April 14, 2019
Welcome Bishop +Jenny Andison
It is a joy and pleasure to welcome our Area Bishop, and Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of Toronto, Bishop +Jenny Andison as our celebrant and preacher this Sunday. Please be sure to extend a warm welcome to her and join us for a special reception in the church hall immediately following liturgy.
Holy Week and Easter Services
Invite your neighbours, friends, and family to our upcoming Holy Week and Easter Services to celebrate with us the life-giving death and resurrection of Jesus. Postcards are available near the entrances of the church for you to share with those you know. Holy Week liturgies are also posted on our website, christchurchbolton.ca.
As Christians, we join with the disciples in going out into the world to proclaim with joy the good news of Jesus’ resurrection. God wants all of us to have life and to have it to the full. As followers of Jesus, we too yearn for all to share the joy and new life that God freely gives to all. So welcome everyone you know to our services this week and let us raise our voices in song and proclaim the God of Life.
Thank You for Your Generosity!
I am profoundly grateful for your generosity and support of our community. As of last Sunday, you have graciously donated over $9,100 to our special appeal! That is a remarkable accomplishment for one week after our announcement. It clearly demonstrates your commitment to the health and vitality of this parish; for that I am thankful.
As we continue to work towards our goal of $15,000, let us remember that the material resources of this church help us in our ministry to the community of Bolton. Whether it is through your work with social justice and advocacy, participation in our Circle of Friends, sharing in our rich worship, having conversations about your faith life, or comforting those you know, all of our ministry is strengthened by a place where all can find a home. I give God thanks for your ministry in Bolton.
Growing Healthy Stewards
Last week I spoke about the wonderful initiative known as Growing Healthy Stewards. It is an experience that enriches our understanding about how we share the talents God has entrusted us with all those we meet. It has become one of the most important initiatives in the diocese and has helped many churches grow and look ahead into the future with hope.
I invite you to read more about Growing Healthy Stewards; the handouts you received last weekend are available at the doors and share more fully the purpose of Growing Healthy Stewards and how you can help. Please consider sharing your time and talent as a member of the committee.
Being Christian Study Series: Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (April 28, May 5, 12, and 26)
Join us for a lively and engaging conversation on what it means to be a Christian. Using Archbishop Rowan Williams’ highly acclaimed and accessible book, Being Christian, the series will explore Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, and Prayer as the four essential tenants of the Christian life. Books are available in the office or online. I hope you will join us for this series.
As always, know of my prayers and support for you. May this Holy Week be a time of grace and peace for you and your loved ones.