Monday, March 9, 2009

Weekly Calendar for March 9-15, 2009

Monday, March 9th
Tim Off

Tuesday, March 10th
8:30 am Morning Prayer @ Holy Trinity Riverbend
11:15 am St. Joseph’s Eucharist
1:30 pm Bible Study- Contact Marg Rys 780-435-3488
7:00-9:00 “Seeking the Face of God” Communion & Lent Course

Thursday, March 12th
7:00am Men’s & Women’s Bible studies @ Bogani Café

Saturday, March 14th
10:00-12 noon Saturday Morning Coffee

Sunday, March 15th
9.00 am Holy Eucharist,
10.30 am Holy Eucharist and Sunday School

Growing Prayer @ St.Margaret’s:
Each week we offer special prayers for two families in our congregation.

Church Families: Lydia De Jong
Andrea Deakin
Weekly Prayer Cycle: Intercessors

ICPM (Inner City Pastoral Ministry) March ’09 ministry fundraiser is our current project as a church until June ’09. Our goal is to raise $5000 in this time. The current totals for ICPM are $205.00

ICPM Profile 2009
The Inner City Pastoral Ministry is an interdenominational Christian Ministry of Presence. In partnership with the community, and guided by the Spirit of God, we walk with the people of the Inner City of Edmonton.
The Pastoral Team consists of Pastor Rick Chapman, and two part time Pastoral Associates, Sister Marion SCIC, and Linda Winski. The Ministry Team actively seeks to engage the people of Edmonton’s Inner City community, many of whom are homeless and suffer from the effects of poor mental health and addictions. Sister Marion and Linda focus a good portion of their ministry toward women visiting in the local shelters, WEAC, Eliz House and the Federal Penitentiary. Pastor Rick is busy visiting Drop Ins, Friendship Centres, Shelters, Health Clinic, Hospitals, Remand, Addictions Rehab Centres, Rooming House and Homes; the everyday bread of this ministry. We prayerfully walk with people in difficult circumstance.

The ICPM has served the people of the inner city for more then thirty years offering:
  • Interdenominational worship services Sunday by Sunday
  • Pastoral care, spiritual support through visiting, listening, counselling, prayer and advocacy for those feeling rejected and forgotten
  • Support of food, clothing and shelter through church donations and through referrals with partnering inner city agencies
  • Opportunities for the faith community to participate in the ministry of ICPM
The Board of ICPM and the Ministry Team wish to thank you for your prayerful support for this ministry through, St Margaret’s Sunday Lunch Volunteers and the financial support of individuals and St. Margaret’s as you uphold this unique and invaluable ministry.

Pastor Rick Chapman ,ICOM Nancy Kerr Chair ICPM

St. Margaret’s 2009
Sharing the Gospel . Going for Growth!

Irish Stew Potluck Supper: Dig out your Green formal wear and join us for a fun evening on March 20th. This will be a true potluck! Sign up sheet is in the Foyer.

Lent Course: Making Lent more meaningful…First 4 Tuesdays in March! We encourage you to take part in this inspirational time of “Seeking the Face of God” 7pm Communion, 7:30pm Course Begins See sign-up sheet in Foyer or call the church office to attend.

Did you know that the old Saxon word, Lent, meant "long" and was used to describe the days that get longer? In Middle English it came to mean "spring" as in the season of spring. The fast was originally meant to be a time of light and renewal, in preparation for the breaking of the 40 day fast, at the feast of all church feasts, Easter.

Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy.
Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy.
Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I may love only what is holy.
Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, that I may defend all that is holy.
Guard me, O Holy Spirit, that I myself may always be holy.
— Augustine of Hippo

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