Reflections by St Martin’s Rector, a Closeup on Cross Training, a four page spread on visits to the Holy Land and a look at why attendance at Vestry matters are among the articles featured in the Winter 2018 edition of The Messenger St Martin’s parish newsletter.
The 2016-2017 Winter Edition of the Messenger will be available in hard copy as of December 18th. It features an important update on where things are at in visioning our church home and may be viewed here.
Download the 2016 Summer Edition of The Messenger (PDF). Included in this edition: First Reading of Motion to Change Marriage Canon Receives Requisite Majority; Update on Revisioning our Church; and, so much more.
Download the April 2016 Edition of The Messenger (PDF)
While I was living with my parents, I recall my mother mentioning that she had met a lady named Alice Wilson, while on a tour of English gardens. Mother enjoyed this lady’s company and would visit her often during the winter months when Alice was living in Hamilton. After my move to Ottawa, my parents… Continue Reading What a small world
Mervyn Sheppard grew up on a farm in North Gower, where he liked to play baseball with his childhood friends, including Lorne Kelly. When Mervyn’s older brother Gordon signed up to join the military as soon as he graduated from high school, Merv felt tremendous pressure to stay on the farm and make his contribution… Continue Reading A man of many nicknames
Pondering parables is the theme for this edition of The Messenger. There are reportedly 46 parables in the New Testament. Parables have figured in artistic depictions from the earliest days of Christianity. Some have been inserted to accompany articles and reflections on favourite parables submitted to the newsletter.
PONDERING PARABLES is the theme for our upcoming newsletter. The Editorial team is inviting written stories that share reflections on your favourite and why it has a special meaning for you. Send your story to email@example.com no later than the week of April 27th.
INSIDE THIS ISSUE . . . REFLECTIONS ON A NIGHT TRAIN CHAPEL SERIES TO START JANUARY 22 GREAT WAY TO START OR END THE DAY TO LOVE OUR NEIGHBOURHOODS THANKFULNESS BEGETS GENEROSITY SERVICE MILESTONE HONOURED PATIENCE AND ROADWAYS COME CELEBRATE SERIES GIFT CAMPAIGN MARKS SECOND ANNIVERSARY SNOWFLAKE BAZAAR 2013 THE WAY OF ST JAMES SEEING… Continue Reading The Messenger – Winter 2013 – Now Available
Seeing Thankfulness in a New Light is the story theme for the upcoming edition of St. Martin’s newsletter. Share your personal story of a time when circumstances at the outset didn’t look like anything you would ever be thankful for having experienced. Submissions of 200 to 300 words handwritten, verbally conveyed or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org… Continue Reading The Messenger: Seeing Thankfulness in a New Light