O Come! Let us Adore Him!
Although the Christmas Pageant was part of this service, it is available through a private link and not available here.
The watchword is Love!
Although this was also "Pageant Sunday" when the Christmas Pageant was shown, it is not included here. Please join us Christmas eve at 6:45 p.m. via Zoom to see the Pageant and to join us for a Candlelight Service of Worship, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
We have edited-out the Christmas Pageant, and as a result, there is a 4 minute, 24 second gap which you will have to 'forward arrow' through. The gap begins at 19:10 and ends at 23:34 with the beginning of the Creed. the Pageant also took the place of Gospel and sermon.
Working for peace with justice means moving mountains, filling-in valleys - on a scale that is way beyond human effort. So we ponder the Prophet Isaiah, who 'forth-tells' of a time when the people of God will be re-created. The Gospel writer Mark, picks up the words of Isaiah and applies them to another prophet, John the Baptist, the herald of the Messiah. Know God? Know peace. No God? No peace. Consider these words...
We have had an Advent Wreath since before our children were born. It graces our table and we have remade the wreath itself a couple of times. Our children took turns reading and lighting the candles. Now it is just Joanne and I.
The teaching today includes a video from The Bible Project www.thebibleproject.com - a word study on the Hebrew words used for 'hope'. How does hope differ from optimism? Have a look and consider this!
Including The Service of Investiture of The Order of the Diocese of New Westminster (ODNW)
Christine Goater is our parish's nominee and Gail Revitt is the Bishop's nominee. They will be invested to the Order. Sharon Grove is also a Bishop's nominee and will be invested in her Parish of Holy Trinity, Vancouver. We will read her citation also.
62 years and Counting!
May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord's face shine upon you and be gracious to you. May the Lord give you peace forever.
Keeping the Feast in the Season after Pentecost.
A glorious expression of The Body of Christ.
As we return to in-person worship, we also celebrate Holy Communion - which is our touchstone, 'remembering' Jesus Christ as we are re-membered week to week.
We are currently in Phase ll and await word from our Archbishop Melissa Skelton when we can move to "Phase lll" when we can celebrate Holy Communion. We will keep you up-to-date through this website and you can call the church office, M-Th, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at 604-594-8822.
We are BACK!
Simple things, like greeting one another on Sunday morning at Church and being able to pray together. Like having flowers on the Altar. We are slowly coming back together in a safe and orderly manner with a limit of 50 people. It is so strange to listen to the hymns and songs being sung (pre-recorded) and still not be able to sing!
Thanks to the Bartyuk family for organizing and reading the Scripture this morning!
The full service recording is now ready.
Happy 60th Birthday to St. Cuthbert Church! - Praise God!
Beth has designed a button-blanket (style) wall hanging for the church (see detail in photo) which is patterened after St. Cuthbert's Cross. You can learn more about St. Cuthbert's Cross by visiting the website of Durham Cathedral, the home of The Crypt of St. Cuthbert https://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/heritage/collections/st-cuthbert-treasures.
Find also our recorded service of the first time we have worshipped in-person (in-the-flesh) for 13 weeks. We are planning to layer a Zoom element to our on-line service and there will be more information on this later.
Watch this space also for a slide show of our St. Cuthbert's history.
Come Holy Spirit and renew the face of the earth!
Something new this week. You have the option of viewing the entire service (about 50 minutes) or the readings and sermon (about 20 minutes).
Even though our doors are pesently closed, our hearts are open to the life-giving Holy Trinity. We look forward to the very real possibility of opening our doors to in-person worship. Learn more through clicking on the link.
Come Holy Spirit, our souls inspire!
Talk about diversity! The day of Pentecost was a riot of colour and sounds and praises. Read about it yourself in the Bible - Acts chapter 2. This is exactly what this offering of worship at St. Cuthbert's is. We are glad that you can join us.
Let us Keep the Feast of Easter!
Watch for Barney! For young and old - Barney is our "Continuity Officer" and will show up 4 times throughout the service, in four different places. Send Pastor Paul an email and let me know where and when you spy Barney, named Barnabas, "the son of encouragment" firstname.lastname@example.org Barney is rocking the lockdown 'up-do'.
Do you need shelter in these trying times? Ever forget what day it is or whether you should be at work or emptying the dishwasher at home? You have come to the right place! Jesus offers to shepherd us, protect us and lead us.
This Service of Holy Communion is about 12 minutes long. I encourage you to explore the Durham Cathedral website www.durhamcathedral.co.uk
Link to Youtube.
Lori Riel shares her perspective on God and on life. (17 mins.)
Lori reflects on the life of Elijah at the mouth of the cave and how the image speaks to her life. The text is 1 Kings 19. It's a gripping story.
There will be another Constant Contact email tomorrow on the line up of videos: another meditation on the Last Supper (Maundy Thursday Evening) and Good Friday Stations of the Cross (9 a.m.) and the Ecumencial
Scroll down this page/screen to the place where you see Archbishop Melissa's picture. Click on it. - you will be taken to another page on the website - Then scroll down and click on the video arrow button to begin. Enjoy!