Friday, February 11, 2011

Week February 13 to 19, 2011

Week of February 13 to 19, 2011

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,

This Sunday, please join us to celebrate
The Sixth 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 13th@ 10:30 AM
The Sixth Sunday after Epiphany &
Father Maurice
Homilist: Father Maurice
Lay Reader: Radika Fraser
Sidepeople for March:
Marg Lyons & Kay Karbownik
Chancel Guild:
Betty Morgan, Jean Colwell & Sally Reynolds
143, 160, 148 & 162
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 Wednesday Study & Eucharist Celebration on Wednesday, February 9th @ 10 am. We pray for the Diocese of Ballarat, Australia. Liturgical Colour: Green. Readings: Genesis 8: 6-13, 20-22; Psalm 116: 10-17 & St Mark 8: 22-26. 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, Norma Cunliffe & Joan Wylie.
For those who are sick. Additional Requests this month: Rob Blair, Jonathan Belden, Nancy Heywood & Jose Miguel Flowers.
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 & Barb Oakley.
Our thanksgiving prayer for: For the members of the Advisory Board.
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 14 Capital Campaign Committee @ 7:30 to 8:00 pm
FEB 14 Baden Powell Team meeting @ 8 pm
FEB 15 Postulancy Diocesan Cttee @ 12:00 pm
FEB 16 Bible Study & Holy Eucharist @ 10 am
FEB 17 Clericus meeting @ 11 am
FEB 20 Sunday Service & Sunday School @ 10:30 am
FEB 20 Visit of Bishop Terry Brown, New Zealand @ 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
FEB 28 Capital Campaign meeting @ 7:30 to 8:00 pm
BISHOP TERRY BROWN VISITS OUR PARISH: The Rt. Rev'd Terry Browm (retired) was bishop in Papua New Guinea, and now is working as an academic in a university in New Zeland. Bishop Brown is the mentor of Fr. Maurice and on Sunday, February 20th will preach at our 10:30 am Sunday Service. Please, mark your calendar and plan to attend. Thanks.
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.
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 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 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 13 Diocese of Auckland, New Zealand
FEB 14 Diocese of Awka, Nigeria
FEB 15 Diocese of Badafary, Nigeria
FEB 16 Diocese of Ballarat, Australia
FEB 17 Diocese of Bangor, Wales
FEB 18 Diocese of Banks, Melanesia.

HOLY COFFEE & HOLY CHAT: 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.
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 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 13 Annual Vestry Meeting
FEB 20 Put your name here
FEB 27 Bishop Poole visit and Baden Powell Service

Selected excerpts from "The Gospel of Golf": Man blames fate for all other accidents, but feels personally responsible when he make a hole-in-one." Bishop Sheen.
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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 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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