‘Be of good cheer: It is I; Be not afraid.’

Published June 1, 2022

The Anglican Journal continues Capturing the Light, its series of readers’ photo and text submissions on stained-glass windows. Submissions are subject to editing.

St. Bartholomew Church, in Pelican Narrows, Sask., is at the end of the road on a rock, almost surrounded by water. If you’re out on a boat coming back to the point where the church sits, the water seems deep and wide.

The church’s stained-glass window showing Jesus blessing people and the sail and boat are reminders of the lessons from Mark’s gospel. Jesus may seem like he is sleeping, but never fear—he will never leave us when we accept him as our Saviour. He calls and blesses. For me, this window colorfully brings out the story of Jesus walking on the water and of him coming again, riding on the clouds.

Pelican Narrows is a northern community, where ice fishing and snowmobiles are common in the winter. Here the church is the people—faithful people coming to worship their lord. We pray for God’s people here and live in hope of Jesus’ coming.

Canon Angus Sewap, who died of Covid-19 in December 2020, was the priest-in-charge when my husband and I visited St. Bartholomew Church. Angus’s sister, Jennifer Sewap, died Jan. 18, 2022 in Pelican Narrows. Please pray for the Sewap family and their friends.

Kathleen Stewart
Organist and lay reader, diocese of Saskatchewan


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