Jesus said to (Martha), ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this? (John 11:25,26)
I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly (John 10:10)
In just a few days we will celebrate the marvellous promise of the Resurrection to eternal life. As a painting is enriched by the dark shadows that accentuate the light in it, so our walk through the shadowy confusion of Maundy Thursday and the deep darkness of Good Friday are essential if we are to know the joy of Easter Vigil and Easter Morning. ...continue reading "Easter Message from Rev’d Marie"
Christ Church mourns one of its own.
Here is a link to Adele's obituary http://www.hillsidefuneral.ca/obits/obituary.php?id=637592.
Adele's funeral will be at Christ Church at 2 pm on Friday, March 10.
The Christ Church Community Carol Sing-a-long is a highlight of our year. We love to host all the visitors who love to sing Christmas Carols.
Click on the image to download the flyer as a PDF.
Twelve sermons from over the summer have been added to our Listen Page available to our many listeners (there are lots of numbers, like 12, that are between 1 and 2 million, after all).
We are blessed to have an excellent preacher and storyteller in Rev'd Marie. So whether you want Gracious Hostility or to Burn Your Boats or to hear our sorrow as we say so long to a friend, there is something there for you.
Listen to the last sermon of the Rt. Rev. Dr. Stephen Andrews as Bishop of Algoma in our midst to hear his wise, humble and intelligent words again.
We are delighted to introduce you to our new Bishop-Elect. The Venerable Anne Germond has been the rector of the Church of the Ascension in Sudbury, the Arch-Deacon of the Deanery of Sudbury-Manitoulin and most recently appointed Chancellor of Thorneloe University. ...continue reading "The Venerable Anne Germond – Our New Bishop-Elect"
Being an Easter Church - means worshiping together
“It ain’t those parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand” – Mark Twain
We can sympathize a little with Mark Twain in his view of the Bible. There are parts that seem pretty hard to figure out – and others that are all too clear! ...continue reading "Being an Easter Church – means worshiping"
Tuesday April 5, 2016
We say that we come to church on Sundays. We say we are The Church, not the building. Sometimes we talk about The Church (the body of Christ - all of the people world-wide who love and serve God in Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit). Sometimes, when we talk about “church”, we mean our own congregation here, ...continue reading "Breakfast on the Beach with Jesus"
Walter Brueggemann (has) suggested that the primary challenge facing the Christian Church in North America in the 21st century is that for most of our people, God is no longer a primary actor in the story of their lives. Don’t get me (or Walter!) wrong: it’s not that our people don’t believe in God, it’s just that apart from church they don’t think about God all that much.
What does it mean to be the Church - the Body of Christ - in North Bay, in 2016, from Monday to Saturday? Is it enough to be a friendly place where all who enter can feel at home? Is it enough to be a place where we worship in familiar surroundings with beautiful liturgy and proclaim the Creeds that have summarized our faith for thousands of years? All of this is important and precious to us, and it should be! All of this is a welcome part of our lives as the Body of Christ gathered on Greenwood Avenue. But is there more? Over the next few weeks we will explore this question.
What questions do you have about what it means to really be the part of this local congregation - and to be part of the Church Universal - God's people of every race, nation and language ? Share your questions here or email a note to Rev. Marie so we can explore this together (firstname.lastname@example.org). Or drop into the Thursday "Coffee and Conversation" time at 10:30 where we will be discussing this in a free and open conversation over the next weeks.
The promise? There IS more, and it is wonderful!
There is a pancake supper on Tuesday from 5-7 pm at St. John's on Main St.
The Ash Wednesday service is at 7 pm.