Trinity’s Plant Sale
North Thompson Ecumenical Shared Ministry
by Leslie R
17h ago
Saturday, June 1st Trinity Shared Ministry’s Annual Plant Sale will be held in the basement of St. James’ Catholic Church (located near the Fire Hall).  Access the basement from the back of the church.  The doors will open at 9:00 am and stay open until 12:00 pm or we are sold out.  This is a fantastic opportunity to purchase perennials that are hardy for our area at very reasonable prices.  For sure, there will be hostas, hollyhocks, hen and chicks, raspberries, oregano, thyme, white lilacs, lily of the valley, and much, much more!  You will also find garden decoratio ..read more
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New logo for ELCIC
North Thompson Ecumenical Shared Ministry
by Leslie R
3d ago
ELCIC vision statement inspires new logo and tagline ~ from a post dated May 23, 2024 on the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada website The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) is excited to announce its new logo and tagline, inspired by a new vision statement which was developed through extensive consultation with members across the church. With input from members across the church, a dedicated task force spent several years crafting a vision statement that embodies the collective hopes and dreams of ELCIC members: God’s grace and unconditional love call us to be a diverse ..read more
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Gaza Ceasefire Pilgrimage
North Thompson Ecumenical Shared Ministry
by Leslie R
3d ago
Canadian Churches for a Just Peace KAIROS: Photo from Bethlehem, 2019 On May 22nd, leaders and members of our three denominations joined other denominations and faith-based organizations in a march in Ottawa to call for a just and lasting peace in Palestine and Israel.  They will also meet with MPs. The following is from a post on the KAIROS Canada website: The Gaza Ceasefire Pilgrimage is a network of autonomous Christian groups with shared perspectives who are engaging in a prayerful show of solidarity in cities around the world. Individuals walked all or a portion of the le ..read more
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Pentecost Prayer
North Thompson Ecumenical Shared Ministry
by Leslie R
1w ago
from Archbishop Chris Harper A Pentecost prayer for courage and bravery Photo: Shutterstock ~ published May 1, 2024 in the Anglican Journal Feather (prayer): Creator God, we the children of your creation stand humbled as your grace is revealed before us, in the change of seasons and the promise in your Word given. Forgive us as we have failed you and Creation by losing sight of you and straying from the good road. Grant us courage to meet this day with open hearts that we can speak truthfully and go forward with bravery, knowing that your guiding hand and strength are with us. Bless us that ..read more
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Pentecost Message from World Council of Churches
North Thompson Ecumenical Shared Ministry
by Leslie R
1w ago
A Message for the Churches at Pentecost from the WCC Presidents Photo: Albin Hillert ~ a statement published on May 13, 2024 on the World Council of Churches website We, the presidents of the World Council of Churches, greet you in the spirit of Christian love and fellowship on the occasion of the feast of Pentecost.  The Pentecost is the descent of the Holy Spirit on the church and the empowerment of its missionary outreach. The church is the Koinonia of people held together by Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit.  Our ecumenical journey at the 7th Assembly of WCC (Canberra, 19 ..read more
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International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia
North Thompson Ecumenical Shared Ministry
by Leslie R
1w ago
May 17th The International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia takes place around the world on May 17.  This day emphasizes that homophobia, transphobia, and biphobia are still the reality in the daily lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans members of our communities.  Started in 2004 as the International Day against Homophobia, it has become a day to raise awareness and to fight discrimination and violence towards 2SLGBTQI+ people. A Prayer for this Day Creator, we come to you with both the joys and the sorrows of our hearts. We are grateful for the gift of life a ..read more
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Moderator’s Pentecost Message
North Thompson Ecumenical Shared Ministry
by Leslie R
1w ago
May the flames of Pentecost bring us together in celebration and unity. ~ from a post published on May 6, 2024 on The United Church of Canada website In her Pentecost message, Moderator Carmen Lansdowne shares how Spirit is interceding in our lives, stoking the winds of change. Transcript of video message Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of ..read more
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The Bishop’s Visit
North Thompson Ecumenical Shared Ministry
by Leslie R
2w ago
Sunday, May 5th Bishop Clara Plamondon visited the North Thompson Ecumenical Shared Ministry on the first Sunday in May, the Sixth Sunday of Easter.  Ordained Bishop of the Territory of the People on January 25, 2024, Bishop Clara has been making her way through the Territory visiting all the parishes.  She has attended events and worshiped in many communities.  It is an opportunity for her to meet the people of the Territory and get to know the parishes. Sunday, May 5th was our Parish’s turn to meet and get to know our Anglican Bishop.  She worshiped and enjoyed fellowship ..read more
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Walking in Corinth
North Thompson Ecumenical Shared Ministry
by Leslie R
2w ago
An online Bible study This online Bible study is led by the Rev. Dr. Kyle Norman, Rector of St. Paul’s Cathedral and Dean of the Territory of the People.  Contact the Dean for more information and to register:  deankylespc@gmail.com. The post Walking in Corinth first appeared on North Thompson Ecumenical Shared Ministry ..read more
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Anglican, Presbyterian, and United Will Be Sharing National Office Space
North Thompson Ecumenical Shared Ministry
by Leslie R
2w ago
It’s Official! L-R The Reverend Victor Kim, Presbyterian Church; the Rev. Michael Blair, United Church, and The Venerable Alan Perry, Anglican Church, on site at 300 Bloor St. West, Toronto, in March. Credit: Patrick-James Boyd/The United Church of Canada ~ from a post published May 9, 2024 on The United Church of Canada website. The United, Anglican, and Presbyterian churches have signed leases to share national office space at the redeveloped site of Bloor Street United Church at 300 Bloor St. West in Toronto. The agreement reflects the churches’ ongoing commitment to nurturing ecumenical ..read more
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