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March 19th, 2021 | The Weekly Round Up
A Season of Learning
Winter and Lent provide a natural time of learning. Our community will embark on learning opportunities that seek to deepen our spiritual connection with God and sustain us on the journey.
Worship and Fellowship
Sunday March 21st: Join us for Online Worship
Our regular Sunday service will be live-streamed at 10am. Rev. Sue will be preaching on God's covenant with us and how we are transformed by following Jesus. I hope you will join us.

If you'd like to read ahead, the readings for Sunday are Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-13; Hebrews 5:5-10; John 12:20-33.
Zoom Coffee Hour 11:30am on Sundays
Please join Rev. Sue on Sundays at 11:30am for coffee hour on zoom. We will have a chance to wave, say hello, and have a quick chat. It will be 30 minutes.
Here are the details:
Meeting ID: 816 2573 6346
Passcode: 462802
Link: click here

Morning Prayer
New members are always welcome! Weekdays at 9:00am.

Zoom Meeting ID: 894 8190 8380

Holy Week Services
Holy Week with Handel: Meditations on the Messiah

The Anglican Parish of Christ Church is pleased to present three unique evenings of learning, prayer and worship during Holy Week. 

Join us virtually on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in Holy Week (March 29,30 and 31) at 7pm. 

Monday in Holy Week | March 29
Isaiah 53: An Upside-down Life 
The Messiah Act II: Behold the Lamb | He Was Despised | Surely | And With His Stripes | All We Like Sheep

Themes of retributive justice will be explored with guest Dr. Paul Berg 

Tuesday in Holy Week | March 30
Psalm 22: The Mirror of the Soul
The Messiah Act II: All They That See Him | He Trusted in God | Thy Rebuke | Behold and See

Themes of God's love for God's people will be explored 

Wednesday in Holy Week | March 31
 Psalm 24: Seeing the Glory Ahead
The Messiah Act II: Lift Up Your Heads

Bass-Baritone, Nathan Berg will take part in our discussion and perform Thou Art Gone Up on High. 

Themes of procession and preparation for The Triduum will be explored. 
Holy Week Services: Online and in the Garden
Maundy Thursday | April 1 | 7pm
Online service via livestream: Dr. Alison Hurlburt, preacher
Good Friday | April 2nd | 1pm
Online service via livestream: Dr. Douglas Harink, preacher at 1pm
Holy Saturday | April 3rd | 7pm
Outdoor lighting of the new fire with prayers in the Garden. All are welcome. Social Distancing and masks required.
Easter Sunday | April 4th | 10am
Online service via livestream: Rev. Sue Oliver, preacher

Opportunities to Get Involved
Electing a New Bishop: Be Part of the Process

As Bishop Jane begins winding down her time as Bishop of Edmonton, the Diocese is beginning the process of electing a new Bishop. To learn what that process looks like and the roles each and every one of us can play in it, check out this video:
Faith and Finance
Our school snack food ministry is up and running for the new year, and we are planning new worship and adult education opportunities for Lent and beyond. If you would like to support these and other ministries happening at Christ Church, you are able to donate online through the link below.
Further Reading
Here are some further readings on covenants and the relationships they enable:

A Covenant and our Journey of Spiritual Renewal a foundational document of the Indigenous Ministries of the Anglican Church of Canada