Earlier in the week leading up to Palm Sunday, 2013, the weather forecasters had predicted fair weather for March 24th but as the day approached the chances of bright morning sunshine bathing the various Processions of the Palms around the Diocese of New Westminster became less likely. The good news was that although most of the Metro Vancouver Area was cloudy, there was very little to no rain and the outside temperature was quite comfortable.At St. Anne’s, Steveston, the congregation gathered in the Parish Hall at 9:30am for the Liturgy of the Palms. Not only was it Passion Sunday but it was also the Sunday where Bishop Michael was present to preach, and later celebrate the Eucharist.
The Parish of St. Anne’s, Steveston is a warm and welcoming community under the ordained leadership of the Reverend Brian Vickers and all were invited to attend a buffet lunch after worship. It was a time for the community to be together, to visit with Bishop Michael and to prepare for the journey of Holy Week.
Images: Top and Homepage, at the conclusion of worship before lunch Vicky Erickson greets Bishop Michael. Middle right, The Peace is a joyful experience at St. Anne's. Lower left, Eucharistic prayer, the Reverend Brian Vickers, Bishop Michael and Sacristan, Kim Campbell who is also an Associate Warden.