Letter form the People’s Warden and Notices

From the People’s Warden… Dear S. Michael and all Angels Parishioners, wherever you may be, It was a privilege for me to be commissioned as People’s Warden last Sunday at the 10:00 am service, along with the elected Vestry (Gail, Carol, Vince, David, Dorothy, Jane and Michael). It is great to have some new people … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar & Notices

From the Vicar… My dearest sisters and brothers, My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me. Jesus uses the imagery of the shepherd often. It is a common and beautiful image for God and his people. Think of Psalm 23, or of Jesus being the Good Shepherd. I am the good … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar & Notices

From the Vicar… My dearest sisters and brothers, Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you. Peter denies Christ three times. The cock crows. This is Peter, who had said to Jesus just hours earlier: ‘Lord, why can I not follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.’ Peter must … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar & Notices

From the Vicar… My dearest sisters and brothers, Do not doubt but believe. Thomas, of all the disciples, shows the most human qualities. He is impulsive, he is forthright. He doubts. He is called the twin, or didymus. Didymus can mean twin, or double-tongued. It can mean being in two minds. It is the idea … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar & Parish Notices

From the Vicar… My dearest sisters and brothers, Alleluia! Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! As the risen Jesus says to Mary: Do not be afraid. Over the coming weeks we will hear how the disciples react to the risen Jesus. But now, it is how you react to the presence of the … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar and Parish Notices

Dearest brothers and sisters, Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord! All the teaching and healings, all the interactions and questions about who Jesus is, what he will do, who it is all for, have all led to this moment. The moment Jesus is seated on the donkey is the … [Read more…]

Letter form the Vicar and Notices

From the Vicar… My dearest brothers and sisters, The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. Of our five senses, our sense of smell is the most underrated. Yet it is one that when we lose it, we really notice. Think about winter when you have a cold. You can’t smell anything, and … [Read more…]

Letter From the Vicar & Notices

From the Vicar… My dearest brothers and sisters, Mothering Sunday, what are its origins in the Church? From The Church of England Each year on the fourth Sunday in Lent, countries around the world celebrate Mothering Sunday. This typically involves lavishing Mums with gifts and attention and celebrating the women who have nurtured us throughout … [Read more…]

Letter From the Vicar and Parish Notices

From the Vicar… My dearest brothers and sisters, From The Spiritual Life in Wartime by Evelyn Underhill. There are, I think, three great characters of the spiritual life which, in a war-swept world, the Christian needs to keep in constant remembrance, seeking by all means in his power to maintain and spread them; and three … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar and Notices

From the Vicar… My dearest brothers and sisters, Jesus…was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. Being removed from all you know, from all the people you would talk to, and all the activities that you would normally do. It is a removal from all … [Read more…]