St. Agnes of Rome was a young woman who died for her faith in about the year 304 CE. She is often depicted with a lamb because ‘Agnes’ sounds like the Latin word ‘agnus’ which means lamb. This year our celebration of our patron saint will be low key compared with previous years. We will have muffins and fruit following the 10:15 am service. Please join us!
Painting by Alessandro Varotari
Christmas Eve at 7 pm
In addition to our regular morning services at 8 am and 10:15 am, this Sunday we will also celebrate Christmas Eve at 7 pm. This is a family-friendly service with great carols, candles and Communion. Here is a sneak preview of the bulletin cover illustration made by Katy Dobyns:
Hope to see you there!
Christmas Day service: 10:30 am at St Catherine’s
Our annual joint Anglican/Lutheran Christmas Day service will be hosted by St Catherine’s, 1058 Ridgewood Drive, North Vancouver. Our Curate, the Rev. Sharon Smith, will preach the sermon.
A Seniors’ Moment on January 19
The first Seniors’ Moment lunch of the New Year will be on January 19 (not the 5th as previously reported!). The guest speaker will be social worker Karyn Davies on “Caregiver burnout and Navigating the healthcare system.”
The church office will be closed between Christmas and New Years. Regular office hours resume on Wednesday, January 3.
Fr Stephen will be available for pastoral emergencies at 778 229-8313.
We are introducing some new prayers and songs to celebrate the season of Advent, beginning Sunday, December 3. Click on this week’s newsletter for more news:
Bishop Melissa visited on October 29 to help us celebrate All Saints Day. We remembered all whose ashes are in the Memorial Garden. The garden was recently renewed with a raised flower bed.
Thanks to Wayne Chose for the photos.