Welcome to the Anglican Parish of Lloydtown

Advent Lessons and Carols - Sun Dec. 21 7pm 

At St. Mary Magdalene's, Schomberg.  Lessons and Carols tells the story of salvation history through music and readings.  We begin in darkness and one voice sings the first verse of Once in Royal David's City as the darkness breaks with the lighting of the congregational tapers.

Christmas Eve Services

Christ Church, Kettleby at 8:00 with children's focus (292 Kettleby Rd., Kettleby)

St. Mary Magdalene's, Schomberg at 10:00 with children's focus (116 Church St. Schomberg)

Christmas Day - Holy Eucharist

10am at St. Mary Magdalene's, Schomberg.

A relaxed service, gathered around the altar.  Children bring their favorite present!

Christmas in King

Click here for donor information.

 

 

 

Carol Turner

Carol's funeral will be Friday December 5 at 11am at St. Mary Magdalene's, Schomberg.

Rest eternal grant unto her O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon her.  May her soul and all the souls of the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.  Amen.

Reign of Christ - patronal feast day of Christ Church

November 23 - To celebrate our feast day we will have a combined service at 10:30 with lunch and choir practice following.

 

Christmas in Kettleby - November 22 & 23 10am - 4pm

Is a great way to spend a Saturday or Sunday afternoon.  The century homes in the village open their doors to local artisans who display and sell their work.  Come for some great baked goods at Christ Church and stay for lunch.

For more information go to kettlebyvillage.ca

 

 

Christ Church Bazzar Saturday Novemeber 1 starting at 1:00

Come on out for the best baking to be found, crafts, silent auction, quilt draw and more!

See you there!

 

Thanksgiving Weekend

Thanksgiving services will be at 9:30 at Christ Church and 11:15 at St. Mary Magdalene's with special musical thank offerings.  There is so much in our life to give thanks to God for.  Make a special effort to come to church to thank God for your abundant blessings.

 

The Schomberg Country Run was fantastic!

75 runners, great weather, happy atmosphere, seamlessly organized, well supported by the local community!

Well done everyone!  The latest count is $4500 raised!

 

The Schomberg Country Run Weekend is this weekend!

It begins with pre-registration and a youth BBQ, corn roast and ball hockey on Friday night between 5 -7.  Race day is Saturday at 9:00 at the old arena on Western Ave.  Click http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-fourth-annual-schomberg-country-run-tickets-12399546377?aff=es2&rank=1 for registration.

The proceeds go toward the work of the Parish of Lloydtown and toward the Pikangikum Water Project.  Pikangikum is a village in Ontario that does not have clean drinking water in their homes.  So far we have assisted in getting clean water and waste removal to 17 homes.

 

 
 

 

 

 

Visioning Weekend Friday Sept. 19 7 - 9 @ Christ Church & Saturday Sept. 20 10-1 @ St. Mary Magdalene's

 Things are changing all around us, come and discern where God is calling our church now and in the future.

Friday night there will be a panel discussion with Mayor Pelligrini about what are he sees as the needs of the northern part of King Township with discussion and exercises following.

Saturday at St. Mary Magdalene's Rev. Frank Tyrell and Ann Copeland will lead us in a discernment process.

Last year our three wishes were:

 

Three wishes: St. Mary Magdalene, Schomberg

  • Grow Congregation / More Outreach
  • Harmony and acceptance
  • Grow Congregation:             1) Spiritually 2) Numbers 3) Money
  • Source of excellent ministry - doing  what God wants us to do

Three wishes: Christ Church, Kettleby

  • Spirit-filled church: 1) Grow in grace and love 2) Bible Study  3) Open to others
  • Increase Congregation: 1) Sunday School  2) Restoration
  • Opportunity for every member to contribute in self-fulfilling way
  • Growth: 1)  in Numbers 2) Spirituality 3) Educational opportunities
  • Music – choir
  • More things that bring more people to the church
  • Opportunity for church to be involved in the community

 

Sunday services times resume their standard times 9:30 at Christ Church, Kettleby and 11:15 at St. Mary Magdalene's, Schomberg with Sunday School.

Mark Friday September 19 and Saturday 20 for the Praish Visioning Day.

 

 

Check out our Day Camp page (above) for more information about Day Camp.  Camp is going to be great this year!

 

Congratulations Milana and Zachary, grade 6 students of Schomberg Public School who received the Mollie Froud Award for Compassion and Kindness!

 

Read more about the Mollie Froud Award for Compassion and Kindness here.

Spring parking issues at our church!

 

May 3 The Annual Christ Church Spring Tea

Our Spring Tea is famous for its incredible baking.  The tables are groaning under the weight of the baked goods - cakes, pies, cookies, lemon squares, date squares - we even have gluten free baking!

The time for the Spring Tea is 10:00 - 2:00 this year.  

Many people keep the Spring Tea as a yearly pilgrimage to their "home church" - please share the word about the new time.

See you there!

 

April 27 Confirmation Service with Bishop Fenty 10:30 at St. Mary Magdalene's

This Sunday our area bishop, Peter Fenty will be presiding and preaching for confirmation service and visit with the parish.  Congratulations Madeleine, Olivia, Emily, Zoe and Maddie!

Come and be refreshed in body, mind and spirit and be encouraged by the deep faith of our young people.

(A delicious lunch to follow with lasagna from Dorios, fresh bread, caesar salad and cake!)

Easter Sunday

We will celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the dead with a new fire, beautiful music and our heartfelt prayers at 9:30 at Christ Church, Kettleby and 11:15 at St. Mary Magdalene's Schomberg with Sunday school.

You and your family will be warmly welcomed.

Happy Easter!

 

 

Good Friday Service at 10:00 at Christ Church, Kettleby.

 

Palm Sunday - Guest Speaker Dave Steeves

Dave Steeves will speak about his experiences with the Pikangikum Water Project this Sunday - Palm Sunday at 9:30 at Christ Church and 11:15 at St. Mary Magdalene's in Schomberg.

Dave Steeves is an engineer who is also a bush pilot.  He has been working hand in hand with the people of Pikangikum to help address their serious water issues as well as their high suicide rate.  The Pikangikum Water Project has been an important part of our ministry for the last three years and we are very pleased to hear Dave speak.

Click here to see the Easter, Holy Week and Spring Schedule.

Click here to read the Incumbents Easter letter.

 

Lent

Lent is a season in the church when we are invited to pay close attention to our spiritual life.  The word lent comes from the German and Dutch words for spring (Lenz and Lente) which derive from the Germanic root for long becuase in the spring the days get longer.  Beginning with Ash Wednesday it is 40 days not including Sundays.  Sundays are not included because they are always celebrations of the resurrection.   It is custom to choose personal disciplines of prayer, fasting, almsgiving and self sacrifice to prepare ourselves for the great celebration of the resurrection on Easter Sunday.

We invite you to accompany us in a holy lent and to worship with us through this season.

Sunday services at Christ Church are at 9:30.  In the winter we worship in the parish hall.  

Sunday services at St. Mary Magdalene's are at 11:15. Choir Practice following.

Sunday April 13, Palm Sunday our guest preacher is Dave Steeves.  Dave Steeves was a founder of the Pikangikum Working Group.

Holy Week is April 14 -20 

Maundy Thursday April 17 with the Washing of Feet and Stripping of the Altar is at 7:00 at Christ Church.

Good Friday April 18 is at 10:00am at Christ Church, Kettleby.

Easter Sunday April 20 Christ Church 9:30 and St. Mary Magdalene's at 11:15.

Confirmation with Bishop Fenty is a combined service at 10:30 at St. Mary Magdalene's.

Confirmation preparation is Thursday evenings at 7:00.

 

 

Christmas Season Services and Celebrations

 

Epiphany of our Lord

Services to celebrate the Epiphany are at 9:30 Christ Church and 11:15 at St. Mary Magdalene's with Sunday School. 

Epiphany is the celebration of the Magi's visit to the Christ Child.  It is also the time to reflect on the ways that we too have been invited to contemplate and comprehend some of the mysteries of God.  

Hymn Sing Sunday December 29 Hymn Sing Combined Service - 10:30, St. Mary Magdalene's, Schomberg

End the year with a song in your heart! "When you sing you pray twice"

 

 

 

Children's Christmas Pageant December 22 10:30 am at St. Mary Magdalene's, Schomberg

Lessons and Carols Sunday December 22, 7pm at St. Mary Magdalene's, Schomberg 

 

 

Christmas Eve

Candle Lit Christmas Eve Service at 8:00pm at Christ Church, Kettleby and 10:00 at St. Mary Magdalene's, Schomberg

 

Christmas Season

Preparing for Christmas can be a tiring and taxing time that distracts us from the deeper meaning we wish to experience.  We encourage you to make the time to refresh and prepare yourself during Advent.  The events below are invitations to get the most of all God is offering us in this season of anticipation and joy.  Click here to read the rector's Christmas letter.

Also, visit our Facebook page for pictures and updates.

"Animate Faith" study Tuesday evenings at 7:00 at St. Mary Magdalene's

November 23 and 24 Christmas in Kettleby

Sunday Nov 24 Combined service and lunch at Christ Church at 10:30

December 7 Main St. Christmas in Schomberg

December 8 Parish Pot Luck at Christ Church, 5 pm

December 22 Christmas Pageant 10:30 combined service at St. Mary Magdalene's

December 22 Candle Lit Lessons and Carols 7 pm at St. Mary Magdalene's

December 24 Candle Lit Christmas Eve 8 pm at Christ Church

December 24 Candle Lit Christmas Eve 10 pm at St. Mary Magdalene's

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles

 

Powell McMurchy

Powell's funeral is at Christ Church, Kettleby on Tuesday December 10 at 11 am with the burial immediately following at the Kettleby Cemetary.

Rest eternal grant unto him, O Lord and let light perpetual shine upon him.  May his soul and all the souls of the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

 

 

 

Christmas Season

Preparing for Christmas can be a tiring and taxing time that distracts us from the deeper meaning we wish to experience.  We encourage you to make the time to refresh and prepare yourself during Advent.  The events below are invitations to get the most of all God is offering us in this season of anticipation and joy.  Click here to read the rector's Christmas letter.

Also, visit our Facebook page for pictures and updates.

"Animate Faith" study Tuesday evenings at 7:00 at St. Mary Magdalene's

November 23 and 24 Christmas in Kettleby

Sunday Nov 24 Combined service and lunch at Christ Church at 10:30

December 7 Main St. Christmas in Schomberg

December 8 Parish Pot Luck at Christ Church, 5 pm

December 22 Christmas Pageant 10:30 combined service at St. Mary Magdalene's

December 22 Candle Lit Lessons and Carols 7 pm at St. Mary Magdalene's

December 24 Candle Lit Christmas Eve 8 pm at Christ Church

December 24 Candle Lit Christmas Eve 10 pm at St. Mary Magdalene's

December 29 Hymn Sing at 10:30 at St. Mary Magdalene's

 

Schomberg Country Run

Was a great success this year.  The weather was perfect and there was a great crowd of runners and supporters.  Go to www.trackdatabase.com for your times.  

This year we raised funds for the clean water project in the town of Pikanjikum Ontario where 95% of the people do not have clean drinking water or effective waste management systems.  Through the Primate World Relief and Development Fund we are planning on bringing clean water to 10 houses in Pikanjikum.  To learn more please visit the P.W.R.D.F. website.  Thanks for a great run!  Put it in your book for next year - always the last Saturday of September.

 

 

Summer Day Camp

 

Was awesome!

Thank you for making this the best summer camp ever!

I am working on pictures and will post them when I figure this out - thanks for your patience! :)

 

St. Alban's Plant Sale

Orders for the plant sale are due this week - May 8.

The Zenia's in particular are fantastic!  They all sold last year so we pre-ordered more for this year.  

Click here for the letter and order form

Thank you for all the support.

 

Oldies in the Afternoon at St. Alban's

April 27/13 – Oldies in the Afternoon featuring our very own group Sentimental Journey, with Barry, Steve, Dennis and Eric.

Time:  3 – 5pm

Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door, children 10 and under are free.

This event will feature music from the 1950’s and 60’s.  Refreshments will be served.

See you there!

 

 

Muriel Beatty

Muriel Beatty was a beloved member of Christ Church for many many years.  Her funeral will be held Saturdy April 13 at 11:00 at Christ Church.

Rest eternal grant unto her O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon her.  May her soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.  Amen.

Here is Muriel celebrating her birthday in the parish hall of Christ Church.

From her obituary...."Muriel lived in King Township for most of her 99 years. In addition to farming with her husband and raising a family of 5 children, Muriel had a successful career as a teacher in several King Township schools. She was an involved member of the community, a strong supporter of Christ Church Kettleby, a founding member of the Kettleby Fair and an active member of the King Township Historical Society. Muriel was committed to supporting those in need, both locally and globally.

 

She loved her family and friends, her community, her hobbies and travel.
 
 Memorial Service will be held in Christ Church Kettleby, 292 Kettleby Road on Saturday April 13, 2013 at 11am with visitation one hour prior." 

 

 

Hymn Sing this Sunday

April 7 we will sing all of your favorites!

It is a combined service at Christ Church, Kettleby at 10:30.  A light lunch to follow.

Following lunch, Christ Church will hold a special vestry.  See you then!

 

Sandra Kokelj

The visitation and funeral will be at St. Mary Magdalene's - 116 Church St. in Schomberg.  The visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 on Monday April 1.  The funeral will be on Tuesday April 2 at 11 am.

Rest eternal grant unto her O Lord and let light perpetual shine upon her.  Amen.

 

 

 

Services this week:  

Maundy Thursday 7:30 at Christ Church, Kettleby

Good Friday 10:30 at St. Alban's, Nobleton

Easter Day

9:30 at Christ Church Kettleby

9:30 at St. Alban's Nobleton

11:15 at St. Mary Magdalene's Schomberg

We will light the new paschal fire half an hour before the Easter day service.

 

 

 

 

January 6 Feast of the Epiphany

Celebration of the Magi's discovery of the Christ child

St. Alban's Nobleton on Hwy 27 - 9:30 Eucharist - Rev. Sheilagh preaching

Christ Church Kettelby on Kettleby Rd - 9:30 Eucharist - Rev. Greg preaching

St. Mary Magdalene's on Church St. Schomberg - 11:15 Eucharist - Rev. Sheilagh preaching, Sunday School

 

 

Christmas Eve Services

St. Alban's, Nobleton - 6pm

Christ Church, Kettleby - 8pm

St. Mary Magdalene's, Schomberg - 10pm

Christmas Day

St. Mary Magdalene's 10:30 am - a brief service after presents and before lunch to keep us all focussed and grateful - come as you are.

Mollie Froud's Funeral

Friday December 21, 1pm @ St. Mary Magdalene's

Mollie contributed a great deal to the life and ministry of our parish.  We give thanks to God for the many gifts God gave to the world in Mollie.

"May her soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace."  Amen.

Advent Conspiracy

We have been reflecting on "Advent Conspiracy" this year - click here for the link to the video and further reflections.

Christmas In Kettleby, We Still Believe

 

Christ Church Kettleby and the Kettleby Village Association announce the 1st Annual Christmas in Kettleby, We Still Believe event, Saturday November 24 & Sunday November 25, 2012 from 10am - 5pm each day.

Located in heritage venues, this exciting event will be a wonderful opportunity to shop in the historic Hamlet of Kettleby for personal treasures, gifts, and decorations marking this very special time of year.

There will be 20-25 juried artisans offering their one of a kind creations as well as a Take a Bough tent filled with a variety of wreaths and greens for seasonal decorating. The Joy to the World venue will offer high quality antiques, handmade items from abroad as well as Canadian treasures. Lunch is available at Dorio's Bakery as well as at the Joy to the World venue. Enjoy 'Music in the Church' at Christ Church both afternoons.

A $5 passport stamp will provide visitors with access to all venues (and available at venues).
Kettleby Road will not be closed, so there is street parking and additional parking on the east side of the village, 
opposite Christ Church.
Dorio's Bakery and Christ Church do not require a passport.
Proceeds go to the Restoration Fund at Christ Church and the Kettleby Village Association, (covering expenses incurred when the Kettleby Fair was cancelled).
Venues include:

- Windsor Chair Maker - Clothing, Organic, Handmade - Complimentary Photograph
- Woodturner - Fine Art - Knitted Hats, Mitts and Scarves
- Potter - Blown Glass - Irish Pottery
- Traditional Rug Hooking - Arrangements, Fresh and Dried - English Pottery
- Jeweler - Wreath and Greens - Gift Baskets
- Soapmaker - Honey Products - Antiques
- Candlemaker - Folk Art - Unique Santas and Dolls
- Leather Goods - Holiday Items - Textile Crafts

More details will be posted at www.kettlebyfair.ca as they become available.

 

 

 

The 2nd Annual Schomberg Country Run was fantastic!

Click here for race results and a video of you crossing the finish line!

 

Well done everyone!

See our Schomberg Country Run page for more pictures and times.

White Water Kayaking Sat. Sept 22

This is going to be us this weekend!  

If you haven't signed up but still want to come along give Rev. Sheilagh a call at (905)939-2314.

We are meeting at the Algonquin Outfitter Boatwerks place in Minden for a day of lessons and fun.

Jesus said "I have come to give you life and life in the fullest" therefore we are going kayaking in the class 5 rapids of Minden to be church together.  These incredible rapids are right in our backyard and we are going to enjoy them to the fullest.

 

 

Clayton de Vries

Our  beloved Clayton will be dearly missed by our church and our community.  Clayton was a warden of our church on an off for 35 years.  He was always leading, praying and caring for our church and for the wellbeing of the Earth.

The rituals around death - of visiting with the family and attending the funeral are important soul work.  They strengthen us and uphold us.  They help us gain the richness of life.  The visitation will be Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 at Roadhouse and Rose.  The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 am at Christ Church.  Click here to read the funeral homily.

 

Rest eternal grant unto him O Lord,

and let light perpetual shine upon him.

May his soul and the souls of all the departed, 

through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Amen.

 

Summer Day Camp is in full swing!

Day camp runs from 10-3 (or 9-4 for before and after camp).  Please bring a bathing suit, towel, sun screen and lunch.  We will supply snacks.  

We will be making tie dye shirts, one for our mission trip and one for our campers.  Please bring one shirt that you can tie dye - white is preferrable. We will provide the shirt for the mission gift.

Day Camp Sunday is this Sunday, July 15 at 10:30 at Christ Church, Kettleby.  (292 Kettleby Road)

Contact numbers for camp are Rev. Sheilagh (905)939-2314 or if that one is out of range (647)321-1796.  This area can be hit and miss with the cell signal.

Keep camp and our campers in your prayers - camp is going to be great this year!

 

The first of July starts our season of summer worship

It is easy to worship God on such glorious days as the days of a Canadian summer. Throughout the summer we will worship together at 10:30.  July 1, 8 & 15 will be outdoor services at Christ Church Kettleby.  (292 Kettleby road)

Click here for the full schedule.

The Canada Day sermon may be found here.  There are two healing stories being told, but you need to be there to hear them!

We had a great season of Jamming!  Thank you Steve for your leadership throughout the year.

 

 

Art, Wine and Song - June 16, 7 - 9 pm at Christ Church Kettleby

Meet and shop over 24 artists from King and beyond in the warm ambience of this country hamlet.  Enjoy the music of Onyx Vocal Band during the Wine and Cheese Summer Reception on the grounds of this century church.

Tickets are $25 call (905)939-8801 or (905)836-4618

We thank the following artists for the generous donation of their art:

Helen Lucas, George Link, Greg Locke, John David Hart, Beverley Richardson, Christine Paige.

We also thank these artists who will show and sell their work.  A portion of all sales goes toward the restoration fund and work of the parish.

Carole Ahmad, Anni Bretschneider, Linda Baker, Nancy Brookes, Robert Brown, Marian Broome, Wilhemina Cavan, Jacqueline Devine, Brett Davis, Jim Elliot, Donna Greenstein, Bob Gwalchmai, John David Hart, Anahita Kiani, George Link, Susanne Lauten, Greg Locke, Andrea Loeppky, Aggie McCormack, Bernie Monette, Evangeline Munns, Dorinda Nightingale, Jeannine O'Reilly, Jennifer Peers, Sandra Purdy, Clare Ross, Margit Sampogna, Holly Speers, Karola Steinbrecher, Karen Taylor Phyllis Vernon, Tom Wray.

We thank the following for their support: Silani Sweet Cheese, Motive Media, Holland Marsh Winery, Dorio's Bakery, Onyx Vocal Band and Art Society King.

Come and enjoy this event - you will have a great time.

(Casual dress)

 

May 27 - Feast of Pentecost, Helen Lucas painting dedication and baptism - 10:30 at St. Alban's Nobleton

Helen Lucas is an artist of great renown and by the grace of God and our good fortune, a member of St. Alban's.  Helen has been inspired to paint the Holy Spirit.  Her gift has been shared with churches around the world.  This Sunday we will dedicate her painting for St. Alban's.

At this service we will also celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit in baptism for Sam and Al Dupuis.

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Christ Church Annual Spring Tea -

Saturday May 5

Our Spring Tea is a lovely event.  We begin the day at 9:30 with a perenial sale, Clay's treasures, crafts, coffee and snacks then at 2:00 we have a traditional tea, with home made scones, Devon cream and the bake sale.  Make sure you are there at 2:00 to get your hands on a pie or those delicious lemon squares!  People travel from afar for this event - you are going to want to be there!  Bring your kids and we'll play catch on the lawn while you enjoy your tea with friends old and new.

 

St. Alban's Annuals Plant Sale

We've got the best plants ever waiting for your order, including the coveted Zenias that decorated St. Alban's last year.  You can download the order form and cover letter here.  Print it off then let us know what you want.  All proceeds will go to the parish.  Thank you for supporting it.

Order forms are due this Sunday, May 9.

I have heard many a wise person say that they felt closest to God in their gardens.  It makes sense for us to do gardening together as church.

Earth Day Hike

We had a fantastic Earth Day.  Geoff Peat taught us about our water systems, then we had Jacqueline's famous pizza then out for an ambitious hike!  It was wonderful - thanks everyone.  Lets do it again next year!

   

Standard Worship Times in the Parish of Lloydtown

9:30 at Christ Church Kettleby

9:30 at St. Alban's Nobleton

11:15 at St. Mary Magdalene's Schomberg