First Sunday of Advnet


435 1st Street North
Box 550
Stonewall, MB
R0C 2Z0

Phone (204) 467-8466



Look up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near. 

Luke 21.28


We acknowledge that we are gathered on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Dakota, Oji-Cree and Dene peoples. These lands are the homeland of the Métis people. 

                                                     Holy Eucharist

                                               First Sunday of Advent


 Priest: Rev James Gomez                            

Lay Readers: Doug Livingston   



Isaiah 64:1-9                                       Psalms 80:1-7, 16-18

1 Corinthians 1:3-9                             Mark 13:24-37



Opening: #89-O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (CP)

Gradual: #99-Break, Day of God, O Break (CP)

Offertory: #615-Just As I Am (CP) 

Closing: #379-Rejoice, the Lord is King – #379  (CP)

Special Music by Dawn Bourque and Bev Robinson



Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness and put on the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility, that on the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.


Anglican Cycle of Prayer Week

November 26th  2023

Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most. Rev. Justin Welby.

  • Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, The Most. Rev. Linda Nicholls.
  • National Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, The Rt. Rev. Susan Johnson.
  • National Indigenous Archbishop, The Most. Rev. Chris Harper
  • Bishop of Rupert’s Land, The Rt. Rev. Geoffrey Woodcroft.
  • Bishop of the Manitoba/Northwestern Ontario Synod, The Rt. Rev. Jason Zinko
  • Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert’s Land, The Most. Rev. Greg Kerr-Wilson


Ang. Communion The Church of North India (United)

 Anglican Church of Canada The people of the Anglican Church of Canada

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada The people of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada Council of the North Diocese of Athabasca

Rupert’s Land The People of the Parishes of the Diocese of Rupert’s Land

 Central Buganda The Parish of Kifampa


 Please join us following the 10:15 service for fellowship and refreshments in the Parochial Hall.




Office hours:  The secretary will be in the office Thursdays from 11 am till 4:15 pm and Fridays from 9 am till 10 am.

 If you need anything on the days the secretary is not in, you can e-mail or leave a message on the answering machine.

 Rev. James Gomez office hours are:, Church office (Parochial Hall) on Tuesdays from 9am to 1pm and from 2 pm to 5 pm. He will also be present on Thursdays from 9 am to 3 pm. You can reach him on his cell at +1.204.404.9875.

Zoom and the radio (90.7 FM) broadcast will be offered during the service.

If anyone would like to donate to the Christmas Poinsettias in memory of loved ones, please contact Pat Hannah at 204-467-7767 or any alter guild member.

Advent Pot Luck Lunch will be held December 3rd 2023 after church.  Bring a pot and stay for fellowship.

Love to sing? Come be part of a choir for Lessons and Carols Sunday on December 10.  There will be one practice only and it will be on December 3 following the Pot Luck Lunch.  Please contact Bev Robinson by phone at 204-404-4431 or by email for more details.

Parents of children who are interested in singing a Christmas Song for the Christmas Eve Service please contact Bev Robinson by phone at 204- 404-4431 or by email There will be a practice on Sunday, December 17 following the worship service


Lion’s Manor Service will be held December 14th 2023 at 2 pm in the Common room at entrance #1 at the corner of Center Ave. and Lion’s Way.  All are welcome.


Next MESSY CHURCH will be Wednesday, December 6 from 5:30-7:00.  The theme will be Christmas. Volunteers please arrive

at 5:00 unless you’ve been told otherwise.  Please bring a non-perishable food item.  MESSY CHURCH is for ALL ages and everyone is welcome.  Hope to see you there!


Church Calendars—The supplier for the calendars are having a supply issue and will let us know when they will be available to order.


Next Week: December 10th  2023

Morning Prayer

Lessons and Carols


Lay Reader:  Doug and Joneen Livingston, John and Bev Robinson  


December 10, 2023 – Lessons and Carols

December 17, 2023 – Holy Eucharist

December 24, 2023 – Christmas Eve Family Service 6:30

December 31, 2023 – Morning Prayer

Winter, a lingering season,

is a time to gather

golden moments, embark

upon a sentimental

journey, and enjoy every

idle hour.

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