Lent & Easter Worship Services
In response to COVID-19, we are providing our services on video. Please go to our HOME page to find the YouTube links, and Worship at Home with us.
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a period of 40 days leading up to Easter.
Provided on video in April 2020.
A sacrament of the Lord's Supper. Join us at 8:30 am (Fresh Start Service) or 10 am (Traditional Service) as we rejoice together, singing Hosanna!
Good Friday Tenebrae Service
April 10, 2020. Please go to our HOME page for the link to our video service. The Good Friday service is a solemn service of joy: a time to reflect on the fact that we are not alone. It is a distinctive ceremony in which candles and light are gradually extinguished while passages and psalms are read.
Good Friday Cross Walk
Due to COVID-19, our walk will not take place in April 2020.
(Join us as we walk together for 1 kilometer, the same distance Jesus travelled to the cross. We stop at various locations in the neighbourhood according to the "stations of the cross" as we pray and share reflective readings. All are welcome including any four-legged friends. The walk is followed by a light brunch at the church.)
Easter Sunrise Service
We are attempting to provide this service by video for April 2020.
(The Easter Sunrise Service is an early morning, interactive and informal outdoor service at a nearby park close to the church. It's a joyous time to welcome Easter, celebrate the resurrection, and gather just as Mary gathered at first dawn. The service is followed by a light lunch at the church. Gather at the parking lot of Etienne Brule Park.)
Easter Sunday Services
Links for the Fresh Start Service and Traditional Service will be sent to you be email Sunday morning, April 12, 2020.
(Join us in an Easter celebration as we share the good news! Sunday school and nursery care will be provided for both Easter Sunday services. All singers are invited to join a choir section in singing Handel's Hallelujah Chorus at the conclusion of the 11 am service.)
ADVENT & CHRISTMAS SERVICES
December is a very busy time in our life at the church with many different events and services.
Christmas Grief Group
A service for those grieving at Christmas is held every December. This year our Grief Group, "We Remember", met on Friday evenings at 7:30 pm. The final meeting prepares the group for the special Advent service, to comfort those who are coping with loss at Christmas. For more information click here.
Service of Lessons and Carols
A special service held in mid-December, with lessons and carols presented by the choir.
Sunday Before Christmas Service
There are two services on the Sunday before Christmas, typically at 8:30 am and 11:00 am. The 8:30 am service is a Fresh Start Christmas service; the 11:00 am service is our traditional Christmas service.
Christmas Eve Service
There are various Christmas Eve services for young ones, families and friends and a candlelight communion service.
4:00 pm: Service for toddlers who act out the Christmas story and gather to share the joy of Christmas.
5:30 pm: Family service for all generations to hear and tell the Christmas story.
10:30 pm: Candlelight communion as we sing Silent Night and share the love that Christmas brings.
A Pet Blessing
Following the examples of St. Francis of Assisi and John Wesley, our Pet Blessing Service is held outdoors on the church lawn. We encourage members of our community to bring their pets and share in the blessing and service.