Today’s forecast- The Son shines and the Lord reigns!
We hope you can join us in worship and the Holy Eucharist, BAS format, at 10:30 am this Sunday.
With winter weather here, and the challenges that go with it we hope to resume Zoom coverage beginning November 27th.
Food Bank: a bin is in the front foyer for collecting items for the local foodbank. Let us support this important ministry for those in need in our community.
Coffee Hour: There is a signup sheet in the Hall if you are able to help out after service. Cookies and/or other items for the freezer for Sundays are welcome.
Prayer Chain: confidential requests are welcome, and updates are appreciated and are of great encouragement. Contact Elaine at [email protected]
Potluck Breakfast: Sunday December 4th. At 9 am. Why not invite a friend out for breakfast?
Memorial Plaque: we are accepting donations toward a second memorial plaque to remember past parishioners of our church.
Please remember in your prayers:
– the clergy and people of our Diocese
– those who are sick, suffering, fearful or in need, and their caregivers, especially doctors and nurses
– for peace within our country, and in the world, remembering areas of war, unrest and riots, and so many refugees. We ask for wise discernment in our leaders.
– for the victims of violence and natural disasters and those who suffer from the emotional and physical wounds from conflict
– for those who mourn
– our Indigenous brothers and sisters, remembering their hurt and grief at this time;
– those who are persecuted and oppressed for their faith in Jesus Christ
December 18- Advent Lessons and Carols- 10:30 am
December 24- Christmas Eve Eucharist- 7 pm
December 25- Christmas Morning Eucharist- 10:30 am
A Diocesan Missional Minute:
Recently, I was talking with a friend, and the conversation turned to a recent purchase of plastic storage containers. I found myself offering my thoughts on a particular brand, endorsing the qualities of ease of use, durability and price. I really like these containers; I might even say in conversation that I “love” them. I waxed poetic on how great this product is, on how my life has changed (in this case, they are the answer to my storage needs), and how grateful I was to have found a source of reliable food storage.
Hold everything! I have the love of God in my life. I have a Saviour in Jesus, and He is the Rock upon which I stand. He is wonderful and life-changing, and I am so very grateful to have Him in my life. So, why am I not endorsing Him at every opportunity? Why am I not telling everyone I meet of the good thing I’ve found?
It seems I have no hesitation speaking about plastic containers, but feel awkward or fearful when it comes to sharing the Good News of Jesus. I need to change my thinking, and be ready to speak of Jesus – of His hope and peace and life-giving love. I need to share my “product endorsement” – my story of witness and salvation and the good things He has done for me, as readily as I do for consumer products. May I be ready to be missional for Him.
Check out “From the Prayer Chair” by Rev Haydn
Rev Haydn will have office hours this coming week on Wednesday and Friday from approximately 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Helen is in the office from 10-12 on Wednesdays.
Please contact the Wardens with any concerns and good news!
Rector: 403 999 4181. [email protected]
Rector’s Warden: Liz Sutherland: 403 601 6952 C
People’s warden: Pat Reid: 403 652 2021
Church office: 403-652-2271 Email: [email protected]
Offerings by e-transfer via [email protected]