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"

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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.

Ouch!

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 (revmarie1952@icloud.com).  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!

 

Come and enjoy a  SPAGHETTI DINNER served with tossed salad, dessert, tea & coffee. (Gluten free options available)

Spaghetti

2 sittings will be sold

1st Dinner served  at 5 PM

2nd Dinner served at 6 PM

Cost - $12.00

Children under 12 - $8.00

Take-out available – with your own container $12 with ours $13

Tickets are available from the wardens or by calling 705-477-5344 or 705-495-4659

Please purchase your ticket by January 13th

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LIFTING UP OUR HEARTS –TUESDAY

 

Rev. Marie’s thoughts are at the end

OPENING PRAYER

Almighty God, Father of all mercies, we, your unworthy servants give you humble thanks ...continue reading "LIFTING UP OUR HEARTS – WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY"

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GRATITUDE IN ACTION -FRIDAY

 

OPENING PRAYER

Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all you have done for us. We thank you for the splendour of the whole creation, for the beauty of this world, for the wonder of life, and for the mystery of love. We thank you for the blessing of family and friends, ...continue reading "GRATITUDE IN ACTION"