Saturday, December 25, 2010

Week December 26 to January 1, 2011

Week of December 26 to January 1st, 2010

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,

This Sunday, please join us to celebrate
The First Sunday of Christmas.
Join us a as community to worship and proclaim an
inclusive and transforming Gospel.
See you on Sunday @ 10:30 am.

Here is some news to share with you:

DECEMBRE 26th @ 10:30 AM
The First Sunday of Christmas
Father Maurice
Homilist: Father Maurice
Lay Reader: Brian Beech
Sidepeople for December:
Betty Morgan
Chancel Guild:
Margaret Lyons
Hymns: 118, 122, 132 & 153.

SUNDAY LEAFLET: Please, consider taking home the Sunday Leaflet. It can help you review the readings, collect, prayers and news, or you can share it with other parishioners or friends who were not able to attend the Sunday Service. Thank you for your cooperation.

THE BAPTISM OF MAX CHRISTIAN HERRIOTT: Max Christian, son of Carina Marangoni and Jason Herriott will receive the sacrament of the Holy Baptism in our parish on Sunday, January 2nd, 2011 @ 10:30 am. Let us keep in our prayers Max, his parents and his godparents Sylvia Lange and Adriano Marangoni.
WEDNESDAY SERVICES: Join us for our Wednesday Study & Eucharist Celebration on Wednesday, January 5th @ 10 am. We pray for the Diocese of Accra, West Africa. Liturgical Colour: White. Readings: 1 John 3: 11-18; Psalm 100 & St. John 1: 43-51. We start a new cycle of studies on angelology, called: "And what about angels?". Join us and let us learn a discover the mysteries and ministries of angels.
PRAYERS: Please, keep in your prayers:
For those who are sick: David Gasser, Jack Lyons, Martinique Francois, Nicholas Tai-Milburn, Bishop Michael Bedford-Jones, Bishop Ann Tottenham, Maureen Curtin, Tim Shields, Eleanor Boehm, Arthur Reid, Frank Jennings, Arthur Reid, Glen Garbutt, Margaret Sills, Jack & Eleanor Lynch, Patricia Soto, Stephen y Monica Edwards, Shirley Buckley, Regina Jawrosky, Ron Nicholson & Jeff Willis.
For those who are sick. Additional Requests this month: Tanya Moore, Melanie Milburn & Nicholas Milburn-Tai.
Those who are in need: For the Canadian Forces abroad & people victims of natural disasters, accidents, terrorism or fanaticism.
We pray for those who have died: For all those beloved from our congregation, family members, relatives & friends of St.Paul's. Carmal Fraser, Leopoldo Palacios and Corporal Steve Martin.
Our thanksgiving prayer for: For Max Christian Herriott and his baptism on Sunday, January 2th, and his parents, godparents and his families in Brazil and Canada.
DEC 26 Sunday Service & Sunday School @ 10:30 am
DEC 29 Study & Holy Eucharist @ 10 am. (cancelled)
JAN 02 Sunday Service & Sunday School @ 10:30 am
JAN 02 Baptism of Max Christian Herriott @ 10:30 am
JAN 05 Study and Holy Eucharist @ 10 am
JAN 05 Corporation Meeting @ 12 pm
JAN 06 The Epiphany of the Lord
JAN 09 Sunday Service & Sunday School @ 10:30 am
JAN 10 Meeting at the Diocese from noon to 3 pm
JAN 10 Advisory Board with Dean Philip Hobson @ 8 pm
JAN 11 Clericus meeting @ 11 am
JAN 11 Meeting with Bishop Philip Poole @ 2 pm
JAN 12 Study & Holy Eucharist @ 10 am
JAN 13 Meeting at St. James' Cathedral @ noon
JAN 13 Forum # 2 "Future of our Parish" from 7 to 9 pm
JAN 16 Sunday Service & Sunday School @ 10:30 am.
NEXT FORUM: On Thursday, January 13th from 7 to 9 pm you are invited to join us and explore and discuss the future of our parish in our neighbourhood. Please, mark your calendar and plan to attend this important forum.
BIRTHDAYS: We congratulate all our sisters and brothers on their coming birthdays during December and January. They are:
DEC 27 Jean Colwell
DEC 31 Norah Heater
JAN 05 Harlan Lunn
JAN 05 Ken Fraser
JAN 08 Liz Cumberland
JAN 15 Alisha Coroa
JAN 29 Margaret Lyons
JAN 29 Elizabeth Jones.
God bless all of them in this new year of life.

ANNIVERSARIES: This month of January, people of our congregation can remember special dates in their lives.
JAN 02 Memorial Anniv. of Elise Tostowaryk
JAN 10 Memorial Anniv. of Sally Ralph
JAN 12 Baptismal Anniv. of Ben Borsa
DEC 26 St. Stephen, Deacon & Martyr (See above)
DEC 27 St. John, Apostle & Evangelist
DEC 28 The Holy Innocents
DEC 29 Thomas Becket, Archbp. of Canterbury, 1170
DEC 31 John West, Missionary, the Red River, 1845.
For more information about the calendar of the Church Year, check the BAS (pages 14 to 33).

DEC 26 Diocese of York, England
DEC 27 Diocese of Ysabel, Melanesia
DEC 28 Diocese of Yukon, Canada
DEC 29 Diocese of Zanzibar, Tanzania
DEC 30 Diocese of Zonkwa, Nigeria
DEC 31 Diocese of Zululand, South Africa
JAN 01 Diocese of Aba, Nigeria.

DEC 26 Brian Beech.
FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR: Let us give thanks to God with flowers. The dedication can be for a memorial, a birthday, anniversary, thanksgiving, etc. Always is there a good reason to worship God with the beauty in God's creation.
DEC 26 Memorials poinsettias by parish members
JAN 02
Put your name here
JAN 09 Put your name here
JAN 16 Fr. Maurice for his father.

DEC 26 Marg Lyons & Radika Fraser.
COFFEE HOUR: Help us with coffee hour. Please, sign up on the list at the newsboard. Thank you for your time and generousity in sharing a great time as a community parish. Light refreshments only. Look for a partner and share the blessing of offering to other hospitality.
DEC 26 Kay Karbownik
JAN 02 Brian Beech & Father Maurice
JAN 09 Elizabeth Quinlan & Colleen Milburn
JAN 16
Put your name here
JAN 23 Put your name here
JAN 30 Put your name here.

WEEKLY SMILE: The Sunday School teacher was describing how Lot's wife looked back and turned into a pillar of salt, when little Jason interrupted, "My Mommy looked back once while she was driving, 'he announced triumphantly, 'and she turned into a telephone pole!'.
WHO IS WHO?: Each month we will have a new person to discover! A few clues and let us guess the person's identity: Sits at the very back, wears hats, very shy, and linked to one of our stained glass windows. So, who is our person of December? Let us know during the coffee hour.

FEB 13 Annual Vestry Meeting
FEB 20 Baden Powell Sunday
FEB 27 Bishop Poole Visit
MAR 09 Ash Wednesday
APR 17-24 Holy Week
MAY 08 Mother's Day
JUN 12 Pentecost Service
JUN 19 Father's Day
JUL 21 Summer BBQ
SEP 11 Roast Corn Festival
SEP 25 Back to Church Sunday
OCT 02 The Blessing of the Animals
OCT 09 Thanksgiving Sunday
NOV 06 Remembrace Sunday
DEC 24 Christmas Eve Service
DEC 25 Christmas Pageant.

EPILOGUE: Come and join us. Our Eucharist Sunday Service & Sunday School @ 10:30 am and our Study & Morning Prayer on Wednesdays @ 10 am.

See you around. Chanel your gifts and talents with us!


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