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United Nations Commission on the Status of Women: call for Anglican participants

Posted on Oct 21, 2015 in News | Comments Off on United Nations Commission on the Status of Women: call for Anglican participants

In the years 2000, 2003, and each year thereafter, Anglican women have participated in the UN Commission on the Status of Women. They are invited to do so again in 2016. Canadian Lutheran women have been invited to join in as well this year. They will work with Christian women from around the world in New York and will participate in activities planned by the women worldwide. Applications are now being accepted to participate in this life-changing event, March 14-25. If you are interested in attending, please read through the details outlined in the pdf sent to us from Toronto and send your application to...

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Faith Horizons 2015

Posted on Oct 19, 2015 in News | 2 comments

Representatives from parishes across the Diocese gathered in Winnipeg on October 16-17 for Faith Horizons, held biannually between diocesan synods. This year’s speaker was Kevin Lamoureux, Professor of Education at the University of Winnipeg. Kevin, who is half Ukrainian and half Ojibwe, was raised for much of his life in a French-Metis family and knows first hand the challenges of intersecting Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultures with faith. He spoke to the crowd on Friday evening and Saturday about deconstructing “otherness”, whereby we learn to humanize those we categorize as “other” through the building of mutual respect and relationship. “Nothing we do in our faith communities is neutral,” he told those in attendance. “Everything we do is bound up in a perspective.” The leftover food from the event was taken to the Salvation Army Booth Centre, where folks were excited to...

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Grace St. John’s Church, Carman, Turns 50

Posted on Oct 14, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Grace St. John’s Church, Carman, Turns 50

Still going strong after 50 years, Grace St. John’s building, constructed in Carman in 1965, has served its congregation well. Originally constructed as an Anglican Church (St. John’s), its name was changed to Grace St. John’s Church in 2004 when the Grace Lutheran Church joined the St. John’s Anglican congregation. An elevator was installed between the lower and upper level in 2003 and office and storage spaces were added in 2008. The lower hall has, at various times, been home to the Beavers, the Friendship Group, yoga groups, and many banquets luncheons. Judging from the dedication and resolve of the present congregation, the building will be around for many years of service to come. All are invited to join the congregation on Sunday, November 1, at 10:00 a.m. for a celebratory service and...

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Treasurer’s Workshop a Success

Posted on Sep 29, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Treasurer’s Workshop a Success

Bernice Funk, the Director of Finance for the Diocese, held a treasurer’s workshop in Dryden, Ontario, on Saturday. There was a great turnout, with wardens, treasurers, and clergy in attendance. Presentations were done by Bernice as well as Gord Pawling, Sharon Routley, and Bob Clarkson. If you are interested in attending a similar workshop in the future, please be in touch with...

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St. Chad’s Reaffirms Ministry Relationship with Kirkfield Park United

Posted on Sep 28, 2015 in News | Comments Off on St. Chad’s Reaffirms Ministry Relationship with Kirkfield Park United

On Sunday, September 27, members of the vestry and congregation of St. Chad’s took part in celebrating the new ministry of Rev. Dwight Rutherford at Kirkfield Park United Church. The congregation also had a role in the covenanting service between Rev. Dwight, Kirkfield Park United, Gordon Bell United, and the Winnipeg Presbytery of The Conference of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario, as they reaffirmed their relationship in ministry. St. Chad’s holds their Sunday worship services in the Kirkfield Park building. The two communities work together on a variety of missional projects, enjoy fellowship, and occasionally worship together. Promises of St. Chad’s Anglican Church: Leader: Do you, the members of St. Chad’s Anglican Church, affirm the ministries of our respective traditions and communities as we are called to engage int the missio Dei, or mission of God, in this part of Winnipeg,...

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Intro to Christian Meditation

Posted on Sep 17, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Intro to Christian Meditation

“Be still and know that I am God” A six week introductory course is being offered in four Anglican churches beginning in the week of October 12: St Luke’s, 130 Nassau St N Monday 9:15 a.m. St Peter’s,  755 Elm St Tuesday 10:00 a.m. St Paul’s, 830 North Dr Tuesday 2:00 p.m. St Mary Magdalene, 3 St Vital Rd Thursday 7:30 p.m. This course provides an opportunity for those interested in finding out about Christian meditation to experience the practice in a small group, to learn about its origins, and to discover its relevance as a form of prayer for the contemporary world. Admission is free. For more information, please contact the email addresses...

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Centre for Christian Studies Hires Two New Staff

Posted on Sep 10, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Centre for Christian Studies Hires Two New Staff

September 10, 2015 Winnipeg, MB – The Centre for Christian Studies is thrilled to announce that Janet Ross and David Lappano will be joining its Program Staff team. After an extensive search process, we believe that David and Janet bring a depth of skills and knowledge that will nicely complement the existing Program Staff (Ann Naylor and Principal Maylanne Maybee). Janet Ross is currently a sessional lecturer at Emmanuel College and McMaster University, and has been the interim director of a mentoring program to help doctoral students become effective theology teachers. She holds a PhD in biblical studies from EmoryUniversity in Atlanta, Georgia, and is an active Quaker. She served for a time as Program Coordinator for Intercultural Education and Engagement at the United Church of Canada’s General Council office, and is passionate about how social locations and theological assumptions impact our identities and relationships. David Lappano...

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International Justice Camp

Posted on Aug 31, 2015 in News | Comments Off on International Justice Camp

The Synod of the Diocese of Niagara MEDIA RELEASE Next Justice Camp to take place in Cuba HAMILTON, ONTARIO – The first-ever international Justice Camp will bring together a diverse group of Anglicans in Cuba next May to explore the concept of the common good with an eye towards furthering God’s justice and loving purposes. Through a week-long program of directed immersion experiences, biblical reflection, worship, and relationship building, participants form friendships and develop skills to become effective social justice leaders within their own local communities. Issues related to food security, economic justice and civic engagement will be featured throughout the camp. “The camps are a tangible expression of our baptismal promises, especially as they better equip us to strive for justice and uphold the dignity of every human being,” said the Reverend Bill Mous, one of the camp’s...

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Letter to Rupert’s Land Re: Syrian Refugee Crisis

Posted on Aug 28, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Letter to Rupert’s Land Re: Syrian Refugee Crisis

August, 2015 Letter to Parishes of the Diocese of Rupert’s Land Re: Syrian Refugees Dear Friends in the Diocese, I am writing to each congregations in the Diocese about the crisis we see and hear about nightly on our newscasts – the plight of 4 million Syrian refugees. I am hoping that some of the congregations in the Diocese may feel called to respond with an open heart and be willing to help a few of these desperate people. We all know at best we can assist only a few but that help brings hope to those few who otherwise have little reason to look forward to the future. Specifically, I am hoping that some of you will want to get involved personally and decide to sponsor one individual or even a family through the Diocese of Rupert’s Land Agreement...

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Shaking Things Up: clergy changes across the Diocese

Posted on Aug 27, 2015 in News | 1 comment

There are several new placements and ministries happening across the Diocese this fall.  Liz Richens begins her appointment as Incumbent at St. Stephen’s, Winnipeg, September 1 Wayne McIntosh begins his appointment as Incumbent at St. Francis’, Winnipeg, September 1 Karine Snowdon begins her appointment as Interim Priest at Holy Trinity, Winnipeg, September 8 Monybuny (Abraham) Kuol Chuol appointed Priest in Emmanuel Mission, Winnipeg, September 1 Blessings upon each of these communities as they move into new phases of ministry together. May they be a blessing to one another and to their...

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Cancer Support Group

Posted on Aug 26, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Cancer Support Group

St. Luke’s, Winnipeg, is hosting a Christian cancer support group twice a month for those suffering from the illness, their families, and caretakers. All are welcome to join the group on the first and third Wednesday of every month at 10:00 a.m. For more information, please email the church or call (204) 452-3609. Download the poster for printing...

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Reading the Magazine Online: a tutorial

Posted on Aug 26, 2015 in News | 1 comment

The monthly magazine has now moved completely online. If reading online is new for you, or if you’d like to print it off for reading at home, watch this short tutorial for a few tips. Please share the video with anyone who might benefit from a bit more information about reading online....

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Emmanuel Summer Learning Program

Posted on Jul 16, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Emmanuel Summer Learning Program

Update: the 2016 summer program needs your help! If you’re able to help with grant writing, summer planning, or the camp itself, please contact Ruben Garang. Emmanuel Mission is pleased to be offering their summer learning program again this year, held at Mulvey School in Winnipeg. The program, which runs for seven weeks over the summer and has over 80 children registered, began two years ago as a way to bridge the language and culture gap between South Sudanese Dinka children and their parents. Now, it has blossomed into an enrichment program for both Dinka and other area children. The day camp is run by volunteers from Emmanuel Mission and supported by five youth hired by the Winnipeg Green Team, as well as a $5000 grant from the Diocese of Rupert’s Land. Each day is filled with both play and...

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Shoal Lake Freedom Road

Posted on Jul 13, 2015 in News | 3 comments

Musician Steve Bell has written the following letter to Rupert’s Land News, calling for Anglicans to get involved in the push for a road and bridge to Shoal Lake: Shoal Lake is the First Nations community that was displaced 100 years ago so Winnipeg could build an aqueduct for our city’s water supply. The community has been virtually marooned on an island ever since, with no bridge to the mainland and no road to the Trans Canada Highway, only 28 kms away. Development, health, safety, and a myriad other concerns have been jeopardized. Because the lake has become depleted, measures have been taken to replenish the water supply from other lakes. The unintended consequence of this is that the lake has become dangerously polluted. Winnipeg has built a water treatment plant for itself, but the community of Shoal Lake...

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Summer Ordination

Posted on Jul 4, 2015 in News | 1 comment

There was a full house at St. John’s Cathedral on Tuesday as Bonnie Dowling and Abraham (Monybony) Kuol Chuol were ordained to the priesthood, and Dan Thagard and Lorna Howell were ordained to the diaconate. It was a joyful celebration- congratulations, Bonnie, Abraham, Dan, and Lorna! Please keep these four in prayer as they begin this new phase of their ministry among...

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Indigenous Spiritual and Pastoral Care Grads

Posted on Jul 3, 2015 in News | 1 comment

The United Centre for Theological Studies graduated its first five students with a diploma in Indigenous Spiritual and Pastoral Care this spring. The diploma was created by the University of Winnipeg to train students as spiritual care providers in hospitals, jails, and missions. The instructors are proud of the students, who worked hard over the past two years. The diploma is recognized by the Province of Manitoba and is seen as one of the core competencies in providing spiritual care in hospitals. Many thanks to Karen Toole and Jim Christie, who were instrumental in creating the diploma, as well as the U of W Faculty of Theology staff and a number of Indigenous elders and partners, working with Rupert’s Land Wechetowin. Wechetowin is a non profit agency that delivers pastoral care and restorative justice measures in Winnipeg. Partners in creating the diploma include the University...

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Province of Rupert’s Land Elects New Metropolitan

Posted on Jun 21, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Province of Rupert’s Land Elects New Metropolitan

On Thursday, June 18, the Provincial Synod of Rupert’s Land elected a new Metropolitan, Archbishop Greg Kerr-Wilson of the Diocese of Calgary. As Metropolitan, Greg with continue in his role as bishop of that diocese. He transferred to Calgary three years ago after six years as the Bishop of Qu’Appelle, in southern Saskatchewan. The Province of Rupert’s Land covers ten dioceses: the Arctic, Athabasca (AB), Calgary, Edmonton, Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Brandon, Mishamikoweesh, and Rupert’s Land. Please keep Archbishop Greg in prayer as he takes on this new role in addition to his current tasks. Congratulations,...

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Rupert’s Land Clergy Graduation

Posted on Jun 18, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Rupert’s Land Clergy Graduation

A big congratulations to Rupert’s Land priest and deacon, Steven Scribner and Tanis Kolisnyk, who graduated from the University of Winnipeg on June 12! Steven completed his Master’s of Divinity and Tanis completed her MA in Theology. Tanis’ thesis on the Indigenous Anglican path to self-determination can be read...

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TRC Report Leads to 22 Days of Action

Posted on Jun 18, 2015 in News | 1 comment

They may have tried to kill the Indian in the child, but instead they have awakened a gentle spirit of reconciliation.  On June 2, 2015 in Ottawa the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) delivered its final report to the government and Canada. The event included a few days of events ahead of the final report, including  a walk through the streets of Ottawa.      Winnipeg was the host city in 2010 for the first of five national gatherings. The Winnipeg event was planned by the TRC, municipal  and Indigenous leaders and churches. The first event was held at the Forks and included sharing circles, teachings, cultural ceremonies and collection of stories of the survivors of Residential Schools.      Some of the same organizers of the first Winnipeg event came back again weeks ahead to plan a Winnipeg response...

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Hungry for Theology?

Posted on Jun 6, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Hungry for Theology?

St. Margaret’s, Winnipeg, to Offer Theology Courses in 2015-2016 It can be hard to find a comfortable place to talk about theology, and with dwindling programming in Masters-level theology courses in Western Canada, it’s increasingly difficult to find a classroom to study it in. Saint Margaret’s, in partnership with St. John’s College (University of Manitoba) and Wycliffe College (University of Toronto), offers a solution to both problems. This fall and winter, we are offering one Masters-level theology course per term. These classes can be taken for credit with any institution accredited by the Association for Theological Schools, which accredits theological schools across North America. Locally, students at Canadian Mennonite University and Providence Theological Seminary can take any Ecclesial University project course at Saint Margaret’s for credit. And though classes are small, we have room for auditors who can take...

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Visit from the Anglican Communion’s Director for Mission

Posted on Jun 2, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Visit from the Anglican Communion’s Director for Mission

Rupert’s Land is please to be welcoming John Kafwanka, Director for Mission for the Anglican Communion, on Sunday, June 14.  John works out of the Anglican office in London, England, and met Bishop Donald at the African-Canadian companion diocese consultation in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in May. After listening to Bishop Donald’s brief presentation about our diocese’s life and ministry, he expressed enthusiastic interest in Rupert’s Land’s adoption of discipleship as its central thrust since 2012. He will be in Winnipeg to dialogue with local parish leaders who are involved in discipleship, in preparation for a proposal being brought to the Anglican Consultative Council in 2016. The proposal will name intentional discipleship as a unifying endeavour throughout the Anglican Communion. For more information, please contact the Bishop’s office at (204) 992-4212. Welcome to Rupert’s Land, Rev....

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Golden Jubilee for Four Rupert’s Landers

Posted on May 31, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Golden Jubilee for Four Rupert’s Landers

On Trinity Sunday, May 31, 2015, David Pate, Peter Flynn, David Jackson, and Duncan Wallace celebrated the 50th anniversary of their ordination to the priesthood at St. John’s Cathedral. The four men were ordained priests together on June 13, 1965, the entire theological class of St. John`s College that year. Unfortunately, Rev. Wallace wasn’t able to join his classmates for the celebration due to an unexpected turn in his health. It was a joyous occasion with their three greatest supporters in attendance: Ruth Jackson, Judith Flynn, and Lynn Pate. The dean, Paul Johnson, pointed out that together these men represent 200 years of service to the Church in many different roles. Thank you, David, Peter, Duncan, and David for your commitment to teaching the faith and your loving care for so many over the past fifty years. Congratulations to each...

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Lieutenant Governor Presents Medal to St. Peter’s Parishioner

Posted on May 26, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Lieutenant Governor Presents Medal to St. Peter’s Parishioner

May 12 was Manitoba’s 145th birthday. To celebrate the auspicious event, the Queen’s representative in the Province, His Honour the Honourable Philip S. Lee, Lieutenant Governor presented gold medals to five citizens dedicated to history and heritage in Manitoba. manitoba_day.html Of the five exemplary citizens honoured on May 12, one name is well known in Anglican circles. Doreen Oliver, long-time resident of Selkirk, MB and parishioner of St. Peter, Dynevor received the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Historical Preservation and Promotion for life-long contributions to the heritage community. During the ceremony, Lee told those gathered that “History is an essential part of our civilization. It’s a kind of collective memory, but it’s something much more than memory. It’s a foundation. . . ”  Family and friends gathered in support of the recipients could only agree with the LG’s sentiments. They have witnessed...

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60 Years at St. Stephen & St. Bede

Posted on May 9, 2015 in News | Comments Off on 60 Years at St. Stephen & St. Bede

      In their 60 years of ministry, St. Stephen & St. Bede have learned the essence of the Lund principle that churches should act together in all matters except those in which deep differences of conviction compel them to act differently.      On May 3, the Church of St. Stephen and St. Bede, 99 Turner Avenue in Winnipeg, celebrated over 60 years of sharing in the Gospel in Silver Heights.  Today, the faith communities of St. Stephen Lutheran and St. Bede Anglican share in worship together on Sunday mornings with a common liturgy.       “The two faith communities, Anglican and Lutheran, have become one family under the same roof,” explained Dr. Murray Still, who serves half time as incumbent and pastor of St. Stephen and St. Bede. He also serves as incumbent of St. James...

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Pembina Hills Ordination

Posted on May 2, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Pembina Hills Ordination

St. Martin of Tours Roman Catholic Church, Swan Lake, was filled with well-wishers on Saturday, April 25 for the commissioning and ordination of the Pembina Hills Ministry Support Team of the Anglican Diocese of Rupert’s Land. Pembina Hills parishes are: St. Paul’s, Clearwater; St. John the Evangelist, Pilot Mound; St. John the Baptist, Manitou; St. Mary St. Alban, Kaleida; St. Barnabas, Altamont. Presiding at the service was the Rt. Rev. Donald D. Phillips, Bishop of Rupert’s Land, assisted by the Rev. Deacon Mona Blackburn and the Ven. James Bardsley. Among the guests at the ceremony was the Rev. Tim Morris, visiting from Scotland. He was the team’s first ministry developer, from 2008 to 2011. Current team mentor, the Rev. Canon Norman Collier, presented the candidates for ordination, commissioning and re-commissioning. Martin Allen was ordained a priest and commissioned to serve as priest, worship leader and preacher. Christopher Lea was...

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New Eucharistic Prayer Used at St. Chad’s

Posted on May 2, 2015 in News | Comments Off on New Eucharistic Prayer Used at St. Chad’s

Bishop Donald Phillips gave permission for the use of his recently composed Eucharistic Prayer at a Confirmation Service that he presided over at St. Chad’s on April 26th. Six young St. Chadians had spent a year preparing for this occasion, which included the blessing of pottery chalices painted by the candidates. Bishop Donald was presented with his own chalice at the reception brunch held following the formal service. After a hardy meal, confirmands passed out slices of confirmation cake to all in...

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Indigenous Anglicans in Canada: A New Agape and the Path to Self-Determination

Posted on Apr 24, 2015 in News | 1 comment

Deacon Tanis Kolisnyk has recently completed her Master’s thesis, which looks at self-determination among Indigenous Anglicans in Canada. Indigenous Anglicans in Canada: A New Agape and the Path to Self-Determination. The encounter between Indigenous peoples and settlers in North America is rife with challenges, missed opportunities, and marred by colonial domination. The Anglican Church of Canada is part of this history and is working to find ways forward in healing and reconciliation for Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Anglicans. The journey toward self-determination of Indigenous Anglicans within the present structure of the Anglican Church of Canada has not been without struggles and decades of work to reach new goals. What are the internal and external barriers that are impeding self-determination of Indigenous Anglicans in the Anglican Church of Canada? The path to self-determination is reviewed in chronological order, with reference to...

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The Last Keewatin Baptism

Posted on Mar 23, 2015 in News | Comments Off on The Last Keewatin Baptism

I am a retired priest at the Church of St. John the Baptist in Fort Frances, Ontario. I would like to share with you a story about the last baptism in Keewatin Diocese. In the summer of 2014, our grandson, Daniel, his wife, Krystal, and their three little boys, who live in Thunder Bay, were here for a holiday. I was so pleased when they asked me to baptise their three month old, Isaac. As our rector, Wayne McIntosh, was on vacation, Georgina Connor and I officiated at the service. It was a very special service for our family, as you will see. Isaac’s paternal grandparetns, Carol and David, were here from Sioux Lookout, and his other parternal great-grandparents, Bernice and Don DeBenedet, came from Thunder Bay. Also present were his aunts and uncles. It was not what you...

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Blessing of the Oils

Posted on Mar 23, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Blessing of the Oils

On Sunday, March 15, folks gathered from across the Diocese to renew their vows and observe Mothering Sunday. At the same time, little oil bottles were brought from far and wide to be refilled and consecrated for use in healing and blessing throughout the year. Our new steward of the oils, Michael Bruce, did an excellent job. Thanks,...

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The Sledding Priest

Posted on Mar 9, 2015 in News | 5 comments

Priest and archdeacon Godfrey Mawejje was spotted this week at a sledding party with the children of his parish. The people of St. Clement’s, Mapleton, were thrilled to see that Mawejje, who arrived in the area from Uganda two decades ago,  has become a true Rupert’s Lander! What about you Canadian-born clergy and lay folks- where are your sledding...

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Prayer for South Sudan

Posted on Mar 6, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Prayer for South Sudan

The following letter is from Reuben Garang, the priest at Emmanuel Sudanese Mission in Winnipeg. He requests our prayers for his home country and our brothers and sisters there.   March 5 was the deadline set by the East Africa regional body, IGAD,  for South Sudan’s warring parties to end the conflict and sign a peace agreement in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Nothing happened.  It breaks my heart that nothing has happened and it looks like the principle leaders are not close to agree on anything on the table right now. What this will do is exacerbate the insecurity for the innocent South Sudanese. You know that thousands of our people have been killed and millions are displaced from their homes. The continuation of war will bring more suffering, so it is outraging. South Sudanese were earnestly waiting and hoping...

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St. Matthew’s Maryland Community Ministry Wish List

Posted on Feb 27, 2015 in News | Comments Off on St. Matthew’s Maryland Community Ministry Wish List

The drop-in at St. Matthew’s is currently in need of the following emergency food supplies: Soup Kraft Dinner Baked beans Large Pasta Sauce Large bags of pasta Rice Cereal (cheerios, corn flakes, rice krispies) Chili or stews Canned vegetables & fruit Single serving size items Snacks for kids lunches: snack size fruit, puddings, granola bars, Juice boxes (NO NUTS!)   Additionally, they’re looking for some general items to give out to their visitors: Razors Shampoo Feminine Products Baby Food Items Diapers (Sizes 3, 4, & 5) Deodorant Toothpaste Tooth brushes Cat & Dog Food Plastic Grocery bags Storage Bags (small, med., large) Canadian Tire Money...

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Mary’s Well

Posted on Feb 27, 2015 in News | 2 comments

In 1995 Mary and Alan Judd (from St. George’s Anglican Church, Crescentwood) returned from an extended visit to Ndoddo in Uganda.  They were in the company of Bishop Lee and his wife Mary.  Mary Judd in particular was concerned by the community’s need for a reliable, year round water supply. We continue to Winnipeg, 2002.  All Martyrs Church Ndoddo is our Ugandan Sister parish.  A delegation visits us, and water for Ndoddo is discussed.  Bishop Matovu’s ”Water is Life’  struck a chord, the wheels of progress slowly began to turn and St. George’s developed enthusiasm for providing a safe, potable and continuous water supply for Ndoddo parish.  After a slow start, the people of All Martyrs responded with a proposal to drill a well into a deep aquifer underlying Ndoddo.  St. George’s raised $24,000 to undertake the work.  The...

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Australian Bishop Visits Pembina Hills Parishes

Posted on Feb 27, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Australian Bishop Visits Pembina Hills Parishes

Submitted by Joanne Harris The Right Rev. Dr. Peter Stuart, from the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, recently spent a weekend in the Pembina Hills Parishes. He is visiting North America to learn how Anglicans here are carrying out Local Collaborative Ministry (LCM). LCM involves members of congregations volunteering their time and talents to provide the services normally performed by paid clergy. This is a work in progress that began locally in the 1990s. A similar program is developing in Australia. Bishop Peter was hosted on Friday by the Rev. Bill Blackburn and the Rev. Deacon Mona Blackburn in Pilot Mound. On Saturday morning he joined the Pembina Hills ministry team at a workshop in St. John’s church. The ministry team’s mentor, Rev. Canon Norman Collier led the three new ministerial candidates, Al Thorleifson, Martin Allen...

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Bill C-641 Call to Action

Posted on Feb 19, 2015 in News | 1 comment

Our national Indigenous Bishop, Mark MacDonald, calls you to action with Bill C-641, a private bill to ensure that Canadian laws are consistent with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The bill was drafted by MP Romeo Saganash, who was part of the negotiations with the UN when the Declaration was being created. View the attached PDF for more details about Romeo and the bill itself, as well as a form for collecting signatures in support of the bill. C-641 Call to Action...

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A Statement from the Primate on the Supreme Court’s Decision on Physician-Assisted Dying

Posted on Feb 16, 2015 in News | Comments Off on A Statement from the Primate on the Supreme Court’s Decision on Physician-Assisted Dying

February 10, 2015 The recent ruling of the Supreme Court of Canada, striking down the long held ban on physician-assisted dying is cause for celebration among many Canadians and cause for great concern among many others. For those who have long advocated for a person’s right, in the face of immense and intolerable suffering, to end their life with medical assistance the ruling is a victory. For those who hold to the conviction that our life is something larger than any individual person’s “ownership” of it, and is not simply ours to “discard” the ruling is deeply troubling. Whatever one’s perspective, serious attention needs to be given to the court ruling’s intent and application. While enabling legislation may not be imminent, we know consideration of any new laws will be a matter of intense public interest and debate within...

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Anglican Foundation Grant for the Centre for Christian Studies

Posted on Feb 13, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Anglican Foundation Grant for the Centre for Christian Studies


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Looking for Emerging Artists

Posted on Feb 7, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Looking for Emerging Artists

Are you a new or emerging artist? We are inviting you to participate in the annual spring Emerging Artists Exhibition and Sale at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 755 Elm St at Grant Ave, Winnipeg, MB. St. Peter’s is pleased to host another public showcase of emerging artists’ work, Friday April 24, through Sunday April 26, 2015. Last year’s participants enjoyed being part of a multi-media exhibition that focused on new and emerging artists. The collegial atmosphere allowed them to share information, techniques and sales tips, making this is a great networking event in addition to the opportunity to show and sell their work. If you would like to participate in this event, and we hope you do, you can find information on our website or by calling the church office at...

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Walking through Lent with Mark

Posted on Feb 2, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Walking through Lent with Mark

Looking for a short devotional to take you through Lent on the days between Sundays? The Diocese of Niagara has put together a series of short reflections on the Gospel of Mark, intended for daily reflection, beginning with Ash Wednesday. You can download the full set of reflections...

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Council of the North Lenten

Posted on Jan 30, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Council of the North Lenten


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