Sunday, 25 May 2014

From Hearing the Word to Doing a Bit of It: Rogation Sunday at St Mary's, Regina


A little compressed Rogation Sunday parish bounds-beating at St Mary's Anglican in Regina. As The Reverend Claude Schroeder, Parish Priest, told us; the word rogation is from the Latin rogare, to ask; so the YIELD sign is particularly fitting considering The One of whom we're asking and the processional cross next to it; a reminder of the one upon which Jesus "YIELDed up his spirit" (Mt 27.50).
To God be the glory, great things He has done;
So loved He the world that He gave us His Son,Who YIELDed His life an atonement for sin,And opened the life gate that all may go in.
So, we YIELD our asks to The LORD, trusting that the seeds of his Word, planted in our hearts, parishes and communities, and watered by our prayers will germinate and bear fruit as God gives the growth.
Fitting, also, to plant the parish garden, YIELDing the seeds to The LORD's good earth. As Claude also said to the children, we plant, water and wait:


Jude and granddaughter, Emily, planting and watering. May the doing YIELD a hundredfold (Luke 8.8) on every level.
This is Sunday in retirement number four. Missed number one because of gall stones; number two, Lutheran; number three, The Sheep, Okotoks. Rich.