Monday, November 9, 2009

November 9-15 2009

I TE M S T O N O T E

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Sharing the Gospel . Going for Growth!

Prayer Walk for Peace: On November 11 members of various churches will gather in front of City Hall at 7 PM and begin a candlelight walk from City Hall to the War Memorial with stops at the Gandhi statue and Canada Place. There will be short times of remembrance, reflection and prayer at each stop. You are invited to join others to remember and pray for peace.

The next Seniors Lunch will be on November 12th, 11:30 a.m. at St. Margaret’s Church. We will be having a guest speaker, Fred Rayment, who will be sharing his “War Memories”. Anyone else wishing to share their “war memories” is also welcomed to do so.

All Newcomers to St. Margaret’s! Mark your calendars for Friday November 13! We will have a dessert and coffee fellowship time, give a short history of the parish and share ideas for our community.

Sharing Your Faith without Losing Your Friends: Saturday November 14th (9:30 – 4:30).
We all find the idea of talking about our faith with our friends somewhat intimidating; we don’t know who we should be talking to, we’re worried we might offend people, we’re not sure how to explain the gospel to others, we’re afraid they might ask us questions too tough to answer – these are just a few of our fears! This course will address these and other issues and help us gain confidence that yes, we can share our faith in Christ with our friends without turning them off forever! For more information contact Tim at stmrector@gmail.com or 780-437-7231. To register, sign up on the appropriate sheet on the table in the foyer.

Sunday November 15th: Stewardship Emphasis: David Connell, Planned Giving Officer of the Diocese of Edmonton, will be our guest preacher on November 15. Following each service he will make a short presentation about Planned Gifts and their benefits to you and the church.

Newsletter: If you have any information that you would like to contribute to the Christmas Newsletter, please submit it on or before November 22, 2009

Friday November 20th: Pot Luck with an international food theme and music night at the Church (6.30 p.m.) Please sign up in the Foyer to bring food. You are also invited to bring music if you feel so inclined. Volunteers are needed for set up and take down, please let the church office or Marg Rys know if you are willing to help out with this social evening.

Advent Quiet Day November 28, 2009 9:30 – 3:30, the theme will be “Keep Awake” (Matthew 25). See the Sign up sheet in the Foyer. Lunch will be provided, and a $5 donation is suggested.

Christmas Flowers: If you would like to make a donation toward the Christmas floral arrangement to be placed in front of the alter, please place your donation in your offering envelope and mark it accordingly. Thank you.

Opportunities to Get More Involved: if you would like to get more involved in the church or have questions please contact the office at (780) 437-7231, or by e-mail at stmag@telus.net. We are especially looking for more individuals to act as Greeters/ Side People, Intercessors (Prayers of the people), kitchen volunteers

C A L E N D A R

Monday, November 9th

Tim’s day off

Office Closed

Tuesday, November 10th

Office Closed

11:15 am St. Joseph’s Eucharist

3:30 pm Corporation Meeting at Bogani Cafe

Erin Away

Wednesday, November 11th

Office Closed

Thursday, November 12th

7:00 am Men’s and Women’s Bible study at Bogani cafe

11:30 am Seniors Lunch

2:00 pm Women’s Bible Study at Marg Rys’s house

Friday, November 13th

7:00 pm New Member Orientation Evening

Saturday, November 14th

9:30 – 4:30 Sharing your faith without losing your friends

Sunday, November 15th - Pentecost 24

Stewardship Focus #2 With David Connell

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:

Peter, Tom and Shirl Rayment Katherine Read

Weekly Prayer Cycle: Intercessors

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