18th January 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 21st January

This 3rd Sunday of Epiphany, we continue to explore what it means for each of us to be called by God.  In our reading from the Hebrew scripture, Jonah has resisted God's call, followed God's call and been frustrated by God's call and now is sitting with the complicated news that God's message has been received and followed.  In the gospel reading from Mark, we walk with Jesus along the Sea of Galilee as he processes the news that his cousin, John, has been arrested and as he reaches out to Simon and Andrew to join him in ministry.  We need companions to comfort, challenge, reassure and annoy us on the way.  Certainly, the disciples are able to fit into those categories as they follow Jesus and strive to hear and understand his teaching.

Karoline Lewis, who teaches preaching writes, "Sometimes, I think we forget that being saved by Jesus, to follow Jesus, means that you have others around to save you on a daily basis. To remind you of who you are and who you are called to be. To see you and appreciate you and celebrate you. To tell you how far you have come and where God still needs you to go. To come alongside you so that you realize you are not alone."

When we are exhausted, at our wit's end, it is easy to feel alone and isolated in a complicated world.  Jesus reminds us in his words and and actions that as we walk along the sea of our own present reality, we are to reach out to and call to others on the way.  In Mark's gospel, the plan is made as they go - there is both immediacy and pause as they find their way forward.  For us, too, there are moments in  living our faith that require both a sense of urgency and a moment of silence.  Jesus stands with us in that breach, through the very real and tangible presence of one another, and reminds us that the way forward is forged with faithful friends.  
A big thank you to everyone who made this a success again this year.

St. Michael’s
Christmas 2017
Help Programme

THIS WEEK at St. Michael and All Angel’s 21st - 27th January
Sunday                9:15 am                   Choir Practice
Tuesday              1:30 pm                   Parish Council
Wednesday         10:00 am                 Quiet Meditation & Study Group
  • A.G.M.: The Parish Annual Vestry Meeting will be held on Sunday 18th February, in the Parish Hall following the 10:30 am Service. The meeting will be preceded by a bag lunch (coffee, tea and juice will be provided.) Please plan to attend.
  • Annual Reports: Group leaders are requested to get their budgets and Annual Reports to the Wardens by 1st February. Thank you.
  • 2017 Statements: Annual statements and tax receipts are available at the back of the church.
  • 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.
  • Flower Chart: The new flower chart is at the back of the Church. As Altar Guild is not a fund-raising organization, please fill in the chart to mark your special occasions. Many thanks.
  • Sale Donations: Please place any items for our sales on the stage. Thank you.
  • 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.
  • Stamps & Labels: Please collect your used postage stamps and Campbell’s soup labels (including the UPC code) and place in the box at the back of the Church. Monies raised go to various charities. Thank you.
  • 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.



8:30 am (every week) - Bob Barclay


14th January  G & L English

21st January   S & T Willow

28th January   A & B Goddard

8:30 am  (no guards)

10:30 am

14th January   G Herbert

21st January   S Willow

28th January   B Goddard


8:30 am

10:30 am

Chalice Bearers


14th January
1 Samuel 3:1-10
Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17
1 Corinthians 6:12-20
John 1:43-51
J Oberg

B Martin
Rev Wall
M Yaman

G Roe
B Lowery
8:30 am
M Eagle
10:30 am
J Bullen
8:30 am
M Eagle
10:30 am
L Hubbard
21st January
Jonah 3:1-5, 10
Psalm 62:6-14
1 Corinthians 7:29-31
Mark 1:14-20
J Oberg

B Martin
Rev Wall
P Luck

L English
G English
8:30 am
M Eagle
10:30 am
G Norie
8:30 am
M Eagle
10:30 am
N Whysker
28th January
Deuteronomy 18:15-20
Psalm 111
1 Corinthians 8:1-13
Mark 1:21-28
J Oberg

B Martin
Rev Wall
E Griffin

R Taylor
N McEvoy
8:30 am
M Eagle
10:30 am
N Whysker
8:30 am
M Eagle
10:30 am
A Goddard
4th February
Isaiah 40:21-31
Psalm 147:1-12,21c
1 Corinthians 9:16-23
Mark 1:29-39

11th February
2 Kings 2:1-12
Psalm 50:1-6
2 Corinthians 4:3-6
Mark 9:2-9

18th February
Genesis 9:8-17
Psalm 25:1-9
Peter 3:18-22
Mark 1:9-15

25th February
Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16
Psalm 22:22-30
Romans 4:13-25
Mark 8:31-38

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


Rector:  Reverend Dr. Dawna D. Wall
Rector’s Warden: Lanny Hubbard
People’s Warden: Nancy Whysker

Parish Council

Linda Dryden, Margaret Eagle, Christine Eschman,

Gordon English, Peter Goddard, Barry Martin, Gerry Norrie

and Stan Willow

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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