This Week at St. Stephen’s–April 07, 2013

REJUVENATING OUR TIRED BODIES AND SOULS

For those of us who worked through Holy Week, right up to the words of dismissal at the Easter morning service, we might have thought a rest would be in order. But that’s the thing about new life: it is irrepressible!

So this week we are baptizing no fewer than seven children at our two morning services, accompanied at the 10:30 service by the Soul Food Band. This is a happy development from the many young families who have been finding their way to St. Stephen’s in recent years. And it is as hopeful a sign as the robins singing from the treetops.

Two weeks from now we will host the King’s Own Calgary Regiment, and along with them the Honorable Alison Redford, Premier of the Province of Alberta, as we receive and dedicate a plaque in memory of Nathan Hornburg who was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2007. It is an honour to have this association with the KOCR, and a privilege to be receiving this plaque, which will be affixed to a wall of our chapel, the official chapel of the Regiment.

Meanwhile we can expect to see construction equipment starting to arrive onsite as we prepare for the renovations planned for our church buildings: a ramp, an elevator, new accessible washrooms, revamped worship space to double as performance space, plus technical upgrades throughout.

So there is no shortage of new life around here! All of which has the effect of rejuvenating our tired bodies and souls.

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