AHEAD OF ITS TIME
by Brita Chell
Member, Church of St. Stephen and St. Bede
Member, Joint Anglican Lutheran Commission
 
The Church of St. Stephen and St. Bede
99 Turner Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3J 2S9
204-837-9812    
stebede@mymts.net
www.churchofststephenstbede-wpg.org
St. Stephen and St. Bede is located on Treaty No. 1 land, the traditional territory of the Cree, Ojibway and Dakota and also the homeland of the Metis Nation. 
WELCOME
 
At St. Stephen and St. Bede we strive to live
into God's reconciling love and grace.
We are a family of Anglicans and Lutherans
who worship as one on Sundays,
and who look to become
all God means us to be in Christ.
 
Join us Sundays at 11 am.
 
EVERYONE IS WELCOME
 
 
Worship Service - Sundays at 11 a.m.
Communion and Bible Study - Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.
 
NEXT CONTEMPORARY SERVIC​​​​​​​​E

 ​ 
TBA


​​​​Enjoy the music, be inspired and uplifted
Faith In Action
 
Our photo gallery depicts
St. Stephen and St. Bede members
setting many different examples
of faith in action.
Click icon and check it out.
NEXT CONTEMPORARY SERVIC​​​​​​​E
 ​ 
Sunday, December 11

Rent Our Facilities

The Church of St. Stephen and St. Bede takes its commitment to the neighbourhood seriously. 
We offer spaces and facilities you can rent for all kinds of functions.
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Connections
 
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 news and information from
 the wider church community.
Also find out what
programs, activities and resources
are offered by groups
in your neighbourhood.
THIS SUNDAY
READINGS  

Acts 2: 14a, 22-32
Psalm 16
1 Peter 1: 3-9
​John 20: 19-31 

    
HYMNS   

 Christ Jesus Lay in Death's Strong Bonds - ELW 370
 All Are Welcome - ELW 641
 Marks of the Cross - Choir
 My Faith Looks Up to Thee - CP 551

 Lift High the Cross - CP 602
    
April 23
Second Sunday
​of Easter
​Worship Service

WHAT'S NEW
Throughought 2017, St. Stephen and St. Bede will commemorate ​​​​500 years of the Reformation.  We have planned a number of activities through the year, including learning the music that Martin Luther wrote and appears in our hymnals. On Sundays we will feature one of Luther's hymns.  Many thanks to Carole Grier for her leadership in this project!   Meantime, watch for details of other programs honoring the 500th anniversary in the new year​!
This week’s Luther Hymn:
​Christ Jesus Lay in Death's Strong Hands - ELW 370
MY NEIGHBOUR'S HOME IS MY HOME​

Muslims and Christians in Winnipeg are spending a lot
of time in each others homes as they get to know one another better.

A four-week workshop is bringing the two faith communities together in one space to share their understandings of neighbourhood, stewardship, justice and the place of women in community. 


Click for details.
​"Ask an Elder" Evening​​

We are planning a number of exciting events for ​Indigenous Awareness Month in June. 

​On June 6 at St. James Anglican Church we will have our questions answered by our guest elders Velma Orvis and Sylvia James.

​There are no stupid questions. For example: "What is sweetgrass or sage?" "What is the role of an elder in the Indigenous community?" "Do Indigenous people pay taxes?" "What is a treaty?"

​You will have your own questions so email them to the church.
​​Holy Week
Sunday         April 9    11:00 am   Palm Sunday Worship Service
Wednesday April 12    7:00 pm   Stations of the Cross
Thursday     April 13  10:00 am   Maundy Thursday Service
​                                                         (Stripping of the Altar to follow)
​Thursday    April 13    6:00 pm    Pot Luck Supper
                                                         (at St. James Anglican Church)
Friday          April 14  10:00 am   Good Friday Service
​                                                         (at St. James Anglican Church)
​Sunday        April 16   11:00 am   Easter Sunday Worship Service
​Come and celebtrate the Journey of Christ with us!
Paint Night at St. Stephen and St. Bede was a tremendous success!  The fundraiser on Monday evening, February 6, had a great turnout, was lots of fun and produced many fine pieces of art. See our Photo Gallery for more pictures of this event and more examples of faith in action.
Thanks to the Altar Guild, we now proudly display photos of our honorary clergy at St. Stephen and St. Bede.

    

During a recent visit from ​​Canon Jason Mosuke of Central Buganda, we learned that our companion parish of Galitea is in need of a “boda boda” (aka scooter) so that the local parish rector can visit his parish members. We have decided to raise the money - about $2,000 - for them to purchase it. Please make your donation by marking “boda boda” on your offering envelope.  Visit our More You Can Do web page to learn about other opportunities to give and support.
COMING UP
ALSO GOING ON
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My Neighbour's Home is My Home
Session 2: Core Values: Stewards of All Creation
Ismael Muktar - Islamic Scholar; editor of Manitoba Muslim Magazine
​Rev. Dr. Jane Barter - Author, Professor in the Department of Religion and Culture, U of W 

Winnipeg Central Mosque
715 Ellice Ave.    204-783-6797
www.WinnipegMosque.org  

APR
25
​7:00 pm


Mount Royal Food Bank

APR
27

Springing to Life! Come out to the church for a fun night of food and song on Saturday May 6. Enjoy a full 3 course dinner with music from local Gospel group “Hearts on Fire.” Doors are open at 6:00 pm. for cocktails, with dinner served at 6:30 pm. 


MAY
6

Oakview Care Home Service

May
12
10​:30 am

Council Meeting. 

May
16
​7:00 pm

PASTOR'S POST

The Rev. Canon Dr. Murray Still