The final instalment in our Anglican 101 series. Bishop Michael Bird invites us to examine the "5 Marks of Mission" and ponder how they might guide us in our mission at St. James and St. Brendan.
lex orandi, lex credendi, lex vivendi:
"The way of worship IS the way of believe, which IS the way of life!"
How we worship is important: it affects what we believe and who we are becoming. So, what about Anglican Worship? What makes it different, and how does it shape us into God's people? That is the question we address today in our third installment of Anglican 101: Anglican Worship. So here's your homework: Listen to the sermon, watch the Prezi, and fill out the cheat sheet - after all this month is all about going back to school!
What do Anglicans believe? Or, maybe a better question is, "HOW" do Anglicans believe? This is the question of theology, and in this sermon we make a stab at answering this question by appealing to the ancient "four-legged stool" of Scripture, Tradition, Reason, & Experience. Listen in, and let us know what you think!
Anthem: "Let There Be Peace On Earth"
Today we begin a month long look at our Anglican faith, by delving into the roots of our denomination and asking the question: Where did we come from? Who better to help us do this than Rev. Dr. Alan Hayes. Alan is a professor of History at Wycliffe College in Toronto, as well as being an honourary priest at St. Simon's Oakville. Today Alan took us on a whirlwind tour of the Anglican tradition from its early beginnings to its present day identity and challenges. (We will post Alan's powerpoint slides shortly - check back for them later.)
Solo: Then Sings my Soul (S. Hine): sung by Ann Lafortune
The Status bar on Facebook is a way of letting others know how we are spending our time, but that same status bar demands more and more of our time as become more avid "Facebookers." In this final sermon in our series we examine the possible implications of spending too much time on social media, and we try to remember that our "stewardship of time" is key to a life of discipleship.
Canon Robert Hurkmans has been the minister at St. James and St. Brendan since 2006.