Sing, Sing, Sing!

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Save the date of Sunday September 23!

Plan to join us for an evening of Christian music. We will begin at 6:30 pm, and we will all enjoy the combination of hymn singing and selections from local musicians.

A love offering will be received to support the ministry of Nelson and Kara Mejia – missionaries in Roatan Honduras.

And, of course, there will be a time of fellowship with light refreshments to follow.

Gardens are Wonderful!

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We all love gardens.  Some of us love to work in the garden, to create, to encourage and to reap.  Others prefer to enjoy the beauty that has been created by others.  Whatever the case, we all acknowledge that without God’s hand involved, all our efforts are useless.

This Sunday, July 22, the members of the Parish of Fundy and the Lakes will gather to dedicate this garden in memory of Mary Kellier.

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Mary was one of our very dedicated parishioners whose contributions of time and talents greatly benefited our church.  She is remembered with much love.

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Please join us at 10:30 am this Sunday at the Church of Christ the King for a Dedication service as we honour her memory.  We will share in Holy Communion, and then a time of fellowship and a “cup of tea”.

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There will be many friends and many memories, and we would like to share them with you.IMG_3515.JPG

If the weather cooperates, you may even get the pleasure of walking the grounds to see the beauty that has been organized in her memory.

And if we are really blessed, Mary’s favorite flower will bloom just in time for the service.

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Two days of warm temperatures and sunshine should bring these buds to full bloom.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday – the birthday of the Christian Church – when God sent His Holy Spirit to infill us and give us the power to do His work.   Come and join with us as we worship and celebrate.  Services this Sunday: 8 am Holy Communion at Christ the King;   10:30 am Holy Communion at Christ the King;  10:30 am Morning Prayer at St. Thomas.  Remember to wear something RED!

Revived!

The Old has become New again

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OLD does not mean not useful nor not wanted

 

On August 1, 2015, by order of Bishop David, The Parish of Fundy and the Lakes was created – amalgamating the parishes of Lakewood, Simonds and St. Martins-Black River. Consequently, the Church buildings in Upper Loch Lomond (All Saints) and St. Martins (Holy Trinity) were deconsecrated. St Thomas, Black River remained and Saint James (Lakewood) became the Parish Church, and was renamed the Church of Christ the King.

Since that time, many changes and adaptations have evolved, and consecrated items from both All Saints and Holy Trinity have found new life in the Parish Church.

On April 1, 2018, parishioners arrived to find the sanctuary adorned for a joyous and festive Easter celebration – and a truly significant baptism.

Six month old Patrick Leo Howe was baptized – the first baptism using the font which had been relocated from Holy Trinity to the Church of Christ the King. As Reverend Canon Leo led the worship, he reflected that this was the first child he had baptized that bore his name. Four year old Elizabeth helped Canon Leo pour the water into the font (She was the first child to be baptized at Christ the King)

Also in attendance at the service were four congregants who had been baptized in that same font at the church in St Martins, truly joining Parishes and generations.

Shown in the pictures are: (1) The font that was relocated;  (2) Elizabeth helping Canon Leo pouring the water and (3) Mom, Laura holding Patrick,   Leah Gallagher, Earle Black (also the warden), Lynn Bell, and Valerie Densmore, the four who had started their faith journey at Holy Trinity.

Here is our Easter Letter

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March 2018

Dear Parish of Fundy and the Lakes Family,

The act of setting our clocks ahead this past Sunday was certainly a reminder we are moving along in our yearly calendar. The rituals, like the Annual Meeting, at the beginning of every new year are now behind us and we look forward to the imminent arrival of Spring and its usual warmer days.

It is difficult to believe Easter is only a couple of weeks away. As a result, I ask you what does the word Easter mean to you?  Is the first thing that comes to mind chocolate?  Is it the television commercial of a bunny clucking like a chicken and laying eggs? (I can’t honestly remember what they are trying to sell).  Or do your thoughts go the actions of our Lord and Saviour?

Spiritually, this time of year means we are now getting ready to enter the solemnity of Holy Week leading to the Crucifixion and the celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ. We are all very familiar with the basics of the story which show the immense love which God, as our Creator and Heavenly Father, has for each and every one of us.  And when we allow that knowledge to sink into our hearts and minds, it is amazing indeed!

Throughout Lent, we have been trying to deepen the knowledge of our Lord’s story with study, and how it affects us by taking the time to reflect on certain aspects of His life. At Christ the King, we have been blessed with four people sharing parts of their own faith story and how God’s love has affected their lives.  This allowed us to see that God is still very much at work in our world and in our parish.

This year, I invite all of you to bring your faith stories to the foot of the empty Cross. By this, I mean that I invite you to join us in worship as we move towards Easter and focus your thoughts on what God has done for you personally or corporately as a parish.  As a family, we can symbolically offer all of these as a thanksgiving to our Father for His continued presence in our lives.

May God continue to walk with us in the journey of our faith.

I pray God’s blessings on each and every one of you and I hope we can all join together in worship at some point in this wonderful and celebratory season of Easter.

 

The Reverend Canon Leo Martin

Rector

 

Schedule of Services

Palm Sunday:                     10:30 am – Holy Communion – Christ the King

Monday:                               6:30 pm – Everning Prayer – Christ the King

Tuesday:                               6:30 pm – Evening Prayer – Christ the King

Wednesday:                                    6:30 pm – Evening Prayer – Christ the King

Maundy Thursday :           6:30 pm – Holy Communion – Christ the King

Good Friday:                       10:30 am – Christ the King

                                                2:00 pm – St Thomas

Holy Saturday:                   6:30 pm – Stations of the Cross – Christ the King

Easter Sunday:                   8:00 am – Holy Communion – Christ the King

                                                8:45 am – Parish Breakfast Buffet

                                                10:30 am – Holy Communion – Christ the King

                                                10:30 am – Holy communion – St Thomas