In what appears to be blossoming into an annual tradition, the Parish’s second annual catered pig roast will be held on Saturday, June 13. The fundraiser for parish mission and ministry promises good food and fellowship: tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children five to 12, and children under five eat free. Tickets are available directly from Fr. Stewart Murray after services or by phoning the parish office at (613) 232-6992.
Our choir has been invited to sing at Jazz Vespers at All Saints’ Church, Westboro on Sunday, June 7th at 4:30 p.m. They will sing unaccompanied works by Byrd, Tallis, Palestrina and Willan, and several Gregorian Chants. Saxophone artist, Billy Boulet will also perform and provide musical obbligato for several of the choral works. Members of the congregation are encouraged to attend and support the choir with this musical outreach intiative.
By Fr. Stewart Murray
This article previously appeared in Crosstalk, the newspaper of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa.
One of the most humbling events in life is when one has the privilege of naming a child. I still remember the long conversations my wife and I had when we were awaiting the birth of our second child, developing lists of boys and girls names. Should we choose names from the long list of family names, thus reflecting family tradition or do we choose something new and different. ( I still think Hezekiah would have been a great choice !) We tossed around many names and even when we settled on what we thought was best, we had to wait to see the little one to see if the name matched.
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) continues to respond to the ongoing crisis in Nepal by helping to provide food, blankets and tarpaulins to the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), which is acting on the ground in the region. Both organizations are a member of Act Alliance, a coalition of over 140 Churches providing relief in areas throughout the world.
Donations to PWRDF may be made online or by phone at 1-866-308-7973. All donations made by May 25 will be matched by the Government of Canada through the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund.