Our Summertime Al Fresco Service will be on Sunday August 12th at 10:30am, and we are thrilled to have the amazingly talented Jack Garton playing the music again, for this much anticipated annual event! Sure hope to see you there!
This great pic shows our Bishop Logan McMenamy (Centre) and his wife Marcia McMenamy (Far Left), flanked by Reverend Blair Haggart, and Reverend Thomi Glover, and Galiano Church Warden's Ralph Griffiths, and John New. The group were walking from Sturdies Bay shore to St. Margaret of Scotland Church in honour of the Bishop's sacred journey through First Nations lands, which the Bishop has been undertaking as part of a Reconciliation and Renewal process throughout our diocese of Islands and Inlets. Shortly afterwards, we held the Celebration of New Ministry Ceremony confirming Reverend Blair Haggart as Rector, and Reverend Thomi Glover of the twin parishes of St. Mary Magdalene on Mayne Island and St. Margaret of Scotland on Galiano.
Celebration of a New Ministry! Mark your calendars because we have a special event this summer, and one we are all looking forward to very much: the upcoming visit by our Bishop Logan, and our joint parish Rector, Blair Haggart. They will be on Galiano for a special service, 'Celebration of a New Ministry', formally … Continue reading Bishop Logan Visit – July 22nd
Please note that our Sunday Service time has changed for this Sunday July 1st. It will be at 10:00am instead of 10:30am. Hope to see you there!
The wonderful Giambori Quintet is play on Saturday July 7th at the South Hall on Galiano. Only $25, tickets are available at Galiano Bookstore and Apple Pie (Active Pages) offices. Hope to see you there!
The Book of Genesis begins with first God speaking creation into being..."God said let there be light...and there was light" and then God breathing life into the creature God had fashioned from clay. Similarly in the Easter readings we have been hearing....Jesus breathes on the disciples and says "Receive the Holy Spirit." Breath, spirit, life, … Continue reading Pentacost 2018
Alleluia. The Lord is risen. Our gospel reading this morning with the words "on that day"immediately makes it clear that in spite of our calendar tracking through a week, in the gospel we are on the same day as we were on Easter morning when the resurrected Jesus comes to Mary in the garden, calling … Continue reading Easter Part 2 2018
Alleluia! The Lord is risen. The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia! To begin to appreciate the significance of what we celebrate this morning we need to step back to Friday….the day the Romans crucified Jesus and two others. On Friday I described the brutal horror of crucifixion….it makes hanging look almost friendly by comparison and … Continue reading EASTER SUNDAY 2018
Whenever someone asks me what they should read in our New Testament texts I say start with Mark which begins "The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, Son of God." No stars, or shepherds or angels of trips on a donkey. Jesus arrives on the scene with heaven splitting force: deals with Satan in … Continue reading Homily February 3 2018
In order to appreciate the significance of God's call to Samuel in this morning's first reading we need to focus briefly on what was going on in the land of the Hebrews at the time. In fact to read the Hebrew bible without some attention to the historical context in which it was written is … Continue reading Homily January 14 2018