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Services

Upcoming weeks at St. Margaret's

Evening Prayer: Saturday, February 23, 5 p.m.

Landon Erb preaching

First reading: Genesis 45:3-11,15
Second reading: 1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50
Gospel: Luke 6:27-38

Morning Prayer: Sunday, February 24, 10:30 a.m.

Landon Erb preaching

First reading: Genesis 45:3-11,15
Second reading: 1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50
Gospel: Luke 6:27-38

Holy Eucharist: Sunday, February 24, 7 p.m.

David Widdicombe preaching

First reading: Genesis 45:3-11,15
Second reading: 1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50
Gospel: Luke 6:27-38

Holy Eucharist: Saturday, March 2, 5 p.m.

First reading: Jeremiah 17:5-10
Second reading: 1 Corinthians 15:12-20
Gospel: Luke 9:28-36, [37-43a]

Holy Eucharist: Sunday, March 3, 10:30 a.m.

Landon Erb preaching

First reading: Jeremiah 17:5-10
Second reading: 1 Corinthians 15:12-20
Gospel: Luke 9:28-36, [37-43a]

Evening Prayer: Sunday, March 3, 7 p.m.

Landon Erb preaching

First reading: Jeremiah 17:5-10
Second reading: 1 Corinthians 15:12-20
Gospel: Luke 9:28-36, [37-43a]

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St Margaret's Anglican Church

160 Ethelbert Street

204 774 9533

office@saintmargarets.ca

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Coming up

Lectures and Events

While planning your upcoming weekends, keep in mind that David Widdicombe will be preaching a three-part sermon series, collectively titled "Land, Animals, and Humans: Notes for Preaching on the Weather"

The three sermons are themselves titled:

  • The Silence of Animals (February 10)

  • On the Land (February 17)

  • About Humans (February 25)

All will take place during the Sunday evening services, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

St. Margaret’s is hosting our annual After Sundown ball in support of Pioneer Camp Manitoba! On February 23rd, we will meet at St. George’s Anglican (168 Wilton) from 8 - 12 for an evening of dancing and fellowship. Please buy your tickets ($15/adult, $5/child) in advance, either after a Sunday morning service or at the office - alternatively, call or email the office to reserve yours.

Mark your calendars for what is sure to be an incredible event! The Vicar of Baghdad (Canon Andrew White) will be in Winnipeg from March 23 - 25 and will be speaking at St. Margaret's (details to come). Andrew White was the vicar of St George's Church in Baghdad, the only Anglican church in Iraq. Check out the following link from VICE for more information about the Vicar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnLzdakPXYY.

ONE

The Gospel According to Mark

Group members will read Mark carefully, tracking the story being told about Jesus and the kingdom of God, the characters and their characterizations, movement from place-to-place, theological ideas, ironies, surprises, and the persuasive power of the text.

Roy Jeal (jeal@mymts.net)

Time: Tuesdays, 7:30 pm

Location: 802-99 Wellington Cres.

TWO

Praying the Anglican Rosary

We will learn what exactly an Anglican rosary is, how to make one, how to use one. This is a beautiful spiritual practice which brings order and peace to prayer life. Materials will be supplied for a small fee.

Karen Bender (benderender3@gmail.com)

Time: Fridays, 7:00 pm

Location: 1125 Corydon

THREE

Around the Table I

Bring the kids! This potluck supper group is about building community and getting closer to God. The group will give your family ways to connect with God and each other as we read the Bible and pray together Around the Table. After supper, there will be activities for the children while the adults clean-up.

Everyone is welcome.

Tracy Curle (tracy@saintmargarets.ca)

Time: Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30 pm

Location: St. Margaret’s, Multipurpose Room

FOUR

Around the Table II

Join us for a potluck followed by a rousing game of Biblical Search (Sunday School Edition), a 3000 question Bible trivia game for all ages. With questions ranging from easy to expert there we will all learn some of the classic stories and lesser-known facts. We will finish our time together with song and prayer. All ages welcome. Allergy sufferers and animal lovers note: we have two cats and a rabbit.

Kira Rowat (krowat@gmail.com), Stu Taylor

Time: Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 pm

Location:  59 Kingston Row

FIVE

Meet and Write

If you are looking for a designated time and quiet space to do your own personal writing, come join the group. Coffee and tea will be available. Allergy warning: we have a cat and dog.

Karen Nast-Kolb (karen.nastkolb@gmail.com;   

204-783-7807)

Time: Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 pm

Location: 484 Newman Street

SIX

Men’s Ministry

Saturday, March 16th, 7:00pm in the church basement

An evening playing crokinole. We encourage, women, men and families to come to the church and enjoy an evening of crokinole. As an added incentive, there will be tea, coffee and treats to eat.

Saturday, April 13th, 9:00am, Will Rew’s home, 33 Holdsworth Ave.

Breakfast cooked by the Men’s Ministry organizing team. Rebecca Widdicombe will be our guest speaker, talking about our children and youth’s spiritual formation

Sunday, April 14th, 6:00pm at Stony Mountain Institute

We will be worshiping with the inmates, in the inmate chapel. Dwayne Cole who attends St Margaret’s, works at Stony Mountain, and will provide us with orientation, supervision and assistance. This will surely be an event you will remember for the rest of your life.

Allan McPhaden: 204-588-4662

Tom Kolesnik: 204-612-9266

Will Rew: 204-794-6047

Philip Blain: 204-290-5171

Nathan Rempel: 431-556-9404

SEVEN

Privilege and Persecution

This study builds on the experience of the annual letter-writing event at St. Margaret’s. Over 100 million Christians worldwide endure some type of persecution each year (Source: Open Doors International). We will take a closer look at this growing trend and see how we can be supportive of our church family and learn from their courage and commitment. We’ll make it lunch – I’ll bring the soup, you bring a sandwich.

Bruce Hildebrand (photographer.bruce@gmail.com;

204-475-1618)

Time: Sundays, after 10:30 am service

Location: Saint Margaret’s, Multipurpose room

EIGHT

Spiritual Parenting

It’s hard enough to train kids to behave, but good behaviour isn’t what Jesus calls for in the Bible. He wants hearts and souls that are shaped in vibrant faith and love toward God and others. How can parents cultivate this in their children? Spiritual Parenting is a six-part video series that empowers parents to be the primary nurturers of their children’s faith and teaches them how to create a home environment God can use to work in their children’s lives. Come learn how you can create space for God in your everyday family life.

(Note:  If you are interested in this topic but cannot attend this time please let Sarah know your preferred day or time.)

Sarah MacDougall (smacdougall@mymts.net)

Time: Mondays, 6:30-8:30 pm

Location: St. Margaret’s, Multipurpose Room


NINE

Bible Study: Romans 9-16

Our Study Guide will be Paul for Everyone by N.T. (Tom) Wright, Romans, Chapters 9-16. N.T. Wright is one of the world’s leading Bible scholars and was, until recently, the Bishop of Durham, England. He has taught New Testament Studies at Cambridge, McGill and Oxford Universities.

Important Note: Last year the group studied Romans, Chapters 1-8. Please feel free to join this group even though you may not have been part of last year’s group. In our first session we will review some of the highlights from the first 8 chapters of Romans.

Mark Trumper (markandshirley@shaw.ca)

Time: Sundays, 4:00-5:30 pm

Location: Saint Margaret’s, Multipurpose Room

TEN

Games For The Soul

This Lent, recapture the value of not taking life too seriously, by practising mindful playfulness. Sharing together virtually via email, we’ll explore our experiences of enacting ideas from Games for the Soul by Drew Leder, which offers simple, fun and creative mental games embodying spiritual disciplines such as forgiveness, generosity, and gratitude. This group may be the group for you if you’d like to be a child in our Father’s presence, see God in the everyday world around us, or need to lighten up and de-stress your practice of spiritual disciplines. (Published in 1998, Leder’s book is readily available from various Amazon websites.)

Donna Royer (royer.donna@gmail.com)

ELEVEN

Youth Confirmation Classes

This class is for youth grades 8+ who wish to be baptized or confirmed, or who want to think more about their faith as they grow into young adulthood. Through lessons, games, discussion and journaling, we’ll explore the theology behind the Creed together.

Rebecca Widdicombe (rlwiddicombe@saintmargarets.ca)

Time: Thursdays, 7:30-9:00 pm, and a few other dates

Location: St. Margaret’s, Lower office

TWELVE
Adult Confirmation Classes

This is a group intended for those considering baptism, confirmation, or anyone interested in exploring Christian theology and the history of Anglicanism. The group will cover a variety of topics including, but not limited to, basic Christian doctrine, Anglican history and worship in the Anglican tradition.

Landon Erb (landon@saintmargarets.ca; 204-990-4525)

Time: Saturdays 3:00-4:30 pm

Location: St. Margaret’s, Lower Office

THIRTEEN

The Art of Care

Suffering and illness bring challenges to close relationships and it is hard to manage all the complexities. In the concentric circles of suffering, illness or tragedy can place one person at the centre of the suffering, with relatives and friends in the periphery to various degrees. One article advises that we should always bring our own stresses, hurts, and issues to those farther away from the centre of the circle, and never “dump in” upon anyone closer to or at the centre of the suffering. Care and support should always flow in, toward the centre of the circle of suffering. Does this “Ring Theory” cover it? Does “Comfort In, Dump Out” provide a model for balancing self-care in difficult times? This group will form an intimate circle of trust and mutual support for prayer, scripture reading, and discussion of the LA Times article, “How Not to Say the Wrong Thing,” by Susan Silk and Barry Goldman.

Karen Bowler (bowlerkaren1@gmail.com)

Time: Wednesdays, 7:00 pm

Location: 694 Ashburn St.

FOURTEEN

Getting the Lay of the Land: Towards a Christian Ecology

The idea that Christianity has nothing to say about our current ecological crisis, or worse, is the cause of it, is widespread. This group will begin by looking at the origin of that argument in the famous essay by Lynn White Jr., “The Historic Roots of Our Ecologic Crisis” and find that, even according to White, the church might have something to say about ecology after all. We will then proceed to think theologically around some of the major loci of our current ecological debates, acknowledging places where Christians of good will can agree or disagree, and always looking for ways in which the church’s witness may have things to contribute to addressing ecological issues.

Ryan Turnbull (ryankturnbull@gmail.com)

Time: Thursdays, 7:30 pm

Location: 440 Spence St.

FIFTEEN

“If I have sinned, what have I done to you, O Watcher of Men?” Reading the Book of Job

Join in a study of the book of Job, touching on such issues as the history and poetry of the book, the theology of Job and his friends, Job’s rebellious heterodoxy, God’s response, theodicies, and more.

Lorne Barber (lorne.barber@icloud.com)

Time: Tuesdays, 7:30 pm

Location: 235 Barker Blvd.

SIXTEEN

Discussing Depression

C.S. Lewis said that “Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear.” Talking about depression doesn’t make the problem go away, but sharing the burden with others can help make it more bearable. This group will offer a place to gather and talk about living with chronic depression, and will include discussion and sharing, readings from Kathleen Norris, Matt Haig, Henri Nouwen and others, presentations from special guests, and prayer.

Kurt Armstrong (mystrongarm@hotmail.com)

Time: Thursdays, 7:00-8:30pm

Location: 80 Furby St.

SEVENTEEN

Youth Art Group

In this Lent group we will be exploring different mediums and techniques in the process of creating art, as well as using spiritual prompts to inspire our work. Each week we will explore a new topic, and create a new beautiful piece. Snacks and supplies will be provided.

For ages 12-17. Maximum 7 participants.

Molly Armstrong (mollyfied@hotmail.com)

Faith Dainio (nerpthefirst7@gmail.com)

Time: Sundays, 2:00-4:00 pm

Location: 80 Furby St.

EIGHTEEN

Stewardship is Not About Money

The biblical role of a steward is to nurture God’s garden and cherish His people. Money? Well yeah, we’ll need some of that too. But first, we’ll examine the national Anglican Church’s workbooks designed to restore a more expansive stewardship and rescue it from the image of a cash grab.

Gary Russell (gwrussell.com@gmail.com; 204-430-6429)

Time: Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm

Location: Saint Margaret’s, Multipurpose Room

NINETEEN

Shakespeare, Love, and Redemption

We’ll look a selection of Shakespeare’s plays and talk about how beautiful things happen. How does Shakespeare frame love as a mystery, more than desire, more than a duty? How does self-sacrifice inspire redemption that is bigger than justice? Over a glass of wine, we’ll listen to what Shakespeare has to say to us about these things, and learn something new from how he says it.

Marilyn Simon (mersimon@gmail.com), Rick Derksen

Time: Sundays, 7:00-9:00 pm

Location: 346 Beaverbrook St.

 

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Children and Youth

St. Margaret’s offers Christian education on Sunday mornings for children ages 0-11, as well as weekly programming for Youth grades 7 - 12, and year-round events and support for families.

If you would like to receive more information on Children & Youth Ministry, please email our Children & Youth Program Coordinator, Rebecca Widdicombe, at rlwiddicombe@saintmargarets.ca.

Parents Group, Thursdays 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

The St. Margaret’s Parents Group meets October – May and offers parents a morning of rest & rejuvenation. Parents gather for coffee and discussion while children are cared for in the Nursery by a team of volunteers. All are welcome!

Youth Group, Fridays 7 – 9 p.m.

The Youth Group is a safe, welcoming and fun-filled space for teens – a community rooted in God’s love, where youth receive encouragement, friendship and support as they journey toward adulthood. We welcome youth from all backgrounds to discover and engage with the Christian faith.

We meet Friday evenings to wind down and relax after the school week with games, activities and plain old hanging out. Some Friday night activities include movie nights, music-sharing sessions, laser tag, and an Art Night at the Great Blue Art Studio. In February we head out of town for a weekend-long Youth Retreat.

10:30 a.m. Sunday Service

Ages 0 – 4, Nursery: Children gather for a song, Bible story, and prayer before engaging in play. We provide a healthy nut-free snack each week. Parents are welcome to stay with their children or join worship upstairs.

Ages 4 – 6, Young Children in Worship: Inspired by the Montessori method, the Young Children in Worship program invites children to experience the wonder and mystery of God through a unique storytelling format and multi-sensory materials. The Children in Worship space is set up as a beautiful, sacred and special place where children can encounter God through stillness, prayer, and play.

Ages 7-9: This class is all about engagement! Children hear the Bible through interactive storytelling and activities. Each class has a prayer time where children are encouraged to pray with their own words as well as through the words of Psalm 23, which they learn together.  This is a fun place to spend time with other kids getting to know God and one another.

Ages 10 & 11: In this class children take the Bible into their own hands... literally!  With Bibles on their laps, each child is encouraged to read and discuss the Gospel reading for the day. We talk about who Jesus is and let his words lead us into fascinating conversations. Children are encouraged to share their questions and ideas. Together this class learns to write and pray the Prayers of the Church.

Grades 7 – 12, Youth: On Sunday mornings we gather during the service for an informal and engaging Bible study. We often watch short video clips, wrestle with difficult questions and share stories from our own lives.