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.
 
​​​​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.
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NEXT CONTEMPORARY SERVIC​​​​​​​E
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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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THIS SUNDAY
READINGS  

Acts 1: 1-11
Psalm 93
Ephesions 1: 15-23
​Luke 24: 44-53 

    
HYMNS   

Open Your Ears, O Faithful People - ELW 519 
Alleluia! The Strife is O'er- CP 212
Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus - CP 246
Because He Lives
Pass It On
    
May 28
The Ascension of Our Lord / Jerusalem Sunday 

​Worship Service

WHAT'S NEW
​Community Garden

Our church has partnered up with Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) and Winnipeg Harvest with plans to build a Community Vegetable Garden in our front yard. The harvest from the garden will be used to supplement our Food Bank packages along with counseling on healthy meal planning by a professional dietician.
​Phase 1 has begun! The soil has arrived! ​For anyone willing to assist in levelling the front yard, we will be working on Saturday May 27 and Monday May 29 at 1:00 pm.
The build date for the garden boxes is tentative for ​Friday June 2. 
We will also be asking for help with the tending of the plants throughout the growing season. More details to follow.
If you can assist in any way, please see Tim or other council members.​
​Book Study:
The Inconvenient Indian:
A Curious Account of Native People In North America

In honour of Indigenous Awareness Month, June 2017, we will be studying:
The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People In North America by Thomas King; 2012. Winner of the 2014 RBC Taylor Prize.
          The Inconvenient Indian … is a history of the relationship between
​          North America’s Natives and non-Natives in the centuries since the

          peoples first met. Perhaps it’s better described as a subversion of
          history, as King builds a detailed case for how Natives have been,
          and continue to be, trampled by non-Aboriginal people … The book is
          serious but immensely readable, for King delivers his message in an
          unconventional manner – with humour and biting, clever wit.
Closing discussion will take place on Tuesday, June 27 at 7:00 pm. at St. James, following a potluck at 6:00.​
​June is Indigenous Awareness Month​​

Our two churches, St James and St Stephen and St Bede have partnered with Urban Indigenous Mission Developer Vincent Solomon to offer educational programs around Indigenous issues. This is in response to a resolution adopted at the last Anglican diocesan Synod that calls all churches to offer education on indigenous issues," as well as "a response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action to the Church."​
​"Ask an Elder" Evening​​

​Thursday, June 1, 7:00 pm. 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.
​A Learning Journey - Ray St Germain in concert

​As part of Indigenous Awareness month, our church and St. James Anglican invite you to this special concert event Thursday, June 15 at 7:30 pm.

Doors open at 6:30 at Epiphany Indigenous Anglican church, 730 McPhillips St. Tickets are $10.00 at the door or in advance (call 204-475-9956) with all proceeds going to support the Epiphany Indigenous Mission..
St. James Anglican Heritage Church - Season Opening

​On Sunday, June 25, we will be joining with St. James Anglican for their Heritage Church Opening Service at 10:00 am., 525 Tylehurst St.

There will NOT be a regular Worship service at our church that Sunday.​
Ministry in Motion - Boda Boda

​Our companion parish of Galatiya 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 money (about $2000) for them to purchase it.

Please make your donation by marking “boda boda” on your offering envelope.​
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​!
Next week’s Luther Hymn:
​Now to the Holy Spirit Let Us Pray
ELW 743

MY NEIGHBOUR'S HOME IS MY HOME​

This 4 week interfaith discussion series wrapped up Tuesday, May 9. Thank you to all the speakers and everyone who contributed in the planning and presentation of this amazing event. Response was terrific as we hosted people from all over the city and of various faiths. The insights from our guest speakers were both informative and enlightening and concluded with the understanding that this is just the beginning of what will hopefully become a bright future of Muslims and Christians joining together for community building projects. Free-Will donations from this event are going towards the Anglican and Muslim Uganda parish projects: a washroom for Myungwe’s new health clinic and a boda boda for Galatiya’s clergy to use for travel.


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​Springing to Life! Our Spring Dinner was held last Saturday May 6 and was a great success! The Hospitality Group would like to thank everyone who helped make our dinner a success. From people helping decorate, taking dishes home to wash, working in the kitchen and helping with the clean-up. Special thanks to our chef Greg McLean for the awesome dinner, and the band “Hearts on Fire”. All your efforts were not unnoticed and we all had a tremendous time! See our Photo Gallery for more pictures of this event and more examples of faith in action.
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
Click for more dates to mark on your calendar
Mount Royal Food Bank

May
25

"Ask an Elder" Evening
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​Please note the date change


Jun
1

​7:00 pm


Oakview Care Home Service

​​Jun
9
10​:30 am

A Learning Journey - Ray St Germain in concert

Epiphany Indigenous Anglican church, 730 McPhillips St




Jun
15
​7:30 pm
Council Meeting. 

Jun
20
​6:30 pm

PASTOR'S POST

The Rev. Canon Dr. Murray Still