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The Creeds

The Creeds

THURSDAY EVENINGS 2020 LENT 7:00 – 8:15/8:30 pm

This course explores the core of Christian belief in greater depth through the Nicene and Apostles’ Creeds. Its six sessions aim to equip participants with an understanding of these priceless resources for living the Christian life and for knowing God better.

+ Biblical reflection + short video presentation + prayer + discussion + worship + for every level of faith + bring your own Bible or one can be provided

February 27
Week 1: What are the Creeds?
Examines the reasons the Creeds were developed and the role they play in Christian life and faith.

March 5
Week 2: God as Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Considers the profound and wonderful truth that God is Trinity: three persons in relationship, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

March 12
Week 3: Fully God and fully human
Looks at the unique nature of Jesus Christ, fully God and fully human, and what this teaches us about God and being human.

March 19
Week 4: Crucified, risen and ascended
Explores the great shadows in our lives – sin, death and hell – and the way Jesus overcomes these through his death and resurrection.

March 26
Week 5: I believe in the Holy Spirit
What does it mean to receive the Holy Spirit? This session looks at the Holy Spirit’s role in the life of the Church.

April 2
Week 6: One, holy, catholic and apostolic church
Explores what it means to belong to the people of God and to declare that the Church is one, holy, catholic and apostolic.

only cost is $10.00 for the guidebook
ALL ARE INVITED – just come!

Services In Lent 2020

Services In Lent 2020

ASH WEDNESDAY: FIRST DAY OF LENT – February 26
10:00 am Blessing and Imposition of Ashes
with Holy Communion
(according to The Book of Common Prayer)
7:00 pm Imposition of Ashes
with Holy Communion
(according to The Book of Alternative Services)

DURING LENT

CELTIC EUCHARIST
◆ on Tuesdays of Lent at 6:00 pm
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
◆ Tuesday in Holy Week
April 7 at 7:00 pm

“THE CREEDS” – a Pilgrim course on the Creeds and the significance of what we believe
◆ Thursdays at 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
February 27, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2
◆ Biblical reflection, short videos, prayer, discussion, worship
◆ This course aims to equip participants with an understanding of these priceless resources for living the Christian life and for knowing God better.

MINISTERIAL LENTEN WORSHIP AT ST PAUL’S
◆ Wednesday, March 25
at 12:00 noon
◆ John 9:1-11 “yeah, HE did it!” ◆ fellowship meal follows worship

BIBLICAL STATIONS OF THE CROSS
◆ Fridays, March 13 and 27 at 6:00 pm
(lasts for roughly 35 minutes)
◆ on GOOD FRIDAY, April 10 at 10:00 am – a special Stations for children!

Lent 2020

Lent 2020

Holy Father, whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the desert,
give us grace to discipline ourselves
in humble submission to your Spirit,
that we may lead upright and holy lives
to your honour and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Lent prepares us for Easter, to encounter the risen Lord. It’s a time to reflect on our relationship with Christ, to examine our lives under the gaze of a loving yet holy God. In the early Church, it was a time when converts to Christ were taught the faith in preparation for baptism at the Easter Vigil. As it was for them, so it is for us, that Lent is for self-examination and repentance, through prayer, fasting, self-denial, alms-giving (financial gifts) and by reading and meditating on the Scriptures (beyond hearing them at corporate worship).

Lent consists of the forty days between Ash Wednesday and Easter Day, excluding the Sundays in Lent, which are celebrations of the Resurrection. By observing Lent, Christians “imitate” Jesus’ withdrawal into the wilderness for a time of spiritual formation and testing. As Jesus was taken into the desert by the Spirit, may our Lent, too, be guided by God the Holy Spirit. It is a time set aside and sacred. That is why on the first day of Lent, Ash Wednesday we are invited to “keep a holy Lent.”

This Lenten opportunity for self-examination, repentance, and spiritual nurture is formed by a focus on our Lord, and inspired by the Holy Spirit. Our souls will be restored, our commitment deepened, our service broadened, and the Church will be strengthened. And with great joy we will worship the risen Lord at Easter!

How?
1. Reflect on your life, and consider it in light of God’s ways, God’s written word, the Scriptures and above all God’s Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. The joy of repentance is aiming your life according to God’s direction. “Giving up” something for Lent, be it a food or a drink or an activity, can help to remind you of wanting to “keep a holy Lent.”

2. Read and meditate on the word of God in the Bible, and pray. Take one of the Gospels and get to know it really well, by reading it several times during Lent. Participating in the Lenten Programme will be a good help.

3. Midweek services, either the regular Thursday 10:00 a.m. Holy Communion, or the Tuesday 6:00 p.m. Celtic Eucharist, will assist you in prayer and encountering God.

4. Read a good book that deals with spiritual matters. Use the provided Lenten Books and also try authors such as C.S. Lewis, Henri Nouwen, Tom Wright, and Dorothy Sayers and older writers such as Augustine, Julian of Norwich and Athanasius.

5. Especially if it has been a while since you took any time intentionally to learn more about the Christian faith, take the Thursday evening sessions on “THE CREEDS” – a Pilgrim course on the Nicene and Apostles’ Creeds and why it’s helpful to understand what we say we believe.

6. Give special extra offerings by making use of the Lenten envelopes/folders.

7. Simplify and de-clutter your life, to give more room for the Holy Spirit to get more of your attention on a daily basis. Try to fast, maybe one day a week, or with some other time frame. Take time ‘to be’.

8. Be sure to take in the whole of HOLY WEEK, that most sacred of times in the whole year, in heartfelt anticipation for the great celebration of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Holy Week 2019

Holy Week 2019

Join us as we walk the path to Resurrection.

Our complete Holy Week services are here (click to download).

The Sunday of the Resurrection: EASTER DAY April 21st
7:00 am EASTER DAWN COMMUNION
NB at Harbour Street Parkette

8:30 am NB time EASTER DAY HOLY COMMUNION (BCP)
Presider & Preacher The Reverend Keith Joyce

10:30 am EASTER DAY HOLY COMMUNION (BAS)
Presider & Preacher The Reverend Keith Joyce

EASTER DAY, the delight of new life for all who put their trust in Christ, continues the celebration begun the evening before. We celebrate the truth and mystery of the empty tomb. It is with inexpressible joy that we, as church, come to this place where St Paul’s Anglican Church gathers to worship our Lord in hymns and songs of praise, and in word and in sacrament. Jesus lives – now and always!!

Autumnal Worship

Autumnal Worship

It’s fall again! Hope the summer was a pleasure for you and your families!

With the advent of September, St Paul’s returns to two services on each Sunday. Join us for a spoken BCP service at 8am or worship at our BAS service at 10:30am with hymns and song. We look forward to welcoming you!

Summer Worship 2018

Summer Worship 2018

Please note that on July 8 and for all the Sundays in July and August we will be having one service only here in the church building, and these services will all be at 9:30 am.

In September, the typical worship pattern returns with a BCP service at 8am and a BAS service at 10:30am. We look forward to welcoming you!

Canada Day 2018

Canada Day 2018

Sunday, July 1st 2018

Worship at The Church In The Heart Of The Park

On this Sunday we will change our location for worship and all go down to “The Church in the Heart of the Park” for 10:00 am, to show support for this ecumenical and town occasion of worship. This Sunday is Fr Joyce’s ‘turn’ to preach and lead the service in the park. (It is only on July 1 that there will be no services here in our church buildings!)

Once you arrive at the park, follow the signs to find the location for worship.

Please note that on July 8 and for all the Sundays in July and August we will be having one service only here in the church building, and they will all be at 9:30 am.

Easter Day

Easter Day

The Sunday of the Resurrection: EASTER DAY April 1
7:00 am EASTER DAWN COMMUNION
NB at Harbour Street Parkette

8:30 am NB time EASTER DAY HOLY COMMUNION (BCP)
Presider & Preacher The Reverend Keith Joyce

10:30 am EASTER DAY HOLY COMMUNION (BAS)
Presider & Preacher The Reverend Keith Joyce

EASTER DAY, the delight of new life for all who put their trust in Christ, continues the celebration begun the evening before. We celebrate the truth and mystery of the empty tomb. It is with inexpressible joy that we, as church, come to this place where St Paul’s Anglican Church gathers to worship our Lord in hymns and songs of praise, and in word and in sacrament. Jesus lives – now and always!!

Easter Eve 2018

Easter Eve 2018

9:00 pm THE GREAT VIGIL OF EASTER (BAS)
Lighting of the New Fire
Entry of the Paschal Candle
Declaration of The Exsultet
Candlelight Vigil: Old Testament readings and Psalms
The First Communion of Easter
Presider & Preacher The Reverend Keith Joyce

Holy Saturday, during the day, brings Holy Week to a close. That seeming forgotten, silent day reminds us that Jesus did lie dead and abandoned in the cold tomb after his death on the cross.

EASTER EVE brings us to the climactic and most significant service of the whole Church year in The Great Vigil of Easter. We arrive in darkness which is then broken by the lighting of the new fire which is passed to the congregation’s candles as the large Paschal Candle is processed in from the new fire. The glorious words of The Exsultet celebrating the power of the light of Christ over darkness are declared immediately. We then, in Vigil, listen to Old Testament readings interspersed with prayer and Psalms to mark the history of God’s redeeming work.

Finally, we celebrate the first glorious Communion of Easter to mark God’s great victory over sin and death in the fact that Jesus has risen from the dead and the tomb is now empty. We then leave in the joy of the new light of Easter. Jesus has risen from the dead and he is alive today! The glory and power of Christ’s crucifixion bursts out and into the world from the open door of the now useless grave.

Good Friday Worship 2018

Good Friday Worship 2018

10:00 am Stations of the Cross – for children
* parents, guardians, family members and friends are very welcome to accompany the children

12:00 noon CELEBRATION OF THE LORD’S PASSION
Officiant & Meditation The Reverend Keith Joyce

GOOD FRIDAY, that most powerful of days, so shocking from the human perspective, so victorious from the view of heaven, so disastrous to the purposes of hell, so full of the grandeur of God in face of the rancid evil of sin, celebrates God’s loving intention for His world. We worship, with great solemnity, yet with deep joy in our hearts, and ponder Christ’s majestic work of salvation and healing. Always remember – there is no Easter without Good Friday. The day includes a Stations of the Cross for children at 10:00 am with 12:00 noon being the time for The Celebration of the Lord’s Passion.

Join Us In Worship, Infant to Senior

Scripture

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.

Luke 2: 10-11 (NRSV)

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St Paul's Anglican Church in Brighton Ontario is a warm, welcoming church of about 100 families located in the eastern portion of the Diocese of Toronto. We look forward to you joining with us in worship of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

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