking healing,

those in need within the church and the world.

 

Prayers: Velma H.; Zaden; Kendra; (Gloria); Shirley P.; Helen, Debrah G.,and Regina G (Pat M.);  Zac; Peter T.;  Mark Mc; Dan B.;. (Garfield & Diane); Linda; Dean; Allan; Aunt Frankie; (Brian G.); Brian; Marcel D.; Tara; Jeff B.; Nicole; Shelley (Sandra); Connie C.;  Jim P. Jack B.; Jack and Julie.  Jim M; Mary B.;  Keanna,  Ella D.; Evelyn Mc; Marion R.; (Church)  Jade (Carol R.); Dori;  Belinda,;  Kim; Edie K., Ross B., Francis & Bill W.; Jeff G. (Dori & Jack); Michelle P.;(Jim P.)  Pat P; Grant K; Kathy W. (Jack & Julie); Hope (Marilyn B.) ;  Valerie (Carol F.); Pat and Tony  (Marilyn B.); Melanie; Marlene H. Pam B. (Barb & George); Bill, Sheila, Jessica, Sonya, Jamie (Peter);    Lynda D . (Mary Beth & Paul); Jean (Bruce J.); Brian (Jeanne); Diana, Ian, Edna, Matthew & Annika;   David & Lyla & Joanna Mac;   Janice L & Darrin R;  Roland & Pansy V;  Rob P;  Pat B & her family;)Clark & Helene (Suzie D)

 

 

Hear our prayers

that we may love you with our whole being

and willingly share the concerns of our neighbors. Amen.

 

As our Savior taught us, let us pray,

 

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name;

thy kingdom come;

thy will be done;

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation;

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

the power and the glory,

for ever and ever. Amen.

 

 

 

Glory to God,

 

whose power, working in us,

can do infinitely more

than we can ask or imagine.

Glory to God from generation to generation,

in the Church and in Christ Jesus,

for ever and ever. Amen.

 

Blessing from the Book of Common Prayer:

The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord; and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and remain with you always. Amen.

 

Our Parting Blessing Song:

May God’s blessing surround you each day

As you trust Him and walk in His way

May His presence within guard and keep you from sin,

Go in peace, go in joy, go in love.

Go in peace, go in joy, go in love.

Hearts and Roses

Valentine’s Day 2020

First performance of a new song Lyrics by Ron Stewart and Music by Stephen Holowitz vocals by Laurraine Sigouin.

 

 

Junne Boucher

BOUCHER, Junne

At University Hospital, London on Monday, March 15, 2021, Junne (Winslow) Boucher in her 98th year. Beloved wife of the late Bill Boucher (1981). Dear mother-in-law of Wayne Parker (Connie). Cherished grandmother of Janice Wiersma (Jim), Bob Parker (Sue), and great-grandmother of Laryssa Parker and Michelle Wiersma. Dearly missed by Allan Cross (Barbara). Predeceased by her stepdaughter Dorothy Parker, her parents William and Clara Winslow, her sisters Clara, Audrey and Phyllis. A private graveside service was held at Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Humane Society of London & Middlesex, 624 Clarke Road, London, ON N5V 3K5. A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

Esther Holowitz

Mrs. Esther Holowitz

(nee Sylvester) passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2020. Born in Fort William, ON on July 3, 1924, she was a lifelong resident attending local schools and retiring from the National Film Board in 1989. Predeceased by her father and mother Beniamino and Giovanna Silvestri, sisters and brothers-in-law Mella and Tony Zanni (Thunder Bay), Ada and Joseph Dlhoucky (Thunder Bay), Joseph and Elsa Sylvester (Sudbury), Bruno and Lena Sylvester (Thunder Bay), sister Mary Sylvester (Toronto and Thunder Bay), brother John Sylvester (Ottawa), sister-in-law Gina Sylvester (Toronto). She is survived by Fred, her husband of 67 years, son Stephen (Teresa), London, ON, daughter Cathy (Doug) Thornbury, ON, grandchildren Adam (London, ON), Elena (New Westminster, BC), brother Leonard Sylvester (Toronto), sister-in-law Evelyn Sylvester, (Ottawa), special walking partner and niece Jean Makiw, and numerous nieces and nephews in Ottawa, Toronto and Thunder Bay. A member of the St. Agnes’ CWL and a charter member of TOPS ON 502. A private graveside service will be held at a later date at St. Patrick’s Cemetery. If friends desire donations in memoriam may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Toys for Tots, Thunder Bay.

The family would like to thank the staff of Birch Wing-Hogarth Riverview Manor for their compassionate care of Esther, particularly in her final days.

Online condolences may
be made through
www.nwfainc.com

 

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.

Published in The Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal on Dec. 16, 2020.

St James Reflections

Here’s a link to some recorded audio services at our Mother Church St James Wesminster. Thanks to the St James worship team; Rev Keith Nethery, Steve Holowitz, Paul Stevenson, Paul Grambo, Shen Jones, Victoria Piovesan, Gerry Adams, Hana Scorrar and Keith Nethery. Thanks also to our friend John who serves as recording engineer.  Please sit back and enjoy some spiritual renewal time.

http://justatinker.com/stjames/

Bishop Todd Townshend

Our newly elected Bishop Todd Townshend visited Epiphany Sunday March 1st. The Bishop praised  our congregation for the fine outreach we do for our local community. He also congratulated Rev Teresa for her 15 years of  outstanding service at the Church of the Epiphany.

One of Bishop Townshend’s official duties was to bless and officially dedicate our new lectern given by Bob, Linda and Christine Aldington in memory of daughter/sister Lisa.

Mirland Brodie Talk – 1981

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