“We begin our journey to Easter with the sign of ashes, an ancient sign, speaking of the frailty and uncertainty of human life, and marking the penitence of the community as a whole”*
Ash Wednesday & Bishop Visit:
Bishop Jenny Andison will be joining us at 7pm, please join us for our new Area Bishop’s first service with us. We will have our regular Wednesday Services with imposition of ashes at 12:15pm and 5:15pm.
*from the Anglican Book Centre booklet
Mark your calendars and get your pancake on! On Tuesday, Feb 28 at 6pm join the pancake party in the Fellowship Hall at St George the Martyr.
If you are able, bring a fruit dish to share. If you are a flapjack flipper by trade (or just want to help out) please join us in the kitchen from 5pm on!
For those wondering just what this Shrove Tuesday is anyway, read this for starters.
This Epiphany season we are spending time thinking about the Church. Three very exciting things happening over the next few weeks:
Sunday January 22nd we are kicking off a 4 sermon series highlighting what it means to be a church. We will be exploring a variety of passages over the four weeks to challenge our understandings of who and whose we are called to be and what that means in our neighbourhood at this time.
Secondly, over these same four weeks we will be exploring who we are as a church by doing a series of four surveys. As a chance to take stock of who we are, what we value, and where we are going as a community set aside ten minutes to help by filling out a survey these upcoming Sundays.
Thirdly, we are jumping into our study of Tim Keller’s Center Church. Join us on Thursday Nights from 7-8:30pm in the Rectory Main Floor for a conversation as we read the book together alongside other neighbourhood churches, and keep your eyes open for details about Panel nights where we gather with these partners to discuss the text as it applies to our common mission in our neighbourhood. For more see the courses and book study page.
Join us for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at St George!
Please note, there will be no 9am service on Sunday morning.
A blessed Christmas to you and yours!
St George the Martyr’s annual Christmas potluck dinner is set for Saturday, Dec 10.
Come anytime after 2pm to help decorate the church and Christmas tree, drink eggnog, and enjoy Christmas tunes.
At 6pm we will partake in the delicious potluck dinner and dessert followed by carols and other special additions.
Join us for this special community time!
We are excited to be partnering with other churches in our neighbourhood to study Tim Keller’s “Center Church”. The book is a great tool to provoke discussion on the Gospel, our relationship with the city, and how we can partner together with other Christian communities in a Gospel Movement.
If you are interested in learning more or being part of the St George team, join us Thursdays at 7:30pm in the Rectory main floor for conversation led by Rev Simon Davis.
State of the Parish Meeting:
Following the 10:45 service on Sunday, Nov 20th, stick around for a potluck meal, an important building update and a visioning exercise.
Speak with Rev Simon Davis if you have questions.
An Instructed Eucharist Service –
On this first Sunday of Advent we will take some time to explain why we do what we do each Sunday morning. If you have any questions about the liturgy or would like to involved by reading one of the explanations please contact Rev Simon Davis.
Nov 27 at 9 & 10:45am services.
Recently we communally pulled together the funds for the rectory roof. Fantastic!
The mighty summer rains have highlighted another building need – repair is needed for the rectory eavestroughs. Join us in this campaign to reach $6900 by the end of September!
You can donate in person by means of a designated envelope or through Canada Helps under the ‘Rectory Roof and Upkeep’ category.
With special thanks to a few members of Sunday School who created this awesome poster.
Please join us for a Celebration of New Ministry service for our new incumbent Rev’d Simon Davis and family. This Eucharist service will be held on Sunday, May 29th at 4pm at St George the Martyr with a tasty St George potluck to follow.
Note: Clergy are encouraged to vest; the liturgical colour is red.
Directions to St George the Martyr.