Seasonal Feasting at Saint Margaret's

Today our seasonal activities sit between the ending of one season and the beginning of the next. This morning marks the fourth Sunday in Advent, and tomorrow begins the season of Christmas. Yesterday was also a seasonal occasion, as it marked the end of my time as an Honourary Assistant at Saint Margaret’s. For the …

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Sermon from the Fringe – Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a sermon on the site. This is one I preached yesterday. I preached at Saint Philip’s in the morning, and Saint Margaret’s at night. The Sermon from the Fringe title, derives from the fact that Winnipeg is in the middle of its Fringe Theatre Festival, and the fact that  …

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Advent Potluck & Church Dinners

Church meals are of great interest to me. I think they are one of the most important activities a church community can engage in. I’m fortunate that I’m part of two groups that regularly feature a meal as part of their gathering time. As well, St. Philip’s. where I’m incumbent has weekly coffee time along …

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Scout – Kid-Friendly Coffee Space

Scout Coffee trailer.

Coffee shops are great gathering places. They’re great for getting together for planning meetings, for small group idea sharing, or just for having some time to spent with a good friend or two. Unfortunately, most of them aren’t designed with children in mind. Scout Coffee + Tea on Portage Avenue has just changed all that. …

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Cookie Making Adventures(misadventures)

Out of many cookies one.

Aside from a garden out back, one of the things I looked forward to when I moved into the house I am now living in, was the prospect of a full-sized stove and oven in which to do more cooking and baking. Moving in during the heat of summer meant that I didn’t get into …

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Carrot Cake with German Chocolate Icing

Carrot Cake

Last night the Saint Margaret’s Saturday Evening service said goodbye to the Petkau’s, who have been part of the Saturday service off and on for several years. Josh Petkau is headed out to the Diocese of Quebec where he will continue to pursue ordination to the priesthood. Josh has been part of the planning group …

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Whole Hog Holiday Fare

Whole Hog gift basket.

Last week I received a Christmas gift basket from Danny Kleinsasser of Danny’s Whole Hog. This was set up by the efforts of Shel Zolkewich and thanks to both Danny and Shel for making this happen. Of course, gift baskets are best for sharing, and since I knew when I would be receiving mine I …

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Potter & Clay, Jaylene Johnson CD Release

Potter & Clay is the latest release by Winnipeg artist Jaylene Johnson. Last night I attended the CD release concert at St. Margaret’s. My familiarity with Johnson’s music is fairly limited. After last night I will be listening to it a whole lot more. Not only is Potter & Clay musically satisfying, it reaches deep into the …

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