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Musical Theatre Camp – July 10-14
Summer Day Camp – July 17-21
Calling all fathers, daughters, grandfathers, and granddaughters! You’re invited to this year’s dinner and dance on Saturday, February 4 from 6-9pm.
This is a fun event for all who attend with a delicious dinner, fun games, dancing, a photobooth, and door prizes to be won!
Tickets are $30 per father/daughter ticket, $10 for additional daughters, and free for those age 3 and under (just let us know they’re coming).
Tickets go on sale January 15 and are available by contacting Brian Suggs at firstname.lastname@example.org
Feel free to invite friends, neighbours, and other family members to be part of the fun!
Join us at one of the following services for joyful and inspiring worship this Christmas season!
We will be celebrating the Mid Autumn Festival on Sunday, September 11 immediately following the 10:30am service with tea and moon cakes.
Legends and myths aside, the Mid-Autumn Festival, often popularly called the Moon Festival or the Festival of the August Moon, is actually a celebration of the harvest, very similar to Canadian Thanksgiving. As China was primarily an agricultural country before, the harvest played an important role in people’s 3 lives. After all the tilling, planting, sweat and toil, the time had come to reap from the year’s efforts and labour, and to thank the heavens for the crops. Traditionally, the date was (still is) the fifteenth day of the eighth moon in the lunar calendar, also known as Mid-Autumn. People gathered together to celebrate their harvests and partake of their freshly-picked crops. They also exchanged little cakes made from their reapings, and it was said that every family had a special recipe!
Early mooncakes were not as sophisticated a delicacy as they are nowadays. But things started to change in the Yuan Dynasty. Under the Mongolians, the Han Chinese majority was severely oppressed. A group of militant leaders decided to stage an uprising but had difficulty in spreading the word to the public. It was the time of Mid-Autumn, and one leader thought of using the custom of exchanging cakes to relay the message by hiding little notes inside the cakes. Though that particular revolution was unsuccessful, it started a new trend in mooncake making. People began to put fillings in the cakes, such as preserved egg yolks, melon, nuts and other sweetmeats. And so we have the gourmet’s delight of today!
We love our pets, and they are welcome to come to church for a special blessing.
Join us for an informal service in commemoration of St. Francis on Tuesday evening, Oct 4, 7:00 PM. Your pets are invited to attend – suitably leashed or caged – for a special prayer of blessing. A simple communion will be celebrated. This is a fun and unique family service in the parish hall, children are welcome too!
St. Philip’s will be hosting a Free Community BBQ for all of our neighbours on Monday, May 23 from 12-2pm. There will be a bouncy castle, face painting, and other games for the kids to enjoy. Everyone is invited to put your name in for the lucky draw, lots of prizes to give away.
If you’re around on Victoria Day we invite you and your family to be our guest! No need to call ahead or sign up, just come on over.
If you have questions, please email Naomi at email@example.com or call the Church Office at 905.477.1991.
Be a part of our updated St. Philip’s Family Directory! We need you to make our directory complete. Photos will be taken at the church on June 21 from 2:30pm-8:30pm.
Click here and follow the easy directions to schedule your portrait session.
F A S T • C O N V E N I E N T • E A S Y
Church members who participate in this program will receive a free and updated full-colour photo directory free of charge. You will also have the opportunity to order more photos for you and your family and friends.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Please email Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
St. Philip’s on-the-hill Anglican Church 圣公会圣菲利普教会
Invites you to 邀请您们
Celebrate Holy Week & Easter with Us 一起庆祝圣周和复活节
Happy Easter 复活节快乐
MARCH 20 – PALM SUNDAY 3月20日 – 棕枝主日
8:15 a.m. – Blessing of the Palms 上午8:15 – 祝福棕枝礼
10:30 a.m. – Palm Processional and Children’s Program 上午10:30 – 携带棕枝游行并儿童节目
MARCH 24 –MAUNDY THURSDAY 3月24日-圣周四，濯足节
6:30 p.m. – Family service with communion and hand/foot washing
7:30 p.m.– Solemn Interactive Liturgy with Ritual Washing 下午 7时30 – 圣洗仪式的起应礼仪
MARCH 25 –GOOD FRIDAY 3月25日 – 圣周五, 耶稣受难日
Christ died that we might…live 因基督的死带给我们生命
9:30 a.m. – A Family Interactive Remembrance of the Crucifixion
上午9:30 – 家庭互动,纪念主耶稣基督的十架之苦
10:30 a.m. – Solemn Good Friday Service with Interpretive Dance 上午10:30 – 用舞蹈表达的受难崇拜
MARCH 26 – GREAT VIGIL OF EASTER 3月26日– 基督复活前, 逾越節守夜禮
7:30 p.m. – An ancient service of Fire, Song, Word, Wine and Bread
晚上 7时 30分 – 燃点圣火的崇拜，诗歌，讲道, 饼和杯
MARCH 27 –EASTER DAY 3月27日 – 复活节
Jesus Christ Is Risen Today! 主耶稣基督今天已经复活了!
8:15 a.m. – Holy Communion 上午08点15分 – 圣餐礼仪
10:30 a.m. – Celebrating Jesus’ Victory over Death 上午 10:30 – 庆祝耶稣战胜死亡
Sung Eucharist, Easter Egg Hunt and Children’s Program 音乐圣餐崇拜，复活节彩蛋和儿童节目
This year’s Walkathon will be on Sunday, May 29 and done jointly by St. Philip’s and Grace Church, Markham in support of the Syrian refugee family we are sponsoring together.
The goal is to raise $20,000. All funds collected will be used for this joint project.
Donations can be made online through Canada Helps (you receive an instant receipt by email) or you can send a cheque to either St. Philip’s or Grace Church with “Walkathon” in the memo line. All donations over $20 will be receipted. If you’d like to walk and collect sponsors, please pick up a sponsor sheet from either church.
There will be a joint worship service on Sunday, May 29 starting at 10:30am at St. Philip’s and the walk will start at 11:30am. The route is approximately 5kms and runs through the neighbourhoods around the church. A light lunch will be served for all who are walking.
More information about the sponsorship can be found here.
8:15 am & 10.30 am
St. Philip's Anglican Church
9400 Kennedy Road
Markham, ON L6C 1N6