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The video starts off with Hauerwas stating that joy is found in the existence of others, and that in the existence of the others we realize and recognize God’s existence. “Joy names the sheer presence of God.” How when we gather do we look for the joy that is an indicator of God’s existence. These gatherings don’t have to be the Sunday morning service, or in a church at all, although we certainly hope that we will be aware of God’s existence at those times. Yet, if we want people to encounter the living God revealed in Jesus Christ, we must be able to make that existence visible in the joy that people encounter when they meet us.
Hauerwas describes worship as the enjoyment of God. Is the enjoyment of God the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of worship? How does the presence of others in your community affect how you worship and the enjoyment of God you find in worship?
Finally Hauerwas states that “joy is the great enemy of narcissism.” When worshipping, do we find that it is easy to get distracted from the enjoyment of God and rather think about ourselves?
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November 11 is a major day here at St. Philip’s. In the morning we will be joining with the Norwood St. Boniface Legion as we commemorate Remembrance Day. We will be posting more details on that service as we approach the day. Then, in the evening, St. Philip’s hosts it’s annual Roast Beef Dinner. The Roast Beef Dinner is the highlight of the social calendar for St. Philip’s. This dinner is a great opportunity for people to come along and get to know the community that makes up St. Philip’s Anglican Church.
Roast Beef Dinner Menu:
Baked Potatoes (with topping)
Roasted Root Vegetables
Dessert (The desserts will be a selection of homemade dainties, although there may be one or two pre-made treats to make sure everyone get enough.
There will also be condiments such as horseradish and gravy to go along with the roast beef. If you are gluten-free, you will be happy to know that the gravy is being made with a gluten-free thickener, and we will have a supply of gluten-free rolls as well).
Tickets for the event are $20.00 for adults, and $8.00 for children under the age of 12. There will be one sitting for the dinner. This will be taking place at 5:30 pm. If you wish to reserve tickets for the dinner, please call the church at 204-237-3650(ext 2) or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The history of the Church of St. Philip’s begins at the turn of the 20th century. At that time, there was no bridge over the Red River to the rest of the area now known as the City of Winnipeg. In the year 1900, Mr & Mrs. W. H. McKinney approached the Venerable Archdeacon Fortin with a view to having services in Norwood. The result was that on May15th, 1900, Sunday School and Services were started in the McKinney home on the corner of Linden Avenue which is now Lyndale Drive and Marion Street. The Rev. E. Burch was assigned to the parish in the role of Curate.
On November 18th, 1900. the “Little Wooden Church” was opened on Eugenie Street by the Venerable Archdeacon Fortin, then Rector of Holy Trinity Church, Winnipeg. Thus began the life of St. Philip’s Church.(parish program from 100th anniversary service).
The current building was erected in 1904 and in 1959 the building was extended with the addition of the Memorial Hall. Rev J.E. Bethel was the priest. Over the years St. Philip’s has been faithfully served by many clergy and lay people alike. Currently Rev. Donald McKenzie is Priest, and Rev. Tanis Kolisnyk is Deacon. Andrew Schmidt and Gloria Belliveau are Rector’s and People’s Warden, respectively. Along with being Deacon, Rev. Tanis also serves as the Organist and Choir Leader for St. Philip’s.
In addition to serving a small but active church family, St. Philip’s also serves as home to several other groups. These include Sparks, Brownies, Guides, an Orthodox Church community, A Spanish dance troupe, an Alcoholics Anonymous, and an Al-Anon group.