Here is our Easter Letter


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



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

My Hope comes from Him

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Friday, December 8th


Scripture: Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my HOPE comes from Him.  Psalm 62:5

Thought: We DO have a source of hope! Our God reigns! Yesterday, today and for ever!  We do not need to become discouraged, we can trust Him to encourage us.

Prayer: Lord, I confess that I do not always come to You as my source of strength – and as a result I become discouraged,  Remind me throughout this day to come to You in all things that Your may encourage me and strengthen me.  AMEN

Challenge: Look for the evidences of God in your personal surroundings today.  Allow His presence to fill you with hope.


Do not lose hope


Thursday, December 7th


Scripture:  O righteous God, Who searches the minds and hearts, bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure. Psalm 7:9

Thought: As we look around our community and our world, it is very easy to become discouraged and to lose hope. Where will it all end?  The future does not look bright. There does not seem to be much hope.  But one songwriter penned these words: “I’ve read the end of the book – and we win!”

Prayer: Lord, as I look around us today, I see that discouragement abounds. Help me to light a candle for someone and bring a little hope into the life of one person who is discouraged. Let Your light shine through me today. AMEN

Challenge: Look specifically for someone who looks discouraged today – say or do something to make their day better.

December 6.. Use me, Use me, Lord!

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Wednesday, December 6th

Scripture Reading : Joshua chapter 2

Thought:  How can the Almighty God use me?  I know all my faults and failings. I am not worth the dust on my shoes. I am useless.  Have you ever felt this way?  (be honest)  Of course you have! Romans 3:23 tells us that “all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” We are no different than Rahab – we are, in our own eyes, less than useful.  But Rahab saw a glimmer of light through her conversation with the spies… and she followed that beam and was used by God to play a part in bringing salvation to this world.

Challenge:  What is it in my life that hinders me from being used by God? Seek it out, and take the necessary steps to correct the hindrance? 

Prayer: Lord, hear my prayer today. Cleanse the houghts of my heart, that I may perfectly love You, and serve You, and Magnify Your Holy Name.  AMEN


How long have you been hoping for…?


Tuesday, December 5th


Genesis 15:5then {God} took {Abraham} outside and said “Look up at the heavens and count the stars – if indeed you can count them…. so shall your offspring be.”


Thought: It had been MANY years since God had called Abram out of his homeland to “go where I will send you”, and promised him that “all peoples on earth will be blessed by you”.  Abram was now about 100 years old, and still he and Sarai had no child. Would God EVER fulfil the promise?  Then comes the reminder that “with God, Nothing is impossible”.  God answers our prayers with “yes”, “no”, and “wait”.  For Abram and Sarai, the answer fell certainly into the “wait” column.


Challenge: What promise has God given to you that you are still waiting for? Be assured that if God makes you wait the blessing  will indeed be “worth the wait”.  May we be like the father who brought his son to Jesus: Lord I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief.(Mark 9:24)


Prayer: Lord, I have slipped.  I have not fully believed that You will do what You have promised to do.  Lord, help me to believe with all my heart.  AMEN


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Monday, December 4th


Genesis 3:14 – 15 – (to the serpent) “Cursed are you above all the livestock…I will put enmity between you and the woman…He will crush your head, and you will strike His heel.”


Thought: God had created a beautiful world, but before long, it was marred forever by sin.  All seemed lost.  How must Eve have felt? All this beauty was changed for ever. Sin had caused mankind to lose hope. The future now seemed bleak.  But in the midst of the darkness, God planted a seed – He gave Eve a promise – that although sin mars our reality, there is HOPE for the future – Although evil wins this round, the ultimate victory is yet to come. Evil strikes the heel, but God will destroy all evil (See John 3: 16-17)


Challenge: As you become aware of the presence of sin in our world, may your attitude, words and actions serve to bring hope to those you encounter.



Prayer: Heavenly Father, as I go about my activities today, make me aware of someone who is feeling lost in the darkness. Use me to bring Your light to them through a smile, a word, or an action. Use me, use me Lord! AMEN