This Sunday, May 17 is the Seventh (and last) Sunday in Easter. We will worship at 10:30.
St. James' Church in downtown Vancouver has asked St. Anselm’s and other outside groups to join them in participating in an important initiative of the Anglican Church of Canada called #22days. Between May 31 and June 21, churches across Canada will ring their bells for each of 1122 indigenous women and girls murdered or missing between 1980 and 2012. The bells will be rung in solidarity with Indigenous peoples in their cry for justice and for a special commission.St. James’ would like us to organize a team to come to their church at set times (maybe two or three times during the 22 days), ringing the bell for approximately 25 times each time. As a way to truly live out our reconciliatory efforts, please prayerfully consider participating. Please let Kate at St. Anselm's office know if you are interested and indicate your preferred time slot: 8:45am, noon, or 4:45pm, most Mondays - Fridays. More at http://22days.ca
On Wednesday another massive 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal. PWRDF continues to respond through the ACT Alliance. The Canadian Government will match all donations received by May 25. More here http://pwrdf.org/2015/pwrdf-providing-relief-after-nepal-earthquake/?
Upcoming EventsWe have changed the date of the May Parish Council to Tuesday May 19 at 7:00 pm.
On Wednesday May 20 from 7 to 9 pm the Neighbourhood Ministry Annual Meeting will be held at St. Anselm's. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Next Sunday, May 24 is Pentecost when Bishop Melissa will join us for worship and be our preacher. It will be an extra special day for St. Anselm’s with an adult baptism and confirmation and re-affirmations of baptismal vows. Robert North will be admitted to the Order of the Diocese of New Westminster. After church we will have a reception for Bishop Melissa. We would love for all to bring sandwiches or finger food to share. Please plan to attend and invite your friends and family to join us—we would like to have full house to welcome her.
Our next Messy Church is Saturday, June 13 from 3:30 to 5:30pm.