Adult Choir Members Needed!
There is an urgent need to add singers to our choir. You do not have to be able to read music, you just have to enjoy singing. A number of members learn their parts by rote at rehearsals. This method of learning parts is very common in many church choirs. We now rehearse Friday afternoons at 1:00 pm, which avoids evening rehearsals. Extra rehearsals, to firm up parts for special events, are sometimes required. We need sopranos, altos, tenors and basses. Come out and give it a try! We're a fun bunch!
We are located at 34 Boucher Street East, Meaford and we worship on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. (Early Bird service) and 10:30 a.m. (Holy Eucharist service). For more information call 519-538-1330. We look forward to meeting you and your families. All are welcome!
Reverend Cathy has suggested that yhou might enjoy a visit to www.5marksoflove.org , which gives you a daily meditation during Lent. If we are "marked as Christ's own", what are the "marks of love" that characterize the Divine Life abiding and at work within us?
Cosmic Communion—Soup & Conversation, March 15th, 22nd and 29th, 5:30 to 7:00 pm:
Christ Church presents Cosmic Communion—understanding the power of ritual meals.
March 29th - The Holy Eucharist and Justice - Healing in Our Relationships
5TH SUNDAY IN LENT - APRIL 2ND - FIVE MARKS OF LOVE (TELL) WORKSHOP WITH REVEREND CANON BILL HARRISON - Join us for a stimulating workshop from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, followed by a potluck lunch. DON'T MISS IT!
Please join us for Eucharist in the Chapel each Wednesday at 11:00 am.
SOUP & THEOLOGY:
Join us for a lively discussion on the last Wednesday of each month at 12 noon- See Upcoming Events on the sidebar for details! We hope you will join us.
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I have always loved keeping the seasons of the Church year because they represent our lives and the seasons of our lives. Going through the church year is an invitation to think about our lives and what makes them meaningful and joyful. Lent is a season that represents hope. There will be times in our lives that seem dark and long and just require a tough slog. Lent represents the light at the end of the tunnel, when we know the hard work of living and doing what we need to do is coming to an end. Because we are lucky enough to live in the northern hemisphere, it coincides with the lengthening of days in our environment, when literally the days are getting longer and brighter.
Lent is a time to focus on ourselves. So much of the time, life is about paying attention to others; walking in the shoes of another to understand the bigger picture that is the world. Lent is the time to think about ourselves and our own spiritual growth; who are we as children of God? I encourage you my brothers and sisters to lead a holy Lent. There are the traditional activities of fasting, prayer, bible study, repentance and alms giving. None of these activities will lead to change if we do them just for the sake of doing them. Rather we are encouraged to these activities so that we come to know ourselves, the way we subvert ourselves and undermine the life we have been given.
Sin is not a very popular concept, I have discovered these days. However denying its presence in our lives will not make it go away. In fact it will likely give more power to lead us from the gift of life that is promised to us. Sin is all around us, it is the air we breathe and the light we see. It keeps us from other possibilities. It is anything that robs us, and those we share our lives with, of life. It is the self harm we do. We are not supposed to let it define us, which means recognizing the hold it has on us and freeing ourselves from that hold.
Aligning ourselves with the God of life, the God of Jesus Christ is the path to fullness of life and fullness of joy. It takes work, contemplation, reflection and prayer. It demands that we think carefully about our lives and the choices we make. Often times, our dreams and hopes are infinite but our time and resources are finite and these things must be reconciled. The way we resolve these things is the challenge of a meaningful life. The new awareness that we discover is the seed to resurrection that blooms and that we will then celebrate at Easter.
Yours in Christ,