Obituary for Mary Kellier

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It is with heavy hearts that the family of Mary Elizabeth Kellier announce her passing at Ridgewood Veterans Wing on August 3, 2017.  She was the daughter of the late W. Lee and Mabel A. (Roosa) Kellier, and was born in Springfield, Kings Co. NB on August 4, 1926.

After serving in the C.W.A.C during WWII, she attended Modern Business College where she taught for two years before beginning her career in the Insurance Industry.  Mary was employed with Adjustors & Appraisers Ltd. for 32 years.  She then joined the Claims Department of Anderson McTague Insurance Agency and retired from Kent General Insurance Company in 1991.  She was a Secretary of the NB Insurance Agents Association and Insurance Institute of NB for many years, and was also President of the Saint John Insurance Women’s Association and Canadian Association of Insurance Women.  She was a member of the militia for many years spending her summer vacations in Camp Aldershot as an instructor.  She was also a 50 year member of Saint John Chapter #14, Order of the Eastern Star, a member of the Canadian Legion for 70 years, Past Warden and Envelope Secretary of Saint James Anglican Church Lakewood, Treasurer of Simonds Lions Seniors and Life member of the Saint John Fundy PC Association, serving as secretary for many years.  She enjoyed gardening, knitting, crossword puzzles, hockey games and playing cards as well as being a friend of all animals and birds.

She is survived by sisters-in-law Jane Kellier of Chatham, ON and Marie Kellier of Calgary, AB, nieces and nephews; Susan (Gordon) Smith of Sackville, NB, William (Deborah) Kellier and Lee Ann Hanuszak of Chatham, ON, Robert (Inge) Kellier of Edmonton, AB, Kenneth (Lesley) Kellier of AB, Marlene (James) Pinchbeck of Whitecourt AB, as well as several grand nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents, and three brothers, Francis, Robert and Gerald and sister-in-law Alice Kellier.

Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road (646-2424) with visitation on Thursday, August 10 from 2-4 and 7-9pm.  Funeral service will be held from the Church of Christ the King (2000 Loch Lomond Road) on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 11am.  Interment in Trinity Cemetery, Springfield will take place at a later date.  In lieu of flowers remembrances to the Church of Christ the King, SPCA- Animal Rescue League or any charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.

 

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Welcome July!  (Well almost!)  Only a few days left…

Things are slowing down for the summer as people are involved with our favorite summer activities.  Please be safe, have fun, and remember that we love to see you on Sunday mornings.  Here is the July Schedule:

July 2017 Services and Readings

Parish of Fundy and the Lakes

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July 2  – 4th after Pentecost

8am – Holy Communion -Christ the King

10:30- Holy Communion -Christ the King

2:30 – Mosher Hill Cemetery Annual Service

St. Martin’s United Church

Readings: Genesis 22:1–14

Psalm 13

Romans 6:12-23

Matthew 10:40-42

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July 9 – 5th after Pentecost

8 am -Holy Communion – Christ the King

10:30 –Morning Prayer –Christ the King

10:30 –Holy Communion – St Thomas

Readings: Genesis 24:34-38; 42-49 and 58-67

Psalm 45:10-17

Romans 7:15-25a

Matthew 11:16-19 and 25-30

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July 16 – 6th after Pentecost

8 am – Holy Communion – Christ the King

10:30 – Holy Communion -Christ the King

10:30 – Holy Communion- St Thomas

Readings:  Genesis 25:19–34

Psalm 119:105-112

Romans 8:12-25

Matthew 13:24-30 and 36-43

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July 23 – 7th after Pentecost

10:30 Joint Service in the Parish –Christ the King

Holy Baptism with Holy Communion

Readings: Genesis 28:10-19a

Psalm 139:1-12 and 23-24

Romans 8:12-25

Matthew 13:24-30 and 36-43

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July 30 – 8th after Pentecost

10:30 – Alternative Worship (Details to be announced)

Readings: Genesis 29:15-28

Psalm 128

Romans 8:26–39

Matthew 13:31-33 and 44-52

 

Ascension of Jesus

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The Ascension of Jesus into Heaven is not another loss of the One we love. It is because He did go to the Father’s side that we can, today, have fullness of life in Him.

Please join us on Sunday at 10:30 at the Church of Christ the King, as we worship as a family. (one service in the Parish this Sunday)

It is Friday, but Sunday is coming.

Fog

This may be the view that visitors to Saint John would see today, but not so for those of us who are in Christ. In Him, we have light (I am the Light of the world) and peace (My peace I give to you) and promise (Where I am, there you will be also). Whenever our days are shrouded with fog, we know that above the mist and clouds, our Saviour reigns, and has a brighter plan for us.  We may be in this fog on Friday, but the forecast for Sunday is bright sunny skies (Physically and spiritually)

Plan to join us on Sunday at 10:30 am.  There will be a combined Parish Service at the Church of Christ the King on Loch Lomond Road, and we will share in coffee, tea, sweets and fellowship following the service.

Hoping to see you on Sunday.

 

He is Risen!

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Hallelujah!

After the silence comes the victory!

Christ is not dead – He is alive!

Come celebrate with us today:

8 am Holy Communion

8:45 Parish Breakfast

10:30 Easter Eucharist

May you and your family be aware of God’s abundant blessings this day and in the days to come. AMEN

Sifting Simon

Luke 22:31 – 32 (NIV) “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.”

Thursday evening. It is the beginning of Passover;  supper has been shared and now there is conversation around the table. Topics are varied, as happens around most tables, when Jesus turns to Simon.  His words are rich with meaning visible only to Himself.

Satan has asked to sift you wheat.

I have prayed for you.

That your faith may not fail

And when you turn back.

Wow! Where does one begin? At the beginning maybe. Satan has asked to sift you as wheat. This was a common sight in the area. The wheat was harvested, the roughage was stripped away, and only the kernels and the miniature chaff remained.  The ‘farmer’ would toss the mixture into the air, and the breeze would blow away the useless matter. Over and over until all that was left was the prized possession, the wheat, which then could be taken and used for food, or sold for income.  The products of the harvest bringing benefit to the farmer and his family – fulfilling its mandate and purpose.

 

Are you feeling like you have been sifted as wheat? Tossed about, thrown up into the air only to fall to the ground again? Has Satan asked to sift you?  To sift me?

But let us go on… Jesus says: “I have prayed for you” “That your FAITH may not fail.”   “ And WHEN you turn back, strengthen your brothers and sisters”

Though we go through struggles, trials and testing, we are not out of Jesus’ mind. He is praying for us.  May we be like the kernel of wheat… coming forth to fulfil our purpose. May we come forth as the prized possession.

 

Job 23:10 But He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold.

 

Holy Communion and Stripping of the Altar

6 pm today at Christ the King.

The Widow’s mite

Luke 21:1 – 4 (NIV) As He looked up, Jesus saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. “I tell you the truth,” He said, “this poor widow put in more than all the others. All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”

How quick we are to judge others – by their houses, their clothing, their cars and their other possessions. Our culture has evolved so that we now look intently on what we see OF others, and not necessarily on what we see IN others.

Jesus and the disciples were in the outermost court of the temple. Thousands of people in Jerusalem for the coming Passover celebration were milling about: rich and poor, young and old, visitors and locals, men, women and children. There was much to see, much to hear and much to experience; colours, conversations and commotion. For some, it was what we would call “sensory overload” (much like the malls will be on Saturday).  But in the hustle and bustle, Jesus again was able to focus on the “most important”

As was the custom, people were placing their offerings in the boxes provided. The rich men probably arrived together, conversing loudly and drawing attention to themselves by their flashy clothes (obviously well-made), their boisterous dialogues and their ‘sense of presence’. I can well imagine them casually glancing around them as they reached the Treasury boxes to see who was watching them as they made their donations – lots of shiny, heavy, noisy coins – and adding the coins so that their dropping into the box was with maximum effect. (much like the photo-ops of today – garnering attention).

In the meantime, a poor widow woman silently entered the courtyard. Quietly she moved to another of the boxes, and silently she slipped her two meager coins into it. Then just as gracefully, she moved on – back to her duties for the day.

Jesus saw both donations, and brought them to the attention of his disciples. Although the grand donation of the rich was worth much in dollar value, the gift of the widow was worth more in life value.

They gave a percentage out of all they had; she gave all she had.

Who trusted God more?

1 Samuel 16: 7 Man looks on the outward appearance, but God looks on the heart.

 

Evening Prayer today at 6 pm at Christ the King.

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