Welcome to St. Margaret's Anglican Church.

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Services

Upcoming weeks at St. Margaret's

Holy Eucharist: Sunday, November 11, 7:00 p.m.

David Widdicombe preaching (see sermon series below)

First reading: Ruth 3:1-5, 4:13-17
Second reading: Hebrews 9:24-28
Gospel: Mark 12:38-44

Holy Eucharist: Saturday, November 17, 5:00 p.m.

First reading: 1 Samuel 1:4-20
Second reading: Hebrews 10:11-25
Gospel: Mark 13:1-8

Holy Eucharist: Sunday, November 18, 10:30 a.m.

Paul Dyck preaching

First reading: 1 Samuel 1:4-20
Second reading: Hebrews 10:11-25
Gospel: Mark 13:1-8

Evening Prayer: Sunday, November 18, 7:00 p.m.

David Widdicombe preaching (see sermon series below)

First reading: 1 Samuel 1:4-20
Second reading: Hebrews 10:11-25
Gospel: Mark 13:1-8

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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

St. Margaret’s is currently hosting a series of talks entitled “Great Books on Thursday Evenings at St. Margaret’s,” through which congregants and ministers will speak on books and literary themes.

The speakers and books are as follows:

November 22: John Brubacher on A Wizard of Earthsea and Seyward Goodhand on The Cuckoo Clock 

Sunday Evening Sermon Series by the Rev. Dr. David Widdicombe

In 1550, during the siege of the city of Magdeburg, Romans 13:3 was foundational for the resistance theory that came to be expressed in The Magdeburg Confession.

The magistrate is an ordinance of God for honor to good works, and a terror to evil works (Rom. 13)… when he begins to be a terror to good works and honor to evil… he who resists such works, does not resist the ordinance of God, but the ordinance of the devil. - The Magdeburg Confession

But alarmed by resurgent authoritarianism and popular misuses of the doctrine of obedience set our in the first two verses, Christians are deleting Romans 13:1-7 from their worship. This is unwise, however,as a stream of anti-totalitarian resistance theory in the 20th century was persuaded that freedom required authority. Chaos, not obedience and the rule of law, was the prelude to tyranny.

Authority implies an obedience in which men retain their freedom… - Hannah Arendt

The Epistle to the Romans offers a running critique of imperial ideology, but in Chapter 13:1-7 Paul sketches a working doctrine of authority and good government over against an apolitical rebellious faith, on the one hand, and a political idolatry demanding unthinking obedience on the other.

November 11th, 7:00 p.m.: Romans 13 in a City Besieged

November 18th, 7:00 p.m.: Hannah Arendt and the Twilight of Authority

November 25th, 7:00 p.m.: Authority and Resistance in Romans 13

 

Recordings

Recorded Sermons and lectures

Sermons

Lectures

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Children and Youth

St. Margaret’s offers Christian education on Sunday mornings for children ages 0-18, 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, Wednesdays 10:00am – 11:30am

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 7pm – 9pm

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.

10:30am 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.

*Note: during the 2017/18 school year, the Sunday morning Youth will meet at 176 Ethelbert.