Our Confirmation service took place on Sunday June 9th, 2013, with The Most Reverend Archbishop Colin Robert Johnson, Bishop of Toronto and Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario officiating. We welcomed Abigail Mae Beckett, Reaghan Ruth Case, Samuel Freeman Sweazey and Jackson Alexander Sweazey as the newly confirmed
Pastoral Letter from Bishop George Elliott to be read on Sunday, April 28, 2013
The first issue of St. Margaret's "Beacon" was published on May 13th, Mother's Day. We are hoping to publish an issue of this newsletter once every season. If you have any suggestions, ideas or articles would you please contact Barb Phillips, Rev. Steve or Colleen. If you can't make it in time for the next publication, consider submitting something for the following issue. We are always on the lookout for news, information, poetry, articles and pictures. Please remember that they must be original or have written permission from the author since we do not want to have any copyright problems. Pictures must have the written consent of those photographed or parents and guardians in the case of minors and children.
Elizabeth Jayne Pessah was ordained to the sacred order of the priesthood on Sunday April 22nd 2012 at 4:30 p.m., by the Rt. Rev. George Elliot at St. George's Anglican Church.
"The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good tidings to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound" Isaiah 61:1
Scattering the Ashes from the Tree of Remembrance Dove Cards took place Sunday, May 23rd, 2010
It was our 7th time participating in this annual community festival. Thanks to all our volunteers we had a great day entertaining many children at our tent located near Victoria Street at Centennial Beach. It was also nice to have so many people drop by our tent to say, “Hello!”
Canon John Speers was thanked for his Ministry to St. Margaret's.
Dear friends, we are the body of Christ, and we all share Christ's ministry. We give thanks for the unique way Canon Speers has been part of this community over the years. He has indeed served us and has served with us as a leader and a colleague. We rejoice in his time with us, and pray God's continued blessing on his life and ministry.
Gracious God, Lord of time and space, you are present in all things and to all people. Make known your presence to your servant John as he goes from here to the ministry opportunities you have ordained for him. Help us to remember that we are always united to one another in service and love, made known to us in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Rev. Elizabeth Morley was Commissioned as Honorary Assistant.
She was acknowleged with a prayer during the 10:00 a.m. service on Sunday, June 6 and a cake made in her honour was presented after the service.
Officiant: Elizabeth, do you wish to share in Christ's ministry in this community of St. Margaret's?
Elizabeth: I do, the Lord being my helper.
Officiant: And will you members of the body of Christ, welcome and support Elizabeth in this ministry?
People: We will, God being our Helper.
Officiant: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.
Officiant: Let us pray. Ever living God, strengthen and sustain Elizabeth your servant, that with patience and understanding she may love and care for your people; offering to you gifts and talents. Grant that together we may serve God in our ministry together. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
Officiant: Elizabeth, I commission you as an Honorary Assistant in this community of St. Margaret's and welcome you as a leader in our midst.
Let Us Pray. Almighty God, look with favour upon Elizabeth. Grant her courage, patience, and vision; and strengthen us all in our Christian vocation of witness to the world and of service to others; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
"Remember the former things long past, For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is no one like Me. Isaiah 46:9