On the 20th of November we celebrated the Reign of Christ Sunday, giving thanks to God for making us partners in the work of Primate World Relief Fund (PWRDF) . By our immersion and participation in the work of PWRDF we were reminded ,that we are recreating the joyful kingdom of God on earth. By each person's engagement in this compassionate work that extends across Canada and all over the world, we become partners in the sustainable development, emergency relief, refugee settlement and global justice and peace, thus living into our baptismal covenant.
The prayers of Intercessions were written in English to be included in the PWRDF information package. Thanks to the beautiful prayers offered in Hindi ( Edwin) Vietnamese (Thuy), Cantonese (Kin), German (Rosie), and Korean (Jungeun) bringing languages of the world in giving praise to God.. Message from the PWRDF focused on the creation of new world of joy & thanksgiving by engaging prayerfully in small acts of kindness in ones own environment.
As usual,all the dishes for the lunch and the cakes were a gift offering to raise funds for PWRDF from Daniel & I. Thanks to Sam for the most uplifting Organ prelude & postlude as well as the worship music. Thanks to Alex for the many ways that he supported the event as well as to Heather, Edwin, Thuy, Marian, Kin, and Maren who helped with all aspects of the Lunch set up and clean up. Each one of you brought your time and energy to make this a grand success.
Thank you , dear Parish family for joining in the Indian vegetarian lunch & special PWRDF chocolate cake by generously donating to support the work of PWRDF. We exceeded beyond our expectation, by raising $2,070. 00 and still counting.... Thanks be to God.
Shirin Theophilus, St Anselm's PWRDF Representative
these lands upon which we worship as the ancestral, cultural, traditional and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people from time immemorial.