9:00 am – Traditional (Book of Common Prayer)
10:30 am – Contemporary (Book of Alternative Services)
Gardeners are hoping for an early Spring this year, but really who isn’t? And an early spring would be appropriate given how early Lent started this year. The 40 days of spiritual preparation for the celebration of Christ’s resurrection at Easter, know as Lent, actually gets its name from the Old English word for ‘Spring’. Lent is Spring, and like the gardeners and farmers looking forward to preparing the earth and planting new crops, Lent is given to us to focus on the spiritual preparations that make new spiritual growth and fruitfulness possible in our lives.
In the Luke 13:6-9 Jesus tells the story of a gardener desperately trying to help an unproductive fig tree bear fruit. The gardener asks the owner of the tree to give both him and the tree more time to make the tree fruitful. One lesson from this story may be that time is an essential ingredient for any kind of growth, including spiritual growth. But as we’ll see when we look at the larger context of this story on Sunday, spiritual productivity takes more than just time. Ultimately it takes the sort of resources which only God can provide, and which I look forward to exploring with you more on Sunday.
In the meantime, however, I pray that during this Lent we are all given time, and that we take the time given to us to bear spiritual fruit. For some examples of what that kind of fruit might include, look up Galatians 5:22-23.
The Rev. David Turner
Rector of the Anglican Parish of Hampton
Pray-On-The-Way: Weekday Reflections for Lent
Monday through Thursday Mornings: 8:45-9am
Tuesdays Evenings: 7-7:15pm
Dessert, Video & Discussion
The first session begins this Friday at 6:30 pm at the home of Betty Kennett.
Please RSVP to Rev. David if you are planning to attend.
We are seeking …
CHILDREN AND YOUTH MINISTRY COORDINATOR (PART TIME POSITION)
Deadline to apply is April 30.
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
The World Day of Prayer for the Hampton Area is being co-hosted this year by the two Anglican Churches in Central Kings—Church of the Ascension and Christ Church. This year’s service, written by the Women of Cuba, will be held in Bloomfield, March 4, 2016 at 2 pm. The theme is “Receive Children Receive Me.” We hope to see many from various denominations in
Please join us for this day of prayer and fellowship.
A GREAT YEAR
The ACW were so pleased when we finished 2015, closed our books and met all our obligations. We paid our Diocesan Administration Fund, Social Action, Extra Cent a Day, and Our Fair Share Funds. We donated to The Divinity Scholarship, Camp Medley, Camp Brookwood, Paul Jeffries Stipend, Council of the North, Threshhold Ministries and the Foundation For Life. Since the ACW is a Mission Group, these are part of our obligation.
Along with all these donations, we were able to donate locally to the Food Bank, Saint Paul’s Church and Safe Harbour. The Diocesan ACW own the Farraline Home and we gave a substantial donation to the home.
We are a small group and are limited in our fund raising. However, we try to disperse our funds in a fair way. We want to thank all those who helped us and supported us to know our funds were put to good use. We also collected articles for the Seamen’s Mission and Coverdale House as well as used stamps for the purchase of Bibles in Missions.
St. Paul’s ACW
Curl for Cancer Hampton
Saturday March 12
Hampton St Paul’s has team participating. The team members include:
St. Paul’s will be present during the day to help with Curl for Cancer. We are planning to provide lunch for the curlers. Anyone who has some time and would like to volunteer please contact Alice 832-2627.
For more information – Curl for Cancer Registration Form Hampton 2016
We want to welcome our 2016 Vestry Members.
- Pat Hanratty – Warden
- Clarence Miller – Warden
- Jean Bates
- Joanna DiProse
- Roy Fletcher
- Christian Gowan
- Ernie Keenan
- Barb Langis
- Dawn Lent
- Paul Martin
- Kitty Martin
- Shonaugh Moore
- Myra Stites
Feb 28 -9:00 am (BCP) & 10:30 am service(BAS)
- Feb 28 – 12:30 pm Sun. Afternoon Discussion Group – Tim Horton’s
- Mar 1 – 7:00 pm Pray on the Way: Reflections for lent
- Mar 2 – 12:30 pm High school lunch (Parish of Upham)
- Mar 2 – 6:30 pm Praise Team Rehearsal
- Mar 3 – 8:30am Baking at Hampton Middle School – Donna Leonard
- Mar 3 – 7:00 pm Youth Leader Coffeehouse
- Mar 4 – 200 pm World Day of Prayer (Christ Church Bloomfield)
- Mar 4 – 6:30 pm Dessert, Video & Discussion
- Mar 5 – 8:30 am Holy Joe’s
Mar 6 – 9:00 am (BAS) & 10:30 am service (BAS)
- Mar 6 – 12:30 pm Sun. Afternoon Discussion Group – Tim Horton’s
- Mar 8 – 7:00 pm Community Garden Exec. meeting
- Mar 8 – 7:00 pm Pray on the Way: Reflections for lent
- Mar 9 – 12:00 pm ACW
- Mar 9 – 6:30 pm Praise Team Rehearsal
- Mar 11 – 6:30 pm Dessert, Video & Discussion
Mar 13 – 9:00 am (BCP) & 10:30 am service(BAS)
- Mar 13 – 12:30 pm Sun. Afternoon Discussion Group – Tim Horton’s
- Mar 15 – 7:00 pm Pray on the Way: Reflections for lent
- Mar 15 – 7:00 pm Prepare meals at the Middle School
- Mar 16 – 12:30 pm Pancakes for High school (St Paul’s)
- Mar 16 – 6:30 pm Praise Team Rehearsal
- Mar 17 – 8:30am Baking at Hampton Middle School – Myra Stites
- Mar 18 – 6:30 pm Dessert, Video & Discussion
Mar 20 – 9:00 am (BCP) & 10:30 am service(BAS) – Palm Sunday
- Mar 20 -12:30 pm Sun. Afternoon Discussion Group – Tim Horton’s
- Mar 22 – 7:00 pm Pray on the Way: Reflections for lent
- Mar 22 – 7:30 pm Vestry Meeting
- Mar 23 – 6:30 pm Praise Team Rehearsal
- Mar 24 – 8:30am Baking at Hampton Middle School – Heather Miller
Mar 24 – 7:00 pm Maundy Thursday service
Mar 25 – 10:00 am Good Friday service
Mar 27 – 9:00 am (BCP) & 10:30 am service(BAS) Easter Sunday
- Mar 30 – 6:30 pm Praise Team Rehearsal
- Mar 24 – 8:30am Baking at Hampton Middle School – Danielle Wilson
Apr 3 – 9:00 am (BAS) & 10:30 am service(BAS)
- Apr 3 – 8:30 am Holy Joe’s
- Apr 6 – 12:30 pm High school Lunch (Parish of Upham)
- Apr 6 – 6:30 pm Praise Team Rehearsal
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Janice Kelly/Joanna DiProse