The Reverend Elvie Tulingan was the guest preacher at St. Laurence, Coquitlam on Sunday, June 18th. Padi Elvie is the Vicar of St Paul’s Church, Samoki with St. Gabriel’s, Maligcong, both in the Philippines.
Padi Elvie and her colleague, the Very Reverend Lucresia Turtem, had just spent a week at the Diocesan School for Parish Development iat Vancouver School of Theology, along with St. Laurence's rector, the Reverend Eric Mason and others from St. Laurence. Padi Elvie and Padi Lucresia arrived on June 9 from the Episcopal Diocese of the Northern Philippines (EDNP), the companion diocese of New Westminster.
The Children and Youth Service at St. Laurence featured a story told by the children of "Old Turtle" and the relationship between God and the Earth. After the story, Padi Elvie gathered the children around for some reflections on Old Turtle and continued with a sermon for the whole congregation.
Following the service, Padi Elvie and the Venerable Karen Urquhart, Archdeacon of Lougheed, joined the congregation for their annual Father's Day BBQ.
The Reverend Eric Mason adjusts the mic on the ambo for Padi Elvie Padi Elvie addresses the children and youth of the parish A table group shot at the BBQ.
PHOTOS: Courtesy of the Venerable Karen Urquhart