19th April updated - St Michael and All Angels', Victoria, BC

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Dawna's Message
Parish Notices and Rosters  
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Dawna's Blog 22nd April
The continued greening of our landscape and the vivid blasts of colour that sing out to us of Easter joy make Victoria an amazing place to live into the wonder of this season with its 50 days that stretch between Easter and Pentecost.  Forsythia, daffodils, rhododendrons, camellias and even the dandelions exuberantly express the wonder of new life, of resurrection that we seek to live into.  Each of us, in our own way, with our own gifts is called to give expression to our Easter joy.  For some of us, like the choir, this joy finds expression in beautiful music (like the Vivaldi Gloria).  For others Easter joy might be expressed quietly, behind the scenes.  Each gift significant and affirming of God’s goodness shared with us.  On the 4th Sunday of Easter we celebrate Jesus as the Good Shepherd.  We will sing the 23rd Psalm and lean into phrases that many of us know by heart: “surely goodness and mercy”, “though I walk through the valley of the shadow”, “he prepares a banquet”, “my cup overflows”.  May the light and love of God continue to scamper like a newborn lamb across our lives and our liturgy.
 Come and Enjoy!
 “Nature Matters

 Thursday, 10th May
 6:30-8:30 PM in Littler Hall
 
 
“Look deep into nature then you will understand everything better.”
 Albert Einstein
 
We are so fortunate to live in a part of the world where we are surrounded by nature’s beauty. Scott Mair, an environmental educator, will guide us through the sensory experience of our world.
 
Following Scott’s presentation, and just in time for Mothers’ Day, gardening expert, Pamela Greenthumbs will help us create a patio planter filled with edible plants to take home and enjoy.
 
 
There are 30 places available for this session,
places are filing up quickly!
 
Phone Catie at 250-479-0540 to book a place.
 
Vivaldi’s Gloria for Easter
 
 
Our worship is shaped by the movement of the liturgical year. In Lent, we adopt a more penitential tone and put away the singing of the Gloria and then celebrate its return with gusto on Easter morning. The Gloria begins with the words from Luke 2:14, 'Glory to God in the highest and peace to His people on earth'.
 
The rest of the 'Gloria' though it makes reference to Scriptural text and is written in scriptural style is written by an unknown author sometime in the 2nd century. (Such 'new' texts have the quaint Latin name 'psalmi idiotici'!)
 
At St. Michael’s we regularly sing the 'Gloria' to a tune composed by the Austrian composer, Franz Schubert, but there are actually hundreds of musical settings of the 'Gloria' to choose from, ranging from mediaeval plainsong settings to contemporary settings by composers such as Rutter.
 
On Sundays during April the choir will be performing different portions of a 'Gloria' setting written in the early 18th century by one of the most famous and influential Italian composers of that time; Antonio Vivaldi.
 
Chances are that you have heard music by Vivaldi, in elevators, or restaurants, or while waiting for your bank to answer your 'valued call'. His music has also been used as soundtracks in the movies 'Shine' and 'The Runaway Train'.
 
Vivaldi's music is quintessentially Italian; simple, direct, colourful, dramatic, emotional and exciting. J.S.Bach was a huge fan and if you are not one already, I'm sure you will be one by the end of April.
 
Vivaldi's setting of the 'Gloria' is longer than Schubert's, so it will be divided and sung throughout Eastertide, with a presentation of the whole work on 19th June 7:30 pm at St. Mike's.
 
 

 
THIS WEEK at St. Michael and All Angel’s 22nd - 28th April
Sunday                9:15 am                 Choir Practice
Wednesday         10:00 am                Quiet Meditation & Study Group
Thursday            10:30 am                 Mobility Class
Notices
  • Outreach Campaign: Our Annual Meeting approved a new approach for supporting Outreach funding this year. Six Outreach Campaigns will be held through the course of the year each spanning four to six weeks. Our first campaign this year is to support the work of PWRDF. Please use the envelope included in your Pew Leaflet to contribute as you are able. This campaign will run until 20th May.
  • Gardening Group: We will meet Tuesday 24th April from 9 am-noon. We always have a mid- morning break and good fellowship. We hope to see lots of helpers!!!
  • Concert: The Choir will be performing Vivaldi’s Gloria on Tuesday, 19th June 7:30 pm here at St. Mike’s. Admission by donation.
  • Plant and Garden Sale: is on 5th May. Please start gathering your donations of garden supplies, tools, ceramic pots etc. now and drop them off on the hall stage or the covered porch of the upper hall. Please limit recyclable pots. For info. contact Lenore English at 250 479-5613 or englishres@shaw.ca
  • Coffee Fellowship: Our regular coffee fellowships have become very popular and well-attended. If you are able to take a turn hosting coffee fellowship after one of the Sunday services, please sign up on the rota at the back of the church. If you are unable to actually do the hosting, a small donation to fund the food and coffee would be welcome, or a gift of cookies, cheese, fruit etc. Shop baked goodies are perfectly acceptable. Please see the coordinator Ellen Goddard, if you have questions. Thank you.
  • Recycling: Please remember to recycle your drink containers in the designated box outside the church office. This year we raised $930.00 for a bursary at Camosun College.
  • Faith in Action: Our brothers and sisters of St. John the Divine are running a Food Bank. The need has been so great, that they have appealed to all the Parishes to help with donations and time. Please put items in our Food Bank box at the back of the church for our co-ordinator Stan Willow, to deliver. 100% of any donated funds go to the Food Bank. If you are able to donate time, please contact Peggy Wilmot at 250-383-7169.
  • Thrifty Smile Cards: Please remember to keep using your Thrifty Smile Cards. Monies raised support church projects. If you need a card, they are in the Narthex Post Boxes.
  • Country Grocer Community Sponsorship Programme: If you or your family/friends are Country Grocer shoppers, please save your receipts and place them in the basket at the back of the church.
  • The South Island Centre for Counselling and Training (SICCT) is looking to increase its board membership and would welcome a volunteer in this capacity. This non profit society has excellent, committed and capable staff members including office and counselling positions. A member of this working board would expect a monthly meeting and further involvement as one's time permits. Please contact parishioner Sally Tuckey at 250 658 8149or sgtuckey100@gmail.com for more information.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Greeters

Guards

8:30 am (every week) - Bob Barclay


10:30

22nd April   A & B Goddard

29th April   L & G English

6th May   D McSween & G Norie

13th May   P & E Goddard

20th May   B & A Goddard

27th May   T & S Willow

8:30 am  (no guards)


10:30 am

22nd April   B Goddard

29th April   G English

6th May   D McSween

13th May   G Herbert

20th May   B Goddard

27th May   S Willow
Date

Readings

8:30 am

10:30 am

Chalice Bearers

Prayers

22nd April
Acts 4:5-12
Psalm 23
1 John 3:16-24
John 10:11-18
J Oberg

B A Martin
Rev Wall
L Bulinckx

L Stanbridge
V Kitching
8:30 am
M Eagle
10:30 am
B Lowery
8:30 am
M Eagle
10:30 am
R Wall
29th April
Acts 8:26-40
Psalm 22:24-30
1 John 4:7-21
John 15:1-8
S Willlow

J Oberg
Rev Wall
E Griffin

C Bullen
B Lowery
8:30 am
M Eagle
10:30 am
N Whysker
8:30 am
M Eagle
10:30 am
A Goddard
6th May
 
Acts 10:44-48
 
Psalm 98
 
1 John 5:1-6
 
John 15:9-17



Rev Wall
E Griffith

B Lowery
N Whysker
8:30 am
M Eagle
10:30 am
M Edgar
8:30 am
M Eagle
10:30 am
A Goddard
13th May
 
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
 
Psalm 1
 
1 John 5:9-13
 
John 17:6-19



Rev Wall
P Luck

L Bulinckx
G Huggill
8:30 am
M Eagle
10:30 am
B Lowery
8:30 am
M Eagle
10:30 am
C Oates-Hill
20th May
 
Ezekiel 37:1-14
 
Psalm 104:25-35, 37b
 
Acts 2:1-21
 
John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15



Rev Wall
J d'Orban

C Bullen
L Hubbard
8:30 am
M Eagle
10:30 am
N Whysker
8:30 am
M Eagle
10:30 am
G Huggill
27th May
 
Isaiah 6:1-8
 
Psalm 29
 
Romans 8:12-17
 
John 3:1-17



Rev Wall
V Kitching

B Peer
G Stone
8:30 am
M Eagle
10:30 am
L Hubbard
8:30 am
M Eagle
10:30 am
J Clement

Archive Pages
To see Parish photos and newsletters, click on this link: http://www.stmikevictoria.ca/Messenger/Messenger-index.html
To listen to listen to Choir Anthems click: http://www.stmikevictoria.ca/Archived%20Anthems.html

Leadership

Rector:  Reverend Dr. Dawna D. Wall
Warden: Lanny Hubbard     Deputy Warden: Stan Willow
Warden: Christine Eschman

Parish Council

Linda Dryden, Margaret Eagle,Gordon English,

Peter Goddard, Helen Love, Gerry Norrie

and Nancy Whysker


If you wish to contact any of the above people, their telephone numbers are in our photo directory which can be found at the back of the church. If you wish to obtain a copy of the photo directory, please call Catie, our church secretary, at 250 479-0540.

 
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