“Jesus is for Everyone”

“Jesus is for Everyone”

Sermon by The Rev. Dr. Brett Cane, Parish of Central Saanich, British Columbia, January 3, 2016
Isaiah 60:1-6; Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12

jesus is for everyoneOpening Prayer:
Heavenly Father, out of your love for the whole world, you sent us your Son, Jesus, to be our Saviour; help us now, by your Holy Spirit, to grasp the truth that Jesus is for everyone, and so embrace a global vision for your Kingdom, to the honour and glory of your name. Amen.

Keep Calm and Carry On © An Advent Devotion

keep calm“Keep Calm and Carry On” is quite a recognizable image seen on posters and tee-shirts these days. “Keep calm”…hmm… “carry on”…ah, yes!

‘PopPop’, my dear father-in-law, said time and again: “now is the time”. And now is the time. Advent is here and Christmas is coming. A holiest of seasons. People have started asking me if I’m ready for Christmas. Am I? I’ve put up one decoration so far and my mailbox is covered with a nativity scene. A Christmas pillow rests on the rocking chair. So, not really what you’d call ready.

However, we can be prepared because the God of Israel who sent his Son to be born in the most humble of conditions showed us His love. He taught us a different way to be ready, to keep calm, to carry on. He showed us through Jesus, born of a virgin in a stable, during a most unsettling time

Pet Photo with Santa

The kind folks at Japan Camera that did the photos at our Blessing of the Animals in August for donations to P.A.T.S. (Pacific Animal Therapy Society) are at it again helping the SPCA. Awesome!!

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The First Annual Prayer Festival

Living Faith ~ Bringing Hope ~ Showing Love

But the greatest of these is love

prayer-flags 3SUNDAY NOVEMBER 29TH at 2:00 – 4:00 pm
7162 West Saanich Road, Brentwood Bay

Sponsored by Friends of St Stephen’s Church &
Shady Creek / Brentwood Bay United Church
(optional donation to Our Place Society)
Discover the amazing and powerful aspects of spirituality and prayer with ‘taster’ sessions of spiritual traditions and those that ‘go deeper’. Explore ‘prayerful activities’, ’mindful meditation’ and ‘spiritual movements’ with our very special guest speakers. You’ll experience different forms and modes of prayer with a gentleness of pace and warm hospitality.

For more information, call Al at 250-658-8840 or email joan@prayerfest.ca
Our website www.prayerfest.ca


A St Stephen’s Heritage Initiative

Peace Day FestivalSt Stephen's - World Peace Day

Sunday September 20th, 2015

2:00 – 4:00 PM

Help Make a Difference!

Please join hands with us and

circle the globe at

The Sidney Band shell at the foot of Beacon Ave

Music and Fun for Young and Old

plus Multi-faith Speakers

For more information please email Eva Townsend

This Event is Hosted by FaithLink