Bishop visits St. John's - Borden / Radisson News

Bishop visits St. John's

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Lorraine Olinyk , Correspondent / Battlefords News-Optimist

APRIL 10, 2019 10:21 PM

Lorraine Huxley waiting to be baptized by Right Rev. Harper on April 7, while his parents, Courtney Gerow and Nathan Dubasof, and godparents, Melissa McIsaac and Kevin Monaslyski, look on. Photos submitted by Lorraine Olinyk

Lorraine Huxley waiting to be baptized by Right Rev. Harper on April 7, while his parents, Courtney Gerow and Nathan Dubasof, and godparents, Melissa McIsaac and Kevin Monaslyski, look on. Photos submitted by Lorraine Olinyk

Ann Brand confirmed by Right Rev. Harper with Rev Carr and Tim Latimer looking on.

Ann Brand confirmed by Right Rev. Harper with Rev Carr and Tim Latimer looking on.

Bishop Harper cutting the special cake with Ann Brand helping.

Bishop Harper cutting the special cake with Ann Brand helping.

Presentations - Ray Latimer with a wooden cross for Bishop Harper, bouquets of flowers to Ann Brand and Mrs. Tracy Harper.

Presentations - Ray Latimer with a wooden cross for Bishop Harper, bouquets of flowers to Ann Brand and Mrs. Tracy Harper.

A special service was held April 7 at St. John’s Anglican Church, when celebrant The Right Reverend Christopher Harper, Bishop of Saskatoon Diocese, baptized Huxley Cain Dubasov Gerow and his great grandmother Ann Brand was confirmed into the Anglican Communion. Rev. Sheldon Carr assisted with the service and with the Celebration of the Eucharist. Organist was Linda Hosegood and assisting Rev Carr was Tim Latimer. Right Reverend Harper also presented a lighted baptismal candle to the godparents who in turn gave it to Huxley’s parents and told them to light it every year on the anniversary of his baptism or on his birthday until he leaves home then give it to him to take with him. The family of Huxley and Ann Brand supplied the luncheon in the lower hall following the service. Presentations were made from St. John’s with large bouquets of flowers going to Ann Brand and Tracy Harper, wife of the bishop. A wooden cross on a chain, crafted by Tom Hrenkiw, was presented to the bishop. A large decorated cake honouring the occasion was then cut by Bishop Harper and Ann Brand and everyone enjoyed cake for dessert.

For Good Friday the United Church will have a joint service with the Anglicans at 11 a.m. with Rev Carr officiating and a light lunch to follow. On Easter Sunday there is a joint service at 1:30 p.m. with Gayle Wensley assisting Rev. Carr with Holy Communion. There is no 10:30 a.m. Anglican service that day. Riverbend Fellowship, who meet in the Borden Seniors Room, will hold a brunch on Good Friday at 9:30 a.m. followed by the service and a regular Easter service at 10:50 a.m. on Sunday.

The article above, and the photographs, were published by the The Battleford News Optimist on April 10, 2019.