Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Cathedral College

For those of you who are interested in continuing education this year, the All Saints Cathedral College is offering some interesting classes.  You have the option of taking them for credit or non-credit.  Most people forego the for-credit assignments and come to learn some interesting things about our faith!

  • Introduction to the Old Testament
The Very Rev. Neil Gordon
Wednesday evenings, September 12 to April 10
Location: Concordia College
Cost: $75 (to be paid at first lecture)
  • PAUL – Apostle to the Gentiles, and a Man of Letters
The Rev. Canon Gwen Bright
Saturday afternoons, January 19, 26 and February 2, 9 and 16, 2013
Location: Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 10037-84 Avenue, Edmonton
Cost: $75 (to be paid at first lecture)
  • Discovering New Insights into the Love of God: Rethinking Christian Faith in the 20th Century
The Rev. Stephen London
Note: this is a two-part (fall and spring) course
Fall: Saturday afternoons, November 10 to December 8
Spring dates and location: TBA
  • The Church After Christianity
Dr. Stephen Martin, the Rev. Scott Sharman and the Rev. Dr. Myron Penner, plus respondents and moderators from the Diocese of Edmonton and All Saints’ Cathedral College
Thursday evenings, October 25, November 1, 8 and 15
Cost: a free-will donation is encouraged to help offset costs

To register for the above courses, please call All Saints’ Cathedral College: 780-429-6379. For more information about the cathedral college, visit:www.allsaintscathedralcollege.comCourse descriptions 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Highlights from the Diocese

Here are some pieces of note from this week's Synod Scene.  The diocese wants your opinion in this survey, and the document attached to it details some of the exciting initiatives that have been going on in our wider community.

“Rich Inheritance – Fresh Future” Case for SupportAs a Diocese we continue to respond to God’s call to renew and revitalize our vision for the ministry and mission of our church. This vision leads us forward to new possibilities that require the engagement of each Anglican in every community of the diocese.

Over the last four years, we have put into action our mission to: “Proclaim the Gospel, Make Disciples and Further the Kingdom.” As a result, many good things have been happening here. Much of our work has focused on better equipping leaders in the church – clergy and lay - to meet the challenges of a new age. Results from our early initiatives have been encouraging and these ministries require continued funding. 

We need to engage parishioners across the diocese in the second phase of a Planning and Feasibility study process to determine our potential to raise $7.5 million, over five years, in support of our ground-breaking ministry initiatives, local parishes, and the national church.

This part of the study will gather information and opinions from clergy and parishioners. We invite you to review the “Rich Inheritance – Fresh Future” study and complete an online survey at: Please share your opinions with us!

For university students:
Worship Room Live: Anglican Student Ministries will kick off the fall semester with a “Worship Room Live” concert, BBQ and outdoor eucharist on September 9th, at St. George’s, 11733-87th Ave., Edmonton. More information online, or contact University Chaplain the Rev. Sue Oliver Martin at: gikhyi@gmail.comPoster attached.

For the family:
Fringing at Holy Trinity: A record number of 75 Fringe performances are being held at Holy Trinity in Old Strathcona, until Sunday, August 26.

The theatre schedule for 2012 brings seven exciting productions, including two of the best children’s matinees in town, in three fabulous venues. To view the performance schedule, visit: www.holytrinity.ab.caKompany Family Theatre Info Sheet

In addition to theatrical offerings, the parish will offer the interactive chart-art creation (On the Fringe of Heaven), Fr. Chris’ Lemonade and Prayer Stand and the Green Room Tea Room (open daily, except Sunday, between 1 and 5 pm) which boasts the “best scones in Edmonton”!

Would you like to receive the Synod Scene every week?  Send an e-mail to

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Pancakes! Pancakes!

Our annual free pancake breakfast is this morning from 9:00 to 11:00.  The batter is mixed, the sausages are sizzling and it looks like the weather will hold!  Come on out.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Summer Time Change

We are moving to our summer time change for worship services. During the summer we will have only one service on Sunday mornings at 10am. Everyone is most welcome!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Blessed Easter to All!

Alleluia! The Lord is Risen!
           The Lord is Risen Indeed! Alleluia!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Holy Week Services

Sunday, April 1
Palm Sunday 9am & 11am
(This service celebrates the day that Jesus rode into the city of Jerusalem and was proclaimed by the people. It begins as a joyful service with palms and singing as we process around the church, but it turns ominous as we come to see that the same people who celebrated Jesus turn against him and call for his crucifixion. The three highlights of this service are the procession around the church, the reading of the entire passion narrative and the leaving the church in silence.)

Wednesday, April 4
Tenebrae 7pm
(This is a sparse service of the reading of the psalms and lesson. And in fact it is the sparse nature of the service that makes it so attractive. Through the psalms we look in great detail at God’ s plan for redemption and our human response. We also enact symbolically Jesus’ going down into darkness.)

Thursday, April 5
Agape Meal 5:30pm
(Join us before the service for a simple Agape Meal. The word Agape means love and it refers to the love feasts of the early Christians. It is a time of fellowship and prayer as we begin the central part of Holy Week.)

Maundy Thursday Service 7pm
(This is a powerful service. We commemorate the first Eucharist, the washing of the disciples’ feet and the betrayal of Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane. The highlights of this service are the washing of feet, the chanting of Psalm 22 and the deeply moving stripping of the altar.)

Vigil at Gethsemane All Night Long
(Jesus asked his disciples in the garden if they could just watch with him for one hour. Over the night we try to honour that request by sitting with Jesus for an hour. We overlap the watches so that there is someone in the church throughout the entire night. Many people find this a moving time of prayer and silence. You can pray in silence, write in a journal, follow the devotional materials provided, study Holy Scripture or do your own devotionals. Whatever you choose to do, I think that you will find it a powerful experience.)

Friday, April 6
Good Friday Liturgy 10am
(This service is the liturgical reflection on the death of our Lord Jesus on the cross and the burden of sin that he bore. It is a stark service and opens us up to the depths of God’s love for us. The service is designed to make us look deeply within ourselves to look at our own sins and failings and where we profoundly need the healing of the cross. The highlights of this service are the reading of the passion story according to St. John, the presentation of the wood of the cross and the partaking of the pre-sanctified Sacrament. After this last part there is no more sacramental presence of Jesus in the church and the presence light is extinguished.)

Saturday, April 7
Great Vigil of Easter 7pm
(The death of Jesus is not the end of the story. In fact the whole Christian story is the movement of darkness to light. This service tonight is the most important service that we celebrate all year. This is the celebration of God pouring new life into a dying creation through the awesome Resurrection of Jesus from the dead. The highlights of this service are the lighting of the new flame, the singing of the central hymn of the church, the Exsultet, the renewal of the Baptismal vows and the renewed consecration of Sacrament. It is truly a celebration of joy.)

Sunday, April 8
Feast of Resurrection
Easter Sunday 9am & 11am
(This Sunday morning is the Sunday on which every other Sunday is patterned, because every Sunday celebrates this great and central truth: God pouring life into the world and into all of our lives through the Resurrection of Jesus. The Christian faith is about life, more life and abundance of life. This morning we gather as a family of Christians to celebrate and praise God for all of his goodness. The highlight of this service is the sheer joy of new life.)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Soup and Theology

Our next Soup and Theology is this Wednesday. We are looking at the question of prayer and temperment. The Christian tradition has lots of resourses for prayer, and different ways of loving God. Come find out something about yourself and perhaps a different way to connect with God. We always have great conversations. Come and join us this Wednesday, Feb 29 from 6-7:30. Dinner is $3.