April 14 - 20, 2019
Meetings up and coming:
1. Staff Meeting - Mon. Apr. 15th 9:30 am
2. Brownies – Mon. Apr. 15th 6 pm
3. Belleville Choral Society – Mon. Apr. 15th 6:30 pm
4. Christian Meditation- Mon. Apr. 15th 7 pm
5. Stitchers & Knitters – Tues. Apr. 16th 9 am- noon
6. Jr. Choir & Cherub Choir – Tues. Apr. 16th 5:30 pm
7. Quinte Children’s Choir -Wed. Apr. 16th 5:45 – 7:30pm
8. Wednesday EUCHARIST – Apr. 17th 7:30 am with breakfast & 9:30 am
9. Jr. Choir – Wed. Apr. 17th 4:30 pm
10. Quinte Youth Chorale – April 17th 5:45pm - 8:30pm
11. Jr. Choir – Thurs. April 18th 4:30 pm
12. Maundy Thursday Service- Thurs. April 18th 7 pm
13. Good Friday Walk – Stations of the Cross- Fri. April 19th 10 am
14. Tenebrae Service - Fri. Apr. 19th 8:00 pm
15. Easter Decorating (Altar Guild)– Sat. Apr. 20th 9 am
16. Rehearsals for Music Series – Sat. Apr. 20th
Coming events/ Activities
Please pick up your Easter letter in the Parish Hall if you have not done so already.
Palm Branches – Thank you to the volunteers who helped prepare the palm branches for today’s service.
On Easter Sunday, April 21st, 2019 at 4:30 PM, violinist Sofia-Marie Bergeron, classical dancer Paola Bergeron and organist Francine Nguyen-Savaria will present “the Neighbours,” a collaboration between the three childhood friends... and neighbours. The majority of the programme will be dedicated to violin and organ music, and Paola will choreograph a few pieces.
A reception will follow. Admission by donation
St. Thomas’ Stitchers will be hosting an
Artisan Display of beautifully handcrafted items in the pews of the sanctuary on Friday May 3rd 2:00- 6:00pm and Sat. May 4th 10:00am –2:00 pm.
Admission will be $2.00. An Artisan Market Place will be available, as well as a refreshment area for you to enjoy. The show will feature the work of Canadian Quilter’s Associations; Youth Challenge participants from the Quinte Area.
The raffle on the beautifully handcrafted blue quilt, hanging in the hall, will be drawn on Saturday May 4th at 2:00pm.
Tickets for this quilt are available at 10:30am services, from members of the stitchers group and in the office.
Proceeds from this raffle will be part of the $1000.00 donation made by the stitchers and knitters group to the organ fund.
St Thomas’ Stitchers are looking for creative handwork to add to the upcoming Artisans Display May 3rd and May 4th. Do you have a piece of needlecraft art to lend us? Items for the display are not for sale and will be added to the quilts displayed in the sanctuary. Contact Linda Matchim 613-966-6790 or Susan Lee 968-7262 for additional information.
St Thomas’ Book Club
You are invited to the first meeting of a book club to discuss books on
spirituality taking place on Sunday May 5, 2019 after the 10:30 service. We will meet in the parish library (the boardroom). Bring a brown bag lunch. The book to be discussed is What's so Amazing about Grace? Author is Philip Yancey. Published by Zandervan. At the meeting we will decide on a next meeting date and the book to be read. If you have questions contact Dawn Brown at email@example.com or Bernadette Hymus 613-962-7926.
Belleville Choral Society Presents
“Celebrating 60 years”
Sunday, April 28, 2019 3 pm
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
Adults $20 Youth 12 -18 $10 Children under 10 - free
See poster on Music Board for ticket availability.
HOLY WEEK SERVICES
at St. Thomas’ Church
APRIL 17 – 7:30 am Holy Eucharist & Breakfast
- 9:30 am Holy Eucharist
APRIL 18 – 7 pm Holy Eucharist
APRIL 19 – 10 am Good Friday Walk through the stations of the Cross
starting at St. Thomas’
- 8:00 pm Tenebrae Service
APRIL 21 – 8 am & 10:30 am services
Palm Sunday - April 14, 2019
Commentary on Readings
Our passage is one of four servant songs found in Isaiah. The first begins “Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen ...”. In late Judaism, the servant was seen as the perfect Israelite, one of supreme holiness, a messiah. In the gospels, Jesus identifies himself as the servant (or slave), the one who frees all people.
Paul has just urged the Christians at Philippi, through “encouragement in Christ”, and moved by God’s love for them, to “be of the same mind[set], having the same love, being in full accord ...” They are to “regard others
as better than ... [themselves]”, freely adopting a lowly, unassertive stance before others, replacing self-interest with concern for others.
Jesus and his disciples are gathered in a room on the second floor of a house in Jerusalem. All the preparations are as Jesus has told them, so they are confident that what he now promises will really happen. Jesus prepares them for their mission.
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