Chimes (November 7, 2021)


Act of Remembrance

Lections: Isaiah 2:1-5; Matthew 5:1-12

11:00am: Welsh Eucharist

  • Officiant: Reverend Lynn Courage
  • Homilist: LCol (Padre) Shawn Samson, D/Comd
  • Reader: Amber Dawe

Hymns:576 vs 1,2,4; 528 all verses; 593 vs 1,2,4; 61 all verses; 461 vs 1,2,4

Table of Contents

Ministry & Mission at the Ascension

  • Seating for Church: If you have an assigned seat for Sunday church services and you are unable to attend, PLEASE remember to contact the office to let us know. As attendance at worship is increasing, we need to avail of every seat on Sundays. We understand that occasionally circumstances may arise that would prevent you from attending and you are unable to let us know. However, we have found that seats are left unfilled for numerous Sundays because we have not been advised. You can email the office at [email protected] or call and leave a message at 368-5693. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter. Thank you.
  • Vaccine Passport Updates from the Diocese:
    • Parishes are now permitted, where an individual agrees, to retain a record of the fact that an individual has provided proof of vaccination and may rely upon this record to verify proof of vaccination for future occasions. Once your vaccination record has been verified by the Covid team, if you agree to have this information kept on file at the church, then you no longer have to present this information upon entering.
    • Children aged 12 to 18 years are still required to show proof of vaccination when attending regular Sunday worship and gatherings of the Church not specifically organized for children.
  • Confirmation: Registration for confirmation has been extended to November 21. You can register any Sunday after the 11 a.m. service. Please see Mrs. Kearley to complete the registration or Monday to Friday between 9 -12 at the church office. We apologize that the on-line registration form is not working. Thank you.
  • Advent Project – St. Margaret’s Boat: This year Advent outreach for St. Margaret’s Boat, we are collecting children’s books for Daybreak Parent Child Center. They have 42 children ranging in age from 2 – 4. All books are welcome: various types, for example interactive type books, self-help, diversity, and multicultural. The boat will be set up on November 14. Please ensure you have your book(s) dropped off by December 15 as they will be presented at the 11 a.m. service. Thank you.
  • Help Needed:  We are looking for individuals who may be available to deliver Advent packages/church envelopes to parishioners. Advent packages and church envelopes will be available on Sunday, November 21. If you are available to help after that date, please notify the office via email at [email protected] or by telephone at 368-5693.
  • Online Fall Fair Auction:  Our online Fall Fair is coming up.  We are still actively looking for donations of items. The time is getting close so we're inviting donations before November 10th. The auction will take place on Facebook from November 21 to November 26.  We are looking for only new items please. Here are some possible items to consider donating:

    • Baked Goods
    • Jams
    • Pickled Vegetables
    • Bottled meats
    • Crafts
    • Knitted goods
    • Woodworking
    • Decor & Decorations
    • Gift Cards
    • Christmas Decorations
    • Entertainment Items
    • Etc, etc, etc!

If you have a physical item to donate, please drop it to the church office by November 10, Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Please indicate who is making the donation (only in the event the committee needs to be in touch with you).  Monetary donations will also be gratefully accepted in support of this event. If you are able to donate any perishable items (baked goods, etc.), please email or call Lisa Fancey to let her know what you will be able to provide. Lisa can be reached at 685-9408 (after 4pm please) or [email protected]. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email. We are looking forward to this exciting event to lead us towards the holiday season! 

  • Community Supper: This week’s free hot take out meal will be on Wednesday, November 10 from 5 - 6:30 p.m. The mobile truck will be parked at Motor Vehicle Registration parking lot, 149 Smallwood Drive. Covid protocols will be observed.
  • Pre-Authorized Givings:  If you would like to set up pre-authorized givings, please contact the church office at 368-5693 for direction.
  • Church Envelopes and Donations:  Just a reminder to include your name, envelope number and amount of the giving on the envelope when you submit your donation.  This will ensure you receive credit on your yearly tax receipts. Thank you.
  • Office Closure:  The office will be closed on Thursday, November 11, in observance of Remembrance Day.
  • CLB Take Out Lunch: Each week the CLB offers take out lunch specials on Friday. If you are interested in purchasing for your home or office group, please call 722-1737 to pre-order. Orders must be received by Thursday at 11 a.m.  Free delivery for orders of five or more dinners.
  • Christmas Puddings:  Parish of the Good Shepherd is now taking orders for Christmas Puddings. The puddings are $20 each and available for pick up on Saturday, November 20, 9:00 am to noon. To place an order please call 747-1022 or email [email protected].
  • Services During the Week:
    • November 14, 2021, St. Margaret's Boat: 11:00am - Holy Eucharist/BCP

Prayers of the People

Let us pray for all who suffer as a result of conflict, and ask that God may give us peace: for the service men and women who have died in the violence of war, each one remembered by and known to God.

May God give peace!
God give peace!

For those who love them in death as in life, offering the distress of our grief and the sadness of our loss.

May God give peace!
God give peace!

For all members of the armed forces who are in danger this day, remembering family, friends, and all who pray for their safe return.

May God give peace!
God give peace!

For civilian women, men, and children whose lives are disfigured by war or terror, calling to mind in penitence the anger and hatreds of humanity. We pray for those who are sick in body, mind, and spirit especially those on the Ascension Prayer Cycle.

May God give peace!
God give peace!

For peace-makers and peace-keepers who seek to keep this world secure and free.

May God give peace!
God give peace!

For the Church of God gathered by the Suffering Servant, may we lay down our lives and live in peace with one another and all of God’s good creation. We pray for the Parish of St. Philip and St. Thomas, for those worshipping in the West Indies, for The CLB and The Royal Canadian Legion and all those who serve.

May God give peace!
God give peace!

For all who bear the burden and privilege of leadership, -political, military, and religious, asking for gifts of wisdom and resolve in the search for reconciliation and peace.

May God give peace!
God give peace!

O God of truth and justice, we hold before you those whose memory we cherish, and those whose names we will never know. Help us to lift our eyes above the torment of this broken world, and grant us the grace to pray for those who wish us harm. As we honour the past, may we put our faith in your future, for you are the source of life and hope, now and forever. Amen.

Ascension Prayer Cycle:  Aden, Amelia, Amy, Angela, Ann, Annie, Aubrey, Audrey, Barbara, Brenda, Brian, Brittany, Brandon, Callum, Carl, Cathy, Christina, Cindy, Claire, Clarence, Connie, David, Debra, Delilah, Dennis, Derrick, Don, Donna, Doreen, Dot, Douglas, Dulcie, Ed, Edie, Edgar, Elaine, Emily, Erin, Evelyn, Finnley, Frederick, Fred, Frank, Flo, Garrett, Gary, George, Gerald, Glenda, Gordon, Harry, Ike, Ina, Ingrid, Ira, Jack, Janet, Jason, Jennifer, Jenny, John, Josephine, Joan, Junior, Kent, Kevin, Kim, Laura, Leo, Leonie, Lori, Luke, Madeline, Marie, Marsha, Mark, Marion, Marylou, Maxine, Maxwell, Melvin, Michael, Michelle, Mike, Mona, Nancy, Oskar, Pam, Peter, Rachel, Randell, Rochelle, Rodney, Roland, Ruby, Ruth, Rita, Sadie, Sam, Sean, Shirley, Stephen, Susan, Tina, Todd, Tom, Valerie and Warwick


A Reading from Isaiah

In days to come the mountain of the LORD’S house shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be raised above the hills; all the nations shall stream to it. Many peoples shall come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.” For out of Zion shall go forth instruction, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. He shall judge between the nations, and shall arbitrate for many peoples; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the Lord!

Reader: The Word of the Lord 
People: Thanks be to God

A Reading from Matthew

When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy. “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Reader: The Word of the Lord
People: Thanks be to God

Other Documents

Anglian Church of Canada One Licence #733242-A Book of Alternative Services The Taizé Community Book of Common Praise GIA Publications Wee Worship Book The Iona Community CCLI License # 1733318Resources for Chimes from the above sources