Saturday, February 5, 2011

Week February 6 to 12, 2011

Week of February 6 to 12, 2011
Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,

This Sunday, please join us to celebrate
The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany.
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:

FEBRUARY 6th@ 10:30 AM
The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany &
Father Maurice
Homilist: Father Maurice
Lay Reader:
Brian Beech
Sidepeople for February:
Margaret Lyons & Kay Karbownik
Chancel Guild:
Colleen Milburn & Mary Novak
393, 645, 431 & 537
Rite: BCP

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.

WEDNESDAY SERVICES: Join us for our Wednesday Study & Eucharist Celebration on Wednesday, February 9th @ 10 am. We pray for the Diocese of Asaba, Nigeria Liturgical Colour: Green. Readings: Genesis 2: 4b-9, 15-17; Psalm 104: 25, 28-31 & Mark 7: 14-23. We started a 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 travelling.
For those who are sick:
David Gasser, Martinique Francois, Nicholas Tai-Milburn, Maureen Curtin, Eleanor Boehm, Arthur Reid, Glen Garbutt, Margaret Sills, Jack & Eleanor Lynch, Claudio Soto, Stephen y Monica Edwards, Shirley Buckley, Regina Jawrosky, Jeff Willis, The Bonner Family, Norma Cunliffe, Neil MacLean & Joan Wylie.
For those who are sick. Additional Requests this month: Bob Balir, Nancy Darroch-Heywood, Jose Miguel Flowers and Tanya Moore.
Those who are in need: For the Canadian Forces abroad, The Coptic churches in Egypt & people victims of accidents, terrorism, fanaticism, and natural disasters in Australia and Brazil.
We pray for those who have died: For all those beloved from our congregation, family members, relatives & friends of St.Paul's: Agnese Bertero, Gabino Requina & Barb Oakley.
Our thanksgiving prayer for: For the members of the Advisory Board.

Please, let us keep our prayer list updated by checking the book at the entrance of the nave. Thanks.

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FEB 06 Sundar Service & Sunday School @ 10:30 am
FEB 07 Centennial Book Team meeting @ 11 am
FEB 07 Capital Campaing meeting @ 6:30 pm
FEB 07 Advisory Board @ 8 pm
FEB 09 Bible Study & Holy Eucharist @ 10 am
FEB 10 Discussion Group from 7:30 to 8:30 pm
FEB 13 Sunday Service & Sunday School @ 10:30 am
FEB 13 Annual Vestry Meeting after Sunday Service
FEB 14 Centennial Book team meeting @ 11 am
FEB 15 Postulancy Diocesan Cttee @ 12:00 pm
FEB 16 Bible Study & Holy Eucharist @ 10 am
FEB 20 Sunday Service & Sunday School @ 10:30 am
FEB 21 Family Day. Provincial Holiday
FEB 23 Bible Study & Holy Eucharist @ 10 am
FEB 24 Discussion Group from 7:30 to 8:30 pm
FEB 27 Baden Powell Service & Bishop Poole Visit
FEB 27 Confirmations- Re-Affirmations - Receptions

ANNUAL VESTRY MEETING 2011: After our Sunday Service of Sunday, February 13th, everyone is invited to attend and participate of our Annual Vestry Meeting, the most important administrative meeting in a parish life. There you will be able to know through annual reports by the wardens, treasurer, rector, programs, budget, etc... Lunch will be provided. Volunteers and food donation is welcome. Please, contact Mary Novak. We still have 6 days!!!!!

FROM OUR VESTRY COORDINATOR: Outstanding vestry reports. I've called everyone that I still need a report from and have asked to get reports by next Thursday at the latest (February 10). Please, contact Betty Morgan. Thanks.

APPOINTMENTS & ELECTIONS 2011: Please, check the position list for 2011 available at the news board. Sign and suggest names for these positions. Thank you for your good will and interest to keep our ministry of our parish to the neighbourhood.

DISCUSSION GROUP AT ST.PAUL'S: Starting in February, we will have twice a month a Discussion Groups on Thursdays from 7:30 to 8:30 pm. Please, mark your calendars and plan to attend this new space of informal and interactive way to learn about spirituality and religion among many other issues.
Calendar for February & March:

BIRTHDAYS OF FEBRUARY: We congratulate all our sisters and brothers on their coming birthdays during January. They are:
FEB 07 Robert Kingston
FEB 13 Jack Tudor
FEB 16 Father Maurice
FEB 20 Maddie Kingston
FEB 23 Rachel Robins.
God bless all of them in this new year of life.

FEBRUARY RAFFLE: During the month of February, we will run a raffle for a very nice basket gift. Be involved and help us to raise money for our parish. Result will be announced the first Sunday of March.

FEB 09 Hannah Coome, Founder of the SSJD, 1921
FEB 14 Cyril & Methodius, Missionaries, 869, 885
FEB 15 Thomas Bray, Founder of SPG & SPCK, 1730
FEB 23 Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna, Martyr, 156
FEB 24 Lindel Tsen, Bishop of Honan, 1954
FEB 24 Paul Sasaki, Bishop of Tokyo, 1946
FEB 27 George Herbert, Priest and Poet, 1633.
For more information about the calendar of the Church Year, check the BAS (pages 14 to 33).

FEB 06 Diocese of Armidale, Australia
FEB 07 Diocese of Arochukwu, Nigeria
FEB 08 Diocese of Aru, Congo
FEB 09 Diocese of Asaba, Nigeria
FEB 10 Diocese of Matana, Burundi
FEB 11 Diocese of Athabasca, Canada
FEB 12 Diocese of Atlanta, USA.

Let us enjoy a good coffee and conversation with Father Maurice. Available on Thursdays only, between 2:00 to 5:00 pm. Let us meet in a cafe close to any subway station.

CULTURAL & MUSIC EVENT COORDINATOR: We are happy to announce that Mr. Alfred Rasmussen will volunteer as Cultural & Music Event Coordinatorin our parish. Alfred will have all our support for this meaningful work in our parish and neighbourhood.

EMMA-ART GALLERY: Enjoy the 8 pieces of photography installed at the hallway near to the lounge that Emma Borsa is sharing with us. We congratule Emma for her talents in arts.

FEB 06 Brian Beech
FEB 13 Radika Fraser
FEB 20 Margaret Lyons
FEB 27 Harlan & BPS team.

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.
FEB 06 Put your name here
FEB 13 Fr. Maurice x his birthday
FEB 20 Put your name here
FEB 27 Put your name here

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.
FEB 06 David Borsa
FEB 13 Annual Vestry Meeting (Mary coordinate)
FEB 20 Put your name here
FEB 27 Bishop Poole visit and Baden Powell Service

WEEKLY SMILE: Selected excerpts from "Golf appeals to the idiot in nus and the child. Just how childlike gold players become is proven by their frequent inability to count past five." John Updike

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 north side pews, always close a lady of white hair, drive a large car and leave it at the parking on Evans Ave. and a new member of the Chancel Guild. So, who is our person of February? Let us know during the coffee hour.

WHAT IS CONFIRMATION: It is the step when a candidate by his/her own initiative want to renew in public his/her baptismal vows when was still a child.
WHAT IS REAFFIRMATION: It is the opportunity for any person who was baptized and confirmed who want to renew in public his/her baptimal vows and confirmation vows.
WHAT IS RECEPTION: For those who were from another faith of Christian denomination and now are Anglicans and want to make more public and official his/her new afiliation.

EPISCOPAL VISIT: Bishop Poole is visiting us on Sunday, February 27 @ 10:30. In this occasion, Bishop Poole will preside over the confirmations, reaffirmation and reception. Please, those who are interested please contact Father Maurice. Thanks.

BADEN POWELL SERVICE 2011: This year will take place on Sunday, February 27th, same day of Bishop Philip Poole's visit to our parish. Bishop Poole was a scout, tropper leader and akela, so he is happy to celebrate BDP at St. Paul's.

FEB 13 Annual Vestry Meeting
FEB 27 Baden Powell Sunday
FEB 27 Bishop Poole Visit
MAR 08 Pancake Supper
MAR 09 Ash Wednesday
APR 17 Palm Sunday Service
APR 21 Maundy Thursday
APR 22 Good Friday Service
APR 23 Deanery Great Easter Vigil
APR 24 Easter Day
MAY 08 Mother's Day
JUN 12 Pentecost Service
JUN 19 Father's Day
JUN 26 Strawberry Social
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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