Deacon Greg Bobbit

Director of 

Ecumenism

ecumenism@padiocese.ca

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8-Day Online Bible Study series
“We saw the star in the East and we came to worship him” (Matthew 2:2)

January 18-25, 2002
12:15-1:00 pm daily except Sunday Jan. 23 which will be at 3 pm (Saskatchewan time)
Presented by the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism and the Regina Council of Churches.

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkdeGhrzgtEtd2wehNGffCCV1v3D_2PfZ6

The 2022 theme for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, “We saw the star in the East, and we came to worship him” (Mt 2:2), was prepared by the Middle East Council of Churches, based in Beirut, Lebanon. The international theme and resources speak to our world’s urgent need for solidarity and transformation in the face of political, economic, and social turmoil, including the challenges and injustices highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As we join the Christians of the Middle East in the journey to Christ’s manger, may we become a sign of the unity that God desires for all creation, and may we return to our home, our churches, and our world by new ways.

Themes and Bible study leaders:

Day 1, Tues, Jan. 18th: Raise us up and draw us to your perfect light: “We observed his star in the East” (Mt 2:2)
Rev. Mitchell Anderson, St. Paul’s United, Saskatoon

Day 2, Wed, Jan. 19th: Humble leadership breaks down walls and builds up with love:  “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews?” (Mt 2:2)
Rev. Karen Stepko, Christ Lutheran, ELCIC, Rhein, SK

Day 3, Thu, Jan. 20th: The presence of Christ, turning the world upside down: “When Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him” (Mt 2:3)
Queens House Retreat and Renewal Centre – Sarah Donnelly and Simon Lasair, Saskatoon

Day 4, Fri, Jan. 21st: Though small and suffering, we lack nothing:  “And you, Bethlehem... are by no means least” (Mt 2:6)
Rev. Paul Matheson – First Mennonite, Saskatoon

Day 5, Sat, Jan. 22nd: Guided by the one Lord: “Ahead of them went the star that they had seen at its rising” (Mt 2:9)
Rev. Amanda Currie – First Presbyterian, Regina

Day 6, Sun, Jan. 23rd: Gathered in worship around the One Lord: “They saw the child with Mary his mother, and they knelt down and paid him homage” (Mt 2:11)
Gertrude Rompré, St. Thomas More College, Saskatoon

Day 7, Mon, Jan. 24th: The gifts of communion: “Then, opening  their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh” (Mt 2:11)
The Ven. Cheryl Toth, Anglican Church of Canada, Archdeacon of St. Cuthbert, Diocese of Qu’Appelle, Regina

Day 8, Tues, Jan. 25th: Beyond the familiar routes of separation to God’s new paths:  “They left for their own country by another road” (Mt 2:12)
Father Warren Dungen, St. Basil's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Regina

For further details, contact Cathryn Wood at admin@pcecumenism.ca

Listening to the Land: A Conversation on the Stewardship of Creation

During the Season of Creation, you are invited to participate in a webinar panel presentation on Thursday, September 16 at 3pm entitled "Listening to the Land: A conversation on the stewardship of creation." Our three panellists will reflect on what listening to the land means from their perspective, tradition, and experience; what they hear the land saying and how we might respond.

  • Bishop Chris Harper is from Onion Lake Cree Nation and served in ministry in the Anglican dioceses of Saskatchewan, Algoma, and Toronto before being elected bishop of Saskatoon in 2018

  • Elder May Desnomie, Regina Catholic School Board, was born and raised on Wapaskokimaw in northern Saskatchewan, also known as Sandy Bay First Nation

  • Reverend Mitchell Anderson, minister at St. Paul's United Church in Saskatoon, is dënesułiné and a member of the English River Dene Nation

Registration required. Free registration at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlcuuopjosGtQNGqLMEtMf77EeV7MZFc6F

For further information, contact Cheryl Toth, stewardship@sasktel.net

The Season of Creation is observed in many Christian churches from September 1 to October 4 each year. Since 1989, September 1 has been a Day of Prayer for Creation. October 4 is the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, who is for many a patron saint of environmental concern and activism. More information on the Season of Creation and prayer resources are available at seasonofcreation.org.

This webinar is planned in the spirit of the LAURC Covenant by the Ecumenical Stewardship Committee of the Anglican Diocese of Qu'Appelle, the Saskatchewan Synod of the ELCIC, and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Regina.

 

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