Worship

 

As a small Anglican parish, we have two part-time priests who are very involved in our church.  The Rev. Ian Mills and The Rev. Ted Nimik take particular responsibility for our Communion services.  Morning Prayer worship is also sometimes led by Lay Readers in our parish family.

 

Our worship clearly demonstrates the hope found in Christ through our preaching of the gospel and our joyful music.  Morning Prayer services are generally taken from the Book of Common Prayer, and at least two (often three) Eucharistic services are held each month - using both the Book of Alternative Services and Book of Common Prayer format (in the BAS).  The music is a combination of traditional hymns and contemporary praise songs.  The variety of services and music meets the different desires and worship preferences within the congregation.

 

Our Vestry is responsible for actively managing all of the aspects of our full and meaningfull parish life.

The Rev. Ian Mills

The Rev. Ian Mills has been in active ministry for over 30 years.  He began his ministry as Associate Rector, then Rector in the Pembina Hills Parishes. During this period he was also Camp Director at Anglican Island. Ian moved on to serve as Interim Priest at St. Alban’s in Winnipeg, followed by Christ Church in Selkirk. He became Rector of St. Andrews Woodhaven in 1994 and retired in 2011. Since January 2012 Ian has been enjoying his retirement as well as being involved in part-time ministry with Holy Trinity, Headingley. Ian’s ministry over the years always evolved according to what is needed in a particular parish. In Holy Trinity, in addition to worship, Ian teaches and encourages people to take up the tasks of ministry at Holy Trinity.

The Rev. Ted Nimik

The Rev. Ted Nimik was ordained June 24, 1979.  His first parish was on the Queen Charlotte Islands, serving as Rector of St Paul's for four years.  He then moved to Taber, Alberta and for the next ten years served as Rector of St Theodore's, as well as St Mary's in Vauxhall, AB.  During this period he was also civilian officiating Chaplain for CFB Suffield.  Moving on to Winnipeg, Ted served as the Executive Director of West Broadway Community Ministry for ten years (a position he found most fulfilling) – and honorary assistant at Christ Church.  Ted moved to a position of Priest-in-charge at St Peter's Dynevor, and then Priest-in-charge at Emerson, Ridgeville and Hallock, Minnesota (a three point charge).  Following this Ted was appointed Honorary Assistant at St Andrew's on the Red, and he now shares his time between St Saviour's and Holy Trinity, Headingley.  Ted says that he finds the interaction with people the most rewarding part of his many years of ministry.

Music Ministry
 
The Music Ministry endeavours to contribute to meaningful Sunday worship utilizing both traditional hymns and contemporary music.  In addition, special services such as the Old Fashioned Christmas, Easter and our Family Services, are opportunities for new music not normally part of the Music Ministry's repertoire. We also occassionally play at personal care homes, bringing beautiful music and uplifting song to the residents.
 
Our Music Director will play for weddings and funerals, consulting personally with individuals to meet their needs, as well as suggesting appropriate music - always striving to ensure the music is a memorable part of the service and contributes in a positive and meaningful way.  
 
 
 
 

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