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A Service for the Fourteenth Sunday of Pentecost – September 6, 2020

Posted September 5, 2020

The Ven. Susan Churchill-Lackey and the Rev. Canon Peter Lackey provide a service for the Thirteenth Sunday of Pentecost. Emmaus provides an offering of the song “My Lighthouse” originally by Rend Collective.

A Service for the Thirteenth Sunday of Pentecost – August 30, 2020

Posted August 29, 2020

The Ven. Susan Churchill-Lackey and the Rev. Canon Peter Lackey provide a service for the Thirteenth Sunday of Pentecost. The choir provides an offering of the song “Let There Be Light” by Frances Wheeler Davis and Robert J. B. Fleming.

A Service for the Twelfth Sunday of Pentecost – August 23, 2020

Posted August 22, 2020

The Ven. Susan Churchill-Lackey and the Rev. Canon Peter Lackey provide a service for the Twelfth Sunday of Pentecost. Emmaus provides an offering of the song “In the Beauty of Holiness” by Robin Mark.

A Service for the Eleventh Sunday of Pentecost – August 16, 2020

Posted August 15, 2020

The Ven. Susan Churchill-Lackey and the Rev. Canon Peter Lackey provide a service for the Eleventh Sunday of Pentecost. The choir provides an offering of the song “We Lay Our Broken World” Text by Anna Briggs, Music by Kenneth George Finlay

A Service for the Tenth Sunday of Pentecost – August 9, 2020

Posted August 8, 2020

The Ven. Susan Churchill-Lackey and the Rev. Canon Peter Lackey provide a service for the Tenth Sunday of Pentecost. Emmaus provides an offering of the song “Jesus” by Chris Tomlin and Ed Cash.

A Service for the Ninth Sunday of Pentecost – August 2, 2020

Posted August 1, 2020

The Ven. Susan Churchill-Lackey and the Rev. Canon Peter Lackey provide a service for the Ninth Sunday of Pentecost. The choir provides an offering of the song “More Than We Can Ask or Imagine”, Text: Gordon Light and Music: Melody Gordon Light, arranged by Andrew Donaldson.

A Service for the Eighth Sunday of Pentecost – July 26, 2020

Posted July 25, 2020

The Ven. Susan Churchill-Lackey and the Rev. Canon Peter Lackey provide a service for the Eighth Sunday of Pentecost. Emmaus provides an offering of the song “Lord I Need You” by J Reeves, K Stanfill, M Maher, C Noclels and D Carson. Recorded June 19, 2019 at the Ottawa Anglican Cursillo’s outdoor summer prayer and praise service.

A Service for the Seventh Sunday of Pentecost – July 19, 2020

Posted July 18, 2020

The Ven. Susan Churchill-Lackey and the Rev. Canon Peter Lackey provide a service for the Seventh Sunday of Pentecost. The choir provides an offering of the song “The Trumpets Sound, the Angels Sing” by Graham Kendrick.

A Service for the Sixth Sunday of Pentecost – July 12, 2020

Posted July 11, 2020

A Service for the Fifth Sunday of Pentecost – July 5, 2020

Posted July 4, 2020

A Service for the Fourth Sunday of Pentecost – June 28, 2020

Posted June 27, 2020

At St. Helen’s Anglican Church in Orleans, Ontario, Canada, the Ven. Susan Churchill-Lackey and the Rev. Canon Peter Lackey provide a service for the Fourth Sunday of Pentecost. Derek and Kim provide an offering of the song “I Am Persuaded” by Robin Mark.

A Service for the Third Sunday of Pentecost – June 21, 2020

Posted June 20, 2020

At St. Helen’s Anglican Church in Orleans, Ontario, Canada, the Ven. Susan Churchill-Lackey and the Rev. Canon Peter Lackey provide a service for the Third Sunday of Pentecost. The Choir provides an offering of the song “Morning Has Broken”.

A Service for the Second Sunday of Pentecost – June 14, 2020

Posted June 13, 2020

At St. Helen’s Anglican Church in Orleans, Ontario, Canada, the Ven. Susan Churchill-Lackey and the Rev. Canon Peter Lackey provide a service for the Second Sunday of Pentecost. Derek and Reni provide an offering of the song “Open the Eyes of My Heart” by Paul Baloche.

A Service for Trinity Sunday – June 7, 2020

Posted June 6, 2020

At St. Helen’s Anglican Church the Ven. Susan Churchill-Lackey and the Rev. Canon Peter Lackey provide a service for Trinity Sunday. The choir provides an offering of the song “Lord of All Hopefulness”.

A Service for Pentecost – May 31, 2020

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 – May 24, 2020

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 – May 10, 2020

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 – April 26, 2020

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 – April 12, 2020

Posted April 11, 2020

Triduum – A Homily for Maunday Thursday and Good Friday – April 9 and 10, 2020

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