Friday, December 10, 2010

Week December 12 to 18, 2010

Week of December 12 to 18, 2010

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,

This Sunday, please join us to celebrate
The Third 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 12th @ 10:30 AM
The Third Sunday of Advent
Father Maurice
Homilist: Father Maurice
Lay Reader: Alan Peters
Sidepeople for December:
Betty Morgan
Chancel Guild:
Jean Colwell
Hymns: 105, 362, 78 & 114


CHRISTMAS DECORATION: This Saturday, December 11, the Chancel Guild will be decorating the church for Christmas. All are invited to join us in this happy duty! We'll be there from 9ish until 12 noon.

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 this Wednesday, December 15th @ 10 am. We pray for the Diocese of Western Tanganyika, Tanzania. Liturgical Colour: Blue. Readings: Isaiah 45: 5-8; Psalm 85: 8-13 & St. Luke 7: 19-23. We continue with last session of the cycle of studies: "Saints Alive"!!!. Come and join us!!! Saints, don't miss them!!! This Wednesday we will focus on Edward the Confessor. (see above).
PRAYERS: Please, keep in your prayers:
For those who are sick: David Gasser, Jack Lyons, Martinique Francois, Nicholas Tau-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 Edwards, Shirley Buckley, Regina Jawrosky, Ron Nicholson & Jeff Willis.
For those who are sick. Additional Requests this month: Maureen Black, Bernice Graham, Doreen Hayashi, Rob Blair, Vanessa y Christian Konow.
Those who are in need: For the Canadian Forces abroad & people victims of natural disasters, 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. Leopoldo Palacios and Katie King.
Our thanksgiving prayer for: For the ministry of Outreach of our parish.
DEC 10 Human Rights International Day.
DEC 11 Christmas Decoration of the Church 9ish to noon
DEC 12 Sunday Service & Sunday School @ 10:30 am.
DEC 13 Advisory Board @ 8 pm
DEC 14 Meeting at the Diocese @ 11 am
DEC 15 Study & Holy Eucharist @ 10 am
DEC 19 Sunday Service & Sunday School @ 10:30 am
DEC 22 Study & Holy Eucharist @ 10 am
DEC 24 Christmas Eve Service @ 7 pm
DEC 26 Sunday Service & Sunday School @ 10:30 am
DEC 29 Study & Holy Eucharist @ 10 am.
BIRTHDAYS OF DECEMBER: We congratulate all our sisters and brothers on their coming birthdays during December. They are:
DEC 10 David Borsa
DEC 27 Jean Colwell
DEC 31 Norah Heater
God bless all of them in this new year of life.

ANNIVERSARIES: This month of December, people of our congregation can remember special dates in their lives.
DEC 08 Shirley & Bruce Buckley. Marriage Anniversary.
DEC 10 Daniel Francois. Departure Anniversary.

DEC 25 The Birth of the Lord: Christmas Day
DEC 26 St. Stephen, Deacon & Martyr
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 12 Diocese of Western Tangankiya, Tanzania
DEC 13 Diocese of Willochra, Australia
DEC 14 Diocese of Winchester, England
DEC 15 Diocese of Windward Islands, West Indies
DEC 16 Diocese of Worcester, England
DEC 17 Diocese of Wusasa, Nigeria.

DEC 12 Alan Peters
DEC 19 Harlan Lunn
DEC 24 please, contact Radika
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 12 Fr. Maurice x his brother Daniel
DEC 19 Put your name here
DEC 26 Put your name here.
DEC 12 Jean Colwell
DEC 19 Liz Quinlan & Jean Colwell
DEC 24 Marg Lyons & Anne Ferrugia
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 12 Put your name here
DEC 19 Father Maurice
DEC 26 Put your name here.

WEEKLY SMILE: Come on... Make my day! "Ever stop to think, and forget to start again?"
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.

DEC 24 Christmas Eve Service @ 7 pm
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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