Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Week of December 4 to 10, 2011

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,

This Sunday, please join us to celebrate
the Second Sunday of Advent.

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:

DECEMBER 4th @ 10:30 AM

Second Sunday of Advent
Presider: Father Maurice
Lay Reader: Jean Colwell
Sidepeople for December:
David Borsa & Ken Fraser
Chancel Guild:
Hymns: 103, 362, 108 & 629
Rite: BAS.

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 Study & Holy Eucharist on Wednesday, December 7th @ 10 am. We are in a series of studies on "Challenges from the Scriptures", followed by coffee time. Liturgical Colour: White. Saint Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, 397. We pray for the Diocese of Kondoa, Tanzania. Readings: Romans 1: 18-32; Psalm 103: 1-10 & St. Matthew 11: 28-30.

PRAYERS: Please, keep in your prayers:
For those who are travelling:
For those who are sick: Hiro Kogure, Ruth Johnson, Melissa Vassel, Maureen Curtin; Tania, Scarlette & Anne Ferrugia, Tim Shields, Marcus Ashleigh, Jack Lynch, Anne Blok, Samantha Hamilton, Judy & Roy Coward, Lynee Argyle, Monica Edwards, Dorothy Stephens & Regina Jarowsky.
Those who are in need: For the Canadian Forces abroad.
We pray for those who have died: For all those beloved from our congregation, family members, relatives & friends of St.Paul's: Ruby Rasmussen, Edith Forman, Ethel Coates & Eleonor Lynch.
Our thanksgiving prayer for: The members of the Memorial Fund.

Please, let us keep our NEW PRAYER LIST updated by checking the book at the entrance of the nave. Thanks.

DEC 04 Sunday School & Service @ 10:30 am
DEC 04 Hispanic Mass @ 2 pm Parroquia San Esteban
DEC 06 Clericus Meeting @ 10 am
DEC 07 Wednesday Study & HE @ 10 am
DEC 08 Italian Mass @ 10 am St.Mary Magdalene
DEC 08 Clericus St.James' meeting @ 1 pm
DEC 08 Discussion Group from 7:30 to 8:30 pm
DEC 11 Sunday School & Service @ 10:30 pm
DEC 11 Spanish Mass @ 2 pm Parroquia San Esteban.
DEC 12 Advisory Board @ 8 pm
DEC 13 Clericus Parkdale @ 12 pm
DEC 13 Meeting with Bishop P. Poole @ 3 pm
DEC 14 Wednesday Study & HE @ 10 am
DEC 14 "A Christmas Carol" @ 7:30 pm
DEC 15 Italian Mass @ 10 am, St. Mary Magdalene
DEC 18 Sunday School & Service @ 10:30 am
DEC 18 Spanish Mass @ 2 pm, Parroquia San Esteban
DEC 21 Wednesday Study & HE @ 10 am
DEC 22 Italian Mass @ 10 a. St. Mary Magdalene
DEC 24 Christmas Eve Service @ 7 pm
DEC 24 Christmas Eve in Spanish @ 8:30 Holy Trinity
DEC 25 Christmas Day Service @ 10:30 am
DEC 28 Wednesday Study & HE @ 10 am
DEC 29 Italian Mass @ 10 am St. Mary Magdalene.

BAKE SALE'S BALANCE: We are happy to share that the Bake Sale raised $ 700.- We thanks to Kay Karbownik and everyone who helped with devotion and love in this event. Great social interaction and involvement from people. This hard work was compensated with the good will of volunteers and members of the congregation and the attendance by friends and neighbours.

THURSDAY DISCUSSION GROUP: Join us and let us learn and grow together in this journey of faith and spirit. Very inter-active dynamic. We are looking for you!!!

DEC 04 Nicholas Ferrar, Deacon, 1637
DEC 05 Clement of Alexandria, Priest, c. 210
DEC 06 Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, c. 342
DEC 07 Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, 397
DEC 08 The Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
DEC 09 Prophets of the Old Testament.
For more information about the calendar of the Church Year, check the BAS (pages 14 to 33).

DEC 04 Diocese of Kobe, Japan
DEC 05 Diocese of Koforidua, West Africa
DEC 06 Diocese of Kolhapur, India
DEC 07 Diocese of Kondoa, Tanzania
DEC 08 Diocese of Kootenay, Canada
DEC 09 Diocese of Khrishna-Godavari, India
DEC 10 Diocese of Kitui, Kenya.

DEC 04 Jean Colwell
DEC 11 Harlan Lunn
DEC 18 Liz Quinlan

SYNOD APPROVES MOTION ON MARRIAGE, SEXUALITY: The following motions were approved by Synod on Nov. 26, 2011.

“It will be MOVED by Nancy Whitla (Holy Trinity, Trinity Square) and SECONDED by Sue Ferguson (St. John, West Toronto) that whereas all the sacraments are for all the baptized; Be it resolved that this Synod memorialize General Synod to amend Canon 21 On Marriage to allow marriage of all persons legally qualified to marry each other.”

“It will be MOVED by Nancy Whitla (Holy Trinity, Trinity Square) and SECONDED by Sue Ferguson (St. John, West Toronto) that this Synod request the House of Bishops to withdraw the February 1979 Resolution on Sexuality which prevents the ordination of persons in committed same gender relationships.”

Posted on November 26, 2011.
239 congregations
203 parishes
26,000 square kilometres
90 cemeteries
5 columbaria
5 bishops
251 clergy
248 retired clergy
20 chaplains
19 curates
31 deacons
475 churchwardens
429 lay members of synod

In 2010
22,653 Anglicans on an average Sunday in our churches to worship God and proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ
47,502 worship services
612 weddings
451 confirmations
1,162 baptisms
1,594 dearly departed
2,164 youth members
134 youth groups
2,551 Anglican Church Women
144 ACW groups
4,226 young Anglicans instructed in their faith
187 church school programs
17 FaithWorks ministry partners
25,000 vulnerable members of society helped by FaithWorks ministry partners.
16 age of FaithWorks
$18 million distributed by FaithWorks to address needs throughout the Diocese, across Canada and around the world.

Information contained in the Narrative Financial Plan for the Diocese, 2012-2013.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR: Thank you for your support and the beautiful flowers given through the year.
SUN. DEC 04 Put your name here
SUN. DEC 11 For Daniel Francois x Fr. Maurice
SUN. DEC 18 Put your name here
SUN. DEC 24 Put your name here.

DUPLEX ENVELOPES 2012: Anyone who wishes duplex envelopes for 2012 is kindly asked to speak to Betty Morgan. In this way, we can hopefully reduce waste and be more "green" by providing envelopes that meet your needs (e.g. weekly or monthly). Thank you for your ongoing support of St. Paul's, Runnymede.

DEC 04 Put your name here
DEC 11 Put your name here
DEC 18 Father Maurice
DEC 24 Put your name here.

DEC 10 David Borsa
DEC 25 Our Lord Jesus
DEC 27 Jean Colwell
DEC 31 Norah Heater

DEC 08 Bruce & Shirley Buckley, Marriage Anniversary
DEC 14 Charlotte Astley, Baptism Anniversary.

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN: Still making your pending decision? There is still time! Please, let us know about your support. You will receive a phone call or letter soon. Thank you for your time and good will to give to your parish.

PROPERTY REPORT: The Property Committee reported that the floor of the gym was totally repaired and the work of maintenance was done, and the toilet at the sacristy was fixed. This is a new vignette to keep us update about what is happeing with our church building and facilities.

FOOD BANK: Thank you very much to everyone who is supporting our Food Bank that we share with those in need. We are asking to focus more into food and supplies for children (diapers). Please, do not bring peanut butter. Thanks.

WEEKLY SMILE: "The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it." Franklin. P. Jones.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL: Humber River Shakespeare Company, presents this representation at our church on Wednesday, december 14, 2011 @ 7:30 pm. Tickets $ 15 (adults) / $ 10 (children). Tickets available online at For more information call 416-209-2026. A play with the sponsor of The Ontario Trillium Foundation and Ontario Arts Council.

WHO IS WHO?: Each month we will have a person to discover! A few clues and let us guess the person's name: Sits at the south end of the pews. Take notes during the homily. When weather permit, rides the bike to church. Always with a back pack. So, who is our person of December? Let us know during the coffee hour.

DEC 14 A Christmas Carol Drama @ 7:30 pm
DEC 24 Christmas Eve Service @ 7 pm
DEC 25 Christmas Sunday @ 10:30 am

EPILOGUE: Come and join us. Our Eucharist Sunday Service @ 10:30 am. and Wednesday Study and HT @ 10 am.

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


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