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24 & 25 December 2018: Christmas Year C
"What happened that night so long ago was a paradigm shift that ruptures the priviledge of the status quo and ushers in a selfless and self-giving love. That's the essential meaning of Christmas: Love came to dwell among us." -The Rev. Gary Cyr
15 & 16 December 2018: Advent 3 (Joy) Year C
"There can be no escape from God's judgement, yet in turning to the needs of the least among us, we live in accord with God's desire for righteousness and justice." -The Rev. Gary Cyr
8 & 9 December 2018- Advent 2 (Peace) Year C
"The work of living into our baptismal promises is difficult but not impossible, for it is made possible through the grace of God, which is a purifying fire." -The Rev. Gary Cyr
1 & 2 December 2018- Advent 1 (Hope) Year C
"What Advent offers, is an invitaion into a deep humble reflection on how we order our lives, how we live into the revealed truth that God's Love is eternal." -The Rev. Gary Cyr
24 & 25 November 2018- Christ the King Year B
"Can we courageously embrace the fullness of who we are and give witness to God's abundant grace? Can our words and actions be such that when people see us they see Jesus? On this feast of Christ the King, may we find such courage and faithful witnesses." -The Rev. Gary Cyr
17 & 18 November 2018 - Proper XXVIII Year B
"The Talmud, a collection of Rabbinic writings, says, "do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief. Do justly now. Love mercy now. Walk humbly now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it."" -The Rev. Gary Cyr
3 & 4 November 2018- All Saints' Day Year B
"On this feast of All Saints, as we remember those who's journey in the life is complete, we pray that their souls and the souls of all the departed may rest in peace and rise in glory." -The Rev. Gary Cyr
13 & 14 October 2018- Proper XXIII Year B
"The welfare and well-being of creation, the ability to coexist in spite of our perceived differences, the meeting of one another's needs such that no one goes without is truly what God's Kin-dom is predicated upon." -The Rev. Gary Cyr
29 & 30 September 2018- Creation III Sky Year B
"There is repentance. After all, Jesus did say from the cross, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do." Except we do know that we are dishonoring creation. That we are polluting the air, the water, the land itself." -The Rev. Gary Cyr
8 & 9 September 2018- Proper XVIII Year B
"God has blessed each and every one of us with skill and reason and the means by which we are able to provide for our own needs and the needs of those less fortunate. In other words, for the greater good." - The Rev. Gary Cyr
1 September- Proper XVII Year B
"...the Song of Songs- and the sacred writings of scripture- offer a different prospective of intimacy and human sexuality, where communion, the coming together of the lover and the beloved, becomes an expression of Divine intimacy between the Creator and the created." - The Rev. Gary Cyr
25 & 26 August- Proper XVI: Year B
"Peacemaking is more than folding our hands in prayer, but it does not require that we subdue the evil one with sword or with rhetoric." -Karen Anderson, lay preacher
18 & 19 August- Proper XV: Year B
"So when you come to the altar to receive the bread and wine, take care, for you are being invited to a feast where you yourself are willing to be given, broken, and shared with the world- and as such, to be a blessing to the world." - The Rev. Gary Cyr
28 & 29 July- Proper XII: Year B
"Can it be that the kindness of one person helps to encourage others to give?...We must look everyday at what we have and how we can share that with others." -Gennaro Hathaway, lay preacher in training
2 & 3 June 2018- Proper IV: Year B
"We need to learn to listen to each other's story, not in order to reply, but to hear what God is doing in our lives." -The Rev. Gary Cyr
Two videos and the full text of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's sermon at the royal wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Prince Harry and Meghan nee Markle). The first video is the official BBC broadcast. The second was recorded on one of the large public screens stationed along the procession route in Windsor.
12 & 13 May 2018 - Easter VII: Year B
"The pattern and parallel between the love Jesus had of his disciples and each of us and the love a Mother has for her children" - Genero Hathaway, Lay preacher in Training
22 April 2018 - Easter IV : Year B
Where charity and love prevail, there God is ever found:God judged us worthy of love regardless of the cost to God's self - The Rev. Gary Cyr, Rector. Click on arrow below to hear a version of the chant "Ubi Caritas (Where Christian Love) tr. Omer Westendorf: tune Paul Benoit (1961) sung/played by Richard Schletty.
Easter Sunday Children's sermon - April 1
Fr . Gary Cyr, Rector
Click on the picture to see and hear the video,
Easter Vigil (March 31) - Year B
"We entered this night in darkness, but we leave with eternal light. For that grace, we give a resounding Alleluia!!! " - The Rev. Gary Cyr, Rector
Palm Sunday 2018 - Year B
"God's love will transform . to foster reconciliation and healing:let us give thanks and praise shouting - Hosanna! Blessed is the One who comes in the name of our God " - The Rev. Gary Cyr, Rector
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you taught us to pray.
So, in a moment of silence
we pray for all known to us
who tonight need to know you are near.
We thank you,
for all engaged in the ministries of healing and reconciliation,
for those who work in hospitals and hospices,
for doctors and district nurses,
for carers and counsellors,
for peacemakers and peacekeepers.
God our maker,
Jesus our healer,
Holy Spirit of love and life,
hear our prayers.
To those who seek you,
to all who need you,
to the world you cherish
bring peace. (The Iona Abbey Worship Book, p. 123)