Bishop visits St. John's
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Lorraine Olinyk , Correspondent / Battlefords News-Optimist
APRIL 10, 2019 10:21 PM
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.