Thursday, September 10, 2009

September 14 - 20, 2009

C A L E N D A R

Monday, September 14th
Tim’s day off
Office Closed

Tuesday, September 15th
Tim Off

Wednesday, September 16th
7:15 pm Vestry Meeting

Thursday, September 17th
7:00 am Men’s and Women’s Bible Studies @ Bogani

Friday, September 18th
6:30 pm Pot Luck at church

Sunday, September 20th - Pentecost 16
9:00 am Eucharist
10:30 am Eucharist

Growing Prayer at St.Margaret’s

Each week we offer special prayers for two families in our congregation.

Church Families: Mary and Brian Mirtle
Darlenne and Earl Mitty
Weekly Prayer Cycle: Music Organizers

I TE M S T O N O T E
Sharing the Gospel . Going for Growth!

Friday Sept. 18th Pot Luck Supper at the Church (6.30 p.m.)
The first ‘social event’ of the year. After supper Tim will show his Arctic slides and there will be information shared about the work of the Council of the North. If you know how to make stew and bannock, this might be an appropriate event to share it!

Saturday Sept. 26th Saturday Morning Coffee: ‘Sharing Our Faith Stories’ (10 a.m. – 12 noon)

Christian Basics Course: Four Tuesday Evenings 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. (Sept. 29th, October 6th, October 20th, October 27th).
This is an introduction to basic Christianity designed for inquirers into the Christian faith, for new Christians wanting to learn more about their faith, for long-time believers wanting a refresher course in the basics, and for baptismal candidates and those bringing children for baptism. This course is required for all baptismal candidates.

Sunday September 27th: Infant Dedication at the 10.30 service
We will be celebrating a service of child dedication (not baptism)

Friday October 2nd: Bryan Moyer Suderman in concert
Bryan Moyer Suderman is a musician in the Mennonite tradition; his music company is called ‘Small Tall Music’, because, as he says, he writes ‘worship songs for small and tall’ – for children and for adults (see his website at http://www.smalltallmusic.com/). This concert is jointly sponsored between St. Margaret’s Anglican Church and Edmonton First Mennonite Church, and it will be an all-age event. Admission will be by donation at the door, with a suggested donation of $10 per person or $25 per family.


ONGOING GROUPS AND STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

Sunday School meets during the 10.30 service; the children participate in the first part of the service leading up to the readings and the Children’s Time, and then go downstairs for 20-25 minutes with their teacher for Sunday School, returning at the offertory hymn in time for communion. We have a one-classroom Sunday School as our class is very small, and four or five teachers take turns in teaching the children. More students and teachers are always welcome!

Tuesday afternoon Women’s Bible Study meets at 1.30 p.m. in the homes of its members. Contact the church office for more information.

Men’s Bible Study meets at 7.00 a.m. Thursday mornings at the Bogani Café (beside the Sobey’s on the corner of 111 St and 23rd Ave). This group of about eight men meets for an hour to study the Bible together, always ending promptly at 8.00; more members are always welcome.

Thursday morning Women’s Bible Study meets at 7.00 a.m. Thursday mornings at the Bogani Café (beside the Sobey’s on the corner of 111 St. and 23rd Avenue; about five women are currently involved, and more are always welcome.

Youth Group: This group meets with Tim once a month, usually on the last Sunday of the month, at 7.00 p.m. for an hour of discussion about our Christian faith. Topics are usually chosen together by Tim and the members of the group; past meetings have included discussions on the DaVinci Code, Life after Death, and a movie discussion night.

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