"I am the vine; you are the branches." — John 15:5

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A Service for Pentecost

Posted May 30, 2020

The Ven. Susan Churchill-Lackey and the Rev. Canon Peter Lackey provide a service for Pentecost. The choir provides an offering of the song “Breathe on Me Breath of God” and the contemporary music group Emmaus provides an offering of the song “Sweet Wind” by David Ruis

A Service for the Seventh Sunday of Easter and Ascension

Posted May 23, 2020

At St. Helen’s Anglican Church the Ven. Susan Churchill-Lackey and the Rev. Canon Peter Lackey provide a service for the seventh Sunday of Easter and Ascension. The contemporary music group Emmaus provides an offering of the song “Lighthouse” by Rend Collective

A Service for the Fifth Sunday of Easter

Posted May 9, 2020

The Rev. Canon Peter Lackey and the Ven. Susan Churchill-Lackey provide a service for the fifth Sunday of Easter. The St. Helen’s Choir provides an offering of the song “Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness” lyrics by Rusty Edwards

A Service for the Third Sunday of Easter

Posted April 25, 2020

The Rev. Canon Peter Lackey and the Ven. Susan Churchill-Lackey provide a service for the third Sunday of Easter. The contemporary music group, Emmaus, provides an offering of the song “Jesus” by Chris Tomlin and Ed Cash

Alleluia! Christ is Risen! – A Service for Easter

Posted April 11, 2020

Triduum – A Homily for Maunday Thursday and Good Friday

Posted April 9, 2020

Palm Crosses without Palms

Posted April 5, 2020

The Rev. Canon Peter Lackey demonstrates how to make a “palm” cross from a brightly coloured ribbon.

“An outward and visible sign”:  St. Helen’s Prayer Net

Posted March 29, 2020

St. Helen’s Prayer Net was originally inspired by the story, in Matthew chapter 3:18 f, when Jesus calls the first disciples. “As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. And he said to them, “Follow me and I will make you fish for people.”

The idea was introduced within a series of homilies encouraging the faithful to take the risk and witness to the presence and the power of our Lord in our lives. We hung a decorative fishing net, complete with a school of metal fish, lures and knots, and invited the parish to pray for others, for themselves and for the world. They could tie a coloured ribbon onto the net to symbolize that prayer continues to be offered even after leaving the church building.  It became a Lenten theme that year.

But in the intervening years it has become somewhat of an ever changing installation. 1 Thessalonians  5:17-18 is the scriptural foundation: “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of Christ Jesus for you.”

Prayers of all kinds are represented, offered by parishioners, visitors, even people coming to vote when the church is used as a polling station.  Just recently we added the shadow box containing a ceramic  feather, to the top right hand corner. Given to each ministry in the Diocese, it symbolizes our commitment to Healing and Reconciliation with our First Nations brothers and sisters. Please watch the video below.

Blessings, Susan+ and Peter+

Prayer for These Times

Posted March 21, 2020

Thrive @ St. Helen’s Anglican Church

Posted Sept 9, 2018