Next Sunday, June 12, is Trinity Sunday, which celebrates the Holy Trinity, the Christian belief that God is Three Persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – yet One God. There have been many attempts to give illustrations to explain the Trinity. A common one used in a youth group setting is the idea of an apple being made of three parts – seeds, flesh, and the skin. It shows in particular the uniqueness of each part, yet just ALL one apple, the same as the uniqueness of the parts of the Trinity, yet just ONE God. No one illustration is perfect, but it does show that there can be three different aspects of a single unit.
- Our 11 o’clock Sunday services continue in person, and online via the Parish’s website, the Parish’s Facebook, and YouTube. Thanks once again to all those who make the online services possible.
- There is a new website for Anglican Life: www.anglicanlife.ca, which means if you don’t subscribe to the Anglican Journal/Life, it can be read at that site.
- The next community take-out supper for those in need is Wednesday, June 15. So, if you, or someone you know, would appreciate a hot, free take-out meal, it will be available at the entrance of the Church of the Good Shepherd from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
- I presume the dates and times of the flower services at the two cemeteries are noted on your calendars by now. If not, the details are listed on the parish website, and in the enews from the last few weeks.
- Special thanks go to all those who helped with the indoor clean-up on Saturday. What a difference to the various rooms from a few hours of work by willing hands!
- Thanks also to all those who are helping with the summer outreach project – feeding the hungry. The food bank boxes are at both entrances to the church for your convenience.
- Guess we are all looking forward to the Memorial Gospel/Hymn Sing that will take place on Sunday, July 10, at 6:30 p.m. from the steps of the church and the parking lot. The forms for donating in memorial or thanksgiving (if you wish to do so) are in the recent Chimes and at the entrance to the church. The forms must be returned by June 19!
- Once again, if you have a bit of soil or a few flowers that you would like to donate to help beautify our flagpole garden etc., I would be quite glad to meet you at the parking lot some evening to receive them. Thanks to those who have contributed to date – much appreciated!
This will be my last regular Wednesday enews until late August. Thanks for allowing me some space among your email each Wednesday. However, if there is something special parishioners need to know, I will send out an e-news to inform you.
Hope you all have a safe and enjoyable summer! God Bless you all!
Jean (On behalf of the Ascension)