Morning Prayer: Tuesdays, 6:30am at St. Mary Magdalene
175th Anniversary: Please join us on June 16-17 as we celebrate the Parish of Lloydtown’s 175th anniversary!
The festivities include a Fair from 10AM-2PM on June 16th with an accent on “then and now” on the grounds of St. Mary Magdalene at 116 Church Street in Schomberg, followed by dinner (advance purchase only for dinner). The Festival concludes on Sunday, June 17th with Bishop Fenty the Celebrant at Christ Church for a combined service at 10:30am.
- Indoor and outdoor displays as volunteer experts, and artisans gather to present information and opportunities to try a new (old) skill. In addition, attendees can see ways in which the Parish still serves the greater community, with projects such as King Township Food Bank, Schomberg Country Run, and the Summer Day Camp.
- The Opening Act is a real one! “A Historical Musical” will be presented inside at 10:00am. This musical play lasts about 25 minutes and combines the talents of 8-13 year olds and Michele McNally of the Nobleton Children’s Theatre Company to present highlights of the history of the area we know as King Township.
- After the performance, and, also inside the church you will find a display of liturgical vestments; do you know the difference between a cape and a cope? You will be able to visit our organists, Alexandra Spencer and Elly Hollander, and try playing a real organ, learning what it means to ‘pull out all the stops’.
- Find out what Sunday School would have been like in the ‘olden days’ at the Christian Education exhibit, where there will be face painting, and children’s crafts including a display of the crafts learned at Sunday School all those years ago.
- Display on birds and bees with an observation hive, information on bees and honey, including past and present uses. You will also see the differences in the building of birds’ nests, as each variety has its own technique for its own reasons, with Kurt Erzberger’s mounted display of nests. In addition, Kurt has extensive knowledge to share about native trees.
- Visit “Christianity and the Bible”, where Bill and Nuala Duncan will help you answer Life’s Big Questions.
- Lisa Pace, a potter and raku expert, will be on hand to help you make pinch pots, slab type pottery making, whereby pieces are hand-formed. All ages are welcome! There will be wood carving, and samples of heritage tools and gadgets; can you name them and explain what they were used for?
- In addition, there will be someone with life experience on foraging, and how early people ate wild plants from the fields, streams and forests. A local expert will have information on where to find wild edibles nowadays, and how to identify them.
- Dorothy Tomaszewski will show how wool gets from the sheep to the loom, and Debbie Smith will demonstrate quilting, as she works on a “Dear Jane” quilt authentic to the 19th century.
- Grab a burger and some lemonade, and then head over to Paint with Jenn, where Jenn Scherle of “Art in the Park” will offer trials in acrylic painting to all ages.
Free admission. Arrive early to catch the show and make your way to all the exhibits!
June 17, 10:30AM – Christ Church, Kettleby
July 1, 10:30AM – Christ Church, Kettleby
July 8, 10:30AM – Christ Church, Kettleby, followed with a Summer Breakfast
August 5, 10:30AM – St. Mary Magdalene, Schomberg
Summer Day Camp: July 9-13, and special service on Sunday, July 15. Children 4+ years of age. $125/week, plus $50 for before/after care. Program runs from 9am-3pm. Before/after care: 8am-9am and 3pm-4pm. New this year: concurrent adult bible study gathering. More information to follow.
8th Annual Schomberg Country Run: Saturday, September 29th. Run, walk, find sponsors or volunteer. Many ways to participate! Stay tuned for more info.
St. Mary Magdalene, Schomberg: Sunday, 11:15AM Holy Communion
Christ Church, Kettleby: Sunday, 9:30AM Holy Communion